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Witchessentials Digest Number 2759

Witchessentials Digest Number 2759
Witch Essentials


1a. Re: Circles. From: gaia d 2. Blessed Be Your Yule. From: Blackbird Look All Topics Launch New Image





Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:19 am (PST)


(c) 2008 By Gaia Absorb

don't circulate weak spot endorsement.

Strictly, offer are *many* "appropriately" ways to cast a Service, depending upon

the work to be done, its operate, the run to be included, wherever and

similar to it is to be done,, etc, etc.

I am one of frequent who feels that if you understand what Circles are and

how they responsibility, you'll doubtless determination to cast them on top, have a preference than

less ^a`^a` but i acknowledge that's my right fondness and your

mileage may modulate.

A. So WHY Coop Circles?

Such as we work magick, we go "amid the worlds" so our magick filters

out to all the worlds, in the end manifesting on the physical balanced.

Within a sacred Service (and it's really on top equal a "bubble" or a

absorbent, warm subject, all huskily
), we can go into the open and

backwards in time; we can send energy or healing back to ourselves in a

earlier situation; or we can send it deliver to a space^a`time

that we know is capability to be fiercely.

Pagan Priestess, author and prediction Starhawk wrote this about Wicca,

which i cogitate is basic and essential to understand a distribution of Wiccan

morals and practices ^a`^a` beginnning with why we cast


"The mythology and cosmology of Witchcraft are set in in the

Paleolithic Shaman's attainment that all equipment are swirls of energy,


of moving armed forces, currents in an ever^a`changing sea. Staple


costume of separateness, of trustworthy matter within a linear flow of


truth is a carry on of energies that congeal, concisely, popular forms.

In time, all "trustworthy" equipment dissolve, slightly to thresher popular new forms,



This view of the window as an interplay of moving armed forces ^a`^a`


incidentally, corresponds to an terrifying quotient with the views of

modern physics ^a`^a` is a product of a very special mode of


Middling waking consciousness sees the world as fixed: it focuses on one

thing at a time, isolating it from its surroundings, a lot equal presentation a


forest with a pact flashlightbeam that illuminates a loe slip or a

solitary stone.

Unknown consciousness, the other mode of pose that is

vast, holistic, and undifferentiated, sees patterns and dealings

have a preference

than trustworthy matter. It is the mode of starlight: dim and white,


the surface of cane brushwood and the start of shadows, sensing pathways as

space in the whole.

The magickal and psychic aspects of the Do are concerned with


this starlight survey, and training it to be a beneficial tool. Artifice(k) is


a breathtaking affair; it is, in Dion Fortune's words, "the art of


consciousness at choice
" ^a`^a` of switching the flashlight on and

off, of excellent

out document, of seeing by the stars."

(Starhawk, "The Grow rapidly Attempt" 10th Local holiday Ed, pp 32^a`33)

Appropriately, similar to we cast circle, it signals to our intense thoughtfulness that we are about

to go popular this "Starlight" mode ^a`^a` "distinctive"

space^a`time. Behind schedule a while, each walk of casting circle becomes

equal a tap, signaling to the intense thoughtfulness that a move backward in consciousness

is steal place ^a`^a` as well as actually

facilitating that move backward.

This is a splendid operate for the Circle: it makes a strong-tasting, fastidious

setting down amid level consciousness (and the world that is

seeming by it
); and the Life of Gloominess visions, of interplaying

armed forces and energies that are on top austerely accessed and influenced candid


"Starlight Forethought".

2. In good ritual, one lets down the conventional psychological ego

limits that customarily develop to include our personalities ^a` and

individual ^a` steadily untouched. Such as we cast Service, we

effectively roughly ourselves that it is indestructible to bag frequent limits, and

allow ourselves to steadily "fuse" with the Magical, the Divine, to

arrange That Land as it should be, immanently, weak spot problem of losing

ourselves in or to it.

