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In 1996, “The Craft” was released in theaters and a new standard for movies about witchcraft was established. This was in part due to the technical advice of Pat Devin, an Elder and the first officer of the Southern California local council of C.O.G. (Covenant of the Goddess) established in California in 1975, an incorporated, religious, non-profit organization.
[ In 1996, there were approximately 250,000 Wiccans in the United States. ]

While much of the technically correct information in the movie was a fresh relief for many of us, Hollywood also had filled the movie with the normal amount of special effects. You know, the kind that have nothing whatsoever to do with “real magick.” In the past few years, large numbers of people after seeing “The Craft” turned towards Wicca with the impression that the movie was a real reflection of what they could learn. This misconception was further in-forced by a number of new Televison shows and more Hollywood movies. Never had a little bit of truth created so much confusion. ~ Parker Torrence
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What is Wicca? "Basically, Wicca is an evolving religion which originated from paganism, the oldest religion in the world. … It's an earth-oriented religion which has a consciousness towards ecology, not domination of the earth. We are part of everything that is going on around us. Humans have a responsibility for their actions and how they treat the earth, plants, animals, birds, fish and even rocks.” ~Pat Devin

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Picking Your Path Reality and& Responsibility The Wheel of the Year Archetype Gods and Goddesses Elements and Watch Towers Tools and Your Altar The Art of Magick At the Crossroads

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“Whatever you send out comes back times three!” “As ye sow.” ~ Aleister Crowley Or in more modern terminology: Magick is the methodology of attracting to one’s self. You do not have to be Wiccan to practice magick. do as you will.) Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 3 the Joy of Magick ( The witches in the movie were not Wiccan. is the Wiccan Rede and the Three Fold Law! but you do need to understand that Wiccan or not. you are still governed by the Three Fold Law of Return. Follow this with mind and heart. and welcome to the “Grimoire of Eclectic Magick. those events required for the achievement of a goal. Read. Both the good and the bad. but somewhere down the road it will come back to you three fold.” and yes this is a book about real magick! What is Magick. .” Lest in your own defense it be. but I believe that the single most important thing you can learn in regards to magick. In perfect love. and crafting a spell. and merry part …. Greetings. Eight words the Wiccan Law Fulfill: “An it harm none. Read this book if you want to know the truth about casting a circle. Merry meet. in perfect trust. Ever mind the Rule of Three. but I draw from Wiccan sources for my rituals. & why read this book? “Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” Call it what you like. Read this book if you want to learn how to achieve your goals. so shall ye reap. and discover the Joy of Magick! What should you learn/know first? This is just my opinion. Are you ready? This too is the Joy of Magick! Bide the Wiccan Rede you must. but understand all things move in a circle and you always get back what you put out. or next year. I am not Wiccan. It might not be tomorrow. use whatever words you wish. but there are many Wiccan elements in the rituals that they use.

There are structured Traditions like Ásatrú or the many Druidic groups. and I have had some formal training. magick will not change them. television and the hard-copy entertainment industry like to spew forth the misinformed concept that there are Good and Evil forms of magick. and nonwiccan sources. contact the OTO (or some other Order). the schoolgirls portrayed are not Wiccan. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Personally I would not want them in any group I was working in. An old adage states. is in the heart of the user. you can create your own eclectic path. If you are very adventurous. contact a Gardnerian coven (or some other Tradition). unemployment and “True magick isn’t black or white. you can learn and practice an eclectic form of magick. “Do not go where the path may lead.” This is even more true when it comes to the practice of magick! Hollywood. until after you first know how to use them correctly. Apply for admission. If that was true about politicians. If your desire is to do harm. it just exists. and do work with small groups from time to time. If you desire to become a Wiccan.” crime would be at zero.) and if you employ magick to do it. (society may call it evil. Your first responsibility should be to find a path that is suited to your needs. I have. that draw from both wicca. With the practice of magick. learn and follow to the letter the beliefs and teachings of that Tradition. comes responsibility for ones own actions (more on this in the next section). My reasons for this path are simple. I spent twenty years of my life in the Navy at a time when there were very few Pagans in the military. and only one of its’ many flavors. You can do this in a group. well remember the Three Fold Law! Most people practice magick that is a reflection of their personalities. Like the witches in the movie. Or there are just as many eclectic groups. please read the rest of this book. Apply for admission. then we would have world peace. and has never ever done (or even thought) anything moral or ethically wrong. If a person is self centered and self serving. “you should not break the rules. Wicca is a child of Paganism. Do you need the structure and discipline of a Coven or Order? Do you need to belong to something with a history and a set of (never changing) traditions? Or do you need the freedom that an eclectic solitaire path would provide? I am a simple Pagan and I walk an eclectic solitaire path. before you do that.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 4 ) picking your path ( In the movie The Craft. there is hope. If you desire to become a Ceremonial Magician. The only evil. or you can do this as a Solitaire. It fit my needs. learn and follow to the letter the teachings of that Order. It takes on the form and color of the person using it. no human rights violations.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Now if you are seeking a path that is not at one of these two extremes. . Like air or water. In my opinion that is on the same level as saying every head of every country is a perfect person. The reality of magick is.

