Simple Healing Spell

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Goddesses Sirona and Kwan Yin

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Kwan Yin a.k.a Quan Yan is an oriental healing Goddess. Sirona is a Celtic healing Goddess. I wrote and have used this spell many times of the years with very good results from it. It is flexible enough for you to add whoever’s name and illness into the spell to make it personal for the person you are doing it for. It can also be used to charm a healing stone such as a Bloodstone to give to a person that needs something long-term to help their health improve.

Repeat spell three times always using the same wording. Where the () are is where you put in the person’s name and illness you are working the spell for. Also play around with the wording a little if you want to make the spell come more from your heart.

Kwan Yin, Sirona, Ancient powers of Air, Water, Fire and Earth;

Gather around (____) at their hearth.

Help heal the (____) that is keeping them down;

So they health returns and they feel up to moving around.

Copyright 2013 Lady Beltane

Weekly HoroscopeSunday, August 15, Saturday, August 22, 202

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All Signs

This week ahead is upbeat and optimistic! It starts off positive and morphs into exciting changes and stimulating experiences. Get ready for something different! Many will muster the courage to break free from certain restrictions and go after what they really want. Routine will be boring. People will be charged with ideas and enthusiastic about new introductions, new encounters and new activities. Lots of change! It’s interesting that Albert Einstein said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” (And a genius like him should know — after all mathematics is 90% intelligence and the other half is common sense.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This week begins with friendly, social occasions, playful activities with kids and possibly a vacation? One thing is certain – you’re ready to play! Sports events will be gratifying and upbeat. Note: As the week progresses, get ready for surprises and sudden changes related to your job or your work. You might encounter new people, new places and new situations. Work-related travel might be on the menu. Something unusual related to a pet might occur? It’s a great time to start a new job or begin a new project. These same surprises and new discoveries could relate to your health. Oh yeah, you’re the pioneer of the zodiac and you love change. Go with the flow and be happy!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your relationship with a parent or a family member will be gratifying and rewarding as this week begins, especially because you will feel fortunate in matters related to real estate, home and family. (Caution about overestimating something.) Later in the week, you definitely want to play because you’re full of fun, creative ideas! Sports events, the arts, the entertainment world, playful activities with kids and anything to do with social diversions, parties and fun getaways (including vacations) will appeal! You will make an effort to seek out good times! You have always liked your creature comforts because you enjoy the good things in life. Ya think?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

As this week begins, you are in an upbeat, optimistic frame of mind – no question. You believe in yourself. You believe in your abilities. You believe in your future. This is great! After all, you are the one who is scripting the movie of your life. Grab opportunities to travel or get further education or training. Later in the week, surprising changes at home or within your family will take place. Unexpected repairs and improvements are likely. New and unusual people might be on the scene. You might encounter a surprise opportunity with real estate or a way to make exciting changes to where you live.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Finances and business deals look good at the beginning of this week. You feel confident and you’re happy with how things are folding. This is an excellent time to fundraise or get money from other sources including banks and financial institutions. You might benefit from the wealth of your partner. Fasten your seatbelts because as the week progresses, it gets busier with unpredictable events. Sudden short trips, the introduction of new people into your life, exciting new ideas, new beginnings and a busy, accelerated pace will keep you charged with enthusiasm. Be smart and stay light on your feet so that you can deal with the unexpected because this week, life is a changing landscape!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You feel positive and happy this week because you’re enjoying good times and the emotional support of some people. Interactions with others will be cheerful and friendly. Admittedly, you might be inclined to go overboard or overestimate something in a positive way. (Be aware of this.) Later in the week, you might have unexpected moneymaking ideas? You might make spontaneous purchases? This is because something related to your earnings, cash flow and your possessions will undergo swift, sweeping changes. (It’s a bit of a whirlwind.) You might begin a new business or start a new project that impacts your earnings or your belongings. You might make a clean sweep of things and clear up messy areas! “Finally!”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is an unusual week for you. At the beginning of the week, you’ll feel content and pleased with yourself. You’re happy to be in your own skin. However, as the week progresses, life gets more wild and crazy! You’ll feel alive and charged with new ideas! Something to do with your immediate environment will be new and different. Quite likely, you will meet new people and be involved in new activities. You will also be courageous about doing things your way because you see now you have a chance to do this. Nothing will hold you back. You might suddenly take on an exercise program or a new regime to improve your health in an invigorating way! “I’m ready!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Right now, you feel good about yourself, which is why you will enjoy schmoozing with others – friends as well as groups and organizations. You’re confident about your ideas and this translates into positive conversations with friends and relations. Basically, you feel like a winner! (Take two, they’re small.) Because of an undercurrent of surprise and change this week, you might feel restless. You might decide that something has to give. Unexpected news might catch you off guard along with the surprising actions by someone else. Is this something that you didn’t see coming? Fortunately, with your ruler Venus in your sign, you will be smooth and unflappable. (Get out and shop for wardrobe treasures.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Relations with bosses, parents and authority figures are excellent. Because everyone’s in a great mood, it’s as if you’re in a mutual admiration society. (This could be a good time to advance your cause or ask for a favour?) Almost certainly, later in the week, someone will surprise you. Or perhaps instead, you will meet someone new who is unusual and interesting? Possibly, this unexpected impact with someone else will be because of your involvement with a group? Whatever the case, something exciting will catch you off guard, and someone younger might be involved. In turn, they might introduce you to a variety of new experiences and new people. Naturally, this will lead to new avenues and new ways of doing things for you. Mucho changes!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Oh happy day! You’re in a positive frame of mind as this week begins. In fact, you feel confident about your beliefs, your ideas, your politics and your approach to life. (Some of you feel so confident you might be a tad righteous.) Relations with friends are warm and rewarding this week, especially with people who are creative and artistic. Keep your ducks in a row because, quite possibly, you will be sidelined or surprised by something to do with parents, bosses or someone in authority. Whatever it is, it will be exciting, different and will send you off in a new direction. Meanwhile, you will impress important people with your cutting-edge, timely ideas. You’re the promoter, remember?

