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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 have one son now coming into his native shaman training and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

BLYSSFUL SUN'S DAY PAGANS!

HARVEST MOON IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN!

~HERE IS A RITUAL FOR THE SOLITARY WITCH~

On Moon's Day September 8th, 2014 is our Harvest Moon. For my time zone will be at 6:30 pm, but for those of you depending on your time zone you might want to celebrate on the 7th. To find out your exact time follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?year=2014&n=0

How can I honor the Harvest moon?

From simple to elaborate, celebrating the harvest moon is part of clearing the clutter in both your mind and personal life. Since thoughts are turning to the 
comforts of home as the cold weather arrives, think of ways to bring your ritual into the area where your comforts come from in your home. For me, it is in the kitchen.

I set up a small altar in a corner of my kitchen. Here are some simple ideas for your Harvest moon celebration. This is not our family altar however, this altar is a focal point for me as I attend to my work all throughout the cold months. I find it easy to meditate when it need to and also add to this sacred space as time passes.

I honor Demeter, Goddess of the bountiful harvest with gifts of the harvest like a sheaf of wheat or something from my garden like a pumpkin or gourd. I include something green since harvesting means herbs for me as well as food. In keeping with the idea of balance, I also honor a God at Harvest moon. I chose Thoth, the God of the moon as the most befitting for my own ritual. He is represented in different ways but for me I see him in a small group of feathers wrapped in golden string.

As the wheel turns

Celebrating Mabon and Harvest moon is an important part of celebrating the wheel of the year. It is a natural transition towards the winter season and new year. 

Take the time to make a small altar and focus your energy on creating the changes that make your life more balanced.
Definition: 
Late September brings us the Harvest Moon, sometimes referred to as the Wine Moon or the Singing Moon. This is the time of year when the last of the crops are being gathered from the fields and stored for the winter. There's a chill in the air, and the earth is slowly beginning its move towards dormancy as the sun pulls away from us.

Correspondences:
• Colors: Browns and greens, earth tones 
• Gemstones: Citrine, chrysolite, peridot, bloodstone 
• Trees: Bay, larch, hawthorn 
• Gods: Demeter, Brighid, Freyja, Vesta 
• Herbs: Wheat, valerian, witch hazel, skullcap 
• Element: Earth 

This is a month of hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. If you don't already have one, set up a hearth or kitchen altar for those times when you're cooking, baking and canning. Use this time to clear out clutter -- both physical and emotional -- before you have to spend the long winter days inside. 

Also Known As: Wine Moon, Singing Moon

Full Moon Blessing in the Light Ritual

 

 

 

To be done on Full Moon

 

Trace circle with branch on ground - circle should be large enough to walk around in.

 

Look up at the moon and point to it with your right hand, while with left hand point to circle on the ground and say

Circle of Light , Above in full glow

I join thee now in the circle below

 

Immediately walk around the inside of the circle with palms facing downward and trace over the circle 3 times - Recite as you walk


 

Moon above and moon below

mirror shining mystic glow

 

Next walk around the circle and sprinkle the herbal mix of rue, St.John's wort & Vervain along the edge. As you do so say:


 

Mark I this place with rue, wort, and vervain,

Setting a circle that for evil is bane

 

Repeat the words 3 times as you move around the circle.  Now it is time to prepare the tools.

 

 

Mortar

 

Anoint the mortar with blessed water by wetting index finger with water and

Trace the lip of the mortar 3 times; re-wet finger

Dab it 3 times in center of mortar

While anointing say:


 

I call to mother womb and ancient tomb

be blessed by the water of the moon

 

Pestle

 

To bless it, wrap a leaf that is wet with blessed water around the tip of the pestle. 

Slide the wet leaf down the shaft of pestle and back up 3 times. While anointing say


 

I call to father horn and ancient snake,

blessing of the moon's water to now awake

 

Athame

 

To consecrate, 

Anoint the end of the handle and the tip of the blade with blessed water
Then wet your finger and trace around the hilt 3 times

While anointing speak the words of blessing


 

I call to metal and fire's ancient forge,

in moon water blessings flows now the surge

 

Wand

 

To consecrate,

Wet finger with blessed water and anoint the bottom of the wand.

Then draw your finger up to the top of the wand

Repeat three times, saying


 

I call to sacred center, bridge of ancient light,

moon water's blessing of black sacred night

 

Platter

 

To consecrate,

Wet finger with blessed water and mark an "X" in center of the plate

Then wet the finger again and trace along the edge of the platter, circling 3 times - saying


 

I call to light's mirror, keeper of the dream,

blessing of the moon's water here and in-between

 

Broom

 

To consecrate,

Set it on the ground with sweep end upward

Wet finger with blessed water and anoint the end of the handle

 

, then the binding, and finally the tip. While doing speak the words of blessing:


 

I call to ancient hearth-keeper, stewart of the light,

blessings of the moon's water to traverser of the night.

 

Stang

 

When anointing the feminine stang with the blessed water, speak the words of blessing:

 

I call to she of the White Round

blessings of the moon's water to abound


CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!
All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
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~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS~12 week Course

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site atwww.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

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WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Elder Airwolf~

 

HELPFUL HINTS FOR PAGAN PARENTS

PAGAN PARENTING

If you, as a parent, just heard from your child that he or she wants to be a Pagan or Druid, or you are a pagan yourself and want to raise your children in that tradition, then this page is for you! Here you will find tips on Pagan Parenting, as well as several activities that you could do together with your child.

 

 

By Eagle Owl, a Druid mother

It’s not easy being a parent in this modern world and being a pagan parent can bring added pressure because although paganism is growing in popularity, we’re still a minority. Here are a few ideas that may help you with the most important job you will ever do: raising your children!

 

1) Kind words and hugs reassure children of our love and it helps if they know that we love them ‘whatever’ and that we are proud of them. The 3 most powerful words in the world are ‘I love you’ and we must never be afraid to use them.

 

2) Encourage a positive outlook; welcome every good thing that comes your way and show gratitude and your children will learn to be appreciative too.

 

3) It’s a huge responsibility being a parent and we have the means to influence our children’s attitudes. As parents we shape the future through our children so we have to show them the way.

 

4) Be fair, open and honest with your children. For if we lie, how can we expect our children to be truthful? By attempting to teach them honesty, honour and integrity, we will find these virtues easier to adhere to ourselves!

 

5) It is best to raise our children to be tolerant of other religions and to think for themselves. This also includes their asking questions! 

 

6) Laugh with your children. Be a part of their fun and always be approachable. It will strengthen the bond between you. Children can teach us how to be happy and how to reconnect with the child-self within us all.

 

7) Always act responsible and show some respect to your children’s opinions. Depending on their ages, you can include them in any family rituals that are appropriate. Who knows? These could be the beginning of family traditions! Provide them with suitable activities such as seasonal crafts and decorating the house, so they will enjoy being included.

 

8) We all make mistakes so make sure your children know this because that way, they won’t be afraid when they make mistakes too.

 

9) It is useful to teach your children to be responsible. This can begin with simple tasks such as making their own bed and move onto more significant things as they get older.

 

10) Always listen to your children. They can sometimes teach us things we have been taking for granted. Above all, enjoy them because they grow up all too soon!

 

 

 

Strolling the Path Hand-in-Hand With Your Children by Lyon 

Remember the first time you looked into your child’s eyes? I remember looking at my daughter the day after she was born. She was wired with tubes and cords and odd-looking things because she had been born prematurely. I was afraid to touch her, so all I did was look at her. She had the most incredibly wise look in her eyes. I was overwhelmed with the realization that I was now totally responsible for the safety and education of another human being. It was up to me to teach her how to be an honorable and contributing member of society. I also wanted to share with her the joy that my path as an eclectic Pagan brought to me.  

If you are like me, you want to do the best you can to give your child the knowledge of who she is and where she came from as well as a good foundation of where she can go in her life. As Pagans, one of our challenges is doing this with little or no support system.  

More established religions have large communities with regular meetings scheduled for their children, such as Sunday school. There are many children’s books written with simplified bible stories for teaching their children their religious beliefs. Pagans have little of this because Neopaganism is a relatively young religious choice. Our numbers are small, but our religion is currently one of the fastest growing around.  

As Pagan parents we have to look hard to find literature that we can share with our children that also mirrors our religious paths. What an awesome responsibility and daunting task!  

Many Pagans with children choose not to bring up Pagan children. The reasons for this are many. Some parents feel it wrong to force a certain religion on their kids in the same manner they were force-fed the religion of their own parents. Others live in areas where an outwardly Pagan child would endure ridicule or abuse from peers.  

As our numbers grow and younger adult Pagans get hand-fasted or married (or not) and have children, more children are being brought up “out of the broom closet”. But the problem of the best way to raise a Pagan child as a Pagan still exists.  

What is a Pagan parent to do? Where can a Solitary with a family turn for guidance? Luckily for us, our resources are starting to grow. There are now several good books for Pagan mothers and fathers out on the market. The numbers are still few, so we have to use our imagination and look for other avenues that will teach our children our values without compromising our belief systems.  

Actually the lack is a good thing. One of the things that bring many people to a Pagan Path is the fact that no one way is forced down anyone’s throat. That goes for our children. A Pagan child is taught that all paths leading to the Divine are valid. If we are teaching that all paths are valid, it is only fair to our children that we allow them access to other points of view. How else will they be able to make an informed choice when they are old enough to decide for themselves?  

Following are a list of good books that a Pagan parent can use with their children. At this point in time I know of no children’s books written specifically for the Pagan child, but I have hope that in the not too distant future that will change.  

 

 

Pagan Parenting Books

 

If you are interested in Pagan parenting books, there are several good ones on the market right now. There are also several that are out of print but you may be able to find them used at a reasonable price.   

 

Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill A wonderful resource containing just about every aspect of Pagan life. The book has brief explanations of many of our beliefs, as well as stories, crafts, recipes, songs and ideas for Sabbats, Esbats and Rights of Passage. My daughter has loved the book since I first purchased it. It gets regular use in our home. There is also a companion music CD. Circle Round and Sing: Songs for Family Celebrations in the Goddess Traditions by Anne Hill This CD contains 13 child friendly Pagan songs. I have used the CD in my children’s circle to help the little ones get into the mood for ritual. 

Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth Honoring Activities for Parents and Children by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw Divided into three parts this book explores the connection to Earth, celebrations of the Sabbats and contains listings for further reading, correspondences and resources.  

The Pagan Family: Handing the Old Ways Down by Ceisiwr Serith (out of print) The book addresses not only important events in the pagan year but important events in the life of a family such as births, deaths, marriages, coming of age, and more.  

The Family Wicca Book: The Craft for Parents & Children by Ashleen O’Gaea (out of print) Ashleen uses her own experience in raising her son as Wiccan to help other Pagan families deal with similar issues in raising their own children. This is a good book for your library. It was the only decent one available when my daughter was first born. I was disappointed with it though because I wanted more explanation for family centered activities for the holidays.  

