The Runes of Odin (15. Algiz)

 

Element : Air

Tree : Yew

Plant : grass shrubs

Meaning : Protection, Growth, Fast  Development

God: Heimdall

Stone : Rainbow tourmaline, Agate, Fluorite, Jasper, Diamond

Day : Saturday

Colour : rainbow, golden

Month : February

Zodiac sign : Cancer

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

The word Algiz literally means pine woods or sedge reeds. It can also mean rapid development, protection and growth. It depicts a person with upraised arms and also elk’s antlers. The raised hands depict a protective gesture. The rune is that of protection. In the spiritual sense, it indicates reaching up to the divine power.

The rune also represents success and quick achievement of goals. It keeps a person alert and aware and protects one from attacks as well. It brings wisdom and clarity of thoughts in a person.

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The Rune is pronunced with deep vibration of the sound Z. It means protection from amy kind of danger. It is both protection and defence : physical, psychic, personal, collective one. It connects people and gods. It keeps one safe from evil. The Rune brings friendship, strenghtens the good luck and the life force. It can provide mystical and spiritual communication with beings of no human nature. It provides communications with other worlds, especially Asgard and the cosmic wells of Urd, Mimir and Hvergelmir /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hvergelmir/. The Rune Algiz strenghtens the magical powers too.

It symbolizes the antlers of the Elk, the sharp stems of  the grass shrubs, the raised hands of the one who is calling the gods.

Divination : the efforts that have been put will lead to success. Like a fast growing tree, your plans will have a quick development. At the same time you will be protected from attacks.

Awareness, wisdom and clear mind will be your guides. But if your behaviour becomes irrational, you will lose the protection of Algiz. The rune indicates that “ the Angel Guardian is near “, this can manifest like a good advice or help from friends at a difficult moment for you. Sometimes this rune shows that it is time for you to take a risky initiation but you should think well and act accordingly.

Revered meaning : at the moment you are not well protected. You should avoid risk. It is possible someone to mislead you. Be prepared to face some difficulties and avoid any offers that provoke doubts in you. It can also mean that you are misled by yourself. Be careful with the new friendships and love affairs. Do not trust anyone untill you get to know him/her well enough.

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Pathwalking with the rune : This is a rune of defence. It creates a border that will stop the intruder. Contrary to Eihwaz , Algiz is not created for battles.  Algiz keeps the territory and property safe while the owner is not there and Eihwaz can be used for defence in battles. Eihwaz is hidden, the one who attacks does not see it unless he/she stumbles and fall. And Algiz is visible. When the intruder nears the border, Algiz will signalize its presence and will give the intruder a feeling of “ this place is well protected, it is dangerous for you, it is not safe for you to step there”. Like the Elk raises his antlers to stop the one who attacks him, like  the raised hand that means “ Stop!”, Algiz makes the one who approaches the guarded territory  decide whether to go on and take the risk or to move away and give up. Algiz can be used together with Eihwaz as a runic script for protection of borders , also with TIR for a punishment if someone does not stop and passes through the border, for protection of home it is good to add the Rune Othila to the script.

Algiz can be drawn with the index finger. Start with the stem from base to top and then draw the wings from left to right.

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The image of the Valkyrie in mythology is fully representative of the way in which the energies of Algiz work to protect you. Meditating on the image of a Valkyrie in her teacher, swan and warrior forms is a powerful method of invoking Algiz energy.

The Valkyrie will not assist in evading punishment for wrong deeds, or illegal or immoral acts. It will act to soften the blow of punishment if the person willingly accepts accountability for the harm cased by his or her acts and begins to take steps to compensate.

To read this article click here

http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/algiz

 

 

Until we merry meet again

Blessed Be

 

 

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Aura and Chakras explained

I feel this video explains the job of the chakras and out auras. There are many other videos listed on the right side of this video. I have not watched all of them so cannot give an opinion on them. Watch them if you want to and your own opinion on whether they are helpful or not.

It would be great to leave the name of the video or videos you watch and your opinion of them in the comment section below. This is a great opportunity for us as a community to earn from each other.

