Sunday, 31. August 2008
Modern Magick

"No one can give you magickal powers.
You have to earn them.
There is only one way to do this:
Practice! Practice! Practice!"


Excerpt:

Many magickal rituals will be given in these lessons for you to practice. These should aid you in your psychic and magickal development. However, even though thousands of people throughout history have successfully shown their proficiency in magickal techniques, quite frankly I cannot guarantee your success. This is because the ability to perform Magick successfully is dependent upon what you put into it. Many people, however, have told me of their great successes using the traditional techniques given in these pages.

The best way to use this book is to go through it, page by page, studying each of the ideas and practicing each of the techniques as they come up.

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Let me make clear at the outset that this course will not teach "BlackMagick." You will not be required to do anything contrary to your moral or ethical values. You will not be "summoning up" any demons, devils or evil entities.

Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Don Kraig
Llewellyn Publications, 2nd edition, 2002 | 600 pages | PDF | 29,2 MB
This is the ONE for beginners and experienced as well!
Category: Books & Magazines | Magick & Witchcraft |




Saturday, 10. May 2008
Egyptian Magic

You ever wonder what the ankh meant?
Or how about the scarab?

This is the book you need. Everything from amulets, to talismans are destribe within the pages of this collection. From practical uses , to the magical power they had within, descriptions of ceremonies and all are here. A book for all you lovers of Egyptian culture.

This book was originality published in 1901 in a series called "Books on Egypt and Chaldaea".
Contents: antiquity of magical practices in Egypt; magical stones or amulets; magical figures; magical pictures and formulas, spells, etc.; magical names; magical ceremonies; demoniacal possession, dreams, ghosts, lucky and unlucky days, horoscopes, prognostications, transformations and the worship of animals. Over 20 illustrations.

Egyptian Magic
by E. A. Wallis Budge
127 pages | PDF | 2.1 MB

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Also available online at Sacret Texts

You may also like:
Ancient Egyptian Magic by Dr Geraldine Pinch.


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Clippus of Horus
Category: Books & Magazines | Magick & Witchcraft |




Saturday, 26. April 2008
The Witch’s Master Grimoire

The Witch's Master Grimoire contains numerous spells and magical rites in an A-Z format that are simple and easy to follow.

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Many of them make use of the power of fire through the flame of a candle. Others rely on the subtle vibrations of herbs, plants, and minerals. Those that require special oils or incenses also provide the recipes for making them.

Lady Sabrina also gives tips on the best and most productive times to cast spells. She recommends working with the phases of the moon, which can be found in The Old Farmers Almanac, or any good astrological calendar. The new moon should be used to begin projects, attract money, or regenerate friendships and health. During the full moon you should work on personal success, career, or love and marriage. Lastly, the waning moon phase is the perfect time to get rid of negative influences and bad situations.



The Witch's Master Grimoire by Lady Sabrina.
New Page Books, 2000 | 224 pages | PDF | 3.2 MB
Think of it as a referance book. Do you have a question on, say, what is a mirror box? Simply go to the letter 'M' in the book. There you will not only find out what a mirror box is, but why they are used and how to make one! Whether you are a seasoned Witch or new to the craft, this book will be a welcome, and very useful addition to your Magickal library.


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Saturday, 12. April 2008
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

'The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained' consists of fourteen broad-subject chapters covering a wide range of high-interest topics: Afterlife Mysteries; Mediums and Mystics; Religious Phenomena; Mystery Religions and Cults; Secret Societies; Magic and Sorcery; Prophecy and Divination; Objects of Mystery and Power; Places of Mystery and Power; Ghosts and Phantoms; Mysterious Creatures; Mysteries of the Mind; Superstitions, Strange Customs, Taboos, and Urban Legends; and Invaders from Outer Space.

Each chapter begins with an Overview that summarizes the chapter’s concept in a few brief sentences. Then the Chapter Exploration provides a complete outline of the chapter.

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Further each chapter contains photographs, line drawings, and original graphics that were chosen to complement the text; in all three volumes, approximately 300 photos and illustrations images enliven the text.

The Steigers, prolific writers on the paranormal, have written an encyclopedia for believers. The volumes are meant to "explore and describe the research of those who take such phenomena seriously". Almost everything from mediumship to crop circles is taken at face value. Even Houdini's attacks on phony mediums are interpreted to suggest he was taking on frauds and not real mediums.

