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Day of the Eclipse…a Greek Myth Made Ritual
Today’s colors are black and white. Upon a black cloth set incense, a lantern with a bright flame, and two necklaces of figs strung together, one of dark figs and one of light ones. On this day of magickal possibilities lets purify some evil thing from your life. As darkness overwhelms us let it be the darkness that steals our mind and heart…as the light comes back in the world, so too should light cleanse your soul and body. During the eclipse there should be fasting.
Long ago on days as this
The people chose two from the crowd,
One man and one youth
Coupled in life
Who had incurred their wrath,
Or were sinners, or merely ugly,
And they paid them gold in the name of Apollo
Bright God of the Sun
Whose rath the city must invoked
To steal their light from the sky
Apollo, he whose other face
Is the ravening wolf Lycaon.
They fed them, marched them around
The boundaries of the city,
And then drove them out
Pelted with figs and squills,
With all the sins of the city on their backs.
And soon the light returned
And the city felt blessed
And comforted in their action
Yet sins are not so easily driven out.
To lay them on a human back
Is too easy, and we do not walk the easy path.
So on this day we cast out the sins
Of the house, the family, the community,
Yet we each take responsibility for those sins,
And as dark returns to light
We admit that we are each the Pharmakoi
A scapegoat, but of our own actions
And that none of us can lay that on another.
We cast you from our home
*All lay hands upon the fig wreaths and speak what sins they would cast out and be rid of. They are then carried outside to be thrown on a fire and burned, and the ashes turned into the compost heap or scattered about the garden.
Found here: David Bolgert
In maritime lore, seawater was thought to cleanse a person thoroughly, absorbing any bad luck, due to the salt content of the water. Throwing salt into a fire for nine consecutive days was thought to break any chain of bad luck, while throwing salt at a person was sure to bring that person grief.
From: The Elemental Witch
Here’s a simple Hoodoo War Water spell to rid yourself of an adversary:
- Write your adversary’s name and identifying information on a strip of brown paper.
- Place it in a jar and cover it with War Water.
- Seal it tight and hide it in a dark, secret place.
- Shake the jar periodically.
Once you have succeeded in ridding yourself of your adversary, pour the water and what’s left of the paper out at a crossroads far from your home. Be sure to throw the jar away.
Low level hexes cause low level misery. Sprinkle salt and pepper on your target’s clothes, while thinking or chanting:
I put salt and pepper on you,
From now on you’ll be sorry, miserable and itchy too!
I found these old old spells to protect oneself from enemies in a cool old book printed back in 1903. This section reads more like a short primer on black magick, and I’d advise against creating a lot of bad karma for yourself by trying these out on actual people. I do, however, think that it might be interesting to try using them on noncorporeal enemies such as: procrastination, poverty, racism, addictions, etc.
However you choose to use them, be wise and be warned. “If you wish evil to someone, the evil will come to you.” That being said, here they are:
1 – If you tie knots in the willow, you can slay a distant enemy.
2 – If you would bring your enemy to death, pour poison in his footprints.
3 – If you feel fear when you know you are safe, it will prove that when you are in danger you won’t think of fear.
4 – An image made of wax, named after an enemy or a person whom you wish ill, stuck full of pins and set before the fire, will cause the person named to pine away as the wax melts.
5 – Indians charm a piece of worsted and tie it across the path of an enemy or across the door, so that when he passes it, it will surely bring death upon himself.
6 – The Devonshire peasant hangs in his chimney corner a pig’s head stuck with thorns, believing that so doing his enemy will be pierced in like manner.
7 – A charm to be addressed to the spirit of the three winds: “Spirit of the three winds, hear me when I call. Go and make So-and-So go crazy !”
8 – Old Highlanders will still make the “deazil” around those whom they wish well. To go around a person in an opposite direction to the sun, is an evil incantation and brings ill fortune.
9 – Old women frequently cut a turf a foot long which their enemy has recently trodden upon, and hang it up in the chimney, to cause their enemy to wither away.
10 – The Tamils (a race of Southern India and Ceylon) believe that they can kill an enemy at a distance by a ceremony with the skull of a child.
11 – If you make a cut on the wall of the house of an enemy, the members of his household will quarrel. (India.)
12 – Take six new pins and seven needles, stick point to point in a piece of new cloth, and place it under the doorstep of your enemy; when he or she walks over it, they will lose the use of their legs.
