Cat Magick

Cat Magick Cover CAT MAGICK

One type of cat magick suggests naming your cats on one of the following
Egyptian naming days. (Last monday in April, Second Monday in August, and third
monday in December.)

Cast your circle, declare the cats name aloud and chant:

"Your name I set upon your brow,
And to four shining angels* bow.
This mark of grace your guardian be,
And make your name a magic key.
Goddessess of Moon and Might,
Bless my Spells this Egypt's night."

*Instead of angels, you can amend this to whoever you called to your quarters.

from Clare Nahmad's book Cat Spells: Cat magic Through the Ages

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Blood Sacrifices Blood Spells Blood Charms

Blood Sacrifices Blood Spells Blood Charms Cover BLOOD SACRIFICES - BLOOD SPELLS - BLOOD CHARMS
By Kris Aaron
[Reprinted from THE DRUID'S PROGRESS #5]

It's powerful stuff, human hemoglobin, both as a physical, life-giving
substance and tangible instrument for psychic workings. Almost all religions
emphasize blood in Their Rites ("This is the blood of Christ" during the
Christian eucharist, for example), but, sadly, paleo-pagans have one of the
ugliest histories of ritual blood sacrifice -- partially bad public relations
by the Christian churches, and partially based on unpleasant fact.

The major problem with the use of blood in magick rituals is that it was
almost always used in excessive amounts, and was inevitably taken from unwilling
participants. Blood is astonishingly powerful stuff, and it seems that early
pagan priests must have operated on the "If a little is good, a lot is better"

They were wrong. Blood, when used with the appropriate words, rituals, herbs
and the correct phase of the moon, undoubtedly did add quite a bit of horsepower
to the proceedings, but if taken under protest from an unwilling victim the
results could be similar to an extremely powerful car out of control at high
speeds -- it may go where the driver wants it to, and then again it may fly off
the road and do a tremendous amount of damage before stopping.

But when the people liked pagantry and teh priests liked power, the Gods and
Goddesses HAD to like blood -- and a lot of it. (It was also an easy way of
eliminating enemies of the state local loudmouths who challenged the
establishment and the prisoners of war who were getting expensive to feed).
Thusly, blood sacrifices became all the rage and a powerful, magickal tool was
distorted in an ugly, unpleasant way.

Neo-Pagans, thanklfully, are beyond the politically motivated aspects of
blood sacrifice, and that includes those of you out there with aspirations for
public office (bribery and a juicy contra fund work better than blood anyway).
However, to eliminate this incredible substance (blood, not the contra fund)
from all spells and ceremonies may be a mistake. There are times when a drop of
blood can be of extremely important use in saving a life.

Which brings us to the first and most important "rule" for blood in magick --
IT MUST BE YOUR BLOOD THAT IS USED!!! The person who is working the spell,
performing the ceremony or creating the charm is the individual holding the
power – and therefore she or he has the Most Powerful blood of anyone (or
anything) in the group, and should not be afraid to shed a few drops. NOBODY

I'm belaboring this point because it's undoubtedly the most important aspect
of blood use in Ritual magick -- if its you who wants the spell done, and done
right, YOU must shed your own blood, whether others are eager to volunteer or
not. Of course, if its a big, serious spell that requires more power than you
can summon alone, then everyone in the grove, coven or circle may wish to work
together equally and shed an equal amount of blood, but this decision is up to
each individual member of the groupand no-one must be pressured to spill a few
drops – the magick won't work (or worse will backfire in a most ugly way) if
those participating aren't fully enthusiastic about pricking their fingers.

How much blood? Like most things metaphysic, blood is an incredibly powerful
symbol, and a little goes a long way. The willingless to undergo a tiny bit of
pain (especially in our comfort-oriented culture) and the act of parting with
precious bodily fluids can bring forth tremendous forces that have little
relation to the actual amount spilled. It would seem that the more blood shed
the less one can focus on the act and its true meaning, and after a certain
point individuals simply kick back and try to let the power of the blood itself
do all the work. This is where the horsepower starts to get out of control.
Those working blood magick need to be in control at all times, with their minds
focusing and directing the strength from the blood.

