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Internet Book of Shadows Index

Internet Book of Shadows Index
This is a large (+9Mb) collection of articles related to Neo-Paganism which can be found archived at a number of FTP sites (for instance, here). This is a collection of posts to bulletin boards from the late eighties to the mid nineties, essentially predating the modern Internet. According to a recent communication, the original editor of this archive was Durwydd mac Tara at PODS net. We acknowledge Durwydd's hard work to preserve this archive. For ease of access, we have converted this archive to HTML using a C program. There are a number of technical difficulties with this collection including runtogetherwords in many places, problems with the table of contents and huge inconsistencies in pagination; due to the volume of this material we have left these intact for now. We have taken the liberty of removing about twenty-five articles which were too far 'off topic', posted elsewhere at this site, or had serious copyright issues.

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Wicca Wicca is a Neopagan religion that can be found in many English-speaking countries. Originally founded by the British civil servant Gerald Gardner, probably in the 1940s, although it was first openly revealed in 1954. Since its founding, various related Wiccan traditions have evolved, the original being Gardnerian Wicca, which is the name of the tradition that follows the specific beliefs and practices established by Gerald Gardner repeatedly in his published work of 1954. The spelling "Wicca" is now used almost exclusively, (Seax-Wica being the only major use of the four-letter spelling). In Old English, wicca meant necromancer or male witch.

The Neopagan Religious Archive The Neopagan Archive The Neopagan Archive is one of the largest and most accessed parts of the Religious Archive at the Lysator site. It is one of the first sites to be listed under Pagan Best of the Web! Please note that some files in these archives may be compressed using gunzip. Unfortunately not all browsers can uncompress those files. Make a Set of Ogham Staves - How to Make Ogham Staves Ogham staves are a popular method of divination among Pagans who follow a Celtic-focused path. Although there are no records of how staves might have been used in divination in ancient times, there are a number of ways that they can be interpreted. There are 20 original letters in the Ogham alphabet, and five more that were added later on. Each corresponds to a letter or sound, as well as a tree or wood. In addition, each of these symbols has come to be associated with various meanings and elements of the human experience. To make your own set of Ogham staves, start with sticks or twigs in even lengths.

Alchemy Electronic Dictionary: Find Out the Meaning of Arcane Words and Ciphers Instantly! To find out the meaning of a word, select the beginning letter: Or select the symbol for which you would like to see a definition: For Alchemy Lab website assistance, click ablution The process of washing a solid with a liquid, usually in water. Spiritually and psychologically, it is facing one's emotions and letting feelings flow, so that innocence and purity can be restored. The Book of Shadows Here you will find one of the largest online Book of Shadows. This page may seem a bit unorganized but I can't think of any other way to do it and I would hate to have a bunch of links for you to have to click on to get to the information you are looking for. So check back often for more items. If you would like to have a spell or information posted here, e-mail me!

Easy Magic Spells in Wicca and Witchcraft Easy magic spells can be fun since they are usually quick and don't require a whole lot of planning. But if you don't take them seriously, they won't work. The energy behind a spell is your own focused will, and longer spells do make it easier to stay focused. An easy magic spell just means you have to concentrate more to give it the power it needs. And aside from just your personal energy, each ingredient in a spell also adds more power to it. So an easy spell with just 2 things in it will not have the same strength as one with 8 (I'm generalizing here to make a point).

On the altar (a table covered with a black cloth), have a glass or bowl full of water, a small plate with some salt on it, a ca Sample Samhain ritual. The things that are descriptions are going to be italicized. The things that are directions will be placed in [ ]. Gardnerian Book of Shadows Index Sacred Texts Neopaganism Contents Start Reading This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no 'official' Book of Shadows.

Lady of the Earth Here is my collection. I will be adding more files as time passes. Feel free to use what's here for your own personal use. You will not see a lot of advertising here as my site is dedicated to the Goddess and it is here for others who wish to learn Her sacred ways to do so without charge. Free Wicca Spells Free Wicca spells aren't really all that different from basic witchcraft spells. The term "Wiccan" refers to a specific religion that has its roots in ancient pre-Christian Paganism, and the practice of witchcraft is part of that religion. But both Wiccans and non-Wiccans can cast spells and practice witchcraft, so there really isn't any need to look for "free Wicca spells" since any witchcraft spell will be the same thing.

About Reclaiming Directory: Home :: About Reclaiming :: Find Us Worldwide :: Reclaiming Quarterly :: Resources, Personal & Political :: How to Reach Us On these pages, you'll find: Principles of Unity - Reclaiming's statement of core values an introduction to witchcraft - glossary, etiquette, etc. Reclaiming's origins notes about the old Reclaiming Collective, and its restructuring Reclaiming's current direction - a working definition of our tradition, the Principles of Unity, and the BIRCH group that spans all of Reclaiming Introduction to Witchcraft Introduction to Witchcraft (FAQ) : general information for those new to the whole concept.

Astral Voyage - Astral Projection - The Higher Planes A reader asked me today about the higher planes. A common answer to the question of "What are the higher planes like?" is "You wouldn't understand." But if I said that, this would be a really short and lame article. So I'm going to try and not only describe the higher planes, but tell you what they, and some of the mid planes, are for and a bit of their history.

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