Wiccacraft for Families by Margie McArthur This is a complete handbook covering all aspects of Wicca written for family use. Covers the Sabbats and other Circle workings, Passages (birth, puberty, marriage, aging and death), Home Blessing, Spirit Quests and more. Oriented towards younger children.  

While not specifically written for Pagans, a good book to have is Spiritual Parenting: A Sourcebook for Parents and Teachers by Rabbi Steven M. Rosman, Ph.D., M.SC.  Chock full of activities, meditations and exercises to increase your and your child’s spiritual awareness, it also has an excellent bibliography and list of resources.  

Pagan Parenting: Spiritual, Magical & Emotional Development of the Child by Kristen Madden (out of print) This book contains meditations to connect with your unborn child, to help prepare for birth, as well as beginning journeys for children! The ceremonies are great for kids of all ages. There are bedtime prayers, grace, and songs for Sabbats.  

 

 

 

Picture Books for Kids<p> </p>

If you are looking for books written specifically for Pagan children, you’ll have a long search ahead of you, but there are a lot of books written that have a good Earth honoring theme. There are also many books written on the many myths from around the world. Many of them will find a comfortable place in the Pagan home. This is where Pagan parents have to be inventive and do their research to find books for their children that will teach Pagan beliefs while being entertaining at the same time.  

Pagan Kids' Activity Book by Amber K. A coloring/activity book for Pagan kids, geared for the under-13 age level, it covers all the basics.  

All I See Is Part of Me by Chara M. Curtis. In this bestseller, a child finds the light within his heart and his common link with all of life.  

A Fairy Went A-Marketing. This is a delightful, rhyming book about a fairy buying animals at the market then giving them their freedom.  

The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry. A lovely book about forest conservation perfect for children ages 3-7. This book tells about a dragon and unicorn that befriend the daughter of a king who is destroying the forest where they all live. They show her how the forest is alive and by killing it, her father is also killing the very thing that he needs to survive.  

The Book of Goddesses by Kris Waldherr 26 Goddess from all over the world are each given two pages in this illustrated book for older children.

Dragon Tangle by David Elliot A short, silly tale about dragons causing mayhem at a Renaissance style fair.

Children of the Earth Remember by Schim Schimmel a book whose environmental message is we share the Earth with all Goddess’ creations.

 

 

 

New Books<p> </p>

A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith I haven’t seen this book yet, it just came out in June of this year, but the reviews are praising it highly. 

 

 

 

Lyon is an Eclectic Pagan living in Missouri. She has been following a Pagan lifestyle since the mid 1980s. An accomplished artist, she is currently in the process of locating a publisher for her illustrated Pagan children’s book An Ordinary Girl, A Magical Child for young readers. Lyon also has several websites. One (http://www.handcraf tedpagan. com) is geared toward unique handmade gifts and fine art for the Pagan home. She lives with her husband, her 8 year-old daughter and two old cats of undetermined ancestry.

 

 

 

 

Ten Healing Crystals for Children Excerpt from: A Guide to Gem and Crystal Therapy by Karen Ryan, Crystal Energy Therapist

Crystals are truly gifts from the Earth. Children seem to have a natural attraction to pick them up and fully explore any kind of stone or crystal. They will often use all their senses, seeing what the crystal looks like, feeling the texture with their fingertips, or even rubbing the crystal against other parts of their body. They are curious to know what it sounds like when the crystal drops on the ground or plops into water, what it smells like and tastes like. 

 

Some children use their psychic senses, telling what the crystal is saying to them; or they will mysteriously use the crystal for healing without any instructions. Children can respond very quickly to the healing energy of crystals. However, please consult the best available qualified medical help on the care of your children and use your common sense in regards to your children's health and wellness. 

 

Take your children to a rock shop, gem and mineral show, museums as well as to areas of high mineral content (check a geological survey map) such as quarries, caves and mines. Let your children pick crystals for themselves. Often they will select a crystal that is helpful to their healing process. One four-year-old girl I met selected an Apache Tear, used for the grieving process. The little girl, clutching it in her hand, remarked, "Oh, I want to wear this all the time!" I asked the mother if there had been a death in the family recently. Astonished, she replied, "I just lost my brother four weeks ago, but we didn't tell her". The girl was obviously sensitive to the family's sorrow and needed some protection from the feelings of others around her. 

 

I have listed some crystals to help in your child's healing. Let your child carry the crystal in his or her pocket, or place 1 or 2 in a small medicine bag around the neck. Let your child even sleep with his or her special crystal. Crystals often get lost or misplaced by children, so you might want to have a few extras on hand. 

 

 

Amethyst A "Master Healing Crystal". Amethyst's most noted healing quality is its ability to purify and transmute all forms of negativity. For children "in transition", whether it be a growth spurt, a major disappointment such as failing a grade, or even hearing the devastating news of divorce or death, Amethyst accepts all negative emotions and provides comfort through spiritual acceptance. For children with various disabilities or with either physical or emotional pain, an Amethyst cluster in the room will help clear unwanted discharged energies, bringing the room back into a balanced state. For local pain, hold an Amethyst directly on or over the area for up to 20 minutes. 

 

 

Apache Tear The "Grief Stone". Apache Tear is actually Obsidian and is very dark but transparent. When you hold a small piece up to the light you can see through it. However, if you have been using the Apache Tear to absorb negative emotions, you will see it cloud up and become opaque. Sometimes it will clear up after the grieving is over. 

 

 

Aventurine The "Leadership Stone". Aventurine strengthens and restores the Heart energy, providing a balance of male and female energies. This crystal is green and very loving, embracing, and protective of the Heart. Many children who are shy, timid, or suppressing their leadership qualities need a crystal like Aventurine. This stone helps the individual to become active and to initiate action on their own accord. Asthmatic children seem attracted to this stone as it opens up the lungs and they experience a sense of relief. 

 

 

Carnelian A "Self-Esteem Crystal". Carnelian is used to help restore feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. The deep orange colours relate well to strengthening and blending the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd chakras, promoting self-security and self-love. The pinker shades relate to enhancing love between child and parent, through self-acceptance. This crystal is also used for dermatological ailments such as acne, by holding the stone over the skin and moving it in circles for several minutes, several times a day. 

 

 

Clear Quartz The "Healing Crystal". Clear Quartz is a general all-purpose healing crystal. Each Quartz crystal has its own energy signature and healing mission. When a child makes contact with the right crystal, the energy is discharged either very slowly, or quite suddenly so it feels like a very mild electric shock. This natural energy can be just enough to transform a disharmonious thought pattern, burn off some negative emotional state, or even place the spiritual seeds of one's future into consciousness. Using a cluster of Clear Quartz crystals for children is particularly nice, as so many different types of crystals (record-keepers, transmitters, channelers, etc.) are included. There's a crystal for any occasion! Crystal clusters are also helpful to organize scattered thoughts and to deflect negative energies. 

 

 

Rose Quartz "The Love Stone". Rose Quartz is another terrific general healing crystal for children especially for those who have a lot of hurt feelings or aggressive tendencies. Rose Quartz can soothe a broken heart shattered by seeing raw Reality - the ways things are, rather than the way one wants them to be. For hyperactive children Rose Quartz soothes erratic emotional states, anxiety, fear, compulsions, and many other mental disorders. Some neurological benefits have also been noticed with muscle spasms relaxing when Rose Quartz is guided over the nerve centres. For young hearts, Rose Quartz helps to keep the Heart chakra open, vital and protected, filtering in good energies and keeping out the bad. 

 

 

Lapis Lazuli A "Psychic Balance Stone". Lapis Lazuli is an incredible stabiliser for children who show psychic gifts early in life. The deep blue colour stimulates expansion of consciousness in a supportive way, promoting purification and clarity of spiritual insight. Lapis Lazuli provides self-acceptance of one's given gifts and encourages openness of one's spiritual awareness. This stone is highly prized for its protective powers and stimulation of all psychic senses. 

 

 

Jade A "Soother of Emotions Stone". Jade is easily obtained and can be openly worn by children as regular "jewelry". Emotionally sensitive children often need a supportive system to ensure that their feelings do not overwhelm them. Jade enhances confidence, self-assurance, and self-reliance. Jade is very inspirational in helping one achieve one's desires in life. This stone is often available from a Chinese goods merchant and is often sold in the shape of thin coins. 

 

 

Tiger Eye A "Grounding Stone". Tiger Eye has thin rutile inclusions, and when rocked back and forth the light reflects in a certain way as if the tiger's eye were winking at you! Let your children explore this fascinating stone and help them find the flashing Tiger's Eye. This stone is excellent for grounding psychic energy and providing security for opening up the psychic centers. Sometimes children get carried away and get lost in their dream world. Tiger Eye helps to pull them back into their bodies (after astral travel). This stone is very useful to put action to one's thoughts. Tiger's Eye is about being practical. Perhaps every parent needs one for their child before trips to the shopping mall. 

 

 

Pyrite A "Protection Stone". Iron Pyrite comes in many different shapes, from sun discs to cubes. Children are attracted to its shiny brassy surfaces. Pyrite is like a small mirror; negative energy is reflected away. The terror of being unprotected is reduced. There is also a feeling of physical empowerment, that life in the physical form is perfect, and love is abundant. 

 

From:http://groups.msn.com/WalkWithRaven/paganparenting.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=16789&LastModified=4675608176427439206

 

 

Lists of pagan books for your children:

 

Pagan-Friendly Books for Young  Readers:http://www.homestead.com/barbooch/books1.html

 

Pagan-Friendly Picture Bookshttp://www.homestead.com/barbooch/picturebooks.html

 

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The Joys and Pitfalls of Pagan Parenting, Teen Style

 by Morgan Ravenwood

You read it all the time.  Teenagers, both male and female, are discovering Paganism, and Wicca in particular, at an astonishing rate.  Wishing to publicly proclaim their new-found faith, they often wear pentacle necklaces and "Gothic" style clothing and makeup, which unfortunately can cause a bit of a stir with both school officials and peers.  Then mom and dad get involved, and in many cases, fearing that their children have become involved in some sort of Satanic worship, they confiscate and destroy their recalcitrant offspring's jewelry, books and other assorted Pagan paraphernalia with strict orders never to bring such things into the house again.  Any protest from their children are met with stony glances and, in the case of deeply religious Christian parents, dire pronouncements and threats of hellfire.  There are thousands of personal accounts by people both on the Internet and in books wherein they state that they had to wait years and in many cases leave home in order to be able to freely practice their chosen religion.  Still others collapse under the pressure of parents and friends and return to the religion in which they were raised, which in many cases also unfortunately means returning to spiritual dissatisfaction.

Then there are those kids who are actually raised in the Pagan tradition by likewise Pagan parents, or by parents who adopt (and in some cases, convert to) the Pagan faith when their children are older.  No matter how they reach the Pagan path, It takes a lot of faith, strength and heart for these parents to attempt to raise their children in a non-mainstream religion.  It's that much more difficult when those children are teenagers.

