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    Wiccan and Pagan Religion
    Alexandrian – This tradition was begun in the 1960s by Alex Sanders. Alex Sanders lived in England. He used what are known to be slightly changed Gardnarian traditions and calls himself the "King" of Witches. Covens involve both men and women. British Traditional – This is, according to Silver RavenWolf a "mix of Celtic and Gardnarian beliefs." Covens involve both men and women. One can study a course and receive a degree in British Traditional Witchcraft. Celtic Wicca – Celtic Wicca focuses mainly on Celtic and Druidic gods and goddesses (along with a few other Anglo-Saxon pantheon). The rituals are formed after Gardnerian traditions with a stronger emphasis on nature. Celtic Wicca also puts much emphasis on working with elementals and nature spirits such as fairies and gnomes. Gods and Goddesses are usually called "The Ancient Ones." Caledonii – This was once know as the Hecatine Tradition. Traditional Scottish Witchcraft. Ceremonial Witchcraft – This tradition is very exacting in its ritual. All rituals are usually followed by the book, to the letter and with much ceremony. Little emphasis is put on nature. This tradition may incorporate some Egyptian magic. Quabbalistic magic is often used in ceremonial witchcraft. Dianic – Dianic can incorporate nearly any magical traditions, but emphasis is placed on the Goddess only with little or no mention of the God. Known as the "feminist" types of witchcraft. Druidic – Neo-Druids are polytheistic worshipers of Mother Earth. Very little is known today about ancient Druidism and there are many gaps in the writings that have been found. Modern Druids practice their religion in areas where nature has been preserved – usually wooded areas. Druidic ritual often employs sacrifices to the Mother Goddess. These sacrifices often include grain, sometimes meat. These ritual sacrifices are often accompanied by a verse not unlike the following: "Earth Mother, giver of life we return to you a measure of the bounty you have provided may you be enriched and your wild things be preserved." Eclectic – An eclectic witch mixes many different traditions together to suit their tastes and will not follow any one particular tradition. Whatever seems to work best for them is what is used, regardless of which magical practice it comes from. This is one of the most popular types of witches found today. Gardnerian – Gardnerian witchcraft was begun in England and is Wiccan in nature. It was formed by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s. Gerald Gardner was the first to publicize witchcraft in an effort to preserve the "old ways." Hereditary Witch – A hereditary witch is a witch who is born into a witch family and brought up learning about witchcraft. Many witches claim to be hereditary witches when in fact, they are not. You must be brought up in a family of witches to be a hereditary witch. Kitchen Witch – A kitchen witch is one who practices magic having to deal with the home and practical life. Kitchen witches use many spells involving cooking, herbs, and creating magic through crafts. A kitchen witch is very much like a hedge witch. Pictish – Pictish witchcraft is nature-based with little emphasis on religion, Gods, or Goddesses. It is much like Celtic witchcraft, only the traditions are Scottish. Pictish witches perform solitary and rarely, if ever work in groups or covens. Pow-Wow – Here is a term I rarely hear when referring to witchcraft. This tradition is based on old German magic. Today, it is considered a system of faith healing and can be applied to most any religion. Seax-Wicca – This tradition was begun in 1973 by Raymond Buckland. Buckland and works on Saxon principles of religion and magic. Shaman – It is arguable as to whether shamanism is or is not witchcraft. I include this here because shamanism is a form of Paganism. Shamanism puts no emphasis on religion or on pantheon. Shamans work completely with nature: rocks, trees, animals, rivers, etc. Shamans know the Earth and their bodies and minds well and train many long years to become adept at astral travel and healing. Solitary – Solitary witches can be practitioners of nearly any magical system. A solitary works alone and does not join a group or coven. Often, solitaries choose to mix different systems, much like an eclectic witch. Solitaries can also form their own religious beliefs as they are not bound by the rules of a coven. Strega – This type of witchcraft is said to have been started by a woman named Aradia in Italy in 1353. Aradia is known in some traditions as the "Goddess of Witches." Teutonic – A Nordic tradition of witchcraft that includes beliefs and practices from many cultures including Swedish, Dutch, and Icelandic. Wicca – Probably the most popular form of witchcraft. Wicca is highly religious in nature and has a good balance between religion/ceremonial magic and nature. Wiccans believe in a God and Goddess who are equal in all things, although some may lean more toward the Dianic form of Wicca, worshipping only the Goddess or lowering the God to an "assistant" status

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    Blessed Morning

    The morning calls me from my sleep,
    From my dreams and fairies keep.
    Thy crystal sun and golden green,
    With new beginnings yet unseen.

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    Willow Tree and Magic
    Celtic tree month of the Willow starts today April 15th the Willow has Feminine energy. Willow is a sacred tree of Hecate, Willow is strongly aligned with the element of water and associated with the element of spirit. The Druids associated this tree with the hare
    Magical Properties: Willow wands are strong in the cycles of life dealing with death and rebirth and is often used in healing, Some say that burning willow can soothe and guide the souls of the recently deceased and to (open ) the third eye , The great, spreading willow creates a magical environment beneath its draping branches, and spells, especially moon-based spells or ‘passion magic’ are performed beneath them. If one sits for a time under a willow on a windy night when the moon is full, and then walks out, he or she might find themselves in an unfamiliar locale, for on such nights the willow serves as a gateway between our world and the world of Fae. Gypsy tradition says that trolls, nymphs, tyver, and dryads all utilize willow-branches to bind human prisoners, and that such bonds cannot be broken by even the most powerful of magics. Thus, when a person is hopelessly in love with someone, they are often termed ‘willowbound’ by the gypsies………………………… make it magical ….Pen
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    Today (April 17), beginning at sundown, will coincide with the seventh day of Mounukhion, on which, some sources claim the festival of Delphinia was celebrated. The Delphinia is a festival honoring of Artemis Delphinia and Apollon Delphinios.

    The seventh day is particularly sacred to Apollo and Hermaphroditos

    "…the fourth, and the seventh — on which Leto bare Apollo with the blade of gold – each is a holy day"
    ~ excerpt from Hesiod, Works and Days

    "On the fourth and seventh days of each month, he directs mulled wine to be prepared, and going himself to purchase myrtle-wreaths, frankincense and convolvuluses; he returns to spend the day worshiping the statue of Hermaphroditus."
    ~ excerpt from Theophrastus, Characters

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    Horse Magic, Folklore and Legends
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    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…
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    Graveyard Dirt in Magical Workings
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    Have you seen a ritual or spell calling for the use of graveyard dirt? While it might seem a bit odd, graveyard dirt is used in many magical traditions for a variety of workings. Learn about why you might want to use some, and how to properly obtain it.
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    Chocolate as an Aphrodisiac – The Magic of Chocolate
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    Ever wonder why chocolate can bring on feelings of sexual arousal? There's nothing magical here — it's all about the science of the human body — but definitely worth keeping in mind if you've got your eye on someone special!
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    Fertility of the soil is one of the main focuses at Beltane, and cultures have performed fertility rites for thousands of year each spring. Learn about the magic of some of these ancient ceremonies and traditions.
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    Beltane is a time of fertility and growth. You can incorporate the wild, fertile energy of Beltane into your magical practices. Learn about magical gardening, fertility traditions, and fire magic to use in your Beltane celebrations.
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    Making Magic With Your Garden
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    The garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Be sure to read all about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more!
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    Beltane has been a time of fertility celebration for thousands of years, in innumerable cultures. Learn about some of the different deities that can be honored during this spring Sabbat.
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    What is Walpurgisnacht, and how is it celebrated in modern Pagan traditions?

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