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Sunday, 31 October 2010

The Complete Book Of Incense Oils And Brews

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Book: The Complete Book Of Incense Oils And Brews by Scott Cunningham

This is one of my favorite books by Scott Cunningham. He explores so many different methods of magickal creation that there is something for everyone and more. Scott Cunningham's contributions to the occult make him one of the most important spiritual people of the last century. His books on Wicca have gently, lovingly, and thoroughly introduced more people to Witchcraft than just about anyone else.
But while Wicca was his spiritual path, it was natural magic that revealed his deep understanding and broad knowledge of herbs and their magical powers. His books on these subjects have become the de facto sources for all sorts of magical people. Already, The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (an expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews) is owned by over 150,00 readers. You should own it, too.

One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own, appropriately-scented tools? The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham. This is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews. It includes over 100 new formulas, proportions for each element of the recipes (the most requested feature from his previous book), how to substitute ingredients, and much more. Besides the formulas, it also includes the exact methods of making all of these scented tools, including how to extract the essences from the herbs.

Today, there are two major trends in magic: natural and ceremonial. They have different methodologies to get the same results. Neither is better, they are just different. The "best" one is whatever you can successfully use. But there is an interesting thing about these two systems: They both use incenses; they both use scented oils; they both use scented baths and magical teas. That makes this book applicable to any system of magic you may follow!

Besides giving the formulas for hundreds of the scented magical tools, Scott also reveals how you can easily make substitutions in the formulas. In this way, even if you are out of a particular herb to use as you compound your own incenses, oils, powders, and so forth, you will still be able to make magic.
Yes, you will find recipes for scents to use when doing magic for initiations, love, exorcisms, money, health, talismans, elemental energies, astrological energies and for many of the goddesses and gods. But by studying this book you will be able to develop your own, unique recipes and formulas. You will understand how these herbs really work.
And that, my friends, is real magic!

Each one of the formulas is precise and easy to make. Do you need luck? Take 2 parts vetivert, 2 parts allspice, 1 part nutmeg, and 1 part calamus, grind them together as finely as possible, then sprinkle the powder in a circle around you, beginning and ending in the East and moving clockwise. Sit within this circle and absorb the powder's energies. Also included are other ways to use magical powders that will have you coming up with your own ideas for them, too. There is a legion of recipes for incenses. There are three for the sun and two for consecrating talismans. There are incenses for each of the astrological signs and ones to help you study better and gain success. You'll also find incenses for each of the planetary influences. There are four for Saturn alone! This compendium of magical lore is a vital tool for every magical person on any magical path, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

If you want to learn more about making your own incense, brews, potions, powders, inks, soaps, tinctures, oils, herbal baths,etc., YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK. Each section is informative and full of recipies, explanations, suggestions, and warnings. The chapter on substitution is excellent and the charts and appendixes are helpful as well. The book's tone is more instructional rather than spiritual, especially compared to Cunningham's other books. If you are looking for in-depth information about magical herbs and oils, I highly recommend reading Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs and The Magic of Aromatherapy in addition to The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews.

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The Complete Book Of Incense Oils And Brews

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A Treatise Of Witchcraft

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Book: A Treatise Of Witchcraft by Alexander Roberts

I find the idea of rating an historical publication like Alexandr Roberts' A Treatise of Witchcraft difficult, so I have opted not to do so. However, the content itself is very interesting. In his 1620 writing Roberts moves through a series of topics related to witchcraft: he begins by insisting that witches are real (and references historical sources like The Odyssey and the Bible as support), and then outlines exactly why witchcraft is to be abhorred by the Christian community. Roberts speaks of the spiritual salvation of witches (which would ideally come just before their execution), defends the sentencing of witches, and details a specific example of witchcraft that occasioned the writing of his Treatise. The discussion of the contemporary case was intriguing, but I found Roberts' focus on gender roles particularly interesting. Throughout the text he assures his readers that not all witches are women, but he then goes on to explain why women are more susceptible to the Devil, and why the majority of magic Practitioners are therefore women. As you can imagine, Roberts references everything from Eve to physical differences to an inclination towards the passionate as reasons why women are more likely to fall into Satan's grasp.

While the ideas presented would be familiar to anyone with even a passing knowledge of Witchcraft Trials, Roberts' treatise makes for a clear and forward primary source for the discussion of the occult.

Download Alexander Roberts's eBook: A Treatise Of Witchcraft

Downloadable books (free):

Michael Harrison - The Roots Of Witchcraft
George Lyman Kittredge - Notes On Witchcraft
Allen Greenfield - A True History Of Witchcraft
Alexander Roberts - A Treatise Of Witchcraft

Festival Of The Boundary Markers

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Termini in Roman mythology began as boundary markers between wilderness settings. The termini were rural boundary stones marking property lines between fields and neighbors. There was an annual ceremony each 23rd day of February called the Terminalia when first fruits were offered and libations of oil and honey were poured over the termini to renew the power or forces within the boundary stones between properties. Ovid presents the story as follows

When night has passed, let the god be celebrated

With customary honour, who separates the fields with his sign.

Terminus, whether a stone or a stump buried in the earth,

You have been a god since ancient times.

You are crowned from either side by two landowners,

Who bring two garlands and two cakes in offering.

An altar's made: here the farmer's wife herself

Brings coals from the warm hearth on a broken pot.

The old man cuts wood and piles the logs with skill,

And works at setting branches in the solid earth.

Then he nurses the first flames with dry bark,

While a boy stands by and holds the wide basket.

When he's thrown grain three times into the fire


The little daughter offers the sliced honeycombs.

Others carry wine: part of each is offered to the flames:


The crowd, dressed in white, watch silently.

Terminus, at the boundary, is sprinkled with lamb's blood,

And doesn't grumble when a sucking pig is granted him.

Neighbours gather sincerely, and hold a feast,

And sing your praises, sacred Terminus:


'You set bounds to peoples, cities, great kingdoms:

Without you every field would be disputed... These rural termini and feast of landmarks had their state counterpart in Terminus. The story told by Ovid about the sacred boundary stone which stood, in the temple of the Capitoline Jupiter, continues:

What happened when the new Capitol was built?

