THE COVEN OF THE SEVEN RAYS

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THE COVEN OF THE SEVEN RAYS

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FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL*** AGRICULTURE Brigit, White Lady, Epona, Lugh, Bel, The Horned God, Ameathon.

ANIMALS
Epona, Rhiannon, Brigantia, Cerridwen, Cernunnos, Bel, Herne,
Bran the Blessed,The Horned God, Nuada, Anu, Manannan mac Lir.

ARTS & CRAFTS
Brigit, Cerridwen, the Dagda, Lugh, Ogma, Taliesin, Merlin,
Bran the Blessed, Manannan mac Lir.

BEAUTY
Arianrhod, Branwyn, Creiddylad, Nuada, Angus mac Og.

BLESSINGS
Danu, Badb.

CALM
Rhiannon, Branwyn, Creiddylad, Arianrhod, Anu.

CREATOR GOD/DESS
Arianrhod, Dan, the Dagda.

CRONE ASPECT
Morgan Le Fay, Cerridwen, Macha.

DEATH
Morrigu, Creiddylad, Cerridwen, White Lady, Arawn, Gwynn ap Nudd,
the Dagda, Ogma, Pwyll, Anu, Caillech, Don, Macha.

DIVINATION
Brigit, Taliesin, Merlin.

EARTH GOD/DESS
Cerridwen, Blodeuwedd, Creiddylad, the Dagda, Cernunnos, Anu, Tailtiu.

ENCHANTMENTS
Brigit, Cerridwen, Morrigu, Rhiannon, Banba, Gwydion, Math Mathonwy,
Merlin, Taliesin, Nuada.

FERTILITY
Arianrhod, Brigit, Cerridwen, Brigantia, Macha, Herne, Cernunnos, Bel,
Epona, Manannan mac Lir, the Horned God, Anu, Rhiannon.

FIRE
Brigit, Merlin, the Dagda, Bel.

GREAT GOD/DESS
Cerridwen, Danu, Macha, Morrigu, Brigit, Anu, Bel, Rhiannon,
the Dagda, Badb.

HEALING
Brigit, Cernunnos, Bel, Lugh, Merlin, Taliesin, Gwydion,
the Dagda, Nuada, Epona.

HORSES
Epona, Rhiannon, Manannan mac Lir.

HUNTER/HUNTRESS
Morrigu, Cernunnos, Herne the Hunter, Epona, Nicneven.

KNOWLEDGE
Brigit, the Dagda, Taliesin, Merlin, Cerridwen, Taranis.

LOVE
Branwyn, Brigit, Mab, Creiddylad, Angus mac Og.

MAGIC
Morrigu, Rhiannon, Cerridwen, Brigit, Danu, Banba, Lugh, the Dagda,
Gwydion, Ogma, Manannan mac Lir, Math Mathonwy, Taliesin,
Merlin, Nuada, Taranis.

MOON
Morrigu, Danu, Brigit, Mab, Blodeuwedd, Cerridwen, Cernunnos,
Herne, Arianrhod, Nimue.

MOTHER GODDESS
Danu, Epona, Macha, Anu.

MOTHERHOOD
Brigit, Epona.

MUSIC
Rhiannon, Curnunnos, Lugh, Ogma, Taliesin, the Dagda,
Bran the Blessed, Nuada.

PSYCHIC ABILITIES
Brigit, Morrigu, Merlin, Taliesin, Cerridwen, Cernunnos, the Dagda.

REINCARNATION
The Dagda, Manannan mac Lir, Cernunnos, Ogma,
Arianrhod, Cerridwen.

SORCERER/SORCERESS
Danu, Gwydion, Manannan mac Lir, Math Mathonwy, Nuada, Merlin,
Taliesin, Lugh, Cerridwen.

SPELLS
Brigit, Merlin, Nuada, Ogma, Gwydion, Taliesin, Cerridwen.

SUN
Bel, the Dagda, Lugh, Bran the Blessed.

THE UNDERWORLD
Arawn, Pwyll, Gwynn ap Nudd, Don, the White Lady,
Cerridwen, Llyr, Rhiannon.

WITCHCRAFT
Morrigu, Brigit, Nicneven, Cerridwen

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Comment by Magistar on February 6, 2011 at 1:09pm
Rowan


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NAME: Rowan

GAELIC NAME: Caorthann


LATIN NAME: Sorbus aucuparia L.edulis


FAMILY: Rosaceae

COMMON / FOLK NAMES: Mountain Ash Sorb Apple Witchin Wiggin Tree Quicken
MEDICINAL PART: Bark and berries. (berries must be cooked before use)

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Britain and Ireland. Also Europe, North
Africa and Asia Minor.

HABITAT: Prefers light, peaty soils with good drainage, not too dry, likes open unshaded areas with plenty of sunshine but not too hot. Likes temperate zones.

DESCRIPTION: A hardy deciduous tree which produces a large number of berries in autumn. Can be coppiced, new growth from planted twigs. Can grow up to a height of 18 metres and can live to over a hundred years. Leaves alternate and pinnately compound, 13-23 cm long, leaflets 2-6.5 cm long, serrate. Terminal buds, woolly, 13 mm long, lateral buds have several scales. Fruit (6-9 mm diam.) yellow to red, in showy clusters.

