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

 

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Full Moon Esbat Gathering Sunday, January 20th

Our ritual this full Moon is a joint writing and being led by Lady Beltane and one of our Adepts Country Moon. This ritual is for a healing of mind or body or spirit, or any combination you need healing for. Please take some time before the circle is cast on Sunday to think of what you want help healing. There is no minimum and maximum number of things you can write on your piece pf paper. You should write what you feel is giving you a problem be it a physical medical problem, negative thinking that is attaching negative energy towards you, not connecting with the Goddesses, Gods or Spirit Guides, etc

WHEN:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Social Hour 6:00 to 7:00 PM CT

Circle will be Cast at 7:01 PM CT

Please do not enter the chatroom after the circle  has been cast as this will let out the energy we have raised to help empower our ritual

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

                                    I sheet of 4 inch by 4 inch/10.16 cm paper

Pen

1 Small Bowl

 

COUNTRY MOON: I call upon Telesphorus, demigod of convalescence and Epione,  goddess of the soothing of pain to protect this circle. By the power of three times three to keep us all from harm and let the only energy that we raise enter or leave our gathering.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water. I invite you to this circle and ask you for your wisdom and protection.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth. I invite you to this circle and ask for your wisdom and protection.

EVERYONE: Please tell us your first or Pagan name and the country or state that you live in

We will take 2 minutes to center and ground ourselves as the power raises from Telesphorus and Epione coming into our circle

LADY BELTANE: Take your paper and write on it the things you want help healing. Type in DONE when you are through.

Hold the paper between your palms and repeat this 3 times: Telesphorus and Epione with your power please help to heal the things I have written here. I no longer want this in my life draining positive energy from me. If you cannot take it away completely please take away some of the pain and negativity so I might have a better quality of life.

When you are done type in So Mote It Be

Now rip the paper into the tiny pieces you can. Type in Done when finished.

Tomorrow morning take the bowl outside, away from your home if you can, while keeping your intention that what you wrote down for most in your mind than throw the tiny pieces of paper to the 4 winds asking them to take what you wrote on paper that in now in pieces far from and if they land that they will not cause harm to any other living thing.

EVERYONE: Stand up I’d sitting down. Start with your hands above your head palms facing downward slowly brings your hands down to the floor while saying, “I ground all extra berry in this circle giving it to Mother Earth to use to herself, her waterways, and all our fellow living things.” Type in So Mote It Be! when finished.

COUNTRY MOON: Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle.

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth. I thank you for your presents and give you leave of this circle. 

Thank you Telesphorus and Epione for your care and guidance tonight.

This circle is now open but never broken.

 

Winter Solstice also called Yule

This is the time of the shortest day and longest night in the year. I use the early darkness to go out in my backyard usually to listen to the squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits getting the dems ready for the cold months of they are not already bedded down but this year it is like late fall or early spring temperatures so they are all still fairly active. I also use it as a time to think back over the last year both the good and bad parts of it. There were many changes in my families life some brought tears of happiness and others years of sadness and/or frustration. But everything happens for a reason only known at times to the gods and goddesses.

What was year like good or bad or some of both?

 

Week 3 – More Information on and Images of Gaia

This is a link for a general search for the Goddess Gaia, there are a few different spellings of her name as there are with all Gods and Goddesses.

Gaia Information

Gaia’s image has been depicted in many ways through different cultures so explorer the images until one jumps out at you like your idea of what she may look like.

Gaia Images

When I am asked what kind of Witch I am, first let me say I really do not like to label anyone as one type of Witch or another because to me that is narrow-minded thinking, but my answer is, “I’m an Earth Witch.” Because I work a lot with Gaia in her form as Mother Earth and the Triple Goddess. I can feel her wax and wane during the seasons of the year and my spirit, mind, and body flow along with her. I suppose in Neo-Pagan terms, I am an Eclectic Witch.

I also work with the Moon Goddess Luna or The Triple Goddess depending on what I am doing and when. I just never think or picture Luna as a Crone. The reason I work with her is she and Gaia work in a beautiful dance of harmony to help all living beings on this planet to live.

As for Gods, my main go to for many things is Ra especially if I am doing a spell and/or ritual during the day. He also works in harmony with Luna and Gaia to keep the planet we live on not to hot or cold and offers us his light. His light and warmth are very important during the growing seasons to help ensure a bountiful harvest. Whichever name for the Sun God you prefer is fine.

