To call upon spirits for help, divination and inspiration - - - magick effected with divine intervention.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Most people find the shamanic practices of Native Americans so similar to Witchcraft.
Shamanism -- it is spirit - earth - based ancient cultural beliefs.
Shamans (wise women, medicine women) were called upon to mediate between mortals and spirits. They would ask spirits to provide or predict during both light and dark periods. Peoples held festivals to celebrate planting, growing, and harvesting, and thus acknowledge the spirits.
The most powerful spirits were associated with constant aspects of nature: day and night or light and dark, the Sun and the Moon, the four seasons, and the aurora borealis. Conflict could arise between the extremes-for example, betweenday and night or ice and fire.
Some event might mean that the spirits are at peace and in accord with nature. Others could be interpreted as challenges to the natural order-influenced by evil spirits.
A book of beliefs, rituals, witchcraft laws and ethics, herbal lore, incantations, chants, dances, spells, divination methods, Sabbat rites and miscellaneous topics, which serves as a guide for witches in practicing their craft or religion.
Book of Shadows -
or grimoire, is a handwritten collection of Witch's rites and practices that have been collected.
The Pages from the Book of Shadows -
Reflects my practices and beliefs as well as pictures of spirits that have been summoned . A dynamic collection of information, with additions being made as necessary.
Some scientists believe we are hard-wired to see faces. I say researchers don't know everything...yet.
In Our Oneness...Know Thy Self
a person who possesses magical powers and knowledge of spells, rituals, and incantations which summon supernatural powers.
The most powerful and sacred way of communicating with the spirits is tobacco.
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 receive it was from either by smoke from a pipe or by offerings of dry tobacco.
Tobacco offered directly allows for communication with the spirit.
The product on one level of being of a phenomenon or enitity already existing on a higher level. Visual or physical manifestation of an entity or activity on the astral plane.
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Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology and spell casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
At the Edge
There is support from the unseen to guide our lives on Earth.
I have been a student of the magickal arts since 1996. My interests include tarot, and other forms of divination, astrology, spell-casting, healing and spirituality, mythology, folklore, fairy tales and harness racing.
Looking for a book that offers witchcraft and realism, be sure to read Severed Ties.
My contemporary women's fiction book At the Edge is a story where a spiritual message and the ways of the craft interact.
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The Enchanted Snare is magickal story with an instructional method that can help you become acquainted with the Major Arcana in the Tarot cards and be more witchlike. I will begin to be post to my blog the last week of January 2017.
Witchcraft is both a faith and a Craft. As a faith - like other faiths, its purpose is to put the individual and the group in harmony with the Divine creative principle of the Cosmos, and its manifestations, at all levels. As a Craft, its purpose is to achieve practical ends by psychic means, for good, useful and healing purposes. In both the distinguishing characteristics are its Nature-based attitude, (I am part of nature. Nature is a part of me) and its philosophy of creative polarity at all levels (sun-moon, positive-negative, light-dark). *aspects distinguished by Margaret Murray
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