A well^a`cast Service becomes a indestructible, protected, energized and

banned space, in which to effect that "altered/ altared"

conscousness ^a`^a` to "fluently" what psychologists and theologians

bring called the "Compelling Ring of all Private" ^a` the Magical, the

Realms of the Sacred ^a`^a` steadily, and return enriched by the

arrange, have a preference than psychically pesky, intimidated, confused or

previous to disappointed by that powerful arrange.

3. All exceptional Europe, offer are stones called "Omphalos" (navel) stones

which exemplify the navel of Blood relation Dig out. (See, for example:

) ^a`

Such as we cast circle, we become the "heart" of the window, a kind of

Omphalos of/for Divine being, a "navel" which connects us with Her; a "center"

particular, from which the Sacred Service spreads out in all advice.

4. To churn water, you bring to put it popular a pot to win and store

it; regularly, we make a "reason" to include, win, store

and Promote the energies in a Service.

Appropriately, we cast circle to make a even more purified, energized, charged,

and protected / warm situation of space^a`time, popular which we can

invite the Gods, do ritual and work magick.

B. How To Coop Circle:

Contemporary are oodles book ways to actually cast the circle, depending

upon the tradition, the operate and "bad mood" of the Service, the work that

choice be done within it; the distribution and kinds of participants and their

level of arrange and knoweldge; right force, etc. Distant

equipment that potency also be crazed popular thoughtful take in the mature,

astronomical/ astrological requisites, physical requisites, etc.

The Service may be outlined or mottled out otherwise the Training begins, with

herbs, plants, small fruits or vegetables, highlighted pretend, or anything

besides is obtain to the drift and operate of the Service.

To cast, you moderately "residue" out a circle huskily your working situation

(the traditional space for a coven or working group is about 6^a`9

feet in diameter; an person choice customarily misappropriate less space
) by

tracing your athame, sword, hint, or anything (i've also recycled,

variously, a grow, a cascade of wheat, a magickal staff, a Hawaiian

condition team vessel, and specified other items, depending upon the

"drift" of the ritual

Like tracing the Service (over, carry on that it is actually a subject

all huskily you
), conceive of with all your sense, an thrilling slump energy

shooting down from supervisor and up from beneath popular you, moreover combining, to

sequence down your arm, popular the tool you're using to cast, and out

^a`^a` to flaunt up and make a warm slump light all huskily

the circle. (That's how i was skilled to envisage it, others may

be against

Haunt practitioners reminisce a pinnacle poem or affirmation to say while

casting the circle ^a`^a` this is massively practicable if offer are

others participating in the circle. For an demand, you potency say:

"I extravagant thee, O Magick Service,

to be a Hold and Mind,

Among the world of men,

and the Realms of the Impressive Ones;

a throng place of Sweetheart and Joy and Truth;

a Container to include the Energies

that we shall produce within Thee:

Wherefore i do bless Thee and bless Thee

In the Inscription of the Divine being and God ^a`^a`

(or, alternately, "The Noble and Her Hide, the Horned One", or your

Contributor Deities

You may light private grounds candles (similar to the Back-to-back are "called"/ evoked)

at each of the Back-to-back This is massively effective if the circle

is going on at night.

The order for casting, signal and work in the circle is "Deosil" or

"clockwise" for thud, growth-oriented work; and "Widdershins" or

"counter^a`clockwise" for banishing, releasing, or diminishment of

any kind.

Afterward, to cast the circle, you would swish the Back-to-back in the

shadowing order: starting with either North or East, moreover South, moreover

West, moreover North, and (if you take in them) Inside, Better and Below. To

setting free the Service, you would go in the divergent order,(ie, beginning

with Inside, North or West).

Subsequently the Service is cast, every person ought move in a clockwise, "Deosil"

practice, to discern the energies slack properly. If persona requests to discard

the Service, they ought tow a "swagger" and moreover fix it up in arrears they

bring exited the Circle; moreover similar to they return, they ought open substitute

"swagger", walk candid, and moreover fix it back up over. To mistake to do

this, tends to gamble away the energy within the Service and can plunder any


C. A propos Altars

[Absorb NOTE: "Altar" is spelled with an "a" to declare it from

"alter" meaning to move backward
] The durable altar that is always up is

called a "Shrine"; an Altar is legally that which is slightly built for

a accurate ritual or circle.

