Witch Barabbas – Wicca Word

Witch Barabbas – Wicca Word

Witch Barabbas – Wicca Word

As with whatever other religion or profound way, Wicca ought to be a piece of our regular day to day existences.

Witch Barabbas – Wicca Word

The ceremonies and spells we perform aren’t the main part of Wicca. We can’t or shouldn’t respect the god and goddess, the components, our own particular spirits, or nature just when we need something and just when we sit or remain at our sacred place for a custom or spell.

We ought to endeavour to move our concentration in our regular day to day existences, the activities we perform aren’t simply physical.

Scrubbing down, going to class, going to work, taking an excursion, paying bills, washing the auto, sustaining your pet every one of these things can be a chance to investigate most profound sense of being considerably more profound than ceremonies and spells permit us. When you wash your auto or do the dishes, concentrate on the forces of the component water. Feel it’s vitality and perceive its capacities.
When you are at school, you have the chance to end up noticeably more tuned in to your awareness and locate the otherworldly part of lessons you may learn. When you are out on the planet, you are interacting with other individuals.
Attempt to feel the vitality of other individuals when you are around them. Don’t simply take a gander at your contact with them as being shallow. Our ceremonies, our festivals, our spells these are terrifically critical to us as Wiccans. In any case, when we are recently living our regular daily existences, our profound way ought to impact our activities and contemplations.
This idea can be valid for any way, not simply Wicca. Regardless of what your lifestyle, you ought to figure out how to live as indicated by your convictions, not simply talk in like manner.

Here are a few things we can do every day to help us concentrate on Wicca as a way of life and not similarly as a religion. I took in some of these thoughts from .

1. Respect the god and goddess day by day say a supplication, make an offering to them with incense or light a flame for them.
2. Expound on your excursion in your Book of Shadows.
3. Plant and watch out for a garden or keep pruned plants around the house.
4. Think day by day. You don’t need to put in hours, simply take some time in the morning or night, at whatever point you are free.

5. Go out for a stroll outside-go to a recreation centre, stroll in the forested areas, stroll in the moonlight and know about the soul in the trees, grass, all parts of the earth and nature.
6. Explore different avenues regarding divination.
7. Interface with different Wiccans. In the event that you don’t have a clue about any, locate a Wiccan chatroom or message board on the web.
8. Compose new ceremonies and spells. Compose serenades, lyrics.
9. Tune in to Pagan music.
10. Make a home grown bag.

These are only a small amount of things we can do every day to keep in contact with our soul and the soul of others, of nature, and so on.

There are numerous more things you can do, and you may build up your own every day routine. You don’t need to consolidate ALL these things into each day of your life. Be that as it may, you ought to incorporate the things that are imperative to you into your everyday life. Keep in mind that record-breaking is holy, we simply need to begin encountering it in the correct way. Make Wicca your life, and your most profound sense of being, not quite recently your religion.

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Witch Dalorice – Divination

Witch Dalorice - Divination

Witch Dalorice - Divination

On the off chance that the all-inclusiveness of a conviction be a proof of its truth, couple of doctrines have been exceptional set up than that of divination.

Everyone, from the rudest to the most refined, we may nearly include each age, have had confidence in the sort of extraordinary organization which we comprehend by this term. It was established on the similarly broad doctrine, that, other than our own unmistakable presence, we live in an undetectable universe of profound creatures, by which our activities and even our musings are frequently guided, and which have a specific level of control over the components and over the standard course of natural life.

Several these effective creatures should be foes of humankind, naughty animals which yearned for human blood, or evil spirits whose consistent business it was to entice and lure their casualty, and deny him of the expectation of salvation.

These creatures were themselves subject to certain puzzling impacts, and turned into the slaves even of mortals, when by their significant infiltration to the insider facts of nature they got a learning of those impacts. Be that as it may, all the more as often as possible their intercourse with man was deliberate, and the administrations they rendered him were just expected to attract him to a progressively certain pulverization, is a dim subject for examination ; and we won’t put on a show to choose whether, and how far, a higher Providence may, at times, have allowed such intercourse between the regular and powerful world Yet the superstitions to which this ideology gave rise have applied a relentless impact on society, through ages, which it is a long way from uninteresting to follow in its outward appearances.

