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    Disclosure Healing Subscribe To This Site Links Feedback Report A Problem If you have a problem with any of the links on this site please tell me I aim to make Wicca Spirituality com the best resource it can be to serve you better and better every time you visit So if you find a link that goes to an unpleasant site spam link farm or with offensive material etc to a store that you did not enjoy dealing with nowhere broken links I d be very grateful if you d tell me about it Then I can take appropriate action like deleting or fixing it so that others won t have the same problems Please fill out this Report A Problem Form Thanks for taking the time to give your input on these links This Form cannot be submitted until the missing fields labelled below in red have been filled in Report A Problem Link Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in Website To Report Reasons Your Email Address confidential used only for verification Please enter the word that you see below Please note I can t guarantee removal of all reported links Sometimes opinions differ But if it s obviously inappropriate or I receive several complaints you can be sure it will be dealt with Thanks for taking the time to express your concerns With Bright Blessings Back to Links Page Related Pages New material is always added please subscribe to our RSS Blog or The Silver Chalice E zine to receive updates and unique articles Advertise on Wicca Spirituality com Need to boost traffic to your website Want to increase sales of Wiccan supplies or Pagan products Now you can advertise on Wicca Spirituality one of the most promising up and

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  • Summer Solstice Ritual Tide Walk * Wicca-Spirituality.com Blog
    at this turning of the Wheel So this year we chose to do a Summer Solstice Ritual Walk Casting the Circle we invoke the divine within each of us Our intention to take the Divine on a walk The Divine Within is a feminine deity Spirit Made Manifest In Matter In yoga She is the Kundalini In many religions She is Divine Mother Whatever you call it and however you identify with it the Divine does live in each of us And the Divine lives through each of us Seeing with our eyes hearing with our ears and feeling with our skins what it is like to be consciousness intensely focused in a moment of time and space The Divine also expresses Herself through us Through our hands and bodies and voices we send forth expressions of Her Intention into the world So we wrap a piece of the Circle around each of us a separate bubble of the same energy field And we walk We see what we can see We hear what we can hear We feel what we can feel We smell and taste life in this moment at the seashore With all senses awake to what was around us we allow ourselves to be conduits for the Divine to experience this glorious world She has created The Divine loves this Whenever She is so present She brings laughter and joy to the most mundane circumstances So in our service to Her the offering of our bodies to Her purpose we find heights and depths of pleasure not easily reached in other ways Our selfless gift brings the most precious rewards It can be a challenge to open up a Circle in this way We may slip into mundane consciousness and speech However this is the essence of spiritual practice to live with this divine awareness in everyday situations For a good part of the day we are able to practice this consciousness with the support of others in a fun and thrilling mini adventure I wish you the best of the season With Blessings Summer Solstice Ritual Outline Ground Cast the Circle and welcome the Elements Give special attention to the Elements as they manifest in a human body mind Invoke the Divine Within A visualization similar to this one may help If you can close your eyes Become aware of your breath As you inhale become aware that every breath you take in comes to you from the body of the Goddess it is Her breath that you breathe This Goddess is the Divine Mother whose body is the Earth and the Stars and all Creatures This is the loving Mother who gave you life as a special gift As you exhale become aware that every breath you give out is a gift given back to the Goddess She breathes it in You are breathing Goddess and She is breathing you Imagine the Goddess standing in front of you however She appears to you If

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  • Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine #49: Imbolc: The Goddess Walks the Earth & Using The W-Word * Wicca Sp
