Wiccan Ceremony - Magic - and where it all started.

Discussions into the history as well as the ceremonies involved in the practice of wiccan magic!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Spiritual Healing With Gemstones

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What Do Others Think About The Healing Power of Gemisphere Gems?



Laura S., L.Ac., N.D. (Licensed Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor)
I have used Opalight to clear relationships. It has helped me break the patterns of my past way of relating and helped me bring my relationships into the now. I wear Mother of Pearl when I am having difficulty feeling loving. It has brought out more sweetness in me and helped me be more loving with my clients and patients."

Twyla Barr
I am experimenting with Dark Green Aventurine and Quartz and the Summer necklace to aid in the healing of exotic baby birds that are expected to die. Because the gemstones’ effects are so strong, I use them for short periods during the day, and I closely monitor the birds. The results are excellent. The baby birds are surviving when they were not expected to do so.

For 'difficult' and abused birds, I use Roselle hung outside the cage, and I have noticed these birds become much more approachable.

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I am an adult male who has been dealing with ADD for many years. I’m pleased to report that my 12-mm Poppy Jasper is calming me down, and my blood pressure is down a little as well. I’m also currently on medication for ADD and high blood pressure.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Cord Magick!

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Craftwise Volume 2: Cord Magick





> Encoding: All Regions
> Format: Color, NTSC, Full Screen
> Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
> Rated: Unrated
> Studio: CustomFlix
> Run Time: 73

Author and Witch Peter Paddon teaches the basics of Spellcrafting, and explores the art of Cord Magick - Knotting the thread of Fate - The ethics of Binding - Traditional forms of knot magick - Protection spell - Travel spell - Justice (legal) spell

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Blessed Be - A Wiccan Ceremony

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Blessed Be: A Wiccan Ceremony Audio CD



'Blessed Be' is a celebration of all that is natural and spiritual! Original Wiccan texts are sung by a female choir, accompanied by beautiful music. The first chant is for casting a circle of protection, the second is used to connect with Cerriden's cauldron of knowledge and inspiration and the third pays homage to The One who created all that is. All three songs are long-playing and allow the singer or listener to tune into the Divine Presences in order to set the mood for sacred magick. This recording is a lovely addition to any gathering, or may be used for solitary practice. The music is so mesmerizing that it also provides a soothing backdrop for all kinds of meditation.

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Monday, May 16, 2005

Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts

Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts (Llewellyn's High Magick)
by Donald Michael Kraigmodern magick

> Paperback: 600 pages
> Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 2nd ed edition (August 1, 1988)
> Average Customer Review: 4 1/2 of 5 Stars (based on 99 reviews.)

First 2 Paragraphs...

I want to start by telling you that all of the "fairy tales' and stories about the powers of wizards, witches and magicians are true! But, unfortunately, only in part, However, it is possible to create spells to bring yourself money, love, wisdom and more.

You must understand, though, that unlike the magick in fairy tales and in movies, most real magick does not occur instantaneously. As an example, if you worked a ritual to bring you money, it may take a week or two for the money to arrive. When it does arrive, it would come only by natural means. But, if you properly perform your ritual, come it must!

What do others think about Modern Magick?

This IS the ONE for beginners and experienced as well, September 2, 2002
Reviewer: "radion" (Germany)


After all those years of wondering about magick and trying to find a book which really teaches you the REAL secrets of magick, this book wins the ultimate MUST HAVE. Very good for those who are starters in Magick. This book lets you understand and learn the Whats, the Hows, and the Whens of Magick. You will be able to understand other books on the Occult once you have finished reading this book. Most of the beginners would like to jump to COOL Magick like Goetia - then upon reading it and trying to summon things - nothing happens - then you start wondering if you have to read between the lines, well, in a way yes. So, before jumping to those more advance versions of Magick, this book will be your guide to understand what Magick is and how to use other Magickal or Occult books.
I know many who likes to skip chapters just to learn what one wants to learn. If you are serious in Magick, take your time to go from the beginning. You need to build up sufficient knowledge of how to let Magick happen. As for experienced Magicians, I would say that this is a good reference.
This book is mainly based on Kabbalistic Magick and a few Low Magick (nature magick). Too bad there isn't much on Enochian. I've been followin the lessons in the book and I can say that: its not complicated and Magick WORKS (this statement are for those who are sceptics)!!
All in all this book provides you with good history in Magick though not in detail but still not too boring. For those serious in this, I would also recommend the audio tape to pronounce the difficult words there are in the book.