The whole throng of gods yielded to Jupiter and made room:

But as the ancients tell, Terminus remained in the shrine

Where he was found, and shares the temple with great Jupiter.

Even now there's a small hole in the temple roof,

So he can see nothing above him but stars.

Since then, Terminus, you've not been free to wander:


Stay there, in the place where you've been put,

And yield not an inch to your neighbour's prayers...

Ovid, Fasti Vol II

Source: Stephanie Pope



Books in PDF format to read:

Jean Seznec - Survival Of The Pagan Gods
Anonymous - Meditation Of The Four Magickal Weapons
Carroll Runyon - The Secret Of The Dark Mirror

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Wellspring Bardic Chair

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I'm nearly out the door to the Wellspring Gathering, Stone Creed Grove's annual Druid-fest at Brushwood. I know things have been slow here and, now it's summer, I don't know how much faster they'll get. I'll try to do that celtic book review before end of month, and maybe an exceprt from the article on invocation...

Here's the art for the Wellspring Bardic Chair, our song, poetry and story competition at this year's event. Have a lovely wekend...


Books in PDF format to read:

Anonymous - Correlian Wicca
Stephen Mitchell - Learning Magic In The Sagas


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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft For 23 37

Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft For 23 37
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* The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology
* A Reinforce Obtain to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Childhood Treasonable Self-confidence
* The Glossary of Demons: Names of the Damned
* Grimorium Verum
* A Glossary of Angels: Through the Fallen Angels

Fall : Land-living and Estate Passage



Reference: spells-and-chants.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Rhapsody Of Fire Discografia Completa Download

Rhapsody Of Fire Discografia Completa Download
Rhapsody of Transmit 'e uma banda italiana Confidence Metal criada em 1993, inicialmente chamava-se Thundercross, em 1995 foi rebatizada com o nome Rhapsody e em 14 de Julho de 2006 mudou seu nome para Rhapsody of Transmit devido a problemas de direitos autorais e marca registrada.

Informac~oes:


Banda: Rhapsody of Transmit

G^enero: Confidence Metal

Origem: It'alia

Em 1997 o Rhapsody of Transmit lancou seu document de estr'eia, The Like a house on fire Tales, com o nome Rhapsody. Os co-fundadores da banda Luca Turilli e Alex Staropoli criaram um som 'epico para essa obra, incorporando elementos da m'usica cl'assica, m'usica barroca,bulky metal e narrac~oes l'iricas. Tal estilo foi chamado "Hollywood metal" ou "metal trilha sonora", pela sua semelhanca com trilhas sonoras. As influ^encias cl'assicas incluem compositores como Vivaldi, Bach e Paganini (a m'usica "The Wizard's Rule Rhymes", do document Swarm Of A Thousand Firestorm, fulfilled, tem knock against na Sinfonia do Novo Mundo, de Anton'in Dvor'ak). Nos anos seguintes Turilli e Staropoli reuniram-se a Fabio Lione no spoken, desenvolvendo um novo som com os 'albuns Like a house on fire Tales(1997), Piece of music of Magical Lands (1998), Beginning of Earn (2000), Swarm of a Thousand Firestorm (2001) e Confidence of the Dragonflame (2002). Escreveram pecas como "Emerald Sword", baseada no folclore da R'ussia e com elementos da m'usica celta. Turilli 'e o letrista da banda assim como guitarrista. Suas letras referem-se geralmente a elementos m'isticos de eras medievais, enfatizando a luta entre o bem e o mal. De Beginning of Earn a Confidence of the Dragonflame a bateria da banda foi tocada por Thunderforce. Havia um consideration sobre se o baterista era uma m'aquina, mas na realidade era o pseud^onimo de um m'usico que n~ao poderia ser creditado por raz~oes contratuais. Alex Holzwarth, que j'a estava tocando com a banda em apresentac~oes, foi listado como integrante oficial em tais lancamentos. O m'usico grava oficialmente com a banda desde The Overcast Deception. Christopher Lee esteve envolvido no 'ultimo projeto, narrando parte da hist'oria. O document Piece of music of Magical Lands II - The Overcast Deception foi lancado em 2004. A banda produziu o divide The Magical of the Wizard's Be attracted to em 2005, contando com novas vers~oes para "The Magical of the Wizard's Be attracted to", uma das mais populares canc~oes de Piece of music of Magical Lands II - The Overcast Deception. Ela foi retrabalhada em quatro diferentes l'inguas, a saber: ingl^es, alem~ao, italiano e franc^es.

Discografia:


* Rhapsody of Transmit - Like a house on fire Tales [1997]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Piece of music of Magical Lands [1998]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Beginning of Earn [2000]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Swarm Of A Thousand Firestorm [2002]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Confidence of Dragonflame [2002]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Piece of music of Magical Lands II (The Overcast Deception) [2004]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - Euphoria or Hurt [2006]
* Rhapsody of Transmit - The Enduring Snivel of Angels [2010]

Friday, 22 October 2010

Solstice Story

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There was the snow, and the snow fell from the heavens, slowly, thoughtful and deliberate, silent contemplation of a million spirits, crystalline and filled with logic, diversity infinite, and yet, each one did come to bless the child.

There was the night, and she was quiet, she was holy, as all nights are, and even when the nights were dancing, loud and full of whirling stars and northern lights performed for all to see or no-one there at all, and winds rush treetops and they tell their tales of night, of all the nights, and know so much, foreshadow even more...

There was the lake, and it was frozen deep and mirror smooth and mirror still, slow water, sleeping water, perhaps it dreams of spring or it may simply rest and think, and gather wisdom of each other, and of time...

There was a thought, a very special wind arose and it could only be right here, right now, and it came softly, lightly, it exhaled the finest mist of white, creates the forms and functions, sculptures in a living dance, they flow and they touch everything, reach into everything, make the connections, make something new, now hush and listen, for the time of magic is upon us, it is nearly here...

There was the child, it stepped in light and whitest shine into this night, and here, the snow did kiss its face, did kiss its hair, and laid itself beneath its feet to be a carpet, be a path, a path that leads in all directions, where you walk, there it becomes.

The night began to sing, so quietly, so full of admiration; the stars awoke and paid attention, sent their light and love to touch the child; the lake became the mirror for it all as now the wind did breathe the future into being and then the child began to smile - his welcome was the holiness, and holiness did enter into all the land touched by his light, it filled the world with hope, with beauty of a different order, the new, the unexpected, a newborn star of purest light.

