Keeping Your Magic Alive

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The most common reason that people lose their magical “mojo” is that they don’t practice daily rituals. Daily rituals provide regular contact with spirit guides and the Universe, and a good working relationship with these beings does improve chances of getting assistance in magical acts. Also consistent practice of regular magical rituals helps boost your magical force — every successful daily ritual adds magical force until your magical bank account is overflowing; but failing to keep in touch with your magical practice can leave you magically bankrupt!

As Above So Below
How much do you move your body? Many of us spend a great part of the day sitting and not moving. By the esoteric law of “As Above, So Below” each part of our being affects the other parts. So when you find yourself mentally stuck, moving your body helps get your mind moving. By this law, when we change one part of our being, every other part has to change to match it. So as you move your body, your mind and spirit move to match it. Understanding how this law works can help you transform every area of your life.

Slow Movement
Now that you see how moving your body can help get your mind and spirit moving too, you can also use this principle to control your mind when it starts running away with you. That means times when you start obsessing about something that happened during the day or incessant worry or just mind chatter that interferes with your inner silence or trying to meditate. In these cases when you get up and move your body, move it slowly. Walk across the room taking slow deliberate steps or slowly do some Tai Chi or yoga moves. Whatever type of movement you do, do it consciously and slowly, feeling all the sensations of your body moving and your breathing. This slowing down of the body will help slow down your mind so you can have some inner silence to hear your guides, higher powers and beings and your own inner wisdom. Regularly practice with moving your body slowly will help your mind slow down and stay more focused and help you get better sleep at night. The next time you’re feeling nervous or anxious, give this a try and magically help slow down your racing feelings and thoughts.

Give these techniques a try and add them to your magical toolbox.

Recipe ~ Boxty Cakes

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Boxty Cakes

½ lb hot cooked potatoes
½ lb grated raw potatoes
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1½ cups buttermilk
butter for frying
salt and pepper

 

Instructions:

Drain, peel and mash the hot potatoes.

Stir in the raw potatoes, flour and baking soda. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mix well with enough buttermilk to make a stiff batter.

Shape into 3 inch patties about ¼ inch thick and fry on hot greased griddle until crispy and golden on both sides.

Yield 12 cakes

Recipe ~ Beltane Oatcakes

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Oatcakes are part of the Beltane ceremony. Their roundness is symbolic of the life-giving sun whose return is marked by this festive sabbat. During Beltane a huge bonfire is kept going all night long. Pieces of the cake are thrown into the fire as an offering to the protective deities.

Participate in this ancient custom by casting the oatcakes into an outside bonfire or even your fireplace. Begin by blessing these cakes. Say a prayer of gratitude, giving thanks to the Goddess and God for their abundance. Pass around the cake in a clockwise direction. Invite each of your guests to take a piece of the cake. Say:

We are each a part of the joyous circle of love.
As we cast the bread into the fire,
We fuse together into the One Being,
That always was and always will be.

Recommend to your guests that they remember the joy in their hearts
as they experience the gaiety of the season.


Beltane Oatcakes

2 TB vegetable shortening
1/3 cup boiling water
3 cups medium rolled oats
1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). In a small pan, heat the shortening and water, until the shortening has melted. remove from heat and let cool.

Mix the oats, sage, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Mix the cooled liquid and the oat mixture, adding water,if necessary, to maintain a dough-like consistency.

Pat the dough into a circle, about 8 inches in diameter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes.

Cut into 8 wedges, then leave to cool on a wire rack.

Ritual ~ Drawing Down The Moon

drawing down moonAfter the circle is cast, The High Priestess stands in front of the altar with her back to it. She holds the wand in her right hand and the scrounge in her left. She crosses her wrists and crosses the wand and scrounge above them while holding them close to her breast.

The High Priest stands in front of her and says: Diana, queen of night In all your beauty bright, Shine on us here, And with your silver beam Unlock the gates of dream; Rise bright and clear. On Earth and sky and sea, Your magic mystery Its spell shall cast, Wherever leaf may grow, Wherever tide may flow, Till all be past. O secret queen of power, At this enchanted hour We ask your boon. May fortunes favor fall Upon true witches all, O Lady Moon!