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Here is a link to another good video on this subject which also has a list of more videos on the right side. I did watch this video and found it informative. Again please leave your opinions on this videos in the comment section below. Remember to put the name of the video in your comment. Thank you.

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Healing The Chakras With The ELEMENTS

Each chakra corresponds to one of the natural elements. The five elements of nature are Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and the fifth spiritual element of Ether is also included. Every Element exists within every cell of our body, and all five elements exist to a degree within all of the 7 chakras. Each Chakra contains a ‘layer’ of each of the five Elemental Levels of energy. Chinese philosophy recognizes five distinct elements of cyclical change called water, wood, fire, earth, and metal.

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Fairy Magic

If you have entered this enchanted world, I may assume that you are somehow called to the secret realms of Fairy Magic. Something of their mystical song has touched your ears, or your heart, or a hidden place of sub-conscious imaginings. And perhaps you have been led to believe (by parents, or teachers in school) that the world of Fairy is nothing more than imaginings – the whimsical flight of folly that children’s minds may fall prey to. But you are older now, and surely wiser. And here you sit, looking out into the veil of ether for that which your heart still longs for: the realm in which all your imaginings may at last be brought to light! This sacred place of Self is where we shall begin…the part of you that still believes! To enter the world of Fairy magic, you must believe that there is more to this universe than what can be seen by human eyes. You must believe in the hidden, the shadowed, and the obscure. You must begin to search with your inner eyes for that which lies beyond the mists, for it is there that you will find the first thresholds of Fey! These thresholds will open up into vast worlds, as diverse and complex as our own. The Realm of Fairy magic is not a place of fluttering tiny beings that delight only in tickling our upturned human noses. It is an entire dimension – richly inhabited by many races, species and beings.

Read more: https://wiccanspells.info/wiccan-pagan-articles/fairy-magic/

A Thought for Today

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Fairies like all “mythical” creatures found a home on or in Mother Earth before us as humans spread across her vast wilderness. We invaded their homes, sacred forests. caves. mountains, and waterways to spread what we now call for civilization and chased them out. When you think about it we as humans have been encroaching on there right to live the life the built for themselves for centuries. We have polluted the land and waterways. We have caused many species of animals and being to go extinct or close to becoming extinct. We have cut down trees for homes and warmth not caring if it was someone or some creatures home. We have take noisy boats that spew pollutant into the waterways for our enjoyment. Hunted not to use the game as it should be for food, clothing, candling making but just to say we killed whatever creature it was. (I am a hunter but was taught by my father as a child to use every bit of my kill for some purpose. An example is putting the entrails and deer antlers back into the forest for other animals to feed upon when the weather makes finding food to nourish themselves. We made dipped candles out of the deer fat/talon and slippers out of the hides.) By the way, fish heads and bones make an excellent addition to a compost heap or just buried right into your gardens – vegetable or flowers.

We as witches and/or pagans are the keepers of Mother Earth. It is up to us to set the example to others to live as “green” as we can. Recycle whatever you can. Reuse for the same or another purpose anything you can. y husband and I have 1 – 33-gallon bag of garbage that needs to be taken to a landfill every other week, while our large recycle can on wheels go out weekly. I am not trying to brag I am just asking you to think before you throw something in the garbage if it could be recycled or reused instead. I love used glassed jars after they are washed and rinsed and very thoroughly to keep dried herbs and other “witchy” things in. It saves me money by not buying jars, makes it easy to see what is inside of them, and I label them with a piece of masking tape with one end slightly folded under for ease of removal when the jar is empty and can be used for something else.

Blessed be keepers of Mother Earth

Types Of Wicca

Edited by Crimsonwolf
Types Of Wicca

 

 

Alexandrian Wicca

Founded in England during the 1960s, Alex Sanders referred to himself as the “King” of his Witches. The rituals are said to be modified Gardenarian.

 

British Wicca

A mix of Celtic and Gardenarian beliefs. Most famous organization at this time is the International Red Garters. British Traditionals move mostly from within the Farrar studies (the famous Witch husband and wife from England.) They too are fairly structured in their beliefs, and train through the degree process. Their covens are also co-ed.

