Our Summer Solstice Gift to You….


Litha Comments & Graphics

 

Good morning, my sweets! Yes, it is really me, Lady A. Been a while, huh? I can tell you right now, I haven’t been having a ton of fun either. But we won’t go into that right now. We won’t be with you on this wonderful & blessed Summer Solstice this year. We are currently on our way back to Western Kentucky. We have been up in Eastern Kentucky for a day or two. I wanted to visit some family up there. I also wanted to take a spiritual break, get my head back on straight (you know hospitals mess with your head?) and talk to a few Elder witches up there. We had a good time and enjoyed the visit. We will be back later on this afternoon. Tomorrow, we are going to rest up, maybe! Then Friday, we will be back in full force and I am not planning on anymore hospital visits for a while. I am going to start eating a bushel of apples a day. You know an apple a day keeps the doctor away (keep your brooms crossed, lol!).

 

I also want to thank everyone for your prayers, your energy, your love, and your donations. I really can never, ever thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Like I have always said you are the best family a witch could ever want. From the bottom of heart, thank you and my love for you is so deep and boy did I miss the hell out of you. It is good to be back amongst family and what a family it is.

 

Now for our gift to you…..We have opened the store back up. Magickal Necessities is now up and running again. Unfortunately it had to be rebuilt because I had the cost charged to one of my credit cards and when I was in the hospital it was sort of declined. It seems you don’t make payments on those things that tends to happen. Joseph has worked his fingers to the bone. Jacob brought a laptop to the hospital and when I felt like it I worked on it off line and then they uploaded it to the store. This new store will carry only merchandise and products made in the U. S. A.  We have tons of new items. It is amazing how fast the new comes in and out the old goes. But it is our gift to you this Solstice Day. We worked hard to get it ready to open it this day. Opening a store on such a wonderful day as today means only success can come. Now back to the merchandise, the prices are reasonable, top quality. We are also carrying several items that you won’t find on other stores on the net. So please, since this is the longest day, take a moment to check it out.  If you thumb through the pages and don’t see what you want, let us know, we will get it for you.

 

We are getting ready to leave up here now. We will be resting up tomorrow (maybe) and we will see you Friday. I promise you that. I have been gone way too long that is for sure. Remember one thing, I thought of each of you every day I was out. I missed you and most of all I love each and everyone of you.

 

May Our Almighty Goddess Bless You On This Glorious Litha,

Love ya, my sweets,

Lady A

 

You’ve shopped the rest, now shop the best….

Visit the new Magickal Necessities today!

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I wanted to apologize for not getting the site up-dated yesterday

Message from Jacob:

 

I promised I would get the site up-dated yesterday like my mother does but I didn’t. I am sorry for that. Just as I started to try to track down all the books she uses, the phone rang. It was the hospital or my uncle calling. It scared me at first, then he told me mom was beginning to wake up. She is in ICU and you can only see her for so many minutes every 4 hours. I dropped everything and went straight to the hospital. But the time I got there, the visiting time was up. I had to wait 2 1/2 more hours to see her but I didn’t care. I have come to decide the Lady A(as you know her) was meant to be the mother I was suppose to have all along. I know that might seem horrible to say about my first mother but Lady A has a loving glow about her. She never thought twice what was going to happen to my brother and myself after our mother was killed in the car wreck. She told us, not to worry, we belonged to her now. I have grown up with Lady A always around and thought of her as my second mother. I never really knew what a deep connection we would come to form. She is loving, she is caring, she wants you to experience the world as she experiences it. She wants you to see the world through her eyes. In what little time, we have been with her, we have learned a lot and we love her very deeply. I cannot imagine anything happening to her. I pray and pray please don’t take her away too.

 

When it was time to visit, my uncle and I went in together (only two visitors at a time). She asked my uncle if he would mind leaving, she wanted to talk to me. She reached for my hand and I took her hand. She patted the bed for me to sit down and I did. She started to talk about how she had grown to love my brother and I. She wanted me to know how she felt about both of us in case anything happened. I stopped her and told her she wasn’t going any where. We were meant to be family and I saw that now. But she told me, “Jacob, you have to prepare yourself in case something does happen.” I told her I wasn’t listening to it. She was getting out of the hospital and going to make a full recovery. I told her she had a lot to look forward to and never forget it. The cabin being rebuilt for one thing. All of us finally getting to go home and live a happy life before the fire. I don’t know if she heard all of what I had to say because she is still pretty drugged up. She did ask if the doctors had took out her spleen while she was in surgery. I told her no and that upset her. I tried to explain to her what kind of life she would have if they did. I told her I had did some research and found out about it. There would be no existence for her if she had that done. I also told her we were trying to raise the money to get the first treatment of the medicine she needed raised. She asked if I knew how expensive that would be. That upset me, I lend over the bed and told her, “do you think I care, there is no price I can put on your life, none. Get that through your thick skull. You are my mother and I be damned if I am going to lose you.” She smiled and went back out. The doctors are suppose to start easing up on the strong pain medicine today. If things keep going the way they are she should be out on the floor by Tuesday. I just want to keep her spirits up right now.

