Keeping your internal elements in balance is more important as when you work with them for a spell and/or ritual.
This balance helps you to have a deeper relationship with the universal energies and feel a oneness with our divine Gods and Goddesses.
Blessed be dear brothers and sisters.
I’m always on the lookout this time of year as society turns one of our Sabbats into a secular day to find Witchy knick-knacks, coffee cups, or anything that as a witch I think is appropriate to own…plus I have a thing for collecting unusual coffee mugs and cups. Here is one of the two cups I have found this year…’
Blessings of love and peacefulness dear sisters and brothers.
If the soul passed through the Weighing of the Heart it moved on to a path which led to Lily Lake (also known as the Lake of Flowers). There are, again, a number of versions of what could happen on this path where, in some, one finds dangers to be avoided and gods to help and guide while, in others, it is an easy walk down the kind of path one would have known back home. At the shore of Lily Lake the soul would meet the Divine Ferryman, Hraf-hef (He-Who-Looks-Behind-Him) who was perpetually unpleasant. The soul would have to find some way to be courteous to Hraf-hef, no matter what unkind or cruel remarks he made, and show one’s self worthy of continuing the journey.
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I was recently asked about the best herbs to use for protection. My answer to any question along the lines of ‘what herbs are best to use’ is to go with your intuition. Trust it. What works for some might not work so well for others. There are of course some ‘standard’ (for want of a better word) herbs that can be used for the magical purpose of protection but I wholeheartedly believe that it will work better if you choose it based on your own gut instinct. And of course, what you have in the house or garden and that won’t cost you the earth to purchase.
However, having said that and being asked specifically for a list…here are my herb/plant suggestions, this can be in fresh or dried form or as essential oils, scented wax or incense sticks:
Herbs/plant for Protection
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The very term animism was used by early anthropologists to conjure a more “primitive” world before the eyes of their readers. But there is another part to the conversation.
To be an animist means to understand that the worlds of both the spirit and the physical exist. The two can be experienced, side-by-side. This attitude is not a matter of religion, or belief. It becomes, in time, a matter of phenomenology, and eventually simple practicality.
In a comment to last week’s post A Conclave of Cats: Debating the Nature of the Gods, Dean Smith said
“Do you believe all the Gods have what you would consider good virtues and values only? Or like humans have a mixture of virtues and vices?
Some stories of Them would definitely display what our current society would consider horrible behavior. What is your take on this?”