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[30 Jan 2006|10:10pm]
i know i totally slacked off on this...i ahve now changed it into a community.

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topicness [12 Oct 2005|08:10am]
What are your thoughts on what happens after you die?
Has this belief changed at some point in your life from a different theory? If so, how?
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INSPIRATION [12 Oct 2005|08:08am]
Moon/Neptune/Mercury/Waxing Moon/Nearly Full Moon/Fire/Water/East
Tool: cauldron
Color: light blue, pink, purple, silver, violet, white, yellow
Charm: blue sonata
Animal: butterfly, carp, eel, firefly
Number: 1, 5, 9, 11, 33
Stone: blue lace agate, amethyst, aquamarine, garnet, jade, opal, clear quartz, selenite, blue topaz, tourmaline, zircon
Potion: wine
Plant: acacia, angelica, balm of Gilead, benzoin, bougainvillea, cannabis, cinnamon, cinquefoil, clove, cranberry, cypress, dogbane, dragonís blood, fir, frankincense, ginger, hazel, iris, jasmine, laurel, lavender (thrown into a fire, especially at Midsummer), lily of the valley, moss, oak, green oak (added to Midsummer bonfire), orchid, reed, rose, rosemary, rowan, rue, sandalwood, tangerine (oil), vanilla, vervain, willow
Goddess: Aa (She Who Inspires), Artemis Caryatis, Badb, Bast, Benzaiten, Boand, Brigid (Flame of Inspiration, Lady of Bright Inspiration), Canola, Cardea, Ceibhfhionn, Cerridwen (White Lady of Inspiration, Keeper of the Cauldron of Inspiration), Coventina, Gonlod, Gwendydd wen adlam Cerrddeu, Hokmah, Iamanja, Isis (Leader of the Muses), the Muse, Nimuë (White Lady of Day), the Ocean Mother (Muse of Inspiration), Sulis, the White Goddess, Yemaya
God: Bacchus, Dionysus, Mimir, Ogma, Soma
Evocation: Amergin

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Celtic Traditionalism [12 Oct 2005|08:04am]
This may not be a familiar term to many people, it consists of trying to reconstruct the beliefs and practices of the original Celtic people, as opposed to Druidic learnings, this tradition focuses more on the beliefs of the average Celtic man or woman.
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Symbols G [12 Oct 2005|08:01am]
Gate: opportunity, advancement.
Glove: a challenge, foolishness, nobility.
Gun: power to gain control, trouble, adultery.
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Symbolic Magick [12 Oct 2005|07:59am]
This is a system which uses different symbols to represent various ideas, people and goals. Numbers can also be used. A good self-made symbol represeting the thought form or the elements or whatever you wish, is the most powerful magick as it is your own, and any of the altar or ritual forms you choose.
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Glossary Terms I [12 Oct 2005|07:56am]
INITIATION: A process whereby an individual is introduced or admitted into a coven. Usually a ritual occasion. Not to be confused with dedication.

INCENSE: Ritual burning of herbs, oils, or other aromatic items to scent the air during acts of magick and ritual, and to better help the witch attune to the goal of the working.

INVOCATION: To bring something in from without.
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Leo [12 Oct 2005|07:55am]
July 23 - August 22
Element: Fire
Quality: Fixed
Duality: Masculine
Planet: The Sun: (Authority, vitality)
Symbol: The Lion: (Noble and proud, dominating and indolent)
Magickal Birthstone: Ruby: (Protection against injury, serenity of mind)
Numbers: 8 and 9
Day: Sunday
Color: Gold: (Solar colors)
Flowers: Sunflower, marigold
Metal: Gold
Trees: Citrus trees
Animals: Felines
Astrological compliments: Gemini, Libra
Astrological opposite: Aquarius
Keywords: Dramatic, flamboyant, warm
Dominant Keyword: "I will"
Compliments: Exuberant, warm, difficult to dislike, born leader
Warnings: Bombastic, lazy, victims of slander, easily provokes others, proud
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Topicness [18 Sep 2005|11:30am]
If we believe in reincarnation and Christians believe in a one-shot life, what happens to them when they die?
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Cancer [18 Sep 2005|11:29am]
June 21 - July 22
Element: Water
Quality: Cardinal
Duality: Feminine
Planet: The Moon: (Emotions and intuition)
Symbol: The Crab: (Representing a tough shell covering a soft underside)
Magickal Birthstone: Pearl: (Changes bad fortune into good fortune)
Numbers: 3 and 7
Day: Monday
Color: Silver: (Lunar and shimmering)
Flowers: Larkspur and Acanthus
Metal: Silver
Trees: Sap-rich trees
Animals: Those with shells
Astrological compliments: Taurus, Virgo
Astrological opposite: Capricorn
Keywords: Protective, traditional
Dominant Keyword: "I feel"
Compliments: Loyal, devoted, affectionate and loving
Warnings: Victims of theft, home accidents
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Symbols F [18 Sep 2005|11:28am]
Fan: disloyalty, infidelity, things hidden.
Fence: defense, isolation.
Fish: riches, sexuality, productivity.
Flag: warning, defense is necessary.
Flower: an unhappy love affair.
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Glossary Terms H [18 Sep 2005|11:27am]
HAND FASTING: A Pagan wedding.