A good example is a conversation I had with my oldest daughter, "Jane," a couple of months after she had angrily flounced out of the house shortly after her eighteenth birthday, declaring that she'd had enough of living by our house rules.  Though my husband and I had been Pagan for years and have attempted to raise both of our daughters according to basic Pagan ideals, I realized that we perhaps hadn't done as much as we could have with Jane when she made an offhand remark as we ate lunch in a café shortly after she had left home.   Upon listening to my attempt to counsel her to cease her self-destructive behavior, she said, rather incredulously, "but, mom, it's not like you're a religious Christian or something!"  I spent the rest of our conversation trying to explain why you don't have to be a Christian to be religious and to believe in---and practice---leading a decent life.

It was after hearing that very telling comment from Jane that I turned my attention to my younger daughter "Anne," who is five years younger than Jane and was already beginning to exhibit some of the identical behavior that had gotten Jane into trouble on more than one occasion. 

Anne was just then beginning to show a marked interest in learning more about Paganism, and I bought her a copy of Silver Ravenwolf's "Teen Witch," of which we read a lot together.  Up until this time, my husband and I had maintained a quiet practice of our faith, and although we would perform little observances like going outside and murmuring a salutation to the rising full and new moons, we hadn't yet performed any formalized rituals, though I had been yearning to.  When Anne showed an interest in doing so, it seemed like the perfect time to start.  My husband was also enthusiastic, and we eagerly planned our first Esbat ritual for October 1999.  This was followed shortly by our first Sabbat ritual: Samhain.  With only a few exceptions, we've observed every full moon and Sabbat since then, and gave Anne a nice Athame as her year-and-a-day gift this past Samhain.  

I think that like most teenagers who become interested in Paganism, Anne was attracted to the idea of practicing magic and casting spells to achieve one's desires.  However, I don't think she was disappointed when she learned that Paganism, far from being as it is often portrayed on TV and in the movies, is actually an earth-centered, conscientious religion full of balance, harmony and wise principles, centered not only around the worship of a God but a Goddess as well.  I sincerely hope that being a member of a family that actively practices a religion has given her a little something extra that her sister, much to my regret, was unable to benefit from.

Anne has perhaps had a little rougher time than most kids in explaining her family's faith to her peers.  Though she has met one boy who claims to practice Wicca with his father, the rest of her friends---with the exception of a couple who are Jewish---are Christian, as is roughly ninety percent of the population in the small Arizona city we live in.  And just as Kermit the Frog put it, sometimes "it ain't easy bein' green"---or, in our case, Pagan.

Most of Anne's friends have taken a good look at the small silver pentacle I always wear (I am also completely "out" both at work and in public).  Though none of them have asked me it's meaning (and I've found that there are a lot of people who don't have any idea that it means anything), some have asked her and she has been truthful with them without going into great detail.  Though Anne herself has worn one to school on a couple of occasions (I was half expecting a phone call from the principal the first time, but none came, thank the Gods!), she decided that it wasn't worth all the negative feedback she got from some of the Christian students.  But both my husband and I both pledged to support her decision no matter what it was, and it was a great opportunity to explain that wearing a pentacle alone doesn't make one a Pagan!

Since Anne has always attended public school, she of course has heard her friends speak of their religions.  Occasionally, she has attended their churches, an activity that we have supported, as we believe that a well-rounded religious education means learning about all religions. 

However, the last time she attended one, which was about two weeks before Samhain, she appeared troubled when she came home.  When I inquired as to why, she said, "mom, that minister said that Halloween is evil, and told all the kids in the youth group that if we celebrate it, we're glorifying the devil!"  Needless to say, I was rather upset to hear this, and spent a couple of sleepless nights mulling over what to do about it.

Finally, it came to me.  I addressed an email to the editor of our local newspaper and sent him the link to the website on The Witches' Voice explaining the true meaning of Halloween to the press.  I received an almost immediate reply from one of the paper's reporters, which ultimately resulted in my doing an interview in which I explained my consternation at the fact that some of the local Christian clergy members were passing inaccurate information about Halloween to their young parishioners.  The reporter who interviewed me was respectful and honestly curious about Paganism, and allowed me to explain the true origins of Samhain.  The article was printed on---you guessed it----Halloween, and nobody was happier than Anne, who, because of the fact that she confided her concerns to me, was able to help further education about our religion.

I guess if I had to use one word to describe Pagan teen parenting, it would be perseverance.  Of course, the parent of any teenager must by necessity be perseverant, but I think that in the case of Pagans, we have a bit of an advantage over the members of other faiths.  Not only have we learned to rely on our intuitions, but we're also pretty easy to talk to.  We're well-versed on many subjects, and while we know that there's something called human nature, we also know that it takes time to develop the maturity needed to control it. 

When teens learn this, they are able to affect a healthy transition to adulthood.  For the parents, the perseverance comes in the form of education and observation.  Life is a learning process from start to finish; and in the case of Paganism, there is so much to learn about where we've been, where we are and where we're going that there can never be an end to the possibilities. 

The observation of ritual, in whatever that form takes, is also important.  No, you don't have to cast a circle and perform a set ritual (though Anne has become quite adept at this); try taking your teen(s) to a beach, lake, desert or mountain for a day, and point out things to them that they might never have noticed before.  The time spent together is what is most important.   Whatever you do, do it with conscience and reverence and you can never go wrong.

Goddess and God bless! Morgan Ravenwood

 

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Christiina's Powerful Parenting Links

Author: Christina Aubin [a WitchVox Sponsor] Posted: February 27th. 2000 Times Viewed: 22,031 

 

Parenting:<p> </p>

Alternative parenting (attachment parenting): http://www.alternativeparenting.com/default.htm
Attachment parenting: http://www.parentingtoolbox.com/attach.html
Get Attached Today: http://getattached.com/index.html/
The Natural Child Project Society: http://www.naturalchild.com/home/
Growing All The Time: http://www.wearsthebaby.com/newsletter0799.html
Natural Mom: http://www.naturalmom.com/
MotherChoice: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/9628/Motherchoice.htm
The Natural Child Project Society: http://www.naturalchild.com/
The WholeFamily Center: http://www.wholefamily.com/
Parenting Q & A: http://www.parenting-qa.com/
Family Time: http://homearts.com/depts/family/00dpftc1.htm
The Compleat Mother: http://www.compleatmother.com/
Aware Parenting: http://www.awareparenting.com/
Becoming the parent you want to be: http://www.becomingtheparent.com/all/hp.html

 

Infants/Babies:<p> </p>

Your Amazing Baby: http://www.amazingbaby.com/
Baby Development With Milestones And Growth Charts http://www.babysdoc.com/DEVELOPMENT.htm
Baby Center: http://www.babycenter.com/
Natural Remedies for Colic: http://www.parenthoodweb.com/askpros/lauren1.htm

 

Elementary School Children:<p> </p>

Parenting of K-6 Children http://childparenting.about.com/home/childparenting/mbody.htm
Parenting: http://www.pathfinder.com/ParentTime/parenting/

 

Teens:<p> </p>

Brain*Storm http://www.choa.org/brainstorm/
TeenPsych http://www.teenpsych.com/
About.com - Teen Advice http://teenadvice.about.com/teens/teenadvice/

 

Discipline & Rule setting<p> </p>

Five Tips For Guiding Children's Behavior: http://www.nncc.org/Guidance/dc36_five.guiding.tips.html
Twenty Alternatives to Punishment: http://www.awareparenting.com/twenty.htm
Better Behavior: http://www.parentsoup.com/challenges/behavior0398/
Discipline for Elementary and Younger Kids: http://familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,3-2199,00.html

 

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The Raven's Call Comes Again

Once again the raven come's calling at dawn outside my window being persistent  as ever.

RAVEN  

Ravens are the largest songbird in North America.  Raven are often referred to by some indigenous tribes as the 'secret keepers' and are the subject of many stories.  Their ebony black color is sometimes associated with darkness.  Ravens are very intelligent and are able mimic the sounds other birds and can squawk out some human words.  Ravens are found in many different regions and climates.

 RAVEN MEDICINE

The raven spirit guide is not chosen by those who seek its wisdom.  The raven only comes to those to whom it may speak in private and share its secrets with the knowledge its mysteries will be well guarded by one who already possesses wisdom.

The raven is known as the 'Secret Keeper by some native tribes because of their way of silently perching near people and 'listening' to conversations then flying away in a flutter shrieking an eerie sound or mimicking a human word.   Because of their inky black color they are linked to a place where fear and secrets are kept.   

When sun shines on the ravens shiny body it sometimes reflects many colors is therefore sometimes said it has the ability to transform itself, especially when it makes the call of another species.  If the raven is seen in dreams or visions it may mean significant changes are about to take place.

Ravens are intelligent and can be seen in the wild 'instructing' other birds and animals.  From the raven we may learn ways to become better teachers and understand the languages of many.

Regardless of common European belief, the raven is not an omen of death and should never be feared as its messages are those that can benefit the listener.  The Creator did not make any evil creatures on Mother Earth.  

Because of ravens ability to make a variety of sounds and high pitched vibrations are known to alter consciousness, the raven is sometimes credited with the ability to transform, move into other dimensions or to shape shift.  We may expect frequent changes if the raven is perched on your shoulder. 

Raven

It's time for you to make changes within yourself. Raven the shapeshifter is here to help you embrace your true potential and become who you really are.
-Raven

If Raven comes to you:

If Raven has come visiting you it can mean any number of things. Most powerful of all is the synchronicity that Raven assures you is pending. He is a master of bending and folding time and space so that you are exactly in the right moment at the right time. As a messenger you are reminded that those around you are reflecting back at you the things you most have to learn about yourself.

Know that when Raven appears that magic is imminent. Raven is about rebirth, recovery, renewal  recycling and certainly reflection and healing. He signifies moving through transitions smoothly by casting light into the darkness.

Raven as Your Totem

If Raven is your Totem animal you are very playful and creative. You have no fear of the dark, or the underworld and understand that there is a divine balance between the light and the dark. You find comfort in solitude and enjoy your own company. Raven seeks stillness and quiet, and prefer it to the constant onslaught of chatter and noise in our daily lives. You are wise and often are used as a messenger for others.  The spirit world uses you as a bridge to the physical world to bring forth its messages.

Raven in Your Dreams;

When Raven comes flying in your dreams he is letting you know that a change of consciousness is imminent. This omen signals you to watch for the clues and that new heights are possible. When Raven is still and silent looking at you he is invoking magic. Raven’s loudly raucous calling at you he is insistent that you take heed – you are missing something important or have forgotten a lesson learned. A Raven flying loops and upside down playfully is telling you to fasten your seat belt because everything has gone into hyper drive. Absolute magic is afoot.

Occasionally Raven can signify an impending death. This is usually signaled by feeding on carrion or preening of its feathers to show rebirth.

