CABALA (ALSO SPELLED KABBALAH
Jewish theological and philosophical teachings commonly used as the basis for Western Ceremonial Magickal Traditions.
a cut and polished stone, with one rough face.
CANDLE - DRESSING:
candle should be held pointing top to north and end to south, it is to be prepared with a consecrated oil or using pure virgin olive oil, and massaged from the center of the candle toward each end while reciting an incantation; Carving or writing your requests on the candle prior to dressing it is traditional.
also see Brigid. also see NOS GWYL FAIR:
an outer garment, thrown back behind the shoulders to cover the back.
Directions of North, East, South, West - marked within the Circle, by specific candles, crystals, and herbs; also denotes the alignment of points within the human body!
the act of reading cards in divination work.
is the resulting process of going through the actions of purging or change from aspects of normality and one way of life to another!
means to clean purify also means to purify but usually thought of as emotional rather than physical, like calming music or a pretty picture; it clears the mind, soothing the emotions, to center oneself
an iron, fire proof pot or kettle. Usually having 3 clawed feet and a handle, this is from the Celtic stories of Kerridwen, whose cauldron had three powers: inexhautibility, regeneration, and inspiration. It's use is for cooking or brewing and is the symbol of the Goddess, the Element Water, and reincarnation, immortality and inspiration.
CAW / CHURCH OF ALL WORLDS:
neopagan church founded by Otter (Oberon) ;Zell,
1.) Old Celtic Tradition as practiced by the late Lady Gwynne (or Gwen) Thompson d. 1987. This is a tradition similar to Welsh Traditional but which adopted rituals similar to those of Gardnerian. This Family Tradition derived from Southern Welsh sources and was brought to the U.S. through Nova Scotia.
2.) American Celtic Tradition as practiced by Lady Sheba (Jessie Bell) allegedly derived from Family traditional, Mike Howard of The Cauldron in Wales, and Gardnerian sources.
3.) In England, British Celtic covens are called tribes and are led by Elders instead of High Priests and High Priestesses. See WELSH TRADITION
Common Era is the nonreligeous equivalent of AD.
1) A heatproof container in which incense is smoldered; an incense burner or any similar object.
2) Symbol of the element Air. see BRAZIER
the act of feeling solid, balanced and focused physically and emotionally.
a much used Witches Godname. The only known name of the Celtic Horned God of Nature.
the term encompassing the energy centers or power points of the body.
The Seven Major Chakras:
a Water Element symbol. A symbol of marriage, abundance, and inexhaustible sustenance; see Cauldron for same qualities. A ceremonial cup or goblet placed on the altar.
set of spoken, written or chanted magickal words. Also an object carried for its beneficial magickal influence.
Note - channeling is to be done only for the good of an individual or a group, an individual or group must be trained properly in order to control the channeling instead of having it controlling the individual or group! I will also add this - You need to learn to channel energy instead of giving energy directly from self .... in order not to weaken and cause damage to yourself!
CHARGE OF THE GODDESS:
not an exercise but a well known literary work. Doreen Valiente wrote it for Gardner and it came from the Charge of the Goddess in Aradia, Gospel of the Witches by Charles Leland. The High Priestess intones these words, as the Goddess to her 'hidden children' during ritual.
CHARGING / TO CHARGE:
to infuse an object with your personal power.
the property of some stones such as Tiger's Eye or Moonstone; of showing apparent movement, illumination or opalescence, within it.
the act of reading palms, or PALMISTRY; in divination work. Pronounced, kie ro mancy.
Witch's girdle cord.
is the same thing as biorhythms.
1) sphere of magick, either personal or coven.
2) looser group of Wiccans, not part of a Coven.
3) should really be thought of as a globe of energy rather than a Circle. It is a place not of this world nor of the world of the Gods, but a place between the worlds where we can meet the Gods.
simple or complex movements either ceremonial or recreational wherein the members of a grove or coven link hands and dance deosil to raise energy or widdershins to lower energy within a ceremonial area.
