Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Frost" Moon

So, tonight is the full moon for November. Sometimes known as the "frost" moon. In Pagan traditions, the night of each full moon is called an Full Moon Esbat. According to Wikipedia, an actual esbat is defined as a coven meeting. Now, I've found that the word "esbat" is used interchangeably between doing ritual observances for the solitary wiccan such as myself and coven meetings as defined by Wikipedia. But, whatever you wish to refer to it as, in my opinion, is fine. Most pagans know what you mean. It's sort of like if you were born and raised in England and you come over to America, you still speak the same language just a little but different. It has the same roots. (Hope that makes sense!)

Now, I myself, have yet to perform any sort of ritual in observance of an esbat. I was going to tonight but, we have visitors from out of town and I think they'd feel a little weird, smelling incense and hearing me mumble things from across the hall. So, I will postpone that for now. Plus, after working all day, I am kinda not in the mood. Doing a half-ass ritual wouldn't suffice, in my opinion. I don't think the God and Goddess would appreciate it.

I hope you all had a blessed Frost Moon. I'd love to hear about it if you want to tell me.

Until next time...

)O( - PRiLA

Monday, November 7, 2011

New book

Yay! My new book came in the mail today! Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner I didn't know when I ordered it that I was going to get a surprise when it came. It's the old cover!

I was pretty excited when I opened it as you might can assume. I wasn't even aware that there was a version of this book with this cover. So, yay! I just wanted to update on that. I'm almost finished with my wand. I have a little more to carve then I can sand it down. I can't wait to upload a picture of that.

Until next time...

)O( - PRiLA

Bedtime Ritual

I have been trying to figure out a bedtime ritual for meditation and such. I'm not talking about my nightly ritual like, when I come home from work, I go straight to the shower, then I get online and visit YouTube, Facebook.. etc. After that, I straighten my hair, and watch some tv before I finally turn out the light and go to sleep. What I'm talking about is, an actual ritual/devotion type thing. I have been sitting in front of my altar, with a white candle and some incense lit and just breathe and try to relax. I mean, I guess you could call that a ritual but, I don't know. I just think something is missing. I guess, I'll figure it out. I'm a little lost on that subject right now. Of course, I have a few things in my life that I need to work on. One that's concerning me the most is the loss/lack of something that once was really important to me and now, it isn't as important. It's taken some getting used to but I think I'm finally coming to terms with it. That is the main thing I'm working on right now. I would elaborate but, I don't feel like it's necessary. I will get it all worked out. I'm sure of that. Until next time... Blessed be!

)O( - PRiLA

Friday, November 4, 2011

New layout.

Ta-da! I have a new layout. I think it's pretty cool. It's very fall-ish, my favorite time of year other than winter. I'm currently working on a new video for my YouTube channel. Stay tuned for that!

)O( - PRiLA

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My first ritual & spell.

I am so excited. While I know, I should be doing math homework(gross!), I have just finished writing my very first ritual and spell. My first ritual is for cleansing, consecrating and charging my magical tools. My first spell is for banishing. While I'm not ready to share these yet, I wanted to post about them because I am excited about it. I have to transfer them into my BOS because I just wrote them down on regular paper. You could call it a rough draft. I had to mark out things, add things here and there and, I might not be completely finished with them yet. I'm going to read over them before I am 100% sure I want to put them in my BOS. (I don't like scratch-outs and things in my BOS.)

My question for you guys is... do you remember writing your first spell and/or ritual? Do you still use those to this day? Or, have you adapted new ones but still have the same basic standards as your original? I'd love to hear your stories!

Until next time...

)O( - PRiLA