BEST Beginners Magick Book For The Price!, April 11, 2005
Reviewer: Kent D. Bentkowski "Kentroversy" (Buffalo, New York USA)


Modern Magick is the very book I use in my own teaching of magick. My students have said that the information here is presented well, and is written in layman's language, and not in the advanced language of an Aleister Crowley or the more traditional magickal tomes. Explains everything in methodical progression, and perhaps even more importantly, explains WHY everything is important to the discipline of magick and to the beginning student. At fifteen dollars, this book is by far, the BEST beginner's book for the price for students of magick!

Great book on Magick (2nd edition), December 24, 2002
Reviewer: J. Dougherty "Kalimir" (USA)

MODERN MAGICK
by Donald Michael Kraig


There is a problem with the first edition of this book. In lesson 7 the olympic/planetary seals are totally messed up. Meaning he assinged Hagith (venus to the the seal of Phalec (mars) and so on and so forth. Now to the experienced magician they could spot this right away, but the beginner will have absolutly no clue that there is a mistake here. Now it does not matter if this is the authers fault or the editor's fault there is a mistake. Otherwise the book is very, very good but not excellent. I give the first edition four stars. Plus the talismans are ok I like the way he describes a way on how to make talismas and amulets in a pagan way.It has pretty good info on the subject of amulets and talismans. If you are interested in making talismans get Making Talismans by Nick Farrell. This may be the only book you may need for powerful and postive magick using talismans and amulets.
The second edition is much better where the mistake is corrected. But the auther from what I read did not mention there was a mistake in the first edition. Now on to the more postive review. The book is excellent for those who are interested in Ceremonial Magick. It deals with the magick of the Golden Dawn tradition. The chapters are divided in lessons. There are a total amount of 11 lessons. There is information of the Qabalah and the Tree of Life. He gives many rituals throughout this book, including the ritual of the pentagram, the hexagram ritual, the rose cross ritual and much more. The Watchtower ritual he gives is a more simplified version although very effective. You will find a lesson on sex magick here as well (you may not want to have your youngster read read chapter 10). In lesson 9 you will learn a bit on the Goetia. Also you will learn how to make some of the tools used in CM. Although he does give a brief history on wi! tchcraft and the oppersion of it throughout time this book does not have anything to do with Wicca at all. You will learn about talismans and amulets and how to create your own. You will learn so many thing from this book. This is suitable for the beginner who knows nothing about magick and is suitable for those who know about magick and has a lot of experience and wants to get into Ceremonial Magick. This book also makes a wonderful reference as well. Also I would like to mention that the second edition has a section on the frequently asked question on magick as well. Also at the end of each lesson this is refering to the first and second editions there are questions at the end of each chapeter about each lessons. I find this book to be valuable and intelligently written. This book is a hot seller the first edition has over a 100,000 copies in print! This is a book that I seriously recommed to anyone who is interested in learning CM. Kraig did great work with this! one!
Five stars for the 2nd edition *****

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Goddess Ritual Athame

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> Bone colored handle
> Goddess w/ white wolf design
> 5" Double edge blade
> Includes black weave sheath


Athame has bone colored handle with picture done in blues of a goddess and a white wolf. Over all length is 12" with blade being 5". Double edge blade. Comes with black weave knife sheath with belt loop.

