Beltane Southern Hemisphere – Samhain Northern Hemisphere

Happy Halloween

I wish to all in the Southern Hemisphere a blessed Beltane.   We here in the Southern Hemisphere do Halloween even though in reality for us it is April.  You can’t really tell children they ought not be celebrating Halloween  when everyone else does.  Therefore children go trick or treating here as well.

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Beltane – Southern Hemisphere – Oct 31

Northern Hemisphere Date: May 1st
Also known as Bealtaine, Walpurgisnacht, May Day, (Northern Hemisphere) & Novey Eve (in Southern Hemisphere).

Beltane, the beginning of the summer months is at the November cross-quarter. This is the festival of the Great Rite – of sexual union between Goddess and God. Beltane is the spring fertility festival and there is feasting and celebration – a great festival for lovers! Beltane is the most popular time for Witches to be handfasted. This is the time when the brilliant red flowers of the Flame Trees highlight Australian forests and gardens. Our famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup, is happily coincident with southern Beltane, being run on the first Tuesday in November and taken as an unofficial holiday across Australia

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And for those in the Northern Hemisphere Samhain blessings are sent your way.

Samhain – Northern Hemisphere – October 31


Northern Hemisphere: Oct 31
Southern Hemisphere: April 30
Hallowe’en, All Hallows
Samhain (SOW-en) is the one Sabbat that is also widely celebrated amongst non-Pagans. The God has died, and the Goddess mourns him until his rebirth at Yule. It’s the last harvest festival, and the end of the Wiccan year.
Traditions: Divination, honouring the dead, carving Jack o’ Lanterns
Correspondences: pumpkins, apples, sage, mugwort

The New Moon: A Time of Rejuvenation

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The New Moon: A Time of Rejuvenation

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The Dragon Runes

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The Dragon Runes

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Dragon Rune Definitions – Isedon Goldwing Rune

Ratanen – Fog Dream. Represents the mists of all that was, is, or will be, and made of raw chaotic energies, Ratanen is the substance of dreams and can be called upon and shaped by those with the knowledge to do so to create or destroy anything. These are the fogs between times, and the underlaying force that keeps a time from stagnating and fading away.Phonetic value “k”

Drakani – Dragon Queen. Rune of Tiamat, goddess whose body creates the sky and the earth and ruler of dragons. By shaping the chaos by knowledge of will, she creates times and those who inhabit the times. Drakani is useful for taping into Ratanen and glimpsing into the chaos for answers, or to request an audience with Tiamat. Phonetic value “d”

Sh’oren – Flowing Knowledge. Rune of the Akasha…

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Tools of the Dragon Magick Trade

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Tools of the Dragon Magick Trade

 

A ritual tool is a psychological aid to concentration. It is the tangible representation of unseen forces. The mind works magic and the tools enhance the power of a trained mind. Still, as such, they are very important. These listed are the basic tools and are in no particular order.

Athame': Element – Fire Traditionally it is a black hilted, double-edged blade Projects force of will, aggressive, masculine principle, direct energy & fiery energy Used to invoke Dragons Used to evoke & banish elements and draw the boundary of a circle Aggressive rather then assertive Always held in right hand Never used to cut

Thurible or Censer: Element – Fire, but also Air from the vapors given off and Earth from the residue left Used to burn incense, petitions, etc…

Chalice: Element – Water Holds wine for the ritual libations Brass should not…

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Dealing With Dragons

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Dealing With Dragons

 

Dragons can be very difficult to deal with at times. They can be very arrogant, stubborn, and all mighty, and at other times very nice, co-operative, and respectful. It will all depend on how you approach a Dragon how they will react to you. Since they have come to be very cautious of humans, earning their trust and respect are the first things you need to do. By doing so, you will end up with a great relationship with them. Here are some things to keep in mind when dealing with them.

1. Don’t ever call a Dragon into your circle and start ordering them around. Treat them like you like to be treated. Give them the respect as equals and not servants, and they will work with you.

2. Don’t show them that you fear them. They have very heightened sense and can actually smell…

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The Dragon Path for the Experienced Practitioner

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The Dragon Path for the Experienced Practitioner

The Path to be coming a dragon mage for the experienced. After being in contact with your guardians and you’ve found yourself a guide on the astral world it’s time to work with the inner self. Like the path of the magician the path of the dragon mage is very similar to start off with. Your guide will help you through this processes.

1 Self Discovery – knowing yourself.

This journey can be difficult at times but the most important thing to remember is to be honest with yourself. Without honesty you’ll end up in more trouble than you started with. Self discovery comes first in any magickal discipline. Very occasionally a truly exceptional student can define him/herself through the process of learning, but most times you HAVE to learn about yourself first. While I am sure you are exceptional, that very quality…

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The Dragon Path for Beginners

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The Dragon Path for Beginners

The most important thing to know when practicing Dragon Magick is that you’ve got a connection with dragons. You don’t have to absolutely adore them; you at least have to see them, think about them, or just know that they are there. Wanting to be a Dragon Mage is very hard work and should be considered greatly before taking the first step.

The first step to becoming a Dragon Mage would be to find your Guardian Dragon. Not all Dragon Magi have guardians but most do. You can’t spend your days waiting for a guardian to come. Often, you can’t use magick to ‘buy’ yourself a guardian either. If you have one, you’ll know. A Guardian Dragon is not a “puppy dog.” The younger the dragon the more excited he/she usually is to be the guardian of a human, but you must remember that dragons…

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