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Pentacle Elements

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im 15 and im a freshman, but im different. I have been a Solitary Eclectic Wiccan for five years, but even when i was little i could feel the energy radiating from the Earth, through my feet and through my body. When i was around three i saw my first sprit. it was my uncle john. i now have lost that ability to see spirits, but im working on gaing that once again. I taught my self how to see the aura when i was nine and i still carry that ability. I am i natural healer, i do auric healing, but sometime i wish to become a Reiki master. I am always reading and trying to improve my knowledge about Wiccan and the energy that makes up everything.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Lavender Dream Spell

A Lavender Dream Spell

Lavender is a great herb to use if you wish to work sleep or dream magic.

It is especially good if you wish to induce a psychic dream.

Perform this spell in the evening.

To do this, you’ll need some fresh or dried lavender (both flowers and foliage), a small square of white fabric, lavender-colored ribbon, and an amethyst crystal.

First, crumble some of the lavender onto the fabric and tie into a bundle with the ribbon (this is a sachet).

Place this beneath your pillow, and set the amethyst crystal near your bed, or under your pillow, ect.

Smolder the rest of the lavender in a dish and light the herb. Scent your bedroom. As you get into bed, think of your question.

Expect a vivid dream.

If an answer isn’t revealed, wait a week and try again.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

The Sacred Masculine

The Sacred Masculine

On Litha, the Midsummer Sabbat, as well as Father’s Day.

It’s a perfect day to celebrate the sacred masculine within all of us and to highlight the strong, warm, active power we all possess.

Create an altar with yellow candles, symbols of masculinity, and images of the Sun; include pictures of male relatives and admired men in your life.

Cast a circle and stand before the altar, drawing on your power and strength.

Begin by speaking your feelings to the men pictured on the altar, emphasizing the qualities you admire.

Light the yellow candles and call in the Sacred Masculine Divine (God).

When he is present, stretch your arms upward to the sky and ask him to imbue you with the qualities that you admire.

Feel that energy flow into your hands and through your Whole body and spirit, feel it mingle with your own energy.

Draw a deep breath and raise a cone of power in celebration of this masculine power in the universe and within you.

Chant, starting softly and ending very loudly:

In the season of the Sun
I find wonder, strength, and power
Wonder, strength, and power
Power, power, power

Ground the excess energy into Earth.

Thank the spirits that are present and especially thank the gods and forefathers for their strength and power.

Close the circle.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Honoring the First Fruits

Honoring the First Fruits

Several cultures, including the Romans, believed in the importance of honoring the first fruits in order to ensure continued abundant harvests.

Not doing so created fears of blight, lost crops, and later famine.

Sometimes the honor combined with the first harvest; sometimes it was celebrated with the first flowering.

Close to Midsummer is a good time to celebrate all that is blossoming, flowering, and abundant.

Place your favorite seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers in cheerfully painted pottery or in hand-crafted baskets.

Arrange these on a brightly colored cloth.

Write a blessing to celebrate the abundance that blossoms in your life.

Play your favorite instrument, dance around the offerings.

Make a libation with your favorite beverage and an offering from the pieces you’ve fathered.

Prepare a meal from what is left, and, even better, invite someone to share it.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Crystal Recharging

Crystal Recharging

Crystals are an important aspect in many magical practices.

However, it is not always necessary to obtain new crystals for your workings.

When a crystal is charged to a specific working, that is its purpose until the working is completed.

The crystal may then be cleared and refocused for another working.

Gather up your crystals from completed workings and give them a bath in sea salt water, rinsing them thoroughly after the washing with fresh cold water.

Dry them with a cotton towel or allow them to air dry.

At this point, you may also wish to smudge them.

Place the cleared stones on a windowsill where they may bask in the light of the Moon for a full lunar cycle.

You may need to place them in a deeper bowl if you have helpful felines.

With the passing of the lunar cycle, your crystals are ready to be charged to new workings in your practice.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

A Travel Spell to the Sky Gods

A Travel Spell to the Sky Gods

In the evening, go outside. Spread out a dark blanket and stand in the center. Spread your arms wide to the sky and say:

Great gods of the sky, those of many names,
I pay homage to you tonight
The Great God, The Green Man, Baal-Haddad, Zeus, and Nwyrve,
Buku, Taranus, and Obtala
You who dwell on high!
Cast your blessings upon me, your earthly child,
That I may feel your protection and your love,
No matter to where I wander while under your sky.

Spread some white stones on the blanket and leave them to charge overnight.

Gather them in a dark cloth bag as a talisman to keep you safe while you travel.

The gods called upon can be changed to whichever deity you choose, depending on your travel region.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Green Man Prosperity Spell

Green Man Prosperity Spell

Green Man is the laughing spirit of abundant growth and the perseverance of nature.

One the Summer Solstice, Old Litha is sometimes celebrated as the height of summer abundance.

Most of us now celebrate Litha on the planetary Summer Solstice, but today would be a great time to tap into the old energies of bounty and bring some prosperity into your life.

Light a green candle anointed with pine or patchouli oil, circle the candle witch green leaves, clockwise and set before an image of Green Man (statue, printed image, real picture, painting etc).

Focus on all the life force that is pulsing around and inside the green Earth and say:

Green Man smiling in the wood
Bring abundance and all that’s good
Growth and bounty send to me.
As by my will, so mote it be!

Allow the candle to burn all the way out. You may water your trees and magical garden to thank Green Man and honor all that’s green and growing.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Personal Improvement Spell

Personal Improvement Spell

On a Friday, and in a waxing Moon phase, it is a great time to pull personal improvement, beauty, and glamour into your life.

As the Moon increases, so too will positive feelings about yourself.

Today we call on Freya, the Norse goddess of love and magic.

Light a rosy pink candle to represent the positive and loving change that you are working to manifest.

Then repeat the charm:

Freya, mistress of magic, hear my call on this sacred night,
Allow personal improvement to brighten up my life.
A pink candle to represent the positive change,
May I walk in beauty and magic all of my days.

Allow the candle to burn out in a safe place.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Lost Item Retrieval Spell

Lost Item Retrieval Spell

In Brian Froud’s Faerie Oracle, there is a wonderful card called Ilbe the Retriever, and his particular purpose is to find lost items.

After cleaning your house, place Ilbe the Retriever (a real card or one printed from a computer) nearby the last place you remember seeing the item you seek.

Light a white tea light candle, chew on some rosemary leaves, or rub rosemary oil on your temples and visualize yourself remembering and finding—even holding—the lost item!

Ilbe the Retriever can certainly help by revealing what isn’t clear oftentimes, we trick ourselves.

We get caught up with mundane matters and don’t remember details very well.

This process allows your memory to work and unseen planes to be seen again (this is one reason why you clean your house.

Thank Ilbe and know you will locate your item very soon.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Balancing Spell

Balancing Spell

With the Sun in the sign ruled by the Moon (Cancer), and the Moon in the sign ruled by the Sun (Leo), today is an excellent day to do a spell to bring matters into balance and harmony.

Get a Moon symbol, such as a small mirror, and a Sun symbol, such as a yellow, silver, or gold candle.

You also need a bell, or simply clap.

Put the Moon (Goddess Symbols go on the left) and Sun (God Symbols on the right) items on opposite ends of your altar or a small table.

If you have a specific issue, name it, and consider both sides of the situation.

Meditate on various forms of balance: light and dark, cold and heat, and so forth.

Move each object halfway toward the center.

Meditate a little longer, then move the objects so they are next to each other.

Meditate on the two opposite forces joining, like the yin and yang symbol.

When you feel like the situation is more in harmony, ring the bell to end or clap three times.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

Well-Paying Employment Spell

Well-Paying Employment Spell

June 29 honors Saint Peter and his Voodoo counterpart, the god Ogun.

Both the god and the saint are invoked in matters of success.

For this spell, you will need a large green candle, green and black beads, and a string for making a necklace.

Dress your altar in green and black cloth.

At the center of the altar, place a cauldron filled with iron screws, nails, and tools.

Be sure to include two keys (the amulet for both Saint Peter and Ogun).

Write a letter to Saint Peter and Ogun describing the job you desire.

Place the letter beneath your candle and light the wick.

String your beads into a necklace using this pattern:7 green beads, 7 black beads, then alternate 1 green bead and 1 black bead for 14 beads (7 of each).

Repeat the entire 28-bead pattern until you’ve achieved the desired length.

Wear this necklace day and night until you’ve secured your job.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,

)0( Blessed Be )O(

A Witches Bottle

The Witches Bottle
By Marion Weinstein (Earth Magic) - Adapted by CharmingPixieFlora

This was taught to Marion by Selena Fox. The Witches Bottle is mainly designed for protection of a home or business.

This is only one way to make a Witches Bottle, there are many more.

The Witches Bottle is traditionally buried in the earth. If you live in an apartment, you may bury your bottle in a large planter and kept by the front door of your home.


•A Sturdy, clean, wide-mouthed bottle or jar like a mayo jar etcwith a tight cover
•Soil or sand from the area surrounding your home. In an apartment, you could use the soil from a potted plant.
•Something sparkly or shining, that you like; such as a mirror, crystal, sparkles, fairy dust (Or my favorite thing, Citrine)
•A rusty bent nail. You can find rusty nails around construction sites; or dig around and see what you can find.
•A piece of broken glass - *Careful not to cut yourself.*
•Dried herbs of your choice Example of some herbs are ....Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley and Mint. Garlic is also traditional. Add the herbs of your choice.
•A new penny or other coin
•(A whisker, feather or any item from all animal friends living in the home)
•(A piece of hair from all living in the home, or just the practitioner working the spell)
•A Magical working candle

To Proceed: I recommand that you do it on the first Full Moon after you move into your new place, or the Full Moon before the Summer Solstice if you already live there.

(Find the appropriate spot in your yard to bury the bottle. Work on the night of a Full Moon at the height of the Full Moon (directly over head). Or on the Full Moon right before Summer Solstice. Have all your items with you and a shovel. Use Salt to purify the space and a shaker for added umph.

Create and open sacred space. Light your working candle, and ideally allow to burn (safely) while you work. Dig the hole in the earth, try to keep the top sod in good shape to replace over the hole. Sprinkle with salt, use shaker as you see fit. Say an appropriate Bottle Spell as you fill the bottle.

”With the Goddess and God
Working for and through me
According to Free Will and For the Good of All.
I now fill this bottle

Earth anchors this magic in the ground.
This rusty nail, bent, now repels anything and anyone negative or life-denying.
The sparkling, shiny small piece of Citrine (or other object that you are using)
Hold the light for me and my deities.
A broken piece of glass to deflect harm to anyone it is intended for.

These herbs infuse the bottle with their living properties
(List and say the properties of the herbs you are using)

Mint, Money, Protection
Parsley, Protection
Sage, Wisdom, Protection
Rosemary, Love, Healing, and Health
Thyme, Health, Love, and Courage

This new penny manifests abundance in my home.
These whiskers, feathers etc to protect the (list all animals in the house)
My Hair to protect and draw any negativity to it and disperse it

This home is divinely protected and effectively safe.
Nothing and no one can enter without my permission
Only those people and beings through whom the Goddess and God work
Can stay here, can visit, can touch this place.

Only Positive Magic live in this place
In safety, protection, abundance, love, and joy
According to Free Will and For the Good of All

(Start to bury the bottle, and replace the sod you dug up before hand)

I now bury this bottle
It is invisible to all but me
And its magic continues
And so mote it be.”

By the time you have finished this spell, the bottle should be buried. Cover with leaves or something appropriate to make it truly invisible. Under the ground, it will continue to work until you choose to remove it. If you leave that area, it is best to dig up the bottle. Then perform this again at your next residence.

In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust,
)0( Blessed Be )O(

Meditation Ritual to find your spirit guide

Meditation Ritual to find your spirit guide.

Enter your special place. Allow the feelings of peace, tranquility and safety to surround you. Know that you are about to embark on an important experience. Continue to feel completely relaxed and calm.

From your special place, visualize a flight of shallow, wide, white steps leading up into a soft mist. The mist surrounds the steps on either side. You may not have noticed these steps before. Whatever form your special place takes, these steps lead up from it. Walk to the foot of the stairs. Do you want to go up them?

If you feel ready, then start to climb the steps, slowly upwards, higher and higher, feeling a sense of deep peace and expectation. The mist above you is glowing softly. You may see objects or artefacts on the steps - take note of these.

You realise you are getting to the top. Now the mist is becoming thinner. You hear faint music, like distant bells or wind chimes. As you climb higher, you can hear the music more clearly. It seems to be all around you,and inside you, soft and gentle. It is like a waterfall, a rushing stream, a cascade of temple bells, yet it is still gentle, soft and silvery.

You find yourself at the top and all the mist disappears. You are in a lush meadow. The sun is shining, the grass is emerald green - all the colours you see have extra depth and beauty. Look around you and notice plants, trees and animals. The music still surrounds you and you look ahead, where a glistening waterfall cascades over rocks and runs into a clear river.

Someone is coming towards you from the direction of the waterfall. You feel a sense of warmth and recognition. this is your guide. Greet him or her,and listen attentively to anything they have to say. this is your friend, guardian and spiritual mentor. Ask him or her any questions you wish.

Now pause for ten minutes or so. Relax and make no attempt to control what unfolds. Let everything develop in it's own way.

It is time to leave. Listen to your guide's final words. He or she may give you a gift, or some special advice. This is something to treasure. You may also wish to give a gift, perhaps a pledge or a thank you. Turn back into the mist and slowly go down the steps back into your special place.

Now open your eyes and come back to everyday awareness. Be sure to write down what you have experienced. The guide that you met is your inner guide, a teacher who can help you with any issue that troubles you, from the most mundane to the most esoteric. Visit him or her frequently, so the relationship becomes deep and habitual.

A Pagan Childs Prayer

A Pagan Childs Prayer

Now I lay me down to rest,
Goddess guard my little nest,
Like the wee bird in the tree,
Lovely Goddess, care for me.

Above, below, and round about,
Keep all evil spirits out,
Bless those I love, and bless me too.
Dearest Goddess, I love you!

Feather Magick

Feather Magick

In natural magic, feathers are used in spells and ceremonies to promote change. They are used as catalysts to help focus concentration while carrying out spells and wishes.

The medicine bag, also called power pouch or sachet, often includes special feathers which have meaning to the wearer and help attracting good luck as well as driving away bad things. Feathers are often used to focus concentration in spells.

Feathers are magically ruled by the element of air. This makes them good communication helpers. But each feather also can hold other special powers; depending on the bird it came from, its color and place of discovery and other factors.

The knowledge what kind of feather is best used for what kind of indent can only be found out for oneself by trial and error. A pigeon feather is not as helpful for creating a defense strategy as a feather taken from a bird of prey.

The general rule for future feather magicians is always to use self found feathers rather than bought ones. A shop cannot substitute a walk in nature, nor the joy when the wanted feather is finally found.

Feathers used for magical undertakings are mainly determined by the energy which is brought into the feather by the magician him/herself through concentration and thought. Beside from the energy the magician brings into the object, feathers hold certain natural abilities.

Peacock Feathers were thought to be very unlucky, because they resemble an eye. The eye shape represented the evil eye which people were afraid of. Today the beauty and natural strength of the peacock feathers are again recognized. They are specially valued for their multicolored eyes.

Blue Jay feathers are valued as bringer of light and joy and are said to have the ability to brighten up even the darkest places.

The Crow is one of the animals humans have always been afraid of. A crow at the window is said to represent the soul of a dead person. Crow feathers are used for mourning and letting go of unwanted feelings or situations.

Robin feathers can help to bring new things into ones life. They can also be used to induce fertility.

The pure white feathers of swans are used to purify and cleanse by attracting new energy. They represent beauty, grace and goodness. Black swan feathers can be used to purify of unwanted energy.

This bird’s feathers are good communication feathers. They help to tap into the deeper consciousness and can teach sacred wisdom.

The feathers of hawks not only hold the active energy of those artful hunters, but can also be used to identify diseases at skilled hands.

Eagle feathers are thought to be great energy bringers and remind us of the basic sacredness of all birds. They represent peace and happiness and can also drive away harmful energy.

Basically all feathers can be used for any spell, they can either attract or repel energy. But their color gives them a specify energy which should be chosen in accordance to the wished outcome of the spell. Naturally colored feathers are more powerful than chemically died ones. Often colored candles are used in conjunction with feathers to give additional strength to the spell.


Courage, good fortune, life, energy, lust, courage, enjoyment, vitality, over activity

Attraction, energy, success, creativity, physical love, new ideas, will power, love, loneliness

Intelligence, blessings of the Sun, thinking, reasoning, playfulness, pondering, reasoning

Harmony, unity, fertility, growth, finances, nature, nature spirits, animal and plant spirits, forgiveness, selfishness

Psychic awareness, peace, health, connection with spirits, protection, believe, faith, knowledge, communication

Spiritual awakening, deep spirituality, knowing of ones, faith, devotion, intuition, idealism

Love, romance, caring, feelings, empathy, kindness, love, tenderness, loneliness, longing

Purification, spirituality, hope, protection, peace, blessings of the Moon, balance, finding peace, absorbing energy

Peace, neutrality, being invisible, doubting, neutrality, static

Protection, driving away, slow energy, grief, loss, repelling energy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grounding Mediation

Grounding Mediation

Grounding Yourself

The following exercise can be performed in a number of ways, I suggest that you read the exercise through a few times and then attempt it. If you have difficulty recalling each step, you can attempt the exercise as you read along. Another effective method would be to dictate the words into a tape recorder and then play it back. You could also practice with a friend, taking turns reading the exercise to each other. After performing this grounding exercise a few times, it will become natural, and you can then play around with creating your own grounding methods and individualize grounding cord. Give yourself at least ten minutes to perform the following exercise. The more time you spend grounding, the greater the benefits.

Close your eyes, sit in a chair with your feet touching the ground, and relax. Imagine that there is a very heavy and strong rope, weighing hundreds of tons, sitting under your chair. Picture this rope and all the details. Examine the fibers. How thick are they? In what way do they twist? What is the color of the rope? Is the rope consistent all the way down in terms of shape, color, and size? How long is it? Does the thickness change from top to bottom? Smell the rope. Taste it (oops, you may need to pull out some of the prickly fibers from your tongue!). Notice that the rope is hollow inside, and this hollow is lined with very strong and slippery metal. See both ends of the rope, and notice if the rope is frayed at all or if there is a neat knot on each end. You are free to change anything about the rope that makes you doubt its strength or makes you uncomfortable.

Now, physically, pantomime picking up part of the rope. As you reach down under your chair, see yourself picking up one end.

Next, bring the end of the rope up to your first charka, at the base of your spine. With your left hand (remember, you are holding the rope in your right hand), feel the base of your spine. See your first charka at the base of your spine spinning like a washing machine.

Now you are going to insert one end of the rope into the spinning center. The knot on the rope is bigger than the charka, so once it is in there, it will not fall out. See it in there. Tug on it. If it comes out, make the knot bigger, than try again until it is secure.

