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Circle of Compassion and the power of

Many of us who have come to identify with Witchcraft or Paganism (hence finding ourselves on the Witches & Pagans blogosphere) originated in a family tradition where communion with the Divine (the All, Spirit, the Totality) was achieved through prayer. In the etymology found within common dictionaries, "prayer" tends to be defined both as, "worship of God (a deity)" as well as simply, "an earnest hope or wish." Somewhere in the mystery between these two forms, we may find the truth. Prayer, as well as spell craft and the various types of ritual used to facilitate both, can be seen as acts of co-creation

Those of us raised in one of the major mono-theisms may be familiar with teachings like that found in Matthew 18:20 of the Christian "new testament": Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather together in my name, there I am with them."

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Series: A Wiccan Wheel Mystery

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The Solar Path - The Sabbats for the Hedge Witch (Part Two)

Samhain

We all know of the modern-day Hallowe’en that falls on the 31st October, but few outside of the Craft know of the origins of this festival. Samhain is a Celtic festival that celebrates the time when the veil between this world and the Otherworld is thin, and we can connect more easily with the unseen, both in the form of the Fair Folk (faeries) as well as the ancestors. The Celts reckoned their days from sunset to sunset, and so Samhain would run from sunset on the 31st October to sunset on the 1st November. The Celts divided the year into two halves, the dark half and the light half, and we see this reflected in much of Modern Witchcraft today. How this is divided depends on the tradition. If you are following on from the Celtic lore, the dark half of the year begins at Samhain, and ends at Beltane, when the light half of the year begins. This is the Celtic beginning of Winter and Summer, for they only considered two seasons in their worldview. Samhain means “summer’s end”. Other traditions of Witchcraft see the dark and light halves of the year commencing at the solstices, with the myth of the Oak King and the Holly King. We will explore this later when we look at the solstices.

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Wiccan Churches Announce Introduction of Fifth Element

April 1st, 2019 – After much deliberation, several large houses of Wicca are proud to announce a dramatic change in Wiccan doctrine; the introduction of a new, fifth element. The Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC), the Correllian Nativist Church, and Church of All Worlds, have announced that within the last week they met in a secret place in order to determine a new aspect of Wicca that will forever change its future. 

 

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  • Aquarian Tabernacle Church
    Aquarian Tabernacle Church says #
    Yes, it was an April Fool's thing. I hope you found it hilarious.
  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    Oh thank gods! LOL...once I realized that, yes I did. And technically I feel silly for not realizing it sooner but I pay no attent
  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    Is this for real..? This isn't the Pagan equivalent of "The Onion" going on or something? And they're really calling it "goo"??
  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    Or wait, was this an April Fool's thing..??

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Ostara

Here is a little video that I made regarding the upcoming Sabbat of Ostara. Blessings of the Spring Equinox to you all!

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Spring Equinox

 

Visual Lifesavers © Jennifer Smith 2008 

 

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