Winter Solstice 2015: Shortest Day Of The Year Celebrated As Pagan Yule

“Something in us needs to know that at the end of the longest night, there will be light.”

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In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Dec. 22 at 4:48 a.m. UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, click here.

Officially the first day of winter, the winter solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. This is the longest night of the year, meaning that despite the cold winter, the days get progressively longer after thewinter solstice until the summer solstice in 2016.

The winter solstice is celebrated by many people around the world as the beginning of the return of the sun, and darkness turning into light. The Talmud recognizes the winter solstice as “Tekufat Tevet.” In China, the Dongzhi Festival is celebrated on the Winter Solstice by families getting together and eating special festive food.

Until the 16th century, the winter months were a time of famine in northern Europe. Most cattle were slaughtered so that they wouldn’t have to be fed during the winter, making the solstice a time when fresh meat was plentiful. Most celebrations of the winter solstice in Europe involved merriment and feasting. In pre-Christian Scandinavia, the Feast of Juul, or Yule, lasted for 12 days celebrating the rebirth of the sun god and giving rise to the custom of burning a Yule log.

In ancient Rome, the winter solstice was celebrated at the Feast of Saturnalia, to honor Saturn, the god of agricultural bounty. Lasting about a week, Saturnalia was characterized by feasting, debauchery and gift-giving. With Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, many of these customs were later absorbed intoChristmas celebrations.

One of the most famous celebrations of the winter solstice in the world today takes place in the ancient ruins of Stonehenge, England. Thousands of druids and pagans gather there to chant, dance and sing while waiting to see the spectacular sunrise.

Pagan author T. Thorn Coyle wrote in a 2012 HuffPost article that for many contemporary celebrants, solstices “are a chance to still ourselves inside, to behold the glory of the cosmos, and to take a breath with the Sacred.”

In the Northern hemisphere, friends gather to celebrate the longest night. We may light candles, or dance around bonfires. We may share festive meals, or sing, or pray. Some of us tell stories and keep vigil as a way of making certain that the sun will rise again. Something in us needs to know that at the end of the longest night, there will be light.

In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the sacred immanent in all things, we establish a resonance with the seasons. Ritual helps to shift our consciousness to reflect the outer world inside our inner landscape: the sun stands still within us, and time changes. After the longest night, we sing up thedawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. Sol Invictus — the Unconquered Sun — is seen once again, staining the horizon with the promise of hope and brilliance.

This year the Circle Sanctuary, a prominent U.S. pagan organization headed by Selena Fox, will observe the solstice with an all-ages Yule celebration on Saturday Dec. 19 complete with music, crafts and storytelling.

 

Personal note: I don’t really believe that the Christian Jesus was born around the time of Yule. However, in my house, we celebrate Christmas and Santa and all of that. I focus more on handmade gifts and little things than materialistic things. However, since my daughter is 4, it’s hard to get away from those things since she is at the age where she wants practically everything she sees toy and clothes-wise. There is a real historic figure called St. Niklaus who would bring gifts to children at the Yule-time. Christmas has only been celebrated in the US since about the 1800s. In it’s current manifestation, it seems more like a holiday invented by the toy manufacturers to increase their profits. Historically speaking, we know that Emperor Constantine appropriated Pagan holidays for Christian ones ostensibly to make them more palatable to his people who had been Pagan for generations.

For me, personally, I believe that the spiritual universe is made up of male and female essences and to operate fully, they both need to work together. I believe that the dying god, the male esssence, is sacrificed (or dies in the winter) and goes into the Mother (Earth) for the winter in order to be reborn again in the spring. I’m thinking of a figure like The Green Man.

Incidentally, there is going to be a full moon this year on the Winter Solstice. If anyone is interested, this would be a good time to do your spells to bring you good things for the next year. If you have tarot cards, lay the deck out over night where the light of the moon can touch them. This will cleanse them and make it to where you are more connected to them through your spirit and/or spirit guide.

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I realize I’m probably prattling on about nonsensical things right now. I’m pretty sick with either bronchitis or pneumonia and am dosed up on Codeine flavored cough syrup. Regardless of my personal beliefs and opinions, I hope you all, my lovely readers, have a wonderful Yule time or Christmas time. Whatever you celebrate, may the new year bring you peace, joy, love and prosperity. This is my most fervent wish for all of you and for myself as well.

Blessed Be.

