A Thought for Today – The Witch Said What?!c. 2019

A thought to start your week with…

Blessed be dear Sisters, Brothers, and honored Guests!

C. 2019 A Though for Today – The Witch Said What?!

Spell for Today -Moonstone Travel

When dealing with a weekly spell guide, Mondays are thought to be the logical day for money, love, time and meditation spells. Since Mondays are thought to be the start of the work week, it gives plenty of time for a Monday spell to gain strength throughout the rest of the week.

Moonstone Travel Spell

This spell will call on Meness, the patron moon god of travelers. We met Meness earlier, in the meditation for Monday. I suggest setting up this spell in the evening. Find a spot that faces east or that is illuminated by moonlight. Or try setting this up under the moon, in the garden, or on the porch or your outside deck. Get some atmosphere going! Try using a scented candle, such as jasmine or gardenia, to coordinate the fragrance with the moon’s energies.

Gather the following items:

• A photo of your destination, your travel itinerary, or your airline tickets

• 4 small tumbled moonstones

• A scented white votive candle and holder

• A lighter or matches

Set up this spell on a safe, flat surface. Light the candle and place it in the holder. Place your paperwork/tickets or itinerary to one side of the candle. Arrange the four stones in a circle around the holder. Place your hands on the travel paperwork, and ground and center. Then repeat the following spell three times:

Meness, patron of travelers, watch over me

Whether I travel in the air, on land, or sea

Like a talisman in my pocket a stone will I tuck

Moonstones do encourage a safe journey and bring good luck. Take one of the stones and keep it in your pocket while you travel. You may close the spell by saying:

For the good of all, with harm to none

By the moon and stars, this spell is done.

Gather up your papers and tuck them away for your trip. Allow the candle to burn out on its own. If you performed this outside, then move your candle and the remaining stones indoors to let the candle safely finish burning. Never leave your candle unattended.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

*All of Ms. Dugan’s books used on the WOTC are available for purchase on Amazon.com. 

The 161 Laws of Wicca

by Gerald B. Gardner

1. The Law was made and ordained of old.

 

2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.

 

3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.

 

4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her.

 

5. So the Wicca should love the gods by being mastered by them.

 

6. And it is necessary that the Circle, which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.

 

7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.

 

8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.

 

9. As has been taught of old.

 

10. For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man.

 

11. And the High Priestess shall rule her coven as the representative of the God.

 

12. And the High Priest shall support her as the representative of the God.

 

13. And the High Priestess shall choose whom she will, be he of sufficient rank, to be her High Priest.

 

14. For as the god himself kissed her feet in the fivefold salute, laying his power at the feet of the Goddess because of her youth and beauty, her sweetness and kindness, her wisdom and justice, her humility and generosity,

 

15. So he resigned all his power to her.

 

16. But the High Priestess should ever mind that all power comes from him.

 

17. It is only lent, to be used wisely and justly.

 

18. And the greatest virtue of a High priestess be that she recognize that youth is necessary to the representative of the goddess.

 

19. So she will gracefully retire in favor of a younger woman should the Coven so decide in council.

 

20. For a true High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest virtues.

 

21. And that thereby she will return to that pride of place in another life, with greater power and beauty.

 

22. In the old days, when witchdom extended far, we were free and worshipped in all the greater temples.

 

23. But in these unhappy times we must celebrate our sacred mysteries in secret.

 

24. So be it ordained, that none but the Wicca may see our mysteries, for our enemies are many and torture loosens the tongue of man.

 

25. So be it ordained that no Coven shall know where the next Coven bide.

 

26. Or who its members be, save only the Priest and Priestess and messenger.

 

27. And there shall be no communication between them, save by the messenger of the gods, or the summoner.

 

28. And only if it be safe may the covens meet in some safe place for the great festivals.

 

29. And while there, none shall say whence they came nor give their true names.

 

30. To this end, any that are tortured in their agony may not tell if they do not know.

31. So be it ordained that no one shall tell anyone not of the craft who be of the Wicca, nor give any names or where they bide, or in any way tell anything which can betray any of us to our foes.

 

32. Nor may he tell where the Covendom be.

 

33. Or the Covenstead.

 

34. Or where the meetings be.

 

35. And if any break these laws, even under torture, THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS SHALL BE UPON THEM, so they may never be reborn on earth and may remain where they belong, in the hell of the Christians.

