a special deck of cards used for divination; a system of divination claimed to have originated in Egypt in ancient times. These cards are the ancestors of modern playing cards. Traditionally numbering 78 cards, of which 21 make up the Major Arcana the rest are divided into 4 suits (cups, wands, pentacles, swords) of Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana or GREATER SECRETS were lost through the efforts of the Christian clergy.
the act of 'reading' tea leaves in divination work.
the act of 'thought transference' as in the ability to read, send, or both - of anothers thoughts!
pray for divine intervention, like 'God give us world peace.'
is Greek, meaning the 'Study of God. Thealogy: new reference as the 'Study of Goddess'.
pray for yourself, like 'God give me more understanding with others'
this is the sensitive area between the eyes up on the forhead about an inch. Site of a Major Chakra, the Pineal gland. It relates to intuitive input to the Conscious Mind is often called The Mind's Eye.
THREE FOLD LAW:
a belief that we receive in return three times whatever good or evil we send out into the world.
an Initiate; a true Witch; born once from their mother, once from the Cauldron, and once from the God/dess.
an incense burner that hangs from a chain, and swung by a carrior, to spread its smoke (Air Element symbol). Used during rituals to cleanse the space within the magic Circle. Fire Element symbol.
a liquid produced by soaking plant parts (herbs), in ethyl alcohol or vinegar, to produce a scented liquid.
the instruments, empowered with magick; used by Pagans. These would include runes, tarot, candles, crystals, wand, censor, etc. Tools should be physically cleaned, consecrated and even engraved, prior to use for ceremonial purposes.
the three most generally used are: music, dance and gestures. These raise power, alter consciousness and serve to unite Self, with Diety.
Many branches of the craft claim to be preGardnerian. These usually call themselves Traditional. This covers a lot of territory and depends on the area of origin (i.e. Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Basque, etc.).
Systems of training in the Craft: Gardnerian, Celtic Traditionalist, Welsh Traditionalist, YTylwyth Teg, Alexandrian, Continentalist, Stregha, Fairy, Feminist, Dianic, etc.
a specific branch or SECT of Wiccan religion, with its own structured practices.
means 'it'...surpasses all, is supreme in excellence, is beyond all human knowledge.
levitation or projection of the astral body.
In Ceremonial Magick, a three sided figure used to contain a spirit, intelligence, demon, or whatever has been evoked; it is part of the method of protection for the person or persons who have evoked the entity.
a feature found in Stonehenge, composing of 2 upright slabs of stone, supporting 1 slab of stone crosswise to make an arch.
this is a triple, overlapping triangle symbol and represents Fate(s). One side of each triangle is missing, and this gives an overall impression of movement activity, of energy in action.
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