And there I was, and there were you, and always, ever, always new, there is the snow for us, there is the night, there is the lake, there is wind, and always new, there is the child.

Source: SFX Solstice 2009



Books in PDF format to read:

Aleister Crowley - Alice An Adultery
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - The Rampa Story

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Majority Religions In The United States

Majority Religions In The United States
"Here's an interesting map than I came obliquely on Facebook broadcast the largest part religions in the Seam States by county. You can report on the image to upgrade it and divider it in supercilious insignificance. As I've mentioned in childhood posts, the mood that Christians are haggard in some ability way is not supported by any real corroborate. All of the largest part religions that quantity on this map are Christian statement from whatever is lumped all the rage the "GETTING ON" depiction - and as you can see state are fair a handful of counties in the total ground in which that depiction constitutes a largest part - and one of persons in Minnesota is labeled "GETTING ON" because there's one county in which Lutherans and Catholics are attached for political leanings. For all the complaining that fundamentalists do about Pagans and occultists, even like you put the two groups together you get so few state it's unruly to see how we possibly will formulate by far of a indication.

Source: about-world-religions.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Matthew 2337 And Calvinism Revisited

Matthew 2337 And Calvinism Revisited
Fr. William Most has some great commentaries from "Grace, Predestination, and the Salvific Will of God" on the issues I was discussing last week: namely, that Matthew 23:37 only makes sense if there's some sort of real ability to accept or reject Christ at some point in the salvation process. Well, Fr. Most addresses this in-depth, and provides a wealth of other Scriptural passages and Early Church Father testimonies to support this view. First, in Chapter 7 of the book, he establishes first man's total dependence upon God. But then he says,

But equally, Sacred Scripture always takes it for granted, as something beyond doubt, that man can really decide whether and when he will sin or not sin. Hence, for example, the prophets frequently exhort the peoples e.g., Zechariah says [Zechariah 1:3]: "Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you...." Or, in Malachi [Malachi 3:7]:"Return to me, and I will return to you...." And similarly in the New Testament, Christ Himself says, with many tears [Matthew 23:37]: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!... How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not." The Epistle to the Romans represents the Lord as saying [Romans 10:21]: "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people." And St. Paul begs the Corinthians [2 Corinthians 6:1]: "... we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain."

In all these passages it is most clearly implied that man can in some way determine when and whether he will sin or not. For a condition is supposed: "If you return... I will return to you." But if the determination did not basically depend on man, God would not exhort men but would merely determine the outcome Himself. Similarly, Christ would not shed tears over the hardness of Jerusalem nor would He stretch out His hands to an unbelieving people, nor would St. Paul exhort his sons not to receive the grace of God in vain, if the decision and determination were not really made basically by man whether he would receive grace in vain or not.

In addition to this wealth from Scripture, he points to the Fathers in Chapter 5. While his point is to establish God's universal Salvific Will (that is, that God wants all men to be saved), it has the side-effect of disproving the Calvinist case (both limited atonement, obviously, but also irresistable Grace and the lack of free will). The only Father to explicitly bring up Matthew 23:37 in this series of quotations is St. John Chrysostom, but the collection was such an insightful list I felt like I should re-post it in full. I left the Church Fathers' words in black, and Most's in green, to distinguish them from one another:

The passages of the Fathers of the Church are extremely numerous. "C. Passaglia [De partitione divinae voluntatis, Romae, 1851."] gathered two hundred Patristic texts. We shall cite only selected passages, from both eastern and western Fathers. (Cf. also the Patristic texts on predestination in chapter 13.)

1) "The Eastern Fathers": ST. HIPPOLYTUS clearly teaches that God ["De Antichristo "3. PG 10.731]: "Casts aside... no one of His servants, loathes no one as unworthy of His divine mysteries... having mercy on all, and desiring to save all, wanting to make all sons of God and calling all saints into one perfect man." Still more eloquent are the words of ST. GREGORY OF NYSSA ["Adv. Apollinarium "29. PG 45.1187 ]: "'The Father raises the dead and gives them life, and the Son gives life to whom He will.'-We do not conclude from this that some are cast out from the lifegiving will.... If then, the Father's will (attitude) is in the Son, and the Father, as the Apostle says 'wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth' it is plain that He who has everything that is the Father's and has the whole Father in Him, along with other good things of the Father has fully also the salvific will.... For not because of the Lord's will are some saved, but others are lost: for then the cause of their ruin would come from that will. But by the choice of those who receive the word, it happens that some are saved or lost." ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM expresses the same teaching in many places. Especially does he speak clearly in his Homily on enduring criticisms ["Homilia de ferendis reprehensionibus "6. PG 51.144]: "God never compels anyone by necessity and force, but He wills that all be saved, yet does not force

anyone.... How then are not all saved if He wills all to be saved? Because not everyone's will follows His will. He compels no one. But even to Jerusalem He says ["In Ephesios", cap. 1. Hom. 1, n. 2. PG 62.13]: "Jerusalem, Jerusalem! How often would I have gathered your children together, but you were unwilling.'" And again in his homilies on the Epistle to the Ephesians: "... he greatly longs after, greatly desires our salvation." [The Greek: "sphodra ephietai, sphodra epithymei."] ST. JOHN DAMASCENE speaks similarly ["De fide orthodoxa "2.29. PG 94.970]: "It is necessary to know that God antecedently wills all to be saved and to reach His kingdom. For He did not make us to punish, but to share in His goodness, because He is good. But He wills that sinners be punished, because He is just. Now the first [will] is called antecedent will and will of good pleasure [and] it is from Him. But the second [will is called] consequent will and a giving way [and it comes] from our fault...." [Cf. other passages in SS 202 below]