The work covers material of interest to a large segment of the public in a way that is clear and readable.


The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 1
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 377 pages | PDF | 7.1 MB
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 2
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 335 pages | PDF | 9.2 MB
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 3
Gale Cengage, 2003 | 357 pages | PDF | 7.2 MB
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger.
Category: Books & Magazines | Ghosts & Spirits | Incarnation & Death | Magick & Witchcraft | Mysteries & Enigmas | New Legends & Claims | Para & PSI | Prophecies & Mediums |


Friday, 14. March 2008
Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. Magick has been used by the Native Americans, Aztecs, Incas, Celts, Greeks, Romans and many other cultures throughout the world and throughout time. I can't think of even one culture that does not have their own form of magick. Magick is done everytime you pray... everytime you wish for something. Magick can be done by anyone with an open mind and who takes the time to try it.

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What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. They have been developed and found to work by FireyOne. It is good to remember that complex does not always mean better. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things. For instance, they are the basics of psychic abilities, magick ability, developing your mystical sides and so on. Some of the techniques taught will include: Relaxation, Visualization, Moving Personal Energy, Charging, Shielding, etc.

Beginner Magick and Elemental Magick by Seanachaidh.

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Creating A Shield:

To create a shield, relax, open the chakras, raise and center your energy. Then ground. Visualize very clearly a white protective energy surrounding you and your aura entirely in a sphere shape. Spend however long you need on this until you can actually 'feel' yourself being surrounded in this protective light. Know that nothing harmful can get through it after you have created the shield. After you have mastered this shield you can move on to other kinds of shields. You can add textures to your shields to give them certain properties. For instance, to create a shield that reflects all the harmful energies sent at you, you could visualize the shield as a mirror surrounding you completely. Then visualize it reflecting all unwanted energies away from you. Or for another kind of shield you could visualize yourself stepping into a suit of armor that protects you from all harm. Use your imagination! If you find your psychic senses are dulled or are shielded FROM sensing things you can do this: Visualize a shield and construct it. Visualize nothing unwanted being able to but you can freely sense and send things out from yourself from your shield.


Not only for Magick - this is an important practise in time like these ...
Category: Energy & Light | Magick & Witchcraft |


Saturday, 02. February 2008
The Ritual Magic Workbook

The Ritual Magic Workbook offers the reader a structured and highly practical twelve-month introduction to ritual magic.
A must have for beginners and experts alike.

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, a founding member and former Director of Studies for the Servants of the Light (a well known occult school), has been a practicing occultist for more than 30 years. This 1998 Weiser edition is a reissue of a work originally published in 1986 by the Aquarian Press in England.

The book's self-paced course is designed specifically for the solitary student, although a number of rituals may be undertaken with a small group. Ashcroft-Nowicki offers the student a solid, sensible-and sometimes quirkily humorous-
introduction to magic. She focuses on real magic; magic as a path of spiritual development. She encourages the student to examine the 'why' as well as the 'how' of magic.

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Yet the 'how' she provides is extensive: from what to wear and how to prepare and consecrate the temple, to a series of exercises, meditations, and rituals designed to open the magical world to the student.

While not all occultists will agree with everything Ashcroft-Nowicki has to say, The Ritual Magic Workbook offers a good introduction to the subject and is recommended to the interested student.

The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki.
Red Wheel/Weiser, 1998 | 256 pages | PDF | 2.8 MB
I enjoyed it for the detail about the making of the implements and the temple. So it's practical, as described, but a fuller self-initiation requires several other books and thus the suggested readings at the ends of each chapter.

If you want to put your hands to meditative use so you are well-grounded for further explorations, then this is a marvelous introductory book.
Category: Books & Magazines | Magick & Witchcraft |


Wednesday, 26. September 2007
Full Moon Rite

No matter where you live, the moon will look round and full tonight!
This full moon is called 'Full Harvest Moon' by the Cherokee, 'Moon When The Calves Grow Hair' by the Dakotah Sioux, 'Chrysanthemum Moon' by the Chinese, or 'Singing Moon' by the Celtic. (see related entry Full Moon Names).

Enjoy a feast!

Perform this at night, in the view of the Moon if possible. It is appropriate for crescents, white flowers, silver and other lunar symbols to be present on the altar for this ritual. The quartz crystal sphere can be placed on the altar as well.
Or, if you prefer, use the cauldron (or a small white or silver bowl) filled with water. Place a piece of silver into the water.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle of Stones.


