Picking a Wiccan Name
The idea of having Wiccan names is a fairly common one among the Pagan and Wiccan community, but not every understands the nature or purpose of doing so.
First of all, not all Wiccans even do this. Many go by their regular names they were born with and that is all. But it is a pretty common practice to take a new name when you start on this path (or any point along the way really). In some traditions, you may get a name when you join a coven but you can make your own choice if that’s not the case.
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you will need
- an amethyst
- 6 inches of string
- 1/2 tsp dried lavender
- a piece of blue or purple cloth
Start by making a sachet of the lavender. Place the cloth (any size of your choice, but big enough to make a pouch) on a flat surface and place the lavender in the middle of it. Bring the corners together, then tie it securely with the string. If the amethyst is small enough, you can place it inside the sachet.
When you’re ready for bed, tuck the sachet and amethyst underneath your pillow. Meditate before bed, if you desire, to help you relax and clear your thoughts. Turn off all lights and shut out all distractions. Lie down and close your eyes. Breathe deeply and relax. Say,
“Peace be mine
In this resting time
Dreams be sweet
Allow me to sleep.”
Bad Habits Spell
Have I done this one yet? We all have at least one bad habit that we’d like to lose, so why not try a little witchcraft to help us beat it. Try to perform this spell on a Saturday night if you can. All you need is:
• A black candle
• Clove, sandalwood or cedar oil
• Something sharp to inscribe the candle
• A smooth piece of onyx or jet
Use your something-sharp to write what your bad habit is on the candle. You don’t have to be too descriptive, it’s just a representation. A word or two will do. Rub the candle with whatever type of oil you are using. Light the candle and say the following words out loud:
Unwanted habit, please be gone
Leave me when the candle is done
Candle burn to remove all ill
By the power of my will
Concentrate on your bad habit and how it makes you feel, see it burning away with the candle flame. Leave the candle to burn down until it is finished. Leave the stone by the candle while it burns. When the candle is burned away, carry the stone with you to remind you of your goal.
Magick & Muses: Lucid Dreaming Spell
If you find you need a little help in lucid dreaming, or you want to learn the answer to a specific problem, this charm bag is a great tool. It soothes the waking mind and helps your sleeping mind to focus.
Make or buy a small draw-string bag about 1-2 inches deep. Put in a…
This is my personal book of shadows, though I share it with my coven.
This is over 2 and a half years of work, however it will continue to grow. I’m almost sure it’s over 500 pages.
I get asked allot how to start a BOS - or how mine looks. Perhaps some of my fellow Witches can get some ideas?
Dream of the Dead Spell
Contacting someone who is deceased isn’t a simple task, but you can encourage them to leave you a message in a dream with this spell. The supplies are:
• One white candle
• Photo of the deceased
• Dried lavender blossoms
• Dried mugwort
• Piece of moonstone
Plan this spell for a Monday night for the best results. Carve a small pentagram into the candle before you begin. Light the candle, and set the photo nearby. Think about the person you want to contact, focusing on the issue you want to know about. Sprinkle a few of the herbs on the photo and set the moonstone on the person’s face. Concentrate on making contact and making it clear in your mind that your are open for a message.
Sprinkle the remaining herbs on your pillow and go to sleep. Leave the candle burning until morning. During the night, you should dream about that person and they will answer your question. Don’t be surprised if the dream is confusing or hard to understand. That’s the nature of dreams, so you may have to spend some time thinking about it in order to “get” the message.
As I said, contacting the dead is not easy. If you do not get a message, try again on the next Monday night. If still nothing, wait until a full moon has passed before trying again.
Classic Witch Bottle Spell
An oldie but a goodie.
To protect your home. It was originally intended as a way to protect against witchcraft, but its a common form of protection magick today.You will need a number of things, though you can adapt or modify the exact contents:
• A jar with a tight lid
• Pieces of broken glass
• Nails or pins (rusty is best)
• A pinch or two of dried rosemary and/or rue
The exact amount of any items will depend a lot on how big a jar you use. Fill the jar with broken glass, rusty nails or other sharp bits of metal. Pieces of broken plates would work ok too. Fill the rest of the jar with vinegar, lemon juice or sour wine. If you want to be really authentic, add a little urine in their too.
Seal the jar tightly, and bury it outside your front door. A witch bottle will protect your house for years.
Crystals uses/ meanings
Oh crap…Mabon is next week.
The realization that you thought you had more time, but in reality…you don’t! (via pagan-shaman-herbalist-ohmy)
(Source: herbal-forest-witch, via witchyroses)
The Witches’ Alphabet (also known as Theban Script).