Natural Magick

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Written By Priestess Hypatia

For Coven Life

30/12/2019

 

Some Definitions for a Better Understanding:

Natural– existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind

Magickexceptional skill or talent or the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces

Practicalsensible and realistic in their approach to a situation or problem or likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible.

“Egyptians termed Nature Herself a magician, because She has the alluring power to draw like things by likes; and this power, say they, consists love; and the things that we so draw and brought together by the affinity of Nature, these they said, were drawn by magick”

-Giambattista della Porta

1535-1615

Natural magick is a practical way of transforming, transmuting and translating Natures divine code by understanding Natures miracles, respecting Her laws and working to the benefit of all and everything.

Philosophers, prophets, priests, priestesses, Druids and Chaldean’s all practiced the ancient art of alchemy that is now known as science. ‘For natural magick is nothing but popular science, cosmology, geology, optics, plant products, medicines, poisons, cooking etc’. In other words, magick is in the stones, the flowers, the stars the wind at dawn and the sunset at dusk.

Does all that sound familiar?

It should, as the above examples are some of the basic foundations of what a Witch does and has always worked with.

This knowledge has been passed down throughout humanities history making it accessible to the modern day magickal practitioner by observation, by recorded history and of course experimentation.

Natural magick is not just about amulets, chanting and spell work. It encompasses the philosophical aspects of nature and has attracted the likes of Theophrastus, Aristotle, Avicenna and Agrippa. For the inquisitive mind natural magick is unavoidable. Observation of Natures elemental matrix has stimulated some of the greatest modern minds as well that include Tesla, Einstein and Beethoven just to name a few. However, you do not need to be a genius to understand and practice natural magick, that’s what makes it so practical. You do however need to have an enthusiasm and curiosity for the natural world as it is through this portal that all the other dimensions of what we recognize as our alternate reality can be accessed. Understanding the foundations of Nature’s laws is not only essential but important for the ethical and moral practice of magick.

Throughout history and modern times, from the Shamans of Siberia to the Druids of the Isles, natural magick has woven its law into the tapestry of such ancient cultures giving birth to folklore, myth and legend.

In the continents of Africa, the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe peoples understanding of the natural laws has allowed them to continue their Earth Walk since the beginning of time immemorial. They understand that it’s not about changing Mother Nature, it’s about assimilating and merging with Her.  Magick works because of Nature’s laws, not in spite of them.

Humanities quest to understand the laws of Nature have been long and arduous.

When one works against the natural laws the consequences are here for our observation, one being climate change, bringing on dis- ease of all that it touches from planet to plant to animal.

When one works with the laws of Nature the benefits are wondrous, including longevity, preservation, and conservation and good health of the planet and the persons. Such efforts are rewarded with Nature’s pharmacy of clean air, clean food, clean water, clean energy, and clean medicines (direct from Nature and not synthetically produced).

All we need is the ability to see it, understand it and apply it.

Our ancestors lived close to the earth, they held an intimate relationship with the Great Mother and through observation and devout worship they could predict the behavior of Nature and Her phenomena.

Did you know that……

The layers of a locally grown onion can indicate the severity of the coming winter. This is not prophesy, this is observation.

In the first of the series- I will be mentioning one of the greatest instruments of magick and where it ALL starts- The Magick of the Mind.

Psychic Shield

We all need to protect ourselves from unwanted energies that we pick up from others, so today I thought I would share with you a modality that is completely mine that you can use on a daily basis to protect yourself in your path of being a witch.

When we pick up others energies, we are taking on their emotions and moods. This shield should be practice at lease once a day, so either in the morning or at night, whichever is best for you.

Start by getting comfortable, and a place you will not be disturbed. Start by closing your eyes and releasing tension or anxiety as much as you can.

Now visualize a purple light surrounding you, starting at the top of your head and then flowing down your entire body, through your heart Chakra down into your feet and then releasing into Mother Earth.

Now remember the purple light will get stronger and stronger and it is filling your body and its origin comes from the Goddess and God of your choice.

