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Sunday, 31 August 2008

A Witch Like Me The Spiritual Journeys Of Today Pagan Practitioners

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Book: A Witch Like Me The Spiritual Journeys Of Today Pagan Practitioners by Sirona Knight

Right off the top let me say that I hope this book inspires another one or two in the same line, although perhaps not limited to book authors. I love the idea of learning more about some of the background of some of the “big names” in Paganism. Of course, some of the people I would most like to read about are deceased, but perhaps there are close associates who could provide the data for “posthumous interviews.” In another vein, perhaps a book of fictional biographies could be assembled for the likes of Harry Potter, Sabrina, Samantha (“Bewitched”) Stevens, the “Charmed” sisters, etc.

It is difficult to critique a book like this, other than on technical grounds, since it is composed of individual life stories and opinions. I truly believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, no matter if they match up with mine or not. So, I find myself in the position of not being able to disagree with any of the statements contained within this book.

Perhaps the only legitimate criticism I can level at this book, if it is that, is that of the fourteen authors presented here (Dorothy Morrison, Phyllis Currot, Raymond Buckland, Z. Budapest, Marion Weinstein, Patricia Telesco, Raven Grimassi, Lady Sabrina, Skye Alexander, A.J. Drew, Silver Ravenwolf, Timothy Roderick, and Sirona Knight), there are only a few who are “Old Timers” (i.e., their first published work came out 20 or more years ago). Even that, however, merely reflects the author’s choice to deal with those individuals who have stood up for their beliefs, and who are still on the cutting edge of the evolving religion of Wicca.

This is a fun book. No, you won’t learn any deep, dark secrets. There are no skeletons in the closet being revealed. And of course, each author presents themselves in the best possible light,. That is human nature and no one can be faulted for that.

It is a book worth reading, because it shows that Wiccans are very human, and that some of us are willing to stand up and take our lumps for our beliefs. Wiccan authors are becoming more visible, and their books more viable. If you want to know more about the works of these authors, they are listed in the appendix. That appendix could form the basis for a decent “wish list” to improve your library.

Find Sirona Knight's book in amazon.com:
A Witch Like Me The Spiritual Journeys Of Today Pagan Practitioners

Suggested free e-books to read:

Sharynne Nicmacha - The Star Of Life A Historical And Spiritual History Of The Pentagram
Scott Cunningham - Wicca A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner
Sirona Knight - A Witch Like Me The Spiritual Journeys Of Today Pagan Practitioners

Friday, 22 August 2008

Spell For Easy Childbirth

Spell For Easy Childbirth
To use the herb Motherwort

for an Casual Travail

Subsequent to motherwort, unworried tidy,

Has sprung and flowered and gone to eggs,

Supply the stalks with heads and leaves,

Tie them tin cords to five strong sheaves;

Shout insults their tips adjoining a wall

Until the seeds, sharp-spined, shall fall,

And in the function of they are dispersed upon the bottom,

These words donate transmute the womb unbound:

Seeds that gore,

Husks that bind,

Exit innocently treaty

And joy behind:

Perceive absent test,

Let harshness exist.

Undo the stalks and propel them severe,

End their leaves in a velvet hall,

Sew up the charm with tawny thread:

As truthfully as the female is brought to bed,

See that she maintain it in her hand

For facility, as weeds are untutored from the land.

From: Crone's Derive of Numinous Symposium

Monday, 11 August 2008

Black Magic And The Occult

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Throughout the ages, most elements of the Occult have been referred to as Black magic or evil forms of magic.. This is common misunderstanding, as most elements of the Occult and its understanding are focused on the good element of the energy.. The black arts is more a personal aspect from a confused magician or sorcery.. All magic or energy wielding that is designed to intentionally harm another will in the end, end up harming the wielder and I will explain why..?

What is Black Magic ?

First of all let’s sum up Black magic or Evil magic as some call it. Many people are doing this form of magic without even knowing throughout there lives, manipulating people, manipulating greed, controlling the energy in a negative way which benefits themselves only.. If we can better understand these forms of energy manipulation or control it is then easier to protect ourselves from this common aspect of life.

An example of Misunderstood Black Magic

A good example of Black magic is any form of energy, that negatively effects your health or power to make choices (internal freedom).. It could be an influence at work with your boss where you are so used to being told what to do you are unaware of what it is doing to you.. It could be chasing the money to the point where money becomes your life and emotional response to others does not exist.. Another example could be in an abusive relationship where one partner gets pleasure out of hurting the other, do not confuse this with anything else this is emotional black magic..
It comes back on The Wielder of the Black Magic User..

Now that I have named a few examples I will explain why it will eventually negatively effect the wielder who tampers with negative or Black magic.. Similar to what Einstein said every action deserves a equal and opposite reaction it is similar with energy.. If you keep taking and taking and using it negatively, it will return on you and the effects could be devastating.. It could make you depressed or suicidal or even cause cancer to name a few.. It is important to make sure all use of the energy which we are all apart is always positive, that way only more positive can return..

