I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this on tumblr yet! (Maybe it’s out there, who knows? I’m new.) But this is actually one of the easiest spells to do, and one of the first I learned as a budding witch. It can be used to help someone through traumatic events and shadow work, or just to get to know them better.
You Will Need:
2. The person whose memories you intend to read
That’s it. If you want to drink a clairvoyance tea or carry a stone with you, you may, although I have done this plenty of times without preparation and it’s worked well for me.
1. Sit across from the person whose memories you’re reading. Get comfy; you’ll be there for a while
2. Take both of their hands, and hold them throughout the ritual. I like to hold my palms up and have them place their hands on top, so it’s comfortable for them.
3. Close your eyes and enter a meditative state. You’ll want to eliminate all distractions, so if you’re in a loud room, ask people to quiet down or move to another room. Focus on the energy in the other person’s hands. Do you feel it? Embrace their energy.
4. Let the images flow through you. This technique is much like scrying, except you’re receiving their memories through their energy. Describe briefly what you see to them and ask them or confirm with “Yes” or “No.” Example: “I see a white couch in front of an empty fireplace.” If the person recognizes what you’re referring to, or if it rings a bell, they’ll respond “Yes.” The memory will come in fragments at first, yet slowly build to form the complete picture.
5. If they respond “No,” keep going anyway; they may subconsciously change the images they’re sending to you. If they continue to respond “No,” they may be blocking something or lying, and it’ll be hard to get a read on them then. You may want to work through why they’re blocking images with them; it could be possible that they’re very private, or you need more practice in feeling others’ energies.
6. Don’t try to control the images or where you stand in them. If you jump from memory to memory, let yourself jump. You are a receiver, not a controller of these energies.
7. If someone wants you to see a specific memory, have them project that memory toward you, or bring it up clearly in their own minds. Your energy will gravitate towards theirs.
And that’s it. Some things I’ve seen through this method: Peoples’ childhood homes (I can’t tell you how many times), dreams, traumas, visions they’ve received, stories they’ve invented in their heads.
Some Final Notes:
1. This should go without saying, but the person whose memories you’re reading should be a willing participant. They’re allowed to be skeptical, but if they hold their memories back or block you, you’ll receive some conflicting images.
2. Obviously, this technique may come easier to an empath or someone experienced in reading energies. Although I was taught by an empath, I am not an empath an had little to no experience when I first tried this technique, and it still worked for me.
3. Try it first on a friend or relative, since you’ve already created a spiritual bond with them. If you’re experience, you may use this technique on strangers or acquaintances as well.
4. Don’t try to read two peoples’ memories at once, even if they share the same memory. Consider the fallibility of memory: It changes based on peoples’ perspectives or emotions towards that event. I can’t image how overwhelming it would be to try to read two peoples’ memories.
5. Every person I know who’s tried this (including me) has had a tendency to mix up the colors red and blue. I don’t know why, but it’s lead to some funny conversations!
It’s that simple! You’re all so talented, witches, so if you ever want to help a friend in need, here’s a possible solution. Have a beautiful day and help yourself as well! Blessed be!
Any jaylos headcanons? Any topic it doesn't really matter just whatever kind of headcanons you may have
- Jay helping Carlos with sports. He helps him practice and work out.
- Jay can fall asleep anywhere, so Carlos dumps a blanket on him and leaves.
- The two of them playing with Dude, both before and after he can speak.
- Carlos does not like to talk about his mother, but they let Jafar know they’re dating. He was chill about it, mostly he was wondering if Jay had found a genie yet. He has, but his dad can’t have Jordan so he didn’t mention it.
- Those two are actual children and if it weren’t for Evie critiquing their eating habits they would eat nothing but sugar all the time.
- Jay flirts with everybody just for kicks, he’d never cheat but he’s one of those friendly flirters. Carlos gets it.
- PROTECTIVE BOYFRIEND JAY ready to beat up all the people being mean to Carlos.
- Carlos is trying to sketch his latest invention notes but Jay just TACKLED him and is trying to kiss his whole face off noooooo Jay get off me you big beluga!
