Friday, September 26, 2014

Review of Morgan: A Witch's Tale (Paranormal Romance)

Title: Morgan: A witch's Tale
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Angee Taylor
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***I did the editing on this book and thus cannot speak of any errors I may have or may not have found***

Morgan follows Morgan LaFit, high Priestess of her family's coven. It weaves a tale that merges magick and myth into one beautifully really.

Common spells are embellished upon in such a way you almost forget that we witches can't really do the things mentioned lol.

There's a sweet love story interwoven in the story as well; and a small twist that I think would make an amazing sequel or prequel to this book.

This book has a twist that will make any fan of Angee's want to beat her with a stick by the end! This twist had my jaw on the floor, seriously.

All in all this book is worth the read and I'm glad I was the one chosen to have first peak at it.

I give this book 5 of 5 pentacles.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Brimstone-Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys an enemy's power over you. Burn at midnight near your back door to ward off evil.
Also Called: Sulfur Powder

Brimstone is used in exorcism rituals. Burn a small amount on charcoal with all windows and doors open, sprinkle over candles and add to bath water.

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Bixbite is used for Harmony, Compatibility

Bixbite, red beryl, is known metaphysically as a stone of soothing and healing. It is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is alsosaid to be helpful to heal griefs and depressions. Bixbite is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Physically, intuitive sources say that bixbite is good for healing problems with the physical heart, liver, lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, physical energy level, and digestive system. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Bixbite is related to the heart and sacral chakras.

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The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty

The Morrígan ("phantom queen") or Mórrígan ("great queen"), also written as Morrígu or in the plural as Morrígna, and spelt Morríghan or Mór-ríoghain in Modern Irish, is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have been considered a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts.

The Morrígan is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with a cow may also suggest a role connected with wealth and the land.

She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although membership of the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain, or Badb, Macha and Anand; Anand is also given as an alternate name for Morrigu. Other accounts name Fea, and others.

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Brewer's Yeast

Vitamin-rich brewer's yeast is a byproduct of barley malting. The cooked grains can be applied to sores, and barley water aids convalescents.

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Biotite is used for Clear Picture of Issues

Biotite is a group of minerals within the Mica group. It gets its name from French physicist J. B. Biot. It has its own distinctive properties as well as those of Mica in general. Biotite is well known for helping one rationally see how one is an active part of issues affecting one's life and environment. It assists in discarding irrelevant details and gives a clear picture of the issues. As such, it is used in crystal healing to diagnose disorders caused by disorganized cell patterns. It is also said to be used in crystal healing for eyes, to shrink growths, and bile regulation.

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Meditrina: Roman Goddess of Wine

Meditrina was a Roman goddess who seems to have been a late Roman invention to account for the origin of Meditrinalia. The earliest account of associating the Meditrinalia with such a goddess was by 2nd century grammarian Sextus Pompeius Festus, on the basis of which she is asserted by modern sources to be the Roman goddess of health, longevity and wine, with an etymological meaning of "healer" suggested by some.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Brazil Nut

Brazil Nut-Good luck in love affairs

Folk Names: Castana-de-Brazil, Castana-de-para, Castanheiro do para, Castania, Creamnut, Nigger Toes, Para-nut

The Brazil nut, with shell intact, is used as a luck or love talisman

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Binghamite is used for Good Fortune, Elves and Fairies Energy

Binghamite was named for W.J. Bingham. It is also called "Silkstone" for the silky look of the colors and strings of "silk" in it, and sometimes called "American Tiger Eye" because it resembles a tiger eye.

Binghamite is a stone that is said to bring all manner of good things, particularly good fortune. It is also said to have the energies of fairies and elves, which is a very positive energy.

In crystal work, Binghamite is used to communicate with the inner child. It is also used by metaphysicians for clairaudience and communication with other worlds.

In crystal healing lore, Binghamite is used to regenerate energy flow in the body, renew cells, eases disease, Theta brain wave patterns, burns, convulsions, anemia, and ear nose and throat problems. Binghamite is also used in crystal healing to energize and direct other minerals energies.

