The Witches Spell for Thursday, May 18th – Spell to increase Spiritual Awareness

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The Witches Spell for Thursday, May 18th

Spell to increase Spiritual Awareness

Tools needed:
Bowl of natural spring water
7 day Purple candle
Altar Fire (red) candle
Anointing Oil
Sandalwood Incense
Options: Rune symbols

On your altar, or your quiet and sacred place, take three deep breaths of air and begin to ground and center yourself. Light the altar candle and sandalwood incense. Ask the Lord and Lady to bless this spell with the highest good of all. Gently sprinkle the purple candle with some of the spring water, repeating:

“I cleanse thee oh ye magical tool in the name of the Lord and Lady, removing all negative and disharmonious energies casting them out into the ethers.”

Now, move the purple candle over the sandalwood incense repeating:

“I consecrate oh ye magickal tool in the name of the Lord and Lady, removing all negative and disharmonious energies casting them out…

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The Adventure of Being Human

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The Adventure of Being Human

Thousands of years ago, humanity made a decision; a decision to live with a sense of inner separation.

At that time, spirits had become tired of incarnating as fully-aware spirits-in-physicality. They wanted more challenge in life. They wanted to turn life into a mystery; a true, stand-alone human experience, not just an extension of spirit into matter.

Bear in mind that, in the natural state of spiritual living, as free spirits in the mental realms, there are very few limitations. People can manifest anything they need, relocate instantly in space, shift to a different position in time, all at the speed of thought. In the mental realms, people can visit friends or go along with them, exploring the universe, all through the power of thought. That’s…

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Prayers or Light a Candle or Send Healing Energy or Do All Three for High Priestess Stregga

Merry meet and merry greet Brothers and sisters,

Our sister, friend, and my fellow high priestess Stregga had major shoulder surgery Tuesday. This is a request from me to all of you to say a prayer, light a candle, send healing energy to this wonderful person that she heals quickly and can join us again through her informative and timely posts. I will pass her new e-address along as soon as I get it right so if you would like to send her a short email, she will not be able to answer it for a while, you can do so. Thank you and blessed be dear ones.

Merry part until we merry meet again,

Lady B

THE WITCHES’ REDE OF CHIVALRY – Found on Witches of The Craft

Adapted from Rites From The Crystal Well)

Insofar as The Craft Of The Wise is the most ancient and most honourable creed of humankind, it behoves all who would be witches to act in ways that give respect to the Old Gods and Goddesses, to their brothers and sisters of The Craft, and to themselves

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

Know well that thoughts and intent put forth will wax strong on many planes of existence and return, bringing into creation that which has been sent forth. For this reason the adept must exercise discipline over his or her thoughts. Remember, ” as you sow, so shall you harvest”

It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we may one day unite with the Godhead.

“This above all … to thine own self be true…”

A witch’s word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed document. It is only by developing such mental discipline that great power may be controlled and directed

It is well to refrain from speaking ill of others for not all truths of the matter may be known

Pass not unverified words about another. For the most part hearsay is a thing of falsehoods

Be honest with others. Have them know that honesty is likewise expected of them

The fury of the moment plays havoc with the truth. Strive always to keep your head

Harm not another. Think always of the consequences of your actions

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

As a witch you wield much power. Therefore exercise much discretion in its use

Courage and honour endure forever.

Offer friendship only to those worthy of it. To associate with younger souls will only pull you down

Those who follow the mysteries must be above reproach in the eyes of the world

Keep pride in thyself. Seek perfection in body and in mind

Looking for Gift Ideas for Yule, We Got’em!

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are on a every other day schedule here. I apologize for that, I just never realized how much work Mystie did take off of me. You don’t realize what someone did or how much you miss them until they are gone. We are currently in the process of trying to find someone to take over Mystie’s responsibilities but…..we had one Mystie was training and I got tired of apologizing continuously so she was let go. Perhaps some day we will find someone who can handle the job. Till that day comes, I get to work ten jobs at one time.

My job for today was to add our Yule merchandise to the store. We actually have some good deals on there right now. Let’s see, we have:

Glass floats

Beautiful incense burners

Charged Ritual Candles (good deal on these buy one get one free)…

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The Awakening – Borrowed this from yesterday’s WOTC posts

Let me sing you a tale of magics of old,
of powers that slumbered through long years untold.
Let me weave you a song of a memory revived,
calling the Old Ones, their time has arrived.

Bale fires are lighting through all of the land,
the fey folk are dancing, their hour is at hand.
Their music is heard in the chattering stream,
their call echoes out on the wings of a dream.

Beyond the townships, where common folk sleep,
in moors and in meadows, in forests so deep,
Witches are gathering at the dark of the night,
to dance and to worship, bathe in moonlight.

They’ve winded the horn, they have opened the door,
the magics returning to slumber no more.
By the spells they have woven, the runes the have told,
they’ve awakened the Goddess, and the Horned One of old.

And those who have gathered now join hand in hand,
their voices are chanting, throughout all the land.
The God and the Goddess, at last will be heard,
their children, the witches, are spreading the word.

They sing songs of power when the moon, she is high,
They chant songs of joy when the sunrise is nigh,
They dance through the meadows, and through darkened streets,
join their ancient rhythm, when your circle meets,

Come dance to their rhythm, when your circle meets.

–Andrew Daws, Author
Originally published on Pagan Library

Nourished Autumn – Free Prompts and Practices with Kimberly Moore

Course Title:  Nourished Autumn
Format:  Self-paced – move through prompts at your pace
Guides/Instructors:  Kimberly F. Moore
Investment:  FREE
Registration:  register online
Length:  22 prompts and practices – begin anytime!

