Witch's magickal sewing needle.
DAYS OF POWER:
reference to the cessation of life of the physical body - not of the Soul or Spirit, which continues in its journey through the Spirit Realm until finally to born again through REINCARNATION.
is the exercise of sitting with a 'dying' person as comforter or can be the ritual exercised to ease the soul 'over' into its new existence.
DEATH IN SERVICE; also
termed RIGHTEOUS DEATH
meaning service to life; is the natural death such as from illness, old age, child birth, rescue attempts or self sacrifice to help another.
is like a solemn promise or vow, like dedicating yourself to Wicca before being actually initiated. Pledging yourself, would be a dedication.
this varies among traditions as to recognition - but a DEGREE is a level of expertise recognized by a more adept person. Sometimes these are meaningless, self vanities but usually a 1st Degree person can work in rituals; 2nd Degree could lead the ritual under guidance of the High Priest or Priestess; and 3rd Degree can teach do initiations.
a clockwise circle, following the Sun and Moon's motion in the sky. It represents a building up of positive energy or the creation of energy; Opposite of Widdershins. The standard direction of movement within a ritual area or consecrated circle.
ancient spinning implement. In archaic times, it was figuratively said that the Great Goddess spun the Earth and all things from Her distaff. In Nordic and Central European folklore, the line linking the axis of the Earth with the north star was called the distaff.
magickal method of looking into the future or the past or seeking unknown information through the use of various oracles.
*Tools of divination vary
widely and can include:*
Tarot cards, Runes, tea leaves, palms, dice, playing cards, omens seen in natural forms such as birds, fire, water, crystal or glass spheres, clouds, patterns in sand, eggs, entrails, faces and scalp formations, wax, etc.
the source of Life Force or Life Energy, which exists in and from the God and Goddess through all planes of existence; Spirit.
an ancient structure of stone used as a burial space and considered to be a place of power.
a person who is adept at locating something either lost or buried ; Water, Oil, precious metals, etc...
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON:
the channeling of Goddess Power into one's Self, especially during ritual. Physical changes such as voice pitch or aura brilliance can occur.
one of the several religions which predominated in Gaul and the other Celtic countries from approximately 3000 B.C.E. to approximately 300 C.E. The emphasis was on worship or reverence for the Oak tree and the Mistletoe which grew thereon.
DRUID, NEW MOON:
six days following the astrological new moon.
in theology, usually refers to the division of all things divine into two categories, female/male, positive/negative, light/dark, cold/hot, goddess/god.
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