A Wiccan Grove

January 14, 2012

Prayer Beads

I’ve got a few (actually a lot) of prayer beads but have used all of them as “Affirmation Beads”.  This is the first set that I’ve consciously created for the purpose of prayer and have used it as such.  I believe the following two pictures are self explanitory.  If you’ve got an additional view of each of the “quarters” please let me know.

I feel that the order of prayer should be North to East to South to West.  When my mother-in-law passed, I wanted to thank the Goddesses for her easy passing.  I found myself using the beads “backwards”.  From North to West and around.

You need to use/do what is right for your and your intentions.

Prayer bead arrangement chart

Prayer bead arrangement chart

My prayer beads

Have a Hug Full Day,

Raven

December 20, 2008

Book of Shadows

The book Serpentine Grove, on the main site, is also a book of Lights. The book of Shadows, the spells, are not included although a talk on spellcasting is.

Go here to read it online: Serpentine Grove to open a new page.

What are spells, really?

Filed under: General Discussions,General Information,Spellwork,Wiccan Religion — ravenbird @ 11:47 am

I’ve always told people that spells are prayers which involve your entire body.

If you stop and think of it, most people pray according to their base religion. Some stand, some sit, some kneel, some do combinations of all of the above. The Catholics are really cool in that they keep their congregation from boredom by making them do all of the above during the ritual.

We do the same, but I think we have more fun at it.

We don’t kneel much though (unless it’s to light the fire – unless we can think of a more dramatic way of lighting it). Maybe, since almost all of us came from a different religious background, should incorporate, instead of run from, kneeling as part of our prayer (spell work).

I’m thinking that if we kneel, then that old (black magic? – sorry, I’m into songs sometimes) religious learning that we’ve had ingrained into our cells will kick in and help us to realize that spellwork is prayer.

Blessed Be All of You,
Raven

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