The Witches Magick for February 3rd – Far Memory Divination


Far Memory Divination

Set a white candle aflame in a darkened room and place in a position so that it illuminates your face as you stand before the mirror, but itself isn’t reflected.

Say the following:

Oracle of lunar light,
send me now the second sight.

Gaze into your reflection’s eyes, or just above and between them. Gradually, your reflection will dissolve and you will see another face appear; it will be that of a former life. It should be unmistakably familiar to you.

With practice this can be used to learn a great deal about past lives. Try to “tune in” on the face. Attempt to see the rest of the body, clothing, jewelry, backgrounds— anything that would help you place the period and location.

Just seeing the face may trigger unexpected emotional reactions within you; note these and you may begin to remember people and events that have been locked away inside your far memory.

Sometimes this works better in near darkness; adjust the amount of light that hits your face until you have achieved desired results.

Scott Cunningham, Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic

Whispering Woods Ogham Course – Lesson One

 Whispering Woods Ogham Course – Lesson One


The Ogham “OH-ehm” alphabet is referred to as “beth luis nion”. The name represents the names of the first, second, and fifth letters of the Ogham alphabet.

The letters themselves consist of one to five perpendicular or angled strokes, meeting or crossing a centerline.
These letters were often inscribed in wood or stone. The alphabet itself consists of twenty letters and fivediphthongs.
The first twenty letters are divided into three sets of five consonants and one set of five vowels.

The five diphthongs were thought to have been added later to ease the transition from Latin to ancient Irish.

There is an understanding that the names of the main twenty letters are also the names of 20 trees which are sacred to the druids.

Vowels were sometimes described as a combination of dots.

The midline was often, the edge of the object on which the inscription was carved; this is called a “Druim” which means ridge or spine.
The “Eite” (feather) and “Eite thuathail” (reversed feather) symbols are used at the beginning and end of sentences respectively.
A 15th century treatise on Ogham, “The Book of Ballymote”, confirms that ogham was a secret, ritualistic language.
According to the Highland Society of Scotland’s Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (1828 CE), Ogham is the “occult” manner of writing used by the ancient Irish.

The primary manuscript sources for information on Ogham are “The Scholars Primer” (Auraicept Na nEces), “Values of the Forfeda” (De Duilib Feda na Forfid) and the “Book of Ogham” (Leber Ogam).


These sources are quoted in the 12th century Book of Leinster and the 14th century manuscript, the Book of Ballymote.
One legend has it that the Scythian king, Fenius Farsa (or Fenius Farsaidh), visited the Tower of Babel shortly after its destruction, only to find that that the builders of the tower had already dispersed.

Fenius stayed at the tower, but sent out seventy-two scholars to study each of the seventytwo languages that were now spoken by the builders of the tower.

After ten years the scholars returned, and Fenius took the best parts of each language in order to create a “selected language”, which he named Goidelic after his companion Goídel mac Ethéoir.

Fenius is also reputed to have discovered four writing systems, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Ogham, and as Ogham was the most perfect of the four it was chosen for writing the Goidelic (Gaelic) language.
And others believe that the Ogham may be related to a 13 month lunar calendar. This line of thought comes from the book “The White Goddess” by Robert Graves.

I personally don’t subscribe to this particular concept as put forth by Mr. Graves.
Ogham is used as a source of divination, but I personally believe that this is a rather modern adaption of this ancient alphabet, as there are no documents supporting such a use in ancient times.

For the most part, all the Ogham inscriptions that exist are burial monuments, property divisions, or landmarks.
The Ogham was written from the bottom to top or occasionally from left to right.


The greatest concentration of surviving ogham inscriptions are in southern Ireland. A 1945 survey found 121 in Kerry and 81 in Co. Cork, while others are scattered throughout Ireland, Great Britain, and the Isle of Man, with five in Cornwall, about thirty in Scotland, mainly in ‘Pictish’ areas, and more than forty in Wales.


Similar carvings have been found in the state of West Virginia in the USA. This has led to some speculation that the Celts may have come to the New World as early as 100 BCE.
The name Ogham or Ogam was derived from the Celtic God of Literature and Eloquence, “Ogma”.  To the Gaul’s, he was known as “Ogmios”. Ogma was also known as Cermait (Honey-Mouthed), and Grianainech (Sunny-Faced).

