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Comment by Magistar on December 5, 2010 at 11:58am
Undistracted Energy Pure Thoughts Pure thought is focused attention which creates power and energy because there is no distraction. If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of directions. They start and stop and move in surprising ways from one second to the next. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather together and allow us to focus our attention, creating great power and energy. This is what is known as pure thought, because it is undistracted. The law of attraction-like attracts like-influences all energy, including our thoughts, and this is what makes pure thought so potent. Our undistracted thoughts create a powerful magnet that draws similar energy into our vibrational field. As a result, the longer we are able to hold positive thoughts in our minds, the more powerful the positive energy around us becomes. We don't need to focus on action and controlling so much when we are surrounded by energy that draws what we want toward us. We can simply respond to the opportunities that naturally come our way. When this is the essence of our experience, we can go with the flow, knowing that we will be okay. If pure thought is a body, it is our emotions that supply the heart that can really bring it to life. Our thoughts and feelings exist in relation to one another, and they form a feedback loop through which they communicate and empower each other. When we hold a thought in our mind without being distracted, we have achieved pure thought. When we have a positive emotional response to that thought, we enable it to dance and move and breathe itself into existence.
Sarah Wade 3:01pm Nov 11
Undistracted Energy
Pure Thoughts

Pure thought is focused attention which creates power and energy because
there is no distraction.

If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of
directions. They start and stop and move in surprising ways from one second
to the next. If we try to follow our thoughts without controlling them, we
will be amazed at how truly inconsistent they are. Yet, if we apply our
minds to a specific task, especially one that interests us, they gather
together and allow us to focus our attention, creating great power and
energy. This is what is known as pure thought, because it is undistracted.

The law of attraction-like attracts like-influences all energy, including
our thoughts, and this is what makes pure thought so potent. Our
undistracted thoughts create a powerful magnet that draws similar energy
into our vibrational field. As a result, the longer we are able to hold
positive thoughts in our minds, the more powerful the positive energy around
us becomes. We don't need to focus on action and controlling so much when we
are surrounded by energy that draws what we want toward us. We can simply
respond to the opportunities that naturally come our way. When this is the
essence of our experience, we can go with the flow, knowing that we will be
okay.

If pure thought is a body, it is our emotions that supply the heart that can
really bring it to life. Our thoughts and feelings exist in relation to one
another, and they form a feedback loop through which they communicate and
empower each other. When we hold a thought in our mind without being
distracted, we have achieved pure thought. When we have a positive emotional
response to that thought, we enable it to dance and move and breathe itself
into existence.
Comment by Magistar on October 12, 2010 at 7:09pm
nounced Sow-en), dates back to the ancient Celts who lived 2,000 years ago. Contrary to what some believe, is not a celebration of a Celtic god of the dead. Instead, it is a Celtic word meaning "summer's end." The Celts believed that summer came to an end on October 31st and the New Year began on November 1st with the start of winter. But the Celts also followed a lunar calendar and their celebrations began at sunset the night before.
Many today see Halloween as the pagan holiday. But that's not really accurate. As the pagan holiday of Samhain is on November 1st. But their celebrations did and still do, start at sunset on October 31st, on Samhain Eve. During the day on October 31st, the fires within the home are extinguished. Often families would engage in a good "fall" cleaning to clear out the old and make way for the new. Starting the winter months with fresh and clean household items.
Comment by helela on September 5, 2010 at 10:32pm

Comment by Magistar on August 16, 2010 at 8:35am
thank you hun for posting this
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on August 16, 2010 at 5:48am
Candle Magic

Black – Sobriety, Abstinence. Used for banishing evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals, Crone magick, mourning a loss, meditation, feminine divinity, Samhain. Also used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state. This candle attracts Saturn energy.

Light Blue - Is a spiritual color and is helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations. It brings peace and tranquility to the home and radiates Aquarius energy. Use in situations that need to be synthesized.

Royal Blue - Confidence. Friendship. Success. The color of loyalty and is used to promote laughter and joy. Use it to attract Jupiter energy and whenever an influence needs to be increased.

Sky Blue - Hope

Blue – Is symbolic of the spirits of the West, and the elements of Water. Physical Protection. It is used in rituals to obtain wisdom, peace, healing, tranquility, truth, sleep, prophetic dreams, friendship, physical protection and hope.

Brown – Is symbolic of the spirits of the North, and the elements Earth. It is used in rituals involving Animal Magick and the home in regards to material increase. It eliminates indecisiveness and improves the powers of concentration, study and Telepathy. Use it also for increasing financial success and for locating lost objects.

