Wednesday, October 22, 2008

House Blessing 2

House Blessing 2 Cover
I just helped with a house blessing this weekend. My girlfriend is a rather new pagan, and wanted my help as resident expert, or how to put the ritual. Here is basically what I told her:

There are two ways (well, more or less) to do this - one is taking a new place, that has not got your mark on it at all yet, and consecrating it, and then filling it with yourself. The other is taking a place that you have lived in a while and never consecrated. That, one assumes, is full of you already, but may also contain things that are not you and that you do not want, as well.

Her place was the second type. This is my advice for the second type:

First - clean it. Not mystically, just good old ammonia, hot water, comet, etc. Find a place for everything, throw out everything you don't want anymore, or give it away, or something. This does not mean the place has to be spotless. It is YOUR place. Make it the way YOU want it.

Second - consider the arrangement of the house. Is everything set out the way you want it? Are those curtains the ones you really LIKE in this room? Are your pictures and thing up, and are they in pleasing places? If not, move them. Make the place look as much like the image of the way home SHOULD look as possible.

Third - gather the stuff for a ritual cleansing. For this ritual, you need: a blue candle, enough candles for every candleholder in the house, as many white candles as your altar requires, your favorite incense, your favorite essential oil(s), olive oil or almond oil, a jar, a white handkerchief, four rocks, a stick (birch, or whatever wood you happen to like), and flowers. The only part requiring preparing ahead is filling the jar with the oil, adding a few drops of the essential oil(s), closing the jar, and leaving it for a week to set.

Third - all this being done, it is time for the ritual cleansing. There are a number of ways to do this, but the one Rachel preferred when I told her her options was to make a broom out of flowers and a birch stick (blossom end down), and sweep out the entire house, stem to stern, dusting off anything stressful especially carefully. Carry the broom out the back door and toss the flowers out, along with everything they are carrying away.

Fourth - on your way in, light the dark blue candle (you had grabbed it and stuck it in your back pocket on your way out), and walk the perimeter of your space. If you own the whole house, walk the boundaries of the property. If your place is an apartment, follow the edges of the rooms. But you are drawing a ring of fire around your boundaries, so that your cleaned house will stay clean. When you have completed the circle, set the candle on a white handkerchief by the front door to keep watch. Weight the corners of the handkerchief with four rocks (one for each corner) taken from someplace nearby.

Fifth - now the place is clean, and guarded. Now it is time to mark it as YOURS. Light your favorite incense. Doesn't matter WHAT your favorite incense is. What matters is that YOU like it. Or if you prefer a potpourri burner, go with that. Then light all the candles you bought for all the candleholders in the house, and put on some music. (What music? Ask yourself? What have you got that feels sacred or just very YOU. If that happens to be aerosmith, well, it's YOUR ritual.) Now that you've done that, take the scented oil and mark every corner in the house, as well as any place or object that it seems to you OUGHT to be marked.

Sixth: Recreate (or create) your altar. Anoint it with the scented oil, wave incense over it, put everything on it in its place.

Seventh: Call whatever deities, wigits, watchtowers, elements, etc., that you want watching over your house or present in it. Since you are erecting a temple and setting up protections, you don't dismiss them afterward, just offer them food, drink, whatever they like.

Eight: Go eat & drink something yourself.

Ninth: It's your house now. Now you have to live in it.

by Alilsa

Further reading (free e-books):

Robert Anton Wilson - Prometheus Rising
Howard Phillips Lovecraft - The Lurking Fear
Al Selden Leif - Pagan Spells Blessings Spells

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Earth Birth

Earth Birth Cover By: Holly Solt

In a time Before the mortal
when magic came to birth
evil and good in conflict
with the Powers of the earth

Long ago, and far away
a time we don't remember
for we had yet to come to earth
for earth was still an ember...

Mountains black and oceans grey
the sky was black and foul
and air was only fog and mist
and torrid winds would howl

Then from the sky a soft wind blew
and dots of light appeared
and rain fell down upon the earth
that was so scorched and seared

Evil fought with good
and the earth shook with fear
canyons and the continents
from earthquakes did appear

Then dragons flew as birds
and beasts were treetop tall
and love was soon to be
the magic of it all

Old evil hid beneath the earth
and made the center burn
and waited for the time and place
that it could have it's turn

And love produced the day
and light shone all Around
and Love proclaimed it's victory
by giving life a sound

Now mortals walk upon the earth
and think to be so grand
to rule the very planet
the ground on which they stand

Mortal minds cannot accept
the battle carries on
good and evil will exist
long after earth is gone.

Books in PDF format to read:

Rabbi Michael Laitman - The Path Of Kabbalah
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - The Hermit
Aleister Crowley - Leah Sublime
Alfred Elton Van Vogt - The Witch
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Witchs Dance

Witchs Dance Cover Nude bodies
Dancing in perfect time
To the beat of the earth,
And the music of nature.
The fire shines brightly,
Ecasin gthe witchs' dance
In a god(dess) like essence.
The silent whisper of approval
Rings loudly in the ears of the deaf.
To them, this is the life
Of peace and tranquility;
But to the righteous,
It is sin,
Carried on a silver platter,
To mock the Younger god
Of the Western world;
The one who sent the peaceful ones
Into a world of seclusion.
Locked into silence.
To speak out is death.
The righteous
Would have a magnificent feast
Of witchs' meat at the slightest
Peep of the hidden Children


Books in PDF format to read:

John Musick - The Witch Of Salem
Louise Jackson - Witches Wives And Mothers
Jaroslav Nemec - Witchcraft And Medicine
Mary Mazzer - Witch Brew
Marian Green - A Witch Alone
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Hymn To Mars

Hymn To Mars Cover
"! Help us, ye Household Gods"! Help us, ye Household Gods"! Help us, ye Household Gods! " let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk" let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk" let not bane and bale, O Marmor Mars, assail more folk! " full satisfied, fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground" full satisfied, fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground" full satisfied,fierce Mars, Leap the Threshold! Hah! Beat the ground! " turns address ye all the Half-Gods" turns address ye all the Half-Gods" turns address ye all the Half-Gods. "! Help us, Marmor"! Help us, Marmor"! Help us, Marmor! " bound and bound again, bound and bound again! " Mars, there is no contemplation before action. The drive associated with Mars differs from that of the Sun in that it is self-assertion rather than assertion of the will; it is raw energy rather than creative energy. ""

Also try this free pdf e-books:

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Hypnos
Aleister Crowley - Hymn To Pan

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