- They have a new rule - Carlos is not allowed to make fun of Jay with words he doesn’t know, under pain of noogies.
- Carlos helping Jay with his homework and tutoring him when he encounters difficulty.
me, banging pots and pans together:
in the days before rapid communication, and particularly before the internet, the first time a word or phrase was written down was frequently much MUCH later than its first use in speaking, so the first written instance of a usage merely serves to set an latest possible date, not a definitive earliest date, to its origin
me, continuing to bang pots and pans:
shakespeare didn't invent the word elbow
Loki Laufeyson x OFC | Word Count: 5941
Warnings: Smut (just a little), swearing, a little angst
sighed, happy to be away from the house, resting against Loki’s thigh beneath
the sheer canopy of the incredible tent he’d created. It hadn’t taken long to
finish his cake, put together a decent picnic from Sue Ann’s leftovers, and
slip away to the barn before they saw anyone else.
hadn’t even batted an eye when Loki had walked in, collected Dragon and walked
back out. It was quite clear who the stallion now answered to. Teddy had
fetched her a less spirited gelding, her sweet white mare, Belle - short for
Silver Bells - long since passed on from her younger years.
mount was one being vetted as a hunter jumper rather than a racehorse, and much
to Lauren’s liking. He had fire and heart, and though he wasn’t as fast as
Dragon when they’d let the horses run, he’d kept up by will alone she was sure
I’m going on vacation today (August 3rd) and won’t be back until August 17! I will have wifi on my phone, but I won’t take my laptop with me so there won’t be any replies or memes from me during that time! I hope you’re all having a great summer (or winter, or other season, depending on where you live) and I can’t wait to see you all again when I am back <3 (Don’t run away!)
P.S.: Since I am too dumb to set up a queue in time, there won’t be anything coming from me, except a repetition of this post for the next couple of days.
Hello! A friend recommended you, is there anything you can tell me about Hecate? I'm kind of at ground zero.
Ohhhh boy, do I ever! Most of what a Google search will find on this magnificent Goddess is based upon later sources, or are moderately recent inventions. Note that I have no problem with that: I believe the Theoi can change—especially in the eyes of the people who worship Them—and one of the ways They do so is by the practice of epithets. So, in my personal practice, this modern version of Hekate is an epithet of Her that I respect, but do not offer sacrifice to. Yet, even in the time of the ancient Hellenes, Hekate’s domains were entirely re-invented, so to say She would not have changed after the fall of the Hellenic empire seems not only futile to me, but disrespectful to a very adaptable Titan Goddess.
Hekate’s (Ἑκατη) worship was most likely imported from Thrace or Anatolia, where—especially at the latter—records were found of children being named after Her. This version of Her is single-faced, rules in heaven, on the earth, and in the sea, is a Theia of childbirth—to both animals and humans—and it is She who bestows wealth on mortals, victory, wisdom, good luck to sailors and hunters, and prosperity to youth and to the flocks of cattle. Yet, if mortals do not deserve Her gifts, she can withhold them from them just as easily. After the Titanomachy, Zeus bestowed upon Her the highest of honors. This is the Hekate found in Hesiod’s Theogony, written around 700 BC:
“Again, Phoebe came to the desired embrace of Coeus. […] And she conceived and bare Hecate whom Zeus the son of Cronos honoured above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the earth and the unfruitful sea. She received honour also in starry heaven, and is honoured exceedingly by the deathless gods. For to this day, whenever any one of men on earth offers rich sacrifices and prays for favour according to custom, he calls upon Hecate. Great honour comes full easily to him whose prayers the goddess receives favourably, and she bestows wealth upon him; for the power surely is with her. For as many as were born of Earth and Ocean amongst all these she has her due portion. The son of Cronos did her no wrong nor took anything away of all that was her portion among the former Titan gods: but she holds, as the division was at the first from the beginning, privilege both in earth, and in heaven, and in sea. Also, because she is an only child, the goddess receives not less honour, but much more still, for Zeus honours her. Whom she will she greatly aids and advances: she sits by worshipful kings in judgement, and in the assembly whom she will is distinguished among the people. And when men arm themselves for the battle that destroys men, then the goddess is at hand to give victory and grant glory readily to whom she will. Good is she also when men contend at the games, for there too the goddess is with them and profits them: and he who by might and strength gets the victory wins the rich prize easily with joy, and brings glory to his parents.
