Friday, January 30, 2009

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I LOVE reading blogs, especially Inspiring ones with arts & crafts Ideas, Parenting & Kids Stuff, Wiccan/Pagan, etc, so if you want to share your blog links with me I will happily add you to my Bloglist. Just post a comment to this blog, and include your blog Url:) I will add you as soon as I see your blog. My bloglist is in Alphabetical order by Blog name:) I will also leave your links as comments here in the event that the module goes batty on me so I don't lose it:)
Thank you in advance for sharing
-Archangel

Angel-By Archangel


Since I concieved my second Son,
In my dreams this Angel comes.

So when I awoke from her dream one night
I drew her portrait, but it's not quite right

Though I did my best, caught up in rapture,
How real she is I can't quite capture.

Her perfect beauty is something to behold,
And Her name I have not yet been told.

Flowing Long red curly Hair,
Her skin is supple, soft and fair.

She wears a gorgeous light blue gown,
A matching veil, and halo, on her crown.

She plays with my hair when I lay in bed,
And stops the nagging fears inside my head.

I feel her healing me every time I pray,
And whenever I'm lonely I just ask her to stay.

After all I've seen I still can't believe,
She chose to reveal herself to me.

Knowing she's here for me and my child,
Is beyond comforting in this world gone wild.
-Archangel
Note, this poem isn't finished yet, but I thought I'd post what I've written so far...

Ode To My Homies-By Archangel


If I could take 4 things away from You,
I'd take Your hate, fear pain and sorrow;
So You would never live in wait,
Upon the promise of a "better tomorrow."

If I could give 3 things to You,
I'd give My eternal friendship, love and laughter;
So You would never walk the Earth alone,
Nor ever dread what may come after.

If I could show You 2 things truly beautiful,
They would be Yourself and Your Own reflection;
So You would never look out side Yourself,
When You're in need of sound direction.

If I could place one truth inside Your Soul,
It is this I would make You believe;
I'm within You Always, wherever You are,
Because You mean that much to me.

-By Archangel Copyright 2009 Born Again Wiccan. All Rights Reserved.

Blessed Be My Kitchen-By Archangel


Blessed Be My Kitchen,
And all prepared herein;

Blessed Be all helping hands,
Who prepare each meal so grand.

Blessed be all who break bread with me,
May we enjoy eachothers company.

Blessed Be My Kitchen,
And all who enter in.

May all be full who leave My Kitchen,
And Know they are welcome back again.

-By Archangel Copyright Born Again Wiccan 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Words! -By Archangel


Words Are Meant For Reaching Out, Don't use them to attack.
Once you've said a hurtful thing, it's too late to take it back.
Words are meant to express love for people, Not to hurt or beat them,
My advice is don't mince words, unless you plan to eat them.

Moral: The karmic Price for judging another is to become that very thing you judged! Think Before you speak!

By Archangel Copyright Born Again Wiccan 2009. All Rights Reserved

Poem For My Children-By Archangel

Dearest Ronnie, Tiffany, Marcus, Edward, Amanda & Katilyn:

Roses are red and violets are blue,
I'm so blessed to have precious children like you;
Your smiles and hugs bring joy to my heart,
Your laughter keeps me together when I'm falling apart.

I love all the pictures and cards that you draw for me,
I will keep them forever, just to remind me;
How lucky I am to get to watch you grow up,
into the beautiful young adults who taught me not to give up.

I am so proud of you and I hope that it shows,
I love you all so much more than God even knows;
So I wrote you this poem to tell you how much I care,
And promise that whenever you need me I'll be there.

To just listen to you talk or give you good advice,
With a shoulder to cry on when the world isn't so nice;
So if ever you are sad and I am too far away,
Just read this poem and you will know what I would say.

Keep your chin up and hold your head high,
When you feel all alone, look up at the sky;
Take a deep breath of fresh air, and if you look long enough,
You'll see Your Guardian Angels in the white clouds above.

Love Always: Your Mom/Step-Mom*
By Archangel Copyright Born Again Wiccan 2009. All Rights Reserved.

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The Wicca!

)O( Archangels Poetry )O(
All Poems In this Topic are my own & are Copyright 2009 Born Again Wiccan. All Rights Reserved.
The Wicca! -By Archangel

Beloved Children Of God & Goddess Are We,
Blessed With Their Powers & Divinity.

With Their Perfect Love & Perfect Trust,
We Use Our Magick To Help All We Must.

We Spin Our Webs & Raise The Cone,
Cast Spells To Heal Soul, Flesh & Bone.

Banishing Evil, Conjuring Light,
We Work Our Wills By Magick Rite.

We Balance Karma, Free Lost Souls,
Help Living & Dead Reach Highest Goals.

Blessing All, Harming None,
By The Lord & The Lady, Our Wills Be Done.

By Archangel Copyright Born Again Wiccan 2009. All Rights Reserved.


RE: The Wicca! -By Archangel

What Follows in this post, are the Responses to this poem By others on another forum...

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****** wrote:
RE: The Wicca! -By Archangel
i really like this poem. got any more?


Thank you, I have more, I'm just 2 lazy to type them right now! :wink:
Namste-Archangel-Baw Forum Owner

Quote:
****** wrote:
RE: The Wicca! -By Archangel
This poem is one of the best that I've ever read on Wicca. It's wonderful so keep up the good work.


RE: Thank you
I'm very flattered
Namste-Archangel-Baw Forum Owner

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****** Wrote
RE: The Wicca! -By Archangel
That was amazing!!


Thank you everyone for your kind remarks :smile
Namste-Archangel-Baw Forum Owner

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****** wrote:
RE: The Wicca! -By Archangel
wow very good, keep up the good work. i bet you did awesome when you had language arts in school.


Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me. Actually, I never took that in school, I should have, but it was many moons ago & I was too busy chasing boys. lol.
Namste-Archangel-Baw Forum Owner :smile
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Official Baw Sites & Affiliates

Archangels Favorite Haunts

You can always find me @ one ot the following places if I am online:
I will start with my own websites/pages first:

Please Note that While I would like to keep this forum as the one & only/main Baw, I can't because the gallery has problems, attatchments are not permitted here unless it's just an image, and even then you can't upload it it has to be hosted elsewhere! Rolling Eyes So, out of neccessity, I have the other Back-up Baw sites to enable our downloads and other things that this site does not provide:)

Official Baw Websites:

Baw Network: http://bornagainwiccan.ning.com/
Baw Witchcraft Community Forum: http://bornagainwiccan.forumotion.com/
Baw Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BornAgainWiccan
Baw Msn Group: http://groups.msn.com/BornAgainWiccan/
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Baw Design Site: http://www.freewebs.com/archangel_baw/
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Witchy Wisdom: http://witchywisdom.ning.com/
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Cricut Community: http://www.cricut.com/community/
Auction Witch: http://www.auctionwitch.com/
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Start Em Young


Every time I start tappin away to write a blog or do something else on my pc, my youngest son (Marcus), comes over & tries to shanghai my keyboard, (His older brother did the same when he was young) So theres my solution in the photo above! Give your child his/her OWN keyboard to play with, just make sure you cut the cord off!

I did this with my older son (Ronnie) also & he has the fastest "2 finger Hunt & Peck" I've ever seen. The child could win a typing contest against a secretary!

just thought I'd pass this on to other parents who may have had the same problem.

Advice To Young Witches

Advice To Young Witches
(Paraphrased article with good suggestions for beginners, original version written by Richard Romanowski in 1996.)
Work several times a day, work every day. Frequent work - whether it's meditative, ritual, talismanic, whatever - frequent work gets results.
Read critically. When possible, don't pay for what you read, since you can spend thousands of dollars and accumulate bulky libraries without learning much. Read a lot. Question a lot. Doubt a lot.
Examine many people, likewise critically. Hundreds of people may claim to have power, wisdom, connections, whatever. Magick is all too often a game of make-believe - I believe in your power if you will believe in mine. This sort of childishness wastes a lot of time if you associate with other magicians, so be on your guard for it.
Magick will often mix up with the shady elements of society: bohemians, criminals, etc. Use your head. Be suspicious of anyone who does crime for thrills: such people are generally stupid and clumsy. Be respectful of people who are good at doing crimes: they are dangerous.
Magick may very well drive you insane. There's nothing wrong with this: sanity is very overrated, and you may well choose to go mad in the way of your own preference. More power to you: but watch out and don't let anyone lock you up. Madness can be powerful: just take precautions. Magick may ruin your emotional life and subject you to more powerful emotions than you've ever had before. It's ok, just ride the wave. Scoff at people who claim that you've messed up your karma and you have to give up occultism. That sort loves to say that one must give up because they give up so often in their own work.
The best magic is often the sort that you have within you already, that you believe in and feel comfortable with by instinct. Often you may find that you were a great magician all along, but you needed to experiment with things that weren't your style in order to convince yourself that your instincts were right all along. Very often I have tried something new, exotic, and well-reputed only to discover it didn't work for me because I had something better inside myself all along.
-From: http://www.kindredborne.org/

How to Pronounce the Sabbats

Samhain (31 Oct)-- Irish Gaelic for "summer's end." The standard Irish pronunciation is "sow-in" with the "ow" like in "cow." Other pronunciations that follow with the many Gaelic dialects include "sow-een" "shahvin" "sowin" (with "ow" like in "glow"). The Scots Gaelic spelling is "Samhuin" or "Samhuinn." There is no linguistic foundation for saying this word "samhane" the way it might look if it were English. When in doubt, just say "Hallows" or even "Hallowe'en."

