PDA

View Full Version : newbie kind of, just a few questions


speaknow
04-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Hi, i used to be into wicca and magic when i was a teenager but things in my life changed and i let it go. But for some reason i am intriqued about it again today i have forgotten what i used to know, so i have a few questions, if someone could please answer, that would be great :)

do spells really work?, how do you cast spells?, are using angel cards or tarrot cards like using magic or is that something else?, can using wicca help to communicate with the dead?

norseman
04-04-2011, 08:36 AM
"do spells really work?, how do you cast spells?, are using angel cards or tarrot cards like using magic "

Lets tackle those in a lump. It is about the nature of magic. To be blunt, there is no magic in magic. "Magic" is the manipulation and channeling of Earth energies which are all around you. You are not the originator of this but more like a conduit, a focus. Forget about all the hocus-pocus in spells that some people find necessary. The requirements are Intent and Focus. You have to be crystal clear on what it is you wish to do, and have the mental discipline to maintain a sharp focus on this. To do this, you need an undistracted mind, a "Quiet" mind which can come through meditation. There is a need to find an environment which is an aid to this mental effort. Personally, I do my work in a small quiet valley beside a stream in the Yorkshire Dales where I can be very close to the source - Mother Earth. I find it also helps to ask for Her help and, afterwards, thank Her.
Oracle/Angel/Tarot cards - not magic but more an aid to bringing out your own intuition.

"communicate with the dead" - two things. What makes you think they wish to communicate with you ? Secondly, what are your motives ?
One of the festivals in the pagan calender is Samhain [around Oct 31], it is the Day of the Dead when the doors to Underworld stand open and the Veil is thinnest. Strictly speaking, this is a time to communicate with the ancestors. Doorways - caves, springs, waterfalls, deep hollows in the ground, etc. Best time is Samhain Eve midnight and DO NOT attempt this on your own - dont forget that doors open both ways !. I will say this loud and clear - this is not for anybody inexperienced ! I have done this the last two years with a small group and had some surprising but good results. I suppose at the end of the day, dont forget that you are approaching this as a supplicant, respectfully seeking guidance. I will not mention the rituals and I sincerely hope that I have put you off the whole thing ! Best to get yourself "up to speed" first.

Hazel
04-04-2011, 06:50 PM
This isnt exactly awnsering any of your questions im just saying the basic grounds rules incase you've forgot these are and it harm none the other one is never bend anyone's will and i have read that if you wish someone ill and mean it then afterwards if you dont want it coming back on you then you have to say i take these words back and wish you well

If you want to read up to remember all you knew and to get some spells and finiding out meaning of runes and many other wiccan beliefes i suggest buying Spells and psychic powers by soraya it is a really good book and i find it really usefull it includes loads of information like how to cast a circle which i havent tried yet becuase im waiting for the right time as it will be my first time

speaknow
05-04-2011, 02:13 AM
"do spells really work?, how do you cast spells?, are using angel cards or tarrot cards like using magic "

Lets tackle those in a lump. It is about the nature of magic. To be blunt, there is no magic in magic. "Magic" is the manipulation and channeling of Earth energies which are all around you. You are not the originator of this but more like a conduit, a focus. Forget about all the hocus-pocus in spells that some people find necessary. The requirements are Intent and Focus. You have to be crystal clear on what it is you wish to do, and have the mental discipline to maintain a sharp focus on this. To do this, you need an undistracted mind, a "Quiet" mind which can come through meditation. There is a need to find an environment which is an aid to this mental effort. Personally, I do my work in a small quiet valley beside a stream in the Yorkshire Dales where I can be very close to the source - Mother Earth. I find it also helps to ask for Her help and, afterwards, thank Her.
Oracle/Angel/Tarot cards - not magic but more an aid to bringing out your own intuition.

