Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ritual Order and Ferrous Metals

We are often confused when we participate in someone else's ritual at a festival. Many people seem to have little idea about what they're doing, when, and why. When participants set out to begin a ritual, we should come to it with some sense of excitement; and that excitement can be enhanced in many ways: dancing, drumming, chanting, you name it. After the first phase, then, there has to be a release of the energy that has been raised. This is the time to do your magical work, which currently often consists of a healing or an attempt to change the path of history so that things get better. Alternatively, a very simple release of the energy is to send it into the ether or the earth : this is often called grounding. Grounding may not bring everyone down, so in a Frost ritual it is usually arranged that an orgasm occurs (in private outside the circle itself). When we come back into circle, we're relaxed. It is the obvious time for deep meditation. For some, this also involves astral travel; thus competent leaders will often arrange a talkout that helps facilitate detachment from the physical body. After this, some prayers of gratitude are in order. They are usually quite simple. The ritual closes with thanks to the elder ones. In summary: 1. Get ‘up' through excitement 2. Do ‘magic' 3. Ground 4. Meditate or astral travel 5. Close The order of the ritual is very important: the sequence in which the steps we name are performed. The excitement at the beginning is mastered and used for what are termed magical purposes. This brings the participants down so that they can meditate and (if they wish) escape the body. There are literally thousands of ways of completing such a ritual as this, but the order--the sequence of using the original excitement and then a complete grounding followed by deep meditation--should not be violated. While I'm on this rant, a word about athames and swords and ferrous metals: A young man of our acquaintance is actively looking for a spiritual path, investigating Wicca on his way to a commitment. On his quest he is reading very widely indeed. He informs us that many books now available talk positively about black-handled athames with blades of ferrous metal (metal responsive to a magnet). When I heard his statement, my insides shrank and a silent shriek convulsed me. Black-handled??! Magnetic??! Oh, my Goddess, why do I try? Over 2,000 years ago Julius Caesar reported from northern Europe: Before a ritual the Druids collect all ferrous metals and weapons in the village or town and remove them from the area. When Gavin worked with a Cornish coven, he found that they followed the same ancient rule, in discussion with Sybil Leek and her mother, he learned that in their experience the same rule applied; that the only exception was surgical tools. If a worker of hoodoos wants to do a magical or sorcery circle; wants to wear a robe of fabric printed with stars, comets, planets, and all manner of whiz-bangs; a robe of which the pointy sleeves touch the floor when he extends his arms; wants to summon spirits (oh gasp) from inside his black-draped chamber of horrors; wants to occasion sulfurous smells and blue balls of fire ... well, you get the picture. If such a worker wants to deal with spirits that probably have negative intent on their agenda, such a worker is welcome to do just that--and to face the consequences. But. If a group of people want to meet in a spirit of reverence and gratitude, want to reach upward toward the realms of the Guides and Elder Ones while the group opens in a spirit of reverence and gratitude to the information they may receive, they will ensure (a) that no magnetic material is within their circle; (b) that their athames have handles formed of natural wood, (c) that ideally the wood of the casting wand comes from a tree that was once struck by lightning; (d) that--if they cannot be skyclad--their robes are made of all natural fabric without synthetics, cut to an utterly simple pattern not to impress the hoodoo entities but to provide covering and warmth. Have I stated this thought clearly enough so that it cannot be mistaken? I encourage the visitors to this Site to examine their practices while they thoughtfully recall the Law of Attraction. Actions have consequences; not every discarnate entity has benign intent. Once you open that door, whether in a circle or through a ouija board or by some other means, shutting it may not be easy. Blessed be those who seek. Yvonne

10 comments:

thirdeyespinning said...

Greetings I have meditated somewhat on what you have said and by the way tomorrow I will go to Home Depot to begin making not my Athame but my Zauberstab as explained in the book you authored Power Secrets From A Sorcerers Private Magnum Arcanum. There are some woods close by so perhaps I can find a proper tree perhaps even one struck by lightening! I will be attending the Unitarian Universalist Church at 1015(odd time) then I'm off to see the wizard!

thirdeyespinning said...

!! Da diese Gruppe ausschließlich für Zauberkünstler gedacht ist, muss dieses aus deinem "öffentlichen" Profil ersichtlich sein, ansonsten wird die Aufnahme leider verweigert !!!
Bitte überprüfe bitte VOR deiner Beitrittsanfrage, ob es der Aufnahmeregel gerecht wird.



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thirdeyespinning said...

Today we had a picnic at Hugh McCrae Park after the services at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Today Rev Cheryl Walker spoke of Sufism and the whirling dervishes. She also spoke of the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion worldwide and that we should be opened minded in having them at UU of we are to sustain our numbers. Of course I think Wicca is the fastest growing religion especially after my movie "The Early Years" is released. Rev Walker is being inducted into being the president of all the chapters of Unitarian Universalist this week and is dismayed that there is no mention of Ramadan at their meeting. I spoke of Gavin and Yvonne Frost and she said if you ever make it to Wilmington NC. You may speak at the Church. I am being an ambassador for the church.

thirdeyespinning said...