13 – The following is a Finnish superstition: The image of an absent person is placed in a vessel of water and a shot aimed at it, thereby wounding or slaying a hated person at many miles’ distance.
14– If you can get a few strands of your enemy’s hair, bore a hole in a tree, put them in, and plug up the hole; you can thus give him a headache which cannot be relieved until his hair is taken out of the tree.
15 – To make trouble for an enemy, take some hair from the back of a snarling, yelping cur, some from a black cat, put them into a bottle with a tablespoonful of gunpowder, fill the bottle with water from a running brook, and sprinkle it in the form of three crosses on his doorstep, one at each end, and one in the middle.
16 – The negroes think that in order to make an evil charm effectual, they must sacrifice something. In accordance with this idea, cake, candy, or small coins are scattered by those who place the charm. The articles thrown away must be placed where wanted, and they must be abandoned without a backward glance.
17 – It is a true charm from the old country, that if you are tired of anyone, you can get rid of that person by taking a bushel of dry peas saying a wish for every one you take out, as from day to day you take out some, and as they go, he will waste and go to his grave.
18 – To cause the death of an enemy, mould a heart of wax and stick pins in it till it breaks. Another charm is to hold the waxen heart before a slow fire. As it melts, the life of the enemy will depart.
19 – To harm an enemy, take salt and pepper and put them into his clothing or his house, and say: “I put this pepper on yon, And this salt thereto. That peace and happiness You may never know.” He will soon be miserable.
20 – A sheaf of corn is sometimes buried with a certain dedication to Satan, in the belief that as the corn rots in the ground, so will the person wither away who is under your curse when you bury the corn.
21 – Another form of malediction is to bury a lighted candle by night in a churchyard, with certain weird ceremonies.
22 – The following recipe for avenging oneself on one’s enemies is given by Kunn, in Westphalia: “When the new moon falls on a Tuesday, go out before daybreak to a stake selected beforehand, turn to the east and say: ‘Stick, I grasp thee in the name of the Trinity!’ Take thy knife and say: ‘Stick, I cut thee in the name of the Trinity, that thou mayest obey me and chastise anyone whose name I mention.’ Then peel the stick in two places to enable thee to carve these words: ‘Abia, obia, sabis,’ lay a smock frock on thy threshold and strike it hard with the stick, at the same time naming the person who is to be beaten. Though he be many miles away, he will suffer as much as if he were on the spot.” All this distinctly depends upon the moon being new on a Tuesday.
23 – To make one die for sleep, dissolve lard and put it in their drink.
24 – You can cast a malefic spell on your enemy by repeating the Lord’s Prayer backwards, all the time wishing some evil upon him.
25 – In Southern Italy, the hearts of onions are scorched over a fire in the name of the victim, to burn up their hearts.
26 – There is a superstition among the natives of Natal, that if the plant called Isanywane is placed on a man’s hearth, it will cause him to become generally disliked.
27 – Pythagoras says: “That if a flame be put into the skull of a murderer, and the name of your enemy written therein, it will strike the person whose name is so written with fear and trembling, and he will speedily seek your forgiveness and become a steadfast friend.”
28 – “If you wish to harm anybody, read the 107th, 108th and 109th Psalm at 8, 11 and 3 o’clock, and you will then have much power over them.” (Elworthy, “The Evil Eye.”)
29 – The Greeks believed that to measure exactly the height and circumference of the body of an enemy, would cause him to languish and fall away, or die very soon.
30 – If a man hates another and will repeat the 109th Psalm every morning and evening for a year, his enemy will be dead; but if he misses a single time, he will die himself.
31 – In Bombay, if one man puts salt into another man’s hand, it makes them sworn enemies for life.
32 – Bury a dead man’s hair under the threshold of an enemy, and he will soon be troubled with ague.
33 – To repeat certain formulas among the Hindus, is supposed to bring injury upon an enemy.
34 – In West Cork, people spit on the ground in front of anyone whom they wish to have bad luck.
35 – Never let your enemy get hold of your picture. If he should keep it turned upside down, or should throw it in the water, you would sicken and die or meet with an accident .
36 – If you shoot the picture of an enemy with a silver bullet, you will cause the death of your enemy.
37 – In Germany, old women cut out a turf a foot long on which an enemy had trod, and hung it up in the chimney, in the belief that the enemy would shrivel up just as the turf did, and in the end die a lingering death.