Now reach under you chair again and take hold of the other end of the rope. Also under your chair is a very heavy, very large cement brick. Loop the rope around the brick. Now, at the count of three, you are going to drop this rope into the earth. It is the kind of rope that can expand as long as it wants, even millions of miles. There is no time or spatial limitations when dealing with energy and your imagination, so it only takes a millisecond to reach the center of the planet. This rope can penetrate any kind of physical matter, so even if you are at the top of a twenty-story apartment building or flying in an airplane, you will be able to ground.

Now see the rope in the center of the planet. What does the center of the planet look like? Is there molten lava? What color is it? If you are having difficulty, you can even draw a circle around the brick and write “center of the planet” with your mind. You may try tugging on the rope to see what happens to the brick. If it rises up a bit, you may want to secure it more firmly into the center of the planet. Congratulations, you have formed your grounding cord!

Now just watch this cord for a few minutes. Look at it from the top to the bottom. Notice how your body feels. Now that your cord is secure, it is time to release out of it. Since the gravity of the earth is naturally sucking all the foreign/negative energies out of you, your aura, and your cord, you don’t have to put to much effort. Just relax and see what is being released. Focus at the top of your head, and see all the black negative energy flowing downwards from your head to your neck, to your shoulders, to your arms, hands, chest, stomach, waist, legs, feet, toes, bottoms of the feet, and into your grounding cord, and then into the center of the planet.

If you feel yourself making to much of an effort, then release this down your cord. If you are becoming distracted by thoughts about other people, your work, or various problems in your life, know this is the energy that you are releasing. Visualize these distractions in the form of an image or symbol or color and see them falling down your cord into the center of the planet.

At this time, it may be a good idea to ground your aura. Imagine that the part of tour aura around your feet is melting into your grounding cord. You may need to first expand the circumference of your rope so that all of your aura can be tucked into the rope. Now postulate that all foreign energies in your aura, even from the very top of it, are effortlessly falling down through your grounding cord into the center of the planet. When you are finished, you can thank your cord for its good work and then see the cord exploding into a million pieces. Once it is fully destroyed, create a new grounding cord. Introduce yourself to this new cord and ask it to keep you secure and help you release, throughout your day.

Introduction to Grounding Mediations

Grounding Introduction.

Webster’s Vest Pocket Dictionary defines grounding as “a conductor that makes electrical connection with the earth or a framework.”

For animate and inanimate physical objects, grounding is achieved through the law of gravity. Gravity is defined in the same dictionary as “attraction of bodies towards the center of the earth.” Without gravity, we would be plummeted into space and would not be able to exist on earth. We would be unstable, like a feather caught in a cyclone.

To some extent, our physical bodies are always grounded or connected to the earth (even when flying in an airplane, we are still connected to the earth’s atmosphere by the gravitational pull; therefore, we can walk down the aisle of the plane without floating away.) But what about our energetic or spiritual bodies? Some people are more grounded than others, and our grounding, our connection with the earth, can change drastically from minute to minute. Oftentimes, when a person is experiencing stress, nervousness, pain, or extreme emotions, their spiritual body becomes ungrounded. When a person is ungrounded, even though their physical body is still attached to the earth, the rest of their energy may be all over the place. It might be soaring above their head, searching for a kinder and gentler abode; or it might be racing through whatever unfortunate person happens to be in their path.

People who lose things frequently, who become hysterical or “hyper”, who are spacey, who have trouble following directions, or who are not conscious of what they are doing or feeling are often ungrounded (don’t feel bad, these happen to everyone! Including me!) When you are ungrounded, you are much more vulnerable to becoming the effect of whatever or whoever is around you, and other people may find it difficult or annoying to be in your presence.

For example, if you are ungrounded and visit a friend who is also ungrounded and in a lousy mood, within minutes your original cheerful disposition may be replaced by your friend’s grouchiness. Or if you are ungrounded and driving, not only might you become lost, you might also become irritable as all the other drivers who are in a hurry, even though you have plenty of time to reach your destination.

The grounding of our spirits and even our physical body can be strengthened through the use of a grounding cord. This is energetic vehicle will harness your energy so that you can focus and remain calm and strong even in the face of adversity.

Let’s begin!

Picture a thousand-year-old redwood tree with enormous roots going a half mile or more deep into the earth. Do you think a strong gust of wind or an overly enthusiastic lumberjack could knock over the tree? Not likely! Could this wind capsize a ship secured into the depths of the ocean by a rope as thick as a man and an iron anchor as large as the Empire State Building? Probably not! In the same way, if your body and spirit are connected into the earth by a strong energetic cord (achieved through visualization), then when your boss unexpectedly reprimands or fires you, when a mugger jumps out at you from the bushes, you will be able to retain your calm composure and respond rather than react. If this does not seem likely, then you are probably jus not used to being grounded!

In addition to securing you to the earth and harnessing your energy, grounding is a very powerful and effective means of releasing negative energy or energy that is no longer serving you, as in the case of pain, anxiety, stress, unwanted thoughts, etc. Gravity not only pulls you towards the earth, but also everything in and around you. So your grounding cord can ground out everything and everyone that is in your body or energetic field that no longer serves you. Any worries, any emotion, any thoughts, any image, any pain, any problem, or anyone else’s energy can be immediately released through your connection to the earth.

A grounding cord can be visualized as any object. A strong rope, a column of light, a string of flowers or stars, as waterfall, as tree, etc. As long as it feels right to you. The grounding cord should be plugged into your first charka (charkas are spinning energy centers), which is located at the base of the spin. It extends and connects your to the center of the planet. In the realm of spirit, there is no time or space, so your grounding cord can instantaneously reach the center of the earth, and of course it can pass through whatever happens to be beneath you. You can ground anywhere, even from an airplane! However, grounding outside, with your feet touching the earth, is often the easiest.

While you can ground from any part of your body, I suggest grounding from your first charka because this is the energy center that actually regulates the functioning of your lower body and its connection to the physical world. It is important to realize that even though this is where the connection point is located, you can easily release energy from any point of your body or energetic field, even from the top of your head. Just imagine whatever you wish to release within yourself dislodging itself effortlessly from wherever it is located, and immediately passing through your first charka (as if that were a drain) and falling down your grounding cord until it is released into the center of the earth. Thanks to the gravitational pull of the earth, you don’t really need to exert any effort. Just let gravity suck whatever you wish to release down your cord.

Once whatever you are releasing reaches the center of the earth (which is scalding hot), it dissipates and returns to its original source, so your not polluting or hurting the earth in any way. When you release another person from your energy field, you are actually freeing their energy so it can be returned to them. You are not hurting them in any way. You may experience feelings of guilt or fear when you imagine a loved one falling down your grounding cord. These feelings have to do with breaking your former agreement to heal, carry, support, and feed that person your energy and with that person’s resistance to detaching from your field. If you do feel guilty when you release someone down your cord, then ask yourself what color might represent that feeling and visualize the color releasing down your cord as well. Also, remember that a person has no more right to be in your field than they do to touch your physical body or enter your home without your permission.

The following example will illustrate how to release a person from your energy field with the use of your grounding cord. Let’s say that you keep thinking about your boss, who is worried about meeting some deadlines. You realize that you can’t stop thinking about your boss because his energy is inside your head. Imagine that there are some trap doors at the bottom of your head. Then visualize your boss and his energy (ask yourself what color represents your boss’s energy or assign it a color, and see that color releasing so that next time you see that color, you will know whose energy it is) falling through these doors and being sucked into your grounding cord, where he continues to fall until he reaches the center of the Earth. Then see his image exploding or dissipating. If you become worried that you are hurting or irritating your boss by sending him into the fires of the earth, then visualize a color that represents the worried feeling and send it down your cord as well. Then imagine that his energy is being cleansed in the hot earth, and in your imagination watch it as it returns to his body, which you can postulate is growing happier and healthier as it fills up with his own essence.

Once you have grounded your body, it is important to make sure that your aura, or the energy field surrounding your body, is tucked into your grounding cord so that you can release whatever stubborn foreign energy may be trapped inside. This is easily accomplished by willfully tucking or inserting the entire circumference of your aura into your cord below your feet. Remember that your aura surrounds your entire body, including your head and feet. Even though the bottom of your aura is what is tucked into the cord, anything lodged in the top of your aura will be sucked downward by the gravitational pull. This is done through your imagination and intent. The more clearly you can visualize this, the more effective it will be.

You can practice grounding anytime, anywhere. I recommend practicing grounding when you are alone in mediation so you can really focus, as well as in public places so you can experience the difference. I suggest playing around with your grounding in a variety of situations, such as when dealing with a stressful family event, when attending a staff meeting, when running or doing aerobic exercise, when you are lost, and even when you are intoxicated!

When performing grounding the first times, you may want to do it alone in a quiet place so you can feel free to release any emotions that may come up. Some people like to ground themselves in the car. While this is very helpful to be grounded when driving, you should be cautious because visualizing any of your psychic tools does take some concentration that will pull your attention away from anything else you are doing at that moment, which obviously can be dangerous when driving. Also, sometimes grounding may cause you to feel sleepy due to the various energies you are releasing, and this could cause further problems when driving.

Grounding can be done when you are standing or sitting. In order to prepare yourself, I suggest that you ground while sitting in a chair, versus the floor, this might be easier to move the energy in your feet.

Some yogic postures and dance practices naturally ground a person, while others have the opposite effect. It is always good to ground yourself when beginning and ending any activity. If you engage in any type of spiritual/psychic practice that facilitates the release of your spirit or traveling of your energetic bodies, I highly advise that you ground yourself and call your energy back to your body at the completion of the session. Otherwise you may have a difficult time driving home or functioning in your daily life.

