Monday, October 25, 2010

HonoringThe Three Fold Goddess & The Law of three

The number three is everywhere in witchcraft. It is one of our most powerful and sacred numbers.
Not surprising if you think about it, as through out time the number 3 is always mentioned, in any belief of religion.Ex: Good things come in three, Deaths come in three, Father , Son and the Holy Spirit, even interior designers create design scape's using the number three, grouping of vases and candles, ect.
In Wicca and Witchcraft, the number 3 is sacred, we learn at the very beginning in our first degree the law of three from the Wiccan Rede.* Ever Mind The Law Of Three, What you put out comes back to thee *
The number three though, for me, represents the 3 aspects of the goddess, The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone.
The 3 phases of a women s life, as she goes from learning to wisdom and knowledge of the mysteries. I see the Goddess  all around me, in symbols, her beauty on the earth, her magic in the stars and her mystery in the Moon.
Her love and gracious bounty all around me. I am in true essence , A Daughter Of Gaea !

So needless to say this evening, still feeling the effects of The Goddess s magical full moon last night, I was inspired to create pieces that honor her.
The first creation i made was a Rosary, some may think Rosary's are too christian, but i say hey, they stole enough from us in old pagan ways why not  return the favor, ! LOL
I love rosary's ! They are elegant, Fashionable, Classic, and definitely mystical and Magical !
Of Course, I make them the Pagan way, ahaha. :)

Honoring the Goddess i created a lovely and classy rosary necklace , using the Celtic triquetra as my inspiration, The 3 fold knot, representing the 3 fold goddess, and the 13 beads in sets of three s, representing the goddess in her 3 forms and the 13 Moons of Her year. The Celtic trinity or triquetra Knot is as old and mystical as they come !The stones i used where Garnets and Black onyx, it gives it that touch of magic and mystical appearance.I really enjoyed making this Rosary and am curious, who is going to own it :)
If you can share any ideas you may have on Rosary's, please share them, ! Id love to use your ideas,and put them into life !
Here is my Finished result,You can click it to see my Etsy Listing.
Blessed Be !
May the Goddess Keep you warm and safe !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amulets Vrs Talismans, What are they ?

There is much speculation on the difference between an amulet and a talisman.It is proven through out history that amulets and talismans where an important part of most cultures, from the ancient Egyptians , Old world Witchcraft, Folk Magic,The Catholic church. Most cultures and civilizations believed that symbols, stones and trinkets could bring good fortune, and protection.

The difference between the 2 is not quite agreed upon,however in my magical practice and the teachings i follow, the difference is thus :
An Amulet is something that is worn on the body, most times in the form of a jewelry item, incorporated into a necklace or some piece of attractive jewelry.

A Talisman is something that is fashioned with a specific intent and carried, ( usually in a pouch ) , hung on doors, walls, cars.on the bed post, wherever the desired magic is to be drawn.

It is my belief that are most effective when hand crafted as opposed to the highly available mass marketed copy's , although some carry attractive designs, they are not individually made with specific intent. I d/ont know about you, but i am so bored with seeing the same ole, same ole, wiccan & Pagan items everywhere.Seems like every store on the Internet and eBay has all the same. How Drab !!

A hand crafted amulet or talisman as opposed to a mass production carries a powerful punch of energy !
For me , when making my amulets and Talismans, the magical intention of the piece starts with the idea, which immediately transmits the energy into the piece i am working on. I then incorporate appropriate materials that correspond to the magical intent into my design, along with symbols of the same.
My favorite materials to work with  are crystals, The colorful and magical wonders are so energetic and fascinating

This full Moon ,I spent my evening making a batch of amulets, i lit my candles and yummy incense *(Pagan Spell *) OMG, smells sooo good !Created my sacred space with lovely chants playing and let the energies of the magical hunters moon carry me into creative bliss.
I am quite happy with outcome, i created some lovely and stylish amulets. I then smudged them and hung them on the tree outside under the moon for cleansing.
Ready for you to wear and experience the magic!
You can see them all in my Etsy shop.
Tell me which is your favorite !!!