38 – When a man of one of the Indian tribes cannot get what he wants, or if he thinks he has been unjustly treated, he will cut or wound himself, or perhaps take the life of some member of his family, in order that the blood of the victim may rest upon the head of the oppressor.
39 – If you wish to bring ill luck to a neighbor, take nine pins, nine nails, and nine needles, boil them in a quart of water, put it in a bottle, and hide it under or in their fireplace, and the family will always have sickness. (Negro superstition.)
40 – The negroes “conjure” by obtaining an article belonging to another, boiling it, no matter what it may be, in lye with a rabbit’s foot, and a bunch of hair cut from the left ear of a female opossum. They say terrible headaches and the like can be inflicted in this way.
41 – The American Indians believe that anyone who possesses a lock of their hair or other thing related to their person, will have power over them for evil.
42 – When the bread is taken from the oven, a few red hot coals or cinders are thrown into the oven by the Magyars, in the belief that it is as good as throwing them down one’s enemy’s throat. Thus, if one’s enemy would partake of that bread, he would come to grief.
43 – Throw a pebble upon which your enemy’s name is inscribed, together with a pin, into the well of St. Elian, in Wales, as an offering to the well, and a curse will come upon the one who bears the name, and in all probability he will pine away and die.
44 – To cause an enemy ill luck, make a heap of stones, cursing him as many times as there are stones, and as every Christian must add at least a pebble as he passes by, his woes and his misfortunes will constantly increase. (Greece.)
45 – Not many years ago, there was a system of cursing in common vogue in Fermanagh with tenants who had been given notice to quit. This was: they collected, from all over their farms, stones. These they brought home, and having put a lighted coal in the fireplace, they heaped the stones on it as if they had been sods of turf. They then knelt down on the hearthstone, and prayed that as long as the stones remained unburnt every conceivable curse might light on their landlord, his children, and their children to all generations. To prevent the stones by any possibility being burnt, as soon as they had finished cursing, they took the stones and scattered them far and wide over the whole country. Many of the former families of the county are said now to have disappeared on account of being thus cursed.
46 – The great antiquity of sympathetic magic, by which a person is destroyed if an image of him is made and then ruined again, is shown by the discovery at Thebes of a small clay figure of a man tied to a papyrus scroll, evidently to compass the death of the person described therein. This figure and papyrus are now in the Ashmolean Museum.
47 – A South Sea Islander persisted in saying he was very ill because his enemies, the Happahs, had stolen a lock of his hair and buried it in a leaf of a plantain to kill him. He had offered the Happahs the greater part of his property if they would bring back his hair and the leaf, for otherwise he was sure to die.
48 – It is a widespread belief that one can injure another person by stepping upon his or her shadow. Any injury done to the shadow would have the same effect upon its owner. To cause an enemy’s death, it is merely necessary to take his shadow away from him entirely.
49 – Anciently, a small bunch of feathers placed in a person’s path was -thought, in Jamaica, to give them a curse. Any piece of coffin furniture hung over the door was also capable of cursing the inmates of the house.
50 – Put ashes from yellow stamped paper, together with ashes from the temple, on your enemy, and he will be sure to be very sick soon. (China.)
51 – The head of a dog and the head of a buffalo, stamped on paper, the paper burned and the ashes collected and mixed with sacred ashes, is also used to make an enemy die, if it can be got into the tea he drinks.
52 – Lisiansky, in his “Voyage Round the World,” gives us an account of a religious sect in the Sandwich Islands who arrogate to themselves the power to pray people to death. Whoever incurs their displeasure receives notice that the “homicidelitany” is about to begin. Such are the effects of superstition and imagination that the notice alone is frequently sufficient with these weak people to make them waste away with fear, or else go mad and commit suicide.
53 – The Finnish superstition of producing an absent person in the form of an image in a vessel of water and then shooting it, and thereby wounding or slaying the absent enemy, is believed to be efficacious at a hundred miles distance.
54 – It was at the instigation of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester (for which she was imprisoned), that a figure made of wax was used to represent King Henry VI., the intention being for his person to be destroyed as the figure was consumed.
55 – In British Guiana, it is to this day firmly believed by the negroes and others, that injuries inflicted even upon the ordure of persons will be felt by the individual by whom they were left. In Somerset, England, it is also believed that it is very injurious to an infant to burn its excrement. It is thought to produce constipation and colic.
