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Draconic House protection

Draconic House protection

by Kerowyn J’Karrah SilverDrake, 1994

The purpose of this ritual is to cleanse your personal space of unwanted energies, spirits, emotions, etc. and then shield it from “re-infestation.” It’s generally a good idea to do this ritual at least once a year, but it can be done anytime you feel there is a need for it. It should definitely be done before moving into a new home, or after remodeling your present home as any structural modifications will break any already established protective seals. It is a pretty standard magical format used in a variety of different traditions.

Needed Items: 1) a nice bell or chime 2) purification incense or sage smudge stick (if you use a smudge stick, also use a heavy, *clean,* preferably new ashtray lined with sand to place it on) 3) small hand fan 4) protection incense 5) small, sturdy tray table if you are doing more than one room 6) small hand bell or chime 7) a consecrated string of bells to hang on your inner door knob of each exterior leading door if doing an entire house or apartment. 8) a dish of salt water 9) Normal altar equipment If you are just doing a single room, Cast a formal Circle and “push” the Circle’s perimeter so that it matches the exact dimensions of your room. If you will be moving about your entire dwelling, you won’t be casting a formal Circle. You should, however, still call the Dragons of the Quarters, invite your Dragon companion(s). You should also be sure that the final room has an outside exit. If you are in an apartment and your main door leads to a hallway, make sure there is an open window to the outside available in the last room you intend to cleanse.

The Ritual:

Step 1: Stand for a moment and commune with those whom you have called to assist you to let them know what you are planning on doing. When you feel ready say:

Dragons of Power, Dragons of Light! Dragons of Wisdom, Dragons of Might! Lend me your magic, lend me your aid! Lend me your guidance as this spell is made!

Step 2: Hold your hands over the salt water and say:

As salt dissolves in water, so too shall the hold of any unwelcome and unwanted influences and forces that may be attached to my place, my property or my person! In the name(s) of (deity) and my Dragon allies, and by my will so mote it be!

If you are going to be doing multiple rooms, place the water bowl, wand, purification and protection incenses and burner (or smudge stick and ashtray) and fan on the tray and set it all by the door of the room you are currently working in.

Step 3: pick up the purification incense or smudge stick and walk around the room , fanning the smoke to be sure it reaches all the corners, in any closets, and behind/under the furniture, etc. Visualize the smoke driving all the unwanted stuff into the burning perimeter of the Circle to be consumed by Dragon Fire. Trace a pentacle before each door, window and mirror (also: vents, drains, fireplace openings, etc.) with the incense to seal it. As you move about the room say:

By Dragon magic and the power of Fire and Air, I banish for all time any unwelcome or unwanted energies, forces and influences from this space! Let this place be Purified and sealed!

If you are doing multiple rooms, start at the door and drive drive the stuff before you as you circle the room and then out the door into the next room. Seal the door with a pentagram to keep the stuff from getting back in.

Step 4: Return to your work station and pick up the bell. Following the same path as before, ring the bell continuously as you walk the room, paying special attention to the door, windows and mirrors. Visualize the sound of the bell driving any goop that may have escaped the smoke either into the Dragon Fire of the Circle’s boundary or out the door (don’t worry about the seal already at the door… it’s one-way: bad stuff goes out but can’t come back in) you started from.

Aphrodite Love Charm

Aphrodite Love Charm

 

Assemble materials and cast a circle on the appropriate and hour day. Light an red candle and burn Venus incense. Cut a circle out of red or rose-pink cloth (orange, green or white could also be appropriate). Fill it with a mixture of any of the following herbs and oils: acacia flowers, myrtle, rose petals or buds, jasmine flowers, lavender, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon, olive oil, basil, mint, patchouli, musk, honeysuckle. Add a red felt heart and a copper coin. Write in tiny letters on a small piece of paper:

Aphrodite of the sea,
Send my true love to me

Place it in the charm. Charge it with the four elements. Imbue it with your desires and visualizations. Ground the energy and relax. Bind the charm by tying it with a blue thread in seven knots. Open the circle.

