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  • Dream Work * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    this simple quiz 1 Are you sane check one Yes Yes although not by the standards of the culture Barely No Well how did you score If you are a functional person then you can bet you dream The human brain does not function without dreams After only a few days we begin to lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality such as it is So if you re not hallucinating can still concentrate and make decisions then you can be sure you ve been dreaming Remembering Your Dreams To do dream work of course you need to not only dream but know what you dreamt Luckily the Divine or your Higher Self or your dream self whoever s in charge of these things has been waiting for you to start paying attention They want to communicate with you And they are more than happy to cooperate with you So all you have to do is Ask for a dream to work with When you ask for a dream your request is granted When you go to bed at night as you re falling asleep ask also to remember it But when you do you must be prepared to take the next step Honouring the Gift So you asked for dreams and then you receive dreams to work with Now if you don t work with them you are disrespecting the gift Take a journal and pen to bed with you If you have a bed mate make arrangements about a light Do what you need to But when you wake up with a dream you d do well to work with it Pay attention Act on it And offer thanks for the gift Doing this is the best way to ensure that you will receive dreams to work with in the future If you keep ignoring your dreams they will keep avoiding you Specific Dream Requests You can also ask for dreams on specific issues You can ask for dreams that will be clear and easy to interpret And if you get too many dreams you can ask for help with that too When I m doing dream work I end up remembering hours worth of dreams I don t have time to write them all So I ask specifically for a short dream only remembering the important part And They always give me what I ask for Now you re ready for the actual dream work See the next article for the dream work method With Bright Blessings Next Article Dream Work Method If you enjoyed this article please Stumble it It only takes a second to share the good stuff with other seekers If You Liked Dream Work 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 Dream Analysis Dream Analysis is the fun part of dream work This method helps you interpret your dreams

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  • Spiritual Endarkenment * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    colours back they are impervious to the subtle nuances of light Black materials take in all the colour variations of light Light reflects Black absorbs This hints at the Power of the Sacred Dark It is the power to take the Divine into yourself the ability to yield your self to Something greater This is usually understand in spiritual practices as emptying yourself of personality aspects and ego attachments and letting the Divine Light fill you But the Dark is just as sacred as the Light It is part of the Light You can no more achieve Light without Dark than you can get strength without nourishment Can t Have One Without The Other This is the fatal flaw in the escapist religions They ve attempted to attain Spirit by alienating the embodied Soul to achieve Light by repressing Darkness to reach Heaven by destroying Earth But if we ignore spiritual endarkenment in our pursuit of spiritual enlightenment we end up spaced out in denial or repressing and acting out our dark side on innocent bystanders Balancing The Wheel As Witches we honour both sides of the Wheel the Yin as well as the Yang the Dark as well as the Light So Wicca makes it clear that spiritual enlightenment by itself isn t enough We also need spiritual endarkenment It is the equal balance of the two that frees us Neither the Light nor the Dark is dominant Beyond Light And Dark What is there past the boundaries of the physical universe the boundaries of material existence and time Only Energy and Consciousness It is ludicrous to try to establish one as primary That presupposes that they can be separated when in fact Consciousness is Energy Energy is Consciousness That is why we can t reach full self realization without embodying both the Light and the Dark Without one or the other we only experience half of Divinity only half of Reality Incorporating the Goddess Within Spiritual endarkenment is the full embodiment of being alive being human being animal being Divine Made Manifest This is the process of immersing yourself in the Manifest Goddess Divine Mother as She appears in material form This is true not only in Wicca but in all spiritual evolution The difference is Wiccans reclaim the Dark while other traditions use different words In Eastern yoga for instance there is much talk of enlightenment and also much talk of devotion and service to Divine Mother It is clearly understood that you must Take the Divine Mother within you Offer Her your body mind and speech to enact Her will in the world and Acknowledge Her existence in and thus the divinity of all beings animate and inanimate This devotion makes every breath every thought every action in the world sacred This is the practical worship of the Great Goddess and it is the fulfillment of spiritual endarkenment With Bright Blessings Next Article If you enjoyed this article please Stumble it It only takes a second