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Moon Goddess by Josephine Wall



Stand beforethe altar andinvoke the Goddess and God, with the Blessing Chant and/or any other invocations.

Now gaze at the Moon, if possible. Feel its energies sinking into your body. Feel its cool Goddess energy wash you with power and love.
Now say these or similar words:

Wondrous Lady of the Moon
You who greets the dark with silvered kisses
Mistress of the night and all magicks,
who rides the clouds in blackened skies
and spills light upon cold Earth.
Oh Lunar Goddess
Crescent one
Shadow maker and shadow breaker,
Revealer of mysteries past and present,
Puller of seas and ruler of women
All-wise Lunar Mother
I greet your celestial jewel
at the waxing of its powers
with a rite in Your honor
I prey by the moon
I prey by the moon
I prey by the moon


Continue chanting "I pray bythe Moon" for as long as you will.
Visualize the Goddess if you so desire, perhaps as a tall, robust woman wearing silver jewelry and white, rippling, draped clothing. A crescent Moon may rest upon Her brow, or She may toss a glowing silvery white orb in Her hands. She treads the starfield of eternal night in an eternal round with Her lover, the Sun God, spreading moonrays wherever She goes. Her eyes laugh, Her skin is white and translucent. She glows.

Now is the time for magick of all types, forthe full ofthe Moon marks the height of its powers, and all positive spells cast then are powerful.

FullMoons are also excellent times for meditation, mirror magick and psychic workings, for such are often more successful within the circle. Crystal-scrying is particularly recommended; flood the crystal with moonlight prior to the ritual. If you have no crystal sphere, use the cauldron filled with water and the piece of silver.
Gaze at the water (or at the Moon glinting on the silver) to awaken your psychic awareness.

Thank the Goddess and God and release the circle.


Exerpted from the book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
by Scott Cunningham.
Category: Magick & Witchcraft |


Friday, 14. September 2007
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity

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Amulets -- protective devices worn around the body, or placed next to other objects, to protect them from various evils -- were common in all societies and all periods of antiquity, and their use was accepted as normal by secular, religious, and "scientific" authorities (i.e., the physicians). Almost anything could serve as an amulet -- a red string wound around the wrist, a stone carried in a small pouch around the neck, or a piece of iron tied to one's bed. Such amulets could be prepared at home, and called for no special knowledge or technical skills. Given their mundane nature, such amulets often are hard to identify -- for when we come across a decorated ring, for example, how can we tell whether it was an amulet or merely a piece of jewelry?


Protective Magic: Amulets and Gems

Within the wide category of protective magic, one local tradition stands out as unique, namely the so-called Babylonian demon bowls.

These inscribed earthenware vessels were found in several sites in Iraq and Iran, dating from the 6th to the 8th centuries A.D. and are unknown outside that region. They are normally inscribed in one of three Aramaic dialects -- Jewish-Aramaic, Syriac, and Mandaic -- though some bowls are known which are inscribed in Persian (Pehlevi). The form and direction of the writing varies -- the most common form being spirals, beginning from the bowl's rim and moving toward the center. Some bowls are inscribed on the outside as well as the inside.

Moreover, numerous bowls are inscribed in various pseudo-scripts, either because the person who manufactured them was illiterate, or because the text itself was deemed only a secondary component of the bowl, and could be recited orally, or dispensed with altogether.

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While many bowls show little sign of outside influence, others display the well-known motifs of "international" magic -- common divine names, familiar voces magicae, and symbols such as the ouroboros or the characteres.
Protective Magic: Babylonian Demon Bowls

Magic played several important roles in ancient life, and many magical texts have survived on papyrus. This popular exhibit examines these ancient, mystical traditions:
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity by the University of Michigan Library.
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Saturday, 28. July 2007
Techniques of Modern Shamanism

Techniques of Modern Shamanism Trilogy by Phil Hine:

This book is a collection of practical exercises, the aim of which is to enhance awareness of the world around us. The first part of this book deals with basic sensory exercises, while the second half deals with trance states, and some of the basic group dynamics involved in helping other people into them. Using these techniques will not make you a ‘shaman/shamanka’, but they are drawing on the shamanic outlook - which depends from an enhanced awareness of our environment, and the ability to mediate between the everyday, and the sacred aspects of our experience. “Walking between the Worlds” requires that we learn to extend our perceptions from the ordinary, to see the extra-ordinary which lies within it ...