 

Celtic Wicca

The use of a Celtic/Druidic pantheon mixed with a little ritual Gardnerian, and heavily stressing the elements, nature and the Ancient Ones. They had a vast knowledge of and respect for the healing and magickal qualities of plants and stones, flowers, trees, elemental spirits, the little people, gnomes and fairies.

 

Caledonii….

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Types of WIcca

Dragons from Animal Magick The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiar

The Dragon in one form or another was known to the majority of the world cultures in both the Old and New Worlds. It was one of the early symbols of the Great Mother Goddess of the matriarchies. Until the arrival of patriarchal societies, the dragon was considered to be a sacred, benevolent creature; its serpent body symbolized matter and life-giving water of creation, its wings spirit and the breath of life.

It was used as an emblem for divinity and royalty in Babylon, Egypt, China, Japan, Greece, and Rome. The Chinese Manchu dynasty, the Phoenicians, and the Saxons all showed it as enthroned, a symbol of the power of the ruler. The Chinese dragon symbolized the masculine yang power, very high spiritual power, and the emperor himself. This connection with imperial power carried over to England and Wales.

The dragon was known as the Ling of Larger Serpents to medieval writers. Dragons and bulls in the Western world were fought by such Sun-heroes as Mithras, Sigfried, Hercules, Jason, Hours, and Apollo.

In Hindu myth, Vitra, the Dragon of Waters, was killed by Indra so that the waters could be released upon the Earth. The dragon was also the emblem of Aruna and Soma.

There are two major categories of physical appearance of dragons: those of the East and those of the West.

The Oriental or Chinese dragon looked terrible and fierce, but was a symbol of prosperity, rain, wisdom, and hidden secrets. Oriental dragons did not have wings, but were shaped more like huge serpents with four legs. The early Chinese worshiped the dragon, and at one time had its image on national flags. Using the symbol of the five-toed imperial dragon was reserved for emperors. The guardian of the mansions of the gods was the Chinese Celestial Dragon, T’ien Lung; he also prevented the deities from falling out of their heavenly realm. Oriental heroes did not hunt dragons, as Western heroes. The Oriental dragons were said to leave their mountain caves or watery homes in the spring to bring fertilizing rains.

Both Chinese and Japanese believe that dragons can turn themselves into birds. The three-clawed dragon of Japan symbolized the Mikado, the imperial and spiritual power. Most Japanese dragons were said to live in lakes and springs.

Ancient Western writers wrote all kinds of terrifying things about the Western dragon. These creatures were built like enormous lizards with wings, their bodies were thicker than those of the Oriental dragons. Their throats and back legs were like those of an eagle, the grasping front legs like those of a reptile, and a tail that ended in an arrow-point. Western dragons were considered to be enemies of the humans, and heroes were always hunting them down and killing them. Under the circumstances, its no wonder that Western dragons stopped trying to get along with humans. They liked to live in dark caves, a few of them in water. They breathed fire, and their breath was supposed to spread plagues.

The dragon in alchemy had a number of meanings. If several dragons were shown fighting each other, it meant separating out the Elements, or psychic disintegration. A dragon biting its tail symbolized cyclic processes and time; this particular dragon was known to the Gnostics as Ouroboros. A winged dragon represented a volatile Element, while the wingless dragon stood for a fixed Element.

In spiritual definitions, the dragon represents the supernatural, infinity itself, and the spiritual powers of change and transformation.

Magickal Attributes: Protection, instruction in the spiritual, Element magick. Using the spiritual to transform life. Protection. Adding extra power to magick.

Chant

         Dragons strong and dragons bright,

Dragons full of wisdom old,

        Teach to me the spiritual light,

         Let me walk in knowledge bold,

         Dragon fire, lift me higher!

Animal Magick Copyright D. J. Conway 1995 Pages 242-243

 

 

Magical Herb Correspondences

Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Subsequently, many Pagans use herbs as part of their regular ritual practice. Whether it’s for money and prosperity, protection, healing and wellness, love and lust, there is almost always an herb associated with your purposes.

So, now you’ve decided you’re ready to do a magical working… but you’re not sure which herbs are the best ones to use. Use this list as a reference point to determine which herbs, plants and flowers are the best choices for your magical intent.

