The following 19th century folklore article is referencd to by Leland in his Preface to Aradia or the Gospel of Witches, 1899. It contains many small and marvelous treasures of Italian magical lore, including discussion of lore about the witches’ council meeting under the walnut-tree of Benevento, the flight of Herodiade, healing spells, prayers or spells made upon rosary without medals or knoted cords, etc.
If the reader has ever met with the works of the learned folk-lorist G. Pitre, or the articles contributed by “lady Vere De Vere” to the Italian Rivista, or that of J. H. Andrews to Folk-Lore,* he will be aware that there are in Italy great nubers of strege, fortune-tellers or witches, who divine by cards, perform strange ceremonies in which spirits are supposed to be invoked, make and sell amulets, and, in fact comport themselves generally as their reputed kind are wont to do, be they Black Voodooists in America or sorceresses anywhere.
*March, 1897: “Neapolitan Witchcraft”
–Charles G. Leland, Aradia or the Gospel of Witches, A New Translation by Mario Pazzaglini, Ph. D. and Dina Pazzaglini, 1989, p.115.
It seems that many 19th century folklorists mixed up different types of “withces” willy nilly. Andrews made no distinction between those who act for good or ill. He lumped together those who called upon devils in charms with those who invoked Jesus. Descriptions of deeds quite probably done by genuine living 19th century practitioners were intermixed with imaginary deeds done by folkloric witches.
Activities involving the use of a padlock and knotted cord to attract a lover and that certain charms were taught on Christmas eve were presented along with witches magically removing a hump from a hunchback, dancing naked to cure a sick person, and flying.
Probably Andrews intermixed these activities because they all fall into the realm of folklore about magic. However, by using the single English word, “witch,” he implies all these activities were done by one of the strega.
Leland, wrting at about the same time period, apparently has done much the same. He labeled all Italian female practitioners of magic and divination as strega.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY
Vol III March, 1897 No.1
by J.B. Andrews
Southern Italy has been for many ages the favorite country for witches; they come from all parts of the peninsula to the Grand Councils held under the walnut-tree of Benevento, and even from more distant lands, for its fame is celebrated in Mentonnese tradition. This tree is to have been destroyed by S. Barbato in 660, during the reign of Duke Romualdo, in contending against superstition. Benevento was formerly called Malevento, a name perhaps significant. The site of the tree is now disputed, its very existence doubted; but witches still pretend to meet on the spot where it grew. The Neapolitans have an occult religion and government in witchcraft, and the Camorra; some apply to them to obtain what official organizations cannot or will not do. As occasionally happens in similar cases, the Camorra fears and yields to the witches, the temporal to the spiritual. There are also wizards, but as elsewhere they are much rarer; according to the usual explanation they have more difficulty in flying, being heavier.
It is said that the devil as a man prefers women; they for their part are amiable to him, at times even seducing him. There are special departments of the art–there is that of the earth and of the sea–having their special adepts. The first will only be treated of now; any witch can, however, render service to sea-faring folk, in giving a good haul of fish or averting a storm. Amongst witches by birth are women born on Christmas Eve, or on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Whoever invokes the devil on Christmas Eve before a mirror may become a witch.
An instruction in the methods is by itself sufficient; it is frequently given by the mother to her daughter, but not exclusively; any one may learn the art, even those knowing only a single incantation can make use of it. When a new witch has completed her education, the two women open a vein in their arms; having mixed the blood, the older witch makes a cross with it under the left thigh of her pupil, who says : ” Croce, croce, sciagurata sono.” There is no visible sign by which to detect them, they recognise one another by looking into their eyes; then the one who first leaves salutes the other by striking her with her left hand on the left shoulder and simply saying : ” Me ne vo.” In payment for the power he gives, the devil receives her soul with those of the others she procures for him; in witness of her fidelity she mocks at religion, and will profane the Host by trampling on it. But she means to cheat him and save her soul at the hour of death. She goes to mass, fills her room with pious pictures, before which, however, she does not work her charms. In her death-agony she sends for the priest, gives up to him all her apparatus to be burnt, then confesses and receives absolution. Her companions try to save some of the most precious objects from the flames. There are certain crimes for which there is no forgiveness, such as having caused death or made a hunchback. Among the many devils the head of all is called Satanasso.
