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***Our Book Of Shadows***

 

 ~ Book of Shadow Blessing ~

Hearken as the Witches word, calls the all, a gulf to ford,

Bridge the vast realities, An it harm none do as you please,

Elements protect & guard this book, from wandering eyes &

Prying look, & fill it with thine ancient power, in this right &Ready hour,

Powers of North, the Earth below, help me to live, to learn,to grow,

Lend your strength & stability, to practice the craft, & Love be free,

 

Powers of the East, the wind the sky, watch over these pages

With thine eyes,

Your wisdom & knowledge, for these I do ask, that this

Book be worthy of the craft & its task,

Powers of South, Fire & hearth, help these Shadows

Prove their worth; infuse them with your healing & passion,

So only good comes the work that is fashioned,

 

Powers of West, the Water, the Sea, change & growth are

Granted thee, bless these pages with all you know,

That righteous readers may learn & may grow,

& to the untrained eye let see,

confusing words & sophistry, lead them from these

sacred pages, & bless their passage through the ages,

For freewill of all,

& harm to none,

As I have willed it shall be done.

So mote it be!

 

 

 

~ Blessing Chant ~

May the powers of the One, the source of all creation,

All pervasive, omnipotent, eternal,

The Lady of the Moon & the God,

Horned hunter of the Sun.

May the powers of the Spirits of the Stones,

Rulers of the Elemental Realms,

May the powers of the Stars above, & the Earth below,

Bless this place, & this time, & I who am with you.

 

 

 

~Invocation Of The Elements ~

Air, Fire, Water, Earth

Elements of astral birth

I call you now, attend to me

In the circle rightly cast,

Safe from psychic curse or blast,

I call you now attend to me!

From Cave & Desert, Sea & hill

By wand, blade, cup & pentacle!

I call you now attend to me!

This is my will, So mote it be!

 

 

 

 One of my favorite chants;

~ The Magic Circle Chant ~

Circle of starlight, circle of Fire,

Filled with enchantments, bright with desire.

Turning, turning beginning to end,

& to beginning again & again.

Circle of wisdom circle of love.

Silver moonbeams bright from above.

Circle of death circle of rebirth.

Circle of Mother Earth,

Shinning, shinning, forever & ever,

Spinning, spinning, ending never.

Weaving the threads of the midnight hour,

Weaving the web of Goddess Power!

Written by: Grina Dunwich

 

 

"THESE ARE MY SHADOWS"

These are my shadows inscribed within...

Written to rhyme, again & again...

To read them is to remember, reflect & grow strong...

To see all the lessons that may have went wrong...

These shadows written from my heart to my hand,

& then to these pages since my like mind began...

I shall continue these pages, so truth I shall know...

To learn & to love & always to grow!!!

By: Demeteria Clouds /March 1999

 

"Invocation to the LORD & LADY"

Beautiful Lady of the night...

I call to thee for thy loving light...

Be in thy circle at this time...

Of your presence show thee a sign!

Of this rite you are welcome to be...

I show honor & love for thee!

 

Oh, mighty Lord I call upon you this night...

I call to thee for strength & light...

Be in thy circle at this time...

Of your presence show thee a sign!

Of this rite you are welcome to be...

I show honor and love for thee!

By: Demeteria Clouds /1998

 

 

 

"A Circle Of Ancient Stones"

I now cast my circle of crystal light...

to protect me in these sacred rites.

The light of yours shall glow around...

Through thy circle as guard and sound.

With thy holy sent I trace, the circumference of this sacred space.

~Bless the water~

To bless this water Lord & Lady,

I ask, that I may use in thy rightful tasks!

With thy Blessed water, I shall circle round...

To purify all of thy sacred ground.

~Quarters~

Here in the East, element of Air, I light your way...

I call you here!

Add your protection in your elemental direction!

Here in the South, element of Fire, I light your way...

I call you here!

Add your protection in your elemental direction.

Here in the West, element of Water, I light your way...

I call you here!

Add your protection in your elemental direction!

Here in the North, element of Earth, I light your way...

I call you here!

Add your protection in your elemental direction!

I will circle this space, fourth be the last...

leaving a stone to each element I pass!