Money, Prosperity and Jobs…

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Beltane/Samhain gathering ritual

 Our Beltane/Samhain gathering was written by Two Feathers and Hypatia. They  will also be lead this gathering. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:45 PM CT Circle starts at 7:15 PM CT SHARP. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you! WHERE:I Coven Life’s Chatroom
Items you need : one white candle, candle holder, matches; plant in a pot; plate with these things on it : a small cup of milk, a little bit of bee honey or a piece of sweet or bonbon as a gift; a bell
small piece of paper and a pen

Ritual

Two Feathers: I call You Great Circle of Crystal Light to Be our vehicle in time untime. Take us where Dragons fly and connect us with the Fae Realm. This Circle is sealed with harm to none. This is so.

Hypatia :

To the winds of the east, great Eagle, Condor, come to us form the place of the rising sun, keep us under your wing, show us the mountains we only dare to dream of. Teach us to fly wind to wings with Great Spirit.

 To the winds of the West, the land of the great waters, I call upon the Great Mother Jaguar, the protector of our medicine space. Teach us peace both without and within, teach us to live impeccably and show us the way beyond death.


To the winds of the North, the land of the Great Mother, I call upon the ancient ones, our ancestors, our grandmothers, grandfathers and Hummingbird. We listen to the whispers in the wind and honour you who have come before us and those who will come after us, our children’s children.

 

To the winds of the south, great Serpent, wrap your coils of light around us teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin, to walk softly on the earth, teach us the way of beauty.

Two Feathers : Everyone, please type your name and the country/state you are now located.

Two Feathers: / everyone who are at the Northern hemisphere / light the candle and say the following, 
, when ready , ring the bell and type “Done”:

Welcome Fairies and Beings , come to us and work with us, help us  to fulfill our dreams , help us live in Light and Peace.

Hypatia : /everyone who are in the Southern hemisphere, send fairies to safe rest until the spring comes / light the candle and  say the following,
, when ready , ring the bell and type “Done” :

To the wee folk so fair, shy as swallow and swift as air and bid you well rest during the winter the days, for all you spirits, elementals and little sweet fae.

 

Two Feathers : now everyone write your desire on the paper, fold it 3 times towards you if you want to draw something in your life and outwards from you if you want to get rid of something , then bury the paper in the dirt under the plant, when ready type : done

Hypatia

To the winds of the south, the land of the great serpent, thank you allowing us to see how to shed our past and walk the beauty way. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the North, the land of the Great Mother and Hummingbird, thank you and to all the ancient ones that have come before us and will come after us for the wisdom to act as Earth keepers. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the West, the great waters and the Great Mother Jaguar, thank you for offering protection of our medicine space and teaching us the way beyond death. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.

 To the winds of the East, the land of the great Condor and eagle, thank you for showing us our power to be able to live our dream. I dismiss you with the greatest of gratitude.


Two Feathers : I take us back to time on Earth. Thank You to all of the Dragons that helped us connect with the Fae realm. Thank You to all of the Fairies , Spirits and Beings that work with us and joined us in the circle . Go now in Peace and Harmony to where you belong. The crystal circle is now open but unbroken, with harm to none. This is So.

After the circle you can put the plate with the gifts/milk and honey or sweet/ next to the plant and leave it there to stay during the night.

Runes of Odin ( 13. Eihwaz)

 

Meaning :Defence, Magic, Protection, Weapon, Deformation, Bow, Yew tree

Translation : Yew Tree

Stone : Topaz

Month : May

Energy : Male

Elements : Earth, Air, Fire, Water

God : Ullr

Zodiac sign : Scorpio

Plant : Lilac

Galdr : http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/galdr.html

Pathwalking with the Rune : http://www.northernshamanism.org/pathwalking-with-runes.html

This rune provides defence. When the things get messy,  it can help you to put them in order. If there is something that is not right in magic yet, this thing affects all things. In such a situation Eihwaz can be used in combination with other runes to keep the magic as a whole in certain boundaries.

