From the Editor...
Change is definitely in the air; thank goodness the days are gradually getting longer and warmer. Last Sunday's meditation in the Royal National Park was a great opportunity for me to ground and connect to nature and bask in the sun, which was just what I needed after a month of frustrations and miscommunications.
The recent eclipses seemed to place an emphasis on communication, in fact on the day of the solar eclipse my new laptop crashed. I thought to myself at the time that this was quite ominous; eclipses have a habit of bringing misfortune in one form or another. Thinking back to previous eclipses they all seemed to precipitate a series of corrections which include breakdown in friendships, a broken elbow, a smashed car and a torn knee cartilage, so on that scale a broken laptop didn't seem too bad. It was the long drawn out process of getting it fixed that provided the frustration. It appears that even if you are covered by a warranty nobody wants to know you, and forget about customer service, it just doesn't exist. Anyway to cut a long story short on the day I decided that I wasn't going worry about the laptop, that it just wasn't that important in the scheme of things, I managed to get my problem resolved.
In contemplation I realised that the laptop which I bought to write circle stuff on my train journey to and from work was being used on trivial pursuits and was taking me away from my valuable thinking and meditating time. There is one thing that I can attest to from past experience; Spirit can have a very abrupt way of changing one's priorities when it perceives you are not taking the correct course of action. So in order to get a clearer understanding of the situation I consulted the runes. The result was Hagalaz - Hail.
Disruptive Natural Forces - Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune. Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free from constricting identification with material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind.
Hagalaz is one of the Cycle Runes, and the term "radical discontinuity" best describes the action of this eclipse in this situation. Well, a lesson learnt and my errant ways to and from work have now been radically modified and the spiritual channels of communication have now been opened.
While trying to keep up with the challenges of everyday living, it can be difficult to achieve life balance. With the approach of the Spring Equinox, now is a good time to step back and ask, "Am I spending my time and energy on the 'right' things?" Prioritisation and balance are the key issues here, which do seem to be constant challenges in my life.
SOL's Full Moon Circle ~ Friday July 31, 2009
by Janine Donnellan
At our recent full moon circle, we celebrated Imbolc, the 'Return of the Light' from a personal Australian perspective; this was an extraordinary ritual combining the energies of Imbolc, the full moon and the lunar eclipse.
The Full Moon in Aquarius enabled us to create new ways of thinking and being. The intent of the ritual was to search for the truth and inspiration, using the sun's light/energy to illuminate a situation of concern in our life, which will lead to a resolution or understanding by insight.
The Lunar Eclipse also gave us a cosmic push to make necessary changes in our lives. The areas of life activated by this lunar eclipse will no doubt see dramatic turns over the coming weeks, after which the path is hopefully clear for us to move forward. There was an expectation that something will 'come to light' during the time of the Full Moon, and by tapping into our emotions, we can gain a better idea of what needs to change, or what needs to go.
Each person opening a quarter was asked to write his or her own quarter call from their own personal Australian perspective. In complete darkness and with the wafting aroma of lemon myrtle and eucalyptus the circle was opened. The Sun God then brought light into the circle. Each person then taking a candle inscribed their concerns on it that they wanted illuminated. The candles were then lit from the Sun candle on the altar, and each person placed their candle on the altar. We then raised energy by chanting to manifest our request:
AIR SO HEALING
During meditation on the light, we connected to the nature spirits of this land. We felt the energy of the ground, of the plants, and the animals. We sensed the spirits of the land gathering; we felt the land's emotion; its heartbeat and we synchronized our heartbeat with the land and we became one with this land.
In the silence of the between time, at the time of the power of the sun, the voice within us, and without us, was heard; the whisper that gets louder the more you still your mind's chatter. We asked about our connection, about our illumination and waited for the answer. The spirits of this land replied, in their own way, and each person gained an new impression and awareness of their presence.
We all shared our experiences and then we thanked our hosts and the elements for their presence and guidance, the circle was closed, the residual energy was then grounded back into the earth and forwarded to individuals for healing.
More information regarding this circle and past circles can be found in our Book Of Shadows. Our next Full Moon Circle will be held near Engadine on Friday, September 4. Please contact us for further details if you would like to attend.
by Craig PhoenixWolf
The sky clouded over just before I reached Waterfall. I had been on the road since leaving Goulburn and was only minutes away from the site of my next adventure. I had not been to Waterfall before so the journey was both new and interesting; some spots making me wish I had a camera mounted on the car to take photos as I made the trip over the mountains to the coastal areas beyond. As I passed over the mountains, I wondered what it must have been like for those first explorers. Did they appreciate the wonder of the land around them, land I was driving past so fast there was barely time to take it in? Or were they weary and just anxious to be past and on to their destination? I am sure they could not help but pause to see the cliffs and falls I wished I could stop and take in. Green tree and stone from the Mothers earth. It seemed to contrast against the winter chill.
On a Monday morning, a few weeks ago, I went back into the bushland behind our block. This bushland is to be destroyed. The land has been bought and paid for, the blocks have been sectioned out on paper, and soon there will be streets and people where previously there were kangaroos and bandicoots. I went very early, thinking the birds would be awake, but as it turns out even the birds don't want to do anything on Perth's coldest morning of the year. I kept making jokes to myself about how even birds suffer from Mondayitis.
I heard a few birds, but not really as many as I was expecting. Not for 'early morning, sun is shining' time of day. The land was still and cold, with hundreds of spider webs and their anchor lines sparkling everywhere, eucalyptus leaves going translucent and glowing green in the sun, signs of fox and wallaby and roo life everywhere.
Over the past few months, the fox has been showing up to various members of SOL, either alive, dead, as pictures or even as designs on T-shirts. Now fox must have a message for us, but as yet we have been unable to discern its true meaning, and possibly the power of the fox needs to be written about and of course Axis Mundi is the ideal medium.
The Fox's Qualities: Shape shifting, cunning, quick of wit and beautiful creatures.
The old adage "as sly as a fox" has been around for centuries and also "as cunning as a fox". The Christian tradition equates the fox with the devil. It is seen as symbolic of cunning and duplicity. Medieval stories repeat this and call the fox Vulpis, representing it as fraudulent and ingenuous. These sources influence writers of European epic of the Middle Ages, known as "The tale of Reynard the Fox". Foxes were often depicted wearing monkish clothing, suggesting the way in which these supposed men of God were perceived by the ordinary people.
Foxes were also prevalent in other cultures; Sumerian myth associated the Fox with the trickster god Ea. In Graeco-Roman tradition Dionysus and Bacchus were both associated with the fox as a guardian of the vines.
In Native American traditions, the fox is again a trickster. The fast running fox was one of the animals who helped Coyote steel fire from the Fire People in British Columbia. Among the Inuit the fox is an important and mystical ally. To the Miwok tribes of North America, the silver fox was the creator of the universe. According to the legend of the Californian Yurok people the foxes were angry at the sun. When the foxes caught the sun & tied it to the top of the hill, the Yurok people saw this & cut the sun free; but in the meantime the sun burnt a great hole in the ground.
The fox was one of the primary gods of the Inca's of Peru; they named the constellation, known to us as the Pleiades after the fox. It marked the place in the eastern sky where the sun rose at the Winter Solstice. The fox supposedly earned his black tail when it touched the water (great flood story) as the waters rose.
China & Japan have many myths of fox spirits appearing in human form who cause trouble and bring disaster to those who encounter them. The fox spirit's true form can be seen by looking at the reflection either in water or in a mirror. Although the fox is an archetypal illusionist, trickster and magician, it is not always malefic and may be called upon for help if properly rewarded. In Japanese tradition the fox is also an aspect of the Rice Deity called Inari, and is the spirit of the rice itself. Fox spirits are said to also secrete a compound similar to the elixir of life. A number of heroes and heroines went in search of this. In Japan a black fox is said to bring good luck, and a white fox the opposite. Among the Ainu people of Japan, the fox is admired for its kindness and in their Shaman tradition they keep fox skulls for divination. In China the fox symbolises new life and the spirits of the dead sometimes migrate into the bodies of foxes.
Accessing the fox's power
The fox as a power animal signifies a way of surviving significant traumas by using intellect, sharpened senses and confidence. It has tremendous night vision, especially activated on nights of the full moon. They are an astute observer and can hear what is being said and done without being seen or heard. The fox can also blend in with the environment to the point of being invisible. If you choose or are chosen by the fox, some or all of these tendencies can be learnt or incorporated into your spiritual work.
Practice being invisible, notice the colours and textures around you and visualise your body as being part of these surroundings. In a social situation, such as a party, try adjusting the size of your aura/energy shield by making it bigger or smaller. Go jogging outside, breaking into a faster run across soft earth or sand. Where there is an opportunity sit back and observe others around you, paying particular attention to their body language and inflection of their voices.
Ok, I know that the fox is not native to Australia and unfortunately they are killing our native animals, but it is not so easy to eradicate these animals. They are a part of nature and have been associated with Shamans for about as long as the term existed.
Having put this information down in writing, hopefully the fox will feel as if recognition has been duly given and some members of our reading fraternity can pick up some valuable information from this article, but I do feel as if the fox has not finished with us yet, so possibly there will be a follow on article.
Power Animals by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.
The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures
by John & Caitlin Matthews.
Actually this particular fox story is very interesting. Rayvensclaw is right, there is a message the fox needs to tell us.
I have had two encounters with the fox. The first was when I was coming home from Grenfell; I saw a red fox gleefully looking at sheep in a field. I thought it was strange at the time as the sighting occured in broad daylight.
The second encounter was on the Friday night coming home from circle and I saw a young red fox casually walking down the street. I followed him slowly in my car and I assumed that he would scurry off into the bush, but as I parked my car and started to walk up the driveway there he was, right in front of me. We just stood still staring at each other and then I started talking to the fox. I gestured to the fox to come to me, like I would a dog, and for one moment it looked like he was going to come to me but then had second thoughts and backed away. I dont know what I would have done if he did come to me anyway. It was a very special moment and I was completely astounded when I realised that Rayvensclaw and Amethyst had a fox encounter that night as well.
Recently I was discussing the shamanic aspects of the fox with my husband. He pretended he was interested but I am sure his eyes glazed over during the discussion. Anyway I mentioned that a Shaman in ancient times would kill the fox and incorporate its energy and skin into some special ritual item which the Shaman would use if he/she wanted to call on the fox's power. Of course I couldn't hurt a fly, let alone kill a fox ...well, maybe I could hurt a fly.
Well, the next day Jenwytch and I were going to a PAN meeting and surprise, surprise, there was this dead red fox on the side of the road. It looked like fresh road kill, and for a moment we did debate whether to pick it up and put it in the boot of the car, but there was the problem of smell and other yukky stuff and skinning and finding a tannery and husband having a coronary and so we passed on that idea. Which was a pity because he was exactly the red colour that I was interested in. Strange thing on our return journey the fox had mysteriously disappeared.
The fox story still continues, it has now become a soap opera... On my way to work while sitting in the train a young guy sat directly opposite me and I glanced up and noticed that he was wearing a jacket with a face of a fox painted on it with the words 'Fox Riders'. I thought, this is getting far too bizarre.
With all this fox energy around me I decided to incorporate the energy into the drum I had recently made. I ordered two fox tails which I have attached to the drum and I have painted a fox on the drum. At our next Dark Moon circle we will be consecrating and activating our drums; that will be the moment when our drums become alive.
Drum made and decorated by Janine Donnellan at SOL's drum making weekend held in July.
Last month, when I wrote "When Spirit Speaks", I mentioned being given information for a future ritual. I'd already written about Eagle, so I was pondering which animal to write about next; and my answer came to me in a round about fashion.
We were at a Full Moon Circle & the person who had been placed in the west had an unusual experience in the meditation They said that the meditation was going quite smoothly (a water experience) and suddenly a bear came rushing towards them, it went past and disappeared. As Bear is one of the animals for the ritual I'm writing & it came from the west, I knew that this is the next animal to write about.
Nina Falaise was born into a theatrical family and started her life in Skipton, Yorkshire. Soon after she was born, her parents moved to London were she spent most of her early childhood. It was not until Nina was three years old that the doctors discovered she was profoundly deaf. Despite her hearing impairment, Nina trained as a ballet dancer and at age sixteen, and was invited to join her first ballet company. Nina travelled extensively with touring dance companies all through her teens and early twenties. While on a contracted job with the Balletto di Roma she met her first husband and eventually had two beautiful daughters. Now, Nina lives in Great Malvern, with her second husband, Paul Leo and Percy, their adorable Springer Spaniel.