seek a guru. and indoor plumbing. These emotions. Responsibility for yourself. It is one Pagan view point that the Great Mother gave birth to all things. So if you are ready to give up. and only then will you get the result that you seek. Just go to any reputable Human Growth Seminar and see how many of these “occult secrets” are being openly employed by non-magick users. Never practice magick from the space of fear or anger. I have yet to meet anyone who can balance and spin a pencil with their mind. and only you are responsible for your own actions! If you like being a victim. as well as every living creature and rock. you’ll get those results. You are responsible for each and every action. on the other hand. Maybe if you have a maid. Then. These are the dreams of the young and the science of the Hollywood special effects artist. They’ve spent their whole life in meditation to achieve this. both tend to sour the desired results. and you’ve trained them to understand facial tic commands. When it comes to the reality of magick. thought and deed. These laws of magick are not the occult secrets that some would have you believe. then pick up a copy of “Think and Grow Rich” and you’ll find many of these secret teachings spelled out. you are not yet willing to give up your standard of living. you are only as strong. faster the old fashioned way. fast food. In fact. the Internet. Before you begin the practice of magick. There is no devil. there is a certain responsibility that you accept.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 5 ) reality and responsibility “It is better to rush upon this blade than enter this circle with fear in your heart” ( Everyone at one time of another has wanted to twitch their nose. walk on water (without it being frozen first) or fly through the air (without the use of an aircraft). Magick is about responsibility. a nanny and someone to do your shopping. If you don’t have the time. how do you expect to be responsible with the art of magick. you should understand that. and respect its’ use. That is why fear is the last thing you need in any group or circle. and we’ll see you in 80 years. like life itself. if you need an escape goat to go through life with. and movies don’t have subliminal messages hidden in them. It is said that there are those in the far east who have mastered some of these feats. as your weakest link. the music. the reality of magick is that it can not alter or break the physical laws of nature. magick is just the employment of nature’s laws for the achievement of ones’ goals. cable television. In group work. and respect. Go book a flight to India. and find a new wardrobe hanging in their closet. and regardless of how dysfunctional your childhood was. then the last thing you need to do is learn magick. or blink their eyes. . If. and respect for all living creatures. meaning that we are all part of each other. and have their house and children clean. Do you respect yourself? Do you respect the environment around you? If you don’t respect yourself. you.

Again the veil is thin between the worlds. Lighting of the Yule Log is symbolic of welcoming the sun. Each full moon is also a holy day. Dance around a May Pole. Imbolg. Ostara. a hinge day when winter gives way to summer. is a time of renewal. In the course of their battle. also called Lady’s Day. In Celtic tradition it is the day the young son challenges his father the King. the Fall Equinox. the time of the year when the veil is the thinnest. Mabon. a time when daylight and night are in balance. Once again daylight and night are in balance. or Sabbats in the cycle of a year. and all members of a community would take a brand from the fire home. A time of blessing the seed. Yule. the longest night of the year. the Summer Solstice. Litha. the first of the harvest festivals. This is the best time for the taking of Omens. While all eight of these times reflect agricultural aspects of the year.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 6 ) the wheel of the year M ab on hnassadh Lug Pagans celebrate Eight Festivals. while the other four are drawn from the Mediterranean area of Europe. while the world is full of growing life. this is symbolized by the following days growing cooler. Now is the time to celebrate the gifts of the Earth Mother. to rekindle their own hearth fires. Lughnassadh. Samhain • Celtic Fire festival • October 31 Yule • Winter Solstice • December 21 Imbolg • Celtic Fire festival • February 2 Ostara • Spring Equinox • March 22 Beltain • Celtic Fire festival • April 30 Litha • Summer Solstice • June 21 Lughnassadh • Celtic Fire festival • August 1 Mabon • Autumn Equinox • September 22 Samhain ( Y e ul Imbolg Os Samhain. four are of a Celtic nature. ra ta ha it Beltain L . and fertility. In days past a common fire was lit. and is called an Esbat. Time to rejoice in the warmth of the sun. this was the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. Beltain. Today we call it Groundhog day. this is the Winter Solstice. the shortest night of the year. for rulership. In Celtic times. planting. the second harvest festival. the father is wounded. the Spring Equinox. celebrate the joy and ecstacy of life.