And she is good to stand by horsemen, whom she will: and to those whose business is in the grey discomfortable sea, and who pray to Hecate and the loud-crashing Earth-Shaker, easily the glorious goddess gives great catch, and easily she takes it away as soon as seen, if so she will. She is good in the byre with Hermes to increase the stock. The droves of kine and wide herds of goats and flocks of fleecy sheep, if she will, she increases from a few, or makes many to be less. So, then. albeit her mother’s only child, she is honoured amongst all the deathless gods. And the son of Cronos made her a nurse of the young who after that day saw with their eyes the light of all-seeing Dawn. So from the beginning she is a nurse of the young, and these are her honours.” (ll. 404-452)
Epithets associated with this version of Her are:
Krataeis (the Mighty One)
Kourotrophos (nurse of children)
It is speculated that Hesiod hailed from a region where Hekate was heavily worshipped, and as such, his views upon Her power and stature were not reflected in the rest of Hellas, where other—Olympian—divinities took up her role—Artemis as the protector of animals, Nemesis as the administrator of justice, Selene as Theia of the moon, etc. As such, it was only logical that her power was dwindled down some—or, more accurately, focussed—into darker territories like the night, the (new) moon, spirits, the underworld, and sorcery when her cult spread throughout Hellas.
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter—composed somewhere in the late seventh century BC or the sixth century BC—sets this in motion, making Her an Underworld Goddess, and giving Her a Khthonius character. She becomes linked to caves, to torches, to night, and the Underworld itself. This transitional Hekate—still a protector of youth, and a bringer of plenty, but a more mysterious Goddess, linked to both the upper- and lower world—aids Persephone by being a torchbearer to Her mother, and by watching over Persephone when She is in the Underworld. When it is time for Persephone to leave, it is Hekate who guides Her out. It is this Hekate that is linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries. Epithets associated with these events are:
Propolos (the attendant who leads)
Phosphoros (the light-bringer)
Hellenic tragedians felt drawn to the Khthonic side of Hekate, and slowly Hekate transformed into a Titan Goddess of the night, the moon, and (protection against) witchcraft, ghosts and necromancy. In this period, roughly around the fifth century BC, She also became the Goddess associated with crossroads, and Her triple form was born. Pausanias’ ‘Description of Greece’ wrote of this form:
"Of the gods, the Aeginetans worship most Hecate, in whose honor every year they celebrate mystic rites which, they say, Orpheus the Thracian established among them. Within the enclosure is a temple; its wooden image is the work of Myron, and it has one face and one body. It was Alcamenes, in my opinion, who first made three images of Hecate attached to one another, a figure called by the Athenians Epipurgidia (on the Tower); it stands beside the temple of the Wingless Victory.” [2.30.2]
There are two versions of this depiction. Both forms—when made into a statue—are called ‘Hekataia’. The first are three women, beautiful and young—a maiden, as Hekate was always depicted—usually around a pillar, holding various attributes. A version of Her in this depiction can be found on the right. Statues like these used to stand at crossroads in ancient Hellas, as well as near the gates to a home, which was just as much a crossroads. Hekate, in this form, became a Goddess of purification, expiation, and protection, associated with thresholds and gates, both reaching back to the Underworld association. Very rarely, She was represented with a single body, and three heads, all looking different ways.
In another, scarier, and more bestial version, Hekate is depicted similarly as above, but with the heads of various animals. The Greek Magical Papyri, or Papyri Graecae Magicae, name the three as such, but variations exist:
“Take a Lodestone and on it have carved a Three-faced Hekate. And let the Middle Face be that of a Maiden wearing Horns, and the Left Face that of a Dog, and the One on the Right that of a Goat.”
