You will need these items:

  • The usual tools, candles, paraphernalia for ritual


Items needed specific to working:

  • pouch
  • herbs for protection: cedar, bay leaf, catnip (even if you have a dog), comfrey, dried garlic and thyme.
  • measure of your pet such as clipping of fur or stray feather


Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.

–Erica Jong


Horned God and AnimalsAll of us have pets in our life that brings us great joy.  Blessing a pet creates a ritual that binds a pet and a family together, celebrating the bond between human and animal.  Blessing a pet is also our way of asking the Gods to protect and keep our pets so that our time with them will be a long and happy journey.

HPS:            Tonight we are make a charm bag for the protection of our pets.  In your pouch add a bit of each of the herbs. Once you are home you can add a bit of your pet’s fur or feather to the pouch to reinforce the blessing.


All:               O Great Horned God, father of the woodland,

and loving lord of all creatures that walk, crawl, swim and fly.

A threefold blessing I humbly ask of thee on the Full Wolf Moon night:

May (pet’s name) life be a long, happy and healthy one.

May (s)he always receive your divine protection.

Watch over him/her with every step (s)he take.

Help me protect him/her and strengthen the connection of love between us.

Let this charm be blessed, to hold the energy of protection.

And when our incarnations in this world cease to be,

may we forever be reunited in the great Wiccan otherworld

known as the Summerland.  Blessed be!

2012 Dark Moon of Binding and Banishing


 Grimoire_of_the_Wicca_coverThe Grimoire of the Wicca

 A Compendium of Wiccan, Occult, and Witchecraft Knowledge


 Compiled By

 Duir Gwalchmai


 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.

Copy of Malleus Maleficarum, The – Unknown




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 (, 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


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