Godcountry by Colleen Drippe Novel Books, Inc., 1591050022, $5.50 Eduardo Sabat was once a slave. Because he does not know the codes which will remove it, he still wears the shackle-like bracelet that once bound him to servitude in a pagan land, and which continues to remind him of his past. Though first instinct for a freed man would be to distance himself as far as possible from the place of slavery, it is not Eduardo’s instinct. Now a for-hire mercenary partnered with the hardy Otto Zeller, Eduardo willingly treks back into the desolate colony called Godcountry, motivated by the job but not entirely aware of the consequences. While the risks involved in returning to Godcountry are given, Eduardo is surprised by the attempts to foil his mission of returning the captured Hermadon Pelanot – son of the colony of Hithia’s leader – to the custody of his stern aunt. His estranged wife is mysteriously murdered, and soon attempts on his own life follow. Nevertheless, Eduardo presses onward with the help of a motley party which includes the devout Christian Wolfbane and a crew of interplanetary religious known as the Star Brothers, whose faith gives Eduardo something to ponder as he discovers the threat to his life is closer than he actually realizes. Godcountry is hard science fiction blended nicely with elements of faith and humanity. This story of a bleak future plagued by religious persecution and interplanetary greed bolstered through human slavery doesn’t offer an immediate resolution to any problems, but offers the reader
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Leaves shudder, And Blush at your Passing lord, Remembering the days of summer, When you , green and pollen bright. Dancing in the warm, caressing winds Proud and vital as the Up thrusting Oak. But now the sword edge of frost, Looms from the mist. Balancing night and day, A blade poised at your throat, You shudder. And the leafs shudder with you, You grip your hand to the branch, Savouring that one last touch, Then you leap spiralling through the crisp air, As you dive upon the frost blade. Dying the leafs, Red with your willing sacrifice, You rise, your lips, Pale as the blade buried within you, And make your way to the darkest shore At your feet, the leafs rustle and sigh, And shudder And blush at your passing Related articles by Zemanta Practice Of Invocation (dragonintuitive.com) Group Invocation (dragonintuitive.com)
Amazingly colour has always fascinated me, not only in magical purposes, but also in design, psychology and science. So what is colour? Well in the most scientific answer I can give, colour is the by-product of the spectrum of light, and is reflected or absorbed and is received by the human eye and processed by the brain. The colour spectrum itself consists of visible light, which can be seen by the human eye and light frequencies that are out of the range of human vision this spectrum, ranging from infrared through to ultraviolet and consisting of seven other base colours which are red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, violet, these seven colours are seeing rainbows, the colours of the seven chakras and contain the three primary colours, from which all colours are made. There are also non-colours. These are the sense and presence of colour, whites being the presence of colour and is created when the three primary colours are equal balance and we have black. The absence of colour. This is no colour or light waves are reflected or absorbed. Within Magic‘s and psychology and science. It is widely accepted that colour has an energy that can affect moods or environments, and we often attributed correspondences to these colours. When colours are used in magic. We attempt to harness the energies that correspond to our needs. We assign colour correspondences to candles symbols closed deities planets Zodiac signs. Days of the week we know from scientific tests that colours give us energy in the
Although now days it easier to buy already mix and blended incense it is still a good idea to mix your own for special ritual. Now there is nothing wrong with premixed Incense it does the job, the only issues you may feel is important is that you dont know what energy the incense picks up. The only way you can be 100% sure that your incense is blended using the correct energy for it purpose. Below is a list of common Incense Blends, which are perfect for any ritual and are very simple to make. Please note some ingredince can cause an allergic reactions Greek God/Goddess Incense 4 parts Frankincense 2 Parts Myrrh 1 part Pine 1 Part Rose Petals 1 part sage 1 Part White Willow bark few drops Olive oil few drops Cypress oil Burn to honour them. Hecate Incense 3 Parts Sandalwood 2 Parts Cypress 1 Part Spearmint (peppermint) To honour Her, burn at crossroads or during ritual at the waning of the Moon. Herne Incense 1/2 oz. Deerstongue leaves 1/2 oz. patchouli leaves 1/2 oz. rue 1 oz. gum sanderac 1/3 oz. gum guiacum 26 drops vetivert oil Make during the waxing Moon. Grind the deer’s tongue, patchouli and rue extremely finely with pestle and mortar, and mix them. Grind the gum sandarac to gravel consistency, and the gum guyicum extremely finely, add them to the others, and mix. Finally add the vetyver oil, and mix well. Imbolc Incense 3 Parts Frankincense 2 parts Dragon’s Blood 1/2 Part Red Sandalwood
Sometime we can take ourselves a little to seriously and sometime we have to remind ourselves that as pagans, witches, Wiccan and druids etc spend our life in the service of a happy god and goddess who themselves enjoy laughter, fun and play. Every time I got to serious I always remember this ritual. I first perform this after a long period of issues with coven members, which resulted in members being removed from the circle and coven. After all the stress and silliness involved the group need to do something fun and as a way of healing the group I can remember Janet and steward Farrar mention this ritual as the where both high priest of the order of bill the cat so after finding the ritual wrote by Lady Orenda and Lady Nightwind it was performed by the coven. Not saying that the ritual will bring any spiritual insights or wisdom but it will give you a good laugh and it a bit of fun so enjoy and join the order of bill the cat *CIRCLE SETUP* Bill the Cat altar in the center of the circle or near fire pit. At the west place a partially full bottle or can of beer (the worst you can find, enough to anoint your initiates). At the north place an ashtray filled with sand. Near the altar place a spittoon (optional). *ALTAR SETUP* Bill the Cat icon, statue or image Cigarettes and lighter Lit candles Several unopened bottles or cans of beer, Mountain Dew, Jolt