Gold – Friendship. Fosters understanding and attracts the power of cosmic influences. Use it in rites intended to bring about fast luck or money. When communicating with Solar Deities and for honouring the Gods. This candle generates solar energy.

Grey – Is a neutral color and is useful when pondering complex issues during meditation. In magick, this color often sparks confusion. It also negates and/or neutralizes a negative influence.

Light Green - Spring, children, fertility.

Emerald Green - This candle is important in love rituals. It attracts love, social delights and fertility.

Dark Green – Are used for beauty, employment, fertility, healing, success, good luck, prosperity, heart matters, money and masculine divinity. Being the color of Ambition, greed and jealousy, it can be used to counteract these influences in a ritual.

Orange – Are used for Creativity, Attraction, Stimulating Energy, Legal matters, Success, new home, intelligence and mental clarity. It charges and recharges the intellect and combines with any other candles to stimulate their actions. Use for rituals stipulating Mercury energy, and sometimes-solar energy. Also used during Samhain. Sometimes associated with Gemini.

Pink – Promotes Romance and friendship, and is the standard color used for rituals to draw affections. It is used for Love, Honour, Friendship and Fidelity. A color of femininity, it brings lively conversation to the dinner table.

Purple – Are used for Psychic Ability, Wisdom, Spirituality, Success, independence, spiritual Growth, Power, healing and the feminine Divinity. Ideal for rituals to secure ambitions and financial rewards.Attracts and increases Neptune energy.

Lavendar - Inner Peace

Red – Is symbolic of the spirits of the South, and the elements of Fire. Courage. It is used for strength, willpower, courage, power, passion, health, energy, vitality,love and sexuality. It increases magnetism in rituals and draws on Aries and Scorpio energy.

Rose - Health, Healing.

Silver – Mental Protection. Is used to remove negativity, encourages stability and helps to develop psychic abilities. Use for protection, Honouring the Goddess, Telepathy and Clairvoyance. This candle attracts the influence of the Goddess.

White – Inner Peace. Is a balance of all colours and is used for neditation, healing, truth Seeking, Peace, Spiritual Strength and Enlightenment, rituals involving "Lunar" energy, Purity, Protection, Happiness, Masculine Divinity, and may be substituted for any other colors. An alternative color would be silver.

Yellow – Symbolizes of the spirits of the East, and the elements of Air. Spirit. It is used for charms, confidence, attraction, wisdom, visions, psychic powers, mental powers, activity, creativity, communicaton and divination. Associated with the astrological sign Gemini. Use it to bring the power of concentration and imagination to the success of a ritual. Also used in rituals where you need to gain someone's confidence or need to persuade someone. This candle generates solar energy. It is sometimes associated with the planet Mercury.

Magenta - Is a combination of Red and Violet that oscillates on a high frequency. It energizes rituals where immediate action is needed, or high levels of power and spiritual healing are required.

Indigo - Is the color of inertia. It is used to stop situations or people’s intentions. Used in rituals that require deep meditation and rituals that require Saturn energy.

Tan - Friendship
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on July 31, 2010 at 8:41pm
The roots of magic come from the Celts, a people living between 700 BC and 100 AD. Believed to be descendants of Indo-Europeans, the Celts were a brilliant and dynamic people – gifted artists, musicians, storytellers, metalworkers, expert farmers and fierce warriors. They were much feared by their adversaries, the Romans, who eventually adopted a number of their customs and traditions.


The Celts were a deeply spiritual people, who worshiped both a god and goddess. Their religion was pantheistic, meaning they worshiped many aspects of the "One Creative Life Source" and honored the presence of the "Divine Creator" in all of nature. Like many tribes the world over, they believed in reincarnation. After death, they went to the Summerland for rest and renewal while awaiting rebirth.




The months of the Celtic year were named after trees. The Celtic new year began at Samhain, which means "summers end," and was the final harvest of the year. This was also their "Festival of the Dead," where they honored their ancestors and deceased loved ones. Many contemporary Halloween customs come from Samhain.

Next on the wheel of the Celtic year was the Winter Solstice, celebrating the annual rebirth of the Sun. Our Christmas customs today are similar to this ancient celebration. Around the beginning of February came Imbolg, a time when domesticated animals began to give birth. The Spring Equinox and Beltaine, sometimes called "May Day," were fertility festivals. The Summer Solstice, known as Lughnassa, celebrated the glory of the Sun and the powers of nature. Lughnassa, the Fall Equinox, and Samhain, were considered as Celtic harvest festivals.


The "Druids" were the priests of the Celtic religion. They remained in power through the fourth century AD, three centuries after the Celts' defeat at the hands of the Romans. The Druids were priests, teachers, judges, astrologers, healers and bards. They became indispensable to the political leaders, giving them considerable power and influence. They were peacemakers, and were able to pass from one warring tribe to another unharmed. It took twenty years of intense study to become a Druid.


