Religion vs. Spirituality

Religion vs. Spirituality

Author: Crick   

There is often a blurring of the lines when it comes to the difference between what is a religion and what is a spiritual path. Neo pagans in particular are guilty of this lack of distinction, perhaps because so many neo pagans come from a Abrahamic religion originally. I also believe that because Wicca tries to define itself as a religion that it readily serves as the stepping stone for those who are interested in the mystic arts.

This is not a bad thing, just a pragmatic observation from one who follows a spiritual path rather then a religion.

But then that is where the dual focus of this article comes into play.

To begin with, religions of all types have to define themselves in a manner that sets them apart from other types of religions in order to be seen as a distinctive school of thought and/or belief.

The ironic result of this attempt is that basically all religions have the same underlying theme, whether it be an Abrahamic religion, Judaic, Muslim, Wicca or any of the other four hundred plus religions in the world.

And that theme is that their particular gathering represents all others in the world.

And that the gathering in question does it better then all of the rest. For instance within the Abrahamic religions the Christians claim to be the only “true religion”, within the Muslim religion there are the Baha i, amongst others that claim to represent a better way and so on. Within the neo pagan community the Wicca claim to represent all other pagans, though such claims are simply naive.

For instance those who follow the Shamanic path do not belong to a religion but rather engage in a very personal and thus individualistic spiritual path. They are represented by none but themselves.

My question is; if religion is supposed to be a means of communicating with deity then why does such a communication require so many middle men as it were?

What makes specific folks so special that only they can talk directly to the deity of ones choice?

Is it possible that religion is more about elitism and the many human travails that define our existence as a species?

As far as paganism goes, does connecting with other-wordly entities really require all of the trappings that a religion imposes upon a person?

For instance, does one really need to cast a “Sacred Circle” every single time they want to communicate with deity? Is not the entire earth and all that she contains not sacred?

Has the Sacred Circle simply become a substitute for a raised dais that one uses to distinguish themselves from others with?

This is not to say that there are not “times” when the Sacred Circle should be employed. Such a tool should in my personal opinion, be used as a form of protection when dealing with certain entities and in other instances as a portal to travel to other-wordly realms.

But I also personally believe that some neo pagan religions have perhaps appended the use of such a tool in an effort to define themselves as a separate religion, in short, an attempt at elitism. And as such, the use of such a special tool has become mere dogma and thus has lost much of the meaning of its originally intended use.

One of the problems that I see with religions in general and with neo pagan religions in particular is that when one sets up parameters, especially when dealing with the magickal arts, one sets up barriers to any real spiritual growth.

Paganism was never meant to be stifled by the whims of certain humans and that is exactly what a religion is.

A personage or small group of personages set out a particular dogma and thus a religion is created.

This may work well for those who need such a group mentality in order to relate to their choice of deity. However, paganism is a school of thought and action that does not fit within such a group consciousness.

The magickal arts that are a prevalent part of paganism is never discovered within its entirety. It is a on going process of trial and error which in many cases is what constitutes a real Book of Shadows and not the kind that is purchased off of a book shelf.

What works for one may not work for another and so there is no one BOS for all. Which brings me to yet another thought. Todays neo paganism, on the surface at least, appears to be less about the discovery of ones latent abilities and more about the commercialism that is so prevalent amongst certain so called mystical neo pagan religions. If paganism is about the individual experience, then how can one person define this experience within a book in a way that represents everyone. In reality, they cannot accomplish such a feat and yet there are thousands of neo pagan books written over the last 30 or 40 years that claim to do just that.

As a result the true meaning of paganism and what it represents has become mired in the blatant commercialism that now defines neo paganism.

This sad situation is the direct result of a few folks attempting to fit the concept and workings of paganism into the restrictive parameters of religious dogma. Such an attempt is like trying to fit a square peg into a circle.

In short, this attempt has in many ways stifled the growth and knowledge of what paganism is really about.

And what is that you may ask?

In my personal opinion, paganism is not about yet another form of religion, rather it is about the individual growth of each person who seeks what I personally see as a spiritual path.

If neo pagans would spend less energy in trying to re-invent paganism and instead would spend more time learning about themselves there would be no need for the elitism and commercialism that neo pagan religions bring to the table.

There are many spiritual belief systems under the real pagan umbrella that one could learn from. Those such as the various shaman practices, Native American, practices, Australian bushman and so forth, have been practising their forms of paganism for generations. And yet these folks are not flooding the marketplace with how to books on paganism. But neither do they claim to belong to a mystickal religion either.

They practice and learn from a spiritual point of view. And isn’t that what true paganism is supposed to be all about?There is often a blurring of the lines when it comes to the difference between what is a religion and what is a spiritual path. Neo pagans in particular are guilty of this lack of distinction, perhaps because so many neo pagans come from a Abrahamic religion originally. I also believe that because Wicca tries to define itself as a religion that it readily serves as the stepping stone for those who are interested in the mystic arts.

This is not a bad thing, just a pragmatic observation from one who follows a spiritual path rather then a religion.

But then that is where the dual focus of this article comes into play.

To begin with, religions of all types have to define themselves in a manner that sets them apart from other types of religions in order to be seen as a distinctive school of thought and/or belief.

The ironic result of this attempt is that basically all religions have the same underlying theme, whether it be an Abrahamic religion, Judaic, Muslim, Wicca or any of the other four hundred plus religions in the world.

And that theme is that their particular gathering represents all others in the world.

And that the gathering in question does it better then all of the rest. For instance within the Abrahamic religions the Christians claim to be the only “true religion”, within the Muslim religion there are the Baha i, amongst others that claim to represent a better way and so on. Within the neo pagan community the Wicca claim to represent all other pagans, though such claims are simply naive.

For instance those who follow the Shamanic path do not belong to a religion but rather engage in a very personal and thus individualistic spiritual path. They are represented by none but themselves.