So a few drops are certainly enough for any imaginable ritual ---at least if
those participating are hoping for a positive outcome.

When to use blood? Again, everyone's idea of "important" may differ, but
blood is VERY SERIOUS STUFF. Most cautious magick workers would hesitate to use
a blood charm for mundane benefits (if blood worked for lottery winnings we'd
all be awash in it). Consensus seems to have it that blood should only be used
to protect living creatures from dire threats to their life and health. This
does not mean that a blood charm should be used to protect one from an annoying
but harmless co-worker, or even from a boss who may be writing up your pink
slip. THere are other methods of protection and if these don't work on mundane
problems perhaps it's ones karma to go through a trying time.

Blood is used to keep yourself and those you love alive and healthy, not
prosperous and powerful. Blood is elemental and basic, and should only be used
for the basics, which don't include money and prestige. Did your significant
other buy a motorcycle that will do 162 mph? By all means make this person a
blood charm. Is a beloved familiar going in for surgery? Again the blood charm
or spell is appropriate.

But here it must be said that even the most powerful magick won't protect
individuals from themselves - it will only act as a defense against the
negligence, stupidity or outright malice of others, or as a petition to the
elements. Blood is the strongest stuff we know, but even it can't overcome the
charmholder's stupidity, incompetance or suicidal tendancies. For example, a
blood charm will keep an experienced rider on that 162 mph motorcycle safe from
a drunk in a buick and guide him or her to shelter during a vicious storm. But
it is a guarenteed fact of metaphysics tha the same charm won't work when the
begining rider forgets which is the clutch and which is the brake and
subsequently strains him - or herself through a chainlink fence. (The efficiency
of blood magick also decreases in direct proportion to the charmholder's alchol
intake, but its also been said that Baccus watches out for his own. However, if
any reader has a charm, spell or potion that cures dumb behavior please please
write in!)

Now, down to the nuts and bolts of the actual charm. Blood is simply an
additive and will work quite nicely with the magick, rituals and spells you are
currently using. All it requires is respect and an acknowledgement of the
incredible power contained therein. I have found that my normal spell and charm
making ritual accompanied by the words "May this be the only pain felt, the
only blood shed" works most satisfactorially. The phrase may have to be altered
appropriately, of course, if the charm is being made for someone undergoing
surgery -- always adjust for the need and the individual.

And speaking of individuals, the person or living thing receiving the charm,
spell or magick should have given his, her or its permission in advance for the
work to be done. Never never, never do blood magick for someone without their
full knowledge and approval -- otherwise, it may interfere with their beliefs or
karma and cause an incredible amount of damage, no matter that you only wanted
to help. Also, this is a good time to strongly advise against ritually mixing
your blood with someone else's (transfusions aren't magick and don't count).
Too often, Relationships fall apart but there you are, still bonded to this
person who you'd just as soon be without. It's tough to undoi a blood mixing,
but if you insist on it as part of teh handfasting, marriage or life-bonding, be
very sure that you can at least remain good friends should circumstances change
and lust and love die off. Because with a blood bonding, you and the other
individual are going to be interacting with each other, in one way or another,
pleasant or awful, for a long long time.

Lesser points - blood magick needs cooperation from the recipient. To
paraphrase: The Goddesses and Gods Help Those Who Help Themselves. Don't waste a
blood charm on a suicidal person or a non-believer who is likely to down two
six-packs and test it by standing in front of an oncoming train - instead, drag
the individual to counseling RIGHT AWAY. And don't ask for too much; it confuses
the issue. Keep the phrasing simple : "Let this be the only pain felt, the only
blood shed, and keep my love from frostbite and hypothermia," if your love is
planning to climb Mt. McKinley in January. DOn't wander down a long list of
every possible injury; it dilutes teh chamr's true effectiveness and bores the
goddesses and gods.