The conviction of which we are treating showed itself under two unique structures, witchcraft and enchantment.

The mystical performer contrasted from the witch in this, that, while the last was an insensible instrument in the hands of the evil spirits, the previous had turned into their lord by the intense intermediation of a science which was just inside reach of the few, and which
these creatures were not able rebel. In the prior ages, this puzzling science prospered generally, and there were noted schools of enchantment in a few sections of Europe.

The exploration of the mystical performer was risky, however not lethal, to his salvation. The ownership of one protest drove normally to the craving of another, until aspiration, or insatiability, or some other enthusiasm, enticed him finally to make the last relinquish. Entertainers were, as a rule, gainful, as opposed to harmful to their kindred men; it was just when incited, that they harmed or tormented them; and their retribution was much of the time of an unbelievable character.

At times the insidious one engaged in sexual relations with men who were not entertainers; when they were impacted by some unattainable longing, he appeared to them, called or uncalled, and purchased their souls in return for the satisfaction of their desires. No unfrequently the casualty had fallen abruptly from riches and influence, to outrageous destitution and defencelessness, and the flirt appeared to him when he had resigned to some single spot to shroud the strength of his anguish This situation was a fruitful wellspring of stories in the Middle Ages, in the clear majority of which the casualty of the beast is protected by the impedance of the Virgin. At times, he looked for a meeting with the evil spirit through the organization of a mystical performer.

The witch held a lower degree in the size of illegal learning. She was a slave without response; she had sold herself with no apparent protest, unless it were the simple force of doing evil the witch remained dependably the same, poor and detested, an untouchable from among her kindred animals.

It has been an article of mainstream thinking, from the most punctual time of the historical backdrop of the countries of Western Europe, that ladies were more effectively carried into association with the profound world than men: priestesses were the most loved operators of the gods of the times of agnosticism, and the normal shortcoming and wrathful sentiments of the sex made their energy a protest of dread. To them particularly were known the herbs, or creatures, or different articles which were harmful to humanity, and the services and charms whereby the impact of the divine beings may be gotten to protect or to harm. After the presentation of Christianity, it was the evil presences who should tune in to these spells, and they are entirely taboo in the early religious laws, which alone show up at first to have taken perception of them. We gain from these laws that witches were accepted to wreck individuals’ dairy cattle and merchandise, to hit individuals with sicknesses, and even to bring about their passing. It doesn’t show up, in any case, that past to the twelfth century, at any rate, their energy was accepted to emerge from any immediate smaller with the villain.

Amid the twelfth and thirteenth hundred of years, the force of the witches to do devilishness was gotten from an immediate smaller with the evil spirit, whom they will undoubtedly revere with specific rituals and functions the shadows of those which had in remoter ages been performed to pay tribute to the agnostic divine beings.

At this period the witches got together by night, in singular spots, to venerate their lord, who appeared to them in the state of a feline, or a goat, or now and again in that of a man. At these gatherings, they had dining experiences, and some were named to serve at table, while others got discipline or reward, as indicated by their energy in the administration of the malicious one.

Here, additionally, they brought youngsters which they had stolen from their supports, and which were occasionally shredded and ate up. We see here the principal layouts of the witches’ ” Sabbath” of a later age.
The witches came to these assemblies riding through the air, mounted on besom.
when the witches wished to go to the place of rendezvous, they took a reed or cane, and, on making some magical signs and uttering certain barbarous words, it became transformed into a horse, which carried them thither with extraordinary rapidity. It was a very common article of belief in the middle ages, that women of this class rode about through the air at night, mounted on strange beasts; that they passed over immense distances in an incredible short space of time; and that they entered men’s houses without opening doors or windows, and destroyed their goods, and injured their persons while asleep, sometimes even causing their death.

