Magical Pagan and Wiccan Symbols

In modern Paganism, many traditions use symbols as part of ritual, or in magic. Some symbols are used to represent elements, others to represent ideas. These are a few of the more commonly used symbols in Wicca and other forms of Paganism today.

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Pagan Pride

Festivals are a large part of the Pagan year.  There isn’t a time of year that you can’t find some Pagan event going on somewhere in the country.  Some parts of the country are known for their large festivals, which are attended by hundreds of people within the diverse Pagan and magical community of North America.  There are thriving Pagan communities within the heartland of America living in places that on the surface are seen as largely Christian and conservative.  These are the places where Paganism thrives in its wild state.  Many practitioners in these areas are solitary practitioners for lack of a large enough community that gathers at regular times since many of us are spread across a wide area.  Pagan Pride Festivals in these areas are often the only time of the year that the Pagan community comes together, unless you want to travel to one of the larger festivals.  For some people who live in small towns far off the beaten path this is a special time of coming together.  If there is a place to gather and an event to attend the Pagan community seems to materialize from the many individual practitioners who come together for such occasions.

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We Pray For Our Brothers & Sisters In The Path of Hurricane Florence

Almighty Goddess, Mother of Us All,
We come before you to ask for your help
Not for ourselves but for our brothers & sisters
Who now face disaster and devastation in the
Wake of Hurricane Florence.

We ask from the depths of our heart that
You acknowledge their needs for a great Power
than our own to assist them now and their
most dire hour of need.

Goddess, protect our brothers & sisters
During this Hurricane that is to come.
Wrap them in Your Almighty Protection.

When they feel scared and afraid
Let them know You are there,
Watching over them, protecting them
From all harm.

When they are in trouble or despair,
Let them know You are there,
Guiding them and giving them courage
to face and conquer the challenges
before them and to come.

Dear and Almighty Goddess,
Bring our brothers & sisters through
this Hurricane, unharmed, safe, sound
and back to those who love them.

Let them know that we cannot be there
with them but we are there with them in
our thoughts, prayers and spirit.

We ask, dear Mother, that you keep
our brothers & sisters safe from all harm,
bring them through this Hurricane and
return them to us safe and sound.

We pray this Almighty Mother
From the inner depths of our heart.
Let them feel our love for them during this storm.
Let our love surround them and
become a powerful circle of protection.

Keep them safe,
See them through this storm
Let them return to us
From these are our brothers & sisters
We love dearly.

We ask this Almighty Mother in Your
Divine Name and Love.

So Mote It Be

–Lady of the Abyss

THE WICCAN THREEFOLD LAW

Also known as “the Rule of Three,” the Threefold Law is part of many, but not all Wiccan traditions. It states that every magical act sent out into the Universe—whether positive or negative—will be returned to the Witch three times. This is somewhat akin to the concept of karma found in some Eastern religions, but with a Western twist, as it applies a specific equation (“three times”) to the return of the energy sent out by the practitioner.

Just what does “three times” mean, however? Some people believe that the magical work will be returned in three individual instances. For example, if you worked a harmful spell against someone you dislike, you could end up experiencing bad luck on three different occasions (a car breakdown, a horrible day at work, and burning your dinner, to name three random possibilities). Others interpret “three times” to be a multiplier, meaning that the consequences for you will be three times stronger than the intention you sent out. So you might end up with far worse luck than car trouble or a bad day!

The origins of the Threefold Law are a bit murky, but the idea is generally traced back to Gerald Gardner, who raised it in his early fictional work about Witchcraft, but did not include it as a major part of his teachings. Later Witches who learned from Gardner’s initiates—most notably Raymond Buckland—brought the concept into more widespread awareness. It is also referred to in the long poem known as the Wiccan Rede, which contains adages and advice regarding magical traditions and spiritual beliefs.

Nonetheless, there were many others involved in the origins of Wicca who did not encounter teachings on …

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The Wiccan Three-Fold Law

“Ever mind the rule of three,
What ye send out comes back to thee.”

The Three-Fold Law is not only a Wiccan law. And it’s not dependent on an All-Knowing God watching and meting out punishment.Far worse than that! It is one of the essential threads of the universe … the very fabric of which life is made.So no matter what you do, you can’t sidestep it.Best to really understand it, then, so you can use it to your advantage and get the Universe working for you. After all, don’t you want to be on the Divine’s good side? Be aware of the Three-Fold Law and you can get — and keep — the Universe on your team!

Religious Rule or Universal Law?

