Halloween New Moon Ritual

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halloween new moonritualHalloween New Moon(October 8th) the dark night that blankets the sky and meets us at our feet. Commonly new moon rituals are adorned with candle light a beacon in the dark. A time to set things right, to start new. I have talked a little on here that New Moon work for me and in our tradition is commonly used as a resting time.

If we are not resting, then we work with the darkness and use it to shield our work. We use it to summon and visit with energy that is not for the faint of heart. I would encourage you to think about the New Moon and how that might work for you.

From now and well into November we easily walk among spirits. It does not take much work at all to summon them to you.

Tonight’s ritual is to honor the dark moon and all…

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18 Guides to Magic

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I have all sorts of posts about how to do your Magic, but I have only touched on what would make you a good Witch or Wizard.   These guides will help you whether you do ritual magic or not.  Magic is all about believing in yourself. It is a mindset.   If you can’t believe in yourself,  then  magic is not for you.  Here are my 18 guides that will help you believe in yourself and make you a very powerful Witch or Wizard.  If you have anything to add, then leave it in the comment section.  I would love to hear them.  Enjoy! You rule your world!   

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Say NO to Witch School

There were many times in my youth I thought about ‘witch school’ with people who were supposedly reputable, but something always stopped me. Sometime later it would come out that they weren’t so reputable after all. Maferefun to my ancestors for their protection.

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say no! to witch schoolI hope you all have had a wonderful long weekend Holiday.

I recently received an email from someone asking if they should attend Witch classes. I do hope you see this post, I attempted to email you a response but continued to get a failure message regarding the email address.

So here I am answering your question as it is a rather common question. My standard response to this is No.

I urge you to ask yourself a few questions before depositing your money and time into a Witch class.

  1. Why do you want to take the class/program/course/whatever?
  2. Do you think it will make you a Witch?
  3. What can they teach you, that you cannot learn for yourself?
  4. What are your expectations of this course?
  5. What do you want to achieve from this course?
  6. What qualifies this person/people to teach this course?

There is sooooo much information out there and…

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The Druid’s Prayer for Peace: Shifting from Exploitation to Nurturing as a Spiritual Practice

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Working with the land, in harmony and peace Working with the land, in harmony and peace

One of the things I’m hoping to do on this blog, in addition to my usual “how to” posts, permaculture, and tree work, is give us a set of working tools and philosophical lenses through which to see and interact in the world.  Today’s post does just this–explores two concepts underlying much of industrial civilization and various reactions to it, and does so with a distinctly druidic lens.

In The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell Berry discusses two approaches to living and inhabiting the world–the practice of exploitation and the practice of nurturing. Berry wrote The Unsettling of America in the 1970’s as a small family farmer’s response to the rise of “Big Ag” and industrialized food systems. The book was truly visionary, and, if read today in 2015, rings even more true than it did in the 1970’s. Berry…

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The Rule of Elements in Talismans & Amulets

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the-rule-of-elementsintalismans-amulets1.pngWhen we prepare a talisman or amulet we work with the elements to help give it strength to empower and charge it. We know that to charge an object our spoken words are rarely enough. I would like to be able to look at rock and just speak to it and have it be the thing I want it to be, but I cannot. This is where the elements step in.

In our tradition when preparing talismans and amulets we bide by the rule of elements. Meaning that we incorporate Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit into our charms. If I am gifted a pentacle necklace, it will simply hang as a shiny ornament around my neck. But if I take that necklace and infuse it with the elements, I get something so much more out of it.

This object you are making whether it is to protect you, keep…

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Attraction Body Mask & Bath Ritual… Recipe Included!

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attraction-bath-ritual.pngFridays are a made for love and attraction of all types. Sundays are good too… but lets stick with Fridays.

Today specifically I am talking about making a body paste for attraction, to get someones attention more than just a friend. What happens after that is up to you;) This is an old recipe and does require the use of real fresh pumpkin, since that isn’t something that is always available, you can use canned pumpkin.

This can be performed simply in ritual, or in preparation prior to meeting this person. Ideally on a Friday

Ingredients:

  1. Pumpkin – if you are using a small sugar pie pumpkin, use half the pumpkin and then use the emptied part as your mixing bowl. Save the other half for another bath.
  2. Honey
  3. Lavender – fresh or dried
  4. Cream – you only need a little. Use the thickest you can find. I recommend 35%…

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A Druid’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, Part IV: Nature Reciprocity

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The principle of “seven generations” comes to us from the Iroquois nation, where is considered to be the “Great Law of the Iroquois.”  This principle said that each decision that was made needed to consider not just the immediate future but the 7th generation, those yet unborn. This principle has become closely tied with modern sustainability movements, where there is a growing understanding that for any society and ecosystem to endure, they must be treated in a way that nurtures and sustains, rather than pillages and depletes. This is a fairly radical idea to a Western culture, where concepts like manifest destiny and the relentless pursuit of growth that have driven westerners literally spent centuries pillaging the land, colonizing new places, driving out native peoples, stripping forests bare, and so forth. This idea of recirpocation is essentially foreign to most growing up in the shadows of that exploitative past.

Land and ocean worth protecting! Land…

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Easy Candle Protection Spell

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easy candle protection spellEasy Protection Spell work for yourself or someone else. This is a very common request and it’s easy to do on your own. You can pair it up with the Evil Eye Spell that I wrote about here. You can also include simple cleansing baths as well… you can read about that here…

One thing I want to make abundantly clear is that you can never completely eradicate negativity. You can also never fully protect yourself or someone else from all possible harm. If anyone has told you that, its total bullshit. That is not how Mother Nature works.

Ingredients:

  1. One white candle or honey bee candle
  2. Dried bay leaves – equal parts
  3. Dried rosemary – equal parts
  4. Black salt – a few good sprinkles
  5. John’s Wort OR Lavender – just a little
  6. Bowl large enough to hold the entire candle
  7. You choice of blessing oil, you can make…

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Friday The 13th Spell

Slavic Witch Friday The 13th Spell …

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friday the 13thHi Everyone! Happy Friday the 13th to you! This is a repost from last years Haunted October Series…. Enjoy!

Its Friday the 13th in October! How lucky are we to have such an unlucky day in October? Today is a day to harness that unlucky energy break it and send it on its way!

I know its not technically Friday the 13th, but since this requires work right at midnight, better post it now!!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far. If you didn’t pull a card today, do it tonight by candlelight. In fact… consider doing it right after your spell work. You can read more about that here….. and here

Tonight we change our luck and take our work outside on our door step under the cloak of night. The purpose of this spell is to make sure whatever bad luck may be on your…

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Summer Solstice Ritual

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SUMMER SOLSTICE BATH RITUAL (1)Midsummer celebrations are finally upon us. I’m posting this a bit early so that you can have some time to gather your ingredients if you don’t have them on hand.

Midsummer is celebrated from the Solstice and then for 3 days afterwards as well. So if you can’t find the time on Solstice, its okay you have all weekend. In-fact you have basically the remainder of the month. The energy for love is potent and thick in the air, but its not just one day. You can feel it throughout the remaining days of June and early days of July…

This is a time to fall in love, to grow love and to simply be in love. Whether you choose to seek it, wish for it or even leave it…. this is the time to honor your hearts desire. This is a time when the energy around us is drunk…

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