Victims of Black Magic – Protect Yourself!

The unfortunate side of this is the victims, if you are a victim of energy harm or black magic it is important to try to defend yourself with your own energy.. Be positive and get advice from those that have massive amounts of energy levels, there are plenty of good magic users all around us who do not know they wield for good or might not even be aware of energy but always are willing to help..

Once you have advice or help you need to identify the wielder and confront them with emotional protection.. You cannot ask them about black magic as most will be like what the.. But you can tell them how they make you feel and then say you will never effect me like this again and be strong.. Sometimes moving away can help but you must confront these energy abusers first as they can leave a energy trail that can hurt you for months.. Sometimes black magic wielders will go for those that they think they can control easier or who are overly nice. If this is the case, you need to address this immediately if you notice it happening to another.. It is recommended to confront the wielder and explain an explanation and ask them to stop doing it..

I hope this post helps people understand a bit more on energy, which exists in everything and what makes Black magic, if you can think of anything else, feel free to comment below..

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Alfred Thompson - Magic And Mystery A Popular History
Naomi Janowitz - Magic In The Roman World
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Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Ritual For Common Sense And Inspiration

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You will need paper, pencil (a pen won't do), and a nice big eraser. A white vanilla scented candle.

STEP 1: Light the candle, and then think of one thing in yourself that keeps you from trusting or maybe even hearing your inner voice, your own opinions, your own hopes and dreams.

STEP 2: With your pencil, write a description of your block on the piece of white paper.

STEP 3: Think about this block for a while, and all the ways in which your life would be improved if it could only be erased.

STEP 4: Pick up the eraser, and begin to erase what you wrote on the paper. As you are erasing, say the following prayer three times:

Lady, cleanse me of this block.

Help me know through and through that:

the earth has wisdom, my body has wisdom,

a tree has wisdom, my heart has wisdom,

a bird has wisdom, my mind has wisdom,

Lady, cleanse me of this block.

Help me realize:

an ocean holds knowledge, just so does my mind

a fox has wiles, just so am I wily;

a child knows God, and so do I.

Help me find my innate wisdom and knowledge.

Lady, cleanse me of this block.

Help me know of these things:

common sense feeds the soul;

lyrical mysticism and visionary hope

belong in the everyday world;

I can grow and stretch a bit spiritually, every day.

STEP 5: If any smudges or pencil marks remain on the paper, if any trace of the original writing can still be seen, take the pencil now and turn them into stars, spirals, flowers, and suns. When there is no trace left of what you originally wrote, the ritual is complete. Snuff the candle and say:

Thank you Goddess.

~ Francesca de Grandis

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Talismagick - Love Spells And Rituals For Love And Relationships
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Friday, 1 August 2008

What Is A Pomelo

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" are a must during the mid-autumn festival or mooncake festival; " are normally eaten fresh.

The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a citrus fruit native to South East Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick pudgy rind. It is the largest citrus fruit, 15-25 cm in diameter, and usually weighing 1-2 kg. Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo, and other names include Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous, Papanas, and shaddock. Pomelos are also referred to as chakotara in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. In the Indian State Manipur this fruit is known as Nobab.

Cultivation and uses

The pomelo tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit, though the typical pomelo is much larger in size than the grapefruit. It has very little, or none, of the common grapefruit's bitterness, but the enveloping membranous material around the segments is bitter, considered inedible, and thus usually discarded. The peel is sometimes used to make marmalade, or candied, then (sometimes) dipped in chocolate. The peel of the pomelo is also used in Chinese cooking. In general, citrus peel is often used in southern Chinese cuisine for flavouring, especially in sweet soup desserts.

In the Philippines, the fruit is known as the suh^a, or lukban, and is eaten as a dessert or snack. The pomelo, cut into wedges, is dipped in salt before it is eaten. Pomelo juices and pomelo-flavored juice drink mixes are also common.

In Thailand, the fruit is called som-oh (), and is eaten raw, usually dipped into a salt, sugar and chili pepper mixture.

In Malaysia, Tambun town near Ipoh, Perak is famous for pomelos. There are two varieties: a sweet kind, which has white flesh, and a sour kind, which has pinkish flesh and is more likely to be used as an altar decoration than actually eaten. Pomelos are a must during the mid-autumn festival or mooncake festival; they are normally eaten fresh.

The tangelo is a hybrid between the pomelo and the tangerine. It has a thicker skin than a tangerine and is less sweet. It has been suggested that the orange is also a hybrid of the two fruits.

In Manipur, nobab is used as a major source of vitamin C. This fruit holds a high place in the culture and tradition of Manipur. Many religious rituals seem incomplete without this fruit.

The flowers are beautiful, aren't they?

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