Pick one faith and stay with it. Dilettantism is the mark of an amateur. Familiarize yourself with the specifications for sacrificial victims, and ensure that unacceptable substitutes cannot be unexpectedly introduced into the ceremony. If the penalty for not-to-specs work is death and/or mutilation, consider working for a more fault-tolerant deity. Avoid needless embarrassment. Practice the correct pronunciation of your deity’s name in the privacy of your own room before chanting it in public. Flash cards are often helpful. Before agreeing to impregnation by a supernatural being, investigate the survival rate of the other women who have undergone the procedure. Never invoke anything bigger than your head. Eschew deities whose followers are all young; such faith groups usually employ an unpleasant retirement procedure. Avoid all cabalistic jewelry over ten pounds in weight — it attracts unwelcome attention from tourists, policemen, various supernatural creatures, and can be downright dangerous during thunderstorms. Its jingling also tends to warn the hero of your approach. Citronella candles may not be used in rituals. I cannot stress this enough. Pastel colored candles in the shape of cute animals are like direct sunlight to the Powers of Darkness. If the spirit contacted during a seance begins offering financial advice, you’re dealing with a con artist, and not a genuine medium. Always keep your kit with you: candles, chalk, incense, silver knife, Thuggee cord, service revolver, garlic, and cab fare. Fluorescent lighting is very annoying to most netherworldly creatures. When the Black Mass goes awry, stay away from the Evil Priest. Enraged
Crystal light, the Dragon’s might, Pulling down the silver light Hallowed glen, we move again, The Solstice is tonight. Chorus: Hear Diana, voices calling, On this longest night. We are one in fairy glen Within the silver light. Verse 2: Dragon pow’r and fairy flower, Magic in the air. Old and new are one with you A single thought they share. Chorus Verse 3: Mistletoe, the herbs that grow, And crystals from the earth, Show the ways to elder days, Upon the ancient earth. Chorus Repeat Verse 1 and Chorus by Barley Singer hear it BarleySinger_HearDiana free mp3
When you first get your crystal ball you will need to clean it of any negative energies see crystal magicks the easy way. It is also a good idea to name the crystal ball and give it a purpose this will help you make a personal connection. Once your ready to use your crystal ball place the ball on a stand or black cloth and place your hands either side of the crystal ball. Charge the ball with energy allowing the energy to flow from you through the crystal ball and returning to yourself creating a loop of energy. When you feel that you and the ball are sharing the same connection take a slow deep breath in and close your eyes think of your question open your eyes and stare deeply at the centre of the crystal ball the slowly allow your focus soften until your gently looking at the crystal ball. The way you look at the crystal can be a little difficult to master it will often take several attempts to get to the next stage if your having difficulties try projecting an image inside the crystal ball visualise your question. As you focus on the crystal ball a mist or smoke will begin to fill the crystal ball allow the smoke to build dont lose your focus or it will dissipate. Once the ball is filled images will begin to appear these images may not be what you expected or come in the correct order dont try to find meanings or
On the first day of Halloween, my true love gave to me AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!
On the second day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!
On the third day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK- OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!
On the fourth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!
On the fifth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me 5 SCAREY SPOOKS! 4 SKELETONS; 3 BLACK CATS; 2 TRICK-OR-TREATERS; AND AN OWL IN A DEAD TREE!
Probably one of the simplest and most widely used tools within magicks is the charm bags, Mojo bag, amulet Bag, gris-gris bag, medicine bag etc. Charm bags exist in nearly every culture and country around the world. The uses of charm bags are limitless. They are extremely simple to construct a magical ingredients are placed in a cloth or small container which is then either worn or placed in a place which is deemed appropriate sometimes they are a hung from doors, wall or windows. Some of the ingredients in a charm, bag include botanicals, bones, beads, small amulets, crystals, Stones, metal, and even graveyard dust or other depending on its purpose is. He’s really made from cloth that including felt and leather, fabric pouch is then filled with the ingredients climbed steadily, and sometimes placed in a larger bag or container. Some of the containers can be elaborately decorated with carvings and precious gems. The word Mojo refers to powers being admitted from the container and because the bag may be opened or closed ingredients can be added or removed as desired. It is traditional to feed your Mojo or charm bag and with magical powders or even alcohol at least once a week to ensure that the energy does not dissipate or die. Although the is found worldwide, some of the most sophisticated and creative and extremely powerful, charm bags originate from African cultures. And this charm bag are often red in colour and close to the drawstring, although the colour will depend