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I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.
I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

Dark Moon Ritual Release Tonight 12/10/15

LET IT GO!

 

 Dark Goddess Hecate Banishing Spell - Dark Moon



This ritual should be done as close to the Dark Moon as possible. This ritual is for someone(s) who has done you harm by gossip, lies, deceit, etc. Because you are calling on the Goddess Hecate and Her powers to aid you, please make sure that you are completely innocent of the situation. If you do not know who the person is, or are not positively sure, do not mention any names. Leave that to the Dark Goddess, as She knows.

Requirements:

1. Parchment paper (use regular paper if you don't have parchment).
2.Three (3) candles: one black, one red, one white -- or 3 black.
3. Charcoal (or you can light the paper in the Goddess candle).
4. Patchouli oil or clove oil (to sprinkle on the parchment paper).
5. Dragon’s Blood ink or your magickal pen.
6. Before ritual, on a small piece of parchment paper, write down what has been done to you either with Dragon’s Blood ink and a feather, or your magickal pen which you have only used for magickal workings. Then put a few dabs of Patchouli or Clove oil on the parchment paper.
Fold the parchment paper in half and put a banishing pentagram on top and bottom of the folded paper.

Ritual method: 

After meditating and getting yourself focused and centered, cast and cleanse your circle in the manner you are accustomed to (you can always e-mail me or post a comment to request cleansing rituals that I use). You can use the Circle Casting chant either from the Full or Dark Moon Ritual which are below.

In casting a Circle and calling in the Watchtowers, I go deosil no matter the time of the Moon. When I take the ritual down, I go widdershins (anti-clockwise) in dismissing the Watchtowers and calling back the Circle. Since this is a Dark Moon ritual and you are working with the Crone and Her energies, there is no need to call in any God. Moon rituals are sacred and for the Goddess only. You call in the Goddess and God at Sabbats, as the Sabbats are the interaction between the Goddess and Her Consort -- between Earth and Sun.

Calling in the Dragon Watchtower (Dragons are great protectors and are also the ones who pulls Hecate’s Chariot).
1. Move to the East - raise your wand and say:

Hail, Great Dragon Sairys of the East,
Whose yellow eyes see all in the Element of Air.
I do summon, stir, and call thee up to attend this rite,
and call upon your forces to protect and defend me this night! 
(Light the candle and draw an evoking pentagram into the air)

2. Move to the South - raise your wand and say:

Hail Great Dragon Fafnir of the South,
Whose red eyes see all in the Element of Fire!
I do summon, stir, and call thee up to attend this rite,
and call upon your forces to protect and defend me this night. 
(Light the candle and draw an evoking pentagram into the air)

3. Move to the West - raise your arm and say:

Hail, Great Dragon Naelyon of the West,
Whose blue eyes see all in the Element of Water.
I do summon, stir and call thee up to attend this rite,
and call upon your forces to protect and defend me this night
(Light the candle and draw an evoking pentagram into the air)

4. Move to the North - raise your arm and say:

Hail, Great Dragon Grael of the North,
Whose green eyes see all in the Element of Earth.
I do summon, stir, and call thee up to attend this rite,
and call upon your forces to protect and defend me this night.
(Light the candle and draw an evoking pentagram into the air)

5. Go back to the East and make an envoking pentagram and say:

The Circle is sealed and I am
completely cut off from the outside world
in order to perform my magickal workings in,
sending back all the evil that has been sent against me.

6. Lighting of the Triple Goddess Candles - (optional) Three [black] Candles do I light,
In Honor of Thee, O Goddess this Dark Moon Night.
White for the Maiden pure as snow;
Red for the Mother full within;
Black for the Crone, old and wise.
(Light each candle as you address each Gddess)

7. Evoke the Goddess - raise your hands up high:

Oh Great Goddess of Darkness, the Sorceress
who will not be ruled, the Weaver of time, 
the teacher of Mysteries.
O Hecate, you who slit the throats of the cruel and drink
the blood of the heartless, yet are the shining sword
that protects us from harm.
You are the healer of wounds;
the Warrior who rights all wrongs.
You make the weak strong and the arrogant humble,
and you are Justice tempered with Mercy. 
I call upon you Dark Goddess Hecate to attend this rite
and to send back all the evil that has been sent against me.
(Light the Dark Goddess candle)


8. Prayer to the Dark Goddess Hecate of your plight:

Dark Mother, Queen of the Night, there are 
those who stand against me.
Let their efforts fail. Let them go down into darkness
Let them stand in your Courts
May their efforts always be lost in the darkness
with no light to guide them.
I am your child Dark Mother, protect me!
Dark Mother, help me to reach my goals, live my life to the fullest,
and walk the path of the Goddess.
Sweep away all barriers built by those who want me to fail.

