Monday, 29 November 2010

Some shoppings and good news

I visited Indian Bazar yesterday and bought this insence called "Night Queen". The scent is, oh, so wonderfull. It's very strong and sweet. Even though I haven't even opened the package yet, the whole room already smells like it. From the magical point of view the plant is perfect for fullmoon rituals, not only because it's extremely feminine and sensual scent, but because it's one of those nocturnal plants that bloom only at night enjoying the moonlight. Unlike most of the plants.


Here's a picture of a white Night Queen:


I managed to get an apartment today and couldn't but smile when noticing an egyptian wallhanging while visiting the apartment and recieving keys...

Also, I'm now reading a book called Ceremonial Magic - The Power Of Evocation written by Joseph Lisiewski (who has at least 40 years of experience in this subject) and there would be no better word to describe this book than "Hard core". The magick in this book is very dark (dark here, does not mean bad but rather forgotten) rennaissance kind of magick as mister L thinks it's the only right way to do magick. This book is very very interesting and goes very deep into the history of grimoires and magick itself all the way back to ancient Egypt and times when Greece took over Egypt which lead to the birth of Hermetic magic system. An old grimoire called Heptameron serves as a basis material of the magick described in this book. As for the entities, if the instructions of the book are followed carefully the practitioner is gonna find him/herself from a situation where a strong feeling that someone's here, or a wind is blowing a little, are no longer valid. We are talking about real fysical manifestation where the spirit is gonna be fysically present in the room, generally using the smoke of the insence to take form. It's gonna be seemingly there, not only in a feeling or in a bizarre supposition or image in your head. 

I will do a summary of this book as soon as I finish reading it (and report my own experiences as soon as I reach enough courage to try - the thing is, if you fail your life is gonna turn, well, into a hell for a while). The summary will appear in finnish.

Oh, and I just turned 21 yesterday. :)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Pale Beauty


Had a nice fullmoon, everybody? I did, even though I had to walk much further from my stone circle to do the ritual, first because it's covered with ice and snow and second because it's no longer safe in the little forest. A lot of people walk there nowadays. So I headed further a block or two, to reach a beautifull virgin forest where the trees are much bigger, EVERYTHING was so much bigger! And the snow and all, glowing in the darkening evening, forming thick layers on the branches of the trees. It was such a winter wonderland! Before stepping into the forest I naturally introduced myself and said I was there to follow the old customs. Then waited for the affirmative answer before stepping in.

I had one candle with me and a lighter. I replaced the candle on a rock (I guess that's what it was, it was all covered in sknow), kindled it and formed the circle. Nowadays I have this habbit to hum everything in it's place. It's so easy that way. So I hummed the circle using a tune that just spontaneously came to me visualizing the circle forming around me and asking the spirits of nature to join the ritual if they want. And then Í sang the elements using the song "The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water, return return return return" that I have heard from Youtube. Sometimes I also use a the wellknown "Earth my body, Water my blood, Air my breath and Fire my spirit", a very beatifull chant also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEsSIwtt0Js <--- that's the chant "The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water", go and listen in case you already haven't. :) It's catchy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URQtmLx1nkY <--- "Earth my body, Water my blood, Ear my breath and Fire my spirit".  I gotta confess this is my favorite one of the two.

Here's also a good one by Wendy Rule, a bit stronger and "darker" in melody as well as singing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGW4LQDrNJo

Well, my fullmoon ritual was pretty simple. I made a little prayer for the Goddess and then just layed on the snow watching the tops of the trees reaching the dark sky and the earth's energies pouring through me.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

More about power animals

Some more about power animals; Also insects and sea creatures can be power animals, plants and trees are thought to serve as plant spirit guides.

I visited three times the site I gave you at the bottom of the last post and got lioness, rhino and tortoise. I gotta say the discription was very accurate and those qualities are the ones gotta hold on right now. They all had the same theme, goals, strenght and power.

The lioness has the power. Abundance and power are yours, for you are the lioness.



With the lioness energy within you, you will become a great provider, able to go out into the world, successfully meet the challenges of life and bring home the bounty for yourself and your loved ones. There is no need to worry about whether you will succeed, for you are the lioness.