When you visualize your grounding, or any other psychic tool, it is helpful to see it in as much detail as possible. With your grounding cord, you should occasionally check the connection points to make sure it is secure (one end connected to your first charka, the other at the center of the earth.) sometimes you will have to willfully create the details of your cord, while at other times your cord will show itself to you in a form that appears spontaneously, without your conscious manipulation. When this happens, you are apt to be surprised and even impressed with the imagery that came from somewhere other than your logical mind. The important thing is to really see the cord in your imagination rather then just intellectually postulate that it is there. This attention to detail demands some discipline, but the results will be more fruitful.

If at any time you notice that your grounding cord has changed in a way you do not desire, or you feel uncomfortable with its appearance, or it appears damaged, or you see the image of someone you know in it, then it is a good idea to destroy this grounding cord and create a new one, preferably one that is in some way slightly different from the last. The reason for this is because your grounding may get polluted with the energies you have been trying to release, or may become the target of energies that wish to influence or control you. When you change your cord, those energies have a harder time locating you again.

If you are having difficulty visualizing a certain part of your cord, or you find it very difficult to concentrate when you attempt to create one, you are probably being affected by some foreign energy. This is similar to what happens with a clogged vacuum cleaner, malfunctioning garbage disposals, the rusty pipes connected to your kitchen sink, or even your own intestines.

A Hoodooer's Herbal

A Hoodooer’s Herbal

Use in Magic: A small red and black legume often carried in magic amulets for good luck.

Name of Herb: ACACIA LEAF
Use in Magic: Symbolizes the afterlife; the leaves are burned on charcoal to develop personal power.

Use in Magic: Used in a graveyard bottle spell to silence the lips of those who speak evil lies.

Name of Herb: AGRIMONY
Use in Magic: One of the few magic herbs believed to reverse a jinx, curse, or hex after it has been put on you.

Name of Herb: ALFALFA
Use in Magic: Kept in the home to protect against poverty; carried to the bank when you ask for a loan.

Name of Herb: ALKANET ROOT
Use in Magic: Ends the work of those who try to trouble your money matters or jinx your gambling luck.

Use in Magic: Much used in magical spells prosperity, success, luck, and money gained through business ventures.

Use in Magic: Much used in magical spells prosperity, success, luck, and money gained through business ventures.

Use in Magic: To attract benevolent spirits to the home, to increase psychic ability, to heal and soothe.

Name of Herb: ALTHAEA ROOT
Use in Magic: To attract benevolent spirits to the home, to find treasure through psychic gifts.

Name of Herb: ANGELICA (ARCHANGEL, HOLY GHOST) whole root
Use in Magic: Enhances female magical power and strength, protects children.

Name of Herb: ANGELICA (ARCHANGEL, HOLY GHOST) root powder
Use in Magic: Enhances female magical power and strength, protects children.

Name of Herb: ANISE SEED
Use in Magic: A magick herb used to ward off the Evil Eye and also to increase personal psychic abilities.

Use in Magic: An old-time hand-dusting powder for gambling luck; combine with lucky Sachet Powders.

Name of Herb: ASAFOETIDA (DEVIL'S DUNG) powder
Use in Magic: Said to keep off diseases, evil spells, conjure work, and interfering law officers.

Use in Magic: Used in ancient Zoroastrian and Muslim spiritual rites to protect from the evil eye.

Name of Herb: BALM OF GILEAD buds
Use in Magic: Comforts those who have lost in love, encourages the reconciliation of estranged lovers.

Name of Herb: BARBERRY
Use in Magic: Sprinkled in the paths of your enemies to bar their way and stop them following you.

Name of Herb: BASIL
Use in Magic: A magickal herb for money and success, happy family, and Peaceful Home; drives away the Evil Eye.

Name of Herb: BAY LEAF
Use in Magic: For protection and to avoid being jinxed, especially if you are doing a job on someone else.

Name of Herb: BAYBERRY ROOT chips
Use in Magic: Sprinkled on the money in your wallet to attract more money and good fortune to you.

Use in Magic: Native American spiritual smoke, also used as a psychic and spiritual incense and tea.

Use in Magic: Used to remove evil spirits from a home and to return evil to a person doing you harm.

Use in Magic: Provides magical protection and strengthens those who are weak, timid, afraid, or shy.

Use in Magic: Brewed into a magick herbal tea which is sprinkled around the home for protection from evil.

Use in Magic: Strengthens family relations where "blood" ties bind you but respect is sometimes lacking.

Use in Magic: Used to protect people and places from evil; used by Native Americans to protect children.

Use in Magic: Used in money-drawing magic spells, for prosperity, and to bring wealth.

Name of Herb: BOLDO LEAF
Use in Magic: Said to repel and keep away evil spirits, bad customers, unruly people, and even diseases.

Use in Magic: A famous magick herb that opposes unnatural illness and wards off snakes.

Use in Magic: For peace in the home, tranquility in the family, and calm in domestic relationships.

Name of Herb: BROOM STRAWS
Use in Magic: To drive away witches and unwanted visitors; for magical protection from evil.

Use in Magic: Said to prevent rheumatism, arthritis, and headache, and to enhance male vigour.

Name of Herb: BURDOCK ROOT
Use in Magic: A cleansing, protective, and uncrossing magic herb, said to restore male nature.

Use in Magic: Strong for winning in court and powerful to induce prophetic lucky number dreams.

Use in Magic: Strong for winning in court and powerful to induce prophetic lucky number dreams.

Name of Herb: CARAWAY SEED
Use in Magic: Believed to provide protection and to keep young children safe from illness and harm.

Use in Magic: Used in magic spells intended to bring about lust, passion, and love in one not your mate.

Use in Magic: Said to bring good luck and especially to help you win in court cases.

Name of Herb: CATNIP
Use in Magic: Used to captivate your lover with your special ways and to capture his or her heart.

Use in Magic: Used to draw a two-armed cross on the ground to peacefully cause an unwanted person to move.

Name of Herb: CELANDINE
Use in Magic: Said to keep off witches and law officers; helps one win in court by confusing opponents.

Name of Herb: CELERY SEED
Use in Magic: Believed by many to enhance latent psychic powers and to bring on prophetic dreams.

Use in Magic: A magical herb used in gambling spells and washes, and also for uncrossing.

Use in Magic: Said to grant health, happiness and prolong life.

Name of Herb: CHERRY BARK
Use in Magic: Said to be efficacious in matters of love, romance, sexual attraction, and conjugal relations.

Name of Herb: CHIA SEED
Use in Magic: To stop gossip and back-biting; may be added to Slippery Elm Bark for this purpose.

Name of Herb: CINNAMON chips
Use in Magic: Believed to rapidly attract luck, money, and love; also for purification and protection.

Use in Magic: Sprinkled to attract luck, money, and love; also for purification and protection.

Use in Magic: Used in love-magic, for a prosperous marriage, and to insure conjugal felicity.

Use in Magic: A magick herb used for personal purification and to drive away evil influences.

Name of Herb: CLOVES, whole
Use in Magic: Said to attract good luck to your home, to stop gossip, and to help sustain friendships.

Use in Magic: Burned with other magic herbs to aid psychic visions; removes sickness and mental problems.

Name of Herb: COMFREY LEAF
Use in Magic: Helps you hold onto the money you have or the money that you win while gambling.

Name of Herb: COMFREY ROOT
Use in Magic: Carried for safety and good health while travelling or when away from home.

Use in Magic: To draw love to you, to stimulate passion, and to keep your lover faithful to you.

Use in Magic: Golden coin-shaped dried flowers are used in gambling and money-luck baths and spells.

Use in Magic: Used in binding spells, both for love-magic and for evil purposes.

Use in Magic: Used to control a lover and to increase sexual heat; will also help you meet a new mate.

Name of Herb: CUMIN SEEDS
Use in Magic: Believed to keep evil and bad luck away from your home, to keep your lover faithful.

Name of Herb: DAMIANA
Use in Magic: Used to draw a new lover, to intensify sexual passion, or to bring back a straying lover.

Use in Magic: Drunk as herb tea or carried in a bag to enhance psychic dreams and second sight.

Name of Herb: DEER'S TONGUE
Use in Magic: Used to get someone to love you, to obtain a proposal of marriage, also for court cases.

Name of Herb: DEVIL POD (BAT NUT)
Use in Magic: For strong protection from evil; also used as an offering to dark forces.

Use in Magic: For protection from crossing and gossip, for gambling luck, for job getting.

Name of Herb: DILL LEAF
Use in Magic: For folks crossed or jinxed in love, and for men who have had their nature taken away.

Name of Herb: DILL SEED
Use in Magic: To make you irresistible to the one you desire, and also to help you win in court.

Use in Magic: Fed to the one you love to promote desire; burned to bring a vision of your future mate.

Name of Herb: DRAGON'S BLOOD CURIO chunks
Use in Magic: A magical plant resin carried for good luck, for making magic pacts, and to attract riches.

Use in Magic: Used as a money drawing incense herb.

Use in Magic: Sprinkled around property or carried for protection from criminals and from the law.

Name of Herb: ELECAMPANE
Use in Magic: A famous magical love herb; one of the three ingredients in Medieval True Love Powder.

Name of Herb: EUCALYPTUS
Use in Magic: To drive away pestiferous people and also for personal cleansing after contact with evil.

Name of Herb: FENNEL SEEDS
Use in Magic: For protection, to keep the law away, to strengthen a women's courage, to prevent curses.