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Additional Associations for Raven;

Introspection
Courage
Self‐knowledge
Magic
Creation
Rebirth
Omens
Playful aspects
Stir life without fear
Brings in the light
Shapeshifting
Messenger
Blending human and animal
Transformation of challenges into blessings
Sexuality
Rebirth without fear
Ability to tear down what needs to be rebuilt
Renewal
Ability to find light in darkness
Courage of self-reflection
Comfort with self
Honoring ancestors
Connection to the Crone
Divination
Change in consciousness
New occurrences
Eloquence
Power of thought

Ravens wisdom includes introspection, courage, self-knowledge, magic, healing, creation, rebirth, keeper of secrets, master magician, shape shifter, mysticism. 

The largest songbirds in North America, Ravens are highly intelligent and clever mimics. They mimic and use the calls of other species in their own ’vocabulary’ and can show us how to understand ‘animal language’. Ravens have been known to learn some human words also. Early Europeans feared the Raven and regarded them as bad omens, because they would feed on the corpses of the dead hanging on the gallons. Truth of the matter is, the Raven - like all wildlife and nature - should be respected, not feared. 

Ravens bear magic and mysticism, and have a long history of myth enshrouding them. Shamans know the power of an unexpected piercing sound in shifting consciousness. Ravens have this power, giving out varied sounds, and can assist us in shifting our consciousness into various dimensional realms. Hence this is a reason why the raven is referred to as a shape shifter with magical powers. ‘Raven people’ can expect continual changes and spiritual awakenings throughout their lifetime. 

Some native tribes refer to them as the ‘keeper of secrets’. They are linked to the void, where universal secrets are kept. Obviously, their black colour is the colour linked to darkness, the place where unconscious fear resides. Ravens are master magicians and represent transformational energy, revealing to us how to rid ourselves of our inner fears. Raven will show you how to go within in yourself, into the dark areas and then illuminate them, making you ‘sparkle’ and bringing out your true self. Inner conflicts should then be resolved, however long buried they are - this is the deepest healing. 

If raven has flown into your life, then magic and healing abound. Raven awakens the energy of magic, linking it to our will and intention. With Raven, you have the ability to make great changes in your life - now is the time when you can take the thought and make it reality. Raven knows the mystery of life, they are strongly linked with death and rebirth. Remember not to be fearful of Raven, rather give thanks for the teachings he brings. Raven chooses its student according to their knowledge. They usually stay as long as needed to help transmute karma, returning you to the light. They will lead you into the discovery of your multidimensional self and reunite you with the secrets of the multidimensional universe. 

THE RAVEN'S CALL

by

Elder Airwolf

 

 

 

I hear your call to me in the distance as your beckoning me to hear your message as it's becoming clear.

 

Your pacing and hopping about as you gather your thoughts,

the others gather in the distance as you prepare.

 

I'm evermore drawn to your energy as your on the edge of delivery,

but wait this takes more than just you...and audience is called for.

 

I'm waiting for you as you can see,

others look on in amazement,

how can this be.

 

I stand in plain sight familiar at my side,

we look to the roof tops for you to reappear.

 

Finally hopping to the peak your feathers shimmering

iridescent blackish-blue in the last of the Sun's kiss

the chatter begins.

 

Your caw once and another raven appears,

you caw twice then two more.

You caw yet again now there are six,

the screeching caw three more arrive.

 

You all now walk in a row strong by nine,

one by one in a straight line.

 

On the highest peak of the rooftop,

all nine in a row walk to the south,

then you caw, turn about and head to the east.

 

Fine feathered fellows persistence in sharing the news,

it comes from not one but all,

we will follow you.

 

We have waited patiently for you to arrive,

once more to the grove of trees in the woods,

so mote it be.

 

 

We are you and you are we,

now all together as it was meant to be.

 

Welcome home our sister,

for you have been greatly missed,

we are ready to work as you cast,

in the woods of blyss.

 

So spin your magick once again,

to heal and teach,

we are the ravens of the Morrighain,

of the Goddess Mother Hecate.

 

Welcome home!

 

 

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~Elder Airwolf~

 

 

Autumn Full Moon - Group Ceremony

In addition to -- or instead of -- holding amonthly Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups prefer to have a season-specific full moon ceremony. The traditional autumn season includes September's Harvest Moon and the Blood Moon of October, and wraps up with theMourning Moon of November. If you'd like to celebrate one or more of these moon phases with a ritual specific to the harvest, it's not hard. This rite is written for a group of four people or more, but if you needed to, you could easily adapt it for a solitary practitioner.

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Try to hold this ritual outside. Fall nights are usually crisp and cool, and a perfect time for outdoor rituals. Ask each member of the group to bring an item to place on the altar -- something that represents the bounty of the harvest. Decorate the altar with these seasonalgoodies. Some ideas would be:

You'll want to include quarter candles*, as well as a cup of wine or cider. If you're including Cakes and Ale as part of your celebration, place your cakes on the altar as well.
A basket of apples
Gourds, squashes, or small pumpkins
Indian corn
Colorful leaves
Stalks of grain or wheat

Assign a member of the group to call each quarter. Each person should stand at their assigned quarter holding their unlit candle (and a lighter or matches), and facing the altar. If there are more than four of you present, form a circle.

Some traditions choose to begin rites facing east, while others prefer the north. This ritual begins with the calling of the north quarter, but you can adjust or adapt it based on the needs of your own tradition.

The person in the north quarter lights their green candle, holds it to the sky, and says:

We call upon the powers of Earth,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the fertile soil of the land bring us
prosperity, abundance, and the bounty of the land,
in this time of harvest.

Place the candle on the altar.

The person to the east should light her yellow candle, hold it to the sky, and say:

We call upon the powers of Air,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the winds of change bring us wisdom and knowledge
in this season of abundance and bounty.

Place the candle on the altar.

Moving to the south, light the red candle and hold it to the sky, saying:

We call upon the powers of Fire,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the shining light of this season's moon
illuminate our way through the coming winter.

Place the candle on the altar.

Finally, the person to the west lights the blue candle, holds it to the sky, and says:

We call upon the powers of Water,
and welcome you to this circle.
May the cool autumn rains wash away
the last comforts of summer,
and prepare us for the chill that is to come.

Place the candle on the altar.

Have everyone in the circle join hands and say:

We gather tonight by the light of the moon,
to celebrate the season, and rejoice.
May the next turn of the Wheel bring us love
and compassion, abundance and prosperity,
fertility and life.
As the moon above, so the earth below.

Go around the circle, passing the wine or cider. As each person takes a sip, they should share one thing they are looking forward to in the coming month. Do you hope to manifest financial independence? Develop your intuitive powers? Or are you perhaps hoping to grow your relationships? Now is the time to state your intent.

Take a moment to reflect on the bounty of the season. When everyone is ready, either move on to your next ceremony -- Cakes and Ale, Drawing Down the Moon, healing rites, etc. -- or end the ritual.

Tips:

Quarter candles are colored candles based on the colors of the four cardinal directions: green for north, yellow for east, red to the south and blue in the west.

Blyssful Saturn's Day Pagans~

On Moon's Day September 8th, 2014 is our Harvest Moon. For my time zone will be at 6:30 pm, but for those of you depending on your time zone you might want to celebrate on the 7th. To find out your exact time follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/moonphases.html?year=2014&n=0

How can I honor the Harvest moon?

From simple to elaborate, celebrating the harvest moon is part of clearing the clutter in both your mind and personal life. Since thoughts are turning to the 
comforts of home as the cold weather arrives, think of ways to bring your ritual into the area where your comforts come from in your home. For me, it is in the kitchen.

I set up a small altar in a corner of my kitchen. Here are some simple ideas for your Harvest moon celebration. This is not our family altar however, this altar is a focal point for me as I attend to my work all throughout the cold months. I find it easy to meditate when it need to and also add to this sacred space as time passes.

I honor Demeter, Goddess of the bountiful harvest with gifts of the harvest like a sheaf of wheat or something from my garden like a pumpkin or gourd. I include something green since harvesting means herbs for me as well as food. In keeping with the idea of balance, I also honor a God at Harvest moon. I chose Thoth, the God of the moon as the most befitting for my own ritual. He is represented in different ways but for me I see him in a small group of feathers wrapped in golden string.

As the wheel turns

Celebrating Mabon and Harvest moon is an important part of celebrating the wheel of the year. It is a natural transition towards the winter season and new year. 

Take the time to make a small altar and focus your energy on creating the changes that make your life more balanced.
Definition: 
Late September brings us the Harvest Moon, sometimes referred to as the Wine Moon or the Singing Moon. This is the time of year when the last of the crops are being gathered from the fields and stored for the winter. There's a chill in the air, and the earth is slowly beginning its move towards dormancy as the sun pulls away from us.

Correspondences:
•    Colors: Browns and greens, earth tones 
•    Gemstones: Citrine, chrysolite, peridot, bloodstone 
•    Trees: Bay, larch, hawthorn 
•    Gods: Demeter, Brighid, Freyja, Vesta 
•    Herbs: Wheat, valerian, witch hazel, skullcap 
•    Element: Earth 

This is a month of hearth and home. Spend some time preparing your environment for the upcoming chilly months. If you don't already have one, set up a hearth or kitchen altar for those times when you're cooking, baking and canning. Use this time to clear out clutter -- both physical and emotional -- before you have to spend the long winter days inside. 

Also Known As: Wine Moon, Singing Moon

In addition to -- or instead of -- holding a monthly Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups prefer to have a season-specific full moon ceremony. During the autumn months, the harvest season begins with the Corn Moon in late August, and continues through September's Harvest Moon and the Blood Moon of October. If you'd like to celebrate one or more of these moon phases with a ritual specific to the harvest, it's not hard. This rite is written for a group of four people or more, but if you needed to, you could easily adapt it for a solitary practitioner.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: Varied

Here's How:
1.    Try to hold this ritual outside. Fall nights are usually crisp and cool, and a perfect time for outdoor rituals. Ask each member of the group to bring an 
item to place on the altar -- something that represents the bounty of the harvest. Decorate the altar with these seasonal goodies. Some ideas would be:
o    A basket of apples 
o    Gourds, squashes, or small pumpkins 
o    Indian corn 
o    Colorful leaves 
o    Stalks of grain or wheat 

You'll want to include quarter candles*, as well as a cup of wine or cider. If you're including Cakes and Ale as part of your celebration, place your cakes on the altar as well. 

2.    Assign a member of the group to call each quarter. Each person should stand at their assigned quarter holding their unlit candle (and a lighter or matches), and facing the altar. If there are more than four of you present, form a circle. Some traditions choose to begin rites facing east, while others prefer the north. This ritual begins with the calling of the north quarter, but you can adjust or adapt it based on the needs of your own tradition.

3.    The person in the north quarter lights their green candle, holds it to the sky, and says:
We call upon the powers of Earth,and welcome you to this circle.  May the fertile soil of the land bring usprosperity, abundance, and the bounty of the land,in this time of harvest. Place the candle on the altar. 

