Black Swans & Butterfly Wings

swampseer:

coffeeandtarot:

constantine-spiritworker:

"I am, I do, I have" Spread
Sometimes we can fall into the ego trap of feeling like we must have certain things, do certain things, in order to be happy. But when you’re stuck in that mindset, nothing you do can actually make you happy; because you’re relying on external things for an internal job. This spread can help you stop that in it’s tracks. 
I am enough of this
I do enough of this
I have enough of this
You can also focus this spread onto specific areas. For example, you can angle it towards your tarot practice.
9 of Swords - I am thoughtful enough. (I spend plenty of time examining and thinking about situations from multiple angles; this is a positive look at a card that can represent obsession & anxiety.) Alternatively, I am very aware of different issues, unique thoughts, and complex problems.
The Hierophant - I do enough counseling and teaching, both receiving and giving.
9 of Pentacles - I have enough knowledge and experience.

this is gorgeous.

This is a spread I need in my life! It’s important to me that we all address what we are adequate in, especially when we fall into ruts.

swampseer:

coffeeandtarot:

constantine-spiritworker:

"I am, I do, I have" Spread

Sometimes we can fall into the ego trap of feeling like we must have certain things, do certain things, in order to be happy. But when you’re stuck in that mindset, nothing you do can actually make you happy; because you’re relying on external things for an internal job. This spread can help you stop that in it’s tracks. 

  1. I am enough of this
  2. I do enough of this
  3. I have enough of this

You can also focus this spread onto specific areas. For example, you can angle it towards your tarot practice.

  1. 9 of Swords - I am thoughtful enough. (I spend plenty of time examining and thinking about situations from multiple angles; this is a positive look at a card that can represent obsession & anxiety.) Alternatively, I am very aware of different issues, unique thoughts, and complex problems.
  2. The Hierophant - I do enough counseling and teaching, both receiving and giving.
  3. 9 of Pentacles - I have enough knowledge and experience.

this is gorgeous.

This is a spread I need in my life! It’s important to me that we all address what we are adequate in, especially when we fall into ruts.

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snkg:

Hawkwind - Space Ritual  1972 

Artwork - Barney Bubbles

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"Prisons are built with stones of law, brothels with bricks of religion.
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity, too great for the eye of man."
William Blake, from Proverbs of Hell (via 1910-again)
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Ozark Folk Magic Archived Posts →

mountainmanhealing:

For those of you who may be new to my blog, here’s a list of links to some old posts on Ozark folk magic that I’ve pulled out of the archives.

A Glossary of Ozark Folk Magic

Exorcism in the Ozarks

Hunting Witches

Hunting Witches…addendum

Materia Medica of…

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ioqayin:

scarletimprint:

Winner from the Museum of Witchcraft children’s art week.Nice. Original source: http://museumofwitchcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/winners-of-childrens-art-week-announced.html

I want this headdress. Or something similar. Such a cute drawing. 

ioqayin:

scarletimprint:

Winner from the Museum of Witchcraft children’s art week.
Nice.

Original source: http://museumofwitchcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/winners-of-childrens-art-week-announced.html

I want this headdress. Or something similar. Such a cute drawing. 

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trismegistus7:

The Sigillum Dei (seal of God, or signum dei vivi, symbol of the living God, called by John Dee the Sigillum Dei Aemaeth, or Seal of the Truth of God. “Ameth” is Hebrew for “truth.” ) most widely known through the writings and artifacts of John Dee, a 16th century occultist and astrologer in the court of Elizabeth I. Was a late Middle Ages magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels. It was an amulet (amuletum) with the magical function that, according to one of the oldest sources (Liber iuratus), allowed the initiated magician to have power over all creatures except Archangels, but usually only reserved for those who can achieve the blessed vision of God and angels (beatific visionary).
 Dee’s system of angelic magic, known as Enochian, is heavily rooted in the number seven, a number which is also strongly connected with the seven traditional planets of astrology.
The Outer ring contains the names of seven angels, each associated with a planet. To find a name, start with a capitalized letter on the ring. If there is a number over it, count that many letters clockwise. If there is a number under it, count that many letters counterclockwise. Continuing the procedure will spell out the names:
Thaaoth (Mars)
Galaas (Saturn)
Gethog (Jupiter)
Horlwn (Sun)
Innon (Venus)
Aaoth (Mercury)
Galethog (Luna)
These are the Angels of Brightness, who comprehend the seven “inward powers of God, known to none but himself.”
Inside the outer ring are seven symbols based on the letters forming “Galethog,” with “th” being represented by a single sigil. The name can be read counter-clockwise. These seven sigils are the “Seats of the One and everlasting GOD. His 7 secret Angels proceeding from every letter and cross so formed: referring in substance to the FATHER: in form, to the SON: and inwardly to the HOLY GHOST.”
The names of the “Seven Angels who stand before the presence of God,” each also associated with a planet, were written vertically into a 7-by-7 grid. By reading the grid horizontally, you get the seven names listed in the outer heptagon. The seven original names were:
Zaphkiel (Saturn)
Zadkiel (Jupiter)
Cumael (Mars)
Raphael (Sun)
Haniel (Venus)
Michael (Mercury)
Gabriel (Moon)
The resulting new names are written clockwise.
The next five levels are all based off of another 7-by-7 grid of letters. Each is read in a different direction. The letters are names of more planetary spirits, originally written in a zigzag pattern, starting in the upper left corner (the “el” of each name was removed in the creation of the grid):
Sabathiel (Saturn)
Zedekieiel (Jupiter)
Madimiel (Mars)
Semeliel (Sun)
Nogahel (Venus)
Corabiel (Mercury)
Levanael (Moon)
The names between the outer heptagon and heptagram are constructed by reading the grid horizontally. They are the “Names of God, not known to the Angels; neither can be spoken nor read of man.”
The names within the points of the heptagram are the Daughters of Light. The names within lines of the heptagram are the Sons of Light. The names within the two central heptagons are the Daughters of the Daughters and the Sons of the Sons.
 
http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Sigillum-Dei-Aemeth-Codes/Sigil-Dei-Aemeth-Code-2.htm
 
The planetary spirits are repeated around the pentagram. The letters spelling out Sabathiel (with the final “el” again removed) are scattered around the outside. The next five spirits are spelled out closer to the center, with the first letter of each name within a point of the pentagram. Levanael is at the very center, surrounding a cross, a common symbol of earth.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liber_iuratushttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigillum_Dei

trismegistus7:

The Sigillum Dei (seal of God, or signum dei vivi, symbol of the living God, called by John Dee the Sigillum Dei Aemaeth, or Seal of the Truth of God. “Ameth” is Hebrew for “truth.” ) most widely known through the writings and artifacts of John Dee, a 16th century occultist and astrologer in the court of Elizabeth I. Was a late Middle Ages magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels. It was an amulet (amuletum) with the magical function that, according to one of the oldest sources (Liber iuratus), allowed the initiated magician to have power over all creatures except Archangels, but usually only reserved for those who can achieve the blessed vision of God and angels (beatific visionary).

 Dee’s system of angelic magic, known as Enochian, is heavily rooted in the number seven, a number which is also strongly connected with the seven traditional planets of astrology.

The Outer ring contains the names of seven angels, each associated with a planet. To find a name, start with a capitalized letter on the ring. If there is a number over it, count that many letters clockwise. If there is a number under it, count that many letters counterclockwise. Continuing the procedure will spell out the names:

Thaaoth (Mars)

Galaas (Saturn)

Gethog (Jupiter)

Horlwn (Sun)

Innon (Venus)

Aaoth (Mercury)

Galethog (Luna)

These are the Angels of Brightness, who comprehend the seven “inward powers of God, known to none but himself.”

Inside the outer ring are seven symbols based on the letters forming “Galethog,” with “th” being represented by a single sigil. The name can be read counter-clockwise. These seven sigils are the “Seats of the One and everlasting GOD. His 7 secret Angels proceeding from every letter and cross so formed: referring in substance to the FATHER: in form, to the SON: and inwardly to the HOLY GHOST.”