We have had two sizable donations come in and I deeply appreciate them. I found a pharmacy company that if you make an attempt to purchase the first round of medicine and can prove you can’t afford your medicine, they will supply the rest of it at no cost. We are a little ways off from being able to pay for that first bottle. I believe we won’t have a problem proving we can’t afford the rest especially at $738 a bottle, who could. Your donations are an answer to my prayers. You don’t know how the thought of losing mom has haunted me for the last few days. I couldn’t go through it. Again, I am not asking for money, I am begging for my mother’s life.

 

Thank you for giving my mother a fighting chance,

Jacob

An Up-Date from Jacob, Lady A’s son

i will eventually make an account of my own instead of using Mom’s all the time, maybe. If she passes, I won’t need to because I will never be back on this site again.

 

I was getting ready to update the site like Mom does every month. She ain’t here this month, I figured I would try to do it for her. Then I read Eleanor’s post. All Eleanor knows how to do is scream and shout and call people names and get angry. She doesn’t relay any of the facts to anyone. She just screams and is angry. I can understand her anger, I am angry too. I might lose another mother in little over a year. Mom is back in the hospital again. She seems to be sicker now than she was before. There was some complications with the hernia surgery. The doctors had to go back in and repair something, I don’t know what. While they were doing surgery, the one surgeon told us he had thought about going ahead and removing Mom’s spleen. I have read up on that and Mom wouldn’t have any quality of life after that.

My uncle is back in the picture again. He told Eleanor he didn’t give a damn what she said, he was going to be beside Kit one way or the other. He is the only one that knew Mom’s family’s health history. Come to find out all the problems she is having run throughout her family. They are all hereditary diseases.

Perhaps the medicine Eleanor keeps hollering about, you think is $50 or $60 a bottle. It isn’t, it is more like $738.00 a bottle. It isn’t cheap and it might as well be a million dollars to a kid like me. All I can do is hope and pray for a miracle or else watch my mother slowly slip from this life. I can’t stand to lose another mother. Watching her slowly wither away from this life to the next, I keep praying for that miracle. But if she should pass, I don’t even want to go there.

Now you know what Eleanor should have told you to start with instead of getting mad and screaming and shouting at everyone.

 

Sincerely,

Lady A’s son,
Jacob

 

So far we have had one donation to save my mother’s life and that was from Lady Beltane and Coven Life. I am not asking for money, I am asking for my mother’s life to be saved.

Celtic Creation Mythos

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Celtic Creation Mythos

Once upon a time, there was no time and that was when there also was no gods and no man walked the surface of the land. But there was the sea, and where the sea met the land, a mare was born, white and made of sea-foam. And her name was Eiocha. On the land, near where the land met the sea, a tree grew, a strong and sturdy oak. On the oak, grew a plant whose seeds were formed of the foam tears of the sea. To sustain her, Eiocha ate the seeds, these white berries, and they were transformed within her. Eiocha grew heavy with child and gave birth to the god, Cernunnos. So great was her pain in childbirth that she ripped bark from the one tree and hurled it into the sea. The bark was transformed by the sea and became the giants of the deep.

Cernunnos was lonely and he saw the giants of the deep who were numerous, so he coupled with Eiocha and of their union came the gods, Maponos, Tauranis, and Teutates, and the goddess, Epona. Eiocha soon tired of the land, being a creature of sea-foam, and she returned the sea, where she was transformed into Tethra, goddess of the deep water, sometimes called Tethys.

The gods and goddess were lonely for they had none to command nor none to worship them. The gods and goddess took wood from the one oak tree and fashioned the first man and the first woman.   Cernunnos also made other animals from the one oak tree, the deer and the hound, the boar and the raven, the hare and the snake. He was god of the animals, and he commanded the oak tree to spread and grow, to be come a forest home for his children.

Epona also made animals, but she made only the horse, mare and stallion alike, in remembrance of Eiocha who was no more.

 

Teutates took limbs from the one tree, and fashioned a bow, arrows, and a club.

Tauranis took limbs from the one tree, and fashioned thunderbolts made of fire and noise. He would leap to the top of the tallest trees and hurl his weapon at the ground. The ground would shake, the grass would burn, and the animals would run in fear. Maponos also took limbs from the one tree, but he fashioned not a weapon but a harp. He stretched strings of the winds from its limbs and spent his days in Cernunnos’ forest. The winds would join in the melodies, and the birds as well. And all Cernunnos’ animals would come from near and far to hear Maponos play.

The giants of the deep saw the gods and goddess happy on the land, and the giants were jealous, for they had none to command nor none to worship them. So the giants plotted against the gods; they would overwhelm them with the sea and take the land under the water. But Tethra in the deep sea heard the murmuring of the giants in the waves and she remembered her days as Eiocha and so she warned her sons and daughter. The gods were prepared the day the giants came against them.

