Witchcraft

WOTC Extra – What happens after the last incarnation?(by Scott Cunningham)


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What happens after the last incarnation?

 

Wiccan teachings have always been vague on this. Basically, the Wiccans cans say that after rising upon the spiral of life and death and rebirth, those souls who have attained perfection break away from the cycle forever and dwell with the Goddess and God. Nothing is ever lost. The energies resident in our souls return to the divine source from which they originally emanated.

Because of their acceptance of reincarnation, the Wicca don’t fear death as a final plunge into oblivion, the days of life on Earth forever behind them. It is seen as the door to birth. Thus our very lives are symbolically linked with the endless cycles of the seasons which shape our planet.

Don’t try to force yourself to believe in reincarnation. Knowledge is far superior to belief, for belief is the way of the uninformed. It isn’t wise to accept a doctrine as important as reincarnation without a great deal of study to see if it speaks to you.

Also, though there may be strong connections with loved ones, be wary of the idea of soul mates, i.e. people you’ve loved in other lives and are destined to love again. Though your feelings and beliefs may be sincere, they aren’t always based on fact. In the course of your life you might meet five or six other people with whom you feel the same tie, despite your current involvement. Can they all be soul mates?

One of the difficulties of this concept is that if we’re all inextricably tricably tied up with other persons’ souls, if we continue to incarnate with them, we’re learning absolutely nothing. Therefore, announcing that you’ve found your soul mate is rather akin to stating that you’re not progressing on the incarnational spiral.

One day you may know, not believe, that reincarnation is as real as a plant that buds, flowers, drops its seed, withers and creates a new plant in its image. Reincarnation was probably first intuited by earlier peoples watching nature.

Until you’ve decided for yourself, you may wish to reflect upon and consider the doctrine of reincarnation.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Scott Cunningham

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Let’s Talk Witch – The Spiral of Rebirth (by Scott Cunningham)


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The Spiral of Rebirth

 

Reincarnation seems to be one of the most controversial spiritual topics of our time. Hundreds of books are being published on the subject ject as if the Western world had only recently discovered this ancient doctrine.

Reincarnation is one of Wicca’s most valuable lessons. The knowledge edge that this life is but one of many, that when the physical body dies we do not cease to exist but are reborn in another body answers many questions, but raises a few more.

Why? Why are we reincarnated? In common with many other religions, Wicca teaches that reincarnation is the instrument through which our souls are perfected. One lifetime isn’t sufficient to attain this goal; hence, the consciousness (soul) is reborn many times, each life encompassing a different set of lessons, until perfection is achieved.

No one can say how many lives are required before this is accomplished. plished. We are human and it’s easy to fall into non-evolutionary behavior. Greed, anger, jealousy, obsession and all our negative emotions inhibit our growth.

In Wicca, we seek to strengthen our bodies, minds and souls. We certainly live full, productive earthly lives, but we try to do so while harming none, the antithesis of competition, intimidation and looking out for number one.

The soul is ageless, sexless, non-physical, possessed of the divine spark of the Goddess and God. Each manifestation of the soul (i.e., each body it inhabits on Earth) is different. No two bodies or lives are the same. If this wasn’t so, the soul would stagnate. The sex, race, place of birth, economic class and every other individuality of the soul is determined by its actions in past lives and the lessons necessary to the present.

This is of utmost importance in Wiccan thought: we decide the lay of our lives. There’s no god or curse or mysterious force of fate upon which we can thrust the responsibility for the trials in our lives. We decide what we need to learn in order to evolve, and then, it is hoped, during incarnation, work toward this progress. If not, we regress into darkness.

As an aid in learning the lessons of each life, a phenomenon exists which has been called karma. Karma is often misunderstood. It is not a system of rewards and punishments, but a phenomenon that guides the soul toward evolving actions. Thusly, if a person performs negative actions, negative actions will be returned. Good brings good. With this in mind, there’s little reason to act negatively.

Karma means action, and that’s how it works. It is a tool, not a punishment. There’s no way one can “wipe out” karma, and neither is every seemingly terrible event in our lives a byproduct of karma.

