Pocono Witches Festival Now 100% Online

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The Pocono Witches Festival is returning in 2020 Bigger & Better !!! and NOW 100% ONLINE!!!
The Pocono Witches’ Festival & Ball is three days in October that celebrates Halloween and the Witches’ New Year, known to Witches as Samhain. The Event will be held virtually from the comfort of your home. The Weekend Festivities include a Witches’ Masquerade Ball and Samhain Ritual.
All Ticket Sales are Final!

VIRTUAL 3-Day PASS:
$85+tax&fees These 3-day Passes will allow to watch all the events of the Pocono Witches’ Festival and Ball virtually from the comfort of your home. All ticket sales are final. Limited number available.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Friday October 23rd
Séance 7pm-10pm
Paranormal Investigation 10pm-2am
Start the Pocono Witches’ Festival off with a LIVE streaming of an authentic Seance with Glenda Dawson. Watch as we virtually experience a seance conducted by a professional psychic and medium, Glenda Dawson casts a circle of protection and then guides the group to open the channels of awareness and communication to any spirits present.

Then follow along with us as we investigate the known haunted areas of the Split Rock Resort. You don’t want to miss this!!! Last year many of guests had amazing encounters with the spirits of Split Rock. You might be able to help us catch evidence of a spirit.
VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees
All ticket sales are final.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Saturday October 24th
Magickal Market 10am-5pm
VIRTUALLY SHOP! SHOP! TIL’ YOU DROP! You will have access to watch many virtual vendors as they showcase their magickal and Witchy products and/or services.

Take a break from shopping and expand your knowledge of the Arts of Magick, Witchcraft, and Spirituality with our Live streaming of many of our presenters, authors, and known practitioners.

The Pocono Witches Festival welcomes Special Guest Author & Witch ….Christopher Penczak

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During our Virtual Magickal Market experience the mystical sounds of METAMORPH at our first ever live streamed concert.

Witches’ Ball and Samhain Ritual 7pm-12am
Join your host, author and practicing Witch, E. Massey in celebrating a night of magick, music, and ritual at the Pocono’s first-ever Witches’ Ball! Dance into the night with our LIVE streaming of NYC’S award winning DJ Steve Sidewalk spinning all your favorite party tunes and spooky songs. During the LIVE stream event participate virtually in our Samhain ritual that honors the thinning of the veil and our ancestors and loved ones.
2020 will introduce our first theme: MYTHS & MAGICK!

VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees includes our virtual vendors, classes, live concert and ball stream.
All Ticket Sales are Final
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Sunday October 25th
Psychic Breakfast 11am-3pm
End your virtual magickal weekend with our Psychic Breakfast as our Psychic Mediums Virginiarose Centrillo and Lois T Martin delivers an insightful morning of messages and communications from the spirit world.
VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

The right of admission is reserved.
we reserve the right to refuse entry to, or to remove from, the festival confines any person or person(s) who are disorderly or whose conduct is unlawful or offensive or who is not entitled, or have been banned in the past from this festival, or any other Androide Entertainment events, to attend the event. Any person who causes a disturbance or who refuses to comply with reasonable requests management or security staff may be removed from the event grounds without the right of refund.

We are happy to announce that this year The Pocono Witches Festival will be benefiting The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center


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E. Massey at Templefest 2020 Online

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Join E. Massey and other amazing presenters Virtually at The Temple of Witchcraft’s Templefest 2020

E. Massey will be presenting on Sunday Aug 23rd at 4pm 4:00PM
WORKSHOP
Lost Phases of the Moon: Honoring the waning and waxing moons

Learn how to honor and harness the power of the often-forgotten moon phases. From rituals to tarot spreads this class will give you the tools you need to utilize the waning and waxing moons. Based on E. Massey’s book “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” you will explore new ways to expand your magickal calendar.

The summer festival of the Temple of Witchcraft, online! Visit templefest.com for details: venue, schedule, presenters, vendors, and more.

About this Event

TempleFest is the annual summer festival of the Temple of Witchcraft, focused on community, spirit, and education.  From 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and will offer 10 classes, a keynote talk by Kristoffer Hughes, and a live ritual led by Christopher Penczak. The TempleFest vendor marketplace will be presented online as well.

