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PLay Day Magick (e) More Magickal Fun

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The ideas in this article are a very small sampling of all the possibilities for play magick, which are endless! Let your own childhood play-time favorites inspire you to devise even more types of magickal fun. Might you be able to skip over obstacles by skipping an enchanted jump rope? Could a game of magickal freeze tag be used to stop fear, doubt, or other baneful energies? Perhaps those dolls or action figures could come in handy for a bit of imitative magick, allowing you to mimic and play act the circumstances you desire. Challenge yourself to come up with some new ideas for play magick. How might you use a bouncy ball as a tool for magick? What other ideas can you think of? Play and magick are intrinsically linked, and the potential, possibility, and power of play magic are truly as limitless as the value of fun itself!

Copywrite Melanie Marquis in Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook 2015 Pages 6-9

I hope you have some fun with these ideas. I would love to hear from anyone willing to share how you took or are thinking of taking a childhood game, toy, board game, etc as Melanie says the list has endless possibilities and using it for magick. Remember our inner child can get restless and this would be a good way to soothe it. I think Melanie’s ideas are also a great way to teach children of all ages a little magick and think of the great time the family can have doing an activity together.

I am going to dig out my old board game called “LIFE” and play it with the intention that I will reach my goal of having my  first book self-published by Spring Equinox 2016! Now have some fun and play but remember your intentions, spells, etc will still have results so make sure you think something through before trying it. Maybe even write down the steps you need to take, what you will need in way of supplies and/or magickal tools and definitely write out any spell you will be using no point in saying a wrong word and have the spell back-fire on you. You can do the preparation but still have fun and do not forget the Wicce Rede  “Harm none, do as ye will

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Play Day Magic (d) Magickal Hide-and-Go Seek

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Need an opportunity or resource to manifest? Grab a friend and try a round of magickal hide -and-go-seek! One person acts as the seeker, while the other person becomes an embodiment of whatever is desired, be it a new car, more food, a job, a peaceful environment, or any other goal. The hider hides, then the seeker finds, shouting at the moment their quarry is first sighted that they have definitely found exactly what they were looking for, exactly what they need.

By Melaine Marquis Here we are at “More Magickal Fun” the last of Melaine’s article in Lleweylln’s Witches Datebook 2015 pages 6-9. I hope these bring some fun into your life and magick. UNtil tomorrow have fun and take a nice walk outside weather permitting. Blessed be.

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Play Day Magick (c) Jigsaw Puzzle Spell

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Putting together a jigsaw puzzle can easily be transformed into a powerful act of magick. By finding the right pieces and putting them in all the right places, a new and perfect picture is formed, a formula that happens to be perfectly suited for magickal intended to help you overcome challenges and gather resources needed for success.

You have several puzzle options to choose from for this type of spell work. The simplest is a ready-made cardboard puzzle with an image you can use to represent your magickal goal. For example, a puzzle depicting a beautiful bouquet of roses could symbolize the lovely hopes you want to achieve, while a puzzle depicting a formidable castle might be used to represent the stable foundation on which you hope to build your dreams. If you can’t find a puzzle that seems suitable, one option is to order a custom-made design from a company the converts photos or drawings into jigsaw puzzles.Depending on the size and quality, custom-made puzzles can range in price from an average of  $5.00 to around $25.00. If you would rather keep costs minimal pick up a cheap  puzzle from the dollar store and paint it yourself to perfectly suit your spell goal . Just be sure to use tempura paint, which dries quickly, and use a thin coat so that the pieces won’t be impossible to separate once the paint dries. [L B note-I would try cutting pictures out of magazines and/or advertisement papers and a sturdy piece of business card stock or poster board. Then cutting into a puzzle myself. To me this would strength what ever I am magickally using the puzzle for. With the poster board use half or a quarter then use the other half or a quarter to glue your puzzle on to keep it together.]

Lay the pieces in front of you. As you turn them all face up, imagine that you are revealing all the elements needed to make your dreams come true. Begin assembling the puzzles border, envisioning as you do so that you are creating a space in which your wishes can manifest. Proceed by filling in the rest of the puzzle as another skill, resource, or opportunity that will help you achieve your goal. Once the puzzle is complete, affirm through visualization or words that your magickal wishes are now manifest.

By Melaine Marquis

Next we’ll play “Magickal Hide-and-Go Seek”. Until then have fun magick does not always have to be a serious thing as long as your intentions are pure; have some fun with it.

