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To Remove a Curse


I found this on Facebook on thought I would share it.

 

To Remove a Curse:

On the night after the full moon and just before bed, light 13 candles, preferably white. Fill the tub up with warm water. Add 1 cup sea salt, 1 tablespoon sage, 1 tablespoon lavender and 1 tablespoon chamomile. Turn off the water and let the bath steep in the herbs. Kneel or sit in front of the tub, in the nude, and repeat this incantation:

By the light of the full moon’s wane
Cleanse my soul of taint and stain
Remove this hurtful spell, and let it reverse
And lift from me this vicious curse
As I enter now this sacred space
Return my spirit to it’s peaceful grace

Enter the bath and let the water cleanse away the effects of the curse. Use your hands to gather up the water and pour it 3 times over your head.

Remain in the bath until the water cools. Drain the tub and rinse off. Snuff out the candles and enjoy a peaceful sleep.

Samhain 2013


SAMHAIN 2013

Samhain

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Ribbon in black, red and white
  • A white candle and a black one
  • Rosemary

THE RITUAL STRUCTURE

1. GROUND AND CENTER.

2. CAST THE SACRED CIRCLE WITH SAGE, STARTING IN THE EAST AND MOVING DEOSIL.

3.CALL THE QUARTERS:

 
East:

“I call upon Thee ye Sylphs of Air! I summon, stir, and call Ye forth to bear witness to these rites and to bless and guard this circle! I bid Thee hail and welcome!”

South:

“I call upon Thee ye Salamanders of Fire! I summon, stir, and call Ye forth to bear witness to these rites and to bless and guard this circle! I bid Thee hail and welcome!”

West

“I call upon Thee ye Undines of Water! I summon, stir, and call Ye forth to bear witness to these rites and to bless and guard this circle! I bid Thee hail and welcome!”

North:

“I call upon Thee Gnomes of Earth! I summon, stir, and call Ye forth to bear witness to these rites and to bless and guard this circle! I bid Thee hail and welcome!”

4. INVOKE THE DEITIES.

“Great God of the Sun, hear us tonight and bless us with Your presence! We bid Thee Hail and Welcome!”

“Great Goddess of the Moon and Stars, hear us tonight and bless us with Your presence! We bid Thee Hail and Welcome!”

5. INTENT AND PURPOSE:

Samhain is here, and it is a time of transitions.
The winter approaches, and the summer dies.
This is the time of the Dark Mother,
a time of death and of dying.
This is the night of our ancestors
and of the Ancient Ones.

6. THE RITUAL STRUCTURE:

Pass the rosemary around the circle before placing on the altar. Say:

Rosemary is for remembrance,
and tonight we remember those who have
lived and died before us,
those who have crossed through the veil,
those who are no longer with us.
We will remember.

Turn to the north, and say:

The north is a place of cold,
and the earth is silent and dark.
Spirits of the earth, we welcome you,
knowing you will envelope us in death.

Turn to face the east, and say:

The east is a land of new beginnings,
the place where breath begins.
Spirits of air, we call upon you,
knowing you will be with us as we depart life.

Turn to the south, and say:

The south is a land of sunlight and fire,
and your flames guide us through the cycles of life.
Spirits of fire, we welcome you,
knowing you will transform us in death.

Turn to the west, and say:

The west is a place of underground rivers,
and the sea is a never-ending, rolling tide.
Spirits of water, we welcome you,
knowing you will carry us
through the ebbs and flows of our life.

Light the black candle, saying:

The Wheel of the Year turns once more, and we cycle into darkness.

Next, light the white candle, and say:

At the end of that darkness comes light.
And when it arrives, we will celebrate once more.

Each person takes a set of ribbons — one white, one black, and one red. Say:

White for life, black for death, red for rebirth.
We bind these strands together
remembering those we have lost.

Each person should then braid or knot their three ribbons together. As you do so, focus on the memories of those you have lost in your life.

Remember to take this Ribbon and place it on your Altar this evening in remembrance of those who have have passed on before us. Let this ribbon be a reminder of them each time you look at it.

7. PASS THE COOKIES AND WINE.

8. RELEASE THE DEITIES:

Oh Great Goddess, we thank Thee for Your presence here tonight and for blessing our circle. May you leave in peace!

Oh Great horned One, we thank Thee for Your presence here tonight and for blessing our circle. May you leave in peace!

9. RELEASE THE QUARTERS:

North:

“Ye Gnomes of Earth! I thank Thee for Your presence here this day and for blessing and guarding this circle! I bid Thee hail and farewell!”

