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Creating Balance and Harmony in Ritual

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You Must Have BalanceEver since I started learning witchcraft, just about every book I've read has emphasized the importance of balance. You must have balance for your workings to be successful. I agree with this, but as I've spent time actually doing the work, I've learned a thing or two that wasn't in books- wasn't in articles online.

This push for balance comes from the Hermetic Principles, which are outlined in The Kybalion. The Fourth Principle, the Principle of Polarity, states: 
Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its' pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled. 
Wiccans have drawn many of their ways from this little book. When they applied this Principle, they also apply it to the Deities. You must invoke the God and the Goddess, you must have a Matron and Patron deity. This implies that the G…

Key Magick: Accessing the Magickal Potential of Keys

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Key Magick: Accessing the Magickal Potential of Keys
Keys. They play such a major role in our mundane lives we tend to take them for granted, much less think about their magickal potential.  Keys are so immersed in our daily lives it’s not often we stop to think about them, or how they could play a magical role in our lives. While we may not think of them we use them for both magickal and mundane purposes. Before I get to that, I feel that a little background information will be helpful (and interesting). 
What is a key exactly? Keys come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. They may not even have a shape or physical body, but exists in the virtual world as a series of numbers that grants access to money, bank information, email, etc. They have been used in the mundane sense for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use locks (should’ve known - the Egyptians established a lot of firsts). They were complex wooden mechanisms used to keep jewelry and other treasures s…

Thoughtful Thursdays: Personal Pantheons

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Thoughtful Thursdays Presents:Personal PantheonsHello, my lovely readers! You may have noticed that it has been a little while since I've written, and I apologize for my absence. I have been working on creating and launching Magical Musings Freelance Writing Services. There was A LOT more to starting a business than I expected! Freelance writing falls between the cracks as far as business classification (for lack of a better word), so that makes writing a business plan and obtaining funding a little tricky. (any advice is welcome! you can leave it in a comment or contact me directly). I set up a business phone, started brainstorming for branding, set up my 'office', but the bulk of my time has been spent on working on obtaining funding. Banks and investors tend to shy away from Freelancers because our business plans are not quite like those for a store or restaurant. (It doesn't help that my credit is so low it's not even funny thanks to student loans).

I have creat…

Thoughtful Thursdays: Devotional Practice

Thoughtful Thursday Presents: Devotional Practice A lot of thought must go into developing a devotional practice, so I thought this would be the perfect topic for this weeks Thoughtful Thursday post. First I would like to apologize this is going up so late! I took the day off yesterday and the day before to spend time on my devotional practice- preparing and celebrating Lughnasadh. 
Devotional Practice for Hekate At the end of every month, I perform a ritual for Hekate. She is the Queen of the Underworld, the Torch Bearer, the Keep of the Keys to All Realms. Her torches light the way to the path you must take to reach the next phase in life. She is found in liminal locations, that is places that are in two places at once - putting it simply. She is older than time, and people have been leaving offerings to her at crossroads and intersections for centuries. The ritual I perform is an adaptation of the deipnon. 
The Deipnon, meaning "evening meal" and it was how the Athenians …