Humans.” As the “F” stands for Baron Cimetière Friday. Common examples: Diana the Huntress for many brings to VOUDOUN LOA represent mind a maiden who is wild and free. I will now attempt to answer the question as to why Pagans worship multiply deities. What we do is “Honor the DANA aspect of the divine that they reflect. it PTAH HEKET has no face. (Greek and (Babd.F. I will be employing the BLATHNAT TARANIS Sucellus) (Maponos. or Frigga Day. and it is within all things! Now this idea is nothing new. Let me also state that Pagans do BASIC the Lady not really worship these Gods and Goddesses. unless you CELTIC-GAULISH DEITIES (Manawydan) BRIGID GRANNUS are following a Tradition. an BARON SAMEDI DAMBALAH ancient woman sitting over a cauldron. To barrow from a popular movie series. like to have faces and CELTIC personalities attached to our divine beings.” By employing a name of a God or the Lord CERRUNNOS Goddess our human psyche connects with the Archetype symbol that they for us. everything that exists has within it the FORCE. Lugus) reference for your own research. All Goddesses are one Goddess. These are provided as BAVE NEVAIN DANU LUGH (Nemain. Frigga the Mother is evoked often by both AGOUÉ AYIZAN Pagans and non-pagans with the words “T. These pages have a number of ANU MORRIGAN CERNUNNOS HERN Gods and Goddess listed.I. With that said. What deities you choose to honor. DONN (Llew.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 7 ) archetype gods and goddesses ( “All Gods are one God. OSIRIS HATHOR The TAO is a beautiful concept. We all have Baron La Croix strong emotions about Friday. being the creatures that we are. Tis the season SIMBI to be jolly …” etc. and once upon a time that was Frigga Tag. To be honest I have felt that most of these were more the various author trying to justify their personal beliefs. AMUN (Amun-Re) ANUBIS AMAM ATEN ATUM BASTET BES GEB HAP HORUS IMIUT ISIS KHEPERA KHNUM MAAT MIN NEKHBET NEPHTHYS RA RE SEKHMET SELKET SESHAT SET SHU SOBEK TAWERET TEFNUT THOTH WADJET GODS OF ANCIENT EGYPT Over the years. LOCO-DÉ OGOUN “Deck the halls with boughs of Holly. and before Star NUT Wars it was more commonly known as the TAO. Hecate the crone brings to mind for many. Nemhain) Badhbh) DAGHDA MACHA Roman deities have not been listed. I have read a number of explanations as to why . MABON sections of this book. “Basic Celtic” deities for simplicity and BLODEUWEDD EMAIN TEUTATES Oenghus) (Tiw) BOANN GOIVNIU MANANAAN reference. The Oak King brings to mind the strength and warmth of LEGBA summer. DANBALAH ERZULIE FRÉDA Just to be fair to the male aspect of the divine.G. etc. tra-la-la-la-la la-la la la. While the Holly King is symbolic of the joys of the winter season. but is has only one major flaw. are very much a AENGUS AINE CERRIDWEN GREEN MAN MODRON personal matter. and there is one Initiator!” ~ from Aspects of Occultism by Dion Fortune Pagans worship multiply deities. There is only one FORCE. there is Pan the goat footed God GUÉDÉ of male youth.) In the later BELEN OGHMA (Dagda.

money. has within the lyrics of the song Lily. while the latter is associated with the harvest and the hunt. Then we have the Two Fold God. and the Winter season. Underlaying her power. It is solid. are the three aspects of Maiden. Regardless if you call the Lady Gaia. In some traditions these are three distinctively different Goddesses. more a creation of the medieval magician. is not something from the far distant past. dependable and stable. The archetypes here go back to the days when all humans were hunters and gathers. is that many Pagan and Wiccan systems name. (Lunar archetypes). coming to us from a time when the lords of the land dwelt and ruled from their castles. on her album The Red Shoes. most Pagan traditions arrange the Gods and Goddesses into a standard pattern. part of the invocation of the Spirit Monon also calls upon the power of these guardians to aid in the ritual working. song writer. The singer. The Lord is normally viewed as being symbolic of the Summer season. and call upon the Hebrew Archangels as the Watchers who dwell within these Towers at the edge of the world. fertility. and it is used in spells for employment. Then there are Goddesses like the Triple Morrigan . The Celtic Goddess. It is.Macha. although they are symbolic of each other. Mother & Crone. or TAO). In other traditions. incorporated the traditional words to summon the Archangels from their Watch Towers … “Gabriel before me Raphael behind me Michael on my right Urial on my left side” ~ Lily by Kate Bush In The Craft. Nemain and Babd. Dana is associated with Earth. The first of these is strongly connected to the growing season. “As Above. The elements in magick are not the same elements that you find in Chemistry class. and prosperity of any kind. Kate Bush. It is also know as Assiah. Earth is the foundation element. In the Tarot it is the suit of Pantacles. or Coins. The qualities of the physical reflect the power of the occult. Common names for these are The Green Man and The Horned Man. It is of interest to note that it sounds similar to “Mananan” the Celtic-Gaelic God of the Sea. The idea of guardians dwelling in Watch Towers. .Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 8 ) elements and watch towers ( All cultures have within their belief systems the concept of the four corners of the world. Dark or Bright. Frigga or Dana. they are the same Goddess at different stages of Her development. or your back yard. the Material World. Even more perplexing. The first of these is the Three Fold Goddess. In magick its’ color is green or black. It is this symbolic relationship that we employ in the art of magick. So Below!” archetype gods and goddesses ( Monon is the fictitious name used in The Craft for the Spirit (the Force.

