Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

To Call A Lover

"Eve"
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French 1865 - 1953)


I love to collect spells, analyze them, adapt them. While not really one to encourage manipulative love magick - why would you want someone who doesn't want you without being forced? - I always find these types of spells interesting. They also inspire the kind of love magick that is beneficial, calling the right person for you.

I work in a metaphysical store and have access to many books, some of which come in on consignment. The book, "A Year In The Life Of A Faery Witch," just came in, so I was browsing through it. Interesting little read. Included was the following spell. 

To Call A Lover

When the moon is waxing, in Taurus or Libra, take three pinches
of Dragons' Blood and drop them on either burning coals or a charcoal,
calling your lover's name each time. He or she should appear within 24 hours.

from "A Year In The Life Of A Faery Witch"
by Sage Weston, Capall Bann Books, 2002

Yes, you could call back a lover you have had a disagreement with, you could also change this around and call the perfect lover for you, listing the qualities you desire in a man. 

I've seen many similar spells. Do they work? My husband will tell you, after almost 37 years of marriage, that I bewitched him and continue to do so? Did I? I'm not telling.

Blessings nine!   

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Creativity

Creativity
Universal Love Healing Oracle Cards
by Toni Carmine Salerno

Because I work in a metaphysical store, I get to see a lot of tarot and oracle decks... in addition to all the crystals, candles, incense... need I go on? I order the books, decks, and other goodies so I get to read about the decks and research reviews. This deck, The Universal Love Healing Oracle, is not really something I thought would resonate with me, but the art was so beautiful I ordered a deck for myself. Was I ever wrong about the deck not resonating! From the first shuffle I knew there was something important for me. The first pull of the cards, a simple three card spread, assisted me in dealing with a painful issue which had left me feeling betrayed. My guidance was just perfect. Despite never being able hold a grudge for anything, I was holding on to the hurt and anger. With the guidance from these cards, I was able to work through it and let it go. Shuffling the cards to clear them after the reading, the main card in the spread jumped out again. 

Today, I pulled a card for my husband. Again, the cards addressed an issue for him that, while not any big deal, was something that would benefit him if he followed the guidance. I never know how he will react to this type of advice, but he found it helpful and thought it was "on the mark" so to speak.

Shuffling again, I pulled a card for myself, Creativity. I recently have begun painting and stitching again after a creative dry spell. This card advises that an aura of creativity surrounds me and Life's universal force fills my soul seeking expression through me. I need to open my heart, let go of self-judgement and doubt, and let the Divine flow through me. Expressing my emotions through my creativity will allow me to be true to myself, love unconditionally, and know my metaphoric voice is being heard. My creativity, anyone's creativity, is much more than the product produced, whatever it may be - art, embroidery, music, dance, poetry, etc. It occurred to me that perhaps this wasn't a message just for me, perhaps it was meant for all of us. This expression of the Goddess/Divine through creativity leads me, and all of us, to heal.  

Sounds very new age for a witch who practices as I do, I thought... at first. A little cogitating brought it all together for me. Divine love is truly the answer to all things. Love itself is the answer for all of us if we truly wish to heal and live life fulfilled on all levels.

My practice has been undergoing some changes, shifting, and evolving. I encounter many practitioners who are experiencing similar changes. It is good to discuss, exchange ideas, and receive and give validation. The world is a wild place right now, we need to work toward healing as much as we can. It begins with our own healing and then radiates out toward the rest of the world. I felt the need to share all this and so I do.

In Hekate's name, blessings nine!





Monday, January 30, 2017

The Stirring of the Seed

artist unknown

This painting represents the personification of The Stirring of the Seed, my celebration instead of Imbolc or Candlemas. My tradition doesn't resonate with these common Pagan sabbaths, so instead I celebrate something a little different. Unfortunately, the two posts where I found this beautiful image did not have an artist credit, nor could they find one. I wish I could find the artist. If anyone knows or finds it, please do share.

The Stirring of the Seed represents the coldest time of the year and the deepest withdrawal and reflection. It is the time of building our restorative energies, our self-healing at its most intense, and the strengthening of our energies to manifest and live fully.

In this painting, I see that the woman is within her power animal/totem, surrounded by other power animal spirits who assist her. Roots are, based on my intuition and experience, our deepest connection to earth, the stabilizing force of our physical lives, the richest nourishment for the lower chakras. These roots, in the painting, surround the woman. She sleeps, but is connected to deep earth, her animal and plant guides. Soon she will begin the her ascent to the light of day and evolve into the fecund earth, blossoming forth, giving of her fruit. For now, she sleeps still, but lightly, stirring slowly and gently, coming back to being.

Blessings bright and golden!