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 Grimoire_of_the_Wicca_coverThe Grimoire of the Wicca

 A Compendium of Wiccan, Occult, and Witchecraft Knowledge

 

 Compiled By

 Duir Gwalchmai

 of

 The Circle of the Dark Moon Coven & School of Wicca, Wytchcrafte & Magick

The “Grimoire of the Wicca” was originally a ‘dump’ of an old pagan BBS that dated back to days of Dungeons and Dragons. This compilation contains Wiccan and Occult knowledge, rituals, and rants. This tome is more a reference book than a how-to book however as I said earlier you will find some (actually quite a few rituals) and the lore behind these rituals. This e-book is presented as a service by the Circle of the Dark Moon coven. We believe that when prudent and safe, Wiccan, occult, and magickal knowledge should be shared. How else do people learn?

The below link will allow the downloading of a zip file. This .ZIP file contains all the files for side-loading onto your e-Reader. The book is in ePub format so it should be compatible with most e-Readers.

Grimoire of the Wicca

The Malleus Maleficarum (Witches’ Hammer) is a treatise on the prosecution of witches, written in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer, a German Catholic clergyman. The book was first published in Speyer, Germany, in 1487.Jacob Sprenger is also often attributed as an author, but some scholars now believe that he became associated with the Malleus Maleficarum largely as a result of Kramer’s wish to lend his book as much official authority as possible.The main purpose of the Malleus was to attempt to systematically refute arguments claiming that witchcraft does not exist, discredit those who expressed skepticism about its reality, and to claim that witches were more often women than men, and to educate magistrates on the procedures that could identify witches and convict them of heresy against the Catholic church.

This book is required reading for our students, and should be on the reading list of all witches and cowans alike who are serious students of the history of witchcraft. The Circle of the Dark Moon Coven & School of Wicca, Wytchcrafte, and Magick provide this eBook free of charge as a public service. The eBook is contained within a .ZIP file. Inside the .ZIP file, you’ll find the Malleus Maleficarum stored in ePub format (there may also be a .PDF version) suitable for side-loading onto most (except freaking iCrap devices) eBook Readers, smartphones, or PCs. Click the below link to download the file.

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Untitled-2A variation to simply counting your breaths when meditating is to recite the five elements while practicing breath control. For instance, while breathing in say to yourself and visualize the elements as they appear on the points of a pentagram. Breathe in, “Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Spirit.” Hold that breath, “Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Spirit.” Exhale slowly, “Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Spirit.” Hold that breath at the bottom and recite, “Water, Fire, Earth, Air, Spirit.” Repeat five times—one time for each element. When you are finished, you may want to reach above your head and feel the energy as you pull it down into yourself. You may visualize this energy coming from the moon, sun, stars, or just the Earth in general. Once you’ve drawn this energy to yourself, spread your arms to either side and drop a circle about yourself. You are now ready to begin the main part of your meditation where you may contact your spirit guides, contemplate some aspect of the occult, or seek Divine help.

2013a – Beltaine

2013 – Full Awakening Moon

wiccan-raven-magic-pentagramRegistration is open for first, second, third , adpetus minor, and adeptus master courses at the the Circle of the Dark Moon School of Wicca, Wytchcrafte, and Magick (CotDM) for those seeking initiation as a witch in the Circle of the Dark Moon Coven. Classes are taught in a lecture format. For some classes there is a suggested list of books to buy. Sometimes there are full printed lessons, at other times the instructor lectures with only an outline for a lesson plan. The classes are informal but sometimes there are homework assignments (usually these consist of research assignments to be discussed the next time as at this time the staff want to minimize demands upon adults’ sometimes busy schedules.) Classes are about one hour in length and usually consist of a question and answer period at the beginning, a lesson, and another question and answer discussion at the end of class. For more information, contact us at our website (https://circleofthedarkmoon.org), FaceBook page (circle.of.the.dark.moon), Twitter (darkmooncoven), or email (info @ circleofthedarkmoon . org). Additionally you should you should contact the organizers via Skype (circleofthedarkmoon) and request to be added to our Skype contacts. There is no prohibition against student belonging to both the online and in-person study groups.

 

Alexandre_Cabanel_The_Druidess She had everything she needed. Soon, she’d learn whether the ‘new’ magic and the old healing ways could merge.

The druidess, Airmeith of the Tuatha De Danann, danced widdershins about the balefire thereby clearing her circle of any lingering negativity. Spinning on a barefoot heel, she changed directions and danced doesil—as the sun goes—around the balefire. Now, she needed to raise energy.