4.    The person to the east should light her yellow candle, hold it to the sky, and say:
We call upon the powers of Air,and welcome you to this circle.  May the winds of change bring us wisdom and knowledge in this season of abundance and bounty.  Place the candle on the altar. 

5.    Moving to the south, light the red candle and hold it to the sky, saying:
We call upon the powers of Fire, and welcome you to this circle.  May the shining light of this season's moon illuminate our way through the coming winter.  Place the candle on the altar. 

6.    Finally, the person to the west lights the blue candle, holds it to the sky, and says:
We call upon the powers of Water,and welcome you to this circle.  May the cool autumn rains wash away the last comforts of summer,and prepare us for the chill that is to come.  Place the candle on the altar. 

7.    Have everyone in the circle join hands and say:
We gather tonight by the light of the moon, to celebrate the season, and rejoice.  May the next turn of the Wheel bring us love and compassion, abundance and prosperity,fertility and life.  As the moon above, so the earth below.

Go around the circle, passing the wine or cider. As each person takes a sip, they should share one thing they are looking forward to in the coming month. Do you hope to manifest financial independence? Develop your intuitive powers? Or are you perhaps hoping to grow your relationships? Now is the time to state your intent.

8.    Take a moment to reflect on the bounty of the season. When everyone is ready, either move on to your next ceremony -- Cakes and Ale, Drawing Down the Moon, healing rites, etc. -- or end the ritual.


Tips:
1.    * Quarter candles are colored candles based on the colors of the four cardinal directions: green for north, yellow for east, red to the south and blue in the west. 

What You Need:
•    Candles for each of the four quarters
•    A cup of wine or cider
•    Symbols of the harvest to decorate the altar

Cakes and Ale

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All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

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This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
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Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

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Mabon~Goddess Demeter Harvest Ritual

Goddess Demeter Harvest RitualHand Maiden will outline the perimeter of Circle with corn and seed. Place gold cloth on the altar and garnish with harvest vegetables and fruits. Place Goddess Demeter's Oil, seeds and one muslin pouch on altar for every sister in circle.

 H Priestess- ? 
Crone- ? 
Mother-? 
Hand Maiden- ? 
Summoner-? East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower-?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower- ?



Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?" 

Maiden
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Demeter's's Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra 
"Sister to Sister we share this circle" 

all will cast circle 

HP
Goddess Demeter's Story
HP
"Time moves forever forward and again the wheel has turned bringing us First Harvest. A time when we think about sacrifices and reborn hope. A time when we reflect on what we have sown by what we reap. A time when we gather our memories, and those lessons we have learned, we plan for the future." 
Maiden
"Demeter, goddess of the fertile fields, and Demeter, cause of famine in your grief. Grant us harvest celebration. Let us harvest your abundant power that runs through our veins. Let us see with your eyes, hear with your ears, touch with your hands and kiss with your lips"
Crone
"Above all, celebrate Her ritual. Pay your yearly tribute to the Corn-goddess. A sacrifice in Circle, just at the close of summer when fall has cleared the sky. Oh then the lambs are fat, then are wines most mellow. Sweet then is sleep, and rich on mountains lie the shadows. Let all your maidens worship the Corn-Goddess. For her, fresh be the bread and sweet be the wine. Dance the circle three times round the young crop, feted by all your maidens accompanying it in a body. Let them call to Her with a shout, and let nobody lay sickle to the ripe corn till in her honor, the Maidens dance and sing in celebration."
all dance the witches song three times around the fire passing the wine and gaining speed each turn 
ALL We cirle round the fire to raise a Cone of power to grant what we desire O So Mode It Be. We the Magick by the Moonlight dance the Circle all night long. We the Magick by the Moonlight dance and sing the Witches Song.
HP
"The cultivation of self is one's greatest crop. To honor one's self is to honor the Goddess. To grow and be true to one's desires is a fruitful life. Let all who wish to honor their harvest do so now in toast, thanks and cheer." 
all share the victories they've celebrated the past year, sharing wine as Maiden gives all a pouch
Mother
take seeds of harvest from the altar and dedicate as you sahre them with all
"Goddess Demeter, as the winds blow through the ripened fields let loosened seeds fall upon the Earth. Cover them in times of storm, protecting and nourishing them. May they sprout again next Spring, beginning life anew again. Blessed be this Harvest Night, The Givers and the gift"
East
"Guardian of the East, grant us knowledge to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to East
South
"Guardian of the South, grant us courage to tend our seeds." 
all dedicate seeds to South
West
"Guardian of the West, grant us wisdom to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to West 
North
"Guardian of the North, grant us grounding to tend our seeds."
all dedicate seeds to North 
Maiden
take grains from altar and dedicate
"Blessed be this Harvest Night, the sacrifice and the toll. Weed out and leave behind that which stunts the growth. Let our lives be a blessing to the Earth that sustains us, and to all the creatures that live in Her light."
share grains with all for their sacrifice to fire one by one as they state what they wish to overcome 
HP
"Our Goddess has pleasured herself with sun and season and we celebrate in her splendor. May the harvest we've shared tonight give strength to our path. May we may walk without fear and always in Her light. Blessed Be."


Celebration of Circle and Magick 


Wine & Cake 
Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.

HP 
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light. 
All 
All give personal thanks to the Goddess 
Dismiss Watchtowers 
ALL 
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Goddess Eos Ritual

Goddess Eos Ritual 
written by Lorinna

Maiden will place Construction Paper Crayons, Colored pencils, markers Glitter or other art supplies around altar.

 

H P- ?
Mother- ?
Crone- ?
Hand Maiden-?
Summoner-? East Watchtower - ?
South Watchtower- ?
West Watchtower-?
North Watchtower- ?



Quarter Calls written by Sorcha
East- Hail to the watchtower of the East, essence of Air. Through the sunrise of the golden dawn, with clarifying smoke of newly lit sage, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new beginning of openness, balance, and contentment within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
South- Hail to the watchtower of the South, essence of Fire. Through the strength of the mid-day sun, with purging smoke of a ritual fire, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new awakening, transformation, and wholeness within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
West- Hail to the watchtower of the West, essence of Water. Through the serenity of the peaceful sunset, with the cleansing of a cool rain shower, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek a new awareness and purification, to release and be in harmony within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome! 
North- Hail to the watchtower of the North, essence of Earth. Through the calming of the dark of night, with the restoration of the fertile soil, we ask that you join us in our rite as we seek new grounding, security, and stillness within and without. We welcome you to our circle. Hail and Welcome!
Summoner
sage all that enter Circle
"Do you come in perfect love and perfect trust?" 

Maiden
bless and dedicate all with Goddess Eos Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra 
"Sister to Sister we share this circle" 

all will cast circle 

Maiden
Chakra Clearing: (Written by Amethyst Brighteyes) 
Everyone please get comfortable. Close your eyes and take a deep breathe. As you release feel all of the stresses from the day melting away. Take another deep breath and this time as you release feel your body relaxing, almost as if your body was melting into the world around you. As you continue breathing you begin to see a warm red light around you. As you breathe it in the light surges through your body making you feel safe. It continues down to your Root Chakra at the base of your spine and down to your feet giving you a feeling of complete grounding and connection to Mother Earth. As you continue to breathe the light turns a deep orange. As the light enters your body you begin to feel a since of joy filling you. As this joyous light moves down to your Sacral Chakra, just below your belly button, it begins to change to a strong feeling of wisdom and encouragement. You continue to breathe in that power as the light turns into a warm sunny yellow. As the light enters your body you begin to feel any leftover negative energies being repelled from you. As the light makes its way down to your Solar Plexus just below your rib cage the yellow light begins to fill you with power and creative energies. Let these energies fill you as the light changes to a deep earthy green. As the light enters your body you feel the happiness of good times to come and those that have passed. As it moves down to your Heart Chakra you begin to feel rejuvenated and ready for growth with the awakening of the earth. The light turns an elegant blue, and as it enters your body you begin to listen to what is inside of you. As it continues to your Throat Chakra the light fills you with the urge to speak this truth that is inside yourself. As this urge continues to fill you the light turns a majestic purple. The light begins to flow up to your Third-eye Chakra in the center of your brow. As the light begins to fill your body you feel your Third-eye open as if seeking a vision that can only be seen through it. Letting this fill you the light turns to a bright white. As this white light flows into you body you begin to feel in balance with your spiritual self. As the light flows to your Crown Chakra you feel completely connected to the Goddess. The light continues through the top of your head and begins to form a brilliant white circle around you and you know that you are protected by the Goddess. You start to become aware of the room around you. When you are ready open your eyes and join your sisters here in this room.
Journey
Story of Goddess Eos
Maiden
I am the rosy, blush that paints the sky, a precursor to the suns rising. I am the possibility of the day to come. In my light love is free. I love with out with out fear. Who do you love? It doesn't matter what kind of love the blushing of romance, the strength of family, or the bonds of friendship. All are love. I am ever searching for love learning from each experience.
Mother
I am the passionate orange that fills the sky as the sun is rising. I am strong and have purpose in my love. I have seen many loves and know that there is always love in abundance. How do you love? It doesn't matter if you speak the words, write them or just feel them. All are love. I seek love so that I may share my world with those I love. 
Crone
I am the Crisp blue of the sky once the sun has risen. I am the wisdom of the day. I have loved many ways. I know the bitter sting of love lost and the sweet sensation of growing old in love. What do you love? I no longer look for love from others as I know that true love comes from within me. 
HP
Get comfortable and relax. Close your eyes and listen to your breathing. Breathe slow filling your lungs and releasing each breath steadily. Hear the steady beat of your heart. You are on a beach you can feel the sand beneath your feet. The steady sound of the waves can be heard. It is dark, late at night, but you are not tired. The stars are shining down from the sky their light reflecting on the distant waves. The luscious full moon is giving off just enough silver light to make out the dark trees farther up the beach and the crystalline white sands at your feet. You turn towards the east knowing instinctively which way to turn. Far in the distance you see a faint glow. The glow is moving not up into the sky but coming towards you. Warm and bright you are not afraid as the image slowly becomes that of a woman. Her dress is moving upon the breeze shifting its colors from deep reds, pinks, orange, yellow, it is familiar the way the colors shift and move. Now as she approaches you can see her golden hair shimmering as if it was filled with sunshine. She has deep eyes the color of midnight. She is riding a golden chariot pulled by two horses. The chariot is moving fast its wheels spraying up the sands so that they catch the light of the moon. She pulls the chariot to a stop beside you and reaches out her hand. Her long fingers have a rosy pallor to them, she smiles down at you. "The time has come, I must bring the news of Helios to the world, and I shall take you with me." 
You take her hand stepping lightly into the chariot and feel the chariot begin to move, you are moving fast, towards the east along the beach. The chariot feels like it floating. You turn to the woman to ask why? She points over the edge, "You feel light because we are in the river Oceanis and are traveling up to the gates of heaven." You look down and can see the stars reflected in what looks like moving waters. The landscape is a blur as it goes by. Turning back you see that from behind the chariot colors are swirling and painting the sky. Saffron and golden these colors are the same as from her robes, it is the colors of the morning sky, the dawn. "Yes daughter, I am Eos and I am taking you to see the colors of your own rising. Look at the colors that are in the waters around you." Peering back over the edge of the chariot you see your reflection. Instead of seeing just yourself all around you colors swirl. Some are bright and intense, others muted. You watch your reflection captivated by the colors, seeing them clearly and placing them into your memory. Eos stands quietly beside you while you look into your reflection. 
When you finally look away from the image Eos rests her hand lightly on yours allowing you to feel the warmth of her. "The colors that surround you in the water are painted with in the sky this day. It is the beginning. You have seen yourself with your heart and know the colors that lay deep with in yourself." 
You look towards the sky and see the colors all around you creeping past the chariot banishing the shadows. Behind you the first rays of Helios stretch out greeting the world. "As I am cursed to love eternally, so are you my daughter. But fear not for love is not a curse but a gift. The heart of a woman heals and remains open to new love. As Aphrodite set upon me the curse that I would always be in love, I have watched you love. Having seen into your own heart this day, open up to the light, the colors that you know are yours. Don't lock yourself away in shadow but let the sun in to shine into the recesses of yourself. Be open to the love which you possess and share it with others." Her had slips from yours and takes the reigns. Before you stand the golden gates of the world, the gates open letting you pass and you are once again on the beach. Above you the sky is alight with the glorious colors of dawn. Your dawn, "this is your new day," the words come to you as if whispered on the wind and the ocean sighs. You stand and feel the rays of light penetrating your body, filling you with the colors of the dawn. Slowly you become aware of the steady rhythm of the ocean mimicking your own heart beat. You can hear your own steady breathing. When you are ready come back to circle, back to sacred space. Awake to your new day. 
HP
The three questions asked of you should be upon your mind as we do our magick tonight. Eos is a tragic Greek goddess who resolved not to become tragic at all. Like her each of us has a new beginning each day to change ourselves and create the world of our dreams. As we paint our auras think on the colors that Eos showed and what these colors mean to you. Let those colors shine into your life helping you to be the light that shines upon your own path. 
Magick - Making Auras
Using construction paper, crayons, colored pencils, any other art supplies that is brought create the image of your own aura you saw in the meditation. This image will be able to placed upon your alter or hung in your home to remind you of the beauty and love of your self. Keep this to remember to let in love that is real and brings balance to you. Let go of the false loves. Let yourself be ever in love for to love self is to love others. 

