called upon

⚡ ♃ Jupiter Thunder Crash ♃ ⚡

a sailor moon inspired spell to banish toxic and dangerous people

 gather: sea salt, storm water, a bay leaf and flint

  combine the sea salt in the storm water until it dissolves

 soak the bay leaf in the water, then wrap it around the flint

 place the object near the doorway of your home, or bury it by the front doorstep. 

⚡  chant: “ On behalf of Jupiter, I call upon the forces of thunder and lightning to banish this mophead! Jupiter Thunder Crash !

When one of you calls upon Allah, let him not say: ‘O Allah, forgive me if You will’, rather let him be firm in his asking, and let him express his need in full, for nothing is too great for Allah to give.
—  ﷺ Prophet Muhammad
[Sahih Muslim, v. 7; 2679]

The Future!Darcy Week ~ Day Five: “Taxes” and/or “Infiltration”

@fuckyeahdarcylewis

After ten years of being with Bucky, both he and Darcy are getting a little tired of having to suffer through the whole “Darcy’s been kidnapped by the baddie of the week routine,” but if Bucky’s called upon to infiltrate one of the last remaining HYDRA bases to get to the love of his life… well, what’s a guy to do? That’s their Tuesday evening plans, for you.


“No, seriously, boys,” Darcy looked at the black-clad gun-toting duo sitting across from her. “You two don’t seem so bad, and I really want to do you a favor here. I’m telling you the Winter Soldier is going to be coming within the next two minutes - two minutes, I promise; we have this down to a science by now - and it would really be much better for everyone concerned if you let me go so that I could just meet him on the roof.”

“Quit bluffing and shut up!” the guy in charge barked from the other side of the abandoned warehouse.

Typical.

Raising her eyebrows and now feeling somehow less then unimpressed with the entire affair, Darcy sighed and shrugged, doing as told.

A minute and a half later, there was a subtle thump on the roof of the warehouse, and all eyes swung upwards. Then the two across from her looked slowly at Darcy, fear already glinting in their eyes.

She grinned at them. “I told you so.” 

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on Franklin Pierce man??

Franklin Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation

I am no advocate of slavery. I wish it had no existence upon the face of the Earth, but as a public man, I am called upon to act in relation to an existing state of things…. [T]he violent course of the Abolitionists at the North has postponed the emancipation of the coloured population in Maryland, Kentucky & Virginia Many & many a long year…. It should be remembered, that there are but two methods by which domestic slavery at the South can possibly be abolished. It can only be accomplished by the consent and agency of the Southern people themselves or by revolution. Would you recommend overturning the Constitution by a civil war, which carry ruin & desolation to every portion of this Country and probably result in the extermination of the coloured population upon this Continent?”

He enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act alienated anti-slavery groups while failing to stem inter sectional conflict, setting the stage for the Civil War. He is considered one of America’s worst presidents ever- and it is quite understandable why. 

There is always a piece of me that feels badly for his private life; his wife Jane struggled with depression and mental illness her entire life, all of their children died young (their last son was killed in a train accident shortly before his inauguration). Everything was fine- going good- then all the sudden BAM their train crashes- Franklin his wife, his wife is fine but their eleven year old son is decapitated. 

But that is not excuse- just as Thomas Jefferson gets no excuse for how shitty his life was because of the awful things he did. Franklin did nothing to combat the upcoming civil war and he served in the Mexican-American war. Wasn’t a terrible guy himself, but he was a terrible president. 

