Before there is anything else, there is the circle. Circles are so much a part of us that we may not even understand why, but we know they are important. The circle transcends all of us and our religions. There’s the Mandala in Buddhist and Hindu culture, Christian prayer circles, Native American drumming circles, talking circles, healing circles and on and on. There are many, … Continue reading Glossary: The Sacred Circle & the Cone of Power
Due to the importance of fire in ancient history, it’s very likely that this is one of our earliest forms of divination. Because our brains are hard wired to organize what we see in the chaos of fire, it’s easy to see why it became such a widely used form of Divination. We stare into the flames of a fire, allowing our higher selves to … Continue reading Divination: Pyromancy
If I haven’t stated so before, let me do so now for clarity: I am not Wiccan. Wicca is a fine religion, I just don’t count myself among them. I’m a little more hippie than traditional, when it comes to my beliefs, lol. However, I wanted to post this breakdown of the Wiccan Rede anyway, but whether you’re Wiccan or not, I think most of … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Wiccan Rede
“So mote it be” is a ritual phrase used by Freemasons, in Rosicrucianism, and more recently by Neopagans. It means “so may it be”, “so it is required”, or “so must it be”, and may be said at the end of a prayer in a similar way to “amen”. The phrase appears in the Halliwell or Regius Manuscript, the earliest known document relating to a … Continue reading So Mote It Be!
A Book of Shadows is a spiritual journal in which you record your spiritual journey. In the 1950’s, Gerald Gardner introduced the Book of Shadows (aka BOS) to his coven. It was his personal book of spells, rituals, etc. The people in his coven were allowed to copy his BOS and take it as their own, adding to it and subtracting from it as they … Continue reading What is a Book of Shadows?