Drawing Down the Moon (1949) GG

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High Priestess stands in front of Altar, assumes Goddess position (arms crossed). Magus, kneeling in front of her, draws pentacle on her body with Phallus-headed Wand, invokes, “I Invoke and beseech Thee, O mighty Mother of all life and fertility. By seed and root, by stem and bud, by leaf and flower and fruit, by Life and Love, do I …

Mistletoe Magick

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Planetary Associations: Sun and Jupiter Gender: Masculine Element: Air Deities: Brigit, Flidais, Macha, Aengus, Mac Óg, Dagda, Manannan Mac Lír Folklore: Mistletoe has always been considered a magical, good luck plant. Lovers who kiss beneath it will have lasting happiness and carrying. A sprig on your person will ensure good luck, protection and fertility. Hanging it in the home was …

Four Theories of how Herbal Magick may Work

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How does herbal magick work, anyway? A sachet of leaves tucked under a pillow, a handful of berries strewn across a doorway: Herbal charms and remedies are one of the most familiar forms of magick. Herbal (“green”) witches keep elaborate pantries of herbal ingredients, each with a different power to enlighten or heal, bother or protect. (To be clear, we’re …

Mothernight: 

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This holiday was celebrated on the evening before Yule started (mostly the evening of December 20). During Mothernight (Old Norse: Modraniht) nightly sacrifices were made to the “mothers”, the word “mother” referred to female ancestors in this context Midwinter/Yule (*Jegwla = The Yelling): Midwinter, also known as Yule (Anglo-Saxon), Jól (Old Norse), Jul (Scandinavian and German), Joel (Dutch), or Twelve …

Planetary Correspondence, Mars

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Glyph Symbols Pentagram, lance, scourge Deities Mars, Volcanus, Durga, Sekhmet Archangel Samuel Day Tuesday Colors Red, burgundy Number Five Metal Iron Stones Bloodstone, flint, onyx, garnet, ruby Incense Dragonsblood, galangal, tobacco Plants Bloodroot, ginger, snapdragon, nettle Trees Rowan, ash, pepper tree Animals Ram, wolf, scorpion, salamander Mars is dynamic energy, enthusiasm, and resolution. It rules personal expression, character, and bodily …

Planetary Correspondence, The Moon

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Glyph Symbols Crescent, cup, silver sickle Deities Hecate, Selene, Diana, Thoth Archangel Gabriel Day Monday Colors Silver, white, Number Two Metal Silver Stones Moonstone, pearl, chalcedony, mother of pearl Incense Jasmine, lotus, ylang-ylang Plants Lily, hyacinth, iris, narcissus Trees Willow, hawthorn Animals Crab, owl, vulture, horse There are more myths and legends about the moon than any other planetary body. …

Waning Moon Protection Charm

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Items needed: One tsp. each patchouli, sandalwood, and clove, an incense brazier, self-igniting charcoal, and a small white stone inscribed with the following protection sigil: When the moon is no longer visible, place a piece of charcoal in your brazier and light it. Mix the herbs together and sprinkle them over the glowing coal. As the mixture begins to burn, …

Full Moon Love Spell

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Items needed: One red candle and one white candle, 1 tsp. each of ginseng, jasmine, and lovage, three drops each of rose oil, lavender oil, and violet oil, a small white plate, a piece of parchment paper, and one 9” strip of red ribbon. On the day of the full moon, melt the red candle in a double boiler. When …

Waxing Moon Money Spell

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Items needed: One silver candle, 1 tsp. ground allspice, almond oil. On the night of the waxing moon, inscribe the silver candle with the exact amount of money you need. Rub the candle with the almond oil as you chant the following: As the moon doth wax and grow So to me doth money flow Once you feel the candle …

Full Moon Blessing Rite

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Items needed: Clear glass bowl, a one-liter bottle of spring water, silver paint, sprig of jasmine, moonstone, two white altar candles, gardenia incense and oil, small paint brush, and usual altar tools. Use the silver paint to inscribe the following symbol on the outside bottom of the bowl: Set your altar so the light of the full moon shines directly …

The Moon

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The moon, like the sun, rises in the East and sets in the West. Unlike the sun, the appearance of its size and shape continually change, at least from our earth-bound perspective. In a lunar month there are four cycles of approximately seven days. The phases the moon goes through include the dark of the moon (also called the new moon). …

The Mirror Box

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when protection is needed from outside negative forces. This is especially true for those involved in Witchcraft and the magickal arts. For some reason, it seems to be the delight of neophyte Witches to psychically attack their peers solely for the sheer delight of doing it. In such cases, where ignorance is the …

Mirror Gazing

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The most versatile mirror for augury is full length, has three panels, and provides a view of three sides of an image at once. When this triple reflective quality is combined with candlelight, it creates a very mystical effect. A full moon night is advised for scrying. Stand the mirror in the corner of a darkened room and place a …

Mirror

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The mirror signifies truth, self-knowledge, wisdom, and the soul. It is considered to be a reflection of the supernatural or divine intelligence behind creativity. The mirror also symbolizes the moon, due to its ability to reflect light. Magickally, the mirror can be used to divine the future, create protective devices, and look into your own nature. The art of divining …

Planetary Metals

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Ever since Vulcan, son of Jupiter, created thunderbolts in his underground forge, the power of metal magick as been a closely guarded secret. In Western alchemy, it was believed that the metals found on earth were influenced by their corresponding planetary rulers. Each metal was then named after a planet, imbued with the planet’s attributes, and incorporated into daily life …

Mandrake

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Shaped like a human being, the mandrake (Mandragora) is a plant that has long been associated with Witchcraft. It is highly toxic and produces a narcotic effect when ingested internally—something that is not recommended! The important thing when selecting a mandrake is to find one in the shape of the opposite sex of the person on whom you wish to …

Fairy Magick

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  Because fairies are connected to nature, their spells are usually performed outdoors. A small brook, a secret lily pond, the base of your favourite tree, or a field of wildflowers all make excellent settings for fairy magick. Even large, lush window boxes, overflowing with fragrant herbs and delicate blossoms, can serve as a haven for the wee folk. Fairy …

Drawing Down the Moon

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Please Scroll down for Audio Compliment It was believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans that Witches had the power to draw down the moon from the sky. This assumption is not without reason. Should a witch be seen invoking the Goddess beneath a full moon, she would naturally be standing in a position where the beams from the moon …

Introduction to Magick

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Magick is the most vital force in our lives. It gives us personal mastery over our destiny so we are no longer victims of fate. To study magick is to study life, and to understand the concept of controlled coincidence. Things do not happen randomly, but rather in conjunction or answer to a previously set up condition. The past is …

Treading The Mill

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Unlike raising the Cone of Power, this practice is less about raising energy, and more about creating a vortex. Also known as the Widdershins Walk, this is the way to descend to the Wasteland, where we can work directly with our most ancient Ancestors. Craftings involving treading the Mill are generally concerned with moving between the Worlds or opening a …

Incense Magick

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Incense Magick has formed a central part of religious and magical ceremonies for thousands of years in lands as far apart as India and North America. It has been used for purification purposes, to invoke angels and to bind or repel demons by medieval magicians. It is said to release specific energies contained in its fragrance and to carry prayers …

Crystals And Protective Magick

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Whether you are carrying out spells, rituals or divination or are simply feeling anxious, vulnerable or under attack from inner or external forces, psychic protection can enclose you in light and keep out all that threatens your harmony. It is a very positive form of magick that for everyday use requires a basic ritual or visualization that takes only a …

Basic Sigil Magick

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At its most basic definition, sigil magick is described as symbolic drawing. The word ‘sigil’ derives from the latin word ‘sigillum’ meaning seal. It is a drawing or symbol that has a special meaning behind it such as a mystical significance. In this article I will give a brief introduction to sigils, and tell you a simple method for incorporating …

Meditation

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Meditation is a focusing of the mind and creating within it a relaxed state of awareness. When you learn to properly meditate, you actually alter how your brain functions—lowering the brainwave frequency into what has been termed “alpha” brainwave level. It is this relaxed level of consciousness that is needed when working magic. During a proper meditation designed to create …

Moon Ceremony

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On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sistrum, bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs. Participants may be in black, white or dark or pastel robes Opening Ceremony Celebrant: …

Black Mirror Gazing

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The black mirror is used very much like a crystal ball. You can purchase, or make your own if you prefer! Black paint on the back of a piece of glass is all this takes. Use an old photo frame, paint the back of the glass and return to the frame, etc. Gaze into the mirror, trying to find its …

Major Arcana

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● 0- The fool- innocence, enthusiasm, start of a quest; (R) the quest has been achieved, it is time to rest and decide on a new narrative ● 1- The Magician- control over one’s own destiny; (R) lack of confidence, hesitation ● 2- The High Priestess- intuition, seeking wisdom and meanings of mysteries; (R) knowledge received is tailored to suit …

Minor Arcana

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Minor Arcana (56 cards), divided by suits: Wands (or Rods) ● Ace- creative power, new beginning; (R) stagnation, decline ● King- conscientiousness, plan is possible; (R) criticism, inaction ● Queen- practical, concept formed, sincerity; (R) poor planning, envy ● Prince (Knight)- journey, movement; (R) discord, plans change ● Princess (Page)- completion, energy, message; (R) uncertainty ● 10- determination, fruition of …