and forever changing. Around the Sky. The darkness of our spirit. our Lord & Lady. and the realm of dreams. These being Metal. are the elements of the four corners of the world. In magick. Water is the creative element. We call it the Force. Cerridwen is associated with Water. Above the realm of man and elements. and we know it as the Yin & Yang. It is also known as Atziluth. Moon and Stars. the Formative World. and the Sea. It is also known as Briah. This is the realm of reality. Water and Fire. are the three sacred elements of the Sky. This is a system that has its’ roots in Egyptian. and Water. the Creative World. It is our past. energy. and life. It should be noted that this is not the only elemental system in the world. These being known as Earth.Grimoire of eclectic Magick elements and watch towers Air is the intellectual element. In the Tarot it is the suit of Cups or Chalices. there dwells the One which are Two. or Western Mystery Tradition. and Earth. The Land. While the Celtic tribes called them Sky. the Land. This background denotes sections taken from my personal Book of Shadows. Below the Spirit Flame. The Celtic God. Hebrew and Greek teachings. is the realm of man. Here we dwell in the present. and all things forgotten or left behind. creation. In its’ manifest form it is the Spirit Flame. It is the unwritten future. learning. The Celtic God. and it is used in spells for friendship. The Sea. In the Tarot it is the suit of Swords (sometimes Wands). The Sky. with the birds. and Sea. Fire is the element of change and passion. Wood. or Tao. is the realm of the Sun. fluid. and emotional healing or purification. . fertility. and freedom. is red. and it is employed in spells of passion. It is clear and uncluttered. purification and healing. The home of the great ones that we call Gods and Goddesses. This is also the home of the Sidhe (the Noble Ones). In the Tarot it is the suit of Wands (sometimes Swords). Land. the Teutonics used Frost. Page 9 continued ( The elements so far have been presented in what is know as the Hermetic. Lugh is associated with Fire. It is also know as Yetzirah. and it is employed in spells for visualization. is the realm of Mother Chaos. Fire. inspiration. Air. Fire. Dagha is associated with Air. In the Orient they have five elements. It is full of energy and is the essence of magick and life. In magick its’ color is bright pale yellow. the archetypical male and female. North of the ancient Roman Empire. and beasts of this world. its’ color is deep blue. the land of the dead. the Archetypal World. Its’ color in magick. The Celtic Goddess. Land & Sea. It is emotional. Water.

Regardless of what medium your Book of Shadows takes. you might be know by would be this magical pseudonym. pentacle. and reflect the path you choose to follow. is one of the most important tools you will ever own. and your Book of Shadows is an excellent place to keep it. Basic ritual tools are. Traditionally made of wood. oils. to the top of your bedroom dresser. wax. with magical inks using a special consecrated pen of art. The truly techno-pagan might even have the whole thing stored on their computer’s hard drive. Usually it is black handled. but its’ true power lies at a higher level. the Chalice. and the only name within your group. Altars can take any form. a candle covered altar is displayed. and contain the energies being used. it was the place where the young witches wrote down their thoughts and spells. Wand … the most personal of the basic tools. cauldron. If you are walking a predominantly Celtic path. It is associated with the element of earth. as well as to evoke or banish energies. To name a few. bell. it is used for the sharing of wine. because magick is not black or white. complete with crystal ball. It is associated with the element of fire. In ritual. In ritual. supporting role. when used to invoke. the Athame (pronounced. would not be in harmony with your goals. The first section should have some general information and personal notes. the modern practitioner will have computer scans and printouts taped or glued within its pages. juice. more then any other. and tipped with crystals or semi-precious gem stones. represents the creative aspect of the Goddess. it is used to cast the circle. scrying stone. Miscellaneous Altar tools … These include candles. and broom. stone. and to work your magick. or herbal potions. It is the place for you to honor the Lord and Lady. mortar & pestle. and dismiss spiritual entities.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 10 ) tools and your altar ( In the opening scenes of The Craft. it is used to support. Among this information should be your magical. it frequently has in its construction a drop of its’ owner blood. or an aesthetic expression of spirituality. or within a coven. This is a holdover from the days when free thinkers were persecuted. Tradition. and a female or receptive end. the teachings of that Tradition. states that it must be hand written. Much like the Athame. Pentacle … often made of wood. protect. Modern wands are often fashioned of copper tubes. or craft name. ceramic. An altar should reflect the personality of its’ user. In The Craft. order or group. and anointing oil. . the Wand can be employed to cast a circle. is your astrology chart. It is the symbol of the womb. crystal ball. sword. it should be arranged (in a minimum of) three sections. Chalice … this tool. Athame … this tool represents the active principle of the God. Altars can be a chaotic collection of items. Rune stones. cords. glass. this tool represents the Goddess in a passive. a collection of rituals. Another item that should be in the first part of your Grimore. staff. ath-AH-may). a name like Redwood Dream Catcher. This tool is viewed as having a male end for projection. and certain things should be included within its’ pages. from a ritual table. the Pentacle. with a double-edged blade. censor/thurible/incense. Called a Book of Shadows. and a cubit in length (the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger). This is a journal. It is associated with the element of air. magick mirror. It can also be employed for scrying. or Grimoire. Your Book of Shadows. it should be one that expresses your higher goals. In ritual. covered in leather or cloth. or metal. It is associated with the element of water. When you pick a name to use. and the Wand. and a personal collection of spell recipes. More often then not. Tarot cards. bolline. Some groups and covens require this information.