Yule (21 Dec) -- Norse for "wheel." It's pretty much pronounced just like it looks, although if you want to make a stab at a Scandinavian sound, it'll be more like "yool" and less like "yewl." This is the winter solstice.

Imbolg/Imbolc (1 Feb)-- Irish Gaelic for "in the belly." Pronounce this one "IM-bullug" or "IM-bulk" with a guttural "k" on the end. Other names include Candlemas; Brighid (pronounced "breed"), who is the Irish goddess whose festival this is; and Oimelc (pronounced EE-mulk), which means "ewe's milk" in Scots Gaelic.

Ostara (21 Mar) -- Saxon name for a maiden goddess of spring, loosely connected to Astarte and Ishtar. This one's easy -- "o-STAHR-uh." Other names include Eostre (say "OHS-truh" or "EST-truh"). This is the spring equinox.

Beltane/Bealtaine (30 April/ 1 May)-- Irish Gaelic for either "fires of Bel" or "bright fires." If you want to try it in Gaelic, you can say "bee-YAWL-tinnuh" or "BELL-tinnuh." Unlike Samhain, this word can within the linguistic structure of its language of origin be pronounced like it looks -- "BELL-tane" -- without totally abandoning its original construction. Other names are Walpurgisnacht (vawl-PUR-gis-nahkt) and May Day.

Litha (21 Jun)-- Norse or Anglo-Saxon for "longest day."You can say this one just like it looks, or you can try for aScandinavian sound and say "leetha" with the "th" more like a "t."This is the summer solstice.

Lughnasadh/Lunasa or Lammas (1 Aug) -- The first is Irish Gaelic for "festival of Lugh" (a major Irish deity); the second is Anglo-Saxon for "festival of the loaves" ("hlaf-mass"). Don't panic at that spelling; the second (which is modern Irish as opposed to old Irish) tells you all you need to know. Say "LOO-nah-sah." (Some people maintain that the Scots dialect says it "LOO-nah-soo.") Lammas is just like it looks, "LAH-mus."

Mabon (21 Sep)-- This is believed to be a form of the Welsh word for "son." Therefore, it would probably be pronounced "MA-bon" with the "a" like in "mass." However, most Wiccans and pagans say "MAY-bon." This is the autumn equinox.

Indigo and Crystal Children

Indigo and Crystal Children by: Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
-Author of "Angel Medicine", The Goddes Guideance Oracle Cards," "Messages From Your Angel Cards," "The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children" and the soon-to-be released, "The Crystal Children" (Hay House, Spring 2003)

Personal Note: While I read this for the very first time, I noticed that Katilyn & Amanda undeniably fit the description of "Crystal Children" & Ronnie totally fits the description of "Indgo Child" the bold black text are the things I noticed immediately in Kay t, Mandy & Ronnie


The first thing most people notice about Crystal Children is their eyes large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years. Their eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for the child to see. Perhaps you've noticed this special new "breed" of children rapidly populating our planet. They are happy, delightful, and forgiving. This generation of new lightworkers, (roughly ages 0 through 7), are like no previous generation. Ideal in many ways, they are the pointers for where humanity is headed . . . and it's a good direction!

The older children (approximately age 7 through 25), called "Indigo Children," share some characteristics with The Crystal Children. Both generations are highly sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes. The main difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit, because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and firey determination.

Those adults who resist change and who value conformity may misunderstand the Indigos. They are often mislabeled with the psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, when they are medicated, The Indigos often lose their beautiful sensitivity, spiritual gifts, and warrior energy. I wrote about the Indigos at length in my book, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children and in The Indigo Children, written by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober (both published by Hay House).

In contrast, The Crystal Children are blissful and even-tempered. Sure, they may have tantrums occasionally, but these children are largely forgiving and easy-going. The Crystals are the generation who benefit from the Indigos' trailblazing. First, The Indigo Children lead with a machete, cutting down anything that lacks integrity. Then The Crystal Children follow the cleared path, into a safer and more secure world.

The terms, "Indigo" and "Crystal" were given to these two generations, because they most accurately describe their aura colors and energy patterns. Indigo Children have a lot of indigo blue in their auras. This is the color of the "third eye chakra," which is an energy center inside the head located between the two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to see energy, visions, and spirits. Many of the Indigo Children are clairvoyant. The Crystal Children have opalescent auras, with beautiful multi-colors in pastel hues. This generation also shows a fascination for crystals and rocks, as you'll read in this book.

Indigo Children can sense dishonesty, like a dog can sense fear. Indigos know when they're being lied to, patronized, or manipulated. And since their collective purpose is to usher us into a new world of integrity, the Indigos' inner lie-detectors are integral. As mentioned before, this warrior spirit is threatening to some adults. And the Indigos are unable to conform to dysfunctional situations at home, work, or school. They don't have the ability to dissociate from their feelings and pretend like everything's okay . . . unless they are medicated or sedated.

Crystal Children's innate spiritual gifts are also misunderstood. Specifically, their telepathic abilities which lead them to talk later in life.

In the new world which the Indigos are ushering in, we will all be much more aware of our intuitive thoughts and feelings. We won't rely so much upon the spoken or written word. Communication will be faster, more direct, and more honest, because it will be mind-to-mind. Already, increasing numbers of us are getting in touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high, accompanied by books, television shows, and movies on the topic.

So, it's not surprising that the generation following the Indigos are incredibly telepathic. Many of the Crystal Children have delayed speech patterns, and it's not uncommon for them to wait until they're 3 or 4 years old to begin speaking. But parents tell me they have no trouble communicating with their silent children. Far from it! The parents engage in mind-to-mind communication with their Crystal Children. And the Crystals use a combination of telepathy, self-fashioned sign language, and sounds (including song) to get their point across.

The trouble comes about when the Crystals are judged by medical and educational personnel as having "abnormal" speaking patterns. It's no coincidence that as the number of Crystals are born, that the number of diagnoses for autism is at a record high.

It's true that the Crystal Children are different from other generations. But why do we need to pathologize these differences? If the children are successfully
communicating at home, and the parents aren't reporting any problems . . . then why try to make a problem? The diagnostic criteria for autism is quite clear. It states that the autistic person lives in his or her own world, and is disconnected from other people. The autistic person doesn't talk because of an indifference to communicating with others.
Crystal Children are quite the opposite. They are among the most connected, communicative, caring, and cuddly of any generation. They are also quite
philosophical and spiritually gifted. And they display an unprecedented level of kindness and sensitivity to this world. Crystal Children spontaneously hug and care for people in need. An autistic person wouldn't do that!

In my book, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, I wrote that ADHD should stand for Attention Dialed into a Higher Dimension. This would more accurately describe that generation. In the same vein, Crystal Children don't warrant a label of autism! They aren't autistic they're AWE-tistic!

These children are worthy of awe, not labels of dysfunction. If anyone is dysfunctional, it's the systems that aren't accommodating the continuing evolution of the human species. If we shame the children with labels, or medicate them into submission, we will have undermined a heaven-sent gift. We will crush a civilization before it has time to take roots. Fortunately, there are many positive solutions and alternatives. And the same heaven that sent us the Crystal Children can assist those of us who are advocates for the children.

I first began noticing the Crystal Children during my travels around the world, giving workshops about the angels. I noticed their eyes and magnetic personalities. I held mental conversations with the children, and could clearly hear them answer my questions in mind. I would watch them smile in response to my mentally sent compliments. These kids hear my thoughts! I realized.

Over the next few years, I interviewed children and parents for my book, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children. I've always been fascinated with finding patterns among human behavior. Although we're all as unique as snowflakes, the snowflakes share commonalities. With the Indigo Children, I found the traits described earlier. With the Crystal Children, my research took even more interesting twists and turns.

