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  • Hecate Invocations * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    about worldly things Deliver me purified by your soul stirring rituals Yes give me your hand I pray And reveal to me the pathways of divine guidance that I long for Then shall I gaze upon that precious Light Whence I can flee the evil of our dark origin Yes give me your hand I pray And when I am weary bring me to the haven of piety with your winds Hail many named mother of the Gods whose children are fair Hail mighty Hekate of the Threshold With Bright Blessings Next Article Original Hecate Invocations Like this article Please give it a thumbs up in Stumbleupon Help others find this resource Thanks so much If You Liked This Article You May Also Enjoy These Related Articles New articles are always added please subscribe to our RSS Blog or The Silver Chalice E zine to receive updates and exclusive articles Akhilandeshvari Goddess of the Breaking Times I want to introduce you to a Deity whom you may know better than you wish Akhilandeshvari the Goddess Never Not Broken You might not have heard Her name before because She represents the kind of things that people shy away from She embodies the cataclysmic exhilarating transformative process that the Earth and we individuals are going through right now And She holds the keys for getting through it successfully Continue Invoking Quan Yin and Tara To Increase Patience and Compassion Quan Yin and Tara are Goddesses of Compassion who can help you to be the loving patient and kind person you want to be This very simple exercise can help you release overwhelming anger Continue Honouring the Death of a Witch If someone you love has passed and you want to honour their death as a Witch or Wiccan what do you need

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  • Brigid: Rites to Celebrate a Sun Goddess * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    repetitions as you like I love you body I honour you body I thank you body I bless you body Try this and notice how your body drinks in appreciation like a woman dying in a desert would revel in a beautiful wet oasis Accept compliments with grace and let the truth of them sink deep into your heart Set an intention to say only positive things about yourself and to yourself Speak up take up space share your wisdom and your gifts You have something important to contribute to the world and only you can do it When others try to elbow you out or shut you down push back Not in an angry way but simply asserting your right to be heard your right to have a share of communal space Treat yourself to something that makes you feel good A massage a luxurious bath a sauna a long walk in the forest a special dinner on the good china a decadent desert Whatever your treat enjoy it to the full Chocolate eaten with full attention and absolute pleasure contains no calories in my opinion You can do this for other women in your life too Tell them what you appreciate about them Mirror their strengths and magick back to them Give them a card with these things written on it so they can keep remembering their power and beauty Coming Into Power In particular as a priestess of the Goddess this is a good time to practice holding and wielding power in ritual and magick and make a commitment to increase these skills in the year to come Many women have difficulty with holding power and many men have difficulty sharing power There are gender roles involved as well as assumptions about power that are based in the old domination paradigm It s crucial to learn to distinguish between the 3 kinds of power Power over the most familiar unfortunately domination control Power within personal authority empowerment Power with the new rising paradigm sharing power leadership as service non hierarchical or rotating hierarchical management Brigid s Day is a perfect time to explore these power paradigms how they play out in your life spirituality coven and what actions you can take to improve the areas that are still playing out in the dominance paradigm Poetry Art and Inspiration Brigid is the Muse of poetry music and arts You can dedicate any such artistic endeavour as a Brigid rite You can also do magick or prayer to be more receptive to Brigid s inspiration to let creativity blossom in you So you can invoke Brigid for any rites with poetry and song and whistling It s said that Brigid invented whistling so that people could find each other and come together so it s a great way to invoke Her presence You know the saying whistling in the dark You can use whistling as a way to invoke Brigid if you re in a scary situation Brigantia the