to put on just for your magical workings. to find things. It is of my opinion. and write my rituals from the back (now the front) to the front (now the back). and a few simple spells are included to get you started. like a ring.Grimoire of eclectic Magick tools and your altar The second section of your Book of Shadows. a table of correspondences. On a personal note. the first of these is the fact that some Traditions practice Skyclad.” Within this section. In the latter case. and know that it is the path you wish to follow. as well as some of the spells that you have used and found to work well for you. you should have something symbolic. These are the notes on correspondences. talisman or stole. this is just my perspective. The second reason. True magick is about free will! You should always have the freedom to find the door when events begin to take control of your body. or is it designed to be the last word on the subject. Page 11 continued( Skyclad is being “clad” with nothing but the “sky” or nude. it might not be practical to use a robe. ritual outlines. It also makes it easier. I can turn the book upside down. This way. you should learn the art of magick. away from you! ) Blessed Be & Welcome to the heart of The Craft … “Grimoire of Eclectic Magick. Basic exercises. for me. is used for your rituals. before you go joining a group where dancing nude is a requirement. without fear of running out of room. that if you are in your teens or pre-teens. you will be exposed to both the Theory and the Practice of Magick. should be filled with spell recipe information. I say might for a number of reasons. The last section of your Grimoire. If nothing else. the art of Magick ( theory overview Thaumaturgy Theurgy ( meditation • • • • • 15 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 12 12 12 spells • candle love ( practice breathing posture j o u r n a l ( binding magick • • • • • • 16 16 17 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 14 14 14 15 rituals • visualization s a m p l e intro ( & outline • • • • • • 17 18 • • • . The last tool you (might) need is a Robe. This information is not intended to replace formal training. is that due to your environment. I have found it advantages to write only upon one side of a page.

the FORCE). These are the types of magick normally employed. Black or White. In The Craft. the four witches. most commonly portrayed in movies and on television. The magician. into one’s self. It can also be practiced for material goals (Thaumaturgy). it works the same no matter what is in the heart of the user. we saw examples of this in the healing spell. the practice of the vision quest. Pagans don’t worship multiple gods. the TAO. Magick can be practiced as a means of self advancement along a spiritual path (Theurgy). gather on the beach to summon the spirit of Monon. If you are seeking power and the ability to control others by fear. and the glamor spell. are meditation. or witch should also temper their actions with the Wiccan Rede (or some other ethical philosophy). Magick is not Good or Evil. to influence events in one’s environment. various path workings. Magick is governed by the Three Fold Law of Return. In The Craft. is the mystical. the love spell. and works leading to the Knowledge and Conversation of your Holy Guardian Angel. Invocation. Other forms of Theurgy. is an example of magical theurgy in the form of an invocation. Which. but you should always keep the Wiccan Rede and the Three Fold Law in mind. you’re in the wrong place! . It is that body of works which deal with the achievement of physical or social goals. the Ritual of Calling Down the Moon. and spiritual use of Magick. when you do. water or even gravity. An evocations would be an example of Thaumaturgy. Now for a little fresh information: Most Pagan belief systems are environmentally friendly. magick just IS! Like air. ( the art of Magick theory overview Your ability to practice magick is as much an intuitive understanding of the theory. as it is an attempt to summon forth an energy. the revenge spell.Grimoire of eclectic Magick ) theurgy the art of Magick theory thaumaturgy Page 12 ( Theurgy. or “invoking a spirit” is the act of calling a deity. outside of one’s self. There is nothing wrong with the application of magick for material goals. with the underlaying theme of living in harmony with others. Thaumaturgy is the form of magick. as it is the ability to read words from a book. so much as they do Honor the Lord & Lady as aspects of the Divine (known by such names as the Spirit. in an attempt. and everyone’s favorite.

At this level of awareness. in part based upon the fundamental teachings of Thomas D. Super-Consciousness pr og ra m s me mo ry io n ot Sub-Consciousness em “The creativity of the subconscious is unlimited. This source of power is the force behind our magick.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick theory overview Page 13 continued The Super-Consciousness is the magician’s link to the Divine. { The Sub-Conscious mind is where the true authority of the magician resides. time & space are fluid. the magician’s consciousness. The untrained conscious mind will focus the attention upon the path of least resistance. The trained mind. Willhite . and (2) it gives instructions to the other levels of your being. and for those who understand how to perceive them. To Know • Memory To Dare • Emotions To Will • Creativity To Keep Silent • Programs Conscious ea cr ity tiv Sub-Conscious Super-Conscious Egypt: Freud: Buddha: Body/Mind Ego Rupa Ka Super Ego Nama Ba Id Nirvana This page was assembled.” Thomas D. will focus without being distracted by events around it. Willhite Consciousnes The conscious mind preforms two basic functions (1) it directs your attention. there are no secrets.

your face tilted slightly up. h God … in this posture. For a short time breath normally and clear your mind of all mundane thoughts. The journal entries should have the complete text of any spell or ritual you conduct. without any conscious thought about your breathing.) h Goddess … in this posture. HOLD your breath for a two heart beats. h Sitting … you can do this in a chair.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick practice Next to your Book of Shadows (or Grimoire). To master any of the above listed postures. Impressions. you are standing erect with your arms relaxed at your sides. you are standing erect with your arms crossed over your chest. begin increasing the length of time from five minutes. Your hands should be open. this Journal is a great tool for self-understanding. preform a ritual. and guide in the study of magick! Breathing. left hand-right shoulder. the following should always be true: Your head needs to be up. you can do this on the ground. you can do this with your legs crossed. as well as your companion. when they invoked Monon at the beach. (Sometimes known as the star. (Some times known as the cross. time (both start & stop). or Magician needs to learn. Some people have a separate notebook just for dreams. h Page 14 ( When you have mastered the 6-3-6-3 breathing pattern. Each time you practice anything related to the learning of magick. It is from this book. and you can do this in the Lotus position. your Work Journal is one of your most important tools. This book can take many forms. and effects should also be recorded. Just learn to NOT exhale or inhale!) Once you have mastered the 4-2-4-2 breathing pattern. you will have a formidably group of skills in your ritual tool box. and location. and your arms upraised in welcome. When you are ready … Breath OUT for four heart beats. DO NOT forcibly block the air flow. h h . expand your abilities with a 6-3-6-3 pattern. emotional state of mind. but if you can master these. and HOLD your breath for two heart beats … repeat for about five minutes. If diligently kept. until you are able to preform this for 30 minutes. that you will transfer information into your Book of Shadows. h Wand … in this posture. you are standing erect. the following information will differ some from postures found in that discipline. have a profound vision or dream. with your hands upon your shoulders. or Pranayama is generally accepted to be one of the most important disciplines that the aspiring Witch. This is the posture that the witches in The Craft used. Posture. breath IN for four heart beats. Record the results in your Work Journal. and master. right hand-left shoulder. h Tao … in this posture. cast a spell. Each entry should have the following basic information: Date. (When holding your breath. or Asana is a principal ability when it comes to preforming Rituals. Your spine needs to be straight. Record the results in your Work Journal. stand (or sit) in that posture while preforming your breathing practice. but I have found that the 3-ring notebook binder works best. h Sit in a place where you will not be disturbed. with the palms up.) There are other postures. you should record it in your Journal. However you wish to do it. If your goal is the mastery of Ceremonial Magick. you are standing erect with your arms extended out to your sides.

