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

 

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The 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.

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A Thought for Today

When you feel that you are fighting an uphill battle for whatever reason remember you are never alone. The Goddesses and Gods along with your Spirit Guides and Helpers are there to help you through even the worse of times. Which was something I needed to be reminded of over the last few days.

Blessed be dear sisters and brothers of The Craft.

Your Daily Love Tarot Card for August 7 is The Emperor

Daily Love Tarot for the Day

The Emperor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Emperor card has selected you to let you know that you sow seeds of better things and more fulfilling times ahead. Give yourself permission to reach out for more, especially if you are dissatisfied. You create a solid foundation, built on a sense of higher purpose. If your current relationship suffers from stress, today let tender actions reveal what you may be unable to put into words. Rebuild, from the ground up.

This Week’s Tarot Card Reading: The Hierophant

This Week’s Tarot Card Reading: The Hierophant

Your weekly Tarot card advice for August 6-12, 2018

The Hierophant is concerned with rules and traditions, which, depending on the situation, can be seen as helpful or hindering. There are two ways I can see to interpret this card in relation to this month’s theme of the reversed Emperor. Think about how these possible interpretations might connect to your life this week and follow suit with your actions.

One possible take on The Hierophant and the reversed Emperor is that obsessing over the rules can lead to further rigidity. If the Emperor energy is pushing you to want control over everything and everyone right now, The Hierophant might be a warning that an inflexible attitude will make it more difficult to get things accomplished this week. Consider how bending the rules a bit or compromising with others could help you move forward in projects and relationships.

On the other hand, The Hierophant’s call for structure might be a helpful force this week to offset the reversed Emperor energy. It suggests that now is not a great time to be reinventing processes, as your energy may be too emotional and wild. Having some predetermined plans and procedures to follow can help you get things done smoothly. Rules and structure are meant to keep chaos at bay and following a system can give you the sense of stability you are craving. Additionally, having a system for doing things makes you more likely to treat people equally and fairly, so flares in your emotions are not able to dictate your behavior quite so much. If your expectations of others are clearly delineated, they are more likely to respond in a way that gives you what you are looking for.

 

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Tarot Card of the Day for August 7 is the Queen of Cups

Tarot Card of the Day

Queen of Cups

August 7, 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this card traditionally portrays a sensitive, vulnerable, omniscient woman who offers unconditional love. She is supremely empathic — sometimes to a fault. Her caring nature exposes her to everybody else’s emotions and needs.

This person sometimes has difficulty identifying her own best interests in the midst of her responsiveness to others. As a result, she sometimes appears slightly unfocused or perhaps overwhelmed, filled as she is with “spirits”. She represents the Grail Queen, as well as the Goddess of the Family.

 

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A Very Blessed Tuesday Morning To All Our Brothers & Sisters of the Craft! May the Goddess Fill Your Life WIth Her Many Blessings Today!

Witches Of The Craft®

Good Morning

I, Witch

I am many things,
I am a Daughter, a Lover, and a Friend.
I am a Teacher, a Student, and a Woman.
I am many things,
Wear many costumes,
And act in many ways.
Yet beneath each mask I wear,
I am a Witch.

I am a Priestess,
I follow the Path,
I follow the Old Tradition,
I follow the Ways of the Wise Ones.
I seek to know the God,
I seek to know the Goddess,
I seek to know myself.
I am a Witch.

Though I may only dress up,
For eight sabbats a year,
And thirteen esbats in turn,
I am always a Witch.
Though I may not always dress in black,
Or leave my hair wild and free,
I am still a Witch.

I do not worship Satan,
I’ve never even met him,
Yet many see me as evil,
And magick as a sin.

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WOTC Public Service Announcement

Witches Of The Craft®

WOTC Public Service Announcement

We feel it is our obligation to report and try to protect our members when certain topics or news events arises that might effect you. Most of you probably view the 3 major broadcasting networks in the States. If you do, you need to find another source for your news. The following story has not broke on any of the major networks yet. Will it? Good question.

It was reported last night on Fox News that Facebook is trying to gain access to your personal information. When I say personal information, they are asking banks for access to your bank account numbers, your monthly statements, your credit card information, their balances of those accounts and any other information the banks might have. They are not asking for you to give them permission, they are by passing you and going straight to your bank. If you are…

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Why does Coven Life Charge for Novice and Adept Courses and Ask for Donation From Other Readers

I am kind of sure you get tired of seeing posts asking for a donation on this site for another site. This time I am asking for help to bring you a wider content of subjects to Coven Life’s website. All I ask is you read this post and think about making a small donation

I know if I was asked to pay a fee to take a course to learn The Craft and/ or if I found a website asking for a small donation to help keep it running that is open to the public for anyone to read any articles for free, I would ask myself why do they need money.

So I thought I should give you the approximate amounts it takes monthly to keep this website and our private chat room, open to any coven member and/or guest as a safe place to talk to others in The Craft and to hold ritual gatherings in.

Here are the approximate monthly and yearly costs Coven Life has to pay as with anything these costs could go up from the companies we pay them too at any time:

Electricity $30.00 per month

Internet connection (1/2 of total monthly fee I’m charged because my internet connection is used for personal connection also) $20.00 per month

Coven Life’s Private Chat Room $48.00 per year

Coven Life’s Domain Name: $33.00 per year

Right now the website is free but if we want to still be able to post songs and/or videos we have to change from the free plan to a “Personal (Premium) Plan” the cost is on special at the moment for $28.00 per month instead of the normal $48.00 per month it could increase back to WordPress normal fee at anytime. We want and enjoy being able to bring you links for pagan songs and videos plus maybe do a podcast of our gatherings live when possible but cannot for lack of funding.

All Coven Life’s staff members including myself have benn, are, and will continue being unpaid volunteers.

So maybe once a month you could skip a coffee from one of those high price coffee places. Or keep your change when you make purchase with cash wherever. Than take the change into the bank once a month, have it deposit to your account and than donate to Coven Life. Even if it is only $1.00 or $2.00 a month every little bit helps.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help us give you an informative website and private chat room (open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for you to use to talk with other witches, students, coven members or Elders.

With love and graditude,

Lady Beltane and the CL Staff