all shall dance and make music in celebration


Celebration of Circle and Magick 


Wine & Cake 
Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.

HP 
Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light. 
All 
All give personal thanks to the Goddess 
Dismiss Watchtowers 
ALL 
The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

Goddess Eos


Goddess Eos
Journey 3/25/10I greet Thee, Eos Goddess of the Dawn, who brings the newborn day; the stars are gone, and fled before Thy face; both Sleep and Night are routed by Thy torch, and put to flight. The flowers are awakened by Thy dew, and turn toward the light, for You renew their life; so also may Thy dew revive my soul today with thanks to be alive. You care for all that's fresh and young, so care for me, to whom Thy dew has clung. For You remind us that the darkest night must yield to day and flee before the light. I pray Thee, shining Dawn, to bring to me abundant wisdom, love and energy. I ask Thee, gracious Goddess, for a wealth of hope, of time to do, of strength and health. Especially, this day I ask of Thee: (fill in request) So mote it be! 
I give my thanks for all this day may bring, all things embraced by Dawn and Evening.
Goddess Eos (E is pronounced as in be os as in lost)

I am Eos Goddess of the Dawn and to you my daughters I will share my story. I am the dawn of time and worshiped by the ancient people whose myths are lost in time itself. From the early writings of the Egyptians I was known as Isis and nursed the young Horus as a symbol of beginnings. In Babylon I was worshiped as Goddess Ishtar. To the ancient Etruscans ( i-trus-kens …ancient Etruria) I was Goddess Thesan (thes-an), to the Saxons - Goddess Ostara bringing the new beginnings of Spring. To the Romans Goddess Aurora of the Dawn Colors.

I have been called the Saffron Mother Goddess by many tongues and my stories are more than can be told tonight. Tonight it as Goddess Eos, Dawn Goddess of the Titans we shall speak of.

As the Greeks saw the sun as male I was destined to be transformed in to the female Goddess who services the needs of a God or Gods. Certainly one who would serve the Gods would be of un-comparable beauty and youth and I am. I have wings of pure white adorning my back and my robes are of reds, golds and saffron. I have been called the Goddess of lust, saffron being an aphrodisiac none can resist. Funny in my transformation of a Goddess who lights the way for a God I was dressed to please.

I am a strong fearless Goddess of war as the clarity of day always overcomes the dark uncertainty of night. Being a Goddess of light one of my gifts is wisdom to those who seek. I am a Goddess a mortal would seek in strategy planning of war before embracing the powers of the Gods to carry them forth in the actual battle.

As Goddess Eos I am known as eternal youth and renewal. My brilliance lights the morning sky announcing the suns return and a new day. It is said my "job as the colors of the dawn" is to open the gates of heaven that my brother Helios may ride his chariot across the sky and bring the fertility that only the sun can bring. In other myths it is Apollo who follows in his chariot. It matters not who follows for this is my story and I shall tell my story my way.

It is I who brings the sun. The blanket of reds, oranges and pinks that spread across the wakening sky is the brilliance of my chariot drawn by my beloved horses Lampus and Phaethon (fe-ton). It is I who paints the sky in soft colors to the blinding brilliance of the sun. Yes the Gods may follow but it is I who lights the way for them to hold court with the other Gods, be it on Mt Olympus, the Heavens or the Apennine (A-pi-nize) Mountains the Etruscans (i-trus-kens) bow to.

Even in myths concealed in your modern bible in the book of Revelations I am called "the Woman Clothed in Sun". My story again told as the Virgin Mary bringing forth the Son of God - the light of the world. Mary wore orange-red robes & a golden veil all dyed of saffron , and unveiled herself only to the wise. The Virgin Mary, Mother of the light-bringer that banishes ignorance. Never doubt my daughters when you see her face in the temples built for a God it is I you see.

I am also known as a Goddess of insatiable need of love. Ha! Maybe it is my laughter at this that lights the sky. I am the Goddess of new beginnings, why would I not have hunger for love and adventure? Why am I painted as a lonely Goddess looking for fulfillment outside of myself? Insatiable? Why not fearless of seeking what I desire! This insatiable need for love rumor began when I had a thirst with God Ares and what a thirst it was. Anyway, the very jealous Aphrodite thought to curse me to be eternally in love with God or mortal, choose as you believe. As if she had any control of a Goddess who was granted the gift of new beginnings every dawn. Ha!

So yes I have had many lovers. And yes many were marked and claimed to belong to another. Goddess Artemis certainly did not take kindly to my fling with Orion nor Zeus himself when he claimed my beautiful Ganymede (gan ye- med) for his own lustful desires. Oh what I could tell you of Zeus, but on with MY story. The Prince of Troy, Tithonus (ti-hon-us), was most memorable lover but my past history with Zeus would curse that union. Zeus had never forgotten or forgiven my fling with Ganymede and granted Tithonus immortality but not eternal youth. As much as I loved Tithous I grew weary of his aging crippled body and when the dawn cried to me each morning to live, I chose to answer. My lover Tithonus eventuality shriveled with old age into a grasshopper and sings his love for me for all eternity.

I had two children with Tithous, Emathion and Memnon. Brilliant sons they were and to this day I can become so distraught over Achilles killing Memon in the Trojan war I am reduced to tears. When the dew covers the Earth at sunrise know it is I morning the loss of my beloved son.

I would bear many children with the many lovers who crossed my paths. Their spirits can be seen in the aurora borealis that the Inuit people celebrate in the high northern latitudes. Divination and wisdom of what happened in the past and what is to come with the future are whispered to those who listen to the colors of the aurora borealis. With God Astraios I gave birth to the Four Winds: Boreas, Eurus, Zephyrus and Notus. Along with my daughters the stars they travel daily to visit me on the western shores of Oceanus, the ocean that surrounds the world.

Ah to live for eternity in love. To you my daughters I say love. They twisted my stories to paint me as desperate for love but this is not true. I celebrate and indulge love. I am wise enough to know hate will fester and destroy ones spirit while love nurtures ones true colors and brilliance. To love self with such abundant love that it seeps into every aspect of your life. To know the true meaning of the dawn and the colors that spread before you are me, Goddess Eos calling you to live. Look deep into the colors of the dawn and be filled with magick, divination, wisdom and clarity. Rule your world as I rule mine, true to self and answer to no one for you are the light bringer upon your path. Unlike the story they will tell of me, you are not born into the service of anyone, if it does not serve you look forward into the dawn and embrace renewal. It is your brilliance that lights your way, your choices and the love of self that sets you free. Every day you wake it is a new day, a new opportunity to claim authenticity of self if you only remember you and I are one. Paint your path with the colors of self and live my daughters.

BLYSSFUL FREYA'S DAY PAGANS!

Everything you need to know: The super Harvest Moon of 2014

That bright moon now in the evening sky is waxing toward a Harvest Moon on the night of September 8-9. A super Harvest Moon!

It’s an early Harvest Moon this year for the Northern Hemisphere. Look for the Harvest Moon to shine on the night of September 8-9, 2014. And it’s not just any Harvest Moon. It’s also a supermoon.

What is a Harvest Moon? In traditional skylore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, and depending on the year, the Harvest Moon can come anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the autumnal equinox. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the 2014 autumnal equinox comes on September 23, so the September 8-9 full moon counts as the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon.

By the way, the night of September 8-9 will have a beautiful bright full-looking moon, as seen from around the globe. So will the night of September 9-10. The Harvest Moon is known for ushering in a procession of moonlit nights.

The Harvest Moon isn’t always bigger, brighter or more pumpkin-colored than other full moons. It’s special because, at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, the time between successive moonrises – from one night to the next – is shorter than usual. But this year, 2014, the Harvest Moon is a bit bigger than usual … because it’s a supermoon.

What makes this moon a supermoon? This year’s Harvest Moon qualifies as a supermoon because the moon turns full less than one day after reaching lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth for the month. Read more about the 2014 supermoons here.

Will you notice the extra-large size of this full September Harvest Moon using just your eye?Maybe.

Here’s what you can notice, if you live on a coastline. Watch for this full moon to bring along wide-ranging spring tides along ocean coastlines for several days following full moon. That is, high tides will climb extra high and the low tides will fall exceptionally low.