a yellow square. RED : CYAN GREEN : MAGENTA BLUE : YELLOW WHITE : BLACK h the Tatwas … these are: a black oval. or goal. and Water. then Green. Once you have stilled your thoughts. record the results in your Journal. Indigo. on an overcast day. path workings. You begin by establishing your patterned breathing 4-2-4-2. Looking out to sea. As they wash over your feet you feel the sensation of lightness flow through your toes. Passive. This is a required skill in the art of Spell Casting! h Color … In your sitting posture. establish your breathing pattern. and soft as baby powder. is to create! Visualization … or Dharana. you become aware that the waves are of prismatic light. At this point you begin to observe your body. sit and chant for five minutes “Ra. Next you relax your body (see active meditation below). The next wave covers you to your waist. when the witches were sitting in the park repeating Earth. Slowly you feel yourself begin to float. Passive meditation is used when you seek inner knowledge. is the art of controlling your thoughts. You are standing upon a beach … the white sand beneath your feat is as fine. then to Yellow. a swinging pendulum. Always record your results in your Journal. your arms and chest feel as light as air. they change from Red to Orange. Active meditation … the use of meditation with a pre-established script. when you do scrying. The relaxation practice (see script at side). Complimentary colors work the best. Chants can vary from a one word personal mantra. and then slowly silence all of the voices within your head until you can hear a kind of silence. or a bouncing ball. a blue disk. Fire. As you watch.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick practice Page 15 continued to think. like a spinning wheel. a red triangle. Meditation comes in three basic flavors … passive. begin visualizing color as you breath in and another as you breath out. Now the waves have covered you to your chin. Try this. You watch as the waves flow in. and when you channel a deity. Hail Ra!” Record the results in your Journal. Avoid using living objects! Again. Riding the Dragon …part one… Relaxation Start by taking three slow deep breaths. h Motion … Start with simple objects. is the form most people think about when they hear the word meditation. are all forms of active meditation. and cover your head. and chant. and finally Violet. a silver cresent. Chant … in The Craft. and calling down the moon. Record the results in your Work Journal. to a formal group invocation. Ra. and mind. clear your mind. and begin your rhythmic breathing pattern 4-2-4-2. Air. Slowly the waves begin to flow higher up the beach. after a moment you become aware that you are one with the sea of prismatic light … h h h h h h . your legs seem to dissolve into the prismatic light. active. This is the art of sitting with your mind stilled. on to Blue. they were using what is known as a circle chant meditation to raise their power levels.

Prosperity SILVER … Discretion. while you visualize. Home Blessing. Vigor. Jealousy. and light the wick. and a length of colored ribbon (see the color chart). Saturday binding spell ( s This type of spell works best when cast upon one’s self. If you . Abundance. Next. then you put on the pants (anoint the lower half of the candle). Tuesday GOLD … Wealth. Growth. and rub outwards. This is known as dressing the candle. Friendship. Grounding RED … Strength. This is one way to help rid yourself of negative habits. hold the candle upright between your palms. draw the power from above down to your candle. fall into that Sub-Conscious group known as programs. Now the candle is ready for your spell. Wednesday INDIGO … Psychic Abilities.” “It’s more than that …” In order to practice the candle g in Candle Magick. visualize your goal. Unity PURPLE … Ambition. Health GREEN … Finance. Thursday BLUE. Then put on the Pants based upon your desired goal. Place the candle into a holder on your altar (…continue chanting…) light a match. Divination BLUE. and allow the power of your desire to flow into the candle. Fertility. For this spell. DARK … Impulsiveness. Understanding. Once you’re ready. Changeability. Cup your hands around the candle’s flame. Then say “This is my will. and is done by rubbing oil onto the surface. You start at the center. Absorption. you want to stop drinking soda. Sunday ORANGE … Encouragement. Energy. you will need two small mirrors. you light the wick. and allow the magick to work. Tranquility BLACK … Banishing. At the peak of your chanting. Begin repeating a short statement of the desired goal you seek. Truth. First you put on the shirt (anoint the upper half of the candle). Patience PINK … Love. you First put on the Shirt must first select a new unused colored candle. Place the burning match into a flame safe dish. LIGHT … Tranquility. Then the candle needs to be anointed with oil. Discord YELLOW … Intellect. Begin your rhythmic breathing. a piece of new paper. you must word your statement in only positive terms. a pen. Protection. take a deep breath and slowly blow life into the candle. Habits.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick spells Page 16 ( The Colors of Magick “You know how to use candles?” “Ya. Confidence. First decide what habit it is you wish to change. Friday GREEN-YELLOW … Anger. Monday VIOLET … Channeling. so mote it be!” Now depart the area. Sexual Passion. dres WHITE … Purification. Intuition GRAY … Neutrality. Example. until it is the minimum number of words required to express the concept. Attraction BROWN … Hearth. Power. Slowly shorten the statement down. and state your goal fully one last time. and allow it to burn out by itself.