Another faculty possessed by the witches of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, was that of taking strange shapes, as those of different animals, or of transforming others. It was a very prevalent belief that such persons turned themselves into ravenous wolves, and wandered about by night to devour people. They took many other shapes to indulge passions which could not be otherwise gratified.
They sometimes revenged themselves upon their enemies, or those against whom they bore ill-will, by turning them into dogs or asses, and they could only recover their shapes by bathing in running water.


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Witch Gothandra – Divination

Witch Gothandra – Divination

Witch Gothandra – Divination

The usual activity of our mind is limited to the perception of the world around us, and its life, as far as the power of our senses reaches; it must, therefore, necessarily be confined within the limits of space and time.

There are, however, specially favoured men among us who profess an additional power, or even ordinary men may be thus endowed under peculiar circumstances, as when they are under the influence of nervous affections, trances, or even merely in an unusual state of excitement.

Witch Gothandra – Divination

Then they are no longer subject to the usual laws of distance in space,or remoteness in time; they perceive as immediately present what lies beyond the reach of others, and the magic power by which this is accomplished is called Divination.

This vision is never quite clear, nor always complete or correct, for even such exceptionable powers are in all cases more or less subject to the imperfections of our nature; habitual notions, an ill-executed imagination, and often a disordered state of the system, all interfere with its perfect success. These imperfections, moreover, not only affect the value of such magic perceptions, but obscure the genuine features by a number of false statements and of erroneous impressions, which quite legitimately excite a strong prejudice against the whole subject. Hence, especially, the rigor of the Church against divination in every form; it has ever ascribed the errors mixed up with the true parts of such revelations to the direct influence of the Evil One.

The difficulty, however, arises that such magic powers have nothing at all to do with the question of morality; the saint and the criminal may possess them alike, since they are elements of our common nature, hidden in the vast majority of cases, and coming into view and into life only in rare exceptional instances.

Divination, as freed from the ordinary limits of our perceptions, appears either as clairvoyance, when things are seen which are beyond the range of natural vision, or as prophecy, when the boundary lines of time are overstepped. The latter appears again in its weakest form as a mere anticipation of things to come, or rises to perfection in the actual foretelling of future events. It is sad enough to learn from the experience of all nations that the occurrences thus foreseen are almost invariably great misfortunes, yet our surprise will cease if we remember that the tragic in life exercises by far the greatest influence on our mind, and excites it far beyond all other events. Nor must we overlook the marvellous unanimity with which such magic powers are admitted to exist in Man by all nations on earth. The explanation, also, is invariably the same, namely, that Man possessed originally the command over space and time as well as God himself, but that when sin came into the world and affected his earth-born body, this power was lost, and preserved only to appear in exceptional and invariably most painful cases. So, thought the ancients even long before revelation had spoken.
They believed that Man had had a previous god-like existence before appearing upon earth, where he was condemned to expiate the sins of his former life, while his immortal and divine soul was chained to a perishing earthy body.

One of the most prolific sources of error in Divination has ever been the variety of means employed for the purpose of causing the preparatory state of trance. It is well known in our day that the mind may be most strangely affected by innumerable agencies which are apparently purely
mechanical, and often utterly absurd. Such are an intent gazing at highly-polished surfaces of metal, or into the bright inside of a gold cup, at the shining sides of a crystal, or the varying hues of a glass globe; now vessels filled with pure water, and now ink poured into the hand of a child, answer the same purpose. Fortune-telling from the lines of the hand or the chance combinations of playing-cards are, in this aspect, on a par with the prophecies of astrologers drawn from the constellations in the heavens.