Especially malicious is the Diavolo Zoppo (the lame devil), proud, violent, and treacherous ; he occupies himself much with lovers. Others are Lucibello, Lurdino, Lurdinino, Quisisizio, Turbionone, Scartellato, Baldassare. Their aid is invoked, they are present at the councils. The witches go to meet them flying through the air, often on horseback. In order to be able to fly, after having completely undressed and undone their hair, they go a little before midnight to an isolated spot out of sight, away from every sacred object. It is forbidden to see them, but not to speak to them. Then they anoint their bodies with the following composition, the quantity varying according to their weight: ten pounds of spirits of wine, half a pound of salt of Saturn, half a pound of Dragerio, to be left for four hours in a covered vessel. Then, saying ” Sotto I’acqua e sotto il vento, sotto il noce di Benevento, Lucibello portami dove debbo andare,” they fly away.
The meetings take place at midnight in the country, when the witches dance and take council together. Anyone seeing them may claim a gift; thus a hunchback once got rid of his hump. Hearing them singing ” Sabato e Domenica” in endless repetition, he added ” E Giovedi morzillo” (and Shrove-Thursday), a favourable day for witchcraft, as is also Saturday. This story is one of those most widely spread in Europe. It is indispensable that the witches should return before dawn: once the hour has passed, they fall in their flight and are killed. As a proof, it is said that some have been found very early in the morning in the streets of Naples lying dead and naked. On their way they can neither traverse a running stream nor cross roads; they are obliged ” to go round them.” They can turn themselves into animals, especially into black cats, but not into inanimate objects. However, they may become “wind,” so as to enter a house in order to carry off someone, or to transform him, or for other bad purposes. If when in the house the witch is seized by the hair and so held until day-break, she dies; but if in reply to her question “
What do you hold ? ” is said : ” I hold you by the hair,” she answers, escaping: ” And I slip away like an eel.” On entering a house she should say: ” lo entro in questa casa come vento per pigliarmi questo figlio, e a I’ora in cut me lo rubo, dev’ essere presente anche la morte.” If she means to transform the person she says: ” lo non sono cristiano, sono animale e sono eretico, e dopo di avere ereticato, ho fatto diventare questa donna (uomo o fan-ciullo) animale, ed io divento piu animale di questa donna.” Beside the bed she says: ” Io sono venuto per forza del demonio, il diavolo mi ha portato su di un cavallo, e come diavolo, e non come cristiano, io mi ho preso questa donna.” Their aid is invoked in quarrels. The Camorrists and bullies bring their arms to have them made invincible. A witch present at a fight can prevent the blows from striking home, or she may stop the fight by saying under her breath: ” Ferma, ferma, arma feroce, come Gesu` fermo la croce, come il prete all’ altare, I’ostia in bocca ed il calice in mano.”
Witches are much sought after in affairs of the affections between lovers, and between husbands and wives, and to restore love between parents and children. They use an ” acqua della concordia ” and an ” acqua della discordia.” To bring back an unfaithful lover the witch goes at night to the cemetery, digs up with her nails the body of an assassin, with her left hand cuts off the three joints of the ring-finger, then reducing them to powder in a bronze mortar, she mixes it with ” acqua benedetta senza morti,” bought at the chemist’s. The lover is to sprinkle the road between his house and his sweetheart’s with this water, and this will oblige the beloved one to return.
Another very powerful powder is made by scraping the left humerus of a dead priest; the powder is then made into a small parcel and hidden on the altar by the server at a mass paid for by the witch. When the priest says: ” Cristo eleison” she must mutter: ” Cristo non eleison.” Such a bone was shown me by a witch; it had been purchased for fifty francs from one of the servants of a confraternity. It had belonged to the witch’s mother, who was also a witch, and had been stolen from the objects given by her before dying to the priest to be burnt. It must be the left humerus, ” the right having been used for giving the benediction.”