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Holly King: Wiccan God of Winter

The Holly King is a speculative archetype of modern studies of folklore and mythology which has been popularized in some Neopagan religions. In his book The White Goddess, the author Robert Graves proposed that the mythological figure of the Holly King represents one half of the year, while the other is personified by his counterpart and adversary the Oak King: the two battle endlessly as the seasons turn. At Midsummer the Oak King is at the height of his strength, while the Holly King is at his weakest. The Holly King begins to regain his power, and at the Autumn Equinox, the tables finally turn in the Holly King's favor; his strength peaks at Midwinter. Graves identified a number of paired hero-figures which he believes are variants of this myth, including Lleu Llaw Gyffes and Gronw Pebr, Gwyn and Gwythr, Lugh and Balor, Balan and Balin, Gawain and the Green Knight, the robin and the wren, and even Jesus and John the Baptist.

A similar idea was suggested previously by Sir James George Frazer in his work The Golden Bough in Chapter XXVIII, The Killing of The Tree Spirit in the section entitled The Battle of Summer and Winter. Frazer drew parallels between the folk-customs associated with May Day or the changing seasons in Scandinavian, Bavarian and Native American cultures, amongst others, in support of this theory. However the Divine King of Frazer was split into the kings of winter and summer in Graves' work.

These pairs are seen as the dual aspects of the male Earth deity, one ruling the waxing year, the other ruling the waning year. Stewart and Janet Farrar, following Graves' theory, gave a similar interpretation to Wiccan seasonal rituals. According to Joanne Pearson, the Holly King is represented by holly and other evergreens, and personifies the dark half of the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.  He is also seen by some Neopagans as an early inspiration for the Santa Claus legend.

The battle of light with dark is commonly played out in traditional folk dance and mummers plays across Britain such as Calan Mai in Wales, Mazey Day in Cornwall and Jack in the Green traditions in England which typically include a ritual battle in some form.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Antinous: Greek God of Homosexuality

Antinous (also Antinoüs or Antinoös; was a Bithynian Greek youth and a favourite of the Roman emperor Hadrian. He was divinized after his death, being worshiped in both the Greek East and Latin West, sometimes as a god (theos) and sometimes merely as a divinized mortal.

Little is known of Antinous' life, although it is known that he was born in Claudiopolis, in the Roman province of Bithynia. He likely was introduced to Hadrian in 123, before being taken to Italy for a higher education. He had become the favourite of Hadrian by 128, when he was taken on a tour of the Empire as part of Hadrian's personal retinue. Antinous accompanied Hadrian during his attendance of the annual Eleusinian Mysteries in Athens, and was with him when he killed the Marousian lion in Libya. In October 130, as they were part of a flotilla going along the Nile, Antinous died amid mysterious circumstances. Various suggestions have been put forward for how he died, ranging from an accidental drowning to an intentional human sacrifice.

Following his death, Hadrian deified Antinous and founded an organised cult devoted to his worship that spread throughout the Empire. Hadrian founded the city of Antinopolis close to Antinous' place of death, which became a cultic centre for the worship of Osiris-Antinous. Hadrian also founded games in commemoration of Antinous to take place in both Antinopolis and Athens, with Antinous becoming a symbol of Hadrian's dreams of pan-Hellenism.

Antinous became associated with homosexuality in Western culture, appearing in the work of Oscar Wilde and Fernando Pessoa.

The Legend of the Gay God

He was deified and worshiped as a god because he had been the beautiful lover of Hadrian, Emperor of Rome. Many other attributes of divinity were attributed to Antinous, but the foundation of his divine nature was based on his homosexual beauty.

In his short life, Antinous affected the course of human history in that he became the first historical person to be declared a god because of his beauty and homosexuality, the first and last for whom a Roman Religion was declared and implemented, which lasted for several hundred years.

There are very few gods in history that have been worshiped as gods of homosexuality, the most important being the beautiful boy Ganymede, whom Jupiter loved. But Ganymede was never widely worshiped, no powers were attributed to him, he was identified rather as the archetype of men who loved men. In Latin the Romans pronounced his name Catamitus, and over time all effeminate men who engaged in the receptive role of gay sex were called Catamites. Antinous was compared to Ganymede because of his relationship with Hadrian and was later denounced as a Catamite by later writers, and the Star of Antinous was located within the Constellation of the Eagle, thereby demonstrating that the divinity of Antinous was as though Ganymede had come into being in the form of Antinous. Antinous was endowed with sublime power over homosexuals, He is neither myth nor legend. He is one of us, and he was understood to be so in antiquity and was worshiped as essentially the God of Homosexuals.

