Whispering Woods Ogham Course – Lesson Six – The Fordeda’s

Whispering Woods Ogham Course – Lesson Six 
The Fordeda’s  

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Fifth Aicme (Consonants) Forfedas
The Forfedas (extra letters) were invented in the Old Irish period (725 CE to about 950 CE), several centuries after the peak of Ogham usage. They appear to have represented sounds felt to be missing from the original alphabet.

They are not found in any stone inscriptions. It is thought that the Benedictine monks added the forfedas in an effort to make ogham a more literary alphabet with which to record in.
The five forfeda are given as an additional vocalic aicme, with the values, found in Auraicept na n-Éces, (De dúilib feda) and In Lebor Ogaim.

It should be noted that the five forfeda are only known from manuscript tradition, which attributes to them a variety of values.

 

(ch / k) Éabhadh   (EHV-uh)

Aspen (True Tree)
Word Ogham of Morann Mac Main states:
Snamchain feda, most buoyant of wood, that is ebad, aspen, with him, for fair swimming is wood; that is a name for the great raven. Hence it was put for the letter named the Ogham ebad, for e is a name for salmon, and it is written by ea like the alphabet of the fauna:
From the word-oghams of Mac ind Oic:
Comainm carat, synonym for a friend, aspen, e, in the forest. Hence for its synonymous Ogham letter.
Cosc lobair, corrective of a sick man, woodbine for the Ogham letter, which has taken a name other than it, ebad, aspen, ea.

 
oi (th) Ór    (Oir)

Ivy
Word Ogham of Morann Mac Main states:
Sruitem aicdi, most venerable of structures, i.e., oir, oi, spindle tree, according to fact. Hence it was put for the letter owing to the identity of the name that is between them, to wit, oir is the name of each of them.
From the word-oghams of Mac ind Oic:
Silad clann, growing of plants, that is ur, heath, u with him, for it is uir, the soil of the earth, that causes the growing of the plants that are put into it. Growing of plants, again, said of the soil of the earth, is said of the Ogham letter which has taken the same name with it, each of them is ur.

 
ui (io, ph) Uilleann    (Uilen)

Honeysuckle
Word Ogham of Morann Mac Main states:
Tutmur fid uilleann, juicy wood is woodbine, that is woodbine with him, for it is a name for honeysuckle. Hence it was put for the Ogham named woodbine, ui; for hence was woodbine put for it, for it is a name for honeysuckle.
From the word-oghams of Mac ind Oic:
Cubat n-oll, great equal-length, woodbine, i.e., honeysuckle. Hence for the Ogham letter which it has taken from it, woodbine, ui.

 
ia (p / pe) Ifín     (Iphín)

Gooseberry
Word Ogham of Morann Mac Main states:
Millsem feda, sweetest of wood, that is gooseberry with him, for a name for the tree called pin is millsem feda. Gooseberries are hence named. Hence it was put for the letter named pin, for hence pin, or ifin, io, was put for it.
From the word-oghams of Mac ind Oic:
Amram blais, most wonderful of taste, pin or ifin, gooseberry. Hence for the letter that has taken its name from it, pin or iphin, io.

 
ae (x / xi) Eamhancholl    (Emancholl)

Phagos
Word Ogham of Morann Mac Main states:
Luad soethaig, expression of a weary one, i.e., ach, ah! uch, alas! that is emancoll, ae, with him, for emancoll is taken for ach, though it may be taken for something else. Finit WordOgham of Morann.
The name Eamhancholl means “twinned C”, referring to the shape of the letter, and gives no indication of sound value.
Quiz:
1. The Forfedas were invented in the ___   _____ period.
2. Comainm carat, is which Ogham?
3. Honeysuckle is called?
4. The name Eamhancholl means ________   __.

 

 

Source: Researcher & Author: Crick

Website: The Whispering Woods

Lady A’s Spell of the Day – Tarot Spell to Increase Psychic Visions

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A Tarot Spell to Increase Psychic Visions

 

(you need 3 tarot cards. The Star, The High Priestess, and The Hermit)

 

“I call upon the Source of All things to send me power.

I call upon the God to send strength to my spell.

I call upon the Goddess to give life to my spell.

