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Scarab and Witchcraft
The ancient Egyptians understood the sacred nature and the power of scarab. It was, for them, a symbol of life, hope, regeneration and the victory of hard work and perseverance over lethargy and inaction. The scarab represents how the strong will can overcome the hurdles. The actions of scarab also reveal the will of the gods and goddesses. The witches empower the amulets and talismans made in the shape of scarab by using certain rituals in the worship of the god Ra or Atum. Ra could roll the sun across the sky, over to the horizon in the evening and back in the morning. Witches use the gold, silver or plastic scarabs as oracles to divine the future. They hold them in their hands and concentrate upon them. They then see visions or dream like scenes, which they ‘read’ out, as divination of the future or solution to the problem. There is yet another way the witches use scarab as an oracle. They take a set of thirty or so sc
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Salem witches were a group of people who were persecuted in the ancient time due to their practice of bad witchcraft. Supernatural events keep on occurring in the lives of the people in some places in the United States. With this phenomenon in hand, a strong belief that the evil actively persists on earth. Nonetheless, supporters of witchcraft have defended its worth due to the benefits it provides for agriculture and farming. At first, white magic has been useful for people in charming wild animals for food and communicating with the Gods for a good harvest. As this type of magic progressed, other forces were able to penetrate its core by conceptualizing dark magic. These two opposite forces have consistently fought each other each taking side either the good or the bad. From then on, witches became an issue. There were good practitioners who utilized white magic for their incantations and charms. On the other hand, the dark magic also has
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Wicca Gods and Goddesses
Wicca is the most liberal religion in the world. There is absolutely no regimentation of dos and don’ts of any kind in Wicca philosophy so long as you cause no harm to anyone. It is not like Christian religion where you are supposed to revere the saints canonized only the church. You are free to worship gods and goddesses of your community. There are, therefore, literally thousands of different gods and goddesses in pantheons of different religions of the world. The ones you choose to worship depend upon your spiritual path. Most Wiccans describe themselves as eclectic. This means they follow their own choice. They may worship a god of one tradition and the goddess of another. Of course, you have to consider your special needs and the domain that the god presides over. For example, if you are an artist and want help to improve your skills, crafts or handiwork, you cannot call upon Cupid or Venus to help you, as their domain
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Black and white witchcraft
Practicing witchcraft is a learning process. You may never arrive at the peak of your career but you may use the information learned in witchcraft to develop your sense of urgency. With this, you may also uplift your way of living and improve your mental awareness. There are many techniques you can employ in life. All you need to do is to gain more knowledge about yourself. It takes one to know one. With this, know your strengths and weakness. Let your power be nurtured day by day. However, you must first know what kind of witch you may be. There are two sides of witchcraft. These are white and black witchcraft. The two are opposing in nature. Let your mind set you to which side you would want to be.
Here are some characteristics of both practices.
• Practiced to provide good intentions to the people around you.
• The practitioners are often said to have a Wiccan faith. This is a religion which is guid
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Witchcraft is both a religion and craft. Religion also involves worship which in turn requires the performance of rituals. Witchcraft is the art of performing rituals for realising your spiritual potential.
Study books and nature
You must start with reading as many books on witchcraft as possible to get a thorough understanding of its tenets and beliefs. Witchcraft is closer to Paganism, which is a religion of Nature. So you should also go directly into the lap of Nature to have a practical feel of the religion of witchcraft. Watch the flight of the birds at sunrise and sunset. Enjoy the movement of the moon, its growth to bright, rounded fullness and decline. Read books through brooks and sermons in stones, as Wordsworth said. Behold the clouds passing through the mountains and over the seas. Watch the changing colors in the sky and on the earth. Take a notebook and write your feelings on seeing Nature in its various avatars. Nature is the ma
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Study the literature on witchcraft
Study as many books and magazines on witchcraft as possible. Read the history of witchcraft and learn about the suffering of the witches at the hands of the prejudiced priests and other vested interests in various societies of the world. This will enable you to study the witchcraft in its true perspective.
Join communes, Covens, forums and discussion boards
Log on to Internet and you can find a host of forums, discussion boards, communes and covens devoted to the study of witchcraft. Join one or two of these forums and become their active member. It means that you should regularly study the topics discussed in the forums, raise questions and seek guidance and experience of the senior witches or members. You will get to know the practical problems faced by the new entrants to witchcraft and how to resolve them.
When you have formed a sufficient idea of the witchcraft and have become well versed with its special
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How to become a witch:
Becoming a witch means learning witchcraft as a religion of Nature. The first step, therefore, in learning witchcraft is to understand Nature and love it for what it is. You cannot love anything unless you develop a feeling or empathy for it. This is possible only when you stay close to it. So stay close to Nature. Watch the grandeur of sun rise and sun set, or, the different phases of the moon and try to grasp the mystery behind them. Listen to the celestial music in the chirping of the birds, the blowing of wind, thunder of clouds, flashes of lightning and the lapping of waves. Soak your heart and soul in the warm rays of the sun in winter and cool winds in summer. This can happen only if you find time from your busy schedule of work.
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Basic Steps for individuals who want to practice beginner’s witchcraft:
1. Read more, learn more! - Visit libraries and search for books about witchcraft. You will be surprised with the things that you will find out and learn about this craft. Aside from libraries you can try going online. There are a number of websites that have useful information about witches and practices. Bear in mind that people have different interpretations and beliefs on witchcraft. Be wise! Know which one is right and which one is wrong. In this way, you will be able to determine which one is best, and be able to stick on the appropriate path.