9. Now, your intent - holding your parchment paper over your cauldron say with total conviction and emotion from deep within your heart. Poor the anger into your words for the injustice done to you. Do not just say the words, but feel the words:

Crush the evil sent against me!
Sweep its evil remains back int the bodies and brains of those who sent it!
The evil is dead; the attackers taste their just rewards!
The mouths are full of ashes, their thoughts of nightmares
their lives of unfulfillment!
Hecate, Dark One, hear my plea,
Bring justice now, I ask of Thee!
Right the wrongs that have been done,
Avenge me now, oh Mighty One.

10. Light your parchment paper by the Goddess candle and then put it in the Cauldron of Hecate and release you requests to Her and watch it burn.
As you are watching it burn, envision the darkness/negativity being lifted from you and returning to the sender. If you know how it is, fine. If you do not, then just see the shadow of the person receiving what they had sent out.

11. After the parchment paper is done burning, say:

It is finished!
(In saying this, you are now allowing the Dark Goddess Hecate to handle the situation. It is in Her hands now.)

12. Then say:

Oh Great Goddess, wrap me in your dark cloak and
protect me from Dark Moon to Dark Moon.
May your Dragons guard me from Dark Moon to Dark Moon.

13. If you have prepared for Cakes and Wine/Juice (which is in your chalice), bless them both by saying:

I bless thee of Creature of Wine and Cakes
knowing that as I drink and eat of thee
I partake in the power of the mysteries of You,
Great Goddess Hecate, the three and the one.
Libation: (Take the chalice of wine/juice in both hands and hold it up and say:)

In Honor of Thee O Great Goddess Hecate,
Do I pour this Libation and drinketh this Toast.
All life is your Own
All fruits of the Earth, your power, your wisdom
your liberation
I thank you for your blessings, strength and protection. (Remember eating of the cakes and wine help to ground you. So it is important to eat and drink.) If you wish to do any sort of divination and/or meditation, now is the time. Thanking the Triple Goddess - Wise Crone, who face is hidden from the starlit night,
Thank you for attending and witnessing my rite
on this most my sacred night.
(Put out the Crone Candle)

Mother, nurturer and giver of life
Thank you for attending and witnessing my rite
on this most sacred night.
(Put out the Mother Candle)
Maiden, bringer of new ideas and inspiration
Than you for attending and witnessing my rite
on this most sacred night
(Put out the Maiden Candle)

Thanking the Dark Goddess - Hecate O Hecate, My Queen, My Goddess
You who awaits for me at the end of Life.
I thank you for thy blessings and of your spirit
from Your cauldron of the sacred fire this night of the Dark Moon
I bid thee farewell.
(The Goddess Candle is put out)

14. Releasing of the Dragons:

Dragon of the East of gentle breezes and of winds
Who protected this Circle and witnessed my quests
of magick performed and all blessings poured out,
Thank you for attending this rite.
I release you back to your windy realm,
I bid thee hair and farewell .
(Put out candle and draw a banishing pentagram in the air)

Dragons of the West, of Oceans, streams and rainstorms,
Who protected this Circle and witnessed my quests
of magick performed and all blessings poured out
Thank you for attending this rite
I release you back to your watery realm
I bid thee farewell
(Put out candle and draw a banishing pentagram in the air)

Dragon of the South of bright dancing flames,
Who protected this Circle and witnessed my quests
of magick performed and all blessings poured out.
Thank you for attending this rite,
I release you back to your fiery realm.
I bid thee farewell.
(Put out candle and draw a banishing pentagram in the air)

Dragon of the North of forests, mountains, and land,
Who protected this Circle and witnessed my quests
of magick performed and all blessings poured out.
Thank you for attending this rite,
I release you back to your fertile realm.
I bid the farewell.
(Put out candle and draw a banishing pentagram in the air)

15. Go back to the East and once again draw an banishing pentagram to break the seal. Calling back the Circle - (I go widdershins to close the circle, since I went deosil to create my sacred circle):

Power cast and then forgotten is power wasted.
Wherefore do I call ye back O circle of Power
into my Athame or Wand (or whatever you use).
By the holy flame, this circle disappears and becomes no more.
Everything is as it was since the beginning of time.