 

36. Let each High Priestess govern her Coven with justice and love, with the help and advice of the High Priest and the Elders, always heeding the advice of the messenger of the gods if he cometh.

 

37. She will heed all complains of all Brothers and strive to settle all differences among them.

 

38. But it must be recognized that there will always be people who will ever strive to force others to do as they will.

 

39. These are not necessarily evil.

 

40. And they oft have good ideas and such ideas should be talked over in council.

 

41. But if they will not agree with their Brothers, or if they say,

 

42. “I will not work under this High Priestess,”

 

43. It hath ever been the Old Law to be convenient to the Brethren and to avoid disputes.

 

44. Any of the third may claim to found a new Coven because they live over a league away from the Covenstead, or that they are about to do so.

 

45. Anyone living within the Covendom and wishing to form a new Coven shall tell the Elders of their intention and on the instant avoid their dwelling and remove to the new Covendom.

 

46. Members of the old Coven may join the new one when it is formed. But if they do, they must utterly avoid the old Coven.

 

47. The Elders of the new and the old Covens should meet in peace and brotherly love to decide the new boundaries.

 

48. Those of the craft who dwell outside both Covendoms may join either but not both.

 

49. Though all may, if the Elders agree, meet for the great festivals if it be truly in peace and brotherly love,

 

50. But splitting the Coven off means strife, so for this reason these Laws were made of old and may the CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE ON ANY WHO DISREGARD THEM. So be it ordained.

 

51. If you would keep a book, let it be in your own hand of write. Let brothers and sisters copy what they will, but never let the book out of your hands, and never keep the writings of another.

 

52. For if it be found in their hand of write, they may be taken and arraigned. Let each guard his own writings and destroy them

 

53. whenever danger threatens.

 

54. Learn as much as you may by heart and, when danger is past, rewrite your book, an it be safe.

 

55. For this reason, if any die, destroy their book if they have not been able to.

 

56. For, if it be found, `tis clear proof against them.

 

57. And our oppressors know well “Ye may not be a witch alone”.

 

58. So all their kin and friends be in danger of torture.

 

59. So destroy everything not necessary.

 

60. If your book be found on you, `tis clear proof against you alone, you may be arraigned.

 

61. Keep all thoughts of the craft from your mind.

 

62. If the torture be too great to bear, say, “I will confess. I can’t bear this torture. What do you want me to say?”

 

63. If they try to make you speak of the Brotherhood, do not.

 

64. But if they try to make you speak of impossibilities such as flying through the air, consorting with a Christian devil or sacrificing children, or eating men’s flesh.

 

65. To obtain relief from torture say, “I had an evil dream I was beside myself, I was crazed.”

 

66. Not all magistrates are bad, if there be an excuse, they may show mercy.

 

67. If you have confessed ought, deny it afterwards, say you babbled under torture, and say you knew not what you said.

 

68. If you are condemned, fear not.

 

69. The Brotherhood is powerful and will help you to escape if you stand steadfast, but if you betray ought there is no hope for you in this life or in that to come.

 

70. Be sure, if steadfast you go to the pyre, drugs will reach you, you will feel naught you go to death and what lies beyond, the ecstasy of the goddess.

 

71. To avoid discovery, let the working tools be as ordinary things that any may have in their houses.

 

72. Let the pentacles be of wax so that they may be broken at once or melted.

 

73. Have no sword unless your rank allows it.

 

74. Have no names or signs on anything.

 

75. Write the names and signs on them in ink before consecrating them and wash it off immediately afterwards.

 

76. Let the color of the hilts tell which is which.

 

77. Do not engrave them unless they cause discovery.

 

78. Ever remember ye are the hidden children of the Goddess so never do anything to disgrace them or Her.

 

79. Never boast, never threaten, never say you would wish ill of anyone.

 

80. If any person not in the Circle, speak of the craft, say, “Speak not to me of such, it frightens me, `tis evil luck to speak of it.

 

81. For this reason, the Christians have their spies everywhere. These speak as if they were well affected to us, as if they wouldn’t come into our meetings, saying, “My mother used to worship the Old Ones. I would I could go myself.”