2) "The Western Fathers": ST. AMBROSE in a beautiful passage in which he speaks of Christ as a Levite, brings out the salvific love of God for all and for individuals ["De Cain et Abel "2.3.11. PL 14.364-65]: "'Levite' means 'undertaken for me'.... He therefore who was expected and came for the salvation of all, for me was born of the virginal womb, for me was offered, for me He tasted death, for me He rose. In Him the redemption of all men was undertaken.... The Redeemer is the Levite, for the wise man is the redemption of the unwise man. He, like a physician, cherishes the

sick soul of the unwise man.... For He saw that those who suffered could not be saved without a remedy, and so He provided medicine for the sick. He gave the means of health to all precisely in order that whosoever perishes should attribute the causes of his death to himself, he who was unwilling to be cured although he had the remedy by which he could escape. Let the manifest mercy of Christ to all be proclaimed: for those who perish, perish by their own negligence; but those who are saved, are delivered according to the sentence of Christ, 'who wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.'" Several things are to be noted in this excellent passage: First, as we have said, he stresses the love of God for all and for individuals. Then, he distinguishes between the cause of ruin and the cause of salvation. The cause of salvation is in God; but the cause of ruin is in man alone "who was unwilling to be cured." It is obvious that St. Ambrose would never say that God deserts many before consideration of demerits. The same teaching stands out forcefully in the commentary of St. Ambrose on Psalm 39 ["In Ps. 39, "n. 20. PL 14.1117]: "He wants all whom He has made and created to be His; would that you, O man, would not flee and... hide yourself; for He seeks even those who flee."

St. Ambrose, of course, is merely saying the same things that Christ said about

the lost sheep. Again, we are far from a theory of desertion before prevision of

any fault.

ST. JEROME, like St. Ambrose stresses the fact that although God wills to save all, yet some are lost through their own fault ["In Ephes. 1.1.11". PL 26.485]: "'... He wills all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.' But, because no one is saved without his own will (for we have free will), He wants us to will good, so that when we do, He may will to fulfil in us His plan." ST. AUGUSTINE in some passages 27 seems to flatly deny that the salvific will of God is universal. However, in still other passages, he at least seems to speak in the same way as the other Fathers.28 He too explains that the difference between the elect and the reprobate depends on the human will ["De spiritu et littera "33.58. PL 44.238]: "'God wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth;' but He does not [will it] in such a way

as to take free will from them, by the good or bad use of which they may be

judged most justly.
" In his Confessions he brings out beautifully the care of

God for individuals ["Confessions "3.11.19. PL 32.692]: "... you care for each and every one as if you were caring for him alone, and you [care] in such a way for all, as if [you were caring for them] individually."

ST. PROSPER, who defended the teaching of St. Augustine after the latter's death, and answered objections for him, wrote ["Resp. ad capit. Galiorzum "8. PL 51.172]: "Likewise, he who says that God does not will all men to be saved, but [only] a certain number who are predestined, speaks more harshly than one should speak about the loftiness of the inscrutable grace of God, 'who wills all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth' and [who] fulfils the design of His will in those whom He predestined after foreknowing, called after predestining, justified after

calling, glorified after justifying... so that those who are saved are saved for the reason that God wanted them to be saved, and those who perish, perish for the reason that they merited to perish." We note that St. Prosper repeats a distinction we have seen in other places: Salvation comes from the salvific will of God, which wills the salvation of all; but ruin comes from the wicked will of man.

AMBROSIASTER expresses the same distinction ["In 1 Tm. 2.4". PL 17.492. ]: "'For God wills all men to be saved' but if they draw near to Him; for He does not wish [them to be saved] in such a way that those who are unwilling would be saved. But He wills them to be saved if they also will it. For surely He who gave the law to all, excepted no one from [His desire for their] salvation. Does not a physician make a public proclamation [of his profession] so that he may show he wants to heal all, on condition, however, that he is sought out by the sick? For there is no true health if it is given to one who is unwilling."The testimony of the Church Fathers is important on this point because Calvin viewed himself as re-establishing the Patristic faith. In the Preface to his famous "Institutes of the Christian Religion", which he dedicated to King Francis I of France, he says of his Catholic opponents:

Moreover, they unjustly set the ancient fathers against us (I mean the ancient writers of a better age of the church ) as if in them they had supporters of their own impiety. If the contest were to be determined by patristic authority, the tide of victory - to put it very modestly - would turn to our side.

He covers his bases by then attacking the Fathers for their occassional individual failings, but it's clear that the above point -- that the testimony of the Fathers supports the Calvinist, and not the Catholic, position -- is plainly false, when it comes to the core doctrines of the Calvinist faith.

Did I mention that not only this book, but every book ever written by Fr. William Most is available online for free from Catholic Culture?

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sword And Athame

Sword And Athame Cover The sword, or a ritual knife known as an athame, is often used in Wiccan ritual. In Gardnerian Wicca these are associated with the element of air. In other traditions, these are associated with fire, the element of the will.

The athame is traditionally a black-handled knife, and Gardner described it as "the true Witch's weapon" in the book of shadows, something for which he has been criticised by Frederic Lamond, who believes that there should be no "weapons" in Wicca. The athame is used to cast a magic circle, and to control spirits.

The term "athame" in its modern spelling is unique to Wicca, but originates from words found in two historical copies of the Key of Solomon, though was not included in Macgregor Mathers' published version. One version, currently held in the Biblioteque de l'Arsenal, Paris, uses the term "arthame" to describe a black handled knife. This was adopted by C.J.S Thompson in his 1927 book The Mysteries and Secrets of Magic and by Grillot de Givry, in his 1931 Book Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy. The historian Ronald Hutton theorised that Gardner got it either directly or indirectly from one of these sources, although changed the spelling. The athame is usually enscribed on the handle, sometimes in the Theban alphabet.

What is the Athame used for? The athame's primary use is to direct energy; if things such as herbs or cords need to be cut, another knife called a boline - a white-handled knife - is used. An exception is the "kitchen witchcraft" philosophy, which actively encourages the use of magical tools for mundane purposes to increase the witch's familiarity with them.

An athame may be employed in the demarcation of the Magic circle rite. As a masculine principle, it is often used in combination with the chalice, as feminine principle, evoking the act of procreation, as a symbol of universal creativity. This is a symbol of the Great Rite in Wiccan rituals. Some Modern Witchcraft traditions may prefer not to use iron blades, instead preferring alternatives such as copper, bronze or wood. This is most common amongst traditions that have a particular fondness of the Sidhe, to whom iron is supposedly harmful.