Spell for Being Healthy

Spell for Being Healthy

Obtain a vial (about 100mL) of water from a steadily flowing river and put aside. Light two blue candles and place at the north and south points of a circle. Light two white candles and place at the east and west points of the same circle. Scatter freshly picked lavender and crushed leaves of an iceberg rose evenly around the perimeter of the circle and sit within it, facing the north point. Cross arms loosely over the chest and focus your awareness on the breath entering your body and slowly spreading through it. Return your focus slowly to your environment and extinguish the candles using the river water, kneeling before each as you do so, in the order north-west-east-south.

The Witches Magick for Feb. 11th – Overcoming your Shadows

Overcoming your Shadows

Items You Will Need:

Cedar or sage smudging stick or cleansing incense
Bell Athame or ritual knife
White candle
Cakes and wine or juice

Purpose:

This spell, which signifies letting go the hurts of the past in a way that allows you to move forward with fresh energy into the future, can be performed at the time of the New Moon. By carrying it out every New Moon you are gradually able to cleanse yourself of the detritus of the past, often as far back as childhood

The Spell:

Cast your circle using the smudge stick or -incense to sweep the space as you move -around the circle clockwise.

Think of your space as being dome-shaped -over your head and cleanse that space too.

Ring the bell.

With your arms raised and your palms facing -upwards, acknowledge the Goddess and say:

Great Goddess, Queen of the Underworld, Protector of all believers in you, It is my will on this night of the new moon

To overcome my shadows and bring about change.

I invite you to this my circle to assist and protect

me in my rite.

Hold your athame or knife in your hands in -acknowledgement of the God and say:

Great God, Lord of the Upper realms, Friend of all who work with you, It is my will on this night of the new moon To overcome my shadows to bring about change. I invite you to my circle to assist me and protect me in my rite.

Light the candle and say:

Behind me the darkness, in front of me the light As the wheel turns, I know that every end is a beginning. I see birth, death and regeneration.

Spend a little time in quiet thought. If you can -remember a time either in the last month or-previously when times have not been good-for you, concentrate on that.

While the candle begins to burn properly -remember what that time felt like.

Now concentrate on the candle flame and -allow yourself to feel the positivity of the-light. Pick up the candle and hold it high-above your head.

Feel the energy of the light shower down -around you, the negativity drain away.

Now draw the power of the light into you -and feel the energy flowing through you.

Pass the candle around you and visualize the -energy building up.

If you wish, say: “Let the light cast out darkness.”

Now ground yourself by partaking of the -food and drink. Thank the God and Goddess -for their presence.

Withdraw the circle.

This is a very personal way for you to acknowledge the God and Goddess in your everyday life. While on first acquaintance it appears to be a protection technique, it is actually one to enhance your energies and to allow you to be healthy and happy in all levels of existence.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – February 4

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – February 4

“We say there is a right time and place for everything.It’s easy to say, but hard to understand. You have to live it to understand it.”

–Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE

The Elders tell us there is a right time and a right place. Don’t plant seeds in the fall-wrong time. One way we find out about the right time and right place is our experience. If we are lucky, we have a few friends who will share their experience; this will help us too. The best way is to let God guide us. Only He knows the right time and the right place. So we need to pray and ask Him for guidance.

Great Spirit, show me patience so I can live in the right time and right place.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 29

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – January 29

“We grieve more because we have been disconnected from our earth, our first Mother, our spiritual Mother.”

–Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

Where does all life come from? The Earth. Where does everything return to? The Earth. Where do values come them? The Earth. Many people are lost because they don’t know the importance of connection to the Earth. They connect to money, to relationships, to success, to goals. When we are disconnected from the Earth, we have feelings of being sad or lost. When we are connected to the Earth, we feel warm and secure.

Great Spirit, help me to stay connected to the Mother Earth.

