Prayers for the Two School Shootings the Week

Dear Brothers and Sisters of The Craft,

Again this week we have children taking the lives of others. Earlier this week there was a shooting in Dixion, Illinois where last reported one student died and several people were injured. Than today in Santa Fe, Texas there was another shooting. The last I heard on the news there were right people dead and numerous injured.

If I still had children of school age I would be seriously considering home schooling them.

Let us join in mind and prayer for those grieving their loss not just for these two shooting but all of the ones that have happened so far in 2018. Let us also ask for all those that have been injured physically and mentally by these horrific crimes. Last but not least for protection of all students, teachers, and Scholl support staff to be safe from anymore senseless shootings. Sorry one more thing include the parents and families of the shooters as they shunned by their extended families, friends, neighbors, and the town’s they live in. They have lost a loved one also and most if not all do not understand why their child would become so imbalanced as to do these horrific crimes.

Thank you. Blessed be.

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All Paths lead to Spirit

By Hypatia

Written for Coven Life

16/ 5/2018

 

I was recently reading an article about the diversity and modern thought of more people embracing a nameless path. This could elude to the dynamics of modern progression because of the shift of global consciousness in the true meaning of spirituality.

Not choosing a label for your path in any direction can even place confusion among others. Well, what does that mean? In the order of community we all feel that we need a label, mum, dad, brother, sister grandfather, grandmother etc.…… In the structure of employment we take labels such as CEO, supervisor, manager, co-worker etc.…. In the essence of spirituality we use many labels within labels, such as Christian- Anglican, Protestant, Born Again, Orthodox, Catholic, or the many paths of Wicca, such as Alexandrian, Gardnerian, Dianic, Celtic, Georgian are just to name a few. Then there is Reconstructionist, Eclectic, Folkloric, occult, Syncretic etc. Or how about gender- Male, female, asexual, androgen, bigender, Hijra, Pangender etc.….  Now on sexuality- homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, asexual, Pansexual etc.…. All too much? All too confusing? I can see why so many people reject labels in this big wide world.  An over stimulation of information perhaps?

These labels are placed on us or we even place on ourselves in order to define our position among other human beings.  What is it that we need to prove to ourselves and to others? Is it our authenticity? Is it our existence? If not then what? So many questions…… Ones that we need to be asking ourselves and ones that have been asked throughout millennia. However this discussion is beyond the scope of this article so let’s swing our train of thought back on its tracks.

For now it is best to start by defining the true meaning of what spirituality means to you. Meditate, drum, walk, take time out from society, do what it takes to go within, as this is where the true answer lies. Whatever you choose be sure that you pick a path with a heart!

This is your path, your life, your destiny. Effectively this is how religious movements and thought processes have evolved in the past. Who and what is to say we are not progressing into yet another spiritual revolution! Take the time to define where your spirituality is inspired from?  How it makes you feel? What is it that attracts you to the essence of your Spirit? And why do you feel that you are changing, evolving and progressing in a particular direction.

The true essence of your spirituality is only labelled by what you choose to bring into your life. Is yours a path of bliss, a path of suffering, a path of loss or one of wisdom? Whatever path you choose make sure it is one that you pick from the heart, not one that has a label or one that is trending!

Sometimes it’s recognizing the invitation to answer your call by taking a big, bold step and leave the beaten track. Have confidence that spirit is conspiring on your behalf to support you in this move. Take the plunge and sail into those uncharted waters. This will guide you both to your path through this earth, as well as your journey through the stars.

Happy travels Spirit Seekers

Many Blessings Hypatia

Types Of Wicca

Edited by Crimsonwolf
Types Of Wicca

 

 

Alexandrian Wicca

Founded in England during the 1960s, Alex Sanders referred to himself as the “King” of his Witches. The rituals are said to be modified Gardenarian.

 

British Wicca

A mix of Celtic and Gardenarian beliefs. Most famous organization at this time is the International Red Garters. British Traditionals move mostly from within the Farrar studies (the famous Witch husband and wife from England.) They too are fairly structured in their beliefs, and train through the degree process. Their covens are also co-ed.

 

Celtic Wicca

The use of a Celtic/Druidic pantheon mixed with a little ritual Gardnerian, and heavily stressing the elements, nature and the Ancient Ones. They had a vast knowledge of and respect for the healing and magickal qualities of plants and stones, flowers, trees, elemental spirits, the little people, gnomes and fairies.

 

Caledonii….

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General Google Search for Caledonii Craft Tradition

One of our members is interested in the Calendonii tradition formerly known as the Hecatine Tradition, of The Craft. When I did a search for an article on it many came up so instead of me picking out ones I thought were interesting I decided to leave it up to you to read whatever articles you want to.

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The magickal use of thistle

Magickal Uses of Blessed Thistle

Zodiac: Aries

Gender: Male

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deities: Pan

Basic Powers: Protection

Magickal Uses: An herb of protection and vitality. A bowlful placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitality. One may be carried for added strength and energy. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home. Wearing a garment made from thistle will break any spell. Poppets are also stuffed with thistle to break spells.

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Magickal Uses of Milk Thistle

Gender: Maculine

Planet: Mars (in Aries)

Deities: Thor, Minerva

Powers: Strenth, Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Hex Breaking

Folklore: Milk-thistle is a strikingly beautiful member of its family – with its sharply serrated, white veined leaves they cannot be overlooked. The name ‘Milk-thistle’ refers to a legend according to which 3 drops of holy milk from the Virgin’s breast is said to have dropped on to the leaf, forever marking it as an herb of our Lady (formerly known as the Great Goddess).

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Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

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magical traditions of ancient Greece encompassed spells, curse tablets, drugs, potions, poisons, amulets, and talismans. For many cultures of the past, there was a very fine line between magic, superstition, religion, and science. The ancient magicians were seen as symbols of wisdom, keepers of secrets, and masters of the arts, mathematics and science, particularly chemistry. Because magicians were believed to be individuals with access to supernatural powers, they were both feared and respected.

Spells and incantations had been used by the Egyptians for thousands of years and the Greeks carried this tradition forward, as evidenced by surviving Greek papyri containing magic records that date back to the 4th and 3rd century BC.

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Bearing Thankfulness to the Elders that Taught Me Meditation

I have been a practising witch/pagan for over 40 years as a coven member, coven leader, and solitary witch. But at times of great stress as I have dealt with at work and I’m my personal life the last 10 days it still takes a reminder now and than to go back through the years to when I was a young witch learning The Craft.

I allowed myself until about an hour ago to be so stressed out I have hardly slept in 72 hours. Than my guides have me a figurative knock up the side of my head to light one of my two favorite incensed, sandalwood (the other being jasmine) find some soothing whale song/waves breaking music on YouTube as I was to keyed up to find my CD. Now I am almost relaxed enough to get a good night’s rest. If it was not for a couple of the Elders in the coven where I did my novice studies I would never have thought whale songs could be so beautiful and relaxing to listen to. I send a heartfelt thank you to my Elders. May your lives still be filled with joy, love, and a will to teach. Blessed be dear ladies!