Pagan Ritual

Rune Sets

Rune sets are stones with etched symbols often cast for divination purposes.  They are Scandinavian in origin and have been around for centuries, dating back to as far as 150 AD.  The symbols were an original form of alphabet used before the Roman alphabet took hold in Europe.  Each symbol was made of straight lines, making them easier to carve into stone. Over time, this meanings of the letters evolved into a deeper esoteric symbolism.  Casting runes can help you see situations from a more well-rounded perspective with their messages.  Interpretations are not difficult and with practice, Runes can be


How to Use a Healing Wand

Healing wands are used to draw in and direct healing energies to specific areas of the body.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made from various healing stones and crystals.  Some wands are pointed at one end and rounded at the other; while others may feature points at both ends. They can be smooth or faceted, and most often have a polished finish. The long cylinder of the wand is used to draw energy in and direct it in a straight line.  The point guides  the gathered energy into a specific location.  Wands can be used


Ideas for a New Moon Celebration

The New Moon phase represents the birth of all the lunar cycles, and has been celebrated in many traditions throughout history.   It symbolizes replenishment and the fresh seeds of a new phase of life. In the Old Testament and in Hebrew traditions, the new moon is considered a holy time of spiritual renewal at the head of the month.  “Rosh Chodesh” is the Hebrew word for New Moon and it means “beginning, head, renewal” , which makes sense as the lunar calendar is what marked the beginning of a new month. Rosh Chodesh was also considered a prime time for receiving


Chalices for Wiccan Ceremonies

In Wiccan practices, the chalice represents the Goddess herself. It is a symbol for the womb and the element of water. It is an important magical tool that is a symbol of faith and is a very sacred representation of the Divine Feminine. In Wicca, the chalice is one of the four primary tools used in rituals. The others include a pentacle, wand and a sword known as an athame. The chalice, also known as a goblet, represents the open womb when held upright. It is a vessel for receiving blessings. Inverted, it represents birth and bringing forth one's creative power.


Wicca vs Witchcraft

Wicca vs witchcraft? There are a lot of terms that are sometimes used interchangeably when they shouldn't be. Wicca and witchcraft, although similar in some facets, are very different things. Wicca is a relatively new religion, introduced to the public in the 1950's and started by Gerald Gardner. Witchcraft, on the other hand, is not a religion, but a spiritual practice. Most witches are pagan, but a witch can have any religion – or none at all. Wicca combines some elements of traditional witchcraft with other ancient pagan rituals, ceremonial magic and even some Eastern philosophies.  Over the years, different ideas


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