56– In Australia, the sorcerer has different means of attacking an enemy. He can creep near him when he is asleep and bewitch him to death by merely pointing a leg bone of a kangaroo at him; or he can steal away his kidney-fat, where, as the natives believe, a man’s power dwells; or he can call in the aid of a malignant demon to strike the poor wretch with his club behind the neck, or he can get a lock of hair and roast it with fat over the fire until its former owner pines away and dies.
57 – In Calcutta, a servant having quarreled with his master, hung himself in the night in front of the street door, that he might become a devil and haunt the premises. The house was immediately forsaken by its occupants, and, although a large and beautiful edifice, was suffered to go to ruins.
58 – The western tribes of Victoria, Australia, believe that if an enemy can get hold of so much as a bone from the meat one has eaten, that he can bring illness upon you. Should anything belonging to an unfriendly tribe be found, it is given to the chief, who preserves it as a means of injuring the enemy. It is loaned to any one of the tribe who wishes to vent his spite against any of the unfriendly tribe. When used as a charm, it is rubbed over with emu-fat mixed with clay, and tied to the point of a spear. This is stuck upright in the ground before the camp fire. The company sit watching it, but at such a distance that their shadows cannot fall on it. They keep chanting imprecations on the enemy till the spear thrower turns around and falls in his direction. Any of these people believe that by getting a bone or other refuse of an enemy, he has the power of life and death over him, be it man, woman, or child. He can kill his enemy by sticking the bone firmly by the fire. No matter how distant, the person will waste away. This same belief is found among the American Indians.
59 – It is a common belief among the American Indians that certain medicine men possess the power of taking life by shooting needles, straws, spiders’ webs, bullets and other objects, however distant the person may be at whom they are directed. Thus, in “Cloud Shield’s Winter Count for 1824-1825,” CatOwner was killed with a spider-web thrown at him by a Dakota. It reached the heart of the victim from the hand of the man who threw it, and caused him to bleed to death from the nose. (Mallery, “Picture Writing of the American Indians.”)
60 – In the North of Scotland, a peculiar piece of witchcraft is still practiced, where a cowardly, yet deadly, hatred is cherished against a person. A “body of clay,” called in GaeKc “Carp Creaah,” is made as nearly as possible to resemble the one sought to be injured. This is placed, in great secrecy, in the stream of some shadowy burn. The belief is that as the body of clay wastes away from the action of the water, the victim sought to be cursed will as surely waste away to death.
61 – One of the charms formerly most dreaded by the natives of Madagascar, was called berika. It is said to be most deadly in its effects, bringing about the death of the victim by bursting his heart, and causing him to vomit immense quantities of blood. Even the possessor of this charm stood in terror of it, and none but the most reckless of charm-dealers and sorcerers would have anything to do with it. It was popularly supposed to have an inherent liking for blood, and that it would at times demand from its owner to be allowed to go forth to destroy some living tiling; at one time it would demand a bullock, at another a sheep or pig, at another a fowl, and occasionally its ferocity would only be satisfied with a human victim. The owner was obliged to comply with its demands and perform the appropriate incantations so as to set it at liberty to proceed on its fatal errand, lest it should turn on him and strike him dead. In fact, the charm was of so uncertain a temper, so to speak, that its owner was never sure of his own life, as it might at any moment turn upon him and destroy him, out of sheer ferocity.
62– Another powerful charm is called manara-mody. It is supposed to follow the person to be injured, and on his arrival home, to bring upon him a serious illness or cause his immediate death. For instance, a person goes down from the interior to the coast for the purpose of trade. In some business transaction, he unfortunately excites the anger of a man with whom he is dealing, and who determines to seek revenge. For this purpose, he buys from a charm-dealer the charm called manara-mody. The trader, having finished his business on the coast, starts homeward, all unconscious that his enemy has sent the fatal charm after him to dog his steps through forest and swamp, over hill and valley. At length he reaches his home, thankful to be once more with his family. But alas! the rejoicing is soon turned to mourning, for the remorseless charm does its work, and smites the victim with sore disease, or slays him outright at once.
Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences
You must take a white egg, and through small holes made in each end, blow forth the contents from the shell. Plug up one end with a little softened beeswax, then fill the shell, using a fine funnel, with sour red wine. Carefully seal the second hole with more wax, and in red ink write upon the surface of the shell the name of that plaguing compulsion you would be rid of.