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Sunday, May 08, 2005

If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

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> Paperback: 240 pages & ebook
> Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (February 1, 1999)


Book Description



In this practical, playful, yet spiritual guide, Charlotte Kasl, author of the highly successful Finding Joy: 101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life, shows you what it would be like to have the ancient wisdom of the Buddha to guide you through the dating process.

Kasl brings a compassionate understanding to the anxiety and uneasiness of new love, and helps readers discover their potential for vibrant human connection based on awareness, kindness, and honesty. She approaches the dating process as a means for awakening, reminding us that when we live by spiritual rules, we bring curiosity and a light heart to the romantic journey.

Filled with quotations from Zen, Sufi, and other wisdom traditions, and informed by the experiences of people from all walks of life, here is a relationship book that will appeal to readers looking for more than a Venus-meets-Mars solution to the complex affairs of the heart.

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"In this practical, playful, yet spiritual guide, Charlotte Kasl, author of the highly successful Finding Joy: 101 Ways to Free Your Spirit and Dance with Life, shows you what it would be like to have the ancient wisdom of the Buddha to guide you through the dating process. Kasl brings a compassionate understanding to the anxiety and uneasiness of new love, and helps readers discover their potential for vibrant human connection based on awareness, kindness, and honesty. She approaches the dating process as a means for awakening, reminding us that when we live by spiritual rules, we bring curiosity and a light heart to the romantic journey. Filled with quotations from Zen, Sufi, and other wisdom traditions, and informed by the experiences of people from all walks of life, here is a relationship book that will appeal to readers looking for more than a Venus-meets-Mars solution to the complex affairs of the heart. "--This text refers to the Digital edition.

Reviews of If the Buddha Dated



Crawl, Don't Fall, In Love!, October 1, 2000
Reviewer: Friendly Spirit (Yellow Springs, Ohio USA)


This book, written by a Quaker psychotherapist with an interest in Sufism and Buddhism, is a treasure for adults (of all ages!) who wonder why dating and relationships are so difficult. This book isn't intended to educate any of us in Buddhism as a faith, but to speak to those who want a fulfilling intimate love relationship.

Western culture's view of love -- often a hard-to-fulfill expectation of love-at-first-sight encounter, based on a strong and immediate physical attraction, ending with a happily-ever-after-fairy tale conclusion -- has confused, disheartened and frustrated many of us who just can't make that kind of romance last for long, let alone forever.

This book combines Buddhist, Quaker and Sufi spiritual philosophy to love, helping us clear our minds. Kasl calls this, "crawling in love," and says, "When we crawl in love we are more likely to find the true fire of hearts meeting..."

As another reviewer stated, the information in the book is "common sense, nothing original in it at all." That comment, I suspect, would make the Buddha laugh. We have been on earth so long, certainly there is nothing new under the sun to help us with our relationship problems, only old truths we forget as we get caught up our romantic wish for Love American Style.

Kasl reminds us of some simple truths. Ground yourself in spiritual wisdom, remember the impermanence of everything, learn compassion for yourself and others. She sites some common themes in Quakerism, Buddhism and Sufism - center yourself, take time to reflect, listen to that still small voice within, and you will be able to accept and give love in a deep, lasting way.

She explores our need for an intimate relationship, in a way that is different from the Mars and Venus approach which focuses more on the differences between men and women, tending to widen the gap. Unlike Gray's books, and others which direct us to learn how to say and do the 'right stuff' externally, she encourages us to find connect in the spiritual and human similarities we have with each other, and to respond to each other from our genuine selves.

She touches on ads, dating services, the internet, same gender relationships, dating when there are kids involved, physical intimacy, tonglin meditation, and breaking up.

This book absolutely is not for everyone. The reference to "Christian" spiritual practices on the back cover is misleading, since it actually draws on more liberal, non-dogmatic Quaker practices. If you are more of a Western philospher than an Eastern philosopher, if you would like new ideas spelled out in an easy to follow, guaranteed fashion, you probably should skip this book.

This goes on my own list of books to loan, give or recommend to friends and family members struggling with 'relationship issues.' And to the friend who loaned it to me, I say, Thanks, Jack!