I call upon the elemental forces to draw the

desire of my spell. I call upon the astral forces

to receive the image of my spell. So mote it be!”

 

(Holding the tarot cards in your hands)

 

“I bring forth these symbols for my spell to be cast.

Here shall be woven, chance, fortune, and fate,

so that my wish be quickly attained!”

 

(lay out the cards in the following order. Meditate and visualize) card 2 card 1 card 3

card 1 is The Star for inspiration, guidance, and creativity.

card 2 is The High Priestess for focusing of the mind and intuition.

card 3 is The Hermit for interpreting the knowledge you receive.

 

(Place a candle just above The High Priestess card)

“I am open and receptive to higher levels of conciousness.

Spirits of guidance are here for me and I channel the

knowledge they offer. I am open and receptive.

My psychic centers are quickened. I open my eyes and

ears to all impressions that are coming to me.

I spread the veil of being that I may look beyond.

I open the windows of ‘where’ and ‘when’ and I see beyond.

 

(hold your hands over the cards)

 

“Into these cards I direct the power from within me and

the power called upon from the spiritual forces around me.

Mark well what I have done here! Bring to me my wish!

I place this petition before the God and Goddess.

May it be done for the greater good of all!

By the power of the God and Goddess and

by the forces of the planes…I declare my spell to manifest!”

 

End the spell by saying:

 

“I release now the forces of the astral plane.

I release all of the elemental forces.

I release the God and Goddess.

I release the power of the Source of All.

Farewell and I bid you thanks!”

Psychic Protection Spell

PSYCHIC PROTECTION SPELL

It is best to find a work area that you can leave untouched for 3 days.

If you must put away your tools, try to leave the spell candle out in the open.

Prepare your work area by setting up any tools you may be using in addition to your spells candle.

(Black) Love or protection incense is recommended.

While setting up your area, concentrate on the purpose of the work.

Bathe or cleanse your self. Do not let negative thought enter your mind.

Go your work area. Cast the Circle, light incense.

Envision a large, white ball of light surrounding you, your work area, and your home.

Hold the candle between the palms of your hand and direct all positive energy into it.

Place the candle and prior to lighting say,

“This candle represents protection over me in all things.”

Light the candle and say,

“As the light of this flame grows, I feel the light and positive energy around me.

As this candle burns, everything around me is blessed with light and love.

I am blessed with light and love. Negative energy is banished.”

Sit back and watch the candle burn.

Keep visualizing the white ball of light and protection around you..

Evision your higher self blessing you and protecting you from harm.

When the candle has burned 1/3 of the way down say,

“As the flame of the candle is extinguished…

Evil, negativity, and harm towards me is banished!

Any entity, ghost or spirit her by mistake go into the light and pass on to the world of spirit,

be not afraid as many wait for you there who you have loved and who love you.

Extinguish the candle. But don’t blow it out!

Repeat this for 2 more nights. Bury or throw away the left over wax.

VISION SPELL

VISION SPELL

If you wish to have a vision true, then put together this witches brew.

Mix this oil, this sacred potion, charged with power and devotion, filled with Marigold, Rosemary, Clove, Mugwort, Lavender, Jasmine and Rose. Make an incense of the same, to ignite the mind, the mystic flame. Smudge with incense and anoint with oil, to cleanse yourself of mortal toil.

Chant this chant to start your mission, as a trigger for your vision:

Vision, Sight and deep perception, mystic light and meditation,

trance or conscious my eyes shall see, the other side shall come to me.

Now sit in thought, in meditation, lost in mind, in concentration, wait for the vision that you desire to come to you within the hour

A Little About September Birth Symbols

  • September Babies

    “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, And autumn’s best of cheer.” —Helen Hunt Jackson

    Zodiac: Virgo until September 23 and Libra from September 23

    Gemstone: Sapphire
    The vibrant gemstone is said to protect loved ones from envy and harm. It is associated with heaven — in medieval times, clergy wore the gems to symbolize heaven. Sapphires are generally thought of being various shades of blue, but they occur in hues of purple, green, orange, yellow and even pink.

    Flower: Aster, Morning Glory
    A symbol of powerful love, the aster is joined by September’s other flower, the morning glory, a symbol of affection.

