Saturday, August 13, 2011

Inanna Invocation

Queen of Sumer,
Queen Bee
Flowering One
Honey Nectar
Overflowing fountain
Full-blown rose
Intoxicating dancer
Whispering wind
Blossom and thorn
Inanna, Ishtar, Aphrodite,
Rhiannon, Arianrhod, Cybele
Come into me
Carry me off!

Friday, August 12, 2011


A type of Brownie that featured in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the household servant of Oberon. Brownies were household fairies of the British Isles. They are generally friendly and find themselves an owner. They live in the household of their owner and come out at night to set out on daily tasks. They are 3ft tall, have lots of shaggy hair and wear brown clothes. They hate being talked to directly so you must announce what you would like doing or any worries you have while engaged in mundane activity around the house. One must pay them for their work with a glass of milk, oats, cakes or a bowl of cream. If a Brownie gets offended then it turns into a Boggart- a spirit that causes a nuisance for people. Brownies tend to help by giving advice, attending cattle and other daily chores.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Aura Part 2

The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe.
The Human Energy Field as a collection of electro - magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This "auric egg" emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 meter on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground.

The aura consist of seven levels/layers/auric bodies . Each one of the subtle bodies that exist around the physical body, has its own unique frequency. They are interrelated, and affect one another and the person's feelings, emotions, thinking, behavior, and health as well. Therefore a state of imbalance in one of the bodies leads to a state of imbalance in the others.


1) Physical auric body - Physical sensations. Simple physical comfort, pleasure, health.
2) The Etheric auric body - Emotions with respect to self. Self-acceptance and self love.
3) Vital auric body - Rational mind. To understand the
situation in a clear, linear, rational way.
4) Astral (emotional) body - Relations with others. Loving interaction with friends and family.
5) Lower mental auric body - Divine will within. To align with the divine will within, to make commitment to speak and follow the truth.
6) Higher mental auric body - Divine love, and spiritual ecstasy.
7) Spiritual (intuitive) body - Divine mind, serenity. To be connected to divine mind and to understand the greater universal pattern.


RED AURA COLOR: Relates to the physical body, hart or circulation. The densest color, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or un-forgiveness; anxiety or nervousness

Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.

Muddied red: Anger (repelling)

Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate

Pink-bright and light: Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revived romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.

Dark and murky pink: Immature and/or dishonest nature

Orange Red: Confidence, creative power

In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.

ORANGE AURA COLOR: Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature; currently experiencing stress related to appetites and addictions;

Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.

YELLOW AURA COLOR: Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going.

Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.

Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.

Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.

Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analytical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for "lost time" by learning everything all at once.

GREEN AURA COLOR: Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social

Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love-centered person

Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative

Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism

Turquoise: Relates to the immune system. Sensitive, compassionate, healer, therapist.

BLUE AURA COLOR: Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive.

Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive

Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming

Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth

INDIGO AURA COLOR: Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.

VIOLET AURA COLOR: Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self. Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.

LAVENDER AURA COLOR: Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, Etheric.

SILVER AURA COLOR: This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.

Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing

Dark and muddy gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body

GOLD AURA COLOR: The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, intuitive thinker.

BLACK AURA COLOR: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term un-forgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entities within a person's aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries

WHITE AURA COLOR: Reflects other energy. A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, Etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities.
White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon

EARTH AURA COLORS: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colors display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the, farming, etc. These colors are important and are a good sign.

RAINBOWS: Rainbow-colored stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a star person (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)

PASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.

DIRTY BROWN OVERLAY: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.

DIRTY GRAY OVERLY: Blocking energies. Guardedness.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This is my absolute favorite herb for skin irritations and it grows absolutely everywhere.

Parts used- entire plant

Medicinal- Diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, removes obstructions, anti-venom, food poisoning. As an herbal tea for colds- 1 Tbsp. Dry or fresh whole plant per cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes, strain and add honey. Drink throughout the day. As a healing salve- in a large non-metallic pan place 1 lb of entire plant chopped and 1 cup of lard, cover, cook down on low heat till all is mushy and green. Strain while hot. Cook and use for burns, insect bites, rashes and all sores. Can also be used as a night cream for wrinkles. Works wonders with spider bites especially the horrible wolf spiders.