He was born of a woman, lived, and died in a time and in a place of historical reality, Antinous exceeds many other gods who are revered as the benefactors of homosexuality, because Antinous is neither a myth nor a fantasy, but a beautiful boy who really lived and really brought about an era of peace and sacredness for homosexuals throughout the Roman empire and by extension for all people...Antinous was the Spirit of Peace for the whole world, which was Hadrian's dream, a dream that was realized during the high point of the ancient cult of Antinous. Antinous is the essence of Homosexuality.

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All major religious traditions


Borage is used for courage and psychic powers. Float the flowers in a ritual bath to raise one's spirits. Carry or burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character. Sprinkle an infusion of Borage around the house to ward off evil.

Also Called: Bee Bread, Starflower, Herb of Gladness, Bugloss, Burrage, Cool Tankard

orage is legendary for its spirit-lifting and courage-inducing properties. Celtic warriors drank wine flavored with borage to give them courage in battle, borage leaves and flowers were eaten for courage by Roman soldiers before they went into battle. Medieval knights wore scraves embroidered with the flowers for the same reason.

For courage, tuck a borage blossom in the pocket before any stressful situation, or drink a tea or glass of wine flavored with borage leaves.

Drinking borage tea is said to increase psychic powers and relieve symptoms of depression. Many of the most noted herbalists throughout history have considered it a very effective anti-depressant for the feeling of elation it induces.

Pliny said that borage-flavored wine was the Nepenthe of Homer, which when drunk brings forgiveness. In Elizabethan England, it was considered to lift melancholy; according to Culpeper, borage expells pensiveness and melancholy, and the candied or jellied flowers comfort the heart and spirits of those who are sick from consumption or from the passions of the heart. Gerard recommended eating this herb in a salad for joy and said that a syrup made of the flowers "purgeth melancholy and quieteth the phreneticke and lunaticke person."

Place the fresh blossoms on an altar to bring luck and power to your spells. Sprinkle crushed dried leaves around the workplace for inspiration and business expansion. Drink the tea to increase psychic abilities.

Eating the flowers in salads aids courage and cheerfulness and ends melancholy. The flowers sprinkled in the bath are good for courage or for Jovian protection, and a cup of borage tea can help with feelings of vulnerability and disjointedness.

In Hoodoo, borage flowers in the house help bring about domestic tranquility. Borage flowers may be used alone or mixed with blue-flowered Corn Flowers, Periwinkle, Rosemary, or Forget-Me-Not. Steep the flowers to make a tea. You can also add this tea to a floor wash for a peaceful home.

You can also sprinkle it at the 4 corners of the property, the 4 corners of the house, the 4 corners of each room, and the 4 corners of the kitchen table, to restore harmony and love to the family.

Place a pinch of dried Borage flowers in each corner of a room where family fights have occurred, with a fifth pinch under the rug at the center of the room.

Because of its connections to Jupiter, this herb is associated with the Hierophant in the tarot deck.

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Beryl is a family of many stones of rich energy such as Aquamarine (blue-green), Bixbite (red), Emerald (green), Morganite (pink), Heliodor (golden yellow), Goshenite (white).

Beryl is said to bring creativity, reduce tiredness, and increase intelligence. It has been used as a talisman stone for artists of all kinds and especially sculptors. Beryl is used for research philosophical studies. It is a protection stone for trips, also. Beryl is used emotionally to help with fighting and disputes. Physically, beryl is used in crystal healing for asthma, liver disease, eye problems including cataracts, and leprosy. Beryl is associted with chakras according to the color of the stone.

