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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Inviting in your Ancestors

For this spell, gather at your altar or sacred space some black cloth, a black candle, a bowl of water, a feather, a citrine, amethyst or lapis lazuli crystal, and photos and mementos from your loved ones who have passed beyond....

I'm so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to the Book of Shadows hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com and can be found in it's entirety here: Inviting Your Ancestors In


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hungry Ghosts

Samhain (aka Halloween) is a magical time of the year. It has Celtic roots. It marks the beginning of the "dark" part of the year. It's also the moment when the "veils" between the realms of the living and dead are "thinned" making communication easier.

You can actually invoke blessings from "hungry" ghosts ...

So sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to Book of Shadows hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com and can be found in it's entirety here: Hungry Ghosts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Horse Whispering

Horse whispering is shrouded in mystery. It is an inexplicable method employed by the Romanies to tame wild and temperamental horses.

Tradition says the secret to horse whispering was granted as a deathbed legacy from a horse charmer to his eldest son. The Romanies say that one who has received the gift of horse whispering cannot die peacefully until he or she has passed on the talent....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: Horse Whispering

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cat Lore

Cats have been revered as magical since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Here is some interesting lore:
  • A cat washing itself is believed to be a forecast of rain.
  • To see it wash behind its ears is a sign that a visitor will call....
... I am so sorry to do this to you but this post has been moved to my new website, Divination, and can be found in its entirety here: Ailuromancy - What is it?

Dog Healing


Place your dog in a comfortable position or let it find its own spot in which to lie down.

Sit beside your dog and pray for a circle of gold light to be placed around you both for protection, and for a circle of blue light to be placed around you and your dog for healing. Then say the Lord's Prayer.

... I am so sorry, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here:  Healing Your Dog

To Heal a Cat Wound


To heal a cat after it's been in a fight, the Romanies recommend that you first light a blue candle. Place your cat on your lap or let the cat find its own comfortable place to lie. Soothe it with loving strokes until it purrs or appears relaxed and comfortable enough to stay put for five or ten minutes....

... I am so sorry, but this post has been moved to my new website, Gypsy Magick and Lore, and can be found in its entirety here: To Heal A Cat Wound

On Healing Your Pets

The Romanies strongly believe in the power of hands on healing for dogs, horses, and smaller pets such as cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and birds.

The remedies found here at Gypsy Magic are not an alternative to visiting a vet. But they may be used in conjunction with veterinary treatment, before or after surgery, or simply if your pet appears to be "under the weather."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Protective Blessing for Cats


Baast of beauty and of grace,
Protectress of the feline race,
Shield (
name of pet) from all hurt and harm
And keep
him/her always safe and warm...


... I am so sorry, but this post has been moved to my new website, Book of Shadows, and can be found in its entirety here: Protective Blessing for Cats

The "Familiar" Cat

What does it mean to have a cat as a "familiar" or animal helper?



Mystery, Magic and Independence!

A cat totem encourages agility in both body and mind. You will be challenged with new ideas and places. The cat gives you clearer perception. This spirit helper is resourceful, strong and fearless. It will give you courage and confidence....

... ... I am so sorry to do this, but this post has been combined with another and moved to my new website, Magickal Ingredients, it can be found here: The Cat as a Magickal Ingredient

Cat Magic


Here's a nice little invocation to bring some "cat magic" into your life, you can use it to speak to your own cat, or you can invoke the energy through the use of pictures, or whatever else has meaning for you personally.

... I am so sorry to do this, but this post has been combined with another and moved to my new website, Magickal Ingredients, it can be found here: The Cat as a Magickal Ingredient



Friday, October 10, 2008

Imagination

Imagination...is like the soul's eye; therein forms are outlined and preserved; thereby we behold the reflections of the invisible world; it is the glass of visions and the apparatus of magical life.

~Eliphas Levi Zahed, Dogma et Ritual de la Haute Magie, 1855
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