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  • Return of Bride, the Cailleach, and Groundhog Day * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    as he loved Her The two of them eloped The furious Cailleach chased after them riding on her shaggy black goat sending wave after wave of terrible storms to slow them down In the end though She was forced to recognise that the rising tide of life was too powerful She cast down her magick hammer at that moment and turned into a boulder on the side of the mountain where She had to stay until Winter returned The Cailleach is an ancient deity far predating the arrival of the Celts in Ireland and it could be that this story is thousands of years old At any rate this story illustrates the transition from Winter Goddess to Summer Goddess the dark face of the year to the bright face of the year A Note on Groundhog Day Celebrating Groundhog Day on Imbolc is actually related to Brigid as Goddess of Spring When Brigid returns not only green leafy life begins to make its way to the surface but the dormant animal life also begins to rise as eloquently demonstrated by the hibernating animals rising from their beds beneath the Earth This is a time when the Hag of Winter begins to yield to the Maiden of Spring But She doesn t always do so willingly There is another ancient Celtic legend of the Gaelic hag the Cailleach It says that on the first day of Spring by the Celtic calendar Imbolc the Cailleach would venture out of doors to restock her firewood supply to see Her through the rest of the winter If She plans on keeping the winter going for a good long time she makes sure the weather on the first day of Spring is sunny and clear so She can gather a lot of firewood to keep Herself warm for many weeks If the weather on this day is bad however it means the Cailleach is still asleep and won t be getting more firewood So rather than going cold Herself She ll be sure to bring an end to the winter soon How does this tie in with Groundhog Day Simple if the Cailleach makes a sunny day the groundhog will be able to see its shadow so we know that She s gathering firewood and we ll be in for a long cold spell If She sleeps through it and the day remains cloudy the groundhog won t see its shadow so we know that winter will be over soon Who knew that Groundhog Day and the Hag Goddess were linked in any way Don t you love this website always bringing you fascinating if somewhat useless tidbits like this If so please consider supporting this site Check out this page for ideas and ways you can Thanks in advance for taking a peek With Bright Blessings Next Beyond Wiccan Gods and Goddesses Pagan Goddess Brigid Articles Brigid Goddess of the Flame and of the Well Brigid Invocations Brighid Rites How to Make a Brigid

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  • Brigid Invocation * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    Her The two of them eloped The furious Cailleach chased after them riding on her shaggy black goat sending wave after wave of terrible storms to slow them down In the end though She was forced to recognise that the rising tide of life was too powerful She cast down her magick hammer at that moment and turned into a boulder on the side of the mountain where She had to stay until Winter returned The Cailleach is an ancient deity far predating the arrival of the Celts in Ireland and it could be that this story is thousands of years old At any rate this story illustrates the transition from Winter Goddess to Summer Goddess the dark face of the year to the bright face of the year A Note on Groundhog Day Celebrating Groundhog Day on Imbolc is actually related to Brigid as Goddess of Spring When Brigid returns not only green leafy life begins to make its way to the surface but the dormant animal life also begins to rise as eloquently demonstrated by the hibernating animals rising from their beds beneath the Earth This is a time when the Hag of Winter begins to yield to the Maiden of Spring But She doesn t always do so willingly There is another ancient Celtic legend of the Gaelic hag the Cailleach It says that on the first day of Spring by the Celtic calendar Imbolc the Cailleach would venture out of doors to restock her firewood supply to see Her through the rest of the winter If She plans on keeping the winter going for a good long time she makes sure the weather on the first day of Spring is sunny and clear so She can gather a lot of firewood to keep Herself warm for many weeks If the weather on this day is bad however it means the Cailleach is still asleep and won t be getting more firewood So rather than going cold Herself She ll be sure to bring an end to the winter soon How does this tie in with Groundhog Day Simple if the Cailleach makes a sunny day the groundhog will be able to see its shadow so we know that She s gathering firewood and we ll be in for a long cold spell If She sleeps through it and the day remains cloudy the groundhog won t see its shadow so we know that winter will be over soon Who knew that Groundhog Day and the Hag Goddess were linked in any way Don t you love this website always bringing you fascinating if somewhat useless tidbits like this If so please consider supporting this site Check out this page for ideas and ways you can Thanks in advance for taking a peek With Bright Blessings Next Beyond Wiccan Gods and Goddesses Pagan Goddess Brigid Articles Brigid Goddess of the Flame and of the Well Brigid Invocations Brighid Rites How to Make a Brigid s Cross The

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  • Brigid: Goddess of the Flame and of the Well * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    nourished as a babe on the milk of a sacred cow It is also said that wherever She walks flowers and shamrocks spring up in Her footsteps She has an apple orchard in the Otherworld and her sacred bees travel back and forth carrying the magickal nectar to the Earth There is some evidence that Brigid may pre date even Celtic religion The stones of monuments such as Stonehenge are known as Bridestones and if that name dates back to the creation of the henges it indicates that perhaps She was worshipped 5ooo years ago or more The Demotion to Saint Brigid In Ireland and other Celtic countries Brigid was a primary Pagan Goddess As you might imagine this didn t sit well when Christianity took over But the people were unwavering in their devotion to this Goddess and the Christian fathers couldn t eradicate Her worship So they did what has worked so well throughout the ages and around the globe they incorporated Her into their own mythology In the 5th Century She was remade as a Christian saint She was given a fictitious history and canonised Then in 1960 I guess the Church thought they d made a mistake and de sainted Her Or maybe they thought they could at last do away with this so tenacious and beloved female deity The Eternal Flame Sacred Well Near Kildare Ireland close to an ancient sacred Oak tree and surrounded by a hedge which no man could cross with his health sanity or life intact Brigid s holy well and eternal flame were honoured for time out of mind Her Eternal Flame was tended for many hundreds or perhaps thousands of years by 19 priestesses and when She became St Brigid by 19 nuns for more than a millennia Her sacred number is 19 see the symbolisms below for an explanation Each tended the fire for a single day in rotation and the 20th day it was said that the Goddess miraculously tended the fire Herself This continued without interruption until 1220 CE when a Bishop took offense to the ban of men from Her well and ordered that the Flame be extinguished But it was relit and sustained until the 1500 s With the resurgence of Paganism and reverence for the Goddess Her holy Flame was relit in 1993 by the Daughters of the Flame and now burns once again She has holy wells dedicated to Her all over Gaelic lands some sacred for perhaps thousands of years receiving gifts of flowers rings silver and coins This is the root of the modern practice of throwing pennies into fountains and making a wish it was said that Brigid rewards those who make offerings to Her Next time you toss a penny into a fountain you can send your prayer directly to the Goddess of the Well Her flame may be extinguished from time to time but it can never die not as long as the Goddess is honoured in