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  • Philosophy of Wiccan Belief * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    Back to index for Principles of Wicca Beliefs In Service Of Life 19 Constructive Action Only that which serves life is worthy of veneration Anti life forces whether called evil or Satan or disguised as forces for self protection or warriors for an individual s God are not recognized as having spiritual authority or worldly validity The basic code of life serving action is expressed in the Wiccan Rede as An it harm none do what you will 20 Non Harm Since we are all manifestations of the One we are not truly separate from each other or anything else So we know that to harm anyone is ultimately to harm ourselves Everything we do comes back to us And we seek to harm none but to serve Life instead 21 Joy Is A Sacrament Since life is created through the union of the Goddess and God and since the purpose is to celebrate life in Wiccan belief sexual pleasure indeed all pleasure is a sacrament And sexual ecstasy is a bridge between the human and the Divine Through the openness and union with another we can reunite with the Divine Essence that creates us Back to index for Principles of Wicca Beliefs Interaction with Deep Reality 22 Multiplicity Of Worlds Since we are manifestations of the One yet experiencing ourselves as mortal we recognise the existence of both worlds the energy spirit consciousness realm that unites us all and the outer matter formed ordinary world We know there is actually no separation between them and that what affects one affects the other 23 Non Causal Reality And Magick This non causal relationship between the worlds is the basis for magick psychic and paranormal phenomena These phenomena are not supernatural but of a deeper nature than the one our physical senses register 24 Co Creators Of Life Since we are all manifestations of the One we each hold the power to access the Creative Force and to exercise it to change worldly reality Thus everyone has the innate ability to work magick We are conceived and born as magickal beings We are continually creating our reality and only our conscious mind is unaware of how much this is so Our lives and our world are exactly what we make of them Whether we create consciously or unconsciously the world around us is a direct consequence of our inner reality This is not merely a fact of life It is part of our Purpose in coming to the Earth Back to index for Principles of Wicca Beliefs Authority and Power 25 Inner Authority Since we are all manifestations of the One we are all equal There is no higher authority no prophet no bible no single leader that can legitimately claim authority over others Our highest authority is the Divine Herself and our duty is to interpret Her messages within our own hearts and live them as we see fit 26 Following The Heart In the philosophy of Wiccan belief the heart as the voice of the Divine is our highest authority It is the truest guide we have in life Following the heart creates a practice that is vibrant responsive spontaneous and soul full This is why Wiccan belief is becoming so widely embraced around the world It is alive authentic and full of spirit These are qualities we and our planet are literally dying for 27 True Power Is Shared Since we are all our own prophets and priest esses and leaders power is a commodity to be shared and passed from hand to hand So we take turns leading and organizing surrendering and supporting And we encourage and assist newer Witches in gaining the skills and the confidence they need to take their full place in the Circle 28 False Power Is Force Not Power Power may not be accumulated into one person s hands without violating the philosophy of Wiccan belief Anyone who claims such authority has abdicated it by abandoning the principles of the religion they would profess to lead Back to index for Principles of Wicca Beliefs Living Spirituality 29 Temples Of The Divine Since the Divine dwells everywhere anyplace anyone reaches out to the Divine is a Temple Indoors Outdoors Perpetual One time only The body The kitchen The workplace The sidewalk The garden The hallway The bathroom All existence is the Temple of the Divine 30 The Worship Of Life Since all the world is a Temple so all of life is a sacrament It is as sacred an act to make a bed as to meditate when awareness of the Divine is present The worship of the One Divine is the worship of life Not just the surface of life the illusions of the world but the meaning beneath the surfaces The worship of life is accomplished in all that enhances life joy pleasure love compassion charity service and grace These are our Wiccan rites and offerings And so letting blood is a death action and is contrary to Wiccan belief 31 By Their Fruit They Are Known A Witch is created by her actions by living the principles of Wiccan belief Merely saying she is a Witch or having others proclaim her a Witch doesn t make her a Witch any more than claiming she is a tree Only a tree is a tree by virtue of its being ness and only one who lives as a Witch is a Witch 32 Spiritual Self Determination Anyone who chooses to be a Witch can be a Witch Membership cannot be denied since there is no outside authority to grant or deny Witch hood A person can be a Witch in conjunction with following other spiritual paths such as Buddhism Judaism Christianity etc as long as she finds the two compatible 33 Ritual Creates Harmony With Reality According to Wiccan belief the purpose of Wiccan rites is to align ourselves more thoroughly with the natural rhythms of life and the beauty of the

