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Today I bought this statue of Hecate. I figured it was the least we needed. We also need votive candle holders for the quarters, and a table that we can use as an altar (that is big enough).

Let’s have a meeting. Later this week, in the evening, would be a good time for us. Should we meet at my cabin, your place, or somewhere neutral?

In the meeting we can talk about:
How relaxed the rituals should be
Starting to think about the rituals to write, and what kind (intention, initiation, dark moon, full moon, seasonal rituals)
What tools we need
Where we should host the rituals (we where thinking our little cabin, but if you have a better idea please let us know)

In our minds eye we see a very relaxed atmosphere, where people can be themselves, and we have time to talk during the circle. I understand that you have a lot of experience with witchcraft, and that is a good thing. Most of our members will probably not have so much experience with witchcraft, at least outside the Wiccan religion.

I hope to incorporate a lot of cleansing and grounding in the rituals, and perhaps some meditations would be nice. I want people to go off feeling refreshed and connected to themselves and Mother Earth (as well as energized by Hecates powers.)
Current Location:
Taiga Office
Current Mood:
hungry hungry
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I added information about the Hexagram and the Ogdoadic Star to the Grimoire on our website.
Current Location:
Taiga Office
Current Mood:
good good
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Definition of the word and concept of Witchcraft

I would like to define the concept of Witchcraft, as it is used in modern time, to you. A witch is a wise man or woman, and craft is the art of making changes in the here and now through the use of magic. The word witchcraft has very negative condensations to most people, but to neo-pagans who follow this belief system being called a witch is a symbol of honor and respect.

Witchcraft is not a religion, unlike Wicca (a neo-pagan religion made by Gerald Gardner in the 1950's,) but a way of life.

Witchcraft is unique in western culture by the fact that it is not dualistic. That means that there is no black or white magic, there is no polarity between good and evil, no race is more important than the next, and being an animal like a cat is just as purposeful as being a human being. Nature is revered as the awesome power and beauty that it contains. Some witches believe in Gods of ancient and new times, while some just work with spirits (like nature spirits, angels, demoins) and some are atheistic.

What people who “do” witchcraft have in common is that they actively try to make beneficial changes to their own personal lives. They do this by magic of course, but also by the choices they make and by the way they view the universe/world we live in. They recognize that every living thing has a personal power, and that this power can be harbored and centered to make their lives take the direction they seek.

While Witchcraft in itself is not spiritual, many witches add spiritual believes to their lives.

Eclecticism is very popular, where you take what you like from different world religions and incorporate it into your personal believe system. Every witch is free to believe in what he or she may choose, as no one should have the right to tell you what you should and shouldn't believe in.

Many think of witchcraft as old European Shamanism, or that witchcraft is watered down spiritual beliefs from priests and priestesses from old European religions. It is true that most witches descend from a European background. Witchcraft, especially with eclecticism, is one of the fastest growing belief systems in the western world.

I choose to separate witchcraft from religion, as I think that is what gives individuals the most freedom to live their lives according to their own beliefs and needs. The goal of witchcraft is to harmonize with the ever changing, and always the same, universe.
Current Location:
Long House Bethel Hotel
Current Mood:
full full
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Your Life Path Number is 11

Your purpose in life is to inspire others

Your amazing energy draws people to you, and you give them great insight in return.
You hold a great amount of power over others, without even trying.
You have the makings of an inventor, artist, religious leader, or prophet.

In love, you are sensitive and passionate. You connect with your partner on a very deep level.

You have great abilities, but you are often way too critical of yourself.
You don't fit in - and instead of celebrating your differences, you dwell on them.
You have high expectations of yourself. But sometimes you set them too high and don't achieve anything.
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You Are The Emperor

You are an authority figure, and other people look to you for what to do.
You are strong and powerful. Crossing you is not a good idea.
You have worked hard to get to your position, and you're not about to give it up to anyone.
Though you have a warrior heart, you are gentle to those who treat you well.

Your fortune:

In the near future, you need to be willing and able to defend those you love.
This may be the time for you to step up and be the authority figure to those around you.
It is time for you to be independent, to become your own person.
You may need to look at your relationship with your father, or your relationships as a father.
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I went through the listings at www.witchvox.com and invited people that seemed interesting out for coffee. I ended up inviting a lot of people, and in return got a lot of responses. I didn’t do it to get members for our coven, but simply to meet more witches and pagans. It will be very interesting to meet these people, but it is hard to organize since I only want to meet one person a day. (and avoid Wednesdays since it’s a Mars day and I don’t feel like I want that kind of energy in a friendship. Perhaps it’s just my misconception of Mars energy though. What do you think?)

Anyway, I will start meeting people next week. It’s gonna be fun!

Current Location:
Bethel, Alaska
Current Mood:
happy happy
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Yay! The Coven of Hecate site is up! Check it out here

We have a lot more work to do on it, but I'm pretty happy with what we got. Esp with the Grimoire part.

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I found out how to make these Necronomicon Notebooks a while ago, but haven’t tried it yet. Perhaps it is something we can do on our next craft meeting (full moon)?

What do you think of them? I think they would make awesome spell gifts and for stuff like that.

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We are now listed at WitchVox.com! You can read our listings here and here.
Current Mood:
excited excited
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