My Own Personal Handbook for Having a Healthy Relationship, April 21, 2005
Reviewer: C. K. Seager


This book is, in my opinion, by far the most helpful book on healthy relationships that I have ever read. I read it over the course of a year as I was just ending a very unhealthy relationship and needed to just take everything very slow. She has offered so many helpful ways in which to have and maintain a healthy relationship.....I have recommended this book to countles others who were searching for the answer to 'what dos a healthy relationship look like?'....I still highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. I have read reviews where people have commented on the fact that the Buddha is mentioned in the title. Even if this book has nothing to do with Buddhism, what difference does it really make as long as this book is helping some people to find that which as alluded them for many years......

If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)book of incense



First Page

Magic is a byproduct of the oldest science - far older than astronomy, chemistry or biology. This "science" constituted the earliest investigations into nature. What caused the seasons to turn, the sea to rise and fall, the birth and death of all living things?

Magic - the use of natural energies to bring about needed change - arose when those early humans discovered invisible forces around them. Humans were aware of the effects of gravity, electricity and magnetism long before such terms were coined. Nuts fell to the ground. Lightning blasted trees. Animal fur created sparks when stroked on dry days, metallic rocks strangely attracted bits of iron...

> Author: Scott Cunningham
> Paperback: 288 pages
> Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 1, 1989)
> Average Customer Review: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

customer reviews

Fantabulous!, November 10, 2000
Reviewer: "son-of-jove" (Portland, OR USA)
The more books I read from Scott Cunningham, the more I like them, and this one's no exception!


Cunningham presents us here with a recipe book for more than the title implies. Besides showing us how to create our own inceses, oils, and brews, he also explains how to make tinctures, powders, bath salts, soaps, sachets, and inks. There are tons of different recipes available, especially for incenses, for all sorts of magickal purposes.

Substitutions are also treated. Several pages are broken down by plants, purposes, planets, and astrological signs which are very, very useful is you have a particular goal in mind. For me, these are the best parts of the book. If I need to know which oils to use or herbs to burn for a healing spell, they're all right there. If I need to attract some more lunar energy in an esbat ritual, I can very quickly find that I can use lemon oil on my candles if there's no myrrh or jasmine around.

Overall, it's a great book and Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs is the perfect companion for it. I highly recommend it!

PERFECT, April 30, 2005
Reviewer: Son of Obatala (Riverside, CA.)


As soon as I started reading this book I realized that it is perfect. It is simple and easy to follow his instructions. I read a few books similar to this one and none of them come close to compare to it. After reading each section I couldn't wait to try it for myself. I learned so much from this book, it is definitely a book that should be in every ones libary. I can't wait to read more books by this author.

"Complete" is the Best Description, April 8, 2005
Reviewer: Elizabeth Clements "author and artist" (New Hampshire, USA)


This book, a revised edition of the original, is an essential work for those seeking to learn the uses of incense and other mediums of scent used in performing spells, rituals, and other magics. It is further proof that the late Cunningham had a passion for magic, as he provides in great detail the many processes a magician may utilize in order to create their own incense, oils, salves, tinctures, brews, and more from fresh, natural ingredients. In that respect, this book is a tremendous resource for anyone looking for recipes for creating magical blends but also creating them from scratch.

Although I lean more towards the classical or traditional side of spellcraft (where substituting ingredients is not so well-embraced), this book is thorough in providing nearly all substitutions imaginable, for when you cannot find a certain ingredient anywhere or unsure whether or not what you're looking for even exists in the modern age. Also, if you're trying to gather ingredients from a recipe written a few hundred years ago, the name of this or that herb has most likely changed. Cunningham will most likely have covered these in this book.

It is not every day that you can recommend a single book on a subject and consider it the only one needed in a library concerning the subject matter, but I feel confident that I will never need to invest in another book of a similar nature. The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews is exactly what it says it is, a complete resource- a virtual one stop shop of knowledge for the herb-crafter magician.

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)