The Leaves- may be used in salads or as a potherb. Eat raw, steam, boil, sauté, drink cooking liquid. Use in soups and stews. Dry and freeze. A remedy for cuts, sores, burns, snake and bug bites and inflammations. When pounded into a paste and applied to wounds, it will help stop the bleeding. Rub directly on bites and stings. Good for any skin infections: boils, carbuncles, tumors. A tea will ease bowel pain. It will help clear the head of mucus and kill worms in the stomach and bowels. Take a leaf or 2 and put it in your mouth. Chew it up until it becomes a paste. Don’t swallow. Apply this paste as a poultice to any skin infections, bites, stings, etc. you can also mash it up in a cuisinart and a little warm water. Cover with cloth to keep the area clean.

Seeds- Run your finger up the spikes to gather seeds. Use for baking, spice, sprouting. Dry and ground into meal. they make a good laxative when soaked in water and eaten raw. A tea made from the seeds helps with diarrhea, dysentery and bleeding from the mucus membranes. Contains a soothing effect. Anti-bacterial, dry cough, cardiac, diuretic, expectorant, ophthalmic, poultice, fever reducer.

Nutritional- Vitamins C, K, T (strengthens red blood cells & stops bleeding), Calcium, Oxalic Acids.

Magical- (from Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)
Bind the plantain with red wool to the head to cure headaches and place beneath the feet to remove weariness. Plantain is also hung in the car to guard against the intrusion of evil spirits. A piece of the root in the pocket protects its bearer from snakebites. Healing, strength, protection, snake repellant.

Gender- feminine
Planet- Venus
Element- Earth

From time to time I will be posting information on various plants, herbs, etc. As with anything taken medicinally, you should contact your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you. If you think you have an allergy to any of the herbs, plants, etc that I talk about you should stop using it immediately and contact your doctor.
If you are eating anything that you are picking or harvesting yourself make sure that you are properly identifying the plant. Many plants look very similar and are hard to identify. Make sure that you do your own research on an herb before consumption. Make sure that you are not eating plants that are growing by the side of the road (car exhaust and road dust is not healthy), near a swimming pool (chlorine can splash onto the plants), where you think an animal has defecated or urinated or anywhere else that is subject to fertilizers, weed killers or any other chemicals.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dumuzi and Sarpanit

: A mother goddess and the consort of the chief god, Marduk. Their marriage was celebrated annually at New Year in Babylon. She was worshipped via the rising moon, and was often depicted as being pregnant. She is also known as Erua, Zarpanit, Zarpandit, Zerpanitum, Zerbanitu, and Zirbanit. She may be the same as Gamsu, Ishtar, and/or Beltis.

Dumuzi- A god of vegetation and fertility, and also of the underworld. He is called 'the Shepherd' and 'lord of the sheepfolds'. As the companion of Nigizzida 'to all eternity' he stands at the gate of heaven.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Animal Magick- Blue Bird


Keynote- Modesty, Unassuming Confidence and Happiness
Cycle of - Winter and Summer (changes of seasons)

The bluebird is a native bird of North America. Although once common, they are now quite rare. This often is a reminder that we are born to happiness and fulfillment, but we sometimes get so lost and wrapped up in the everyday events of our lives that our happiness and fulfillment seem rare. When bluebirds show up as a totem, it should first of remind you to take time to enjoy yourself.

Bluebirds are part of the thrush family and you may wish to read more about thrushes to learn more of the bluebird. The males are entirely blue, while the females are blue only in the wings. Occasionally there will be some warm reddish tones on the chest as well. Pay attention to the colors and where they are located. This will provide some insight.

To the Cherokees, blue is the color of the North, while in many magical traditions, it is the color of the East or West. The edges of many Jewish prayer shawls were often the color of blue. Blue is associated with the throat chakra and creative expression. Blue is symbolic, so ask yourself what blue means to you personally.

The idea of the Bluebird being symbolic of happiness is fairly recent. This concept has developed more within this century than any other time. As far as I have been able to discover, the Bluebird did not play any major role in any myths or tales.

This bird always has a plaintive song and a modest, unassuming appearance. Its shoulders are hunched up when perched, giving an impression as if ready to dive. This can be symbolic of a need to work hard and play hard. Are you trying to shoulder to much responsibility?

To the Pueblo, Bluebirds are considered Winter birds because they descend to the lowlands with the snow and cold during that season. This transition from Winter to Summer is dramatic in the area of the western home of the Pueblo. It is a transition from great coldness to summer heat.

This is symbolic of a passage, a time of movement into another level of being. Specifically, it is connected to the transformation of a girl into a woman, and thus the Bluebird is also sometimes connected to puberty rites. This, of course, has connection to human fertility and a new confidence and happiness in coming into your own.

Other Pueblo rites revolved around the use of bluebird feathers as prayer sticks. They were considered beneficial for snow and ice, and for bringing the summer rainy season. There are also rites in the Pueblo tradition that tie them to the fertility of the land.

