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to help with studying

the-darkest-of-lights:

—Luck and success charm—

Green pouch

3 apple seeds

1 oak leaf

Chamomile

Basil

Cinnamon

Carnelian

Citrine

Cats eye

Lodestone

Make on a Thursday And carry with you.

-study charm pouch-
Yellow pouch
Calcite
Onyx
Basil
Marjoram
Peppermint
Amethyst
6…

20 Clever Altar Ideas

singingmountainwitch:

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Do you have a small apartment? Do you share your space with someone who doesn’t respect your privacy? Do you prefer to keep you altar out of the way of prying eyes, or be able to bring it with you on the go? Use some of these ideas for creating a Pagan altar that will fit into the smallest spaces, be portable, or hidden in plain view.

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Wiccan Traditions: Celtic Wicca

belladonnaswitchblog:

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~Celtic Wicca involves use of a Celtic/Druidic pantheon and heavily stressing the elements, nature, and the Ancient Ones. They have an immense knowledge of, and admiration for, the healing and magical qualities of plants and stones, flowers, trees, elemental spirits, the little people, gnomes, and fairies. 

According to Poseidonius and later classical authors, Gaulish religion and culture were the concern of three professional classes—the Druids, the Bards, and between them an order closely associated with the Druids that seems to have been best known by the Gaulish term Vates, associated with the Latin vates (“seers”). This threefold hierarchy had its reaction among the two main branches of Celts in Ireland and Wales but is best represented in early Irish tradition with its Druids, filidh (singular fili), and ards; the filidh markedly relate to the Gaulish Vates. 

~The name druid means “knowing the oak tree” and may derive from Druidic ritual, which seems in the early period to have been done in the forest. Caesar stated that the Druids avoided physical labor and paid no taxes, so that many were enticed by these freedoms to join the order. They learned great numbers of verses by heart, and some studied for as long as 20 years; they thought it wrong to commit their knowledge to script but used the Greek alphabet for other purposes. 

~As far as is known, the Celts had no temples before the Gallo-Roman period; their ceremonies took place in forest sanctuaries. In the Gallo-Roman period, temples were erected, and many of them have been revealed by archaeologists in Britain as well as in Gaul. 
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*Wild Witch.
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Wiccan Traditions: Dianic Wicca

belladonnaswitchblog:

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~The Dianic tradition is a Goddess and female-centered, earth-based, feminist denomination of the Wiccan religion. Dianic tradition is a flamboyantly creative and evolving Women’s Mystery tradition, inclusive of all women-born. Their practices include celebrating and honoring the physical, emotional, and other life cycle passages women and girls share by having been born with a female body. 

~Dianic rituals celebrate the mythic cycle of the Goddess in the earth’s seasonal cycles of birth, death, and regeneration, and as it corresponds to women’s own life cycle transitions. Modern Dianic tradition recognizes the greater or lesser effects and impacts of the dominant culture on every aspect of women’s lives. 
Since 1971, the Dianic tradition has inspired and provided healing rituals to counter the effects of living in patriarchy, and strive to understand, deconstruct, and heal from the dominant culture wherein we live and practice our faith. We define “patriarchy,” as the use of “power-over” thinking and action to oppress others, both institutionally and within the personal sphere of our lives.

~Inspired by nature and aspects of the Roman goddess Diana (and her predecessor, the Greek goddess Artemis) as a protector of women and wild nature. Dianic witches are dedicated to finding positive life-affirming solutions for personal and global problems. They vision and strive to create a world where the web of life, which includes all living things, is honored and respected as sacred creations of the Goddess. 
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Healing Spells

thepathofthewise:

SIMPLE CANDLE SPELL

  • Candle
  • Oil

What to do:

  • Anoint the candle
  • While doing this visualize the healing happening
  • Light the candle, let it like that till the end of the candle

IMAGE MAGIC

  • Paper, pencil
  • Candle

What to do:

  • Draw the disease
  • Burn it
  • As you burn imagine that disease going away
  • Draw the area of the disease completely healed
  • Burn it
  • As you burn it, imagine the area completely healed, feel thankful for that

PUPPET

  • Doll
  • Or tissue to mold into a doll (inside the doll can go cotton or herbs)
  • Needle or or other object that can serve as a needle

What to do

  • In the area of the disease, pinch the needles and feel the energy of the sickness being destroyed. Being transformed.

MOON

  • Waning moon
  • Black Candle

What to do:

  • Rub the candle visualizing the disease you want to get rid of (you can use oil to do that)
  • Light the candle, let it burn till the end

MOON HEALTH

  • Waxing moon
  • Water
  • Jar/ Glass that you can close

What to do:

  • Put the water into the glass or jar
  • Let it to catch the moon light
  • Drink it visualizing your body getting stronger, and you getting healthier

FOR A FRIEND OF FAMILY MEMBER

  • Get a photo of your friend
  • You can draw your friend if you want
  • Candle
  • Crystals (the ones you feel that is right)
  • Incense

What to do:

  • Put the photo or drawing of your friend in the center 
  • Light the candle
  • Have the incense and crystals around
  • Relax, breath, feel the calmness
  • Feel your crystals connecting to your energy, your energy is raising
  • Now look to the candle and feel the strength building up
  • Look at the photo of your friend and imagine a blue light covering him or the area of his disease
  • Imagine it been healed
  • Focus on the good moments you both had and will have again

Incenses that can be used: myrrh, sandalwood, lavender

Crystals that can be used: amazonite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, blue quartz; or any other you feel is appropriated

Herbs (you can put them around the candles while it’s burning): cinnamon, mugwort, basil

Oils to anoint: myrrh, balsam, lavender

Moon: waxing to get healthier; waning to get rid of something

Candle color: blue, white, green (to get healthier), black (to get rid of)