Meditation

All food contains energies that you can work with to bring love into your life. Here’s a recipe for a lemony love dessert.

The preparation of food, with a particular intention in mind, is old magic. Look at food as sacred, let the act of preparing, cooking and eating food be a sacred act. Your kitchen can be a place of powerful magic, work slowly and deliberately to hone your craft. Always stir clockwise, clockwise motion is thought to be in harmony with the apparent movement of the sun in the sky, and has been linked with life, health and success.

  • The recipe:

Combine 4 egg yolks, 4 cups milk, and lemon zest grated in large strips, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup plain flour. Mix in a pan over heat and stir until thick. Tip into a deep platter, remove lemon zest, refrigerate for 2 hours then cover with raspberries and dollop cream on top. As you eat savor the flavors and think of love.

Source: Witches Lore

You need three things:

  • Jasmine essence, essential oil, or flowers
  • A quartz crystal.
  • Symbols of each of the four elements – earth, fire, air, and water

Jasmine is the flower of femininity. (I am supposing this magic to be directed to a woman — of course men do want to lose weight too. If this is the case, choose an essence such as Patchouli or Vanilla). It is the flower of senses, of pleasure, of physical attraction. The best suited therefore to bring you back in touch with the pleasure of being in your skin, of looking and feeling attractive, the feeling that exudes naturally from a healthy and balanced body. In fact all the responsibility for weight problems resides somewhere in the body’s loss of its ability to stay balanced.

Deficiencies on the emotional or mental plane are interfering with the body’s natural wisdom. When its balance is impaired its happiness is lost. Through jasmine you may magically evoke that lost sensuous joyfulness. With the crystal quartz you focus your energies on the issue at hand, and give staying power to the healing forces.

Begin the process during the day, when the moon is full. Cleanse and dress yourself and sit in your magic place. Place the jasmine flowers or essence and also the quartz crystal in front of you together with symbols of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water).

As you call the powers an element will present itself to you, according to where the imbalance is in you. That will of course change the shape of the incantation.

If you are not sure how the elements might present themselves, here are some ideas:

  • Air = words and language, aromas and sounds, breathing, flying
  • Earth = substance and things, plants and herbs, gardening, drumming,
  • Water = emotions and feelings, liquids and water, swimming, cleansing,
  • Fire = action, passion, heat, creating, light and color,

In this example I will use the element air – on the basis of this example you can work out the different variations.

So air is in this case the element which speaks, the power which will help you with this magic. Words belong to air magic. Now inhale the scent of the jasmine and relax deeply to ask your subconscious to give you a word – the key word for this magic.

For a few minutes you are sitting with your eyes closed, thinking of nothing. When you sense your mind beginning to wander astray, touch the quartz — its magical powers will help immediately to focus your attention again. Soon the key word will form itself in your conscious mind: in this example it is “independence”. It does not matter that you understand why this particular word should be your key word. Certainly a reason is there, your unconscious has its own deep wisdom — but it is not important that you should be consciously aware of its motives.

Every night, from the full moon to the black moon, you will rub a few drops of jasmine oil on your naked body. While doing this, let the key word “independence” stay in your mind.

As you revel in the fragrance of the jasmine, relaxing, images will come to your mind, suggestions as to how to expand on the independence in your life. Maybe you will have a vision on yourself learning a foreign language.

Following these suggestions is an essential part of this magic; if you want it to work you will have to find a way. The quartz will help you with that. If you find yourself saying “I have too much to do, I cannot possibly fit this in, I never was good at languages anyway.” etc., touch the crystal and feel its energy for a few seconds. It will immediately give you clarity and firmness of purpose, and you will be able to see what you need to do, and have the determination to do it.

Every night, before going to sleep, rub the essence on your body, and experiment with your key word. Keep the crystal with you at all times for this period — to touch it whenever you feel that you need to do so.

Thanks to the magic of the flower, of the crystal, and of the key word given to you by the power air, a deep change will start in this period. A change which will enable you to regain your natural balance, and the grace and beauty that go with it.

Source: Old Witchcraft

For a month each night go into the woods have a blanket to sleep on or meditate on. At midnight gaze into the darkness and let it enter into your eyes you will see things. This is normal. Remain calm and gaze for an hour allowing yourself to see whatever is to be seen, to feel whatever is to be felt, to understand whatever there is to understand.