My question is; if religion is supposed to be a means of communicating with deity then why does such a communication require so many middle men as it were?

What makes specific folks so special that only they can talk directly to the deity of ones choice?

Is it possible that religion is more about elitism and the many human travails that define our existence as a species?

As far as paganism goes, does connecting with other-wordly entities really require all of the trappings that a religion imposes upon a person?

For instance, does one really need to cast a “Sacred Circle” every single time they want to communicate with deity? Is not the entire earth and all that she contains not sacred?

Has the Sacred Circle simply become a substitute for a raised dais that one uses to distinguish themselves from others with?

This is not to say that there are not “times” when the Sacred Circle should be employed. Such a tool should in my personal opinion, be used as a form of protection when dealing with certain entities and in other instances as a portal to travel to other-wordly realms.

But I also personally believe that some neo pagan religions have perhaps appended the use of such a tool in an effort to define themselves as a separate religion, in short, an attempt at elitism. And as such, the use of such a special tool has become mere dogma and thus has lost much of the meaning of its originally intended use.

One of the problems that I see with religions in general and with neo pagan religions in particular is that when one sets up parameters, especially when dealing with the magickal arts, one sets up barriers to any real spiritual growth.

Paganism was never meant to be stifled by the whims of certain humans and that is exactly what a religion is.

A personage or small group of personages set out a particular dogma and thus a religion is created.

This may work well for those who need such a group mentality in order to relate to their choice of deity. However, paganism is a school of thought and action that does not fit within such a group consciousness.

The magickal arts that are a prevalent part of paganism is never discovered within its entirety. It is a on going process of trial and error which in many cases is what constitutes a real Book of Shadows and not the kind that is purchased off of a book shelf.

What works for one may not work for another and so there is no one BOS for all. Which brings me to yet another thought. Todays neo paganism, on the surface at least, appears to be less about the discovery of ones latent abilities and more about the commercialism that is so prevalent amongst certain so called mystical neo pagan religions. If paganism is about the individual experience, then how can one person define this experience within a book in a way that represents everyone. In reality, they cannot accomplish such a feat and yet there are thousands of neo pagan books written over the last 30 or 40 years that claim to do just that.

As a result the true meaning of paganism and what it represents has become mired in the blatant commercialism that now defines neo paganism.

This sad situation is the direct result of a few folks attempting to fit the concept and workings of paganism into the restrictive parameters of religious dogma. Such an attempt is like trying to fit a square peg into a circle.

In short, this attempt has in many ways stifled the growth and knowledge of what paganism is really about.

And what is that you may ask?

In my personal opinion, paganism is not about yet another form of religion, rather it is about the individual growth of each person who seeks what I personally see as a spiritual path.

If neo pagans would spend less energy in trying to re-invent paganism and instead would spend more time learning about themselves there would be no need for the elitism and commercialism that neo pagan religions bring to the table.

There are many spiritual belief systems under the real pagan umbrella that one could learn from. Those such as the various shaman practices, Native American, practices, Australian bushman and so forth, have been practising their forms of paganism for generations. And yet these folks are not flooding the marketplace with how to books on paganism. But neither do they claim to belong to a mystickal religion either.

They practice and learn from a spiritual point of view. And isn’t that what true paganism is supposed to be all about?There is often a blurring of the lines when it comes to the difference between what is a religion and what is a spiritual path. Neo pagans in particular are guilty of this lack of distinction, perhaps because so many neo pagans come from a Abrahamic religion originally. I also believe that because Wicca tries to define itself as a religion that it readily serves as the stepping stone for those who are interested in the mystic arts.

This is not a bad thing, just a pragmatic observation from one who follows a spiritual path rather then a religion.

But then that is where the dual focus of this article comes into play.

To begin with, religions of all types have to define themselves in a manner that sets them apart from other types of religions in order to be seen as a distinctive school of thought and/or belief.

The ironic result of this attempt is that basically all religions have the same underlying theme, whether it be an Abrahamic religion, Judaic, Muslim, Wicca or any of the other four hundred plus religions in the world.

And that theme is that their particular gathering represents all others in the world.

And that the gathering in question does it better then all of the rest. For instance within the Abrahamic religions the Christians claim to be the only “true religion”, within the Muslim religion there are the Baha i, amongst others that claim to represent a better way and so on. Within the neo pagan community the Wicca claim to represent all other pagans, though such claims are simply naive.

For instance those who follow the Shamanic path do not belong to a religion but rather engage in a very personal and thus individualistic spiritual path. They are represented by none but themselves.

My question is; if religion is supposed to be a means of communicating with deity then why does such a communication require so many middle men as it were?

What makes specific folks so special that only they can talk directly to the deity of ones choice?

Is it possible that religion is more about elitism and the many human travails that define our existence as a species?

As far as paganism goes, does connecting with other-wordly entities really require all of the trappings that a religion imposes upon a person?

For instance, does one really need to cast a “Sacred Circle” every single time they want to communicate with deity? Is not the entire earth and all that she contains not sacred?

Has the Sacred Circle simply become a substitute for a raised dais that one uses to distinguish themselves from others with?

This is not to say that there are not “times” when the Sacred Circle should be employed. Such a tool should in my personal opinion, be used as a form of protection when dealing with certain entities and in other instances as a portal to travel to other-wordly realms.

But I also personally believe that some neo pagan religions have perhaps appended the use of such a tool in an effort to define themselves as a separate religion, in short, an attempt at elitism. And as such, the use of such a special tool has become mere dogma and thus has lost much of the meaning of its originally intended use.

One of the problems that I see with religions in general and with neo pagan religions in particular is that when one sets up parameters, especially when dealing with the magickal arts, one sets up barriers to any real spiritual growth.

Paganism was never meant to be stifled by the whims of certain humans and that is exactly what a religion is.

A personage or small group of personages set out a particular dogma and thus a religion is created.