We learn from karma only when we’re aware of it. Many look into their past lives to discover their mistakes, to uncover the problems inhibiting progress in this one. Trance and meditation techniques can help here, but true self-knowledge is the best means of accomplishing this.

What happens after death? Only the body dies. The soul lives on. Some Wiccans say that it journeys to a realm variously known as the Land of the Faerie, the Shining Land, and the Land of the Young. This realm is neither in heaven nor the underworld. It simply is-a non-physical physical reality much less dense than ours. Some Wiccan traditions describe it as a land of eternal summer, with grassy fields and sweet flowing rivers, perhaps the Earth before the advent of humans. Others see it vaguely as a realm without forms, where energy swirls coexist with the greatest energies-the Goddess and God in their celestial identities.

The soul is said to review the past life, perhaps through some mysterious way with the deities. This isn’t a judgment, a weighing of one’s soul, but an incarnational review. Lessons learned or ignored are brought to light.

After the proper time, when the conditions on Earth are correct, the soul is reincarnated and life begins again.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Scott Cunningham

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A PLEDGE

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A PLEDGE

 

The ceremony originated with Judy Harrow and one of her coveners who co-wrote the dedication ritual. During the ritual, the dedicant is asked several questions and is expected to respond in whatever way s/he feels appropriate. I will include all the questions here for completeness sake.

 

1. Do you understand that Witchcraft is the Priesthood of the Old Gods and Old Ways of Nature, and that every Witch is a Priestess or Priest?

 

2. Do you understand that initiation into that Priesthood will change your life forever, in ways that you cannot now for see?

 

3. Do you understand what priesthood requires: that, if you become a Witch, you serve the Lady and the Lord by serving Their People, to the fullest of your ability?

 

4. Knowing these things, do you want to study Witchcraft and its related arts until you know enough to decide whether this is truly your Path?

 

5. Do you understand that Witchcraft is one of many means to serve the Old Gods and awaken the Old Ways, and that even if this is not your way after all, you may learn and grow while you are here? Can you accept that the decision may be, “No?”

 

6. Teaching what I love is a great joy. But I can only teach in joy if I know that what I love will be used and shared with care and honor. Before I am willing to teach you, there are three things and a fourth that you must promise me:

 

Will you respect and protect the confidence of all who you meet in this Circle and all who seek our aid, revealing their identities to no one except by their explicit permission?

 

7. Will you practice and teach the Craft for love alone, using this knowledge or teaching it only as a free gift, as I give it now to you, never accepting payment for it in money or goods or labor?

 

8. Will you promise never to use what I teach you to affect another person, avoiding not only baneful magic but all well-intentioned meddling, unless you have that person’s explicit permission?

 

9. And if time brings fullness, as all here hope and expect it will, when you teach new students of your own, will you require these three pledges of them, along with their pledge to similarly bind their own students, so that all that spring from this line may be so pledged?

 

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Judy Harrow

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A Spell to Initiate One Into A Coven or Circle

A Spell to Initiate One Into A Coven or Circle

 

Please be advised that this spell is very strong and hard to undo. The spell will not work if the person is being initiated against his/her will.

 

Stand in a circle with the newcomer in the middle and chant these words over a fire, by a lake, ocean, etc., standing barefoot in mud or sand, on a windy night.

 

“Earth, I summon thee

Air, I summon thee

Water, I summon thee

Fire, I summon thee

Air and sea, keep harm from we.

Earth and Fire, bring our desire.

By dark of moon and light of sun,

Let power bring us into one.

With blood and sinew, flesh and bone,

Let ______ now become our own.”

 

See short and sweet but yet very powerful.

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A Self-Dedication Rite

A Self-Dedication Rite

 

Prepare yourself by doing the Ritual Bath and Self Blessing. If you,re performing this ritual at the sea or a river, bathe there if you so desire.

 

As you bathe, prepare for the coming rite. Open your consciousness to higher levels of awareness. Breath deep. Cleanse your mind as well as your body.