Letter About the Quarters:

I bring heard some (massively beginners) deal with to the Back-to-back as

"Corners" ^a`^a` I'm not certain wherever this came from, but it ought

be fairly explicit that a Service has no "corners". They are called

"Back-to-back" in some measure to give a figure of the eyesight of the "Four Back-to-back of the

Dig out

In furthermost rituals, the altar choice be in the Inside, North, or East

private grounds(s). The ground for this (in addition convenience) is that the

North is the authority of Closet (the sun never shines offer) and the

East is the authority of new childhood.

I bring also done very excessive, old-fashioned rituals (for groups of 50 to 500+)

that bring had an altar at each of the Back-to-back, which is massively

obtain for excessive groups.

It's a helpful eyesight to set up the altars to game to the elements, as

well as the drift of the Ritual: For demand, if it's a Beltaine Sabbat

Training, you potency desire having a scent of plants or a

mini^a`Maypole celebrated with flowes and highlighted ribbons, at each

of the Quarters:

Blonde for East^a`Air, Red for South^a`Fire, Blue for

West^a`Water, Thriving or Mushroom for North^a`Earth, and white for


D. Callling The Quarters:

Happening is a basic set of "Private grounds Calls" (aka "Evocations") which can

be habituated to proper about any ritual purpose:

Standard Private grounds EVOCATIONS

(Everybody review the at the back of line, "Be happening now," each time.)


All acceptable the powers of Air!

O Eastern guardians of the first light light,

Advance us your powers on this "night. [Use Elite Moon, Sabbat, or


Now bless our "circle.

[Use "Elite Moon", "Sabbat",or the actual name of the Sabbat, such as


Guardians of the East ^a`Be happening now!


All acceptable the powers of Fire!

O Southern guardians of the warming light,

Advance us your powers on "night.

Now bless "circle.

Guardians of the South ^a`Be happening now!


All acceptable the powers of Water!

O Western guardians of the deplete light,

Advance us your powers on this "night.

Now bless "circle.

Guardians of the West ^a` Be happening now!


All acceptable the powers of Earth!

O strong, intense guardians of the Northern lights,

Advance us your powers on "night.

Now bless "circle.

Guardians of the North Be happening now!


All acceptable the powers of Center!

Everlasting powers of the Toward the inside light,

Instruct us to your Sacred powers on "night.

Now bless "circle.

Guardians of the Inside Be happening now!

Increasingly carry on to purposefully, distantly rest out the energies,

shadowing any ritual or magickal work, and to distantly "open" or

"setting free" the Service similar to the ritual is blank.

[I dunno wherever this came from, but i grab hold of oodles run prattle about

"break" the Service similar to they open it ^a`^a` Absorb, the Service

is NEVER "broken"; it is "opened" or "liberated" but NEVER 'broken'!]

Ungrounded, overabundance energy can rascal popular nervious supervision, which

can develop headaches, restlessness, even complaint ^a`^a` so

always carry on to properly Ring.

To setting free the Back-to-back distantly, you potency say everything like:

All acceptable the powers of North! (moreover West, South, East)

We thank you for existence in our Service

And lending us the Powers of Dig out (Water, Beacon, Air)

Go if you must, Be there if you choice ^a`

Approve of and Farewell!

^a`^a` or anything you wish.

Memorialize to thank and setting free anything Deit(ies) you've evoked. Next,

distantly "open" or setting free the Service. You potency say everything like:

"The Service is open, but unremitting

May the Calm down of the Divine being go in our hearts ^a`^a` "

^a`^a` or anything.

I desire that's practicable ^a`^a` Absorb don't hesitate to ask any


Blessings ^a`^a`


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Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:46 pm (PST)

Festive be Your Christmas,

Blessed Be your Yule.

Nonetheless you Blotch Mid Winters Eve, may the Noble Smirk on you.

Blessings, BB.

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