This may work well for those who need such a group mentality in order to relate to their choice of deity. However, paganism is a school of thought and action that does not fit within such a group consciousness.

The magickal arts that are a prevalent part of paganism is never discovered within its entirety. It is a on going process of trial and error which in many cases is what constitutes a real Book of Shadows and not the kind that is purchased off of a book shelf.

What works for one may not work for another and so there is no one BOS for all. Which brings me to yet another thought. Todays neo paganism, on the surface at least, appears to be less about the discovery of ones latent abilities and more about the commercialism that is so prevalent amongst certain so called mystical neo pagan religions. If paganism is about the individual experience, then how can one person define this experience within a book in a way that represents everyone. In reality, they cannot accomplish such a feat and yet there are thousands of neo pagan books written over the last 30 or 40 years that claim to do just that.

As a result the true meaning of paganism and what it represents has become mired in the blatant commercialism that now defines neo paganism.

This sad situation is the direct result of a few folks attempting to fit the concept and workings of paganism into the restrictive parameters of religious dogma. Such an attempt is like trying to fit a square peg into a circle.

In short, this attempt has in many ways stifled the growth and knowledge of what paganism is really about.

And what is that you may ask?

In my personal opinion, paganism is not about yet another form of religion, rather it is about the individual growth of each person who seeks what I personally see as a spiritual path.

If neo pagans would spend less energy in trying to re-invent paganism and instead would spend more time learning about themselves there would be no need for the elitism and commercialism that neo pagan religions bring to the table.

There are many spiritual belief systems under the real pagan umbrella that one could learn from. Those such as the various shaman practices, Native American, practices, Australian bushman and so forth, have been practising their forms of paganism for generations. And yet these folks are not flooding the marketplace with how to books on paganism. But neither do they claim to belong to a mystickal religion either.

They practice and learn from a spiritual point of view. And isn’t that what true paganism is supposed to be all about?

The Magick and the Mundane

The Magick and the Mundane

Author: Moon Willow Witch 

We as Witches and Pagans are ordinary people living a not so ordinary life. We must find a balance to keep the magick alive within us.

Every morning when I wake up, I move the curtains aside a little bit and look outside. I notice the color of the sky, the clouds, the sun, the woods surrounding my home; hear the wind rustling through the trees or the rain falling on the roof. Lately of course, it’s been seeing that the trees are getting barer and there are more gold leaves on the ground than green grass peeking through. I look for signs from nature about what’s coming and I listen. I take a deep breath, close my eyes for a second and remind myself that no matter what the day brings, I am ready for it and I can come home to my little peaceful corner of the world and just be.

I have to get ready for the day by myself and talk to no one, or else I feel rushed, bothered, and agitated. I’m not a morning person and I definitely am one who needs plenty of me time, which is why I love that short, peaceful span when the witchlings have gotten on the bus and I can put on some music and start thinking as I prepare to face the day before leaving for work. The house is pin drop quiet and a little bit eerie, as if the walls are suddenly watching me. That is when my ghostly little girl is there; sometimes making noises to get my attention, but mostly it’s just a feeling that I am not alone. It’s kind of comforting now, actually. If you really paid attention, you’d see that there are spirits all around.

I have a fantastic job, work with great people and enjoy what I do, but the bottom line is that it’s not feeding my soul (but it is what feeds my children, so I keep doing it) , and this has become a necessity for me. Something changed over the past few years and I have to do things that I find spiritually fulfilling or I become a mean, aggravated, yelling version of me once I get home that I really don’t like to be. I think its part of awakening and finding your calling. Everything else just feels like a waste of precious time and so, so shallow.

I look at everyone around me mindlessly going about their days, one rolling right into the next, thinking this is life as we know it, how it’s supposed to be, that fitting in and keeping up are the important things, but only just skimming the surface, that average, boring surface that if only they would stop and notice the tangible electric spark in the air, on the wind, in the feeling of a raindrop hitting their skin, that they would see a tiny ripple in that surface, peer in a little more closely, and realize there is a whole other world down there, up there, all around there, and they just need to dive in. Strip off the convention and the paradigms and go blindly into the water, just trusting in it all.

I can talk a good game to anyone who hasn’t yet awakened, gently suggesting new ways to see, when really I just want to shake them and scream, “WAKE UP, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!” But then I remember that not every soul is ready for that, that it is their own journey and that maybe my purpose for crossing their path is to be that sort nutty girl with the deep, wild eyes who talked about Fate, and the Soul, and the Universe and the Goddess as if there were REAL and maybe someday they’ll notice the spark and that tiny little spark will relight their fire.

At night, when everyone is asleep and it’s so very dark, the vast, comforting dark, I am alone with the sky and the moon and the stars and my thoughts. I do the usual cleaning and picking up, the putting back together of what was taken apart and undone throughout the day, and it becomes like a meditation for me, so much so, that sometimes I realize I’ve wiped the counter top this way and that until my arm is a little tired but then I feel satisfied and accomplished, and I can slip into my little me time world and do the things that feed my soul. Sometimes I listen to a song that makes me feel so alive, like I am hurtling through time and space, almost like how I imagine it would feel to fly, and I dance until my heart is pounding, breath fast, every nerve tingling, dance like The Witch of Portobello, feeling it with every fiber of my being. I do all of this until I am truly tired, eyes heavy, and there is nothing left to contemplate that day. Every night I sleep with the window open so I can hear the Goddess and her creatures as I fall asleep and again as I wake up. There is nothing so beautiful as the sound of the night as you drift off to sleep. Nothing.