It need hardly be added that this almost infinite variety of more or less absurd measures has nothing at all to do with the awaking of magic power, and continues in use only from the prestige which some of the means, like the cup of Joseph and the mirror of Varro, derive from their antiquity. Their sole purpose is uniformly to withdraw the seer’s attention from all outward objects, and to make him, by steadily gazing at one and the same object, concentrate his thoughts and feelings exclusively upon his own self. Experience has taught that such efforts, long continued, result finally in utter loss of feeling, in unconsciousness, and frequently even in catalepsy. It is generally only under such peculiarly painful circumstances that the unusual powers of our being can become visible and begin to operate.
While these results may be obtained, as recent experiments have proved, even by mere continued squinting, barbarous nations employ the most violent means for the same purpose–the whirling of dervishes, the drumming and dancing of northern shamans, the deafening music of the Moors, are all means of the same kind to excite the rude and fierce nature of savages to a state of excessive excitement. In all cases, however, we must notice the comparative sterility of such divination, and the penalty which has to be paid for most meagre results by injuries inflicted upon the body, and by troubles caused in the mind, which, if they do not become fatal to life, are invariably so to happiness and peace.

The state in which all forms of divination are most apt to show themselves is by theologians called _ecstasis_, when it is caused by means specially employed for the purpose and appears as a literally “being beside one’s self”; by its side they speak of _raptus_, when the abnormal state suddenly begins during an act of ordinary life, such as walking, working, or even praying. The distinction is of no value as to the nature of the magic powers themselves, which are in all cases the same; it refers exclusively to the outer form.
One of the simplest methods is the Deasil-walking of the Scotch Highlanders: the seer walks rapidly three times, with the sun, around the person whose future is to be foretold, and thus produces a trance, in which his magic powers become available.


In the East, on the contrary, the usual form is to employ a young boy, taken at haphazard from the street, and to force him to gaze intently at Indian ink poured into the hollow of the hand, at molten lead, wax poured into cold water, the paten of a priest or a shining sword, with which several men have been killed.


Divination by means of bones–generally the shoulder bones of rams–is quite common among the Mongols and Tongoose, and the custom seems to have remained unchanged through centuries. Three shoulder bones of rams were brought to a willing subject, which he held for some time in his hands, while deeply meditating on the subject; then he threw them into the fire. After they were burnt black they were again laid before him and examined; if they had cracked lengthways the omen was favourable, if crossways the enterprise was abandoned.
Divination of one sort or another has been around for as long as anyone can remember and it will probably be around for a long time to come.


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Altar Witch – Divination

Altar Witch - Divination

Altar Witch - Divination

Divination is totally unique. We’re looking at seeing reality here, and I don’t simply mean what’s to come.

Altar Witch - Divination

Divination can be utilized for a wide range of data. It can give guidance, clarify a circumstance, and, obviously, tell what’s to come.

Divination is a deep-rooted technique in or out of the craft. At any rate that is the thing that my books let me know in the short time that I have been studying them. I am really draw to the Tarot I might add. It has such a variety of uses, spreads, utilizes, and a general air of cunningness about it. In any case, Tarot isn’t the main type of divination that has worked for me. I have additionally utilized runes, the Ouija board and a pendulum also dabbling in other areas.For me, my journeys with divination started much sooner than musings of Witchcraft even entered my thoughts. I was quite young when my companions and I utilized our first Ouija board.

We never considered it excessively important, and everything was playing around at that time of life. We’d move the pointer purposely to yes, we constrained the board and “any spirits around it” to admit to their express ineptitude and absence of force. However, one day the young lady who possessed the board, Regina, declined to convey it out to play with. We asked her for what good reason not and she essentially said she would not like to any longer for fear of a negative outcome.
In any case, one day a companion of our own had a truly imperative question for the board, and when we requested that Regina bring it out, she still declined. Becoming inquisitive as to her revulsion of the Ouija board, we asked for more information with the issue. She at long last conceded that it terrified her and she didn’t care for it any longer. At the point when inquired as to why it terrified her, she continued to lead us into her home and up to her room. She instructed us to be calm and tune in. We stood noiseless and heard nothing.
“It’s in my wardrobe, ” she stated, and we took it from there. she indicated her bureau, which had started to shake. She was stark white now, and we essentially assumed that the rattling was because of our moving about. When we were all still, we saw that her furniture and things were all the while rattling discernibly. It had nothing to do with us. The room had been quiet preceding passage, and now it shook, notwithstanding when we were still.
Regina raised an accusatory finger to the Ouija board and kept running from the room, followed by whatever remains of us. Her folks discarded the diversion not long after that, and as Regina trusted, the tremors ceased. That beyond any doubt frightened the living daylights out of us, and made a freshly discovered wonderment and love for the mysterious in the brains of a couple of youthful youngsters, myself included.