Vol I. - Walking between the worlds (PDF, 44 pages)

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Our life experiences can be seen to fall into three interwovenarenas; the worlds of Social experience, Mythic experience,and Personal experience. These are of course, not separaterealms, but areas of experience which mesh together all thetime. Separating them into three regions allows us to examinethem, and in turn, gain insights into how each contributes tothe other.

The Social World: This is the everyday world of consensus reality - the conven-tions that we more or less agree to uphold with each other. Inthis world we take on various roles and play them in situationswhich are laid out to a set of ground rules. Understanding thesesocial rules and games enhances our ability to manage in thesocial world ...


The Mythic World: This is the realm of metaphor and symbol; the larger-thanlifeworld of theatre, fantasy, legend and television culture. In ev-ery era, stories & legends have provided a mythic reflection ofour hopes, fears & aspirations. Our ancestors had the deeds ofheroes & goddesses, while we have the daily diet of film andtelevision soaps. This is the world where magick is perhaps atits most obvious, in which the shaman stands as a mythic fig-ure, interceding between personal visions and social cohesion,between the worlds of spirits and gods, and the people forwhom those spirits are a reality, yet remain mysterious ...

The Personal World: This is the most intimate arena of our experience, the intrapsy-chic world of the self. Of the three worlds, this one holds themost mystery for us, and it is through the mythic world thatwe may plumb the depths of our personal experience. Knowl-edge of self is a key to all magickal development, and the exer-cises in this section begin the process of learning to look atones self and develop intuitive faculties ...

Vol II. - Two worlds & inbetween (PDF, 46 pages)


The aim of this book is to go some way towards exploring theevolving perspective of ‚Urban Shamanism. It's not really atraining manual like its predecessors, but gives one viewpoint(mine) on tackling the problem of living and acting from abroadly shamanic stance, within a city culture. Starting out withthe premise that shamanic work is less of a purely personal tripand more related to the recovery of a functional role thatindividuals may come to play in their community, I have triedto present a clear picture of my own approach, in the hope thatit may point others to explore what remains, largely, unknownterritory ...

Vol III. - Touched by fire (PDF, 44 pages)
Category: Ethno & Shamanism | Magick & Witchcraft |


Wednesday, 23. May 2007
Magic Baths

Taking a Magical Bath doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as simple as running to your local drug or beauty supply and buying a product that is appropriately scented or contains an herb or essential oil.

The important thing about taking one of these baths, no matter how humble or expensive the ingredients are, is to meditate on your intention while you are sitting in the tub.

You can get a little fancier, by making an infusion from flowers, herbs or other elements. Brewing the herbs as you would brew a cup of herbal tea and then pouring the strained infusion into your bath water is the easiest way to make an infusion. You can also put the ingredients in a cheesecloth bag that hangs over the bathtub faucet and have the hot water run through the ingredients.

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In some cases you can actually buy tea bags and just toss them in the water. I'm a purist so personally I love to throw the entire herb, flower or vegetable in the bath. It makes me feel like I am Cleopatra having a bath in ancient Egypt or like some kind of wicked harlot getting ready for her Roman Soldier. However if you do decide to get really into the food aspect of this make sure you have some kind of strainer on your drain so that stuff doesn't flow down your pipes. What can I say? Some miracles can be quite "messy".

Here are a couple of "quick fixes" for aspiring witches on the run:
Read more ...
Category: Body & Health | Herbs & Kitchen | Magick & Witchcraft |


Saturday, 24. February 2007
Pagan Kitchen Recipes & Tips

Magick begins in the kitchen. The things we prepare each day for our families and friends are very special and can harbor the energies that we think as we create them.

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In this day of so much fear and anger, so much despair and depression, it is extremely important to do the daily ritual of preparing our food in a sacred way. When you do this, joy and laughter, prosperity and abundance can manifest itself into your lives...

Pagan Kitchen Recipes - Everything for the Kitchen Witch by Celeste Heldstab also known as Lady Elaine.

More than 400 recipes - and it grows up.


Also from her site:

Some herbs used for magick are toxic and not intended to be eaten, breathed in incense, or otherwise consumed. If you also work with herbs for cooking or healing, be sure to keep your magickal herbs separate and use a different set of tools to work with them. You wouldn't use the same funnel to pour cooking oil that you used to pour kerosene, after all.