That’s where the magick comes from; from finding the beauty and the lessons of the Goddess in every single moment, just slow down and look, feel, ask and you shall receive. The Goddess is all things, in all things; she is a place, a being, and a feeling. You can add all the props in the world, with the athame and a chalice and the incense and the salt and the water and the candles all in the right place on your altar, but really it’s all a bunch of stuff that you don’t usually need. The Goddess is around you all the time, and if you stop and notice that just once every day, then that is good enough. She will know. She will hear your call. The answers are not in the motions of the ritual itself, they are in the feeling you get when you create your intentions and set them forth into the Universe to become. They are in each mindful step you take every day that fills up your heart and brightens the light inside you that you shine out to the world. Remember if that which you seek you find not within, you will never find without.

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…

Subject: A letter from *Mom* and *Dad*

Subject: A letter from *Mom* and *Dad*

From: God/dess
To: Our Children of Earth

Re: Idiotic Religious Rivalries

Dear Children (and believe us, that’s all of you), We consider ourselves pretty patient folks. For instance, look at the Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get it right. And about evolution? Boy, nothing is slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to take place, cell by cell, and gene by gene.

 

We’ve been patient through your fashions, civilizations, wars and schemes, and the countless ways you take Us for granted until you get yourselves into big trouble again and again.

We want to let you know about some of the things that are starting to tick Us off.

First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Us up a wall. Enough already! Let’s get one thing straight: These are YOUR religions, not Ours. We’re the whole enchilada; We’re beyond them all. Every one of your religions claims there is only one of Us (which by the way, is absolutely true). But in the very next breath, each religion claims it’s Our favorite one.

And each claims it’s scriptures were written personally by Us, and that all the other scriptures are man-made. Oy Vey. How do We even begin to put a stop to such complicated nonsense?

Okay, listen up now. We’re your Father AND Mother, and We don’t play favorites among Our children.

Also, We hate to break it to you, but We don’t write. Our longhand is awful, and We’ve always been more of “doers” anyway. So ALL of your books, including those Bibles, were written by men and women. They were inspired, remarkable people, but they also made mistakes here and there. We made sure of that so that you would never trust a written word more than your own living heart.

You see, one human being to Us, even a bum on the street, is worth more than all the Holy Books in the world. That’s just the kind of folks we are.

Our spirit is not a historical thing. It’s alive right here, right now, as fresh as your next breath.

Holy books and religious rites are sacred and powerful, but not more so than the least of you. They were only meant to steer you in the right direction, not to keep you arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you from trusting your own personal connection with Us.

Which brings Us to Our next point about your nonsense. You act like We need you and your religions to stick up for Us or “win souls” for Our sake. Please, don’t do Us any favors. We can stand quite well on our own,thank you. We don’t need you to defend Us, and We don’t need constant credit. We just want you to be good to each other.

And another thing, We don’t get all worked up over money or politics, so stop dragging Our names into your dramas. For example, We swear to Us smile::::, that We never threatened Oral Roberts. We never rode in any of Rajneesh’s Rolls Royces. We never told Pat Robertson to run for president, and We’ve never, EVER had a conversation with Jim Baker, Jerry Falwell, or Jimmy Swaggart! Of course, come Judgment Day, We certainly intend to….

The thing is, We want you to stop thinking of religion as some sort of loyalty pledge to Us.

The true purpose of your religions is so that YOU can become more aware of Us, not the other way around. Believe Us, We know you already. We know what’s in each of your hearts, and We love you with no strings attached.

Lighten up and enjoy Us. That’s what religion is best for. What you seem to forget is how mysterious We are.

You look at the petty differences in your Scriptures and say, “Well, if THIS is the truth, then THAT can’t be!” But instead of trying to figure out Our Paradoxes and Unfathomable Nature, which by the way, you NEVER will, why not open your hearts to the simple common threads in all religions.

You know what We’re talking about. Love and respect everyone. Be kind, even when life is scary or confusing. Take courage and be of good cheer, for We are always with you. Learn how to be quiet, so you can hear Our still, small voice. (We don’t like to shout).

Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and gracefulness, for you are Our Own Children. Hold back nothing from life, for the parts of you that can die surely will, and the parts that can’t, won’t. So don’t worry, be happy. (We stole that last line from Bobby McFerrin.)

Simple stuff. Why do you keep making it so complicated? It’s like you’re always looking for an excuse to be upset. And We’re very tired of being your main excuse. Do you think We care whether you call Us…. Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Diana, Wakantonka, Brahma, Cerridwen, Father, Mother, God, Goddess or even the Void of Nirvana? Do you think We care which of Our special children you feel closest to, Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna, Gerald, Mohammed or any of the others? You can call Us and Our Special Ones any name you choose, if only you would go about Our business of loving one another as We love you. How can you keep neglecting something so simple?

We’re not telling you to abandon your religions. Enjoy your religions, honor them, learn from them, just as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your parents.

But do you walk around telling everyone that your parents are better than theirs? Your religion, like your parents, may always have the most special place in your hearts, We don’t mind that at all. And We don’t want you to combine all the Great Traditions in One Big Mess. Each religion is unique for a reason. Each has a unique style so that people can find the best path for themselves.

Know that Our Special Children, the ones that your religions revolve around, all live in the same place, (Our heart), and they get along perfectly, We assure you.

The clergy must stop creating a myth of sibling rivalry where there is none. Our blessed children of Earth, the world has grown too small for you pervasive religious bigotries and confusion. The whole planet is connected by air travel, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines, rock concerts, diseases, and mutual needs and concerns.

Get with the program! If you really want to help, then commit yourselves to figuring out how to feed your hungry, clothe your naked, protect your abused, and shelter your poor. And just as importantly, make your own everyday life a shining example of kindness and good humor. We’ve given you all the resources you need, if only you abandon your fear of each other and begin living, loving and laughing together.