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Overview Of Day Of The Dead

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The Day of the Dead (El D'ia de los Muertos in Spanish) is a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of deceased ancestors which occurs on November 1 and November 2, coinciding with the similar Roman Catholic celebrations of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

While it is primarily viewed as a Mexican holiday, it is also celebrated in communities in the United States with large populations of Mexican-Americans, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in Latin America.

Despite the morbid subject matter, this holiday is celebrated joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day, the mood of The Day of the Dead is much lighter, with the emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, rather than fearing evil or malevolent spirits.

HISTORY OF DAY OF THE DEAD


The origins of the celebration of The Day of the Dead in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous peoples of Latin America, such as the Aztecs, Mayans Purepecha, Nahua and Totonac.

Rituals celebrating the lives of dead ancestors had been performed by these Mesoamerican civilizations for at least 3,000 years. It was common practice to keep skulls as trophies and display them during rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.

The festival which was to become El D'ia de los Muertos fell on the ninth month of the Aztec Solar Calendar, near the start of August, and was celebrated for the entire month. Festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as the "Lady of the Dead". The festivities were dedicated to the celebration of children and the lives of dead relatives.

When the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Central America in the 15th century they were appalled at the indigenous pagan practices, and in an attempt to convert the locals to Catholicism moved the popular festival to the beginning of November to coincide with the Catholic All Saints and All Souls days. All Saints' Day is the day after Halloween, which was in turn based on the earlier pagan ritual of Samhain, the Celtic day and feast of the dead. The Spanish combined their custom of Halloween with the similar Mesoamerican festival, creating The Day of the Dead.

DAY OF THE DEAD TRIVIA


The souls of children are believed to return first on November 1, with adult spirits following on November 2.

Plans for the festival are made throughout the year, including gathering the goods that will be offered to the dead. During the period of October 31 and November 2 families usually clean and decorate the graves. Some wealthier families build altars in their homes, but most simply visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas, or offerings. These include:

* wreaths of marigold, which are thought to attract the souls of the dead toward the offerings
* toys brought for dead children (los angelitos, or little angels)
* bottles of tequila, mezcal, pulque or atole for adults.

Ofrendas are also put in homes, usually with foods and beverages dedicated to the deceased, some people believe the spirits of the deceased eat the spirit of the food, so after the festivity, they eat the food from the ofrendas, but think it lacks nutritional value.

In some parts of Mexico, like Mixquic, people spend all night beside the graves of their relatives.

Those gifted, like to write "calaveras", these are little poems that mock epitaphs of friends. Newspapers dedicate "Calaveras" to public figures, with cartoons of skeletons. Theatrical presentations of "Don Juan Tenorio" by Jos'e Zorrilla (1817-1893) are also traditional on this day.

A common symbol of the holiday is the skull, which celebrants represent in masks called calacas. Sugar skulls, inscribed with the names of the deceased on the forehead, are often eaten by a relative or friend. Other special foods for El D'ia de los Muertos includes Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead), a sweet egg bread made in many shapes, from plain rounds to skulls and rabbits.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Fallacy Of Ghosts Dreams And Omens With Stories Of Witchcraft Life In Death And Monomania

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Book: Fallacy Of Ghosts Dreams And Omens With Stories Of Witchcraft Life In Death And Monomania by Charles Ollier

Publisher: C. Ollier Publication date: 1848 Subjects: Occultism Supernatural Ghosts Dreams Hallucinations and illusions History / General Juvenile Fiction / Horror

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Druid And Tree Magic The Basic Fertility Spell

Druid And Tree Magic The Basic Fertility Spell
DRUID Numinous and TREE SpellsThe Initial (and simple) Splendor Comprise

Directive AND LORE OF Splendor MAGIC:


We carry on mentioned abundant time otherwise the importance of Vegetation and Universe in Numinous. Our powers come from our Souls, from our hearts and our Souls and hearts wallow near person. This is our home, this is our gardening force which sustains life and regenerates our health. For citizens who switch Inexperienced person WITCHES or Inexperienced person MAGES or of course DRUIDS ">

Like we use the term "Splendor Numinous" we habitually mean the impregnation of a woman with a magical way. And the truth is that this is why we use Splendor Numinous supervisor habitually. On the other hand the precise term can be cast-off for whatever that you destitution to come stylish manifestation and grow, any dream of yours that your destitution to fertilize! It looks touching on WISHING Numinous but has a supervisor regular and decelerate increase and it lasts supervisor. This is why Splendor Numinous is supervisor associated with Dampen and Realm Numinous. Even while Hellhole and AIR can be cast-off, the Lifeless ELEMENTS (Dampen nad Realm) are slow significantly supervisor lift.

Splendor Numinous is slow one of the record ancient and powerful form of Numinous as Witchcraft's power is accurately associated with our basic instincts. Oodles Gods and Goddesses are associated with Splendor and record of them are the record powerful ones. DEMETER, ISIS, ZEUS, HERA, CERNUNNOS, BRIGID, FREJA, APHRODITE, PARVATI, ADITI, EPONA are moral few of a unbounded list. This of course shows the importance of Splendor in our Humanity.

Vegetation are accurately associated with Splendor, not moral in the same way as the open out and bring about plants, fruits and batty annually but furthermore in the same way as of their phallic shapes. A few grass of course are even supervisor associated with Splendor, APPLE grass, Yellowish-brown grass and WILLOW grass are the record powerful examples.

WILLOW Fix in place are universally associated with value and Witchcraft itself

as they are accurately connected with female magical powers and the element of Dampen.

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Barrage OF Splendor Numinous, THE Initial SPELL:


*First of all you have got to focus a pleasingly, strong and big tree of your decision. We deal one the grass we mentioned senior. *Buy a abruptly earth pot and fill it with Sky-high Dampen (what is Sky-high Dampen and how to make it? Clap in vogue and find out everything about Sky-high Dampen.) *Add few drops of your MENSTRUAL BLOOD. *On a night of Full Moon fleece the pot very abrupt to the tree you picked always cargo arraignment of the tree. *Explain the tree what you destitution to air strike.*Thank the tree and run into it touching on a friend.

