Craft of the Wise

Ancient knowledge for today's times

Purification Ritual- House Cleaning

Purification Ritual- House Cleaning

A Simple House Cleaning

Preparation

Make or buy a purification incense.  Common ingredients are sandalwood,
frankincense, bay, or camphor.  Ingredients for one incense follow:

  * 3 parts Frankincense

  * 2 parts Sandalwood

Ritual

Burn this in a censer in the middle of the area to be purified.  If you are
purifying a multi-level house, one censer every other level will suffice.

When you set this, open all the windows in the house.  Say a prayer to the Lady
offering thanks to her for the cleansing of your house.  Leave for a few hours,
until the smell from the incense is gone.  Close the windows, and set a
protection spell of some sort, if you wish.

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October 19, 2010 Posted by | Consecration | Leave a comment

Love Potion

In the classic pop song “Love Potion #9,” the singer of the song goes to see a gypsy with a gold-capped tooth is order to improve his love life. She mixes up a potion in her kitchen sink that smells like turpentine and looks like India ink. After drinking it, the singer kisses everything in sight until he kisses a policemen, who breaks his bottle of “Love Potion#9,” thus ending the power of the potion.

With the proper empowerment, the following love potion recipes can be used to get your love life cooking. The first Potion,  Love Potion # 9, uses the passion of fruits and traditional love inducing such as rose petals and vanilla to lure that perfect lover into your life. And I guarantee it tastes nothing like turpentine!

Love Potion #9

1 cup crushed ice (fill your blender about 1/4)
1/2 cup papaya nectar
1//8 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 ripe banana
1/4 cup strawberries
1/4 cup peace juice
3 rose petals
3 drops of vanilla
 
In a blender, blend all the ingredients at high-speed until smooth.
 
*Makes two servings, one for your intended love and one for you. Slowly up the potion together*

October 19, 2010 Posted by | Potions | Leave a comment

Nine Easy Steps for Making A Magick Potion

  1. Gather together all the ingredients you will need to make the potion. Light a candle if you like, matching in color and dedication to your potion’s purpose. Be sure to place your candle (s) near your working surface is a focusing tool, but not in the way.

  2. Draw a magick circle around your working area. For example, if you are working in the kitchen, draw a magick circle around the entire room.

  3. Call in the elemental powers to your circle. A shorthand method for doing this is by saying something like: “I ask that the generous powers of earth, air fire, and water come into this circle. Come I pray you.”

  4. Call in spirit, the Divine, into your circle by saying something like: “May the Divine Ones enter into this circle and bless this potion with their Divine power.”

  5. Next, empower the potion ingredients.

  6. Make the potion

  7. Empower this potion once more with a magickal incantation, and then use it immediately as suggested.

  8. Thank the elements and spirit.

  9. Pull up the magick circle and put everything away.

October 19, 2010 Posted by | Potions | Leave a comment

Aine of Knockaine (Irish)

Aine of Knockaine (Irish)
Pronounced Aw-ne.  Moon Goddess.  Patroness of crops and cattle.  Connected with the Summer Solstice

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Gods/Goddesses | Leave a comment

October 18 – Daily Feast

October 18 – Daily Feast

The plain and simple doorstep has tremendous value. At any time of day or night it offers the finest view, the tranquil quiet of the autumn woods and the flickering pattern of dancing leaves. Sit here for a few moments and leaves drift down, a monarch butterfly feeds on a pot of petunias and wispy clouds show through holes in the trees’ canopy. A few industrious ants are still at work around the doorstep and watching them slows the heart beat and paces the spirit. If it were not for this doorstep, much would slip by without notice. Peace would escape us, and time would be used in ways that took all and gave nothing.