Don’t be afraid. The darkness will enter you and you into it. Will yourself into the womb of the great mother like at conception. Darkness is the first mother, the first primal force.

You might see her when you close your eyes. You might find it easy to sleep in a fetal position. When this happens, you may find that you have gained the ability to call the darkness out of you and spread it around yourself, creating a pool of mystery and quiet power.

Note: This can also be done on the night of the new moon. It’s a good way to tune into the energy and magick of the dark moon.

Here is a spiritual cleansing ritual for the new moon:

Tools and Ingredients:

A star. Not as in a movie, but as in the sky. It can be a piece of jewelry, a Yule tree decoration, a picture of a star, a crystal window ornament, a pentacle, or whatever other star you might have. If you are outdoors, or have a window with a clear view on a clear night, you have many stars to choose from.

 

  • Place your star before you. Or, if your star is in the sky, be in a place where you can see it.
  • Get comfortable.
  • Pick one thing – just one – inside yourself that keeps you from nurturing your soul. Something you would like to cleanse away in this ritual.
  • Close your eyes. (just peek to read a step, then close your eyes to execute that step.)
  • Imagine that far out in the sky is a star that was made just for you, just to heal you. This is your own special and private healing star. Pretend that such a star exists. Even if you can’t believe in this star, imagine it anyway. Pretend it’s real. It does exist.
  • While imagining this star, get in touch with whatever inner block you have decided you want to be cleansed of. Feel it as much as possible.
  • Send your inner block far, far out to your special healing star. Imagine the block traveling a long, long, long way to the star.
  • Imagine the star kisses that block. This changes the block into a gift for you, but that is not part of the visualization. The gift is whatever internal attribute you need instead of the block, but you needn’t know what the gift is or picture it. Let the Goddess decide what the gift is.
  • Sit quietly for a minute or two. Be open to your gift coming to you. You may feel something, you may see something, you may learn something. If you don’t, that’s good too; it is on it’s way. Just sit in as receptive a state as you can for as long as is comfortable.

from: Francesca de Grandis

On any day or evening from the new to full moon, sit quietly and close your eyes. Relax. See yourself as the energy of prosperity. Be the energy of prosperity. Chant, or repeat in your mind:

Circle, circle, round round;
round round, circle round.

Calm and center yourself, thinking of yourself as the energy of success and prosperity. BE the energy of prosperity. This spell is a terrific one to do anytime, and is especially helpful when those financial worries start to get you down.

~Silver Raven Wolf
Silver’s Spells for Prosperity

We all get a bit of negative energy in us from time to time. Be it stress, or an empath receiving someone else’s trouble. This technique will help you rid yourself of these emotions and energy and bring you to a calmer state of mind.

You can do this in private, or anywhere where you can take a moment to breathe in a time of need.

Close your eyes and imagine the negative feelings as a a black ball. See it before you. With each breath out, watch the ball turn white. With each breath out, feel your self get calmer. Continue this until the ball is completely white.

Once it is totally white, watch this ball leave your sight. Feel your negative energy go with it, and breathe in the new calming sensation.

Source: Spells Of Magic

This “invisibility” spell takes practice and falls into the realms of meditation and mental magick.

The Spell:

“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

While this spell may not make you actually invisible, it is designed to at least make you go unnoticed.

Begin by creating a mental picture of a black ball suspended in the air around you. As you hold this image in your mind’s eye, picture the ball increasing in size so that it totally envelopes your entire body. Imagine that the outside edges of the black ball are blurring the colors around you and drawing them into the ball. Continue this visualization until your entire surroundings have gone gray and are completely devoid of color.

Continue to hold this image in your mind’s eye as you move about and you will go unnoticed. This is a very difficult spell to master as it requires great concentration. Do not be discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time. Practice makes perfect.

From SimpleMagick.com

Perform the spell below when you are around other people and you would rather them not notice you. This won’t make you really invisible, like David Copperfield, but it will draw attention away from you and make others seem to not notice you are there at all.

Close your eyes and imagine a sphere of white light around you. Then imagine that the light starts to get blurry. It then takes on the colors and shapes of the environment around you. You fade into the light, becoming a part of it, until you completely disappear into the camouflage of the circle of light around you.

Found at The Gay Mage

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