Use in Magic: Carried with your money for prosperity, increase in wages, lucky money-finding, and wealth.

Name of Herb: FERN
Use in Magic: Used to prevent jinxes, to remove evil spirits from the home, to help ward off burglars.

Name of Herb: FEVERFEW
Use in Magic: A magic herb carried by clumsy or accident prone people to protect them from harm.

Use in Magic: For success in all the things that five fingers can do, to get others to do you favours.

Name of Herb: FLAX SEED
Use in Magic: Used to increase psychic abilities and mental powers, and for protection of children.

Use in Magic: Protective, powerful, and edible; used in cooking and to repel all manner of evil.

Use in Magic: A love-drawing herb; carried in a conjure bag with the name of the one you desire.

Use in Magic: Fiery protection from evil magic; also heats up love affairs and sexuality.

Use in Magic: For male vigour and nature, good luck in gambling, and to control your mate.

Use in Magic: For male vigour and nature, good luck in gambling, and to control your mate.

Use in Magic: A magic herb used by those who seek wisdom, strength, and beauty, also better health.

Use in Magic: For good luck, protection of the house, to get a job, and to make wishes come true.

Use in Magic: Carried when looking for a new job or when asking your boss for a raise or benefits.

Use in Magic: Sprinkle around the home to keep another person from trying to become your spouse's lover.

Name of Herb: HOLLY LEAVES
Use in Magic: For magic spells of protection of the home, to invite helpful spirits into the household.

Use in Magic: A twining vine with sweet-smelling flowers, it is used to entangle and tie a lover to you.

Use in Magic: Aids peaceful sleep when placed in the pillow; ends nightmares, brings beneficial dreams.

Name of Herb: HOREHOUND
Use in Magic: Said to keep off wild animals and packs of dogs around the home; medical aid for coughs.

Use in Magic: Said to make your dreams come true; used by gamblers to produce lucky number dreams.

Name of Herb: HYSSOP
Use in Magic: A purification herb, for home cleansing, to put an end to crossed conditions, to take off a jinx.

Use in Magic: To bring continuous good luck and a steady flow of money in business and gambling.

Use in Magic: Said to aid in the reception of psychic dreams and to enhance the power of love herb mixtures.

Use in Magic: Attracts men with money; also used in the famous curse of Jezebel against enemies.

Name of Herb: JOB'S TEARS
Use in Magic: Seven seeds used in a special seven-day magic spell to grant an important wish.

Use in Magic: For use in luck-magic spells and for making your own John the Conquer dressing oil
(See Botanical Curios for WHOLE JOHN THE CONQUEROR ROOT)

Use in Magic: To increase virility in men, enhance sensuality in women, and to attract physical love.

Use in Magic: To bind, restrict or control a person's movements; to symbolically tie things down.

Use in Magic: To promote passion, romance, harmony, friendship, and cooperation with a lover.

Name of Herb: LEMON LEAVES
Use in Magic: For "cut-and-clear" spells to remove old conditions and open the way to draw a new lover.

Use in Magic: For protection and to increase the power of all amulets; also for a good sexual time.

Use in Magic: To break up bad conditions and promote health; to draw a new lover.

Use in Magic: To magically break up or casue discord and strife between two people.

Use in Magic: To gain power over others and control them; also to change someone's mind.

Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea that is drunk daily for longer life.

Use in Magic: Chew and spit this famous magic root to win in court.

Use in Magic: Chew and spit this famous magic root to win in court.

Use in Magic: Used in Lunar magical workings, for love, and for protection.

Use in Magic: To attract a lover of the opposite gender for romance and sexual passion.

Use in Magic: Placed under the mattress for marital happiness, fidelity, and mutual sexual attraction.

Use in Magic: A famous root used by conjurers to create love-dolls and also for money-drawing magic.

Name of Herb: MARJORAM
Use in Magic: To drive off those who would harm your family; to protect home or business from jinxes.

Use in Magic: For mastery, strength, and control over adversaries, also used to prepare a healing oil.

Use in Magic: A power enhancing herb for protection, psychism, luck, and to command respect from all.

Name of Herb: MINT
Use in Magic: An herb said to break hoodoo spells and jinxes and to gain mental strength during times of difficulty.

Name of Herb: MISTLETOE
Use in Magic: Sacred herb of the Druids; one of the three ingredients in Medieval True Love Powder.

Use in Magic: Carried for luck; used in magic spells to make wishes come true.

Use in Magic: For the magical protection of women and children; to bring peace to the home and family.

Use in Magic: Burned and inhaled for psychic abilities, made into tea to wash amulets and crystals.

Name of Herb: MULLEIN
Use in Magic: Used in "dark arts" spells and conjurations; burned with incense when raising spirits.

Use in Magic: To disrupt the activities of unwanted associates or troublesome, meddling people.

Use in Magic: A symbol of faith, carried for protection and to keep trouble away.

Name of Herb: NETTLE
Use in Magic: A strong jinx-breaker herb when used as a sprinkle or brewed and drunk as a tea.

Name of Herb: NUTMEG, WHOLE
Use in Magic: A most powerful lucky charm is made from it by gamblers to bring in the winnings.

Name of Herb: OREGANO
Use in Magic: A magical herb said to keep the law away; also used to keep troublesome in-laws away.

Use in Magic: Symbolic of clinging love and of the crucifixion; brings peace and blessings to the home.

Use in Magic: Used in both love-drawing and money-drawing magic rites, and to break jinxes.

Use in Magic: An herb used to help students pass tests and to increase studious concentration.

Use in Magic: To keep peace in the home, end family troubles, and help solve marital problems.

Name of Herb: PEONY ROOT slices
Use in Magic: To protect against misfortune, bolster health, break jinxes, and draw good fortune.

Name of Herb: PEPPER, BLACK
Use in Magic: To get rid of evil or to cast evil onto someone; to make someone move out of your way.

Name of Herb: PEPPER, RED flakes
Use in Magic: To make problems for someone, cause a break-up, make them move out; also for cleansing.

Name of Herb: PEPPER, RED whole pods
Use in Magic: To make problems for someone, cause a break-up, make them move out; also for cleansing.

Name of Herb: PERIWINKLE
Use in Magic: Placed under the mattress for love; carried to attract money and to dispel the Evil Eye.

Name of Herb: PINE NEEDLES
Use in Magic: A spiritual cleanser, draws steady money, drives out spirits, removes mental negativity.

Use in Magic: A magick herb that is said to protect one against snakes and also against thieves.

Use in Magic: To induce psychic dreams and visions while you sleep; to confuse someone for love.

Name of Herb: POPPY SEEDS
Use in Magic: Used in magic spells to confuse someone; also used to dominate and morally weaken enemies.

Name of Herb: QUASSIA (BITTER ROOT) chips
Use in Magic: Used in controlling and domination spells to replace or augment the hair of the target.

Use in Magic: A famous hoodoo root used to attract men and to cause them to love you.

Use in Magic: Powdered hoodoo root used to attract men and to cause them to love you.

Use in Magic: Used in an herbal spiritual bath by women so that their men will not want to wander.

Use in Magic: For magickal protection from actual and symbolic "snakes in the grass".

Use in Magic: For use in a magic spell to being prosperity to the home and draw customers to a business.

Name of Herb: ROSE BUDS
Use in Magic: For conjugal love; combined with lavender and red clover tops in love-drawing spells.

Name of Herb: ROSE PETALS
Use in Magic: For good luck in love; also to remove any kind of love-jinxing someone has done to you.

Name of Herb: ROSEMARY
Use in Magic: Protects against evil, cleanses, ensures fidelity; gives a woman domination in the home.

Name of Herb: RUE (RUTA, RUDA)
Use in Magic: To break curses, hexes, or jinxes that have been cast upon you; to ward off the Evil Eye.

Use in Magic: Burned for love by gay men; mixed with Sampson Snake Root to draw a dominant lover.

Name of Herb: SAGE
Use in Magic: For wisdom, discernment, and decision-making; keeps off the Evil Eye; reverses magic spells.

Use in Magic: A root of power and strength, especially for men; used in making Jack-balls and mojos.

Use in Magic: For health, to draw money, to bless a house, and to arouse sexual passion.

Use in Magic: Carried in wallet near money, helps you control and make your money go further.

Use in Magic: A magical herb believed to aid in matters of physical health and to cleanse the sick.

Use in Magic: A magic herb to protect from liars, false friends, backbiters, and "snakes in the grass."

Name of Herb: SENNA LEAF
Use in Magic: Used to draw love from someone unaware of your interest, also for faithful love.

Name of Herb: SENNA PODS
Use in Magic: Mixed with other herbs to make a rinse water for laundry that keeps a lover faithful.

Use in Magic: To encourage fidelity; also used to magically attract gifts of money.

Use in Magic: To stop all types of slander, gossip, and back-biting by strangers, neighbors, and family.

Use in Magic: For luck and money; to protect against snakes and false friends.

Use in Magic: To increase wisdom and make wise decisions; for success; for protection.

Name of Herb: SPANISH MOSS
Use in Magic: Strange, grey plant used to stuff doll-babies ("voodoo dolls") and for enemy-work.

Name of Herb: SPIKENARD
Use in Magic: A noted love-herb, mentioned in the Bible and often used love spells, oils, and incenses.

Use in Magic: Used by pregnant women to protect an unborn baby from being "marked" by jealous eyes.

Name of Herb: STAR ANISE
Use in Magic: Stops misfortunes, increases psychic power, brings back a lost love, and increases good luck.

Name of Herb: SUMAC BERRY
Use in Magic: To be given a reduced sentence or fine in court cases; for making triple-strength Peace Water.