The gods took refuge in the one oak tree. Tauranis hurled his thunderbolt and split the land, and the sea overflowed its boundaries. Maponos broke the sky and hurled it at the giants. Teutates’ deadly aim with the bow and arrows from the one oak tree cut down many of the giants. The giants of the deep were not without weapons; they had the strength of the waves.

The gods overwhelmed the giants, but could not destroy them. The giants of the deep were driven back into the sea, and Tethra bound them in the deep waters. But a few escaped Tethra and fled far from her reach. They called themselves the Fomor, and built a life on the outer edges of the world. But the Fomor dreamed of conquest, and vowed to once again take the land from the gods. Of their later battles, our histories tell us much.

The sea returned to its bed and Maponos repaired the sky. And the gods looked for Epona as she had been absent from the victory. Epona had rescued one man and one woman from the watery and fiery destruction, and the three of them waited deep in Cernunnos’ forest. From this man and this woman Epona saved would come our mighty people. The gods and the goddess left the deep of Cernunnos’ forest and re- turned to their home near the one tree of oak which still stood strong and sturdy, and the sacred berries where still white as sea-foam.

Where the fiery pieces of the heavens Maponos had torn from the sky had mingled with the waters of the sea, there were born new gods. The god Belenus and his sister Danu sprang from where the heavenly fire had been but little quenched. The god Lir sprang from where the waters of the sea had almost quenched the fire of heaven. From Lir, as the histories tell, there would come the mighty Manannan, the beautiful Branwen, the wise Bran. But from Danu many children would come, the Dagda, Nuadha of the Silver Hand, the wise Dienceght, the smith Goihbhio, the fearsome Morrigan, the gentle Brighid. The Children of Danu and the Children of Lir are the two mighty races our songs tell of, ever opposite

The Creation Of Her

Birth of Venus

The Creation Of Her

And the world slowly dissolves into the ecstasy of chaos
We emerge as nothing
Except her love

It is all I know
And all I care to know
Mother earth create me anew

The sphere explodes in glass
Her silent screams
The hill bends and calls
Extracting energy and giving anew
No rush

The magical forest
Nymphs and fairies flit from branch to branch
Rays of sunshine make sparkles
And twist the colors so well

The darkness
Searching the unknown
Where elves and gnomes dig and dream
Chasms where monsters growl

Peace by piece
Pieces everywhere, in another sphere
Jumping between them
Staying nowhere
Forever searching

Orphic Invocation to the Goddess

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Orphic Invocation to the Goddess

 

Divine are Your honors, Oh Mother of the Gods and Nurturer of All.
Yoke your swift chariot drawn by bull-slaying lions and,
O Mighty Goddess who brings things to pass, join our prayers.
Many named and reverend, You are the Queen of the Sky.
In the cosmos, Your throne is above all others, for You are

Queen of the Earth, and You give gentle nourishment to mortals.
Goddesses, Gods, and mortals were born of You,
And You hold sway over the rivers and all of the sea.
Hestia, Gaia, Demeter, Inanna, Isis, Astarte, Ishtar, Persephone, Diana,
Giver of prosperity who bestows upon mortals all manner of gifts,
Come to this Rite, Queen whom the drum delights.
Honored and loving Nurturer of Life,
Joyfully and graciously visit our deeds of piety.

 

Blessed Be.


			

Orphic Invocation to the God

The Gods Demand it
Orphic Invocation to the God

Hear Our Prayer, O best and Many-Named God.
Fine-haired, solitary, and full of lovely song;
Many shaped and noble nurturer of all,
Maiden and youth in one, unwithering bloom, O Adonis
You vanish and grow again in the fair seasons’ turn.
Cernunnos, Pan, Myrddhn, two horned Spirit of growth and blooming;
Much loved and wept for are you,
O Fair and Youthful Hunter of the luxuriant mane.
Desire is in Your mind and You come to the Goddess
In reverence and respect, in sensuous joy is your desire fulfilled
You are the seed planted in the depths of the Underworld
That springs forth, the Green God, that we may sustain our lives.
You sacrifice Yourself in gentleness when you are grown.
Come Kind-Hearted One, Come Blessed God,
And bring much joy to all.

Blessed Be.

Invocation of the Goddess

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Invocation of the Goddess

“Come to us Moist Mother Earth. Come to us and take your ease.
You have labored long and hard to bring forth your bounty,
so that we your children may survive.
Come and relax, for well have you earned your rest.
Eat and drink your fill, sing, dance, and be merry,
for you have done well, and there is plenty for all.
And, if it pleases you to ask for the favors of one of us as well,
may you find satisfaction there too.
We shout your praises, for you are the essence of
fulfillment, love, and joy.
You are the most beautiful, and beyond measure is your grandeur
and greatness.
May we never forget that we are a part of your Sacred Body,
and may we work to preserve it in all of its myriad forms.

 

All hail the Great Mother!”