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11:11 [Oct. 21st, 2008|07:54 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
[mood |pensivepensive]

For the past few months 11:11 has been haunting me. I would see it at work, home, out in public, in the car, everywhere. No matter where I went or what I was doing 11:11 followed me. I knew there was something significant about it, and googling "11:11" I discovered it was linked to supernatural happenings, luck, balance, and cycles. 1 is also my life path number according to numerology.

"11:11 - The bridge or transitional zone between the old energy world of duality and the New Energy world of Oneness. A wake-up/reminder call of the highest order... confirmation that one's spiritual/awakening journey is right on track."
~Allen Stacker

When I meet someone I feel is going to be special in my life I like to see how they relate to the love spell I did in 2005. I've not yet burned my ribbons and returned them to The Sea. The spell is still active, and as of yet has not come to fruition. I could be trying too hard here, but just for kicks I thought I would input the time I completed my spell (witching hour 9/17/05) and see how that linked up with Tim and I's first conversation. That night it had been 3 years and 15 days since I completed that spell- or more to the point, 1111 days.

Interesting, no?
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My Alter's Photoshoot [Dec. 14th, 2005|06:12 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
These photos were taken by the_cat_goddess on the night I did my love spell.

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Of course there are more!Collapse )
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a pagan take on the old Christian poem: [Sep. 18th, 2005|10:23 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
Footprints

One night I had a wondrous dream
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Goddess.
And on the shore were Her footprints and nothing more.
Then suddenly prints I did see,
I asked the Goddess, "What kind are these?
These aren't my knees, these aren't my hands,
these aren't my footprints in the sand!
"My child," She said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith, but you refused and made me wait."
"You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.
"Because in life, there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."

Author Unknown
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Complete Color Correspondences [Sep. 17th, 2005|07:19 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

And I mean COMPLETECollapse )

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Lunar Correspondences [Sep. 17th, 2005|11:30 am]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
The Moon and Ritual

The position of the Moon determines and helps you choose the best time to perform certain rituals. What follows are some of the most current and useful correspondences. Here is some new and relative information you can use to guide you in your endeavors.

The Waxing Moon:
All rituals for cures.
Positive magic.
A good period for increasing love, prosperity, luck, growth, sexual desire, wealth.

The Full Moon:
To increase psychic gifts, extrasensory faculties and spirituality.
All invocations involving the lunar deities, spirits, fertility, transformation and prophetic dreams are favored.

The Waning Moon:
Best for exorcising negative influences, breaking bad habits, losing weight and getting rid of people whose influence is not beneficial in your life.

New Moon:
It is better to abstain from calling upon energies during the New Moon.

The Moon in Aries:
Good for increasing your authority and leadership. Traditionally, it was at this period that one called upon the gods of war.

The Moon In Taurus:
Good for practicing rituals pertaining to the purchase of a house, the acquisition of goods, an increase in your wealth and prosperity.

The Moon In Gemini:
Good for magic spells dealing with communication, public relations and writing.

The Moon In Cancer:
Good for honoring lunar deities, spells for protection of your home and its goods and for calling upon the familiar spirits for a peaceful family life.

The Moon In Leo:
Excellent for rituals and spells that affect an increase in your social role, courage and male fertility.

The Moon In Virgo:
Excellent for obtaining employment, increasing intellectual faculties and improving health.

The Moon In Libra:
A good time for spells dealing with creativity, justice, legal problems and acquiring a spiritual, karmic or emotive balance.

The Moon In Scorpio:
This is an excellent period for spells and rituals involving the regulation of sexual problems, accelerating psychic growth and for success in major transformations.

The Moon In Sagittarius:
Good time for voyages, displacements, sports activities and spells and rituals used to increase one's capacity to recognize the truth.

The Moon In Capricorn:
A good time for spells and rituals used for increasing ambition, recognition and career advancement; a favorable time for politics.

