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    Handfasting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Handfasting is an ancient European ceremony of (temporary or permanent) betrothal or wedding that dates back to pre-Medieval times and usually involves the tying or binding of the hands of the bride and groom with a cord or ribbon. Such ceremonies are widely practised in the Wiccan religion.[1]
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    The Charge of the Crone

    Hear the words of the Grandmother of Time:
    She who has been known as
    Hecate, Erishkagel, Cerridwen, Kali-Ma,
    Anna, Perenna, Spider Woman,
    and many other names
    – some feared, and some loved,
    but none ever ignored.
    She it is who brings wisdom and
    the awareness of eternity.

    She has been the Maiden, and remembers that joy.
    She has been the Mother, and recalls that pleasure.
    But age has changed her,
    and taught her the mysteries of
    the Wheel that is ever turning,
    the Wheel that is life, death, and rebirth.
    She is the whirling tornado, the erupting volcano,
    the rising tidal wave, the trembling of the earth's crust.
    With age comes an understanding of the past,
    and a glimpse of the future.
    For, in the turning of the Wheel,
    the past is the future,
    and the future is the past.
    She is the Learned One, the Teacher,
    the Bringer of Inevitable Change.

    She is the Dark of the Moon, the Hidden One,
    the invisible unknown that lies ahead.
    But do not fear her for she is not malicious,
    and her touch, however harsh, is love.

    Only in ignorance is she scorned and reviled.
    Those who do not know her,
    parody her as the ugly old woman
    whose powers were said to blight crops
    and sour the milk in the cow.
    It is fear that turns her age into abomination,
    her wrinkles into hideous deformity,
    and her voice into an evil and manipulative cackle.
    For those who sought power over the earth were afraid
    to face her wisdom and her unalterable truth.

    But in the old days, we sat at her feet to learn the most ancient lore.
    From her came the knowledge of the healing herbs,
    and the chants and songs that shaped our lives.
    She sat in honour at our councils, our marketplaces, in our homes.
    She governed our governing, and interpreted our laws.
    She gave focus to our changing seasons.
    She was our teacher, our oracle, our promise of rebirth.

    Come, honour her as of old,
    listen now to the words of the Wise One,
    the ancient Seer, the Crone!

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    Altar Maypole Centerpiece – Make a Beltane Maypole for Your Altar
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    The Maypole is a long-time symbol of Beltane — but you may not have the time or the means to erect a full-size one on your property. Instead, why not make this smaller scale Maypole to sit on your altar for your Sabbat celebrations?
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    Two Greek cities which in their time were leading states in the Mediterranean world, Selinus in Sicily and Cyrene in Libya, set up inscriptions of the kind called sacred laws, but regulating worship on a larger scale than elsewhere – Selinus in the mid fifth century B.C., Cyrene in the late fourth.…
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    Fenrir (pronounced “FIN-reer;” Old Norse Fenrir, “He Who Dwells in the Marshes”[1]) is the most infamous of the many wolves in Norse mythology. His importance for the pre-Christian Scandinavians is demonstrated by his being depicted on numerous surviving runestones, not to mention his ubiquity in Old Norse literary sources.

    He’s the son of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða, which makes him the brother of the serpent Jormungand and the underworld goddess Hel. ~Laura)O(
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    Emergency Pagan Conclave Set to Meet on May 5th, 2013 On Upcoming Prison Proposition
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  • HOW TO MAKE SYMBOLS WITH KEYBOARD

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    HOW TO MAKE SYMBOLS WITH KEYBOARD

    Alt + 0153….. ™… trademark symbol
    Alt + 0169…. ©…. copyright symbol
    Alt + 0174….. ®….registered ­ trademark symbol
    Alt + 0176 …°……degree symbol
    Alt + 0177 …±….plus-or ­-minus sign
    Alt + 0182 …¶…..paragr­aph mark
    Alt + 0190 …¾….fractio­n, three-fourths
    Alt + 0215 ….×…..multi­plication sign
    Alt + 0162…¢….the ­ cent sign
    Alt + 0161…..¡….. ­.upside down exclamation point
    Alt + 0191…..¿….. ­upside down question mark
    Alt + 1…….☺….smiley face
    Alt + 2 ……☻…..black smiley face
    Alt + 15…..☼…..sun
    Alt + 12……♀…..female sign
    Alt + 11…..♂……m­ale sign
    Alt + 6…….♠…..spade
    Alt + 5…….♣…… ­Club
    Alt + 3…….♥…… ­Heart
    Alt + 4…….♦…… ­Diamond
    Alt + 13……♪…..e­ighth note
    Alt + 14……♫…… ­beamed eighth note
    Alt + 8721…. ∑…. N-ary summation (auto sum)
    Alt + 251…..√…..square root check mark
    Alt + 8236…..∞….. ­infinity
    Alt + 24…….↑….. ­up arrow
    Alt + 25……↓…… ­down arrow
    Alt + 26…..→…..r­ght arrow
    Alt + 27……←…..l­eft arrow
    Alt + 18…..↕……u­p/down arrow
    Alt + 29……↔…lef­t right arrow