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  • Brigid's Cross: How to Make One for Imbolc * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    memorise and recite over and over like a chant some lines that suit your work Something out of the Brigid Invocations would do well for example Light wielder victorious Brigantia Of the straight shining spear Spread Thy verdant mantle of protection Over all of us here Flatten the stalks and fold all but one stalk precisely in half Don t worry if they don t keep the fold creasing them this way before you start will make them easier to handle Holding the straight stalk in one hand wrap one of the folded stalks around it and snug it up tight One hand will always be holding the centre of the Cross together while the other hand adds each new stalk It can be easier to work with it flat on a table and hold it down to keep it together Hold the join of the two stalks together between finger and thumb and turn the cross 1 4 turn to the left 90 degrees counterclockwise Fold another stalk over the junction of the first two stalks so that the open ends point to your right Snug it up tightly In the same way continue rotating and adding stalks until all are included If the stalks are unruly and troublesome you can hold each arm together with an loose elastic or twist tie as you work You ll need to take off the elastic in order to add in a new stalk then put it back on The final stalk is done a bit differently Once it s in place take the ends of it and tuck them inside the folded stalk at the opposite side of the cross to hold the ends in and keep the whole cross together If the stalks have loosened while you work tighten them up now Using the pieces of string tie off the ends of each arm Alternatively you can wrap them with extra pieces of stalks tucking the ends under as you go to hold it tight You can then trim the thread and the stalks if desired The Wiccan Part After the making of the Crosses there would traditionally be a family feast After all the Goddess has just joined you in your home How rude would it be to not offer Her refreshments All stalks that have not been used should be buried What To Do With Your Brigid s Cross A fresh made Brigid s Cross may be hung over a doorway or elsewhere in your house to offer protection throughout the year They are particularly said to guard against house fires and other disasters It may also be given as a blessing and protection to someone you care about Another option is to offer it to the Goddess You can hang it on a tree particularly hawthorn or leave it in nature somewhere or burn it in a ritual fire a bonfire or cauldron You could also hang it above your altar to keep Brigid s presence near

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  • Totem Animals Book - Order Form
    Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribadi North Korea South Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Federated States of Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Montenegro Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Island Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Romania Russia Rwanda S Georgia and S Sandwich Isls Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka St Helena St Pierre and Miquelon Sudan Suriname Svalbard Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu

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  • Meeting Your Animal Spirit Guides * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    you are born you have been chosen by one animal in particular The only question is whether or not you are aware of who your Animal Spirit Guide is If you know which Animal Spirit has chosen you you can greatly increase your happiness and success in life You can access the lessons and the powers of your Guide more quickly and easily than if you are fumbling around in the dark Can You Choose Your Totem Animal No but the reality is even better Your Animal Guides choose you This may result in not getting the animals you desire But it always gets you the ones you really need And doesn t it feel good to know that you were specifically chosen What Animal Is Your Spirit Guide One way to begin is to start paying attention to animals that show up around you either in physical or symbolic form In other words you might glimpse it through the trees or see it in your dreams or make out a shape in a rock or find a figurine in a surprise present You can find out what animals are your Spirit Guides in a new e book A Natural Connection Discover Your Animal Spirit Guides and How They Can Help You It teaches you The skills needed to find and communicate with Animal Spirit Guides What to do with them once you ve found them And how to overcome problems in finding or dealing with them Find out more here With Bright Blessings Next Article on Being a Witch Like this article Please give it a thumbs up in Stumbleupon Help others find this resource Thanks so much If You Liked Animal Spirit Guides You May Also Enjoy These Related Articles New articles are always added please subscribe to

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