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Bougaivillea's Book of Shadows

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:07 pm

We All Come From the Goddess (Song) by ?

We all come from the Goddess
and to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain,
flowing to the ocean
(repeat)

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate
Demeter, Kal, Innana
(repeat)

We all come from the Horned God,
and to him we shall return.
Like a spark of flame,
rising to the heavens.
(repeat)

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn,
all that dies shall be reborn.
Corn and grain, corn and grain,
all that falls shall rise again.
(repeat)

The Goddess is alive and magick is afoot!
The Goddess is alive and magick is afoot!
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The Wiccan Rede

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:07 pm

The Wiccan Rede
(Full Version)
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.

Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

"An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
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Candle Meanings

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:10 pm

White: A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy' May be substituted for any color candle.

Yellow: Activity, Creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain another’s confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy.

Gold: Fosters understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or money, or in rituals needing solar energy.

Orange: Creativity, ability to speak one's mind, ambition, career matters and the Law, self-confidence. Solar color and also stands for Leo.

Pink: Promotes romance, friendship; standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table.

Red: Health, passion, love, fertility, strength, courage, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.

Silver: Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.

Purple: Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations; ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increases Neptune energy.

Magenta: Combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency; energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.

Brown: Earthly, balanced color; for rituals of materiel increase; eliminates indecisiveness; improves powers of concentration, study, telepathy; increases financial success; locates objects that have been lost.

Indigo: Color of inertia; stops situations or people; use in rituals that require a deep meditational state; or in rituals that demand Saturn energy.

Royal Blue: Promotes laughter and joviality; color or loyalty; use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased.

Light Blue: Spiritual color; helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations; brings peace and tranquillity to the home; radiates Aquarius energy; employ where a situation must be synthesized.

Blue: Primary spiritual color; for rituals to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance.

Emerald Green: Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.

Dark Green: Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy; counteracts these influences in a ritual.

Green: Promotes prosperity, fertility, success; stimulates rituals for good luck, money, harmony, and rejuvenation.

Grey: Neutral color useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence.

Black: Opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious; use in rituals to induce a deep meditational state, or to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy.
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Journal Topics

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:11 pm

-What does "Witch" mean to you?

-My future goals within Paganism.

-Are there traditions you like? Dislike? Why?

-Why be a Pagan, anyway?

-How do you feel about spell crafting?

-What do you think separates Wicca (Druidism, Asatru, etc.) from other Pagan religions? Other religions in general?

-Write about the state of Paganism today...is it too marketed? Are there too many "kids"? Are covens becoming obsolete?

-Compare and contrast Pagan authors that you have recently read.

-What specific Deities do you pray to and why?

-What do you think happens to you when you die?

-Do you believe in fate, or do we make it up as we go?

-Do animals reincarnate?

-Can humans incarnate as animals? If so, why? If not, why?

-Is hexing, cursing, black magick ever ok? If so when? If not why?

-Explain your Craft/Magickal/Working/Sacred name if you have one.

-Do you think that you have to have a Craft name? Why or why not?

-Is there a difference between Wicca and Witchcraft? Explain.

-If we believe in reincarnation and Christians believe in a one-shot life, what happens to them when they die?

-What is your utopia?

(this article is from http://www.collegewicca.com/BOSfiles/journals.html)
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Chants

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:12 pm

None are written by me:

Air I Am by Andras

Air I am,
Fire I am,
Water, Earth, and Spirit I am.
(repeat 3x)

Elemental Chant by Circle of the Digital Moon

"By the Earth that is Her body,
By the Air that is Her breath,
By the Fire of Her spirit,
And the Waters of Her womb,
the circle is cast...."
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Wood Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:29 pm

Balsa - Psychic awareness
Cedar - Healing, purification, protection
Cherry - Love
Ebony - Protection
Elder - Spirituality, protection
Eucalyptus - Healing
Maple - Love, money
Oak - Strength, health
Pine - Money, healing
Walnut - Heath
Willow - Psychic awareness, Blessings of the Moon
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Shell Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:30 pm

Abalone - General use is to contain empowered herbs and stones
Clam shells - Used for purification and love, also used as a talisman
Conches - Love magick
Limpets - Courage, confidence, physical strength
Oysters - Love and good fortune
Sand Dollars - Wisdom
Scallops - Spells for travel and movement
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Feather Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:33 pm

White - Purification, spirituality, hope, protection, Moon Blessings
Green - Money, fertility, growth
Brown - Health, stability, grounding, the home and the hearth
Orange - Attraction, energy, success, change
Yellow - Intelligence, Blessings of the Sun, God energy
Red - Courage, good fortune, passion, life
Pink - Love, friendship
Gray - Peace, neutrality
Blue - Psychic awareness, peace, health
Black - Not recommended
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8 Major Sabbats

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:41 pm

Samhain (October 31st) - Considered the first day of the New Year for most Wiccans. Day to honor loved ones who passed away the previous year. The veil is thinnest between worlds of good and dead. Colors for this day are black, purple, and orange.