Name of Herb: TANSY
Use in Magic: Said to protect against the police, DEA, or INS looking into one's affairs.

Use in Magic: To ward off or reduce the effects of unnatural illnesses caused by tricking or hexing.

Name of Herb: THYME
Use in Magic: To make money grow and stay with you; to promote good health; to stop nightmares.

Use in Magic: To win in court; to reach folks when you don't know where they are.

Use in Magic: Whole beans in pod; used in magic spells to make love-wishes come true; 3 per packet.

Use in Magic: Used in raising demonic spirits, making pacts, and casting evil spells.

Use in Magic: One of the three herbal ingredients in magical Medieval True Love Powder.

Use in Magic: Used in magic spells to heal a broken heart and to attract a new love to you.

Use in Magic: Worn in the shoe to attract a new lover, bring back a lost love, or heal a broken heart.

Use in Magic: Used in a special magical rite of uncrossing, to take off jinxes and tricks.

Name of Herb: WALNUT LEAF
Use in Magic: An herb that is used in hexing, jinxing, crossing, and break-up spells.

Name of Herb: WALNUT DRIED WHOLE IN HUSKS 9 per package
Use in Magic: Used in a magic spell to rid oneself of ties to the past, to remove obsessive love.

Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea in which one bathes for purification, jinx-removal, and cleansing.

Name of Herb: WILLOW LEAF
Use in Magic: Brewed into an herbal tea in which one bathes for purification, jinx-removal, and cleansing.

Use in Magic: Draws money and good luck; aids in sexual matters; used to smoke gambling halls.

Name of Herb: WOOD BETONY
Use in Magic: Protective against evil spirits and disease; burned with Agrimony to reverse jinxes.

Name of Herb: WORMWOOD
Use in Magic: Protective magic herb, prevents accidents; stimulates psychic visions and contact with spirits.

Use in Magic: Breaks curses, increases psychic power, and stimulates courage in dangerous situations.

Use in Magic: Native Americans have preferred this root for the creation of effigy dolls for love. It is also made into a tea or wash, then scrubbed your business or house for success, for good customers.

Name of Herb: YERBA SANTA
Use in Magic: The name means Holy herb; kept on altars as an offering; brewed into a cleansing herb tea.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Astrological Sabbat Dates

Many of us have set calendar dates on which we celebrate the sabbats for the ease of remembering them, such as Samhain being celebrated on October 31 annually.

In Tradition, the sabbat dates fall upon a date during which the Sun is in a certain degree of a specific astrological house. While the astrological dates might be more technical, what with having the planetary layout and subsequent astrological influences to one's advantage, neither date of celebration is considered "wrong".

Following is the astrological date chart, and below this chart is a two-year look ahead, at the astrological dates of each sabbat.

Samhain: Sun is at 15° Scorpio
Yule: Sun is at 1° Capricorn
Imbolc: Sun is at 15° Aquarius
Ostara: Sun is at 1° Aries
Beltaine: Sun is at 15° Taurus
Litha: Sun is at 1° Cancer
Lammas: Sun is at 15° Leo
Mabon: Sun is at 1° Libra

Imbolc 2009: February 4
Ostara 2009: March 22
Beltaine 2009: May 6
Litha 2009: June 23
Lammas 2009: August 8
Mabon 2009: September 24
Samhain 2009: November 8(i still do ritual on 31, October)
Yule 2009: December 23(ritual on 21)

Imbolc 2010: February 4
Ostara 2010: March 22
Beltaine 2010: May 6
Litha 2010: June 23
Lammas 2010: August 8
Mabon 2010: September 24
Samhain 2010: November 8(i still do ritual on 31, October)
Yule 2010: December 23(ritual on 21)

Blessed Be

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Theban; Witches Alphabet

Wiccan Texts

Wiccan Rede:

Bide within the Law you must,
in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live,
fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about
to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time,
let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch,
speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon,
chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady's moon is new,
kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak
then your heart's desire seek.

Heed the North winds mighty gale,
lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East,
expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the South,
love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West,
all hearts will find peace and rest.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go,
burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might,
in the fire it brings the God'sinsight.
Rowan is a tree of power causing life and Magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready
to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify
and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds
its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree
that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the
Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night
power is brought to Magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use
the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule
light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals day
time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all
when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by
the Lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone,
the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need,
harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or
be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright
the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three
times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star
upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"

Witch's Creed:

Hear Now the words of the Witches,
The secrets we hid in the night.

When dark was our destiny's pathway,
That now we bring forth into light.

Mysterious water and fire,
The earth and the wide-ranging air.

By hidden quintessence we know them,
And will keep silent and dare.

The birth and rebirth of all nature,
The passing of Winter and Spring.

We share with the life universal,
Rejoice in the magickal ring.

Four times in the year the Great Sabbat
Returns, and the witches are seen.

At Lammas and Candlemas dancing,
On May Eve and old Halloween.

When day-time and night-time are equal,
When sun is at greatest and least.

The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned,
And Witches gather in feast.

Thirteen silver moons in a year are,
Thirteen is the coven's array.

Thirteen times at Esbats make merry,
For each golden year and day.

The power that was passed down the age,
Each time between woman and man.

Each century unto the other,
Ere time and the ages began.

When drawn is the magickal circle,
By sword or athame or power.

Its compass between two worlds lies,
In land of the shades for the hour.

This world has no right then to know it,
And world of beyond will tell naught.

The oldest of Gods are invoked there,
The Greatest of Magick is wrought.

For the two are mystical pillars,
That stand at the gates of the shrine.

And two are the powers of nature,
The forms and the force divine.

The dark and the night in succession,
The opposites each unto each.

Shown forth as a God and a Goddess,
Of this our ancestors teach.

By night he's the wild wind's rider,
The Horned One, the King of the Woodland.

The dweller in green forest glades,
She is youthful or old as she pleases.

She sails the torn clouds in her barque,
The bright silver lady of midnight.

The crone who weaves spells in the dark,
The master and mistress of Magick.

That dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever-renewing.

With power to free or to bind
.And Do What You Will be the challenge.

So be it love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment.
By Magick of old, be it done!

The Witches Pyramid:

The Witches pyramid, also called “The Four laws of the Magus,”
is very ancient. It's a great value to witches.

To Know: To know means to study and learn everything you can about Magick and the way it can be used. As a Witch, you must know what you are doing when it comes to Magick. It is represented by air.

To Dare: As a Witch you must dare to practice what you have learned. You must be willing to stand up and use all that knowledge you have gained to perform rites and spells. It is represented by water.

To Will: Once you have decided to practice Magick, you must be strong enough to will the manifestation (to make the spell come true). However, remember, Witches are humans too. Therefore, we are bound to commit mistakes sometimes, even though we do our best to avoid them. It is represented by fire.

To Keep Silent: Witches must keep quiet about the work they are doing or what they are doing it for. Every time Witches talk about their magickal work, part of the energy is given away. Also, the Witch may be telling someone who, for whatever reason, does not want the Witch to succeed. That person, knowing what is being done, can counteract the results. This is not a usual occurrence, but it can and does happen. In silence there is knowledge. You're the master of your thoughts, but a slave of what you say. It Is represented by earth

The Witches Reed Of Chivarly:

1# Chivalry is a high code of honour which is of most ancient Celtic Pagan origin, and must be lived by all who follow the Old ways.

2# It must be kenned that thoughts and intent put forth on this Middle-Earth will wax strong in other worlds beyond, and return... bringing into creation, on this world, that which had been sent forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for "as ye sow, so shall ye reap."

3# It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can ultimately attain godhead.

4# "This above all...to thine own self be true...."

5# A Witch's word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed oath. Thus, give thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like iron.

6# Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be known.

7# Pass not unverified words about another, for hearsay is, in large part, a thing of falsehoods.

8# Be thou honest with others, and have them known that honesty is likewise expected of them.

9# The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keep one's head is a virtue.

10# Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon others. Strive not to harm another.

11# Though there may be differences between those of the Old Ways, diverse covens and circles may well have diverse views. These views, even if they are different than yours, should always be given respect. When a coven, circle, clan, or grove is visited or joined, one should discern quietly their practices, and abide thereby.

12# Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humour are much to be admired.

13# As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof.

14# Courage and honour endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have crumbled to dust.

15# Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant. Strengthen others of the Brethren and they shall strengthen thee.

16# Thou shalt not reveal the secrets of another Witch or another Coven. Others have laboured long and hard for them, and cherish them as treasures.

17# Those who follow the mysteries should be above reproach in the eyes of the world, and should always seek to make this so.

18# The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and within reason, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom for the well-being of all.

19# Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in body and in mind. For the Lady hath said, "How canst thou honour another unless thou give honour to thyself firstly?"

20# Those who seek the Mysteries should consider themselves as select of the Gods, for it is they who lead the race of humankind to the highest of thrones and beyond to the very stars.

Charge of The Goddess:

Whenever you have need of anything,
once in the month and better when the moon is full,
then shall you assemble in some secret placeand adore the spirit of me,
who am Queen of all witches.
There shall ye assemble,
ye who are fain to to learn all sorcery,
yet have not won its deepest secrets;
to these will I teach all things that are as yet unknown.
And ye shall be free from slavery;
and as a sign that ye be truly free,
you shall be naked in your rites;
and ye shall dance, sing, feast,make music and love,
all in my praise.
For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit,
and mine also is joy on earth;
for my law is love unto all beings.
Keep pure your highest ideals;
strive ever towards them,
let nothing stop you or turn you aside.
For mine is the secret door whichopens upon the Land of Youth,
and mine is the cup of the wine of life,and the Cauldron of Cerridwen,
which is the Holy Vessel of Immortality.
I am the gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man.
Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal;
and beyond death,
I give peace, and freedom,
and reunion with those who have gone before.
Nor do I demand sacrifice;
for behold, I am the Mother of all living,
and my love is poured out upon the earth.

