Seeing Demons

Or rather in this case. Seeing a Demon. And of all the places to see one, Trader Joe’s. A small discount grocery store. It was about three days after Samhain, I was parked in my car and looked over at three individuals walking into the store. A twenty-thirty year old slightly goth looking man pushing a shopping cart with his young daughter in it. Following behind them and seemingly with them, a every tall and big man in a demon costume. Or was it a costume? Red face, horns, split tongue.

I was contemplating this while I entered the store with my two daughters in tow. And there they were in the produce section with me. Father, kid and Uncle Demon. OK. Even if this giant man was not a demon but just wearing a costume several days too late why did no one else not do a double take? But no one did. He would stomp along his forked tongue would slip out of his red face. And no one else looked twice.

OK so I was really on the fence with this. I know of several people that actually do have split tongues. I understand that some people do body modification to have horns. I know that people will tattoo their faces to get a demonic-ish look. Was this one of those people? Because at this point in my observation I knew the demonic appearance was much more than wardrobe. But what concerned me even more was that no one responded to him. No double takes. No moving the kids out of his path. Lets face it people do that. But no one did. This was not Castro Street on a Friday night. This was a Wednesday afternoon in a small grocery store.

I was way too curious for my own good at this point. So, I had the children stay away at the sampling station while I got as close to “him” as I could, to check him out. It is OK to think I was being rude. But again, I will tell you I was exceedingly curious.

“OK” I was thinking to myself, “Body modification-dude or real Demon?”

When I got as close as he would let me get, he looked over at me and growled -deep, low, animal growl. Then what followed with it was kind of an electric ringing that gave me one whopper of a headache. “OK” I said to myself, “I’m going with real Demon.” Why an Angel didn’t appear right then and there to do some wrestling is beyond me. Why no one else noticed him was also beyond me.

But I gathered my kids and left the store very shortly afterwards. Didn’t run but did go through the express check out. My headache was the only thing to follow me out of the store. Lasted a good hour or so.

I have not seen another Demon since that day which was about three years ago. I did not see one before then either. Just wanted to share this story – as it is on my mind, planning on going to Trader Joe’s again today! Happy shopping everyone.

Sea Witchery & Sirens

Phoebe CrowingFields:

This is a post I enjoyed very much and just wanted to remember it again.

Originally posted on Book of Eucalypt:

Sea Witchcraft, Ocean Witchcraft and Beach Magick is the most beautiful, at times simplistic, but ultimately the most powerful magick and ritual I have ever practiced. And I miss it!

Let me get this out of the way: if you are lucky enough to live by the sea/ocean/beach, I envy you. I miss it. It’s too expensive to live near water in Sydney (but this is where my work is so here I stay). I don’t like the beaches around here because there’s too too too many people, too much energy flying about, and it’s harder to feel the energy of the land.

Without trying to insult people, sea witchcraft is not for the feint hearted, or for the fluffy. It is a completely different experience to stand at the water’s edge, or knee-deep (or further if you wish) than standing or sitting behind an altar in your room or…

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Stitching, knitting, weaving

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I do almost none of the above in the material world. I do a lot of it in the Otherworld. I have dreamt the whole night about stitching and re-stitching a problem in my life until I had “patched” it up correctly. I have worked on “untangling” relationships and “ironed” and “smoothed” out hurt feelings. Stitched beautiful clothing of love, protection and happiness into the dresses of my daughters. Mostly all in the Otherworld. In this world, I lack the precision and patience to create those beautiful works.

I do almost none of the above in the material world. I do a lot of it in the Otherworld. I have dreamt the whole night about stitching and re-stitching a problem in my life until I had “patched” it up correctly. I have worked on “untangling” relationships and “ironed” and “smoothed” out hurt feelings. Stitched beautiful clothing of love, protection and happiness into the dresses of my daughters. Mostly all in the Otherworld. In this world I lack the precision and patience.

This is an area of my shamanic self that I need to investigate more as it is a natural, semi-conscious and unconscious tool I use to solve problems and enhance spell work.

Multipurpose Prosperity Enchantment

MoneyspellIt is often that we want for a certain thing. A certain man (or woman), a certain job position, a specific raise, money to cover a specific need. We cast our spells accordingly and (hopefully) get the wanted results.

This spell enchantment I am giving you is not for a specific anything. It is the call for a golden gift from your Gods’ to you. Their choice.

With this enchantment they are not limited to your requests for $500.00 they can give much more. They are not limited to your request for that job that you think you want but a job know they know will be much more.

Multipurpose Prosperity Enchantment

1. Be at home (not in the garden, not on your balcony, but inside your home). If you live in an apartment or your someone else’s house do this in an area that is yours; your room, your chair, even if it means standing on your Ouija board. Do this in a place you call yours that is inside your home.

 

2. Do not have any requests, prayers, needs in mind.

3. Think only of all your family members being happy. Family in this case can mean all those that are close to you. 

4. See your self as being happy and joyful

5. Dance.

6. While your are dancing “see” gold falling from the heavens and turning into gold coins. Picture them falling into your “hearth” space. Again – it might be your livingroom, your kitchen, your own rug.

7. Laugh. Joyfully laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, gold falling from your ceiling into your hearth!

7. Continue to visualize your happy joyful family, your happy joyful self, all while this golden loot is falling down on you from the heavens.

