The Earth is Our Mother Chant

This is a beautiful chant I found a cpouple of years ago. I recommend doing it outside. If you have a regular drum join in drumming. You can also use a plastic bowl turned upside down and a wooden spoon for drumming. Think of positive energy  flowing into Mother Earth for her healing while doing the chant. Chant as long as you feel the wanr to. I than sit and meditate for a while on all the wounderful things she gives us and all the beings and creatures that live on and in her. I hope you enjoy this chant as much as I do.

Chant

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The magickal use of thistle

Magickal Uses of Blessed Thistle

Zodiac: Aries

Gender: Male

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Deities: Pan

Basic Powers: Protection

Magickal Uses: An herb of protection and vitality. A bowlful placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitality. One may be carried for added strength and energy. They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket. Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home. Wearing a garment made from thistle will break any spell. Poppets are also stuffed with thistle to break spells.

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Magickal Uses of Milk Thistle

Gender: Maculine

Planet: Mars (in Aries)

Deities: Thor, Minerva

Powers: Strenth, Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Hex Breaking

Folklore: Milk-thistle is a strikingly beautiful member of its family – with its sharply serrated, white veined leaves they cannot be overlooked. The name ‘Milk-thistle’ refers to a legend according to which 3 drops of holy milk from the Virgin’s breast is said to have dropped on to the leaf, forever marking it as an herb of our Lady (formerly known as the Great Goddess).

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Making Tools and your spiritual Journey

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Written for: Coven Life

On: May 5th 2018

By: Hypatia of Alexandrea

Lesson 4

 

Continuing on with tools of the trade, or the Craft should I say.

In the previous lessons in Making Tools and your spiritual Journey we covered the reverence of space and respect needed to make these sacred objects, ones that will assist you on your Magickal Journey. Please review if need be on Coven Life web site.

Allow yourself time and space to be creative by adding to your Witches armamentarium.

All good things take time, time to make, time to collect, and the right time to make such as certain moon phases or even planet and other star alignments. I have known people to take years to make a tool. This does not need to be the case with you, however the more energy you weave through it the more of a Magickal significance it will have to you and the reason you choose to use it for, Just like the incredible Magick that is weaved into tapestry, carpets, quilts, clothing for war that was made by the women throughout the ages to protects their loved ones from harm.

In this Lesson we will continue with scrying.

This is a technique where with practice one becomes better. Others are born with the sight and scrying allows one to hone in on that sight, others need to practice and become better equipped with this skill as time goes on. Either Way, it is an invaluable tool to possess.

Through scrying we can tap into the sacred knowledge of all mankind. Scrying is best done when the sun has completely descended and the moon is at her peak.

Learn to work with the Earth and her phases, both the masculine and feminine energy that is needed to weave such Magick. Use the energy that descends from the Cosmos and bring it into your working space. Use the energy that ascends from the Great Earth Mother and use it ground yourself.  This can be done as a daily ritual too.

As a Witch you have been gifted with the ability to harness from this universal energy. However do keep in mind that this is ONLY to be used for the greater good, this does not include personal gains. Please refer to previous lesson on how to harness this energy and the importance of purity of thought and deed when using it. Use your gift wisely!

Mirror Magic

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A shiny piece of obsidian palm stone used for scrying is perfect!

Just like a crystal ball and water, anything that lends a reflective surface can be used for scrying.

Making your own mirror can also be a great deal of fun. This is best prepared during the waning of the full moon, so ensure the materials are gathered before that time.

Ideally leave it for one whole moon cycle before scrying.

 

You will need:

  • Photo frame with backing, choose any size you desire, smaller ones are great to carry around with you, larger ones can be displayed in the home. This will get the visitors talking! Start small and if you feel it works for you than go ahead and make a larger one.
  • Non aerosol, black high gloss paint
  • Dried herbs that will enhance your psychic ability such as dragons’ blood, hyssop, orris root, mugwort, or whatever herb you choose during your research. There are a number of psychic herbs, I personally use mugwort and jasmine flower (all dried and crushed well in a mortar and pestle).
  • Disposable mixing container
  • Paint brush

Method:

Mix the paint and herbs together. Ensure there is not too much of the herb mix that will interfere with the final glossy finish, just enough to create the texture yet still somewhat smoothed out.

