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  • Funny dont normally have a second status but this morning i was grasped by horse…
    Funny dont normally have a second status but this morning i was grasped by horses and not not sure why, but time often solves that issue as did today for many you will know that i have move from delightful Dorset to Wiltshire so i am getting to know the lay of the land i have already found somewhere i like to be to meditate and since weather has been very bad not really got past town and tesco 's lol but on a walk with this afternoon i saw a white horse carved on a hillside well i knew it was not the Uffington White Horse but was interested enough to look it up (will provide link at end) now i have always allowed my goddess to guide me which sometime results in drastic moves to places i have never been and this move is just the same move to a place where i know no-one but it has given me a chance to sit back and reflect and resume my spiritual journey to its next level where ever that may lead so if your local and you know of any moots please message me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westbury_White_Horse

    Westbury White Horse – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Westbury or Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of Westbury in England. Located on the edge of Bratton Downs and lying just below an Iron Agehill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. It was r…

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    Why do we Wear a Witches Pentagram

    I feel it is important to wear a pentagram proudly. It lets other Pagans know that you are one of the old ways. It also lets the public know that you are proud of your beliefs and your faith. It gives you the opportunity to educate others when they ask about your pentagram, perhaps teaching the world the truth of it’s meaning. I am proud and I wear your pentacle proudly. For my own heart I have always felt that to hide it was to say I knew that some people saw it somehow as something unacceptable and perhaps that give power to those who would keep us in the shadows or keep us put away from the world.

    The pentagram stands for the spirit ruling the world of matter… also life, health, protection (especially against hostile energies)… The points can represent the 5 senses, stages of life or states of consciousness.

    When worn inverted, it can represent the horned God, male energy, the spirit hidden. Or those of honor whom have reached Second Degree. Most of us who will on occasion were it inverted do so to represent that our energies are waning. This can be do to sickness, loss of someone we love, or a personal struggles in our life. It is a sign that we need to keep our energy within. I wore my inverted pentagram during my battle with cancer. This was to let the rest of our communities know, that my spirit was weak and my energy was to low to share or give to others…

    The pentagram has never represented a devil or creature called satan within our beliefs or the old ways… that is a modern idea put forth by those who do not know the truth.

    By Lady Abigail
    Copyright 11112008

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    The Lay-lows
    This Tuesday we play The Salon Club in Mayfair. This is Kokon To Zai's official aftershow party. KoKon To Zai dress Rhianna and Mia. Free guestlist is available, tag ur full name and we will add you to it. Smart Dress Code. (No trainers) Doors @ 9 whose in?

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    Words from the Wise:Joan Wytte (1775 – 1813)

    Joan Wytte was born in 1775 in Bodmin, Cornwall. She was sometimes called the “Fighting Fairy Woman” or the “Wytte (White) Witch”.

    Joan was famed as a clairvoyant, and people would seek her services as a seer, diviner and healer. Her healing practices included the use of “clooties” (or “clouties”), strips of cloth taken from a sick person and tied to a tree or a holy well as a form of sympathetic magic, such that when the cloth rots, the disease was believed to dissipate.

    Later in life, she became very ill-tempered as a result of a tooth abscess, and would shout and rail at people. She often became involved in fights where she exhibited remarkable strength and people came to believe she was possessed by the devil. She was eventually incarcerated in Bodmin Jail, not for witchcraft but for public brawling, and due to poor conditions in the jail, Joan died of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 38.

    Her bones were disinterred and used for séances and various pranks, then later displayed at the Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle, Cornwall. It is said that, while her skeleton was on display in the museum, they started to experience disruptive poltergeists, and a witch was bought in to advise them, who said that Wytte's spirit wished to be laid in a proper burial. She was finally laid to rest in a peaceful wooded area in Boscastle, and her gravestone reads: “Joan Wytte. Born 1775. Died 1813 in Bodmin Jail. Buried 1998. No longer abused”.

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  • Stormy Poetry
    The sun god bares his strength today
    With glowing warmth, and golden rays
    In feilds of grass and wild flowers
    He sends his love and fertile powers
    Ripening the fruit of trees
    And enlivening the honey bees
    They buzz through clumps of sage & nettle
    And budding flowers show their petals
    He blesses us with love & light
    Until the goddess brings in the night


  • Good morning everyone well its Friday and time for the weekend to be honest I th…
    Good morning everyone well its Friday and time for the weekend to be honest I think I am on weekend mood at the moment but what ever you have planned may it be successful and productive and may the gods hold and keep you safe Brightest Blessings Draco )o(/|\

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    The Ethics of Love Spells-
    ~by Mike Nichols, Document Copyright © 1988, 1998 by Mike Nichols

    To gain the love of someone: On a night of the full moon, walk to a spot beneath your beloved’s bedroom window, and whisper his/her name three times to the nightwind. –Ozark love spell

    It seems to be an immutable law of nature. You are interviewed by a local radio or TV station, or in some local newspaper. The topic of the interview is Witchcraft or Paganism, and you spend the better part of an hour brilliantly articulating your beliefs, your devotion to Goddess and nature, the difference between Witchcraft and Satanism, and generally enlightening the public at large. The next day, you are flooded with calls. Is it people complimenting you on such a splendid interview? No. People wanting to find out more about the religion of Wicca? Huh-uh. People who are even vaguely interested in what you had to say??? Nope. Who is it? It’s people asking you to do a love spell for them!