He was a son of the Daghda and that he created the ogham and presented it to the druids. He was said to lead his followers around by chains of gold and amber that lead from his tongue to their ears.
He was considered a “strong man” of the Tuatha De Danann and was often compared to the Greek, ‘Hercules”. It is thought that he resides in a Sidhe called “Airceltrai”.

1. The Ogham consists of how many letters?
2. The midline is called the _________.
3. The Book of Ballymote is a 15th. Century treatise on  _______.
4. Robert Graves states that Ogham is related to a 13 month _____   ______.
5. The names of the main 20 letters are also the names of   ___   ______.
6. Ogham was created by the God _______.
7. The _____ is the symbol used at the beginning of each sentence.



Researcher & Author: Crick

Website: The Whispering Woods

WOTC Extra – A Fire Divination Spell

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A Fire Divination


Set a fire and watch how quickly the wood begins to burn. If it catches the flame quickly, it is a good sign, and you should proceed with the divination.


If it is hesitant , or if you need to use several matches to get even the smallest twig to light, abandon the project until another time.


Some say that if the fire lights quickly, it is a sign that visitors are on their way. Others say that if the fire is difficult to light, rain is expected.


Once the fire is actually blazing, watch its flames carefully.


If the fire burns to one side of the fireplace, pit, or area, love may be in the air. Much crackling indicates misfortune ahead; perform protective spells.


A distinct hollow in the midst of the flames foretells an ending of a problem bothering you.


If the fire suddenly roars up the chimney or up into the air for no apparent reason, an argument may soon occur. Watch your words carefully.


Sparks on the back of the chimney or, if outside, flying aggressively up into the air mean that important news is on the way. If a loved one is far from home , poke at the fire with a poker or stick.


If shafts of flame shoot up, you can be assured that he or she is well, safe, and happy.


Finally, if three bolts of flame rise up and burn separately, expect a momentous event to occur in your life soon.



—Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic
Scott Cunningham

The Witches Magick for the 22nd day of the Blood Moon – Llys Don Star Divination




The star constellation Cassiopeia also known as Llys Don (Don’s Court), represents the Mother of the Celtic Gods on her starry throne in the skies. She is called Don (Welsh), Danu , Donu (Irish), or even more ancient Anu (Pagan) . She is the mother of the legendary Tuatha De Danann (the Family or Tribe of Danu). In the night skies, she is visible the whole year round in the Northern Hemisphere, sometimes sitting upright in her chair, and sometimes upside down in her chair. There she sits through eternity watching over her children on earth. Use this divination spell to answer a pressing question.

Cast this spell at midnight . Use a comfortable chair, a white candle, and a radio. Sit in the chair and think of a pressing question . Write the date and your question down in your dream journal. Take a few deep breaths to center your awareness. Dim the lights. Light the candle. Merge with the Goddess and say:


Anu, Great Lady of the starry throne
Danu, divine Mother of the Gods
Please bless this divination with your light
May it be clear, may it be right!


Place your hands on the radio, and say:


May the Great Mother Goddess Anu
bless this radio as a true and clear oracle.
So be it! Blessed be!


Now, turn your mind to your question. Read the question from your journal aloud three times. Take another deep, complete breath, and turn on the radio. Scan or turn the knob through the radio channels to a slow count of “one, two, three.” Stop on the very next channel. Listen to the radio station for at least a minute. In what way does what is on the station answer your question. Pay attention to the words, the songs, the advertisements, the radio call letters, and so forth. Write down anything that points to the answer.

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The Witches Magick for Thursday, May 29th – Spell to increase Spiritual Awareness

 Spell to increase Spiritual Awareness


Tools needed:
Bowl of natural spring water
7 day Purple candle
Altar Fire (red) candle
Anointing Oil
Sandalwood Incense
Options: Rune symbols

On your altar, or your quiet and sacred place, take three deep breaths of air and begin to ground and center yourself. Light the altar candle and sandalwood incense. Ask the Lord and Lady to bless this spell with the highest good of all. Gently sprinkle the purple candle with
some of the spring water, repeating:

“I cleanse thee oh ye magical tool in the name of the Lord and Lady, removing all negative and disharmonious energies casting them out into the ethers.”

