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Basic Thoughtform Creation Profile//

The following is a very basic jumping off point for creating a thoughtform spirit profile. Thoroughness is essential when creating a thoughtform, so be specific!

Thoughtform Creation Profile:

  • Name:
  • Species:
  • Age:
  • Preferred Pronouns:
  • Physical Description:
  • Personality Description:
  • Energy Description:
  • Hobbies:
  • Likes:
  • Dislikes:
  • Musical Resonance:
  • Magical Abilities:
  • Notable Skills:
  • Role you may wish for them to perform:
  • Offerings they may desire:
  • Activites to do with them:
  • Misc. Information:
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Spirit Roles

Some spirits may choose or agree to perform a specific job or role in your astral territory or as your companion. Some spirits prefer not to have a specific role, and that’s okay too. Below are my personal categories of spirit roles.

Spirit Roles:

  •  Familiar: helps with magic and witchcraft, spends a lot of time in both physical and astral.
  • Healer: helps with healing their companion as well as other spirits.
  • Teacher: helps mentor their companion as well as other spirits.
  • Gatekeeper: patrols the boundaries of their companions astral territory, helps with protection magic, recharges wards and monitors the borders to make sure no entities or energies with malicious intent get by.
  • Guardian: watches over their companion and guides them down a certain path
  • Muse: helps out with creative endeavors, inspires and motivates their companion.
  • Mate: forms a romantic bond with their companion, is especially close with them, protects and comforts them.

Please note that many spirits may already have chosen a role for themselves, and it is vital that spirits consent to the role they play in your life. It is especially important in regards to being a Mate that the decision must be consensual and occur naturally (just like forming a romantic relationship in the physical plane with another human).

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Deity Worship: Working with the Divine

So, here lately I’ve been doing a lot of deity work. I try to keep most of my witchcraft practice pretty secular, but the deity I am devoted to in my religious practices has lately shown interest in becoming involved in my magic.

This is just going to be a basic guide full of suggestions on how to start, maintain and keep a practice with a deity, or deities.

Step 1: Making a Connection

The first step to devoting yourself to a deity or deities is to listen to your heart. Your gut instinct. Is there a specific open pantheon that you feel pulled towards? If there is, go with that. If not, then maybe read up on the different pantheons and go from there. Sometimes being called won’t happen right away, and that’s okay. Sometimes its very subtle, and you really have to pay attention to your surroundings to see what sticks out. It is different for everyone. Something important to remember, however, is that becoming a devotee of a deity is a partnership. Yes, you are ‘serving’ them, but they also must reciprocate and be an active member of the relationship. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, you can easily terminate the partnership and cease to be their devotee. Just like with a human relationship, both parties must be consenting and comfortable with the relationship. Once you have established that a specific pantheon would be right for you, research any deities within that pantheon that you would be interested in working with. If you feel you like or are attracted to one, go from there.

Step 2: Establishing a Partnership

Now that you’ve chosen a deity, you need to figure out whether or not they want to work with you. Again, its a relationship so it has to go both ways. You could do this through meditation, pendulum, tarot, runes, astral travel, etc. If you both feel good about it, its time to write up a contract. This step isn’t necessarily..well, necessary, but I like to do it just to make everything feel official. If you do decide to write up a contract, remember to list what you promise to bring to the relationship, and what you expect for them to bring to the relationship. Also, remember to add ‘if either or both parties should feel uncomfortable or wish to cease the partnership, immediate termination of the contract can take place’ somewhere in there.

Step 3: Maintaining the Relationship

Depending on the deity, the requirements for maintaining the relationship will be different. As their devotee, it is expected of you to make offerings to them on a regular basis. It is between the two of you which kind of offerings they want to receive, and how often they should be presented. Below I have listed just some suggestions for how to strengthen the bond with your deity and maintain that steady flow of communication.