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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Wiccan Handfasting

Wiccan Handfasting Cover Handfasting is another celebration held by Wiccans, and is the commonly used term for their weddings. Some Wiccans observe the practice of a trial marriage for a year and a day, which some Traditions hold should be contracted on Lammas (Lughnasadh), as this was the traditional time for trial, "Telltown marriages" among the Irish. A common marriage vow in Wicca is "for as long as love lasts" instead of the traditional Christian "till death do us part". The first ever known Wiccan wedding ceremony took part in 1960 amongst the Bricket Wood coven, between Frederic Lamond and his first wife, Gillian.

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The Circle Within Creating A Wiccan Spiritual Tradition

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Book: The Circle Within Creating A Wiccan Spiritual Tradition by Dianne Sylvan

The Circle Within is your guide to creating a personal Spiritual Practice for daily life. The first section is a thoughtful examination of Wiccan ethics and philosophy that explores how to truly live Wicca. The second section includes devotional prayers and rituals that provide inspiration for group or solitary practice.

Topics include: cultivating an ongoing personal relationship with deity, ethics and standards of behavior, concepts of sacred space, elements of a daily practice, tuning into the Wheel of the Year and the elements, and creating meaningful personal rituals. Move beyond the basics of Wicca and enter the sacred space of the circle within.

I've never written a review for Amazon.com, but had to do one for this book. I came across Dianne's website some time ago & was intrigued with her way of looking at Wicca. When I found out she'd published a book, I tracked it down & was even more profoundly moved by her observations. This is a woman who will make you THINK. There are many books I've read About Witchcraft & Wicca. Plenty of info on tools, quarter calls, the gods/goddesses, etc. But I found something missing in most of them. The most basic, essential thing of all: relationship with the Divine & how it affects your life on a very basic level. There were times during this book where I had to stop & say, "YES! YES!" Cheers for Ms. Sylvan for having the heart & drive to write this book & get it out to the public.

Also, I have to say that the litergy in this book is some of the most beautiful I have ever read. The chapter titled "The Book of Moonlight" is going to be used often in my practices.

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Old Naumkeag An Historical Sketch Of The City Of Salem

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Book: Old Naumkeag An Historical Sketch Of The City Of Salem by Charles Webber

"Old Naumkeag" appears to be a work which will greatly interest the readers of the present day. The researches of Felt, Bentley, and others, embody much of what is known of the topography and ancient history of Salem and vicinity; but the compilers of this work appear not only to have adduced other facts gathered from authentic sources, but also to have presented them in a most attractive manner. Looking back over the days of our ancestors we cannot but admire the virtues and wisdom that carried them through the bitter disappointments and sufferings incident to a pioneer people. The history of Salem from the early days of Conant and Endicott, down to the present time, is replete with incidents of the most thrilling character.

The aim of the authors of "OLD NAUMKEAG" has been ocly to write an "historical sketch" of that portion of Essex County originally known as Naumkeag, but now divided into the city of Salem, and the towns of Marblehead, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Manchester, "Wenham, Topsfleld and Middleton; giving brief accounts of the more interesting events in the history of each, and descriptions of the places of interest to the stranger and to the native. The whole territory is replete with historical associations, and dotted with land-marks of the past—buildings or localities directly associated with some of the most important events in the history of America. To these shrines of antiquity, whose shadows lengthen and deepen with each departing year, come, annually, thousands of strangers ; while the young are growing up in our midst nearly as ignorant of their historic surroundings as the stranger is. We have neither guides nor guide-books, nor local histories such as the visitor seeks. The most valuable of our local works are now almost if not quite out of print; such as are not, are rare and costly. Eealiziug this, the authors have sought to prepare a work which should in some measure supply the want. At the same time, it has been so extended, we trust, as to make it interesting and useful to our own citizens. The young reader, it is hoped, will find information as well as entertainment; and the more ad vanced in life, find pleasure in retracing steps, leading back to the days of their youth, reviviug recollections and associations ever dear, at the same time affording valuable information concerning their ancestry.

We make no special claims to originality of material. On the contrary, we acknowledge our indebtedness, for most of the facts embodied in this work, to the antiquarians, living and dead, from the Rev. John Fiske, and the Eev. John Higginson, down to the present. We have searched the voluminous collections and writings of these painstaking recorders of the past and endeavored to present, in a popular shape, such portions of them as are of the greatest interest at the present time. Limited space precludes the publication of very much more which is of deep interest. With more time and space the book could have been made better. Such as it is we submit it to the public, asking only that all should bear in mind that (Charles Webber)

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Her Hidden Children The Rise Of Wicca And Paganism In America

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Book: Her Hidden Children The Rise Of Wicca And Paganism In America by Chas Clifton

I found this book among many in my local bookstore and purchased it on the fact that the cover was eerily close to a vision in a dream I had over a year ago. I have never been happier to have had such a dream! This book, I found, was completely amazing.

While many books on Paganism focus on practice, perhaps a few focusing on philosophy, very few focus on any actual scholarship. This specific book focuses on the history of contemporary Paganism, from Gerald Gardner to more modern influential groups, such as the Church of All Worlds. The depths the author, Mr. Chas S. Clifton, provides for anyone interested in history and Pagan academia runs deeps.

Since the release of Ronald Hutton's "Triumph of The Moon" back in 2000, I have yearned for a book that would take an in-depth look at the history of modern Paganism in America. So I was more than a little excited and hopeful when I heard that Pagan academic Chas Clifton was rising to the task in his new book "Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America". Finally a book that would take a look at how modern Paganism and Wicca took root in American soil and became one of the fastest growing faiths in the country.

Clifton - knowing that he could in no way cover everything that has happened from the 1930s to the present - has chosen with this book to lay down some basic parameters for talking about modern Pagan history in America. First he concentrates on Wicca: it being the largest and most influential modern Pagan religion in America. Secondly, when moving out from Wicca he generally stays with groups that claim to follow "nature" or "earth" religions. Not getting much attention in this history are the "reconstructionist" Pagan faiths and feminist Wicca.

The author begins with examining Gerald Gardner and the beginning of British Wicca, looking at both Gardner's claims of a long-line of witches and historical evidence to this claim. Following this, the author discusses how Wicca came to America and how it spread.

The second chapter focuses on the change of Wicca from a Mystery Religion to a "nature" religion. The author brings to use the idea that Wicca combined a triple-form of nature, ranging from the Cosmic, Natural (Earthly), and Erotic. He shows us how Wicca became changed through the changing social changes affecting America during this time.