I have been visited for a while by a large dark silver-grey dragon, whose energy should be very chaotic (but isn't). He's not actually that friendly either, I would say more indifferent but not. He's very confusing, because there's something up, but he wasn't talking.
I turned round recently and saw a little purple coloured dragon. All I could see of him was two claws, one eye, and a bit of his nose. He really was just peeping around the doorframe at me, quite insistent though. He seems to me to be a Disney style dragon (blasphemous but cute) and I've never seen that type before. And then this started:
I am at it again you see
Telling tales of old, bold and daring do
I'm visited by a little dragon
Who's as cute as cute could be
He peeps at me around a door
Not showing me any more
And demands I tell his tales so bold
He demands and commands for me to speak
And will not leave me be
So here is part one for the world to see
Of The Tales of Little Purple
There was a little purple dragon
As cute, as cute can be
He gnashed his teeth and thrashed his tail
He wanted to be as big and brave as a lion you see.
He had sisters a plenty
And brothers a few
A loving mum
And a dad that holds him in the palm of his hand.
His size does bother him much you see
For he has been condemned to be small
For all eternity
A spell was cast you see
That affects both his parents and me.
I am to tell the tales of old
Of how a little dragon bold
Cast off his terrors and fears
To become the Mighty Purple.
Little Purple illustration by Rayvensclaw
Crystals ~ Angelite: Part 2
Last issue we spoke about Angelite, and this is a continuation of that article, about another crystal also known as Angelite. On Googling Angelite, Anhydrite also came up. At first glance the only thing in common with each other is they both have 'ite' at the end of their name.
One of the colours of Anhydrite is a lilac-blue, and is considered an angelic colour, and it is sometimes called Angelite for this reason.
Scientific Stuff: Anhydrite does not form directly, but is the result of the dewatering of the rock forming mineral Gypsum (CaSO4-2H2O). This loss of water produces a reduction in volume of the rock layer and can cause the formation of caverns as the rock shrinks. Colours are lilac-blue with an internal light (the angelic bit). Other colours are white, grey and blue to violet. Found in Mexico, Peru and Italy. Relatively common type of sedimentary mineral, but extremely rare, and obtained from speciality stores.
Attributes: Anhydrite gives support and strength on the physical plane, whereas Angelite focuses on the telepathic communication as well as curing every known illness known to God or Goddess. Anhydrite promotes acceptance of the physical body as a transient vessel for the soul. It helps you face with equanimity what tomorrow may bring. It is useful for people who have difficulty in coming to terms with incarnation and who long for the "post-death" state. Teaching acceptance of all that life has brought, releasing a hankering for the past, it assists past-life healing, showing the gift in all that has been.
Healing: treats disorder of the throat, especially those caused by a difficulty in expressing oneself through a physical body. It removes retained or excess fluid and disperses swelling.
Position: place on the throat or over the thymus gland.
Author's Stuff: unlike Angelite, Anhydrite only seems to treat bodily disorders of the throat in the treatment of goitre and other diseases, and is very specific in what areas it can heal. It has also been noted for kidney and bladder problems. Can be used as a symbol of renewal of marriage vows and promises, thought to bring good luck to warriors and is seen as a sacred stone to Native American and eastern Indians.
And as to last issue's question - in my mind this seems to point to the idea that Merlin, in some form or other, must have come before Angels, but maybe I'm biased. Your views on this would be appreciated, but if they differ, will not be readily accepted.
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
Herbs ~ Flax
Anyone know where winter's gone! It's been too warm of late to really call this time of year winter. I've been thinking it's more like early spring, which has got me to thinking about Ostara (Eostara) and a related herbe and this one seemed to fit the bill (winter's most probably just hiding round the corner, ready to sneak back in when I'm not looking) so here it is a month early.
Botanical: Linum usitatissimum
Planetary associations: Mercury, Saturn, Uranus
Magickal classifications: Countermagick Herbe, Herbe of Consecration, Magickal Herbe, Religious Herbe
Part Used: Seed, Flowers
Synonyms: Linseed, Linaza, Sib Muma
Hulda, a northern European goddess and elf queen, was believed to be the deity who taught humans how to spin flax into thread. This blue-flowering herbe was sacred to her. Although not found in many cultures, there are some who recognize a flax mother.
In central Germany, according to Frazer in The Golden Bough, flax is believed to have the magickal power to "remove giddiness". It was believed that you should frolic skyclad three times around the flax. Just the thought of this custom gives you much to think about, because it would seem that dancing naked in the garden is anything but grounding!
Grieve describes a custom of Bohemia which sends children to run or dances in a flax fields at the age of seven to bring them Hulda's blessings, and to assure them of growing up to be attractive and protected. Newborn babies are placed in a flax field to sleep for similar reasons. According to a Prussian custom described in The Golden Bough, the tallest village maiden took food into the field for the god Waizganthos. She not only prays to him but stands upon a stool so that, when mature, the flax will have grown to reach the same height.
In many parts of Europe, old pagan fertility rites performed during the spring became part of the Lenten activities leading to Easter. Many of these involved fires. In Switzerland, a burning wheel was rolled down the hill. Dancers would leap as high as possible, which was believed to encourage the flax to grow equally tall.
The cultivation and use of flax was known in ancient Egypt. Flax seeds have been found by archaeologists excavating tombs. Its significance as a valued herbe is found throughout the Old Testament. Flax and barley were destroyed by the plague of hail in Exodus. We also read the Pharaoh rewards Joseph, skilling in dream divination, with a fine linen robe. Other references show that spun flax (linen) was used as fabric in temples, for ritual garments and some believe it was the fabric of the Christ's shroud.
Flax thread is intimately connected to the life maze and to the Web of Life.
Costumers, dressmakers, tailors and any who have skill with needles and thread would be blessed with the gift of a vase of flax flowers, for it would serve them as a patron herbe. Flax provides us with one of the most sacred fabrics with which to make altar cloths and ritual robes.
The oil of the flax seed is known as linseed oil. This oil is used to consecrate magickal items and crystals, particularly those used for divination. The items should be lovingly anointed when the Moon is full. A beautiful herbe for the garden, the lovely blue flowers are much loved by the devas. Flax may be used in incense to consecrate the ritual wheel or sun/moon disc or zodiac symbol.
Flax is one of the few herbes with a history of providing what has come to be known as grounding. Flax has a well-established history of use for banishing negative energies. It is sometimes used in baby blessings. For magickal purposes, the flowers should be gathered when first dry from the morning dew. They maybe powdered for incense or kept whole and strewn around the home during a house blessing. Linseed provides an appropriate oil for maintaining a wooden altar, religious furniture or other wood items which should regularly have oil rubbed into them.
The blue flowers are worn as a preservative against sorcery. Sprinkle the altar with flax seeds while performing healing rituals or include it in healing mixtures.
Put flax seed in your shoe to ward off poverty. Use in money spells, place a few seeds in your wallet, purse or pocket to attract money. A prosperity ritual is to place a container on the altar and add a few coins along with flax seeds. Repeat every day to bring prosperity into the home.
For protection while asleep, mix equal parts of flax seed and mustard seed and keep the mixture next to the bed. On the other side of the bed place a pan of cold water, and you will be guarded while you sleep. A box containing red pepper and flax seeds prevents evil from entering your home.
The immature seedpods are poisonous, and should never be ingested.
Flax has strong connections with both Ostara (Eostara) and Midsummer. Through its association with Hulda, flax can connect you with elves and the eldritch.
A compendium of HERBAL MAGICK by PAUL BEYERL
Phoenix Publishing Inc. 1998
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Returning Sun Spice Bread
1 1/4 cup flour
1/8 cup poppyseeds
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup raisins, plain or golden
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter/margarine
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 tbs. milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. mixed spices (Equal parts of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.)
Sift the flour, soda, and baking powder into a non-metal bowl. Add the mixed spice and ginger. Next add the brown sugar and raisins. Mix. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and the syrup over a low heat, then pour liquid into the well in the middle of the flour mixture. Add the beaten egg and the milk, and mix very well. Pour into a well greased 2-lb loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 162 degrees C for 40-50 minutes. This bread can be made the night before as it improves with age. Makes 8-10 servings.
5 parts wormwood
4 parts cinnamon
2 parts angelica
3 parts acacia gum
10 ml musk oil per 8 oz. dry ingredients
6 drops frankincense oil
3 drops sandalwood oil
3 drops lavender oil
2 drops cinnamon oil
Issue 18 - WINTER, AUGUST 2009
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