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Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

By Scott Cunningham

Promoting greater than 200,000 copies, residing Wicca has helped numerous solitary practitioners blaze their very own religious paths. permit the clever phrases of Scott Cunningham consultant you towards a brand new point of perform. residing Wicca takes a philosophical examine the questions, practices, and changes inside of Witchcraft. you are going to how you can create your personal rituals and logos, boost a publication of shadows, or even develop into a excessive priest or priestess. additionally coated during this Scott Cunningham vintage are instruments, magical names, initiation, the Mysteries, a hundred and twenty Wiccan symbols, and the significance of secrecy on your perform. • New edit • New inside layout

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At my altar, I light the"candles representing the Goddess and the God while silently invokin'g their presence. Next, I ignite a charcoal block and sprinkle cinnamon and sage onto the block as a magical prosperity incense. I draw a picture of the phone bill on the paper, clearly marking the amount in numerals. While drawing, I visualize that the paper is no longer justa piece of paper; it is the bill itself. Then I sketch a square around the bill, symbolizing my control over it, and mark aClarge"x" through it, effectively cancelling out its existence (as will occur when it is paid).

Such systems aren't necessary to the successful practice of magic. Performing magical rituals simply by manipulating tools such as herbs and crystals will be ineffective, for the true power of magic lies within ourselves-the gift of Deity. So no matter the magical system, personal power must be infused with the need and then released. In Wiccan magic, personal power is recognized as our direct link with the Goddess and God. Magic, therefore, is a religious act in which the Wiccans unite with their deities to better themselves and their world.

Humans soon discovered that pleasing rhythms and sounds could be produced by slapping various parts of the body, especially the thighs and chest. ly speaking, comprised can't hold music in our hands-merely of sound waves which are physically the instruments which produce it. 37 measurable. '" Rhythmic instruments such as log drums were later used to produce fuller sounds. Some rocks ring when struck, and so another type of instrument was born. Reeds, bones and some shells produce whistling sounds when correctly blown.

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