It is possible to make a lover come in the following manner. At noon precisely take hold of a shutter or door of the room with the left hand, shut it quickly three times, then strike the floor heavily three times with the left foot. This ceremony is repeated three several times; at the end the shutter is slammed with violence. Each time the door or shutter is shut, say: ” Porta, che vai e vient;” then at the last time of all : ” Prendilo, Diavolo, e non lo trattieni; giacche` set il Diavolo Zoppo, portami N– o vivo o morto.”
To prevent a lover from liking another, stand in front of a wall so that your shadow falls on it; speak to the shadow as if to the lover, saying: ” Buona sera, ombricciuola mia, buona sera a me e buona sera a te; avanti a N— tutte brutte figure, ed io bella come una luna.” In speaking of oneself, touch the breast; the shadow, in naming the lover; in saying bella, touch the face; in mentioning the moon, the wall. Witches undertake to punish the unfaithful. They prepare three cords with knots, a black cord for the head, red for the heart, white for the sexual organs. To cause pain in the head, they take hold of the black cord, gaze at a star, and say: ” Stella una, stella due, stella tre, stella quattro, io le cervella di N– attacco, glide attacco tanto forte, che per me possa prendere la morte.” This is repeated five times outside the witch’s door. For the heart, say: “Buona sera, buona sera, N– mio, dove e` stato? Diavolo da me non e` accostato; diavolo, tu questa sera me lo devi chiamare e qui me lo devi portare.”
Taking hold of the white cord, is said:: ” Diavolo, to in mano ho questo laccio; to gli lego c—i e c-o, da nessuno possa f/–e ed impregnare; solo a questa f-a possa adorare.” The incantation finished, the cord must be worn in order to keep the knots intact, for if untied the charm is broken. A lemon, orange, or even a potato, stuck over with pins of various colours and nails answers the same purpose. The pins and nails are inserted at midnight in the open air, deeply or superficially, according to the harm intended. In sticking in each pin, is said: “Stella, stella, delle fore fore, diavolo quattro, diavolo nove, io questa spilla in testa a N— inchiodo,gliela inchiodo tanto forte che per me ne deve prendere la morte.” Then knots are made round some of the pins with a cord secretly bought by the witch for this special purpose, refusing to take change; if the seller calls her back she tells him that he is mad. In knotting the cord, is said: “Diavolo Zoppo, io metto questa spilla in testa di N– vivo o morto.” Then the object is hidden to prevent a disenchantment, as by throwing it into a drain or into the sea. The head, heart, or liver of an animal is also used, the head of a cock for a man, of a hen for a woman.
To prevent an unfaithful lover from sleeping, the woman goes to bed quite naked, takes hold of the left sleeve of her chemise, saying: ” Rissa, rissa, diavolo, io mi vendo questa camicia, non me la vendo per denaro. Pulci, cimici, piattole e tafani e I’ortica campaiuola, da N– ve ne andate, ed allora pace fossa trovare, quando questa camicia si viene a prendere.” Then, putting the chemise in the middle of the bed, she stands at the foot, places her arms crossed on the bed, and turns them four times so that the last time the-palms are turned upwards, saying: “Il letto di N– non Io vedo, non Io so. Ai piedi ci metto due candelieri, alia testa ci metto un capo di morte, nel mezzo due spine di Cristo. Diavolo, per me si ha da volt are, spesso e tan to deve volt are forte, che per me deve pigliare la morte.” Then she must lie down without speaking, or else she will herself have much suffering. To detach a husband from his mistress, the wife can go barefooted with unbound hair to a crossroad, where picking up a pebble and putting it under her left armpit she says : ” Mi calo a terra e pietra piglio, tra M– e N– un grande scompiglio, e si vogliono acquie-tare, quando questa pietra qui sotto si viene a pigliare.” She does the same at a second cross-road, putting the pebble under the right armpit; then at a third placing the pebble between the chin and breast. Returning to her house she throws the pebbles into the cesspool, so that they cannot be got at, saying: ” M– allora con N– fossa tu parlare, quando queste tre pietre qui dentro viene a pigliare.”
