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The White Witch’s Oath

In Life’s name, and for Life’s sake,

I say that I will use the

Art for nothing but the service of Life.

I will guard growth and ease pain.

I will fight to preserve what grows

and lives well in its own way;

and I will change no object

or creature unless its growth and life,

or that of the system of

which it is part, are threatened.

To these ends, in the practice of my

Art, I will put aside fear for courage,

and death for life, when it is right to do so

—till Universe’s end

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Your Ritual Clothing and Jewellery

Your Ritual Clothing and Jewellery


Inevitably there are certain things you will need to remember before you begin your magical working. While you are preparing and putting on your robes or ritual gowns you might spend time in reflection, silent meditation or prayer. Prior to the beginning of any spell and while dressing concentrate on the matter in hand. Alternatively, simply focus on the Supreme Being, Cosmic Responsibility and/or a successful outcome and ask that the event to follow helps you in your learning..


There is no limit to what can be worn. Some suggest white robes with black cords or vice versa, while others simply suggest that you are comfortable in what you wear. Many people will spend a great deal of time, energy and effort on fashioning suitable robes.


The idea is that when working magically you leave behind the ordinary mundane world, so turn off mobile phones, put away keys and name tags, remove money and other objects from pockets and so on.


It will be a matter of choice as to whether you wear jewellery or not. Magical jewellery such as the pentagram, ankh or rings with magical symbols or significance are often worn, although they are by no means essential. Many prefer not to wear watches, since time is considered irrelevant. It is often better not to use perfume or cologne unless it is based on essential oils which are suitable for the work in hand, or complement any incense being used.

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Let’s Talk Witch – The Crone

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The Crone



In the mundane world, when people use the word crone, they usually envision a shriveled old woman, bent and wrinkled. It is not a compliment. If you’re a woman and you overhear your blind date referring to you on his cell phone as an old crone, feel free to hit him with your purse. Hard.

But in the Pagan world, the world crone has a completely different meaning. Well, three meanings, actually.

The first meaning is the one that most of us might think of automatically-the crone as the representation of the third embodiment of the triple goddess: maiden, mother, and crone. When the goddess is in her crone guise (such as at Samhain), she has reached the end of the year and the end of a cycle. Wrinkled she may be, but also wise and revered. And as Pagans, we know that eventually this phase too will pass, and the goddess will come around again as maiden, young and beautiful.

The word crone is also used to indicate age and honor in the practice of Witchcraft. A crone is a woman (sorry, guys, but there is no male equivalent-I guess you’ll just have to settle for being called “that old, wise Pagan dude”) who has practiced the Craft for many years and has attained much wisdom and experience along the way. To be called a crone in this context really is a compliment, a term of respect and honor. Personally, I look forward to the day when I am called a crone!

Crone can also be an indication of the stage of a woman’s life. Once a witchy woman has hit menopause (or it has hit her), she is no longer considered to be in the mother stage of her life and has moved on to the status of crone.

Despite what you might think, this is not a bad thing.

Remember that it is only in our modern world that “old” has become a bad word. In days gone by, the older generation was more often looked up to and admired for their knowledge and their wisdom. The Pagan community as a whole is much more likely to still do so.

So if you are a woman of a certain age, enjoy being a crone. Rather than bemoan what you have lost (remember, it will all come along again in your next life), rejoice at when you have gained—wisdom and knowledge and the ability to lord them over the younger generation. Be proud to be a crone; you’ve earned it!



Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

Deborah Blake


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WOTC Extra – Very Simple Dedication Ritual


Very Simple Dedication Ritual


Here is a simple dedication ritual. On the night of a full moon, go outside and draw a circle around yourself with your athame. Once you are inside your circle, light a white candle and gaze at it until you can feel the moonlight filling ing your soul. Then pour a libation to the goddess from your chalice onto the ground. Hold the chalice up to the moon and say,

“With all my heart and soul, I, __________, willingly dedicate myself to the Craft and to you.

So mote it be.”

Drink from the chalice, and then sit quietly in your circle until it feels like the right time to go back inside.



Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

Deborah Blake


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Let’s Talk Witch – Dedication




Some might say that it takes dedication to be a Witch. And they would be right in more ways than one.