We’re not really ticked off. We just wanted to grab your attention because We hate to see you suffer. But We have given you free will to choose your own paths, and We just want you to be happy.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

Us

Correspondence for Saturn

Saturn

 

Day – Saturday

Elements – Water, Earth

Colors – Black, Blue, Indigo

Signs – Capricorn, Aquarius

Letter – F

Numbers – 3, 7

Metal – Lead

Stones – Pearl, Onyx, Star Sapphire, Jet, Hematite, Obsidian, Torquoise

Cabalistic Sphere – Sphere

Angel – Tzaphkiel

Incense – Civet, Ironwood, Myrrh

Oils – Alum, Civet, Cypress, Mimosa, High John, Musk, Myrrh, Patchouli, Vetiver

Flowers/Herbs – Aconite, Ash, Beets, Bistort, Comfrey, Cypress, Hellebore, Hemlock, Houseleek, Horsetail, Hemp, Henbane, Mandrake, Poppy, Marijuana, Nightshade, Patchouli, Yew, Solomon’s Seal, Thyme, Aspen, Balm of Gilead, Boneset, Juniper, Myrrh

Tree – Alder, Pomegranite

Animals – Crow, Raven

Goddesses – Cybele, Dementer, Hecate, Hera, Isis, Kali, Rhea, Nephthys

Gods – Bran, Cronos, Nimib, Saturn, YHVH

Influences – Obstacles, Limitations, Binding, Knowledge, Death, Buildings, History, Time, Structures, Purification, Longevity, Finding a New House, Money, Familiars, Reincarnation, Protection, Retribution, Duties, Responsibilities, Influences, Doctrines

 

Correspondence for Jupiter

Jupiter

 

Day – Thursday

Elements – Air, Fire

Colors – Blue, Purple

Signs – Sagittarius, Pisces

Letter – D

Numbers – 4, 5

Metal – Tin

Stones – Amethyst, Chrysolite, Sapphire, Torquoise, Lapis Lazuli

Cabalistic Sphere – 4- Chesod- Mercy

Angel – Tzadkiel

Incense – Cedar, Nutmeg

Oils – Aloes, Anise, Balm, Bergamont, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cloves, Fir, Honeysuckle, Hyssop, Melissa, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Sage, Tonka, Lavendar, Straw, Orris, Almond

Flowers/Herbs – Agrimony, Anise, Ash, Balm, Betony, Bloodroot, Lavendar, Mint, Mistletoe, Narcissus, Nutmeg, Oak, Poplar, Sage

Tree – Oak, Olive, Terebinth

Animal – Unicorn

Goddesses – Isis, Hera, Juno, Themis

Gods – Bel, Eurymedon, Jupiter, Marduk, Thor, Zeus

Influences – Leadership, Politics, Power, Honor, Royality, Public Acclaim, Responsibility, Wealth, Business, Success, Money, Materialism, Prosperity, Foundation, Expansion, Health, Desires, Friendships, Luck, Accomplishments, Religion, Trade, Employment, Treasure, Legal Matters

 

Correspondence for Mars

Mars

 

Day – Tuesday

Element – Fire

Color – Red

Signs – Aries, Scorpio

Letter – T

Numbers – 2, 3, 5, 16

Metals – Iron, Steel

Stones – Bloodstone, Garnet, Ruby, Agate, Topaz, Jasper, Rhodocrosite

Cabalistic Sphere – 5- Gevurah- Strength, Severity

Angel – Kamael

Incense – Cypress, Pine, Tobacco

Flowers/Herbs – Absinth, All-heal, Aloes, Basil, Betony, Caper, Chilis, Coriander, Dragon’s Blood, Gentain, Ginger, Garlic, Lambstongue, Mustard, Onion, Pepper, Radish, Rue, Sarsaparilla, Tarragon, Allspice, Patchouli, Pine

Tree – Holly, Oak

Animal – Basilisk

Goddesses – Anath, Brigit, Dione, Morrigan

Gods – Ares, Crius, Heracles, Mars, Nergal

Influences – Strength, Stuggle, War, Anger, Agression, Courage, Healing, Politics, Sexual Energy, Protection, Defence, Physical Energy, Magickal Energy, Battle, Conflict, Death, Masculine Aspects, Surgery, Opposition, Endurance

 

Correspondence for Venus

Venus

 

Day – Friday

Element – Earth, Water

Colors – Green, Indigo, Rose, Blue, Pink

Signs – Taurus, Libra

Letter – Q

Numbers – 5, 6, 7

Metal – Copper

Stones – Amber, Emerald, Quartz, Tourmaline, Malachite, Jade, Peridot, Coral, Lapis Lazuli

Cabalistic Sphere – 7- Netzach- Splendor

Angel – Haniel

Incense – Benzoin, Jasmine, Rose

Oils – Ambergris, Benzoin, Camomile, Cardamon, Geranium, Mint, Musk, Mrytle, PalmaRosa, Rose, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Almond, Olive, Angelica

Flowers/Herbs – Acacia Flowers, Almond, Aloes, Apple, Birch, Catnip, Cherry, Daffodil, Elderberry, Fennel, Fig, Feverfew, Geranium, Mint, Deerstongue, Maidenhair, Mugwort, Mrytle, Olive, Pennyroyal, Plantain, Rose, Lemon Verbena, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tansy, Thyme, Verbena, Vervain, Violet, Sandalwood, Savory, Vetiver, Yarrow

Tree – Apple, Quince

Animal – Dove, Lynx

Goddesses – Aphrodite, Beltis, Asherah, Astarte, Freia, Hathor, Inanna, Isis, Ishtar, Mari, Marianne, Oshun, Tethys, Venus

Gods – Eros, Oceanus, Robin Hood, Pan

Influences – Love, Harmony, Attraction, Friendship, Pleasure, Sexuality, Fidelity, Reconciliation, Beauty, Youth, Joy, Happiness, Marriage, Creativity, Imagination, Fertility, Partnerships, Spiritual Harmony, Compassion, Children

 

Correspondence for Mercury

Mercury

 