Lessons in Magickal Herbal Use


When many of us barely have three minutes to nuke a frozen burrito, the thought of taking time to make your kitchen a more special, magical, even sacred place may seem pretty daunting, but these simple tips will inspire and enliven you.

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"Hexenküche" - Ulricus Molitoris


Claim your role as a Kitchen Priestess, making nourishing magic that will feed you and your family--body, mind, and spirit. The antidote to cultural depression and disconnection can all start in the kitchen! Food for thought, right here.

Tips for a More Magical Kitchen
Category: Herbs & Kitchen | Magick & Witchcraft |


Monday, 19. February 2007
Spirit of Old

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"Path Walker" Twisted Oak wand

The wood dates from around 6,000 years ago and is from Somerset, considered by many to be the site of the fabled Isle of Avalon. This rare and beautiful wood is a deep, warm chestnut in colour and feels full of positive energies.


Wands

After collection, the bark is usually stripped from these wands and the wood is then worked until smooth. Some of the wands are left without decoration to show off their natural beauty and others are adorned with Runes or other symbols both as a means of decoration and of empowerment. A crystal tip may also be added in order to channel energy, add its own special qualities and, of course, to look beautiful. Every wand is polished to a deep shine using natural beeswax polish (unless otherwise stated).

Note:
Different trees can have very different energies so it may be worthwhile browsing through the page of tree properties to decide on the most suitable type of wood for your wand.


Divination: Ogham sets

The Ogham alphabet consists of twenty letters to which a further five were added at a late stage in its development, probably later than the 8th century. The original twenty letters each consist of from one to five straight lines or notches intersecting a stem line. There is clear evidence for the magickal and divinatory use of the Ogham alphabet from the literature of medieval Ireland. Historically the symbols were used for divination by the use of four Yew wands, although more recently, the ogham alphabet has been used for divination by inscribing it onto small wooden staves or onto discs of wood. One symbol is added to each piece and they are used in a similar way to the runes.

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Hazel Rune Staves


Our aim is to produce finely crafted magickal items from the best materials with the least harm caused to the environment.
We carefully select only the highest quality pieces of wood to work with so you can be sure that a "Spirit of Old" wand or staff will be beautiful and last a lifetime.


Spirit of Old
Magickal items, wands, staffs, pottery, divination tools, ogham staves & rune sets handcrafted - and don't miss the Magick and Spellcrafting section.
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Tuesday, 30. January 2007
Renaissance Astrological Magic

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Talisman comes from the Greek telesma meaning consecrated or sacred object. Amulet comes from the Latin amuletum and refers more narrowly to objects with an apotropaic or protective function. The key to astrological talismans and amulets is the timing of their creation which is determined by electional astrology. Unless talismans are created at an astrologically auspicious time as well as being ritually consecrated they are nothing more than jewelry with astrological designs, lacking any magical or spiritual charge.
Talismans represent the logical extension of a spiritual world view and have been a part of Western culture for thousands of years. Renaissance Magi like Marsilio Ficino and Cornelius Agrippa saw the entire Cosmos as one great, interconnected Being, a system based on intricate harmony, sympathy and correspondence, both spiritual and material. Astrology, Alchemy and Magic were seen as the preparatory studies for Hermetic Gnosis, a practical way of experiencing the unity of the Cosmos.


Astrological Talismans & Amulets


The word planet comes from the Greek, planetos, or wanderer. This name comes from the fact that the planets move independently of each other and their movement is from West to East, opposite to the rotation of the fixed stars. The seven traditional planets are Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon.
For Renaissance philosophers and astrologers the planets were a key part of the Celestial World, itself the essential link between the Divine World of Angels and Intelligences and the Material World. The pages provided for each of the planets come from William Lilly's Christian Astrology published in 1642.

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Each of the planets rules a myriad of things here in the Material World. Lilly states, for example, that Saturn rules old men, brick makers, the spleen, hemp, crows and lead.

The Planets in Renaissance Astrology

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For the Renaissance philosopher magic was a spiritual science which, like the Cosmos itself, was arranged in a triple hierarchy: material, celestial and divine.

Natural magic is reliant on the elements and occult properties of material things and required a knowledge of natural philosophy. Celestial magic relies on the spiritual connections and causality imposed by the Zodiacal powers and required a knowledge of mathematics (for calculation) and astrology.

