reply to post by OkamiZaku
Just been catching up on the latest posts here ... it's becoming a really informative thread.
Don't be coy about wanting to learn what 'Du Magick' is all about ... to evolve into a well balanced witch you need to be aware of all parts of the
craft ... and that includes the darker corners that we don't talk about in polite company.
So you are wise to be curious at this stage. You sound like a sensible soul who is not about to go off trying to summon demons willy-nilly, then a few
weeks down the line start a new thread asking if anyone can help you get rid of the negative energies that have attached themselves to you.
Personally I think it's more accurate to describe the Satanic Practices as being 'black magick' ... but that has nothing to do with Witchcraft or
As you may already be aware, Witches do not believe in the enitity known as Satan (the Devil) ... Old Nick is a creation of the Christian faith. This
'epitome of all that is evil' was drawn like a dagger by the church during the years of Christian conversion, to convince the Pagans that 'Pan The
Lord Of Untamed Nature' was in fact the devil himelf (both having horns / cloven hooves ... you get the picture) !
Coincidence ? I don't think so !
But I digress.
Witches would think of the darker practices as 'The Shadow Side' ... and every witch not only needs to be aware of their 'shadow' side but they
also need to acknowledge it as part of who they are ... no-one is good in thought or deed 24-7.
There is an excellent trilogy of books by Ann Moura (Aoumiel), called GREEN WITCHCRAFT I, II, III.
Book 1; Covers Folk Magic ... Faery Lore ... & Herb Craft
Book 2; (the one that may be of interest to you); Covers Balancing The Light & Shadow
Book 3; Is a 'Manual' that covers ALL the basic principles of Witchcraft ... this might be worth a looksee first (for anyone at the beginning of
I'm sure they are available online but as 'emmy' mentioned, Waterstones' have an excellent Mind, Body, Spirit section.
You can also have a look at my website which I designed with beginners in mind (link in my signature below this post). There may be a few things of
interst to you there.
Elements are found in all forms of nature (the building blocks of the Universe) and as Witchcraft is an Earth-Centric practice 'elementals' play a
massive part in our daily routines and spell-workings.
What are 'Elementals' ?
'Elementals' are the nature spirits of the 4 elements ...
Earth elementals called GNOMES = North = soil / stones / trees etc
Air elementals called UNDINES = East = feathers / smoke / incense etc
Fire elementals called SALAMANDERS = South = bonfires / candles / metamorphic rocks etc
Water elementals called SYLPHS = West = sea / rivers / springs etc
Most witches own an 'elemental jar' ... this is a jar where you add something of every element eg;
leaf or stone (E) ... feathers - maybe a white and a black one to represent balance - (A) ... candlewax - the remains of the candle you have used to
conscecrate your jar - (F) ... seashells (W)
Once you have collected the items you require, seal the jar and keep it on a window ledge that catches the light (sun and moon) ... this will keep the
items inside fully charged, and the energy in your home will be perpetually cleansed.
I would recommend you change the jar and collect new items annually ... discard the old jar (with contents) as far away from your home as possible
either by burying it in a wild place of nature (woods are preferable) ... or throw it into the sea from a high place when the tide is going out.
The purpose of this is to banish any negative energy that the jar may have extracted from your home over the previous year.
You should create your elemental jar during the waxing moon phase (new to full) and when it's time to discard it this should be done during a waning
moon phase (full to new)
Well I hope that's enough to get you started. Woody