    is a Goddess send Muriel C WOW I totally get it It just seems to make so much sense Ian K I am blown away sometimes by the insight and how much my intuition is coming more clearly I cannot wait for the next lesson Anastacia Wolfstone The lessons are fantastic I m really enjoying this whole experience Tina C I love everything so far Your way of teaching is wonderful I feel like I m listening to you instead of reading your words V M This course is changing my life I look forward to each new lesson with excitement I haven t felt in years Lisa K Sabbats Esbats Other Wiccan Rituals Imbolc The Goddess Walks the Earth Excerpt from Wicca Course In Progress Please Note This material is protected by legal copyright Imbolc was an important time to the ancient Celts It was one of the four yearly celebrations in Ireland 1 and was celebrated with grand feasts Imbolc marked the shift from Winter to Spring 1 Along with the other 3 cross quarter festivals which Wiccans also celebrate Imbolc meant the rebirth of Earthly Creation sprouts and earliest blossoms and fresh greens And it gave a pledge of more life to come seeds sprouting within the Earth and babies nourished within wombs and herds and flocks preparing to multiply There are sites enduring from the stone age that align perfectly with the rising Sun on Imbolc and Samhain notably the Mound of the Hostages in Tara and the Loughcrew burial mounds Why did the ancients venerate the Sun s rising on Imbolc morning Because the Sun is the critical factor in the return of Spring as they well knew Beginning at Imbolc the Sun s Energy is perceptibly stronger and the days are significantly longer Historically this was a matter of vital importance as the food stocks dwindle to bare cupboards and the body craves fresh greens Will there be enough food to sustain us until new crops are grown Will we have to kill some of the herd to save them all from starving Will the wolves grow hungry and start to hunt our livestock Will we survive will we thrive this coming year This is why so many traditional Imbolc rites honoured Brighid Brighid leads us out of the season of death and into the season of life 2 Except perhaps those lucky enough to have lived in the tropics Today it s hard to imagine how absolutely critical this would ve been to our ancestors no matter where they lived 2 Modern humans still crave the return of Spring but let s face it our lives no longer directly depend on it But for most of humanity s history the return of the Sun often meant the difference between life and death literally Imbolc Today Even in modern times we simply ache for the contraction of Energy to be over We can get depressed in February when Winter has seemed interminable and may show no clear signs of EVER ending But there are always signs The lengthening days for one The desire for Spring can be almost overwhelming so we still use all kinds of divination our ancestors invented to predict if Winter would soon end like March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb and of course Groundhog Day which is actually on Imbolc At least there are remedies for modern February concerns Going outside whenever we can especially when sunny and letting the light fill our eyes can make getting through the last of Winter much more bearable Even being outside in bad weather is somehow refreshing and uplifting This connects us with reality with Nature and that is its own balm Most of the pressure we re feeling for Spring to come is the body s inbred need to be outdoors especially after being cooped up in artificial environments all Winter So if we make the effort to go out into Nature we feel nourished in a way we may hardly have known we needed The Feast of Brighid Brighid the Goddess in whose honour this Sabbat is named and often celebrated is a Goddess of beginnings inspiration insight creativity self expression craft especially smithing all learned skills healing poetry and all the arts She is the keeper of the Sacred Well and Eternal Flame 3 Brighid signifies the fire and moisture that dwell within vitality inspiration healing caring etc hidden at times but always living At Imbolc it s said that the Goddess walks the Earth and wherever She steps flowers spring up Since all flowers are symbols expressions of the Goddess this is factual in a way Wherever flowers bloom Goddess Energy is certainly present and strong Brighid as the particular Goddess of this season is a Maiden Goddess 4 Goddess of dawn Spring youthfulness and returning life 3 Her fire still burns tended by a lineage of priestesses nuns in Kildare Ireland a name which means Church of the Oak the most sacred tree to the ancient Druids 4 Although in ancient times She was a Great Goddess three in one Maiden Mother and Crone You can read more about Brighid in the articles starting here Brighid Pagan Goddess of the Flame and of the Well 5 Pronounced KAY loH with a heavy H You can read more about the Cailleach here The Cailleach Imbolc is considered the time when the Crone Goddess is transformed back into a Maiden The Crone aspect of Brighid is called the Cailleach the sacred Hag as the Goddess of Winter 5 On Imbolc so the legend goes the Cailleach may wake up and create a bright clear day so that She can bring in a lot more firewood If She does then you know She s ready to make the Winter last a good long time yet But if She sleeps through the day or leaves the weather unpleasant it s a sign that She ll have to bring Winter to an