Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Summer is almost at the point where the season is merely a memory. During the Autumn months the temperatures are trying to cool while the wind sweeps the leaves trying to change color as it moves the treetops. Autumn is the balance between summer's light and winter's dark. The season approaching is one that draws us inward and makes us reflective.
To Witches October 31st is more than trick or treating.
Know as Samhain (sow-een) to the ancient Celts, is the day on which the Celtic New Year and Winter begins. Samhain is the end of one year and the beginning of the next. A time for change, and a time to look to the future. It is the perfect moment to be in touch with Spirit Guides and vision of the way you want you life. The veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest point of the year making communication easier.
To prepare for the ritual bathe in salt to purify the mind, body, heart and soul. Dressed, slip in your pocket a picture of the person you will request to speak with or your Spirit Guide. Indoors or out the summoning of spirit is carried out in dawn or dusk in the glow of flickering lights of candles.
A secluded place is necessary, free from interruption, and then the magical circle is drawn out. The reason for this is to avoidance of contamination from unfriendly spirits.
Pause before you say what's on your mind. Focus on the lit candle wick and slowly breathe in and out to connect with the ebb and flow of the universe.
The universe is comprised of an invisible energy which is synchronized and flows without static. Interlaced threads move from side to side, intersect, sends out ripples and generate a current. Energy swirls around and around in its own inevitable rhythm of waves or vibrations on a vast range of different frequencies. The magical energy is, above and below heaven and earth, and inhabits all living and non-living things. The endless energies can be tapped into.
Acknowledge what you have already been given. You have many blessings to be thankful for. If you woke this morning with a healthy body you are blessed. Some people didn't while others didn't wake at all.
I am thankful for the wonderful things in my life. I am grateful for all those mundane bounties that can be taken for granted which makes my life more stable - a home, heat, hydro, resources to pay bills and food in the fridge. I appreciate my family and friends cooperation to make my life more peaceful; for mutual consideration and respect.
I pray that peace be with my fellow citizens of my community, my country and the world at large.
Call out to your Spirit Guide bidding to appear.
Spirit Guide who intervenes in my life with guidance and sympathy please come hither.
I am never afraid of what I know - participate in the process of learning and teaching, to fulfil my potential through constructive productivity and whatever state I am in, to be content.
In the previous year there were many ups and downs that I dealt with. Trouble is part of life. Failure builds character. I acknowledge what has been done; and what remains to be done.
This year I will strive to ----
Take time to visualize yourself being the person you want to be, living the life you desire.
Spirit Guide I request your assistance along the way in the coming year. Say farewell and then close the circle. Blessed Be.
For a variety of reasons, people who have died visit the earthly plane. I don't believe they cut ties or release their attachments to the people they love and care for. If you believe communication with the dead or spirit, it is possible.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Higher Powers change events all the time to put right what goes wrong. There is guidance in all things. We go through phases - forgive, forget, let go.
New opportunities come to put things back in proper order. When everything seems to go wrong, miraculously, everything starts to change for the better.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Indian rituals, ceremonies, and religious observances, tobacco is the unifying thread of communication between humans and the spiritual powers. The spirits are said to be extremely fond of tobacco and that the only way they could get it was from the Indians, either by smoke from a pipe or by offerings of dry tobacco.
Tobacco was placed at graves as an offering to the departed spirit. Requests to elders to relate oral traditions or other special knowledge were accompanied with a gift.
"Tobacco is in the east on the medicine wheel and has the quality of communication with Spirit. Tobacco smoke is visible breath that takes prayers to the Great Spirit. Tobacco also has the quality of connecting people with each other and bringing peace.
Tobacco offered directly or as smoke allows for communication with the spirit. As a Mesquakie told a student seeking to understand Native American culture: 'We use it (tobacco) in ceremonies; we put it in the fire, and then we can talk to the spirits.
Secondary methods involve those making the offering to bring the tobacco smoke into themselves and then blow it towards the spiritual recipient. The sharing of the smoke between the one making the offering and the spirit receiving it creates communion between the two. The sacred smoke may also be spread over oneself or over objects and persons as a blessing."
*Quote taken from Article Herbs by Marsha Smith Heron
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
On a clear night I sensed a presence beside me and took a photograph. Clearly seen in the tobacco smoke something materialized.
This could be one of any of a wide range of lesser intermediary spirits between their world and the physical world.
Demons play no role in neo-Pagan Witchcraft.
Demon is derived from the Greek term daimon, or divine power, fate, or god.
Daimons were intermediary spirits between man and the gods. A guardian daimons shared advice and ideas. It was considered lucky to have one for guidance and protection.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I saw my first episode of Ghost Lab and was less than impressed.
Can you inagine when you are most active someone entering your home with all their gizmos and gadgets and demand their wants- Do this! Do that! Appear and preform for some sort of amusement.
Better yet, command you move away from your residence. I don't believe you'd be too happy.
If you demand something from anyone in the earthly world you'd recieve the same
response - nothing.
I'm not going to argue if Spirits are real. To me it's ridiculeus to deny their existance. There is more than enough documented proof Spirits have appeared over and over in many forms. Spirits are just part of the all mighty universe. Not separate from.
If you are going to so-call Ghost-bust, demanding things from them as if it is your right, my message is to remember your manners and have something worthwhile to say or ask for.
Have a meeting of the minds.
Treat the Spirit you want to see or hear from as on old friend visiting or making first time aquaintance.
Don't be rude when requesting a sight of an appritation. You might be granted a glimpse between the veil of the seen and unseen worlds. A Spirit may whisper the answer sought softly in your ear.