Circle is now opened once again. The spell is done.

Blessed be! )O(

 

 

 

I‘m a Star Soul

Animus Soul Age TestI‘m a Star Soul

[Star Soul Icon]
Baby you're a Star! With zero lifetimes lived, throughout history, Star Souls have been the rarest of all souls on earth and highly critical to the survival of humankind. As you may have suspected, you're really not 'of this world.'  You've never been here, and may never be again. Your Animus Test shows zero lifetimes. You're here on a divine mission and must cultivate a deep fearlessness as soon as you can. You may already have the sense that you've got one shot and you've got to make it count. And it's true. But don't let this make you anxious Star Soul. You know how to be your own refuge, use this skill everyday, it's critical to you. As you walk through life, your experience isn't like other people's, you see everything taking place through fresh eyes. You see things others around you don't. This is because you lack the attachments brought by lifetimes spent learning the ways of earth. Abraham Lincoln is an example of a Star Soul, and how might humanity look today without him? Like Tesla, Oprah, Steve Jobs, and Malala Yousafzai, you have come in to this life, at this exact time, to bring revolutionary change to the world as we know it—relax, this can take time, but listen, no one said it was going to be easy! Your job is to see things for what they are and to speak truth wherever life takes you. Star Souls always change the world, always over the course of just a single life. We're all lucky you're here!!

To or Not to Skyclad!

Do You Know What is Skyclad?

 

I recently received a question that I would like to clarify. Two well-informed individuals were very interested in joining a Coven, or otherwise partaking in group Ritual, but were concerned that they would need to expose themselves in order to do so. They asked me if it was mandatory for all Wiccans to practice while in the nude. The brief answer to this question is by and large ‘no’ as the Faith is not one which coerces somebody to do something that they do not want to do. Instead, Wicca gives general guidelines for practice and finding a path to spirituality. However, there are certain sects and individual Covens with more stringent standards which do require participants to be in the nude, or Skyclad, during Rituals. I would like to elucidate the reasoning behind this.

The Wiccan Rede, the statement in which all Wiccans live by regardless of sect or other beliefs, does after all state, “An ye harm none do what ye will.” If an individual feels uncomfortable when unclothed in front of others or by themselves, would it not harm that individual to compel somebody to do so? To begin to answer this question, we must differentiate the Faith from a Coven. While Wicca is all-inclusive, willing to accept anybody to live by the Rede, as we have often mentioned, a Coven is not necessarily open to everybody who wishes to join. Rather, it is a group of individuals who share a common ideology about Wicca and the practice of Magick, and may choose to impose rules, including Skyclad, that others do not choose to follow. This is their prerogative.

But why do these Covens choose to practice in the nude? The intent behind this custom is not perverse by any means. It instead entails a logic concerning the combination of energy flow and the reverence of nature.

Ritual nudity has been observed since the days of ancient paganism. The Practitioners of old believed that clothing limited the maximum flow of energy exerted from an individual, and thus it would help them achieve their Magickal goals by removing their clothing. This idea was reinforced by the fact that Rituals were a form of worship of the Divine and her natural beauty, and it should follow that all participants be in their most natural form. These people thought nothing of it at the time.

However, Skyclad of modern times has generated much more controversy. Perhaps this notion is more controversial today due to the emphasis that we place upon clothing, or because society’s collective conception of ‘decency’ has changed. Even so, it seems as if the scrutiny that Covens practicing Skyclad grows each day.

In his ethnography of Tuscan Practitioners of the Craft at the turn of the 20th Century, Charles Leland wrote in Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, that they practiced naked. There have been disagreements as to whether Leland actually witnessed this, or had heard the Practitioners speaking of being uncovered in the metaphorical sense, but nonetheless Gerald Gardner took this as a literal instruction. Gardner himself had been initiated Skyclad into the New Forest Coven, and deemed this nudity as an important facet of neopaganism. As influential as he was, many Wiccans believed Skyclad to be a mandatory part of the Faith.