 

Slowing to a rhythmic, rocking, motion, Airmeith chanted in a single low musical note the words the strangers in red and yellow robes had taught her, “OM TARA TUTTARE, TURE SO HA; OM TARA TUTTARE, TURE SO HA; OM TARA TUTTARE, TURE SO HA.” The strangers, who called themselves, Tibetans, had also taught her the technique of dual vocalization—the use of the second set of vocal cords. She smiled remembering how her father, Diancecht, had accused her of speaking in tongues.

 

By the third invocation to the healing Goddess, Tara, Airmeith stopped moving altogether, and sunk to her knees beside her mortar and pestle (another tool the strangers had left her), and with slitted eyes, sunk deeper into a trance while allowing the worlds to merge. Kneeling in her circle between the worlds of the shamans and that of the everyday simple forest people, she was ready to finish her work.

Airmeith took her white-handled boline from her belt, and reaching into her charm bag, she took from it, a potato, some moonwort flowers, and myrrh resin. The potato was from the village stores, the moonwort she’d picked on her way to the ritual, circular burm, and the myrrh resin had come from the hardened sap of some nearby myrrh trees.

 

First, using the boline, she peeled the potato, and then carved it into the shape of a man—a potato cum poppet. She had made poppets and sachets for sympathetic magick before, but this one was special. She had made this one for her secret lover, the king, Nuada. He would wear it as an amulet around his neck before he rode into battle at Magh Tuiredh.

Using the boline, she carved first the rune for Duir—the seventh letter of the Ogham alphabet and the name for the most sacred of trees among druids. Below that, she carved some protection runes. Dropping the myrrh resin into the mortar, she used the pestle to crush it. Next, she dipped he fingers into the rust-colored powder and spread it over the carved runes, filling in the cuts that formed the runes so that it looked as though the runes had been written in red—a protective color.

 

Finally, to finish the poppet, she dropped the white moonwort flowers into the mortar. Bruising the herbs in the mortar until the volatile oils seeped from the crushed flowers Airmeith worked the pestle earnestly. Sticking her fingers again into the pulpy mass, she scooped it out of the mortar and spread it evenly over the potato poppet. The last step was to put the poppet inside a deerskin pouch—a sachet—with a long drawstring that the king could put over his head and beneath his armor before he went into battle.

 

Sitting back on her haunches, Airmeith was satisfied. She had chanted the chants and worked the spells; nature was in accordance with her; and she’d performed all the ritual steps correctly. Tomorrow eve, when the sun set, she knew the king would return safely from the battle because of her protections

 

2013 – Ostara

Ostara

(March 21 -23)

Minor/Lesser Sabbat

 

Pronounced: Oh-stare-ah Oh-STAR-a From the name of the Goddess Eostre and her celebration Eostara that takes place the first full moon after the Equinox

 

Also called: Lady Day, Alban Eiler (Druidic), Eostara (Teutonic), Oestara, Eostra, Eos (Greek),  Alban Eilir (Druidic), Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox, Summer Finding (Asatru), Naw Ruz (Persian New Year), Alban Elfed,  Festival of Trees, No Ruz,  Ostra, Rites of Spring

 

Marks the first day of true spring. The Goddess blankets the Earth with fertility, bursting forth from Her sleep, as the God stretches and grows to maturity. On Ostara the hours of day and night are equal. Light is overtaking darkness. Traditionally this was the time to begin planting the crops.

 

Ostara is a fertility festival celebrating the birth of Spring and the reawakening of life from the Earth. At the moment of the Vernal Equinox night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase The energies of Nature subtly shift from the sluggishness of Winter to the exuberant expansion of Spring. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals. The Goddess blankets the Earth with fertility as she bursts forth from Her Winter’s sleep. The young God stretches and grows to maturity as he walks the greening fields and delights in the abundance of nature. In some traditions this is the time that the young Sun God now celebrates a sacred marriage with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. I other traditions the sacred marriage is celebrated at Beltane.

 

Traditionally, Ostara is a time for collecting wildflowers, walking in nature’s beauty and cultivating herb gardens. This is the time to free yourself from anything in the past that is holding you back. At this time we think of renewing ourselves. We renew our thoughts, our dreams, and our aspirations. We think of renewing our relationships. This is an excellent time of year to begin anything new or to completely revitalize something. This is also an excellent month for prosperity rituals or rituals that have anything to do with growth.