 

After bathing, dry and dress for the journey. Go to a place in the wild where you feel safe. It should be a comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed by others, an area where the powers of the Earth and the Elements are evident. It may be a mountain top, a desert canyon or cave, perhaps a dense forest, a rocky outcropping over the sea, a quiet island in the center of a lake. Even a lonely part of a park or garden can be used. Draw on your imagination to find the place.

 

You need take nothing with you but a vial of richly scented oil. Sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon or any other scent is fine. When you arrive at the place of dedication, remove your shoes and sit quietly for a few moments. Calm your heart if you’ve exerted yourself during your travel. Breathe deeply to return to normal, and keep your mind free of cluttered thoughts. Open yourself to the natural energies around you.

 

When you’re calm, rise and pivot slowly on one foot, surveying the land around you. You’re seeking the ideal spot. Don’t try to find it; open your awareness to the place. When you’ve discovered it (and you’ll know when), sit, kneel or lie flat on your back. Place the oil on the Earth beside you, Don’t stand – contact the Earth.

 

Continue deep breathing. Feel the energies around you. Call the Goddess and God in any words you like, or use the following invocation. Memorize these words before the rite so that they’ll spill effortlessly from you, or improvise:

O Mother Goddess,

O Father God,

Answers to all mysteries and yet mysteries unanswered;

In this place of power I open myself to Your Essence.

In this place and in this time I am changed;

From henceforth I walk the Paths of the Craft.

I dedicate myself to you,

Mother Goddess and Father God.

 

(rest for a moment, silent, still. Then continue)

 

I breathe you energies into my body,

commingling, blending,

mixing them with mine,

that I may see the divine in nature,

nature in the divine, and divinity within myself and all else.

O Great Goddess, O Great God,

Make me one with your essence

Make me one with your essence

Make me one with your essence.

 

You may feel bursting with power and energy, or calm and at peace. Your mind might be in a whirl. The Earth beneath you may throb and undulate with energy. Wild animals, attracted by the psychic occurrence, might grace you with their presence.

 

Whatever occurs, know that you have opened yourself and that the Goddess and God have heard you. You should feel different inside, at peace or simply powerful.

 

After the invocation, wet a finger with the oil and mark the symbols of the Goddess and God somewhere on your body. It doesn’t matter where; you can do this on your chest, forehead, arms, legs, anywhere. As you anoint, visualize these symbols sinking into your flesh, glowing as they enter your body and then dispersing into millions of tiny points of light.

 

The formal self-dedication is ended. Thank the Goddess and God for Their attention. Sit and meditate before leaving the place of dedication.

 

Once home, celebrate in some special way.

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Initiations

INITIATIONS

Initiations

(Part 1)

When witchcraft became an underground organisation, the Craft of the Wise, it shared a characteristic common to all secret societies. Admission to it was by initiation.

 

Such initiation required the newly admitted member to swear a solemn oath of loyalty. When witchcraft was punishable by torture and death, such an oath was a serious matter. Today, when witchcraft has become like Freemasonry, not a secret society but a society with secrets, the idea of initiation still remains.

 

Initiations into witch circles nowadays take varying forms, as they probably always did. However, the old idea that initiation must pass from the male to the female, and from the female to the male, still persists. A male with must be initiated by a woman, and a female witch by a man. This belief may be found in other forms, in traditional folklore. For instance, the words of healing charms are often required to be passed on from a man to a woman, or from a woman to a man. Otherwise, the charm will have no potency.

 

There is also an old and deep-seated belief, both in Britain and in Italy, that witches cannot die until they have passed on their power to someone else. This belief in itself shows that witchcraft has been for centuries an initiatory organization, in which a tradition was handed on from one person to another.

 

The exception to the rule that a person must be initiated by one of the opposite sex, occurs in the case of a witch’s own children. A mother may initiate her daughter, or a father his son.

 

In general, for their own protection, covens have made a rule that they will not accept anyone as a member under the age of 21. Witches’ children are presented as babies to the Old Gods, and then not admitted to coven membership until they have reached their majority.