    Tree: Weeping Willow, Lime, Olive, Hazelnut

    FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#10

    September’s birth flower is the aster. Asters are mainly symbols of powerful love. The other September flower is the morning glory. Morning glories are simple symbols of affection.

    FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

    September Birthstone – Sapphire

    The Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The deep blue color is most associated with this stone and was one of the most popular among Christians in earlier biblical times. This mysterious, abyssal depth of blue symbolizes heavenly grace and ancient Persian civilizations thought of the world set in front of a giant sapphire during the night sky.

    The word sapphire is derived from the Greek word, “sapheiros”, “means “precious stone”. It is a reflection of constancy, and blesses its owner with clairvoyance, interpretation and insight. In earlier times it was also used to increase the power from Venus, banishing evil thoughts. Kings and priests favored this gemstone the most and saw in the sapphire a token for wisdom and purity. According to the bible, it is believed that the Ten Commandments were written on tablets of sapphire. There are many healing properties of the sapphire from lowering fevers, and curing hearing problems. It can relieve pain from cancer and also burns.

    It can be found in Burma, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Kasmir, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka(once a part of India), where it was mined for as early as the seventh century BC. There are a variety of colors they can be found in other than blue, but include pink, yellow and white as well. These are referred to as “fancy sapphires”. The blue color is given by very small amounts of oxide, iron and titanium within the stone. India boasts having found the most famous and largest of sapphires, weighing in at 563-carats. Its home resides in the American Museum of Natural History. As it is in the same family of the ruby, like the ruby, it is also second to the diamond in hardness, making it an ideal gemstone for jewelry.

    It is a traditional gift for the fifth wedding anniversary, and has been given in place of a diamond for an engagement ring. Princess Diana had an engagement ring given to her by Prince Charles, and is also the engagement ring of Princess Anne. When wearing a sapphire, it is believed that it will give to its owner anything their heart desires; wealth, longevity, happiness and health. It also can restore lost property and wealth, alleviating long-term misfortune.

    Each month and its season month throughout the year brings in a new cycle. It does not need to be stated that each of these seasons have a renewed energy, and a new meaning. Specific gemstones throughout many centuries have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. These stones are in accordance with the Gregorian or Western Calendar. Earlier civilizations of India and Babylonia viewed gemstones as magical, mystical symbols. They believed that each one possessed a magical attribute or property that connected their significance aligning with the Zodiac calendar.

    Other interesting facts about the September Birthstone Sapphire:

    -It is said that it must be set in silver or white metal and worn on the middle finger for any therapeutic purposes.

    -Suspicions of ancient India state that the gem should be kept close to one’s skin or under the pillow while sleeping for at least one week before the final purchase is made.

    -It is one of the navagraha stones, that represent each of the nine planets. Standing for Saturn it is related to duty and salvation.

    Other September symbols:

    September Birth Flower:

    Aster and Morning Glory. The symbolic meaning of the morning glory is one of affection.

    September Birth Tree:

    Weeping Willow

    Famous People born in September:

    Adam Sandler- September 9, 1966

    Raquel Welch- September 5, 1940

    Charlie Sheen- September 3,1965

    Jada Pinkett-Smith- September 18, 1971

    – See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/september-birthstone-sapphire/#sthash.tcS9CXwP.dpuf

Psychic Sight Spell

PSYCHIC SIGHT SPELL

A spell to open the third eye.

Fill a small purple bag (or a piece of cloth that you can wrap herbs in and tie up) with as many of the following herbs as you can:

mugwort
acacia
honeysuckle
peppermint
rosemary
thyme
yarrow
cloves
dandelion
lilac
lavender
Calendula – (marigold)

Gather the edges of the cloth and tie a string around it if you are using a cloth, or if you used a small purple bag, tie it shut. (Drawstring bags work best.) Using a dark violet marker, draw an eye on the front of the bag. Rub the bag on the third eye Chakra (forehead) whenever performing divination or needing psychic sight, and sleep with it under your pillow every night.

Spell To Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

SPELL TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PSYCHIC SHIELD

 

The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours. Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.

Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an unbroken circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense, jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night of the Full Moon.

On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself in white. Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in the house. Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets. Return to the altar and light the candles. Take up the dagger or sword. Face the East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword point upward in front of you. Say:

By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is done.