Tickets will be sold both a la carte and as a package:

  • $10 per class
  • $15 for the keynote talk
  • $15 for the community ritual
  • $75 for a weekend pass that includes all 12 online presentations PLUS an exclusive opening talk by Christopher Penczak on Saturday PLUS recording of all presentations.

Registration will end on August 16th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-templefest-2020-registration-109476459036?fbclid=IwAR0dd0cENe7sZ1sW17_k7jXU6Qgy412xZTX6qH-masb0WX7pAaezldV_Bf8


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Connecting with the Elements: Earth

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Happy Lughnasadh!

It has been a long time since I posted something other than events and updates. I was going back over past posts and realized I never finished my “Connecting with the Elements” series. With all that we have been experiencing over, well… to put it in realistic terms… most of this year, I found it fitting that the element earth made it’s way to be the next one in the series.

As with the previous posts of fire and water, I will focus on not only the element itself, but its associated direction and my traditions animal spirit associated with it, The Mighty Buffalo. For many of the indigenous plains tribes of America, the Buffalo was life. In many ways it meant stability for a time and an abundance of food and needed materials for the tribe. Buffalo is a lot like working with elephant and sometimes just as stubborn.   When working the Wheel, Buffalo helps provide grounding after walking a path of emotion and the spirit spark.  He is of the land and yet is the land.

Buffalo powerfully sits in the North, he lives and moves through the dust and dirt. Lets now take a look at the element of earth.

Being able to connect with the earth is fairly easy compared to any other element because everything we do is on the earth. Physically speaking, the earth is what we live upon, we build our homes on and with the things we take and create from it. We plant seeds in the earth to grow food to sustain life. We depend on its stability for us to grow both physically and spiritually.  The element of earth and its energy of stability, logic, patience and how it connects to our own bodies and the way we live is a good start in working the element.

Other Ways to Connect:

Focus on the objects around you, your relationship with them, your attachment to them. Notice your relationship to all physical objects. What do you depend on and limit their use.

Explore your body’s senses and what triggers them.

Plant a flower(something that will return each year) with your energies visualize it mixing with the earth energies.

Devotionals

Create a devotional routine to a Deity you have a connection with or that has a connection with the element of earth, I would do this with a Deity that has some form of linking the element in their mythos or to you personally. You do not have to make your devotional lengthy, just spend a few moments with your Deity, asking for blessings, advice, or just thanking them.

Divination

One divination method other than tarot that is closely related to the element of earth is runes. Usually constructed of wood or stone these divination tools are inscribed with symbols or letters of an alphabet. Take this a step further by creating your own “runes” for divination. Spend some time collecting and searching for rocks, sticks, or mold them out of clay. They do not need to be perfect or extravagant. They can be rather simple and crude. You may lay them out in a spread used for tarot or research the many ways they can be used. This is a great way to attune to the element in a hands-on-approach while learning a new method of divination. Once you are finished try them out by accessing the element of earth within yourself.

You can also incorporate the use of tarot in when working with the element of earth. Here are a few ways to use tarot and the element:

– Refresh your knowledge of all the pentacle cards of the deck.

– Pick a card that is associated with the element to mediate on each day.

– Use a spread that focuses on the magickal correspondences of earth. Here is one from “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” that I tend to use often.

EARTH tarot spread

Place card 1 on top left. Place card 2 slightly right under card 1. Place card 3 right of card 1. Place card 4 next to card 3. Place card 5 next to card 2 and card 6 in the bottom center.

  1. Your lessons. What have you learned?
  2. Your rock. What are your securities?
  3. Your growth. How have you changed?
  4. Your focus. What you need to focus on?
  5. Your spirit. Where are you on your path?
  6. Your roots. What are your strengths?

 

Some other things you can do

Spend at least 30 minutes to 1 hour in meditation to connect to the energy of the element of earth. 

Research and learn about how other traditions and cultures view and use the element of earth. There are just as many concepts of the elements as there are the traditions that hold them. They can be found in the folklore, legends, and myths of almost every culture around the world. We can even see their influences in our own modern culture, especially in the entertainment and literary culture. Every tradition and culture use some “form” to represent the energy of the elements. These can be seen as dragons, angels, and the more physically related forms such as animals and trees. Focus on only the element of earth and its conceptual view in different traditions and culture.