The Three-Fold Law is one of the basics of Wiccan belief.Despite the name, the Three-Fold Law isn’t a Wiccan law, exactly, but rather a universal spiritual principle. We call it a law, I think, because in our respect-deficient culture we associate laws with punishment, and ….

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Air Noise Silenced

When I was walking to work this morning I was thinking how quite and scary it was with all airplanes and helicopters had been grounded after the terrorist attacks on 2001. When I first came out of work that day it was so quite as many businesses had closed and people were in their homes filed to the television waiting for updates from the three places where the terrorist had crashed jetliner into buildings and the field in Pennsylvania where passengers lost their lives bring down the fourth plane before it could crash on to capitol hill in Washington DC. There were no tell take contrails from her exhaust and the silence was unnerving instead of golden.

This morning I looked up into sunny skies full of contrails saw and heard the jetliner and helicopters. I stopped midstep and have a prayer of thanks that I had not lost anyone I knew on 9/11/2001. Then asked Archangel Gabriel to wrap all those affected in a negative way to be wrap his warm wings of comfort and love.

it also got me to thinking while we as a nation have been sick a big point of drawing attention back to the catastrophic event 2001 under the guise of honoring all the people that lost their life that day, or later from injuries they had sustained at one of the crash site. What about those that have taken their own life over the last seventeen years because of survivor guilt and/or PTSD. The family member’s the media causes to relieve that day over and over again so we as a nation can claim we will never forget the terrorist actions on our soil. Why should many men, women, and children who lost a love one and/or friend on 9/11/2001 and are possibly still under  a doctor’s care for mental and/or physical or both things have to relive their nightmare they went and possibly still going through year after year? Please do not misunderstand me I respect and honor those who died that and the family and friends the left behind. I just personally think it is time for the families and friends who lost someone that day to be able to grieve in private and if they can live their private lives without the USA government parading in front of television cameras every year on 9/11for photo opportunities for the politicians.

Since 9/11/2001 many more men, womenwomen, and animals have been killed while serving in our military because of the horrendous crimes carried out on that date. Leaving behind even more people with PTSD and other mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Which again includes their families and friends.

I mean absolutely no disrespect for the men, women, children, or those who care about them from 9/11/2001 to the military personnel still on active duty. I am just trying to say that we as a nation should respect what they are going through and respect their privacy. If you see anyone anywhere who has served or is serving in our military  go up to them and thank them for their service and the sacrifices their families and friends made when they were sent sent thousands of miles away not knowing if they would return home as the same person that left or in a body bag.

No matter what country you live please always remember to asked the Goddess and God to keep the men and women safe and to let them come home unharmed and not just those in the  military but first responders to emergencies where you live, this would include everyone from the person that answers the phone to dispatch help you, firemen and police officers also.

Thank you for your caring and concern for your fellow men, women, children, domestic and wild animals

Remember the Survivors, Their Families, and the Family and Friends of Those who Crossed on 9/11/2001

While a nation remembers all the people who crossed into the Summerlands from the Twin Towers in NY, NY, The Pentagon in Washington D.C.and in a field in Somerset County, PA on one of the most horrendous days in the United States history. The people left to carry on in this lifetime are often forgotten. Not just the people who got safely out of the Twin Towers but the families and friends of the spirits that crossed and families and friends of those who’s spirit and body lived on with the nightmare they escaped from dying in. Also the families of the terrorists that had no idea what those men were going to do that morning.

Say a prayer and light a candle both for those that crossed the veil and for those left behind. Find it in yourself to forgive the families of the terrorists who did not know what their sons did on that fateful morning that still lives on in our memories today and will for many years to come.

This date September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. Just as December 7, 1942 did.

So I ask you to take at minute at the time of each plane crashed to remember the living and those that crossed into the Summerlands.

All times are given in the USA Eastern Time zone.

North Tower NY 8:46 AM

South Tower NY 9:03 AM

Pentagon Washington D.C. 9:37 AM

Field in Somerset County, PA 10:07 AM

Times and locations of plane crashes come from this article:

https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-timeline

A Prayer of Rememberence 9/11

Good and gracious God,

Today
we come before you with heavy hearts
as we remember the events of 9/11.

For some of us
today is a mixed bag of emotions.

We hurt deeply
for those who lost their lives
and those who lost their loved ones.

We mourn the nearly 3000
who died that day.

We are humbled by the bravery of the first responders.

We continue to grieve with our neighbors
in the loss of our national …

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