end soon because She ll run out of firewood and need the warmth This tradition of weather divination on Imbolc is carried forward even in North America today as Groundhog Day with the same indication that a sunny day i e the groundhog can see its shadow means there ll be six more weeks of Winter Best Resources EFT Tapping World Summit 10 Days of Tapping Trainings At No Charge The EFT Tapping World Summit is coming in late February And the best part it doesn t cost anything Watch a video with Wayne Dyer Tapping your way to forgiveness The first of 3 Summit preview videos you can watch also without charge You have to give an email address to watch but they re honourable they don t share it with anyone and it s easy to unsubscribe if you want I m sure you ve heard me enthusiastically recommending EFT Tapping It s a simple fast and incredibly effective way to release emotions heal traumas overcome blocks and inhibitions and reset your subconscious programming I ve used it for years and I never miss the World Summit They offer 2 or more EFT workshops per day and I often do both Here s a tip to get the most out of it tap while you listen to the whole thing Just on its own 45 minutes of Tapping a day does wonders I ll let you know more about the Summit as it evolves Unlimited Abundance Training Relaunch This is coming in February too You ve probably heard me rave about Christie Marie Sheldon s Unlimited Abundance training too another of the breakthrough systems my spouse and I have used and still use to make positive changes in our lives As you can guess we find that it really works That s why we keep doing it I ve written about it in this article if you want a little more info Best Self Healing Techniques to Make Real and Lasting Personal Transformation I ve found it a great bargain for the amount of transformation it initiates And of course there s a money back guarantee if you don t find it to work for you There will be no cost webinars you can join in mid February to find out more about how she does it That s all I really know for now More info to follow as I learn more What s New On The Site Solstice Equinox Dates Want to know when the next Solstice or Equinox is exactly You probably know that the Sabbats for Solstices and Equinoxes are celebrated close to the 21st of March June September and December but not necessarily on the 21st Sometimes it can be the 19th or 23rd If you want to celebrate the exact date of the Sabbat you first need to know when that is right That s why I made this new page It lists the upcoming Solstices and Equinoxes up until 2017 so you can plan way ahead if you like or at least find out when the next one is due This page also explains whether or not it s necessary to celebrate the Sabbat on the exact date and what to do if you can t celebrate it then So check it out Website Highlights Spotlighting some of the Wicca Spirituality articles you may not have seen yet Brigid Goddess of the Flame and of the Well Goddess of all inspiration and creativity all translation from the Divine to earthly form and hence Goddess of childbirth and healing as well as all writing arts and crafts She is a commonly celebrated Wiccan Goddess Maiden Goddess Goddess of springtime and new growth Her festival is held on Feb 2 a Cross Quarter Sabbat which is named after her and alternatively called Imbolc Continue Brigid Rites to Celebrate the Sun Goddess As Wiccans we celebrate the Goddess Brigid with rites on Her sacred day at Imbolc also called in Her honour Brigid On Brigid s Eve the Goddess walks the Earth among us She has been absent the whole winter long leaving us in the cold impersonal dangerous embrace of the Hag of Winter the Cailleach And finally She has returned and we celebrate Brigid s holy day is February 2nd also known as Imbolc Imbolc rites are designed to honour this Goddess who embodies the return of Spring and hope and life Continue How to Make Brigid s Cross Brigid s Cross is ancient Pagan symbol for Brigid It s also known as a Celtic Sun Wheel or Solar Cross once again confirming Her status as Sun Goddess Brigid s Cross is made as an Imbolc rite At Imbolc Brigid walks upon the Earth and by creating Her Sun Wheel we invite and welcome the Goddess and Springtime into our homes Here you ll learn how to make this Solar Cross and it s easy at least easier than you might think With a little practice it s a snap Have fun Continue Ask The Priestess Using The W Word Dear Priestess Much love and greetings Each time I see your posts I become happier Though I have a resentment towards the name witch I like to hear such words as Mother Earth and Gaia spirituality Some years back without knowing who is the Mother Earth the name Gaia came to me I hate the word witch with passion but all that you are saying is true I can t bear such words as witch because of stigma attached to it Thanks for your beautiful heart A E Dear A E I m so glad my posts are uplifting for you Thanks for letting me know I understand what you mean about being uncomfortable with a title I used