To attract a lover, the witch provides a magnet wrapped with a knotted cord; it must be worn. Much recommended are cakes containing, according to the case, menstrual blood or sperm. A padlock also serves to submit a person to one’s will. In opening it, say: “N— di lontano ti vedo, da vicino ti saluto, ti chiudo e non ti sciolgo, se non farai tutta la mia voglia.” Then lock the padlock, put a knotted cord round it, and keep it in a safe place. It is possible to overcome the protection of holy medals or other blessed objects, especially if something belonging to the person can be obtained-a bit of his skin, nails, or clothing; besides this, the co-operation of four or five witches is necessary. They sing together, one saying ” Tu gli I’hai fatta, to gli la leva,” another replying “Tuglilafai, e non gli la nego.” The witches also undertake to break spells. Suspending a sieve on scissors under the bed of a man made impotent, the witch also places there her shoes crossed; she provides herself with a rosary without medals or other blessed objects, and a packet of unwashed herbs, then tearing the packet and scattering its contents on the ground, she says: ” Come io sciolgo questo mazzo, cost sciolgo questo c-o.”
Sometimes a dance of naked witches takes place round the bed of a sick person, recalling the devil dances in Ceylon, the object of both being to cure the illness. There must be three or five witches; if five, one remains at the back, one stands at each corner of the bed, holding between them cords which must cross the bed diagonally, then dancing, they sing ” Tit git I’hai fatta, ed io gli la tolgo,” going round the bed. When there are only three witches the left corner at the foot of the bed remains empty, the cord being held laterally. They cure all diseases, employing medicinal herbs as well as magic, or even pious objects. Medals of S. Anastasio are much recommended against infection; they are also most efficacious amulets against the Evil Eye, as are also spinning whorls and the well-known horns.
As regards the Evil Eye, witches cannot make it, but they can avert its influence. A small packet of salt worn on the person is a protection against it; but according to the Neapolitans it is useless against witchcraft, contrary to the belief in some other places. For that, a little bag full of sand is good, the witch being obliged to count each grain before working her spell, in the meanwhile the hour of her power passes. A comb, three nails driven in behind the house-door, and the horseshoe are also recommended against witchcraft. Witches can make storms cease, or render them harmless, by saying before an open window: ” Ferma, ferma, tuono, come Gesu` fermo I’uomo, e come quello schifoso prete all’ altare, con ostia in bocca ed il calice in mano.”
Witchcraft is powerless on Wednesday, during Holy Week, and (contrary to what is thought in some other countries) on the eve of St. John Baptist’s Day. It is believed that at midnight then Herodiade may be seen in the sky seated across a ray of fire, saying:
” Mamma, mamma, perche` lo dicesti?”"Figlia, figlia, perche’ lo facesti? “
The were-wolf is known, but not as the creation of witches. It is a curse on men born on Christmas live; they are known by the length of their nails. The malady seizes them in the night; they run on all fours trying to bite, but they retain the human form. If they are wounded so as to lose blood, the madness is stopped at once. Girls born on Christmas Eve are not maidens.
The foregoing information was obtained quite recently from witches in Naples. When asked what books they used, they answered None, that their knowledge is entirely traditional. The incantations, often composed in verse, have become in time so damaged that it has seemed better not to attempt to indicate the verses. Still, literal accuracy in repeating the spells is believed to be of the greatest importance. A scarred tongue was shown to me as the consequence of a mistake.
Some of the apparatus of witchcraft mentioned was presented to the Society that it might be placed in the Cambridge Museum.
I owe much to the kind aid of Signor Luigi Molinaro del Chiaro, of Naples, founder of the paper, Giambattista Basile, so much appreciated by amateurs of Italian traditions. Unfortunately it exists no longer.
Le Pigautier, Menton, September, 1896.
There is only 1 left of the Bee Rose Pentagram Cross this is a powerful magical Talisman designed by Ariana with the Equal Lateral Cross of OLLTRC behind it to bring about full balance.
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I have just returned from my travels and working in Salem, MA at the Fantastic Shoppe Magika on the Pickering Whaft at 63R Wharf Street, Salem, MA.
