Category Archives: Magic

Empowerment Ritual

This past Sunday night I taught the folks at The Welcoming Circle how to make altered playing cards [mini-collages] as a way of helping us to set our magical intentions and personal goals. We then closed with a ritual to … Continue reading

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Winter Discernment Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at tonight’s Welcoming Circle: WINTER RITUAL ANOINTING— Brigid Oil May the darkness of the season enable us to see ourselves And the world around us in new ways. So mote it be! CASTING THE … Continue reading

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Ancient Christian Magic

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men (Gk. MAGOS, meaning “magicians”) from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For … Continue reading

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The Magi’s Blessing: Chalking the Door

I came across a wonderful tradition which I will have to research further to learn a little more about it’s origins. According to Pagan Christmas, “Even today, priests go from house to house in the Black Forest on January 6, … Continue reading

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September Full Moon: Raven Moon

September’s full moon is this coming Monday, September 24. Native Americans call it the Harvest Moon if it falls nearest to the Fall Equinox, or Full Corn Moon if the Harvest Moon occurs in October. Some tribes also call it … Continue reading

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Connecting With Herbs Ritual

Here is the ritual I promised I’d post from Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal burner. Use a feather to spread the smoke in all four directions.) Aries Incense (adapt. … Continue reading

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Seed Planting and Intention Setting Ritual

Here is our spring ritual from last night’s Welcoming Circle: SPRING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara and Easter are behind us, But spring has just begun. Baby plants are emerging from winter’s soil. … Continue reading

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