The lioness will bring you the gift of perfect timing. She will teach you when to lie low and blend with the surroundings and when to leap out and go after what you desire. Your intuitive side will strengthen as you develop the skill of sensing what is around you and knowing exactly when to make your move.

The rhino has the strenght as it is stable and strong, he observes carefully, but when he decides to charge, he does so with complete commitment to a successful outcome.


The rhino also gives you a thicker skin so that you won't be bothered by those things that doesn't support you anymore.

The tortoise reaches it's goal no matter what. The tortoise will teach you how to make time work for you. She knows that if you simply put one foot in front of the other and keep moving, you are bound to reach your destination. She is not afraid to set ambitious goals, even seemingly impossible goals, for her patience and tenacity are built upon a deep belief in herself.


And at times of crisis, the tortoise is able to find peace within itself.

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Remember to also honor your guide/guides as they sacrifice their time and strenght on you. The most simple way is to say thank you. You may also wish to buy a pendant representing you power animal, or a shirt or even a poster and hang it on your wall to remind you that they're with you.

So, thank you Lioness for being with me, thank you Rhino for being with me, thank you Tortoise for being with me. <3

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Power animals

This is about power animals and/or animal guides, aren't they kinda like a same thing? I have always thought that your current power animal is also your animal guide when you take a journey to the other worlds. Also, the animal acts as a guardian angel giving the person it's inner wisdom and best atributes - what the person needs at that moment.

It is common that power animals change through time. When I was 2-5-years old, I was very fascinated by birds. I think a bird was my very first power animal. I drew a lot as a child and at that time I drew nothing but birds. My parent's were amazed - not only about the fact that their child did nothing but drew birds - but also how accurately I could  actually draw the birds for a such a small child. Then after five years of age I began to grow interest in dogs and wolves, which I also started drawing a lot. Foxes have also been there through my childhood.

Wolves continued to walk with me through puberty years (12-16) and then I started liking cats a lot for a while. I suppose I was about 17-18. And after that I've had this long period without any specific animal fascinating me. Untill yesterday, when I went shopping (again, even though I was supposted to save my money! *Sigh*). I had never liked those animal batterns that are so in right now. I had alway thougt they were revolting but now I decided to try on a jersey with leopard spots. It turned out that I actually liked it and when looking in the mirrow I wondered, that I somehow even look like one. Not to mention that I felt.. "cat beastly". I wear this jersey of mine right now. It's funny when I put it on I also noticed changes in my fysics, the tempo and the way I walked around this place and at times the look on my face in the mirrow is different.
Like a cat beast.

Though, the term is mainly used in shamanic practices, many witches I know acknowledge the existence of these animals. In case you don't know what your power animal is and want to find it, think waht animal has always been or is right now, close to you heart. What animal you feel fascinated about? You can ask the animal appear to you in your dream or you can suddenly find that a certain animal represents itself repeatedly, for example: You happen to watch a TV programme of bears, your boyfriend gives you a teddy bear for a present and takes you out to a pub called "The Dancing Bears" ... and so on. There can also be nore than just one poweranimal at the same time.

Here's a list of most common power animals (http://www.extrasensory-perceptions-guide.com/power-totem-animal.html):


Bear is known for its period of hibernation. Bear can help us with the ability to turn inward to access our strength and honor your nature cycles. He teaches us when it is time to act and when it is time to be still.

Beaver Has an amazing ability to build and create. Beavers can help you solve problems by creating solid solutions

Buffalo /Bison Buffalo brings abundance and healing. The buffalo is sacred to Native American people and no part of him wasted.

Cougar A symbol of power. Cougar teaches you to balance your own. Cougar responds to any challenge with swiftness.

Coyote Is known as the trickster. He calls on us to look truthfully at our selves and our behavior.

Crow a messenger, keeper of sacred law who sees with a unified eye (non-duality)

Deer is alert and a symbol of sensitivity and kindness.

Dolphin Dolphins are messengers between water and sky. They are playful and intelligent. They bring the message of harmony and balance.

Eagle A symbol of freedom and perspective. As a representation of great spirit eagle carries our prayers to the sky. He teaches us to fly.