Altar Witch - Divination

I work in Tarot. I believe it’s superbly shrewd, and can convey to light things which I may never have known would impact a circumstance.

When I was new at this, I chose to do my own perusing. I was extremely worried now about the prospect that I was really adoring the Christian Devil by rehearsing Witchcraft.

I realized that I didn’t trust that Satan had anything to do with cutting edge Wicca, and that what I was rehearsing essentially insisted a large portion of the convictions I held as a youthful person, before I was compelled to grow up and acknowledge the truth of my folks.
After doing a contemplation on the Tarot, and the imagery of the cards, I chose six cards that held the most significance for me. They included Temperance, the Page of Swords and the Nine of Swords. continued to do the Celtic Cross spread. I rearranged the deck seven times, since I gained from my material science educator that you should rearrange a deck of cards before each reading. The principal card I set down was the Nine of Swords! This was basically elating. The principal card out was one which I felt had much importance for me. The second card I turned over was the Page of Swords. As I did whatever is left of the spread, I was stunned, astounded, frightened, and fairly startled by the perusing’s precision.
The highlight of the spread was the point at which I turned over card number nine, that which was either my most prominent expectation, or my biggest dread.
My eyes swell as I saw the Devil card gazing me in the face! My central dread of Witchcraft had been perceived, and my confidence in the force of the tarot had been affirmed. I hold much stock in the legitimacy of the Tarot now, as it has served me well in many cases before. I reveal information which was for all intents and purposes obscure to any other person when I do spreads for individuals I meet. The looks of immaculate shock that I get from doubters when I reveal their past, and open potential outcomes for their future are all the reward I requirement for carrying out my specialty nowadays.
I essentially adhere to my Universal-Waite Tarot deck now, however Runes hold a solid enthusiasm for me. I have as of late made my own rune set in my earthenware production class. I can hardly wait to utilize them! Any guidance I could give is say that one ought to get their hands on completely any type of divination that interests them. Do much perusing regarding the matter, and practice, rehearse, keep at it.

Altar Witch - Divination

I can recommend learning the Tarot as there is something for everyone to discover within the cards.

It is a genuine show-stopper, on both the physical level, on the mental and magickal levels as well. Tarot can be utilized for divination, magick, astral projection, contemplation, and an assortment of different things. It is a perfectly created device and a brilliant guide on the way to further your insight into the subject.

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Spiritual Zoe’s Page 11

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As I am a spiritual person it is a great joy to share this page with you.

Magic and Religion

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Magic may be described as a kind of religion in which the ethical element is either subordinated or sacrificed to other and inferior elements.
Incantations are prayers, only that the main stress is laid on the mode of utterance rather than on the moral condition of the agent. Plants, drugs, etc., when burnt to appease the good spirits, and protect against evil ones, are to be compared with sacrifices, and especially with incense, which last obtains at the present time in many branches of the Christian Church. In the mythology of the Vedas it is hard, if not impossible, to distinguish between magical acts and sacrifices; in each case something is done with the view of propitiating higher beings.

The unethical means employed by magic correspond to the unethical view that is held of the beings trafficked with.

As the conception of these beings rises, animism passes through polytheism on to monotheism. At this last stage the one God believed in is just and holy, requiring on the part of all who have to do with Him moral qualifications, these above all else, these almost to the exclusion of all other qualifications. Magic has now given way to religion. Prayer and fellowship have taken the place of mere words and acts.

