Category Archives: Magic

Ancient Rituals and Practices Made New

“In my estimation. a middle path exists between abject gullibility and mocking cynicism regarding the ‘Elder ways.’ Yes, much of contemporary Paganism, whether of the North, South, East, or West, has been recovered in recent times, albeit in many cases … Continue reading

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Candles, Prayer and Magic

A Christian goes into her local Roman Catholic Church. Before worship, she lights a candle for a sick friend and prays to Jesus, asking for healing. She believes her prayer will help to make her friend better…and it does. A … Continue reading

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Connecting With Herbs Ritual

Here is the ritual we did at Sunday’s Welcoming Circle. Thanks to all who attended. We will take a break for the summer and start back in September. CONNECTING WITH HERBS RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin (Ares incense on charcoal … Continue reading

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Universal Characteristics of Candle Magic

Ever since the first prehistoric humans learned how to harness fire for warmth, protection and cooking food, we’ve been in awe of the power of the flame.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blazing campfire in the woods, prayer candles … Continue reading

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Ostara Intention Setting Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Welcoming Circle this past Sunday: OSTARA INTENTION SETTING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara is behind us, Easter is before us,And spring has just begun.Baby plants are … Continue reading

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Brigid Discernment Ritual

This was the closing ritual for one of Welcoming Circle’s Imbolc celebrations. It can be adapted for solitary practitioners. Images are from the Builders of the Adytum Tarot. I thought you might like to see it as we prepare for … 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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Samhain Ritual 2021

INTRODUCTION Begin the ritual by saying the following: Tonight is Samhain which, for some, signifies the end of one year and the beginning of another. The Ancestors are very close and they have been journeying with us faithfully through this … Continue reading

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Seasons of a Magical Life: Book Review

Byron Ballard lives and breathes Appalachian culture and magic. Her roots in this region run very deep with many generations of her ancestors calling this land home. She pours her depth of knowledge and experience into what may well be … Continue reading

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