Elk teaches about stamina, the importance of pacing yourself enabling you to successfully complete your chosen task

Fox Is cunning and clever he moves with the utmost discretion. Fox teaches us to slow down and observe.

Frog Assists with the cleansing of our emotions. With the element of water frog shows us how to start afresh.

Hawk A symbol of observation and awareness.

Horse Represents strength and freedom. Horse teaches us how to use our power gracefully.

Mole Explores below the surface by digging a little deeper therefore he helps us with our subconscious minds. Mole will help you explore the hidden parts of yourself.

Moose  teaches us to be proud of our accomplishments.

Otter Is the master at enjoying life. Otter is playful and chatty. The otter reminds us that play is a important aspect to enjoying our lives fully.

Owl Represents wisdom. Owl has amazing vision bringing the gift of insight.

Rabbit A symbol of fertility. Rabbit help us reveal our hidden talents.

Raven Raven is the messenger from spirit world. He represents mystery

Snake Symbolises transformation and the shedding of ones skin.

Spider Shows us the connection of all life through the power of her web.

Squirrel Is prepared for anything that life may present. They are extremely adaptable and teach us to trust that with preparation our own life will be simple and safe.

Turtle Is protected by her shell. She represents mother earth to some tribes.

Whales Are the record keepers of the ocean. They bring us the gift of telepathy and teach us the value of sound.

Wolf Is a great teacher. He helps you find the answers within yourself. Associated with the moon wolf will help you develop your intuition.


You can also visit this link and follow you intuition: http://www.poweranimalsunleashed.com/creek.htm
(I got the lioness :DDD)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

"I always feel like, somebody's watchin meeeeee..." - BeatFreaks



I have a strong feeling that I'm not sitting alone here.
That somebody's with me in this space, but it's not bad or evil (or at least I don't feel like it). And it's not the God or the Goddess. Assumably a spirit. I have a feeling that it knows me and it came here for a reason. Maybe it has a message or something. I feel shivers in my spine and head, not the ones you get
when you're cold but ... the other ones. You know what I mean.

I should get or make myself a pendulum so that I could come in contact with it. Pendulum is better than the board in my opinion, or at least it's safer 'cause you can keep a little distant to the spirit - for safety cautions.

Monday, 8 November 2010

New look

Hi guys! As you might notice I've changed the look of this blog. The theme is still kinda dark. Hope you like it! :)

It's a shame that I can't make any gadget's on this template, so the Followers gadget had to go but instead I made a guestbook where you can inform me of you existence. It's called The Book Of Fellows or BOF and can be found from the sidebar (scroll down a bit). I'd be very happy to have more "parners in crime". <3

Also, I'm very thankfull for the four followers, thanks for following! :)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Summary

Btw guys, I just noticed I had recieved a message from a woman who was looking for blogs and sites for to be presented in Seita magazine. You know Seita, right? In case you don't, it's the official magazine of the pagan community. I'm very honored that she was interested in my little blog. :)

So, I read through my posts and noticed I've been very unfair to you guys. I talk about egyptian magick, I talk about spells I'm gonna do but then I have left the whole subject leaving you wondering; What exactly did she do?

For example the friendship spell with shamrocks and all. Well, it goes like this (in case you wanna try):

You'll need three shamrocks, a cauldron (or something to burn the shamrokcs in) and matches or a lighter. This is very easy. Burn the shamrocks while chanting "Friend in need is a friend indeed, my soul sister/brother come to me" or whatever you like and feel confortable with. I always think that what spontaneously comes from you is the best thing to do.

As for the egyptian magick, I'll publish a thing called "Opening the mouth" which could be seen similar to wiccan circle casting - but in an ancient egyptian way. So here it goes:

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Stand a knife in you hand facing the west. Say:

Un re-a an Ptah, uau netu, uau netu, aru re-a an neter nut-a.



I arefm Djewhty, meh aper em heka, uau netu, uau netu, en Suti sau re-a.


Khesef-tu Tem uten-nef senef sai set.


Un re-a, apu re-a an Shu em nut-ef tui ent baat en pet enti ap-nef re en neteru am-es.


Nuk Sekhet!     Hems-a her kes amt urt aat ent pet.