  • Give each deity (if you have more than one) their own journal. Deities do not want to feel like they are competing.
  • Let the deity pick the journal. Go to a store and stand in their notebook/journal aisle. One of the best exercises that I find really helps my deity work is to let the deity choose. So while you are standing in the notebook section, let them choose the journal that you will use for them. This could happen as a simple ‘feeling’ of wanting a certain one, or finding a journal that kind of matches their associations. Like, for Persephone, a journal with flowers on it. Or something like that. Use your intuition.
  • Schedule a time every day in which to spend with your deity.
  • Schedule daily or bi-daily meditation or communication sessions.
  • Schedule offering sessions, whether they are daily or twice a week, etc.
  • Communication methods can be pendulum, tarot cards, rune stones, etc.
  • Fill the beginning of the journal with your research on that specific deity. What is their history like? What kind of mythology and stories are associated with them? Do they have specific colors, seasons, foods, plants, crystals, animals that are used to represent them? How did the priests and priestesses of ancient times worship them? How can you modernize that and incorporate it into your daily practice? Etc.
  • Write down offering ideas.
  • Write down ideas you have for activities you could do to honor or better represent your deity.
  • Write down altar ideas.
  • Make them their own altar. Altar’s can include any number of things, but the general set up that I follow is: an offering bowl, an offering jar filled with an herb or plant associated with them, their own set of prayer beads, their own pendulum, crystals associated with them, a statue or idol of them or that represents them, artwork of them or of something they enjoy (like scenery), a candle with a color/scent related to their associations, incense related to their associations, etc. Again, though, that is just my personal set up. Do whatever feels natural to you.
  • Write letters or prayers to the deity in the journal.
  • Write poetry about or for your deity.
  • Document everything! Their altar set up, ideas you have, any communication session transcriptions, prayers, etc. The journal itself can be seen as an offering to your deity, and they appreciate it when their devotees take the time to gather and keep all interactions recorded in one place.
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The Nine Divines of Skyrim

So as I’ve been playing Skyrim, I’ve been getting more and more involved in the lore of everything and how it could relate to pop culture witchcraft. Since video games, movie and book pantheons are totally open to work with and a lot easier to access for most witches. I’ve seen lots of Skyrim magic posts, and have made a few myself, but never any really related to the deities of Skyrim and how they could be applied to someone’s practice. So, here is a list of the nine divines and their associations. I’ll be doing a post for the Daedra separately.

 

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The Aedra: The Nine Divines

Akatosh//

Rules Over: Time, the Pantheon of Gods.

Associations: Endurance, Longevity, Invincibility, Dragons.

Offerings: Iron, Amethyst, Carnelian, Energy, Sand from an Hourglass.

Virtue: Humility

Blessing: Renewed Magical Energy.

Commandment: “Akatosh says: Serve and obey your Emperor. Study the Covenants. Worship the Nine, do your duty, and heed the commands of the saints and priests.”

Activities (to perform in their honor): Meditation, Studying.

 

Arkay//

Rules Over: Mortals, the Cycle of Birth and Death.

Associations: Funerals, Burial Rites, Seasons.

Offerings: Iron, Silver, Obsidian, Autumn Leaves, Bones, Graveyard Dirt.

Virtue: Piety.

Blessing: Renewed Health.

Commandment: “Arkay says: Honor the earth, its creatures, and the spirits, living and dead. Guard and tend the bounties of the mortal world, and do not profane the spirits of the dead.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Arkay, for without you, there is neither breath nor beginning, nor can any man live, love, or learn without the spark of your spirit.

Activities: Spirit Work, Honoring the Dead, Bringing Flowers to a Cemetery.

 

Dibella// Goddess of Beauty, Pleasure, Lust and Creativity.

Rules Over: Art, Beauty, Women, Emotions.

Associations: Beauty, Lust, Creativity, Love, Friendship, Sex, Pleasure.

Offerings: Mercury/Quicksilver, Iron, Obsidian, Ruby, Roses.

Virtue: Inspiration

Blessing: Improved Communication and Creative Skills

Commandment: “Dibella says: Open your heart to the noble secrets of art and love. Treasure the gifts of friendship. Seek joy and inspiration in the mysteries of love.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Dibella, for without you, my words must lie dull and leaden without the gilding of grace and sagacity to enchant the reader’s ear and eye.”

Activities: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sexual Activity.

 

Julianos// God of Wisdom, Logic and Education.

Rules Over: Wisdom and Logic.

Associations: Literature, Language, Education, Law, History, Contradiction.

Offerings: Onyx, Obsidian, Books, Poetry.

Virtue: Learning

Blessing: Improves Magical Power and Ability

Commandment: “Julianos says: Know the truth. Observe the law. When in doubt, seek wisdom from the wise.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Julianos, for without you, my wit is weak to sort the wheat from the chaff, and my eyes should neither know the true from the false, nor sense from folly, nor justice from prejudice and interest.”