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    HOW TO MAKE SYMBOLS WITH KEYBOARD

    Alt + 0153….. ™… trademark symbol
    Alt + 0169…. ©…. copyright symbol
    Alt + 0174….. ®….registered ­ trademark symbol
    Alt + 0176 …°……degree symbol
    Alt + 0177 …±….plus-or ­-minus sign
    Alt + 0182 …¶…..paragr­aph mark
    Alt + 0190 …¾….fractio­n, three-fourths
    Alt + 0215 ….×…..multi­plication sign
    Alt + 0162…¢….the ­ cent sign
    Alt + 0161…..¡….. ­.upside down exclamation point
    Alt + 0191…..¿….. ­upside down question mark
    Alt + 1…….☺….smiley face
    Alt + 2 ……☻…..black smiley face
    Alt + 15…..☼…..sun
    Alt + 12……♀…..female sign
    Alt + 11…..♂……m­ale sign
    Alt + 6…….♠…..spade
    Alt + 5…….♣…… ­Club
    Alt + 3…….♥…… ­Heart
    Alt + 4…….♦…… ­Diamond
    Alt + 13……♪…..e­ighth note
    Alt + 14……♫…… ­beamed eighth note
    Alt + 8721…. ∑…. N-ary summation (auto sum)
    Alt + 251…..√…..square root check mark
    Alt + 8236…..∞….. ­infinity
    Alt + 24…….↑….. ­up arrow
    Alt + 25……↓…… ­down arrow
    Alt + 26…..→…..r­ght arrow
    Alt + 27……←…..l­eft arrow
    Alt + 18…..↕……u­p/down arrow
    Alt + 29……↔…lef­t right arrow

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    Witches & Witchcraft.
    Candle of power, candle of might,
    Create my desires here on this night.
    Power stream from this candle's fire.
    Bring to me my heart's desire.
    My words have strength,
    The victory is won.
    So I say. This spell is done.

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    Making your own runes:

    The beauty of making a Rune set lies not only in its ability to enable much more accurate readings, but the whole creative exercise of putting the set together can be an almost spiritual ritual, enriching your experience with Runes. Obviously, the energy you put into the creation is what adds a powerful kick to the set, and like Tarot cards, having a set for your exclusive use will add dimension and precision to your readings.

    The Basics

    Now that you’ve decided to undertake the thoroughly gratifying project of making your own runes, it makes sense to do a little planning and organization.

    Before you start however, have a look at some of the information below to get a better idea of what kind of set you want to create, and what you can reasonably handle in terms of skill and availability.

    Traditional Rune Materials:

    These are the materials the Vikings used to make their Runes – authentic yes, but not necessarily the simplest in these modern times, especially if you have issues about using animal parts, or don’t know the first thing about carving.

    Bone
    Stone
    Deer Antlers
    Ivory
    Wood

    Other Possible Rune Materials:

    Flat stones or rocks of roughly the same size (then painted with the symbol).
    Pieces cut from leftover wood (have your local hardware store do the cutting if you like) – Even twigs, bits of wood or even popsicle sticks, painted or carved with the symbols, then painted with wood stain if desired.

    Clay / Ceramic – For those who can pot, this is an ideal option as you can easily shape the piece and inscribe the symbol before firing. You can also purchase clay from your local modeling store or art supply shop or pottery studio, who’ll also help you out on where to access a kiln for firing.

    Things from “Sacred” Places, or from trees which have a sacred, or mythical meaning that inspires you.

    Glass, Semi-Precious Stones or Crystal– Obviously not the easiest to shape or inscribe the symbols, but one can use cut pieces, then painting it with special glass paint.

    Dough, hardened. Recipe as follows:

    Simple Dough Recipe:
    3 Cups white flour
    3/4 cup salt
    1 1/4 cups hot water
    1 tsp. Cooking oil

    Mix the dry ingredients, slowly adding the water and oil while stirring. Add more flour if the mixture gets too sticky or water if too dry. Knead it on a surface and form a ball. Roll this out and shape as you wish, don’t forget to carve out the symbols before it hardens.
    Let the pieces dry until hardened or better, bake at 200 degrees for about an hour.
    When cooled, you can paint them if you wish, and seal it with a few brushes or spray of varnish.