~ I have learned a lot from the trees; sometimes about the weather, sometimes about animals, sometimes about the Great Spirit. ~

TATANGA MANI – STONEY

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment

The Goddess Companion

The Goddess Companion   

 

The body of the Goddess shines
as blue and gold as the earth.
The clothing of the Goddess shines
as white as a half-moon.
When we look at her body
we see a table, full of food.
When we look at her body,
love flashes through our minds.
O Goddess of fiery cascades,
holding your anklet of flame,
dance with us today.
Honor us with your presence.
~Sri Lankan Hymn To The Goddess Pattini 
  
Goddesses – or Goddess-like beings – have appeared in every culture, in every era, on every continent. Most books on the Goddess, however, introduce only a few figures, usually those from the Greco-Roman pantheon. Aphrodite, Artemis, Hera, and the rest are indeed vibrant and complex images of femininity. But there are many Goddesses of equally compelling
power who are less often discussed in contemporary works on the subject.
 
Patinni is one of them. The Great Goddess of Sri Lanka, she is honored in the greatest literary epic of that culture, the Lay of the Silver Anklet. Rich ceremonies honor her, and magnificent  songs are composed in her honor. She is only one of the hundreds of important Goddesses who deserve the attention of those interested in feminine images of the Divine.

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By Patricia Monaghan

 

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment

Crone’s Corner – Gratitude Spell

Crone’s Corner – Gratitude Spell

 
The Shinto religion celebrates a tasting ceremony today, whereby they honor their gods and offer them gifts of food from their recent harvest. Today you might consider what you have harvested in the past year. For this spell adorn your altar with harvest colors of orange and gold. Place upon the altar items that represent the work you have accomplished this year. This can take the form of annual reports, poems you’ve written, report cards, reviews, items that you’ve made, and so on. Light a new orange candle, and give thanks to the Goddess for all you’ve done. Be proud of your accomplishments, and grateful for the health, the time, and all the other conditions that enabled you to complete your work.
~Lily Gardner-Butts
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GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment

Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Sore Throat

Daily Aromatherapy Tip – Sore Throat


At the first sign of a sore throat try this. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in warm water
and add 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil, stir well. Gargle, repeat several times.
Do not swallow.

 

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October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment

Pagan Studies – Sacred Boar Lore

Pagan Studies – Sacred Boar Lore

 
In Celtic spiritual tradition, the boar was one of the most sacred animals of the Samhain season. It was especially associated with the Sacred Hunt that took place in the weeks leading up to the Celtic New Year on November 1. The boar represented strength, courage, and determination. Magical boars appeared in the forest to lead people into magical adventures. In Welsh legend, King Arthur and his warriors pursue the supernatural boar Twrch Trwyth. The Gaulish goddess Arduinna, who presided over the Ardennes forest, was portrayed riding a wild boar. Recite this prayer to invoke personal power and the wisdom of nature, especially that spiritual power which comes from 0therworld encounters:
 
I will wash my face in the nine rays of the Sun.
I will travel in the name of the gods.
In likeness of deer,
In likeness of horse,
In likeness of serpent,
In likeness of boar.
 
By: Sharynne NicMhacha

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October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment

Today’s Goddess: Perimbo

Today’s Goddess:   Perimbo

Festival of Lights (Brazil)
 
Themes:  Forgiveness; Religious Devotion; Banishing; Justice; Karma
Symbols:  Light; Lunar Emblems
 
About Perimbo:  This Brazilian Goddess is the creatrix of all things.  From her home in the moon, Perimbo gently guides human life in benevolent ways.  Balancing this kindness, she is also a Goddess of Justice, meting out karmic punishment to teach important lessons when necessary.
 
To Do Today:  During mid-October, the city of Belem in Brazil holds a parade in which people go barefoot, carrying weights and lights to banish evil, sin, and negativity from their lives.  To adapt this in a simple way and draw Perimbo’s benevolence into your living space, take a flashlight, candle, or long-stemmed match clockwise around your house, saying, “Perimbo, shine the light of fairness and devotion throughout my home.”
 
Try to make sure the light reaches as many nooks and crannies as possible, symbolically banishing the shadows that hide there.
For a portable Perimbo charm to inspire equity in all your dealings, find a glow-in-the-dark image of the moon.  Charge it up for several hours using sunlight or the flashlight from the previous spell, saying instead, “Perimbo, shine the light of fairness and devotion throughout my life.”
 
Carry this in your pocket to radiate the Goddess’s power no matter where you may be!

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By Patricia Telesco

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Daily Posts | Leave a comment