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Re: Brand new to wicca

Postby SpiritTalker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:19 am

Some tips for self directed study -

1. Inform yourself on the Charge of the Goddess, Wiccan Reed, the Witch's Creed, the Witch's Rune, the Legend of the Descent of the Goddess; Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane & Lammas & full moon; Wicca honors both a Goddess & a God who represent Nature.
. Use of a ritual circle, ritual tools & altar; observance of Sabbat & Esbats & spell-crafting are part of Wiccan practice.
. Wicca-a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham is available online as a free PDF; sells @ $10 pprbk
. Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin & Wicca Book of Spells by Lisa Chamberlain are good & sell @ $12 &$7 pprbk

2. When you decide to practice make a suitable worship/work-space within your means.
. Start-up gear: fire-safe incense bowl, candle holders, potion cup/dish; incense, candles, oil, salt & a few herbs.
. Many witches make their own tools or repurpose household & natural items.
. Wiccan altars have symbols of duo-Deity & Nature's Elements of land, sea and sky, & fire being of the gods.
. Ritual tools represent Elements: wand-air, blade-fire, cup-water, pentacle-earth. Phalic/womb shapes rep God/dess.
. Simple circle: broom-sweep walking (<~)widdershins to cleanse; point finger & walk deosil(~>) & project the circle.

3. Teach yourself to focus: Gaze at a candle flame until it's all you're aware of. If you wool gather just return your attention to the flame. Breathe deeply. You can ask for guidance but stay focused on the flame.
. if you have no candle use a reflection off a spoon or glass of water.

4. About Spells:
. Know your intent - to attract, to repel or to empower something.
. Select spell materials that feel related to the goal by element, properties, color, scent, appearance, symbolism. If something is a relevant symbol to you then feel free to use it.
. Breathe & center, pulling energy on the breath from earth & sky into the belly.
. Think of the goal & as you exhale, push energy from the belly & INTO the spell object thru your hands.
. Use positive, present-tense phrasing like "I have X" and "X is", & don't say what you don't want.
. Adding "for the good of everyone, so now it is done" can safeguard against misfires.
. Browse the EUTM spell section.

5. Mini correspondence list:

Element - - - Intent - - - -- color - - - - - - Tool - - - - -Herbs - - - - - -Stone - - - - -Planet - - Best Day for Spell
Air - beginnings, thought, intellect; yellow; Wand, incense; marjoram, mint, sage; tiger eye; Mercury; Wed
Fire - vitality & partnerships; red; knife, candle, oil; bay, basil, rosemary; red jasper; Sun & Mars; Sun, Tue
Water - love, psi activity; blue; Cup, bowl, broom; lemon, rose, thyme; seashells; Venus & Moon; Fri, Mon
Earth - endings, prosperity; green; Pentacle, grains, stones, salt, patchouli; hematite; Saturn & Jupiter; Sa, Th
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