For those in the Southern Hemisphere – Nourished Spring

For the rest of the course information please click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser: http://mysteryschoolofthegoddess.net/2017/09/27/nourished-autumn-free-prompts-and-practices-with-kimberly-moore/

Some Inexpensive Ideas for Magickal Tools

Many of us are on tight budgets so cannot afford to go out a purchase fancy things for our altars. Most of my tools have come to me from garage sales, thrift stores, gifts, and my kitchen. Here are some ideas of things you can use in your magickal workings that will cost you little to nothing because you already have them in your kitchen or around the house. Just remember to cleanse and consecrate them for your magickal workings and do not return to using them as an everyday item.

First, let me start with directing you to Dollar stores if available where you live. They carry many cute useful items as well as seasonal one to decorate your home and/or altar with.

One set of my containers for Earth and Water came from a candle set I was given at some point. They are clear glass volite candle holders measuring about 1 1/2 inches tall and about the same in diameter. Another set I have are wooden leaf shape dishes, I think meant to be used to hold candy or nuts, that I picked up for $1.00 each at a thrift store. You can also use any small glass or bowl you have but do not use every day.

My ceremonial knife is a small kitchen knife my mom gave to me when I started to learn to help cook. This is another item you can usually find at a flea market, resale, dollar store or thrift shop.

The main wand I use came from a beautiful Red Maple that grows in my front yard. I also have a small clear quartz crystal that I found on a 50% off table in a new age store. Take a walk around your neighborhood, a park, or forest “listening” for a tree that calls to you then ask the trees permission to take a branch to use (a wand should measure from the crook of your elbow to the top of your middle finger and be straight). You can leave the bark on the branch or strip it off and decorate it however you want or just leave it plain. If you would rather have a stone or Crystal wand check new age stores or online for sales. Another place to look would be a gem show but these will have a much higher cost.

My Atheme is a gift from my husband. Its original purpose was as a letter opener. but as it looks like a small medieval sword I asked him if I could have it. My sword is a short one that was given to me by a neighbor. I love as the holder for it looks like a pile of stones with a red Dragon wrapped around it. You can find a double edge knife fairly cheap at a flea market to be used as your Atheme.

My candle holders come from many people as well as thrifts stores and dollar stores. My personal candlestick (actual name for a candle holder) was a gift from my husband many years ago for my birthday/Beltane (same day). It is black wrought iron that stands about 6-7 inches tall and has a spiral coming off of both sides to which I have attached some of my hair (got it from my brush) to personalize it more. I have many shape and sizes of candlesticks. These two can be picked up many places cheaply, especially with Yule items already showing up in most stores.

As for a broom I just inherited two from my mother before that I would make mine on the Spring equinox. The handle depended on what tree we pruned in the last year and I attached boughs from my Pine tree to it. I would then use the old one to light my Litha/Summer Solstice fire. You can also use Weeping Willow branches to make the sweeping part of the broom or even straw.

As for altar clothes, I look in the remnant box at my local fabric or hobby store or even Walmart.

My chalices again are gifts or bought at thrift stores. All of mine are clear or etched wine glasses. I also have a cup with a matching lid that I use if I am having a hot beverage. But the lid I always use as an offering dish for bread, crackers or whatever.

Crystals and semi-precious stones I pick up a bag or two of small ones for $3.00-$5.00 at our villages festival. You do not have to have a large size crystal or stone to work with, remember it is your intent that gives it power, not the size it is.

The statues I have of Goddesses and Gods aga were either gifts from other Witches or bought inexpensively. My favorite statue that I use as my Beltane Goddess is a ceramic doll my mom made for my 12th birthday. For Gods, I mainly use pine cones, a plastic deer statue from my dad or acorns.

For spirit, I use many different things from purple or white candles to different sizes and types of Angels I have found here and there on sale. Again I suggest going to a Dollar store this time of year they usually have a lot to pick from.

As for my traveling altar, I use a coin purse my sister gave me that come from Denmark. In it I carry a wooden matchstick for Fire, a small heart shape red stone I found walking in my neighborhood for Earth, a small feather for Air, a small seashell for Water, an Agel that came from a pair of earrings I had and lost one of them and a Pentacle that is about a 1/2 inch in diameter. To protect it and make it look like the chain purse it is supposed to be I have some of my hair in it, a little white sage, and a little sweet grass. For the God and Goddess, I picked up a tiny set of a bride and groom at a hobby store. Plus I charmed it for people to just maybe give it a glance than not think any more about it.

So see your altar items if you want them do not have to cost you very much at all. I would say over the last 40+ years I have spent maybe a total of $100.00 out of pocket for items to go on my altar. Most of that has been on replaces candles until I started trying to make my own.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

New Moon Coven Gathering Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

WHEN:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Socializing starts at 7:00PM CT

Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 Ice cube

1 Fresh Leaf of any kind

2 Paper Towels to set the leaf on

RITUAL

This month we honor the coming of colder weather, the frost that comes with it and the goddess Hekate, who helps bring in the shorter days of this month.

LADY BELTANE: Merry meet and welcome to our circle for November.

EVERYONE: Merry greet. Please give your first name and state or country you live in.

LADY BELTANE: I cast this circle three times three. I take us to a place that is not a place. I take us to time out of time. Into the abyss, we proceed with the knowledge that Hekate will guide and protect us.

We will have a two-minute meditation to allow our energies to combine and raise within our circle.

Lay your paper towels flat in front of you and place the leaf on top of them. Take the ice cube (you may want to wrap a paper towel around part of it so it is not as cold when you hold it) in your power hand. Start running the ice along the leaf from where it attaches to tree to the tip of it.  Repeat doing this until you have gone over the entire leaf starting in the right side and finishing on the left Continue reading “New Moon Coven Gathering Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT”