Here are a few chants and song that can be inspiring to any ritual. most of these chants have been colleted over many years so i am not sure who most of them are by but i do hope you enjoy and use these chants Full Moonlight Dance Under the full moon light we dance, Hand in hand we dance Heart to heart we dance Soul to soul rejoice. Four-Fold God and Goddess chants Maiden, Warrior, Mother, Crone, Flower, sword-blade, ivy, bone, Help us make ourselves our own, Maiden, Warrior, Mother, Crone. Lover, Guardian, Hunter, Guide, Wind and shield and bow and tide, Help us shed what’s false in pride, Lover, Guardian, Hunter, Guide. The Earth is cheap online pharmacy our Mother The earth is our mother, We must take care of her. The earth is our mother, We must take care of her. Chorus: Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan. Hey yanna, ho yanna, hey yan yan. Her sacred ground we walk upon With every step we take. Her sacred ground we walk upon With every step we take. Chorus The earth is our mother, She will take care of us. The earth is our mother, She will take care of us. Chorus The sky is our father We must take care of him The sky is our father We must take care of him His sacred air we take inside With every breath we take His sacred air we take inside With every breath we take The sky is our father He
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‘I have been a word among letters.’ –The Book of Taliesyn, VIII What’s in a word? Or a name? What special power resides in a word, connecting it so intimately to the very thing it symbolizes? Does each word or name have its own ‘vibration’, as is generally believed by those of us who follow the Western occult tradition? And if so, how do we begin to unravel its meaning? Just what, exactly, is in a word? Well, LETTERS are in a word. In fact, letters COMPRISE the word. Which is why Taliesyn’s remark had always puzzled me. Why didn’t he say he had been a ‘letter among words’? That, at least, would seem to make more logical sense than saying he had been a ‘word among letters’, which seems backwards. Unless… Unless he was trying to tell us that the word is NOT the important thing — the critical thing is the LETTERS that make up a word! The Welsh bard Taliesyn was, after all, a pretty gifted fellow. He certainly put all the other bards at Maelgwyn’s court to shame. And over the years, I’ve learned never to take his statements lightly — even his most enigmatic statements. Perhaps he was really suggesting that, in order to understand the true meaning of a word or name, one must first analyse the letters that comprise it. Of course, this is certainly not a new theory. Any student of arcane lore would at once recognize this concept as belonging in the opening remarks of any
A convenient and simple means of home consultation through the medium of dominoes. In the way that each value of a playing card is intimately connected with some divinatory significance, so are the numbers on the face of each domino. The pieces must first of all be shuffled and left face downwards will stop them. One is drawn and the number its blows. Do not draw more than three pieces in a single consultation, or on the same day, otherwise you will find yourself badly misled. These are the omens indicated by each number – Double six – great success and important financial gain. Six – five – you will become a member of some organisation formed for the benefit of others. Six – four -arguments and lawsuits, which will result in a loss. Six –three – a short journey for your own good. Six –two – in a few days, you will receive a useful present. Six – one – the cause of your trouble will shortly be removed. Six – blank – someone wishes you a whole; be well off, supposed friendships. Double five – change of a dwelling place, which will bring much happiness. Five – four – increase in wealth through a second investment; do not speculate with your profits. Five – three -an important visit from someone who may help you. Five – two – birth of a child to a member of your family. Five – one – a passionate affair, which many be attended with unhappy circumstances. Five
Part I: What Sayeth The Rede? The “archaically worded” construction “An it harm none, do what ye will,” rendered into modern English is literally, “if it doesn’t harm anyone, do what you want.” Many modern Wiccans “reverse” the construction, however, taking the first part and putting it after the second to read: “Do what ye will an it harm none,” or in modern English “Do what you want if it doesn’t harm anyone.” Many people give the word “an” or “if” a value of “so long as” – which is acceptable substitution, because it doesn’t alter the meaning of the Rede itself. However they then proceed to read “so long as” as “only if,” and that is *completely different*, because the Rede has ceased to be a “wise counsel” [anyone checked the meaning of "rede" in the dictionary lately?] and become an injunction: prohibitive commandment, rather than permissive advice. In other words, the original archaic construction actually says “if it is not going to hurt anyone, it is ok to do” – this is *not* the same as “if it hurts anyone it is *not* ok to do.” What is the significance of the change? A larger one than you might see, at first glance. The “actual construction Rede,” or AC Rede, says it is ok to do something that won’t harm anyone, but it *does not say anything* about those things which do cause harm, except to set an ethical standard of harmlessness as the criteria to judge by. The “modern reconstruction Rede” or
There is a major growth in today’s society for older religions, this includes people who want to become a Wicca. First of all, people need to understand that you do not become a Wicca, no more than you become a doctor and an engineer. Sure, there are signs of progress, and as a doctor or an engineer you get a piece of paper, however, that doesn’t make you a doctor or an engineer.