The Moon In Aquarius:
A time for increasing creative faculties, artistic direction, supporting freedom, friendship and ending harmful practices.

The Moon In Pisces:
Excellent time for spells and rituals dealing with dreams, discernment, all extrasensory faculties and musical and artistic continuations in general.

above borrowed from http://www.spelwerx.com
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Love Spell and Ritual [Sep. 17th, 2005|12:07 am]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
I got sent home from work today because I forgot I scheduled myself off when I was dating Mike. From the time I got home until just now I’ve been very busy. I cleaned my whole room and bathroom, making it a sacred space so I could do my spell-work later in the evening. When I was almost done I went outside to get the vacuum and shining down on me between some trees was a lovely, fat, and orange-ish moon. It was like she was smiling down on me giving me her blessings.

Ritual Bath
This was my first ritual bath (or ritual for that matter), and I think I did alright for a beginner. I started by lighting candles all over my room and bathroom, killing all electric light. I then turned on my CD of the ocean waves and turned off all of my chat programs so as not to be disturbed. I filled the clean tub with warm water; once it was full I poured some sea salt into my cupped palm and dropped it in. I did this motion three times before I dipped my right hand in the water and swished it around, asking that my Goddesses and God please bless and purify the water of negative energy from my realm as well as theirs so that I may be clean and pure for my ritual. With my right hand I blessed my eyes, nose, lips, heart, breasts, belly, genitals, knees, and feet with the water before stepping into the bath and lying back. Because tonight’s ritual was dedicated to Aphrodite I used some of “Aphrodite’s Bath Brew” from Vintage Luna in the water as well. For a little while relaxed, focusing on my intent for the evening and feeling all negative energy and worry slipping from my body and mind into the bath. After that I washed all over with soap and rinsed with the blessed water. When I was finished I pulled the plug and let the water run out, not getting up until the bath was empy. I dried myself and moved over the alter.

Ritual and Love Spell
I don’t have any ritual robes yet, and am quite comfortable in the nude; so with the nature of the spell I was wishing to cast, going skyclad seemed all the more right. I had two candles already burning for my Goddesses and God, from these I lit a stick of China Rain incense (said to be good for love spells) and walked widdershins around my tiny circle (my alter is in a small intimate space between the back of my bed and the window) asking the spirits of fire and air to bless my circle and my workings of the evening. Next I added a bit of sea salt to my small ritual chalice that was already filled with purified water. I stirred this a bit with my finger for a moment before flicking a little of the water around my circle as well, asking the spirits of earth and sea to bless me as well. After that I took my wand in hand and made a circle above my head and around my feet asking Aphrodite, The Sea, and The God to bless my workings.

Once my circle was cast I kneeled down and drew a heart on my chest over my own heart with Mystic Blends’ “Come to Me” oil. I would actually use this scent as a perfume; it’s very floral with heavy notes of rose and night-blooming jasmine. I think lily is in there too, but there is no list of ingredients other than red rose petals. I fancy it a great deal. Then, I took out my male wishlist and ribbons. I tied a knot at the top so to keep them all together and started braiding them (a yard of each ribbon was used). While I was braiding I thought of my need for love and read my list aloud. When the ribbon was fully braided I tied a knot at the end to keep it's structure, and then knotted it six more times through the middle all the while focusing on my want for a true love to rival the greatest stories I’ve read and heard about through my life. When all the knots were tied I anointed the ribbon with rose oil as well, on each knot.

I released the four spirits I called to join me and thanked them for being there with me and blessing me with their presence. I did the same for my holy trinity. I anointed a small pink spell candle with rose oil and set it in a small heart-shaped holder. I set this in the center of my offering plate: a sea star shaped dish already filled with sliced limes and rose petals. After that I poured the salt water from my chalice then rinsed and dried it before putting back in its usual place on my alter. As I type this now the pink candle still burns, though it is but a nub. I dumped the ashes from the incense in dish as well. Tomorrow on the Full Moon I’ll return my offerings to the earth and bury them just outside my window.