Bluebirds are gentle and un-aggressive. They do not push or bully other birds, but they are very scrappy when threatened. They have been known to put to flight jays and even larger birds. Their homes usually have an entrance facing South, the direction for awakening the inner child. If a bluebird has come into your life, look for opportunities to touch the joyful and intrinsically native aspects of yourself that you may have lost touch with.

From Ted Andrews’ Animal Speak

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Element of Fire

FIRE - To Will

Affirmation- I am powerful

Age of Man- youth, adolescence

Alchemical Element Equivalent- sulfur

Alchemical Metal- iron, gold

Angelic Elemental Ruler - Aral

Animals- dragon, lion, horse (when their hooves strike sparks), lizards, snakes, Ladybugs, Scorpions

Animal World Totem- Burrowing animals; badge, porcupine, coyote, fox, mice, most snakes, dogs, cats; fire, faith, protectors.

Archangel- Michael

Basic Nature- Purifying, Destructive, Cleansing, Energetic, Sexual, Forceful

Bija- Ram (Raungg)

Bodily Liquids- yellow bile or choler

Body Organs- liver

Buddha Mantra- Pam

Celtic Name- Deas

Chakra- navel

Characteristics- forces of motion, animator, weightless, radiative, compressible, expandable, non-mutable, storable, male, penetrating, evaporates water for movement by air, action, the will, passion, sex, anger, desire, energy, work, purification, destruction, strength, protection, purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful; fire manifests itself through heat, burns, inspires, activates, transforms

Chemical Element- nitrogen

Colors- red, orange

Consciousness- will

Creation Gods- Lightning Bolt

Creative Process- idea

Day of the Week- Sunday, Tuesday

Death Rites- cremation

Demon King of the Goetia- Paimon Göap

Demon Prince- Samael

Dialectic Process- thesis, beginning

Dimensions- therapeutic

Direction of View- forward, future

Direction- South

Divine Names- YHVH Tzaboath (Lord of Host)

Druidic Tool- Golden Sickle

Eastern Polarity- yang

Egyptian King- Tourmathph (a jackal)

Egyptian Son- Akeset: Horus’s human-headed son

Elemental Beings- Salamanders, Firedrakes, the consciousness of flames

Elemental King- Djinn

Elemental Ruler- Seraph

Energy Flow- spine behind heart to hands

Energy Type- Projective

Enochian Divine Name- OIPTEAAPDOCE

Enochian Elemental King- OHOOOHATAN

Enochian Worlds- BITOM

Evangelists- Mark

Familial Aspect- father

Feeling- enthusiastic, energized

Gender- masculine, projective

Goddesses- Amaterasu, Arianrhod, Bast, Brigid/Brigit, Hertha, Hestia, Pele, Vesta, Sekhmet. Mother.

Gods- Agni, Agni Ea, Ares, Atar, Gibil, Hephaestus, Hermes, Horus, Loki, Llyr, Lugh, Mars, Ogmios, Prometheus, Ra, Surya, Vulcan

Hand- small finger

Hebrew Letters- Yod

Hebrew Name- Esh: means fire

Human Elements- life force

Images- erupting volcano, flames, sun, fire, candle flames, stars, hearth fire, lava,

Incense- frankincense, spicy warm, olibanum, copal
4 pts frankincense
3 pts cinnamon
1 pt dried orange peel
¼ pt thyme

Influences- Car, Children, Courage, Drowsiness, Earth, Healing, Health, Interviews, Magical energy, Physical strength, Magical strength, Protection, Purification, Sex, Travel, Authority, Banishing, Negativity, Freedom, Change, Sight, Perception, Vision, Learning, Illumination, Love, Will, Passion, Destruction, Breaking habits, Aggression

Irish- Tine

Judiciary Process- faith

Jungian Functions- intuition

Kitchen- cooking fire

Levels of Understanding- spiritual, mystical

Magical Action- to will

Magical Process- intent

Metals- iron, gold, brass, steel

Methods- anagorical (mystical interpretation)

Mineral World Totem- crystals of healing, stones for protection, sensory stimulators,
Highly charged messages

Moon Phase- Waxing

Musical Instruments- Guitar, All stringed instruments

Mythical Beings- dragons, phoenix

Natural Symbols- Flame, Lava, Heated objects

Nature- sun

Negative characteristics- stubborn, greedy, jealous, angry, resentful, dominating,
egotistical, violent, apathy, boredom, feelings of inferiority, laziness, lack of Energy, vengeance, ego