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Play Day Magick (a) Spinning Top Charm

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A simple spinning top can be used effectively for magickal intended to speed something up or slow something down. Hold the top in your hand and think about the circumstances you’re aiming to effect, infusing the top with this new identity. For instances, if you wanted to speed up the processing of a job application, you would think about the top as if it is the actual job application itself, As another example, if you wanted to impede the spread of weeds in your garden, you would think about the top being the weeds empowering it to be in perfect stand-in and substitute for the actual weeds it represents.

SPin the top. If your looking to speed something up, spin it as fast as you can, and think about the circumstance you want to affect speeding up, moving more swiftly by the second as the top rotates. If you like, incorporate a chant such as, “Fast, faster, fastest!” to help magnify the magickal power.

End the visualization and cast the energy of your intentions into the top while it is still spinning strongly; look away and end the spell before the spinning slows. If you don’t get it right your first shot–just try again until you do. Alternatively, if you were trying to slow something down, you would spin the top then impede it, perhaps nudging it with your wand to give it a clumsy rotation or stopping it abruptly mid-spin with a tap of your fingertip, beginning visualizations as the top loses its speed and casting the core of magick at the moment the top stops completely.

By Melaine Marquis

Tomorrow “Stuffed Animal Magick”. Until then have a fun and wonderful day. Blessed be

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Play Day Magick

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[This will be a short series of articles on how to bring some of the magick of childhood into our practice of magick today. I will be posting one part for the next 4 days of Melanie Marquis article from the 2015 edition of Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook Pages 6-9.  Her first idea will follow this post. I hope you enjoy this series and have some fun too ;-D.]

Childhood is a time of preparation, readying us not just for adulthood, but also for a life of magick. While certainly not the only medium for education, play is indeed important. Our childhood experiences of play–or in many cases, sadly, a lack of such experiences, can have a strong bearing on our general effectiveness as adults as well as on our overall magickal prowess.

Through play, we learn about life in a mundane world, and we also come to master the skills and abilities needed for success in the arts of magick. If you were able to enjoy a lot of worry-free play as a child, chances are you cultivated the imagination, curiosity, and creativity needed to make you a natural at magick. If opportunities for childhood play were scant due to unfortunate circumstances, one typically develops great skill at escapism, another ability that comes in handy for spellwork. Imagination takes us away from where we are or what we are going through, and when it is used in this way as a tool for survival and healing, it often developes a more tangible quality that transfers into greater magickal power and potential.

Whether or not you played often as a child, it’s never to late for more fun. Combining play and magick by putting a new twist on childhood toys, games, and other kid stuff is a great way to relieve stress, gain confidence, and improve your effectiveness as both a world citizen and a witch. If you’d like to try some play magick, here are a few activities. Try these with an open mind and a playful attitude for best results!

Copyright 2015 Melanie Marquis Lleweylln’s Witches’ Datebook 2015

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A Chuckle for Today

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Full Wicce or Wiccan Rede.

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Being known as the counsel of the Wise Ones:

Bide the Wiccan laws ye must- in perfect love an’ perfect trust.

Live an’let live- fairly take an’fairly give.

To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spirly give.

Cast the Circle thrice about to keep the evil sake in rhyme.

Soft of eye an’ light of touch – speak little, listen much.

Deosil go by the waxing Moon – sing an’ dance the Wiccan rune.

Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, an’ the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfsbane,

When the Lady’s Moon is new, kiss the hand to her times two.

When the Moon rides at her peak then your heart’s desire seek.

Heed the Northwind”d might gale – lock the door and drop the sail.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.

When winds blows from the East, except the new and set the feast.

When the West wind blows o’er the thee, departed spirits restless be.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go – burn them quick an’ burn them slow.

Elder be the LAdy’s tree – burn it not or cursed ye”ll be.

When the Wheel begins to turn – let the Beltane fires burn.

When the Wheel has turned a Yule, light a Log an’ let Pan rule.

Heed ye flower, bush an’ tree – by the Lady blessed be.

Where rippling waters go – cast a stone an’ truth ye’ll know.

When ye have need, hearken not to other’s greed.

With the fool no season spend, or be counted as a friend.

Merry meet an’ Merry part- bright the cheeks an’ warm the heart.

Mind the Threefold law ye should – three times bad and three times good.

When misfortune is enow, wear the blue star on thy brow.

True in love ever be unless thy lover’s false to thee.

Eight words the Wicce Rede fulfill-

an’ harm it none, do what ye will.

These are the guidelines of our Craft and faith that most Witches that walk in the Light follow. Some of the spelling may seem off to today’s standards but they are old English.