 

82. To such as these ever deny all knowledge.

 

83. But to others, ever say, “Tis foolish men talk of witches flying through the air. To do so they must be as light as thistledown. And men say that witches all be blear eyed old crones, so what pleasure can there be at a witch meeting such as folks talk on?”

 

84. And say, “Many wise men now say there be no such creatures.”

 

85. Ever make it a jest, and in some future time perhaps, the persecution may die and we may worship our gods in safety again.

 

86. Let us all pray for that happy day.

 

87. May the blessings of the Goddess and God be on all who keep these Laws which are ordained.

 

88. If the craft hath any appendage, let all guard it and witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

89. And let all justly guard all monies of the craft.

 

90. And if any Brother truly wrought it, `tis right they have their pay, an it be just. An this be not taking money for the art, but for good and honest work.

 

91. And even the Christians say, “The laborer is worthy of his hire,” but if any Brother work willingly for the good of the craft without pay, `tis but to their greater honor. So be it ordained.

 

92. If there be any dispute or quarrel among the Brethren, the High Priestess shall straightly convene the Elders and enquire into the matter, and they shall hear both sides, first alone and then together.

 

93. And they shall decide justly, not favoring one side or the other.

 

94. Ever recognizing there be people who can never agree to work under others.

 

95. But at the same time; there be some people who cannot rule justly.

 

96. To those who ever must be chief, there is one answer.

 

97. Void the Coven or seek another one, or make a Coven of your own, taking with you those who will go.

 

98. To those who cannot, justly the answer be, “Those who cannot bear your rule will leave with you.

 

99. For none may come to meetings with those whom they are at variance.

 

100. So, an either cannot agree, get hence, for the craft must ever survive, so be it ordained.

 

101. In the olden days when we had power, we could use the art against any who ill-treated the Brotherhood. But in these evil days we must not do so. For our enemies have devised a burning pit of everlasting fire into which they say their god casteth all the people who worship him, except it be the very few who are released by their priests, spells and masses. And this be chiefly by giving monies and rich gifts to receive his favor for their great god is ever in need of money.

 

102. But as our gods need our aid to make fertility for man and crops, so is the god of the Christians ever in need of man’s help to search out and destroy us. Their priests ever tell them that any who get our help are damned to this hell forever, so men be mad with the terror of it.

 

103. But they make men believe that they may escape this hell if they give victims to the tormentors. So for this reason all be forever spying, thinking, “And I can catch but one of these Wicca, I will escape from this fiery pit.”

 

104. So for this reason we have our hides, and men searching long and Doth finding, say, “There be none, or if there be, they be in a far country.”

 

105. But when one of our oppressors die, or even be sick, ever is the cry, “This be witches’ malice”, and the hunt is up again. And though they slay ten of their own to one of ours, still they care not. They have countless thousands.

 

106. While we are few indeed. So be it ordained.

 

107. That none shall use the art in any way to do ill to any.

108. However much they injure us, harm none. And now times many believe we exist not.

 

109. That this Law shall ever continue to help us in our plight, no one, however great an injury or injustice they receive, may use the art in any way to do ill, or harm any. But they may, after great consultations with all, use the art to restrain Christians from harming us Brothers, but only to constrain them and never to punish.

 

110. To this end men will say, “Such a one is a mighty searcher out, and a persecutor of old women when they desire to be witches, and none hath done him harm, so it be proof that they cannot or more truly there be none.

 

111. For all know full well that so many folk have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted because they had money or goods to seize, or because they had none to bribe the searchers. And many have died because they were scolding old women. So much that men now say that only old women are witches.

 

112. And this be to our advantage and turns suspicion away from us.

 

113. In England and Scotland `tis now many a year since a witch hath died the death. But any misuse of the power might raise the persecution again.

 

114. So never break this Law, however much you are tempted, and never consent to its being broken in the least.

 

115. If you know it is being broken, you must work strongly against it.

 

116. And any High Priestess or High Priest who consents to its breach must immediately be deposed for tis the blood of the Brethren they endanger.

 

117. Do good, an it be safe, and only if it be safe.

 

118. And strictly keep to the Old Law.

 

119. Never accept money for the work of the art, for money ever smeareth the taker. “Tis sorcerers and conjurors and the priests of the Christians who ever accept money for the use of their arts. And they sell pardons to let men escape from their sins.