to study with a spiritual teacher more than one actually who used the word God all the time and I had a very negative reaction to that because of the religious background I came from She didn t mean God in the way Christians mean it but still it really triggered me I constantly went back and forth debating with myself whether I could continue studying with her because of this I really valued the training but for the longest time I just couldn t get past the vocabulary Finally she said something about how the ego can come up with all these oh so subtle tricks to sidetrack us from our spiritual development And I realised then that if I let the word stop me that s what was happening I decided I had to let it go and keep focused on what she actually meant not the word she used And I had to get tons of exposure to the word in more spiritual and less religious contexts It took me a while and a lot of practice to see beyond what turned out to be my own preconceptions around it but I was finally able to continue without undue distress Eventually I worked through my buttons around the word God EFT Tapping helped a lot to the point where now I occasionally use it myself and mean what my teacher did a simple expression of the Unknowable Infinite Source What s A Witch Anyway I must confess I wasn t fond of the W word when I started learning about Wicca either I didn t like the connotations and how it seemed to mean something really negative Witch conjured up pun intended thoughts of nasty capricious selfish evil Satan worshipping smelly ugly creatures that were perhaps not even human I did some research however and found out what the word actually meant originally Witch means two things One who bends and shapes reality One who stands on the borders of the worlds Nothing necessarily evil or subhuman about that I found out that the whole thing about Witches and the Devil was a Christian fabrication that in fact Witches don t even believe in a Devil let alone worship one I also found out how Witches were persecuted horrifically tortured and even more horrifically murdered and what the real reasons were It was basically a process to achieve domination by the Christian church against Nature and Goddess worshippers the newly developed male medical profession against the wise women who were the village healers and patriarchy against women as equals in general In other words I found out that Witch doesn t really mean what we ve been told And I found out that what it really means is something honourable and laudable Eventually in my own journey I realised that many cultures had long ago twisted the meaning of the word deliberately And to simultaneously vilify women especially older women especially older woman with power It was a blatant attempt to shame and frighten people and keep them away from the competing religion and to erode the last bastions of power that women had retained And I m just too stubborn to let them get away with it I decided I was going to reclaim the honour and herstory and power of this ancient title Freeing Ourselves From Imposed Limitations It took me some time to clear my own preconceptions around the world Witch Nowadays I m easy with whichever word Again pun intended Granted I m a fighter I deliberately challenge oppression and ignorance whenever I encounter it ideally but not always gracefully and gently I aim to sweep ignorance and prejudice away to clear the path for others to safely wear whatever labels they wish So I could wear the title of Witch proudly and if necessarily defiantly Not everyone can handle the backlash though so not everyone will be comfortable wearing such a controversial label And not everyone needs to However there s a difference between choosing not to call yourself a Witch and reacting so strongly to any use of the word that it interferes with your happiness and growth If it inhibites us in any way or restricts us from enjoying and continuing our learning it s a roadblock to our own happiness I guess the thing that really made the difference for me was realising that Witches get a bad rap on purpose specifically to keep women from finding out about their innately feminine form of power And if someone is trying to keep me or anyone else disempowered well I m not going to go along with it willingly Words definitely have power That s why they re so often used as weapons But we can take back the power that has been used against us That s why I use the words Witch and Wiccan interchangeably The word Wiccan often tries to keep itself clean free of the taint of feminine Nature based magick and healing It was popularized by a man Gerald Gardner It s the male version of Witchcraft literally the feminine form of the word is actually Wicce So by eschewing any blatant connection with the ancient feminine wise women and by virtue of the automatic blessing given anything male in patriarchal cultures Wicca seems more respectable To me that s just not okay I figure I have to stand up for Witchcraft as a Handmaiden to the Goddess for the benefit of all Her daughters It s also important to me to try to be inclusive and not let labels divide us Many people think of themselves with one label or the other and as a teacher I need to be inclusive with that I hope that it doesn t bother you too much or keep you from my writings or other sources of good empowering information Thanks for writing Bright Blessings to you Do you have a question you d like answered Email the Priestess and your question could be answered in a future issue Note questions may be edited for brevity or clarity No real names will be disclosed For reasons

