By Pauline Campanelli
Paganism has stuffed the hearts and souls of individuals around the globe for millions of years. In each one tradition, self reliant how you can honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the yr have constructed. In Ancient Ways by means of Pauline Campanelli, you'll examine a lot of these rules and methods, improving your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors.
The ebook follows the stream of development on this planet that's associated with the Pagan fairs. It starts with Imbolc (February 2) and keeps with the solstices and equinoxes, in addition to the cross-quarter vacations equivalent to Lammas, Samhain, and yuletide. every one competition has a bankruptcy devoted to it, and every bankruptcy is full of folklore, heritage, and traditions that may make your middle sing.
For instance, within the part on Samhain (October 31) you are going to know about conventional Halloween get together favors and the way to exploit a tambourine to aid touch spirits. you will find information regarding cats and why they turned linked to Witches. you will additionally research the place the organization of this pageant with bats and owls got here from. and naturally the ebook explains the pumpkin and the Jack-o'-lantern. there is even a recipe for pumpkin bread.
Ancient Ways explains how this vacation is de facto thought of the 3rd or ultimate harvest. you will learn the way apples are concerned with the vacation and the way they are often used for therapeutic. different subject matters right here contain the right way to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a quick background of significant dates in Witchcraft; and the way to exploit magick mirrors and crystal balls.
This form of details is integrated in each bankruptcy of this e-book. you are going to additionally examine charms and spells, numerology and people arts, in addition to conventional myths and legends. With this ebook you'll extend your wisdom of Paganism and improve and upload in your practices. it's a booklet you'll use repeatedly.
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Small nuggets of obsidian called Apache tears are sometimes made into magickal jewelry. Because of their color, they are worn to enhance psychic ability or when doing psychic readings or working with the Goddess in her aspect as Hecate. Selenite, named for Selene, the Goddess of the Moon, is one of the very few minerals that forms curved and sometimes twinned crystals which most often grow in caves. For this reason it is sacred to the Moon Goddess who is also Queen of the Faeries; and is therefore favored by the faery-folk.
Dionysus, Greek God of Resurrection It was in Rome that the cult of Cybele flourished; there, at the time of the Vernal Equinox, the eunuch priests of Cybele performed spring rites that lasted almost a week. On the first day of the festival, a pine tree whose trunk had been wrapped with white cloth (like a shroud) and adorned with violets was carried into the temple. ) On the second day of the festival, trumpets were sounded. On the third day, the high priest slashed his arm, allowing the blood to fall on the pine tree.
In these details the two Goddesses who are one, are very similar to the Roman Goddesses Ceres and Proserpina, and their Greek predecessors Demeter and Persephone. In the myth of these Goddesses, the Mother blasts the crops in anger while her daughter, the Maiden, is held captive in the Underworld. Both Ceres and Proserpina (or Demeter and Persephone) are considered two Goddesses that are one, and probably had their origins in the ancient goddesses of Old Europe who presided over the coming of Spring, the harvesting of sacred grain and the ritual baking of bread.