 

120. Be not as these. If you accept no money, you will be free from temptation to use the art for evil causes.

 

121. All may use the art for their own advantage or for the advantage of the craft only if you are sure you harm none.

 

122. But ever let the Coven debate this at length. Only if all are satisfied that none may be harmed, may the art be used.

 

123. If it is not possible to achieve your ends one way, perchance the aim may be achieved by acting in a different way so as to harm none. MAY THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE UPON ANY WHO BREAKETH THIS LAW. So be it ordained.

 

124. “Tis judged lawful if ever any of the craft need a house or land and none will sell, to incline the owner’s mind so as to be willing to sell, provided it harmeth him not in any way and the full price is paid without haggling.

 

125. Never bargain or cheapen anything whilst you buy by the art. So be it ordained.

 

126. Tis the Old Law and the most important of all laws, that no one may do anything which will endanger any of the craft, or bring them into contact with the law of the land or any persecutors

 

127. In any dispute between the Brethren, no one may invoke any laws but those of the craft.

 

128. Or any tribunal but that of the Priestess, Priest and Elders.

 

129. It is not forbidden to say as Christians do, “There be witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

130. But ever say, “I know not of it here, perchance there may be but afar off, I know not where.”

 

131. But ever speak of them as old crones, consorting with the devil and riding through the air.

 

132. And ever say, “But how may many ride the air if they be not as light as thistledown.”

 

133. But the curse of the Goddess be on any who cast suspicion on any of the Brotherhood.

 

134. Or who speak of any real meeting place or where they bide.

 

135. Let the craft keep books with the names of all herbs which are good, and all cures so all may learn.

 

136. But keep another book with all Bills and Apices and let only the Elders and other trustworthy people have this knowledge. So be it ordained.

 

137. And may the blessings of the gods be on all who keep these Laws, and the curses of both the God and the Goddess be on all who break them.

 

138. Remember the art is the secret of the gods and may only be used in earnest and never for show or vain glory.

 

139. Magicians and Christians may taunt us saying, “You have no power, show us your power. Do magic before our eyes, then only will we believe,” seeking to cause us to betray the art before them.

 

140. Heed them not, for the art is holy and may only be used in need, and the curse of the gods be on any who break this Law.

 

141. It ever be the way with women and with men also, that they ever seek new love.

 

142. Nor should we reprove them for this.

 

143. But it may be found a disadvantage to the craft.

 

144. And so many a time it has happened that a High Priest or a High Priestess, impelled by love, hath departed with their love. That is, they have left the Coven.

 

145. Now if the High Priestess wishes to resign, she may do so in full Coven.

 

146. And this resignation is valid.

 

147. But if they should run off without resigning, who may know if they may not return in a few months?

 

148. So the Law is, if a High Priestess leaves her Coven, she be taken back and all be as before.

149. Meanwhile, if she has a deputy, that deputy shall act as High Priestess for as long as the High Priestess is away.

 

150. If she returns not at the end of a year and a day, then shall the Coven elect a new High Priestess.

 

151. Unless there is a good reason to the contrary.

 

152. The person who has done the work shall reap the benefit of the reward, maiden and deputy of the High Priestess.

 

153. It had been found that practicing the art doth cause a fondness between aspirant and tutor, and it is the cause of better results if this be so.

 

154. And if for any reason this be undesirable, it can easily be avoided by both persons from the outset firmly resolving in their minds to be as brother and sister, or parent and child.

 

155. And it is for this reason that a man may be taught only by a woman and a woman by a man, and women and women should not attempt these practices together. So be it ordained.

 

156. Order and discipline must be kept.

 

157. A High Priestess or a High Priest may, and should, punish all faults.

 

158. To this end all fault and his sentence pronounced.

 

159. All properly prepared, the culprit should be told his fault, and his sentence pronounced.

 

160. Punishment should be followed by something amusing.

 

161. The culprit must acknowledge the justice of the punishment by kissing the hand on receiving sentence and again thanking for punishment received. So be it ordained.

2 Spells for Today – Psychic Protection Mojo Bag

Items you will need:

A dark-grey or purple fabric drawstring bad
Angelica root or rosemary
Sale and pepper in tiwsts of silver foil
An animal or bird bone, or 7 black beads
A dark-green thread or ribbon
A few drops of brandy or barley wine

Chant:

“While you remain hidden within,
Keep safe without.”