Study the correspondences of herbs, oils, and crystals associated with the element of earth. Create your own incense or oil recipe. Various cultures have been making associations between the physical and the spirit for thousands of years. This maybe because of the belief that all things are connected. So, we must then conclude that some things work better together, in a similar manner, contain a similar energy thus we have what we call magickal correspondences. These correspondences can be used to connect and strengthen our own energy. Research and learn the attributes of our world that are connected to the element of earth and use them to create something magickal.

Create and perform a spell using the element of earth as its focus. The use of stones, crystals, and the planting of seeds are some common things that can be found in earth element magick. When creating your spell, think of an intent that will help balance “earth” in yourself.

 

EVENT UPDATE: WitchFest USA Now LIVE Online

The Organizers of WitchFest USA just announced that WitchFest USA 2020 will now be LIVE online.

COVID 19 VIRUS UPDATE REGARDING WITCHSFEST:
DO HOPE YOU ARE ALL STAYING SAFE AND WELL.
The City of NY has informed us that every event going forward now through to the end of June has been cancelled. Also, that they are not sure as yet for July or going forward other than from July on no congregating of more than 10 people is allowed and still with Social Distancing.

In the interest of all our health and safety, I quite agree and would not feel comfortable and so would many of you to be able to get back out there in a crowd. So we are forging forward and taking this event LIVE ONLINE and ….. taking it Global…
Let’s help one another by raising our spirits and energies collectively and come together online and look forward to seeing this event as something we can all experience together… our Global Community coming together, after all the World is our Stage. And we would love to have you all join us and raise our spirits together… on that Global Stage….

This is unchartered territory, but we will get through this together. We can only say no matter what, we will keep standing strong, keep standing together, and continue to help one another if we can, Keep checking in on each other and be there when and if we can.

Don’t lose sight of who we are as a people, and continue to
Stay true to yourself
Continue being kind
Continue being proactive
Every now and then continue to send out healing energies.
Keep breathing slow deep regenerative breaths…
Take care of yourselves and then you can take care of others.
Do continue Being Well and Staying Safe
And Blessed Be to you all and much love! )O(

Despite not being able to see friends and fellow Witches, moving online will pose to be an amazing event. The organizers have added much that could not have been done in its original format. check some of the new presenters.

CHECK OUT SOME OF WHAT WITCHSFEST USA 2020 has instore for you all:

9th Annual WitchsFest USA – A Pagan Street Faire
July 10 – 12th 2020

BROADCASTED LIVE ONLINE GLOBALLY
From: New York City

A FULL WEEKEND beginning on Friday July 10th at 12 noon – Sunday July 12th at 9pm for your enjoyment.

REGISTER AND JOIN IN THE MAGICK!

45 MAGICKAL WORKSHOPS TO ACCESS LIVE

MAGICKAL MYSTICAL VENDORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD…

PAGAN PANEL, DANCE PARTY & SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

PRESENTING AN AMAZING LINE UP FOR YOU ALL:

FEATURING PRESENTERS OF SUCH ESTEEMED CALIBER:
Starr RavenHawk Rev., Priestess & Teacher
Rev. Donald Lewis Author & Teacher
Christopher Penczak Author & Teacher
Lady Rhea Author & Teacher
Lilith Dorsey Author, Voodoo Priestess & Teacher
Rhonda Choudry Psychic, Author & Teacher
Krystal Madison Psychic, Writer & Teacher
Hoodoo Sen Moise Author, Haitian Vodou Priest, Padre Nganga & Conjure man
E. Massey Author & Teacher
Kenya Coviak Pagan Journalist & Teacher
Laurie Cabot Author, Teacher & HPs (based on her health – keep fingers crossed Witches)..
Rev. Phoenix Teacher & High Priest
Hercules Invictus Author & Teacher
David Shi Shaman, Author & Teacher
Elhoim Leafar Author, Urban Shaman & Psychic
Laura Templest Zakroff Author & Teacher
Fiona Horne Author, Teacher & Dancer
Brian Cain Author, Teacher & HP
Amy Blackthorn Author & Teacher
Utu Witchdoctor Author, Teacher & Musician
Starr Casas Author, Teacher & Hoodoo Practioner
Elizabeth Ruth Teacher & Hoodoo Practioner
Christine Stephens Teacher & HPs
Courtney Weber Author, Teacher & HPs