Yule (December 20 - 22, depending on when the Solstice falls) - Known as the Winter Solstice. Symbolizes the death and rebirth of the sun, as represented by the God. Colors are red, green, and white.

Imbolc (February 2nd) - Also known as Candlemas. Signals the end of winter. Candles are lit to banish darkness. White and pastels are the colors.

Ostara (March 20 - 22, depending on when the equinox falls) - Spring Equinox. Celebrates the newness of spring and rebirth of life on earth. Symbols are things that represent the new life to come, such as seeds and eggs. Colors are pastels.

Beltane (May 1st) - Celebrates joys of love and reunion. Honors the sacred marriage between the God and the Goddess. Known as May Day. Many handfastings and Pagan wedding ceremonies are celebrated on this day. Any trinkets signifying romantic love, maypoles, and flowers are symbols. Color is rainbow.

Midsummer (June 20 - 22, depending on when the solstice falls) - Summer Solstice or Litha. Major solar festival. Longest day of the year, shortest night. The God is in greatest glory and strength. Midsummer recognizes his impending and inevitable death. Bonfires and sunflowers are symbols of this day. All sun colors, like gold, orange, and yellow.

Lammas (August 2nd) - Lughnassadh or Cornucopia. First festival of the harvest season. Symbols are signs of harvest (breads, fruits and veggies). Colors are browns, dark golds, and red.

Mabon (Sept. 20 - 22, depending on when the equinox falls) - Second of the harvest celebrations. Celebrated like Lammas (the symbols and colors are the same).
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To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silent

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:42 pm

To have the knowledge of magick,
to dare to perform it,
to have the strength needed for magick,
and to keep silent about the magick you do.

I don't remember where I found this. I don't quite agree with the last line, because I really don't believe you have to stay hidden.
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Elemental Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Earth

- Feminine
- North
- Green
- Elemental beings are gnomes
- Animals are wolves, owls, dragons, stag, and wild cats..
- Stones are onyx, amethyst, and flourite.
- Rules spells dealing with fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology, nature, and stability.

Air

- Masculine
- East
- Yellow
- Elemental beings are sylphs.
- Air animals are doves, wolves, deer, and turtles.
- Stones are moonstone, turquiose, and rhodochrosite.
- Rules spells with memory, intellect, test taking, divination, psychic ability, travel, and overcoming addiction.
- Feathers and wands are magickal air tools.

Fire

- Masculine
- South
- Red
- Elemental beings are salamanders
- Fire animals are porcupine, coyote, fox, squirrel, hawk, mouse, deer, bears, and snakes.
- Stones are amber, citrine, smokey crystals, gold, and copper.
- Fire rules spells dealing with success, sex, illness, protection, legal manners, competition, strength, and energy.
- Candles are used on altars to represent fire.

Water

- Feminine
- West
- Blue
- Elemental beings are undines
- Animals are all sea mammals, sea birds, fish, night creatures, and the raven.
- Stones are silver, river rocks, amethyst, coral, seashells, and rainbow colored crystals.
- Water rules spells dealing with love, friendship, meditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance, and purification.
- Water is very healing.
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Re: Bougaivillea's Book of Shadows

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 4:02 pm

So after I get together a bunch of information, I can start printing it out! I figure I'll add some pictures to make it look nice and go from there.
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Planetary Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 4:08 pm

Moon - Goddess mysteries, women's health, home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, and emotional healing.
Sun - God mysteries, physical health, employment, leadership, prosperity, money, the performing arts, celebrity, self confidence, and new ventures.
Mercury - The intellect, communications (either written or spoken), teaching, learning, travel, diplomacy, and influencing others.
Venus - Inner and outer beauty, love, romance, family, creative arts, friendship, gardening, peace, happiness, fertility, sexuality.
Mars - Passion, force, power, lust, courage, strength of will, military, physical exertion, machinery, competition.
Jupiter - Money, prosperity, success, legal judgements, luck, friendship, investments, social gatherings, ambition, the seeking and granting of favors.
Saturn - Land and real estate, past lives, overcoming self sabotage, lies, losses, learning life's lessons, and protection from psychic attack.
Uranus - Unexpected changes, higher consciousness, metaphysics, new inventions, regathering scattered energies, clairvoyance, freedom, and independence.
Neptune - Inner vision and perception, intuition, dreams, divination, chaos, confusion, and revolution.
Pluto - Death, transformations, astral travel, the otherworld, materialization, transfigurations, and metaphysics.
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Day Correspondences

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 4:11 pm

Sunday - Ruled by the sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil, and exorcism.
Monday - Ruled by the moon. Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, female fertility, the Goddess.
Tuesday - Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, physical strength, banishing negativity.
Wednesday - Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communication, knowledge, wisdom, and study.
Thursday - Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.
Friday - Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility, and friendship.
Saturday - Ruled by Saturn. Psychic ability, meditation, and communications with spirits.
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Gaelic Elements

Postby Bougainvillea » Sun May 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Elemental Air - Anail (ah - nawl)
Elemental Fire - Teine (tenneh)
Elemental Water - Uisce (ish - ke)
Elemental Earth - Talamh (tah - lahv)
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