Certain sects to this day, namely Gardnerian and Aradian, often continue the practice of Skyclad. Further, the ancient belief that nudity maximized the results of a Ritual has recently been substantiated through empirical studies. However, as mentioned at the outset, this is not a requirement found in Wicca. If there needs to be a message behind this discussion it is that if you are uncomfortable with nudity, simply do not choose to join a Coven which expects it during Rituals. However, it does not seem quite fair to judge a Coven that elects Ritual nudity as they are doing this out of respect for the divine.

Yule Log Ritual

 

" And the Yule-log cracked in the chimney,
And the Abbot bowed his head,
And the flamelets flapped and flickered,
But the Abbot was stark and dead."

H.W. Longfellow 'King Witlaf's Drinking Horn (1848)

Played an important role in the celebrations of the winter solstice and later Christmas, a large oak log was ceremoniously brought into the house and kindled at dusk, using a brand from the previous year’s Yule Log. It was deemed essential that the log, once lit, should burn until it was deliberately extinguished. The length of time, varied from region to region, from 12 hours to several days and it was considered ill-omened if the fire burnt itself out. It was never allowed to burn away completely, as some would be needed for the following year.

In England, it was considered unlucky for the Yule log to be bought, and had to be acquired using other means, as long as no money changed hands. Often it was given as a gift by landowners, and sometimes decorated with evergreens. In Cornwall a figure of a man was sometimes chalked on the surface of the log, mock or block. In Provence, where it was called the tréfoire, carols were sung invoking blessings upon the women that they might bear children and upon the crops, herds and flocks that they might also increase.

The ashes from the Yule log were often used to make protective, healing or fertilizing charms, or scattered over the fields. In Brittany, the ashes were thrown into wells to purify the water, and in Italy as charms against hailstones.

In some parts of the Scottish Highlands, a variation of the Yule log was observed, here a figure of an old woman, the Cailleach Nollaich, was carved from a withered tree stump. At dusk, the figure was brought into the house and laid upon the burning peat of the house fire. The family would gather round the hearth and watch the figure consumed into ashes, the rest of the evening was spent in games and merriment. The figure, represented, not fertility and life but of the evils of winter and death, the figure had to be totally consumed if misfortune and death were to be averted in the coming year.

 

Mistletoe

Mistletoe, from the Old English misteltãn, is a parasitic plant that grows on various trees, particularly the apple tree, it is held in great veneration when found on Oak trees. The winter solstice, called 'Alban Arthan' by the Druids, was according to Bardic Tradition, the time when the Chief Druid would cut the sacred mistletoe from the Oak. The mistletoe is cut using a golden sickle on the sixth day of the moon. It is often associated with thunder, and regarded as a protection against fire and lighting. In Scandinavian mythology, Balder the Beautiful was killed from an arrow made of mistletoe and wielded by the blind god Hoder. Shakespeare, in Titus Andronicus II calls it 'the baleful mistletoe'.

It is interesting to note that mistletoe was excluded from church decorations, probably due to its connection with the Druids and pagan and magickal associations. This ancient ban on mistletoe is still widely observed.

Yule Candle

This was an ornamental candle of great size, once widely used at Yule throughout Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia. It was often coloured red, green or blue and decorated with sprigs of holly or some other evergreen. The candle was lit either on Christmas Eve, its light shedding on the festival supper and left to burn throughout the night or early Christmas morning, to burn throughout the day. It was rekindled on each successive night of the twelve-day festival, and finally extinguished on the Twelfth Night.

While the candle burnt, it was believed to shed a blessing on the household, it was considered a sign of ill omen or misfortune for the candle to go out or blown out. It was also considered unlucky to move it, or blow out the flame, when the time came to extinguish it, it was done by pressing the wick with a pair of tongs. In some households only the head of the family could perform this task, it being considered unlucky for anyone else to touch it whilst alight.

Up until the middle of the last century, chandlers used to present regular customers, with Yule Candles of various sizes, as a gift.

 

Ritual for Yule

SUPPLIES: Yule log (oak or pine) with white, red and black candles on it (set it in the fireplace), chalice of wine, small piece of paper and pencil for each person.