"communicate with the dead" - two things. What makes you think they wish to communicate with you ? Secondly, what are your motives ?
One of the festivals in the pagan calender is Samhain [around Oct 31], it is the Day of the Dead when the doors to Underworld stand open and the Veil is thinnest. Strictly speaking, this is a time to communicate with the ancestors. Doorways - caves, springs, waterfalls, deep hollows in the ground, etc. Best time is Samhain Eve midnight and DO NOT attempt this on your own - dont forget that doors open both ways !. I will say this loud and clear - this is not for anybody inexperienced ! I have done this the last two years with a small group and had some surprising but good results. I suppose at the end of the day, dont forget that you are approaching this as a supplicant, respectfully seeking guidance. I will not mention the rituals and I sincerely hope that I have put you off the whole thing ! Best to get yourself "up to speed" first.

um ok, ta and why do i think they want to communicate with me because they keep showing themselves to me, like i see them, i can smell them and they make noises and things move to try and get my attention.

speaknow
05-04-2011, 02:14 AM
This isnt exactly awnsering any of your questions im just saying the basic grounds rules incase you've forgot these are and it harm none the other one is never bend anyone's will and i have read that if you wish someone ill and mean it then afterwards if you dont want it coming back on you then you have to say i take these words back and wish you well

If you want to read up to remember all you knew and to get some spells and finiding out meaning of runes and many other wiccan beliefes i suggest buying Spells and psychic powers by soraya it is a really good book and i find it really usefull it includes loads of information like how to cast a circle which i havent tried yet becuase im waiting for the right time as it will be my first time

ok wow thanks, i will look into it.

TaoZen
05-04-2011, 05:57 AM
The way I have always understood my own magic is that it isn't really magic. Magic to me is a way to communicate with nature (whatever it is you are trying to speak to) and a way of shaping some of the energies of the universe to essentially achieve true connection (if even for a second)

I do not believe magic in the way the media does such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (although let me say I ADORE that show for entertainment)

I believe it as an unseen force that we are allowed to connect with time to time

But I do believe in the alchemical rule of Equivalent Exchange (for those of you who watch FMA) If you take unnecessarily you will eventually have to give back...and it will hurt if you push nature too far

norseman
05-04-2011, 09:04 AM
"But I do believe in the alchemical rule of Equivalent Exchange (for those of you who watch FMA) If you take unnecessarily you will eventually have to give back...and it will hurt if you push nature too far "

Good classical physics there, TaoZen. The Laws of Conservation. [ Matter/Energy can neither be created or destroyed but may be converted ]

norseman
05-04-2011, 09:12 AM
"
um ok, ta and why do i think they want to communicate with me because they keep showing themselves to me, like i see them, i can smell them and they make noises and things move to try and get my attention. "

OK, I see where you are coming from now. Do you find this distressing or are you OK with this attention ? Sounds like you need to find out why they are doing this - they must have a motive. Perhaps you need a Psychic to help you in this. Ask in the Psychic thread, you may find an answer there.

Hazel
05-04-2011, 12:57 PM
ok wow thanks, i will look into it.

no problem - glad i could help

Lostgirl
05-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Norseman - im not trying this at all, in fact the idea freaks me out a treat- howveer why shouldnt it be done by newibies? What will happen?! what was you experience?

Im asking about the communication with the dead on samhain eve?!

norseman
05-04-2011, 03:50 PM
[quote=Lostgirl]Norseman - im not trying this at all, in fact the idea freaks me out a treat- howveer why shouldnt it be done by newibies? What will happen?! what was you experience?

This experience is referred to as "crossing the Veil or Hedge" and involves spiritual travel. You must have someone looking after you while you travel. Think of it as opening a doorway to another realm - Underworld in pagan terms - doorways give access from both directions. Not all the "others" are ancestral spirits, Nature Spirits also exist in Underworld and they are part of raw, primal nature - mostly amicable if honoured but some can play quite rough, not in a nasty way especially but in a mischevous way. Our ancestors always made offerings to these Nature Spirits in the Wild Wood to beg their good graces.
My experiences were about previous lives. I live in a very ancient city which was once a garrison city for the Roman Army and they built many roads there. I was part of the garrison. When I walk on the Roman roads, I sense others around me and I "hear" the stamp of military boots and the rattle of weapons harnesses.
The first Samhain experience, I sensed someone sat behind me in the ring and I knew exactly who it was - an old comrade who I fought beside 18 centuries back. The following year, similar except the sense was much stronger then he rested his arm across my shoulders for a while. I felt very sad that my old comrades had gone on without me and I wanted to join them. Took a long time to come down from that. I am looking forward to this Samhain. So, I was lucky. I made contact with a friend but it could just as easily be otherwise.

Lostgirl
05-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Wow!

Thats amazing! So what potentially could go wrong with this?

norseman
05-04-2011, 04:15 PM
"I wanted to join them" - meaning I didn't want to come back, the others had to spend time making sure I did return.

Lostgirl
05-04-2011, 05:59 PM
I Can see how that would be problematic!