Blood magick is very effective for living things -- people, familiars, trees
and the earth (in small areas). One charm per life, however, or the power is
diluted. Blood charms for inanimate objects confuse the issue -- they only seem
to work on living substances. Besides, most inanimate objects can be nicely
protected in other ways; your car in for an overhaul may need to be circled and
protected (more for your finiancial benefit than the car's, since most any
vehicle can be restored), but a living thing won't always come out of surgery
better than it went in.

And one last warning : ritual blood magick is bad public relations since most
people can't get past the word "blood" and won't hear you say "Its my own!".
Thanks to Charlie Manson and his little family, anything to do with bloodletting
is now associated with the most negative of behavior. Best to keep positive but
heavy magick to yourself or within the group, and only offer to do a blood charm
or spell for individuals who you are sure would welcome it.

Kris Aaron
Box 1304
Apache Jct., AZ 85220

Note From The Archdruid:
Blood Sacrifice is forbidden in all official A.D.F. ceremonies

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Teen Witches Wiccans And Wanna Blessed Be

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J. Lawton Winslade Teen Witches, Wiccans, and "Wanna-Blessed-Be's": Pop-Culture Magic in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In a series about vampires and magic, where words have visible magical effects and vampirism itself is based on a quite literal contagion, Buffy seems a perfect text to explore such linguistic and performative productions. Yet, the series is only a fraction of a larger discursive field, where “witch" and “Wicca" are constantly thrown about. Because of the media attention and popularity of the movement, Wicca has been presented in various lights. In the first season of the popular CBS series, Judging Amy, a child custody case is brought to trial over the mother’s Wiccan beliefs. In one of the few instances when television has presented a somewhat realistic view of the neo-pagan community and its inner politics, a representative of the Wiccan Anti-Defamation League - a real organization started by well-known witch Laurie Cabot (Berger 77)—decides not to defend the mother because of fear of negative publicity. Intriguingly, Scooby-Doo, one of Buffy’s spiritual forefathers, and the source for the core group’s nickname - the Scooby gang—features Wiccan themes in its full-length video, Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost. In the Scooby-Doo movies, the monsters are real, as the advertisement is fond of saying, and this witch is a real witch.

However, she is initially presented as a Wiccan, a midwife and town healer during Salem times. The cartoon’s anachronistic use of the term is further complicated by the fact that the so-called “Wiccan" is actually the evil witch, and the intimidating fang-wearing local girl band, the “Hex Girls" who call themselves “ecogoths" (“and we don’t need your approval!") are the real Wiccans, only becoming aware of their powers at the climax of the film. In the closing credits, when the sexily animated “Hex Girls" are singing about casting spells and respecting the Earth, the message is clear. In these instances, along with whatever identity defining Characteristics can be derived from such works as Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and The Blair Witch Project, among others, the form that the contemporary witch takes based on media Representations is quite a strange one. What media adds to popular folklore, then, is how the witch is constituted as a subject through language, or, to borrow Butler’s borrowing from Althusser, how the witch is “interpellated," thus “given a certain possibility for social existence"

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Know The Child Within


Cast a Circle. Sit facing south and light a green or blue candle. Have a doll or
stuffed animal. Take it in your hands and sprinkle it with salt water.


"I name you _________________."

(Use your own childhood name or nickname.)

Hold it in your arms, croon to it, rock it, and talk to it. Tell it everything
you would have liked to hear as a child. Let it talk to you and tell you how it
feels and what it wants. Let your voice change. Play.

Raise energy and visualize that you are pouring it into the doll, who is your
own inner self. Create an image of your own child self as you would have liked
it to be, and project it into your doll. Continue until the doll is glowing with
white light and love.

Kiss the doll. Wrap it in white cloth and lay it to rest on your altar. Bind the

Earth the power. Open the Circle. Repeat as often as you need or want to.

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