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Remember These Things
⦁ A Witch knows the nature and ways of her time.
⦁ A Witch knows what she knows, and should make no other claims.
⦁ A Witch seeks to harm none, but faced with the necessary choice between two ills, she will seek the lesser.
⦁ A Witch places wisdom first in life rather than love, for love without wisdom is hurtfull, but always temper wisdom with love.
⦁ A Witch knows to seek not more than she needs and she shall ever have enough and even abound.
⦁ A Witch seeks to know two things, and these are: what she is, and what deity is, and if she comes to know the anser to either of these, she will know the other.
⦁ A Witch turns no one away seeking the ancient knowledge.
⦁ A Witch knows that she is one with all things and all things are one with her.
⦁ A Witch strives to overcome fear, of man, death, and other entities/things.
⦁ A Witch knows that all things work best when they are positive to all concerned. She also realizes the duality, for the negarive is also part of the oneness. So seek balance – not stasis. You cannot build upon that which you refuse to recognize.
⦁ A Witch knows that there is an element of laughter in all things, no matter how negative they seem. Seek this out, for it is your protection against deviation of mind and will. It can neutralize and make clear the answer you need.
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The Ten Commandments (of the Goddess)
1. You shall adore (worship) my Spirit.
2. Your Adoration should be once a month and best when the Moon is full.
3. You shall gather in a secret place.
4. You shall worship naked before me.
5. You shall sing in the joy my freedom brings to thee.
6. You shall feast sharing the bounty of the earth I pour out unto thee.
7. You shall dance my dance of divine ecstacy.
8. Play music in Honor of She who is Queen of the Wise.
9. Make Love that thy Bonds with one another become sacred.
10. Place no sacrifice of any living creature upon my Altar for I am the Mother of All Things Living.
—H.P. Jacobus, Author
Published on Lady Bridget’s Wiccan Ways
Let’s Talk Witch – Characteristics of a True Witch
In general, “witch” is a term that refers to a female sorcerer or wizard. However, a sorcerer or a wizard is usually a male who is inclined to be manipulative in his craft. A witch, on the other hand, is a deeply religious individual who is usually pure in heart and practices witchcraft through combining meditation and spiritual elements. In addition, a witch is a gifted individual who may seem to have supernatural abilities. A witch displays compassion and practices witchcraft without any hidden motives. More often than not, a witch works for others who are suffering and in pain, bringing them relief and comfort.
Generally, a witch is often misunderstood as an evil individual and maligned for bringing unfortunate circumstances to another person. However, in today’s society, witches along with their beliefs and practices have regained their lost ground and earned the respect of the society. The term witch is now being brought back to its old name, Wicca.
There are several characteristics of a true witch. By true, it means a witch whose beliefs and practices correspond with theWiccan Rede, “As it harm none, do as thou wilt.” For instance, a witch employs witchcraft for healing, especially of unexplained health problems.
Normally, a witch uses her personal abilities or powers combined with energies from candles, herbs, stones, and other natural materials. A witch employs witchcraft to ameliorate mankind as well as the world. A witch does not hurt people and more importantly, she does not worship the devil.
A witch derives her strength primarily from nature including earth, water, air, and fire. She believes that water is able to purify; fire is able to cleanse and transport an individual into the spiritual world; and air enshrouds an individual and lifts them to the freedom of the skies and divine immenseness. A witch believes that the air unites with her spirit, allowing it to float in the sky freely. A witch reaches an uplifted state through perseverance and meditation. In some cases, a witch is born with special talents that allow her to achieve an uplifted state more easily than other individuals.
In reality, a witch is not a wicked being or an ugly hag as depicted in most books, movies, and other forms of media. She is just an ordinary looking person who can be your next-door neighbor. She can be a hardworking housewife who attends to the needs of her family and does daily chores.
A witch also has emotions although she can function at a larger level rather than personal. For instance, if she is sad, it can be caused by the world’s suffering and not just because of a personal matter.
A female witch is different from an ordinary woman in the sense that the former can connect with her goddess. This connection is intended for her soul to achieve a state of oneness.
A witch carries out her craft by utilizing a number of rituals alone or with a coven. More often than not, rituals are done in an altar room filled with the smell of incense while candles are lit, and chants or incantations are spoken. Witchcraft rituals usually involve meditating while staring into the candle flames. Once a witch enters into a trance, she dances with the power of the fire coming from the candles. Consequently, she sees images in her head that become a permanent part of her psyche.
A true witch does not do anything to utilize witchcraft to damage a living or non-living thing. Given that a witch believes that retaliation can be a lot worse than her act. A true witch believes that whatever you do, regardless if it is good or bad, will come back to you threefold.
Although it can be difficult to determine if someone you know or someone who lives just next door is a witch, some witches wear a Pentacle or pentagram, which looks like a five-pointed star. A pentagram is a symbol that represents the five elements of nature. It does not represent the worship of anything but nature.
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(What is Karma/Leftover Karma from Past Lives)
Karma is a Hindu concept that has been adopted by many Westerners, especially those in the New Age and Pagan communities. While many people talk about karma, not everyone fully understands it. Its effects over several lifetimes are also often misunderstood.
What Is Karma? Karma is the Hindu law of cause and effect. For every action you take, there is a reaction, although it’s not equal and opposite. When you take beneficial action, you receive a beneficial effect. When you take baneful action, that will come back to you, too.