While mixing, visualize the light of the moon and say:

By the Moon’s darkest light

Perception of the night

Become part of my skills

And thus banish all ills.

 

  • Paint inside of the glass using long brush strokes.
  • Cover the surface completely leaving no gaps.
  • When completely dry, place the backing back on the frame.
  • Leave your mirror outside in the moonlight for as long as you can, then keep it covered by a dark cloth. I even like to put a piece black silk over mine.

Note: Such mirrors can also be used to deflect negativity back to where it belongs.  If it ever needs to be used for this purpose, it needs to be reconsecrated if it is to be used for scrying again. It might be best to keep a separate mirror for such purpose.

Please look up consecrating your sacred objects on Coven Life search if not sure.

 

In the up and coming lessons I will be talking about using your mirror for protection of personal space and finding lost objects.

 

Additional information for the recent Gathering of the Blue Moon eclipse, January 31st.

Merry Meet Coven members.

Thank you for attending the Gathering to honor the super moon eclipse on the 31st.  It was an absolute pleasure and honor to have all of you on board.

In continuation with the ritual, Lady Beltane requested I make some further suggestions to help you better understand what you may choose to do with the stone. The Talisman you have charged with your mantra is your guide to assist you to move through your metamorphosis. As mentioned in the gathering post, continue to use the mantra and stone 3 days after the full moon as this is the most potent time. This will assist you to connect on a deeper level to yourself and of course the Goddess within.

Your mantra can dictate which hand you hold the stone in when you recite over the next 3 days. If it is one of receiving such as wanting more guidance, wanting personal healing, wanting respect, if it is for the self than it is in the left hand. This is the hand for receiving. If however your mantra was for you to give more compassion to others or give more respect to others or give love than you can hold this in your right hand. Alternatively like Lady Beltane mentioned you could just hold it in your power hand if all this is confusing. Your power hand is the one that you would use the most, are you left or right handed? Also traditionally the right hand is the path of the light and the left is the path of the dark. Neither are good or bad they just are, and choosing either or is fine. The intention is working from your heart space to charge you Talisman with the guidance of the Great Goddess and the God.

Your Talisman: If you feel comfortable carrying the stone with you than please do so. It is important that it stays with you as much as possible over the next 3 days while you recite your mantra. Sleeping with it if you can’t have it on you during the day is also fine. After the 3 days you can place it on your alter or in you Witch bag to remind you of what it represents. If you choose, carry the stone for as long as you feel. It will tell you what you need to do. If you are unable to carry the Talisman than please once again visualize the Cor Leonis and the elements you inscribed. These symbols are triggers, little reminders of the powerful potential that is every human being!

Your candle: It would be wonderful to allow your candle to burn as long as possible. It’s not as much the size but the intention. If you feel that you need to light a white candle whenever you choose to recite you mantra then please do so. You don’t need to let that burn all the way that is up to you. The light represents the guidance of the Goddess. Having her presence over the next 3 days is a beautiful feeling. Re-igniting that feeling whenever you recite your mantra by lighting another white candle is beautiful. If you need to recite your mantra and don’t have a candle please just visualize a light, once again this is from your heart space which is the domain of the Great Goddess.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and remember to allow yourself to follow your intuition. Listen to your inner Goddess and God. They are you and you are them. As without so within as above so below.

Blessings to all

Merry Part until be Merry Meet again

Hypatiaofalexandrea@gmail.com

 

Missing Loved Ones

As the veil grows ever thinner I find myself getting more excited but at the same time missing my parents and other loved ones more. I have found this happening every year for the week before Samhain. To help combat the loneliness, sadness, I try to take more walks to look at the beautiful fall colors or lose myself in reading or another hobby. As a channeler for those who have crossed this time of year can overwhelm me if I allow it. Many empaths also feel others energy or feelings or physical maladies more than usual. Even those without these abilities may find themselves hearing or feeling loved ones around especially if they have crossed over in the past year.

I guess the point I am trying to make is we all can commune with those who have crossed over if we want to if we do not want then I suggest putting a magical shield up around yourself to keep them away. An easy way to do this is to ask Archangel Micheal to shield you with his white light so no one may reach you that has crossed over. If you want to commune with anyone who has crossed that is family you can use this simple spell that I use to call to my ancestors when I am in need of their guidance.