 

EGGS

 

Many of the myths hold that the egg is sacred to life on earth. It represents life just as a circle can represent eternal life. The golden orb of its yolk represents the Sun God, its white shell is seen as the White Goddess, and the whole is a symbol of rebirth.

 

The Spring Equinox is a time of new beginnings, of action, of planting seeds for future grains, and of tending gardens. Spring is a time of the Earth’s renewal, a rousing of nature after the cold sleep of winter.Seeds are like eggs. While eggs contain the promise of new animal life, seeds hold the potential of a new plant.

 

Fires

Fires were one of the ways pagans celebrated the coming of spring. They called these fires Spring fires. Until 752 A.D these fires were forbidden by the Christian laws. It was St. Patrick who gave rebirth to these fires as Easter Fires. The people would gather outside the church on Easter Eve and light a fire. Before they returned home each person would light a stick from the fire and take it home with them. All the flames in the house would come from that fire. The meaning behind these fires is “Life and light triumph over death and darkness

Cakes or Hot cross buns

 

Baskets and goodies

It is believed that humankind first got the idea of weaving baskets from watching birds weave nests. This is perhaps the origin of the association between colored Easter eggs and Easter baskets.

 

The Easter basket filled with its myriad of goodies originates from the ancient Catholic custom of taking the food for Easter dinner to mass to be blessed. This, too, mirrored the even more ancient ritual of bringing the first crops and seedlings to the temple to insure a good growing season.

 

It is customary to leave food and drink out for the fairies on the nights of festivals, and it is believed that if the fairies are not honored with gifts at these times, they will work mischief in our lives. At Ostara, it is customary to leave something sweet (honey, or mead, or candy)and  this could be connected to the Easter basket tradition. Perhaps a gift of sweets corresponds to the sweet nectar gathering in new spring flowers.

 

Lambs

The astrological sign of Aries (denoted by a lamb or sheep symbol) begins at this time. Sheep who have given birth around Imbolc have lambs that are large enough for slaughter. This was important to ancient herders since it was a time of year when the larders were basically empty.

 

Chicks and Ducklings

Left under natural light and allowed sunshine, the laying pattern of hens and ducks will follow the yearly day length. This means it will slack off in the fall, stopping entirely at Yule when the days are darkest. The laying will again starting in late February or early March. This means by the equinox the egg production is in full swing and many tiny new lives have hatched out.

 

Rabbits

One of the Goddess Eostre’s symbols was the bunny which symbolized for fertility and because the Ancient Ones who worshipped her often saw the image of a rabbit in the full moon.

 

The rabbit is an enduring symbol of fertility and desire, or “spring fever” and worldwide, rabbits or hares co-exist with the moon as sacred symbols of vitality, fertility and the life-force.  A rabbit’s gestation period is approximately one month, and it tends to be the first animal to give birth in the springtime

 

Germanic lore states that the rabbit so loved and revered the Goddess that he laid eggs, decorated them beautifully, and presented the eggs to the Goddess as a gift. Eostre was so

delighted with the gift that she wished all people could experience her joy. In order to further please his beloved Lady, the rabbit roamed the world delivering the sacred eggs to humanity.

 

One of the Goddess Eostre’s chief symbols was the egg (representing the cosmic egg of creation).

 

Each year, on March 21, the ancient Persians celebrated the festival of the solar New Year by presenting each other with colored eggs. The ancient Egyptians also celebrated the solar New Year by dyeing eggs and offering them up to their gods.

 

In ancient days, eggs were gathered and used for the creation of talismans and also ritually eaten. The gathering of different colored eggs from the nests of a variety of birds is thought to have given rise to two traditions still observed today – the Easter egg hunt, and coloring eggs in imitation of the various pastel colors of wild birds

 

The beautifully decorated eggs from the Ukraine (pysanky) are covered with magical symbols for protection, fertility, wisdom, strength and other qualities. They are given as gifts and used as charms.

 

 

Ostara Correspondences:

 

Colors:  Spring Green, yellow, white, pastels in blue and purple.

Decorations: Colored eggs, rabbits, spring flowers, seeds, gardening tools

Food: Fruits, seeds, cupcakes, carrot cake, eggs, lamb, chickens and duck

Incense: Jasmine, rose, strawberry

Herbs: Honeysuckle, iris, peony, violet, all spring flowers

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