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Harness the healing of Crystals

Let the vibrations of crystals balance your body’s natural energies. You can enhance the atmosphere of your home and connect back to Earth’s energies where these treasures came from.

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The beauty of crystals alone affords them a special magic, but we can use them to bring much more than simple decoration into our lives.

Virtually every culture and religion throughout history has used crystals symbolically and decoratively. They inspire beauty and feelings and the scarcity is what makes them valuable.

On a magickal level they can be used very effectively to gather and direct magickal energy that exists all around us and within us and use it for protection, healing in a variety of ways.

Each crystal has its own magickal abilities and attributes. It is in their colour, which is determined by the rate at which their atoms vibrate and can in turn be matched to the bodies energies or used to alter certain vibrations of the body.

 Earthy colours like reds and blacks make great grounding crystals
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Crystals influence the energy vibrations of chakras where healing and balancing energy flow through, to and from your body.

Gem remedies is another way of using crystals for healing (a whole subject on its own).

Wearing crystal jewellery is another way to use crystals for healing, keeping the crystal’s vibrations close to your body.

Tit Bits

  • Celts believed that garnet helps you to find the courage to face a conflict and gives you the energy you need to take action.
  • crystals placed around your home can help to raise the vibrations in the atmosphere.
  • Purple and indigo crystals such as amethyst, labrodorite and sodalite share the soothing properties of lavender. Combined with dried lavender it can be used for headaches.
  • Clear crystals such as quarts share the cleansing and purifying properties of white flowers such as roses.
  • Crystals can be used in spells
    • use crystals to channel the energy your spell requires
    • anoint your crystal with complementary oils to enhance and boost their abilities
  • Crystals have been used  for thousands of years as lucky charms.

 

Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation ~ Nikola Tesla

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161 Wiccan Laws of Old


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  1. The Law was made and ordained of old.
  2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.
  3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.
  4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her,
  5. So should the Wicca love the gods by being mastered by them.
  6. And it is necessary that the Circle which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.
  7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.
  8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.
  9. As has been taught of old.
  10. For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man. 

    High Priestess and High Priest

  11. And the High Priestess shall rule her coven as the representative of the Goddess.
  12. And the High Priest shall support her as the representative of the God.
  13. And the High Priestess shall choose whom she will, be he of sufficient rank, to be her High Priest.
  14. For, as the God Himself kissed Her feet in the five-fold salute, laying His power at the feet of the Goddess because of Her youth and beauty, Her sweetness and kindness, Her wisdom and justice, Her humility and generosity,
  15. So He resigned all His power to Her.
  16. But the High Priestess should ever mind that the power comes from Him.
  17. It is only lent, to be used wisely and justly.
  18. And the greatest virtue of a High Priestess be that she recognize that youth is necessary to the representative of the Goddess.
  19. So she will gracefully retire in favour of a younger woman should the Coven so decide in council.
  20. For a true High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest virtues.
  21. And that thereby she will return to that pride of place in anotherlife, with greater power and beauty.

    Security

  22. In the old days, when witchdom extended far, we were free an worshipped in all the greater .
  23. But in these unhappy times we must celebrate our sacred mysteries in secret.
  24. So be it ordained that none but the Wicca may see our mysteries, for our enemies are many and torture loosens the tongue of man.
  25. So be it ordained that no Coven shall know where the next Coven bide.
  26. Or who its members be, save only the Priest and Priestess and messenger.
  27. And there shall be no communication between them, save by the messenger of the gods, or the summoner.
  28. And only if it be safe may the Covens meet in some safe place for the great festivals.
  29. And while there, none shall say whence they came nor give their true names.
  30. To this end, that if any be tortured, in their agony, they may not tell if they do not know.
  31. So be it ordained that no one shall tell anyone not of the craft who be of the Wicca, nor give any names or where they bide, or in any way tell anything which can betray any of us to our foes.
  32. Nor may he tell where the Covendom be.
  33. Or the Covenstead.
  34. Or where the meetings be.
  35. And if any break these Laws, even under torture, THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS SHALL BE UPON THEM, so they may never be reborn on earth and may remain where they belong, in the hell of the Christians.

