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In the meantime…
Welcome to WICCAN WORLD!
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The asperger is associated with the element of water and is used to sprinkle saltwater for purposes of purification. There are actually many things that can be used for this purpose apart from store-bought aspergers. Feathers of all sizes work pretty well, as do brushes or paintbrushes. Most practitioners though, prefer to use a purpose bought asperger.
If you can find a Catholic supply company you can get one from there as Catholic priests use them for asperging (sprinkling) holy water. You may find them listed as aspergilliums which originates from the Latin name.… Read the rest
The boline (sometimes spelled as boleen, bolleen or bolline) is more commonly called the white-handled knife nowadays. Traditionally it was used for herb harvesting and had a small curved blade and as you might expect from one of its names – a white handle.
Today the blade is rarely curved but is still has a single cutting edge. It has a white handle to differentiate it from the athame. Some witches will make do with a store bought white-handled knife while others will buy a purpose made tool.
The boline is used for cutting and carving. Branches for wands for instance, should be cut with a boline . The carving of symbols (into a candle for example) should likewise be done with a boline. It is also used for cutting cords for future use in cord magick.
The boline can be used for any ritual function that requires the physical use of a knife. Cutting wood for wands, flowers for the altar, carving and so on. As long as it’s ritually involved it’s fine. So unless potatoes are part of one of your rituals, don’t use a boline to peel them!… Read the rest
Every witch should have a Book of Shadows. Basically it’s a witch’s diary or journal and is filled with all sorts of occult information. A Book of Shadows is a very personal item for a witch and you should treasure it and protect it.
There are many guidelines on the Internet for what should, and what shouldn’t go into it. We believe that it’s entirely up to you. If all you want to do is put spells in there (which is a commonly held view of what a Book of Shadows is anyway) then that’s fine. But you’ll get much more out of it if you record all your magickal experiences. You don’t have to of course – the choice is yours so do whatever you’re comfortable with.
Spells should always be recorded of course whether successful or not. That way if you need to do a particular spell again then it’s easy to check back and see what did, or didn’t work. Don’t waste time on trial and error. Look in your book.
It doesn’t matter what form your Book of Shadows takes. Some people like to have a purpose made one, and there are some lovely ones available. Some will be quite happy with a notebook or a ring binder.… Read the rest
Having blessed your besom it is now time to consecrate it using a besom consecration ritual.
You will need:
- A white candle for the consecration flame.
When you are ready:
- Cast your circle.
- To consecrate the tool, the elementals may be used.
- Pick up the besom, saying:
- I have chosen this besom to assist me in my work.
- Visualize the besom being cleared of any negativity.
- Continue till the besom feels clear to you.
- Now visualize positive energy flowing from you, down you arm and into the besom.
- Visualize a strong white light flowing through your body to the tool. Feel it absorb the positive energies.
- Point the besom towards the North, saying:
- May the powers of the Earth cleanse and fill the besom I have chosen.
- Touch it to the pentacle, saying:
- In the names of the Goddess and God (use any names you wish), I bless and make sacred this besom, tool of my craft. I charge this besom by the element of Earth.
- Point the besom to the East, saying:
- May the powers of the Air cleanse and fill the besom I have chosen.
- Pass the besom through the smoke of the incense, saying:
- In the names of the Goddess and God (use any names you wish), I bless and make sacred this besom, tool of my craft.
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There, are of course, many besom blessing rituals in existence and this is one that is commonly used. There is no right way or wrong way – it’s whatever works for you. So if this besom blessing ritual doesn’t feel quite right don’t be afraid to change it. If you have several besoms you wish to bless, they can all be done at the same time. There is no need to perform the ritaul individually although there is nothing wrong in doing so.
The ritual should be carried out on the night of the full moon. Make yourself comfortable on the floor with all the items in front of you.
You will need:
- A white candle,
- A small dish of water,
- Some salt.
When you are ready:
- Light the candle and incense.
- Breathe in deeply through your nose (as if you were meditating) and visualize grounding energy filling your body.
- Breathe out through your mouth ridding yourself of all negativity.
- Repeat this process until you are completely relaxed and grounded.
- Pass the besom through the incense smoke and say: With scented air light and free, I give you breath. Blessed be.
- Pass the besom (very quickly) through the candle flame (being careful not to set the besom on fire or burn yourself obviously) and say:
- With fire dancing wild and free, I give you passion.
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