I found myself falling in love with each young Crystal Child that I met. Their hearts were as open and loving as any angel with whom I'd interacted. I found them unguarded and unpretentious. I'd go to sleep thinking about the children, and wake up with volumes of information given to me by the spirit world perhaps by the Crystal Children themselves? while I slept.

Each morning, I'd wake up knowing more about the Crystal Children than I'd previously known the evening before! I began lecturing about the Crystal Children and found my audiences very receptive. Many of them were parents, grandparents, or teachers of these special youngsters. They instantly recognized their child's characteristics as I described them.

I asked audience members and subscribers of my newsletter to complete a questionnaire about their Crystal Children. Within one day of my putting out that request, I received hundreds of replies. For this book, I reviewed hundreds of pages of stories submitted to me by people who are raising and teaching these remarkable children.

As I reviewed the survey results, two things happened. First, I felt my heart swell with love and gratitude. Just reading the stories felt like being in the presence of mighty angels! I felt ecstatically high, and reassured by these amazing youngsters' presence on our planet. I also felt reassured about our collective future. God wouldn't have sent this special breed of humans to earth, were we on our last leg as a civilization or planet. Just like humans have evolved from ape-like postures, the Crystal Children are concrete evidence that we're progressing in evolution.

Secondly, I found clear might I say crystal clear? patterns among each survey respondent. I read dozens of similar stories about the Crystals and their relationships to animals, plants, rocks, and the elderly, for instance. I poured over many stories with eerily similar accounts about children telepathically communicating with their parents . . . while eschewing verbal communication.

Many parents told me, "I never could relate to the descriptions of Indigo Children. My youngster seemed different. But the Crystal Child description that was one that perfectly described my child!"

Most parents reported a happy relationship with their Crystal Child, marked with very few problems. I heard from parents and grandparents around the globe, as they described their Crystal as "an angel," "the love of my life," "a true joy," and so on.

I noticed that not only were the Crystal Children highly spiritually sensitive, but so were their parents. The souls of Crystal Children were obviously selecting parents who could raise them in a spiritually nurturing environment. Occasionally, I met children who came through parents who were spiritually unaware. In these cases, their grandparents were highly evolved lightworkers who helped to protect and hone the child's spiritual knowledge and gifts. Most people told me that their Crystal Child was a profound spiritual teacher, who taught parents a great deal about being an exceptionally loving and kind person.

One day, I was lecturing about Crystal Children in Sydney, Australia. At the break, my publisher (who was there selling my books) said to me, "What is this book that everyone's asking me about? They're all asking to buy a Crystal Children book!"

I laughed and told him that there was no such book. I was simply reporting the data I'd gathered from interviews and my own channelings. My publisher said, "Well, they obviously want the book. Will you write it?" Without hesitating, I heard myself reply, "Yes, of course I will." My book, "The Crystal Children" will be published
by Hay House very soon!

This month, we'll also launch a new website by the same name of the book: www.TheCrystalChildren.com (Note the "The" before the term, "Crystal Children"). We'll have articles and a special message board for parents, grandparents, teachers, and crystal children to support one another. If you'd like to be notified about this website, please sign up for our free monthly newsletter.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Psychic First Aid

This article was Not written by me, It was published in the 1999 Llewellen’s Witches Almanac, I have re-typed it into a text document and copied it to my blogs & website with copyright intact.

Psychic First Aid
© 1995 by Therese Francis

We’ve all had days when psychic first aid would have been nice because of nightmares, numerous physical injuries, chronic illness, sudden psychological shock, or working in a stress-filled environment.

The Psychic First Aid Kit

Essential Items
The basic psychic first aid kit contains the following items:
Rescue Remedy or equivalent
Blessing herbs, such as rosemary, peppermint, thyme, bergamot, sage, cinnamon, or sweetgrass.
Drawing herbs, such as Indian tobacco, and American tobacco (do not use standard cigarettes, which have too many additives)
Your athame
Salt or sea salt
Censer or other item to safely burn charcoal and herbs
Matches, lighter, or flint to light the charcoal
Small bowl for water and salt
You might also want to include:
Feather or fan to move the herb smoke
Broom (cinnamon brooms are a favorite)
Rattle or bell
Magical cords from your initiation
Stones, crystals, or pieces of metal that help you focus and direct power
Grounding stones, such as hematite or sodalite

Uses For Your Psychic First Aid Kit
Use your kit whenever you or someone in your family experiences a sudden injury, a chronic illness, a series of bad drams, or when feeling “not right.” Be sure to address the physical issues as well as the psychic, in the appropriate order. For example, a bleeding knee first needs physical attention. Later, soothe the psychic.

Performing Psychic First Aid
Performing psychic first aid is simple. The following is based on the idea that you will do this for someone else; if you are working on yourself, follow the same order.
Protect yourself to make sure you are not influenced by the situation. Do this by wearing your initiation cords, centering, or meditating.

Step One
Seal the area to protect others and to prevent outside influences from affecting the situation further. If you cannot do a full circle, visualize the area in bright light.

Step Two
Stabilize the person. Help them ground and center. Use a grounding stone if you have one (such as hematite). If a person is crying uncontrollably, let him. Crying is cleansing. Just be there and give him your (quiet) attention. If it’s cool, get a blanket to help him stay warm.

Step Three
Review the situation. Now that everyone involved is centered and the area is protected from outside influences, look at the situation. This is a good time to do divination work to determine the root cause.

Step Four
Raise energy. This can be as simple as humming or briskly rubbing your hands together.

Step Five
Perform a cut-away between the person and the outside influence. Use your athame or visualize a bright light separating the person from the outside influence. If the problem appears to be internal, use a drawing herb to bring the influence out, and then do a cut-away. If the problem started as a physical injury, do a cut-away as a symbolic act to prevent the injury from happening again.

Step Six
Seal holes and balance the aura. My favorite is to have the person imagine a paint can filled with all the colors of the rainbow. As this wonderful, warm paint spills out of the can, the aura absorbs whatever color is needed.

Step Seven
Banish any lingering influence. Rattles and bells are good banishers/sealers. This step can be combined with the previous step through smudging with an herbal smoke, such as sage.

Step Eight
Perform any other healing that’s necessary.

Step Nine
Protect the person from any returning influences. Teach her to set up her own shields and to clean her aura (sample below).

Simple Aura Cleansing/Sealing
Briskly rub your hands together until they start to tingle. If you pull your hands apart slightly, you will feel a pull bringing your hands back together. Starting at your crown, clean your aura with a sweeping motion down and away from your body. You can lightly touch your skin or hold your hands two to three inches away from your body. Do your head, neck, chest, each arm, and each leg and foot. Then do a sweeping motion from the top of your head to the ground, first on your front and then on your back. Repeat as needed. Shake your hands out when finished. The whole process takes about thirty seconds.

DISCLAIMER!
The information contained herein is not intended to replace the services of trained health professionals. You are advised to consult with your health care professional with regard to matters relating to your health, and in particular regarding matters that may require diagnosis or medical attention.
© 1995 by Therese Francis

Free Recipes For Babies

Homemade Baby Wipes

Materials:
1 roll strong paper towel (VIVA Ultra is great)
2 T. baby shampoo (for sensitive skin use Mennen Baby Bath)
2 1/4 cup water
1 T. baby oil 1 circular wipes container
Instructions:
Cut the roll of towels in half so there are 2 small rolls. Use a very sharp knife. With a pair of pliers, grab hold of the cardboard center and pull it out. A few sheets of the paper towel will come out with it. In a bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Pour half of them in the wipes container. Place the roll in the container on top of the fluid. Pour the rest of the fluid over the top of the roll. Cut the small opening of the container (where the wipes come out) to make it a bit larger. These wipes will last about 2 weeks then need to be replaced. Cut the roll of towels in half so there are 2 small rolls. Use a very sharp knife. With a pair of pliers, grab hold of the cardboard center and pull it out. A few sheets of the paper towel will come out with it. In a bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Pour half of them in the wipes container. Place the roll in the container on top of the fluid. Pour the rest of the fluid over the top of the roll. Cut the small opening of the container (where the wipes come out) to make it a bit larger. These wipes will last about 2 weeks then need to be replaced.

Homemade Baby Oil
Materials:
Chamomile herb
Light oil (olive is great)
Instructions:
Make an oil infusion by covering the chamomile with oil. Let sit in a window for a couple of weeks. Strain and use. It smells like apples and is very soothing. (You can also simmer over low heat for about 30 min-1hour instead of the window sill)!.

