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Hello! I was just wondering if you knew anything (at all) that could help me with communicating/seeing spirits? I am very interested in that kind of stuff and my grandmother said I used to have a connection with them, but now that I am a teenager, it has gotten weaker. Thanks! (Also could you tag this as "witchy wicca" please?)
Purpose: To enhance one’s ability to see or communicate with spirits.
You Will Need: A black bag. Red string. 3 apple seeds. 3 bluebell flowers. Whiskers from a black cat. Garlic husks. Wormwood. Rosemary. Eyebright.
Step One - Fill the bag with your supplies. Tie it with a red string.
Step Two - Recite:
Hair of the cat, seeds, and eyebright;
I call on you for spirit-sight.
Garlic, wormwood, bluebell flowers;
I ask you to enhance these powers.
Rosemary, and string and charm;
Protect me from possible harm.
Keep the charm bag with you for one moon cycle from full moon to full moon. After that, place it in a safe place that you associate with spirit work.
I am so stressed all the time, my whole body is full with stress and anxiety. Can you please help me and give me some tips?
Dealing with Anxiety - Alternative Relief — much of this post applies to stress as well.
don’t forget to take care of yourself. pamper yourself, eat healthy and tasty food, make sure you’re getting enough sleep, and take vitamins. remember that it’s perfectly okay to put yourself first and give yourself some downtime whenever possible.
“In the classical world, the moon-goddess most associated with magic was Hecate. A lunar deity often placed in a sort of triumvirate with Diana and the goddess Selene, Hecate was also closely associated with the underworld as was very much a figure of malevolence and terror. She was imagined as a three-face spirit who roamed the night and haunted crossroads, visible only to dogs. The howl of dogs at night was believed to be a sign that Hecate was approaching. She was a patron of magic and magicians. The Greek power Theocritus (cs. 320-250 BCE) composed a poem appropriately entitles the sorceresses (Pharamakeutriai) in which a young woman named simatha attempted to rekindle the passion of her lover by magical means. She gathered various ingredients and implements and performed a ritual on a moonlit night that summoned Hecate. She then used the goddess’s power in a binding spell of some sort.”
Magic and Superstition in Europe, a concise history from antiquity to the present, by Michael D Bailey, assistant professor of history at Iowa State university. 2007. (via charlottesarahscrivener)
Gooood stuff. Although I feel compelled to note that Hekate is not always considered a “lunar” Goddess. And there is considerable debate over whether even the Triple Faced depictions of Hekate indicate a lunar deity, or simply refer to her tightly bound triplicity (which we can trace to her associations with triple crossroads).
Yes there is definitely debate! Especially on the triple figure thing. It’s really hard to know for sure. There was a paper presented at the last Australasian classics conference that made a compelling argument for Hekate’s lunar aspect being very old, and more widespread than often assumed.
Do you happen to recall the title of the paper? I’d love to read it!
I don’t, but I have notes at home, I’ll find a copy. Not sure if it’s released as it was part of her masters thesis. I’ll check with the uni
“So I say to you, those who are lost and find your weary way to my torchlight, and in your cold seek to share what you have though it be little, I gladly exchange your favor for mine. For I know what it is to be lost. And I know what it is to be alone.”
– (via faefire)
As one cycle ends, another begins. Hail, Hekatê, light in the darkness, keeper of keys! #monthend #Deipnon
Are there any types of modern paganism from Europe other than Norse, Celtic, and Greek/Roman? I know there's more cultures there than that, but I don't have the slightest idea on where to start looking for currently-being-practiced stuff.
Gaulish and Slavic are the only ones i can think atm.
Gaulish polytheism is a branch of Celtic polytheism along with Celtiberian. A lot of people either skip over or do not know this due to how uncommon they are in text books and classes. Celtic polytheism includes Gaul (Northern and Central France and Western Germany), the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal), Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and the Isle of Man. There are some patches of history and information related to both Gaul and Rome’s empirical reach referred to as Galo-Roman.
Germanic is a generic term used to encompass Norse polytheism in addition to general Germanic beliefs which can differ from those of the North Men.
It is also worth mentioning that Greek and Roman practices cannot really be related as Roman polytheism has its roots in something different from Greek polytheism. The presence of similarities is part of how the Roman religion progressed and changed as the empire expanded to include more countries, cultures, and religions. So while it does not seem like many looking at umbrella terms, there are actually far more than some assume.
Sámi and Finnish paganism are also a thing, and very different from Norse paganism.
Its quick and I made it up on the spot for those of us about to get hit by Arthur.
You need a jar, rocks, rainwater and black or white wax.
As the first bands of rain start to hit, set your jar out and allow it to collect as much of the water as you can. When its filled…
Have any of you actually been in a hurricane?
Yes. A tree nearly crushed my room. Why?
Because the last think I want to be advising anyone is to be going outside to fill a jar with water when a hurricane is moving through. Charlie came through my area fast and strong and following the steps in this spell could result in injury. Believing this can help during a hurricane is not magic, it’s foolishness.
If you want to rely on a jar spell - put your important papers in a water proof jar. Put the jar in a car with a full gas tank. Drive to a safe area before the hurricane hits.