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Start your own thread named "[Name's] Book of Shadows" and add spells, rituals, correspondences, music, videos, etc. that you would like to keep for future use or share with others. Use as many posts as you'd like. It's not private, but at least your family won't see it. You can also get ideas from other people's Books of Shadows.

Avalon Ravenmoon's Internet BoS

Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:44 pm

I think the concept of a Member's Book of Shadows is really interesting! What a great way to store and share knowledge. I thought about it and I figure I have a few rituals, spells, prayers and the like that I'd like to keep here for ease-of-access and safekeeping, yet wouldn't mind sharing with other practitioners of the craft.

Like many a solitary, I carve my own path. Going with what is perfect for me and my connection to my higherself/Spirit is what matters above all else in my craft. I don't follow a particular tradition and will never claim to be anything other than a witch (well, for the time being. Who knows, maybe one day I'll join a grove or embrace my inner Chaote fully, or maybe join a Gardnerian or Reclaiming or Black Forest or just a coven or become a bona-fide member of the Church of Satan..all possibilities)

But I digress. If I find something that feels true to me, stirs magic in my soul or makes me feel connected I will likely incorporate it in my work. Generally, I write my own stuff. I do collect some things written by others if I think it reflects something already within myself or my inner realms. I could wax poetic about that and being a pantheist and my core beliefs and the like, but I think I'll just save that stuff for my personal, handwritten Books of Shadows. This thread is for the practical stuff that any practitioner can plug into whatever their own practice may be, whether it be for experimentation sake or if whatever herein actually calls to you and marries well with your own path. Feel free to ad-lib or base your own rituals/spells/prayers off the ones herein if you are reading and something piques your interest. After all, no one can stop you.

I think my entries will be organized like so:

Invocations and Prayers
Circlecastings
Quarter Calls
Rituals
Spells and Workings
Music
Quotes
Ways of Power and Types of Magic
Symbols
Personal Correspondences
Inventory
Personal Gnosis
Recipes for spell powders, blends, incenses, teas, etc.
Food Recipes and Kitchen Magic
Everyday Magic
Nature's Cycles and the Wheel
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Invocations and Prayers

A Morning Prayer by Avalon Ravenmoon
The starry night veil gives way to the day
while the sun and moon dance to celebrate
creation, destruction
the ebb and the flow
in between dwells the magic, this, wise fools know.

Betwixt and between, above and below
to die is to live, to plant is to grow
one with the horned god and queen of the witches,
I invoke thine energies to balance and bless mind, body and soul.

With gratitude, in perfect trust and perfect love
As below, so above.


A Prayer for Night by Avalon Ravenmoon
Lady of the silver moon, ever guarding the realm of dreams
Maiden/mother/crone
(depending on current moon phase) I honour as you wax/glow/wave.
Enchanting and ever present, singing to the quiet sea,
the silent night flowers and crystalline dreams
that twinkle and glow in your brilliance,
that rest in your darkness.

I express thanks and honour you who inspires magic, who is with me always, who was with my ancestors, and who will guide my descendants.

Blessed be.
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Circlecastings

Avalonian/Goddess Cauldron Circle by Avalon Ravenmoon
"Cauldron now stirring, whirling mist and smoke
Symbols of the mighty Goddess I invoke.
Lover Goddess, Ancient Goddess, Enchantress and Seer

whose everyday blessings grow ever clearer.
Maiden, mother of bards, and crone,
Divine shapeshifter, rabbit, owl and crow
Healer and warrior, Ruler of Avalon,

Join with me now at thine sacred cauldron.
So mote it me."
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Quarter Calls

Avalonian Quarter Calls by Avalon Ravenmoon

"Wise Merlin, Great Druid of the Ancient Wood,
Loyal and watchful counselor,
You are the storyteller that sings like the growth rings of the sacred Oak
Your lineage and immortality gains you insight of the circle that is life.
I honour you and welcome you as watcher of the North and Earth, to this circle, Hail!"
"Morgana Le Fay, Sorceress of the Isle of Mist,
Psychic enchantress with clear sight,
You who are enchanting, who glides through the veil, wearing a crescent of blue Ash
Your inner knowing and will is strong as the winds that stir thine cloak,
I honour you and welcome you as watcher of the East and Air, to this circle, Hail!"
"Morgause, Lover who dances at the Needfire,
Queen of personal power,
You who holds within her Yoni pure passion
and pleasure, sweet as wine of Hawthorn fruit,
Tis your flame that spits out a spark for life and love,
I honour you and welcome you as watcher of the South and Fire, to this circle, Hail!"
"Nimue, Lady of the Lake,
Keeper of deep mysteries,
Wise seer who knows all that is within and without,
Clarifier and healer, like her compassionate Willow,
Tis through your deep understanding and powers of reflection that we may be reborn, renewed, cleansed of impurities through your Healing Waters of Avalon,
I honour you and welcome you as watcher of the West and Water, to this circle, Hail!"


Avalon Within Quarter Calls Inspired by Jhenah Telyndru's Avalon Within, by Avalon Ravenmoon
Coming soon...


My Elemental Quarter Call by Avalon Ravenmoon
Oh Spirit, web of wyrd, sacred violet mist of Avalon, encircle me now, divine spirit of life, death and rebirth.