DJ’S : Ian Ford & Xtine
PERFORMERS:
Tandava Arts Whimsical Hips NY
Witchmaste
Metamorph
Dark Moon Spirit
D’Raven Ashly
Erika Lieberman
Wendy Rule
Dragon Ritual Drummers
Fiona Horne Author, Teacher & Dancer

AND MORE COMING… )O(

 

 

Pocono Witches Festival 2020: Tickets Now on Sale!!

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October 23rd – 25th 2020

Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony PA

The Pocono Witches’ Festival & Ball is three days in October that celebrates Halloween and the Witches’ New Year, known to Witches as Samhain. The event will be held at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA.  The Weekend Festivities include a Paranormal Investigation, Psychic breakfast, and a Witches’ Masquerade Ball and Samhain Ritual.

 

EXPERIENCE THE LARGEST HALLOWEEN WITCHES FESTIVAL IN EASTERN PA

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Tickets and Information can be found at

www.poconowitchesfestival.com

Event: E. Massey at WitchFest USA

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So excited to be returning to WITCHFEST USA again this year.

9th Annual WitchsFest USA – A Pagan Street Faire

July 10 – 12th 2020 Astor Place (bet. Broadway & Lafayette Streets)
Manhattan, New York City

HOSTED by: NYC Wiccan Family Temple.

55 PLUS VENDORS, MAGICKAL MYSTICAL WORKSHOPS & SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

FEATURING PRESENTERS OF SUCH ESTEEMED CALIBER:
Starr RavenHawk Rev., Priestess & Teacher
Rev. Donald Lewis Author & Teacher
Christopher Penczak Author & Teacher
Lady Rhea Author & Teacher
Lilith Dorsey Author, Voodoo Priestess & Teacher
Rhonda Choudry Psychic, Author & Teacher
Krystal Madison Psychic, Writer & Teacher
Hoodoo Sen Moise Author, Haitian Vodou Priest, Padre Nganga & Conjure man
E. Massey Author & Teacher
Kenya Coviak Pagan Journalist & Teacher
Rev. Phoenix Teacher & High Priest
Hercules Invictus Author & Teacher
Mat Auryn Author & Teacher
David Shi Shaman, Author & Teacher
Elhoim Leafar Author, Urban Shaman & Psychic
Lucky Cabral Teacher & Psychic

DJ’S : Ian Ford & Xtine
PERFORMERS:
Tandava Arts Whimsical Hips NY
Witchmaste
Metamorph
Dark Moon Spirit
D’Raven Ashly
Erika Lieberman

$25.00 – FRIDAY NIGHT PASS – for July 10th with an Opening Ceremony Ritual & Dance Party, Performers, DJ, includes light snacks, (drinks & full food menu for sale at bar) 6pm – 10pm: Penny Farthings 103 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

SATURDAY **FREE** TO ATTEND WitchsFest USA ALL DAY ON July 11th, 10am – 5pm St. Faire on 10 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette MANHATTAN NYC, with Vendors, Performers, DJ, Silent Auction, Free Magickal Workshops all day long and Summer Blessing Ritual. JUST RSVP.

SUNDAY JULY 12th 9am – 7pm FOR EVERYONE: Held INDOORS at 76 East 13th St., NY, NY with Performers, DJ, the Magickal Market of Vendors, Raffle, Workshops, Pagan Panel Meet & Greet and light eats, (drinks for sale at bar), a FULL Witchy Day for your enjoyment of magicks, followed by a Closing Ceremony where we bid you all adieu until 2021!

$10.00 – SUNDAY ATTENDEE PASS **THIS PASS DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO WORKSHOPS ON SUNDAY.**
$60.00 – SUNDAY VIP ALL DAY ACCESS PASS – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until Feb. 29/20 then $80.00. This TICKET includes to full access on Sunday, Performers, DJ, Vendor, Workshops, Pagan Panel, Witches of NY Exhibit, light snacks (drinks for sale at bar).