Translated, the word Druid means "knowing the oak tree." Trees, the oak in particular, were held sacred by the Celts. Mistletoe, which grows as a parasite on oak trees, was a powerful herb used in their ceremonies and for healing. Mistletoe was ritually harvested at the Summer Solstice by cutting it with a golden sickle and catching it with a white cloth while never letting it fall to the ground.


The religious beliefs and practices of the Celts grew into what later became known as Paganism, not to be confused with the term Neo-Paganism, which is beyond the scope of this writing. The word Pagan is derived from the Latin word Paganus, meaning "country dweller." This outgrowth was consistent with the Celts' love for the land and their holding such things as the oak tree and mistletoe sacred.


Paganistic beliefs and rituals blended with those of other Indo-European descended groups, and over several centuries spawned such practices as concocting potions and ointments, casting spells, and performing works of magic. These practices, along with many of the nature-based beliefs held by the Celts and other groups, became collectively known as witchcraft.


The term witch, which means to "twist or bend," has its origin in the ancient, Anglo-Saxon word "wicca," which is derived from the word "wicce," which means "wise." Witch is also related to the German word, "weihen," which means "to consecrate or bless." Some say that the origins of the witch date back thousands of years, to the days when the goddess was worshiped and humanity had great reverence for the powers of nature and for women as creators of new life. In the "New Age" philosophy, this relates to the concept of "Gaia," or "Mother Earth," which views planet earth as essentially a living being.


Prior to the 14th century, witchcraft came to mean a collection of beliefs and practices including healing through spells, mixing ointments or concoctions, dabbling in the supernatural, divining or forecasting the future, and engaging in clairvoyance. Groups holding to other beliefs and rituals often branded witchcraft as "demon-worship."


After North America was discovered and Europeans began migrating to the new land, witchcraft came into practice by some of the early, colonial settlers. Since it had previously been branded as "demon-worship," witchcraft was forbidden throughout the North American colonies. Despite this decree by the powers of the day, some colonists secretly practiced witchcraft knowing they would be hanged or burned if caught. It has been said that certain rituals performed by early-American witches helped shield their settlements from attacks by Native Americans.


Magic can effect many outcomes, some good and some evil, depending on the type of magic and the intentions of the practitioner. The more well-known types of magic are denoted by colors.


"Black magic" is performed with the intention of harming another being, either as a means of building the practitioner's power or as the goal itself. The underlying ideology upon which black magic is based states that the practitioner and his or her pursuit of knowledge and/or physical well-being, are more important than other concerns, theological or ethical. "Green magic" involves the practitioner's attuning himself or herself to nature and the world around him or her. "White magic" is where the practitioner attunes himself or herself to the needs of human society and attempts to meet those needs. This is a form of "personal betterment" magic, and does not entail harming other beings.


"Grey magic" is magic that is neither green, nor black, nor white, and which usually replaces the absolute stand of these realms with an ethical code that is particular to the practitioner. It is a type of magic all its own, and may be used for many different purposes. "Folk magic" is an eclectic collection of herbalism, faith healing, curses and hexes, candle magic, and other workings that has thrived in rural areas for centuries. There is also the term, "hedge wizard," which refers to an individual who attempts to practice magic with little or no formal training.
Comment by Magistar on February 11, 2010 at 2:43am
the green man is cernunos other known a hern the guardian of the annimals
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on February 10, 2010 at 8:08pm


The Green Man Tree Oracle
by John Matthews and Will Worthington


Protection means that we are looked after by a power stronger than ourselves. Whether we look to a god or gods, to angels or spirits, for our help we should acknowledge the need for protection in every aspect of life. Just as we would be foolish to attempt to climb a mountain without strong ropes and proper equipment, we should not consider entering into any other activity without ensuring we have the proper protection. Rowan's ability to sheild us from harm makes its presence a powerful ally, and it is still invoked in parts of Europe as a guardian against evil spririts or other negative forces. It can also ofer insight into danger throught the invocation of higher wisdom.

It is thought that the Rowan got its name from the Norse word runa, meanding 'charm.' It has had an association with protection from ancient times, and is often found growing close to houses and churchyards to ward off evil presences. Traditions speak of the rowan as an especially powerful protector against witchcraft, and that to bind a piece of red thread around a twig of rowan can turn aside the strongest spell.
Comment by Cherish Moondancer on November 1, 2009 at 3:21am
The Witches Caldron
"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog
"
"Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing"

"For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and babble"

"Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble"

William Shakespeare
Comment by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L on October 11, 2009 at 1:17am

 

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