Practice of Magick

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Candle magic may be the most basic form of magical practice. It can be very simple, a prayer and lighting a candle before an image or in a special place. Or you can anoint the candles with herb-infused oils to draw upon the power of the herb devas, and inscribe the candle, dedicate it to a magical purpose, and light …

Native American images and Magick

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Native American cultures spawn images that are often incorporated into rituals, but the author, Ann, does not feel this is a good thing to do if you are not part of that culture to begin with. Each of the Native American peoples have a unique culture that those outside it seem to fantasize about, and incorporating those motifs without that …

Types of Magick

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The overall idea of types of magic, like Black magic, or White magic, largely stem from applying Ceremonial uses of magic practice to Witchcraft. To this author, it’s not really applicable, as the dark side of nature and the light side naturally find balance in the world. The idea that black magic is evil and white as good, with grey …

Magickal Practices

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The Green level of Witchcraft uses herbs in many different practices pertaining to the Craft. Herbs alone can be used for health, comfort, treatments of ailments, and divinations. They can be added to spells in charms, candle magic, oils, and incenses, and are used in bult for sprinklings, aspersions, and magic packets. Infused herbal oils, they can be used for …

Full Moon Esbat

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Prepare your altar ● Candles may be blue-white-orange or green-white-red ● Incense may be bay, sandalwood, or frankincense ● Have spellwork materials ready on altar Rite ● Sweep circle area, say “I sweep clean the circle, sweeping negative and chaotic energies away from my sacred space.” ● lay out circle and altar items. ● Bathe & robe. Light incense and …

Ritual magick

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Ritual magick is no different from any other activity that you may carry out in a systematic way. Yes, it is true, it is more formal than folk magick: you are using special tools and following a series of preordained steps based on traditional practice. But this does not mean that it has to be so complicated as to be …

Symbols Of Magick

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Although you can carry out rituals using absolutely anything, you may like to create a special set of symbols for a variety of rituals. These you can keep in a separate box within your main store of magick artefacts so they do not get scattered or broken. You may include a thimble to symbolise domestic affairs, a tiny padlock for …

A Full Moon Ritual For Energy

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Use this ritual to bring specific lunar energies into your life. It should be carried out on the evening of the full moon or as close as you can. I choose Cantios, my favourite full moon of the year, when calling for help to finish things I have left undone, but you can use the same method and much of …

The Cycle Of The Moon

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As well as the months, the phases of the Moon offer scope for different kinds of magick during the individual monthly moon cycles. However, problems in interpretation of these energies can arise because astronomy and astrology are no longer regarded as the same thing. For example, to our ancestors, the astrological Dark of the Moon was the same as the …

Working With The Moon Phases

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There are eight astronomical phases of the Moon, but magick generally focuses on three that are considered to be particularly significant. The waxing moon: As the Moon is increasing in size, it is said to be waxing. The light increases, appearing to spread from right to left, and this phase lasts right until the moment that the Moon becomes completely …

Moon Phases And You

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Like the Moon, you and everything around you – children, pets, plants and, of course, crystals – will become more dynamic and charged as the Moon increases. This is especially noticeable with moonstones and topaz. Then, as the Moon wanes, everything loses energy and enthusiasm. It’s the spirit and body’s way of telling you to slow down and regenerate. I …

Tuning Magically Into The Lunar Phases

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The cycle from new moon to new moon lasts 29.5 days but because the Moon has an irregular orbit, the time of its rising and setting will vary each day. For this reason, phases can vary in length by a day or so each month. The best way to understand the Moon is as our ancestors did, by studying in …

The Waxing Moon

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This is the time for new beginnings and long-term goals and you can repeat the same spell during each waxing moon period for projects that will take months or even a year or more to bring to fruition. The closer to the full moon, the more intense the energies will be, and a spell lasting over three days, up to …

The Full Moon

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If you look in your Moon diary, you will see the exact time the full moon rises in your area. That is the most powerful moment of all and if you can time the climax of a spell for that time you will touch the stars. The time between rising and setting is also very potent and can do wonders …

The Waning Moon

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This is for banishing magick and for removing pain, sickness and obstacles to success and happiness. It will lessen negative influences, addictions, compulsions, negative thoughts, grief, guilt, anxiety, the envy and malice of others and destructive anger that is best let go. It can also be used for gently ending relationships and stages where there are regrets but still goodwill. …

Magickal Hours

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The hours of the day are also influenced by the planets. For example, if you were carrying out a love spell in which you wanted rapid results, perhaps for a special meeting, you could work on a Friday, Venus’s day, on both her hours – sunrise and the third hour after sunset. If you wanted courage in love, you would …

Using The Seasons In Magick

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You can add extra depth and significance to your rituals by carrying them out using the associated candles, crystals, herbs and incenses when the particular seasonal energies are at their height. Such seasonal empowerments will bring the related qualities into your life, to be stored for times when you need their strengths in your everyday world, perhaps at a time …