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Epona: Celtic Goddess of Fertility, Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and the presence of foals in some sculptures. She and her horses might also have been leaders of the soul in the after-life ride, with parallels in Rhiannon of the Mabinogion. Unusual for a Celtic deity, most of whom were associated with specific localities, the worship of Epona, "the sole Celtic divinity ultimately worshipped in Rome itself," was widespread in the Roman Empire between the first and third centuries AD.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quan Yin: Buddhist Goddess of Compassion and Mercy

Guanyin (in pinyin; previous transliterations Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, or Kuanyin)  is an East Asian goddess of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World". She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa. Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhavati. It is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokitesvara, Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists as an immortal. In Chinese folk religion there are mythical accounts about Guanyin's origins that are not associated to the Avalokitesvara described in Buddhist sutras.

Quan Yin - Kuan Yin - is an incarnation of Mary, Sophia, and other feminine icons. They are all the same soul - given the Yin frequency.

One of the Four Supreme BODHISATTVAS of Chinese Buddhism, GUAN-YIN’s mission is Victim Support. She protects the distressed and hungry, rescues the unfortunate from peril, and gives comfort and aid wherever it is needed. GUAN-YIN’s work would put many a charity to shame — and she doesn’t ask for donations.

Otherwise known as AVALOKITESVARA in India, she had finally attained Enlightenment after much non-struggling with non-things. She was just about to enter Heaven to join the other BUDDHAs when she heard the cries of the poor unsaved souls back on Earth.

Her heart touched by pity, she vowed never to rest until every single soul was brought to Buddhahood. The magnitude of contemplating this task made her head explode into a thousand pieces, but she was perfectly fine after BUDDHA gave her a few Aspirin Sutras.

Turning aside from Heaven, GUAN-YIN went to the sacred island of Potuoshan and embarked on her new career. This selfless sacrifice brought her much credit, and reverence which persists to this day.

As a deity often called upon to appear in the most unusual and difficult situations, GUAN-YIN has the ability to transform into any living thing. In fact she’s better known in India as a male. But she often appears in female form to avoid gossip — and because she likes it. Like her Japanese equivalent KANNON, GUAN-YIN is known as a female deity, and has taken on a modest amount of fertility work. Childless women pray to her for offspring. In this respect she is also a Goddess of Rice, filling it with her own milk to give nourishing tit-bits.

The Bodhisattva who saves us from the Three Calamities and the Eight Disasters, GUAN-YIN is always on call, and has appeared in many a Chinese tale to help the likes of MONKEY out of tricky situations. His — or her — peaceful benevolence has soothed many a worried brow. We are full of admiration.

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Blueberry is used for Protection. Though not recommended, blueberry is said to cause confusion & strife when tossed in the doorway or path of an enemy.
Boneset Protection, exorcism and warding off evil spirits. Sprinkle an infusion of boneset around the home to rid it of evil and negativity. To curse an enemy, burn as an incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy (not recommended -- remember the law of threes!).

Also Called: Feverwort, Agueweed, Crosswort, Eupatorium, Indian Sage, Sweating Plant, Teasel, Thoroughwort, Vegetable Antimony

Useful when using with Moon energies, blueberries have many applications for your magickal work!  They involve using the fruit whole, crushed, dried or powdered.

To protect your children, Mash the berries into a pulp and stain your baby's hands and feet; you can definitely only do feet if you are worried about public views.  You can even make this into a fun thing for your kids by having them mash the berries with their feet!

For Strengthening your Aura & Protecting your Physical Body: Eat the berries on the day or night of a full moon.

To Protecting your home: Crush the dried blueberries into a powder and place it under the doormat of your home.

For Protecting yourself from Psychic/Emotional Attack: Make a delicious blueberry pie and eat it!  No better spell than this, I'd say!  This gets the blueberries energy into your aura/energy field and boosts its psychic protection.

For Protection Spells: Add the dried berries to protection sachets, make amulets out of the whole dried berries by gluing them to an already made amulet or stringing them into a necklace, or make protection powder out of the crushed, dried berries.

Blueberries, or bilberries, can be added to any protection spell ingredient list or into the callings for protection incense as well!  Many people like to make bath sachets; beware, blueberries would only be good in this if you want blue-tinted skin!!