Nuk Sakhu!     Urt her-ab baiu Annu.


Ar heka neb t'etet neb t'etu er-a sut, aha neteru er-sen paut neteru temtiu

(Translation:

May Ptah give me voice, remove the wrappings! Remove the wrappings which the lesser gods have placed over my mouth.


Come unto me Djewhty, bearer of Heka, full of Heka, remove the wrappings! Remove the wrappings of Suti which fetter my mouth.

May Tem turn back those who would restrain me.

Give me voice! May my mouth be opened by Shu with that divine instrument of iron with which the gods were given voice.

I am Sekhet! I watch over the heaven of the west.

I am Sakhu! I watch over the souls of Annu.

May the gods and their children hear my voice, and resist those who would silence me



Now, draw a vertical line with a dagger into the air and say:

Qebhsennuf!



Then turn to the south and do the same thing saying:

Amset!

Turn to the east, draw the line and say:

Tuamutef!

Then finally turn to the north, draw the line and say:

Hapi!

I am the flame wich shines upon the Opener of Eternity.

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This and some more stuff could be also found from here: http://egypt.idolhands.com/heka/lbrp.html
 
I have had trouble learning Egyptian language since there's no material! I would really like to now how to really pronounce those and not just mumble jumple something...
 
Also, I never told you about how I came to the Goddess in the firts place. I told you about the Ankh but what I didn't tell you was that for the first time in my life I really felt somebody's presence. I saw feminine figures being carved on one of the Ankhs so I thought back then, that it must have something to do with the Goddess. Soon I found myself calling the goddess Isis. After that I wondered why (like, why not a celtic or a skandinavian one or something much "closer" to me) but now that I think about it, it was very apposite. Afterall, Isis is the goddess of magick and protection. I was just beginning my magical path and also somewhat vulnerable due to inexperience (not that I'm even close to a great magician right now, but certainly I've grown a lot). Back then I pumbed into several situations where haste and anger were pointed towards me, for example on a traintrip back to Helsinki. I went to buy food from the restaurant car and couldn't but notice some very angry stares from the older ladies sitting in the table. I still don't know why, maybe they were Christians and sensed the difference in me. And possibly of those Christian who very much dislike pagans. I however have nothing against Christians (unless they go against me) and believe that if you reject other religions like that, you also reject your own because at heart, all the religions are the same.
 
Whoa, this turned out very long!

Friday, 5 November 2010

An attack

My little stone circle in the woods had been attacked. No mature damage happened but that was not a nice thing to do.

This morning I went to my regular walk in the woods, threw a coin and a lock of my hair into a pond to strenghten the relationship and to give thanks to water and its spirits as they've let me wash my face many times in the pond. The water makes wonders to my skin. My skin's normally dry but if I wash my face in the pond it becomes soft and dryness is gone. I don't even need any lotions or anything after that! Anyway, I then headed to my stone circle to notice somebody had (at least) been trying to break it down. It was clear that this was no accident - it's not that somebody had accidentally walked in and kicked the rocks. The little rock piles I used to hold the candles and such were somewhat teared down and in the other parts of the circle the rocks were kicked away. My altar had been teared down too. It was made of four rocks holding one big, smooth rock in place. Kinda like a stone table.

I'm quite sure that a child did this even though they don't play so much over there where my circle is. It's not a teen for sure. I haven't seen any teens here, only families with small children. Besides, the altar rock was only dropped few inches away from the rest of the stones which indicates that the attacker had not been able to carry it any further. If it was a teen, the rock would have probably been thrown far away from the whole circle (and the whole circle would have probably been destroyed completely). I'm able to carry the rock even though I'm a small woman, so if the attacker was not able to do the same he or she must be smaller than me - that is: A child.

Why would a child do such a thing? The altar had been touhced once before, but the whole circle was left untouched, it looked more like they had been only playing there leaving respectfully the rest of my art work alone but now there's no doubt that this was done only to violate. Well whoever it was, I took this as a sign to change residence. I've been moving from a flat to another - this one too is only temporary. It's about time for me to find a stable home to settle down somewhere -  finally.

So, guess what kind of a spell is coming next? :)