Posts Tagged With: Witch

For a Better Nights Sleep

This is a good spell if you or someone close to you us having a problem sleeping peacefully. Fill in blank with person’s name. No need for a circle or even a sacred space, just cast spell over person when they are ready for bed.

Repeat spell three times. Say last line only once.

Help ________ sleep,

in a sleep that is so deep.

He/She will not awake,

until the time they are suppose to be awake.

So mote it be.

By Carla Schultz-Ruehl

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One Way to Make a Measure of You Cord

The length and how it is made varies widely according to who you read or talk to. Cleanse the cord before you start making your measure of you

Cleanse the cord before you start making your measure of you cord. This cord is made during your dedication to The Craft and/or a Goddess and/or God ceremony. I teach the cord should start about 7-9 feet long depending on how tall you are. It should be made of a natural material, so not nylon, such as silk or cotton (if you are on a budget like me you can use a piece of a regular clothesline). You hold it up so one end is touching the floor and put a knot there for your feet to help ground you. You tie one knot for 6 of the 7 main Charkas. Going from bottom to top one knot at each point – even with your groin, even with your belly button, even with your diaphragm, even with your heart, even with your throat. The last knot is tied even with the top of your head or crown Charka to connect you with the Universe.

On mine, I took small pieces of ribbon the color that corresponds to the Chakra it was tied for. So again starting bottom to top at groin would be a red ribbon, Orange next, then yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple at the crown Chakra.

Some people also measure their arm and leg lengths.

However, you choose to make yours cut off about an inch away from the top knot whatever cord is left over and discard. This cord is then tied around your waist during any gatherings, rituals or ceremonies you may attend. When not being worn should be kept in a small bag made to hold it. This is the most personal of all your magickal tools no one else should ever handle it.

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Flashback 2001 Samhain [Pronounced Sow-en]

SAMHAIN 2001

An example of a simple Samhain Altar

“Samhain/Halloween

In many traditions, Samhain marks the spiritual New Year, a time when we want to focus on the past to the future. To ancient people, stones represent the link between ourselves and those who walked our Earth before us and would od so after us. This is still seen today in the New Year’s rituals of the South Pacific islanders and in the Jewish cemeteries the world over. To honor those who came before, gather some interesting stones—- large but small enough to carry comfortably— and take them to any place that makes you feel connected to your ancestors. Graveyards, a home, or a piece of land are all appro[riate. Speak out loud your desires to connect with those who once walked in this place and invite them to link more closely with you. Place the stones firmly into the ground, knowing that they will be there always, connecting you to the entirety of your family tree from oldest root to newest bud.”

Copyright 2001 Edain McCoy Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 20001 Page 119

[L. B. Note – To me an ideal place to do this would be a flower bed. I think I will do a design of combining the last initials of my mother’s and father’s families]

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Flashback 2001Beltane

BELTANE 2001

An example of a simple Beltane Altar

“Beltane honors the sacred marriage of the God and Goddess, whose union will produce the harvests to come. It also celebrates the start of summer in full bloom. For this ritual, gather or purchase wildflowers. With raffia, twine or string tie the flowers together in long garlands, ten feet in length or longer is perfect. These don’t have to look professional crafted. They only need to hold together for the purpose of your ritual. When you have completed the garlands, go out to a park or wooded area. Touch the land and its plants and trees with your hands, allowing yourself to connect with the plusing lifeforce of the area. Look around for items that are either feminine or masculine in their energy and begin to link them together with the flowery garlands to honor the union of the divine male and female energies. For example, you can link stones to oak trees, riverbanks to abandoned fire pits, or flowering plants to spiky ones.”

Copyright 2001 Edain McCoy Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 20001 Page 67

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Call to Other Witches

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Blessed be

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Defining Pagan by Edian McCoy

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“When one defines oneself as Pagan,
it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion,
one that sees the divine manifest in all creation.
The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple,
its plants and creatures our partners and teachers.
We worship a deity that is both male and female,
a mother Goddess and a father God,
who together created all that is, was, or will be.
We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings,
and accept the sacredness of all creation.” —

Edain McCoy

Bless be sisters and brothers of The Old Ways

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Greet and Meet Coven Gathering

COVEN LIFE

Solitary, Experienced or new to the Craft whatever traditions you follow it doesn’t matter all are invited to come! The first coven gathering is just to meet other witches who have an interest in coming to online coven gatherings and/or want to become a novice witch studying under Lady Beltane. Come at anytime and leave whenever you’d like.

When:

Monday, March 30, 2015

3:00-5:00 PM CDT Midwestern States, USA

Tuesday, April 1, 2015

7:00 -9:00 AM AEDT Sydney, Australia

Where:

WOTC Chatroom

http://witchesofthecraftschatroom.blogspot.com/

You will need to make an account to get into the chat room. You can either sign in through Facebook or Twitter or use this link to set up an account just for the chat room:

http://chatroll.com/signup?groupId=vT55iIQ6mIG

If you need help figuring out what your local time will be, this is a link to an online free time converter program (no download needed):

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Copy and paste links into your browser.

Any questions please leave a comment or write Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com

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WOTC (c) WITCHCRAFT


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WITCHCRAFT

 

Another important distinction which you need to make from the beginning is that although the terms ’Witchcraft’ and ’Wicca’ have long been used interchangeably, they don’t mean exactly the same thing. Witchcraft is used to describe a number of different practices from all around the world and although it’s popular use amongst modern Pagans may seem to indicate that all Witches are also Pagan, this is not entirely true.

“A Hebrew Witch, a Pagan Witch, a Lapland Witch, an Indian Witch, a Protestant Witch, and a Popish Witch, are different from one another; some in Honour, and some in Disgrace.”

Practitioners of Witchcraft in a global sense may follow any number of spiritual paths and some even claim to be atheists. Long before the Christian Church villainised those who practiced the Old Religions, the term was being used to describe those who used the magickal arts for negative and malignant ends. Witches were despised even by the Priesthoods of the pre-Christian Pagan Gods – in Greece, Rome, Egypt and all over the ancient world. But for one reason or another it is the term that became used by people like Margaret Murray and subsequently Gerald Gardner, for both many of the practices now associated with the modern Pagan movement, as well as for the spiritual beliefs related with it.

The term has taken on a modern meaning, which although historically imprecise, has meaning to those using it today. Due to the confusion the term may cause and to distinguish themselves from those with other spiritual practices, many Witches who have Pagan spiritual beliefs, but who may not share in the same beliefs or practices as Wiccans, use the term ’Pagan Witch’ to describe themselves, whilst others prefer to simply use the term ’Witch’. This is ultimately a personal choice. If you practice Witchcraft, you are a Witch after all!

Although Wicca contains aspects of what may be considered Witchcraft, it also contains a number of other elements – such as for example the celebration of the seasonal Sabbats, a Goddess and a God and healing. Wicca also draws from classical Paganism (in particular that of Rome and Greece) and the Western Mystery Tradition (including from Ceremonial Magick, Qabalah and Hermetic sources).

Towards the Wiccan Circle: A self-study beginners course in modern pagan witchcraft / Wicca

Sorita d’Este

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