Definition of the Merkaba, it’s Fuction and How to Open It

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Most are aware of the Chakras and may even be aware of what is known as Auric Energy which makes up what we commonly call “The Light Body.” When one activates the MerKaBa energy one is able to travel out of this plane and actually travel to the divine physically. But how? Well the MerKaBa energy is actually the Sacred vehicle of Prajna that allowed Gautama to achieve Oneness leading to Enlightenment and becoming fully awake. In ancient Hebraic Judaism it is known as MerKaVa and actually means Vehicle for the very reason it can transcend the material body and transmute it to the divine. If we look at the Enlightened Transcended Masters such as Jesus, St. Germaine, Enoch, and Mohammed we see that they reached a point of such high enlightenment that a change took place physically within their appearance. We understand this to be the activation of The MerKaBa energy of their Light Bodies. The MerKaBa can be accessed by anyone with enough practice but it takes a True Adept to achieve the full Transmutable Activation of the MerKaBa light body, as once one does life is immortal, understanding of the universe and of all things is opened and understood. When one fully activates The MerKaBa one truly is imbued by the powers of The Divine light of Mastery of all Godly Power, not only to travel to God at will but also to understand his creation and mind fully. The MerKaBa is envisioned as a spinning Star Tetrahedron that is spinning counterwise to the sphere created by the Chakra energies produced by the Kundalini. When one attains the ability to open the MerKaBa one completes ones “Light(Mer) Spirit(Ka) Body(Ba)” and as such can then traverse the 4th dimension of reality between space and time physically. In Vietnam the US government worked with allies from the Viet Kong to use MerKaBa as a form of concealed warfare as soldiers from the US were telling their superiors how the Viet Kong could disappear and reappear at will, it had also been seen done by the US during WWII with the Japanese. Allies within Japan and Viet Nam forces both had told the government of the US this was done by opening the Light Spirit Body i.e. The MerKaBa.
Below I am including a technique to hopefully with practice allow any adept enough out there to experience this for themselves but it is far from easy mind you and even with practice few if any will be able to fully open the MerKaBa.
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Practice: The Teaching Of Spherical breathing for Merkaba Activation: Using 18 Breaths

By Drunvalo Melchizedek

There are 17+1 breaths, where the first six are for balancing the polarity, the next seven for proper pranic flow through the entire body. The further breaths are for shifting the consciousness from 3rd to 4th dimension and finally the last three breaths is for re-creating the rotating Merkabah within and around the body. The last breath is not taught. Once each day, enter into this meditation, until the time comes when you are a conscious breather, remembering with each breath your intimate connection with God.

FIRST MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Open your heart and feel love for all life. If you cannot do this, you must at least open to this love as much as is possible for you. This is the most important instruction of all.
MIND: Become aware of the male tetrahedron (the apex facing up to the sun, the point facing to the front for male, the point to the back for females) filled with the brilliant white light surrounding your body. Visualize it the best you can. If you cannot visualize it, sense or feel it surrounding you.
BODY: At the same moment of inhalation, place your hands in the mudra of your thumb and first finger touching. Remember, lightly touch your fingers, and do not allow your fingers to touch each other or any other object. Keep your palms facing up.
MERKABA BREATH: At this same moment, with empty lungs, begin to breathe in a complete yogic manner. Breath through your nostrils only, except at certain places which will be described. Simply put, breath from your stomach first, then your diaphragm, and finally your chest. Do this in one movement, not three parts. The exhale is completed either by holding the chest firm and relaxing the stomach, slowly releasing the air, or by holding the stomach firm and relaxing the chest. The most important aspect is that this breathing must be rhythmic. Begin by using seven seconds in and seven seconds out, but as you get familiar with this meditation, find your own rhythm. The following instructions for a complete Yogic Breath are from “the Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath” by Yogi Ramacharake. Perhaps this description will be helpful.

Breathing through the nostrils, inhale steadily, first filling the lower part of the lungs, which is accomplished by bringing into play the diaphragm, which descending exerts a gentle pressure on the abdominal organs, pushing forward the front walls of the abdomen. Then fill the middle part of the lungs, pushing out the lower ribs, breastbone and chest. Then fill the higher portion of the lungs, protruding the upper chest, thus lifting the chest, including the upper six or even pairs of ribs.

At first reading it may appear that this breath consists of three distinct movements. This, however, is not the correct idea. The inhalation is continuous, the entire chest cavity from the lowered diaphragm to the highest point of the chest in the region of the collar-bone, being expanded with a uniform movement. Avoid a jerky series of inhalations, and strive to attain a steady continuous action. Practice will soon overcome the tendency to divide the inhalation into three movements, and will result in a uniform continuous breath. You will be able to complete the inhalation in a few seconds after a little practice.

Exhale quite slowly, holding the chest in a firm position, and drawing the abdomen in a little and lifting it upward as the air leaves the lungs. When the air is entirely exhaled, relax the chest and abdomen. A little practice will render this part of the exercise easy, and the movement once acquired will be afterward performed almost automatically.

FIRST MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
HEART: Love
MIND: Become aware of the female tetrahedron, (apex pointing to the earth, point facing to the back for males, point facing to the front for females), also filled with the brilliant white light
BODY: Keep the same mudra.
MERKABA BREATH: Do NOT hesitate at the top of the inhalation to begin the exhalation. Exhale quite slowly, approximately seven seconds, in the Yogic manner. When the air is out of the lungs, without forcing, relax the chest and abdomen and HOLD the breath. When you feel pressure to breathe again, after about five seconds or so, then do the following:
MIND: Be aware of the flat equilateral triangle at the top of the female tetrahedron located in the horizontal plane that passes through your chest at the sternum. In a flash, and with a pulse like energy, send that triangular plane down through the female tetrahedron. It gets smaller as it goes down and pushes out the tip or apex of the tetrahedron all the negative energy of the mudra or electrical circuit, a light will shoot out of the apex toward the center of the Earth. The Mind exercise is performed along with the following BODY movements.
BODY: Move your eyes slightly toward each other, or, in other words, slightly cross your eyes. Now bring them up to the top of their sockets, or in other words, look up. Also, this looking up motion should not be extreme. You will feel a tingling feeling between your eyes in the area of your third eye . You can now look down to the lowest point you can, as fast as you can. You should feel an electrical sensation move down your spine. The MIND and BODY must coordinate the above mental exercise with the eye movements. The eyes look down from their up position at the same time the mind sees the triangular horizontal plane of the female tetrahedron move down to the apex of the female tetrahedron. This combined exercise will clean out the negative thoughts and feelings that have entered into your electrical system. Specifically, it will clean out the part of your electrical system that is associated with the particular mudra you are using. Immediately upon pulsing the energy down your spine, you change mudras to the next one and begin the entire cycle over again.