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Financial matters, earnings and money deals please you very much right now. You feel happy with how your wealth and assets are looking. (And maybe cooking?) However, later in the week, travel plans are completely unreliable. You might suddenly have to travel when you least expected to do so. Alternatively, carefully laid travel plans might be cancelled or changed. (Whaaat?) These same surprising, unpredictable influences might also impact school plans or something to do with publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Whatever surprises you, might be a fabulous opportunity to explore. Or you might feel blindsided by something? Look for new doors and new opportunities within these changes because this is possible. Stay fresh!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Life is good! Things are looking terrific for your sign because lucky Jupiter is in Aquarius enjoying a standoff with the Sun. This makes you feel great! In particular, friendships and partnerships will be warm and enriching! As this week wears on, do be aware that some surprises might catch you off guard related to shared property, taxes, debt, or the wealth of your partner. Hopefully, it will be good news. Your partner might get a raise or a bonus which indirectly benefits you? You might get money back from the government? You might inherit? Something unexpected will affect your shared assets – definitely. Meanwhile, travel for pleasure appeals. Some of you might strike up a cozy relationship with someone new and unusual.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Ta da! You feel happy, confident and have a strong sense of well-being. In particular, your health feels invigorated, which is why you are eager and enthusiastic to handle whatever comes your way. This is good because some surprises from partners and close friends will likely be on the menu later this week. Someone close to you might demand more freedom in the relationship. They might suggest something unusual. Possibly, you will meet a new friend who is unusual or different. Whatever happens in your closest relationships will be surprising, stimulating but at the same time, liberating and exciting. You might see new ways of doing things or perhaps, new ways of living? Someone might be surprised to learn something new about you. They might see a side of you they never appreciated before?

August 2021 Chinese Monthly Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

August 2021 Chinese Monthly Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

Welcome to Sunsigns.Org’s August (Month 8) 2021 Chinese monthly horoscopes. This is a period of enjoyment and bonding with family and friends. Chinese August Horoscope 2021 gives you a good idea of how this month will turn out for the 12 Chinese zodiacs. Take a look at how career, finance, love, social relationships and health will turn out for this month of the White Metal Ox.

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Rat Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

The Chinese Lunar month of August 2021 is beneficial for Rats in the areas of finance and profession. Career growth will be satisfactory resulting in stable
emoluments. They will not have any problem in finishing their assigned tasks.
Cooperation with seniors and colleagues will be harmonious.
Finances will be excellent and there will be enough money for investments and savings.
Married life can be made pleasant with more cooperation and compromise. All conflicts should be resolved amicably for the sake of family happiness.
Health can be splendid with regular check-ups and healthy habits.

Read Full 2021 Rat Yearly Prediction

Ox Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

The month of August is average for Ox individuals. Career situation will be a little problematic and this may result in stress and anxiety.
Advanced education students will find completing their courses very much difficult. This may affect their health badly.
The financial situation will be complicated and the regular expenses tend to soar. It requires good financial management to balance the budget and save money for the future.

Read Full 2021 Ox Chinese Zodiac

Tiger Monthly Prediction for August 2021

The spotlight this month will be on relationships and profession.
Career will present them with a large number of challenges. They should face problems with a positive outlook. It is necessary to take their colleagues into confidence.
It becomes imperative to spend quality time with your spouse and family members. This will bring perennial happiness in the family atmosphere. All problems should be resolved with fortitude and there should be constant dialog with family members predicts the August 2021 Chinese horoscope.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Tiger Prediction

Rabbit Monthly Prediction for August 2021

The lunar month of August will be hectic for Rabbit people. They may find it tough to have regular diet and follow a normal routine.
Career professionals and students will find the situation extremely tough. It is necessary for them to plan their activities intelligently and reduce stress. It is important to focus on their physical fitness.
Exercises and relaxation techniques are extremely important to avoid health issues.