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Bent Crystal

Bent Crystal is used for Flexible Attitudes, Decision Making

Also known as: Curved Crystal

Description: Has a natural curve to its shape

Flexibility is the key word for the Bent Crystal. They bring flexible attitudes that help see beyond superficial surface of matters. They help bring the inner essence to light. These crystals are fabulous for decision making assistance; they can make it easy to reach the best decision without strain.

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Baphomet sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him

Location: Being Petitioned to be placed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Baphomet (from Medieval Latin Baphometh, Baffometi, Occitan Bafometz) is a term originally used to describe an idol or other deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping, and subsequently incorporated into disparate occult and mystical traditions. It appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century. The name first came into popular English usage in the 19th century, with debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.

Since 1856, the name Baphomet has been associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi  which contains binary elements representing the "sum total of the universe" (e.g. male and female, good and evil, etc.). However, Baphomet has been connected with Satanism as well, primarily due to the adoption of it as a symbol by the Church of Satan.

Lévi's depiction of Baphomet is similar to that of the Devil in early Tarot cards.  Lévi, working with correspondences different from those later used by S.L. MacGregor Mathers, "equated the Devil Tarot key with Mercury," giving "his figure Mercury's caduceus, rising like a phallus from his groin."

Lévi believed that the alleged devil worship of the medieval Witches' Sabbath was a perpetuation of ancient pagan rites. A goat with a candle between its horns appears in medieval witchcraft records, and other pieces of lore are cited in Dogme et Rituel.

"Below this figure we read a frank and simple inscription—THE DEVIL. Yes, we confront here that phantom of all terrors, the dragon of the all theogenies, the Ahriman of the Persians, the Typhon of the Egyptians, the Python of the Greeks, the old serpent of the Hebrews, the fantastic monster, the nightmare, the Croquemitaine, the gargoyle, the great beast of the Middle Ages, and—worse than all these—the Baphomet of the Templars, the bearded idol of the alchemist, the obscene deity of Mendes, the goat of the Sabbath. The frontispiece to this ‘Ritual’ reproduces the exact figure of the terrible emperor of night, with all his attributes and all his characters.... Yes, in our profound conviction, the Grand Masters of the Order of Templars worshipped the Baphomet, and caused it to be worshipped by their initiates; yes, there existed in the past, and there may be still in the present, assemblies which are presided over by this figure, seated on a throne and having a flaming torch between the horns. But the adorers of this sign do not consider, as do we, that it is a representation of the devil; on the contrary, for them it is that of the god Pan, the god of our modern schools of philosophy, the god of the Alexandrian theurgic school and of our own mystical Neoplatonists, the god of Lamartine and Victor Cousin, the god of Spinoza and Plato, the god of the primitive Gnostic schools; the Christ also of the dissident priesthood.... The mysteries of the Sabbath have been variously described, but they figure always in grimoires and in magical trials; the revelations made on the subject may be classified under three heads—1. those referring to a fantastic and imaginary Sabbath; 2. those which betray the secrets of the occult assemblies of veritable adepts; 3. revelations of foolish and criminal gatherings, having for their object the operations of black magic."

The Baphomet of Lévi was to become an important figure within the cosmology of Thelema, the mystical system established by Aleister Crowley in the early twentieth century. Baphomet features in the Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church recited by the congregation in The Gnostic Mass, in the sentence: "And I believe in the Serpent and the Lion, Mystery of Mystery, in His name BAPHOMET."

In Magick (Book 4), Crowley asserted that Baphomet was a divine androgyne and "the hieroglyph of arcane perfection":

"The Devil does not exist. It is a false name invented by the Black Brothers to imply a Unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions. A devil who had unity would be a God... 'The Devil' is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes... This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation. He is 'The Devil' of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection... He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that he is Light; and his Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty."

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Asteria: Greek Goddess of the Stars

In Greek mythology, Asteria ("of the stars, starry one") was a name attributed to the following eleven individuals: the daughter of Coeus, an Amazon woman, Heliad, Danaid, Alkyonides, the Consort of Phocus, the consort of Bellerophon, the daughter of Coronus, the daughter of Teucer, an Athenian maiden, and a character in the opera "Telemaco".