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  • Are You A Sacred Chalice? * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    scoop even if it s less than flattering The 5 Kinds Of Chalices If you are a rock You are hardly aware of spirit moving in your life You feel separate and alone even if you hardly admit it to yourself You can t sense subtle energies or work with them You might taste a hint of the Divine spirit but you don t really understand what it is or where it comes from So you turn to the worldly substitutes alcohol and other drugs status sex or money You probably aren t reading this because you don t believe in all this metaphysical mumbo jumbo If you are a leaky cup You sometimes feel filled with Spirit It overflows you in an ecstasy of fulfillment When it s here you know it s completely real and you never want it to end But then it s gone you are left feeling empty knowing there s more to life but only able to access it sporadically and briefly If you are a mouldy bucket The Power of the Divine fills you but you use it for your own ends contaminating and spoiling it You are charismatic and people easily follow you because they sense this Energy in you But it can t last because spoiled wine will not satisfy people for long Then when the Power leaves you you feel confused and adrift because you thought it was yours If you are a paper napkin The Divine can soak into you permeating every level of your being You can give yourself completely and joyfully to the Divine But because you have no solidity to contain this level of Energy you can t hold onto it or take it in without being damaged And while you may still be soaked with the Divine you won t be functional If it s extreme you may end up in a hospital or in psychiatric treatment If you are a Silver Chalice You are open to the Divine complete enough to contain it clear enough to use it well and strong enough to handle the impact on your system You feel an enduring connection to the Divine while humbly acknowledging that this Energy is a gift to you So you gratefully accept it when it comes and then direct it to serving others And the peace health bliss and power it brings are merely side effects not what s important What s important is making yourself more and more ready to be a Crystal Chalice so you can fulfill your life s purpose of being a pure channel of the Divine If you are a Crystal Chalice You are completely transparent to the Divine Your sense of self is transcended and you understand yourself as an instrument of the Divine Your thoughts and actions are Hers rather than yours You live in awareness of yourself as One with the Divine and all beings A Word Of Caution Don t get attached to these categories

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  • Contact Troubleshooting * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    me your message and at the same time let me know what your emailing process was so I can fix that darn bug I d really appreciate it if you d take a few moments to let me know what happened This Form cannot be submitted until the missing fields labelled below in red have been filled in Email Trouble Form Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in First Name E Mail Address My computer uses Select Windows 2004 or newer Windows 2003 or older Vista Mac OS9 Mac OSX Older Mac My browser is Select Firefox Internet Explorer Safari Netscape Other My mail program is Address I mailed to if not using Contact form Q Did you Whitelist your email address Select What s Whitelisting I followed the Whitelisting page instructions so yes I was already Whitelisted by Erin I had Whitelisted myself before I should be Whitelisted already because I ve used the Contact form before Other Q Did you resend email after following the Whitelisting instructions Select Yes I tried to Yes and it went through okay No I didn t No was I supposed to Don t know Other Q What error message did you receive Q Anything else you can tell me about the problem The message I wanted to send is Please enter the word that you see below Your Fixes Sometimes you can fix things at your end if your computer is going buggy As a bonus this should improve your computer s performance if it is There may be a glitch in a computer or program that s been running too long So here are some tips that might cure the problem It may help if you shut down your web browser or email program and

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  • The New Gift Economy: Sanctifying Money * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    seem much different from a sales transaction But only on the surface Because you can have the item for free if that s your choice you end up not so much paying for the item but paying it forward making it possible for the giver to create more things to offer in the future Another version of this is supporting services that you appreciate by making voluntary contributions from time to time Where I live we have a community newspaper that runs on voluntary contributions by readers for example Wicca Spirituality com Is An Example This is also the way Wicca Spirituality com is run by the way It s a full time job for me keeping up with everything with a steady stream of information and insights on Facebook and Twitter publishing the Silver Chalice e zine sending out emails to the Inspirations Plus list and answering many questions a day Besides my time and energy there are also costs incurred like the price of the website and email services and then technological tools to allow me to work online The way I can afford to keep doing this is by having fans support my work by giving donations clicking on the google links purchasing things from the site and so forth Some people mistake this for a materialistic intent It makes me laugh the amount of information I give away for free every day No payment is required so it can hardly be thought of as mercenary But it is necessary to provide people with a variety of ways to show support For a Gift Economy we must create pathways for the gifts to be received Growing Into The Gift Economy The pay as you choose method works best in a culture of gratitude and respect a demographic which is admittedly a little thin these day but that appears to be growing with the rebirth of the Goddess and the return of valuing relationship and excellence Grassroots Democracy in the Marketplace The Gift Economy breaks down the hierarchy that controls the information and technology that is distributed to the world Until now it s been the corporations that decide what we get But now there is a direct connection with funders fans that has never been possible before and it is changing the free market from the grassroots up And taking the power out of the hands of the corporations to make decisions about what music will be produced which books will get published what movies and documentaries will be filmed what inventions will be manufactured even what medicines will be researched is a step towards greater democracy and a richer society What gets created is no longer merely a decision based on financial gain As filmmaker Ian Mackenzie says it s about shared enthusiasm and shared passion When Is a Transaction a Gift As Mackenzie explains it s the difference between a gift and a transaction A transaction fundamentally is where you receive a good or service