From Gaia, Ra, and Luna the elements of Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Spirit are possible.

The above mentioned Gods and Goddesses are who I prefer to work with. Each person needs to find the deity or deities they find it easiest to work with most of the time. There are times to branch out to different ones that may help with a specific spell and/or ritual. Example when I doing healing work I call upon Kwan Yin (oriental Goddess) and Sirona (Celtic Goddess) to work through me to help whoever I am sending healing to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 – Goddess Knowledge – Gaia

This week we are going to find out more about the Goddess Gaia. Which is also another name given to Mother Earth by Neo-Pagans. 

GAIA

Gaia existed before everything; she existed before time. Gaia, the eternal, prehistoric earth mother goddess,, is fertility incarnate, moist, mysterious, strong. She is life energy itself; everything that lives, breathing or not, overflows with her life. She is the earth and all powers of the earth. Gaia is not always a consoling goddess: standing for life and generation without thought of consequence, she has energy and a power that must be approached carefully. All bodies eventually return to her, into the black, fertile earth, to be devoured and to receive her life to live again. As goddess of the soul, Gaia reminds us that the soul develops in dark places and that ultimately soul must be rooted in the body, in earth. She is a reminder that we must ground ourselves into the reality of nature and incorporate all sides of ourselves, be the pleasant or unpleasant, light or dark.

For more information about Gaia click on this general search link: Information about Gaia

Gaia is also known as Mother Earth here is a link for more information on this name for the same Goddess: Information about Mother Earth

Link for a general search for images of Gaia:Images of Gaia

The general search for images of Mother Earth is basically the same as for Gaia.

Ways Of Casting The Runes

Since I posted this before posting the meaning of each tune, I will wait to post all the runes and their meanings tomorrow.

Witches Of The Craft®

Ways Of Casting The Runes

There are probably hundreds of different ways to lay the runes for a casting. What is given here is
only a selection. It is by no means exhaustive.

I would suggest that you try some of these, going for the ones with which you feel comfortable before
trying your own ideas out. The reasons for this are many, not least of which it is important to
familiarise yourself with the runes and how they are read as a group before progressing.

It should also be remembered that you may have some personal thoughts on the meanings of the runes
at the time you are carrying out the casting, which you should not dismiss out of hand. The meanings
given here are basic, and again by no means exhaustive. You may for example wish to use all
the reverse meanings given, even though some runes look…

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THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES

Witches Of The Craft®

THE ORIGINS OF THE RUNES

While runologists argue over many of the details of the historical origins of runic writing, there is widespread agreement on a general outline. The runes are presumed to have been derived from one of the many Old Italic alphabets in use among the Mediterranean peoples of the first century CE, who lived to the south of the Germanic tribes.[7][8] Earlier Germanic sacred symbols, such as those preserved in northern European rock carvings, were also likely influential in the development of the script.[9][10]

The earliest possibly runic inscription that we know of is found on the Meldorf brooch, which was manufactured in the north of modern-day Germany around 50 CE. The inscription is highly ambiguous, however, and scholars are divided over whether its letters are runic or Roman. The earliest unambiguous runic inscriptions are found on the Vimose comb from Vimose, Denmark…

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RUNIC PHILOSOPHY AND MAGIC

Lady Abyss works with and knows more about runes than I do so we can all learn from her together. I work with Tarot cards and Ogham Staves or cardss.

Witches Of The Craft®

RUNIC PHILOSOPHY AND MAGIC

n the pre-Christian Germanic worldview, the spoken word possesses frightfully strong creative powers. As Scandinavian scholar Catharina Raudvere notes, “The pronouncement of words was recognized to have a tremendous influence over the concerns of life. The impact of a sentence uttered aloud could not be questioned and could never be taken back – as if it had become somehow physical. … Words create reality, not the other way around.”[20] This is, in an important sense, an anticipation of the philosophy of language advanced by the twentieth-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger in his seminal essay Language. For Heidegger, language is an inescapable structuring element of perception. Words don’t merely reflect our perception of the world; rather, we perceive and experience the world in the particular ways that our language demands of us. Thinking outside of language is literally unthinkable, because all thought takes place within…

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Novice Application

Novice Application
Applications will be accepted anytime

You must be 18 years old or the age your country deems you responsible for yourself to apply to be a student. Anyone under that age will have to have a parent/guardian write to us from their own email address after they have read the application and/or want us to answer any questions about The Craft and/or Lady Beltane or any of the Coven Life Elders questions about you that they may have before we will review your application.