Read Full 2021 Yearly Rabbit Astrology

Dragon Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Career prospects are wonderful during the lunar month of August. They will be entrusted with the execution of important projects. Dragons will be able to meet the expectations of the management. They will successfully complete the projects. This will result in promotions and salary increases.
Financial expenses will tend to be very much. But there will be enough income to cover all these expenses.
Relationships may be a sore spot. Dragons should spend enough time resolving the problems. They should take their partners into confidence.
Health will be delicate. It requires constant monitoring and regular check-ups. It is necessary to seek medical intervention where necessary.

Read Full 2021 Dragon Zodiac

Snake Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

The month of August will be highly fortunate For Snake people. Almost all aspects of life will see progress.
Single Snakes will have very good opportunities to form love relationships. Many of them will end up in marriages. This is a good month to get pregnant. Single Snakes should not ignore the love opportunities they come across.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Snake Fortune

Horse Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Career prospects are excellent for Horse people in the month of August. They will be able to accomplish their targets easily.
On the relationship aspect, they tend to be autocratic and are stubborn while taking decisions. They may fail to consider the viewpoint of their life partners. This may result in disharmony between partners.
Finances will be satisfactory if they do not venture into risky investments. They should look for safe financial investments to avoid losses. They will be able to manage their finances satisfactorily forecasts the August 2021 Chinese horoscope.

Read Full 2021 Horse Luck Predictions

Sheep Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

The lunar month of August is not very propitious for Goat people. Planetary aspects will make them emotional and highly depressed. They fail to concentrate on their actions.
Career people and students will not be able to accomplish anything in their areas of activity.
Relationships will suffer from lack of credibility between partners. The required communication will be missing.
In their hour of crisis, Sheep should not hesitate to seek advice from well-wishers. This will boost their confidence and the future prospects will be bright.

Read Full 2021 Sheep Chinese Predictions

Monkey Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Monkey individuals should look forward to leading a simple life. They should avoid spending money on luxuries.
In relationships, it is important to know the viewpoint of their partners and their requirements. This will ensure that the partnership will continue.
Career Monkeys should develop harmonious relationships with their colleagues and superiors at the workplace.
Financial investments should be based on extensive research and guidance from experts will be profitable.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Chinese Monkey Zodiac

Rooster Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Professional Roosters will have no problem in achieving success in their careers.
Students will perform well in their academic activities. They will excel in their studies with excellent grades and will be able to form good friendships with other students.
Financial management requires more study and judgment. They should seek the advice of experts in the field. Otherwise, they may invest in unsafe securities. They may end up with financial losses foretells the August 2021 .

Read Full Yearly 2021 Chinese Rooster Zodiac

Dog Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Dog businessmen will be very much in luck in the lunar month of August. They should manage their operating expenses prudently to prevent losses. They can seek the support of their business colleagues or financial institutions in case of problems. This will help them to succeed in their financial ventures and make generous profits from their activities.
Health will pose serious problems for Dogs. They should resort to a good healthy diet program and take precautions against cold weather.

Read Full Yearly 2021 Dog Chinese Zodiac

Pig Monthly Prediction for August 2021

 

Pigs will do exceedingly well in the areas of relationships, profession and finances in the month of August.
Career people will be able to take up the challenges in their work and succeed in achieving their targets. They should maintain cordial relationships with their colleagues and seniors.
Finances for the boars will be fabulous and the main source of income will be from professional activities. The money will come from increase in salaries due to their professional excellence.
Health will not be encouraging for senior people. They will be prone to frequent ill-health. Things can be controlled with regular medication and an optimistic outlook towards life. A good exercise routine and a healthy diet regime will be of immense help.

Read Full 2021 Pig Prediction

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Not Sure How This is Going to Work

Merry meet Sisters, Brothers, and Guests,

I am now living in a very laid back, rural place to the point of the nearest small town is 20 minutes away by car. Which means there is real time by looking at a clock but there is also small community time. The latter includes not knowing when the internet installer for this area that lives about an hour and a half away will have enough calls for installations and/or repairs to make it worth his while to travel here. All I kind of know is I should have internet before the cold weather comes which is around the middle of September or maybe a little later. So in the mean time I’ve gone to a larger data packages for my tablet and cell phone to be able to post from home instead of walking down and up a hill with a 35% grade, in others pretty steep for me to walk on a regular basis. I am going to try to hook my cellphone up to my laptop as a hotspot today, wish me luck that I don’t explode one or both devices, so I can post from either my laptop or tablet. The bad part of using my tablet is that you will get a little less information from the birthday horoscopes and Moon Phase. Just wanted to let you all know what is going on so you do not wonder why certain topic may have less information.

My familiars and I are settling into our new home nicely and all of us love the freedom from being bullied. I will post some pictures of the land around us as soon as I get the hotspot thing figured out.