Everyone one there is amazing, hard working, dedicated to the clients and helping those find the true answers they seek and helping them to understand the greater sense of the Occult and the inner self and spirit we all have. I would like to thank Jacqui Allouise, Vlad, Douglas, Anthony Bruno and of course my “True Mother” Lori Bruno for opening the doors and welcoming me into the Magika on the Pickering Wharf family to work with everyone. A great group of people working with one another. Also many thanks to Richard and Gail I really enjoyed working with you too.
The Festival of Light, Love and Life was a fantastic kick off to many more to come, fantastic music, dance, magic and so much energy and magic we cast on that night letting go of all things negative and celebrating the life and our Ancestors who walked the lands and paths before us to make way for what we have today.
I had a great and fantastic time.
I will be resuming doing my Phone and Face to Face Readings following the 15th of November. I am taking appointments for the end of November and thru the end of the year and into the New Year for those seeking guidance and spiritual counselling.
Many Blessings to All in the Dark and Light
Ariana Afsanay de Ly
Astro Weather of the Week 13 October-19th October
Mars is in Term and moving into exaltation—Good for talismans
Jupiter is in exaltation–Great for Talismans for Prosperity, Success and Fortune
Venus is in Term—Good for Talismans
In the Fixed Stars
Spica w/Sun shows persons of eminent dignity and favourable for public and legal affairs. As at the time of this weather forecast it was culminating it shows preferment in the Church and Religious affairs as well as State affairs.
Antares w/Venus inclines persons that of insincere and dishonest in nature, out for themselves and their own and dishonest actions selfish but with an energy to move swiftly as to slight of the hand and unfavourable.
Regulas w/Mars there will be an increase in higher military command, strong character and will, will stand out and prominence in the public with rise.
Castor w/Jupiter, there will be an increase in the study of the Occult more topics, discussions, people wanting to understand it more, an increase in the media as well as philosophical discussions. There will be loss by that of the law from dishonest actions.
Alphecca w/Saturn, a focus on studies more occult, a serious student, economy will have problems, there is a strong character that emerges and of a good and controlled within the passions, there are disappointments in love and marriage is above one’s station.
In the Astro-Meteorlogy
Alphecca w/Saturn: Moist and cloudy, sometimes snow and rain.
Castor w/Jupiter: High winds
Regulas w/Mars: Great heat and high winds and extremely sultry weather.
Tonight will be a great show, we will be talking about the upcoming Retrograde and more. Tune in and we look forward to your calling in and talking with us.
9:00 pm EDT
3rd November 2013 – Sunday 7:00-9:00 pm
Astrological Magic and Talisman: Basics with Ariana Afsanay de Ly — $40.00 per person
Magika 63R Wharf Street, Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970 978-740-9297
In this workshop we will be covering the basics of Astrological magic with a focus on discussing what astrology is, the ancient zodiac signs from Mesopotamia. We will also be looking at the star charts of Babylonian as they are used even today when focusing on working with their influences in Mediaeval magic and talismans and how according to the Babylonian the signs were in the wheel prior to today’s wheel layout.
We will also be discussing the zodiac signs, colours and numbers associated along with the virtues, spirits and intelligence/s that rule them when working directly with a specific planet and seal.
Finally we will be looking at how we calculate the magic we cast by looking at the Witches Timepiece and planetary hours (lower magic) and the days of the week and the best hours to cast magic.
It is very important to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the celestial system prior to casting any magic, magic is from those realms of the invisible and when we do our work we call on the spirits, intelligences, the Gods and Goddesses which are directly above us in the planets that move throughout the heavens. When we do our work we are invoking the very nature of the Universe at the Mental level and if you do not know what you are doing, I think that say it all.
To register this class, please call Magika at (978) 740-9297.
Space is limited to 25 people per class.
Please bring a notebook and pen.
Refreshments will be served. Jaho coffee shop is also right around the corner.
Please arrive promptly. Workshops will start on time. We have a lot to cover!
4-hour, metered street parking is available in the neighbourhood. Paid public parking is also available at the nearby South Harbour Garage.
Each person will be receiving a pamphlet to keep to follow along in the workshop and to take home following.
