Sunday Worship

July 7, 2019

Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God

the shape of the universe

November 6, 2018

Jesus, Jesus he says, but he’s not praying to Jesus, he’s praying to you, not to your body or your face but to that space you hold at the centre, which is the shape of the universe…How does it feel to be a god…?

Margaret Atwood
Worship
from Murder in the dark

ecstasy and suffering

October 25, 2018

You arrive at my altar with no idea what it means to worship — to adore. You haven’t even learned it: ecstasy and suffering make the same face.

Gretchen Marquette
The Offering

Awareness grew stronger

April 21, 2018

A witch - Rosaleen Norton

If the Kingdom of Pan had always been with me, it had been mostly in the background, overlaid by what was called reality: Now it had begun to emerge and pervade the latter. Awareness grew stronger and stronger that the tedious world of childhood didn’t really matter, because this held the essence of all that called to my inmost being: Night and wild things and mystery; storms; being by myself, free of other people. The sense of some deep hidden knowledge stirring at the back of consciousness; and all about me the feeling of secret sentient life, that was in alliance with me, but that others were unaware, or afraid of, because it was unhuman. So my first act of ceremonial magic was in honour of the horned god, whose pipes are symbol of magic and mystery, and whose horns and hooves stand for natural energies and fleet-footed freedom: And this rite was also my oath of allegiance and my confirmation as a witch. I remember my feelings on that occasion well, and they are valid today: If Pan is the ‘Devil’ (and the joyous goat-god probably is from the orthodox viewpoint) then I am indeed a ‘Devil’ worshipper.

Rosaleen Norton
Thorn in the Flesh: A Grim-memoir

on your knees

April 17, 2018

She stands before you naked you can see it, you can taste it, and she comes to you light as the breeze. Now you can drink it or you can nurse it, it don’t matter how you worship as long as you’re down on your knees.

Leonard Cohen
Light As The Breeze

specialize in necromancy

November 14, 2016

a-mirror

Some covens concentrate on attempting to heal the sick, others specialize in necromancy, but the general goal is one of knowledge and power. In further pursuit of the latter, a few groups try to bring their powers to bear on political matters, singling out individuals who stand high in public office on whom to cast their spells. Then there exists those groups who devote their energies solely to invoking the witch entities as deities, worshiping them not so much for practical and magical reasons, but rather as an expression of that simpler and maybe purer life of the spirit which takes its inspiration from pre-Christian European sources. It is these “witch cultists” who have largely held the public gaze over the past fifteen years, despite the fact that the word “witch” embraces a far wider circle of people than merely the followers of Gerald Brosseau Gardner.

Paul Husson
Mastering Witchcraft

Invocation of the winds

March 4, 2016

circle

Invoking the winds is an ancient practice that dates back to the Ancient Greeks and possibly earlier. In Mycenaean Greece a Priestess of the Winds is named on a tablet found at Knossos. That such a function existed is proof that a Cult of the Winds played an important role in magic and deities associated with the Winds were prevalent and worshipped.

Wind magick utilises the forces of the four winds to create changes, and the power of the wind can give a tremendous intensity to spellwork. Each of the winds is associated with certain aspects and depending on which wind is blowing, the vibrations on the earth will differ. When invoking the winds for spellwork, it is best to be outside.

“Heed the North wind’s mighty gale:
lock the door and trim the sail.
When the wind comes from the South,
love will kiss you the on the mouth.
When the Moor wind blows from the West,
departed spirits have no rest.
When the wind blows from the East,
expect the new and set the feast. ”

Doreen Valiente
The Wiccan Rede