The High Priest kneels before the High Priestess and gives her the Five Fold Kiss; that is, he kisses her on both feet, both knees, womb, both beasts, and the lips, starting with the right of each pair. He says, as he does this: Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways. Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar. Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be. Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty. Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names. For the kiss on the lips, they embrace, length to length, with their feet touching each others. When he reaches the womb, she spreads her arms wide, and the same after the kiss on the lips.

The High Priest kneels again and invokes: I invoke thee and call upon thee, Mighty Mother of us all, bringer of all fruitfulness; by seed and root, by bud and stem, by leaf and flower and fruit, by life and love do I invoke thee to descend upon the body of this, thy servant and priestess.

During this invocation he touches her with his right forefinger on her right breast, left breast, and womb, repeats the set and finally the right breast. Still kneeling, he spreads his arms out and down, with the palms forward and says: Hail Aradia! From the Amalthean Horn Pour forth thy store of love; I lowly bend Before thee, I adore thee to the end, With loving sacrifice thy shrine adore. Thy foot is to my lip (he kisses her right foot) my prayer up borne Upon the rising incense smoke; then spend Thine ancient love, O Mighty One, descend To aid me, who without thee am forlorn.

The High Priest stands up and steps backwards. The High Priestess draws the Invoking Pentagram of Earth in the air with the wand and says: Of the Mother darksome and divine Mine the scrounge, and mine the kiss; The five point star of love and bliss Here I charge you in this sign.

The High Priestess should be in a trance now.  This is a good time to do the Charge of the Goddess or the Witches Creed.

When the Charge or Creed is finished, the Goddess must be dismissed. It is bad magical practice not to do so.

The High Priest faces the Priestess and says: We thank you Our Lady for attending our rites. We bid you farewell till next we call you. Blessed Be.

 

Traditions & Art ~ Burning Man ~ Black Rock Desert, Nevada USA

2014 Burning Man celebration ~ Nevada USA
2014 Burning Man celebration ~ Nevada USA

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

One of the roots of the annual event now known as Burning Man began as a bonfire ritual on the summer solstice in 1986 when Larry Harvey, Jerry James, and a few friends met on Baker Beach in San Francisco[7] and burned a 9-foot (2.7-meter) wooden man as well as a smaller wooden dog. Harvey has described his inspiration for burning these effigies as a spontaneous act of “radical self-expression”.

(Wikipedia)

 

Meditation ~ Kundalini Yoga/Reiki Relaxation Session

REIKI RELAXATION MEDITATION — (1:20 hr.)

“Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.”  –The Dalai Lama

Fortify your spirit with a daily “dose” of healthy affirmation, and you can learn to release negative emotions. By replacing them with positive ones, you can help strengthen your emotional reserves, and become more resilient and less susceptible to the effects of stress, anger and resentment.

Spending just a few minutes a day acknowledging the positive forces at work in your life can help weaken the grip of your fears or insecurities and help you sustain your greater plans and intentions for the day and in your larger life goals.

Please take a few minutes now to reflect on showing yourself some loving attention and relax to the beautiful visuals you can experience with this Relaxation Meditation.

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PLAYLIST:

1. Ong Namo by Mirabai Ceiba
2. Ra Ma Da Sa by Mirabai Ceiba
3. Ajai Alai by Mata Mandir Singh
4. Chattr Chakkr Vartee by Nirinjan Kaur
5. Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam by Snatam Kaur
6. Sat Siri, Siri Akal by Mirabai Ceiba
7. Guru Ram Das by Amrit Kirtan Kaur
8. Guru Ram Das Raakho Saranaee by Snatam Kaur
9. Mul Mantra by Amrit Kirtan
10. Waah Yantee, Kar Yantee by Mirabai Ceiba
11. Ra Ma Da Sa
12. Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru by Guru Amrit Kaur
13. Narayan Shabd by Ajeet Kaur
14. Ganpati Mantra by Siri Sadhana Kaur
15. Mera Baid by Nirinjan Kaur
16. Mere Raam by Snatam Kaur
17. Long Time Sun (children’s version) by Snatam Kaur
18. Sat Narayan by Ajeet Kaur
19. Earth Prayer by Snatam Kaur
20. Guru Ram Das Chant by Mirabai Ceiba
21. Tithai Too Samarath by Snatam Kaur
22. Ra Ma Da Sa by GuruGanesha Singh
23. Aad Guray Nameh by Nirinjan Kaur
24. Long Time Sun by Mata Mandir Singh

 

MANIFESTATION EXERCISE ~ GETTING TO “YES ” — DAY 1 of 28 DAYS ~ for June 30, 2014

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AHO! All My Brothers, Sisters and Relations …

From our friend, Robert Whiteowl — Every morning for the next two weeks (14 days), the first thing you say out loud is “YES” (three times)”. This is a positive affirmation you begin your days with. It will draw anything that resonates with a “YES” resonance to you in all aspects of your life — family, finance, health, romance, social, whatever. Two weeks (14 days) is an honest try.

On Day 15, after the 14 days of saying “YES” every morning, say “YES” in the evening before you go to sleep. Say “YES” out loud in normal voice, then in a softer voice, then think it inside your mind. In effect, the first thing your brain tells your mind at night is a positive affirmation, and the first thing your mind tells your brain as it begins its day is a positive affirmation.

Thus, in a short period of time, you will reprogram your thinking such that everything will be drawn to your “YES” resonance vibration. Let me know what results you achieve from this exercise.

AHO!

The Essene Holy Communion For THURSDAY

Angel of Water / Angel of Wisdom
Evening and morning and at noonday I will pray; and He shall hear my voice. ~Psalms 55:15
SEASONAL FOCUS:   Flowers announce the promise of fruition.
The Angel of WATER – Thursday Morning
In this Communion all forms of water were contemplated establishing as a living reality the unity between the waters of the body and the waters of the planet.
THE PHYSICAL COMMUNION:   This is the day of purification, of cleansing. Carry the spirit of purification with you into your meditations.  Arrange to bathe in cool water and in a leisurely and contemplative atmosphere. Consider the connections between water, the rivers of the earth, the sap of the trees and the blood in your veins.
THE DEEPENING:   Hold a bowl of water as you commune with the Angel this day. When finished, drink the water in deep reverence and feel it, like the rushing current of a river, fill your body and soul.
MORNING COMMUNION:   Angel of WATER I invoke thee; whether lake or stream or water of the well, enter my body and become my blood. Give unto me thy gift that sustains all life. Your blessings hath cleansed my spirit and quenched the thirst of my soul and as each morning comes, I shall embrace thee.
MEDITATION:   As the wave of natures glory reaches its crest and then flows on, I have gained perspective. The waters that rage in the rivers and the rains that fall from the sky are the same as the blood that flows in the veins of my body. The Earth and I are one.
NOON CONTEMPLATION OF PEACE:   Peace with CULTURE. Though thy brothers be of different origin, we all do toil in the vineyard of the EarthlyMother. We all lift our voices in praise of the Heavenly Father, and together, we all break the bread of wisdom and share in the Holyfeast.
The Angel of WISDOM – Thursday Evening
Thought was held by the Essenes to be both a cosmic and a physical function. They considered the cosmic ocean of thought pervading all space, containing all thoughts, as the highest and most powerful of all energies. It never diminishes and is never lost.
EVENING COMMUNION:   Angel of WISDOM I invoke thee; for only through the wisdom of thy Holy Law doth the Angels guide the children of light. Descend upon my thinking body and enlighten my thoughts, my mind, my intentions and my deeds. To follow the Holy Law is the root of all blessings, and as each evening comes, I shall embrace thee.
THE BLESSING:   When at first a fledgling bird tries to fly, his wings cannot support him, and he falls again and again to the earth. But one day he soars aloft, leaving the earth and his nest far behind. And so is it with the thoughts and intentions of the sons and the daughters of men; The longer one walks with the Angels, and keeps their Law, the stronger ones thoughts shall become in Holy Wisdom.The day will come, when the thoughts of men will overcome even the kingdom of death and then shall he soar to the heights of ever lastinglife in the kingdoms of the Heavenly Father.
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There is no greater power in heaven and earth than in the thoughts of the Son of Man. ~The Isaiah Effect
Each of us has deep within the knowledge of all things, and when we are ready to remember, the knowledge is there to be known.  ~The Essene Book of Days
Only when we surrender to our inner nature can we begin to hear the wisdom that comes from deep within.
~ The Essene Book of Days
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Peace be with you.