 

This rule became general in the terms of persecution. Secrecy upon which people’s lives depended was too great a burden for children’s shoulders to bear. It is evident, from the stories of witch persecutions, that witch-hunters realized how witchcraft was handed down in families. Any blood relative of a convicted witch was suspect.

 

The witch-hunting friar, Francesco-Maria Guazzo, in his ‘Compendium Maleficarum’ (Milan, 1608, 1626; English translation edited Montague Summers, London, 1929), tells us that “it is one among many sure and certain indications against those accused of witchcraft, if one of their parents were founded guilty of this crime”. When the infamous Matthew Hopkins started his career as Witch- Finder General, the first victim he seized upon was an old woman whose mother had been hanged as a witch.

 

There are a number of fragmentary accounts of old-time witch initiations, and from these a composite picture can be built up. The whole-hearted acceptance of the witch religion, and the oath of loyalty, were the main features. There was also the giving of a new name, or nick-name, by which the novice was henceforth to be known in the novice was given a certain amount of instruction, and, if the initiation took place at a Sabbat, as it often did, they were permitted to join in the feast and dancing that followed.

 

In some cases, in the days of really fierce persecution, a candidate was also required to make a formal renunciation of the official faith of the Christian Church, and to fortify this by some ritual act, such as trampling on a cross. This was to ensure that the postulant was no hypocritical spy; because such a one would not dare to commit an act which he or she would believe to be a mortal sin. Once the postulant had formally done such an act, they had in the eyes of the Church damned themselves, and abandoned them-selves to hellfire; so it was a real test of sincerity, and an effective deterrent to those who wanted to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. Such acts are not, however, to my knowledge, required of witches today.

 

One of the ritual acts recorded as being part of a witch initiation is that described by Sir George Mackenzie, writing in 1699 about witchcraft in Scotland, in his book ‘Laws and Customs of Scotland” (Edinburgh, 1699): “The Slemnity confest by our Witches, is the putting one hand to the crown of the Head, and another to the sole of the Foot, renouncing thier Baptism in that posture.” Joseph Glanvill’s book ‘Sadducismus Triumphatus’ (London, 1726), had a frontispiece of pictures illustrating various stories of mysterious happenings, and one of these old woodcuts shows a witch in the act of doing this.

 

Her initiation is taking place out of doors, in some lonely spot between two big trees. With her are three other women, one of whom seems to be presenting her to the devil, who appears as the conventional figure of a horned and winged demon. In practice, however, the devil of the coven was a man dressed in black, who was sometimes called the Man in Black, for this reason. The “grand array” of the horned mask, etc., was only assumed upon special occasions.

 

A variant of this ritual was for the Man in Black to lay his hand upon the new witch’s head, and bid her to “give over all to him that was under his hand”. This, too, is recorded from Scotland, in 1661. Information about the initiation of men into witchcraft is much less than that referring to women. However, here is an account from the record of the trial of William Barton at Edinburgh, about 1655, evidently partly in his words and partly in those of his accusers, which tells how a young woman witch took a fancy to him, and initiated him:

 

One day, says he, going from my own house in Kirkliston, to the Queens Ferry, I over-took in Dalmeny Muire, a young Gentlewoman, as to appearance beautiful and comely. I drew near to her, but she shunned my company, and when I insisted, she became angry and very nyce. Said I, we are both going one way, be pleased to accept of a convoy. At last after much entreaty she grew better natured, and at length came to that Familiarity, that she suffered me to embrace her, and to do that which Christian ears ought not to hear of. At this time I parted with her very joyful. The next night, she appeared to him in that very same place, and after that which should not be named, he became sensible, that it was the devil. Here he renounced his baptism, and gave up himself to her service, and she called him her beloved and gave him this new name of John Baptist, and received the Mark.

 

 

The Devil’s make was made much of by professional witch-hunters, being supposed to be an indelible make given by the devil in person to each witch, upon his or her initiat-ion. However, it would surely have been very foolish of the devil to have marked his followers in this way, and thus indicated a means by which they might always be known. From the confused descriptions given at various times and places, it seems evident that the witch-hunters knew there was some ceremony of marking, but did not know what it was.