    Disputes

  36. Let each High Priestess govern her Coven with justice and love, with the help and advice of the High Priest and the Elders, always heeding the advice of the Messenger of the Gods if he cometh.
  37. She will heed all complaints of all Brothers and strive to settle all differences among them.
  38. But it must be recognized that there will always be people who will ever strive to force others to do as they will.
  39. These are not necessarily evil.
  40. And they oft have good ideas and such ideas should be talked over in council.
  41. But if they will not agree with their Brothers, or if they say,
  42. “I will not work under this High Priestess,”
  43. It hath ever been the Old Law to be convenient to the Brethren and to avoid disputes.

    New Covens

  44. Any of the third may claim to found a new Coven because they live over a league away from the Covenstead or are about to do so.

  45. Anyone living within the Covendom and wishing to form a new Coven, shall tell the Elders of their intention, and on the instant avoid their dwelling and remove to the new Covendom.
  46. Members of the old Coven may join the new one when it is formed. But if they do, they must utterly avoid the old Coven.
  47. The Elders of the new and old Covens should meet in peace and brotherly love to decide the new boundaries.
  48. Those of the craft who dwell outside both Covendoms may join either but not both.
  49. Though all may, if the Elders agree, meet for the great festivals if it be truly in peace and brotherly love,
  50. But splitting the Coven often means strife, so for this reason these Laws were made of old and may the CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE ON ANY WHO DISREGARD THEM. So be it ordained.

    Grimoire

  51. If you would keep a book, let it be in your own hand of write. Let brothers and sisters copy what they will, but never let the book out of your hands, and never keep the writings of another.
  52. For if it be found in their hand of write, they may be taken and arraigned.
  53. Let each guard his own writings and destroy them whenever danger threatens.
  54. Learn as much as you may by heart and, when danger is past, rewrite your book, an it be safe.
  55. For this reason, if any die, destroy their book an they have not been able to.
  56. For, an it be found, ’tis clear proof against them.
  57. And our oppressors know well “Ye may not be a witch alone”.
  58. So all their kin and friends be in danger of torture,
  59. So destroy everything not necessary.
  60. If your book be found on you, ’tis clear proof against you alone, you may be arraigned.

    Persecutions

  61. Keep all thoughts of the craft from your mind.

  62. If the torture be too great to bear, say “I will confess. I cannot bear this torture. What do you want me to say?”
  63. If they try to make you speak of the Brotherhood, do not.
  64. But if they try to make you speak of impossibilities such as flying through the air, consorting with a Christian devil or sacrificing children, or eating men’s flesh,
  65. To obtain relief from torture say “I had an evil dream, I was beside myself, I was crazed.”
  66. Not all magistrates are bad, if there be an excuse, they may show mercy.
  67. If you have confessed aught, deny it afterwards, say you babbled under torture, say you knew not what you said.
  68. If you are condemned, fear not.
  69. The Brotherhood is powerful and will help you to escape if you stand steadfast, but if you betray aught there is no hope for you in this life or in that to come.
  70. Be sure, if steadfast you go to the pyre, drugs will reach you, you will feel naught. You go to death and what lies beyond, the ecstasy of the goddess.

    Tools

  71. To avoid discovery, let the working tools be as ordinary things that any may have in their houses.
  72. Let the pentacles be of wax so that they may be broken at once or melted.
  73. Have no sword unless your rank allows it.
  74. Have no names or signs on anything.
  75. Write the names and signs on them in ink before consecrating them and wash it off immediately afterwards.
  76. Let the colours of the hilts tell which is which.
  77. Do not engrave them lest they cause discovery.

    Conduct

  78. Ever remember ye are the hidden children of the Goddess so never do anything to disgrace them or Her.
  79. Never boast, never threaten, never say you would wish ill of anyone.
  80. If any person not in the Circle, speak of the craft, say, “Speak not to me of such, it frightens me, ’tis evil luck to speak of it.”
  81. For this reason, the Christians have their spies everywhere. These speak as if they were well affected to us, as if they would come to our meetings, saying, “My mother used to worship the Old Ones. I would I could go myself.”
  82. To such as these, ever deny all knowledge.
  83. But to others, ever say, “‘Tis foolish men talk of witches flying through the air. To do so they must be as light as thistledown. And men say that witches all be blear-eyed old crones, so what pleasure can there be at a witch meeting such as folks talk on ?”
  84. And say, “Many wise men now say there be no such creatures.”
  85. Ever make it jest) and in some future time perhaps, the persecution may die and we may worship our gods in safety again.
  86. Let us all pray for that happy day.
  87. May the blessings of the Goddess and God be on all who keep these Laws which are ordained.

