Stone soup is a popular folk tale. Many versions exist and this version, highly adapted specifically for the online PaganPath Witchcraft course, remains closely based on the traditional basic story line.
Although this folk tale is included here for reference in the classes, you may simply enjoy the story even if you are not taking the Witchcraft course.
An adventurer was traveling around a vast countryside. Running low on food supplies and becoming weary from the road, he decided to stop at the next village. There, he hoped to trade his labor for some food.
As he rounded the next
This home ritual is designed to cleanse a house of negativity, but it is also designed to create a positive and balanced atmosphere which encourages friendship, prosperity, growth on many levels, success, happiness, peace and protection. If you have some property with your home, planting a tree after this ritual and as part of the house warming celebration is a nice finale.
This ritual can be performed by a single individual, a couple, family, coven or group of friends. You can use this ritual in an apartment, house, condo or any other type of home. If this is a new
This is from my book of shadows when I had only been practicing for about five years. It is reserved for dire emergencies and hasn't failed yet. I haven't needed to use it in about fifteen years or so, and I see it needs some refinement. Please feel free to customize it as you wish and let me know the results if you like. (Use the "Contact" link at the bottom of every page on PaganPath to contact Friday.)
This spell utilizes Sulfur, also known as sulfur or brimstone, which will let off toxic fumes if burned and should
Eventually, it happens. Someone messes with you and you need them out of your life, or you need to protect yourself from them. Here are some general tips, but please also see the Cleansing, Purification and Protection rituals found here in the PaganPath Library. These tips do not always follow the Wiccan Rede but can be adapted if you adhere to the Rede. It is always good to have some real information like this in your repertoire in case you ever need it.
When someone is working magick against you, there are a few key signs that might help
Many spells require the use of a candle that will take longer to burn than you have time available to supervise. It is perfectly acceptable to cut down your candles before you use them or charge them magickally. A 12 inch taper can make four very nice spell candles. Be careful cutting them! They roll around and can slip, so you also have to trim some of the wax off one end of each of the pieces to expose the wick. Save these wax trimmings and make your own candles out of them for Yule or Imbolc.
New fun awaits you! There is a new area of PaganPath, "The Parlour" that you might really enjoy. Anyone can access this area free, but you must be registered. Simply log in (register free or use the facebook link at the top of the page to connect). Once you are logged in you will see the new Parlour area along with many other free features.
The Parlour has Witchy and Pagan crossword puzzles, horoscopes, numerology and some weird extras.
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There are many Books of Shadows that have charts of correspondence tables to tell you when to work a spell, what color of candle to use for every situation, and which invocations to use. There is no need for this type of reiteration. Much of Craft writing and teaching discusses what technical knowledge is required to be a 'first, second or third degree initiate' or how to work a spell. However, these are simply presentations of technique. Without an understanding of what it takes to find, develop and use power, technique is just decoration. Decorating your house doesn't help if
Meditation can be your best teacher, but sitting in a knot half asleep sucks. Try guided visualizations to refresh your energy, make up your own. This may be more fulfilling than that OM chanting. Record everything in your journal/BOS
1) Meditation in a house, with a spouse? Visualize entering a house, what rooms are there? How many floors, anyone home?
2) Meditation in a cave: Go to an ocean, find a cave, go in, find a pool, someone emerges from the pool and approaches you?
3) Meditation on a hilltop: You are standing at the edge of a field, in
What is being a real practitioner? As you know, guilt is self-defeating, so why include it in your spirituality? Some MORE examples:
For a year, while living and working in a private residence, I was unable to "practice" my craft, or as I felt at the time, be a Real Witch. Then, I began making a packet of instant ginseng tea every night after my duties were completed. I would say a blessing (that has since been altered to: Let positive
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