 

In witchcraft ceremonies today, the new initiate is marked with oil, wine, or some pigment, such as charcoal. However, as Margaret Murray has pointed out, there is a possibility, judging by the many old accounts of small red or blue markings being given, the infliction of which was painful but healed after a while, that this may have been a tattoo mark. Ritual tattooing is a very old practice; and some relics of this survive today, in the fact that people have themselves tattooed with various designs ‘for luck’. However, when persecution became very severe, it would have been unwise to continue this form of marking.

 

The most up-to-date instance I have heard, of the marking of new initiates, is the practice of a certain coven in Britain today, which uses eyeshadow for this purpose; because it is available in pleasing colours, is easily washed off, and does no harm to the skin. One wonders what old-time witches would think of it!

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Source: “Lid Off The Cauldron. A wicca Handbook”, Patrica Crowther, 1992, Samuel Weiser inc., Maine. pp.34-

 

 

Initiation

(Part 2)

 

To become a witch you must have a natural inclination to worship the Old Gods. It must be a feeling which springs from the heart and carries you on towards your goal, in exactly the same way it happened to the first witches thousands of years ago.

 

The approach must be in this manner. Any other attitude, such as vulgar curiosity, a desire for power over others, or the selfish intention of using magic to gain material ends, will only end in failure and disillusion.

 

The Old Gods are ancient archetypal images of the divine powers behind all Nature. They are the oldest gods known to man. Pictures of them are painted all over Europe and show the great influence they had, even at the Dawn of Time.

 

Just because they are so old, is no reason to believe they are in any way ‘out of date’. Our ancestors were no fools: their way of life and their culture is gaining more and more respect as the years go by. Continuous discoveries about their skills and beliefs growing admiration and amazement.

 

Their deities were a Mother Goddess and a Horned God, representing the twin forces of life: male and female, light and dark, positive and negative, Sun and Moon, etc. These complimentary aspects in nature are ‘fact’ and cannot be disputed. And, because the Gods are true representations of the divine powers behind all manifestation, they have endured through millennia, and will always endure.

 

Unlike many other religions, where contact with divinity is sought through prayer and meditation, witchcraft teaches development of the soul through the Eight Paths of the Witches’ Wheel. These ways are part of the Western Mystery Tradition. The West and the East are two very different places. Eastern religions teach their followers to look ‘within’ for enlightenment, and although the West uses this method in meditation, it is only ‘one’ of the Eight Paths. The Western mind looks ‘outward’ and seeks spiritual grace by helping others. Thus, the witches use their powers to help those in sickness or trouble.

 

The Awakening can begin as an urge which rises from the depths of the soul. A state of boredom or desperation, which every human being comes to at some point of incarnation, can become as a beacon to the spirit. It is born to the struggling soul and to the complacent alike. Many lives may be endured before it is realized that the true self must take the initiative and begin to fight its own way out of the Cycles of Incarnation, which, without the control of the Higher Self, may continue indefinitely. Once the realization is born, and the quest begun, the soul is on its way from manhood to godhood.

 

Regarding the Craft, it is wise to seek initiation from a ‘genuine’ coven. This is not as easy as it sounds, as genuine adherents do not seek converts, and therefore do not advertise for members. they believe that if a person is sincere and determined enough in their desire to belong to the Craft, they will, sooner or later, make contact.

 

There are, however, various ways of speeding things up a little, such as contributing to one of the privately printed occult magazines, which are usually run by people ‘in the know’. Or even placing a small advert in one of these papers. You can also write to the author of a book on the subject, and send the letter via the publishers. It might then be forwarded to a coven in your area, although I must add here that even if this happens, and you are invited to meet someone from a coven, it would not be indicative of entry.

 

There are certain conditions which have to be fulfilled, such as blending in with the personalities of the members, having read widely on the subject, a willingness to submit to a waiting period, usually a year and a day, among others. Yet these conditions are valid ones; you cannot expect to be accepted quickly, but you will know that the witches you meet have undergone similar obstacles themselves.