    Valuables

  88. If the craft hath any appanage, let all guard it and help to keep it clear and good for the craft.
  89. And let all justly guard all monies of the craft.
  90. And if any Brother truly wrought it, ’tis right they have their pay, an it be just. An this be not taking money for the art, but for good and honest work.
  91. And even the Christians say, “The labourer is worthy of his hire,” but if any Brother work willingly for the good of the craft without pay, ’tis but to their greater honour. So be it ordained.

    Quarrels

  92. If there be any dispute or quarrel among the Brethren, the High Priestess shall straightly convene the Elders and inquire into the matter, and they shall hear both sides, first alone and then ogether.
  93. And they shall decide justly, not favouring one side or the other.
  94. Ever recognising there be people who can never agree to work under others.
  95. But at the same time, there be some people who cannot rule justly.
  96. To those who must ever be chief, there is one answer.
  97. “‘Void the Coven or seek another one, or make a Coven of your own, taking with you those who will go.”
  98. To those who cannot rule justly, the answer be, “Those who cannot bear your rule will leave you.”
  99. For none may come to meetings with those with whom they are at variance.
  100. So, an either cannot agree, get hence, for the craft must ever survive. So be it ordained.

    Curses

  101. In the olden days when we had power, we could use the art against any who ill-treated the Brotherhood. But in these evil days we must not do so. For our enemies have devised a burning pit of everlasting fire into which they say their god casteth all the people who worship him, except it be the very few who are released by their priest’s spells and masses. And this be chiefly by giving monies and rich gifts to receive his favour for their great god is ever in need of money.
  102. But as our gods need our aid to make fertility for man and crops, so is the god of the Christians ever in need of man’s help to search out and destroy us. Their priests ever tell them that any who get our help are damned to this hell forever, so men be mad with the terror of it.
  103. But they make men believe that they may escape this hell if they give victims to the tormentors. So for this reason all be forever spying, thinking, “An I can catch but one of these Wicca, I will escape from this fiery pit.”
  104. So for this reason we have our hidels, and men searching long and not finding, say, “There be none, or if there be, they be in a far country.”
  105. But when one of our oppressors die, or even be sick, ever is the cry, “This be witches’ malice”, and the hunt is up again. And though they slay ten of their own to one of ours, still they care not. They have countless thousands.
  106. While we are few indeed. So be it ordained.
  107. That none shall use the art in any way to do ill to any.
  108. However much they may injure us, harm none. And nowtimes many believe we exist not.
  109. That this Law shall ever continue to help us in our plight, no one, however great an injury or injustice they receive, may use the art in any way to do ill, or harm any. But they may, after great consultations with all, use the art to restrain Christians from harming us Brothers, but only to constrain them and never to punish.
  110. To this end men will say, “Such a one is a mighty searcher out, and a persecutor of old women whom they deemeth to be witches, and none hath done him harm, so it be proof that they cannot or more truly there be none.”
  111. For all know full well that so many folk have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted because they had money or goods to sieze, or because they had none to bribe the searchers. And many have died because they were scolding old women. So much that men now say that only old women are witches.
  112. And this be to our advantage and turns suspicion away from us.
  113. In England and Scotland ’tis now many a year since a witch hath died the death. But any misuse of the power might raise the persecution again.
  114. So never break this Law, however much you are tempted, and never consent to its being broken in the least.
  115. If you know it is being broken, you must work strongly against it.
  116. And any High Priestess or High Priest who consents to its breach must immediately be deposed for ’tis the blood of the Brethren they endanger.
  117. Do good, an it be safe, and only if it be safe.
  118. And keep strictly to the Old Law.

    Payment

  119. Never accept money for the use of the art, for money ever smeareth the taker. ‘Tis sorcerors and conjurers and the priests of the Christians who ever accept money for the use of their arts. And they sell pardons to let men ascape from their sins.
  120. Be not as these. If you accept no money, you will be free from temptation to use the art for evil causes.
  121. All may use the art for their own advantage or for the advantage of the craft only if you are sure you harm none.
  122. But ever let the Coven debate this at length. Only if all are satisfied that none may be harmed, may the art be used.
  123. If it is not possible to achieve your ends one way, perchance the aim may be achieved by acting in a different way so as to harm none. MAY THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE ON ANY WHO BREAKETH THIS LAW. So be it ordained.
  124. ‘Tis judged lawful if ever any of the craft need a house or land and none will sell, to incline the owner’s mind so as to be willing to sell, provided it harmeth him not in any way and the full price is paid without haggling.
  125. Never bargain or cheapen anything whilst you buy by the art. So be it ordained.