Post-spell alter

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I’m wearing my braided and knotted ribbon around my wrist now, and will either wear it or carry it with me until my love comes along.

The ribbons

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basic love spell [Sep. 16th, 2005|12:10 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
Friday Sept 16th, Waxing Moon (Full Moon tomorrow) 2005

Pre-spell bath:
Aphrodite's bath brew from Vintage Luna

Components:
Three pieces of ribbon (blue, teal, and green)
“Come to Me” oil (w/ red rose petals)
a printed copy of my male wishlist
and most importantly- intent

Offering (To Aphrodite):
A sliced lime
Red rose petals
a small pink candle

The Spell
Take three cords or strings (I'll be using ribbon) of various, pleasing pastel colors- perhaps pink, red, and green (I didn't use pastel colors, but with proper intent I'm sure it matters little what colors ribbon you use)- and braid them tightly together. Firmly tie a knot near one end of the braid, thinking of your need for love.

Next, tie another knot, and another, until you have tied seven knots. Wear or carry the cord with you until you find your love.

After that, keep the cord in a safe place, or give to one of the elements- burn and scatter the ashes in the ocean.

~*~*~*~


Yesterday I got what I thought I would need to do the spell tonight: the ribbons, a lime, some cut red roses, and a lovely offering plate that is shaped like a sea star. Normally I would wait to do any spell on the Full Moon to increase potency, but every resource I've found says to do a love spell on the waxing moon; tonight will be the last night before the Full Moon, so I think it will serve my purposes best.

It has been several moons since my last spell, and I must say I'm a little excited about tonight. I feel a bit more seasoned, more prepared, and more ready, than I did that Full Moon a few months ago when I banished my hurt feelings from David and general negative energy from my life. Tonight's spell will be much different than my first, in that it will be more like a full ritual where I call the corners and it will be inside. The simple banishing spell I did those Moons ago was performed impromptu and outside near a small lake at night.

I'll post my thoughts on the event tonight when I'm finished.
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The Astral Traveller's Guidebook [Jun. 13th, 2005|01:46 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
Last night, my body and mind were open to so many new and odd (though hauntingly familiar) sensations.

I met the third of my Holy Trinity. He is Passion, and takes on the form of a rakish and sexy satyr. He's male. He's insatiable. There I was, just being a good girl, praying to Love and The Sea, and up waltzes this guy, erotic as anything, and then he starts ravishing my Goddesses! Love and The Sea were timid at first, but Passion can be mighty persuasive, especially when he starts sucking on your neck, reaching a firm strong hand between your legs.

Passion. Love. & The Sea.

It's all coming together.
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Love and The Sea [Jun. 9th, 2005|09:00 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
Today, while writing about my top five movies I had an epiphany: I have not one goddess, but two. Like Love herself I had been blind to the obvious. How could a die-hard romantic like myself not worship at Aphrodite's alter? It usually feels more right to have two. Two works for me- two animal totems (cat and seal), two people in love, Two giant orbs in the sky, two goddesses to worship. Makes perfect sense. If I ever have children I would have two.

According to most legends, the goddess of Love was born from The Sea. It makes sense to me that epitome of love would be born from the esscense of emotion.

I don't think I'll worship Aphrodite as the Greeks did in time's past, but adapt my own way (As I have with The Sea), honoring her each day in my own ways. Love and The Sea have always been co-mingled for me in some way, I think I'm just paying more attention now.
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Magic and The New Moon [Jun. 6th, 2005|04:19 pm]
Merwyn Fae Stormwarden
I think I'm getting better- more in tune with myself, my history, my magic.