Anti-Septic Tincture
For keeping umbilical cord free of infection and promoting fast fall off!
Materials:
1 tsp. goldenseal herb c/s
1/4 tsp. myhrr gum
1/4 tsp. calendula herb c/s
1 C. Everclear
Instructions:
Place herbs in glass jar and cover with alcohol. Let sit for 2 weeks, shaking jar each day. Strain and bottle.

Baby Body Balm
Materials:
300 g olive oil infused with 1 cup calendula petals
55 g sweet almond oil
40 g jojoba
20 g shea butter
85 g beeswax
435 g water
15 g glycerin
5 g grapefruit seed extract
Instructions:
Heat oils, shea butter and beeswax to 175 degrees. In separate container heat water and glycerin to 175 and then add GSE. Combine and mix until emulsified, about 30 minutes!

Baby Bottom Oil
Materials:
4 oz Peach Kernel Oil
2 oz Calendula Oil
1 oz Jojoba
1 oz Emu or Camelina Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential oil (Optional)
Instructions:
Mix oils and store in a bottle. Use this oil to soothe redness and chapped skin for baby’s bottom!

Baby Soap
Materials:
194 g lye
19 oz water
8 oz sweet almond oil
7 oz jojoba
2 oz castor oil
4 oz shea butter
19 oz coconut oil
14 oz palm oil
1 oz vitamin E oil
Instructions:
Heat oils to 100 degrees. Combine lye and water and cool to 100 degrees. Combine oils and lye/water mixing well. At trace add the vitamin E oil. Pour into a mold and proceed as you would with cold process soap.

Herbal Milk Bath
Materials:
1 lb Cornstarch
3 cups Goats Milk Powder
1/4 cup Lavender Powder
1/4 cup Calendula Petal Powder
1/2 cup Chamomile Powder
7 to 10 drops Lavender Essential oil
2 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
Instructions:
Combine lavender powder with lavender oil and add chamomile oil to chamomile powder. Then combine all ingredients and mix well. Use 1 few Tablespoons for a baby size tub and increase for larger tubs and older children. Place mixture in a muslin drawstring bag or tie up in cheesecloth and add to bath water for gentle cleansing, softening and healing of the skin and as an aid to treat restlessness and insomnia. You can package these in cello bags tied with a card with instructions for use and a muslin bag attached. Mild and gentle but make sure child has no allergies to milk or milk products!

Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion
Materials:
1 1/2 c. aloe vera gel
1 1/2 tsp. lanolin
1 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil
1/3 c. virgin coconut oil
1 oz. pure beeswax (white),filtered
3/4 c. camelina oil
1 1/2 tsp. essential oil (optional) 2 tbsp. lavender powder
1 1/2 tsp. chamomile powder
Instructions:
In a blender, mix aloe gel,lanolin,vitamin E oil. Using a glass container, melt coconut oil and beeswax until fully melted. Gently stir in camelina oil. Slowly pour oils into blender on low. At this point oils will thicken and turn white. Stop blender and add essential oil,if used. Blend gently in short bursts. Do NOT over blend. Add lavender and chamomile powders, blend gently until incorporated. While mixture is still warm, pour into containers. This mixture will thicken quickly as it cools. This lotion doesn’t leave oily feeling to skin and absorbs well. Great as a massage lotion for baby. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

Baby Wash Bags
Materials:
Muslin bags
Lavender bud powder
Chamomile powder
Colloidal oatmeal fine
Cornstarch
A few drops of jojoba or other oil
Instructions:
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and thouroughly mix. Pour a small amount into the muslin bag. When bathing baby, soften bag in bath water, then gently squeeze muslin bag over baby and rub lightly with bag. Use these washbags as a gentle soap-free cleanser for baby.

Bottoms Up! Baby Bottom Balm
Materials:
1 cup calendula oil
1 oz beeswax or hydrogenated jojoba MP 56
1 oz mango butter
8 drops of lavender essential oil
1/4 lavender glimmer mica
Instructions:
Heat calendula oil, beeswax and butter until melted. Mix the mica into the essential oil until it has no clumps. Stir the colored lavender oil to the slightly cooled oil/butter mixture and pour into jars or deodorant containers. Apply to baby’s bottom in between diaper changes. Also great for cheeks and drool drenched chins!

Calendula Baby Oil
Materials:
2.0 oz. pure olive oil
1.5 oz. calendula oil
0.5 oz. avocado oil
0.5 oz. jojoba
0.3 oz. wheat germ oil
0.2 oz. vitamin E 250 IU
6 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
Instructions:
Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour into a 6 oz. cobalt bottle. Use oil after baby’s bath, or for baby massage. Since it uses 100% natural oils, it will absorb in nicely, and keep babies skin soft and healthy.

Diaper Ointment
Materials:
16 oz Sweet Almond Oil
8 oz Shea Butter
8 oz Jojoba Oil
4.5 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
4.5 oz Beeswax
2 Drops Calendula Absolute
Instructions:
Mix oils, butter and beeswax together in double boiler until wax and butter is melted. Then add the Calendula and stir. Add 1% Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile essential oils (combined volume). Pour into jars.

Herbal Baby Balm
Materials:
1 cup calendula or camelina oil
3 tbsp. dried lavender
1 tbsp. dried calendula
1 tbsp. dried rose petals
1 tsp. dried chamomile
2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
1 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil
4 drops lavender oil
8 tbsp. beeswax
Instructions:
Grind the herbs into a powder using a clean coffee grinder or blender. Warm oil in top of a double boiler pot; add the powdered herbs and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the healing properties of the herbs to fully release in the oil. Place remaining oils in a glass bowl. Place a coffee filter inside a wire strainer, hold over glass bowl, and pour the warm herb oil through the strainer into the bowl. Melt the beeswax in the top of a double boiler; add slowly to the oil and herb mixture while whisking with a wisk or egg beater. Continue whisking until the mixture is thick and creamy. Store in 2-4 oz. containers. If you plan to store balm longer than 3 months, keep refrigerated.

Herbal Baby Powder
Materials:
4 oz cornstarch
4 oz arrowroot
1 oz white kaolin clay
1 oz colloidal oat starch
1 oz powdered lavender buds
1 oz powdered calendula petals
1 tsp of a pearlescent mica to color
6 - 10 drops of essential oil of mandarin or lavender
Instructions:
Add the essential oil to the powdered herbs and mix well. Add the other dry ingredients to the herbs and mix. Add mica a little at a time until you get enough color. Sift and transfer into powder sifters.

-From: http://www.freebies4ya.com

Archangel's Powders, Dirts & Dusts

Island with a palm tree Archangel's Powders, Dirts & Dusts Island with a palm tree
The following recipes are my own and copyright 2008 Born Again Wiccan. All Rights Reserved.
You may copy for your own personal use:) Enjoy!
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DRAWING POWDER TRUE-
-Confectioners sugar, also called Icing Sugar, IS TRUE drawing powder on it's own.
If you have Icing Sugar in your home, than you have drawing powder.
There is no need to add other ingredients for general use.
But, for specific uses, adding corresponding herbs or flowers in powder form is advised:)
I just wanted to pass this on so no one wastes money buying so-called TRUE DRAWING POWDER!
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BLESSED BE BANISHING POWDER-
-This is another of my own recipes, it's an all purpose blend for healing, blessing, banishing and protection. It effectively rids my home of unwelcome visitors, both in spirit & in the flesh. I use it to sprinkle in every window sill, doorway, and any uncomfortable or 'cold' spots in my home.

Combine 9 large pinches of each of the following herbs and spices: Frankincense, Patchouli & Sandalwood (<< For these 3, I buy incense sticks & scrape it off, because it's really hard to crush incense cones by hand), 9 whole bay leaves, (crumpled as small as possible), St Johns wort (buy a bottle of powdered capsuls, open 9 -1 at a time- spilling contents into mixture), sulfer, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, cumin ground, yellow mustard ground, flax seed, turmeric powder, mint, rosemary, sage, nutmeg, clove, allspice, garlic, chili, table salt, and sea salt.

Grind by hand using a mortar and pestil while focusing in all of its purposes, like the blessings you desire, the illnesses you want healed, the company you wish to banish, and those you require protection from.

You can also write an empowering chant to be recited at least 9 times while mixing. I chose the number 9 to represent the karmic power of 3 times 3.

This has also worked extremely well for me so I thought I would pass it on aswell.

All of the above ingredients are non toxic (except sulfur), easy to find, inexpensive, and most of them are probably already in your spice rack or are 'normal' kitchen spices:)

This recipe makes a 3 year supply if stored in a sealed glass jar.