 

The ways of the witches are those of caution, especially where strangers are concerned. After all, who would admit a stranger to their home without an introduction, let alone to a temple of the Mysteries.

 

Care must be taken, too, in finding a coven which is in close ‘rapport’ with your own life-style, culture and character. But, once contact is made, there is hope in finding a group where conditions, on both sides, can be fulfilled.

 

Although some covens wear robes, the traditional way of working in the Circle, is to be sky-clad, or naked. When you are brought into the Craft, you enter as you were born, without clothes or ties of any kind. The first initiation is virtually an introduction to a new way of life. You are made a ‘Child of the Goddess’; you are shown the tools of the Craft; told the ways of working magic, and made to swear an oath to keep the secrets of the Art. This is called the First Degree.

 

The Second Degree is the initiation proper. This involves the concept of symbolic death and symbolic resurrection, when you are re-born with the new magical personality. A new name (of your own choice) is given to you which represents the transformation, and by which, henceforth, you will be known when in the Circle.

 

The drama of this mystery play implants its ideas firmly in the subconscious mind of the adherent, and the mystery, which is enacted on the material plane, sets the seal on the future. It is not to be supposed that by initiation and teaching you will automatically be ‘re-born’. A way will be shown, and knowledge imparted, yet the journey is always ‘alone’ and the true ‘will’ tested to the very brink of breaking point.

 

In a sense, when initiation takes place it is very much like daring Fate to do its worst. One has taken a stand: “I announce to all creation that I will endure to progress.”

 

In witchcraft the soul develops a deeper understanding of ‘being’. This entails practice, which is why the Craft has grades of advancement. The highest grade is the consummation of the mysteries, where ritual yields to what is termed, ‘The Secret of the Silver Wheel’. There is also the imparting of certain ‘secret’ words, which, in themselves, convey very little, but their secret intention ‘is’ important and gently ‘nudges’ the aspirant onward.

 

By: Alex Rigel Source: “An ABC of Witchcraft”, Doreen Valiente, 1973, Phoenix publishing inc., Wash. pp.203-4.

 

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Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Initiation Into the Craft

Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Initiation Into the Craft

 

Check list for a solitary practician thinking of the first degree… Ten questions you should ask yourself…..

 

OK, you have been at this for a year and a day. That is a long time, right? Long enough for you to know if you want to continue on this journey of the spirit. During this time you have seen all the seasons pass, the wheel has made one full turn. You should have celebrated all the Sabbats possible and as many of the Esbats that you could. You have read many books and learned a lot; so now it is time to review what you have learned on the first lap of your journey into the hidden world of the Craft of the Wise.

 

Review time, time to put it all into perspective before moving on. Are you ready for initiation? Only you know how well you have mastered the material, how well you are doing. It is all on your shoulders, are you ready for the responsibility of the first degree as a Priest/Priestess and Witch?

 

1.) How would you define Witchcraft? How would you define Wicca? What would you say if asked? Are you able to discuss the history of the Craft and how Wicca relates to Magick?

 

2.) Upon what premise does the moral foundation of the Wicca rest? Do you consider yourself a practician of the dark arts or the white or light magickal arts? Why do you think this?

 

03.) Explain what is ment by divination. Explain what is meant by the following terms: aura reading, palomancy, crystalomancy, magick mirror, runecasting, I ching? Have you found a favorite method of divination? What is this method? Have you become skilled at this, and how skilled? Do you consider yourself a Master of the Art? Are you practicing this form of divination for yourself and others on a regular basis, and if not, why not?

 

04.) Are you thoroughly familiar with some form of the healing arts? What do you know about the following: color or sound therapy, aromatharapy, herbal healing? Which of these have you studied enough to have become quite familiar with the healing art? Are you a Master of the Art? Do you intend to become a Master? Have you begun your hand-written herbal or other log of your healing practice?

 

05.) Have you accumulated all your magickal tools? How many of these tools have you made? What was given to you? Why did this object become a part of your magickal collection? Are these tools all consecrated? This should be done before you consider initiation. Are you knowledgeable enough about the uses of all these tools and/or weapons to be able to explain their uses to another?

