Night Of The Witches Ritual – Chase Away Winter – Bele Poklade

Bele Poklade (Poklade does not have an exact translated word in English) The term translates to White Carnival. Some might even say “Shrovetide” I have included pictures of the carnival, but not my personal ritual. It gives you a taste of what its like!

Generally the first full moon in March is when this ritual is performed. Unless of course we are still in the throws of harsh winter. This ritual has deep Pagan roots and has become more Christian and is celebrated several weeks before Easter and parallels with Carnival season and Lent. Hence the term Shrovetide. Commonly celebrated in February by Christians.

Novice Course Lesson Outline

Please read the Student/Coven Member Handbook for what you are expected to do as a novice in the Heart’s Spirit Coven and what you can expect from the High Priestess and Coven Elders along with other needed information. Thank you! The donation to take the Novice Course is $40.00 USD.

Novice Course Lesson Outline

1. Making Your Book of Shadows –

Make sure you write down the date you receive the reply for this lesson as that is the date your 1 year and 1 day of study as a novice is done. All lessons must be completed by this date unless given an extension from Rev. Lady Beltane.

2. Definition of Common Words and Phrases used in Witchcraft

3. Define Moon Phases

4. Corresponding Days of the Week

5. Elemental Placements, Gods and Goddesses

6. What is a Witch’s Familiar

7. What are Magical Tools? Please describe any that you have or might want to have someday. (NOTE: Not all the tools are needed for performing rituals and/or spells.)

8. Set up Basic Altar

9. Meditation Basics

10. Casting Your First Sacred Circle

11. A) Explain the questions you should ask yourself whenever you write a spell

      B) Write a Self Protection spell

12. Write a Ritual to perform with Your Spell

13. Explain what an Esbat is and how many there can be

14. Write an Esbat Ritual 1 for a New Moon and 1 for a Full Moon

15. Explain what a Sabbat is Including Dates They Are On and How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year – For the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

16. Write a Sabbat Ritual for the next Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year for whichever hemisphere you live in (Please put which hemisphere you live in next to the lesson number in the emails subject line)

17. Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft. DO you want to do your dedication privately, or with just the Elders or the whole coven?

18. 14 Question You Should Now Be Able To Answer

19. Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Heart’s Spirit Coven Coven

All lessons will be reviewed and you will receive a reply as soon as possible from one of the Elders.

If you have any questions about any lessons please email us at

All lesson answers should be sent to

The Uses of Spirals in Spirituality – Printable

Many cultures and spiritual practices use spirals in many different ways. Some of these ways are for face and body art or a way of meditation or a way to honor those who have gone to the Summerland before them or ways that have been lost to history. Spirals do not only include circles but many other shapes as well such as the ancient sites in South America and England.

I have made a set of spirals for you to be able to trace with your finger for relaxation, mediation, specific elemental energies or even working both sides of your brain. To do this trace first with one hand for a while and then switch to the other one, each time you do it switch with hand you start with. It is also good for keeping your fingers nibble so use a different finger each time you use it.

Try drawing your own designs to follow too.

Trace green for Earth/grounding and blue for Water/calm your emotions.

Trace the red for Fire when you need more energy/ the yellow is for Air to help with thinking more clearly or for help with studying

Trace the black to help you did yourself of negativity then the white to bring positive  energy back into yourself. Bring yourself back into balance.