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Two-breath grounding technique by Scott Cunningham

  • As you exhale, send your awareness deep into the Earth, right to the molten core of the Mother.
  • In the moment where you pause between exhalation and inhalation, open yourself to Her.
  • As you inhale, allow that Earth energy to flow in and up, filling you, and continuing up through the top of your head high into the Sky, as energetic branches.
  • In the pause, notice the Star light gathering on your “leaves.”
  • As you exhale, allow the Star light to flow down through the top of your head, filling you as it goes, and continuing on deep into the heart of the Earth.
  • In the pause, be aware that you are a conduit for the two-way flow of energy between the Earth and Sky.
  • As you inhale, allow the mingled energies of Earth and Sky to rise from the core of the Mother, flow upward into your heart centre, filling it and warming it.
Colors and their Magical Uses
  • White: Protection, Peace, Purification, Chastity, Happiness, Halting Gossip, Spirituality
  • Green: Healing, Money, Prosperity, Luck, Fertility, Beauty Employment, Youth
  • Brown: Healing Animals, The Home
  • Pink: Emotional Love, Fidelity, Friendships
  • Red: Lust, Strength, Courage, Power, Sexual Potency
  • Yellow: Divination, Psychic Powers, Mental Powers, Wisdom, Visions
  • Purple: Power, Exorcism, Healing
  • Blue: Healing, Sleep, Peace
  • Orange: Legal Matters, Success

From “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs” by Scott Cunningham

This is a short list, there ARE more magickal uses for these colors, but this is a good start for the beginners.

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Somebody told us today is International Ninja Day so a Flashback monday to  Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja was created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas Many of the character designs were supplied by Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Invader Zim. The Show Ran From  August 13, 2012 to July 27, 2015 with a run of  50  episodes divided in two seasons

Ritual Clothing

I’ve been reading Wicca: A Guide to the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham, and I saw a good point that he made. When you do your rituals, you don’t need to have elaborate clothes just for magick, or to be sky clad. It is about what is comfortable with you, and wearing clothes does not constrict the release of magickal energies within your body. Many witches would prefer to practice sky clad because they feel more attune this way, but it will not effect the outcome of your magick if you don’t. You can wear a cloak if you’d like also. (would be a good option to wear if you decide to go sky clad during your rituals if you don’t like the idea of complete nudity). If none of this seems to “fit” you then it is fine to wear normal clothing as long as it’s natural fibers like wool or cotton. (I know this seems drab but the clothing is simply to put you into the correct mind set and lead your magick into the right direction). Different colored clothing, jewelry, or cloaks can also help with whatever kind of magick you wish to perform.

Colored clothing that goes well with specific magicks:

  • Yellow: divination
  • Purple: increasing pure divine power (helping to get closer to the god and goddess)
  • Blue: healing and psychic aspects
  • Green: magical ecology and herbal magick
  • Brown: those attune with animals (or casting spells for animals)
  • White: purification and item cleansings, meditation, and full moon celebrations 
  • Orange or Red: sabbats, attuning to the god, or protective rites
  • Black: ultimate source of divine energy
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Seek wisdom in books, rare manuscripts, and cryptic poems if you will, but seek it out also in simple stones, and fragile herbs, and in the cries of wild birds. Listen to the whisperings of the wind and the roar of water if you would discover magic, for it is here that the old secrets are preserved.
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The Magical Properties Of Oils

Courage: Cedar, Musk, Rose Geranium.

Fertility: Musk, Vervain.

Friendships: Stephanotis, Sweetpea.

Happiness: Apple Blossom, Sweetpea, Tuberose.

Harmony: Basil, Gardenia, Lilac, Narcissus.

Healing: Carnation, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Lotus, Myrrh, Narcissus, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Violet.

Hex-breaking: Bergamot, Myrrh, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rue, Vetivert.

Love: Clove, Gardenia, Jasmine, Orris, Plumeria, Rose, Sweetpea.

Luck: Cinnamon, Cypress, Lotus.

Lust: Cinnamon, Clove, Musk, Vanilla.

Magnetic (to attract Men): Ambergris, Ginger, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lavender, Musk, Neroli, Tonka.

Magnetic (to attract Women): Bay, Civet, Musk, Patchouli, Stephanotis, Vetivert, Violet.

Meditation: Acacia, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Magnolia, Myrrh, Nutmeg.

Mental Powers: Honeysuckle, Lilac, Rosemary.

Money: Almond, Bayberry, Bergamot, Honeysuckle, Mint, Patchouli, Pine, Vervain.

Peace: Benzoin, Cumin, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Magnolia, Rose, Tuberose.

Power: Carnation, Rosemary, Vanilla.

Protection: Cypress, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rue, Violet, Wisteria.

Psychic Powers: Acacia, Anise, Cassia, Heliotrope, Lemongrass,Lilac, Mimosa, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Tuberose.

Purification: Acacia, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Olive, Sandalwood.

Sleep: Lavender, Narcissus.

Spirituality: Heliotrope, Lotus, Magnolia, Sandalwood.

*Taken from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.