Day – Wednesday

Element – Air, Water

Colors – Yellow, Violet, Mixtures, Orange

Signs – Gemini, Virgo

Letter – C

Numbers – 1, 4, 8

Metals – Quicksilver, Alloys

Stones – Opal, Agate, Carnelion, Aventurine, Jasper

Cabalistic Sphere – 8- Chod- Glory

Angel – Michael

Incense – Storax, Mace

Oils – Benzoin, Bergamont, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fennel, lavendar, Lemon, Mace, Marjoram, Narcissus, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Storax, Almond, Anise

Flowers/Herbs – Anise, Cassia, Club Moss, Dittany, Caraway, Carrots, Cascara, Sagrada, Cinquefoil, Dill, Elecampane, Fennel, Fenugreek, Horehound, Lavendar, Licorice, Mandrake, Marjoram, Myrtle, Palm, Parsley, Pomegranate, Valerian, Vervain, Sandalwood

Tree – Hazel, Ash, Almond

Animals – Hermaphrodite, Jackal, Twin Serpents

Goddesses – Athena, Maat, Metis, Pombagira

Gods – Anubis, Coeus, Coyote, Elegba, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Thoth, Woden

Influences – Communication, Intelligence, Cleverness, Creativity, Science, Memory, Business, Transactions, Thievery, Trickiness, Study, Conscious Mind, Eloquence, Self-Improvement, Overcoming Addictions, Breaking Bad Habits, Travel, Conjurations, Divination, Predictions, Writing, Speed, Poetry, Inspiration

 

Correspondence for the Moon

Moon

 

Day – Monday

Element – Water

Colors – White, Silver, Blue, Lavendar, Red, Green, Black

Sign – Cancer

Letter – S

Numbers – 1, 3, 9

Metal – Silver

Stones – Moonstone, Pearl, Quartz, Rock Crystal, Beryl, Sapphire

Cabalistic Sphere – 9- Yesod- Foundation

Incense – Ginseng, Jasmine, Myrrh, Poppy, Sandalwood, Coconut

Oils – Anise, Birch, Camphor, Frankincense, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Lemon, Mint, Rosemary, Wisteria, Ylang Ylang

Flowers/Herbs – Almond, Banana, Cabbage, Camamile, Chickweed, Rosemary, Cucumber, Hazel, Leafy Vegetables, Lotus, Melons, Mushroowms, Sandalwood, Watercress, Myrtle, Poppy, Peony, Pumpkin, Purslane, Sea Holly, Seaweed, Wild Rose, Wintergreen, Calamus, Camphor, Clary Sage, Jasmine

Tree – Willow

Animals – Hare, Elephant, Cat

Goddesses – Artemis, Brizo, Cerridwen, Diana, Hathor, Isis, Hecate, Levanah, Luna, Mari, Nimue, Pasiphae, Phoebe, Selene, Anna

Gods – Atlas, Khonsu, Sin

Influences – Women, Cycles, Birth, Generation, Inspiration, Poetry, Emotions, Travel, the Sea, Tides, Fertility, Rain, Intuition, Psychic Ability, Psychic Dreams, Sleep, Love, Healing, Peace, Compassion, Spirituality, Visions, Meditation, Divination, Magick, Agriculture, Domestic Life, Medicine, Luck, Water, Time, Theft, the Maiden, the Mother, the Crone, Virginity, the Hunt, Beginnings, Growth, Fulfillment, Sexuality, Maturation, Nurturing, Women past Menopause, Old Age, Deep Secrets, Wisdom, Prophecy, Death, Resurrection, Endings

 

Correspondence for the Sun

SunDay – Sunday

Element – Fire

Colors – Orange, Gold, Yellow

Sign – Leo

Letter – B

Numbers – 1, 6, 21

Metal – Gold

Stones – Topaz, Citrine, Diamond, Toruoise, Zircon, Jacinth, Goldstone, Chrysoleth, Amber

Cabalistic Sphere – 6- Tiphereth- Beauty

Angel – Raphael

Incense – Cloves, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Laurel, Olibanum

Oils – Aloe, Bay, Bergamont, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lime, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Patchouli, Saffron, Almond, Angelica

Flowers/Herbs – Acacia, Angelica, Bay, Camomile, Chicory, Citrus Fruits, Heliotrope, Honey, Juniper, Lovage, Marigold, Mistletoe, Rosemary, Rue, Saffron, St.Johnswort, Sunflower, Vine, Benzoin, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Ginger, Myrrh, Oak, Patchouli

Tree – Acacia, Birch, Broom

Animals – Eagle, Lion, Phoenix, Sparrowhawk

Goddesses – Amateraso, Brigit, Bast, Ilat, Sekhmet, Theia

Gods – Apollo, Helios, Hyperion, Lugh, Ra, Semesh, Vishnu-Krishna-Rama

Influences – Joy, Success, Advancement, Leadership, Natural, Power, Friendship, Growth, Healing, Light, Pride, Protection, Magickal Power, Physical Energy, Health, Cofidence, Hope, Prosperity, Vitality, Family, Money, Favor, Honor, Promotion

 

The Direction West & Its Correspondence

West
The Wheel of the West- Inner Knowing and self-knowledge, Dreams, Emotions, feelings, introspection, shamanic journeys and initiations, healing, balancing the active male and receiptive female energies, deep psychic work, spiritual renewal, communications, deep void-level meditations, hibernation.

Element- Water

Energy- Tidal – it ebbs and flows, but never floods.

The Journey- The Journey to Inner Vision.

Traditional Colors- Blue-Green, Aqua, Grey, Blue-Grey, Black, Indigo, Blue, Silver, The white of sea foam in the moonlight.

Sacred Spirits- Poseidon: God of oceanic consciousness, Neptune: God of Psychic Flow, Isis: Goddess of the rivers of life, Arianrhod: Celtic Goddess of the Moon and Earth, Selene: Goddess of the Full Moon, Hecate: Goddess of the Dark Moon, Gabriel: Archangel of the West, angel of the Moon and inner vision, Niksa: Servant of Gabriel, fluid shape-changer of the inner worlds, Undines: Elemental spirits of Water, Ruled by Niksa, Eheieh: Elemental King of Water.