Before we accept anyone as a student we ask them to answer the following questions.

Novice Application Questions:

What country or state you live in?

How old are you?

Why do you want to study The Craft with this coven?

Have you studied any tradition of The Craft before? If so, what tradition and for how long?

Have you ever been part of any type of Coven or Grove?

Have you read the rest of this post and understand what we expect from our novices?

Do you have any questions about the expectations of our novices?

Email your answer and/or questions to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. After Lady Beltane and the coven Elders review your application  We will reply as soon as possible to let you know if you have been accepted or not.

If any of the guidelines in the Student Handbook are not met you will be dropped from the novice course. Please read the entire handbook. When you are done send us an email stating “I have read the Student Handbook and understand what is expected of me as a Coven Life student.”

 

We expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to us in the body of an email. Except for lesson CL1, any other lessons sent in an attachment will not be opened to review it and you will be asked to send it the proper way. One of the Elders will then review it and email you back with any corrections that need to be made and/or if further research is needed on any of the questions or we will email your next lesson out as soon as you can start on it. The lessons are like bricks in a foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not do it in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation or your magick may hurt you or someone or something else somewhere in the universe. Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it.

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in we expect a short email every week from every student just so we can keep in contact all you really have to say is hi. If we do not hear from you for two weeks in a row we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove you from the class email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen for this reason we will keep your file for 3 more weeks for a total of 6 weeks before deleting you completely. If this happens please write to us or ask someone to write for you so we know you are still interested and if the coven can be of any help. If at any time during your 1 year and 1-day novice study period you chose to quit studying with us, we would want an email letting us know you are exiting the classes and coven and the reason why. It may be an issue we can compromise on so you can continue your studies. The Elders are available by email or to meet in the chat room if you need help with a lesson or have any questions about The Craft. If you want to talk in the chat room it needs to be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance.

We will try to answer all students emails within three days of receiving them.
Lady Beltane or one of the other Elders will hold open chats all novices must attend one of the two per month. The meeting time and date will appear in  Coven Life’ Events which is on the right-hand side of the Hompage.  An email will also be sent to all coven members at the begging of every month containing the events and possibly other information for that month. Please save the monthly email so you can check dates of gatherings, open chats, and other coven related things.

There are online coven gatherings on every full or new Moon and Sabbat the usual starting time for socializing is between 6:00 to 7:00 PM Central Time with the Circle being cast at 7:01 PM CT. The ritual lasts about one-half hour for each gathering. You need to attend the monthly Esbat and 8 Sabbat gatherings. As the Esbats and Sabbats fall on different days of the week according to the Moon’s cycle and Wheel of the Year so we can not give a set date to hold them on every month, please check the Coven Life website or your monthly Coven Life announcements email for the dates of Esbat and Sabbath gatherings as well as the open chats. The entire ritual will be posted in advance of the gathering and also emailed to all coven members.

You have to comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft or bring you closer to the pagan community you will be part of when you become a novice or sometimes just to get to know your mentor Lady Beltane or one of the Elders a bit better.

Refer to the Student Handbook the simple guidelines for the chatroom are to show courtesy to all coven members and visitors. The Guidelines for the Chat Room are on our Hompage, please scroll down until you find them If you have any questions about them please write to Lady Beltane at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

Novice Course Lesson Outline

1 Making Your Book of Shadows

2 Definition of Common Words and Phrases used in The Craft

3 Define Moon Phases

4 Corresponding Days of the Week

5 Elemental Placements, Gods and Goddesses

6 What is a Witch’s Familiar

7 Set up Basic Altar

8 Meditation Basics

9 Do Your First Circle

10 Write A Spell

11 Write a Ritual to go with the Spell You Wrote

12 What are Esbats

13 Write an Esbat Ritual

14 Explain what a Sabbat is Including Dates They Are On and How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year

15 Write a Sabbat Ritual

16 Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft

17 13 Question You Should Now Be Able To Answer

18 Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Coven Life’s Coven

If you have any questions about any lessons please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All lesson answers should be sent to mail to:covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All emails will be answered within three days of us receiving them.

All lessons are Copyright 2015 by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.