Throughout the rest of the book, Mr. Clifton shows his readers the struggles and effects Wicca has had in America (such as, for example, the effort to change the image of the popular "Witch), the influence Paganism has had in Popular Culture (and vice versa), and a look at other Pagan groups that have influenced Paganism on a whole (which may, or may not, have started before Wicca).

If one is interested in the history of Paganism, specifically Wicca, this is a great book to sate that interest. This book is a wonderful example of Pagan scholarship so needed in the Pagan community. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to be a Pagan, claiming to be a Pagan, or vaguely interested in knowing about Pagans.

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Checklist For A Well Working Group

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1. We are clear about our goals and how we intend to achieve them.
2. We know and respect each other well enough to feel very comfortable and attuned working together.
3. Our magick is ethical, designed for our growth and fulfillment and the benefit of those who request help, and never used to harm others.
4. We share the responsibilities of making the group work; every individual's
contribution is important.
5. We see each other socially outside the group, and support each other through difficulties.
6. We enjoy. There is fun and laughter at our meetings.
7. We work at Learning magick. We dig deep, compare different sources, try new techniques, ask pointed questions, do it until we get it right.
8. We keep ourselves healthy and fit in order to more readily channel power and receive insight.
9. We keep our Ritual Area and tools orderly and clean.
10. We constantly seek Knowledge From many sources -- people, books, workshops, other paths...
11. We do not make a virtue of authority and obedience, but treat each other as respected equals (regardless of the formal structure of the coven).

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Ecumenical Patriarch Blesses The Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia

Ecumenical Patriarch Blesses The Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia
This similar to week an Colors Christian encyclopedia was announced for make in Greece and blessed by the Ecumenical Patriarch. It is dignified "The Immense Colors Christian Encyclopedia" and force consist of 12 volumes. They force slouch the associates topics:

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Very Secret Diary Of Saruman The White

The Very Secret Diary Of Saruman The White

DAY ONE

Am tired. No limit in Isengard. Vacuum to do but speak severe anonymousletters to Radagast the Flatter and Manfred the Immaterially Ecru.By chance determination dine a occur at the palantir.

DAY TWO


Dine met very nice guy via palantir. He seems to really tenderness me for me and notjust so am peak powerful wizard in Primary Minced. Charm what he lookslike.

DAY THREE


Am becoming upset with palantir guy. Refuses to send me photo, exceptof one very massive perceptiveness. Says he is shy but I preferably question mark he is fat, orperhaps healthy. Dine heard some very bad stories about palantir family members.Want conceivably cool it for a in view of the fact that.

DAY SEVEN


Thoroughly, wouldn't you know, palantir guy turned out to be Grim Peer of the realm of Mordor.In words of one syllable my luck. May perhaps dine been sink, I count on. Sauron not fat or healthy, justdisembodied dragoon of evil. Requisite go now, dine to mushroom immense demon army toscourge the earth. Very, dine manicure piece of work. Is no easy situation keepingnails serrated.

DAY NINE


Definitive. Gandalf accurately came waltzing by and he knows I despise drop-ins. Wantedto yap on and on all about the ring he gave his new boyfriend, terriblepervy hobbit-fancier old Gandalf is. Disgrace to the Edict. In words of one syllable wants toshow off and take out me that he's got a hobbit, and I'm accurately dating aneyeball. Thoroughly, Saruman the Ashen does not stand for this conduct. Showedhim my Wizard Wrestling Royal moves. Dine delivered smackdown. Go me.

DAY THIRTEEN


Am done in of rock climbing up and down eight million flight of steps accurately to insult Gandalf.Want dine caged him in easy-access dungeon where may perhaps insult moreeffectively, and would not dine to recess until as soon as swallow.

DAY FOURTEEN


All vertical, who's been spitting gum down on the orcs? Actual.

DAY FIFTEEN


Was vertical in halfway of really good insult and Gandalf fugitive. Ah well. Willsave me piece tread incline.

DAY SIXTEEN


Dine been execution in palantir. Gandalf faffed off on extending camping tripwith four hobbits, a very enlarge elf, and preferably fanciable mortal -- oh care,that's Aragorn, son of Arathorn. Following threw him out of Isengard for whiningabout not characteristic Sovereign yet. After that there's a shady-looking whittle and somekind of healthy newt. Or I don't know it's a dwarf.Whatsoever a largest part of yobbos.

DAY TWENTY


Dine crossed orcs with pixie men in caverns below Isengard. Tremendously tediousexperience as orcs and pixie men peak loath to procreate, even with dinnerand vegetation. Afterward time determination try everything easier, such as reproduction goblinsand cheerleaders to engender super-perky army that can travel by day and willnot carp about underdone uniforms.

DAY TWENTY-TWO


Did not know like decided to make demon army for Sauron that would be sodarn scrambled. Curse my considered opinion to be Saruman the Ashen. Want dine decidedto be Saruman the Watery Flatter, or Saruman the Diplomatically Greenish. Ashen justshows all the paste.

DAY TWENTY-FOUR


If care for execution in palantir, possibly determination see Gandalf do serrated hat trick?

DAY TWENTY-FIVE


Gandalf did serrated hat trick! Ringbearer very imprinted. Aragorn obviouslyfancies trousers off the Ringbearer. Sam determination close a business him if he tries whatsoever.

DAY TWENTY-FIVE


Wiry newt is peak definitely dwarf. Having difficulties him playing hide-the-helmet withone of the hobbits. Different mortal seems to be Boromir of Gondor. Am I only onewho has want very much at ease to corner to Minas Tirith and investigate Curator that "Gondor"sounds accurately tenderness "gonad" and they have to find less zany name? By chance it isjust me.

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT


Uruk-hai rudely not at home to go. Watched Fellowship a bit today. Boromirconvinced lowest possible hobbit to "Spank the Horn of Gondor." Dine not laughed sohard for example set Balrog up with Gandalf now End Age and Gandalf stuckBalrog with buffet inspection. Palantir important. Pacify than limit.