Now, move the purple candle over the sandalwood incense repeating:

“I consecrate oh ye magickal tool in the name of the Lord and Lady, removing all negative and disharmonious energies casting them out into the ethers.”

Take the anointing oil in one hand and the purple candle in the other. Starting at the mid-point of the purple candle, moving UP in a clockwise and circular motion, anoint the candle and repeat three times:

“I anoint you in the name of the Lord and Lady as a magickal tool to be usedin the aiding of my magick.
I charge ye to increase my spiritual awareness that Love is the Key! Love is the Law!”

Now, starting at the mid-point again, moving DOWN in a docile and circular motion, anoint the candle and repeat three times again:

“I anoint you in the name of the Lord and Lady as a magickal tool to be used in the aiding of my magick.
I charge ye to increase my spiritual awareness that Love is the Key! Love is the Law!

Option: If you wish you may draw the appropriate rune symbols on the candle.

Lastly, repeat:

” As my will, so divine will be done. So mote it be! ”

Spend of few moments quietly reflecting on the magick. Thank the Lord and Lady for their presence in your life. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish only the altar fire candle. Place the purple candle in a safe place as to not be disturbed. Allow it burn out completely. Every time
you notice the purple candle burning, repeat quietly to yourself, LOVE is the Key! LOVE is the LAW

The Witches Magick for April 28th – Ritual For Women Reclaiming The God

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Ritual For Women Reclaiming The God


The session begins with everyone telling how the figure of the God had been “spoiled” for them – i.e., by patriarchal and/or sexually repressive religions, by the destructive aspects of male energy (war, domination), etc.


The altar is decorated with symbols of the God – ours had antlers, a crystal phallus, grain & grapes, a plastic goat from a Celebrato Doppelbock beer bottle, an abstract figure of Baron Samedi (a T shape made of dowels and dressed in a black frock coat with a top hat, a red scarf, and a cane), a couple of statues of Chinese sages or bodhisattvas.


I. Quarters: E – Myrddin, S – Weyland, W – Taliesin, N – Freyr (sorry this is so sketchy; I just improvised them on the spot. Check out their respective mythologies for ideas on how to invoke them)


II. Guided Meditation


Ground and center. Sink into the earth. All around you, the breathing of sisters becomes the breathing of the worlds’ winds. The heat of other bodies becomes the fire of all life. The rush of blood in your ears becomes the murmuring of the sea. The floor becomes a rich, loamy field, fresh ploughed.


Feel the soil. Rub it between your fingers. See it and smell it. It is dark, almost black. It smells of compost, somehow smoky. It is smooth, crumbly, free of rocks, firm to support roots but loose to let them spread. This is mother. Lie down upon her body and embrace her; feel her warmth, warmth from the sun, seeping into you, comforting you.


Rise up. At your side, hanging from your shoulder, is a bag. When you reach into it, your hand comes out full of seeds. Walk back and forth in the field, scattering the seeds. Feel the soil give under your feet. Feel the sun overhead; it is hot, and you are getting tired. Keep on, rhythmically reaching into the bag and casting the seeds abroad. Your sweat runs off you into the furrows, soaking into the soil. Now the whole field is planted. Now you can sit at the field’s edge and rest.


You are tired. You feel as though you could rest for days. You sit easy, balanced, rooted like a stone. You are a stone. You are the guardian stone of this field. You watch, as days pass. Slowly, slowly, the sun rolls overhead, clouds fill the sky and empty over the field with thunder and lightning. Slowly, slowly, the field turns from brown to green, as the first sprouts force their way from the soil. Days pass. Weeks pass. The sprouts look first like grass, then stalks appear and grow ever longer. At the top of each stalk, swellings become new seeds. The clusters of seeds grow, blanketed in their chaff, the heads of grain grow brushy, bearded. The grain turns gold from green; the heads bow down under the weight of their seed.