Blood to blood I call to thee

Blood to blood I honor thee

Blood to blood (put in person name you are wanting to visit with) come to me

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

For a non-blood related person, you wish to commune with you can use this simple spell.

Friend to friend I call to thee

Friend to friend I honor thee

Friend to friend (put in person name you wish to commune with) come to me.

Repeat the spell three times for each person you are calling to. Then sit quietly as in meditation and listen for them and/or to feel their presence around you. The person also may wait and come to you in a dream. Remember to tell the person they are free to go back from wherever they came anytime they chose to.

Either of these spells can be done any time of the year you would like to commune with someone who has crossed. If the person does not come to you it be because they have started a new lifetime, are getting ready to start a new one, or as simple as they do not feel like communing at that time.

 

 

October Full Moon Coven Gathering Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

WHEN:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Social Gathering starts about 7:00 PM CT

Sacred Circle is cast at 7:15 PM CT SHARP

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CHAT ROOM ONCE THE CIRCLE HAS BEEN STARTED!!!!!! This breaks the circle and also upsets the energy flow in our circle.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s chat room – the link to enter and/or register is below:

Coven’s Life Chat Room

Our Adept Maia will be leading the circle this month. I ask that you give her the same respect and curtesy that you would give me if I was leadIng the circle. This means no comments other than the ones asked for in the ritual. If you have ideas to add for or in addition to the ritual please share them after the circle is finished and social time has started again. We love to get new ideas but ask they be shared at the appropriate time. Thank you so much for following our simple circle guidelines.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 green candle, whatever size you prefer.
An athame or knife to carve candle
A candle holder
Matches or lighter

RITUAL:

Maia: We call upon the Gods and Goddesses that protect the four quarters – east, south, west, and north. Please open your quarters and please hear our call.
We call upon the Watchtowers that protect us using the four elements- air, fire, water and earth. Please lend us your energy and protect all inside and outside this circle and let harm come to none.
We call upon the Goddess Selena to walk this circle with us three times round. To assist us with our work here tonight, please  lend us your energy and power as you honour us with your presence.
Everyone: Please share our first or Craft name plus state or country you live in.
At this time carve one word into your candle of something you would like to be more prosperous in. You can be rich in many ways…money, love, happiness, etc. Envision what that looks like to you as you carve. You can use whatever alphabet you feel is right for you. You will have 2 minutes to do this.
Everyone: Please type in DONE when you are finished.
Light the candle and as you look into the flame envision again your prosperity.. See yourself enjoying what you’ve asked for.
Insert your carved word into blank in this spell and recite it aloud three times. You will have about 2 to 3 minutes to do this.
The moon is full, we feel her power
On this night and in this hour.
The time is right, and this we know,
With the Goddess’s help, my ________________ will grow.
 When the moon reappears, with her face full and bright
This spell will have worked wonders, as I will it this night.
Everyone:  Please type in “So mote it be” when you have finished.
Allow the candle to burn for at least a short time as long as it is safe to do so. Each night light the candle and visualize your prosperity. You want it to burn as many days as possible, so judge how long you let it burn depending on the size of the candle.
Maia: Thank you Goddess Selena for your presence here tonight and please return from where you came from.
We dismiss the Gods and Goddesses that represent the four quarters, east, south, west, and north. Thank you for joining our circle and please return from where you came.
We dismiss the Watchtower that protects us using
the elements of air, fire, water, and earth. Thank you for your energy and protection, and please return from where you came from.
The circle is open, but not broken. Be well until  merry we meet again.

 

July Coven Life’s Coven Gathering Ritual

If you have any questions about the ritual please email me at Ladybeltane@aol.com. Thank you.

WHEN:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Gathering starts at 7:00 PM CT

Circle starts at 7:17 PM CT Sharp

To find your local time you can use this Time Zone Converter or any other one you chose:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

To open an account or enter the private chat room please click on this link:

https://ladybeltane.discussionchatroom.com/

This full Moon we are again going to work on a goal to change one thing in our lives.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Blank sheet of paper 4 in/10.16 cm x 4 in/10. 16 cm

Pen

Small container for burning paper

3 in/7.62 cm in Diameter By 3-4/7.62 – 10.16  in Height Candle – Color choices should be for goal you are

Color choices should be for goal you are setting for yourself (Examples – Green = health or income, White = Spiritual growth, Ectara)

Sharp object to engrave candle

Lighter or matches

Ritual:

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the East I call you into our Watchtower to protect us!