Wield your power with love and light...

Show me the way of the Ancients this night!

This space is built in memory of the standing stones of time...

You shall live within my heart and soul and deep within my mind.

This circle is complete with Stonehenge's awesome power...

That I shall respect & work for good at this wonderful hour!

By: Demeteria Clouds / 1999

 

 

 

~A Chant for The Garden~

Mother Earth hear my call...

Watch over these seedlings one and all!

Take the life that these hands shall sow...

Purify them so they may grow!

With Fire, Air, Water & Earth...

May they burst into spring birth!

With your love & strength keep them safe from storm...

May they nestle deep into your womb so they stay safe & warm!

I thank thee,Oh" great Mother of Earth ...

For lending me your power of birth!!!

By: Demeteria /March 1999

 

 

May is almost here, which brings spring-cleaning. Here are a couple of things that may be of use to someone!!! Happy Cleaning!!!

"A House cleaning spell"

To clean this house with love & light...

Is what I shall do this night!

Lord & Lady I ask of thee...

To bless thy home and hearth times three!

Here all negative must be gone...

I send you away with thy simple song!

Love be free within this place ...

Negative I banish from this space!!!

Use your favorite scent, & say these words in every room,

starting at the front door & ending at the back door!!

By: Demeteria Clouds / 1999

 

 

~Besom, Besom~

I shall use my faithful broom...

To sweep away the days of gloom!

With a chant I say...

Besom, Besom, bring to me,

A bright and lovely new day!!!

Quick and sweet, but it works!!!

By: Demeteria Clouds/ April 1999

 

 

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THE ALTAR

 

THE ALTAR IS SAID TO MOST POWERFUL IF FACING EAST, THE SIDE THE SUN RISES.

THE ALTAR USUALY CONTAINS ON IT ALL THE TOOLS THAT ONE WILL NEED FOR CASTING THE

CIRCLE, AND CLEANSING THE CIRCLE, AND FOR THE MAGIKAL WORK THAT ONE WILL BE DOING.

BASIC TOOLS MAY CONSIST OF,

AN OFFERING BOWL: OF WITCH YOU WOULD PLACE WHAT YOU WISH TO GIVE TO THE LORD AND LADY.

CANDLES: A GOLD CANDLE ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR ALTAR AND A SILVER CANDLE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR ALTAR, A GOLD CANDLE FOR THE GOD AND THE SILVER ONE FOR THE GODDESS.

INCENSE: USED TO CLEANSE YOUR CIRCLE WITH THE POWER OF AIR.

ABOWL OF SALT: USED TO CLEANSE YOUR CIRCLE WITH THE POWER OF EARTH.

A BOTTLE OF RAIN WATER THAT IS BLESSED: USED TO CLEANSE YOUR CIRCLE WITH THE POWER OF WATER.

AN ATHAME: A DOUBLE BLADED KNIFE FROM WITCH YOU CAST YOUR CIRCLE USING THE POINT OF YOUR BLADE. THE ATHAME SIMBOLIZES THE GOD.

A WAND: USED ALSO TO DIRECT ENERGY. THE WAND SHOULD CONTAIN A CRYSTAL POINT AND IT REPRESENTS A TOOL OF AIR, OF THE MIND.

A CHALICE: TO DRINK WINE OR NATURAL FRUIT JUICE, OR EVEN USED TO CREATE YOUR MAGIKAL MIXTURES YOU MAY NEED TO USE DURING YOUR WORKINGS. A CHALICE SYBOLIZES THE GODDESS.

ALSO, YOUR BOOK OF SHADOWS:TRADITION SAYS IT SHOULD BE MADE BY YOUR OWN HAND HOWEVER, THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT BOSíS OUT THERE MADE VERY BEAUTIFULY THAT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH TO. IT SHOULD BE YOUR MAGIKAL AND EMOTIONAL DIARY OR JOURNAL.

YOUR ALTAR CAN BE FORMAL OR SIMPLE WITCH EVER FEELS RIGHT FOR THE OWNER. IT SHOULD BE CREATED OF THE OWNERS MANA, OR PERSONALITY. BE CREATIVE!!!!!

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