$90.00 – VIP WEEKEND ALL ACCESS MULTIPASS – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until Feb. 29/20 then $120.00 for : This TICKET includes full access to Opening Ceremony Ritual & Dance Party on Friday July 10, Performers, DJ, Vendor, Workshops, Pagan Panel, Witches of NY Exhibit, light snacks (drinks for sale at bar).
WitchsFest USA is open to EVERYONE.

HOTEL rooms are blocked off under WitchsFest 2020 at St. Marks Hotel and must be booked separately in advance at their http://stmarkshotel.net.
Or you are welcome to join us to book HOTEL rooms at a discounted Group rate for our Attendees etc. at St. Marks Hotel to do so please go to this link: http://www.witchsfestusa.org/services/hotel-group-bookings/

All WitchsFest USA 2020 REGISTRATION BOOKINGS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. We do not issue refunds for any reason other than event cancellation. Presenters are subject to change without notice due to unforeseeable circumstances, but the event will go on as scheduled, RAIN OR SHINE.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS:
AT OUR WEBSITE www.witcshfestusa.org
or EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/witchsfest-usa-a-pagan-st-faire-tickets-87779784699

PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT TO PICK UP YOUR EVENT PASSES AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE UP. TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT EVENT… : www.witchsfestusa.org

• Dress theme – Summer Solstice type costumes and mode of dress, fairies, genies, pixies, sprites, wood nymphs, satyrs etc.

• Free Saturday Workshops – many interesting topics by Authors and experts in their particular fields.

• Vendors consisting of Pagan, Witchy, New Age, Gothic, Steampunk etc. oriented merchants

• Psychic Court – with readers of all types.

• Pagan Information Groups/Temples/Covens etc. are welcome to join us

• ‘Magickal Wishing Wells’

• SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

• Children’s Court – face painting, pagan stories and much much more….
• Donations and sponsors are welcome.

TRANSPORTATION NEAR BY: The trains are N, R, – 8th St., 6 Train to Astor Place, Buses M1, M2, M3, M101, M102, M103 to Astor Place.

News: This Old Witch Podcast Launches

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I am so excited to announce the launch of our first episode of THIS OLD WITCH, the brand new podcast radio show with my co-host Rev. Alexander Cabot. Despite a few glitches and growing pains, we pulled it off. Starting off with a few introductory episodes before we go to a full out LIVE show and hit the radio waves. We have big plans for upcoming shows including some amazing and well-known guests.

THIS OLD WITCH can currently be found on Spreaker, Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Podcast Addict and Podchaser and soon to I Tunes, IHeart Radio, Castbox, Goodgle Podcasts and Facebook LIVE as well. Once we get the go ahead from the radio network we will announce the radio station and LIVE syndication.

This Old Witch Podcast

Ever wonder what happens when a country Witch crosses paths with a city Witch? We did too. This Old Witch Podcast brings two known Witches from two very different environments together to share their perspectives on Witchcraft, spirituality, and Magick. Will they agree on everything? probably not, but there is only one way to find out.

This Old Witch Podcast is a bi-weekly organically open radio show that follows no script or planned focus. Join E. Massey (the country Witch), and Alexander Cabot (the city Witch) and the occasional special guest, as they come together via the magic of technology from their dissimilar locations to explore a new subject every episode. This Old Witch Podcast proves that no matter how different our surroundings and backgrounds are…. we can always find a common ground.

Listen to the First Episode

Event: E. Massey at Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day 2019

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Join E. Massey and a slew of other amazing authors and presenters at Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day. This year’s event will take place in Clark Park B in Philadelphia.

E. Massey will be doing Tarot Readings and providing his workshop:

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Pillars of Belief: The Hermetic Principles in Modern Witchcraft – Discover how the Hermetic philosophies found in The Kybalion can be related to the modern Witchcraft. Explore these “universal laws” and why they are the pillars of many belief systems found around the globe.

The event will run from 10am to 6pm.

Admission to the event is free but  attendees can bring a donation of non-perishable food items which will be donated to a local food bank and/or cat food for Forgotten Cats.

This year Laura Tempest Zakroff will be Keynote Speaker.

