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Wiccan Horned God and the Triple Goddess

Most religions today are built on the concept of faith which revolves in some way around the teachings of one individual or deity. It is something we have become accustomed to in mainstream society and so anything other than this is quite often difficult for us to understand. Yet in Wiccan teachings the gods which they worship are not only those which are drawn from Pagan and ancient rituals and rites, but they can differ between covens. Although they all...

What is White Magic? An Introduction

Compared to our ancient ancestors we are, simply because of the way society has developed, far less experienced in the ways of magic than they were. Although other things might often make us seem more advanced, what we have lost along the way is the appreciation and possibly gratitude, that we should show to the world around us. In contemporary society, and often because of our ignorance surrounding such things, we often simplify the forces of magic in two ways:...

What is Black Magic? An Introduction

Unfortunately in contemporary times we seemed to have developed two perspectives about magic: White Magic is good and Black Magic is bad. This often arises due to some confusion about what Black Magic really is because the distinctions have been broken down in to the most basic, and easily understandable, forms. The problem tends to arise because often Black Magic is automatically associated with Satanism or Devil Worship and often this misconception has been perpetrated and exaggerated by modern media...

Sabbats – The Wheel of the Year

The pagan Wheel of the Year is marked by eight Sabbats, spaced approximately every six weeks throughout the year. Four of these Sabbats represent the position of the solar calendar (either solstice or equinox) and four fall at what are called the “cross quarters.” These ancient dates mark the middle of each season where the old begins to fade into new. Yule For many pagans, Samhain marks the first Sabbat. For me, however, the Wheel of the Year begins at Yule,...

The Law of Return

Also known as the Law of Three, The Law of Attraction, Universal Law, Natural Law of Cause and Effect and The Great Work. What is so secret about 'The Secret'? Do the teachers of today know something that the sages of history didn't? Are the foundational teachings of our magickal traditions being corrupted for the masses with slick marketing OR are the technological advancements of television, film and the internet helping to bring the ancient science of 'there is...

Who is Goddess – Reflecting and Working with Her

Yes, this class is back to basics. Yes this is the beginning, a no brainer, but this is exactly what we forget. The simple of Goddess gets lost in the complexity of Goddess. Control suppresses freedom and our struggles are granted power over our senses and trust. The wheel has turned my sisters and we find ourselves in the darkest part of winter. It is time to turn inward and return to the basics, the beginning where Goddess silently...

A Witch’s Tools

There is one important thing a Witch must remember: tools do not make a Witch; A Witch makes the tools. A Witch’s tools are an extension of Her intent and a means for Her intent to continue when life demands Her attention.. Desire, visualization and belief are a Witch’s tools of the soul and empower Her Earthly tools. Pentacle The Pentagram, the five-pointed star that represents the craft. It is one of a Witch’s most powerful tools as it represents all...

The Pentagram

Through the ages, the symbol of the pentagram, or pentacle has been viewed with great suspicion. It has been seen as a symbol of evil and as a trademark of the Christian Devil and Devil worship. As any Pagan can tell you, we do not believe in a "Devil" of any form, let alone use a symbol that is supposed to be its "trade mark." On the pentacle, our sacred symbol, each point of the star represents one element, being...

The Moon Phases

The diagram shows the Moon in different positions along its orbit around the Earth. The Sun is off in the distance, lighting the Earth-Moon system. At any position, half of the Moon is illuminated by the Sun (the light side of the Moon) and half is not (the dark side). Also, half of the Moon is visible to the Earth (the near side of the Moon) and half is not (the far side). As the Moon moves around the...

The Elements and the Watchtowers

Earth Earth is the element of form, binding, and manifestation. From an occult perspective the element of Earth is the lowest in vibratory rate of the four elements. Creatures known as Gnomes, a dwarf-like race, live within the elemental realm of Earth. In a metaphysical sense, Earth is associated with the Northern quarter, and the color green - symbolizing its vitality and life. The pentacle is our magickal tool that represents Earth, our spirituality and connection with Goddess/life. In astrology the...

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