Until we marry meet again may you all have a beautiful and magickal day.

If you had emailed me and have not gotten a reply please resend it. Thank you!

Thank you for the donation that have been sent to help with my move and the things I need to start a new home again!

A Thought for Today – Have You Thought to Thank Your Health Care Team?

In this time of uncertainty, stress, and worry about the possibility of you, a loved one, friend, neighbor, co-workers, etc getting the COVID-19 virus that we may forget our own health care team we see for whatever ailments we get or chronic conditions we may have. If you have a way, even if it is a note by snail mail, to thank your personal health care team and their support team that will not interfer with other patients that need to contact them because or illness or injury or whatever than please make sure to thank them. Besides thanking them for their selfness hard work keep them in your daily prayers, meditation, or whatever you call it when you communicate with the Goddess and/or God ask that they and their family stay healthy.

This is a small way to help these wonderful, caring people to know their efforts not just now with this strain of a coronavirus running rampant but them being there for you and others 24/7/365.

I was able to do this through a phone app for the umbrella group my doctor and her group practice they belong to called My Chart. I also plan to send a thank you for all you to do not just to my doctor and the health care team but addressed to the entire office to include the offices support stuff also. The support staff to me includes the receptionist, billing, etc. Without these people the office could not run as smoothly.

If you chose to accept this I send blessings to you and your family for good health, less stress, and positive energy.

WOTC and CL Websites and Coven’s Combined Logo

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I am going to use this as the combined logo for WOTC, Coven Life, and Heart’s Spirit Coven as all threes logo as part of a letterhead, places that ask for our logo online, etc.

I picked the Tree of Life because to me not only does it represent As Above, So Below but also how 2 separate websites are coming together as one through the Heart’s Spirit Coven. All who read and/or follow Witches of The Craft and Coven Life whether you practice as a Solitary or in a face to face pagan group are a student with Coven Life, etc you are welcome to join me and the rest of Heart’s Spirit Coven for Open Chats, Esbat and Sabbat celebration gatherings. We do not follow a pure Wiccan path but a path of many different traditions so we are a eclectic coven of Solitary Witches and students who come together for gatherings and to chat.

As you can see WOTC is in yellow for Sun light, Coven Life is in blue for Life Giving water, both of which nourish learning and work together to form Heart’s Spirit Coven and Coven Life’s Witchcraft School. Please let me know over the next week whether or not you like this as a logo or not. If not, please give me you suggestions on what you think a good logo would look like combining the 2 websites and coven

The Psychology of Magic

This comes from the book Witchcraft an Alternative Path by Ann Moura copyright 2003, pages 114-116.

The Psychology of Magic

“Because time is fluid in Witchcraft, seen as a spiral that may be accessed at any point, it is not difficult to work magic with the future results in mind. The subconscious mind is accessed for magical work, and it is also the place where all of the activities of daily life first take place. Because of how the neural transmitters function, and the distance run by nerve impulses, all things known by the conscious mind actually take place earlier and are only remembered consciously. In other words, there is a time lag between an event and a person’s cognitive awareness of that event. This is why a person may not realize the bath water is too hot until after being in it a few moments — it just takes a while to register on the conscious mind. Meanwhile, the subconscious mind is already aware of the temperature. Witches practice opening the communication channel with the subconscious mind, so that in the tub example, a Witch would be aware before stepping into the tub that it is too hot. Most people simply go through life without noticing discrepancy of time, except when something called deja vu (“already seen”) occurs, and then they wonder why a place or event seems so familiar or has happened before. This is a clue that time does indeed spiral and you dip into it at will.

Since in deja vu experience you seem to know in advance what will happen, if only a short time, you can alter the event. What may be somewhat amusing is the reaction of other people involved in the event. Since they are not connectively using the subconscious mind and not aware as quickly as yourself, you may find they want to react to something that has not happened, giving them a puzzled pause. As an example, I once averted a disastrous dinner argument by keeping silent during the experience when I knew that I was “supposed” to make an innocent remark, which led to a fight the first time around. When the time came for my remark, I did not make it and the conversation at the table stopped cold, everyone turning to look at me! But I had changed history and the table chat resumed without the argument.

When you start altering the future, you may have multiple deja vus of the same event or experience. The meaning of this is that you ran the course of the event, did not like things turned out, changed it, ran the course again, and still did not like the results, so you are giving it another try or realigning the events prior to the deja vu to make the results more satisfactory. Another aspect, which you will begin to recognize with experience, is that there is a variation in the deja vu from what you knew it once was. That means your prior change has worked, and you are given a second chance with the new arrangement. This facet of time manipulation is characteristic of the Witch’s development of subconscious awareness. Witches are people who have refined their ability to process precognitive stimuli and hold on to it so they are able to then alter events before these even register on the conscious minds of other people.