Next you will let the purple light come back up into your feet and then it surrounds your entire body into an oval shape, expanding out from your body. As the light forms around your body it encases you and it stretches out for 2 inches, then four inches, then 6 inches out from your body.

Now, affirm this statement: “The power of the Universe has surrounded me. Therefore the purple light around my aura is strong and protected, whereas it will repell any and all unwanted energy from others. I am safe within the boundaries of this purple light and nothing can harm or affect me. So mote it be!”

Now image the purple light going into the Universe, but the protection shield around you will remain enforced.

Now severe the rest of the energy by placing your hands about your head and slowly coming down and touching Mother Earth.

This is a very strong modality that I can up with about six months ago and it is very strong. I use it daily.

Blessed Be,

Melinda

Crystals for the Beginner Witch

Witches I thought it would be a great idea to post today on what crystals that is good to use for the beginner witch. When I started out on my journey in witchcraft I started looking at what crystals I could you and I found it hard to find the information therefore that is why I choose to post this today to help my fellow witches.

List of crystals that every witch should have in their witch toolbox…

Hematite: this is good to use for grounding, protection, and scrying

Rose Quartz: this is good for promoting love and helps fight anxiety and depression.

Clear Quartz: this is good for protection, healing, and clarity.

Selenite: Prevents bad dreams and great for clarity.

Amethyst: Used for protection and helps to rebut effects you don’t want.

These stones will help every witch out there in everyday life and for use during rituals or really anything and everything in your life.

What Do I Need To Have and Do to Be a Witch? – Introduction to Series

This is an introduction to help explain the title question. Today’s post is just going to answer frequently ask questions I have gotten over the years. Some of the other topics for this series will include but not limited to magickal tools, herbs, essential oils, crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, stones, your Book of Shadows, your altar and what you want to put on it, spells, rituals, etcetera. Most of the topics have other posts about them on Coven Life and Witches of The Craft. I also might add viedo links and/or a link for a general search on that day’s topic.

If you have questions about things in any of the post please ask them in the Comment box located below each post. This way if other people have the same question I only have to answer once.

If at anytime you want to share a picture of how you do something for that days topic please email it to LadyBeltane@aol.com subject line should have “For Sharing” please include your first name only or you pagan name and a short description about the picture. At the end of each days post the top I for tomorrow will be there. If you get pictures to me by 8:00 PM CDT for the next days topic I will include them in them post.

Any questions please ask them in the Comment section and I will reply to them by 8:00 PM CDT.

Tomorrow’s topic will be “Magickal Tool.” I look forward to learning different ways of doing things for every topic with you.

 

The Witch in the Mirror

“Throughout time, mirrors have been thought of as a tool that bridges a portal between the world’s of material and the spiritual. Many Witches immediately think of the classic black Witch’s motor made from a piece of clear glass with black paint on the black paint on the back. Those special mirrors are use for scrying, a technique for a visions psychically. Usually, the black mirror is set up in a dark room so that there is no reflection on it’s surface, and the Witch gazes deeply into it while focusing on the question at hand.

Sliver reflective mirrors can be magical tools as well. Mirrors can be used on the altar to double your spellwork, and many Witches place a candle on a mirror as part of an uncrossing ritual. Mirrors can also be a tool for reflecting on negative energies away from you. Place small mirrors in the window facing out to keep baneful vibes away from your home, or wear a mirrored jewelry known as a hexenspiegel to reflect and return psychic darts back to the sender. A mirror can be magically empowered to bless and protect you by radiating light and grace throughout your Witchy home.”

Copyright 2019 by Mickie Muller in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2019

Angel Advice & Tarot Guidance for the week of 30 September 2019 By The Silver Sage Witch

Greetings to all!  I’m finally back, and I do apologize for not having been here for the last two weeks….I was on holiday in England and Wales 🙂

I do hope you’re enjoying this wonderful beginning to Autumn!

Please watch my video so you can get positive…and stay positive for the rest of this week, as it’s lookin good folks!

The Silver Sage Witch of NewFound-Life.com wishes you and yours, the Brightest of Magickal Blessings!