The next five breaths are a repeat of the first breath with the following mudra changes:

Second breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together
Third breath mudra: Thumb and third finger together
Fourth breath mudra: Thumb and little finger together
Fifth breath mudra: Thumb and first finger together (same as first breath)
Sixth breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together (same as second breath)

The first part, the first six breaths, the balancing of the polarities, and the cleansing of your electrical system is now complete. You are now ready for the next part, the next seven breaths.

Here an entirely new breathing pattern begins. You do not need to visualize the star tetrahedron at this time. Only the tube that runs through the star, from the apex of the male tetrahedron above your head to the apex of the female tetrahedron below your feet, needs to be seen and worked with. This extends one hand length above your head and one hand length below your feet. The diameter of YOUR tube will be the size of the hole formed by YOUR thumb and forefinger touching.

MERKABA BREATH NUMBER SEVEN: Inhale
HEART: Love. There is another refinement here that can be used after you have perfected this meditation.
MIND: Visualize or sense the tube running through your body. The instant you begin the seventh inhale, see the brilliant white light of the prana moving down the tube from the top and up the tube from the bottom at the same time. This movement is almost instantaneous. The point where these two light beams meet within your body is controlled by the mind and is a vast science known throughout the universe. In this teaching however, we will only be shown what is necessary , that which will take you from third to fourth dimensional awareness. In this case you will direct the two beams of prana to meet at your navel, or more correct, within your body at navel level, inside the tube. The moment the two beams of prana meet, which is just as the inhale begins, a sphere of white light or prana is formed at the meeting point about the size of a grapefruit centered on the tube. It all happens in an instant. As you continue to take the inhale of the seventh breath, the sphere of prana begins to concentrate and grow slowly.
BODY: For the next seven breaths use the same mudra for both inhale and exhale, the thumb, first and second touching together palms up.
MERKABA BREATH: Deep rhythmic Yogic Merkaba breathing, seven seconds in and seven seconds out. There is no holding of the breath from now on. The flow of prana from the two poles will not stop or change in any way when you go from inhale to exhale. It will be a continuous flow that will not stop for a long as you breath in this manner, even after death.

SEVENTH MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The prana sphere centered at the navel continues to grow. By the time of the full exhale, the prana sphere will be approximately eight or nine inches in diameter.
MERKABA BREATH: Do not force the air out of your lungs. When your lungs are empty naturally, immediately begin the next breath.
EIGHTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Love.
MIND: The prana sphere continues to concentrate life force energy and grow in size.

EIGHT MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The prana sphere continues to grow in size and will reach maximum size at the end of this breath. This maximum size is different for each person. If you put your longest finger in the center of your navel, the line on your wrist defining your hand will show you the radius of the maximum size of this sphere for YOU. This sphere of prana cannot grow larger.
NINTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
MIND: The prana sphere cannot grow larger, so what happens is the prana begins to concentrate within the sphere. The visual appearance is that the sphere grows BRIGHTER.
MERKABA BREATH: Sphere grows brighter and brighter as you inhale.
NINTH MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MERKABA BREATH: As you exhale, the sphere continues to grow brighter and brighter.
TENTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
MIND: About half way through this inhale, as the sphere continues to brighter, the prana sphere reaches critical mass. The sphere ignites into a sun, a brilliant blinding ball of white light. You are now ready for the next step.

TENTH MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MIND: At the moment of exhale, the small sphere two hand lengths in diameter bulges to expand. In one second, combined with the breath talked about below, the sphere expands quickly out to the sphere of Leonardo, out at your finger tips of your extended arms. Your body is now completely enclosed within a huge sphere of brilliant white light. You have returned to the ancient form of spherical Merkaba breathing. However, at this point, this sphere is not stable. You MUST breath three more times to keep the sphere stable.
MERKABA BREATH: At the moment of exhale, make a small hole with your lips and blow out your air with pressure. As you feel the sphere begin to bulge, all within the first second of this exhale, let all of your air out rapidly. The sphere will expand at that moment.
ELEVENTH, TWELFTH and THIRTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale and Exhale
MIND: Relax and just feel the flow of the prana flowing from the two poles and meeting at the navel and then expanding out to the large sphere
MERKABA BREATH: Breath rhythmically and deeply. At the end of the thirteenth breath you have stabilized the large sphere and are ready for the important 14th breath.

