Wicca for the Beginner First it's important to know that there is no one and only Book of Shadows. This concept is a fictional plot device to explain why magyc is not effective without THE Book of Shadows. The idea is that if you just have the right book all your magyc will be effective. This usually sets up a dynamic between the characters where each tries to possess THE book. Actually, the name simply refers to any book or digital folder that contains a witch's personal spells, potions, references and records. The truth is that any given magycal rite or spell is effective only if it's effective for you. To that end, you will want to gather any and all information that works best for you. How can you tell if something will work for you? Of course, there is so much information out there no one can try everything. To get you started, here is a list of links to online books of shadows. Amethyst's Wiccan Page - This is a Wiccan site with an online Book of Shadows. Faded's Wicca Etc.
Welcome to Faeries and Enchantment | FAE Magazine ® Gardnerian Book of Shadows Index Sacred Texts Neopaganism Contents Start Reading This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. The Book of Shadows was attributed by Gardner to an ancient, clandestine witch cult, which he claimed to have been initiated into. The copyright status of this text can best be described as 'orphaned.' Magical Wood Properties and the Magical Properties of Wood by DragonOak Feminine energy. Elder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 25 November to 23 December. The Elder is also said to be the tree used in the crucifixion of Christ. Associated with the Celt Goddess Cailleach Beara and the Raven. Some have considered this tree to be unlucky due to its association with the crucifixion, or it may one of those nasty rumors started by the church in order to combat belief systems outside their on scope of a limited belief system. Magical Properties: Elder wands are most often used in Faerie Magic, banishment, magical arts, protection from evil, imagination, change, and healing. Feminine energy. Magical Properties: Use of the Elm wands is strong in magic used concerning endurance, fertility, horticulture, passage thru death and phases of life, rebirth, and invocation of the Goddess. by DragonOak| Masculine energy. by DragonOak| Feminine energy. Magical Properties: Artistic ability, magical knowledge, and optimism are provided by the enchanting use of Hazel.
A Picture of the Fairy Kingdom This is a picture of the Fairy Kingdom. Faeries, the fae, elementals – so many different names for our fairy friends! "Hand in hand, with fairy grace,Will we sing, and bless this place." I want to share with you a picture of the Fairy Kingdom, that is, some of the Fairies and Elementals in this very special, mystical world - at least the ones we know about! These wonderful beings are in abundance in our everyday lives, but we usually take no notice of them, or worse yet, we ignore them! With our busy and technological lives, this aspect of living in harmony with nature and the wonderful beings that inhabit it, is rapidly fading away. Now is the time to reconnect, communicate with and appreciate our fairy friends. Types of Fairies and Elementals The four elements are fire, earth, air and water, and the members of the Fairy Kingdom belong to one of these elements. The King of the Salamanders is a magnificent being called Djinn. The Archangel associated with the Fire Element is Michael.
Magic Books, Occult Books, Esoteric, Ancient, Rare Books And Texts. Grimoires, Spellbooks, Manuscripts These catalogs give me the opportunity to present collections or groups of related books in a more detailed and sympathetic context than the normal website allows, and will also enable me to give people first choice at some of the more interesting new arrivals. As usual I have a variety of other catalogs in preparation. Future catalogs will be devoted to Hermetica, Witchcraft, Astrology, Kabbalah, Grimoires, Theosophy and also Aleister Crowley, H.P.Blavatsky, George Robert Stowe Mead, Gerald Gardner, Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Hermes Trismegistus, Eliphas Levi, Austin Osman Spare, Ea Wallis Budge, Arthur Edward Waite, Leonardo Da Vinci, Louis Claude De Saint Martin. All of the materials here are presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as it is accessible to users of most computer platforms.