It is this Hekate that is appeased with the Deipnon, at the new moon: the last day of the month. These days, when the nights kept getting darker and darker, were some of the scariest days of the month, and were considered impure. The night when the moon completely disappeared was sacred to Hekate, as Hekate was able to placate the souls in Her wake, and could purify the household of miasma accumulated during the month. Removing this miasma allowed the members of the household to call on Hekate during the following month in times of need—as we have seen was common practice—and be more likely to have Her look favorably upon the supplicant.
Epithets associated with this version of Her are:
Apotropaia (that turns away/protects)
Enodia (Goddess of the paths)
Klêidouchos (Keeper of the Keys)
Propylaia (the one before the gate)
Tricephalus or Triceps (The Three-Headed)
Triodia/Trioditis (who frequents crossroads)
The spell above—taken from the Papyri—is used to make a protective amulet, and offer protection much in the same way as her three-formed appearance at crossroads and entrances does. Then again, the Hekate in the Papyri is not a gentile being. The materials in the Papyri—which are Graeco-Roman Egyptian in origin—stem from anywhere between the second century BC to the fifth century AD, and show a much darker—although highly honored—part of Her, still linked to many other Goddesses:
“To You, wherefore they call You Hekate, Many-named, Mene, cleaving Air just like Dart-shooter Artemis, Persephone, Shooter of Deer, night shining, triple-sounding, Triple-headed, triple-voiced Selene, Triple-pointed, triple-faced, triple-necked, And Goddess of the Triple Ways, who hold untiring Flaming Fire in Triple Baskets, And You who oft frequent the Triple Way and rule the Triple Decades, unto me Who’m calling You be gracious and with Kindness give Heed, You who protect the Spacious World At night, before whom Daimons quake in Fear and Gods Immortal tremble, Goddess who Exalt Men, You of Many Names, who bear Fair Offspring, Bull-eyed, Horned, Mother of Gods And Men, and Nature, Mother of All Things, for You frequent Olympos, and the broad And boundless Chasm You traverse. Beginning and End are You, and You Alone rule All. For All Things are from You, and in You do all Things, Eternal One, come to their End. As Everlasting Band around Your Temples you wear Great Kronos’ Chains, unbreakable And unremovable, and You hold in Your Hands a Golden Scepter. Letters ‘round Your Scepter Kronos wrote Himself and gave to You to wear that All Things stay steadfast: Subduer and subdued, Mankind’s Subduer, and Force-subduer; Chaos, too, You rule. Hail, Goddess, and attend Your Epithets, I burn for You this Spice, O Child of Zeus, Dart-shooter, Heav’nly One, Goddess of Harbors, who roam the Mountains, Goddess of Crossroads, O Nether and Nocturnal, and Infernal, Goddess of Dark, Quiet and Frightful One, O You who have Your Meal amid the Graves, Night, Darkness, Broad Chaos: Necessity Hard to escape are You; You’re Moira and Erinys, Torment, Justice and Destroyer, And You keep Kerberos in Chains, with Scales of Serpents are You dark, O You with Hair Of Serpents, Serpent-girded, who drink Blood, who bring Death and Destruction, and who feast On Hearts, Flesh Eater, who devour Those Dead untimely, and You who make Grief resound And spread Madness, come to my Sacrifices, and now for me do You fulfill this Matter.”
Epithets associated with this version of Her are:
Antania (Enemy of mankind)
Khthonian (Earth/Underworld goddess)
Prytania (invincible Queen of the Dead)
Throughout the following centuries—especially with the rise of Christianity—Hekate lost many of Her domains, and a greater focus was placed upon her darker features. Slowly, she became a sorceress, a witch, out to destroy the common man. By this time, she also became a crone. Around 1600 AD, William Shakesear describes the common opinion of Her best in his Macbeth:
"Have I not reason, beldams as you are? Saucy and overbold, how did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth in riddles and affairs of death, and I, the mistress of your charms, the close contriver of all harms, was never called to bear my part, or show the glory of our art?”