I am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white moon among the stars,
and the mystery of the waters,
and the desire of the heart of man.
Call unto thy soul, arise, and come unto me.
For I am the soul of Nature,
who gives life to the Universe.
From me all things proceed,
and unto me all things must return;
and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men,
let thine innermost divine self be enfolded
in the rapture of the infinite.
Let my worship be within the heart that rejoicest;
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverance within you.
And thou who thinketh to seek for me,
know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee
not unless thou knoweth the mystery;
that if that which thy seekest thou findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without thee. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning;
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.

The Charge of The God

Listen to the words of the Great Father, who of old was called Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Cernunnos, Herne, Lugh and by many other names.

My law is harmony with all things.
Mine is the secret that opens the gates of life and mine is the dish of salt of the earth that is the body of Cernunnos that is the eternal circle of rebirth.

I give the knowledge of life everlasting, and beyond death I give the promise of regeneration and renewal.

I am the sacrifice, the father of all things, and my protection blankets the earth.

Hear the words of the dancing God, the music of whose laughter stirs the winds, whose voice calls the seasons.

I who am the Lord of the Hunt and the Power of the Light, sun among the clouds and the secret of the flame.

I call upon your bodies to arise and come unto me.

For I am the flesh of the earth and all its beings.

Thru me all things must die and with me are reborn.

Let my worship be in the body that sings, for behold all acts of willing sacrifice are my rituals.

Let there be desire and fear, anger and weakness, joy and peace, awe and longing within you.

For these too are part of the mysteries found within yourself, within me, all beginnings have endings, and all endings have beginnings.

Charge of the Dark Goddess:

Wisdom and empowerment are the gifts of the Dark Goddess of Transformation.

She is known to us as Kali, Hecate, Cerridwen, Lilith, Persephone, Fata, Morgana, Ereshkigal, Arianhrod, Durga, Inanna, Tiamat, and by a million, million other names:

Hear me child, and know Me for who I am. I have been with you since you were born, and I will stay with you until you return to Me at the final dusk.

I am the passionate and seductive lover who inspires the poet to dream. I am the One who calls to you at the end of your journey. After the day is done, My children find their blessed rest in my embrace.

I am the womb from which all things are born. I am the shadowy, still tomb; all things must come to Me and bare their breasts to die and be reborn to the Whole.

I am the Sorceress that will not be ruled, the Weaver of Time, the Teacher of Mysteries. I snip the threads that bring my children home to me. I slit the throats of the cruel and drink the blood of the heartless. Swallow your fear and come to me, and you will discover true beauty, strength, and courage.

I am the fury which rips the flesh from injustice. I am the glowing forge that transforms your inner demons into tools of power. Open yourself to my embrace and overcome.
I am the glinting sword that protects you from harm. I am the crucible in which all the aspects of yourself merge together in a rainbow of union.

I am the velvet depths of the night sky, the swirling mists of midnight, shrouded in mystery.
I am the chrysalis in which you will face that which terrifies you and from which you will blossom forth, vibrant and renewed. Seek me at the rossroads, and you shall be transformed, for once you look upon my face, there is no return.

I am the fire that kisses the shackles away. I am the cauldron in which all opposites grow to know each other in Truth. I am the web which connects all things.

I am the Healer of all wounds, the Warrior who rights all wrongs in their Time. I make the weak strong. I make the arrogant humble. I raise up the oppressed and empower the disenfranchised. I am Justice tempered with Mercy.

Most importantly, child, I am you. I am part of you, and I am within you. Seek me within and without, and you will be strong. Know me. Venture into the dark so that you may awaken to Balance, Illumination, and Wholeness.

Take my Love with you everywhere and find the Power within to be who you wish.

Charge of The Dark God:

Listen to the words of the Dark God, who was of oldcalled Acheron, Chamer, Anubis, Hades, Mors, Hoder,and by many other names.

I am the shadow in the bright day, I am the reminderof mortality at the height of living. I am theneverending veil of Night where the Star Goddessdances. I am the Death that must be so that Life maycontinue, for behold, Life is immortal because theliving must die.

I am the strength that protects, that limits. I am thepower that says No, No Further, and That Is Enough. Iam the things that may not be spoken of, and I am thelaughter at the edge of Death.

Come with me into the warm enfolding dark, feel mycaresses in the hands, in the mouth, in the body ofone you love, and be transformed.

Gather in the moonless night and speak in unknowntongues. The Dark Mother and I will listen. Sing to usand cry out and the Power will be yours to unfold.Blow me a kiss when the sky is dark, and I will smile,but no kiss returns, for my kiss is the final one forall mortal flesh.

Charge of the Horned God:

"And these are the words of Cernunnos, Herne, Atho, Beli, the voice of the Horned One, He whose names are un-numbered:

I am the wild hunter of the forest deep And I am the fire upon the hillAnd I am the sower of the seedAnd the tiller of the soil of the earth.

And I am the golden warriorWhose arrows are the shafts from the sunThe thunder is my hoof fallThe wilderness my shrine.

I wield the oaken staffThe elements at my callBy day am the sunby night I ride upon the wild winds.

I am a stag, a tree and mountainMy seed within the earth's dark womb
For I am the Horned One;
Sire of the Universe
Love and Consort of the Goddess am I
In the wilderness doth my spirit dwell
And all wildlings
And fugitives of oppression
Are cherished within my heart.
To such as thee, my hidden childrenAm I provider and protectorFor all things wild and freeare in my keeping

And all things of beauty and freedom and lifeAre joy unto my spirit;
Swiftly I come to merriment and laughter for these are my invocations

For I am the Lord of all life
Yet also I have a dark face
For I am Death. The Reaper of Souls.
And terrible is this my dark face
To those who know not the mystery.

Yet to my hidden children
Who know and love my spirit
My dark face is also sweet
For tis the face of deep and hidden wisdom.

For I am the giver of knowledge
Life and death are mine to give
From death thou shalt be reborn
Unto new life and love.
Therefor seek my spirit and know me
Bright and darkThen shalt thou know my mystery

For I am the Ancient One:
My faces outnumber the starsI am the Horned One of un-numbered namesI am the gentle and the fierce.

I am Cernunnos, Herne, Atho, Belie,Haro, , the Ancient One
Lord and Sire of the Universe All.

Charge Of The Crone:

Hear the words of the Dark Goddess who stands within the crossroads, whose torch illuminates the Underworld:

I am the Queen of Magic and the dark of the Moon, hidden in the deepest night.
I am the mystery of the Otherworld and the fear that coils about your heart in the time of your trials.I am the soul of nature that gives form to the universe; it is I who await you at the end of the spiral dance.Most ancient among gods and mortals, let my worship be within the heart that has truly tasted life, for behold all acts of magic and art are my pleasure and my greatest ritual is love itself. Therefore let there be beauty in your strength, compassion in your wrath, power in your humility, and discipline balanced through mirth and reverence. You who seek to remove my veil and behold my true face, know that all your questioning and efforts are for nothing, and all your lust and desires shall avail you not at all. For unless you know my mystery, look wherever you will, it will elude you, for it is within you and nowhere else. For behold, I have ever been with you, from the very beginning, the comforting hand that nurtured you in the dawn of life, and the loving embrace that awaits you at the end of each life, for I am that which is attained at the end of the dance, and I am the womb of new beginnings, as yet unimagined and unknown.

The Witches' Rune:

Darksome night and shining moon,
Hearken to the witches' rune.
East, then south, west then north,
Here come I to call thee forth.
Earth and water, air and fire,
Work ye unto my desire.
Wand and Pentacle and Sword
Hearken ye unto my word.
Cords and Censer, Scourge and Knife,
Waken all ye into life.
Power of the Witches Blade,
Come ye as the charm is made.
Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell,
Lend your aid unto the spell.
Horned Hunter of the Night,
Work my will by magic rite.
By all the power of land and sea,
As I do will, so mote it be.
By all the might of moon and sun,
Chant the spell and be it done.

Principles of Wiccan Belief:

1. The Council of American Witches finds it necessary to define modern Witchcraft in terms of the American experience and needs. We are not bound by traditions from other times and other cultures and owe no allegiance to any person or power greater than the Divinity manifest through our own being. As American Witches, we welcome and respect all life-affirming teachings and traditions, and seek to learn from all and to share our learning within our Council. It is in this spirit of welcome and cooperation that we adopt these few principles of Wiccan belief.

In seeking to be inclusive, we do not wish to open ourselves to the destruction of our group by those on self-serving power trips, or to philosophies and practices contradictory to those principles. In seeking to exclude those whose ways are contradictory to ours, we do not wish to deny participation to any who are sincerely interested in our knowledge and beliefs, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national or cultural heritage, or sexual preference. We therefore ask only that those who seek to identify with us accept those few basic principles:

1.We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross-Quarters.

2.We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment, We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance, offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

3.We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than is apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary, it is sometimes called "supernatural," but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to us all.

4.We conceive of the Creative Power in the Universe as manifesting through polarity--as masculine and feminine--and that this same Creative Power lives in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sexuality as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of Life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.

5.We recognize both outer and inner or psychological worlds--sometimes known as the Spiritual World, The Collective Unconscious, The Inner Planes, etc.--and we see in their interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

6.We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

7.We see religion, magick and wisdom-in-living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it --a world-view and philosophy-of-life which we identify as Witchcraft, the Wiccan Way.