The Titan Asteria was the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto. According to Hesiod, by Perses she had a daughter Hecate. The Titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars, Asteria flung herself into the Aegean Sea in the form of a quail in order to escape the advances of Zeus. She became the "quail island" of Ortygia. which became identified with Delos, which was the only piece of earth to give refuge to the fugitive Leto when, pregnant with Zeus's children, she was pursued by vengeful Hera.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Bluebell is used for luck, truth and friendship. Incorporate into rituals of death & dying to comfort those left behind and ease their sorrow.

Also Called: Jacinth, Culverkeys, Auld Man's Bell, Ring o' Bells, Wood Bells

In English folklore, Faeries were thought to congregate in a 'Bluebell wood'. If one were to trample into such a wood they could be cursed by the Faeries. They would leave them maimed or sick{ultimately leading to their death}, or the carry them away to never be seen again.

To hear the ringing of the Bluebell would be a harbinger of death or a signal that a troop of malevolent Faeries were near by.

For those who want to attract the sympathies of the Fair Folk, you can grow Common Bluebells in your garden. To attract them at Bealtaine, make posies of the flowers (not sure about what the law in the UK would say about picking them in the wild, but of course, this should be done respectfully!) to adorn your altar or ritual space.

Common Bluebells are a funeral plant, and some appropriate uses are planting it on graves to bring peace and blessings, or to decorate as a decoration for a funeral, as well as a ancestor altar at Samhain.

They can also be an excellent charm to sew into a dream pillow to ward off not only nightmares, but also protect someone from a potential run in with a Succubus.

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Barnacle Crystal

(Pictured: My Double Terminated Tibetan Golden Barnacle Crystal)

Barnacle Crystal is helpful for group issues, harmony

Description: Smaller, delicate crystals on the sides or faces of a larger crystal.

Barnacle crystals are said to be helpful with family or group issues, bringing energies of harmony and trust in groups. This can bring a much more beneficial and pleasant home or work environment, benefiting all involved.

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A Simple Charm for Inner Strength

(Pictured: One of my own Acorns)

Empower an acorn with the following chant and carry it with you during difficult times:

Little seed with cap so fine
Grant your strength and make it mine.
Make me as sturdy as the tree.
As I will, so mote it be!

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Amunet: Egyptian Goddess of Mystery

Amunet (also spelled Amonet or Amaunet) was a primordial goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion. She is a member of the Ogdoad and the consort of Amun.

Her name, meaning "the female hidden one", was simply the feminine form of Amun's own name.  It is possible that she was never an independent deity, as the first mention of either of them is in a pair.

By at least the Twelfth dynasty (c. 1991–1803 BC) she was overshadowed as Amun's consort by Mut, but she remained locally important in the region of Thebes where Amun was worshipped, and there she was seen as a protector of the pharaoh.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pentacle Wreath

What you need:

Grapevines, Whisteria vines, or other vine
Twine, string, jute, or florist wire

Take your vines, and if there are still leaves and bark, strip them off.

Take your longest vine pieces and start to shape them into a circle, wrapping each of them around the other.
Tuck the ends into the previously wrapped vine and don't worry about it being prefect. You can trim up the ends later.
It is best if you use your vines freshly picked when they are pliable.
If you don't have time to make your wreath right away, you can soak your vines overnight in a bucket of water to soften them up again.
Just keep wrapping the vines until you get the circle to the thickness that you want.
The size of your circle is your choice as well.
Now you need five pieces of vine all about the same size and all a little longer than the diameter of your wreath. These are the pieces that will form the star.
Start by sliding one end through your wreath and work it through the other side.
Do this with all five pieces until your star is formed.
Take a few more pieces of vine and work around my circle again, securing the star pieces into place.You can also use twine, string, jute or even florist wire if needed to keep the star in place and how you want it to look.
Tie a small piece of florist wire to the top of your wreath to hang it from your door.
Trim off any loose ends that may be hanging out of how you want your wreath to look.
You can leave it plain or decorate it however you would like.