    Inscription Methods
    Painting – the easiest method for novice Rune makers, simply paint the stone, wood or ceramic surface (in this case, before second firing), with colors of your choice (this can also have significant meanings, with red being the choice of Rune masters in the past) and seal with a suitable glaze (for stone and wood) or wood stain when the carving or painting is done. Permanent ink is also an option (in the spirit of calligraphy), and again don’t forget some kind of coating to protect it from chipping, fading or peeling off.
    Carving – you will need appropriate tools for clay, dough, wood, stone or bone and considerable expertise if you choose to use the latter three.
    Burning – for a more dramatic effect, you can burn the symbols with an electric wood burner tool.

    Other Materials Needed
    The only other things you need for your set, aside from the Runes themselves, is a drawstring bag to keep them in and some material for casting. Rune masters also suggest a special journal for your readings as well as a list of the meanings of each Rune for those who are just starting out.

    A drawstring bag – Make or buy one in any material you wish, with ample space not just for all the Runes, but for your hand to get in comfortably. Natural fibers are always nice, and “mystical” colors and fabrics like red, purple and velvet are also quite popular with the Rune makers.

    Material for casting – Historically, a piece of white cloth was used to cast the runes on, but by all means, use anything you wish as a place to read the Runes, from a piece of cloth, to a slab of wood or marble, to nothing at all. The use of a cloth helps to serve as a boundary for the reading as well as a practicality in keeping the Runes clean.

    A Journal and Pen – Keeping a special Rune journal for your readings can be a great help as you get into the wonderful world of Runes. By keeping track of your readings and thoughts, you will get a better

    Five Steps to Make a Rune Set

    Planning
    A bit of planning always helps, so after reading the basics above, decide on the following, keeping in mind that whatever you choose will be acceptable, as long as you feel it suits YOU:

    * The materials for the Runes, the bag and casting.
    Will you be using wood, stone or perhaps bone for your Runes? Are you going for tradition or something a little more contemporary? Does color have a lot of meaning to you? If so, what colors would you like to incorporate into your Runes, as well as the bag?

    * The method of inscription: Are you a proficient carver or more of a painter? Do you like the look of ink or is the burned-on look more your style? Is time of concern to you or are you looking for a project that is laborious but incredibly gratifying?

    * A list of supplies needed: Now that you’ve decided on what kind of Runes you will be making and what kind on bag you will keep them in, make a final list of all the supplies you’ll be needing, including any tools, varnish/coating, wood stain, fabric etc.

    Gathering the materials
    With your trusty list in hand, do your shopping (or pottering around the house if you have all the supplies already), and gather all the materials together in one place, setting a time when you can complete the project without distractions.

    Making the set
    Now that you have all your supplies and have an ample place and time to work on your set without being disturbed, you are ready to begin. It is recommended, (but not totally necessary) that you complete this project from beginning to end in one sitting, as the focus of energy coming from you will be greater, giving a more potent quality to the set. So if at all possible (understandably massively difficult for those with small children in the house), try and arrange a time when you know the kids will be away or looked after by another adult. If you like, it is also a good idea to add a ritualistic touch to the exercise, by playing some soothing music, or working in a quiet place close to nature. By feeling more relaxed and in harmony with one’s self and your environment, you increase the flow of good energy that will penetrate into your Runes.

    Energizing or Consecrating the Runes
    This last procedure helps personalize your Runes even more, by adding a special energy that only you can contribute. This can also be done while inscribing the symbols on the pieces, where some people say special prayers or meditations as they work with each Rune. You may also choose to do this when the runes are made (or just purchased), going through each piece as you dab it with water or say a prayer or incantaion. The way you go about this really depends on your purposes for the set of Runes, if it is for religious or simple divination use. Either way, it is entirely up to you on how elaborate the ritual will be, but more or less, the process may involve the following materials:

    Candles
    A bowl of water
    Music
    White or any cloth or fabric that has magical significance to you.

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    Magical tools: CHALICE

    The chalice, or cup, is found in many goddess-oriented traditions of Wicca. Like the cauldron, the chalice is feminine and womblike, the vessel in which life begins. Typically, it represents the element of Water on the altar. In some covens, the chalice is used in tandem with the athame to represent the female aspect of the Divine during a symbolic re-enactment of the Great Rite.

    The chalice has long been a staple of many religious practices. Most of the world's many religions use a chalice of one type or another as a necessary tool to conducting rituals. Different chalices have gone down in history (or myth) as priceless holy objects, such as the Holy Grail, or the Great Chalice of Antioch.
    The Wiccan chalice serves as a representation of the feminine energies, and holds the Element of Water. The chalice serves to remind us of the Goddess during the Great Rite, as the athame represents the God. In rituals that do not involve a Great Rite, the chalice is often passed around the circle, containing wine, water, or some other liquid to be ritualistically sipped, the remainder generally being spilled onto the ground as an offering to the Gods.