Spell to defend yourself from people who are playing mind or power games with you or loved one

Items you will need:

A dark blue candle
Dried parsley, rosemary, nettles – or just use one or two of the herbs
A small dish
A small cauldron
Cast-iron cookware pot

Chant 1:

With light I cast your influence away
I break your hold on my/(name’s) mind
When these herbs are gone,
No longer will you bind.

Chant 2:

The power is gone;
Your day is done
To hold me/(name)against my/her/his will
You must be gone
I wish you no ill.

Spell for Today – Sunday Pagan Worship

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Finally, it’s Sunday, the official day of rest. Not only do Christians acknowledge this day but I’m sure many pagans appreciate this day, as well. Everyone needs rest and a lot of people need a good day to worship their creator (whomever or whatever that may be), however they deem fit to do so. With the Sun being the central theme of many ancient rituals, Sunday just seems to fit, in name and theory.

Sunday Pagan Worship

What you will need:
Your voice
Your body
1 bell (optional)

Find a quiet, private area, without distraction. Sit down in a comfortable position. Take a few, slow, deep breaths. Allow your body to become very relaxed. When you have done this, if you brought a bell, ring it seven times. Allow the last ring to resonate throughout your body. If you have something you want to say, to God or The Goddess, now would be a good time to do this. When you are finished, say this prayer or chant:

“I know there is a higher
being than me.
I am not alone.
You are with me,
Day and night.
You’ve rode the lows
And watched the heights.
If angels are real,
I’m sure to have a guardian.
I am so thankful
And so grateful for your hand.
You’ve blessed me.
You’ve fed me
You’ve quenched my thirst
And even dressed me.
A ‘man,
A ‘man,
And Blessed Be.”

When you are finished, ring the bell seven more times, to end the ceremony

 

–The Modern Day Spellbook: A Collection of Spells for the Modern Day Witch
R. Marten

WoTC’s School of Witchcraft Outline of Novice Course Lessons

Novice Course Lesson Outline 

1. Making Your Book of Shadows/Grimoire – This is that magickal tool that is highly recommended to have.

1A. What type of things should or could be written or included in your Book of Shadows/Grimoire?

Make sure you write down the date you receive the reply for this lesson as that is the date your 1 year and 1 day of study as a novice is done. All lessons must be completed by this date unless given an extension by Lady Beltane. To request an extension, you will need to submit a 300-word explanation on why you need it. Than email it to ladybeltane@aol.com

2. Definition of Common Words and Phrases used in Witchcraft

3. Explain what defines each Moon phase

4. What are some of the magickal correspond for each day of the week?

5. Explain where objects representing the elements go when setting up a pentagram.

5A. Research 6 Gods and 6 Goddesses than explain why you pick those particular Gods and Goddesses to research.

  1. What is a Witch’s Familiar?
  2. What are Magical Tools? Please describe any that you have or might want to have someday. (NOTE: Not all the tools you may read about are needed for performing rituals and/or spells.)

7A) Explain why should choose which magickal tools you feel you will need and/or want to practice witchcraft.

8. How would you set up a Basic Altar?

9. What are the basics of meditation?

  1. How would you cast a Sacred Circle?

10A. Why is it important when performing any type of magick to do so in a sacred circle?

10B. After doing your first sacred circle explain in detail how it felt being in the circle, what you felt went right if you felt anything went wrong, etcetera

  1. Explain the questions you should ask yourself whenever you write a spell

11A. Write a Self-Protection spell. Submit it for review before casting it

  1. Write a Ritual to perform to cast your self-protection spell in a sacred circle.

12A. Submit for review before attempting to do your ritual and spell.

12B. After doing the ritual explains in detail how it felt doing it, if you think anything went wrong, etcetera

  1. What is an Esbat?

13A. How often can an Esbat gathering occur?

  1. Write an Esbat ritual for a New Moon

14A. Submit the Esbat ritual before performing it.

14B. Please explain in detail how do you felt your ritual went

14C. Write an Esbat ritual for a Full Moon

14D. Submit the Esbat ritual before performing it.