THE FOURTEENTH MERKABA BREATH
HEART: Love
MIND: On the inhale of the 14th breath, at the very beginning of the breath, move the point where the two beams of prana meet from the navel to the sternum, the fourth dimensional chakra. The entire large sphere, along with the original sphere, which is also still contained within the large sphere, moves up to the new meeting point within the tube. Though this is very easy to do, it is an extremely powerful movement. Breathing from this new point within the tube will inevitably change your awareness from third to fourth dimensional consciousness, or from earth consciousness to Christ consciousness.
BODY: This mudra will be used for the rest of the meditation. Place the left palm on top of the right palm for males and the right palm on top of the left palm for females. It is a mudra that relaxes.
MERKABA BREATH: Rhythmic breath and deep. However, if you continue to breathe from your Christ center without moving on to the MER-KA-BA, which is what is recommended until you have made contact with your Higher Self, then shift to a shallow breath. In other words, breath rhythmically but in a comfortable manner where your attention is more on the flow of energy moving up and down the tube meeting at the sternum and expanding out to the large sphere. Just feel the flow. Use your feminine side to just be. At this point don’t think, just breath, feel and be. Feel your connection to All Life through the Christ Breath. Remember your intimate connection with God.

The Mer-Ka-Ba, The Vehicle Of Ascension

The Last Three Breaths
You are asked not to attempt this FOURTH PART until you have made contact with your Higher Self, AND your Higher Self has given you permission to proceed. This part is to be taken seriously. The energies that will come into and around your body and spirit are of tremendous power. If you are not ready, you could hurt yourself. If your Higher Self gives you permission to enter into the MER-KA-BA, then don t fear, for you will be ready.

FIFTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Love
MIND: Be aware of the whole star tetrahedron. Realize that there are three whole star tetrahedrons superimposed over each other. One is the body itself, and is locked in place and never, except under certain conditions, moves. It is placed around the body according to maleness or femaleness. The second whole star tetrahedron is male in nature, it is electrical, is literally the human mind and rotates counter-clockwise relative to your body looking out, or to put it another way, it rotates toward your left side. The third whole star tetrahedron is female in nature, is magnetic, is literally the human emotional body and rotates clockwise relative to your body looking out, or to put it another way, it rotates toward your right side.
To be clear, we are not telling you to rotate the male tetrahedron one way and the female the other way. When we say rotate the whole star tetrahedron, we mean the whole thing.
On the inhale of the fifteenth breath, as you are inhaling, you will say to yourself, in your head, the code words, EQUAL SPEED. This will tell your mind that you want the two rotatable whole star tetrahedrons to begin spinning in opposite directions at equal speeds at the time of the exhale. Meaning that for every complete rotation of the mind tetrahedrons, there will be a complete rotation of the emotional tetrahedrons.
BODY: Continue the mudra of the folded hands from now on.
MERKABA BREATH: Breath Yogic and rhythmically and deeply again, but only for the next three breaths, after that return to the shallow Merkaba breathing.

FIFTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The two sets of tetrahedrons take off spinning. In an instant, they will be moving at exactly one-third the speed of light at their outer tips. You probably will not be able to see this because of their tremendous speed, but you can feel it. What you have just done is to start the MOTOR of the MER-KA-BA. You will not go anywhere, or have an experience. It is just like starting the motor of a car, but having the transmission in neutral.
MERKABA BREATH: Make a small hole with your lips just like you did for breath Number Ten. Blow out in the same manner, and as you do, feel the two sets of tetrahedrons take off spinning.
SIXTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
MIND: As you let out the breathe, the two sets of tetrahedrons take off from their one-third speed of light setting to two third speed of light in an instant. As they approach two-thirds speed of light speed a phenomena takes place. A disk about 55 feet in diameter forms around the body at the level of the base of the spine. And the sphere of energy that is centered around the two sets of tetrahedrons forms with the disk to create a shape that looks like a FLYING SAUCER around the body. This energy matrix is called the MER-KA-BA. However, it is not stable. If you see or sense the MER-KA-BA around you at this point, you will know it to be unstable. It will be slowly wobbling. Therefore Breath Number Seventeen is necessary.
MERKABA BREATH: Same as breath 16, make a small hole in your lips, and blow out with pressure. It is at this point that the speeds increases. As you feel the speed increasing, let out all your breath with force. This action will cause the higher speed to be fully obtained and the MER-KA-BA to be formed.

SEVENTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Remember, unconditional love for all life must be felt through out all of this meditation or no results will be realized.
MIND: As you breathe in, say to yourself, in your head, the code NINE TENTHS THE SPEED OF LIGHT. This code will tell your mind to increase the speed of the MER-KA-BA to nine-tenths the speed of light which will stabilize the rotating field of energy. It will also do something else. This third dimensional universe that we live in is tuned to 9/10 the speed of light. Every electron in your body is rotating around every atom in your body at 9/10 the speed of light. This is the reason this particular speed is selected.
MERKABA BREATH: Breathe rhythmically and in a Yogic manner.

SEVENTEENTH MERKABA BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The speed increases to 9/10 the speed of light and stabilizes the MER-KA-BA.
MERKABA BREATH: Same as breath 15 and 16, make a small hole in your lips, and blow out with pressure. As you feel the speed take off, let all your breath out with force. You are now in your stable and Third dimensionally tuned MER-KA-BA. With the help of your Higher Self, you will understand what this really means.
EIGHTEENTH MERKABA BREATH:
This very special breath will not be taught here. You must receive it from Your Higher Self. It is the breath that will take you through the speed of light into the fourth dimension. You will disappear from this world and reappear in another one that will be your new home for a while. This is not the end, but the beginning of an ever-expanding consciousness returning you HOME to your FATHER.