Action of consciously/unconsciously of seeing an object you want VERY much, placing a psychic 'mark' on it, that holds the item until you can get it... also called 'MARKING IT.'
the ability to see that which is not perceptible to normal sight - occuring out of normal range of vision in either a past, present, or future reference of time; also known as having 'The Sight.'
The person with Clairvoyance.
the ability to hear things not perceptible to normal hearing - occuring outside of the normal range of hearing in either a past, present, or future time.
an outer garment that sits across the shoulders covering the back and coming across to cover the front, with a clasp at the neck.
CLOAK, WITCH OR TRAVELER'S:
a cloak with a hood made of natural fibers; includes secret pockets for tools such as herbs or crystals; and sometimes has protective herbs sewn into the linings.
The act of sending a 'calling' or summoning to something or someone to get in touch with you. Sometimes used in reference to an item that wants a person. Such as a crystal, that you feel compelled to buy; or a person you feel compelled to phone. Goes both ways...
COLOR and SCENT BREATHING:
a method of training oneself to attributing various colors and scents towards mental, emotional, and physical states affecting the mind and body - then later through methods of visualization and breathing ..... being able to reenact the effects in order to achieve certain mental or physical states on command!
the ability to focus the mind on one object or idea so that nothing else exists during the period of concentration.
CONE OF POWER:
the focusing and directing of energy that has been raised within a circle for a specific purpose from the assembled members of a Circle or Coven. Once raised to a specific pitch and strength the energy is sent - and in doing so the circle stretches its boundaries into the form of a cone until it is released, the circle then reseals itself and forms back into a globe encircling those within.
1) A ritual of sanctification and purification.
2) A ritual of dedication.
CONTACT; also known as
a SPIRIT GUIDE:
a nonphysical being who acts as a guide and instructor.
a personal cord, decorated with specific stones, amulets, and of a particular color of your Coven and Tradition - empowered and linked with their energy.
a simple form given a human shape made from braided grain (not corn husks) stocks, with grain heads where the head is located. Representing Mother Earth's fertility. Often made from the last of the harvest...SEE BIDDY.
an organized group of Witches led by a Priestess, Priest or both, and joined through initiation.
Latin: VENIRE COM = together to come or move.
Middle English: COVIN = a group of confederates.
Old French: COVINE = group with a single purpose.
Traditionally, a coven consists of an equal number of men and women for working purposes.
COVESTEAD or COVENSTEAD:
the home and meeting place of the coven.
is a circle around the Covenstead, traditionally 3 miles across.
the area watched over by a coven.
an unwelcome nonPagan intruder. Noncraft person, an outsider, referring and used as a derogatory term for a 'fake' or 'wanna-be' Pagan
the Witches name for the practice of Witchcraft and its followers.
Welsh word for an uneven structure of stone often used by a grove as a temple.
1) Third aspect of the Mother Goddess.
2) A Witch of 50 or 56 yrs, or post menopause.
3) A term of respect.
The ritual which celebrates a person reaching this status. The Crone Goddess rules from Lughnasadh to Samhain, when the God aspects take over. The male counterpart can be a Sage or Seer depending on tradition.
the traditional Pagan holidays which occur exactly between each Sabbat or seasonal festival; i.e., Candlemas, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain. These are the 4 holidays that fall between the Quarter holidays, see next... they are the midpoints of the season or Quarters relate to lambing, harvest, planting, slaughter times. As opposed to Solar dates of QUARTERS, these being the 4 holidays that recognize Solstices Equinoxes.
any of the many types of gems, minerals and rocks, which are used according to their characteristic vibrations or qualities in Earth Magic.
this term is almost exclusively a reference to the spherical clear quartz crystal, used for scrying and divination. Its round shape makes it a Goddess symbol, which is why periodic moon baths will keep it clear of negative energies and enhance its use.
an altar tool that often looks like a cauldron on a stem; Chalice. Symbol of the Goddess and fertility; and of the Element Water.
a conscious direction of negative energy toward a person, place, or thing.
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