The altar is adorned with evergreens such as pine, rosemary, bay, juniper and cedar, and the same can be laid to mark the Circle.

After casting the circle, the (Covenshead) should say:

"Since the beginning of time, we have gathered in this season to
celebrate the rebirth of the Sun.
On the Winter Solstice, the darkest of nights,
The Goddess becomes the Great Mother and once again
gives birth to the Sun and the new yearly cycle,
Bringing new light and hope to all on Earth.
On the longest night of winter,
and the dark night of our souls,
there springs the new spark of hope,
the Sacred Fire,
the Light of the World.
We gather tonight to await the new light.
On this night, the Maiden, who is also Mother
and Crone, prepares to welcome the Sun.
Let's now prepare to welcome the new light within."

~Invocation to the Goddess and God:
(Male) "I light this fire in your honour Mother Goddess
You have created life from death, warmth from cold
The Sun lives once again, the time of light is waxing.
We invite you, Great Mother, to our circle
Bring us new light, the light of your glorious Son."

(Female light the white candle on the Yule log and say):
"I come to you as Maiden
Young and free, fresh as springtime
Yet within me a yearning stirs to create and share
and so I become...

(Light the red candle) The Mother
I bring forth the fruit of my creativity
Yet an ancient prophet once told me, as I stood with my son,
A sword shall pierce through thy own heart also
And I knew that I must become...

(Light the black candle) The Crone
The ancient wise one, Lady of Darkness
We three - in - one who brought forth that special child
as long ago, also anointed him for burial-
A bright light that grew and was sacrificed to be reborn
as a new light."

(Male) "Ancient God of the forest, we welcome you
Return from the shadows, O Lord of Light.
The wheel has turned. We call you back to warm us.
Great God of the Sun
I welcome your return
May you shine brightly upon the Earth."

~Consecration of the Yule Log
(Female) "Yule is the end of the old solar year and the beginning
of the new one. Traditionally, the end of the year is a time
to look back and reflect. It is a time to look ahead
to the future, to make plans and set goals."

On your piece of paper, write something you hope to accomplish during the coming year. When you are finished, attach the slip of paper to the Yule Log.

(Male) picks up the chalice and says:
"We toast the new year (sprinkles wine on the log) and in token
of its promise, we consecrate this sacred wood as a focus for the
energies through which we accomplish our tasks and manifest our
desires during the coming cycle."

~All drink from the chalice.

(Female) "You who have died are now reborn. Lend us your light through
the winter months as we await the spring. Let us now light the Yule Log.
Once having burned with the Yule fire, these candles will contain the luck
of the log throughout the coming year."
(remember to save a small piece of the log for next Yule or save the ashes or the candles.)

~Male and Female light the Yule log together.

~Closing:
(Female - extinguishing the God taper) 
"Thank you Bright Lord
for the light you have brought to us this night
May we carry it within us throughout the coming year."

(Male - extinguishing the Goddess taper) 
"Thank you most gracious Lady
for your freshness of spirit, your nurturing care
your infinite wisdom
Live within us throughout the coming year.
So mote it be."

~Close the circle the way you usually do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yule Wassail

Wassail, is derived from the Anglo-Saxon wes hál, meaning 'be whole', or 'be of good health', or Old Norse ves heill, and was a salutation use at Yule, when the wassail bowl was passed around with toasts and singing. Wassail carols would be sung as people would travel from house to house in the village bringing good wishes in return for a small gratuity. The Apple Tree Wassail, sung in hopes of a good crop of cider the following year, other such as the Gower Wassail carol still survive today.

 

 

Recipe for Yule Wassail
3 red apples 
3 oz. brown sugar 
2 pints brown ale, apple cider, or hard cider 
1/2 pint dry sherry or dry white wine 
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon ginger strips or lemon peel

Core and heat apples with brown sugar and some of the ale or cider in an oven for 30 minutes. Put in large pan and add rest of spices and lemon peel, simmer on stove top of 5 minutes. Add most of the alcohol at the last minute so it heats up but does not evaporate. Burgundy and brandy can be substituted to the ale and sherry. White sugar and halved oranges may also be added to taste. Makes enough for eight. Wassail!

 

 

 

Revised

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2010~Elder Airwolf