FLOWERING PERIOD: May to June produces sprays of white flowers. First fruits appear in September and are ripe by October.



POLLINATION: Insects and Air



PROPAGATION: Grown from seed, dispersed by birds.



ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS: Bitter essence, Prussic Acid, Carotene, Tannic Essence, Mineral, Organic Acid, Parasorbic Acid, Pectin, Provitamin A, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitol, Sugar, Vitamin C.



PROPERTIES: Diuretic Astringent Haemostatic Vulnerary Febrifuge Digestive Expectorant Demulcent Anti-Scorbutic Vaso-Dilator



USES: The hard pale brown wood of the rowan was used to make bows in the middle ages, also used for tool handles, bowls and plates and for general woodcraft. The berries were used to make rowan jelly which was eaten with meat and helped prevent gout.



The berries from the Rowan were processed for jams, pies, and bittersweet wines. They also made a tea to treat urinary tract problems, haemorhoids and diarrhea. The fresh juice of the berries is a mild laxative, and helps to soothe inflammed mucous membranes as a gargle. Containing high concentrations of Vitamin C, the berries were also ingested to cure scurvy - a Vitamin C deficiency disease.

Even today, one of the sugars in the fruit is sometimes given intravenously to reduce pressure in an eyeball with glaucoma.



Caution, however, must be taken when using the berries. They are reported to contain a cancer-causing compound, parasorbic acid. The poisonous elements are neutralized by cooking the berries though.



The bark was also employed for several medicinal purposes. A decoction of the bark was considered a blood cleanser and was used to treat diarrhea, nausea, and upset stomach.



The wood of European Mountain Ash is a tough, strong wood used in making tool handles, cart-wheels, planks, and beams. The Rowan was once a tree of ill repute in Northern Europe, where the Celtic Druids had venerated it. It was associated with witchcraft in 15th-16th century England where it was a symbol of paganism and the supernatural.



TRADITIONAL LORE: The name aucuparia is derived from the latin word avis for bird, and capere to catch as the fruit attracts birds so much.



Medical properties




MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER: Male
PLANET: Mars
ELEMENT: Fire
POWERS: Protection Anti-Fire Courage Virility Exorcism Mental Powers Healing

CELTIC DEITIES: Dagda Lugh

OGHAM LETTER: l luis

CELTIC MONTH: December


RITUAL USES

This tree is particularly good for all rituals associated with empowerment, it represents the male (yang) essence, call on the gods Dagda, and Lugh for courage and protection in difficult circumstances. In times of strife and war the rowan is particularly good for protection and instilling courage. To increase virility and male strength carry a small piece of rowan inscribed with ogham.
MAGICAL USES
Used in all protection spells particularly from fire, or lightning. In Ireland it was hung in the house to prevent fire charming, hung around the necks of hounds to increase their speed, and
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on August 1, 2010 at 5:22pm
Thank you brother.For some reason I did not know this ritual or if I did I forgot it. I will do some more reading on the subject.
Comment by Magistar on August 1, 2010 at 2:20pm
Cast the circle and say:

"Here i am on this day, Lammas, August Eve, The first harvest, and the first day of the harvest season. I am here it understand life, death, and rebirth and to give reverence to those who have endured each."

Bow your head and think about how Lammas fits into each of the three above and the wheel of the year. Say:

"I am here to witness the maturing of my Goddess, Mother Earth, the waxing Lady of the Moon, the pregnant wife of the aging Sun King. Harvesting...a necessary transition on the wheel of the year."

Place the pillow on the blanket. Say:

"Ageing is the beloved mother; one of the three faces of my Goddess. But she will be forever with us. I watch as the God tends to her needs and helps her in her first harvest."

Set a plate out for the Goddess and say:

"Enjoy Beautiful Mother."

Start placing small amounts of food on the plate. Say:

"The mother wishes to bestow upon us the gift of knowledge. Thus she shall speak.

Set a plate for the God and say:

"The Mother has shown me the way. Now on this evening at this time, i shall consider what has happened in the past season and what to do in the seasons to come.

Eat. This is a good time to think of the past and the future. Say:

"May this feast help me understand and act upon my Karma. May this essential step aid me in my living and learning.

Close the circle when feast is over.

Serve at the feast listed above: Homemade bread, nuts, berries, and apples. Grape Juice for the drink.
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on July 30, 2010 at 12:48am
Thanks, Sissy. I understand everyone probably does things differently. But she said she had only been doings spell work for a year and I have been trying to learn things for 3 years and I didn't agree with what she said but I'll admit I do not know much. It is an everyday learning experience.
Comment by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L on July 29, 2010 at 11:03pm
we do not agree with this video has we work on a higher level
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on July 29, 2010 at 5:43pm
Terry, who is this lady? Do you agree with what she said?
Comment by Magistar on July 29, 2010 at 12:46pm
Comment by Magistar on July 29, 2010 at 12:42pm
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on July 29, 2010 at 6:27am
Yes Ron,you are correct,we have negelected this very important group.I am ready for some serious topics of discussions. I will post something soon. Blessings.
Comment by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L on July 29, 2010 at 1:54am
you are welcome my brother ron love and light dark ravem
 

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