Which night is the 2014 Harvest Moon for me? The full Harvest Moon for 2014 falls on September 8 or September 9, depending on your location on the globe. It happens on September 9 at 1:38 Universal Time. In North America, the crest of the moon’s full phase comes on September 8, at 9:38 p.m. EDT, 8:38 p.m CDT, 7:38 p.m. MDT or 6:38 p.m. PDT.

So the night of September 8-9 has the brightest, fullest moon for the Americas. Meanwhile, for the most of Asia, the moon turns precisely full during the daylight hours on September 9. For all of us, by the night of September 9-10, the moon will be waning. In fact, September 8, 2014 is the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Asia, which is linked to this full moon.

No matter where you are on Earth, a brilliant full-looking moon ascends over your eastern horizon around the time of sunset on September 8. It climbs highest in the sky around the middle of the night, when the sun is below your feet. That’s because the moon lies opposite the sun in our sky at the vicinity of full moon. Being opposite the sun, the moon is showing us its fully lighted hemisphere, or “day” side. That’s what makes the moon look full.

Can I look for the Harvest Moon on other nights? Yes. No reason to limit the Harvest Moon fun to the nights of September 8-9 or 9-10. At middle and northerly latitudes in the Northern hemisphere, look for the moon to come up at dusk or nightfall for several nights in succession. This procession of moonlit nights is what characterizes the Harvest Moon.

Want to know the time of moonrise in your location? My favorite source of that information is this Custom Sunrise Sunset Calendar. Once you get to that page, be sure to click the box for ‘moon phases’ and ‘moonrise and moonset times.’

In autumn, the angle of the ecliptic – or sun and moon’s path – makes a narrow angle with the horizon. Image via classicalastronomy.com.

The narrow angle of the ecliptic means the moon rises noticeably farther north on the horizon, from one night to the next. So there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise. Image via classicalastronomy.com.

What makes a Harvest Moon special? Harvest Moon is just a name. It’s the name for the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Harvest Moon most often falls in September but sometimes falls in early October. But the Harvest Moon is more. Nature is particularly cooperative around the time of the autumn equinox to make the full moonrises unique around this time.

Here’s what happens. On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But when a full moon happens close to the autumnal equinox, the moon (at mid-temperate latitudes) rises only about 30 to 35 minutes later daily for several days before and after the full Harvest moon. Why? The reason is that the ecliptic – or the moon’s orbital path – makes a narrow angle with the evening horizon around the time of the autumn equinox. The narrow angle of the ecliptic results in a shorter-than-usual rising time between successive moonrises around the full Harvest Moon.

These early evening moonrises are what make every Harvest Moon special. Every full moon rises around sunset. After the full Harvest Moon, you’ll see the moon ascending in the east relatively soon after sunset for a few days in a row at northerly latitudes. The lag time between successive moonrises shrinks to a yearly minimum, as described in the paragraph above. Because of this, it seems as if there are several full moons – for a few nights in a row – around the time of the Harvest Moon. 

Is the Harvest Moon bigger, or brighter or more colorful? Not necessarily, although this year’s Harvest moon counts as a supermoon. The Harvest Moon is celebrated for featuring the year’s grandest procession of moonlit nights. The Harvest Moon isn’t necessarily bigger or brighter or more colorful than any other full moon. But you might think that it is. Why?

It’s true that, in some months, the full moon is closer to us in orbit than others and so truly appears bigger. But the distance of the full moon depends on where the moon is in its orbit. There’s no correlation between each year’s Harvest Moon and the moon’s location in orbit (the actual full moon size). It’s different every year. But in 2014, the Harvest Moon comes one month after the year’s closest and largest full moon on August 10, 2014. So this year’s Harvest Moon counts as a supermoon.

Still, in any year, you might think the Harvest Moon looks bigger or brighter or more orange. That’s because the Harvest Moon has such a powerful mystique. Many people look for it shortly after sunset around the time of full moon. After sunset around any full moon, the moon will always be near the horizon. It’ll just have risen. It’s the location of the moon near the horizon that causes the Harvest Moon – or any full moon – to look big and orange in color.

The orange color of a moon near the horizon is a true physical effect. It stems from the fact that – when you look toward the horizon – you are looking through a greater thickness of Earth’s atmosphere than when you gaze up and overhead. The atmosphere scatters blue light – that’s why the sky looks blue. The greater thickness of atmosphere in the direction of a horizon scatters blue light most effectively, but it lets red light pass through to your eyes. So a moon near the horizon takes on a yellow or orange or reddish hue.

The bigger-than-usual size of a moon seen near the horizon is something else entirely. It’s a trick that your eyes are playing – an illusion – called the Moon Illusion. You can find lengthy explanations of the Moon Illusion by googling those words yourself.

One of the characteristics of the Harvest Moon is that it rises around the time of sunset for several evenings in a row. Harvest Moon sunset and moonrise – September 19, 2013 – as seen by EarthSky Facebook friend Andy Somers in Noumea, New Caledonia. One of the characteristics of the Harvest Moon is that it rises around the time of sunset for several evenings in a row. Thank you, Andy.

How did the Harvest Moon get its name? Why is this moon – the moon closest to the autumnal equinox – called the Harvest Moon?

The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. In the days before tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night.

Who named the Harvest Moon? That name probably sprang to the lips of farmers throughout the Northern Hemisphere, on autumn evenings, as the Harvest Moon aided in bringing in the crops. The name was popularized in the early 20th century by the song below.

Shine On Harvest Moon
By Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth (1903)

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky,
I ain’t had no lovin’
Since January, February, June or July
Snow time ain’t no time to stay
Outdoors and spoon,
So shine on, shine on harvest moon,
For me and my gal.

When is the Southern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon? For the Southern Hemisphere, the autumn equinox falls in March. So the Southern Hemisphere always has a full moon with these same characteristics – rising shortly after sunset for several nights in a row – in March or April.

What are some other full moon names? Every full moon has a name. The names vary in cultures around the world, and they particularly vary between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. One of the most famous full moon names – other than Harvest Moon – is Hunter’s Moon. That’s the name for the full moon after the Harvest Moon. For the Northern Hemisphere, this year’s Hunter’s Moon comes on October 8. Read more about full moon names here.

Bottom line: The Harvest Moon in 2014 comes on the night of September 8-9 for us in the U.S. It falls during the daylight hours for the most of Asia.

CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

There is a fee for the course.

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Copyright © 03292013

~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site atwww.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

Copyright © 01012013

Elder Airwolf Founder/Owner

There will be no drop-class option

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week,depending
on each students progress,we want to make sure every student fully
understands each weekly reading assignment,before we move on to the
next chapter in class.

Course Outline was created by the
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Copyright © 06012013

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner 

WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Elder Airwolf~
 

BLYSSFUL THOR'S DAY LEGIONNAIRES & PAGANS

WITCH MOUNTAIN WOLF RUN COVEN IS NOW RE-OPENED AND TAKING INTERVIEW APPLICATIONS SERVING NORTHWEST  COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO AREA.

Contact me at: legionogpagans12@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Read more about the coven on www.witchvox.com under coven search location or by name.

 

 

CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED FOR ENROLLMENT~HURRY AND GET SIGNED UP WHILE THERE IS ROOM. SPACE IS LIMITED!

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September 29th, 2014.

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

September 2nd, 2014

at: www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

Basic Witch Class:

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.
We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 There is a fee for the course of $75.00

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.
The email and address can be sent addressed to me at
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:
September 2nd-September 28th, 2014

Class orientations begins (September 29th, 2014 )- ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:
www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Copyright © 03292013

~Elder Airwolf~

Owner & Founder

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Educational Institution of Magick

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LoP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the greenwitch will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration -September 2-28, 2014

Orientation week begins on September 29th, 2014 -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

The cost for the class is $100.00

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LoP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

Copyright © 01012013

Elder Airwolf Founder/Owner

There will be no drop-class option

 A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week,depending
on each students progress,we want to make sure every student fully
understands each weekly reading assignment,before we move on to the
next chapter in class.

Course Outline was created by the
Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry
Copyright © 06012013

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner 

Eye Of Horus


The Eye of Horus is a symbol of protection, good health and royal authority bestowed upon the pharaoh and his people. It is known as the udjat from the goddess Wadjet, who is often seen protecting the king and his subordinates. Later on, it became associated with several other goddesses including Sekhmet, Isis, Bastet, Mut, Nekhbet, Tefnut and Hathor.

Have a Blessed Day,

~Elder Airwolf~

Carrier Oils List & Rosehips Recipe

How to make Rose Hip Oil using a carrier oil.


After a week of walking around Milkwood I recognised a plant that also grows on my property – that I have subsequently been digging out in the belief that it was a noxious weed. To me it looks like a rose – it is – Briar Rose. The specimens at Milkwood were all in bud – with fine bright red Hips. Given the abundance I decided it would be great to take advantage of this supply, so I investigated how to turn the Hips into a usable oil. Rose Hip oil is applied to the skin, it has great healing qualities. I apply it before bed. :)

Instructions

things you’ll need:

Rose hips
Carrier oil – (I used Macadamia Oil)
Small crock pot (or large glass jar)
Cheesecloth
Small dark glass bottle

Use dried or fresh rose hips. If you are buying them, the dried variety is usually the only kind you will find. Gather fresh rose hips from plants you are reasonably sure were not treated with chemical pesticides and herbicides.

2

Choose your carrier oil. Olive oil or even regular vegetable oil will do in a pinch, but some people prefer a lighter oil, such as almond oil, that leaves a smooth, satiny feel on the skin.

3

After removing any foreign debris from the rose hips, combine 2 cups of the carrier oil and 1 cup of rose hips in the bottom of a small crock pot. Stir well, set the crock pot on “Low,” cover and let it warm for at least 8 hours. A more natural but much slower method is to put the ingredients into a quart-size mason jar, cover and put in a windowsill for 3 weeks. If you choose the jar method, use only dried rose hips.

4

After the recommended amount of time, strain the oil through cheesecloth until no particles are visible. An easy way to do this is to fold the cheesecloth into a large square three or four layers thick and place it over the top of a small bowl. Use a large rubber band to hold the cheesecloth in place, but don’t pull it tight; leave enough of an indentation in the cloth that the oil won’t run over the top.

5

Pour the oil and rose hips into the cloth and let them slowly drain. Discard the rose hips and pour your new rose hip oil into a darkened bottle to store.

Carrier oils are so named because they "carry" an essential oil (EO) to the skin. Carrier oils refer to base oils that are used to dilute essential oils before applying them directly to your skin. You'll find by reading below that each carrier oil has different properties which may benefit one person more than another for various reasons ranging from texture and aroma to preventing allergic reactions.

I always label and blend my carrier oils and essential oils in clear plastic bottles that have a pop top for easy use.

Carrier oils are typically cold-pressed oils that are produced from the fatty portions of a specific plant. Carrier oils do not evaporate like Essential Oils (EO's) do, and carrier oils can go rancid where (EO's) will not.

