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Roots of Ritual

This is a fabulous resource for those getting to grips with Rituals and Spellwork.

 

http://www.rootsofritual.net/general/

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Litha – Non Ritual Celebrations

  • Go berry picking. Have the children chose their best berry and throw it back into the berry bushes as they thank the Goddess and the bushes for the fruit.
  • Leave out milk and honey as an offering to the Fae folk.
  • Hang a bundle of fresh herbs out to dry and use them to spice up a Litha feast of cooked summer vegetables.
  • Light a white candle and place it in front of a mirror. Say your own Litha prayer over it, and then let it burn out
  • Have a mock battle between the Oak and Holly King. Remember that this is part of the cycle and as the wheel turns the Oak King will rise again at Winter Solstice.
  • Offer a gift of lavender to the Gods in a bonfire. Pass St. John’s Wort through the smoke and then hang the herb up in the house for protection.
  • Make your own henge, orientated towards the raising and setting sun.
  • Have an outdoor breakfast picnic to welcome the Solstice.
  • Stay up and watch the sun go down on the longest day of the year!
  • Dispose of those qualities that trouble you: project them into a burnable (bunch of dry twigs, paper, etc.) and thrust the mass into a cleansing fire.

 

Magickal Trees – Reed

reedRepresents established power, wisdom, protection and death, this is that tree of Samhain the Wiccan New Year. Sacred to Gwyn and Hecate, the Goddess of Night. This tree is used for Pan’s Pipes, weavers tool, thatched roofs and arrows.

HANDCARVED WANDS

HANDCARVED WANDS

Just found a great set of instructions for making your own wands on instructables.

Magickal Tools – Wand

In some traditions, the wand is symbolic for the element of Air, though in others it instead symbolises Fire. It can be made from any material, including wood, metal and rock, and Wiccan wands are sometimes set with gemstones or crystals.

A wand is often used when it is not appropriate to use an Athame, for example in healing when in place of a blade which may symbolise destruction.

The Guardian: What is Modern Paganism?

Paganism, part 1: what is modern paganism?

The first in a great series by Liz Williams for The Guardian newspaper

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