West:

“Ye Undines of Water! I thank Thee for Your presence here this day and for blessing and guarding this circle! I bid Thee hail and farewell!”

South:

“Ye Salamanders of Fire! I thank Thee for Your presence here this day and for blessing and guarding this circle! I bid Thee hail and farewell!”

East:

“Ye Sylphs of Air! I thank Thee for Your presence here this day and for blessing and guarding this circle! I bid Thee hail and farewell!”

10. OPEN THE CIRCLE BY SMUDGING IT WITH SAGE ONCE MORE MOVING TUATHAIL (WIDDERSHINS) AND SAY:

“The circle is open, but never unbroken so that we may Merry Meet, Merry Mart, and Merry Meet again. So mote it be!”

Mabon: A Solitary Solution


The key themes of Mabon are balance – day and night are equal – and it is the feast of justice, of the healer and of the release of prisoners.

Mabon is approaching, (September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere), and many may find that they are wanting a simple, yet effective solution to practicing solitary WITHOUT needing a lot of supplies or casting a full circle. This one is not only that, but it’s relatively easy to perform as well as not very time consuming.

A few days before you are to celebrate Mabon, go out and collect a handful of dead leaves. Take them home and put them somewhere to dry out thoroughly. Give some thought to the “prisoners”, the regrets you wish to release, and for each one, mark a symbol on a dead leaf. As an example, your symbol of the unpaid debt might be a dollar sign. Also consider whether you need to do anything practical, such as paying off that debt, or apologizing for any harsh words you have spoken, in order for your process of healing to begin. Ideally, these practical actions should be performed before you begin your ritual, so that the matter can be completed at the Sabbat, but you may find that the matter can be fitted in after your Mabon rites.During your Mabon rite take out your leaves. Look closely at the symbol on each one and as you do so, think about the situation that caused you regret and consider what you have learned from it and how you might avoid a similar situation in the future. Hold the leaf up and ask the Goddess to take this problem from you and to give you strength in the future, then crush the leaf in your hand.

Later you will need to dispose of your leaves. They can be thrown to the winds, placed in a stream, buried in the ground or burned if you have the opportunity, thus casting these problems away from you. If you still have practical actions to perform to put right any problems, you might like to keep back those leaves until the actions are completed. They will act as a physical reminder of the promises you have made.

Having discarded your “prisoners”, you now need to take on some positive thoughts or habits which represent the healing side of this Sabbat. For this you will need a length of white cord. Take your cord and tie one knot in it for each new habit you intend to get into. For example, you might wish to promise yourself that you will pay debts back promptly, that you will try to think before making personal comments or that you will endeavor to think of a positive personal attribute every time you criticize your own appearance. This would be three knots in your cord. You can make yourself as many promises as you wish, but you will find it more effective if you pick three or four main items and focus your intent fully on them, rather than choosing dozens which you can’t remember later.

So all in all the only supplies you would need would be enough leaves for each “prisoner” (write a list first so you  know the amount of leaves you will need), a lighter, a cauldron or something similar to safely burn the leaves in outdoors, a white cord (check your local craft or dollar store), a piece of paper and pen to write a list of positive things you wish to take on so you can refer to it as you perform the cord magick.

I rather like this one a lot and I think I will end up adding it to my Book of Shadows.

Three Red Leaves Spell


Gather 3 red leaves from any plant, bush or tree, such as a red maple tree. Place a few drops of chrysanthemum oil on the leaves, chanting:

Leaves three,
Bright Red,
Protect me,
In my Bed.

Wrap the leaves in a white cloth or put them in a white pouch. Place them under your mattress within three feet of your head for protection against nightmares and hostile sendings.

Thread Bottle Spell


Find a bottle and stuff it with small pieces of thread of many colors (except black). This project will probably take you many weeks, since only small pieces of thread (one to three inches in length) should be used, and each must be introduced into the bottle separately.

As you add each piece of thread, say something like the following:

Tangle the bane up!
Defend against foes, bits of thread,
But to family and friends bring only good.
Tangle the bane up!

When the bottle is full, cap it and place it in a window, in the attic or in a cupboard. If possible, touch the bottle and repeat your chant at least once a week to reinforce the magick. This spell will help defend your home and family from the negative energy that uninvited visitors and negative thoughts can introduce. It’s less effective against magickal attack, but magickal attacks are rare in the lives of the average family.