Bard Woodcrafts: Wood The wood used in Bard Woodcrafts wands comes from several sources: our own wanderings and prunings here in Minnesota, friends who send us branches from their trees, and some wood from milled sources supplied as carving stock. The woods are chosen for their sacred properties in the Celtic and Druidic traditions as well as for their carvability and intrinsic beauty. To aid clients in selecting a type of wood that is right for them, we include here brief descriptions of the magical properties of selected types of wood. Dryads, Trees & the Fifth Element The dryad is the spirit of the tree, its essential pattern. Now, of course, orthodox mundane botany does not usually accord consciousness to trees. Still, it is misleading to anthropomorphize dryads. Although many of the woods are traditionally associated with one of the four classical elements (Air, Fire, Water, Earth), dryads are spirits that do not fall simply into one of these elements. The Magical Properties of Woods Rowan (Luis)
Chants, Blessings, Prayers and Charms A Spell to Cast Away Darkness Belisama Fire 2001 In the center of the darkest storm, Is a brilliant rainbow, bright and warm. Look past the darkness that you see, There's more than what you think might be. There now is freedom, so you can find, The path to stimulate your mind. So don't despair, let hope shine bright, The sun will rise, just past the night. A Spell for Healing May the light that shines from deep inside, Flow ever out, and never hide. May the shining light within my soul, Heal me now, and make me whole. May the light that shines so very bright, Help heal ________, on this night. May the shining light within my core, Bring peace and love, forever more. A Happy Positive Day Now close your eyes and visualize the day you want to have, image who is there, what you are wearing, the place, surroundings, the atmosphere, what the weather is like and other things that you would like to happen. Hold this image for as long as you can, then repeat the following 3 times: "God and Goddess hear my plea,
Grey School of Wizardry :: PO Box 758, Cotati CA 94931, USA The Weekly Owl The Honey Jar Family of Magic Spells The Honey Jar Spell is one of the oldest forms of bottle spell in the world. There are so many variations that i call it a "spell family." Most of them consist of a jar or box of liquid or solid sweetener into which you place the personal concerns of the person you want to influence, along with spiritually powerful magical herbs, wrapped in a name-paper or petition packet, and then burning a candle on top of the jar after dressing it with an appropriate conjure oil. This form of hoodoo spell casting is employed when you want to set up a powerful sweetening spell in a small place and keep it working for as long as you wish. In the oldest version of the Honey Jar spell that i know, there is actually no "honey-jar," just a plain white tea cup saucer or coffee cup saucer in the center of which you burn a candle on the person's name, dressed with hoodoo oils and surrounded by a poured-out ring of pancake syrup or mollasses. You will need: Get a small jar of sweetener. should read
Fellowship of Wandmakers On this page are listed some of the other wandmakers I have found on the web. Each wand maker's work is very different. Some produce their wands with a good deal of ceremony and magic, while others aim more humbly to produce beautiful works of craft, leaving the enchantment up to the purchaser. Some are crafted entirely by hand, while others are turned on a lathe. Prices also vary widely. If you are a wandmaker or make hand crafted ritual tools and magical instruments, and would like to exchange links, please let me know: email@example.com Handmade Wooden Wands Broom Castle Wands. Dragonmother Wandworks. Greenwood Enchantment. Merlin's Realm. PraxisArcanas. Spirit of Old. Sticks, Stones -n- Beyond. Thornfield Handcrafted Wands. Valley Wands. Wands of Avalon. Wicca and Pagan Supplies. Witchcraft, Ltd. Wands in Metal, Clay, and Crystal The Wand Workshop. Willowroot Wands. Lathe-Turned Wands Alivans. Fitchel and Sons Wands. Gilded Quill Wands. Magical Alley Master Wandmakers.
Bougaivillea's Book of Shadows : Member's Books of Shadows White: A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy' May be substituted for any color candle. Yellow: Activity, Creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain another’s confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy. Gold: Fosters understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or money, or in rituals needing solar energy. Orange: Creativity, ability to speak one's mind, ambition, career matters and the Law, self-confidence. Solar color and also stands for Leo. Pink: Promotes romance, friendship; standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table. Emerald Green: Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.