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  • Silver Chalice Wiccan 'Zine #48: Yule & Love Tokens for Magickal Gifts * Wicca Spirituality Newsletter
    goals of love and service and rebirth and you have 13 naturally Days of Yuletide Rebirth 5 Phases in 13 Days Where the other Sabbats are fleeting momentary events Yule is a process a season a complex and potent shift in direction This multi layered Yule extends the celebratory season in 13 days of celebration Celebration Theme Dates Celebration of the Sacred Dark Gestation Surrender Dec 15 17 Feast of the Mother Honouring the Divine Feminine Labour Working to Turn the Wheel Dec 18 20 Birth of Promise Sun God s Birth Breakthrough Return of Light Dec 21 Celebration of the Light Rest Release After Pressure Opening the Door to the Future Dec 22 24 Celebration of Peace New Beginnings Choosing Our Path Dec 25 27 We ll explore each of these in more detail as we go through this lesson Ask The Priestess Love Symbols for Magickal Gifts Dear Priestess Hello I m wondering what sort of things represent love I m thinking of gift ideas for my fiancé and I d like to make him a little pouch or something that has representations of love I ve been looking everywhere and I m not sure what is correct information or not Thank you X in USA Dear X The first thing that needs to be said is When you find things that ring a bell for you those are correct If they seem to you like they d be good representations of your feelings and your fiancé they ll be good magickal tokens There s no single absolute truth for everyone We can t point to certain things and say that they are perfect for everybody If you want a spell to have potency it needs to come from inside you not from what other people say has worked for them You can get ideas from other people but it has to resonate with you to be real Love especially is a very personal thing So ask yourself What to me signifies my love for this person What signifies the way I love them or show them love What seems like a symbol of the best parts of them the parts I love most Those questions will lead you to many love symbols that will be particularly potent for you and your fiancé Having said that there are cultural symbols of love as well that typically hold the same Energy for everyone within the culture like heart shapes roses smilie faces diamonds gold rings ribbons cupid or bows and arrows moons and stars keys love knots welsh spoons love spoons and such If they mean something to you you can use these with good effect And there are things that inherently carry a love Energy like rose quartz flowers especially roses and honeysuckle bees and hummingbirds swans and geese couples doves or pigeons Remember that you can address many senses You can use scents rose essence cinnamon or patchouli for passion lavender for enduring heart connection etc or colours red for passion pink for tender love blue for spiritual connection etc as well as visual shapes and such Just make sure that whatever love tokens you use resonate for you as a positive loving symbol If it doesn t it won t have the effect you want There s another aspect you can use to create best results Think in terms of couples and connections In general two of something is better than one in a spell to enhance or protect love If he s into music and you want to use a musical note charm or bead to represent that use two of them Same with other love symbols Using doubles strengthens the Energy of the two of you bound together in love And finally consider alternate meanings of the symbols you want to use For instance if you both love skydiving together you might be thinking of using parachutes as a symbol However parachutes also carry a strong connotation of bailing out leaving something behind abandoning a disaster and so on Not quite the message you want to give the Universe I bet If he loves dogs and you love cats you might want to use a dog and a cat charm but dogs and cats are genetic enemies which creates a conflict Energy you probably don t want to invoke However if you can find a symbol of a dog and cat snuggling happily together that would perfectly symbolise your love and overcome the potential ambiguity of these symbols Use symbols that unequivocally mean love and togetherness and the specialness you share Those will carry the most powerful magickal Energy for your love gift With Bright Blessings Do you have a question you d like answered Email the Priestess and