    This used to drive me nuts. I’d take a deep breath and patiently explain (for the thousandth time) why I won’t even do love spells for myself, let alone anyone else. This generally resulted in my caller becoming either angry or defensive, but seldom more enlightened. ‘But don’t you DO magic?’, they ask. ‘Only occasionally,’ I answer. ‘And aren’t most magic spells love spells?’, they persist. That was the line I really hated, because I knew they were right! At least, if you look at the table of contents of most books on magic, you’ll find more love spells than any other kind. This seems as true for the medieval grimoire as for the modern drugstore paperback.

    Why? Why so many books containing so many love spells? Why such an emphasis on a kind of magic that I, personally, have always considered very negative? And to make matters even more confusing, the books that do take the trouble of dividing spells between ‘positve’ and ‘negative’ magic invariably list love spells under the first heading. After all, they would argue, love is a good thing. There can never be too much of it. Therefore, any spell that brings about love must be a GOOD spell. Never mind that the spell puts a straightjacket on another’s free will, and then drops it in cement for good measure

    And that is why I had always assumed love magic to be negative magic. Years ago, one of the first things I learned as a novice Witch was something called the Witch’s Rede, a kind of ‘golden rule’ in traditional Witchcraft. It states, ‘An it harm none, do what thou will.’ One uses this rede as a kind of ethical litmus test for a spell. If the spell brings harm to someone — anyone (including yourself!) — then don’t do it! Unfortunately, this rule contains a loophole big enough to fly a broom through. It’s commonly expressed, ‘Oh, this won’t HARM them; it’s really for their own good.’ When you hear someone say that, take cover, because something especially nasty is about to happen.

    That’s why I had to develop my own version of the Witch’s Rede. Mine says that if a spell harms anyone, OR LIMITS THEIR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT OR ACTION IN ANY WAY, then consider it negative, and don’t do it. Pretty strict, you say? Perhaps. But there’s another law in Witchcraft called the Law of Threefold Return. This says that whatever power you send out, eventually comes back to you three times more powerful. So I take no chances. And love spells, of the typical make-Bobby-love-me type, definitely have an impact on another’s free will.

    So why are they so common? It’s taken me years to make peace with this, but I think I finally understand. The plain truth is that most of us NEED love. Without it, our lives are empty and miserable. After our basic survival needs have been met, we must have affection and companionship for a full life. And if it will not come of its own accord, some of us may be tempted to FORCE it to come. And nothing can be as painful as loving someone who doesn’t love you back. Consequently, the most common, garden-variety spell in the world is the love spell.

    Is there ever a way to do a love spell and yet stay within the parameters of the Witch’s Rede? Possibly. Some teachers have argued that if a spell doesn’t attempt to attract a SPECIFIC person into your life, but rather attempts to attract the RIGHT person, whomever that may be, then it is not negative magic. Even so, one should make sure that the spell finds people who are ‘right’ for each other — so that neither is harmed, and both are made happy.

    Is there ever an excuse for the make-Bobby-love-me type of spell? Without endorsing this viewpoint, I must admit that the most cogent argument in its favor is the following: Whenever you fall in love with someone, you do everything in your power to impress them. You dress nicer, are more attentive, witty, and charming. And at the same time, you unconsciously set in motion some very powerful psychic forces. If you’ve ever walked into a room where someone has a crush on you, you know what I mean. You can FEEL it. Proponents of this school say that a love spell only takes the forces that are ALREADY there — MUST be there if you’re in love — and channels them more efficiently.

    But the energy would be there just the same, whether or not you use a spell to focus it.

    I won’t attempt to decide this one for you. People must arrive at their own set of ethics through their own considerations. However, I would call to your attention all the cautionary tales in folk magic about love spells gone awry. Also, if a love spell has been employed to join two people who are not naturally compatible, then one must keep pumping energy into the spell. And when one finally tires of this (and one will, because it is hard work!) then the spell will unravel amidst an emotional and psychic hurricane that will make the stormiest divorces seem calm by comparison. Not a pretty picture.

    It should be noted that many spells that pass themselves off as love spells are, in reality, sex spells. Not that there’s anything surprising in that, since our most basic needs usually include sex. But I think we should be clear from the outset what kind of spell it is. And the same ethical standards used for love spells can often be applied to sex spells. Last year, the very quotable Isaac Bonewits, author of ‘Real Magic’, taught a sex magic class here at the Magick Lantern, and he tossed out the following rule of thumb: Decide what the mundane equivalent of your spell would be, and ask yourself if you could be arrested for it. For example, some spells are like sending a letter to your beloved in the mail, whereas other spells are tantamount to abduction. The former is perfectly legal and normal, whereas the latter is felonious.