Binding Freezer Spell To Keep Someone From Hurting You Emotionally/Mentally/Verbally

What You Will Need:

1. A piece of white cloth or a piece of white paper.

2. A pen, any color.

3. White yarn or thread.

4. A waterproof freezer bag (ziploc).

5. Water (tap water is fine).

6. A Bible.

When: You can do this spell anytime, but I recommend doing it on the full moon for best chance of the most power.

Doing The Work:

1. Cast a circle. You can do this with a wand or your finger. You can simply point your finger/wand to the floor/ground and “draw” a circle and pentacle while visualizing them.

This is the spell for casting a circle that I used:

Visualize yourself in the middle of your cast circle and pentacle and with three rings of purple light around me: one at your feet, one at your waist and one at your head. You can also cast your circle with salt if you so choose. Try really hard not to break the circle once you have cast it. I have a toddler, so I have to do my spells when she is asleep otherwise she will break the circle unintentionally. The spirits will understand if the circle is broken in this way, but if you do break it accidentally, you must explain to them why you did it and apologize to them. Then you have to start again.

Say this:

Protect me with all your might oh goddess gracious day and night.

Protect me with all your might oh goddess gracious day and night.

Protect me with all your might oh goddess gracious day and night.

So mote it be.

By dragon’s light this (insert month) January night I call to thee to give me your might.

By the power of three I conjure thee to protect all that surrounds me.

So mote it be.

So mote it be.

So mote it be.

(Now point wand/finger to the sky)

Terra, Ignis, Aqua all three.

Elements of astral I summon thee.

Earth by Divinity.

Divinity by Earth.

Give my enemy the power to see the strength of the elements by my side.

No rules magic I shall abide.

Now when My enemy meets his downfall this spell shall have no power at all.

In no way shall this spell reverse or place upon me any curse.

So mote it be.

(now lower wand/finger)

2. Write the person’s name on one side of the paper in big bold letters.

3. Around that person’s name, write what you want to bind them from doing. For instance, if they are verbally abusing you, you could bind them from speaking hurtful and abusive words to you. Here’s what I wrote when I did the last one: “<person’s name>, I bind your tongue in Jesus’ name from speaking hurtful words, lies and gossip. I bind you in Jesus’ name from doing any harm to me or to anyone I love.” Keep writing what you want to bind them from all down the paper until the paper is full. (While you are doing all of this, focus all of your energy regarding that person into what you are writing. MEAN IT.)

4. Turn the paper over. On the other side of the paper, write Psalm 130 from the Bible.

5. Fold the paper into a small square.

6. Use the white yarn/thread to wrap the folded square of paper until you can’t see the paper anymore while chanting: “<person’s name>, I bind you in Jesus’ name from doing any harm to me or anyone I love”. Keep wrapping and chanting until you cannot see any of the paper.

7. Put the yarn/thread wrapped square of paper into the waterproof freezer bag.

8.  Close the circle and thank the spirits for attending you and send them on their way with blessings. You can also tell the spirits to stay or go as they wish, but make sure to thank them politely for attending you. (Personally, as I was telling the kind spirits my thanks and letting them know that they could either go or stay, I asked them if they would stay as long as they felt my daughter and I needed their protection. I do this with most all of my protection spells. However, you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.)

Close your circle by saying this:

Thrice around the circles bound sink all evil to the ground.

Thrice around the circles bound sink all evil to the ground.

Thrice around the circles bound sink all evil to the ground.

So mote it be.

8. Fill the bag with water.

9. Put the bag in the freezer and leave it there.

If the person you are binding is still abusing you a few days after this spell, you can do it again. Keep in mind, a spell is only as powerful as the energy of the person casting it. So, you must put forth all of your energy and focus into the spell if you want it to be at it’s most effective.

Simple Prayer of Power to Chango

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Oh Sovereign and Mysterious spirit Chango who directs the destiny of our lives, watch over me. Humbly I pray that you light the way for me to obtain, through your secrets and great power as a warrior, fortune and luck in my job, business and gambling so that I can take care of my needs and gain a joyful soul and peace of mind. I kneel before your image, I admire your power, strength, and knowledge, and I ask for your benevolence. In the name of God and the Holy Spirit, protect me from all evil influences and evil thoughts and intentions of my enemies. There will be no need to retreat because you will be with me and you will help me in all of my needs. Chango, my guide and protector, grant me ________ (say here what you need help with). In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

From Ce Bon Doktor Grey Ravyn

The Teen Years and Recovery – by Aaron McClaskey

I wasn’t a Christian in my teens, but when I was in my twenties, I went through something similar to this. I was taught a lot of similar teachings. This is why I don’t attend a church now. It’s not that I wouldn’t go if I found somewhere that was great, it’s just that my belief system is somewhat incongruent with Christian church teachings.

There’s only one thing about this article that I disagree with. The author says that “Jesus wasn’t of any religion”. That’s patently false. Jesus was a Jew and practiced the Judaism of his time.

The Teen Years and Recovery – by Aaron McClaskey.

Demonology and the Armor of God

Someone asked me today, via a Facebook group I’m in, if I had ever “seen” demons and how would I cast them out of a person since I am not Catholic.