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Blue Violet

Blue Violet is used for love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection from all evil. Carried for protection and to encourage fortune and changed luck. Mixed with lavender to attract lust and love. Worn to calm tempers and bring sleep.
Also Called: Sweet Scented Violet

In Roman myth, the first violet sprung from the spilled blood of the god Attis, who killed himself for Cybele, the mother goddess. In other legends, Jupiter changed his lover, Io, into a heifer to protect him from the jealous rages of Juno – and violets sprouted up in the field so Io would have something to eat. It is believed that the word violet is actually a diminutive of Viola, which is the Latinized variant of Io.

Despite its legends connecting it to rather violet and jealous gods, today the violet is associated with tranquility and peace. The leaf offers protection from evil, and can be sewn into a pillow or sachet for a new baby. Carry the petals with you to bring about luck and enhance nighttime magic.

Dry the flowers in the sun, and use them in an incense blend to bring about sweet dreams and restful sleep. You may even want to sew them into a pillow like a Dream Pillow.

Take a square of plain muslin or cotton, and place a bundle of freshly picked violets in it. Tie the square shut and hang it over the faucet in your bathtub. Run hot water, and allow the steam to spread the deliciously sweet scent of violets. Use this as a relaxing, cleansing bath prior to doing rituals or spellwork.

The violet is also associated with dedication and loyalty. If you want your lover to be constant and true, offer a bundle of violets as a gift – or plant a patch in front of the person’s home!

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Banded Amethyst

Also known as: Chevron Amethyst, Cape Amethyst

Banded Amethyst is said to combine the strengthening and enhancing energies of quartz with the stress relieving energies of amethyst. Together these minerals create the Banded Amethyst, which is noted in metaphysics to enhance peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. Banded Amethyst is said to bring courage and inner strength. The stone is said in mystical lore to lessen any resistance to helping oneself, particularly as concerns self-awareness. It also is said to diminish addictive tendencies and assists in recovery from addictions. Banded Amethyst is associated with the third eye (brow) or crown chakra. In addition to its own qualities it also has meanings of amethyst and quartz.

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Freya: Norse Goddess of love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death

In Norse mythology, Freyja (Old Norse the "Lady") is a goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, rides a chariot pulled by two cats, keeps the boar Hildisvíni by her side, possesses a cloak of falcon feathers, and, by her husband Óðr, is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. Along with her brother Freyr (Old Norse the "Lord"), her father Njörðr, and her mother (Njörðr's sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vanir. Stemming from Old Norse Freyja, modern forms of the name include Freya, Freija, Frejya, Freyia, Frøya, Frøjya, Freia, and Freja.

Freyja rules over her heavenly afterlife field Fólkvangr and there receives half of those that die in battle, whereas the other half go to the god Odin's hall, Valhalla. Within Fólkvangr is her hall, Sessrúmnir. Freyja assists other deities by allowing them to use her feathered cloak, is invoked in matters of fertility and love, and is frequently sought after by powerful jötnar who wish to make her their wife. Freyja's husband, the god Óðr, is frequently absent. She cries tears of red gold for him, and searches for him under assumed names. Freyja has numerous names, including Gefn, Hörn, Mardöll, Sýr, Valfreyja, and Vanadís.

Freyja is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; in the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, both written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century; in several Sagas of Icelanders; in the short story Sörla þáttr; in the poetry of skalds; and into the modern age in Scandinavian folklore, as well as the name for Friday in many Germanic languages.

Scholars have theorized about whether Freyja and the goddess Frigg ultimately stem from a single goddess common among the Germanic peoples; about her connection to the valkyries, female battlefield choosers of the slain; and her relation to other goddesses and figures in Germanic mythology, including the thrice-burnt and thrice-reborn Gullveig/Heiðr, the goddesses Gefjon, Skaði, Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa, Menglöð, and the 1st century CE "Isis" of the Suebi. Freyja's name appears in numerous place names in Scandinavia, with a high concentration in southern Sweden. Various plants in Scandinavia once bore her name, but it was replaced with the name of the Virgin Mary during the process of Christianization. Rural Scandinavians continued to acknowledge Freyja as a supernatural figure into the 19th century, and Freyja has inspired various works of art.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Truth Seeking Spell by Cu'Anam