Divine magic, says Agrippa, requires a knowledge of theology, for without this knowledge one, "...cannot understand the rationality of magic." Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk.I, Chap. 2 (Tyson ed.) page 6. As the divine and ideal world was the basis of the existence and form of the Universe, so knowledge of the spiritual is the basis of magic.

Celestial magic or magical astrology thus concerns itself with the middle world, that of the Zodiacal powers, which are a universal archetype of Reality and control the generation and corruption of all things in the material realm.



The examples above and much more you find here:
Renaissance Astrology
by Christopher Warnock.

Category: Astrology & Astronomy | Magick & Witchcraft |


Thursday, 21. December 2006
Winter Solstice

In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth's equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Cancer.

In 2006 at precisely December 22, 00:22 GTM (December 21, 7:22 P.M. EST) winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere and summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

Aborigines, Astroarchaeologists, Atheists, Celts, Druids, Native Americans, Pagans, Shamans, Wiccans, Witches, and others, will be celebrating the world's oldest holiday.

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Winter Solstice Sun by EPOD

Some web sites featuring good information on the Winter Solstice:

Long before the dawn of any of the modern Judeo-Christian-Islamic faiths, rituals followed a more simplistic path. Guided by the natural cycle of birth-life-death-and-renewal, the ancients marked their seasons by celebrating each phase of the wheel of life. Both male and female principals, God and Goddess, were honored. Each was given honor as the sun and moon entwined in their cosmic dance.

All about Solstice and Equinox by morefocus. Direct link to Celebrating the Winter Solstice.

Ancient Origins: Solstice
Teresa Ruano and friends describe ancient solstice architectures, a family fertility ritual, and solstice celebrations of many cultures.

Winter Solstice & Yule Rituals
Don't miss Lisa Hutchins' essay describing the origins, traditions and spirituality of the solstice.

Celebrating the Seasons: Winter Solstice
Lore and Rituals by Selena Fox.

Yule Songs from Pagan Digest
A collection of fun rewordings of well-known carols, hymns and songs.

Dates and Times of Equinoxes and Solstices
To calculate the date and approximate time of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and of the summer and winter solstices you can use the online calculator.

Elsewhere: Earth's Seasons Equinoxes, Solstices, Perihelion, and Aphelion 1992-2020

And last but not least: Stonehenge Summer and Winter Solstice Pictures


Blessed Winter Solstice to all!
Category: Astrology & Astronomy | Magick & Witchcraft | Time & Calendar |


Tuesday, 12. December 2006
Pagan Resource Guide

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OTHER NAMES BY WHICH KNOWN: Witchcraft; Goddess worshippers; Neo-Paganism, Paganism, Norse (or any other ethnic designation) Paganism, Earth Religion, Old Religion, Druidism, Shamanism. Note: All of these groups have some basic similarities and many surface differences of expression with Wicca.


HISTORICAL ORIGIN: Wicca is a reconstruction of the Nature worship of tribal Europe, strongly influenced by the living Nature worship traditions of tribal peoples in other parts of the world. The works of such early twentieth century writers as Margaret Murray, Robert Graves and Gerald B. Gardner began the renewal of interest in the Old Religion. After the repeal of the anti-Witchcraft laws in Britain in 1951, Gardner publicly declared himself a Witch and began to gather a group of students and worshipers ...

Military Chaplains' Handbook (English)
Excerpt from the Military Chaplains' Handbook on Wicca.

You saw a movie (which shall remain nameless!), you read a few books, you stumbled onto a website, you talked to someone who said that he/she was a Witch-and now you want to know more! You have an "interest" in the Craft.
Many seekers at this point rush into the nearest message board area and cry out, "Teach me everything you know!" The reaction of others to this plea may range from the semi-helpful, "Do more research" to the out and out rude, "Those Wannbees!"

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Witchcraft is a Path with depth. It can not be summed up in "25 words or less".

Wicca 101 - So You Wanna be a Witch? (English)
A four part guide for those who want to get started in witchcraft.

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The library holds quite a number of files full of information on Paganism and magic, with a special section just for beginners. And speaking of beginners, in response to many letters asking for recommendations on books, I have selected my own personal favorites in our reading list that those new to the Craft will find quite informative and useful.


This and more at the NYC Pagan Resource Guide
by John J. Coughlin (a.k.a. Dark Wyccan).
By the way ... next Sabbat: December 22, 2006.
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