trystinn: (libation)
Tweaked a bit, think they may be quite right for use:

Goddess: “Crescent One of the starry skies, Flowered one of the fertile plain, Flowing One of the ocean’s sighs, Blessed One of the gentle rain; Hear our chant ‘midst the standing stones, Open us to Your mystic light, waken us to Your silver tones, Be with us in our sacred rite.”

God: “Ancient God of the forest deeps, Master of beast and Sun; Here where the world is hushed and sleeps, Now that the day is done, we call You in the ancient way, chants be sung and dancing round in this woodland glade, join us Horned One, Be with us in this circle made.”

Caveat: I didn't write them, I just tweaked them a bit by lengthening one by adding material from popular sources, etc. that sort of thing. If anyone knows the authors, please let me know as I like to attribute writing.
trystinn: (Mystic)
Shakespeare's thoughts on the "Witching Hour" in Hamlet:

Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on.
[Act III, sc. ii]
trystinn: (Spiral)
Our Caffeine
Who art in coffee
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done, in the carafe as it is in the French press.
Give us this day our daily buzz
And forgive us our instant crystals.
As we forgive those who use instant against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from decaf
For the morning, the full roast, the mugs are yours
Now and forever
Buzz without end.
trystinn: (Horned God)
The Pagan Problem Report Form

1. Describe your pagan problem: __________________________________________________

2. Now, describe the pagan problem accurately:___________________________________________

3. Speculate wildly about the cause of the problem: ____________________________________

4. Problem severity:
A. Minor B. Minor C. Minor D. Trivial

5. Nature of the problem:
A. ___Attachment B. ___Possession C. ___Hex D. ___Strange Smell

6. Is your Aura plugged in Correctly? Yes __ No __

7. Is it turned on? Yes __ No __

8. Have you tried to Cleanse or Vanquish it yourself? Yes __ No __

9. Have you made it worse? Yes __

10. Have you had a friend who "knows all about Witchcraft and cleansing" try to fix it for you? Yes__ No__

11. Did they make it even worse? Yes __

12. Have you read a Book of Shadows? Yes__ No__

13. Are you sure you've read a Book of Shadows? Maybe __ No__

14. Are you absolutely certain you've read a Book of Shadows? No__

15. If you read a Book of Shadows, do you think you understood it? Yes__ No__

16. If 'Yes' then explain why you can't fix the problem yourself:

17. What were you doing with your Ritual circle when the problem occurred?

18. If you answered 'nothing' then explain why you were on the Astral plane:

19. Are you sure that you aren't imagining the problem? Yes__ No__

20. Does the Cauldron in your circle work? Yes__ What's a CAULDRON? __

21. Do you have a copy of 'Witchcraft for Dummies'? Yes__ No__

22. Do you have any independent witnesses to the problem, either here or passed over ? Yes__ No__

23. Do you have any magical tools, gifts or talents that DO work? Yes__ No__

24. Is there anyone else you could blame this problem on? Yes__ No__

25. Have you given yourself a good whack on the forehead? Yes__ No__ (if 'no' do it now)

26. Is the group outside your home trying to set you on fire? Yes__ Not Yet __
trystinn: (Rain)
Last night, I lit the candle before pushing up my sleeves. Our kitchen sits at the front corner of our home, giving me a wonderful three-window view of the spiral walk in our front yard. I realized as I washed and re-organized around the sink that I have literally spent most of my life looking out windows just like this.

Memories )

This morning, I drank coffee and looked out my windows. Across decades and miles, some things will never change. And if you ask me where I'm from, wondering how I came to be and my concepts of Creation, I will tell you I come from the Kitchen because that is the only truth I know.
trystinn: (Default)
1st chakra - Physical Center - I touch Love
2nd chakra - Sexual Center - I create Love
3rd chakra - Power Center - I empower Love
4th chakra - Heart Center - I feel Love
5th chakra - Communication Center - I express Love
6h chakra - Intuitive Center - I perceive Love
7th chakra - Spiritual Center - I am Love

by Sage AKA Taylor Kingsley 2004
trystinn: (Psychic)
Traditionally, the lighting of Shabbos candles is made some moments before dark on Friday to mark the beginning of the Jewish Shabbos. As this is a practical experience, as well as spiritual one, it makes sense to continue this beautiful tradition. Begin by collecting your candles (one for each person you would like blessed), let the candles be for this purpose only, and placing a charity box somewhere it may remain until completion of Havdalah. This is an excellent time to remind folks of the coven kitty, if appropriate, or a suitable charity that has been agreed upon. Being mindful of the needs of others and the blessings we have been given is a wonderful way to begin by offering what we can to those who need our support.

Clicky )
trystinn: (Mystic)
Havdalah occurs just after sunset and completes the Shabbos, it is for this reason that it is called "Separation" in Hebrew. Perhaps, too, pagans need a way to formalize the ending of our own Sabbats and can use this as a way of completing those tasks set before us at our holy days.

You will need )


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