The fluidity of time makes it possible for you to manipulate it so that you can stretch it out, making certain you are never late to any destination. the raising of energy you are working magic, the conscious mind is silenced or relaxed so the subconscious mind may come forward as the active principle. Doing drumming, breath work, chanting, and dancing during the raising of energy when in the Circle is a way to move yourself into an altered state. Drugs and alcohol are not good for this since these inhibit your awareness. When working magic, the subconscious mind creates the reality, which will then be perceived by the conscious mind.

To be a Witch, you have to be ready to live in multiple layers of reality with multiple worlds (Physical, astral, psychic, spiritual, etc.) since these are what you access when practicing your Craft. These worlds exist and are approached with mediation, astral projection, out of body experience, visits to Otherworld or Underworld, pathworking and spell casting. IN the ritual of casting the Circle, you create a space not only to hold the energy you raise, but one that is apart from the rest of the physical world. When you draw the cosmic lemiscate (Smaller INFINITY 2) over the altar, and say that you are standing between worlds, you say you are “in a place that is not a place, and in a time that is not a time” as a reminder for the subconscious mind to be open. You stand at the nexus of other worlds, where the magic you conduct may travel to affect your physical world.

 

Can There Be Witches That Are Also Christians?

This is a subject that has been hotly debated since Christianity first became an accepted religion and the debate I feel that will never have a definite answer.

Some people believe they can at least partially combine Christianity and Paganism usually by still thinking of Jesus as a  god or because many Christians already worship a triple god “the father, son, holy ghost or spirit” and saints to help them with certain things so jumping to a belief in a Triple Goddess and other goddesses isn’t that big of a jump. Many never call upon other gods than those they already believe in. Mostly the Christians that combine The Craft and Christianity are just bring the feminine divine back into their lives.

I have found over the years that the two were combined very early in the ancient history of religions. For example “In a way, Gnosticism is the best example of Hellenic Syncretism” ( see links below for more information). Another example of Christianity and Paganism crossing over is with two major holidays Easter and Ostara also Christmas and Yule. The early Christians trying to convert pagans purposely put the resurrection of Jesus close to Yule the Pagans celebration of the birth of Odin/the Oak King and the coming of the Maiden or spring time of year. So by putting Jesus birth in the wrong season, the Christians could use it to say something like . “See the son of our God is born now also.”

Let me interject here that it has been scientifically proven that the man known for the last 2056 years, give or take a year or two, as Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth or by other names as well was born not born in the winter. There is a debate ongoing in the scientific community over which season and what exact year he was born. (Click the link below for more information) These are not the only holidays that Christians purposely used to convert pagans almost any Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year has a Christian holy day of some sort close to it or even on the same date. (Click on the link below for more information)

I have included a link for YouTube that presents the views of people who say they are Christian WItches.

Now my personal view is how can a person believe that there is a son of God that will cleanse them of all the wrongs they have done to others and/or themselves also believe in the Wicce Rede of “Do as ye will, lest it harm none.” and if you do harm someone with words and/or actions you need to take responsibility for the wrong and apologize or whatever to make what happened a thing of this past and most importantly forgive yourself. We as pagans do not ask a god or goddess to take away our wrongdoings to be free of them we free ourselves of the wrongs we have done. How can a person practice a religion that does not believe in a heaven or hell or satan when that is part of the core of Christianity? Part of the Christian dogma is the 10 commandments of which the first one is “Thou shall have no other God before me.” So does this mean a Christian Witch is breaking one of the main rules of Christianity if they use a different god and/or goddess for a spell and/or ritual? And if they do break the commandment do they ask the son, Jesus, of their one God to forgive them for doing so? Christians are also not supposed to worship idols (which if you go into some of the different denominations of the Christian churches you could see Jesus hanging dead from a cross and other statues of saints. Are they not all ready worshiping idols when they pray to them asking for their help with interceding with God to bring about something in their life? In my personal opinion and also from trying to meld Christianity and Paganism some may be able to justify what they are doing but I could not keep denying the feminine part of the dual nature of the Devine.

I have included in this post a link to a general search on how witches are talked about in all the Christian Bibles. Not one of them is a positive statement toward witchcraft. In fact, all of the passages condemn witchcraft in one way or another. So how can a Christian not follow the book that is supposed to be a guide in how they should live their lives? How can they practice Witchcraft when it is expressly forbidden by the commandments and other passages of the book their faith has been built on?

Some Information About Gnosticism

Some Views on When Jesus was Born

Pagan Holidays Used by Christian for Easier Convergence

Different views on Christians Witches

YouTube Videos on Christian Witches

Biblical View on Witches

I have tried to give you enough information to form your own opinion on whether or not a Christian can also be a Witch that practices Witchcraft. So I would like your viewpoint on whether a person can mix Christianity with Witchcraft/Paganism?