8.Calling oneself "Witch" does not make a Witch, but neither does heredity itself, or the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within him/herself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well, without harm to others and in harmony with Nature.

9.We acknowledge that it is the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuance of evolution and development of consciousness that gives meaning to the Universe we know and to our personal role within it.

10.Our only animosity toward Christianity or toward any other religion or philosophy-of-life is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be "the one true, right and only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others, and to suppress other ways of religious practices and belief.
As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of various traditions. We are concerned only with our present and our future.

11.We do not accept the concept of "absolute evil" nor do we worship any entity known as Satan or the Devil, as defined by the Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor do we accept the concept that personal benefits can only be derived through denial to another.

12.We seek within Nature for that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

The 13 Goals of a Witch:

1. Know yourself

2. Know your Craft

3. Learn

4. Apply knowledge and wisdom

5. Achieve balance

6. Keep your words in good order

7. Keep Your thoughts in good order

8. Celebrate life

9. Attune with the cycles of the Earth

10. Breath and eat correctly

11. Exercise the body

12. Meditate

13. Honor the Goddess and God

The Wiccan Way:

Recognizing that there is more that one path to spiritual enlightenment, that Wicca is but one of many, and that Wicca holds within itself that there is more than one type of step-set to the spiral dance. Find here listed , the common denominators of the Craft.

1. That there is above all, the Goddess in her threefold aspect, and many are her names. With all of her names, we call her - Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

2. That there is a God and by which ever name we so choose to call him, he is consort, husband, lover, and Sun, and most willing of sacrifice.

3. That ye harm none, do what ye will. This be the law.

4. That each of their children are bound by the Threefold Law, and whatever we create, be it laughter or pain, joy or sorrow, is returned to thee threefold.

5. That as the Mother of All living things, and we are her children, we seek to live in harmony, not only with each other, but with the Earth, that which is our womb and our home.

6. That death is NOT the end of existence, but a step in the ongoing circle of life.

7. That there is NO sacrifice of blood, for she is the mother of All living things and from all things proceed unto her, and unto her, all things return. Killing is for survival and defense only.

8. That each and everyone of their children that follows this path has no need of another between themselves and the God and Goddess.

9. That there shall not by intent, be a desecration of another’s symbols or beliefs, for we are all seeking harmony with Deity.

10. That each person’s faith is private unto her/himself, and that another’s beliefs are not to be set out and made public.

11. That the Wiccan Way is not to seek converts, but that the Way is to be made pen to those, who, for whatever reason, seek and find the craft.

12. And As It Is Willed...So Mote It Be!

10 Things About Being Wiccan:

1) No conversation or recruitment is necessary...Wiccans have no insecure compulsion to convert everyone to their way of thinking. People come to Wicca when and if they are ready/interested. Furthermore, you are not required to accept or do anything that you're not comfortable with.

2) No artificial code of morality...Out of all of the creatures of this Earth, only humans are forced to live under unnatural moral codes. Wiccans believe simply: "An It Harm None, Do As Ye Will".

3)Progressive Reincarnation...Wiccans believe we are here to learn and to progress, not suffer eternal damnation if we 'slip-up' in someone else's eyes.

4) No Discrimination...There is no such thing as being the 'right' race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to be Wiccan; ALL are welcome!

5) No middle man (or woman)... Once you know all of the basics, you can be your own 'minister' or 'priest' you need never bow before (or rely upon) some religious dictator for spiritual guidance, you go straight to the source.

6) Be yourself...By sharing a common interest with others in Wicca, you do not lose your identity as an individual. You are unique and can and should stay that way without becoming a blob in homogeneous mass.

7) No repression...Wiccans are not forbidden from reading, learning, eating, drinking, or saying anything. You can actually even disagree with someone without being 'excommunicated'.

8) Contribution...NO! Not money, but knowledge. The craft has always , and will always, be an experimental religion. If it works, we use it. Then share it so that all in the Craft many benefit.

9) No rigid Dogma...Wiccans DO NOT believe that their path is 'The One and Only Path'. The only 'True' path is the one that works best for you. All paths are valid as long as they Harm None.

10) Self-empowerment...Wicca allows you to truly feel your own power, if you will, and a true sense of self. You are 'allowed' to be the best person that you wish to be with all of the love and support that you can possibly hope for. Wicca allows you to take your hopes, dreams, and most heart's desires and manifest them in this reality. All is possible. All is real.

Song of the Goddess:

I am the Great Mother, worshipped by all creation and existent prior to their consciousness. I am the primal female force, boundless and eternal.

I am the chaste Goddess of the Moon, the Lady of all magic. The winds and moving leaves sing my name. I wear the crescent Moon upon my brow and my feet rest among the starry heavens. I am mysteries yet unsolved, a path newly set upon. I am a field untouched by the plow. Rejoice in me and know the fullness of youth.

I am the blessed Mother, the gracious Lady of the harvest. I am clothed with the deep, cool wonder of the Earth and the gold of the fields heavy with grain. By me the tides of the Earth are ruled ; things come to fruition according to my season. I am refuge and healing. I am the life-giving Mother, wondrously fertile.

Worship me as the Crone, tender of the unbroken cycle of death and rebirth. I am the wheel, the shadow of the Moon. I rule the tides of women and men and give release and renewal to weary souls. Though the darkness of death is my domain, the joy of birth as well.

I am the goddess of the Moon, the Earth and Seas. My names and strengths are manifold. I pour forth magic and power, peace and wisdom. I am the eternal maiden, Mother of all, Crone of darkness and I send you blessings of limitless love.

Words To The Wise:

O daughters and sons of the Earth, adore the Goddess and God and be blessed with the fullness of life.

Know that they have brought you to these writings, for herein lies our ways of Wicca, to serve and fulfill the keepers of wisdom, the tenders of the sacred flame of knowledge. Run the rites with love and joy, and the Goddess and God will bless you with all that you need. But those who practice dark magicks shall know their greatest wraith.

Remember that you are of the Wicca. No more do you trod the ways of doubt. You walk the path of light, ever climbing from shadow to shadow to the highest relm of existence. But though we’re the bearers of truth, others do not wish to share our knowledge, so we have to run our rites beneath the moon filled skies enwrapped in shadows, But we are happy.

Live fully for it is the purpose of life. Refrain not from Earthly existence. From it we grow to learn and understand, until such time that we are reborn to learn more, repeating this cycle ‘till we have spiralled up the path of perfection and can finally call the God and Goddess our kin.

Walk the fields and forests; be refreshed by the cool winds and the nodding touch of the flower. The Moon and Sun sing in the ancient wild places: The Deserted seashores, the stark desert, the roaring waterfall. We are of the Earth and should revere her, so do her honor.

Celebrate the rites on the appropriate days and seasons, and call upon the Goddess and God when the time is meet, but use the power only when necessary, never for frivolous ends. Know that using the power for harm is perversion of life itself.

But for those who love and magnify love, the richness of life shall be your reward. Nature will celebrate. So, love the Goddess and God, and harm None!

The Witch Alone:

Beyond the town, beneath the moon
Beside the standing stone
There lives a woman, fair of faith
We call the witch alone.

She sings to sun and moon and stars
And gathers herbs and weeds
With which she fashions ancient charms
And other magic deeds.

She worships not at altars built
By hands of mortal men
But in the misty glade
Beyond the farthest glen.

What need has she of flashing swords
Of crystals glowing bright
Of censors and of colored cords
That grace the wiccan rite?
Her tools are fashioned from the earth
And wind and fire and rain
Her rites are dances wild and free
That call the gods amain

When spring and summer pass to fall
And twilight fills her eyes
She'll lie upon the browning grassA
nd smile as she dies

For though she leaves her mortal shell
Of flesh and blood and bone
She knows she does not die but lives
On, as the witch alone....

The Nature of Our Ways:

Whenever possible, hold the rites in forests, seashores, mountain tops, desert plains, or near tranquil lakes or rivers, for these places are sacred. If this is not possible, a garden or inner chamber will suffice, if it is prepared in advance with fumes, flowers, and ornamentation.

Seek out wisdom in books, rare manuscripts, and cryptic poems if you wish, but more importantly, seek wisdom in the simple stone, fragile herb, in the cries of birds, and in the howls of the wild. Listen to the whisperings of the wind and rain and the roar of the water if you would discover true magick, for it is here that the Old Ones preserve the secrets of the ages.

Books contain words-trees contain wisdom and energy that books never dreamed of.

True wisdom and magick comes from the living, and in the circle of life.

Ever remember that the Old Ways are constantly revealing themselves to us. Therefore be as the river willow that bends and sways with the wind. That which remains changeless shall outlive its spirit, but that which evolves and grows shall shine for centuries.

There can never be a monopoly on wisdom. Therefore, share what you will of our ways with others who seek them, but hide mystic lore from the eyes of those who would destroy, for to do otherwise increases their destructive abilities.

Mock not the ways and beliefs of others, for how can you really know if yours is truly of greater wisdom or power.

Always ensure that your actions and words are honorable, for all that you do shall return to you three-fold good or bane. Remember that you are a direct representative of your religion, as you are, they will remember you and your’s by.

Be weary of those who would dominate and deceive you, who would control and manipulate your workings and reverences. True reverence for the God and Goddess occurs from within. Look with suspicion on any who would twist your worship and beliefs for their own gain and glory. Welcome, though, any who worship with love and caring in their hearts.

Honor ALL living things, for we are all of the bird, the bee, the cat, and the fish. Destroy not life- Unless it is to preserve your own or the ones you love-no exceptions.
...And this is the Nature of our Ways.

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