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    Doing your spells by moonlight enhances then greatly. Also planting herbs at night especially on a full moon makes them more potent when using with your spell work. To charge your symbols, talismans or your pendants, leave them sitting in the moonlight overnight to cleanse them and charge them with psychic energy
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    Today (Jan. 26) is the fifteenth of the month of Gamelion! Today is the fourth and the last day of the four-day festival of Lenaia. So today we honour Dionysos Lenaios (Lord of the Lenai – Maenads)

    Also today is a holy time to the Erinyes/Eumenides – Alekto, Megaira and Tisiphone, and to Horkos

    picture: Triumph of Dionysus and the Seasons sarcophagus; Late Imperial Roman, ca. 260–270 CE; Phrygian marble; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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    QUESTION: Do the snakes in the kundalini energy symbolism represent the serpent of desire within us? I've seen a documentary about the serpent being the ultimate ego/devil within us keeping us asleep with desire (mainly sexual desire) and that we need to rid ourselves of the desire of the orgasm to ascend.

    ANSWER: Spiritual, creative life force energy (kundalini) is sexual and powerful. Once it rises fully through all chakras you will experience a euphoric, orgasmic experience where you will have "Source Energy" vibrating through every cell in your being. It is not a lower chakra orgasm, but a full body cosmic orgasm where you will experience oneness and bliss with your true self….the divine marriage. You do not need to abstain from having sex to experience this…..the chakras simply need to be purified and your karma or off pitched vibrations in the energy fields need to be balanced.

    Sex with love is not lustful, it is actually an expression of oneness with another human or God/dess Being. In fact, it is very possible if you do not love your lower chakras and sexual organs and have distorted views about the beauty and sacredness of your sexuality you could shut down and block the flow of divine energy from purifying and opening the chakras all together for divine illumination. In addition, if you do not value the sacredness of the sexual experience and you have sex in a non loving animalistic way ~ without recognizing the union with the divinity of another soul you will distort the energies in the lower chakras and not open your heart, which will also block the flow of your spiritual awakening. Balance and Love are the key with our sexual energy.

    It is interesting to see that the snake is highly has gotten a bad wrap….it is seen as evil, as well as, something good such as the caduceus which is the symbol for good health or the Doctor/Health Care System. When the chakras and the kundalini ~ or divine snake energy is flowing freely through our being, our body is healthy and our spiritual life force energies are not blocked…..our body is able to regenerate itself because it now has additional life force energies to do so. The spine, chakra system and dormant kundalini energy are intimately related….when they are working properly and in alignment we are able to activate our luminous light body and return ourselves to our divine potential of truly being a "Creator Being" here on Earth, because we will have activated our dormant spiritual, creative energies within our system which help us manifest our hearts (soul's) desire.

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    ~~Lady Nightshayde~~

    How To Flesh Out Your Magick

    The body…just the thought of this topic sends a flood of emotions throughout my frame. My mind swirls with both the hideous and the wonderful. I'm a fat woman, and to say that I have a lot of issues around this topic would be a vast understatement.

    I find myself shut out of the abundance of possibility that life is supposed to afford one because I am fat. A great many jobs are not available to me because I'm fat. Opportunities for love, affection, and intimacy are few and far between. Children taunt me, men insult me, and women live in fear that they will become like me.

    Yet Paganism, to its credit, is more accepting of fat folk. There are a preponderance of fat women in the Pagan movement–a fact I find very interesting. Many of us find a safe haven in Goddess worship. It's a shocking and pleasant surprise to find images of the Goddess as a fat woman, and to learn that fat used to be valued as a sign of fertility, longevity, and even royalty in some cultures. In fact, the oldest Goddess image known is a representation of a fat woman (the Venus of Willendorff), and She looks like me. I often wear a necklace made in Her image to remind myself that I don't have to be thin to reflect the Goddess in physical form. Physical embodiment of the Goddess is important in our religion. We believe our deities to be at one with us and all of nature. We believe ourselves to be manifestations of the divine, and that the diversity of Her manifestation is not only important but necessary to sustaining life on the planet. We believe ourselves to be fit habitations for the divine when we channel (or aspect) Her during our rituals.