14E. Please explain in detail how do you felt your ritual went

14 F. Explain in detail what a Sabbat is

14 E. What the date or dates each are normally observed on for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

14 G How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year explains what each Sabbat is observed for.

14 H. Explain the difference in how the Sabbats are celebrated in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

  1. 15. Write a Sabbat Ritual for the next Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year for whichever hemisphere you live in (Please put which hemisphere you live in next to the lesson number in the emails subject line). Submit ritual before preforming it.
  2. 16. Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft. DO you want to do your dedication privately, or with just the Elders or the whole coven?
  3. 17. 14 Question You Should Now Be Able to Answer
  4. 18. Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Heart’s Spirit Coven

All lessons must be in the body of an email, except lesson one. Your lesson will be reviewed, and you will receive a reply within three days from the date when you lesson is due.

If you have any questions about any lessons or anything having to do with witchcraft, please email me at ladybeltane@aol.com 

If you want to attend WOTC’s School of Witchcraft, please email Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com for an application.

WoTC’s School of Witchcraft Student Handbook

You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student. Fees:
The Novice Course fee is $60.00 USD. $15.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $14.00 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal
The Adept Course is $80.00 USD. $20.00 USD needs to be paid when you decide if you are going to accept Lady Beltane’s invitation to keep studying with her. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $19.00 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal
After the initial $15.00 that you pay with your novice application or upon emailing Lady Beltane that you want to keep studying with her as an adept and have paid the $20.00 USD. The remainder of your course fee is due before your first lesson is emailed to you.
The course fee for novices or adepts is nonrefundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of the study level you are at.
Use DONATE button on WOTC’s Homepage to pay for your application payment or class fees, please. Thank you!
Course Requirements: 
The lessons for all levels are like bricks in the foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not lay them in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation if there is than your magick, especially spell casting, may not be being done safely and you could hurt yourself, someone or something else somewhere in the universe or your spell and/or ritual might not turn out like you wanted it to.
I expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to me by their due date. I will then review your lesson and email you back with any corrections that need to be made or if further research is needed on any of the questions or comments I have about your answers. If there are corrections to be made you will have to email these answers in for review before receiving your next lesson.
Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it use this email to write your replies for the questions. The lesson answers have to be sent in the body of an email. NO attachments with the exception of the novice’s first lesson.
All Novice and Adept lesson have a specific due date and will not be accepted for review after the due date unless arrangements have been made with Lady Beltane. If the lesson is sent in before the lesson’s due date, it will just sit in the school’s email (ladybeltane@aol.com) inbox until their due date. After your lesson is reviewed and if any further information requested is also reviewed you will receive an email with comments from Lady Beltane after she has thoroughly reviewed your lesson. The next lesson will be emailed to you when your current lesson is completely finished.
Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in every week, which is fine. But you have to send a short email every week you do not turn in a lesson no matter which course you are in.  Just so we know you are still interested in studying with WOTC’s School of Witchcraft/Heart’s Spirit Coven. It can be very short, just a hi will do, but you must email her.
If we do not hear from you for three weeks in a row, we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove your email address from the Witches of The Craft email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen, if possible, email her or have another person email her that you are sick, there has been a family emergency, or just had a baby, etc. For these reasons we will keep your email address for six more weeks for a total of nine weeks before deleting you completely.
If at any time during your study level you chose to quit studying with us, Lady Beltane will need an email telling us you no longer want to study with her and a reason as to why you are quitting. As it might be a simple reason and together we might be able to work something out to keep you studying with me.
Remember course fees are nonrefundable.
Lady Beltane is available by email or to meet on Skype if you need help with a lesson or have any questions about The Craft. These meetings, when at all possible, should be set up a minimum of three days in advance. Lady Beltane will try to answer all students’ emails within three days of receiving them. When requesting a one-on-one meeting with Lady Beltane please give her two different times and days that are convenient for you to meet. She will pick the one that fits into to her schedule.
Lady Beltane will hold a Chat on the 3rd Sunday of every month 11:00 to ??? CT. The Sunday we have chat is subject to change once in a great while. You will be notified in advance if that happens.
All students must attend no matter what level you are studying. Attendance is Mandatory for at least 15 minutes sometime during the two hours.
If you cannot attend, you must send an email to wotc ladybeltane@witchesofthecraft.com before the starting time of the chat or in the case of an emergency as soon as possible. Important information on lessons and/or other topics can come up that are not covered in the study material.
The Esbats are held for the Northern Hemisphere on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon. Northern Hemisphere – Social time starts at 11:00 AM CT with Circle cast at 12:00 PM CT.
The Esbats are held for the Southern Hemisphere are on the Sunday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon – Social time starts at 5:00 PM BRT with Circle cast at 6:00 PM BRT.
The Sabbat gatherings are on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the day they fall on. For the N. H. social time starts at 11:00 AM CT with Circle cast at 12:00 PM CT. For the S. H. social time starts at 2:00 PM BRT with circle cast at 3:00 PM BRT. You can use this link to find your local time (I suggest you bookmark this website for use in the future) Use this to find your local time for chats and gatherings.
All students must check the WitchesofTheCraft.com a minimum of once a week for a post you want to read. You must leave at least one comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft.
Before the sacred circle starts anyone entering the Heart’s Spirit Coven/WOTC’s School of Witchcraft Skype private meeting room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. You can ask questions about lessons or anything else. This is a great time to get to know your fellow coven members better. Once it is time to cast the circle all conversations must stop, they can be picked up again after the circle is opened/closed.