Smokeless Way to Smudging with White Sage and Sweet Grass

I know there are people for one reason or another that can not burn the White Sage and Sweetgrass to cleanse their self or home because of the smoke. So I tried this alternate way yesterday and got the same results as burning them. White Sage takes away the negative energy in your home and Sweet Grass brings in the positive energy.

Crush the White Sage into a powder and tear the Sweetgrass into very tiny pieces and combine them in a bowl or on a plate used only for this purpose. Than walk each room in your home counter-clockwise starting at the door people use the most to enter and exit your home. As you are walking ask the Mother Goddess and the Father God or whatever deity you have as your patrons to take away all negativity, anger, resentment, etc from your home and replace it with love, positive energy, and harmony while you asking for this energy exchange sprinkle the White Sage and Sweet Grass mixture on the floor in the center of the room in the shape of a pentagram and put some in each corner of the room. The pentagram does not have to be perfect or even completely solid. Leave the pentagram in place until you feel it is time to sweep it up, do not vacuum it up.  Leave the mixture you put in the corner of each room there this helps to keep your home environment a more positive space. Take the mixture you have swept up and dump it in your yard to be reclaimed by Mother Earth.

You can use these links to Magical Necessities to buy lose White Sage, not the bundles and a rope of Sweet Grass

White Sage 1 oz. White Sage

Sweetgrass Braid24 Inch Sweetgrass

Now for using White Sage to cleanse yourself Magical Necessities carries a soap made with White Sage. Use it when taking a shower again asking for all negativity to be removed from you and for positive, loving energy to replace it. All your negativity will just disappear down the drain. This soap can also be used before you do a ritual to cleanse yourself for it.

Here is the link from Magical Necessities to order the soap

White Sage Soap

 

Winter Solstice/Yule Online Coven Gathering

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Anyone is welcomed to join us!

WHEN:

Sunday, December 20, 2015

TIME:

6:00 to 7:00 PM CT

The Sacred Circle starts at 6:15 PM CT SHARP. Please be considerate and be on time or wait until 7:00 PM CT to join us for visiting after the circle has been opened!

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PLAN FOR THE CIRCLE

Please click on this link to read the ritual we will be doing: http://covenlife.co/2015/12/07/winter-solsticeyule-ritual-for-coven-gathering-sunday-december-20-2015/

Just because it says coven does not mean you have to be in the coven to attend. All Pagans are welcome to join us! If you have any questions about the gathering please email me at ladybeltane@aol.com I look forward to many of us coming together to celebrate this wonderful Sabbat.

Wiccan Samhain Sabbat Solitary Ritual Guide

Supplies
Black altar cloth
Scrying mirror or bowl of water
Four white pillar candles for the four quarters
One gold taper candle for the God
One silver taper candle for the Goddess
One black candle
Natural bowl (shell, horn, seed pod, etc)
Slice of bread
Apple cider
Any ritual tools you normally use
Most would usually wear black during this rite

Cleanse the space and cast the circle.

Lighting their candles, call the elements:

“I call upon the spirits of the North, that they join my Circle and bring word of the dead, and take my words to them! Welcome, spirits of Air!

I call upon the spirits of the East, that they join my Circle and bring the comfort of the Earth, the flesh of the Mother, to which we all return. Welcome spirits of Earth!

I call upon the spirits of the South, that they join my Circle, bringing purification, that my soul learns from the trials and joys of life. Welcome, spirits of Fire!

I call upon the spirits of the West, that they join my Circle and bring peace, that I may take comfort in the Cycle. Welcome, spirits of Water!”

Call down God and Goddess.

Light the Goddess candle, saying:

“Lady, may your love shine upon us in bounty and in loss.”

Light the God candle, saying:

“Lord, though extinguished for a time, your light will return to us!”

Extinguish the God candle, saying:

“I mourn and celebrate the death of the God. For the Light is now short, yet our harvest is great, and the light will rekindle again, the Cycle begin anew in Nature. I take comfort also in knowing that no soul is lost or forsaken on the Wheel. Blessed be your rest, Lord.”

Sit in the circle with the bowl (or mirror) before you, the candle behind it, unlit. Have the slice of bread beside you to the left, and the drink to the right.

Pick up the bread and tear off a small piece, dipping it into the drink. Say something like:

“I offer this sustenance to those who have passed before me, this bread of the earth and air, and this drink of the water and fire. With the union of the two, they become whole and I offer it to my ancestors, to the Gods and Goddesses who would have it.”

Place the bread in the natural bowl, taking a moment to contemplate who has passed on that would come to take some of the food you have offered. Once done, pick up the black candle and light it, saying something like:

“I light this candle as a lantern to guide those who have passed before me. I welcome them to this rite so long as they offer good will to it. Negativity will be turned away, positive energies will be welcomed. With this candle, I illuminate the circle as a beacon to those who have passed that I love and cherish.”