8. Perform this Enchantment whenever; waxing moon, waning moon, circle cast, no circle cast,

9. Perform it with just you or with friends and family members.

There are so many gifts our Divine want to bestow upon us and many times we feel we can only ask for what we really need. This is a way to not be greedy or selfish but to allow your gods to give you what they think you need most. Picturing everyone being happy as this gift is given helps to know that this will be a joyful gift and not one of lessons. The gold falling from the sky is their gift. Golden light allows them to shape the gift as they choose. And laughing at this ridiculousness helps to lift our own limitations and filters we set upon ourselves.

I have had amazing results from this enchantment. My wish is that you do too.

Open Communication to Spirit/Advanced Magick

I decided one day that the my daughter’s spirit guide was too much for her to handle. She invaded my daughter’s physical space as well as her mind. It had happened that day my daughter came home from school and was no longer worried about other school girls bothering her, she was more worried about her anger and when she was angry her spirit guide would come into her being making her fear herself. She was in third grade.

That was all she had to say. I decided in that moment her spirit guide had overstepped her boundaries as a spirit guide.

We walked outside into my private space in the garden. Did an energy circle and then told the spirit guide she was no longer welcome. She was not setting her boundaries sufficiently enough. And “together” my daughter and I banished her until she was 18. Then we asked for the spirits guide’s grandmother to come in her stead. The Grandmother spirit is and has been a much better fit for my daughter. She lets my daughter know that she is safe and protected but does not interfere the way the younger one did.

I did not consult anyone on how to banish a spirit guide. Even though, I had just started searching for my first coven and only had just read Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.

I did not worry about the moon’s fullness.

I did not worry that I had never in my life done such a ritual.

I just did it.

We spoke directly to the Spirit.  They listened and respected our decision.

I believe we are all capable of such strong and powerful magick. The magick to banish “spirits” or to conjure a wonderful meal from a seemingly bare cabinet, to become invisible and unseen until we want to be seen, to be seen as beautiful or ugly as we desire others to see us, get the resources we need when needed.

But first and foremost, we have to believe we can.

 

Soul Mates vs. Twin Flames and the Stages of Twin Flame Relationships

Phoebe CrowingFields:

So I can find it.

Originally posted on Dr. Diva PhD Online:

What’s the difference between soul mates and twin flames?

Soul Mates: Soul mates are divine extensions from the same oversoul. The oversoul or I Am presence oversees and stays connected to all of it’s soul extensions bringing lessons and soul experiences to assist the soul in becoming an ascended master. The oversoul sets up soul contracts for learning within it’s “group” of soul extensions. Every person in your life….your parents, close friends, romantic relationships, children, bosses etc. are all your soul mates. Soul mates do not necessarily mean that they are “loving” relationships. Our soul mates can be some of our most difficult relationships as they teach us our greatest lessons. (Technically, since we are ONE….everyone on the planet is our soul mate….however, there are definitely closer, more resonate soul mates that are from the same oversoul.)

If you are wanting to draw a romantic “soul mate” to you…

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Matt 19:16-19 New Testament Quote for Pagans

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There are (of course) many passages in The Bible and one could have a conclusion and find supporting texts in its pages. We also know that T

he Bible has changed hands many times.  And personally I believe much of what Jesus set out to do was altered by Paul to change from a movement to a religion. This passage speaks to me very personally. I was surprised to find it – really surprised. As many of my Pagan friends, I was raised a Christian and brought up on the 10 commandments. But in this passage, Jesus does not ask onto follow the 10 commandments but five of the commandments from Moses and one of his original ones:

Matthew 19:

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your fat

her and mother,’[a] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

The commandments which are not mentioned (Exodus 20) are: You shall have no other Gods before me;  You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain;  remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy; You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. The 10 Commandments are in the Old Testament. Jesus spoke many times for his love of God or his Father or “The One who is good”- but it is very interesting, to me, that specifically when asked which commandments to keep – all the commandments which mentioned honoring God were omitted. Why is that? This change/edit of the 10 commandments happens a second time in Mark 10:17-19

This same exchange is also found in Mark Chapter  10:17-19

17 And as he is going forth into the way, one having run and having kneeled to him, was questioning him, `Good teacher, what may I do, that life age-during I may inherit?’

18 And Jesus said to him, `Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good except One — God;

19 the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Thou mayest not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.’

The placement of this exchange of words is found just after Jesus admonishes the Pharisees for keeping a Law of Moses and here he is in the same chapters:

Matthew 19

And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these words, he removed from Galilee, and did come to the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan,

2 and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.

3 And the Pharisees came near to him, tempting him, and saying to him, `Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?’

4 And he answering said to them, `Did ye not read, that He who made [them], from the beginning a male and a female made them,

5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall be — the two — for one flesh?

6 so that they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore God did join together, let no man put asunder.’

7 They say to him, `Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?’

8 He saith to them — `Moses for your stiffness of heart did suffer you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it hath not been so.

So, Jesus sets a precedent for going against the Laws of Moses in both Mark 10 and Matthew 19 prior to his editing the 10 commandments. Absolutely fascinating to me. Why did I not hear this, this way before? I understand there are many, many, and many more inconsistencies through out The Bible – but to me, as a Pagan that does love and respect Jesus this is Huge! Most pagans, most good Samaritans and honest people are keepers and watchers over the commandments as stated in Mark 10:17-19 and Matt 19:16-19. In allowing or disallowing the Moses Commandments of Honoring Moses’ God, a very different religious perspective comes to mind. And one which does speak to the inclusion of all peoples. I wanted to share this passage with other pagan hearted people.