Romans 10:9-17, King James Version (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

i hope im not late; thx tumblr for crashing after i wrote out a nice post

anyways, this is my witch. he deals mainly in summoning magic, calling upon disembodied limbs and other pieces of the body (mostly hands) to do his bidding. prefers to stay under the radar abt his abilities, so he never tries to show off (when he tries his skills are actually fairly impressive)

he’s almost always tired, as his connection to his summons causes him frequent nightmares (friends tell him to stop using them, he thinks its no big deal)

always in some sort of ratty tank top or t-shirt and a pair of underwear; doesn’t wear socks often

only wears shoes on very special occasions; hates the winter time

(he/him)

i had a dream where i went to some sneaker store at a mall and there was a poster with patrick star with photorealistic brown hair and a photorealistic muscle man body with “TBILISI” in front of him, i do not possess the skills to make this image so im calling upon the tumblr community

What if you went in to Denny’s Headquarters and found the room where we kept our servers but instead of hi-tech rack mounted server casings in rows of tall stacks it was just a bunch of non-descript clones of our diner servers plugged into the matrix ready to be called upon when their time has come? Haha what if…

Familiars

What is a familiar?
A familiar is an animal whom you have a spiritual connection with. A witches companion. You call upon them to help you with your practices. They can be physical or spiritual beings. They are healers and guardians but above all, a loyal companion. Provides the witch with psychic protection as well as negative energy. They do not have to be your ‘pet,’ any animal that you use symbols of can also be your familiar but on a more spiritual level. Animals are chosen as a familiar because of their connection with nature and innocence. They protect on many spiritual levels as well as the home and property of the witch. They become able to communicate together in dreams and during meditation.     


History of Familiars
In Europe during the witch hunts familiars were thought of at demon like entities sent to do a witches bidding. It was believed that they were cats, dogs, and toads possessed by demons. Thus, during the witch hunt era many animals were hunted and slaughtered because of their connection with witches. Familiars were supposedly given to the Witches from by the Devil. It was believed that they were fed from the witches blood.

In some Scandinavian countries familiars were thought of as fearies, elves, pixies, dwarves, sprites, and elements of nature.

In shamanistic practices the familiar is in fact not a physical being rather it is a spiritual entity. It protects in the astral plane and from any psychic attacks.

In England and Scotland familiars took form of toads.


Familiar Misconceptions:

  • Not every witch has a familiar. In fact some are quite happy working alone. Some witches may even be allergic.
  • Cats are not the only animal used as a familiar.
  • No familiars are not possessed by demons or the devil.
  • Not all pets are familiars!


Types of animals to used as familiars: 

Any animal can be used as a familiar! The most common are cats (especially black) and dogs.


How you know it is your familiar and not just a pet:

  • It chose you.
  • You have a bond on a spiritual level.
  • You put more trust in it then anyone/anything else.
  • Takes an active role in your rituals.
  • Sits politely while you are casting being sure not to be a bother.
  • Loves to lounge in your magick work space.
  • You feel a boost of energy whenever they are near you.
  • Watches the window constantly watching for any unwelcome beings. 
  • Trails you like a shadow.
  • Hates to be separated from you


How to find your Familiar:

  • Cast a spell to bring clarity on your familiar.
  • Meditate on it.
  • Ask a form of divination about finding you familiar.


Ways to bond with your Familiar:

  • Provide it with a collar, halter, leash, etc that has protective crystals and herb sachets sewn into it. 
  • Carry a piece of a NATURALLY shed item from your familiar in a sachet or tied together with ribbon.
  • Provide them with the best food and housing you can afford.
  • Always place them before yourself.
  • Spend lots of time together.
  • Provide them with their own protection.
  • Speak to it.
  • Brush or stoke it. 
  • Treat them and reward them for their help.
  • Treat them with the kindness they deserve.
  • Honor them.
  • Provide them with an altar.
  • Give them offerings.


Familiar uses: 

  • Provide you with physical and spiritual protection.
  • Provide you the uttermost loyalty and respect
  • Benefits your emotional well being.
  •  Helps you connect with nature.
  • Enhances are physical and psychic abilities.
  • Protects home and property.


When to work with a Familiar:

  • When you want to attune with nature
  • Meditation
  • Healing magick
  • Dreamwork
  • Astral travelling 
  • Divination
  • Scrying
  • Spirit communication
  • Welcome them to join you when power is being raised and spells are cast. 