your question could be answered in a future issue Note questions may be edited for brevity or clarity No real names will be disclosed For reasons of legality all questions become the property of Wicca Spirituality com Fave Quotes Note These may not leap out at you as typical Yule quotes If you re a student of A Year A Day 53 Weeks to Becoming a Wiccan read the Yule or Earth Element lesson first and it ll make perfect sense Can you imagine what it would feel like to become aware of an omnipresent ocean of wild divine love that has always been a secret to you in the same way that the sea is invisible to a fish Rob Brezsny You must be nothing but an ear that hears what the universe of the world is constantly saying within you Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezritch If you need to visualize the soul think of it as a cross between a wolf howl a photon and a dribble of dark molasses But what it really is as near as I can tell is a packet of information It s a program a piece of hyperspatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery Not

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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #47: Samhain: Season of the Witch, Blood SuperMoon, Opening Third Eye
    that there is more to this season than death and cold and scary darkness And it takes a person of Power to ride this season and utilize its potential rather than be run over or chased away by it In short Samhain is a time that focuses Energy on and enhances the special Powers of Wiccans Well I couldn t imagine a better answer to the question of why Samhain is so important to Wiccans Thank you Goddess Ask The Priestess Opening The Third Eye Dear Priestess I am a healer and want to progress on my road I do practice yoga too I will appreciate to get your input how to gain psychic abilities and open my Third Eye What kind of meditations and exercises are recommended to be more open to cosmic signals so i could be more helpful to the needy people love and light H Australia Dear H The chakras open naturally and safely as you grow spiritually physically and psychologically Please note It s not recommended to force open or even strongly encourage any one chakra That can throw your whole system out of balance physical emotional and mental The chakras must be in balance if you seek to open one seek to open all So working on ALL levels of the chakras is vital More info on this Sacred Chalice That being said there are hundreds if not thousands of different methods But any good basic meditation will go a long way All you really need to do to open a chakra is to clear the ego gunk that s in the way That s what meditation does and why it helps A wonderful easy practice is the Divine Light Invocation It s also extremely potent Like any spiritual practice you must keep it up though The more you do the faster the results Find out how here Divine Light Invocation I also highly recommend Mantra It s easy for beginners and powerful for those with experience Mantra is one of the most powerful meditation tools because you physically set the vibrations in your body to Divine Energy You can send the Mantra into each chakra one by one to clear and charge them as well Read about Mantra here Mantra Meditation Whatever meditation practice works for you though will be useful One caveat Sometimes the easiest meditations are the least helpful It s the ones that really challenge us that hold the most power Seek to find a balance between a meditation that is challenging but easy and satisfying enough that you keep doing it That s the key If you don t keep doing it it doesn t matter how good it may be Find one that you want to keep doing Developing Psychic Perception Opening the third eye is a bit different from developing psychic abilities But the third eye does help psychic perception You can develop psychic abilities mainly by practicing them Like everything else skill comes from practice I particularly recommend divination tools as a great way to learn and develop psychic abilities If you re not familiar with divination these articles offer an introduction Divination Meditation helps with this too because the main reason psychic abilities don t seem to work is the same reason the chakras seem closed because the ego gunk gets in the way It makes it very hard for us to hear the psychic messages And it makes it even harder to determine what s a Divine message and what s mental jabber It confuses things You might want to check out A Year And A Day 53 Weeks to Becoming a Wiccan too since the whole course will inevitably help you develop increased psychic abilities One Warning Note Everyone thinks they want psychic abilities and open chakras but it is possible to get those things too soon If you aren t ready for it it can make your life a lot more difficult So if you start to find yourself getting too floaty or spacey uncomfortable even addicted to the sensations back off and work on developing the other aspects of your Sacred Chalice In the Sacred Chalice article see