Sacred Animals- Water Creatures: Dreamwork, Sea Mammals: For Psychic Communication, Sea Birds: For uplifted emotions, Heron: For intuition and organization, inner self-knowledge, Jaguar: For Shamanic Journeys and Self-Initiations, Raven: For dreams and inner knowledge, spirit communication, Bear: For introspection and expecially for healing, Spiritual healing and renewal, Elk: For feelings and emotions, Fish: For all types of swimming in the tides of life’s emotions, Dolphin: Deep Psychic Work, Panther: Introspection, Night Creatures: Journey

Sacred Items- Water treasures, Seaweeds, Roots, Dark Feathers, Void Meditations

Sacred Plants- Willow: Journeys, Magick, Pine Trees: Emotions, Magnolia: Dream Work, Gardenia: Spirit Guides, Love, Lavender: Summons Spirits, Water Plants: Dreams
Journey Incense- Lotus, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Mugwort, Camphor, Vanilla, Violet

Dream Teas- Chamomile, Jasmine (Shamanic Intuitions), Raspberry, Catnip, Cherry, Hibiscus

In the West We Work With- Journeys: Mapping our Inner Quests, Inner Vision: Finding Formulas for Consciousness, Self-Healing: Maintaining personal wellness, Balancing: Harmonizing Aspects of Self.

Sacred Minerals- Aquamarine: For inner journeys, serenity, Water Colored Crystals: For psychic Flow, River Stones: For Emotions, Silver: For Intuition, Amestyst: For inner journeys, soothing emotions, Mercury: For changeable emotions, White Coral: For Flexability, Rainbow Crystals: For Shamanic Journeys, Blue Flourite: For Shamanic Journeys and Dreams, Double-Terminated Crystals: For Healing energies, Tranclucent, Crystalline stones, River or Ocean Rocks, Platinum, Coral and Shells

Human World Helping Activities- Dream Work, Shamanic Consciousness Work, Earth Journeys, Eastern Void Meditation, Healing Circles, Self-Healing, Love, Personal Healing, Spirit Guides

Helping Thoughts- Feelings are but tiny trickles, and emotions gentle brooks, leading to the great rivers, of Inner Knowing and Dreams, All are pulled to the Deep Ocean Mother, by the Lady of the Healing Lights.

The Direction East & Its Correspondence

East

The Wheel of the East- Free Mind, Creativity, Illumination, Divination, Brain Stimulation, Philosophy, Mindfulness, Awareness, Perception, Thinking Ideas, Communication, Meditation, Focus

Element- Air

Energy- Swift, Mercurial, Changeable

The Journey- The Journey of perception on chaos.

Traditional Colors- White, Yellow, Scarley, Peach, Turquoise Blue, Gold, The Rainbow colors of illumination

Sacred Spirits- Danu: Goddess of Creativity, Mercury: God of Communication, Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Kwan Yin: Goddess of Mindfulness, Buddha: Teacher of Illumination, Raphael: Archangel of the East, mystic illuminator, star traveler, Paralda: Servant of Raphael, shape changer in the mists of mind, Sylphs: Elemental spirits of Air, ruled by Paralda, Yod He Vawhe: Elemental King of Air.

Sacred Animals- Doves: For Messagesof peace and illumination, Hawk: Focus, Perception.
Eagle: Philosophy, Ideals, Wolf: Communication, Perception, Deer: Perception, Awareness, Raccoon: Thinking, Cardinals: Creativity, Parrot: Communincation, Cats: Dometic and predatory, Foxes: Awareness, Turtle: Creativity.

Sacred Items- Sunbleached bones (recycled light), White Feathers – Messengers, Amber, honey, tree saps, Sun-ripened, sun-dried, sun-charged items, Tree top branches, Flying insects, butterflies, most birds, bees

Sacred Plants- Wildflowers: For Creativity, Ash Trees: Peace of mind, Birch, aspen, beech, palms for mental health Windweeds and Air Plants

Meditation Incenses- Spearmint, Lavender, Clover, Lemon Balm and Sage

In the East We Work With- Creativity: Tapping the energies of expansion, Divination: Learning to read the energies, Mental Powers: Shaping our awareness and perception, Peace: Finding and Sharing the flow of harmony.

Sacred Minerals- White or Clear Flourite: For Illumination and creativity, Moonstone: For Receptivity to illumination, Turquoise: For Focus and Awareness, Single-Point Crystals: For Perception, Amethyst: For Meditation and Illumination, Rhodochrosite: For Brain stimulation
Royal Azurite: For Brain Codes, Silver, Receptivity, Smooth Sand and Salt

Human World Helping Activities- Divination, Foretunetelling, Sourcing, Vision Quests, Zen Meditation, Tai Chi Chaun, Martial Arts, Brainstorming, Philosophical Debates, Expressive Arts, Flower Arranging, Oriental Mindfulness, Awareness, Buddha Spirit Vibration and Guides

Helping Thoughts- Illumination through Creative Communication. The Mind is Awareness.
Perception is all Philosophy. Focus for Peace in Chaos.

The Direction South & Its Correspondence

South

The Wheel of the South- Faith and Trust, Elusiveness, Innocence, Physical and Personal Vulnerability, Strength, Protection, Relationships with others, with self. with nature, Renewal, Self-Healing, Stress, Love, Courage

Element- Fire

Energy- Quick, Rapid, Fire.

The Journey- The Journey of Purification.