This is a tricky question since I have not seen evil spirits with my naked eye. I have, however felt their presence and on occasion smelled them. I have seen their effects. On one occasion, I was praying with two other women for another woman who had just escaped a dangerous cult. I had my hands on her shoulders as did one other of my friends. The other friend was holding her hands lightly as you do sometimes when you pray for someone. As we kept praying for this woman, my friend who was holding her hands began to get very uncomfortable. I could tell that she was in pain. This was about 20 minutes in. We continued to pray for this woman for another 20 or 30 minutes. Afterwards, I could tell that she had been set free from at least one evil spirit. However, upon speaking with my friend who was holding her hands she showed me her wrists, whom no one had touched. The insides of her arms were black and blue from her wrist all the way to her elbows. So we went across the street (we were at an outdoor venue) and prayed for her. After about 10 minutes, her skin was back to normal.

On another occasion, I was praying with another friend over a teenage boy who we knew was being oppressed by evil spirits. After several long minutes of prayer, we took authority over the spirit in Jesus’ name and it literally fell off him and landed with a thump in some loose dirt near us. We heard the thump and saw the dirt fly up. We could also see the shape of the spirit who had fallen off of him in the dirt.

On yet another occasion, I was with a group of friends at a park in my hometown. It was after dark and we had all previously agreed to go there just to get together to pray, fellowship and worship God. At one point during the night, we all sat down in a circle holding hands and began to pray. On my right was a twenty-something man I had come to know through the ministry I had been working with. I knew he was troubled and probably had at least one spirit attached to him, but at this moment, I really wasn’t thinking about that. I just wanted to pray and worship. After we all joined hands and began to pray, I felt a burning sensation starting at the bottom of my arm (at my wrist) and slowly moving up towards my neck. To say that it was uncomfortable would be a massive understatement. It felt like my arm was on fire, but to the naked eye nothing seemed amiss. I remember I kept thinking, “I don’t want to touch him,” and I wanted to withdraw my hand from his, but we were all still praying so I endured it. A few moments after that, the girl on my left (who was a friend of mine) abruptly got up and left the circle. She went a few yards away in the dark and sat on a bench and began to cry. I left the prayer circle to see what was the matter with her. The bench was rectangular shaped and narrow so we were both straddling it sitting across from each other so that we could face each other. I touched her hand and got that burning sensation again, but this time I did not mentally or physically pull away. I got closer to her and began to pray taking authority in Jesus’ name over any evil spirit that was controlling her. She began to cry harder and I felt her try to start pulling away from me. I held on to her hands and closed my eyes repeating my statements that this spirit had no authority over her because she was in Christ and that in Jesus’ name it had to leave and go wherever Christ sent it. I also began to pray for the Holy Spirit to come fill each of us and to bring us peace. I also asked for our angels to come be with us to protect us.  This went on for the next hour or so. Finally, I physically felt the spirit leave. It left through my body and rocked me backwards. I felt as if I had been punched in the gut and I could not breathe for several minutes. When we both recovered, I took one look at her and knew in my spirit that she had been freed. Despite her tears, she was smiling, hugging me and had a light emanating from within her that I knew and felt was the Holy Spirit.

These are just a few of the times I have encountered demons or evil spirits. I don’t want to seem like I did this all by myself. I didn’t. I had spent the previous year pretty much hermited away in my apartment in deep daily study of Scripture and I had been going to church. I was also working in a Christian street ministry, teaching bible study and running a battered women’s shelter out of my apartment. I feel like in these instances, and in all of the others I have experienced, that I was in the right place at the right time; had the right knowledge and more importantly was willing to be used of God. There is a saying in Christian circles that I fully endorse which goes like this: God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the Called. Meaning simply this, that if you are in Christ and are willing to know God, willing to learn and willing to be led by the Holy Spirit God will use you to help all kinds of people.

Now on to the second part of the question: if I am not Catholic how do I get the demons to come out or off of a person?

First of all, let me state that I don’t believe the Catholic church has the sole market on demonology. I have nothing against the Catholic church or Catholics for that matter. I used to be one. As a matter of fact, I prefer Catholic churches simply because of their architecture, icons and ceremony. It’s all very mystical. That being said, if you go by Scripture, each person who is in Christ (a believer) is at the moment of salvation placed in Christ and seated with him in the heavenly places with all principalities, powers and princes (these are levels of demons) at their feet because of their belief in Christ. I’m not saying that we should all go around casting out demons and I am not saying there is a demon around every corner. However, I do think that it is vitally important that each believer in Christ know, without a doubt, their position in Christ, what this affords them and what responsibilities they have towards other believers.

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
Eph 2:5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Eph 2:6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible for this reason. It tells us plainly who we were before Christ and who we become after we believe. This is a very powerful teaching, I think, and one that should be meditated on.

The last part of Ephesians also talks about putting on the armor of God so that we may be able to stand against the evil one and evil spirits.

Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Eph 6:15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
Eph 6:16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
Eph 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
Eph 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

This was written at a time when people actually did wear armor and they understood it’s uses and therefore were able to extrapolate from their experiences what this passage meant. Today, we don’t wear physical armor, although we do speak metaphorically of putting up emotional walls and such. In prayer, when you “put on” the armor of God, you do it with your mind and with your belief. Our mind is very powerful and can create a very powerful barrier using this Scripture as a guide. When I pray and put on this armor I visualize a bright ring of white light ringing around me in every place that the armor goes. For instance, when I put on the helmet of salvation, I imagine a that bright ring of white light encircling my head at my third eye chakra. For the breastplate of righteousness, I imagine it going around my heart chakra and so on. When I am done, I mentally connect them all with a transparent shield of light connecting the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the girdle of truth and the shoes of peace. This transparent light not only connects all of these components but encircles my entire body as well. I also visualize a thick golden braided cord going from my crown chakra all the way up to heaven connecting me with God. All of these components of the armor of God also have distinct meanings on their own:

1. The helmet of salvation represents your knowledge, without a doubt, of your salvation and your place in Christ. This knowledge is your mental protection from evil spirits since they will always try to make you believe that you are not good enough for God or that your salvation isn’t sure or that once you sin you become disconnected from God. These things are simply not true. Every spiritual battle begins in the mind and therefore it is important that we protect ourselves in this way.

Rom 8:38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
Rom 8:39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2. The breastplate of righteousness represents our righteousness in Christ. Before Christ, our spirits were dead because of sin, but once we are in Christ, our spirits are made alive and Christ connects with us through the Holy Spirit and lives in our spirits. All of our past misdeeds are gone and we are made new people. God now sees us as righteous through our belief in Christ. Again, this is important since evil spirits will try to convince you that you are not good enough for God because of the things you have done in the past or that you need to “fix” yourself before you come to God. And again these things are not true.

Eph 2:5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
Eph 2:6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

 

Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
Eph 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

3. The girdle of truth represents our knowledge of the truth of Christ, our position in Christ and the truth of what He says about us as believers. The Scripture is a powerful tool in distinguishing truth from lies. Evil spirits lie. That is their nature. What is more damaging is when the truth is mixed with lies so that it makes it more believable. If you feel unworthy or if you feel like you could never be one with Christ or one with God this not true. Christ was made manifest in this reality so that we all wouldn’t have to feel this way. So that we could be free from self doubt and free from the torture of evil spirits.

Joh 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

 

1Co_1:30 It is God who has made you part of Christ Jesus. And Christ has become for us wisdom from God. He is the reason we are right with God and pure enough to be in his presence. Christ is the one who set us free from sin.

 

Joh 8:36 So if the Son makes you free, you are really free.

 

4. The shoes of the gospel of peace represent simply our knowledge that we have peace with God through Christ. We are no longer enemies of God, but children of God.

Rom_5:1 We have been made right with God because of our faith. So we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is a theme running through all of this: knowledge. As I said earlier, every spiritual battle begins in the mind and it is vitally important that we protect our minds against the psychic attack of evil spirits and sometimes from our own self doubt and accusations.

This whole set up of the armor of God is held up through prayer (or meditation if you like). Prayer is our direct like to God (the Source). Prayer raises our vibrations through our connection with God. If we don’t pray or meditate daily, chances are we will either feel like crap and/or our self doubts will begin to creep up on us and we will wind up in a bad place spiritually and mentally. The purpose of all of this is to bring us closer to God/the Source so that we can raise our vibrations and in turn connect with our higher selves. Then, we can begin to look outward instead of inward and begin to share what gifts we have been given with others so that they, too, can be closer to God.

Demonology is a very fancy and salacious word and, I believe, that being in Christ is not all about chasing demons. It’s about getting to know ourselves, raising our vibrations and helping others. Along the way, we sometimes encounter evil spirits and they have to be taken care of in a careful and Scriptural way, but then we just go back to worshiping the Source of all things who brings light into the world. Light chases away all darkness. If we are in Christ, we too are lights in the world. Wherever we go we bring that light with us and the evil spirits are afraid of it.

I believe that we should love one another with the love the Christ put in our hearts and I believe that we should help one another get closer to God with that love. Demons are just an aside.

If anyone needs help, please contact me via my main email listed on the sidebar. I also have prayers listed here that you can use to help you rid yourself of evil spirits and to put on the armor of God.

Finally:

Eph 3:14 So I bow in prayer before the Father.
Eph 3:15 Every family in heaven and on earth gets its true name from him.
Eph 3:16 I ask the Father with his great glory to give you the power to be strong in your spirits. He will give you that strength through his Spirit.
Eph 3:17 I pray that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. I pray that your life will be strong in love and be built on love.
Eph 3:18 And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love–how wide, how long, how high, and how deep that love is.
Eph 3:19 Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with everything God has for you.
Eph 3:20 With God’s power working in us, he can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of.
Eph 3:21 To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer to Bind Evil Spirits and Make Them Leave Your Home

I got this prayer from a friend of mine:

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
May the angels of heaven be sent forth to protect us as we go forth as God’s servants to do His will.
Defend us O Lord from all the powers of darkness; protect us with your holy angels from the attacks of the evil ones; and from the evil wishes, wicked knowledge and psychic attacks of our brothers and sisters who work evil against us, either intentionally or through ignorance; help us Lord to refuse and rebuke all evil in Your Name.
I come in the Name of Jesus. Under His authority. under His banner, under the protection of His Blood.
In the Name of Jesus, I hereby repent and renounce any wicked deed or act that has ever been done in this place or in the hearts of those that have ever lived here.
In the Name and by the authority of Jesus, and by the power of His Precious Blood. I hereby bind and make it known to all spirits not in the worship of God, that you may no longer exercise dominion over this place and to those who live here. In the Name of Jesus, I command you to stop all evil activities and attacks now.
In the Name of Jesus, I hereby break any contracts, agreements, curses, spells or any legal rights held by any evil spirit over this place, and over all those that live here. Whatever reason or act, be it intentional or unintentional, that brought you here or that sent you here, I break it right now in Jesus’ name. You have no authority here. The contract of Calvary renders any authority you might think you have null and void. A contract written in Jesus’ own blood. A contract that states that Jesus paid in full, with His Precious Blood, for this place and all the souls that live here. This place and all those who live here belong to Jesus, and have so ever since He defeated you at the cross. It is Jesus that has full authority here now, and you are trespassing on His property and in the lives of His people.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against you evil spirits, and by the power of that Blood and in the Name of Jesus, I hereby close and seal all entry points, portals, or doorways that have been opened in this place, whether intentionally or by ignorance. And, to any evil or demonic spirits here in this place, not in the worship of God; In the name of Jesus I bind you and command you never again to return; never again to obey those that may have sent you; never again to return even through recognition, invitation, or command.
As the darkness flees from the light, and the wicked from the sight of God.
You dark and wicked spirits, In the Name of Jesus, I command you to leave this place now and never return.
You dark and wicked spirits, In the Name of Jesus, I command you to leave this place now and never return.
You dark and wicked spirits, In the Name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, I command you to leave this place now and never return.
In the Name of Jesus, I pray for the Holy Spirit to come into this place. I pray for the peace, the love, and the light of the Holy Spirit to fill this place. To fill this property, this house, every room, every closet, every cabinet, inside the walls, under the floors, in the basement, the crawlspaces, the attic, every crack and every crevice. Let there be no dark place for the evil ones to hide or return to. I pray Lord and ask in Jesus’ Name, that you set up a hedge of angels around this place. To guard over and protect this place, and all those who live here.
I pray Lord that Your Holy Spirit will draw all the people living here closer to You. I pray that You will reveal Your Glory and Your presence to them. That they may know that You are God, and that You are in control. And that no evil shall ever prevail over You, or to those that love You and draw near to You.
In the Name of Jesus, as it is written, so let it be done.
Amen

Dream of Calendars- 2/24/14

Last night I was spiritually attacked after giving a very negative tarot reading to a person who, I found out later, had demonic spirits attached to her: an incubus and a vampire demon. Those are the only two I know of. I severed contact with her because of the attack.

I did a past, present and future reading for her. The past card was the Four of Pentacles which symbolizes someone who is selfish in every way; taking and never giving; perhaps hoarding something like wealth for fear that it will disappear or someone will take it; someone who hates and resents change; someone who only has one view of the world; someone who has cut themselves off from everyone due to their selfishness and someone who is in denial of the things right in front of them. The present card was Temperence, but it was inverted, suggesting of someone who is not in harmony with anything; who has no equilibrium; no moderation of extremes or self restraint; I got the feeling that this person’s personality was manic and all over the place. Her future card was the Two of Swords suggesting that in her near future, she would be in a weird lock step dance with those around her trying to find some grace, but never getting there. She would never compromise and would still be in denial and those around her would find her hard, stubborn and unyielding.

She told me that I was in no way right about this. That my whole reading of her had been wrong. By this time, I had begun to feel the first of the attack so I knew that I was right and that she was totally in denial just as the cards said that she would be. She got very angry with me so I severed contact with her and suffered through her attack for the rest of the night and into the next morning.

I tried to sleep, but only had dreams of calendars floating through space. I did some research on dreams of calendars and discovered that calendars in dreams can signify a date looming that you’d rather not think about; can mean that you are a very organized person; also can mean a gradual reduction of worries. Since I’m not very organized I guess I’m going to go with a looming date I’m not looking forward to and/or a gradual reduction of worries. I have been meaning to perform the binding spell again since the last full moon, but haven’t done it. I had to get supplies and then I bought a black onyx and a rainbow moonstone ring so those had to be cleansed for 72 hours in the freezer so….I don’t know why I’m procrastinating. I should be on top of this so that the stalker will not move against me.

Daily Card Draw: Six of Cups- inverted

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If this card had been drawn upright, it would have been a reminder of childhood innocence, imagination, good intentions, noble impulses and simple pleasures.  As it was drawn inverted, I think it is reminding me to see the world through my daughter’s eyes and not to discount her point of view out of hand because it is valid.

The cards have been off today. Last night, I read for someone who had several demons attached to her and one was very familiar to me. It new that I was open to read her cards and it used that moment to attack me spiritually. I got shaky, anxious, nauseous and felt like I had a rock in the pit of my stomach. Afterwards, I prayed, read scripture, took authority over the demon (bound it and rebuked in in Jesus’ name and sent it on it’s way), did a spell to rebound negative energy, took some medicine for anxiety and still could not sleep. I had strange dreams and just tossed and turned. I finally got up about 4:00am and re-saged my entire apartment, including all closets, corners, drawers and cabinets. After that, I was able to sleep some, but still woke up about 9:30am this morning. When I think about it now, I still get an anxious knot in my stomach.

The attack was not pleasant, but I did learn a lesson and that lesson is this: pay attention to your inner voice and when you feel something off during a reading either stop or close off psychically for your own protection. I won’t have something like that around my daughter. As much as I pity this person for being plagued so by demons, it entered my house and I cannot have that. My daughter is more important than anything else and she comes first before anyone or anything.