Dragons from Animal Magick The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiar

The Dragon in one form or another was known to the majority of the world cultures in both the Old and New Worlds. It was one of the early symbols of the Great Mother Goddess of the matriarchies. Until the arrival of patriarchal societies, the dragon was considered to be a sacred, benevolent creature; its serpent body symbolized matter and life-giving water of creation, its wings spirit and the breath of life.

It was used as an emblem for divinity and royalty in Babylon, Egypt, China, Japan, Greece, and Rome. The Chinese Manchu dynasty, the Phoenicians, and the Saxons all showed it as enthroned, a symbol of the power of the ruler. The Chinese dragon symbolized the masculine yang power, very high spiritual power, and the emperor himself. This connection with imperial power carried over to England and Wales.

The dragon was known as the Ling of Larger Serpents to medieval writers. Dragons and bulls in the Western world were fought by such Sun-heroes as Mithras, Sigfried, Hercules, Jason, Hours, and Apollo.

In Hindu myth, Vitra, the Dragon of Waters, was killed by Indra so that the waters could be released upon the Earth. The dragon was also the emblem of Aruna and Soma.

There are two major categories of physical appearance of dragons: those of the East and those of the West.

The Oriental or Chinese dragon looked terrible and fierce, but was a symbol of prosperity, rain, wisdom, and hidden secrets. Oriental dragons did not have wings, but were shaped more like huge serpents with four legs. The early Chinese worshiped the dragon, and at one time had its image on national flags. Using the symbol of the five-toed imperial dragon was reserved for emperors. The guardian of the mansions of the gods was the Chinese Celestial Dragon, T’ien Lung; he also prevented the deities from falling out of their heavenly realm. Oriental heroes did not hunt dragons, as Western heroes. The Oriental dragons were said to leave their mountain caves or watery homes in the spring to bring fertilizing rains.

Both Chinese and Japanese believe that dragons can turn themselves into birds. The three-clawed dragon of Japan symbolized the Mikado, the imperial and spiritual power. Most Japanese dragons were said to live in lakes and springs.

Ancient Western writers wrote all kinds of terrifying things about the Western dragon. These creatures were built like enormous lizards with wings, their bodies were thicker than those of the Oriental dragons. Their throats and back legs were like those of an eagle, the grasping front legs like those of a reptile, and a tail that ended in an arrow-point. Western dragons were considered to be enemies of the humans, and heroes were always hunting them down and killing them. Under the circumstances, its no wonder that Western dragons stopped trying to get along with humans. They liked to live in dark caves, a few of them in water. They breathed fire, and their breath was supposed to spread plagues.

The dragon in alchemy had a number of meanings. If several dragons were shown fighting each other, it meant separating out the Elements, or psychic disintegration. A dragon biting its tail symbolized cyclic processes and time; this particular dragon was known to the Gnostics as Ouroboros. A winged dragon represented a volatile Element, while the wingless dragon stood for a fixed Element.

In spiritual definitions, the dragon represents the supernatural, infinity itself, and the spiritual powers of change and transformation.

Magickal Attributes: Protection, instruction in the spiritual, Element magick. Using the spiritual to transform life. Protection. Adding extra power to magick.

Chant

         Dragons strong and dragons bright,

Dragons full of wisdom old,

        Teach to me the spiritual light,

         Let me walk in knowledge bold,

         Dragon fire, lift me higher!

Animal Magick Copyright D. J. Conway 1995 Pages 242-243

Elemental Dragon Spells

Magickal Spell of the Day – Dragon Spell for A New Start Under Difficult Circumstances

A Dragon Spell for a New Start Under Difficult Circumstances

Dragon living in caves beneath the Earth and guarding treasures, are an ancient symbol of Earth energies. European dragons are primarily guardians of gold while in the East they watch over gems and pearls. Pearls are said to bring courage and wisdom to humans who find them, scattered after rain. Whether your new beginning excites or scares you, the dragon is an excellent symbol of courage.