Norse Dwarf- Austri (when in east)

Ogham- Aicme Beith

Oils- Allspice, Angelica, Basil, Bay, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Deerstongue, Frankincense, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange,
Pennyroyal, Petitgrain, Rosemary

Part of Person- life force, spirit, will

Personality Types- ambitious, shrewd, quick tempered

Physical Action- asserting will, breaking barriers

Physical Properties- combustible energy

Physical State- plasma energy

Place on the Pentagram- lower right

Places- Deserts, Hot springs, Volcanoes, Ovens, Fireplaces, Bedrooms, Weight rooms,
Locker rooms, Saunas, Athletic fields

Plane- spiritual

Planets- Sun, Mars, Jupiter

Plants/Herbs/Trees - almond (flowering), basil, beech, buttercup, cedar, chiletepin,
cinnamon, garlic, heliotrope, hibiscus, holly, juniper, marigold, mustard, nettle, oak, onions, red peppers, red poppy, Spanish dagger, sunflower, thorn- Stinging, Thorny,

Plant World Totem- nut bearing trees. Guardian Incense: sweet grass, juniper, dragon’s blood resin, cinnamon, curry, ginger, frankincense, nutmeg, cedar, rosemary, mullein; desert plants; sun ripened fruits and vegetables; volcanic island plants, Most grasses.

Point in Life- Youth

Positive characteristics- energetic, enthusiastic, courageous, daring, faithful, will, strength

Posture- arms above head forming triangle

Professional Status- peasant, working class, administrator, explorer, inventor, entrepreneur

Qabalistic Action- expansion

Qabalistic Sephiroth- Netzach/Victory, Geburah/Judgement, Chokmah/Wisdom

Qabalistic Words- Atziluth: World of Emanation

Quality- protection

Ritual Work- authority, banishing, candle magic, change, competition, dealing with
success, destruction, empowering, energy, exorcism, freedom, healing, illness, illumination, learning, legal matters, love, noon, passion, perception, protection, purification, sexuality, sight, strength, success, Summer, Tantra, vision, will, Burning or Smoldering, Heating, Candle, Storm, Time, Star.

Rules- energy, spirit, heat, flame, blood, sap, life, will, healing and destroying,
purification, bonfires, hearth fires, candle flames, sun, deserts, volcanoes, eruptions, explosions

Runes- Thurisaz, Kenaz, Naudhiz, Sowilo, Ingwaz

Season- summer

Sense- sight

Shamanic South- Here lives the summer and the power to grow.
Robe- white. White is the snow. White is the glare of the sun in its zenith,
Death, going south means dying because the soul travels North to
South along the Milky Way to the Spirit Land.
Your Relative- the swan, the 2 legged spirits that bring joy and happiness,
The medicine people that bring health.
The flowering stick from the cottonwood tree & the nation’s hoop,
4 buckskins.

Sounds- crickets, bees, horn

Spiritual Aspect- life force

State of Matter- energy

Stones- agate, jasper, Rhodochrosite, amber, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, diamond, fire agate, fire opal, garnet, ruby, obsidian, tiger’s eye, topaz

Symbol of Kali- sword

Tarot Court Cards- Knights, Princes

Tarot Suit- swords

Tarot Trumps- Judgment, Sun, Strength, Emperor

Tattwa Sanskrit Names- Tejas

Tattwa Shapes- upward pointing red triangle

Tattwa Time- March 21- June 21

Temperaments- choleric

Temperate Qualities- hot and dry, light and active

Tetramorph/Kerub- lion- Mark

Tibetan Direction- West

Tibetan Failing- desire, passions

Tibetan Symbolic Animal- dragon

Time- noon

Tools- dagger/athame, lamp or candles, sword, flame, red candle; (Some traditions align the Wand with fire, but most Celtic ones align it with Air), Censor, Burned Herbs, Written requests on paper

Tuatha- Sword of Nuada from the Otherworld
City of Danaan- Gorias
Godform- Uscias
Red- active
Gold- passive
Force- Will of Fire
Invocation- “Tuatha! Tuatha! Uscias come!
Sword of Nuada, Southern Flame!
Grant me the will to bear Your name!”

Vices- anger, jealousy, hatred, bullying, proud, selfish, restless, anger

Virtues- courage, enthusiasm, willpower, creativity, growth, passion

Welsh Faerie- Oaken Symbol

Wind Spirit- Notus- mature man

Word of Power- ADNI (add dough nay)

Zodiac- Aries (beginnings- short term), Leo (fixed, stability), Sagittarius (mutable)