22 October 2013-1 November 2013
I will also be presenting on the 3rd of November from beginning at 7 pm thru 9 pm my Astrological Magic and Talisman workshop, the focus will be on the basics and an introduction to Astrological Magic and Talismans as well as each person who signs up and registers will also receive their own pamphlet to take home with them following the workshop. Contact Magika today to reserve your seat at 978-740-9297, more information will be found on the Official Magika website and Facebook page, so please keep checking back for more information on fees and how to purchases your seats.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Note: John Boehner is a Scorpio born on the 17th of November and has his Mercury in Scorpio and the Fixed Star Antares w/Venus showing a person who is insincere, dishonest, energetic and able, yet selfish and unfavourable for gain and health.
Scorpio is a packed sign, it holds in it that of Mercury, the Dragons’ Head, Saturn, Venus and the Moon. Scorpio is a highly intelligent sign one who can create many things, it is the main energy of the demon Lilith and one of suppressed rage and hidden tendencies and anger and a need to destroy, very sexual to get what they want, addictive, and controlling, hard in tongue and very driven and egocentric and that has a very set mind and focus. It is a sign of easily convincing and getting what they want, they will do whatever it takes to get what they want and then sting in you in back when they have accomplished all they want.
Scorpio is today and for the next three and half months with the Head of the Dragon, Mercury for the net two and a half months (then in Capricorn), with Saturn for the next fifteen and a half months going into Sagittarius in on the 24th of December 2014, and out of Venus by the 8th of this month 2013 October.
It is associated to the element of Water but the Ancients equated it to the Earth and hidden tendencies in a person’s nature. There is a story of the Scorpion and the Frog, the Scorpion needed to get across the river but because he cannot survive in water he needed the help of the Frog to get across the river. The Frog told him how do I not know you will sting me and kill me the Scorpion said if I do, I will die too because I cannot swim and I would drown. So the Frog took the Scorpion across the river and then he stung him in back and jumped to land. This is the energy of the natural enemy and to be watchful those who claim to be your friend, business partner, partner may not be all they appear and it warns of solicitors and con artists and those who are out for themselves.
There is a great amount of Mars/Fire energy moving around right now and this causes many battles, aggressive actions, cruelties and more.
Because the Head of the Dragon is with the more malefic natured planet Saturn it increases this energy and nature of Saturn. Saturn being with the other planet’s nature in which is the second of the two most malefic planets it doubly increases the energies.
With this there is the placement of those of extreme wealth doing only for themselves their actions are self-serving and it is manifesting that of an I attitude. Within the Fixed Stars we have Sirius with Mercury, now Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio so this too is considered. It typically inclines to have an increase in business success and good for help from those of influence, yet we need to pay close attention that, that help does not come with a hidden agenda or conditions for that financial help that is being offered. As Mercury is the planet of tricks and thieves here in Scorpio he has that nature of the solicitor or the con-artist to give his assistance for something he only wishes to take away at a later time. Contracts a no go right now. Be watchful here of something too good to be true.
Venus is with the Fixed Star Toliman which sits in the constellation of the Centaur and he inclines to that of a more base like nature, that of one who seeks out the vulgar women and men it is more focused on sexual tendencies and desires in which they feel are suppressed from their daily life, this can bring about in this position an abusive outcome, contracting of std’s, it shows an increase of men soliciting women both out of con-artist for men seeking out women of money to pay their way as well as hiring for sexual favours. It is an increase in very much the base natures and uncontrolled behaviours, abuses and more.
Con-artists are on the rise.
Mars is in his own element the fire and this puts him in face, bringing out his true nature, this can bring about violent deaths, heart problems, sexual activity without care, and increase in blood diseases, murders on the rise, unprovoked acts of violence towards others and with the fixed star of Denebola; indicates an increase in bitter and angry behaviours and attitudes, vindictive and cruel tendencies by actions against the innocent and an increase in fires and those things ruled by Mars and the Sun this is a combustible combination.
The P.Fortune is in Capricorn and at the time of this weather reading in the first house and this inclines great increase in money’s from hidden sources and using it to control others, it is an underworld agenda from secret society’s on the nation and the government. The rich want to get richer and allow the suffering of those who are in need to increase. This is a very hard placement here there is great fortune but hidden and with a hidden agenda. This is the root of all evil.