Items You Will Need:

Materials to make or draw a two- or three-dimensional dragon (for example, clay, wood, newspaper and glue, thin copper wire, different papers, paints, a computer drawing program); a small dish of dried tarragon

Best Time To Cast:

Two or three days before the new ventures is to begin

The Spell:

  1. Create your power dragon, giving it huge wings so that you can soar high in the clouds to launch your new venture.
  2. Set out your dragon and place next to it the dish of tarragon (herb of dragon courage). Say:  “I have the power, I have the courage, I have the Dragon gold. How can I fail?”
  3. Keep your dragon somewhere where you can see it, repeating the chant last thing at night and first thing in the morning in the days before your launch. If possible, add tarragon to meals.
  4. Buy a tiny ceramic or silver dragon to carry with you for your new beginning.

Long Term Protection Spell

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LONG TERM NEED – PROTECTION

This form of summoning is closer to permanent as we would perceive it. Yet in this for you must still work with a time frame in mind, however distant it may be. Guardian Dragons may be summoned in this fashion for protection of people places and things needing or deserving long term care (such as children, houses, spouses, etc). Multiple objects can be protected with but a change in grammar, but they must be together for a single dragon to protect (the objects become a mini-horde):

“Dragon brave and Dragon wise,

let nothing escape your eyes.

I summon your from your hidden lair,

(name object here) is entrusted to your care.

Permit no harm to come to (named object)

within your sight, in your presence let all evils take flight.

No baneful creature born of flesh or spirit,

may touch (name object) nor even come near it.

Let those that would bring harm,

be filled with fright and alarm.”

Healing Arts and Pagan Studies – Dragon Day Spell

Wiccan Magic

Dragon Day Spell

 

Today is the day to use dragon energy. Dragon energy is straightforward, so be careful for what you ask. You will receive it in the most direct way. Be very specific. Dragon logic is not human logic. Dragon moves from A to B, and simply removes anything in its way. For example: an acquaintance asked Dragon, without going into specifics, to change her living situation. As a result, a few days later there was a fire in her apartment building, and she was left without a place to live. That’s a change, but it was not the one she wanted! Dragon energy is great for removing blocks, but only use it when you are determined to make a change.

Using Dragon energy when you fear change will backfire on you. Pick something in your life that you wish to unblock. Find an image of a dragon that you feel connected to. Decorate your altar using bright colors and shiny, sparkly accessories. Cast a circle. Invite Dragon energy to join you in the ritual. Discuss the situation thoroughly with Dragon; consider the options, and request Dragon’s help in a way that will harm none. Ground and close the circle. You should feel energized at the end of the ritual. Dragon energy usually works quickly and in unexpected ways, so be aware of everything around you—as rapid change is on its way.

By: Cerridwen Iris Shea )0( From: GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives Coventry of Healing Arts and Pagan Studies Enroll Now!

 

Dragon Empowerment Spell

Dragon Empowerment Spell

 

Items You Will Need:

  • Image of a dragon (I prefer a small, intricate dragon statuette)
  • Flame
  • will to acquire more power

The Spell:

Sit with your image of a dragon close enough to you at eye level that it is all you can easily focus on. place the flame between yourself and it. Focus your power upon it, and envision all the attributes of the dragon that you would like to acquire (i.e wisdom, strength, magical power). Now envision the flames jetting out, fueled by your magical power, and sapping these attributes from the dragon’s image and carrying them to you. This spell requires intense concentration and is not for beginners. When you feel the flames carry the powers of the dragon back to you, you will feel a sudden surge throughout your body, much like all your muscles tightening at once. Keep up your concentration as long as possible, and then release. you will notice after this that you have increased energy, more physical strength, and your magic is more powerful. This ritual can be repeated as many times as needed for increased results. As a side effect i have noticed the spell brings an increased control over the fire element.

 

Source:

Article was contributed by nostradamus1

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Call your Dragon Guardian

Call your Dragon Guardian

This is to call upon a guardian dragon to protect anything.

There are 3 stages to it.

First, The Sudden Need Incantation:

This method is short and to the point. Usually used to protect the caster or another in a sudden crisis.