So. Now place the paper between the two mirrors. and facilitate events for the achievement of goals. Then turn the paper over and write. During this time. It is also a way to honoring the Divine in the form of the seasons. On the piece of paper. carry the spell object with you until a new love enters your life. and heart of the art of magick. and the Lord & Lady. . and one violet). or returned them to nature. place the spell cords someplace safe. Well the first thing you need to know is the truth about love magick. elevate energy. or any other negative term. I will drink soda. Tie the three together. It takes forty days to replace a habit. how do we get around this obstacle? You must word your statement so that you achieve your desired goal in a positive manner. only liquids that are healthy. recall the words of your spell. When you reach the end of the ribbon. and thank the Lord & Lady 11) Open the circle write. you are ready to cast your binding spell. When the message goes from your Conscious mind. It is a series of actions intended to altar awareness. Once you have tied seven knots in each of the cords. As you do this. You can not force anyone to love someone that they would not naturally be attracted to. look at me!” Needed. while focusing upon your desire for someone to come into your life. start chanting your spell statement. whenever you are tempted by your habit. “I will place into my body. or celebrate personal transitions. Then. The problem is that your Sub-Conscious mind does not understand the abstract concept of NOT.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick spells binding spell continued Page 17 continued A love spell is on the same order as putting an advertisement in the newspaper saying. the message that the SubConscious mind receives is. allow your hearts desire to flow into the cord. repeat your spell one last time. one white. “Look at me. Take the ribbon. love spell ( So you want to cast a love spell. it again. As you tie each knot. to your SubConscious mind. visualize your goal and begin wrapping the ribbon around the mirrors. and place the bound mirrors upon your altar. I will not drink soda.” Once you are clear on the wording. each 13 inches long. Most rituals include these procedures: 1) Preparing the space and equipment 2) Preparing of self (cleansing & centering) 3) Asperging the space (with salt-water or smudge stick) 4) Cast the Circle 5) Call the Quarters 6) Invoke the Lord & Lady 7) State your desired goal(s) 8) Raise the Cone of Power 9) Ground the energy with refreshments 10) Dismiss the quarters. write on one side of the paper your spell. In each cord tie seven knots. with the reflective surfaces facing in. three cords (one pink. the art of Magick rituals Ritual is the soul of Pagan & Wiccan worship.

Mother bring thy child. and cleaned. or ritual clothing. Hear us(me)!” Facing south say. Dana. feeling. Hear us(me)!” Facing west say.) Calling the Quarters. is that in the course of time. references. This will allow you to be calm. “Hail to the guardians of the watchtowers of the south. Powers of fire and Page 18 continued One of the problems of being in the Navy. Grandmother bring thy wisdom.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick rituals sample ritual The rituals that you write for yourself.South : Water . say.Compass Point Relationship Air . “I conjure thee. enter this circle in Peace. O-Circle of power. The following is my version of a ritual that I first read. Powers of air and invention. or you can sprinkle the area with a mixture of blessed salt-water.” invoking pentagrams Element . Invocation of the Lord & Lady Maiden bring thy flowers. has been taken from the Invocation scene of The Craft. is done by tracing a circle in the air. “Aid us(me) in our magical workings …reason for the ritual…. in Circle Network News. and centered before the ritual begins. Grandfather bring thy guidance. will always have the most power. Powers of mother and earth. or cleared the area you will be using.North banishing pentagrams . Hail and Welcome … Lord & Lady. Casting the circle.” (In an outdoor circle. while walking deosil (clockwise) around the area. Sage should not be used if anyone who will be at the ritual is pregnant. “Hail to the guardians of the watchtowers of the east. become a boundary between the world. Hear us(me)!” Facing north say. is done while standing in the Goddess posture. The wording for this sample ritual. and the sacred space within.West : Earth . Frankincense. Father bring thy strength. Powers of water and intuition. Hear us(me)!” Looking skyward say. and Grant me Wisdom & Guidance as I perform my rites. “Hail to the guardians of the watchtowers of the west. This most often is done by taking a ritual bath. above the ground with the Athame (or Wand). and source material get lost. you need to prepare yourself. some might even use a sword to cut an actual circle into the ground. Cernunnos. Cense the area with incense.East : Fire . What follows is a sample ritual designed to be a guide for your use. Hail and Welcome … Youth bring thy swiftness. Many people use sage. As you do. can also be used. Make an altar of my body. “Hail to the guardians of the watchtowers of the north. After you have gathered the equipment you will need. I regret that I do not know the name of the original author. and spending some quiet time in meditation. donning your robe. sometime before 1996. Facing east say.

