By Pauline Campanelli
Paganism has stuffed the hearts and souls of individuals around the world for hundreds of thousands of years. In every one tradition, self sufficient how you can honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the 12 months have built. In Ancient Ways by way of Pauline Campanelli, you are going to research a lot of these rules and methods, improving your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors.
The booklet follows the circulate of progress on the planet that's associated with the Pagan fairs. It starts off with Imbolc (February 2) and keeps with the solstices and equinoxes, in addition to the cross-quarter vacations reminiscent of Lammas, Samhain, and yuletide. each one pageant has a bankruptcy devoted to it, and every bankruptcy is full of folklore, heritage, and traditions that might make your middle sing.
For instance, within the part on Samhain (October 31) you are going to find out about conventional Halloween occasion favors and the way to take advantage of a tambourine to aid touch spirits. you will find information regarding cats and why they turned linked to Witches. you will additionally examine the place the organization of this competition with bats and owls got here from. and naturally the ebook explains the pumpkin and the Jack-o'-lantern. there is even a recipe for pumpkin bread.
Ancient Ways explains how this vacation is basically thought of the 3rd or ultimate harvest. you will find out how apples are concerned with the vacation and the way they are often used for therapeutic. different themes right here contain tips to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a short background of vital dates in Witchcraft; and the way to exploit magick mirrors and crystal balls.
This form of info is incorporated in each bankruptcy of this booklet. you will additionally examine charms and spells, numerology and people arts, in addition to conventional myths and legends. With this publication you'll extend your wisdom of Paganism and increase and upload in your practices. it's a publication you are going to use many times.
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It is a sleek black grackle that we call Odin. He came to us two winters ago, injured and unable to feed. Dan fed and watered him along with our chickens every morning and evening until he was able to fly. He returned last spring and again this year, to feed very un-grackle-like on the bird feeder while his mate calls to him from a safe distance. On the back porch, most of the firewood stacked there before winter set in has been burned, and in the cellar jars that last summer were filled with fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, now one by one are being emptied.
As everything in nature has its complement, so must it be with the gods, a polarity of male and female, spirit and matter, god and goddess. As nature proceeds in the cycles of the season, so must we be born to die and be born again. And that by actively participating in these natural cycles through ritual, we can attune ourselves to the creative forces that flow through us, to live happy, creative, and productive lives for our own benefit and that of the planet. The simplest way to do this is to celebrate the seasons of the year according to the ancient Pagan traditions of our ancestors, and we have all of the traditions of all of the nations of the old world to examine for Pagan origins.
Apatite is a mineral whose name means “to deceive,” so named because it can take on such a variety of shapes and colors. For this reason it is a valuable ingredient in charms and rituals performed for the purpose of “shape shifting,” that is, to change one’s appearance. And, apatite crystals occur in such variety that a color or shape to suit your specific purpose will probably be available. Crystals of beryl in palest blue-green are called aquamarine. They have the property of causing harmony between people and can attract love, so they might be added to love charms or used in rituals created to attract love.