“By Dragon wing and dragon claw,
my defense is without flaw.
Shrouded by dragon might,
remove me from enemy sight.
Fly before me, Dragon bright,
and blind my foe with thy light.
Full of rage and terrible ire,
burn my assailants with Dragon Fire.”
Dark and terrible be thy wrath,
Dragon, protect me on my path.”

Second, The Short Term Protection.

This summoning is used for short term goals and needs such as protecting an object for a brief period, such as a car ride or elevator trip. Mark the object to be protected with the sign of the guardian and repeat the incantation below:

“Gentle Guardian wise and strong
keep it as it belongs.
Safe within thy charge and care,
the current venture to fare.
No harm to come or ill to befall,
guarded and safe through it all.”

Third, The Long Term Need:

This form of summoning is closer to permanent as we would perceive it. Yet in this you must still work with a time frame in mind, however distant it may be.

Guardian Dragons may be summoned in this fashion for protection of people places and things needing or deserving long term care (such as children, houses, spouses, etc). Multiple objects can be protected with but a change in grammar, but they should be together for a single dragon to protect (the objects become like a mini-horde).

“Dragon brave and Dragon wise,
let nothing escape your watchful eyes.
I call to you from your hidden lair,
(name object here) is entrusted to your care.
Permit no harm to come to ( named object),
in your presence may all evils take flight.
No baneful creature born of flesh nor spirit
may touch (name object) nor even come near it.
May those that would bring harm
be filled with fright and alarm.”

Source:

Article was contributed by trav131

SpellsofMagic.com

 

Sudden Need Summoning

SUDDEN NEED SUMMONING

This summoning is short and to the point. Usually used to protect the caster or another in a
sudden crisis. Here are several incantations for just such moments:

“By Dragon wing and Dragon claw,
My (his/her) Defense is without flaw.
Shrouded by Dragon might
Remove me (him/her) from their (his/her) sight.
Fly before me (him/her)
Dragon bright, And blind my (his/her) foe with
Thy light
Full of rage and terrible ire,
Burn them (him/her) with
Thy Dragon Fire!
Dark and terrible be
Thy wrath, Dragon, protect me (him/her)
on my (his/her) path!

Make the Sign of the Guardian (either in the air or on your brow) In the Air; Pull thumb and pinkie fingers into the palm and with middle, index and ring fingers draw three lines at once. Then bending the ring and middle into the palm, draw one line down the right side of the other three. On a surface simply draw it as you would in the air.

Sign Of The Guardian

Once the task is completed say:
Guardian Dragon thanks be to you, my friend both steadfast and true!”

If there is confusion on how to make the Sign of the Guardian, you can use the Dragon’s Eye of Protection (image below). It is just as effective and easier to make. It is called the Dragon’s Eye of Protection Talisman Symbol.

Dragon Eye Talisman of Protection

‘Dragon’s Breath Spell’

‘Dragon’s Breath Spell’

Items You Will Need:

Type of Heat Source

Stand by the heat source and say:
“Fire in the air, fire in the ground,
I use the fire that can not be found,
It comes out of my mouth in a blow,
To people around me, my fire will show.”
Then you blow out your fire.

Dragon Wisdom Spell

Dragon Wisdom Spell

Say this spell while visualizing wisdom coming to you.

Silver Dragon of the Weyr
Bring me to you, take me there.
Show me sights of things unseen;
Take me where your heart has been.
Impart to me what I must know,
Unto me, your wisdom, please bestow.

Dragon Healing Spell

Dragon Healing Spell

Just say the Following Incantation while focusing on Healing Energies.

Mother Dragon of Unborn Fold
Father Dragon of Wisdom of Old
A child of Yours is of ill health
In serious need of Your bountiful wealth
Your blessings and healing is what he/she needs
You are in power to sew this seed.
Bring love and comfort unto this child.
Bathe (him/her) in your wondrous Light.

‘Dragon Defense Spell’

‘Dragon Defense Spell’

Imagine your dragon coming to your aid while saying this incantation.

Dragons All, Dragon Kind
I need You standing by my side.
I need a strong defense, You see.
I need You all watching over me.
All good things that come my way,
Let them through to me, I pray.
But all bad things of darkness and hatred,
Send it back to the one who made it.