Eihwaz symbolises the Yew Tree. It is a tree that was used for making bows and arrows. Eihwaz is a powerful rune for  exorcism and defence. It increases the force. It removes the obstacles. This rune leads into the wisdom of the World Tree or Multiverse and helps one to realise the mysteries of death and life. Getting free from the fear of death. Developing of spiritual endurance and strong will. Developing of a soul creativity. Protection from evil forces.  General increase of the personal power. Communication between the different levels of being.  Memories from past lives.

Eihwaz can be used for completing  situations and solving problems. It brings wisdom when you are in trouble.

Interpretation : You have powers of defence, powers to put off and head off the unwanted forces. It means defence, patience, caution against a sudden attack. This rune is under the number 13 that is the source of the superstition about  the fatal number 13. Yew trees used to be planted to keep unwanted animals away, to make the best bows. You should not fear from this rune because it means endurance and continuity. Eihwas includes defence magic and in general it represents safety against attacks. It is a wonderful defence weapon.

Divination : It is time for transformation , time to leave the old and enter the new one; new life, new dreams, new beginnings. The only constant thing is the change.

The fast advancement requires from you not to oppose but to accept the changes. You should not fear. The changes may be scary but you should keep on walking your path and remain true to yourself. Soon you will reach your goal.

Eihwaz does not have reverse meaning. You should express your passive defence potentials. You can easily overcome what  seems dangerous to you, you should do this with concentrated effort and patience. This rune advices you to be flexible and to use your imagination to make  each situation beneficial to you.

Eihwaz in combination with ansuz and Jera may indicate that long neglected problems will find their solution.

Eihwaz is also the rune of the Ash staff. That means defence. The type of defence depends on the way you draw this rune. If you draw it from top to base,  it is pure defence. If you draw it from base to top, it is aggressive defence. This rune can stumble people. You can place it on a certain place on the ground to stop someone who enters there. You can draw it directly against someone to stop this one. This rune will not affect them unless they step towards you and your property. Eihwaz is not that aggressive rune as Tyr . Eihwas can be carved onto a tree or placed  on a few  places in a certain territory, it stumbles the intruders  until they are  in and finally forces them to leave that place.

Fr protection of property Eihwaz can be used in combination with Algiz and Tyr.

The rune is drawn with the index and middle fingers together.

You can use Eihwaz to evoke the tree of Life Yggdrassil and its mysteries of life and death. This tree that gives Life had buried its roots deep into the Underworld of Hel and the realms of death.  Thus Eihwas represents the communication between the worlds. It gives defence and increases the personal power.

More about Eihwaz :

  • Divinity : Ull
  • Letter : Y as in yew
  • Symbol : The yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of life and death
  • Element : Earth, Air, Fire and Water
  • Tree : If ( Taxus baccata )
  • Plant : The Mandrake ( Mandragora officinarum )
  • Stone : Topaz, crystal and fossil wood
  • Color : Magenta
  • Animal : The Snake (symbol of death and awakening of Consciousness)

Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » Eihwaz, the thirteenth rune of Elder Futhark, pronounce « Eye – warz » is one of the most powerful runes called for protection by the masters of runes. It represents the yew (Taxus baccata), the tree of the life and the death. le hook geometrical shape symbolizes the union of the two worlds.

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http://tirage-rune-magie.net/us/rune/meaning/eihwaz-eoh.htm

https://www.ifate.com/rune-meanings/what-does-the-eihwaz-rune-mean.html

The Eihwaz rune is also associated with the spinal column, the core self, and the eternal part of the soul.  The rune is linked to the yew bow through the Old Icelandic rune poem, the weapon of choice for the God Ullr and the giantess Skadi who ‘becomes’ a goddess through her marriage to the benevolent sea God Njord.  Despite the benefits of this match with Njord, Skadi cannot bear the warm, sloshy sea and eventually returns to her hall within the cold, grey mountains where she is said to spend her time with her lover Ullr, speeding joyfully across the glittering snow on swift skis, enjoying the hunt together.  Skadi’s strength of personality left the Gods themselves quaking in their boots (hence the marriage to Njord which was designed to appease her), she represents the core self which must find expression, no matter what the cost.

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http://www.maginrose.com/runes/exploring-the-runes/eihwaz/

Blessed be

Mistressof the Mountains