    Law of the Land

  126. “Tis the Old Law and the most important of all laws, that no one may do anything which will endanger any of the craft, or bring them into contact with the law of the land or any persecutors.
  127. In any dispute between Brethren, no one may invoke any laws but those of the craft.
  128. Or any tribunal but that of the Priestess, Priest and Elders.

    Discussion of Witchcraft

  129. It is not forbidden to say as Christians do, “There be witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it a heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.
  130. But ever say, “I know not of it here, perchance there may be but afar off, I know not where.”
  131. But ever speak of them as old crones, consorting with the devil and riding through the air.
  132. And ever say, “But how may many ride the air if they be not as light as thistledown.”
  133. But the curse of the Goddess be on any who cast suspicion on any of the Brotherhood.
  134. Or who speak of any real meeting-place or where they bide.

    Wortcunning

  135. Let the craft keep books with the names of all herbs which are good, and all cures so all may learn.
  136. But keep another book with all the Bales and Apies and let only the Elders and other trustworthy people have this knowledge. So be it ordained.
  137. And may the blessings of the gods be on all who keep these Laws, and the curses of both the God and the Goddess be on all who break them.

    Use of the Art

  138. Remember the art is the secret of the gods and may only be used in earnest and never for show or vainglory.
  139. Magicians and Christians may taunt us saying, “You have no power, show us your power. Do magic before our eyes, then only will we believe,” seeking to cause us to betray the art before them.
  140. Heed them not, for the art is holy and may only be used in need, and the curse of the gods be on any who break this Law.

    Resignations

  141. It ever be the way with women and with men also, that they ever seek new love.
  142. Nor should we reprove them for this.
  143. But it may be found a disadvantage to the craft.
  144. And so many a time it has happened that a High Priest or a High Priestess, impelled by love, hath departed with their love. That is, they left the Coven.
  145. Now if the High Priestess wishes to resign, she may do so in full Coven.
  146. And this resignation is valid.
  147. But if they should run off without resigning, who may know if they may not return in a few months?
  148. So the Law is, if a High Priestess leaves her Coven, she be taken back and all be as before.
  149. Meanwhile, if she has a deputy, that deputy shall act as High Priestess for as long as the High Priestess is away.
  150. If she returns not at the end of a year and a day, then shall the Coven elect a new High Priestess,
  151. Unless there is a good reason to the contrary.
  152. The person who has done the work should reap the benefit of the reward. If somebody else is elected, the deputy is made maiden and deputy of the High Priestess. 

    Training

  153. It has been found that practicing the art doth cause a fondness between aspirant and tutor, and it is the cause of better results if this be so.
  154. And if for any reason this be undesireable, it can easily be avoided by both persons from the outset firmly resolving in their minds to be as brother and sister or parent and child.
  155. And it is for this reason that a man may be taught only by a woman and a woman by a man, and women and women should not attempt these practices together. So be it ordained. 

    Punishment

  156. Order and discipline must be kept.
  157. A High Priestess or a High Priest may, and should, punish all faults.
  158. To this end all the craft must receive correction willingly.
  159. All properly prepared, the culprit kneeling should be told his fault and his sentence pronounced.
  160. Punishment should be followed by something amusing.
  161. The culprit must acknowledge the justice of the punishment by kissing the hand on receiving sentence and again thanking for punishment received. So be it ordained.

May the blessings of the Goddess and the God be on all who keep these laws which are Ardane

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In most contemporary cultures, where there aren’t many opportunities to go barefoot, few acts are as intimate as touching the feet of another person. Our feet are our primary means of connecting with the earth, yet they usually remain confined in shoes or sandals. Cleansing the feet of a friend or loved one is a sign of trust, closeness, and openness. Cleansing your own feet can be a relaxing interlude that can help you feel refreshed. Foot cleansing also has become a popular stress reliever and beautification ritual.

Ritual foot cleansing has a long and intricate history involving many methods and motivations. It has been used as an initiation, a welcoming gesture, a purification ceremony, and as a means to demonstrate humbleness. Cleansing ceremonies involving the feet are performed in many different parts of the world. In many cases, the meaning of the ritual was twofold. It was a way of cleaning a guest’s feet before entering a home and a sign of hospitality. In Buddhism, clean water mixed with sandalwood to clean the feet is one of the eight typical offerings. By cleansing the feet of an enlightened being, it is possible to cleanse one’s own karma.