Traditional Colors- Red, Orange, Scarlet, Yellow, The blue of flame, Gold

Sacred Spirits– Bridget: Goddess of the inner flame of life and creation, Pele: Goddess of Purification and Upheavals, Mars: God of strength and conflict, Michael: Archangel of the South, warrior of the Sacred Flames, Djinn: Servant of Michael, great Fire giant, for protection, Salamanders: Elemental Spirits of Fire, ruled by Djinn, Adonai: Elemental King of Fire

Sacred Animals- Squirrels: Vulnerability and Delusiveness (relationships) tricky, Tigers and Lions: Stress, Courage, Porcupine: For Protection and to prick you into action. Defense, Badger: For Protection in Conflict. Defense, Coyote: For Protection in tricky situations. Vulnerability and Elusiveness, Fox: For Elusiveness and Innocence. Vulnerability, Hawk: For Protection and Relationships, Mouse: For Vulnerability and Elusiveness. Renewal and Self-Healing, Cats: For All sorts, for what Mark Twain called that “Mixture of Innoncence and sin.”, Bear: Physical Self-Healing

Rabbit: Renewal, Self-healing, Snakes: Protection, Possum: Renewal and Self-Healing

Sacred Items- Fire-forged items, Red feathers for courage.

Sacred Plants- Maple Tree, Nuts, seeds, pods (for relationships), Nut Trees for love, Cactus, thorn bushes, spiney plants for protection.

Purification Incenses- Sage, Clove, Thyme, Juniper, Cinnamon, Cedar

Guardian Incenses- Sweetgrass, Myrrh, Cedar, Frankincense, Dragon’s Blood Resin, Juniper

In the South We Work With- Protection: Establishing personal security, Love: Balancing the energies of our realationships, Self-Power: Developing our gifts of Strength, Purification: Cleaning our Self and Cleaning our Path.

Sacred Minerals- Pink Carnelian: For Kinships and relationships, Red Carnelian: For strength and protection, faith, Gold Amber: For clarity in relationships, Red Amber: For courage and faith, Blue Amber: For shamanic journeys of purification, inner flame, Yellow& Gold Flourite: For personal protection on journeys, Citrine: For clairty and purification, Fire Opal: For deep inner vision, physical purification and cleansing, Steel: For Strength in trials of life, Iron Ore: For courage and protection

Lava: For purification and upheavals, Smokey Crystal, Beach Sands, Gold, Copper, Pyrite, Textured or patterned Stones

Human World Helping Activities- Expressive art, Dance, Drama, Movement, Exercise, Physical Communication, Sensuality, Love, Western Body Awareness, Philosophies, Spirit Vibration

Helping Thoughts- In Innocence I am born, In Faith do I Grow, In Strength am I Purified, In Protection I walk.

The Direction North & It’s Correspondences

North

The Wheel of the North- Wisdom, Practicality, Symbols, Ritual, Ceremony, Materialism and Prosperity, Sacred Knowledge, Teaching and Learning, Patience, Truth, Deep-level Ceremonies, Applied Theoretical Magick, Measuring and Plannin g Work, Responsibility, Codes, Authority, Deep Level Path or Earth Walk Work

Element- Earth

Energy- Steady, rhythmic, grounded. The heartbeat of Mother Earth.

The Journey- The Journey of Wisdom.

Traditional ColorsGreen, Violet, Brown, Black, White, The deep blue of the earth seen from space, Purple, Gold

Sacred Spirits- Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Demeter: Goddess of Grain and Abundance, Rhea: Mother of all deities, Herne: Horned God of the Green Wood, Pan: God of Joy on Earth, Ariel (Urierl): Archangel of the North, Keeper of the Sacred Wisdom, Ghob: Servant of Ariel, Earth Gnome, guide of the earth journeys, Gnomes: Elemental Spirits of Earth, ruled by Ghob, Agla: Elemental King of Earth.

Sacred Animals- Buffalo: For Wisdom and Practicality, Wolf: For Teaching Earth Wisdom, Owl: For Sacred Knowledge. Wisdom, Clarity, Purpose, Dragon: For Symbols, Ritual, Magick, Stag Deer: For Ritual or Ceremony, Authority, Magick, Heron: For Organized wisdom from intuition. Applied Measured Wisdom, Mythical Beasts: Of All types, For Learning the symbols of Wisdom, Moose: Practical Wisdom, Mountain Cats: Earth Walk, Teachers

Shadow Plants- Violet, Night Treasures, Owl Feathers, Night Birds

Sacred Plants- Oak Trees: For All magick, ritual, ceremony, Redwood Trees: For Sacred wisdom, Truth, Banyan: Luck, Prosperity, Evergreens: Ritual

Ceremonial Incense- Myrrh, Sagebrush, Patchouli, Magnolia

In the North We Work With- When we ride the wheel of the north, we must learn to weigh and measure our growth and progress on the path of the Shaman. It is in the north that we apply knowledge as well as recieve deeper wisdoms. We combine sacred wisdom with practical wisdom to enhance our journey.

Sacred Keys- Activating sybmols and spirituality. Patience: Grounding and personal pacing, Prosperity: Using Energies for material growth, Practical Wisdom: Using magick for daily application.

Sacred Minerals- Crystal Formations or Clusters: For gathering wisdom and energy, Dark Crystals: For Sacred Knowledge and Ceremony, Onyx: For Practicality, Jasper: For Earth Wisdom, Aventurine: For Prosperity, Green Jade: For Growth and Prosperity, Black Jade: For Patience, Deep Violet Flourite: For Ritual and Symbols, Royal Azurite: For Symbols, Marble: For Steadfast practicality, Amethyst: For Ritual, Wisdom and Ceremony, Geometrically shaped stones, Ores, Earth Rocks, salt and soil

Human World Helping Activities- Nature Ceremonies, Pagan Festivals, Shamanic Philosophies, Nature Retreats, Woodland Walks, Mountain Journeys, Cave Exploration, Medicine Helpers, Wiccan Guides.

Helping Thoughts- With Patience do I seek sacred knowledge and wisdom. With Practicality do I prosper. With Ceremony do I learn earth wisdom. With Ritual do I support my soul’s growth. With Symbols of Earth do I teach.