Turn to the South, salute, say:

By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong, my armor tight.

Turn to the North, salute, say:

By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help is nigh.
The Goddess’s hands around me stay, To keep me safe by night and day.
Be gone, foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.

Face the altar and take up the vial of oil. Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles. As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over your body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.
Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles. Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.

The Witches Magick for Saturday, May 10th – A Spell to Repel Spite, Gossip or Psychic Attack

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A Spell To Repel Spite, Gossip Or Psychic Attack

Traditionally, witch bottles filled with rusty nails, sour red wine (or even urine) and sprigs of rosemary were buried under the doorstep of a house as an age-old method of keeping away spite.

 

* Take a dark bottle with a cork and into it pour sour milk, old red wine and some dried rosemary, saying:

 

Viciousness and venom, malevolence and malice, feelings turned sour, envy and spiked tongues, begone.

 

* Close the bottle with a cork and shake it over a sink, saying:

 

Curdle and coil, serpents of spite, hiss and miss me, spit where you will do no harm.

 

* Uncork the bottle and run it under the cold tap until the mixture has flowed away and the bottle and sink are clean.

 

* Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the bottle and pour some into the sink drain and rinse the bottle again. Saying:

 

Anger cease, go in peace.

 

Note that you have neither attacked anyone nor even returned the spite. You will probably find that the other person may be more positive on the next encounter. If you are suffering from an emotional vampire who drains you emotionally, add powdered garlic to the mix. It really works.

 

Source:

A Practical Guide to Witchcraft and Magic Spells
Cassandra Eason

 

Levitation Spell

Levitation Spell

 

The following is a modern Witch’s flying ointment recipe. It is safer to use and much easier to concoct:

1/4 cup lard

1/2 tsp. clove oil

1 tsp. chimney soot

1/4 tsp. dried cinquefoil

1/4 tsp dried mug wort

1/4 tsp. dried thistle

1/4 dried Vervain

1/2 tsp. benzoin tincture

Using a mortar and pestle, crush the dried herbs until almost powdered. In a small cauldron or saucepan, heat the lard over a low flame until it is melted completely. Add the herbs, the clove oil and chimney soot to the lard base and mix well.

Add the benzoin as a natural preservative, stir together clockwise and then simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.

Strain it through cheesecloth into a small heat resistant container and then allow it to cool. Store it in your refrigerator or in a cool dark place until it is ready to be used.

On a night of the Full Moon, anoint your temples and Third Eye with a small amount of the flying ointment prior to astral projection or dream magick.

 

The Mystical Pentagram Technique for Self-Awareness

The Mystical Pentagram Technique for Self-Awareness

The Mystical Pentagram is a technique which will enhance psychic self-awareness. Practiced on a daily basis it will produce surprising individual results.

To begin, you will need a table of correspondences such as “777” by Aleister Crowley. Look up the names of the gods and goddesses and pick a name for each element(air, fire, water, earth, spirit) which when chanted ‘feels’ right for you.(if you feel relaxed, comfortable and generally positive you would know that a name would be in tune with my inner self.)

Once you have found the five names you are ready to proceed.

Visualize the five psychic centers. Memorize their positions so that you become familiar with the positions. Visualize a brilliant white light forming a circle above your head in the spirit center. Mentally draw a white light pentagram within the circle of light. This should be an invoking pentagram.

Next see a shaft of white light radiate down through your head stopping at your throat. See a circle of white light begin to form and pulsate. Mentally draw an invoking pentagram within the circle of light and vocally vibrate your chosen name for the air center. Continue to stimulate this center for at least five minutes.

Repeat this procedure for your torso(fire), stomach area(water), feet(earth).

When all of the energy centers have been stimulated, direct the light energy from the spirit center to the earth center. As you exhale see the light travel from the top of your head down through your body to the bottom of your feet. As you inhale see the energy travel from your feet up through your body up to the top of your head, the spirit center. This circulation should be persisted for at least seven minutes. See the energy cleanse and vitalize every part of your being and expand your awareness to cosmic consciousness.

Continue to repeat this technique each day you will begin to see and feel a change in your psychic awareness and a marked improvement in your health. Don’t become discouraged if you don’t achieve results immediately. This technique produces very positive effects but they are cumulative in nature.