2. Meditate- This is an essential component when it comes to beginner witchcraft. It is not necessary to twist one’s body into various shapes. You can easily do this by spending, five to ten minutes per day sitting calmly for you to connect with your spiritual self. Empty your thought and embrace the silence. You can successf
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Is it really possible for an ordinary person to understand the workings of a witch?
Probably the answer is yes. But where do the teachings come from? Are the books written by real witches? This is something you will have to find out for yourself. Being a witch is not easy. Unless you are able to be acquainted with a real witch, you can learn beginner witchcraft from them. But since that is highly unlikely, you will have to learn from a book or from an online course. To become powerful, one will need to understand what means to become a witch first. One might say that the process is different for every individual. It is like a journey and one’s trip will have to depend on the paths that one will take. The course is comprehensive in nature. It will first teach about the basics of being a witch, including their beliefs, their spirituality, their practices, and their customs. At this stage, one will have to ask themselves if this is really some
ElsaHer heart is frozen
Her blood frigid
Her eyes, blue ice
Her hair, pale snow
For all her beauty
She is alone
Is an isolated one
Far from her people
Yet she cares not
For she is free
Character Profile: Raina Porter ClouseauName: Raina Maria Porter(Adopitive name: Raina Maria Clouseau)
Nicknames: Amiga(to some of her friends), Senorita, Senorita Raina, Doll, Toots, The Spanish Gallion, The Spanish One, Jungle Girl, Princess(despite not being born a princess)
Age: 14(may turn 15 in a future story)
Speaking/Singing Voice Actress: Selena Gomez(Mavis from "Hotel Transylvania)
Child Voice Actress: Sadie Sandler(Young Mavis and Winnie from "Hotel Transylvania")
Adult Voice Actress: Amy Adams(Giselle in "Enchanted", Amelia Earheart in "Night at the Museum II"
Languages: Speaks American, but has a tiny Spanish accent. Speaks Spanish, French, and Japanese
Appearance: Light tan skin, brown eyes, long dark brown hair
Normal: A pink cardigan over a white tanktop, blue jeans with the word BONGO on it, a black belt and white sneakers with the letter "N" on them.
As a Child: A yellow printed sundress with sandals and a sunhat.
As an adult: same as her teenage one except her cardigan i
Gibble Dee DooGibble dee doo, a three toed kangaroo.
I opened my closet to see him nibbling on my shoe.
Under the bed I flew like a flash,
To see a tree toad wearing my sash.
I sprang to the window and what do you know,
I saw a rhinoceros standing in the snow.
Up on the ceiling, looking at me,
Was a bright yellow parrot, as happy as can be.
What a strange day I am having today.
Gibble dee, gibble dee doo.
My Golden ThroneThe music runs a melody in my head
as I lay sleeping dreams in my bed,
the saddening lullaby plays
as the snow hits my window falling.
I'm a million miles from where I should be
and I'm still to young to see
the truth in this brutal reality
unlike when I was once a child.
In the spring of my youth
everything was true in my eyes,
demons and fairies would lift me up
through their wings I would fly.
It took one mistake and one once of pain
to see that this world was vain.
with eyes seeing a montage of colors
it turned to a haunting black and white.
I had wanted to go home
to go sit on my golden throne
as they named me queen
but I went blind with things only a human could see.
Knocking on every door
I'll listen for anything through the floor
just to go back home
to my golden throne.
The music runs a melody in my head
as I lay sleeping dreams in my bed,
the saddening lullaby plays
as the snow hits my window falling.
My golden throne waits for me
until I can finally see
I will wait for you a
61. Fairytale61. Fairytale
That girl lives in her own world.
Everyone else says she's oblivious, a dodo.
But not everyone sees what I see, knows what I know.
Unlike anyone else, she lives in her own fairytale.
A fairytale that I am forced to live in with her as well.
A wonderful world that she writes, directs and stars in.
A world where every dog is a beast, every cat a lion.
She sees every tree as a castle, every stick as a sword.
Every plank a bridge, every puddle an ocean.
In it, she is anything.
In it, she is everything.
She is the princess in distress.
She is the savior of her kingdom.
She is the unsung hero.
She is the well-known beggar.
She is the fairy godmother.
Sometimes, she is the evil step-mother, but not often.
Every car is a carriage.
Every bike a horse.
She can ride dragons, ponies, hamsters even.
What am I to her in the backwards life she lives?
Sometimes, I am her unwilling but faithful knight.
I am the king perhaps.
I am the evil bandit.
I am the kind-hearted step-father.
Favorite Hiding PlaceMy toes are numb
my hands are cold
my nose is red
you are warm
I hear the sleet tapping
on the side of my hiding place
so warm now
in my hiding place
but I can see my breath whirl around me
my hair draped down my shoulders
the ground is cold for the sleet bounds in over your side
the only way to get
in the door
the barrel is my hiding place
in the summer I roll down the hill in you
getting bruises and dizzy
in the fall I make a nest of leaves in you
to curl up in
in the spring I hide flowers in you
that fill you with a sweet sent
in the winter you keep me safe and warm
my friend you are there for me
my favorite hiding place
A child's dreamsA child's dreams
are a beautiful thing
dreams let you
but they must be protected my child
for if they fall in the wrong hand
they well kill you with your
so protect them my child
under lock and key
and dream big
now run along my child
fairiesdancing in circles
not going anywhere
i see the crystals
i see the clear but
what i dont see
is you not here
i fly through the air
not the normal dont see
but what i do
is simply help thee
sleep my child
dont be scared
i'll chase the monsters
that make you scared
i may be little
you may be big
but that doesnt matter
its all in the brains
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