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The Daily OM for January 24th – The Whole Is Greater

The Whole Is Greater
Women’s Circles

by Madisyn Taylor

Women’s circles perfectly illustrate the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Women’s circles are formal or informal gatherings in the interest of bonding, sharing energy, and creating ritual. The origins of women’s circles are ancient, but their applications are as modern as the women who participate in them. There are no hard and fast rules as to how to form a women’s circle or how to run one. Some circles invent their own agendas, rituals, goals, and ceremonies, while others borrow ideas from sources as far-ranging as Buddhist or Native American cultures. Some circles are open to new members at all times, while others prefer to practice with a set number of members, closing the circle once that number is reached.

In a typical gathering, the women who are present sit in a circle. Generally, for the sake of cohesiveness, one woman is chosen to lead the circle each time. Allowing a different woman to lead each meeting allows for a multi-perspective approach to the process. One circle leader may choose to create and teach a ritual involving using the voice to release negative energy, while at the next meeting another leader may feel inspired to lead a silent meditation. On the other hand, a circle may choose to be more focused over the long term and gather around a particular intention, such as working together to determine a course for healing Mother Earth. When the healing feels complete, the women may choose to stay together with a new focus for their work, or the circle may disband.

At their best, women’s circles perfectly illustrate the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The work that can be accomplished within the loving embrace of our sisters is far more powerful than what we could achieve on our own. If you are not already part of a circle, you may want to start one. Follow your intuition as to the women with whom you’d like to work, reach out to them, and set a date to begin. After that, you can simply allow the circle to create itself. Men need not be forgotten when it comes to circles and they, too, can come together to form their own circles and create strong bonds and healing in a way that is specific to all men.

The Daily OM

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A Little Humor for Your Day – Circle Etiquette for Beginners, It’s A Joke!

“A HUMOUROUS GUIDE TO CIRCLE ETIQUETTE FOR BEGINNERS”

1.  Always visit the bathroom before you step into the circle.  Some High
Priests and Priestesses tend to be a bit long-winded and it may be a while.

2.  Never tell a High Priest or Priestess that they are a bit long-winded.

3.  If you MUST drop your athame on someone’s foot, drop it on your own, but
remember, reconsecration is long-winded.

4.  Never wear ritual jewelry that is gaudier than that being worn by the High
Priestess.  Rank has its privileges.

5.  Privileges of rank include chanting loudest and singing off-key.  If you
wish to usurp these privileges, do so SOFTLY.

6.  Never goose anybody with your wand, unless it is specifically called for in
the ritual.

7.  Always move and send things Deosil around the circle. Deosil meaning in the
apparent clockwise rotation of the sun around the earth; unless of course you
are from the Southern hemisphere (or otherwise facing North), where the sun
seems to go counterclockwise around the earth.  Then again, there is always the
moon which although it seems to be going Deosil is actually sneaking around
going Widdershins…When in doubt, stand between two or more people and do what they do.

8.  Never drink the last of the wine. The High Priest or Priestess are probably
saving the dregs for themselves.

9.  Don’t worry about how you look when you’re skyclad.  Everybody else is too
busy worrying about how they look skyclad to notice.

10.  Never “accidently” drip hot candlewax on someone else’s naked tush.

11. Always allow at least two hours after eating Schezwan or jalapenos before
attending a circle and kissing everyone.

12. Do not disrupt a closed circle by walking through it.  Many insects and
small animals may cross the circle without disrupting it and under these
circumstances are considered psychically Null and Void.  Disrupt the circle and
you may be considered a bit Null and Void yourself.

13. In the case of unwanted or unforeseen spiritual manifestation do not run or
scream.  You will only draw their attention.

14. Remember: Your gravitational attraction to candlewax, spilled wine, incense
smoke and candle flames is in direct proportion to the cost of dry-cleaning
your robe.

15. Anything which you allow to follow you home from the Astral is unlikely to
be housebroken.

16. Never touch anyone else’s ritual tools or gear without their permission.
Attack training is common.

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