A WITCHES MANIFESTO

Adapted from The Wiccan Bardo by Paul Beyerl)

 

I DEMAND THESE THINGS OF MYSELF AS A WITCH:

 

I must pursue my highest ideals

I must aspire to the highest of ethics

I must demand integrity of myself

I must always keep my word

 

I must cultivate self-discipline

I must LIVE the Hermetic Principle

I must seriously contemplate the ramifications of Reincarnation & Karma

 

I must respect the astral realms

I must approach ritual with reverence and care

I must respect ritual work as an act of love and beauty.

 

I must take sole responsibility for all the events and circumstances in my life, in the knowledge that I have created them all for my own development.

I must strive to cultivate a sense of humour and of humility.

I must avoid all negativity, firstly in my thinking and as a consequence, in my life.

  

I must live in harmony with the Earth Goddess – Gaia.

I must cultivate a global perspective.

I must serve my community, both locally and globally, being of help to all people.

 

I must be willing to defend my religion.

I must provide for the safe future of my ritual tools, should I be taken by death

From Witches of The Craft https://witchesofthecraft.com/a-witches-manifesto/

The WOTC Spell of the Day for March 22 – A Spell to Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

Welcome to this episode of Spell of the Day for March 22nd. Today’s spell is a Spell to Strengthen Your Psychic Shield. Whether you are just starting out in the world of the Craft or a seasoned practitioner, you know how important it is to always shield yourself, your home, your property and basically anything you care about. Shielding offers you protection from the unknown and in the world of magick, you never know what is lurking around the corner.

 

This is a very simple spell, it can be casted by the newcomer to the Craft that feels somewhat threatened or just wants protection in the new world they are entering. Either way, we all need quick and simple shielding spells and this is definitely that and I should add a good one also.

 

Reference

Celtic Magic

D. J. Conway

You can many of Ms. Conway’s books on sale on Amazon.com or at any of your local bookstores.

 

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Delving Into Divination – Tea Leaf Reading

In the Craft, there are many forms of divination. You have Palm Reading, Tarot Card Readings, Rune Readings, Scrying and the list goes on and on. Since our Elemental Witch Series will be concluding today, we decided to delve right into divination. The first form of divination is Tea Leaf Reading, yes, you heard right, Tea Leaf Divination. Did you know after you get through drinking that tasty cup of tea that those little leaves at the bottom could hold a very special meaning for you? They can answer looming questions and predict your future? Imagine all of that for just the cost of a cup of tea, how could you go wrong?

 

In this episode:

History of Tea Leaf Reading

Brewing the Perfect Cup

Symbolism of those little leaves left in the bottom of your cup.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Featured Spell of the Day for March 21 – An Ink Wash Spell

Spell of the Day for Tuesday, March 21

An Ink Wash Spell

The main purpose of this spell is to cancel out harm caused by another individual. The spell is to be casted by the person who was the original victim of the spellcasted.

 

Items you will need:

One black candle 6 to 8 inches long

Matches

One bottle of purple water based ink

One fountain pen

One sheet of office paper

One bowl of water

One small glass tumbler

 

The only chant that is in this spell is as follows:

“All that is valuable, I keep

All that is harmful, I discard.”

 

Enjoy!

 

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A Special Edition of Divination for Tuesday, March 21

Welcome to a special edition of Tuesday’s Divination. As you know, we normally do not put out a Divination podcast during the weekdays but unfortunately instead of computer problems, we had people problems today. No one could get their act together. So Lady A bravely took the mic and went to the air. We offer to you our usual divination, runes, tarot, horoscope and much, much more. Lady A has some very interesting tidbits she adds to the mix and what we thought was going to be a horrible day turns into a very beautiful one. We hope you enjoy today’s edition along with Lady A tales and hints.

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Spell of the Day for Friday, March 17th – A Solitary Ostara Rite with Lore by Scott Cunningham (Part 1 & 2)

A Solitary Ostara Rite with Lore

A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers.* Or, buy some from a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring them home and divine their magical meanings by the use of books, your own intuition, a pendulum dulum or by other means. The flowers you’ve chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions.

 

It is important at this time of renewed life to plan a walk (or a ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green places. This is not simply exercise, and you should be on no other mission. It isn’t even just an appreciation of nature. Make your walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself.

 

A Sample of just a little of the Ostara Lore that will be found in this episode. Also a very, simple but elegant Ostara ritual to feel our Mother Earth awakening within our very fingertips.

 

Part 2 of this Spell of the Day will include how to do the Circle of Stones and also the Blessing Chant that is included in this ritual. We hope you enjoy this very special ritual and lore by one of the day’s most prominent Pagan authors.

 

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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Scott Cunningham
includes authors’ book of shadows

Currently on sale on Amazon.com with numerous other books by Mr. Cunningham

A Brief History of the Hill of Tara: Seat of Secular and Spiritual Power.

A few miles south of Navan, Co. Meath lies the Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland.

Unlike our modern conception of a capital city, however, Tara appears to have been a symbolic or ritual capital, rather than a large center of commerce, administration, and public life. Evidence of extensive dwelling space or large-scale defensive earthworks have not been found, suggesting its use was primarily ritualistic: it was where one went to be crowned, set down laws, or settle disputes.

For the rest of this article and to follow the rest that the author posted on the subject of the Hill of Tara please click on this link: http://atriptoireland.com/2013/06/26/a-brief-history-of-the-hill-of-tara/

A Thought for Today – Getting your Celtic On

Happy St. Patricks day!

Whether you are Irish by birth in this lifetime or Celtic in a past one today we celebrate the Wee Folk.

Fairies, Leprechauns, Nymphs, Sprites, Pixies and all the other Wee Fea Folk I cannot think of right now will be gathering at their home on Tara to celebrate and may get a wee tipsy even. So let us join them in raising a glass to those that help our gardens grow. Leave a wee bit of bread with butter and a tot of whiskey out for your friendly neighborhood Fea tonight.

The Spell of the Day for Wednesday, March 15th – Another Two for One Day (Psychic Protection Mojo Bag & Spell)

The Spell of the Day for Wednesday, March 15th – Another Two for One

First Spell

Making a psychic protection mojo

Items you will need:
A dark-grey or purple fabric drawstring bad
Angelica root or rosemary
Sale and pepper in tiwsts of silver foil
An animal or bird bone, or 7 black beads
A dark-green thread or ribbon
A few drops of brandy or barley wine

 

Chant:
“While you remain hidden within,
Keep safe without.”

 

 

Second Spell:

Spell to defend yourself from people who are playing mind or power games with you or loved one

 

Items you will need:
A dark blue candle
Dried parsley, rosemary, nettles – or just use one or two of the herbs
A small dish
A small cauldron
Cast-iron cookware pot

 

Chant 1:
With light I cast your influence away
I break your hold on my/(name’s) mind
When these herbs are gone,
No longer will you bind.

 

Chant 2:
The power is gone;
Your day is done
To hold me/(name)against my/her/his will
You must be gone
I wish you no ill.

 

Enjoy!

 

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