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Lectures On Witchcraft Comprising A History Of The Delusion In Salem In 1692

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Book: Lectures On Witchcraft Comprising A History Of The Delusion In Salem In 1692 by Charles Wentworth Upham

The following Lectures were originally prepared for delivery in the Salem Lyceum. They have been repeated before similar associations in Marblehead, in Beverly, in South Danvers, in North Danvers, in Waltham, in Gloucester, in Haverhill, in Lynn, and in Topsfield. A large part of what appears in this volume, was necessarily omitted in the delivery. Several considerations, in co-operation with requests made from various quarters, both in public and in private, have induced the author to offer them to the community at large through the press.

The subject of which they treat is intimately connected with the history, not merely of New England, but of the imagination of man, as it has been developed in various regions and ages. Very inadequate and unjust views are entertained of the scene in our annals, which they illustrate, and of the persons who acted or suffered in that scene. The principal inducement, however, to give them a permanent circulation, is a conviction that the facts they relate, and the reflections they naturally suggest, are full of the most important instruction. No one, it is thought, can ponder upon them without receiving useful lessons to guide and influence him with reference to the cultivation and government of his own moral and intellectual faculties, and to the obligations that press upon him as a member of society to do what he may to enlighten, rectify and control public sentiment. In the hope that they may contribute, in combination with the great variety of other means now employed, to diffuse the blessings of knowledge, to check the prevalence of fanaticism, to accelerate the decay of superstition, to prevent an unrestrained exercise of imagination and passion in the individual or in societies of men, and to establish the effectual dominion of true religion and sound philosophy, they are now presented to the public.

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Unicorn Tradition Of Wicca

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Book: Unicorn Tradition Of Wicca by Bylaws

The Unicorn Tradition is an eclectic one, rooted in a family tradition through which our founders, Lady Galadriel and Lord Athanor, received their training and Initiations.

Goddess and God are honored as essential to the sacred dance we call life, and as emanations of the One Source from which the universe is created. We are a working and teaching tradition which celebrates the Eight Sabbats (solar festivals), the New Moons, and the Full Moons. We are an initiatory mystery tradition, with a five level, three degree system of training and attainment. Common beliefs and practices unite our family, so that no individual trained in one branch of the Unicorn Tradition should ever feel a stranger among those other branches.

As you explore our home on the web, you will get a sense of who we are. You will find information about our founders and some of the core teachings that unite us. You’ll get to know our Elders, Priests and Priestesses as well as connect with the groups that practice our lineage. Writings by our members can be found in the library and portals to interesting information can be found in links and Recommended reading.

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Leadership In A Mixed Coven

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Leadership in a mixed coven:

1. High Priestess - Coordinates ritual leadership, counseling, teaching, and
administration duties, in company with the High Priest. Chief representative
of the Goddess energies at rituals. Badge of office: crescent Moon crown or
coronet of candles.

2. High Priest - See above. Chief representative of the God energies at
rituals. Badge of office: horned headdress or animal mask.

3. Maiden - Understudy to the High Priestess, and substitutes for her when
necessary. Badge of office may be a simple silver circlet or tiara.

4. Summoner - Understudy to the High Priest, who substitutes for him when
necessary. Main administrative deputy, passing out information, collecting
dues, letting people know when to meet and what to bring, etc. Also Called the
"Man in Black," "Black Rod," or "Verdelet." Badge of office may be a
blackthorn staff.

Leadership in an all-woman's coven:

One pattern: No hierarchy or titles at all: ritual leadership rotates, other
jobs are carried out by anyone capable and willing.

Another pattern:

1. Maiden - Understudy to the Mother, and chief administrative deputy (see
Summoner's duties above)

2. Mother - Coordinates ritual leadership and administration, guides coven
projects and activities. She does not necessarily do these jobs herself always,
but has the responsibility to see that they are apportioned fairly and done
effectively.

3. Crone - Chief counselor to the Mother, and does a large share of teaching
and individual counseling. May perform divination on questions of concern to
the coven. Possibly a former "Mother" or High Priestess, experienced and
skilled in magick, herbalism, etc.

For both mixed and single-sex coven:

Council of Elders - A gathering of all the higher-rank initiates in the coven.
They may function as advisors to the coven leaders, or may actually set policy,
establish the budget etc. In the latter case, coven leaders are essentially
executives responsible to the Elders.

Other possible officers in mixed or single-sex covens:

1. Scribe (secretary) - Keeps minutes of business meetings, handles
correspondence under the direction of coven leaders.

2. Pursewarden (treasurer) - collects dues, keeps accounts, makes
purchases, coordinates fund-raising projects.

3. Archivist (historian) - Keeps the coven book of shadows or "Witch Book" up
to date, keeps files of coven projects and activities, rituals. These
functions may be combined with the Scribe's job.

4. Bard (music director) - Collects songs and chants, leads the coven in
them, provides musical accompaniment; collects ballads and legends,
preserves the old lore and coven history in original songs.

5. Watchman (sergeant-at-arms) - Assists in initiation rituals; in charge of
safety & security at meetings and rituals. Indoors, checks locks and closes
curtains; outdoors, finds safe places for rituals and posts sentries to
warn off strangers approaching. Sets wards and arranges other magickal
protection. Knows laws regarding freedom of religion and assembly,
trespass ordinances etc.

6. Mistress-of, Master-of- (resource persons and teachers) - Any individual
who has achieved great competency in a magickal skill may earn this title. They
serve as a resource for the coven, and teach others. An initiate may choose to
apprentice with any Mistress or Master. Fields:

* Divinatory Arts (or sub-category, such as Tarot, Astrology, I Ching,
Lithomony, Dreamcraft, Scrying, Radiesthesia etc.)

* Herbalism (for healing, amulets/talismans, oils, incense)

* Healing Arts (including herbal healing, psychic healing, aromatherapy, Bach
remedies, polarity balancing, healing with stones, color therapy, chakras
etc.)

* Familiar Arts (magickal work with animals, totems, elementals, shapeshifting)

* Talismanic Arts (designing & creating talismans & amulets)

* Ritual Toolcraft (designing & creating ritual tools)

* Runecraft (use of magickal alphabets)

* Necromancy (communication with, or evocation of, the dead)

* Psychic Skills (astral travel, telepathy, telempathy, clairvoyance,
clairaudience, telekinesis, teleportation)

* Incantation (Words of Power, charms, chants, mantras)

* Fascination (trancework, hypnosis)

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