Respect a Familiar deserves:

Let it accompany you on its own accord and make sure it is willing to participate, NEVER force them to join in on a ritual. They are very sensitive to psychic power and vibrations. Treat them with kindness and the same respect you would give to a human being. Be sure to treat them as an equal and not something you own. This is very important if you want to create and maintain a connection with your familiar. Familiars are living beings and should never be treated like an athame, candle or an object for spell casting. Make sure to be cautious with the type of tools you are using during your casting with a familiar. Be cautious of candles or any toxic herbs!   


Names for familiars:

Instead of you choosing a name for them, ask them what their true name is.

References: Paganwiccan.about.com, pagancentric.org


What type of Familiar do you have?

I have a horse and a cat as my familiar! 


May the moon light your path!

☾ Moonlight Academy☽  

References: Paganwiccan.about.com, pagancentric.org

10

The Tagalog Pantheon (Part I/2) 

The Tagalog pantheon consisted of many gods and goddesses adhering to various elements of nature and activities. They believed that the earth, sky, sea, and all living things were created by one god who was referred to by two names, Bathala Maykapal & Molyari/Malyari, “the creator and preserver of all things”. Under him were a number of different deities that served him and were directly prayed to by the ancient Tagalog, each with their own different responsibilities. There was Haik, the god of the sea, who they performed sacrifices of banquets and food asking him to protect voyagers out to sea from storms, granting them good weather and favorable winds. Then there was the goddess Idiyanale, the goddess of agriculture, who overlooked all activities of raising crops and animals. Aman Sinaya was the god who invented the art of fishing and was called upon by fishermen when casting their nets or preparing their fishhooks. The sisters Hanan, the goddess of the morning, and Tala, the goddess of the stars and the bright star, Venus. Laho, the naga deity who devoured the moon and sun, causing solar and lunar eclipses. People would scare Laho away by playing loud music and banging pots and gongs to free the sun and moon from the god. Mankukuktod was the god who protected coconut palms and was given offerings by tuba (a coconut alcoholic drink) tappers who wanted to climb up the tree to get the coconuts or else risk falling from the trunk of the tree. Then there was the god of hunters, Aman Ikabli, who the Tagalogs worshiped to help provide game such as deer and wild boars. Offerings of food were given to the god of the forests and fields, Uwinan Sana, who the Tagalogs prayed to when they passed through his domains, asking his permission to walk through and to not cause them harm as they do. These anito were only a handful of the old gods and goddesses the ancestors of the Tagalogs once worshiped and revered. The second half of the Tagalog pantheon will be in part two.

Why You Shouldn’t Use imprecise Language When Talking To Entities

[updated] This is extremely important, and I don’t see this point expanded upon enough. So here it goes;

imprecise language is an all around bad idea. You should always speak as plainly as possible when talking to entities. People often bring the symbolism of our society and use it to sound cooler, smarter, and all around better when doing witchery. The people who hear your statements are usually not from our society, and have no grasp on the meaning you’re trying to get across. It causes misunderstandings that can have disastrous results. 

Heres an example of what i’m talking about:
Lets say im a new witch looking for a deity to worship. Having a deity is something I really want and I’m extremely passionate about it. I send out a calling for a good deity to come and give me a sign that they want me to worship them. “good” is just a too plain word for me to use, I mean, i’m calling upon a god(or goddess) afterall! “I wish for a god of the light to come and give me a sign!” I say. WAIT, queue record scratch and freeze frame! I used phrasing that me and my peers would understand(”a god of the light”), but “the light” does not nessecarily mean “benevolence”. Guess who would qualify as a god of the light? Lucifer is who. Having lucifer try to contact you could be extremely upsetting for someone who doesn’t want to associate with lucifer.

Another example would be if I was banishing evil spirits from my home. If I used the phrasing “Spirits of the shadows, leave this household!” instead of “Spirits who wish me harm, leave this household!” I would have, you guessed it, my house almost just as it was before. Spirits of the shadows could mean any nocturnal creature, and wouldn’t necessarily cover malicious spirits at all. See where i’m going with this?

TL;DR: Speak plainly when talking to deities, spirits, and other non-human entities

- Mod Faye