    We use our bodies extensively when we work Magick as well. Magick isn't just some sort of mind game that takes place all in our heads. It's often a total body workout. Magick often works best when there is physical action involved with it. The majority of things found on the eight-fold path of Magick involve the body in some way. Even meditation, which we often think of as just some kind of head trip, involves the body. It won't work unless the body is comfortable. It can take the form of a moving meditation. Certain body postures enhance meditation. Incense, music, and/or rhythm are often used in meditation as well because they tap into bodily sensations that lead to or induce a meditative state.

    Magick works best when all of bodily senses are involved. What we see, hear, smell, taste and touch within a ritual context enhances the ability to raise power and direct it to our cause. The sacred space we create needs to be aesthetically pleasing. We don't do well if we are distracted by clutter, don't like how the altar looks, are overcome by smoke or smell from the censer, having our nerves jangled by inappropriate music or sound, make a brew that is unpalatable, or find our clothing restrictive, scratchy, too warm, etc.

    On the other hand, if we routinely use the same incense when meditating, the use of that scent will actually help induce a meditative state within us. The lighting of incense within a ritual context signals the body that Magick is about to take place and to prepare for that. Scent triggers memory, and if you use the same incense at the beginning of each ritual, or vary the incense with the type of magick being done, the body remembers that and will respond accordingly.

    Witches are famous for using rhythm and dance to raise power. The witch trials are full of reported instances of women dancing with the devil, or jumping and hopping (flying) in a circle out under the Moonlight. Although no devil has ever been involved, rhythm and dance are favorite Magickal techniques. Why? Because Witches believe that the power raised to do Magick comes through our bodies. Our bodies become both a conduit and an accumulator of the energy necessary to complete the spell.

    We begin slowly and gradually increase in speed. As the speed begins to increase, the heart rate increases, the blood pumps faster, respiration increases and the body begins to tingle and almost burst with energy. When the process is at its peak–i.e., before that energy turns to exhaustion and panting–the energy is released by abruptly stopping the movement and throwing the hands and arms skyward, or in the direction we'd like the Magick to go. The "grounding" which takes place after this release of energy is important because it allows the body to return to a resting state before continuing with the ritual. The heart slows, we stop panting and respiration gradually returns to normal, we stop sweating, the body stops tingling, and we feel ready to move on with the ritual.

    For those of us who cannot dance for whatever reason, the same thing can be accomplished by using the body in other ways. The Breath of Fire, in which the inhalation and exhalation of breath is gradually increased in speed until we are literally panting and overfilled of air to be released at the call, also increases the heart rate/pulse and leads to the same bursting and tingling sensation that signals the time for release.

    Singing and chanting, increasing in speed, volume and intensity will have the same effect, especially if accompanied by rhythm instruments in some kind of organized or coherent fashion. In this case, the words chanted or sung are just as important as the speed and volume in getting your Magickal point across. A steady drum beat can also be used to enhance meditation and Otherworld journeying.

    Dancing can enhance our other mind work, too. Shapeshifting is often enhanced by dancing what you've become. It takes the experience out of the mind and anchors it in the body as well. Some Otherworld journeys need to be rooted in your body as well after you return from the journey itself.

    Of course the other area in which our bodies play a great role in our religion and our Magick is our understanding of sex as a sacred act and a potentially Magickal act. We do not exclude the sacred from our bedrooms and our loving relationships. We can channel Goddess here as well, and learn to see our sexuality (whatever it may be) as a sacred gift as well as a sacred responsibility.

    We believe our bodies are meant to give us pleasure of all kinds, and the senses we utilize in doing Magick are the same ones through which pleasure is experienced in our bodies. It is a grace given to us by Goddess. "It is no coincidence that we use the word grace both to describe physical beauty of movement and for a state of spiritual blessedness. When life-energy flows in its fullness through any living being, it manifests internally as pleasure and externally as grace. Grace and pleasure are natural attributes of the sacred…" This is a radical departure from conventional belief, and the thing that most scares others about Witchcraft.