Saturn in Scorpio is two evils joined and this nature is one thing only, out for one’s self the I attitude.
This will manifest a great deal more in this month.
I personally do not enjoy bringing forth those things of bad news, or that of times of troubles, however, I would rather people be aware of what is to come so they know how to work to shift it Mentally to bring about something better and to do the magic needed to bring about a more positive Mental union to bring the Light back into this world it so much needs.
What are you now?
you crossed the boundary of breath
into ordered oaks, deer's hearth
flowers for the dead ghosts of blessed ones
Where are you now?
you followed another path
into the invisible woodlands of another spring
you search the rocks where roses bloomed
Who are you now?
you are lucid like the love seen in the light of day…
We have a great aspect with Jupiter being in exaltation and with this we can work with him to aid in success, fortune and prosperity and good luck. When we work with him he has to be in either his rising or culmination and well dignified with the Moon and separated from malign planets that could cause interference with his work. Remember Jupiter is the Jovian energy he is god like above all the others, the Father to all the Gods and Goddesses.
I will be looking at an upcoming date for the next Jupiter Talisman to be cast and consecrated on the 3rd day of October 2013, San Juan, PR, AST/EDT at the hour of 07:00 am on Jupiter day in Jupiter hour. The images in which I shared for the election that we had back in 2013 July will be the same images and you will use the same invocation as well. Using Frankincense or Storax as your resin incense and gold and purple candles.
I will of course put more information up for everyone and good casting.
It is best to work with Jupiter when he is well dignified in your own chart as that will increase the energy and manifestations of your workings with him. If you have any questions or would like your chart cast to see where is sits in your chart just contact me directly.
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Book Review: Ancient Spellcraft From the Hymns of the Hittites to the Carvings of the Celts, by Laura Perry
I have had this book for many years, it is a book of various spells that aid Magicians in manifesting that of fertility, protection, healing, prosperity and more. In this work Laura Perry covers ancient cultures such as the Celts, Egyptians, Hittites, Crete, Greece, Rome and Scythia.
There are a lot of way and spells that we use as Magicians today to assist in our magical workings to assist those who seek us out for healing, protections, removing of curses or hexes, prosperity, love, fertility and more. This is a book that focuses on the spells of our ancients incorporating some of the simplest of ingredients, many you can find in your kitchen cupboards and from the recycling of glass jars, and more.
As a practicing Witch I was taught that some of the most powerful magic is the simplest magic as it is from the heart and in this book she focuses much on the same concept in how she guides those according to the specific spells. She focuses a great deal on the clearing of mind, mental focus on the work you are to manifest and of course the invocations of the Gods to intercede on our behalf. All of this is how I was taught by my True Mother in how to do my magical workings.
This is a must have for anyone who practices magic it is in my opinion worth the value.
Purchase your copy today here and enjoy it as much as I have and see what Magic you can make and Manifest in your life and that of others.
The outside world has a lot of pre-assumptions about spiritual people. 'The muggles think that we are all a bit crazy'. What do you answer when your loved ones try to persuade you not to integrate spirituality in your life?
The road of self-realization
The spiritual road is a journey of personal development and growth. You walk from colourful meadows into dangerous swamps.
http://afsanaydely.com/workshops/, Ariana is going to be presenting the basics of Astrological Magic and Talismans on the 25th of September 2013 at 8:00 pm AST-EDT via GoToMeeting. To join us it is a $42.00 registering fee and it will come with a Power Point presentation that each participant will have emailed to them the day of the Workshop.
We hope to see you all there. It is going to be the first of many workshops, Ariana will be presenting. She will be focusing on specific workshops following each month. October she will be travelling to her home away from home to do her readings and present her workshop at Magika on Pickering Wharf, more details on the date and time will follow.
This Temple [Isis-Urana No.3] was consecrated as a successor to Hermanubis No.2 which had ceased to exist , owing to the decease of all its Chiefs.