The names of the “Seven Angels who stand before the presence of God,” each also associated with a planet, were written vertically into a 7-by-7 grid. By reading the grid horizontally, you get the seven names listed in the outer heptagon. The seven original names were:

Zaphkiel (Saturn)

Zadkiel (Jupiter)

Cumael (Mars)

Raphael (Sun)

Haniel (Venus)

Michael (Mercury)

Gabriel (Moon)

The resulting new names are written clockwise.

The next five levels are all based off of another 7-by-7 grid of letters. Each is read in a different direction. The letters are names of more planetary spirits, originally written in a zigzag pattern, starting in the upper left corner (the “el” of each name was removed in the creation of the grid):

Sabathiel (Saturn)

Zedekieiel (Jupiter)

Madimiel (Mars)

Semeliel (Sun)

Nogahel (Venus)

Corabiel (Mercury)

Levanael (Moon)

The names between the outer heptagon and heptagram are constructed by reading the grid horizontally. They are the “Names of God, not known to the Angels; neither can be spoken nor read of man.”

The names within the points of the heptagram are the Daughters of Light. The names within lines of the heptagram are the Sons of Light. The names within the two central heptagons are the Daughters of the Daughters and the Sons of the Sons.

 

http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Sigillum-Dei-Aemeth-Codes/Sigil-Dei-Aemeth-Code-2.htm

 

The planetary spirits are repeated around the pentagram. The letters spelling out Sabathiel (with the final “el” again removed) are scattered around the outside. The next five spirits are spelled out closer to the center, with the first letter of each name within a point of the pentagram. Levanael is at the very center, surrounding a cross, a common symbol of earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liber_iuratus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigillum_Dei




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Anonymous asked: Do you have any spells to induce visions? Preferably without entheogens


Answer:

dianaandpansson:

Sure! The following is a list of Spells to Aid Visions not a list of divinatory practices.

"Fumes made of linseed, fleabane seed, roots of violets and parsley doth make you to foresee things to come and doth conduce to prophesying."

"The stone that is bread in the apple of the eye of the civet cat, held under the tongue of man, does make him to divine or prophecy."
– From Witches’ Potions and Spells by Kathryn Paulsen

"Anoint your eyes for three days with the combined juices of the herbs, dill, vervain, and St. John’s-wort, and the spirits in the air will become visible to you."
– From Nummits and Crummits: Devonshire Customs, Characteristics, and Folk-lore by Sarah Hewett

"Dream Oracle (PGM VII. 250-254, 300 C.E.)
Before going to bed speak this formula to your magical lamp:
NAIENCHRE NAIENCHRE, Mother of Fire and Water, thou art the one who riseth before ARCHENTECHTHA, reveal unto me what I desire about [say what you want revealed to you]. If the answer is yes, show me a plant and water, if no, fire and iron. Ede, ede–tachy, tachy! [= Now, now–quick, quick in Greek]

Direct Vision (PGM VII. 319-334, 300 C.E.)
As a preliminary preparation for this operation the ancient source says the magician should keep [themself] pure for three days.
1. Perform your usual opening rite of purification.
2. Take a copper vessel, pour rainwater into it, and make an offering of frankincense in your brazier on the altar.
3. Now speak the formula:
Let this earth be still, let the air be still, let the sea be still, let the winds also be still, and not disturb me during this, my divination– no sound, no loud cry, no whistling. For I am a prophet, and since I am about to call a terrible fearful name: KOLLA OLPHILOGEMALA ACHEROIO,open up the holy temple, which is the cosmic order, constructed over the earth–and give welcome to Osiris, for I am MANCHNOBISE CHOLCHOBE MALASET IAT THAANNOUITA KERTOMENOU PAKEROAO KRANNASIRAT MOMOMO MELASOUT PEU PHRE. Open my ears so that thou canst reveal to me what I desire about those matters I ask thee about! Come forth, come forth– Ede, ede–tachy, tachy! And speak to me concerning those things about which I questioned thee. Appear to me, lord Anubis. I command thee, for I am IEO BELPHENO, who is inquiring about this matter.
4. Wait in silence for the god to speak to you within your heart and mind. If he does not speak, repeat the formula above.
5. Once he has spoken, and you are satisfied with his revelation, close the rite in your usual way and dismiss the god by saying:
Go away, Anubis, to thine own thrones, for the sake of my health and well-being.”
– From Hermetic Magic by Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

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