And now you see people coming into the field, women with sickles in their hands. They are singing a dirge, a mourning song. They come into the field and cut the stalks, killing the plants! You are a stone, but you feel your heart break with grief for this killing. Soon, only stubble is left; the women have taken the grain away. Before long, more women come, and set fire to the stubble. You feel the heat of it warming your stone body. You feel cracks open inside you. Soon, the fire burns out, and the field is left black as it began. The women return with seeds, planting as before. The weather turns cold, and your stone-self cracks apart; pieces of you fall onto the field.


Your awareness is in the field now, in the seeds. Sleeping in the earth, under the snow. With spring, you feel the earth warming, and you know without knowing how that the sun is above you. You push upward, toward the unseen sun. You send down a tap root to help push you up and to feed you, and in the other direction you send a shoot with two leaf buds. Before long, you burst out into the sunlight. All around you are other plants. As the days pass, you grow with them. When the thunderstorms come, you feel that this rain is richer, and you feel blessed. Seeds drink rain and eat sunlight and grow heavy upon you. You cannot hold them up; they pull you down. You are oppressed, and at a standstill. You sense movement in the field, and then there is a sharp pain! You are cut off from your root! Your power to transform sunlight slips away from you like blood! You are dying! You are taken away from your mother field and thrown on a hard floor. You are beaten, broken apart, scattered. You are dead.


But some awareness remains with you. You feel the pieces of yourself gathered up in human hands, and then scattered again, this time on softness. It is mother! They have returned you to mother! And now you are more than you were before; before you were a single plant – now you are a dozen plants. The cycle is repeated, all of your selves are killed and thrown about, and now you are hundreds of selves! You die, you are torn apart, you are regathered, and reborn. Your hundreds of selves speak in this voice: even this am I, and I am god.


Come back to your one self now, your one human self. You are sitting beside the field, where you sat down, with the empty seed bag at your side. You leave it there, you rise up, and turn away from the field, to the woods at the back of the field. You feel leaf mold and twigs underfoot. All around you see life springing up out of death. Where trees have fallen, new plants are growing up through the rotting trunks. Where animals have died, their bodies have decayed to provide food for the plants all around. All around you, life is living off of death; this is the nature of life, its horror and its wonder. You hear a noise nearby and turn to look; there is a magnificent stag just on the other side of a bush; you blink, and it is gone. Was it only branches?


Everywhere around you, green things are full of the fire of life, as are you. You feel life thrilling through you, like electricity. Something else is exciting you – what is it? You cannot quite tell. Is it a scent, a sound, a sense? Something, there on the edge of your hearing, something you can almost touch, a faint scent you half-remember. What is it? You are aroused and determined to track down the source.


Everywhere you turn, you see glimpses, half-seen, of something. Something flitting through the trees. Is it a deer? A wild boar? A feral goat? A bear? On the bushes you find tufts of hair. Before you see tracks – cloven hoofed, toed, clawed. What are you following? Do you dare go on? All around you is the pulsing of elemental forces: the fire of life, the wind of breath, the water of blood, the earth, the earth, the earth, powerful and dark and unknowable.


Above you, the sky darkens, the wind rises. You hear thunder and the baying of hounds, crying for blood and death. You tremble with fear and excitement; white hounds with red ears burst out of the bushes, surrounding you. They growl – but they are wagging their tails. Are you their prey, or their master? You feel antlers on your own brow; are you the stag they hunt, or the hunter who cares for them? Now there are people with the dogs, and you feel the love of the people, the respect. Your death will feed them, give them their needs, and they are giving you their love. You know their hunger, and you feel great compassion for them. You lie down and leave your body to them; they sing with joy as your self flies up overhead, outward, spreading, into the trees and plants and animals and everything.


You are suddenly overwhelmed by the feeling that you are being caught up in the cosmos; you are everything and nothing; you are not yourself; you have no self; you feel a sudden, unreasoning terror; you are still; you are all.


Slowly, something breaks into your fear. You hear a sweet, low, breathy piping. The piping calms you, and you know now in your heart that you are always a part of everything and everything is within you. You are still; you are all; you are life and death and rebirth; within your own human body is the microcosm of all that is. The Greeks name this all “pan”.