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  • The Silver Chalice E-Zine, Issue #001, July 2007 -- Spiritual Rebirth In Action
    coming up on us quickly Lammas or Lughnasad is the height of summer The God is at his peak of strength and virility as the Sun warms the Earth deeply The Sun and the Earth the God and the Goddess are celebrating their love as only those can who foresee their imminent separation And fruitfulness is the issue of their union The warm scents of summer time slow the heartbeat to a peaceful rhythm Beauty is everywhere The weather is glorious Vegetables and fruits pour into our baskets Like in the Tarot Sun card life feels rich and abundant and joyful Yet it is also the first step toward winter as we reap the main harvests of the year corn and wheat Lammas is a celebration of the harvest which sustain life and the skills which serve life Lammas comes from Old English and means Loaf Mass The grain would be reaped prepared and baked into breads that were shared with the whole community This is a recognition that the gifts of the Earth belong to all and that only by cooperating with each other can we survive Everyone is valuable to the community We all have special skills and gifts to share Traditionally corn dollies would be made You can offer last years to the fire with gratitude for the abundance she s brought this year Chants for the season include I am the Fire I am the Sun Heart s desire Thy will be done Hoof and horn hoof and horn All who die shall be reborn Corn and grain corn and grain All that falls shall rise again I am a gift To the world I offer myself Happy Lammas to you and yours Quote Of The Month All religions arts and sciences are branches of the same tree All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man s life lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom Albert Einstein Energy Field Barometer Have you noticed that the temperatures this spring feel colder than the thermometer states Many people have become aware of this It may say it s 24 C but it feels like sweater weather I ve noticed this particularly on the West Coast of Canada but it seems to stretch farther out as well Actually this may not be a field at all If it doesn t pass it ll signify a change in the physical experience of the planet I don t know if it s something we need to work with or transform as most energy fields are It may simply be a healthy adaptation to a planet that s getting warmer Only time will tell Notice or suspect an energy field going around Let us know and we ll check it out for you Ask The Priestess Dear Priestess I ve heard some Wiccans talk about chakras and others say there are no such things in Wicca Is there or isn t there Do Wiccans

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  • The Silver Chalice E-Zine, Issue #002, Oct 2007 * A Relationship With The Divine, & Samhain
    of the veil for tea and a chat Another tradition is to set up an altar for your beloved dead whom you wish to honour and remember Set up photos and mementoes and a candle black white or orange to light their way Put out some of their favourite foods and drinks If you do this with other people you can each tell stories about those you care about who ve gone before you family loved ones animal friends role models etc And Samhain is a perfect time for scrying reading tarot or runes or any other divination method you use My spouse and I generally do a reading for the upcoming year Make notes it s informative to look back on this later A Descent to the Underworld can be a very potent practice I wouldn t recommend doing this without an experienced Guide unless you ve done it before and know that you can be safe and grounded However you choose to celebrate it or even if you don t the Samhain season has a potent energy that reaches out to touch us all A somber acceptance of winter s inevitable season an awareness of life brief and frail a quiet mourning for what we are asked to release in the ongoing dance of surrender that is the mortal world Samhain speaks to the most challenging and most powerful of all spiritual practices that of letting go Chants for the season include Hecate Cerridwen Dark Goddess take us in Hecate Cerridwen Let us be reborn Dark Goddess Sacred Friend Help me trust to let things end Turning tide and Moon phase Help me to let go with grace I wish you the best of the season Ask The Priestess Palm Reading and Your Child Dear Priestess I d like to do palm reading with my child s palm is this appropriate And if so should I worry if I find something unpleasant there or is it likely to change as she grows Mother in Memphis Dear MM I have long been fascinated with palm reading with children I ve undertaken a bit of a study with some kids I m close to to see how much the hands themselves may change The jury s still out but it does seem like the hand can change remarkably Even the shape of it and the fingers I d love to hear if others have experience with this Palm readings do change even on adults In particular the dominant hand can transform radically in short order Standard palm reading wisdom has it that the non dominant usually left hand shows the karma or sacred contract or what we ve come to this life with so it doesn t change But whether we experience what is written there is entirely dependent on life choices and inner beliefs And this is what the dominant hand shows changing from year to year what we are doing with the hand we re dealt Is there

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