Use every full moon. -Written By: Archangel 2006 © Copyright 2008 Born Again Wiccan. All Rights Reserved.
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BLESSED BE POWDER-
-This is my own all pupose blesing blend to be sprinkled as needed anywhere on your clothing, bedding, in your car or your home.

Combine 9 equal parts of the following 9 herbs: 1-Frankincense, 2-Myrrh, 3-Sandalwood, 4-Cinnamon, 5-Garlic, 6-Sage, 7-St. Johns wort, 8-Thyme, 9-Turmeric. Grind by hand using a mortar and pestil while focusing on all of the blessings you desire.

You can also write an empowering chant to be recited at least 9 times while mixing.

I chose the number 9 to represent the karmic power of 3 times 3. This has worked extremely well for me so I thought I would pass it on.

-Written By: Archangel 2006 © Copyright 2008 Born Again Wiccan All Rights Reserved.
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DON'T F*CK WITH ME POWDER-
-Another of my own recipes, this one wards off the temptation to dabble in the black arts & all who practice them. It also gets rid of any back stabbing friends you may have. It returns any negative energies or spells sent toward you straight back to those who conjured them.

To use this powder, keep it in a small glass bottle (I use a cleaned 10ml oil bottle), and carry it in one of your pockets, (or purse), wherever you go. Sprinkle it in your own laundry, home & car. If the opportunity arises, sprinkle a small pinch of it in the footprints, home, or clothes of those who wrong you. You'll find they suddenly seem to be extremely busy, overworked, moving, or self-absorbed they will find better things to do than destroy your life anymore.

Mix equal parts of: sage, dirt from the grave of an ancestor, frankincense, sea salt & 3 drops of dragons blood oil.

-Written By: Archangel 2006 © Copyright 2008 Born Again Wiccan. All Rights Reserved.
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GRAVEYARD DIRT POWDER-ABOUT-
-Methods by which one pays for GD vary from worker to worker, but the principle is always the same. You have to get in touch with the ancestral spirit and make a respectful application and payment.

Beyond that there are numerous details -
- whose grave, the cause of death, location of grave with respect to the cemetery gates, whether you dig from the head, heart, or feet, which offering you give, where & how you place the with respect to the grave. It is wise to research as many rituals as possible for collecting gyd simply because they are almost always respectful of the dead and those with experience have much to teach you about how it's done properly.

Don't just go out thinking, it's only my grandma, she wont mind, that's NOT how it works. You have to make contact with her spirit first, ASK permission, and actually RECIEVE confirmation of permission granted before taking the dirt. What if she was a devout Chrisitan and would NEVER agree to such a thing? Just because they're dead, doesn't mean they don't have feelings anymore. Shame on you for not taking that into consideration.

Once you're adept at communicating with spirits, you gain a deeper respect, & realize they really are more alive than we are, no longer restricted by the flesh. Accountability for your actions does not exclude what you do to the dead.

If I were in spirit, and one of my ancestors wanted my gyd to harm or kill another, I would refuse to give consent. If they took my gyd anyway, I would guard the person they hexed with it, instead of my family member. I believe in karma, and I would step aside allowing my relative to recieve his/her karma for doing something like that.
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UNDO POWDERS
UNDO CROSSING/GOOFER DUST/HOT FOOT POWDERS & GRAVEYARD DIRT HEXES-

-To Undo Crossing Powder:
If you suspect that someone is trying to cross you by laying tricks for you to walk over, you can protect yourself by sprinkling Fear Not to Walk Over Evil Powder in your pathway. If you have already been crossed, jinxed, or throwed for, you can perform an Uncrossing or Jinx-Breaker Spell to take off the jinx.

-To Undo Goofer Dust Spells:
Like similar tricks involving Graveyard Dirt, Hot Foot Powder, & Crossing Powder -- are quite African in character, deriving from African foot-track magic, a form of sorcery in which one "hurts" or "poisons" a victim "through the feet." Undoing the jinx may involve ritual bathing, floor washing, or sweeping to remove the Goofer Dust. Sprinkling salt in the corners of the house is also an antidote.

-To Undo Graveyard Dirt Hexes:
Undoing these hexes is the same as Undoing Goofer dust. See Also Recipe For Jinx Removing Powder.
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Archangels' Wishing Powder Recipe & 2 Spells
The Powder:Mix equal parts of cinnamon, ginger & confectioners sugar(aka drawing powder).

Spell-1: Time: New/Full Moon. On a square piece of paper, write your wish. Put 1 pinch of the powder in the middle of the paper & gather the corners of the paper together & twist closed it should be shaped something like cone incense. Put it in your cauldron/metal container & light it on fire. if it burns totally your wish will be granted. If it burns more than 1/2 way your wish will be granted after a waiting period. If you have to re-light it more than twice, perhaps you may out-grow that wish and therefore it may not come to pass at all.

Spell-2: Time: Full Moon. Using your left hand, take a pinch of the powder & put it in the center of your right hand & make a tight fist. Go outside where you can see the Full Moon, hold the fist to your heart chakra & state your wish to Goddess Moon. Then Chant: "And be it done that it harm none, blessing every single one." Then open your hand & blow the powder toward the Moon. Your wish should be granted shortly thereafter.
-Written By: Archangel 2006 © Copyright 2008 Born Again Wiccan All Rights Reserved.

Zen Archangelism COSW 04 The Bizzare & Uncool Dreams Of An Archangel

The Chronicles Of Super Witch 04-> The Bizarre & Uncool Dreams Of An Archangel

Thu, 15 May 2008
OMG This Is NOT RIGHT!!! I woke up from a dream of Ronnie at school, and some fat boy called him Ronald McDonald. That's not even the worst part of it, Ronnie's response was just too much for me to take: He said, and I quote:
"Congratulations, you've just won yourself a McIdiot Burger And a Mc PIGLET PEPSI! Would you like some Mc Fat_Ass Fries with that, or Shall I give you the entire F*CKING McASSHOLE COMBO????" And He punched the little pudge in the face and broke his nose!

So I wake up and I've felt like this...ALL DAY!!!!

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WTF IS WRONG WITH MY BRAIN?!?!

Follow-up-June 2008- My sister called me to inform me that my son got suspended from school, not for beating up the kids who picked on him, but for instead, kicking the school window so hard it broke. When confronted about it he said: "It's better that the window got it instead of the kids bullying me. I didn't hurt anyone, the window is an inanimate object." But he did hurt his foot and now has to replace the window with his allowance Sad My poor son. I know exactly how he feels inside. I can't argue with his logic, he was taught not to harm others or bully back. There are other ways of dealing with anger which doesn't involve breaking anything. They are all easier said than done in my opinion. Am I mad at him: NOT FOR A MICROSECOND. That energy had to be discarded immediately and I'm glad he's ok. I know he won't do it again.

May 3rd 2003
Prior To this weird dream, I've Had MANY psychic ones, IE the night before the accident, both My son Ronnie & I foresaw it.

November 18 2005
3 Days before My mom died I saw it. And I was so angry at the time about the indignity of her dying in her pajamas that I brushed it off as stupid. Until 3 days later when I received a call from my sister at 4:30 am ish telling me mom was sick to get to the hospital. I said a quick blessing for her while trying to wake up my ex Chris, who was insistent on sleeping. Then the phone rang again and I knew what I was going to hear before I even picked it up: She's dead. Sure enough, We take a taxi to the hospital because the ford explorer won't start and guess what she's wearing, her pajamas. That dream drove me right up the wall & the reality of it coming to pass has haunted me ever since.

October 31 2005-Samhain
I've seen my own funeral and didn't recognize anyone at the service. But there was a Christian Priest who kept taking my pentacle necklace off of my body, and so I kept putting it back on. I was pissed, hollering at him and I KNEW he could hear and see me but was choosing to ignore me. That dream still bothers me.

I have had many other dreams I wanted to share but my ex Chris stole all of my dream journals. So until I can remember them this will do for now.

-Archangel Tanahmera
All articles in this topic are my own and are © copyright Born Again Wiccan 2015. All rights reserved.

Zen Archangelism COSW 03 Thy Archangel Goes AWOL...

The Chronicles Of Super Witch 03
->Thy Archangel Goes AWOL...


I have this horrible habit of leaving my house in an instant, without telling anyone where I'm going- Mind you I never have any destination in mind either, I'm just being drawn outdoors for no apparent reason and I just keep walking till one of 2 things happen:

#1- I find a spot or space where I feel centered, at which point I receive my spiritual 'downloads' if you will- I usually call them 'in-coming messages from the big giant head'. BGH = God/dess

#2- It becomes evident that I'm being called into service by God/dess whenever I happen upon some stranger who needs my help with something.