    As the Wiccan Chalice is a pure representation of the Divine Feminine, the type of chalice that you choose for your rituals should be in accordance with your perception of what would most suit the Goddess as you know Her. For example, if you feel that your Chalice must be made of silver because, to you, the Goddess is best attuned to silver, then by all means, purchase a silver chalice.
    Wiccan Chalices come in may variations, are made of many materials, and are embossed or engraved with many different symbols. One who follows an Earth Goddess as one's Matron Deity, you might choose a green or a smoky agate chalice, or even a wooden chalice One who is better attuned to Water, might choose a blue pottery or stoneware chalice. Or, you might choose a chalice based solely on your own favorite color, or what color you are best attuned to.

    You can even get plain chalices. For example, an inexpensive plain brass chalice is versatile and useful for many different rituals and events.

    The gamut of Wiccan Chalices goes from a paper cup, if it's meaningful for you, to solid gold jewel encrusted ones. Enchanted Works doesn't carry either of those two extremes, but we have many other beautiful Wiccan Chalices for you to choose from. Whichever one appeals to your sense of aesthetics, or what you feel is appropriate for your workings, is the chalice that is right for you.

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    Beltaine – Technogaita
    Groupe : Beltaine (Pologne) Album : "Koncentrad" Date de sortie : 2007 Piste : 1 Précision : L'image a été trouvée sur Google Images en tapant comme mot-clef…
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    Dare to be seduced by Lorelei?
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    A mythical song embracing the unfathomed sensuality of the sub conscious mind and its analogy with the power and mystery of the ocean, realm of the great Goddess. Listen to the song here:

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    Beltane Fire Dance
    Beltane Fire Dance by Loreena McKennitt No Copyright Infringement Intended!
  • The Beltane Chase

    Ladies: I shall go as a wren in spring
    With sorrow and si…

    The Beltane Chase

    Ladies: I shall go as a wren in spring
    With sorrow and sighing on silent wing
    And I shall go in our Lady’s name
    Aye, till I come home again.

    Men: And we shall follow as falcons grey
    And hunt thee cruelly as our prey
    And we shall go in our Master’s name
    Aye, to fetch thee home again.

    Ladies: Then I shall go as a mouse in May
    In the fields by night and cellars by day
    And I shall go in our Lady’s name
    Aye, till I come home again.

    Men: But we shall follow as fat tom cats
    And chase thee through the corn and vats
    And we shall go in our Master’s name
    Aye, to fetch thee home again.

    Ladies: Then I shall go as an Autumn hare
    With sorrow and sighing and mickle care
    And I shall go in our Lady’s name
    Aye, till I come home again.

    Men: But we shall follow as swift grey hounds
    And dog thy tracks by leaps and bounds
    And we shall go in our Master’s name
    Aye, to fetch thee home again.

    Ladies: Then I shall go as a Winter trout
    With sorrow sighing and mickle doubt
    And I shall go in our Lady’s name
    Aye, till I come home again.

    Men: But we shall follow as otter’s swift
    And snare thee faster thou can’st shift
    And we shall go in our Master’s name
    Aye, to fetch thee home again.

    Ladies: Aye, and I’ll come home again.

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  • Call to the Lord of the Wood
    By Judith Nerbetski

    It is You that I dream of,…

    Call to the Lord of the Wood
    By Judith Nerbetski

    It is You that I dream of,
    My Horned One-
    Lord of the Hunt
    Filled with Passion
    And ecstasy…
    And yet, You hold back.
    Standing at the edge
    Of the great forest
    You await My call…
    Come to Me,
    My Love!
    For I am the Maiden,
    Filled with desire for life…
    I am the Mother,
    Who will offer You sustenance…
    I am the Crone,
    And promise rebirthing
    Come to Me,
    My Love,
    And let Me fill You
    With joy everlasting
    Come to Me
    And find peace

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  • Beltane
    By Devyn Barat

    Build the bonfire,
    Raise the pole
    The Great Stone W…

    Beltane
    By Devyn Barat

    Build the bonfire,
    Raise the pole
    The Great Stone Wheel
    Once again rolls
    Red and White
    Become entwined
    As ‘round the pole
    The children wind
    Sympathetic fertility
    To nature it lends
    As down the pole
    The wreath descends
    Flower garlands,
    Wore on the head
    Or given to woo
    And to wed
    Silver and gold
    To fast the hands
    And shades of green
    Across the land
    Becoming one
    By cup and blade
    The Lord and Lady
    In the glade.

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