HERBALISM: Art of using herbs to facilitate human needs both magickally and medicinally.

HIGHER SELF: That part of us which connects our corporeal minds to the Collective Unconscious and with the divine knowledge of the universe.

HIVING OFF: This term is used for a small coven which splits off from a larger one. Sometimes this is done to keep the gatherings of a manageable size, other times covens split over philosophical differences.

HORNED GOD: One of the most prevalent God-images in Paganism. NOT Satan or the Devil!!!
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Writing Topic [12 Sep 2005|08:08am]
Is hexing, cursing, black magick ever ok? If so when? If not why
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Glossary Definitions G [12 Sep 2005|08:06am]
GAEA/GAIA: Mother Earth.

GOD: Masculine aspect of deity.

GODDESS: Feminine aspect of deity.

GRAIN DOLLY: Figure usually woven at Imbolc from dried sheaves of grain collected at the previous harvest. The dolly is traditionally burned at Yule and a new one made the following Imbolc.

GREAT RITE: Symbolic sexual union (also sacred marriage) of the Goddess and God that is enacted at Beltane in many traditions, and other Sabbats in other traditions. It symbolizes the primal act of creation from which all life comes.

GREEN MAN: Another name for the God

GRIMORIE: A magickal workbook containing ritual information, formulae, magickal properties of natural objects and preparation of ritual equipment. Often used interchangeably with Book of Shadows.

GROUNDING: To disperse excess energy generated during magickal work by sending it into the earth. It also means the process of centering one's self in the physical world both before and after any ritual or astral experience.

GROVE: Synonymous with coven.

GUARDIANS: Ceremonial magicians use the Guardians of the Watchtowers or Four Quarters. Some witches use them, too.
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Certain times for magick [12 Sep 2005|08:05am]

The powerful effects of the seasons can also, according to some Earth magicians, subtly affect magickal workings. Traditionally, these types of magick are performed during these seasons:

SPRING A time for healing; purification spring cleaning is one survival of this); psychic awareness; paying bills; fertility; planting magickal gardens; & ecological rituals. Air magick.

SUMMER A time for love, marriage, friendship, beauty, protection, courage, magickal energy, physical energy, & strength. Fire magick.

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Gemini [12 Sep 2005|07:54am]
May 21 - June 20
Element: Air
Quality: Mutable
Duality: Masculine
Planet: Mercury: (Communication & travel)
Symbol: The Twins: (Duality, humanism, communication, versatility)
Magickal Birthstone: Agate: (Protection from falsehood, eloquece in declarations of love)
Numbers: 5 and 9
Day: Wednesday
Color: Yellow: (Bright and luminous)
Flowers: Lavender
Metal: Mercury
Trees: Nut-bearing trees
Animals: Birds and butterflies
Astrological compliments: Aries, Leo
Astrological opposite: Sagittarius
Keywords: Dual, lively, versatile
Dominant Keyword: "I think"
Compliments: Responsive, spontaneous, ever-changing, inquisitve and imaginative
Warnings: Air travel, arousal of anger in others
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COLOUR MAGICK: [11 Sep 2005|12:12am]
This technique is used in various other forms and is the most widely used in relation to your desires. Color has the ability to enhance, modify, lessen, or change our moods & emotions, even our perceived desires. A color is chosen to represent the goal or desire of that which you are attempting. You can impliment it in to all other forms and techniques.
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Symbols E [11 Sep 2005|12:10am]
Elephant: advice needed, maybe from an old friend.
Egg: fertility, a new start, creativity.
Eye: awareness, evaluation or inspection.
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Glossary Definitions F [11 Sep 2005|12:07am]
FAERIE: See Elemental

FAERIE BURGH: Mound of earth which covers a faerie colony's underground home.

FAMILIAR: An animal that has a spiritual bond with a witch; many times a family witch. Familiars can also be entities that dwell on the astral plane.

FASCINATION: A mental effort to control another animal or person's mind. Also known as "mind-bending". Often considered unethical.

FOLKLORE: Traditional sayings, cures, faerie tales, and folk wisdom of a particular locale which is separate from their mythology.

FOLK MAGICK: The Practice of projecting personal power, as well as the energies within natural objects such as herbs, and crystals, to bring about needed changes.
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Aura Colors [11 Sep 2005|12:02am]
Red- The color of strength, strong passion, and will. Dark red may symbolize one who has a quick temper and is nervous or impulsive. All red relates to nervous tendencies.

Orange- Color of warmth, thoughtfulness, and creativity. The muddier shades may represent pride or vanity, while golden orange denotes self-control. A person with orange in their aura may suffer from kidney ailments.

Yellow-Mental activity, optimism. It can mean new learning opportunities and wisdom. A golden yellow means that the person takes care of him or herself. Ruddy yellow may mean that its owner is shy.

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