I used to drive my parents NUTS whenever I tried explaining myself, they always thought I was being sarcastic when they asked where I was going and I answered with "who knows, I have no idea, wherever my feet take me, wherever I end up, beats me-ask the God/dess, or Just OUT!" Question

But at the time, there was just no other way to explain it that would have made sense. I have even driven ex-boyfriends nuts-not thinking of course, because my intent is always pure and religious when I fly out the door, but the jealous few don't see it that way- and if you offer them an invite to come with you, a fight about trust ensues. Usually because I felt accused or attacked and got a tad defensive.

My point is, sometimes being a Witch has cost me relationships that otherwise would have worked out fine. I found myself repeatedly wondering if in fact I was put here strictly to serve God and Goddess and deny myself an eternal, lasting or even remotely intimate relationship with anyone.

I questioned wether or not it's ALLOWED for me, (being who I am, and blessed with the knowledge, gifts and powers I have), to even truly love anyone else at all, aside from kindred souls, friends and family members etc. Much less If I am entitled to accept love from others.

This may sound retarded to some, but to those of you who are like me, it makes too much sense- which is why I'm sharing it. I have always been made to feel SELFISH by those who already have everything they want in their lives- whenever I decided I was going after something I want for a change. As opposed to doing everything for everyone BUT myself-and if there were such a thing as a sin -I think making generous people feel guilty for having their own needs is definately gotta be on the list somewhere- Personally, I find it f*kked up that the greedy always succeed while the generous always fail. What the Hell is up with that anyway???

Because of being so concerned for everyone ELSES feelings, I spent my younger years playing romantic leap-frog, through no fault of my own, but more of a misunderstanding . My Parents HATED Everyone I dated- and if they did like someone- it was only to the persons face-behind their backs it was the opposite.

Then I of course would end the relationship- due to stress from my family that I just couldn't take anymore, and have to endure the 20 questions from them: Why cant you settle down? When are you getting married? Why are you so afraid to be alone? ETC until I just ended up snapping on everyone in my family and telling them to mind their own business. MY family has driven me SO FAR BEYOND insane with their OWN insecurities that I was almost convinced that I was destined to either spin out and be alone in the woods with the cats, or just say fuck it all, snap and commit suicide.

I was stuck between my family driving me off the deep end, and my spiritual path, and if that wasnt enough stress to damned near kick my ass, I began to wonder if I wasn't supposed to date at all. If I was only being called into service to heal or help that person in some way, but there arose an attraction of an 'unspeakable' nature- Embarassed that literally screwed everything up, Shocked and instead of healing and helping I was hurting and harming, not only the 'subject', but also myself. OOPS!

But I'm not one for cluing in right away, oh no, you see, I had to repeat this same vicious cycle for 1.5 decades, and sometimes, even now, I still wonder- Am I doing the right thing here or the selfish thing???

Because of having been tormented by 2 CRAZY Foster families, I grew up with several nervous disorders, and other problems, for example: ADD, OCD, Depression and the list goes on. And when shit gets too much for me -this happens A LOT!- I need to get up and get out like RIGHT EFFIN NOW! ala Forest Gump- and run far far away from everyone and everything because if I don't find my center, I will start to hate it all.

And once I hate something, I can't Un-Hate it. I was born without the ability to forgive or forget. I have tried perscribed meds, illegal meds etc to try to 'normal up' so to speak, and none of it works. the only thing that works for me is Nature, surrounding myself with all 5 elements is the only thing that gives me ease.

And when indoors, I have to Fake it- I have learned to set up my home & altar in order to trick all of my senses,

For example:
Air: I open windows, use aromatherapy, incense, etc

Fire: I use a fireplace or Candles.

Earth: Herbs, A fresh twig from some tree, rocks, sea salts, etc.

Water: a luxurious shower or bath, home spa if you will, complete with bubbles, oils bath bombs you name it.

Spirit: Honestly, indoors to soothe my soul I get creative and artistic, I write, paint, listen to music, wood burn, sew, concoct something cool, or design web sites etc, I do what I LOVE TO DO- not what anyone else wants me to.

And NO! I don't feel selfish for it, it would be more selfish to deny myself the God/dess given RIGHT to meet my own needs. Why? As, the lady on the Loreal commercial says: Because I'm Worth it, and so are each and everyone of you. So in the words of my life partner: GET ER DONE!

-Archangel Tanahmera
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Zen Archangelism COSW 02 My Telepathic Connection With Donna!

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My Telepathic Connection With Donna!


Extracted From My Dream Journal, Thursday, June 8th, 2006: My Telepathic Connection With Donna.

I took a nap after court this afternoon, and this was my dream/Etheric experience:
In my dream, I had moved to an old castle like house-it was red brick. I was constantly having problems with my belongings being moved, and there was a door that just wouldn't stay shut. (It kept reopening every time I closed it). I got irritated and decided to investigate each room in the house. One room in particular, (the one on the other side of the door that wouldn't stay shut), had the most creepy, violent energy I've ever felt in it. So much so that I felt the urge to leave-run away-immediately.

Upon trying to leave the room, (turning to go up a set of old, wooden stairs), a man appeared who tried to attack me. I blessed the coffee in my right hand that it become a banishing liquid and I threw it at him as hard as I could, with the intent of permanently sending him to whatever purgatory/wasteland he was supposed to be in, and he disappeared.

So, I went upstairs, and shut the door behind me, and still it repeatedly kept opening. Finally frustrated, I yelled "That's Enough! Show Thyself NOW!" Just then a young woman appeared. I noticed she looked like my youngest Step-daughter Katilyn, but older & with blonde hair. Then she was gone. I got the distinct feeling that her name was Donna. So I called her by by name, saying: "Donna, I know you're still here, and you did all this to get my attention and you have it. Show Thyself so we can talk."

She appeared next to me and said "Hello." I responded "Hi Donna, I'm Tanahmera. How Many times have we made real spiritual contact with eachother in my waking life?" She answered first 7 by counting with her fingers & continued counting saying "Twenty-one." Then I asked "Why are you here and who was that man?"

She looked at the floor and became very sad. She answered: "That's my husband. I am afraid of him. He keeps me here." I held her hand and saw a vision. In it, he murdered her, in the other room I was just in and then killed himself. Also that the door flying open was her running away from him. I looked at her and asked: "Are my visions correct?" She answered: "Yes."

I then asked "What kind of marriage did you have with him?" She answered "Till death do us part." Knowing what I meant yet again. I said "Well then it's time for you to go home with God and Goddess. He has no more hold over you. The bond is broken, and he is the one who breached the heavenly contract, not you."

She resisted saying: "I'm afraid of him." So I explained "You have to let go of that fear. God and Goddess will both protect you, and, deal with him." I hugged her, and smiled saying: "Cross over now. You needn't be here anymore." She smiled back at me and said: "Thank you" I waved goodbye saying: "Blessed Be Donna." Then she was gone.

I woke up, went to the bathroom and asked, (in my head), 'Donna? Was that dream I awoke from real? Did we actually make real spiritual contact, and are you safe now?' The light in the room next to me flickered three times, and I heard her voice spell "Y-E-S" with each flicker. Having recieved confirmation, I left the bathroom directing the following thoughts at her: 'Well, Blessed Be Donna, and to her ex-husband also, May you find redemption and balance your karma. So Mote It Be!'

Follow-up Note: I haven't seen or heard from Donna or her ex since! Which I am taking to mean all is well with both of them:)

-Archangel Tanahmera
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Zen Archangelism COSW 01 Down With Archangels' Fun!

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Down With Archangels' Fun!


In keeping with my theme of disarray, lets start with today may 20th 2006. I haven't slept a wink in well over 24 hours, because my beloved skinny pig, (Sweetness was his name), died last night sometime after midnight from God/dess knows what.

Within less than 72 hours, He went from a happy & healthy pudgy little piggy, to a skittish, sickly-skin & bone rack. He was on a normal diet, well taken care of & loved to bits, I don't get it.

The best news is yet to come, on Thursday, I spent the entire day hand making him his very own skinny pig futon. That's right. A futon. This little piggy lived like a king. I made the matress out of an old plaid vest I had, that I've never even worn but kept in my closet forever. I hand sewed him a pillow, & to make the frame I just bent a metal square in half. The ones used to make stackable shelves. I hung it in his terrarium with paperclips. It was a ghetto futon for sure, but he loved it.

The messed up part is that when I was explaining the bed to Chris, I said, and I quote "well if he's going to die, at least he will have a comfortable death bed that was hand made with love. But I'm hoping he will love it here so much that he will fight to survive & get over whatever this is." Then again, I was talking about Sweetness...