I don't have a lot of tools, but really I don't feel like that is all that necessary. I've got it honestly. Just yesterday I talked with my Granny Winnie, and she told me a story about her grandmother, and what she used to do. They used to bring children from all over to her, so she could cure their thrush mouth (oral thrush, basically a nasty oral yeast infection). She would take them on a walk down a path, and no one knew what she did, but when she brought the child back they would be cured. No more thrush mouth. My Granny said that she never told anyone except her (my Granny's) brother, and the secret died with him. She wishes she could have known the secret, and so do I.

Granny had another story too- When she was a little girl, she had a wart in the center of her palm. Her Granddaddy told her to rub a penny on it and then hide the penny where no one could find it, and never look for it again. My Granny hid it in a hold in the post of the mail-box, and following her Granddaddy’s advice the wart fell off and never returned.

I also have a deep belief that my Great Grandma on my father's side, the late Fannielope "Shug" Forehand was a witch as well. I can just see her, stirring a pot, or gathering herbs. Keeping critter familiars. Shug could be easily compared to Granny Clampet from "The Beverly Hillbillies". The rifle totin' granny sitting on her porch in a rocking chair. Making elixirs and watching the stars. It is from that side (my dad's) that I get my Cherokee heritage.

A natural witch then? You know what, I really think so. I seem to be having it on both sides. Things come naturally to me. I had results with my first time looking into the crystal... and from what I understand that is pretty rare.

MOON PHASE: NEW

I did a simple but involved spell today:

My dear friend and room-mate Dawna came home because she was sick with an upset stomach and vomiting. She was up all night and morning doing this, so I decided I would try something to help. I don't have a lot of supplies: a few stones (for personal use, an none I felt were good for the type of healing I needed to do), a handful of herbs, some oils, and me noggin. It's this last tool that I use the most, along with my soul.

I had her lie down in the floor and relax, breathe in and out evenly, and concentrate on where the pain was. Show me where the pain was. I lit some white sage in an abalone shell and anointed Dawna's forehead and stomach in certain places with the oil. Its Moon Child oil from Vintage Luna- sweet smelling and light. I don't believe the type of oil I used truly matters in what I did though. Any type of ritual oil would have been fine. I touched my fingertips with the oil to her stomach, and where some of the pain was (intestinal area); for a long while I just held my hands there, feeling out what was going on with her body, finding the pain and moving it up my arm. I let the sage burn (about 5 small leaves probably- perhaps less), blowing the smoke over her stomach, letting it take away what pain I couldn't.

Then I got serious. I started to make a scooping motion with my hands over her stomach, digging in lightly and dropping what it took out over the abalone and burning sage. I did this on three different points of her stomach. After that I lit a specific leaf and watched it. I watched it burn as I held my hand on Dawna's stomach, telling myself that by the time that leaf had burnt it's self out the ritual would be done and her pain would be gone.

I closed my eyes and chanted a simple, earnest prayer to Goddess Mari, asking her to help me in my work- aide her daughter of the sea with her healing work today. I told Dawna to relax and imagine herself at the beach on a calm day. I'm not sure how long I chanted, though I'm sure it wasn't too long. I sat up straight and set my right hand on my leg, knuckles touching my knee- palm cupped and open to the air. I was channeling the pain from Dawna's stomach, into my hand, up my arm and to the other open waiting hand. Waiting to collect the negativity into a tight little ball and blow it into the atmosphere. It didn't take too long for the heat to leave her body and get to my hand, my arm, and then to the other, waiting hand. I did this until I felt a ball of tight dark energy form into my cupped and waiting palm. I popped open my eyes and blew that ball away like one does suds in the bath-tub. I blew it over the sage's cleansing smoke and imagined it all disappearing out into the universe. I looked down at the abalone shell, and the leaf I was waiting for to burn was nothing but ashes.

It was done. As I will, so it shall be.

And it was.

Dawna felt better when we were finished, lighter and without pain. I'm still a beginner as far as the healing arts go, but knowing how much shamanic blood I have in me, I feel it’s something I need to practice and develop.
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