The main carrier oils are listed below: Typically most oils purchased at a grocery store will not be cold-pressed, with the exception of olive oil and a few others (read the label first). Oils that are not cold-pressed have been heated and have a minimal therapeutic effect. The color is the give-away. So when you purchase a carrier oil listed below, make sure they are natural. Health food stores are probably your best bet. The only exception I would make is an oil that has natural Vitamin E (like Wheatgerm Oil) because it acts as natural preservative.

What about Mineral oil? Mineral oil is not used in aromatherapy because they do not penetrate the skin, therefore the EO will not be absorbed. For this specific reason, I do not recommend replacing mineral oil with any other carrier oil, especially when making castor oil packs.

Almond, Sweet Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Borage Oil
Calendula Oil
Cocoa Butter
Coconut Oil
Evening Primrose Oil

Grapeseed Oil
Hazelnut Oil
Jojoba Oil
Kukui Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Olive Oil
Peanut Oil

Pecan Oil
Rose Hip Oil
Sesame Oil
Shea Butter
Sunflower Oil
Walnut Oil
Wheatgerm Oil

 

ALMOND, SWEET OIL

Botanical Name: Prunus amygdalus var. dulcus
Aroma: Nutty, slightly sweet and Light
Texture: Absorbs moderately, slightly oily and leaves the skin feeling slightly oily.
Color: Almost completely clear with a trace of yellow
Add'l Info: Considered to be the perfect all-purpose carrier oil. Blends well with Avocado Oil.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Aroma: Slight
Texture: Usually non-irritating. Absorbs moderately and is somewhat oily.
Color: Almost completely clear with a trace of yellow.
Add'l Info: Contains B Vitamins. Because of its texture, this makes it perfect for blending massage oils. This oil will not leave you feeling greasy or slippery. It also softens the skin.

AVOCADO OIL

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Aroma: Medium. Somewhat sweet and nutty
Texture: Thick, leaves a fatty, almost waxy feel to the skin.
Color: Deep olive green
Add'l Info: Blend a 10% dilution of avocado oil with another carrier oil. Excellent for mature and dry skin types. Contains B Complex and Vitamins E and A.

BORAGE OIL

Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Aroma: Sweet and light
Texture: Thin to medium, somewhat oily on the skin
Color: Light yellow
Add'l Info: Excellent for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis. Borage oil can go rancid quickly. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of borage oil with another carrier oil.

CALENDULA OIL

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Aroma: Spicey sweet aroma
Texture: Thin
Color: Yellow to Amber
Add'l Info: CALENDULA OIL SHOULD NOT BE USED BY ANYONE THAT HAS AN ALLERGY TO RAGWEED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Comes from the Marigold and works well blended with Sweet Almond Oil. Great for reducing inflammation. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of calendula oil with another carrier oil.

COCOA BUTTER

Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Aroma: In unrefined cocoa butter it is very sweet and rich with a chocolate aroma. In refined cocoa butter the aroma is not as noticeable.
Texture: At room temperature the cocoa butter is solid and difficult to work with and will more than likely break-up into pieces.
Color: Tan with a yellow hue
Add'l Info: In order to use the cocoa butter it will be necessary to blend it with other oils in order to make it more manageable. It can be used in creams or lotions.

COCONUT OIL

Aroma: Coconut aroma
Texture: Easy to spread and non-oily
Color: Light
Add'l Info: It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of coconut oil with another carrier oil.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Botanical Name: Oenothera biennis
Aroma: Sweet and light
Texture: Thin and its not oily on the skin.
Color: Medium yellow
Add'l Info: Excellent for treating skin
conditions such as psoriasis. Evening Primrose Oil can go rancid quickly. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of evening primrose oil with another carrier oil. Can be used in creams.

GRAPESEED OIL

Botanical Name: Vitus vinifera
Aroma: Sweet, light, with a small nutty aroma.
Texture: Thin fine texture, leaving no oily residue
Color: Almost clear with a tiny hint of yellow/green.
Add'l Info: Inexpensive. May have some trace amounts of chemical solvent in the oil because of the manner in which it is extracted. It has the possibility of turning rancid quickly. If it is stored in a dark bottle in a cool dark area, you may not have any problems with rancidity. Blends well with Avocado Oil.

HAZELNUT OIL

Botanical Name: Corylus avellana
Aroma: Nutty, light and slightly sweet
Texture: Thin and is slightly oily on the skin
Color: Pale yellow
Add'l Info: I've found this is an excellent oil for those with oily skin. Helps to prevent dehydration of the skin.

JOJOBA OIL

Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
Aroma: Light and nearly odorless
Texture: Silky and usually absorbs well on the skin. Can feel waxey.
Color: Yellow
Add'l Info: This oil is really a wax. It usually does not go rancid very quickly. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of jojoba oil with another carrier oil. Great skin conditioner for most skin types.

KUKUI OIL

Botanical Name: Aleurites moluccana
Aroma: Nutty, light and sweet aroma
Texture: Thin and its not oily on the skin.
Color: Clear with a slightly yellow hue
Add'l Info: Excellent for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis. Kukui Oil can go rancid quickly. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of kukui oil with another carrier oil.

MACADAMIA NUT OIL

Botanical Name: Macadamia integrifolia
Aroma: More aromatic than other nut oils and is very sweet.
Texture: Because it is a thicker oil, it will leave an oily film on the skin.
Color: Clear with a slight yellow hue
Add'l Info: Blend a 10% dilution of macadamia nut oil with another carrier oil.

OLIVE OIL

Botanical Name: Olea europaea
Aroma: Smells like olives.
Texture: Heavy and oily.
Color: Use the greenest oil you can possibly purchase. The greener the oil, the closer it is to pure cold pressed.
Add'l Info: May be blended with a 10% dilution of olive oil with another carrier oil.

PEANUT OIL

Botanical Name: Arachis hypogeae
Aroma: Light with a slighty nutty aroma
Texture: Thick and is very oily on the skin.
Color: Clear
Add'l Info: PEANUT OIL SHOULD NOT BE USED BY ANYONE THAT HAS AN ALLERGY TO PEANUTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. It is used in some massage oil blends. Always let your massage therapist know if you are allergic to peanuts before the massage begins just in case they use a peanut oil blend. Peanut oil is generally Good for those who have arthritic conditions.

PECAN OIL

Botanical Name: Carya pecan
Aroma: Extremely light with nutty aroma.
Texture: Medium and slightly oily on the skin.
Color: Clear
Add'l Info: It has the possibility of turning rancid quickly. If it is stored in a dark bottle in a cool dark area, you may not have any problems with rancidity.

ROSE HIP OIL

Botanical Name: Rosa mosqueta
Aroma: Mild with an earthy aroma.
Texture: Light and leaves the skin slightly oily
Color: Clear
Add'l Info: Excellent for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis. Rose Hip Oil can go rancid quickly. It is also expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of evening primrose oil with another carrier oil.

SESAME OIL

Botanical Name: Sesamum indicum
Aroma: Medium, sweet, and nutty.
Texture: Slightly thick and leaves the skin slightly oily
Color: Pale yellow
Add'l Info: May be blended with a 10% dilution of sesame oil with another carrier oil. Good calcium source.

SHEA BUTTER

Botanical Name: Butyrospermun parkii
Aroma: Nutty aroma
Texture: Solid and workable at room temperature. May leave a waxy feeling on the skin.
Color: Cream colored
Add'l Info: Typically used in lotions and creams

SUNFLOWER OIL

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Aroma: Sweet and light
Texture: Thin with no oiliness on the skin
Color: Clear with a yellow hue
Add'l Info: Go for the unrefined sunflower oil.

WALNUT OIL

Aroma: Rich and with a nutty aroma
Texture: Delicate
Color: Light
Add'l Info: It is expensive, so you can blend a 10% dilution of walnut oil with another carrier oil.

WHEATGERM OIL

Aroma: Wheat aroma and slighly nutty
Texture: Thick and sticky
Color: Golden orange-brown
Add'l Info: WHEATGERM OIL SHOULD NOT BE USED BY ANYONE THAT HAS AN ALLERGY TO WHEAT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. High in Vitamin E which gives powerful healing properties. Usually included in a blend for preservation and anti-oxidative properties. Because of this you can blend a 10% dilution of wheatgerm oil with another carrier oil. If it is blended with preferably almond or grapeseed oil, then use 25% wheatgerm to 75% almond or grapeseed.

GENERAL SAFETY NOTICE:

ALWAYS SEARCH for more information for your own educational purpose. This page is NOT considered fully complete and NOT a guarantee for accuracy.ALWAYS conduct a skin patch test before applying ANYTHING new to your skin. DO NOT apply ANY undiluted essential oils directly onto your skin.DO NOT take any essential oils internally.IF YOU ARE pregnant or have ANY medical problems DO NOT use essential oils without first consulting your physician.PUT SAFETY FIRST and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using any essential oils with children. Use EXTREME caution when using any essential oils with children using only the gentlest oils at an extremely low dose.

~Elder Airwolf~

 

Knot Money Spell

 

My Personal Favorite

 

There are times when we are sometimes faced with an urgent financial need.  This is one spell I do not use often, and only use when I am in a sincere financial bind.  Do not misuse the powers that be for greediness, only to help you out in a pinch if the need arises. This may not work well for those of you with short hair.  I have long hair and this part of the spell.  If you have short hair or no hair, try subsituting green thread/yarn (use natural fibre thread/yarn, such as cotton/wool).  To see if the yarn is real wool or synthetic, burn a bit of it on the end.  If it forms a hard little nub, then it is synthetic.Brush/comb your hair.  The strands of hair that are on your comb/brush, is what you'll be using. When you have at least nine or more long strands of hair, you are ready to begin.  Begin chanting the following or similar words: 

          Dear Lord and Lady, 

          Please send money to me. 

          Please send money to me,

          Dear Lord and Lady.

          Let the money come in an innocent way,

          Let harm come to none,for fulfilling

          this need for which I pray.

As you chant the above, rub the stands of hair between your palms, to form a sort of cord.  Keep chanting, while doing the following. Next, tie nine knots onto this hair cord.  The following is a sloppy diagram to show you where to tie these knots on the hair cord. The numbers represent where the knots should be tied.

      ---1---6---4---8---3---7---5---9---2---

Tie the first knot at the furthest left side of the hair cord, the second knot at the furthest right side of the hair cord, the third knot in the middle and so on.  As you tie these knots, keep chanting. Visualize your financial need being met, through positive ways, such as finding a stash of money you forgot about, winning a small sum, but not through inheritances etc(as this is destructive, you don't want someone to die, in order for you to meet your financial needs, which is why the wording of the chant used is so important). Once you have tied the nine knots in the appropriate order, keep chanting and visualizing debts paid in full etc.  Then, either bury the hair cord, burn it or throw it into the wind. Then make an offering to the Lord and Lady, by either burying an apple, pour some milk/wine into the ground, bury a bit of tobacco etc. As you prepare and leave your offering of thanks, say out loud that you are thankful for their love, assistance, help, guidence etc and be sincere when doing so!