He used to have one of those store bought car beds, but he started eating the plastic material they used for the windshield, so I threw the damned thing out. You know, of all the things I saw Sweetness do, not one of them was about self preservation. This little guy had absolutely no concern about his own personal safety or well being. Life for him was about food, food & more food, pooping & squealing far too loud. He used to love running & jumping around like a crazy before we took in 3 cats for family members.

So, needless to say, I cried my eyes out countless times now. The timing is just unreal. Tomorrow is my 32 birthday & I was looking forward to sharing some of my cake with sweetness. So now, my Sweetness is dead, literally, and I feel bitter. I'm not feeling that there's anything happy about this birthday.

It's also the first one without my Mom, who passed last November 21. Thanksgiving Day- Imagine that-Yeah Thank You for WHAT??? Iv'e heard honest people say it doesn't get any easier as time goes by, and so far, I agree. I still don't get why I take death so dammned personally. I should be happy for those who cross over because they graduated. But I'm not. I think a part of me remains resentful that they just leave here without me. It's almost as if no one has my permission to die. I'm far too connected on all levels to everyone and everything I love, and I've never been one who did well with letting go. Which is probably why Witchcraft is a natural path for me.

I'm a Taurus, Letting go is not my forte. Possessive & Protective are understatements. A Taurus doesn't just 'possess' what he/she loves, we embody it. It becomes a part of us, & vice versa. If you say to any Taurus, "let it go!" or "get a grip!" All we hear is "please punch me in the face as hard as you possibly can because I'm a heartless bastard & I deserve it." Usually some form of verbal assalt will automatically spew forth from our lips, if we don't just snap & clean your clock. Anything you say after that point will get you hurt.

As a 3rd Degree High Priestess, one would think I could easily knowing what I do, just breathe & go on with life as usual, but I'm still thrown way off my center in the face of death. I see the dead in my dreams every time I sleep. I'm constantly having obe's, & doing both etheric & astral projection, & I know they're more alive now than I am, I've seen it myself.

For whatever reason, all my senses are perfectly fine while I'm in la la land, but the minute I wake up, and temporal/mundane reality hits me, nothing is fine. My senses no longer function properly. For example, when I'm wide awake, I can only see them out of the corner of my eye, & feel their presence.

What all this has to do with being a Super Witch is this, my temporal/physical/mundane connection to others keeps blocking my natural ability to see the unseen. Most blockages are rooted in fear. I'm not even afraid of loss, because I know there's no such thing. REALLY! Mine is rooted in love.

I've done all the homework, & soul-searching in all these life-death-rebirth matters, I've even conquered the fear of my own death, having done the etheric fast-forward & attended my own funeral service. The only fear I have left to defeat is sharks, but that's another chronicle all together...

-Archangel Tanahmera
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Zen Archangelism: COSW 00 Introduction

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Allow me to introduce myself, my screen name is Archangel & these chronicles are all about my actual experiences as a Witch from as far back as I can recall. Of course none of them are in order, but they're all equally important.

The Chronicles Of Super-Witch Pages are nothing short of medicine for the soul on a shitty day. You will laugh, cry, & and identify with almost every experience I've had since I first flew out of the besom closet & slammed face first into the brick wall of enlightenment.

You see, I was an idiot, in the literal sense of the word, I did everything the hard way, sweet trial & bitter error, and there was A LOT of error indeed. So, If I can prevent even one person from enduring such a blind initiation, by writing these chronicles, (mostly of how NOT to do things), than I have served my life's purpose.

I've survived things that would make the average person commit suicide, and I'm still here, so I must be doing something right! I've astoundingly survived Involuntary death defying stunts, having been in the wrong place at the wrong time, & I was spared no doubt, to pass on the lessons I've learned.

Hard times, I tell you, but, they taught me, how to teach you, all about my magick, how to be a super witch, where, when, why & how, (sometimes for no apparent reason), you just have to use your magick in personal gain situations -even though you've been taught not to- I am living proof that that teaching is FALSE!. The Gods Blessed Us ALL with these gifts to use them, especially when it can save not only your life, but the lives of others as well...

Namaste!
-Archangel Tanahmera
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Spells You Can Do With Your Children :)

Spells You Can Do With Your Children :)
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Yes Do Spell
Don't or No are words addressed in every sentence to a child, so this spell will allow you all to draw a line under this problem and renew your family bonds.
You Will Need:
Bright Yellow Paper
Purple Paint
Orange Paint
Glue Glitter
A Hair From Every Head In The Family
The Spell:
If the children are young, you paint the words Yes and Do all over the paper with the paints, older kids can have a go on their own.
Allow the paint to dry and then splatter the glue over the paper, add the glitter and hair and help the child to say:
"Don't say don't, Please say Do, I promise I'll be good for you"
Parents or carers will then say:
"Yes, Yes, Yes, I Know I should, I'll be good if you will too"
Pin the spell up where you can all see it and be reminded of your promises.
-Author Unknown
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WATER SPELLS TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN

BATHTIME:
To make bath time more fun and still teach your child about the element of water, try these tricks:

Use blue food coloring or prepackaged blue bath tablets for kids. Scent the water with lotus or magnolia. The kids will be begging for bath time!

Talk about the animals who live in the sea as the kids play with their bath-toy fishes, turtles, and dolphins. Don't forget the silkies, harpies, and mer-people!

Every time Devon gets ready to get out of the bath, we say, "Bye-bye water; thank you water," as we watch the bath water swirl down the drain. Sometimes he'll even kiss the water!

PRACTICAL WATER LESSONS:
Every child should learn about water and how to respect it, not just Pagan Children. Here are some of my ideas on what every child should know about water:

Learn about the cycle of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation by making a "cloud" inside a jar, using boiling water and the steam rising from it. Chances are, if you do this activity with very young children, they will have a head start on third and fourth grade science! Compare what they've learned about this cycle with the cycles of the moon, or of life, or of reincarnation.

Gather several containers of different sizes and shapes, and pour water in and out of them, showing how the water will take whatever shape the container is. It's amazing to little kids to see the properties of water in action!
Show how, with the help of the element of fire, water can turn into steam, which can be likened to air. Then show how when it's put into the freezer, it turns into ice, which can be likened to earth. Water is truly a wonderful element! Perhaps that is why it is the element of the emotions, speaking of which...

Here's a good lesson about anger: Show your child how water boils, and how the hotter it gets, the closer it comes to boiling over. Just when it's about to boil over (like we can do when we are very angry), take it off the heat and watch as the water level slowly goes back down. (This trick works especially well when making instant macaroni and cheese.) Explain that sometimes, we have to remove ourselves from the situation which is making us "boil over" in order to calm down and deal with the anger constructively.

Most of our Earth is made of water and it seems like we'll never run out, but even so, we must learn to do things to make sure it stays around forever. Here are some things we can do to keep the water cycle going smoothly:

# Remember to turn the water off when brushing your teeth. It doesn't need to be running the whole time!
# Never throw trash into pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans. It makes the fishies sick, and it can make us sick too.
# Opt for canoes and sailboats over motor boats. It takes more work, but it develops skill and self-discipline. It also keeps the water from being polluted, prevents the chance for curious water beasties getting cut up by propeller blades, and it just fills you with more of a peaceful feeling; you don't have to yell over those loud boat motors!

Once upon a time, people used to leave big barrels out to collect rainwater for bathing, cleaning, even drinking! You could too, but Moms and Dads, be sure to get a water testing kit, and even if it's safe, boil the water first before drinking it.

Above all, have respect for water. It is a wonderful and vital element, but as with all the elements, it can be dangerous when abused. Always observe pool rules, and never swim alone or without an adult watching, especially in a lake or the ocean. Obey your Mom and Dad about bath rules too, because it is true that people have drowned on only a teaspoon of water. Water has no business being in your lungs, and if you're blowing bubbles in it and laughing at the same time, that is exactly where it could wind up! Play with water, respect water, and help protect and conserve water, and it will serve you well.

Blessings,-Devon's Mommy
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Bubbles Spell
This one was written by my mother, a Christian, for my grand daughter to clear a circle. (My mother was PRO_Wiccan!)

We go around in the circle with bubble wands and special bubble solution (4 parts water, 1 part dishsoap, 1/4 pard clear corn syprup. Add in as listed, we use a plastic coffee container, stir well. makes the best bubbles ever!)

We chant: Bubbles, bubbles clean this space and of evil leave no trace.