In addition PPPD will feature 55+ vendors, 12 workshops, 4 entertainment acts, 3 rituals, 2 raffles, all-day children’s activities and a beautiful labyrinth.

Connecting with the Elements: Water

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Happy Lughnasadh!

For me, this month of working with the element of Water and the direction of West has been a whirlwind or in keeping with the theme a whirlpool.  So much has happened over this past month, I don’t know where to begin. I think the element has made experience every emotion a human can feel and then some. I will be glad when this one is over and I can move into the North and ground. I found it really interesting that everything that was pre-planned within this month fell in line with the element. From events that centered around the elements to taking a break with a camping and rafting trip down the Delaware River. The scary thing is that I still have a week or two before I am finished and I can see it getting worse. As I come to a close, I can feel situations pulling my moral compass into directions that are going to fuel emotions and my mouth. Retrograde has nothing on the element of Water.

This Month I put a focus on not only the element itself, but its associated direction and my traditions animal spirit of Bear. Bear for me has many personalities. Bear can be the two-sided mamma Bear who is loving and nurturing, and yet be the fierce protector. Bear is also the guardian and doorkeeper of the underworld. When working the Wheel, Bear takes over your journey after Wolf/Coyote lead you down your path. He takes you the land of the dead where you find your true self. Bear introduces you to your ancestors and puts in dangerous situations that rip you apart from the inside out.

Bear resides in the West, he lives at the base of the mountains, where lies certain death (hence his association with the dead).  But enough of Bear and the West lets talk a little about the element of Water.

The element of Water is most often connected with our emotions. Water is life’s necessity without it nothing can live. It is a component in the cells of all living beings; it is our very essence. It is the one common denominator that connects all as one. Water is constantly flowing and changing, which is why it’s associated with our emotions. Both cannot remain in one state for long and are always in constant motion. Our emotions are what define and shape who we are as living beings and as Individuals. In “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum”, I replaced the word Water with LOVE to help the reader subconsciously connect with the element. So, I will do the same here from this point forward. When we focus on increasing the LOVE element in our lives, we begin the process of cleansing and healing our spirit. The element helps us purify and cleanse our spirit of harmful emotions that could be holding us back. Once these emotions are removed or at least acknowledged, we can begin the healing process while working within this element. This is a time to focus on working out those unresolved issues that so many of us hold on to.

I have listed the practices that I will be working on over the next few weeks, as well as a few others that you can do to connect with the direction and the element of LOVE.

Mindful Bathing

I tend to do this more often than meditation when exploring this element. Although, I do still like to listen to the sounds of the ocean or rain when going to sleep, which usually turns into a conventional meditation session anyway. When doing mindful bathing, I recommend not using candles, incense, or salts. This will keep your focus on just one element. Prepare by drawing a warm bath. Before stepping in, request the element to physically, mentally and emotionally cleanse, heal and purify you. As you step in, envision the healing LOVE enveloping your body and spirit. Once you are settled and comfortable, breathe slowly and deeply.  Allow the LOVE to help you relax. Imagine becoming one with the LOVE. When you are finished remember to that the element of LOVE.

Devotionals

During this month I choose to devote time to two of the most important allies in my life, my Ancestors and the Orisha, Oshun. Although, both are always a normal focus for me, I really made it a point to sit and talk with them each day, rather than just my normal morning rituals. I have a strong relationship with both already, that this didn’t put me out of my comfort zone too much.

When creating a devotional routine to a Deity in connection with the element of LOVE, I would do this with a Deity that has some form of linking the element in their mythos or to you personally. You do not have to make it lengthy, just spend a few moments with your deity, asking for blessings, advice, or just thanking them. I usually like to offer incense and say a few words.

Ritual

Because each month begins and ends with a Full Moon ritual as I work through the ritual becomes a major part of connecting with the elements. I started this month off with a full moon cleansing ritual. Even though the members of my group are not going through the prep work of connecting with each element. They get to reap the benefits of the elemental focus of the rituals. For this Full Moon we utilized the cleansing and healing magickal properties of water by washing away the harmful energies that may lay dormant in our mind, words, and heart. We also put a lot of focus on our ancestors with a meditation session and then sending any messages we had for them down the river.