Set the candle down behind the bowl of water (or mirror). Stare into the water, preferably at an angle so you can see the flame of the candle dancing on the surface of the water. Let your mind go and concentrate on meeting up and connecting with those that have died before you that you wish to contact. Be they pets, persons, or Deities, concentrate on connecting to those that have gone on, and ask them for guidance, or ask them whatever you like.

Take as long as you like on this part of the ritual, for it should not be rushed.

When done, lift up the bread and take one more piece, dipping it into the drink. Say something like:

“I offer more of the food that sustains me, soaking up some drink to quench the thirst of the thirsty. Thank you for coming to me, sharing in your wisdom, guidance, and company.”

Set this piece in the natural bowl with the other one. Share in with the meal by eating the bread and drinking the cider that you have beside you.

When this is done, dismiss the deities and all others you have called and close the circle. Ground and center.

From: http://www.wiccanway.com/Samhain-Solitary-Ritual-Guide_c_198.html

What A Glorious Tuesday Morn’ The Goddess Has Blessed Us With!

Blessed Be My Friend Pictures

I am a solitary Witch

Walking alone the ancient path

Finding my own road to faith and wisdom

Goddess, bless me with your shining moonbeams

To light my way as I travel

And shelter me with your loving arms

Mya the earth protect me with its strength

May the water wash away my troubles

May the air blow in clarity of thought

And the fire warm and cleanse me

I am a solitary Witch

And I am blessed.

 

So Mote It Be

 

Solitary Spirituality

Solitary Spirituality

Author:   Jessica Marie Baumgartner   

Being a solitary Witch does not mean that you have to do everything alone. I myself have been a member of a coven and practiced on my own as well, finding that not everyone is meant to perform rituals and works of magic with others. Sure, sometimes it is nice to be joined with others of your own faith. But being a part of a coven is not for everyone.

I found my path about ten years ago. A friend in high school introduced paganism to me. Mind you, this was also during a time when the movie “The Craft” had already gained cult status and being a witch became somewhat of a trend. My sister and a friend of ours also became interested and we dedicated ourselves as a coven before I knew it. For a few weeks the four of us were so close that we enjoyed practicing meditations, working with our energies, and celebrating midsummer nearly every day. Things seemed so great; I had finally found my calling and felt that the world was at peace with itself. Unfortunately that would not last long.

Our high priestess, my friend who introduced this faith to me, had her own agenda. That’s not to say that she meant any harm, and I will always be connected to her through the bonds of friendship. But the power this young high priestess felt over the rest of my coven mates and me seemed to overcome her better judgment. She began playing us against each other, praising me for my strength with the elements, only to use that as a way to make one of the other coven mates feel powerless. Then this same high priestess would turn around and favor my sister in a way that brought me down. It wasn’t long before the three of us realized what was happening. So instead of turning against each other, we started distancing ourselves from our leader.

The coven was eventually disbanded; we were young and had much to learn. It was a true experience, but since then I have not felt the need to join another coven. Nor do I think that I will ever want to again. Our high priestess has, to my knowledge, stopped practicing altogether, along with our other friend who has completely withdrawn from her beliefs. My sister and I witnessed quite a few people go through the fad of enjoying the ‘benefits’ of becoming a Witch, and when they realized that there is so much more to Paganism than just doing spell work and wearing the color black, they moved on. But Wicca was so much more to me, as it has been for many others. I became enamored with its teachings, and immersed myself in as many books, articles, and shops that I could find.

My sister has always been very encouraging and still holds her beliefs, but she is not as active in her faith as she used to be. We have sometimes celebrated the Sabbaths together, but I was often on my own. Luckily, the years have been kind to me. My connection to the Gods has only grown stronger as I have worked very hard to maintain a balance between living a healthy natural life and finding my place in society. A challenging task at times, but I always say that this is the best time to be a witch.

I am now married with a daughter of my own, and though I still consider myself a solitary witch, the wheel of the year is quite a beacon of light in our home. Celebrating the holidays reminds me that love is the main ingredient in any faith. And the Gods sure have graced my family with plenty of love. We highly enjoy our festivities with our shy lion head rabbit Penny, our scaly fish Einstein, our two fluffy cats, Smokey and Tortoro, as well as our sweet dog Willow. I feel more at ease performing ritual with my family, including these beautiful creatures, than I ever did in a coven.

Some days I enjoy my meditations and rituals alone, whereas there are others where my husband and daughter join in. We are linked through our beliefs like many people, but my husband is a Taoist so his participation is based more on ideals than ritual. Not being a part of a coven has had a very positive effect on me. I have the freedom to focus on my own journey, while not feeling too self-centered. I take my faith very seriously while trying to know how to loosen up and enjoy my beliefs. Finding many solitary guides has made this possible. There is a multitude of books, magazines, and online sources that give me the information I need as well as offering a sense a community.