This song by our friend DRAGONFEATHER is for Lars Swanson and Daegen. I hope Mama Jo Frost loves it too. By the way at the Unitarian Church I sat beside a lady named Jo.

For the last time I am not going to hell.
I'll just mind my business and cast my spells.
I got my crystal elixir and my wand just made,
My cauldron and chalice and I'm set for the day.
I don't eat babies, but I work with my spirit animal just to get by.
And my meditation station is for life's unanswered questions.

So could you cut it out with the Harry Potter references?
And the Magic the Gathering jeers?
And no, I don't play Dungeons and Dragons.
And you really think I want WOW for a career?
Oh my goddess!
Just because I wear a pentacle does not make me evil.
Oh I'm just a tree hugging, dirt worshiper, with nature as my church.

And I won't cast a love spell for the likes of you,
And the guy that you wish was into you.
I got my bros Earth, Fire, Water, and Air,
And I know they ain't gunna go anywhere.
And good ol' G and G will watch over me,
While I live my life peacefully.
And I only do reading and healings for the people who don't patronize me.

So could you cut it out with the Harry Potter references?
And the Magic the Gathering jeers?
And no, I don't play Dungeons and Dragons.
And you really think I want WOW for a career?
Oh my goddess!
Just because I wear a pentacle does not make me evil.
Oh I'm just a tree hugging, dirt worshiper, with nature as my church.

And I don't need to be saved so stop asking me if I've accepted Jesus Christ into my heart.

So could you cut it out with the Harry Potter references?
And the Magic the Gathering jeers?
And no, I don't play Dungeons and Dragons.
And you really think I want WOW for a career?
Oh my goddess!
Just because I wear a pentacle does not make me evil.
Oh I'm just a tree hugging, dirt worshiper, with nature as my church.
With nature as my church.

thirdeyespinning said...

Just read about this. A tourist chick is in deep doodoo for taking a selfie. OK, a nude selfie. Now, the big deal seems to involve the rock she was on when she took the selfie. Now, let's examine the rock. The rock has been deemed "sacred," which is a man-made creation, like christening a ship. Its sacred to muslims, so some muslims declared this rock, this natural-collection-of-stuff kind of rock, not sculpted, not magical, just a freaking rock, now deemed "sacred," and separ...ate, apart from and above the earth and ourselves.
People taking selfies was inevitable, as was taking of nude selfies; natural progression, right? Now, here's where I have MAJOR freaking issue with the whole scene: its a rock. On planet earth. Taking a nude selfie is no more offensive than a naked lizard hunting, killing and eating naked bugs and having wild, naked lizard sex, in an effort to produce more offensive baby lizards to live, feed and fuck on that rock. Being nude, when stripped of our moral convictions (another man-made farce), is the most natural spiritual connection we could have with our planet and ourselves. Its how we are born, and it is who we are every time we take a shower. It is our true body, love it or hate it. Every square inch of surface is all you really are in the physical plane. What you do is the sacred magic, not some stupid rock. Don't care about the history, its irrelevant. Ask the lizard on that if he really gives a damn "sacred."
Furthermore, I doubt there was any malice in her heart to "defile and disrespect" the 'sacred' rock, she just likes her body, and wanted to celebrate her body in what she felt was a pretty cool place to combine the personal and cultural representations of her spiritual expression

thirdeyespinning said...

Greetings Gavin and Yvonne. Haven't had a blog post from you awhile and hope your doing well and feeling spry. I was thinking after reading your book (a great book!) POWER SECRETS FROM A SORCERORS PRIVATE MAGNUM ARCANUM could and object a necklace bracelet etc be used to contain and direct VRIL. My intuition tells me this is so. I haven't been able to obtain a proper wood piece for my Zauberstaub so I was thinking that ordering from Wicca.org would suffice. Hopefully Gavin you would suffuse this with some of your own energy. It would be appreciated. I miss your incite full blogs, perhaps I can read some more of the past ones and internalize other things I have missed

thirdeyespinning said...

Well blog readers I really enjoy DRAGONFEATHERS Wicca posts on YouTube and I never want to see her cry because she would bleed ten thousand pounds of mascara down her lovely chest. Just being funny she is beautiful and if we ever meet I am sure she would poke me with her mascara stick in the eye for making fun of her. Did I ever mention the many reasons I am single? Anywho I am so ecstatic that I am teaching my almost four year old Russian daughter how to read with YOUR BABY CAN READ teaching series. Most of Gavin and Yvonne teachings was over my head in the past but I grew up. Lets got to Wicca.Org and see what's new.

thirdeyespinning said...

I encourage the visitors to this Site to examine their practices while they thoughtfully recall the Law of Attraction. Actions have consequences; not every discarnate entity has benign intent. Once you open that door, whether in a circle or through a ouija board or by some other means, shutting it may not be easy. Blessed be those who seek. Yvonne Following this post sometimes mostly during a lucid dream I run into a incarnate scary being and what I do is build up a ball of energy and send it into my adversary shattering it into a thousand pieces. During this lucid dream try to remember its your dream and you have power. Freud or perhaps Jung would say this is a problem you are conquering. Food for thought.

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