By Pauline Campanelli
Paganism has stuffed the hearts and souls of individuals around the globe for hundreds of thousands of years. In each one tradition, autonomous how one can honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the 12 months have constructed. In Ancient Ways via Pauline Campanelli, you'll examine lots of these rules and strategies, improving your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors.
The ebook follows the circulation of development on the earth that's associated with the Pagan fairs. It starts off with Imbolc (February 2) and maintains with the solstices and equinoxes, in addition to the cross-quarter vacation trips akin to Lammas, Samhain, and yuletide. each one pageant has a bankruptcy devoted to it, and every bankruptcy is full of folklore, background, and traditions that might make your center sing.
For instance, within the part on Samhain (October 31) you will find out about conventional Halloween celebration 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 examine 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 absolutely thought of the 3rd or ultimate harvest. you will find out how apples are concerned with the vacation and the way they are often used for therapeutic. different subject matters the following contain the way to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a short historical past of significant dates in Witchcraft; and the way to exploit magick mirrors and crystal balls.
This form of info is integrated in each bankruptcy of this e-book. you will additionally examine charms and spells, numerology and people arts, in addition to conventional myths and legends. With this ebook you are going to extend your wisdom of Paganism and increase and upload in your practices. it's a ebook you are going to use many times.
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Sabbats & Roman Holidays 71 9. Numerology Chart 89 10. Hex Signs 93 11. Six-sided Rosette 95 12. Six-sided Figures 95 13. Making the Corn Mother 125 14. Magick of Deciduous Trees 141 15. Animal Omens 195 16. Making a Yule Log 219 [contents] Introduction The wheel of the year has turned four times since I wrote a book by that title, and for Dan and me, the quest for the old ways continued. As Pagans we believe that: All of nature is a manifestation of divinity or the creative forces, and that everything in nature has a spirit.
I have also seen clusters of quartz crystals with the most extraordinary aquamarine iridescent sheen that is the result of being treated in a solution of gold, and lovely translucent slices of banded agate dyed a most unnatural blue, as well as feldspar (moonstone) dyed a brilliant and equally unnatural yellow. I am usually offended by objects that are the result of man’s improving upon Nature, especially where beauty is concerned, but if you find yourself mystically attracted to such an object, or your intuition tells you that you must have it, then by all means buy it.
It is sometimes worn as an amulet to improve memory. Large pieces of black volcanic glass called obsidian have been used in the past as magickal mirrors in which one could see the future. Because it can be chipped and shaped like flint, it is an excellent material for making into ritual knives and ceremonial blades. 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.
Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions by Pauline Campanelli