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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fire Blessing



I will kindle this fire under the eyes of the Tuatha De Danann
under the eyes of Brigit daughter of the Dagda,
under the eyes of Aedh the bright one....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Widdershins, and can be found in its entirety here: Fire Blessing

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wolf Moon

Tonight is the night of the Wolf Moon. This first full moon of the new year is a time of silence and sitting by the home fire. As the wild winter howls, appreciate the warmth of home and family.

I'm sorry to do this to you but this post has been moved to my new site, The Pagan Calendar hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in it's entirety here: Wolf Moon

Sunday, January 17, 2010

About Mace


Mace is a spice made from the waxy red covering which covers nutmeg seeds. It is completely different from the protective pepper spray with the same name.

Mace is produced by, Myristica franrans, a member of the mayriticaceae family. This plant, native to Indonesia, grows into a tropical evergreen tree of up to thirty feet tall.

The seed of this tree, which we know as nutmeg, is encased in several edible layers. The outer most is a small, golden colored fruit with reddish spots. The next layer is a red, web like, seed membrane called an aril. Mace is a spice made from this red waxy covering....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been expanded and moved to my new website, Magickal Ingredients, and can be found in its entirety here: Mace Magick and Lore

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chanting For Financial Windfall

You will need:
  • A quiet place
  • Candles and Incense
Light your candles and incense.

Sit for a moment and think hard about the exact amount of money you need. See the money. See yourself holding it; counting it. Imagine not that it will come, but that it has come that you now have it. With this in mind, you may start the chant....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Chanting For Financial Windfall

Need Money?

Need, need, need;
Money, money, money!
Me, me, me;
Money, money, money!
Now, now, now;
Money, money, money!
Need, need, need;
Money, money, money!
Me, me, me...


... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Need Money?

A Pile of Money


Like a a flash of lightning bright,
Stabbing suddenly down to earth;
Let the money that I need
Come to me, yes, give it birth!
Money, money - silver, gold...

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A River of Money


Stream into river.
River into sea;
Let the rivers of money
Flow straight through to me.
Swift is the current
And fast is the flow...

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Money From Nowhere

Out of the nowhere,
Out of the air;
Out of the darkness
To aid me, I swear.
Pile upon pile
Of silver, of gold...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Money From Nowhere

Thursday, January 14, 2010

At A Crossroads?

Here is a lovely spell!

Light my path
Hear my plea, Hecate,
Goddess of the night.
On this crossroad I stand,
Show me my awaiting destiny,
Remove my fears so I can see,
With your blessed name, so mote it be!!

~Shalini Ahuja

More prayers and invocations to Hekate can be found on my new website, Widdershins.

Hekate Speaks


I am the Guardian of the Mysteries
The Guardian of  the Serpent Power
Whom you have called upon time and time again
Hekate the beauteous
Hekate of the crossroads...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Widdershins, and can be found in its entirety here: Hekate Speaks

New Moon Ritual Cakes


The new moon is sacred to the goddess Hekate, and these cakes are ideal for use in rituals honoring her, as well as for Hekate Suppers, or an offering to leave at a crossroads. Many of the ingredients are sacred to the Dark Goddess, additionally there are 3 x 3 ingredients, using the number three which is also sacred to Hekate.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup of soft butter...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

At The Crossroads


Crossroads are considered sacred in almost all magical traditions. A crossroads is a universally accepted place to hold rituals, leave offerings, or dispose of items you wish to be rid of.

It is believed that Hecate rules over the three-way crossroads. She can see the past, present, and future. It is said that if you should approach a three-way crossroads at night, you would hear her black dogs howling. Her altars have been erected at such places for centuries.

The four-way crossroads are considered to be powerful because all four directions meet at one point. Dirt, rocks, and sticks gathered from such a crossroads are said to have powerful spiritual connections, albeit tricky ones to master. In Greek myths, Oedipus met his fate at the crossroads. From the Yoruban people we have Legba (a god known for his clever tricks) ruling the crossroads.

The strength of Ellegua lies at the crossroad. He is the remover of obstacles. An offering of twenty-one pennies and three candies left at the crossroad will prompt him to be kind and remove the roadblocks in your life.

Ancient people were afraid of what it meant when one direction met another direction. All manner of folklore is available concerning the crossroads. Fairies are said to hang out there, along with gouls, ghosts, and goblins. Even the Christian Satan is said to roam the crossroads.

Times Square in New York City is known as the "Crossroads of the World." A true urban crossroads is any intersection where 3 or 4 roads mead and then continue outward unobstructed for eight city blocks in each direction. If any one path is blocked by a dead end, a cul de sac, or a park, it is not a true crossroad.

Metaphysically, a crossroads is a place of sacred transformations, a metaphor for transformational points in our lives, and relate to time and choices.  It is a place to go to unblock your path.

Sources: Elemental Witch, and The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients

Friday, January 08, 2010

Secret Remedy for Healing the Cancer

Here we have the Secret Remedy of the Great Theophrastus Paracelsus for Healing the Cancer. This celebrated recipe is composed as follows:



When a human being takes hold with his right hand of a live mole, and keeps the mole so long with a tight grip until it dies, such a hand obtains by dint of this miraculous proceeding, such marvelous...

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

It's Distaff's Day

It's Distaff's Day (Jan 7) and time to get back to work after the holidays. (According to Old English tradition, that is.) From Chambers Book of Days, we have this explanation:

As the first free day after the twelve by which Christmas was formerly celebrated, the 7th of January was a notable one among our ancestors. They jocularly called it St. Distaff's Dag, or Rock Dag, because by women the rock or distaff was then resumed, or proposed to be so....  


I'm sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new site, Pagan Calendar, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com and can be found in it's entirety here: Distaff Day

Monday, January 04, 2010

POACHER'S STEW

½ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 pounds venison, inch pieces
2 tablespoon shortening or lard (not oil)
6 cups hot water
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 inch pieces
1 medium turnip, peeled and cubed 1 inch pieces
4 medium carrots, peeled and cubed 1 inch pieces...

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore (hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com) and can be found in its entirety here: Poacher's Stew


Saturday, January 02, 2010

Activate Your Money Magic

You'll need the following:
  • A decorative bowl
  • 5 small red candles - tealights make an excellent choice
  • Cinnamin Stick - for prosperity
  • Allspice - for success
  • Handful of spare change.
The change represents your "seed" money. Whatever you have in your pocket, or in the bottom of your purse will do just fine. Put the money, the cinnamon stick, one of the red votive candles in the bowl...

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Activate Your Money Magic

Allspice for Success and Luck

Allspice is widely considered to be lucky and is used by many people for the purpose of bringing good fortune in business, money matters, and games of chance.

This aromatic spice is especially effective when cooked in water in a double boiler to fill a room with its scent. Doing so opens the brain centers to greater achievement and creates a happy, efficient work environment.

Other ways to use it include the following ...

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Friday, January 01, 2010

The January Moon

What follows is a list (in alphabetical order) of the names given to the January moon. Also listed is the tradition and/or origin of that moon name:


I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new site, Pagan Calendar, hosted at shirleytwofeathes.com and can be found in it's entirety here: January Moon Names

Listening To Your Needs


This is something nice to do as a substitute for the New Years Resolutions we make and break every year.

Make a list of the real wants and needs that you have within you. Maybe you need to give yourself more time, or speak out about the desire for recognition of the person you really are... Only you know what you really want and need. Write it down.

Now...

I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website Book of Shadows (hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com) and can be found in its entirety here: Listening To Your Needs


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