The last sentence is what sums up what a coven does or a solitary Witch “And it harm none, do as ye will”.

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The Origin of Magick

The Origin of Magick

Author: Crick

Have you ever wondered about the origins of magick?
By magick I am not referring to the stage tricks employed by various entertainers for our amusement, but rather the energy which numerous cultures and belief systems have tapped into in order to manifest their various objectives.

This universal gift is known by many different names depending on which culture/belief system one looks at. It may be known simply as magick, prayers, miracles, life force, juju, karma and so forth.
For the purpose of this article it will be referred to as energy.

Have you ever wondered if such energy was a latent presence here on earth prior to the arrival of humankind? Residing here as an ancient primordial force, which was patiently waiting for sentient beings to discover its presence and purpose.

And if it was here prior to the arrival of human beings, did it serve an active purpose in the shaping of life and/or the creation of events that allowed for said life to begin? Was this primordial energy an essence that was introduced by Deity by way of a direct involvement with what we know as life? Or was it a side effect that formed as a result of actions taken by Deity during the course of said activities?

Or perhaps it is a development that manifested itself with the advent of humans? Could it be that the life force that we know as spirit introduced this energy into the life process in order to provide us with opportunities to expand our spiritual awareness and/or connection with alternate realms?

And if this is the case, why do you suppose that such a tool for growth and/or communication is so under utilized?

I say this because in society today, folks tend to become less connected with the world around them and more absorbed with the part of the self that is influenced by the individual ego.

And if this is a tool for growth and communication, why is it that those folks who actually use this energy for this purpose are spurned and looked upon with suspicion and in many cases with outright disdain by others in society? Witchcraft in essence, embodies the concepts and principals in the use of such energy.

And yet the word “witch” brings out and runs the gauntlet of emotions and perceptions of humanity as a whole. And depending on which side of the fence one stands, a witch is either an evil and vile creature or a person who is in touch with and resonates with the universal energies of which magick is a major part of.

Where does this fear of the unknown come from?

Was the ego installed into our souls as a balance to such a powerful tool? Has the balance shifted too far to one side of our souls?

As humans we readily employ magick in our various endeavors, but do we really understand its origins and what exactly is that we are using as a tool? Could the ego be a safety mechanism that has been allowed for whatever reasons, to exceed its purpose?

In some cultures, magick known as prayers is used as a means of communication with Deity. Does magick have but one specific intended use? And if so, are all other uses of such energy but an abuse of its original intended use?

Within these same cultures, when an event that is normally beyond the capacity of mere mortals, occurs, it is called a miracle.

Are these so called miracles really but a form of the same energy that others would call magick? Can we as humans in fact manifest these miracles by employing this energy? Or should such manifestations be the sole province of deity?

And while we are on the subject, does this energy have a shelf life?

Does it become stronger with use, opening even more avenues of discovery and power as one venture along the path, or does it weaken from non-use and/or the cultural disbelief in such a power?

Or is it simply a neutral tool offered by the powers to be, with many different attachments waiting to be realized by humanity.

Regardless of what name we call this energy or by what concept we use to identify with it, this gift has surpassed all boundaries of cultural, religious and societal beliefs. It is found in all aspects and fiber of this existence that we call life. It is a dominant force, often in a passive way, in basically everything that we do as humans. As such we may most likely only achieve but a peripheral understanding of such a complicated and diverse force.

Perhaps one day when we become as one with deity, a more comprehensive understanding of such a gift will be made known to us. But until such a revelation is proffered by the powers that be, we should always strive to understand as much as we are able to in order to effectively use such energy in a way that is both constructive and meaningful to our personal lives and not only our personal lives but to those around us as well.

As members of a diverse community, we have a responsibility to contribute to the health and well being of our community. Because of the diversity of society, there will always be divergent views as to what this energy is or in how it is to be used. But at the end of the day, how we use such energy is still an individual decision.

There are certain pagans, in particular Wiccans, who believe that whatever energy is sent out will return to the originator threefold.
As a traditional witch, I personally am not so sure that such a transfer is so cut and dry, but in general such a concept is a good yardstick or learning curve to adhere to.

I personally do not consider myself a master for I do not believe in such a being outside of deity. Rather I am a student of life with lots of questions. For without such questions there are no answers.
And quite frankly I don’t have answers to many of the questions that I have asked here. What few answers I may have are based upon my personal life experiences.

As pagans we are each individual and thus should answer such questions as they pertain to each person in regards to ones own beliefs and practices…

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