Assumption of the Virgin Mary
This is the major feast of Mary in the Roman Catholic Church, the “Feast of Mary in Harvest” in the Irish Church, and the major feast of all churches that bear her name. As the Assumption is commonly depicted with Mary ascending through the clouds, she has become the patron of aircraft pilots and crew.
Formerly on this day, women were admitted to the Sistine Chapel between first and second vespers, being excluded the rest of the year lest they should disturb devotions with their chatter.
Almighty, ever-living God, You raised to
eternal glory the body and soul of the
immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother os your
Son. Grand that our minds may always be
directed heavenward and that we may deserve
to share in her glory. Amen.
December 15th and 16th
In ancient Greece, December 15th began the Halcyon Days–the seven days before and the seven days after the Winter Solstice. It was during this time that the sea was calm and the kingfisher, a magickal bird and symbol of the Goddess Alcyon, could lay her eggs. Legend has that it was the bird nesting upon the waters that made them calm, thus creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquilty.
December 16th is dedicated to the Goddess Sophia. According to Hebrew philosophy, Sophia is the personification of wisdom, the inner wisdom that functions of itself. Many Greek churches were dedicate to Sophie and in the Sistine Chapel’s painting of God rreaching out a finger to touch Adam, she appears behind God. A Gnostic Aeon, Sophia was so filled with the desire to generate out of herself, without a spouse, that she gave birth to the whole cosmos, including a daughter Sophia Akhamoth, who in turn began to generate, but on a lower and denser place. It it Sophia Akhamoth who in turn began to generate but on lower and denser plane. It is Sophia Akhamoth who brings wisdom to humankind.
Psychic Herb Jar
A Psychic Herb Jar is an herb jar to enhance your powers physically and mentally.
Fill on jar with the following:
Cinnamon (for dream magick)
Nutmeg (for good luck)
Fennel Seeds (spiritual healing)
Garlic ( spiritual purification)
Sage (spiritual purification)
Mustard Seed (protection)
Before you do any scrying of any kind inhale the scent deeply and shake the jar gently.