The wheel as turned to Samhain and the thoughts of lost love one come to mind and we spend our time celebrating death. Not just of mortal death but also of the world the fields are now baron, the ice breath of winter is breathing heaver upon us, the skies are darkening, the sunrises later and we will soon face the on coming winter. Honouring the dead is common throughout the world and there are many festivals dedicated to our ancestors. There are as many gods and goddess of the dead here is a small selection Anubis or Inpu, (variously spelled Anupu, Ienpw etc.). (Egyptian): A head of a jackal headed god who is associated with mummification, funerals and protecting the death in ancient Egypt. Anubis is seen in the sacred scroll the book of the dead weighing the hearts of the dead to see was worthy of entering the under world Anubis had a wife the goddess Anput, his female aspect, and their daughter is the goddess Kebechet. Demeter (Greek): Know for being a goddess of the harvest, sanctity of marriage, the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. It is only when Hades abducts her daughter, Persephone, does Demeter’s grow enraged that she vows that nothing should grow upon the earth until her daughter Persephone is returned to her. Since Persephone eat some food while in the underworld she was doomed to remain their a bargain was struck and she was although to return to Demeter but would have to spend
The following are all documented incidents in the killings of “witches.” So as part of lesson into the history of witchcraft and our past lets do a role call of our brothers and sisters who died because they where named as WITCH as part of your learning if a name calls you seek out their history and learn! ONLY incidents relating to witchcraft accusations have been included. Bear in mind that this is assuredly not all of them. Interestingly, it is possible to document that of all the trials, only one set (in 1390 Milan) involved women tried for practicing rites led by the pagan Goddess Diana. The bulk of the trials between 1400 and 1700 involved diabolism, Luciferianism, and acts relating to the Devil. Before 1400, the majority of trials were focused on the use of magics to harm others, to practice treasonous divination and spells against a monarch. It is therefore a reasonable assumption to make that the trials and persecutions of the “Burning Times” were not aimed at actual practicing “pagans,” but rather at a whole other class of people. Some were guilty. Most were probably innocent and Christian. A few were “satanists,” most were not. Some were just senile. Or too ugly. Or too pretty. Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Abageda, Abametcha: executed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for murder, 1999 `Abd al-Karim Mara`i al-Naqshabandi: age forty, executed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,13 December, 1996 d’Aubray, Marie-Madeleine (Marquise de Brinvilliers): burned alive Place de Greve, Paris,
Candle craft is a popular form of spell work for Wiccans and witches and this is largely because it is accessible and simple to carry out. Here are some basic tips to introduce you to this powerful form of witchcraft.
No-one knows exactly how old the runes are. Rune-like symbols appear as cave markings as early as the late Bronze Age (circa 1300 BC), and they are mentioned in the Bible, but their use in ritual and as an oracle for consultation must certainly pre-date their use as a written language. Eminent scientific runologist Dr R. I. Page of Cambridge University (Reading the Past – runes 1987) notes that the runic forms were well established and gave the appearance of having been in use for some centuries before the time of the earliest written language inscriptions. The fact that the runes were each given meaningful names confirms that they had some magical or religious significance to their users long before they emerged as an alphabet for records and messages. The word Rune itself comes from the old Norse Runa meaning a secret or mystery, and it seems likely that the early Runemasters and Runemistresses were considered to have some magic or mystic power in their understanding of the runes. The runes represent objects, gods, people, animals, concepts and occurrences. They were known by names from which their alphabetic values were taken, but it must be remembered that the early Germanic and Norse tribes who developed them did so long before they had any need for written language. It was not until about AD200, when the Runemal (i.e. the art of runic interpretation) was wide-spread in Northern Europe that the runic alphabet emerged. This alphabet became known as the Futhark or Futhork, after the names of
Does the male aspect of the divine have a slightly less important role in worship than the goddess? Well yes and no well for me any way. I am not sure if it partly because I have hang-ups over the catholic and Christian version of the divine or that my early introductions to Wicca and other pagan paths which put more emphasis on the goddess or that my path lead me to be a priest of one goddess. The idea of the God is often seen as consult to the goddess a mate or lover I am sure that when we look at the god in greater detail that we find that he has been somewhat castrated in traditions that put more influence on the goddess. The God aspect of the divine is an equal and opposite of the goddess and should be seen in no less than an equal standing with the goddess. The god like the goddess has many different guises and roles. One of which is the consort or lover to the goddess aspect. Like the goddess that God can be seen in the three major forms, a youth. A husband or lover, and finally, as a sage or wise man. These three stages mimic the three stages of the goddess. In some mythology is that God is seen to grow as a person through the follies of youth into a triumphant husband. And finally wise king. In others these roles are played out amongst the male members of a pantheon. But