Magick:
The Art of Change

 LIVING SERMON
 PURIFICATION BATH
 SELF BLESSING
What is Magick
 
 THE RUNE CANDLE

I thought that I would include this latest piece here in the magick section. if for no other reason than it illustrates the intimacy and responsibility that is experienced when an individual attempts to harmonize themselves with the light.

LIVING SERMON

Id rather see a sermon
Than to hear one, any day;
Id rather one should walk with me
Than merely show the way.
I can soon learn how to do it,
If you'll let me see it done;
I can watch your hands in action
But your tongue too fast may run.
All the lectures you deliver
May be very wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lesson
By observing what you do.
Though I may not understand you
And the fine advice you give,
There is no misunderstanding
How you act and how you live


What is Magick?
I) DEFINITION

"Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will".

Illustration: It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take "magickal weapons", pen, ink, and paper; I write "incantations"---these sentences---in the "magickal language" i.e., that which is understood by the people I wish to instruct; I call forth "spirits", such as printers, publishers, booksellers and so forth and constrain them to convey my
message to those people. The composition and distribution of this book is thus an act of Magick by which I cause Changes to take place in conformity with my Will. note: In one sense Magick may be defined as the name given to Science by the vulgar.
 

ANY required change may be effected by the application of the proper kind and degree of Force in the proper manner, through the proper medium to the proper object.

Every intentional act is a Magickal act.- Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley
 

Why would a Witch have anything to do with Crowely, let alone quote him on his home page?
..well people, regardless of the personal life of the man I believe he was a very gifted Magician. did he go off the deep end after a while? yes, that should not be grounds to discount the entirety of his work.
 

Magick has been defined in many ways throughout the centuries. That definition is one that keeps changing, what is considered science in this time was the Blackest of Magick just a few short years ago. The Wicca, though, have always known that magick is the ability to change (yourself or the world around you) and that it is our gift as a species to be aware enough of ourselves and the world around us to consciously choose how we grow and change. The evolution of our spirit and of our world is not in the hands of anyone except ourselves. That can be a frightening realization, that you are responsible for your own actions.

Physics will have us believe that in witnessing an object or an event we change it and are changed by it. This is not a new idea. If this is accepted as truth then should we not direct our attention in such a way as to support the principals of growth, change, and harmony? And in doing so also manifest those principals in our own lives. With that in mind I present the following procedures. Through them may you witness a portion of the Eternal that we call The Goddess and God and be changed by the witnessing.


 
 


PURIFICATION BATH
Mix the following herbs together:  
Rosemary, Lavender, Basil, Vervain, Hyssop, Valerian, Sage. Fennel
To this mixture add half as much sea salt. Place in a red Bag tied with a white string. Add to your ritual bath saying:
"He who would govern the works
of Fire, must first Asperge with
Lustral Water from the loud
resounding
    sea"
While you lay in your bath know that the mixture is drawing out the negative energies from your aura. Say to yourself:
"I bath in purest white light
ever keep my aura bright"

SELF BLESSING
This ritual is best performed during the new moon, but it is not to be limited to that phase. Need, not season determines when this ritual is performed.
The result of this ritual is a feeling of peace and calm. It is desirable that the participant bask in the after glow so that he may meditate and understand that he has called the attention of the Godhead to himself, asking to grow closer to the divine in both wisdom and strength.
Perform the ritual in quiet place. You will need the following: salt, wine, water and a candle.

When you are ready to begin, sprinkle the salt on the floor and stand on it, lighting the candle. Let your body feel the warmth of the flame. Mix the water with the wine, meditating on the reasons for performing the rite.

Address the candle:

"Bless me, Mother, for I am they child."
Dip the fingers of your right hand into the water and wine mixture, anoint you eyes and say:
"Blessed be my eyes, that I may see thy path."
Anoint the nose:
"Blessed be my nose, that I may
breath thy essence."
Anoint the mouth:
"Blessed be my mouth, that I may
speak thy truths."
Anoint the chest:
"Blessed be my breast, that I may
be faithful in thy works."
Anoint the loins
"Blessed be my loins, which bring forth
the life of man as thou has brought
forth all creation."
Anoint the feet:
"Blessed be my feet, that I may walk
in thy ways."

Remain and meditate for a while.

THE RUNE CANDLE

  Select a colored candle that corresponds with the desired outcome. Cast a circle then Magnetize the candle with a suitable oil. While you are dressing the candle say

 “Upon this candle I will wright
 What I require of thee tonight
 May the runes of magick flow.
 By mind and spell
  and flame aglow. I trust that
 You will grant this boon
  Oh Lovely Goddess of the Moon”

  Now take up your blade and carve a rune or symbol that represents the goal of the spell. Place
the candle on the center of the alter and light it while proclaiming;

 “As my will so mode it be!”

  Now allow the candle to burn itself out with out being disturbed.

 Candle colors

White - meditation, purity, and truth
Red - love, passion
Orange - attraction, strong, love
Green - money, wealth, financial success
Lt. blue - perception, understanding, health, healing
Dk. Blue - changeability, adaptability
Pink - success, morality, honor luck in love
Purple - great power, ambition, nobility, vigor
Yellow - confidence, cheerfulness
Gold - success, attraction, persuasion, stops gossip
Silver - cancellations, stoppage, end things
Brown - causes minor annoyance, loss
Black- causes major misfortune, sadness

                          Color                                                Day        Color

Aquarius                                Blue Green                                        Sunday            Yellow
Pisces                                    White    Soft Sea Green                     Monday           White
Aries                                      Red   White                                      Tuesday            Red
Taurus                                    Pale Blue  Yellow                             Wednesday       Purple
Gemini                                   Yellow     Blue                                   Thursday          Blue
Cancer                                   Green      smoky gray                        Friday               Green
Leo                                        Red   Golden Yellow                         Saturday           Black
Virgo                                     Dark Blue Gray
Libra                                      Pale Blue    Pink
Scorpio                                  Dark Red   Black
Sagittarius                               Purple   Dark Blue
Capricorn                               Black   Dark Green