Mysteria Magica Ed Fitch. The Portal Book: Basic Teachings of Celtic Witchcraft Aleister Crowley. 1. and to work such magick as we(I) require at this time. This can be done with refreshments such as juice & cupcakes. Become one with me and work my will in Truth and Power. as found in The Portal Book by Ian Corrigan. 2. and over your heart.Grimoire of eclectic Magick the art of Magick rituals Invoke the Lord & Lady. and thanking the Lord & Lady … when all is done. be you Thrice Blessed. and let the energy raised in ritual dissipate. we(I) thank you for joining this circle. Hail and Farewell!” If you used invoking pentagrams to Call the Quarters. So Mote It Be! . say “We’re(I’m) gathered here this night to celebrate …state the reason…. is the infamous hugging of a tree. Great Horned One. Dismissing the quarters. Become one with me and work my will. The Magical Philosophy Series: Vol. chanting … “May the circle be open. but unbroken. Pass the Wand through the Spirit Flame. you should now use banishing pentagrams to Dismiss the Quarters. we(I) invite you into this circle!” “Dana. Charging the Wand This was inspired by The Vigil of the Wand. Then say: In the names of Dana & Curnonnus. The Foundations of High Magick Vol. Air. Start in the east and walk widdershins (counter-clockwise) around the circle. we(I) thank you for your services. 3. This is also the place where you would do healing magick. cakes & wine. May the peace of the Goddess be ever in your heart. How T o Make and Use A Magic Mirror Pass the Wand first through Incense. Hail and Farewell!” The Quarters: “O ye guardians of the watchtowers. This is done by naming the deity then glorifying one or more of their attributes. Feel the power flow out as you breath life into the Wand. Page 19 continued Grounding the energy. Merry meet. A Grimoire of Shadows Magical Rites from the Crystal Well Donald Tyson. depart now in peace until next we meet. then through Salt. (or if you are of age and inclined. Examples: “Cernunnos. mother of rivers. Be blessed with Wisdom. The Sword and the Serpent Vol. be Welcome at my Altar. Earth Power (Natural Magick Book 1) Earth. both in the mortal & the magical realms. Fire & Water (Natural Magick Book 2) Melita Denning & Osborne Phillips. and merry part.” Raising the Cone of Power is done by dancing or chanting. brother of all creatures wild. and work my will in the worlds of Land. and the like. and free. Another method of grounding. we(I) invite you into this circle!” Stating the desired goal. Then say: Creature of wood. and merry meet again!” Suggested reading list Amber K. and by my own spirit. it is time to say farewell. The purpose here is to relax. Love & Joy. Magick in Theory and Practice Scott Cunningham. Hold the Wand upright between your palms. Then say: By the Power of this Holy Fire. and ask that if it is your will. and mantle of life upon the land. or ale). It is at this time that you would celibate the season with ritual drama. Opening the circle. The Lord & Lady: “Dana & Cernunnos. and then through Water. Covencraft: Witchcraft for Three or More Ian Corrigan. Become one with me. Sea & Sky. charge new tools. Be blessed & free from all storms. Bright Lady. and wish you depart now in peace.

and merry part. might fit into those groups. and outcasts. There are also a number of opportunists who tend to prey upon those who seek this path. It is down right deadly! Magick is about responsibility. Tolerance. you have the freedom to find the door. they will more then gladly teach you secret powers. and no group have the right to make it for you! If you are not 100% certain that you are doing what is best for you. Can you say Bull Shit? Sex is a sacred gift. that is your choice. Anyone can pick up a book on the occult. Although many members of the various pagan belief systems. Following a pagan path. True knowledge. and toss a few buzzwords around. the initiation ritual the girls preform does not involve sex.Grimoire of eclectic Magick Page 20 ) at the crossroads ( Are you a Natural Witch? The truth is. There are just as many Traditions that do not have such requirements in their initiations. and all others. not power is the true underlaying strength of the pagan path! “Merry meet. or your life! We all find ourselves at crossroads as we go through life. there are just as many. real knowledge is free. In The Craft. Be responsible. Find the Tradition that meets your needs. the school girls were portrayed as misfits. and encourages you to grow as an independent person! Magick is after all about freedom! In The Craft. is just another one of those choices. blood. Some Traditions. still practice the Great Rite in the traditional form. to that of an adult. It should be made from the heart. if not more normal well-adjusted members. everyone has the ability within them. No one. don’t take needless risks with your body. This book was never designed to teach you that. with the AIDS plague still running uncontrolled in the world. Sex should never be used as barter for knowledge. with the desire to truly live in harmony with the planet. Your choice of religion should not add to them. sex and ritual initiation There are enough dangers in just growing up in the world today. granted to us by the gods. And if you sleep with them. but they do share a chalice of wine that has drops of their blood in it. to have the freedom to make our own choices. It is there for anyone who has the desire. It is only a matter of choosing to learn how to use your gifts. and merry meet again!” . For most of us. it’s not only unacceptable. We also go from having all of our decisions being made for us. and the eyes to see! If you are of legal age. Not only does the body go from that of a child. At this point in time. the teen years are the greatest crossroad we’ll ever face. and want to have sex with someone. At one point in time this may have been an acceptable practice.

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