Your karma is a part of your soul, and it determines, in part, how your life will play out. If you live a just life, you will receive more just benefits. If something negative befalls you, look to your history and see what might have caused it.
Leftover Karma from Past Lives
The karmic backlash or reward for your actions is not always immediate. Sometimes it takes years to feel the full karmic effects of any action. The span of time between an action and its karmic effect can actually stretch over more than one lifetime. The actions you took in your past lives affect your current life to some degree. They might decide your role in this life, or how your life is lived. You can rest assured that really evil people will receive appropriate punishments in their future lives. Hopefully, you weren’t a terrible person in your past life, but if you can’t see any reason why so many things in your life seem to be going wrong, you might be dealing with retribution for mistakes you made in a previous life.
The Hindu concept of time is not strictly linear, so there can also be a karmic influence for an action you’ve not yet taken. Living the best life you can in order to balance out the negative weight on your karma is the best solution for dealing with karmic effects you had no role in creating in this life. A Hindu’s goal in life is to carry out his dharma (duty). If you attempt to serve your life purpose, it will benefit your karma and counterbalance the mistakes of the past or future.
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Pagans do not have the option of confession to remove their spiritual or societal errors, nor do they believe that forgiveness should automatically follow a certain amount of penance. The rallying cry for Pagan ethics is personal responsibility. Whether you’re acting to help or to harm, you must carefully consider all the effects of your actions, and be prepared to accept the consequences. Personal responsibility isn’t all bad, though. It also means you get to accept the credit for good deeds. A reasonable amount of pride is a virtue among Pagans.
Every action you take affects others and yourself. Sometimes it’s as simple as hurting someone’s feelings, and a sincere apology will repair the damage. The first step is admitting that you were wrong. Then you can best decide how to proceed.
Most of the time you’re aware that you’re causing someone harm, but occasions do arise when you think you’re helping someone, but really you’re making things worse. It can be difficult to admit that you did more harm than good, but you must accept the reality of the situation. Once you acknowledge your error, you can get to work making up for it.
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Let’s Talk Witch – Personal Power
Now that your intuition is up and humming, we can turn our focus to personal power, the next step in natural witchery. Here is where we begin to make the magick more individual. I mean, honestly, don’t you want your magick to have some character?
Just a little something special that separates you from everyone else? Of course you do. By discovering your personal power, you’ll crank up the level of your expertise and put the focus on your own individual style of magick.
We are going to accomplish this by taking a deeper look into the elements of earth, air, fire, and water, and how they play out and affect our magickal selves. Our personalities are a wonderful mixture of the qualities of the four elements. And while it is certainly true that we each feel an affinity to a certain natural element or elements from time to time, we need to be in balance to harmoniously employ all four. It is important to reflect on each of the elements and to consider how you individually experience magick through all four of them. Then allow those elements to flow into your life.
To boost your personal power and to have it up and running at top speed, you will need to get— well, for lack of a better word—“ personal,” and do a little soul-searching. After all, the best individual to transform your life and help you reclaim your own powers is, of course, you.
The power of the elements and all of nature is deep and infinite, and the following elemental information is not a 101 rehash. Truthfully, this type of knowledge is vital for everyone; this includes the more experienced or advanced practitioners too. For years I always thought that to be an “advanced Witch” meant you had somehow discovered all these phenomenal mysteries of the cosmos— when in actuality what you begin to discover is that those basic lessons you first learned have many hidden layers. The longer you study and practice, the more of those levels you will begin to explore and uncover. There truly are worlds within worlds.
Study and take the time to search inside yourself and to uncover the hidden, layered powers of the natural elements. These lessons will be a bit different for everyone. That’s what makes this type of magick so special, because you are adding dimension to your craft. By using your intuition— and stretching out those psychic abilities that we worked on in the first section of this book— you will begin to see how each of the four natural elements play out within your magickal personality. Why is this so darn important, anyway? Because you will gain an understanding of your elemental strengths and your weaknesses. For your magickal power to be its most effective, you have to take a little private inventory and then remove any imbalances or blocks. This in turn allows you to focus and fine-tune your magick, and turn up the level of your personal power. To begin our lesson of self-discovery, look over the following elemental personality traits and see which ones you most closely identify with.
Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
What is a Witch? A witch is any person who practices magick. Witchcraft is considered a practice, craft or even an art form. It’s important to note that not all witches are Wiccan. A witch can be a person of any faith who practices magick. Learning about magick and witchcraft might be why you’re reading this book; to learn about witchcraft, magick, and Wicca. First, you’ll need a brief history of witchcraft.
Those with knowledge have been either highly regarded or feared. Those who had knowledge that was dangerous to those in power have been labeled all sorts of things to instill fear in the populace to ensure their disposal. This had been the case for most of our past.
You may have learned about the Witch trials in Salem. This was one such case of those in power using their authority to label a boogie man. As was the inquisitions burning of Witches in Europe. The Church needed to blame a boogie man for the plague.
Witches haven’t always been viewed as negative. In certain cultures, those who practice magick have been highly regarded. Such as in ancient Egyptian and Viking cultures.
Even your local pharmacist or doctor would have been considered a witch 1,000 years ago for the knowledge they possess. The knowledge of the healing properties of herbs was the norm for witches or the local village wise person.
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