first link these are called Strength Flexibility Wholeness and Purity Upgrade the weak level before continuing with your practices Another warning sign is imbalances in the body that is some sort of discomfort illness or injury Those are clues that you are getting in over your head that some level of you is not on par with the work you are doing There s so much that could be written on this and really the best thing if you re really insistent on pushing open a chakra is to get experienced knowledgeable one on one guidance For your own protection Meanwhile though this should give you a place to start With Blessings erin Do you have a question you d like answered Email the Priestess and your question could be answered in a future issue Note questions may be edited for brevity or clarity No real names will be disclosed For reasons of legality all questions become the property of Wicca Spirituality com Energy Field Barometer Full Moon SuperMoon Blood Moon Harvest Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries an incredibly powerful opportunity to shake off old fear patterns and start fresh Something is ready to change Use your Intention and magick to make the breakthrough you ve been waiting for This opportunity peaked on Sept 27th but the effects will continue to settle out and integrate for weeks So even if you didn t see or tap into the Energy on the night of the eclipse you can still do so now The Astronomy Of It All Let s start by defining our terms so we re all talking about the same things and consider the Energetic effect of each Note These definitions are excerpts from the lesson on Moon Magick from the upcoming 2nd Degree Wiccan training course A Full Moon well

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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #46: Sacred Dawdling; Adam & Eve & the Serpent, Revisited
    to be completely clear I don t intend this to poke at Christians My goal as always is to bring ideas closer to Divine Truth as close as I can get anyway and help us all awaken to greater levels of consciousness and inspire a vision of the future we intend to create As Wiccans we celebrate this Garden which we call Nature and Mother Earth And so we re playing a key part in this scene of humanity s deliverance from what the Vedics call the Dark Age This story reveals a path a very Wiccan resonant path back to the Goddess and the Earth through self knowledge which is to say realisation of the Divine Within I hope you enjoy it Neo Adam The millennial sting Of the pendulum swing Adam in concrete blocks Up to his nose Planting his mortared things Cold metal children s swings Acres of asphalt where Ever he goes Surveying land he was Visioning shopping malls Down in the bells and grass Up to his knees Not seeing at his feet Berries and plums so sweet Berries and plums to eat Under the trees Mute as a mouse in a Corner the Cobra lay Curled round the bough of a Cinnamon tall Sleeping the centuries Leaving the tense hurries Waking as chainsaws loomed Over it all Adam Each syllable Light as a flower fell Adam She whispered the Hell driven man Soft as a bubble sung Out of a linnet s lung Soft and most silvery Adam She sang Picture that Dapper Dan Suited with such élan Silks and cool linen to Manicured tips Wondering listening Listening wondering With a cigar butt Half way to his lips Picture astonishment Adam in brain s torment Seeing the voice from this Animal was Out of the boughs She came Whispering still his name Tumbling in thirty rings Into the grass Here was the strangest pair In the world anywhere Man in Armani suit Kneeling and She Telling Her story low Happy birds saw them go Through the deep woods to The Forbidden Tree Now see the wondrous Tree Of sweetest Mystery Thus spake the Goddess Prohibited Truth There was no sinful Fall You are one with the All There is no sin nor death Now taste the truth Adam reluctant was Eating it not because He d heard how dreadful was God s awful wrath Adam the Wise One mused Can you be so confused No true God could forbid Your soul s own path There is no harm to see What you might truly be Evil is good confused Ignorance wrong Taste the fruit of this Tree Know it s the flesh of Me Know that the Garden waits Here all along Adam fell weeping to See this sweet glen Picture Divine delight Ringing through Heaven s height As the Creatrix sang Most joyously Blesséd this day will be Blesséd this sacred Tree Finally Adam will Wake and be free Tossing aside his suit Gaily he ate the fruit Sharing it freely with Women and men Adam a vale of sweet Berries and plums to eat Adam at last in the Garden again erin Dragonsong 1995 Ask The Priestess My Dog Chewed My Wand Dear Priestess I bought a new wand from a holistic shop When I brought it home I put it on my table I left the room for 5 minutes and my dog chewed on the tip Is there anything I can do Or is it no longer useful Thank you L K in USA Dear L K Is your dog by any chance your Familiar That kind of thing happens all the time especially with Familiars