I have had 4 year olds do this spell for us, and it just doesn't get any better!
-majikgypsy
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Afraid-of-the-Dark Spell
by: Kirin Lee
To help a child who is afraid of the dark, add some lavender scent to a spray bottle of water. When the child has gotten in bed, spray an arch of fine mist from the floor up over the bed, and down to the floor on the other side. Have your child visualize the mist turning into a rainbow arch of brilliant color. Let the child know that the rainbow and its energies will still be there when the light goes out.
-from: http://www.crystalforest1.homestead.com/paganparenting.html
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Children's Bed Time Blessing
By Tannev
Lord and Lady,
Bless me as I sleep
Keep me safe within your arms
As round me nighttime creeps
I ask you also, if you will,
To watch over the ones I love-
Here's my list of those who need
Some blessings from above.
Blessings on...
(mommy, daddy, gramma, etc etc)
-from: http://www.crystalforest1.homestead.com/KIDSbedtimeblessing.html
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Cute Spells for Kids

Wishes:
author unknown
Of all childhood pastimes, wishing is one that most people Remember fondly. The enchanting thing is that many traditional Wishes are actually folk spells. Think of wishing on the first star appearing.The accompanying rhyme Is actually an incantation!Tossing a coin in a well with wishes can also become a magical procedure just by adding a verbal component or visualization.This particular spell combines the coin with starlight For easy recognition for the child.Find any silver- colored coin with the child's birth year on it.Have him/her take it out at dusk and wait for the first star to appear.As it does, have him/her hold the coin up to the starlight saying:
"Catch the starlight in this coin so bright I'll get the wish I wish tonight.
Within this coin my wish is carried The Magic will grow when it is buried."
Have the child put the coin in an area of rich soil where it will remain undisturbed so the spell can grow to manifestation.

Getting Rid Of Nightmares
author unknown
Make a magickal totem from things in nature (pine cones, twigs, etc.) To watch over your child. Create the shape of a body and bind with silver thread. You and your child empower the totem by passing it through smoke as you say:
"Magick Man/Lady watch over me keep me safe and happy while I sleep"
Burn essential oil (perhaps lavender....or fill a small pillow with the dried flower buds~ to aid in peaceful sleep. Place the totem next to your child's bed.

Promises
author unknown
It's hard for children to keep promises because they simply forget they have made them. When a child finds that he/she constantly getting into trouble because of this, they can try this spell to assist themselves.If possible have the child cast this spell on a Thursday to accentuate commitment.Fill a small container with Jelly Beans( in mystical tradition, beans improve our ability to judge situations wisely), and bless the container by saying:
"Help me do as I say, let this magic start today.
A promise kept, a promise made Let my promises never fade."
The child can then eat one or two jelly beans daily to improve there dedication to promise.

Relaxation
author unknown
With children the concept of downtime seems to be almost nonexistent. Yet teaching children to relax is important so they also learn self- control. This spell is designed to improve a child's ability to calm down.
For the spell you will need a white or blue airtight container and seven almonds or Seven pieces of sugar free blueberry flavored gum. Have the child put these in the container by the light of the waxing moon saying:
"When taken within Calm will begin.
Like an anchor of tranquility Self-control grows in me."
They can carry this container with them, eating one of the candies and reciting the incantation whenever they need a more peaceful demeanor.Refill and recharge as desired.

Safety
author unknown
Our society has become a dangerous place for young ones, meaning a little magical protection certainly won't hurt.To begin this safety spell. You'll need one cup of baking soda, and one teaspoon each of dried mint(finely chopped) and powdered clove. Have the child mix these together on a bright sunny day, stirring clockwise as he/she says:
"Light without, light within, Let this magic spell begin.
Keep me guarded well, safe to be Knowing the light walks with me."
Whenever you or your child is concerned about peers or other situations,Sprinkle this mixture in there shoes before they leave for school or play.
-from: http://www.crystalforest1.homestead.com/KIDSSpells.html
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Pagan Bedtime Prayers for Kids

Goddess Prayers

1. Mother of all things, watch over me tonight,
Hold me in your arms, until the morning light.

2. Blessed be the mother goddess, by all her many names.
May she bless my family and friends.
May she bless the animals of the world,
and all people everywhere.

3. Diana, goddess of the moon,
Shining in the sky above,
Bathe me in your magical light,
And protect me with your love.

God Prayers

1. The horned god runs in the night,
And hunts among the stars,
May he watch over and keep us safe,
No matter where we are.

2. Lord of night, welcome me as I sleep.
Guide me in the darkness,
and protect me as I dream.

Earth-Focused Prayers

The earth is big and fat and round,
I love the sky, the sea and the ground,
I love the birds and dogs and sheep,
and all the animals that fall asleep,
I love the flowers and rocks and trees,
I love the earth, and it loves me.

Fantasy-Focused Prayers

Now I lay down in my bed,
And pull the covers up to my head.
I'll dream of dragons and fairies bright,
And pixies and wizards and elves tonight.
I'll dream of some sort of magical place, and
wake in the morning with a smile on my face.

-By Patti Wigington
-From: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/prayersandincantations/a/BedtimePrayers.htm
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THIRTEEN PAGAN PARENTING TIPS

By Jim Garrison
1. First & formost, love your child. Self-esteem is a valuable commodity. A few kind words or a simple hug from you as your children are growing up could save thousands of dollars in therapy bills down the road.

2. It is essential to the continued good health & well-being of any parent to cultivate a possitive outlook as much as possible. No, I don't mean running out & joining the Barney fan club. What I mean is that it is important to welcome every good thing that comes into your life, so that as you show gratitude, your child learns to likewise develope gratitude. You can't expect your child to develope such things without first learning them from you.

3. As a parent, you have incredible power & influence in shaping the life & attitudes of your child. Its a big responsibility. Being a parent is a task & obligation that defines us, our role, & our community from that point onward. Parents shape the future through their children. Think about what you teach your child, the words you use around them, & the way you respond to their needs & demands.

4. Be fair, honest, & open in how you treat your child. No good comes from lying to your children. Attempting to teach your child the concepts of honor, integrity, & honesty will force you to adhere to these same things. If that doesn't teach you some humility, nothing will.

5. The best thing about being a parent is that you get to do all the things you wish you could have done as a kid, & in a way you can heal you own inner child.

6. I do not preach to my child. I dislike proselytizing, & will not condone it in my home. I raise my child to be tolerant of other religions. I encourage my child to think for herself, to make up her own mind, & to feel free to discuss or question anything. If I can't explain to her that I need to get some sleep so I can go to work in the morning, how am I going to explain such things as manners, bounderies, spirituality, or (eventually) sexuality to her? I see my child developing in leaps & bounds & going places I could never have gone at her age. Watching her grow has given me a renewed & deepenedrespect & reverance for the way life works.

7. Laugh & play with your children. Be part of their fun. It will strengthen your bond & it can heal a lot of the grimness & hardness we all accumulate over the years. Your kids can teach you a lot about how to be happy, to reconnect with the child-self within all of us & how to make life special again.

8. Act responsibly & show some respect to your children. If they want to follow in your footsteps, there's plenty of time to do things right. Your children don't have to be initiated to grow up within the Craft. When & where it's appropriate, include you children. Create your own rituals together, traditions that the whole family can share & take pride & pleasure in. Provide them with suitable activities, like seasonal crafts & decorating the house. Take this special time to teach your children the stories & myths, the reasons you do what you do. Give them the chance to participate in the fun Pagan stuff & don't make a big deal about what goes on in the circle -- leave that for another day, when they are more mature & ready to deal with it in a spiritual context.

9. Always let your child know that you love them & take pride in them, no matter what. The three most powerful magic words in the English language are "I love you." Don't be afraid to use them on your kids frequently.

10. You're human & make mistakes. WE all know this. Make sure that your children know this, too. That way they'll know its ok for them to make mistakes, & then they won't have to watch as you fall off of that pedestal they might have built for you. Their expectations are shaped in response to your own. Cut them a little more slack than you do yourself. They haven't made all the same choices you have, & they may see things differently than you do.

11. Empower your kids. Teach them how to get things done. As they get older, show them how to do things for themselves. Learning how to cook or help to so the laundry can cultivate problem-solving skills better than practically anything else. After a few domestic training sessions, you'll find the shared context useful in explaining all manner of things to them down the road.

12. Encourage your children to read, first by reading to them, then by having them read to you. One of the most powerful & important acts of magic in literacy. This is a very important gift to give your child, & one that will enrich & enhance their life.

13. Listen to your children. They can sometimes teach you a great deal about things you probably have been taking for granted for a long time. Just remember that you're the parent & it's up to you to set the limits & boundaries for you children, not the other way around. Give them their say, but the final decision is yours.

LLEWELLYN'S 1999 MAGICAL ALMANAC

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