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the South I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the West I call you into our Watchtower to protect us!

Lady Beltane: To the Guardians of the North I call you into out Watchtower to protect us.

Lady Beltane: I call upon the Guardians of Spirit to protect us from above and below!I

Lady Beltane: I cast this circle three times three with the help of The Triple Goddess and The Horned God. To take to a place that is not a place to a time that is not in time. To let us see beyond the 3-D plane will live upon. I ask the protection of the Maiden, Mother, Crone and Horned God for of us gathered here and for those of our brothers and sisters not able to join our circle tonight that nothing negative can touch us. That nothing we call upon can harm others!

Lady Beltane: We come together in perfect love and perfect trust. Merry Meet Brothers, Sisters, and Honored Guest.

EVERYONE: Merry greet

EVERYONE: Using your pen write down one goal you want to work on during this season of growth to come to fruition by the last of the harvest Sabbats (Samhain). When done fold your paper three times then engrave your candle with your goal. Light the candle than using it to start the paper burning. Please paper in the fireproof dish before it reaches your fingertips so as not to get burned. Burn candle for about a half-hour to an hour daily until it is burned all the way down. Then break it into small pieces and bury until all the while thinking of the goal you made it for.

EVERYONE: Once your paper is completely ash. Type in “This is my will! So mote it be!”

We will take 2 minutes for you to gaze into your candle and think about your goal and visualize it going out into the Universe to be heard by your guides, the gods and goddesses for them to help your goal come to fruition.

After the ritual is over scatter the ashes in the wind. This again helps take your goal go out into the Universe to help it come to fruition.

Burn the candle every day after the ritual for 1/2 to 1 hour until it burns completely down. While the candle burns see your goal as being completed. Then break up the remaining wax and bury it outside when your goal is complete.

EVERYONE: Using only your first name and state or country please introduce yourself. When everyone is finished welcome each by using the words ” Blessed be. ”

LADY BELTANE: Tonight we have a brother moving from being a novice to an adept in our coven. I have opened a small doorway and ask that all non-coven members leave us. We are honored you were here. Please leave knowing you are welcomed to join us for any Sabbat and/or Esbat gathering. Merry part until we merry meet again. Blessing from our coven goes with you. The doorway is sealed our circle is one again.

LADY BELTANE – Will those who are seeking to be initiated into our coven tonight as full members and to study as an adept please come forward.

William: Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Lady Beltane: Do you stand before us of your own free will?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane: Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here present a secret unto yourself?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane: Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane: By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

William : Answer

Lady Beltane:  Please welcome _______ into our coven and community.

Everyone: Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adept.

Lady Beltane –  ______ please take your place back within our circle. You have received the blessings of the coven now please receive mine as well. May your time among us be filled with positive energy, love, and laughter.

Lady Beltane –

                             I dismiss the Guardian on the North with our love and thanks

                              I dismiss the Guardian of the West with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Guardian of the South with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Guardian of the East with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Triple Goddess with our love and thanks.

I dismiss the Horned God with our love and thanks.

I bring us back into regular time and onto our place of existence. The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love. Merry part until we merry meet again. Blessed be dear brothers and sisters!

 

 

I Need Input for my Book in Progess

Merry meet and merry greet dear ones.

I am in the process of finalizing a book I am writing to help those brand new to The Craft. The general idea is to write a book that someone who is interested in The Craft or a novice to it can use to build a firm foundation for the knowledge of how to do basic spell crafting, ritual and general helpful information to use on their witch/pagan journey.

It occurred to me as I was going over my outline last night that I should ask those the book is aimed towards, “What would you find the most helpful in a book like this?”

I really do want your input on what the book should contain to help start people on their journey in a safe way and with basic knowledge of the “magickal” part of The Craft.

I thank you in advance for your help and input. The acknowledgments in the book will include all of you that comment or email me with useable suggestions.