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.
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,
Dark Art of Necromancy By Melantha To Arcane Treatises Imagine if you will, many centuries past, when the MorDuraan wars were being fought for the rulership of the Masallan Isles. Picture the battlefield, in an area where the fighting had passed, with strewn bodies of men, broken and bleeding, lying upon the muddied ground. It was from the quest to create such undead warriors that the necromantic arts first arose – the magic of death. Since that time, necromancy has evolved into a sophisticated art, but never has it escaped the ill reputation upon which it was founded. Those early studies succeeded in invoking a pseudo-life, a force capable of animating a fallen corpse and making it appear, at least, as if it were alive once again. What they discovered is this –our bodies house a spirit, and our spirit is constantly attempting to form the body to its inner image. This connection was observed early on. Imagine a person stabbed deeply in the knee. For some, the goal of the quest became the eradication of aging.
Grey School of Wizardry :: PO Box 758, Cotati CA 94931, USA 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.
Introduction to Spell Casting Start by reading Is Magic Real if you haven’t already. You need to come away with at least the tentative hope that, in fact, witchcraft is real. You need to suspend your disbelief long enough to give yourself a fair chance. As far as I know, anyone can do witchcraft, with the exception of those who are mentally incompetent, intoxicated or those too young or too old to focus their will effectively. Can you really do witchcraft? But seriously, I often give the following Wicca for beginner spells to acolytes to help get their astral feet wet, so to speak. The first example was about waking up at a specific time without an alarm clock. The other two examples, however, were from the author’s wife. The first one involves the everyday frustration of finding a parking place. The spell is simplicity itself. Always remember: whether you think you can or can't, you're right. Simply visualize the parking space you want and know that you will have it. Coincidence, you say? Try flipping a coin.
The Bone Collectors To Adventuring Treatises Among the isles of Masalla is one called Lotarn, the ‘lonely hills’. That isle, and the smaller isles that lie around it, are perhaps the world’s most fertile grounds for mysterious tales and horrific disappearances. Still, portions of the isle could almost be called civilized, for it is the favored hunting grounds of Masallan nobility, and the princes and barons have built numerous large, fortified hunting lodges where they keep servants living year-round. They come hunting the usual game – deer, boar, stag, fox – but they come hunting stranger beasts as well – unicorns and chimera, nymphs and dire wolves, trolls and gryphons – and beyond that, even odder beasts. Many tales are told around the nighttime fires, but one of the most persistent legends is that of finding ‘bone piles.’ I came across my first one when I was eight. From the journal of Huntsman Saria of Masalla The answers to the mysteries of the bone piles have proven elusive. To the Treatises List
Reformed Druids of North America Homepage 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.
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.
Demons Demons are fallen angels under the command of Satan, those who are still free after the Gen. 6 affair. Satan is called the Prince, or Ruler, of all demons in Matthew 9:34; 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15. Demons are also called the ministers, or ambassadors of Satan, Luke 4:35; 9:1,42; John 10:21. Satan is brilliant, an administrative genius. He has an excellent organization, mentioned in Eph. 6:10-12 (READ) The Bible also makes a distinction between demon possession and demon influence. Demon possession occurs when an actual fallen angel, a demon, enters and occupies the body of an unbeliever. * Through idolatry (Satan's communion table), 1 COR. 10:19-21*. * Through drug addiction, called in Greek, farmakeia, "the use of drugs, potions, or spells; poisoning, witchcraft, sorcery" GAL. 5:20 ("witch-craft, sorcery"), cf. also REV.9:21; 18:23. * Through religious backsliding, religious sensitivity activities such as dabbling in the occult, consulting mediums, necromancy. cf. Satan also heals.
ANGKORWAT Miraculously, very little damage has been made on the Angkor region as a result of the bloody civil that has terrorized the Cambodia for over 30 years. The Khmer Rouge, an extreme-left organization has actively organized guerrilla activities against Prince Sihanouk's government. In 1975, many Buddhist monks who lived in the Angkor temples were massacred along with the majority of the Buddhist population as a result of a "social reorganization". Angkor began to decline around 1220 after the death of Jayavarman VII, and then was sacked twice by the Thais, in 1351 and 1431. The temples of Angkor are not far from Siem Reap and there are a number of transport options. Click here to see a brief introduction to the temples and some suggestions for itineraries. Click here to go to top.