There are many ways you can add water to your Full Moon rituals, in my first book “Casting Creative Magickal Circles” I have a circle casting that uses water taken from the four directions to cast a circle.

Divination

Many divination practices work well during this month as well. From scrying to dreams, this element has a profound effect on our ability to use our intuition. As with any types of magickal practices I always recommended keeping a journal, so why not keep a journal of your dreams this month. You find that your dreams will be heightened as you work through the element. Although, dreams are most often associated with the element of fire. It is the actual dream and the messages contained within them that can be attributed to the element of LOVE and not the actual act of dreaming.

You can also incorporate the use of tarot in when working with the element of LOVE. Here are a few ways to use tarot this month:

– Refresh your knowledge of all the cup cards of the deck.

– Pick a card that is associated with the element to mediate on each day.

– Use a spread that focuses on the magickal correspondences of LOVE. Here is one from “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” that I tend to use often.

 

Place card 1 on the far left, then place card 2 and card 3 diagonally going down. Then place card 4 and 5 diagonally going up. Place card 6 between card 1 and 5 and above 3.

 

  1. Your tide. What state are your emotions?
  2. Your dam. What blocks you?
  3. Your depth. Where does my compassion lay?
  4. Your swell. What enlightens you?
  5. Your crest. What is your breaking point?
  6. Your ship. What will make you successful?

 

Some other things you can do

I have listed other things that I will be doing throughout the month and that I have done in the past as well.

– Write a Letter to someone who you have something to say too.

– Clean your house, car or office

Research and learn about how other traditions and cultures view and use the element of LOVE. If we look at the history of our ancestors, there is a direct correlation between LOVE and spirituality. For some Native American tribes Love is the creative life force. Hindu traditions consider LOVE to be a purifier, life giver, and the destroyer of evil. In the more recent western cultures, the Christian church places significant importance on LOVE as well, in their practices of baptism. Research your own tradition and ancestral practices and their uses and beliefs associated with LOVE.

– Attune yourself to the element of LOVE by evaluating your relationships (parents, children, companions, friends). Science states that our bodies are comprised of approximately 60% of LOVE. Metaphysically, then we can only assume that LOVE and its energy can affect us on a spiritual level and vice versa. According to the Japanese author and researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto, he claimed that our thoughts and emotions could influence water’s molecular structure. He analyzed frozen water crystals that were exposed to thoughts and feelings of positive emotions and found them to have beautiful geometric designs and water influenced by negative thoughts and emotions appeared to create jagged and ugly looking shapes7. Although, Emoto’s work is widely regarded as pseudoscience and has yet to be proven scientifically, there may still be something in his findings, spiritually. If our thoughts can affect the molecular structure of LOVE, then what effect might our thoughts have on our bodies and our emotions? Because our emotions also affect our relationships these two are both closely related to the energy of LOVE. Evaluate your relationships and the emotions they cause. In doing so, you open yourself up to a better understanding of the energy of LOVE.

– Study the correspondences of herbs, oils, and crystals associated with the element of LOVE. Create your own incense or oil recipe. The belief that unconnected things share a metaphysical connection is not an uncommon belief in many cultures and religions. Correspondences are not limited to just Witchcraft, Pagan, and other magickal traditions. Correspondences can also be found in Chinese and East Indian traditional medicine manuals and in many of the worlds religious teachings. This may be the reason that there are so many connections and yet so many differences among the teachings of Witchcraft. Nonetheless, this is what makes modern and eclectic Witchcraft so wonderful. Today, many Witches create their own correspondences based on their own experiences and personal beliefs. However, the one core concept they all share is that everything in nature has a special meaning and can be used in the magickal world. Use these special meanings to create your own LOVE oil or incense based on what you researched.

Create and perform a spell using the element of LOVE as its focus. LOVE and its magick are often used for healing and purification. For centuries, believers have journeyed to sacred springs and source of LOVE, and more recently people visit spas and hot springs in the hope of relaxation and of being healed. Just as then, the Witches of today understand the energy of LOVE. The practice of ritual bathing to wash away unwanted energies and to shift their consciousness can be seen in many traditions of Witchcraft and many other religions as well. However, these are not the only purposes. LOVE has many uses in magick. Create a spell using LOVE as its main focus or tool.