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Breaking Spells 01

Thirteen Goals of a Witch
Know yourself.
Know your Craft.
Learn.
Apply knowledge with wisdom.
Achieve balance in your life.
Keep your words in good order.
Keep your thoughts in good order.
Celebrate life!
Attune with the cycles of the Earth.
Breathe and eat correctly.
Exercise the body.
Meditate.
Honor the Goddess and God.

GREAT RITE

The Great Rite pays homage to the male-female polarity in the universe. It expresses physical, mental, spiritual and astral union between the male and female.

It is associated with the sacred marriage. Neo-Pagan witchcraft is a fertility religeon which includes intercourse.

The Rite releases enormous power which may be directed for magical purposes. It is one of the eightfold paths.

The rite is usually performed within the magical circle. The rite is usually carried out in a symbolic manner rather then in actuality.

The high priest plunges a ritual knife into a chalice filled with wine which is held by the high priestess. In some covens the union is done in actuality

GRIMOIRES

These are very old handbooks of magic, some of which may date back to ancient times. These books were well used during the 16th and 17th centuries.

In some covens they may still use some magic texts from these books. The original purpose of these grimoires was to conjure up the Demons who would be used by the magician to gain wealth or bring harm to enemies.

Grimoires give very detailed instructions which are very difficult to carry out. These instructions include what to wear, what prayers and incarnations to use, the tools that are required, precise astrological times, recipes for incense, seals, sigils, magic circles, amulets, talisman and more.

Grimories first came into common use around the 13th century and is thought by some to have been linked to the Knights Templar. A true grimoire is written by hand, those that are typed or mass produced are fake and should be thrown in the rubbish bin.

Much of the material in grimoires is taken from Egyptian texts dating back to around 100A.D. Using the Demons meant making a pact with them.

The grimoires help the magician outwit the demons so as not to fulfill the magicians end of the bargain. The greatest grimoire is "The Key of Solomon" which was attributed to the legendary King Solomon.

Another grimoire connected to Solomon was the "Lemegeton" which included both white and black magic

WITCHING HOUR

The witching hour is the hour of midnight on a full moon. It is at this time that the witches spell casting powers are at their fullest. It is a time of change and transformation. The history of this may be traced to the ancient times of the worship of Goddesses associated with the moon and fertility. As the moon waxes in its phases so do the powers of those, until they culminate at the full moon

CROSSROADS

The intersection of roads (crossroads) are a customary site of religeous and magical significance. The Greek Goddess of Witchcraft, Hecate, was also the Goddess of the crossroads.

It was said that Hecate appeared on crossroads at midnight with spirits and howling dogs. Offerings were left at the crossroads for her.

In Celtic Ireland and Wales it was tradition to sit at crossroads and listen for the howling of winds which would prophesy the year to come. Crossroads also represent the intersection of positive, neutral and negative forces

WITCH LADDER

This is a string of forty beads or a cord with forty knots.

The knots or beads enable the witch to do repetative chants without having to keep count.

This helps the witch to focus will and energy on the desired goal

CRAFT NAME

It is the custom in witchcraft to adopt a new name upon initiation. This reflects one's new identity as a witch.

You may only disclose your craft name to other members of the coven. Certain covens have strict rules about disclosing craft names to outsiders.

The main reason for secrecy around craft names is is because of the power of names. It is believed that knowing the craft name of a witch gives a magical power over that person.

Many spells involve writing a persons name upon a piece of paper or object. Craft names tend to be individualistic in nature and may reflect heritage or aspirations.

You select a craft name through meditation, study or divination. Some are given craft names by the high priestess. Witches may also change their craft name as they advance in the levels.

SEVENTH CHILD

The seventh son of the seventh son or the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter is said to possess supernatural powers. In the Tamar only a male child born in this way may be a record carrier and only a female child born in this way may be high priestess.

There were seven planets in ancient astronomy, the world was created in seven days, each of the four phases of the moon lasts for seven days, seven notes on the musical scale, seven colours in the rainbow, seven is the number of wisdom, truth and harmony