    We are in our bodies, and proud of it–no matter what that body looks like, or who it prefers to have sex with. Our bodies are vessels of the sacred, not the homes of sinful urges. Our bodies create and sustain the sacred. And that sacredness does not equate with any artificial notion of bodily perfection. All of us are fit habitations for the divine, no matter what the diet doctors, fitness gurus, health food fanatics, New Age healers, and the fashion police try to force on us.

    If we don't take our bodies into account in our expression of Witchcraft, then it becomes a mere shadow of itself. When we are fully present in our bodies, Witchcraft becomes a three-dimensional, vibrant, fully fleshed-out expression of the divine, capable of the Magick we wish to enact.

    by De-Anna Alba

  • The exact time of the next full moon is:
    Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 05:38:24 a…

    The exact time of the next full moon is:
    Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 05:38:24 am
    Central European Time (CET)
    Moon sign: Leo 07° 24'

    Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
    WELLINGTON = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 05:38:24 pm (NZDT)
    SYDNEY = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 03:38:24 pm (AEDT)
    TOKYO = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 01:38:24 pm (JST)
    BEIJING = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 12:38:24 pm (CST)
    DELHI = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 10:08:24 am (IST)
    MOSCOW = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 08:38:24 am (MSK)
    RIYADH = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 07:38:24 am (AST)
    BERLIN = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 05:38:24 am (CET)
    LONDON = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 04:38:24 am (GMT)
    RIO = Sunday * 27th January 2013 * 02:38:24 am (BRST)
    NEW YORK = Saturday * 26th January 2013 * 11:38:24 pm (EST)
    MEXICO CITY = Saturday * 26th January 2013 * 10:38:24 pm (CST)
    LOS ANGELES = Saturday * 26th January 2013 * 08:38:24 pm (PST)
    HONOLULU = Saturday * 26th January 2013 * 06:38:24 pm (HAST)

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  • 15th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Snake, Jackal
    Characteristics: Full Moon. Day of a…

    15th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Snake, Jackal
    Characteristics: Full Moon. Day of all Earthly temptations, experience and test.

    Recommendations: Self-control, self-limitation, carefulness, prudence, discipline is necessary. Hearty, hot, spicy food is recommended.

    Precautions: Don't fall victim to laziness and negative influences. Avoid stress, arguments, temptations, suspicious places and company. Important business is not recommended. Avoid consumption of cold, sweet liquids. Sex is not recommended

  • Moon Day 15
    This is a more or less neutral day in the European and Vedic traditi…

    Moon Day 15
    This is a more or less neutral day in the European and Vedic traditions, although it does increase sexuality and physical activity. In Vedic astrology it also favours new beginnings. However, for Globa this is a "Satanic" day, with all the ensuing consequences…
  • Saturday — Saturn's day
    Middle English saterday
    Old English sæter(nes)dæg "Satu…

    Saturday — Saturn's day
    Middle English saterday
    Old English sæter(nes)dæg "Saturn's day"
    Latin dies Saturni "day of Saturn"
    Ancient Greek hemera Khronu "day of Cronus"

    Saturn is the Roman and Italic god of agriculture and the consort of Ops. He is believed to have ruled the earth during an age of happiness and virtue.

    Cronus (Kronos, Cronos) is the Greek god (Titan) who ruled the universe until dethroned by his son Zeus.

  • Sunrise: 7:54 AM GMT
    Sunset: 4:48 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 8h 53m
    Tomorrow will be…

    Sunrise: 7:54 AM GMT
    Sunset: 4:48 PM GMT
    Length of Day: 8h 53m
    Tomorrow will be 3m 6s longer.
    Moon Rise: 4:33 PM GMT
    Moon Set: 7:01 AM GMT
    Moon Phase:
    Waxing Gibbous 99% Illuminated

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