Being lonely is not part of being a solitary witch because true Pagans are very personable. There is nothing more I love to do than speak with others about faith, as long as I am speaking with someone who is respectful. I live to enjoy life, knowing that the gods are always around me. If I do feel the need for a little Witchy interaction from time to time, there is always the “Pagan Picnic”, classes I can take at my New Age Shop and “the Witches Ball”. Our annual Renaissance Festival has quite a few Pagan elements included as well. Having the opportunity to attend these events allows me to be social enough with other people of my own faith without having to worry about the demands of being part of a coven.

Some Wiccans prefer those coven/group bonds, and that is understandable. Words cannot express the kind of link that one has to the other members of their coven. But many of us are perfectly happy to have the freedom of practicing our beliefs on our own. After all, everyone has their own path to take and being a solitary Witch is full of freedom, happiness, and adventure.

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Solitary Spirituality

Solitary Spirituality

Author: Jessica Baumgartner   

Being a solitary Witch does not mean that you have to do everything alone. I myself have been a member of a coven and practiced on my own as well, finding that not everyone is meant to perform rituals and works of magic with others. Sure, sometimes it is nice to be joined with others of your own faith. But being a part of a coven is not for everyone.

I found my path about ten years ago. A friend in high school introduced paganism to me. Mind you, this was also during a time when the movie “The Craft” had already gained cult status and being a witch became somewhat of a trend. My sister and a friend of ours also became interested and we dedicated ourselves as a coven before I knew it. For a few weeks the four of us were so close that we enjoyed practicing meditations, working with our energies, and celebrating midsummer nearly every day. Things seemed so great; I had finally found my calling and felt that the world was at peace with itself. Unfortunately that would not last long.

Our high priestess, my friend who introduced this faith to me, had her own agenda. That’s not to say that she meant any harm, and I will always be connected to her through the bonds of friendship. But the power this young high priestess felt over the rest of my coven mates and me seemed to overcome her better judgment. She began playing us against each other, praising me for my strength with the elements, only to use that as a way to make one of the other coven mates feel powerless. Then this same high priestess would turn around and favor my sister in a way that brought me down. It wasn’t long before the three of us realized what was happening. So instead of turning against each other, we started distancing ourselves from our leader.

The coven was eventually disbanded; we were young and had much to learn. It was a true experience, but since then I have not felt the need to join another coven. Nor do I think that I will ever want to again. Our high priestess has, to my knowledge, stopped practicing altogether, along with our other friend who has completely withdrawn from her beliefs. My sister and I witnessed quite a few people go through the fad of enjoying the ‘benefits’ of becoming a Witch, and when they realized that there is so much more to Paganism than just doing spell work and wearing the color black, they moved on. But Wicca was so much more to me, as it has been for many others. I became enamored with its teachings, and immersed myself in as many books, articles, and shops that I could find.

My sister has always been very encouraging and still holds her beliefs, but she is not as active in her faith as she used to be. We have sometimes celebrated the Sabbaths together, but I was often on my own. Luckily, the years have been kind to me. My connection to the Gods has only grown stronger as I have worked very hard to maintain a balance between living a healthy natural life and finding my place in society. A challenging task at times, but I always say that this is the best time to be a witch.

I am now married with a daughter of my own, and though I still consider myself a solitary witch, the wheel of the year is quite a beacon of light in our home. Celebrating the holidays reminds me that love is the main ingredient in any faith. And the Gods sure have graced my family with plenty of love. We highly enjoy our festivities with our shy lion head rabbit Penny, our scaly fish Einstein, our two fluffy cats, Smokey and Tortoro, as well as our sweet dog Willow. I feel more at ease performing ritual with my family, including these beautiful creatures, than I ever did in a coven.

Some days I enjoy my meditations and rituals alone, whereas there are others where my husband and daughter join in. We are linked through our beliefs like many people, but my husband is a Taoist so his participation is based more on ideals than ritual. Not being a part of a coven has had a very positive effect on me. I have the freedom to focus on my own journey, while not feeling too self-centered. I take my faith very seriously while trying to know how to loosen up and enjoy my beliefs. Finding many solitary guides has made this possible. There is a multitude of books, magazines, and online sources that give me the information I need as well as offering a sense a community.

Being lonely is not part of being a solitary witch because true Pagans are very personable. There is nothing more I love to do than speak with others about faith, as long as I am speaking with someone who is respectful. I live to enjoy life, knowing that the gods are always around me. If I do feel the need for a little Witchy interaction from time to time, there is always the “Pagan Picnic”, classes I can take at my New Age Shop and “the Witches Ball”. Our annual Renaissance Festival has quite a few Pagan elements included as well. Having the opportunity to attend these events allows me to be social enough with other people of my own faith without having to worry about the demands of being part of a coven.

Some Wiccans prefer those coven/group bonds, and that is understandable. Words cannot express the kind of link that one has to the other members of their coven. But many of us are perfectly happy to have the freedom of practicing our beliefs on our own. After all, everyone has their own path to take and being a solitary Witch is full of freedom, happiness, and adventure.