Oh grounding Earth, ancient roots and vines, stretching across realms, encircle me now, divine spirit of guardian trees,
rocks and soil.

Oh powerful air, cleansing winds of communication and change, encircle me now, divine spirit of the breeze that builds and whispers of the changing seasons.

Oh passionate fire, purifying flame of eternal devotion, encircle me now, divine spirit of starlight, warmth, and dedication.

Oh healing waters, mysterious depths of magics, encircle me now, divine spirit of storms, rain, streams and lakes.

I call thee in, elements of spirit, earth, air, fire and water, encircle me now.
Lend me your power.
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Rituals

Tarot (or Divination tool) Dedication Ritual
    ~Decide intention with your cards (or other divination tool). This can be a mini-ritual in and of itself - you may wish to choose or light a candle you will use for divination (to bring light to the questions), or choose stones for clarity that you plan to keep with your divination tool when you work with them.
    ~Write down your intention statement, here's an example:
    "I, (your name), your priestess/dedicant/child, am hereby offering myself to your work. That my use of this tarot may be a direct line to you, to connect me to my guides and higher self. I bless, cleanse, consecrate, and finally, dedicate this deck in your honour, Seeress, Goddess of the craft. May each shuffle of these cards bring us closer and cleanse us, allowing your blessings and the messages most needed and helpful to lovingly flow. May your wisdom and love ever guide me in following my path truthfully, through darkest shadows, and guide the cards to bring me your messages throughout the journey."
For the ritual itself:
    ~cleanse self and/or space
    ~cast circle and call quarters
    ~invoke Spirit, god/goddess, guide(s) etc. (I invoked the oracular aspect of my goddess)
    ~state intention you wrote aloud, whilst cleansing, blessing and consecrating the deck via an element (like smoke), "the" elements, or methods of your choosing
    ~take the time in consecrating your deck (or whatever divination tool you've chosen). I bathed mine in smoke of incense I felt corresponded with my goals
    ~if you have any items you want to use with the deck in the future (like a divination candle, clarity candle, stones or other correspondences to go with your deck, cleanse/consecrate and state intention for those as well. Keep them with your deck while it charges your altar, on a pentacle (handdrawn on paper if you don't have one), charges on a windowsill under lunar/solar energy, or in whatever way you choose
    ~you my choose to say something like this in closing:
    "I have dedicated my divination practice with these cards to your service and these cards to you, so that all messages received will be your true message and guidance unto me. May this tarot journey be for the greatest good of all.
    ~thank Spirit or god/goddess, etc. Release quarters and close circle.
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46 pm

Spells and Workings

Healing Witch Ball
    clear xmas ornament (from craft store, usually retail 50 cents to a dollar)
    basil
    lavender
    mint
    corn flower
    mugwort
    rosemary
    sage
    smokey quartz point
    tiny inscription of your intention/goal, etc.
    charm (if desired, for aesthetic purpose as well as potential magical correspondence)
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:02 am

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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:02 am

Quotes
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:04 am

Ways of Power and Types of Magic

Ways of Power according to Gerald Gardner
1. Meditation and concentration.
2. Trance and projection of spirit.
3. Rites, chants, spells, runes, charms, herbs, etc.
4. Incense, drugs, wines, whatever is used to release spirit.
5. The dance and kindred practices.
6. Breath control, bodily postures.
7. Sex.
I don't think we are limited to just these modes, but they are some of the most common I have found. I'm not opening discussion for the use of sex or drugs in magic, just stating they are a way of power. I will not be going into any more detail than that, I hope that's fair.
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 am

Symbols
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 am

Personal Correspondences
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 am

Inventory

Gems
    amazonite
    amethyst x5
    apatite
    aquamarine x2
    bloodstone
    citrine
    galaxite x3
    green moss agate
    jasper (red)
    jet
    lapis lazuli x2
    moonstone x24
    obsidian x16
    opal x2
    rose quartz x16
    smoky quartz x4
    selenite x4
    sodalite x1

Herbs and resins
    basil
    cinnamon
    clove
    dragons blood
    frankincense
    juniper and juniper berries
    lavender
    myrhh
    nutmeg
    rose buds and thorns
    rosemary

Tarot
    lotr tarot
    tarot of a moon garden
    necronomicon
    tarot of vampyres
    egyptian tarot
    thoth tarot
    shadowscapes tarot
    tarot of the hidden realms
    deviant moon tarot
    fairy tarot
    crystal visions tarot
    green witch tarot
    wild unknown tarot
    beautiful creatures tarot
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:05 am

Personal Gnosis
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:11 am

Recipes for spell powders, blends, incenses, teas, etc.

Protection Powder or Potion
    salt
    rosemary
    pine
    dragons blood
    frankincense
    juniper and juniper berries
    basil
To be used in spells, as a circle marker, or in spells. To be anointed when in form of potion (anoint self, altar, tools, doors, windows, vehicles, objects, talismens, etc). To make potion, boil and strain with coffee filter or cheesecloth. Should have a red or at least pinkish hue.

Lover/Death Goddess Powder for Goddess offerings, circle marker, and use in spells
    sea salt or pink himalayan salt
    dragons blood powder
    juniper
    lavender
    rose petals
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Postby Avalon Ravenmoon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:11 am

Food Recipes and Kitchen Magic
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