Take this egg in secret to a place where great rocks cover the ground. Stand there and say these words:
“Hall of blood where life has fled
Walls of bone that close me round
I break thy reign, thy yolk I shed
I cast thy powers to the ground.”
Hurl the egg against a rock so that it shall burst into fragments and the contents be spilt upon the earth. Then gather up the broken bits of shell, take them home, and grind them into a powder in a mortar. This charmed dust should be kept within a small jar, a pinch of it to be placed on the tongue and swallowed whenever further treacherous temptations may appear.
A spiritual illness can be felt in a variety of ways. There may be a feeling of being totally drained, usually a result of depression (which is an illness of the spirit as well as of the mind), there may be addictions, there may be a string of bad luck, poor social relationships etc. Spiritual illness can also produce physical illness.
If it is you that is suffering from this illness, cast a circle and then visualize white light streaming from above into you. You should be able to feel this light like a warm wave of love. It is the love of The Goddess and of the spirits of your ancestors and guardians that you carry with you always.
Concentrate on realizing that you are a Star of God sent into this world for spiritual experience and that the difficulties you are experiencing are only temporary and are a necessary part of your journey to spiritual enlightenment.
Great Goddess and all you spirits of love that surround me,
bring me blessings.
Be with me now and forever.
If this healing is for someone else, you will of course have to persuade them to be involved in this – if the person is a big cynic, this can be a difficult task, so perhaps one of the other healing spells would be a better choice. But if the person is into it, cast a circle, then, as before, visualize white light streaming from above, into your head, and through your body. Then lay your hands (which will probably have a slight to moderate tingling feeling) on the person and send the energy flowing into them.
You are filled with the white light of The God/dess.
You are a Star of God.
You are surrounded by loving spirits.
Great God/dess and all you spirits of love that surround (person’s name), bring him/her blessings.
Be with him/her, now and forever.
To be spoken aloud by a single operant whilst all operators slowly spin widdershins, with eyes wide open and arms outstretched. Operators visualize a sphere of dense black, smoky darkness enveloping the area surrounding them as the Enochian invocation is delivered:
URANUN CARIPE BAGLEN OL
GEMEGANZA DE-NOAN CHIIS GOSAA
ZAMICMAGE OLEOL AG-SAPAH ARPHE
ORESA ETHAMZ TAA TABEGISOROCH
ZODINU AR ZURAH PAREMU
ZODIMIBE PAPNORGE MANINUA
ZONAC DODSIH HOXMARCH TRIAN
AMONONS PARE DAS NIIS KURES
Visible only by will, I blind and make deaf all others who may see or hear me.
A darkness shall cover them like that at the bottom of the ocean,
and they shall leave immediately.
Forgetfulness will envelop their minds and anxiety grip their hearts
should they come to interrupt us in our work.
The operators then see the smoky darkness dissipate as all that is within the working area begins to “fold”. The unfolding process is completed by laughter whilst spinning quickly deosil, high speed, to a full stop.
Found at: The Gay Mage
This “invisibility” spell takes practice and falls into the realms of meditation and mental magick.
“Dragon fog and chameleon sight,
I command the shrouded sea.
I blend the mist, I mix the light,
Refract, around, behind me”
Memorize it, then practice making the edges of yourself fuzzy while chanting the spell. No you won’t disappear in front of someone’s eyes, but if a person isn’t thinking about you, then you can move well without being seen, sort of like a chameleon that blends in with it’s surroundings
Found at: The Gay Mage
Relax and become conscious of every part of your body. Feel your skin. relax and feel the photons of light hitting your skin, a rain of warmth over your entire body. Now start repeating to yourself. “Light pass through and around me, nobody will see me. Light pass through and around me …” and as you chant (out loud or in your head) feel the rain of photons passing around and through you until you don’t feel them any more. Bang! you are effectively hidden.
I have done this in class then raised my hand to answer questions and have the teacher look straight at me and say “You mean nobody will even try?” and people looking for me look right past me. I will say that the invisibility is fairly fragile – meaning that if you make yourself noticed people will notice. I assume that you could do a similar things for other objects. I have never actually tried it but I believe it would work
Spell by: Stormchaser
Found at: The Gay Mage
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