The Temple No. 1 of Lichte, Liebe, Leben is a group of continental mystics who have not been in the habit of performing ceremonies in open lodge…
‘Historical Lecture’ of the Golden Dawn
The origins of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the wellspring of almost all modern occult thought and practice, is a matter of some controversy. The Golden Dawn was founded on the discovery of a manuscript in cipher that, when subsequently deciphered, formed the basis of its ritual. Where this ritual ultimately originated is a mystery as is the role of an address that was found with the manuscript, an address of a Rosicrucian adept in Germany who was to give permission for the ‘re-establishment’ of an English branch of the Order.
We are fortunate to have one of our favourite astrological talismans coming up in September, the Mercury Talisman. Mercury is in exaltation now in his own sign, we always look for Mercury to manifest his energy into our lives, this particular talisman is for that of Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory something we can all use. This was calculated for San Juan, PR region, however, you can recalculate to your region and time-zone just by setting your information to your areas Sunrise time.
This talisman is calculated for Wednesday the 4th day of September 2013 at 07:05 or 7:05 am, Mercury hour on Mercury day he has a +11 in dignity he is in ruler, exalt and face. Mercury is conjunct the Sun and the Moon is not afflicted. Note: This talisman has a small window for consecration you have from 7:05 am to finish it by 7:15 am.
The image is that of a man sitting upon a chair or riding a peacock having eagles feet and on his head a crest and in his left hand holding a cock or fire. Herb: Marjoram, Parsley and Dill, there are many others but these are the base ones to use you may also use Basil. If you can get your hands on sheet metal you can use tin or silver, silver being if you have virgin silver. You may also use the stone of Mercury Agate to engrave your images onto the night prior to consecration. However, you may also use virgin bees-wax or parchment paper as well.
Draw the above image on the front of the talisman an the image of the Seal of Mercury his sigil and his intelligence on the back of the sigil. If using parchment paper carry this talisman on you in school, when writing or studying, or when you are just wanting all together good energy around you, it is good will. If on metal or stone wear it around your next on a string if you can otherwise just put it in a lavender mojo bag and place it in your purse or pocket on the left side (whenever you are out), remember it is in your pants so you do not wash it.
You will draw the following symbols on the back your talisman the Magic Square of Mercury and the sigil of Mercury underneath the Magic Square then you will draw his intelligence on the back side with along with the Seal of Mercury (I am attaching the image of the one Agrippa has in his book Three Books of Occult Philosophy for your benefit). I am also including the magic square so you can see how it is to look. The Mercury Magic Square adds up to 2080 the Hebrew letters that are used on talismans (just draw them with a true heart and their magic will manifest).
Remember to note you have two images to choose from when drawing or engraving, the first one is the best one to use as it is easier for most to understand
At the appropriate hour light your candle (Yellow for Mercury) and your incense for suffumigation of your talisman ready, you will invoke Mercury using his Orphic Hymn and while chanting his hymn you will suffumigate your talisman holding it over the smoke of the incense. Once you have finished leave the candle burning until it has burned completely out on its own. You will chant this hymn eight times as this is the number of Mercury.
The Orphic Hymn to Mercury
The Fumigation from Frankincense
Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, Angel of Jove, and Maia’s son divine; Prefect of contest, ruler of mankind, With heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger of various skill, Whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill. With winged feet ’tis thine thro’ air to course,
O friend of man, and prophet of discourse; Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine. With pow’r endu’d all language to explain, Of care the loos’ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God. Of various speech, whose aid in works we find,
And in necessities to mortals kind. Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, Give graceful speech, and memory’s increase.
Pagan Community Notes: Occult Humanities Conference, Witches & Pagans, Fracking, and More! – See more at: http://wildhunt.org/2013/08/pagan-community-notes-occult-humanities-conference-witches-pagans-fracking-and-more.html#sthash.FrWFwsgR.HibJXymt.dpuf
An excellent article on The Wild Hunt Blog
Do you occasionally need to battle with your loved ones? Do you recognize this: you want spirituality in your life, but when you try to create space for it, you get blocked by the fears of those who love you. Because of concern they shake you up with irrational fears.
In this series of articles I will write about the most common assumed dangers, and answer to these questions.