 

06.) If someone, a friend perhaps, comes to you for help in the following areas, can you help them? The areas might be love, health, wealth, protection, uncrossing, legal aid, self-help or development. Could you devise a spell to help him or her? Could you include all the proper correspondences, talismans, stones, crystals, candles? Would you be able to cast the spell during the correct phase of the Moon, the most auspicious day of the week and hour of the day? Have you kept accurate records of your magickal work in your Book of Shadows or hand-written Magickal Diary? If not, why not?

 

07.) Are you able to perform the Cabalistic Cross, Middle Pillar, Lesser Banishing and the Lesser Invoking Pentagram Rituals? Do you do these regularly enough so any can be done without looking them up in a book? Are you keeping a dream diary? Have you begun your personal hand-written Book of Shadows?

 

08.) Are you familiar enough with any of the Pentagram Rituals to explain them to others?

 

09.) Have you composed at least two complete Sabbat rituals and a full or new Moon ritual, incorporating all the proper correspondences; astrological timing, proper god and goddess forms for the particular ritual, the correct candles, scents, invocations, etc?

 

10.) Can you explain why Wicca is important to you and why you wish to become a Witch and Wiccan? When you have mastered the above with confidence you are ready for an initiation into the first degree. You will be as knowledgeable if not more so, as any coven witch and more knowledgeable than nearly any hedge witch. Congratulations, you are ready for the big step, the step that will change your life forever, more so than even your dedication of your life to the God and Goddess.

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“22 COMMANDMENTS” FOR THE NEW AGE”

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“22 COMMANDMENTS” FOR THE NEW AGE”

 

1. You shall learn of Honesty and attempt to heal your fear of it, to use this in daily living.

2. You shall learn to Love Unconditionally–beginning with yourself.

3. You shall help all people in your worlds come to physical healing.

4. You shall dwell on things of high and pure energy in others and self to change Earth.

5. You will learn and practice Pure Service — unconditional and with love energy.

6. You will release Judgment into the Void–You will see, identify and choose for yourself Only.

7. You will Recognize One God –the God that corresponds to your vision.

8. You will destroy no one in any way — through gossip — through killing their gifts — discouraging self love by injuring the physical body by foreign substance — incorrect foods – incorrect labor.

9. You will use your mind in the way the Source prepared — by faithfulness of prayer – by study and spiritual growth.

10. You will learn self-discipline so that you respond to the Earth with wisdom.

11. You will take full responsibility for your own life — blaming no other.

12. You will seek to learn about your God — seeing the Connection clearly.

13. You will be known for your Gentleness, your Loyalty, your Kindness, according to your beliefs.

14. You will grow in Peace by change of attitude and understanding of others.

15. You will learn to respond and act from the Highest Center of Inner God — the Love Response.

16. You will learn to Love All Mankind by seeing the Highest in all people without exception.

17. You will promote the healing of Mind, Body, and Spirit by teaching and living the belief in Man’s Divinity.

18. You will show faithfulness in your study of yourself and your persona (masks) in order to Free All Parts of Self.

19. You will Live your life as ordained by your faithfulness to the Truth, as you under- stand the Truth.

20. You will Speak in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.

21. You will Think in Love, Honesty and Wisdom.

22. You will live in Moderation (Balance) in All Areas of your life.The foregoing was delivered on July 20, 1989, through the trance-mediumship of Carla Neff Gordan by the Spirit Guide “Mary.” Mary stated that these ideas will also be released through other mediums in six different areas of the world. In preface to these “Commandments” Mary said the following:

“You are a loving, connected community of like-minded souls assisting through our inner connection. You are becoming a profound source of awakening for your world. These rules are to open your hearts, to teach you self-love, to calm your emotion to help you to live in reality that you have wished. To grow, first you must become a source of service. There must be a difference in earth because you have walked here. Now is the time of shifting your energy into a higher place through unconditional love. A part of your purpose is to heal the earth throughholy, or wholeness, relationships. You will begin now.”

 

—-Ann Waldrum

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