Herbalism, Medieval, Magickal and Modern Disclaimer: please read Aunt Bunny's Herbal Safety Rant; this is NOT a medical advice site! (Primarily directed at Society for Creative Anachronism members- by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa/Jenne Heise) Class Handouts Making Herbal Preparations An outline of instructions for creating various basic herbal preparations Scents of the Middle Ages A handout for a class on various uses of scented materials in the Middle Ages Making Medieval-style Scented Oils and Waters A handout and background for a hands-on class. Hair Care Recipes Some pre-17th c. recipes for hair care products and treatments. Herbal Sallets and Green Pottages A handout for a class on raw and cooked greens as food, pre 1650. Making Medieval Mustards Class notes: medieval mustard recipes, instructions on making your own mustard from scratch. Making Mustard the Medieval Way-- A Youth class Instructions and handout for a class directed at pages and children's program Spices from the East Class handout for a class on spices, last updated 2/11/01 Recipes
Casting a Circle The Purposes of a Circle A sacred circle has several purposes, the most significant of which is to define an area where formal ritual work can be performed. A circle is a place in which the rules and conditions are different to that of the everyday world. A circle is not a barrier, but a doorway to another world. To contain any magickal energy raised and to prevent its dissipation until it has been used up is another purpose of the circle. The sacred circle does not need to be physically represented (drawn or marked on the ground), it just needs to be visualized. The circle is a spiritual entity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. This completes the casting of your circle. How to Close a Circle Go to the North, hold up your blade, and say, “Guardians and spirits of the North wind, my ritual is now complete. Extinguish your altar candles and bow your head at the altar, saying, “I declare this scared circle closed. What is Thou looking for?
How to become a Wiccan or Witch How to Become a Wiccan or Witch Being a Wiccan or Witch is generally not something you are born as or just wake up one morning and decide to become. More often than not, you come across it by accident unless you were raised that way. Many find the philosophies of how Wicca and Witchcraft view nature are the same as the one's they currently hold. As Silver RavenWolf accurately stated in her book To Ride A Silver Broomstick. If you are one who has seen striking similarities between what you believe and have found here, there are generally accepted ways to increase your awareness and find communion with others who feel the same. Read everything you can get your hands on that will tell you more about the beliefs of Wicca and Witchcraft. While doing this, you will begin to form associations and hopefully find correspondances within yourself. There are no right or wrong answers and it is not a test. Most importantly, listen to your inner voice. This ritual should be yours and yours alone.
cyber cauldron school of eclectic witchcraft Welcome to the cyber cauldron school of eclectic witchcraft. So the first question is what is eclectic witchcraft and how can I learn it? The fact is unlike defined paths like Wicca eclectic paths are very personal and really allow the individual to seek out the divine in a personal way and develop their own path worshipping and practicing magicks, through a simple framework. Now since my formal training is Wicca many of the practices do have a Wiccan flare but will be mixed with northern tradition, shamanic practices, dragon magicks and my own mix of personal insights and developments. I hope to provide a course that can be completed in a single year (well 13 moons), which once complete can be wrapped in to a book and sold. I will try to keep the learning as free as possible but you will need candles, incense etc from time to time. Over the last year I have spent time seeking the basic resources for everyone to complete this course. Lessons 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
How to Learn Witchcraft Advertisements Call a Wiccan Psychic for Guidance! Home > How to Learn Witchcraft Witchcraft or wicca is a pagan religion--a religion of nature. The first step to learn witchcraft is to study the religion itself. You can do this by studying as many books and journals both offline and online. The next step is to explore the magic. Magic is not a hocus pocus way of bending the laws of nature to suit your needs. For this you need to understand the fundamental principles of casting circles, calling quarters, invoking God/ goddess, raising and directing the energies and finally, grounding, centering and closing the circle. Try to understand the various phases of the moon, its waxing, growing full and waning and their effect on your moods and body. You must also do some meditation and visualization exercises to increase your concentration and focus. Now you can begin your basic spell work starting with your new moon ritual. Do not go after the word-for-word rituals that you read everywhere.
Beginners in Magic Start here! Puzuzu brings you a beginners guide on how to get started in Spells and Magic and use this site to help you. What is Thou looking for? If you can't find it, then search the web for right here... Custom Search Click on the link in each paragraph to learn the subject at hand. First let me tell you that if you are not interested in making Magic and the Occult a way of life, then you should not "Dabble" or mess with any of this information. One must Master several things before ever attempting to do Spells! So here we go... 1. 2. Do your stretching and so forth, then lay down, close your eyes and picture a big trash dumpster on your mental screen. 3. 4. 5. At this time I should warn you of one thing. Magic is a way of life, not a game. 6. Now remember this, Astral Projection or OBE's (out of body experience) can take anywhere from weeks to years to master and you must take your time and do not give up. 7. *Stay away from the Black Magic until you have a couple years of practice and knowledge.
The Craft - Grimoire of Eclectic Magick Hecate Becoming a Witch Becoming a Witch How to become a Witch is one of the major questions asked when they are just discovering the Craft. The answer to that question is one does not become a Witch.....they are a Witch, and it is just reaching down and finding it within them. It is not a matter of "becoming" a Witch, but finding the Witch within and, while the answer is quite simple, yet; to some, it can be quite complex. Becoming a Witch means learning how to work ritual and magick, methods of raising, containing and releasing power, how to work with the energies of the moon and earth and the principles of sympathetic magick upon which most Witchcraft magick is based. Witches are very unique individuals and some, no....... many, might call us strange. Some people who become interested in Witchcraft have expectations that Witches are gifted with amazing powers as the result of a particular ceremony or spell. The decision to become a Witch is not one you should take lightly.
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