You stand back in the wood, hearing the music, smelling the smells of plants and animals, feeling that pulse of power filling you, informing you, empowering you. You are ecstatic! You take to your toes and dance with joy! Around you, animals come out of the forest to dance with you, rejoicing in life!


You see the light of the sun filtering down through leaves, and the light seems to take a shape. What is that shape? Who do you see? The god stands, smiling, welcoming, before you. Who is he? He is all things to all people; what is he to you? His eyes are sad and wary as a deer’s. How will you deal with him? He reaches out to you; you have been as he, you have died and risen, you have been the life of wildness, you know that he has been within you as you; will you welcome him back as he, the god?


You do touch him, and welcome him. He throws back his head to laugh for joy! And now you dance together, as one, for you are one. Sit up. Feel your body! Touch your body and feel your flesh, feel the heat of life under your flesh. Breathe and feel the wind within you. Move, and feel the joy of the dance! Rise up, and dance this invocation!


He is the storm that scours the land
He is the guide of hidden ways
He is the holly and the oak
He is the hunter and the prey
He is the lord of stag and bear
He is the slayer and the slain
He is the blade of sacrifice
He is the blood that heals all pain
He is the word that made the worlds
He is the song in every throat
He is the ivy and the grape
He is the lord of ram and goat
He is the heat in limb and loin
He is the rapture and the fright
He is the first lord of the dance
He is the flame upon the height
He is the sower and the seed
He is the stone beside the track
He is the bearded heads of grain
He is the leaf and branch and bark
He is the lord of horse and boar
He is the blackthorn on the mound
He is the pulse of woodland’s heart
He is the home and holy ground
He is the salmon in the pool
He is the winner of the mead
He is the hazel and the ash
He is the secret in the reed
He is the speaker of the rune
He is the coracle on sea
He is the swallowed and reborn
He is the rider of the tree


When all have danced to satiation, bring the dancing to a close, then say:


Look around and see the all in your sisters! Reach out and embrace the god you see there! Feel the presence of the god!


What/how do you feel now?



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A Crossroads candle spell is used when you cannot choose the left fork in the road or the right. This spell is for MAJOR decisions like moving, career, etc. I would strongly not suggest this spell for a choice between two men or women.


1 white candle
1 black candle
1 red candle
A packet of Cornnuts (original recipe) Toasted Corn
21 caramels
1 small bottle of rum
three cigars (unwrapped)
Three stick matches
21 pennies

Write a letter to the spirit of the Crossroads and tell him the situation that you cannot decide or which road or path to choose. Lay it out in good detail which is which – meaning, what will happen if you choose this road and what will happen if you choose that path.

Go to a 4 way crossroads at 11:30 pm preferably on a Sunday night, but any night will do if you need it NOW. Place letter in center of a 4 way crossroads (must be 4 way) that extends beyond 7 blocks in each direction. Place three candles in a triangle shape on letter, surrounded by the 21 pennies. Lay one cigar each at base of the candle. Place one of each of the stick matches in between each candle. Place caramels and open pack of Cornnuts and pour in center. Take a good draw of the rum into your mouth, swish it around, spit it in a spray-like pattern over all. Set rest of open bottle of rum down on paper. Light candles and walk away.

Do not, do not,DO NOT look back or look into rear view mirror when driving away.

Accept what happens and where this takes you.


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A Question for Pessomancy

A Question for Pessomancy

Wolf Moon
Pessomancy is a form of divination that uses seeds or pebbles. Traditionally the diviner throws the seeds, then from  their pattern interprets their meaning.
To perform this spell, you will need a white candle, a blank piece of paper with a line drawn down the middle, and nine  bean seeds or nine pebbles.
Light the candle while dedicating it to the Goddess. Place the candle in a holder, and put it on your altar. Lay the  paper down in front of it. The line down the middle of the paper should line up with the candle. Say the following:
Goddess of light
Let my future shine bright!
Think about the question, and as you do, drop the seeds or pebbles on the line drawn on the paper. The seeds and pebbles  that fall on the left side are favorable to the outcome of the question, whereas those seeds and stones that fall on the right side point to things not  working out. The number of seeds and stones that fall on either side of the line indicate whether or not the overcome will be positive or negative. When you  are done, allow the candle to burn out completely.
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