Email this sentence, “I have read the Student Handbook and agree to what is expected of me as a novice or adept in Heart’s Spirit Coven/WOTC’s School of Witchcraft.” I understand the consequences of not doing what is expected of me.” to Lady Beltane at wotcladybeltane@gmail.com so she knows you have read and understand what is expected of students and what they can expect from her.

Some of the Witchcraft Correspondences for Saturday

From Ancient Pathway

Magickal Intentions:
Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundries, Time and Death

Incense:
Black Poppy Seed
Myrrh

Planet:
Saturn

Sign:
Capricorn
Aquarius

Angel:
Cassiel

Colors:
Black
Grey
Indigo

Herbs/Plants:
Myrrh
Moss
Hemlock
Wolfsbane
Coltsfoot
Nightshade
Fir

Stones:
Jet
Smokey Quartz
Amethyst
Black Onyx
Snowflake Obsidian
Lava
Pumice

Saturday is the sixth day of the work week. It’s officially the weekend. Some see it as one of the luckiest days for gambling. It’s one of those days where you can do what you need around your home and relax, as well. You can take care of a little business then, reap the rewards. It’s a really good day to do collect, courage, reap, gamble and exercise spells

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for a Full Moon

Full Moon Correspondences

Full Moon Colours

Blue, white, yellow and orange

Full Moon Herbs, Oils and Incense Ingredients

Frankincense, sandalwood, rose, cedar, juniper berry, hyssop, myrtle, orange, rosewood, tangerine, tea tree, yarrow and sage.

Full Moon Crystals

Moonstone, selenite, quartz, black tourmaline, obsidian, amber, rose quartz and opal.

Pagan Portals – Moon Magic

Rachel Patterson

A Few Simple Hoodoo Spells for Protection

 

To Keep Someone From Using Foot Track Spells Against You

Ingredients:
– Red Pepper
– Your Right Shoe
Place the red pepper inside your right shoe to prevent foot track spells from being able to latch on to you.

 

Silver Dime to Prevent Hoodoo

Ingredients:
– Silver Dime
– Drill
– Leather Throng
Drill a hole into the silver dime and string it with the leather throng. Wearing this amulet will protect you from others attempting to Hoodoo you.

 

Rattle Snake Skin For Protection Against Bewitchment

Ingredients: – Shed Rattle Snake Skin
Carry the shed rattlesnake skin on your person to prevent others from bewitching you. (If you kill the snake it will not work the reason being that any bewitchment cast on you will rebound to the snake.)

 

To Protect Against Evil Forces

Ingredients: – Horseshoe
Place the horseshoe over top your front door to keep evil forces from entering the home.

 

Cinnamon Bath for Protection Against Evil Forces

Ingredients:
– Cinnamon
– Bath
Tub Run a bath sprinkling in ground cinnamon. Make sure to fully submerge yourself to wash away any negative influences that may have attached themselves to you.

