1st Degree Lesson

Lesson 4a

Associations


Most people like to associate things together so they make sense. This is a good tool for magicks. When you surround yourself with tools that are associated with what you are doing this helps us focus on our magicks. Tools are not always necessary, but most occasions do, because this helps with your focus. The left brain needs to focus so the right brain can do its work.Visuals for the left side, imagination working on the right and intent going into the ethereal.

 

Spiritual Tools & Terms

 

Some people like to run out and buy all kinds of pretty tools to use for the work and altars. This is not needed. People, back in the day, used what they had. We now know this also gives our tools more power because our intent and energies are put into it as we shape the tool. Some tools will change with each task like candles, incense and oils. Others are ones that we may use in our daily lives such as cups, knives, pots, etc… Then there are others that will be used over and over again. Some people have a hard time visualizing things, especially at first. Whether you are strong or not, having tools can lend strength to your spells, because your essence and intent is in them. For some spells you may need all the strength you can pull together and your tools will help you with this. You have already cleansed and consecrated them. You have already used them in other magicks. So therefore your energies are in them and can lend you extra strength. So if you can, make you tools and personalize them. Don’t let others use them unless you trust and want their energies within your own. There are many lists of tool meanings. If you need to, then look them up; otherwise just use what you have. Don’t complicate things more than you have to. Keep it simple. I will list a couple of terms that I might use but other than that say what you know.

 

Spiritual Terms List

  

Amulet/Sachet – An item put together as a talisman with herbs, spells and such for a specific purpose such as luck, protection or prosperity.

Athame – A knife that is only use to cut air and/or to do magicks with

Aspergillum – A water censer, used to sprinkle or anoint with.

Bell – used to mark an occasion or call spirits.

Besom – A broom that is used to cleanse a circle and/or do magicks with.

Boline - This is a curved bladed knife that is used to cut herbs.

BOS/Book of Shadows - A book and/or disk that holds writings that you have performed such as charts, herbs, poems, celebrations and spells or anything else that is of your magicks.

Cauldron – This is used for burning, cooking, scrying, etc…in or out of circle.

Censer/Thurble - A container for incense, which can be used with or instead of smudging.

Chalice/Crucible/Grail – A cup, which holds the drink for celebrations and/or offerings.

Deithean tradition - An eclectic path of witchcraft, which is to be walked and learned daily, in the magickal and the mundane

Divination – A magickal way of foreseeing the past, present and/or future.

Gateway – The doorway to the directional quarter

Holy Water – Blessed water

Mortar and Pestle – Used for herbal usage to grind or mixed ingredients together.

Namaste’ – means ‘the higher power in me recognizes and honors the higher power in you’.

Pendulum – Usually a crystal or other stone hanging from a cord or chain and used for scrying

Pentagram – A five-pointed star at which each point represents one of the five directions.

Pentacle – A pentagram with a circle, which represents the circle of life.

Talisman – An amulet or sachet made for a specific purpose, something that represents your higher self or can be used as a representative of something.

Scourge – This is a bound bundle of strips, mostly used in celebrations of degrees to show trust.

Scrying – A form of seeking answers.

Smudge - A bundle of herbs, usually sage, for burning and cleansing, which can be used instead of censers or incense.

Stang - This is a forked version of a staff, sometimes used for rhythm in celebration chants and/or dances

Staff - This can be used instead of a wand.

Wand –Usually made of wood; should be length from the inside your elbow to the tip of your middle finger-Used to direct energies.

 

Color Associations

 

            This color chart can be used anywhere and with anything that you want. When learning Wicca I found all kinds of charts and it depended on if it was visual, candles or the type of magicks that you were using to what color chart you used. I use this one for everything unless my spirit guide tells me different. It doesn’t matter if you are picking colors for clothing, candles or auras. Keep it simple.

  

White – Soul, Spiritual, Purity, Ethral, Maiden magicks, Deithea

Purple – Spirituality, Meditation, Deithea magicks, Protection, Pathway

Yellow – Sun, Energy, Intellect, Creativity, Clarity, Confidence, Squire Magicks

Red – Passion, Energy, Heat, Mother Magicks, Love, Survival

Blue – Calming, Cleansing, Direction, Peace, Expansion, Pathway

Green – Healing, Financial, Fertility, Grounding, Prosperity, Renewal, Father Magicks

Black – Mediation, Repel negativity, Crone & Sage magicks, Divination, Protection

Silver – Lunar & Goddess magicks

Gold – Sun & God Magicks

Brown – Grounding, Earth Magicks

Orange – Energy, Creative inspiration, Vitality, Attraction



Gateway Associations

 

 Just pick one or two things that correspond with what you are working on. Keep it simple.


Association

Elemental


Time of day

Time of life


Time of Season

Instrument


Celebration

Celebration-E/S*


Color

Lunar Phase


Place

Offering


Disposal

Tool


Zodiac

 

Air

Fairies


Dawn

Infancy


Spring

Flute


Beltain

Ostara-E*


Yellow/Gold

Waxing


Mountain

Flower


Scatter

Censor


Gemini

Libra

Aquarius

Fire

Salamanders


Noon

Youth


Summer

Guitar


Lughnasdh

Litha-S*


Red/White

Full


Desert

Incense


Burn

Candle


Aries

Leo

Sagittarius

Water

Merfolk


Dusk

Maturity


Fall

Harp


Samhain

Mabon-E*


Blue/Silver

Waning


Lake

Wine


Drown

Water


Cancer

Scorpio

Pisces

Earth

Elves


Midnight

Old age


Winter

Drum


Imbolc

Yule-S*


Green/Black

Dark


Valley

Bread/Salt


Bury

Seeds


Taurus

Virgo

Capricorn

Spirit

Angels


All & none

Nonlinear


All & none

Bell


Without

Within/E/S*


Purple/White

All & none


Ethral

Self


Any

Staff/Wand


Nonlinear

* Note: Celebration-E/S         E is for Equinox        S is for Solstice

 

 

Gateways of the Witches Pyramid

  

You have heard the old saying; learn to look outside of the box. When you only see things from one perspective it limits your vision and your focus. Learning to live the Witches Pyramid can help you with this. Which side do you see; the side view with three corners or the top view with four points and a center? Learning to live the pyramid can help you to see all and more at the same time if applied to your daily life. Raise your cone of power into the Ethral and let your spirit take flight.

 

East-To Know         Air is your Knowing

Build your foundation and learn knowledge for your goal, so you can apply the wisdom to achieve your goal.

 

South-To Will         Fire is your Will

Learn to visualize your goal; see it happening and this applied with knowledge will help you to achieve your goal.

 

West-To Dare         Water is your Dare

Learn to believe in yourself for your goal, because you have the knowledge and will that will help you to achieve your goal.

 

North-To Keep Silent         Earth is your Silence

Learn to know when to keep silent for your goal, by not letting yourself brag you will save energies and then you can let your knowledge, will and faith flow to achieve your goal.

 

Spirit-To Go         Center is your To Go

When you achieve Center your Spirit can guide you on your life path goals. Other may come to you for help with their Pathways and then you can help them by applying your wisdom and spirit knowledge for them to achieve their goal.

 

 

 
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