They do this to put their Energy stamp on the object or adjust it in some way like change the length or shape Or if they do a lot of destruction this can indicate their disapproval And let s face it sometimes they can simply give in to their animal nature and gnaw on this thing which has attracted them by its magickal Energy You can tell if your ritual tool is still useful in the standard ways by asking in divination dreams speaking with Guides or your Familiar about it dialoguing with the Wand itself and so on Or you can test out the Wand as you would a new ritual object Does it feel like it still holds and channels energy well Maybe less well or maybe better who knows There s nothing saying that you can never use an item that your dog has chewed or your cat has clawed or whatever just because they ve marked it Explore it and find out what the Wand itself shows you Bright Blessings to you Do you have a question you d like answered Email the Priestess and your question could be answered in a future issue Note questions may be edited for brevity or clarity No real names will be disclosed For reasons of legality all questions become the property of Wicca Spirituality com Fave Quotes Study nature love nature stay close to nature It will never fail you Frank Lloyd Wright architect Nothing comes unannounced but many can miss the announcement Terence McKenna Every child is an artist The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up Pablo Picasso The spiritual journey is individual highly personal It can t be organized or regulated It isn t true that everyone should follow one path Listen to your truth Ram Dass Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better Albert Einstein Nature never did betray the heart that loved her Let Nature be your teacher William Wordsworth Arise Awake and stop not until the goal is reached Swami Vivekananda Word on the Street What People Are Saying About Wicca Spirituality com I want to say thank you for all the writings you have in your site Much has helped me to be more outspoken of my religious

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  • Silver Chalice Wicca 'Zine #45: Mercury Retrograde Perks; Adam & Eve & the Serpent, Revisited
    Guilt Free Morality What is the role of morality in Wicca There is no jealous vindictive god in Wicca no judgemental and punishing Father In Wicca the Mother Goddess is primary loving nurturing generous wise And the Gods are protective playful and strong without violence No guilt no shame no violence no judgement Wicca is a religion of life freedom celebration responsibility and growth Oddly enough this worries people Continue Remorse A Process for Healing Although often confused with guilt and shame remorse is actually a much higher calibrating emotion It s the 21st Century alternative to feeling bad about yourself and making others around you feel bad too It not only feels better and helps you move forward in your life but it is healing for the Earth and as we ride the 2012 Transition Mother Earth needs all the help we can give her This article explains how it works and why you are worthy of forgiveness Continue Feature Article The Real Story About Mercury Retrograde Co authored with Nicole Bosserman The Mercury Retrograde Merc Rx is fast approaching which means a lot of us Witchy people are battening down the hatches Do you need to worry Yes and no There are challenges to any planetary retrograde but there are also benefits As with most retrogrades this astological energy field invites and impels us to slow down turn inward and evaluate the past so we can make choices that are more aligned with our hopes for the future Here s what you need to know about Merc Rx to avoid the worst difficulties and to reap the best that this opportunity offers Continue Ask The Priestess Opening The Third Eye Dear Priestess I am a healer and want to progress on my road I do practice yoga too I will appreciate to get your input how to gain psychic abilities and open my Third Eye What kind of meditations and exercises are recommended to be more open to cosmic signals so i could be more helpful to the needy people love and light H Australia Dear H The chakras open naturally as you grow spiritually physically and psychologically And working on ALL levels of the chakras is vital More info on this in the articles on Forging Your Sacred Chalice Please note I don t recommend forcing open any one chakra or even strongly encouraging it That can throw your whole system out of balance physical emotional and mental The chakras must be in balance if you seek to open one seek to open all That being said there are hundreds if not thousands of different methods But any good basic meditation will go a long way All you really need to do to open a chakra is to clear the ego gunk that s in the way That s what meditation does A wonderful easy practice is the Divine Light Invocation It s also extremely potent Like any spiritual practice you must keep it up though The

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