When a Witch says that he or she is dedicated to the Craft, it might just mean that she or he puts in a lot of time and effort. More likely, though, they are referring to a particular ceremony called a dedication.

A dedication is a formal declaration of intent, a wedding vow of sorts, if you will, that binds the Witch to the practice of Witchcraft or to a coven or group. While not necessarily a vow of the “til death do us part” sort (since you can always change your mind and take up Buddhism instead, if you like), it is a serious commitment and should never be made lightly.

Some Witches know right away that they want to make this commitment, and some practice for their entire lives without ever making a formal dedication-neither way is right or wrong. In truth, the only “wrong” way is to make a dedication frivolously, without thinking it through first.

Otherwise, there are a number of ways to go about it. If you are a Solitary Witch, there are lots of great self-dedication rituals available in books or online. Better yet, just light some candles, cast your circle, and speak from the heart-the gods will certainly hear you.

If you are in a group, your high priest and/or high priestess will probably dedicate you, usually with the rest of the group there to help out and bear witness. You can even invite friends and family as long as they will treat the event with the proper reverence.

A group dedication is a slightly different event-if your group is just starting out, you will probably hold a ritual that dedicates you all at the same time.

No matter what kind of dedication you are doing, the ritual will be beautiful, moving, and will change your life forever. Who could ask for more?



Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

Deborah Blake


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WOTC Extra(b) – Your Self List

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Your Self List


Make a list of your ideas about yourself. Consider your physical qualities, mental abilities, talents, job, relationships, lifestyle, and so on. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What things do you feel comfortable with, and which would you like to change?

Look at all areas of yourself. Make “plus” and “minus” categories if you like. Are you good at managing time? Do you have pretty eyes? Are you a skilled cook? Are you compassionate, a good listener, a loyal friend? Are you overweight? Are you always late for appointments? Do you buy things you don’t need to make yourself feel better? Are you impatient, judgmental, or lazy? It can help to also examine where the negative ideas you hold about yourself originated.




The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells
Skye Alexander


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WOTC Extra(a) – Your Self-Image As A Witch

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Your Self-Image As A Witch


Ironically, your self-image probably isn’t something you created yourself. It’s a patchwork affair made up of bits and pieces you’ve collected from lots of other people: family members, teachers, religious leaders, friends, your culture, and the media. Like donning clothing that’s in style, rather than in your style, the self-image you wear might be uncomfortable or inappropriate. Maybe you even fashioned your self-image without questioning whether or not the “garment” was right for you.

Tailoring your self-image according to someone else’s ideas usually results in unhappiness or frustration. If you see yourself in this picture, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the person you think you are, the person you’d like to be, and where the ideas you hold about yourself originated.

From what you know about magick, your thoughts about yourself and what you deserve will produce conditions that fit with your ideas. Your life is your mirror. What you see is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. If you aren’t happy with your situation, you can change it by changing your perceptions of yourself.

Remember, nobody else gets to decide whether you’re worthy. Only you do. Nor can anyone else limit your personal power without your consent — and that’s pretty sweet.



The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells

Skye Alexander


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Let’s Talk Witch – Personal Power


Personal Power


Personal power has a lot to do with having “presence.” We all know people who just seem to shine, and everyone looks at them when they enter a room. Movie stars, powerful politicians, and celebrities have it. However, you don’t need to be someone in the public eye to possess presence. In fact, your job or social position rarely has anything to do with it. Presence comes from within — from being present in the moment and in harmony with yourself. Some little kids have it. Some elderly people have it. You’ll meet people from all walks of life who don’t even realize they have it. In some instances, a person may be born with presence, but usually it’s something you cultivate and nurture over time, with the development of self-knowledge.

Remember the old adage, know thyself? To know yourself and to use what you learn requires an act of will. As you know already, your will is the crux of every visualization, manifestation, and spell you cast. You don’t simply say the words or use the right herbs. You don’t just go through the motions. You plunge into yourself, you delve deep to discover your true motives, needs, and desires. You bring that self-knowledge into your daily awareness. Then you commit to your path and trust the process.


The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells

Skye Alexander


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