First, who we are not: we are not Satanists. We do not worship the devil. In fact, we don’t even have a devil. (see history of witchcraft) Moreover, we are not old crones who ride broomsticks and cast spells on unsuspecting people, perhaps to turn them into toads. We are not all women, though it may be that the majority of witches are women—this from millennium of disempowerment by the male dominated Judeo-Christian tradition. We are not evil. Really, that pretty much describes us: witches are just ordinary people who use the Powers to enjoy a good life. There is no such thing as a black witch, no matter what the color of their skin. Ever mind the Rule of Three Three time what thou givest returns to thee This lesson well, thou must learn, Thee only gets what thou dost earn! Seriously, we are not dour folks. The Ways of Wicca can be divided into two acts: Magic and Devotion. In short, devotion involves a sort of union with the Powers of the Universe. What about Goddesses and Gods? Reni
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Citrine: Healing and Feng Shui Energy of the Citrine CrystalCitrine is a controversial crystal. Most of the citrine on the market is actually heat treated amethyst, so when you buy a citrine tumbled stone or a citrine point are you are probably buying a treated amethyst. It is not easy to recognize genuine citrine, but it is relatively easy to see if the so-called citrine is a modified amethyst. Is the colour of the citrine you are looking at is a deep, burnt orange-yellow, then maybe keep looking for more sources to find citrine. A genuine citrine is actually of a gentle yellow colour, and it is relatively rare. Citrine contains a solar quality of energy, this is why it is traditionally considered a good healing crystal for the solar plexus/third chakra issues. Throughout history and in many cultures citrine was known as the merchant's stone. Most of the genuine citrine comes from Brazil, US and Russia. The money and abundance area (Southeast if you follow the classical feng shui bagua) is the best area to place your citrine.
WitchCraft Magic BooksI've included every good book I know about how to cast spells for love, money, protection, health, fame and fortune. Every one has an honored place in my magical library. Many are ideal for the new witch. If you would like more information on each book just click the picture. I've tried to scan the covers but my scanner leaves something to be desired. "Magic doesn't have to be just for holy days and Sabbats, says Dugan, a self-described 'garden witch' who has practiced witchcraft for fifteen years. You need no magickal tools, elaborate robes, or witchy jewelry to make this trip. Saint Christopher medals, ankhs, birthstones, four-leaf clovers-all are examples of magical objects used for protection or to attract good luck. Ancient Teachings for Beginners by Douglas De Long reveals the mysteries from the distant past and how they can lead to a brighter future in the New Age. When you lose your temper, don't be surprised if a dirty red haze suddenly appears around you. Dr. 'night </; )
FreemasonryFreemasonry is a fraternal organisation that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of masons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry, its gradal system, retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. These are the degrees offered by craft, or blue lodge Freemasonry. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are now administered by different bodies than the craft degrees. The basic, local organisational unit of Freemasonry is the lodge. The lodges are usually supervised and governed at the regional level (usually coterminous with either a state, province, or national border) by a Grand Lodge or Grand Orient. Masonic Lodge Palazzo Roffia, Lodge in Italy set out for French (Moderns) ritual Ritual and symbolism Organisations of lodges
The Sabbats of WiccaLearn Wicca / Wicca 101 / Faerie Tradition Because witches honor nature, they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns through its seasons. The following is basic information about these Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive the Sabbats to be. Samhain happens near Halloween and is when the Wiccan year begins. Yule or winter solstice happens near December 21, which is the longest darkest night of the year. Brigid or Candlemas, on February 2, is the festival of the Goddess Brigid, patron of poetry, healing, and metalsmithing. Spring Equinox happens about March 21, and I pass from one time into the other, yet am between one time and another. Beltane or May-Day, is a celebration of love. The Ancient people, from the Priests and Priestesses to the farmers understood the power of love: loving company between two people is an echo of the act that created all things.
Magickal NamesMany people have written me asking me how to come up with a Magickal name. This page is going to be short and sweet. So here's a little help for you. Well first of all, you can make up whatever name you so choose. Here are some ideas…. Medieval names Look up old Medieval names on Google and you’ll find hundreds of names to choose from such as "Eadred" who was King of the West Saxons or "Cutha" who was another King of the West Saxons. So you see there are so many ways to find a Magickal name to use in your Occult workings.
Welcome to The Church and School of Wicca's Homepage!Winter Solstice/Yule SymbolsBecoming a WitchSo now you know a little about witchcraft and what witches do. You’ve learned that we’re not satanists and that we work magyc and witchcraft spells by focusing our consciousness on what we desire. You’ve even had a chance to try a few Wiccan spells yourself. Hopefully, they’ve done well by you and now you wish to delve deeper into the mysteries of the Wicca and WitchCraft. Good for you! Here’s where the real work begins. Nor can anyone tell you how to be or not to be a witch. Know too that Wicca is not a religion for Saturdays or Sundays or any single day of the week where the faithful go to church or temple and do the usual, only to return to their unawares life immediately after. Wicca is a religion of the heart, mind, body and spirit. I will tell you a little about my own dedication. As I recited the invocation prayers and performed the incantation and dance the moon seemed to open the sky and shone down upon me. I felt . . . The next day was Sunday.
witchBy Doreen Valiente Hear now the words of the witches, The secrets we hid in the night, When dark was our destiny’s pathway, That now we bring forth into the light. Mysterious water and fire, The earth and the wide-ranging air. By hidden quintessence we know them, And will and keep silent and dare. The birth and rebirth of all nature, The passing of winter and spring, We share with the life universal, Rejoice in the magickal ring. Four times in the year the Great Sabbat Returns, And the witches are seen, At Lammas and Candlemass dancing, On May Even and old Hallowe’en. When day-time and night-time are equal, When sun is at greatest and least, The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned, Again witches gather in feast. Thirteen silver moons in a year are, Thirteen is the coven’s array, Thirteen times at esbat make merry, For each golden year and a day. The power was passed down the ages, Each time between woman and man, Each century unto the other, Ere time and the ages began. The Witches' Rune