The Essene Holy Communion For TUESDAY

Angel of Joy / Angel of Power  
Evening and morning and at noonday I will pray; and He shall hear my voice.  ~ Psalms 55:15
SEASONAL FOCUS:  Flowers announce the promise of fruition.
THE PHYSICAL COMMUNION:   This day contemplate the joys of life and the fullness of your many blessings. Quietly walk in a natural setting. Avoid distractions. Focus on the state of nature at this point in the seasonal cycle. Listen to the wind blowing in the trees and the songs of the birds. Become one with your surroundings.
THE DEEPENING:  The heavens smile and the earth celebrates as the children of light sing the song of life; and the bodily world of thy Earthly Mother, and the celestial worlds of thy Heavenly Father, give praise to the joyous voices.
The Angel of Joy – Tuesday Morning
All forms of beauty are joyously contemplated in this Communion in order to make man conscious of the beauties of nature and the joy within himself.
MORNING COMMUNION:   Angel of JOY I invoke thee. I come before you with the voice of the wind for thy Holy Law is within me. Descend upon this Earth and spread your blessings to ALL living beings. Touch those who walk in darkness so they may see the light, and partake in the Holy Communions, and eat of the fruits of your blessings; And as each morning comes, shall embrace thee.
MEDITATION:   Meditate from the perspective and the innocence of a child. See the world and its blessings through newborn eyes. Behold the splendor of the peace-able kingdom.
NOON CONTEMPLATION OF PEACE:   Peace with the FAMILY. He who hath found peace with his brother hath entered the kingdom of love and shall experience the Oneness of God. The Heavenly Father knoweth the hearts and the minds of his Children, and their inheritance shall forever be Peace.
The Angel of Power – Tuesday Evening
The Essenes conceived of the whole universe as a cosmic ocean of life in which currents of cosmic power are continually uniting all forms of life and connecting man with all other organisms.
EVENING COMMUNION:   Angel of POWER I invoke thee; descend upon my body and give me thy strength. Help me to direct my thoughts, my actions, my words and my deeds in accordance with that of thy Holy Law; and as each evening comes, I shall embrace thee.
THE BLESSING:  Within me lives the meditating Monk. The builder of the temple. In this season of transformation I shall discover the center, for I am guided by the light from within.
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The Holy Temple can be built only with the ancient Communions. Those which are spoken, those which are thought, and those which are lived.  ~ Gospel of the Essenes
To make the human heart a temple, the soul an alter, and the mind a priest. These were the missions of Jesus the Nazarene.  ~ Kahlil Gibran
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Peace be with you.

HEALTH ~ Drink Water On An Empty Stomach

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It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases

 

METHOD OF TREATMENT

1.  As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2.  Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3.  After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4.  After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5.  Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6.  The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

1.  High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2.  Gastric (10 days)
3.  Diabetes (30 days)
4.  Constipation (10 days)
5.  Cancer (180 days)
6.  TB (90 days)
7.  Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.

Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense.  The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!!  Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

For those who like to drink cold water, the following information is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.  Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:

• Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
• Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
• You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
• Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
• 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
• Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this information sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.  Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about today.