Hekate as the Queen of Witches, teacher of magic(k), ready to deal with desperate souls. This version of Hekate, especially combined with the Papyri Graecae Magicae, inspired occultist Aleister Crowley to write his Hymn for Her, and describe Her as a maiden-mother-crone trinity with Persephone and Demeter—the Goddesses with whom she was identified at Eleusis—in his 1917 novel ‘Moonchild’:
“…and thirdly, she is Hecate, a thing altogether of Hell, barren, hideous and malicious, the queen of death and evil witchcraft. […] Hecate is the crone, the woman past all hope of motherhood, her soul black with envy and hatred of happier mortals; the woman in the fullness of life is the sublime Persephone, for whose sake Demeter cursed the fields that they brought forth no more corn, until Hades consented to restore her to earth for half the year.”
Gerald Gardner—as all whom have been around the Neo-Pagan circles for a while undoubtedly know—was a great fan of Crowley, and used much of his teachings to create Wicca. This is how the modern image of Hekate entered modern Neo-Paganism, and how Hekate changed from a benign and helpful Goddess of animals, childbirth and victory into a Goddess associated with the dead, with magick, and sorcery. For those of you reading this who are not Hellenistic, perhaps this post will help you understand why Hellenists are usually not so happy with Hekate’s current image—if you weren’t already aware of those reasons. For Hellenists reading this, perhaps this post sheds some light on the modern incarnation of Hekate, and helps you figure out in what incarnation you want to worship Her at your home. Whatever the case, to my knowledge there isn’t a single other Hellenic Goddess who managed to reinvent Herself as much as Hekate did. In a changing time, Hekate found a way to stay current, and be revered by many around the globe: a divine skill, indeed, and one worthy of honors and respect.
Caleo headcannons???? Pretty pretty please with a cherry on top!!!!!
okay yes I have a complete story for these two played out in my head for after The War.
Chiron lets Calypso move into the Big House when she first gets back
Calypso spends a lot of time at the stables and befriends a pegasus who adopts her
she tells Leo that she loves him very much but she spent so long on her Island, falling for who the Gods sent her, but this is her chance to travel the world and choose who and what she falls in love with. Their cruel joke is no longer her fate. She wouldn’t dare ask him to wait for her but she needs him to know it wasn’t an easy decision for her to make but seeing the world is all she has wanted for so long that she has to let herself have it now that she’s got the chance. And that’s something she wouldn’t give up for the greatest of heroes.
Leo reacts poorly, and is angry that she would so readily leave him, so he rebuffs her and tells her to have a great life
a week later he dreams of his mom, and she tells him that he needs to plant roots as much as Calypso needs to spread her wings and that he has to realize that love and loving someone are different. And loving is something only the brave do. Be brave, mijo.
the next day Leo sends Calypso an iris message apologizing for the way he left things and that while it will be hard he hopes they can build a friendship.
the smile that beams at him numbs the pain of not being with her
over the next three years Calypso sends post cards from each place she visits and Leo invents a self delivering note pad so the two can exchange letters every so often
he is living in Texas with his real Tia that he didn’t know about, who Chiron found after Leo returned, and who was more than willing to take in her nephew
he still spends summer at Camp
He has a couple of cousins he didn’t know about and attends a high school with a robotics club that takes up all his free time
with the help of a tutor at school and emails to Annabeth, Leo graduates with top honors and earns himself a spot at M.I.T. for electrical science and engineering
he thinks he sees his dad at the back of the auditorium as he shakes the principles hand and waves to all his friends who are in attendance
he dates here and there, but nothing ever gets too serious
after graduating college, Leo moves back to Texas and decides to reopen his mom’s shop. He even builds an addition to the shop for Festus to live in while he lives in an apartment above the garage.
one day he’s sitting at the front counter, having let his receptionist go home early, and feels the presence of someone standing in front of him
he looks down at the hand resting on the counter in front of him with the most stunning olive skin he’s ever seen
his eyes trace up her arm, to where a beautiful braid rests on her shoulder, and further up more the most beautiful dark eyes that feel like home stare back at him
“Calypso” he whispers
"what are you doing here?"
"I haven’t been to Texas yet, and I hear it’s pretty big and could take a while to explore so I was wondering if I could stay with you for a while"