Special individuals are chosen on account of their superior knowledge of the formulae; methods of operation, etc., believed to prevail with the powers which it is sought to persuade this select body of men corresponds to the priests, which in the lower forms of religion are credited with extraordinary knowledge of Divine secrets, and with unusual influence over Deity Indeed, it is hard to say when exactly the magician resigns, and the priest enters upon office To some extent the conception and conduct which properly belong to magic, accompany religion in all its historical forms.

Magic has been made to consist especially in the art or compelling spirits or deities, or the Deity, to do the will of him who utters the needful words, or performs the requisite acts. In this it has been made to stand apart from religion. This, however, is not strictly correct, because, as already stated, all magic is a sort of religion; and certainly in most cases, the magician does not seek to use force in the exercise of his art : else what do we make of incantations and charms ?

In the lowest stages of culture the spirits communicated with are not separated into good and bad, just because the categories of good and bad have not risen into conscious thought, though implied in the very earliest thinking. Later on, traffic with evil spirits, particularly when the purpose was to injure others, was called Black Magic, or the Black Art. White Magic, the contrary term, stood for intercourse with well-disposed spirits.
In our own time, and amongst civilized peoples, White Magic means no more than the art of performing clever tricks with the hands, etc. Similarly the word conjure has, in modern English, the present meaning which White Magic has among ourselves, though originally it denotes exorcise. A conjurer well, children know who he is, perhaps even better than their soberer sires.

In a narrow, but later sense, magic has to do with feats of power and not of knowledge. For this reason the relation between magic and divination has been compared to that existing between miracles and prophecy. But it will be more fully shown later on that at the beginning, and at the present among backward races, this distinction is not drawn. Indeed, divination is hardly the right word to use for what is so called at this stage, since it is really magic applied to future events. The future is not so much foretold as constituted, or made, by the art of the magician.

The English word magic is, in our language, primarily a noun, but it represents an adjective in the classical tongue, the corresponding noun for art being understood, and sometimes expressed in Latin (Ars Magica).

Divination may be provisionally defined! As the attempt on man’s part to obtain from the spiritual world supernormal or superhuman knowledge. This knowledge relates for the most part to the future, but it may also have to do with things in the present, such as where some hidden treasure is to be found. Divination takes for granted the primitive belief that spiritual beings exist, are approachable by man, have means of knowledge which man has not, and are willing upon certain conditions known to diviners to communicate the special knowledge which they are believed to possess.


Necromancy.

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Necromancy is a part of divination and not a thing distinct in itself. Its peculiar mark is that the information desired is sought from the ghosts of deceased persons. Divination embraces all attempts to obtain secret knowledge from the denizens of the spiritual world, so that necromancy comes under it, and is a part of it. Indeed, the word itself denotes literally divination by consulting the dead.

All the beliefs which have been noticed take their rise in the primitive and instinctive impulse of human beings to interpret what they see outside of themselves in terms of their own personality. The earliest knowledge which man acquires is that of himself as a living, conscious, thinking being. In a vague way he may be said to perceive the outer world as reflected in his thought before he rises to the conception of himself as standing apart from it. But surely the first object he knows is himself.

This knowledge obtained, all other things are interpreted in its light, and just as coloured glass makes what is seen through it have the same colour as itself. As man, in the wildness of unrestrained imagination, looks forth upon rivers and stars, he pictures them as living just as he is living. Have they not many of the marks of life and personality? Trees and plants stand up and apart from their environment; they also appear to eat and drink, and they produce fruit and beget offspring. Stones resist all efforts to move or destroy them: they often seem to move of their own accord, injuring and even killing animals and men.

It would be too much to say that at this low level of thought the doctrine, of soul as distinct from body has been reached, but it very soon is reached.

In his growth to this higher thought, man is guided by his own experience. At a very early period, before there were words to suggest it, he must have come to feet that he is not the body: that, on the contrary, his truer soul controls the body. In other words, soul is differentiated from body. This twofold view of himself is almost unthinkingly applied to other things believed to be living.


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