Source

Gray’s Pocket Book Of Hoodoo Protection Spells: (Gray’s Pocket Books Series Book 3)
Deran Gray

Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Makes approximately 500g of Bath Salts

What you need:
* 480g of Sea Salts [Fine or coarse, or a mixture of the two]
* 20g Bicarbonate of Soda [not baking soda, it’s different]
* 4ml of your chosen essential oil [See further down for a rough guide]
* A tablespoon of dried flowers/petals/herbs to match the oil scent
* A couple of drops of food colouring [just enough to tint the salts lightly]
* An airtight glass jar

Method:
– Mix the salts and Bicarbonate of Soda in a large bowl until well blended.
– Add the colouring [just a tiny bit] and mix in until all the salts are evenly coloured to a pastel shade.
– Drip the essential oil evenly over the surface of the salts and mix thoroughly. You may find that the colour will deepen.
– Leave the salts in the bowl overnight so that the fragrance can be absorbed.
– The next day, once the salts have dried, stir again until they are free-flowing, then add your herbs/petals.
– Spoon into a large airtight jar. For a creative twist, fill the jar with alternating layers of salts and petals.

That’s it! Easy peasy.
Some good combinations:

Patchouli essential oil and dried Patchouli leaves – Money-drawing & Energising.
Carnation Essential oil and dried Carnation petals – Love, health and magickal energy.
Peppermint Essential oil and dried or fresh mint leaves – Purification & stimulation.
Geranium Essential oil and dried Rose petals/buds – Happiness & protection.
Lavender Essential oil and dried Lavender flowers – Calming & peaceful.
Neroli Essential oil – Joy & aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood Essential oil – Meditation & spirituality.
Ylang Ylang Essential oil – Love & aphrodisiac.
Lime & Ginger Essential oils – Stimulating & energising.

The Magical History Of Yule, The Pagan Winter Solstice Celebration

On December 21 (or 22nd some years) we encounter the longest night of the year and the shortest day of the year. After that, the days grow longer until the Summer solstice. In various spiritual and pagan traditions, this seasonal cross-quarter is also known as Yule and is celebrated as a holiday.

In modern times, we typically celebrate Christmas, but long, long ago, Yule was celebrated by the Ancient Celts and various other Pagan religions. Perhaps one of the oldest winter celebrations in the entire world, ancient hunters and gatherers would mark their years based on the different seasons. And each seasonal cross-quarter, including the equinoxes and solstices, was thought to have spiritual significance.

According to Almanac.com, Yule comes from the old English word ‘Geol’ which is the equivalent of the old Norse word, jol. Both of which referred to the winter festivals that took place in celebration of the halfway point of winter.

Long before Christianity, the Ancient Celts and ancient British pagans would celebrate Yule, but when Christianity and…

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Spell for Today – Exercise Spell

Exercise Spell

Items needed for this spell:
Your body
Put on your exercise apparel and start your exercise routine. Do whatever warm-ups you need to do, before starting this spell. Once you are warmed-up, Hold up your hands up in the air and move your arms in gesture, as you say this chant eight times:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
Everyone tells me it’s good for
the body,
And that I need to exercise.”

Then, put your hands on your waste. Bend to your left side, eight times, while saying this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
I sway and bend.
One, two, three.
Limbering up for wind.”
Repeat this chant for the right side:
“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
I sway and bend.
One, two, three.
Limbering up for wind.”

Now, bend over and touch your toes for about eight times. Each time you bend over, say this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
I know it’s good for my body,
And that I need to exercise.”

Then, stand on one leg for about a fifteen seconds and alternate between both legs, for a total of about 4 minutes, while doing this, say this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
If I want to stay healthy,
I need to exercise.”

Finally, run in place for about 10 minutes and say this chant:

“Step, step, step, step.
One after another
And more to go.
I’m running and talking,
Every day, a little further.
Taking breaths and walking.
Every inch grows.
Step, step, step, step.
Keep going.
Water in my cup.
Or bottled not to spill.
Always a test of the mind,
And a test of the will.
Might run tired,
But I never give up.”

Saying these chants while exercising, will, hopefully, ensure your desire to repeat these routines, week after week, and make the time go by quicker.

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

Summer Solstice: The Meaning and History Behind the First Day of Summer

The summer solstice sets off the official start of summer as the Northern Hemisphere angles itself at the point in its orbit closest to the sun, causing the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year.

Many cultures, both ancient and modern, celebrate the sunlight with rituals and holidays.

What is the summer solstice?

The term solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” (sun) and “stitium” (still or stopped). It is used to describe the exact moment when the poles are tilted at their maximum toward or away from the sun.

The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer, which is the circle marking the latitude 23.5 degrees north, and which runs through …

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