    One mitigating factor in your decisions may be the particular tradition of magic you follow. For example, I’ve often noticed that practitioners of Voudoun (Voodoo) and Santeria seem much more focused on the wants and needs of day-to-day living than on the abstruse ethical considerations we’ve been examining here. That’s not a value judgement — just an observation. For example, most followers of Wicca STILL don’t know how to react when a Santerian priest spills the blood of a chicken during a ritual — other than to feel pretty queasy. The ethics of one culture is not always the same as another.

    And speaking of cultural traditions, another consideration is how a culture views love and sex. It has often been pointed out that in our predominant culture, love and sex are seen in very possessive terms, where the beloved is regarded as one’s personal property. If the spell uses this approach, treating a person as an object, jealously attempting to cut off all other relationships, then the ethics are seriously in doubt. However, if the spell takes a more open approach to love and sex, not attempting to limit a person’s other relationships in any way, then perhaps it is more defensible. Perhaps. Still, it might be wise to ask, Is this the kind of spell I’d want someone to cast on me?

    Love spells. Whether to do them or not. If you are a practitioner of magic, I dare say you will one day be faced with the choice. If you haven’t yet, it is only a matter of time. And if the answer is yes, then which spells are ethical and which aren’t? Then you, and only you, will have to decide whether ‘All’s fair in love and war’, or whether there are other, higher, metaphysical considerations.

  • Weather Magic and Folklore
    Ever since our ancestors first learned to plant things, weather has been a source of fascination and endless speculation. In many magical traditions, weather divination is performed, and in some paths, there is even a belief that a practitioner can control the weather.

  • Body Fluids in Magic
    Although many people in today's magical community find it a bit off-putting, the use of bodily fluids in magic is a long-standing custom in many cultures and traditions. Almost universally, body fluids have been used at some point for their powerful magical properties.

  • What is a Hex Sign?
    Ever wonder what a hex sign is, and why someone would use one? Learn about the origin of hex signs, and their purposes.

  • Horse Magic, Folklore and Legends
    Over the course of time, many animals have developed a great deal of magical symbolism. The horse in particular has been found in folklore and legend in a variety of cultures – from the horse gods of the Celtic lands to the pale horse found in Biblical prophecy, the horse features prominently in man…

  • Rhiannon, Horse Goddess of Wales
    In the Welsh mythological cycle, the Mabinogion, Rhiannon is known as a goddess of the horse. However, she also plays a crucial role in the kingship of Wales.
  • 5th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Unicorn.
    Characteristics: Day of duty and defending…

    5th Moon Day info:

    Symbols: Unicorn.
    Characteristics: Day of duty and defending of principles, beliefs and ideals. Day when the energy is increasing, we have to focus on our plans, and can achieve goals without obstacles. All new knowledge we receive today, as well as the food we eat, everything is absorbed fully. Mostly positive, lucky and favorable day.

    Recommendations: Today we have to be creatively active, and make effort to to achieve what we want. We can successfully defend someone or something, people or ideas. The food we eat is fully transformed into physical and astral energies. Dairy (cottage cheese especially) is recommended.

    Precautions: Fasting should be avoided, as well as overeating. Sex is not recommended.

  • Moon Day 5
    The Vedic tradition considers this day to be the best for any the act…

    Moon Day 5
    The Vedic tradition considers this day to be the best for any the actions intended to bring benefits, and also excellent for beginning any enterprise. The European tradition states the opposite: the day is inauspicious, bringing losses and dangerous illnesses.
  • Friday — Freya's day
    Middle English fridai
    Old English frigedæg "Freya's day"

    Friday — Freya's day
    Middle English fridai
    Old English frigedæg "Freya's day"
    composed of Frige (genetive singular of Freo) + dæg "day" (most likely)
    or composed of Frig "Frigg" + dæg "day" (least likely)
    Germanic frije-dagaz "Freya's (or Frigg's) day"
    Latin dies Veneris "Venus's day"
    Ancient Greek hemera Aphrodites "day of Aphrodite"

    Freo is identical with freo, meaning free. It is from the Germanic frijaz meaning "beloved, belonging to the loved ones, not in bondage, free".

    Freya (Fria) is the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty, and fecundity (prolific procreation). She is identified with the Norse god Freya. She is leader of the Valkyries and one of the Vanir. She is confused in Germany with Frigg.

    Frigg (Frigga) is the Teutonic goddess of clouds, the sky, and conjugal (married) love. She is identified with Frigg, the Norse goddess of love and the heavens and the wife of Odin. She is one of the Aesir. She is confused in Germany with Freya.

    Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

    Aphrodite (Cytherea) is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

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    Tomorrow will b…

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