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The Wiccan Rede

I was really excited about the prospect that there are other Wiccans blogging here, so I went and did some perusing. And what I found was a whole community of Wiccans, Witches and several other people following different paths and it warmed the cockles of my heart. But as I started reading their blogs, my heart was sinking.

Having been able to study Wicca and living Wicca and now teaching Wicca, for the last seven years,  I would say that I know some about it.  It saddened me the more I read. There are people who truly have been living the Wiccan Rede. But most, got it all wrong. First of all, you cannot have Wicca as a religion and have witchcraft as a lifestyle.  Wicca is your lifestyle. We don’t do witchcraft. (anyone can learn a craft) Wicca is not about the spells that can be cast or how much power you can yield in a circle. It is not about being the centre of attention or even being ‘in’. Yes, they are out there, the ones that call themselves Wiccan because it is the ‘in thing’ to do.

Wicca is about living a life of sprituality. It is called a religion because we have divinity, Gods and Goddesses that we work with. You take that away, then we may as well be just pagans. Wicca is about the balance of things, not the positive and negative, yes it is important but it is not what is about.  We believe in the balance of the male and female in all things. Father sky, mother earth, Mother moon, Father sun. We believe that everything, anything and everyone has male and female.  Wicca, most importantly, is about acquiring knowledge about the self. Getting to know yourself. The dark and the light within. It is about learning to take responsibility for oneself and to understand cause and effect.

Being able to call yourself Wiccan, you must have gone through first level or first degree at a Coven.  This is because, the mysteries of Wicca are taught within these covens. It has been brought down from generation to generation.  No where in books will you find this. Even those who have written books will not add all they know. A self initiated ‘wiccan’ does not have this knowledge. How can you then call yourself a Wiccan?

The first thing people are taught in coven is that, you can read all the books you want, it does not make you a Wiccan. You need to join a coven for at least a year and get your first initiation. In doing that, you have now started learning the mysteries.  The initiations itself also prepares you for Wiccan life.  After you have done your first year, you then have a choice to either become solitary or stay to do your next level or degree.  It also depends on the coven itself. Some only have two levels, others have three and then there are those who have four.

We live by the Wiccan Rede.  Our bible if you will. We believe in not harming anything or anyone and that includes oneself.  This is where the Rede starts. Within yourself.  We believe in what you put out there is what you get back. We believe in karma.

I am proudly Wiccan..

There is nothing wrong with following a path you have set for yourself. Whatever your belief, whatever your path, it is of your own choice. Live it in truth.

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With true mind and heart do I hereby state that I believe:

 

  •  in a single mysterious source of all existence.
  • in the division of the one source into two equal and complimentary entities who I call Goddess and the God and whom    I honor through my deities.
  • in honoring, respecting, and revering the source of all by celebrating the cycles of nature through joyous ritual.
  • that the cycles of nature teach me about the cycles of life including the cycle of life and death. Therefore, I believe that life can be renewed through Spirit, that I can learn from the experiences of the past and that what I do now affects the future lives of myself and others.
  • that the physical world is not the only reality and that other realms may be explored and engaged.
  •  in the power to focus and direct the will in order to enact transformations for the good of self and others.
  • in free will which requires me to understand the responsibilities inherent in acting in accordance with this freedom.
  • that good and evil are the result of consequences of free will. Thus,I seek to act and lead my life in ways which, to the greatest degree possible, do not cause harm to myself or others.
  • in the application of ethical principles such as the Wiccan Rede, the Threefold Law and the Five Principles to my daily life.
  • that all sacred paths and practices which do not cause harm to others are worthy of toleration and respect and that I can learn and grow from the wisdom of the world’s religious traditions and philosophies.
  • that spiritual truth can be sought in modern as well as ancient knowledge; that the theories of quantum physics and jungian psychology are as inspiring as the ancient mysteries and the ways of magick.
  • in celebrating the solstices, equinoxes and cross quarter days (sabbats) in public ritual, the full moons (esbats) in small group ritual, and the dark moons (astors) in personal ritual.
  • that each person has the ability and the right to become a member of the clergy and that no single person has the right to dominate the spiritual life of another.

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