Materials Needed:
5 white Candles
1 Pentacle (whether it be a pendant or altar tile)
1 Item belonging to the person, or an image of the person

Take a pentacle pendant/altar tile and place it on a table.
Take either a picture or an item that belongs to the person you want the truth from and set it under the pentacle.
Place the candles around the pentacle and item that signifies the person in a star shape.
concentrate over the pentacle overlaying the item (or beside it if the item isn't flat)  for 30 seconds.
Think about what it is you would like to know is being hidden from you.
visualise how that person is surrounded by a chain with a lock (that represents the secret that is hidden),
concentrate on the lock holding the chain and say

"Truth hidden
Lies spread.
Reveal to me
What I need to know."

Now visualize the lock breaking and the chain falling from around the person.
Blow out the candles, the smoke from them will make the truth to be revealed.

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Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh is used for empowerment, purification, money drawing, love breaking, and driving away evil.

Blue Cohosh, like Black Cohosh (Black Snake Root), is widely believed to Protect Objects and Places from Evil. Even though the two Cohosh plants are not at all related botanically, magically they can be used interchangeably or mixed together in spell-work.

If a house, car, or clothing has been jinxed, it may be first cleansed with Chinese Wash, and then Blue Cohosh tea may be added to the rinse water to take off any remaining mess. It is also added to purifying floor-washes and ritual baths. Among Native Americans this plant is known as PAPOOSE ROOT and is said to be beneficial to the health and well-being of infants and children.

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Azurite the "Stone of Heaven" is used for Psychic, Energy Flow

Azurite is called the "stone of heaven." It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily. It can enhance prophesy and divination. Azurite is said to help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation.

Physically, azurite is professed by folklore and crystal healers to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevention, liver issues, arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinuses, skin problems.

Azurite is most closely related to the third eye chakra, and can balance, stimulate, and empower it. It will also work to align all of the chakras.

Azurite in combination with malachite is excellent for stress and anxiety relief.

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Pray for me

Dalia: Lithuanian Goddess of Fate

Dalia is the goddess of fate in the Lithuanian mythology. She is the giver and taker of goods and property. Dalia is often confused with and hard to distinguish from Laima, another goddess of fate. Sometimes Dalia is thought of as a different manifestation of Laima. However, Laima is more involved in predicting the length of a person's life while Dalia is more concerned with material wealth a person would earn during the lifetime – allotting a proper share (Lithuanian: dalis) to everyone. According to myths, just as a father divides his estate among the children, so Dievas Senelis (manifestation of supreme god Dievas) allots each newborn with a proper share. Dalia is seen more as an enforcer of Dievas' will rather than a decision maker. She can appear as a woman, lamb, dog, swan, or duck.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Lore of the Sagittarius

At the heart of Sagittarian lore stands the centaur Chiron; the figure of philosopher and teacher within Greek mythology.  As a centaur, Chiron personifies the very soul of Sagittarius.  Here is a symbol of half man, half horse, portraying the conflict between the philosophical mind and the carnal instinct of human nature.  The glyph represents an arrow slung in a bow, aiming at the stars.  This symbol corresponds with the Sagittarian ideals of cosmic progress and abundance.  The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter.
Earthlore Sagittarius: San Marino Stamp

Sagittarians are positive people; they have a bright outlook on life, are enterprising, full of energy and vitality.  Versatile, adventurous and eager to expand their range beyond the comfortable and familiar.  They enjoy travel and exploring, and their minds are continually searching for new experiences.  They are ambitious, optimistic folk, and nothing seems to get them down.  They are idealists, and this seems to keep them going even when life disappointments crop up and smash their plans.  "To keep on, keepin' on" is a Sagittarian way of life.  They have a tendency to get over zealous when they are interested in something.  They are believers, and what they believe in, they are willing to fight for.  They are paradoxically loyal and independent at the same time, natively adept at balancing both traits.

You see, I want a lot.            
Perhaps I want everything:                              
the darkness that comes from every infinite fall         
and the shivering blaze of every step up.         
So many live on and want nothing ...    
You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

From: A Book for the Hours of Prayer  by Rainer Maria Rilke, born December 4, 1875
( Translation by Robert Bly )

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