 

 

Can We Help You to Teach Your Children and/or Descendants about The Craft?

One of our Elders thought, and I agree, that we should post a survey to help us help you to teach your children about The Craft. If you do not want to put your answers in a comment below please email them to covenlifescoven@gmail.com, please include your child’s age so we can post information by age groups. This whole idea of helping you to help your children learn is in the planning stages any ideas and/or suggestions to make it how you think will help our descendants to learn are very welcomed.

1. As pagan parents, would you like to see children’s activities posted on Coven Life?
2. What age groups would you recommend activities for?
3 – 4 years old (mostly coloring pages of the different Sabbats with a small paragraph on what the Sabbat is for)
5 – 6 years old (Coloring pages of the Sabbats and Moon Phases with a small paragraph in wording they can read themselves to bring about a dialogue about what they are learning)
7-10 years old (Printable Information delving deeper into Moon phases. Brief introduction to Sabbat and Esbat rituals)
11-14 years old (Information for considering following a Pagan path building on what they would learned above)
15 – 18 years old (Introductory information on what it means to follow the Old Ways of The Craft including an introduction to Gods, Goddesses, Spellwork, Rituals. The spell work and.or rituals would be geared for the young adult to help their parent, grandparent, or care taker to prepare a spell and how to set up an altar if wanted and what preparation goes into writing and doing a ritual.)
This is a way that a child or young adult can build an understanding of the magickal and spiritual sides of witchcraft/ It will also help prepare them to become a novice in our coven or just to have the knowledge to work better with the adults that are solitary practitioner.
3. What topics would you like to see addressed?
4. What type of activities?
5. What other suggestions would you have for children’s and young adult’s activities ?
Remember you can answer the questions in the comments or email your answers to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. If you have any questions or ideas about this project please ask or share your idea. We are willing to start any child or young adult of any age so please do not think your child would have to start as a preschooler. There is no charge as you will be able to use what we post to teach your child the way you follow The Craft. We are here just to answer questions or help in anyway we can. We will be posting things for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the appropriate times for Sabbats.

The Witch’s Jewelry

A Witch’s jewelry is probably one of the most personal magical tools; after all, we wear jewelry on our body within our energy field for long periods of time. When worn, certain metals, symbols, and stones can enhance your personal energy in different ways. Jewelry can also be part of a spell a magical symbols necklace, ring, or bracelet can be enchanted for many different magical purposes and worn daily. I love wearing pieces of magical jewelry to serve as a constant reminder to my commitment to my spiritual path Some Witches wear jewelry with a magical symbol or particular god, goddess, or spirit guide in order to carry that energy with them. SOme WItches have special jewelry they only wear during ritual, some even wear bejeweled headpieces. I know Witches who wear necklaces of traditional amber and jet either earned through the ranks in their covens or crafted themselves. One of my favorite forms of magical jewelry is a bracelet or anklet made from ebony floss either as a macrame or braided with stone and glass beads. I create these while focusing on my magical intention; I tie it on and wear it all the time.

By Mickie Mueller in Llewelly Witches’ Datebook 2019 Page 31

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The Witch’s Jewerly

A Witch’s jewelry is probably one of the most personal magical tools; after all, we wear jewelry on our body within our energy field for long periods of time. When worn, certain metals, symbols, and stones can enhance your personal energy in different ways. A necklace, ring, or bracelet can be enchanted for many different magical purposes and worn daily. Some Witches wear jewelry with magical symbols or a particular god, goddess, or spirit guide in order to carry that energy with them. I love wearing pieces of magical jewelry to serve as a constant reminder of my commitment to my spiritual path. Some Witches have special jewelry they only wear during ritual, some even wear bejeweled headpieces, I know Witches who wear necklaces of traditional amber and jet either earned through the ranks of their covens or crafted themselves. One of my favorite forms of magical jewelry is a bracelet or anklet made from embroidery floss either macrame` or braided with stones and glass beads. I create these while focusing on my magical intention; I tie it on and wear it all the time.

Mickie Mueller – Lleweyelns Witches Datebook 2019