Activities: Learning a New Skill, Reading a Book, Writing Poetry.

 

Kynareth//

Rules Over: The Elements, The Heavens, Air, Sailors, Travelers.

Associations: Wind, Rain, Plants, Nature, Life, Healing, Medicine.

Offerings: Flowers, Rain Water, Sea Glass, Driftwood, Sapphire, Moonstone.

Virtue: Ambition

Blessing: Increases Stamina and Endurance

Commandment: “Kynareth says: Use Nature’s gifts wisely. Respect her power, and fear her fury.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Kynareth, for without you, I might not know the mysteries of the world, and so blind and in terror, I might consume and profane the abundance of your beautiful treasures.”

Activities: Gardening, Collecting Sea/Rain Water, Environmental Activism, Donations to Conservation Efforts.

 

Mara//

Rules Over: Love and Mothers.

Associations: Motherhood, Marriage, Compassion, Emotions, Family.

Offerings: Silver, Malachite, Rose Quartz, Lavender, Rosemary.

Virtue: Compassion

Blessing: Increases Healing Abilities

Commandment: “Mara says: Live soberly and peacefully. Honor your parents, and preserve the peace and security of home and family.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Mara, for without you, I might forget the ways of our fathers, and preening by the light of latest fashion, my words might tremble like the thin reeds of novelty in the tempest of enthusiasms.”

Activities: Volunteer Work, Donations, Charity, Showing Love to Another, Adopting a Rescue Animal.

 

Stendarr//

Rules Over: Righteous Might, Merciful Forbearance, Magistrates and Rulers.

Associations: Mercy, Justice, Loyalty, Charity, Comfort.

Offerings: Steel, Silver, Mercury/Quicksilver, Jade.

Virtue: Justice

Blessing: Increases Protection and Strength of Protection Spells

Commandment: “Stendarr says: Be kind and generous to the people of Tamriel. Protect the weak, heal the sick, and give to the needy.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Stendarr, for without you, I might be deaf to the manswarm murmurings of thy people, and forgetting their need for comfort and wisdom, I might indulge myself in vain scribbling.”

Activities: Volunteer Work, Donations, Charity, Activism when the Government is Unjust.

 

Talos//

Rules Over: Warriors, Heroes, Man and War.

Associations: Mankind, Battle, Law, Government, Honor, Might, Courage.

Offerings: Steel, Cinnabar (Dragon’s Blood), Septarian ( Dragon Stone).

Virtue: Civility

Blessing: Increases Power of Spells

Commandment: “Talos says: Be strong for war. Be bold against enemies and evil, and defend the people of Tamriel.”

Activities: Standing up for what is right, Helping your fellow human.

 

Zenithar//

Rules Over: Work, Commerce, Traders, and Merchants.

Associations: Wealth, Labor, Commerce, Communication,

Offerings: Steel, Gold, Pyrite, Copper, Bronze, Emerald, Aventurine.

Virtue: Hard Work

Blessing: Brings Wealth and Good Luck

Commandment: “Zenithar says: Work hard, and you will be rewarded. Spend wisely, and you will be comfortable. Never steal, or you will be punished.”

Worship Verse: “Come to me, Zenithar, for without you, like a child, I might fiddle and fret when only through struggle and labor may I craft a work worthy of your name and the name of my patron.”

Activities: Learn a New Craft, Open an Online Store, Start a Savings Jar.

 

 

 

 

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Spoonie Witchcraft: Doing Magic with a Chronic Illness

Now, I know that several really well know bloggers have done posts on Spoonie Witchcraft, but I wanted to do my own just to kind of interject my own personal experiences and my ideas/spells and such.

The Spoon Theory//

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Who is a Spoonie?

A Spoonie is someone whose illness interferes with their ability to function on a day to day level.  Those of us with chronic illnesses, mental or physical, that sometimes, oftentimes do not have the energy to perform magical spells or rituals. An example of people who may identify as Spoonies are those with neurodivergencies (Ex. Autism, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, DID, BPD, etc) and those with chronic physical illnesses (Ex. Autism, Fibromyalga, Hypothyroidism, Endometriosis, Cancer, Chronic Fatique Syndrome, Chrohns, etc).

Spoon Levels:

Critical: One to no spoons. No energy to do anything. Can barely get out of bed.

Low: Two or three spoons. Can do basic daily tasks such as showering and getting dressed but anything else is a desperate struggle. This is where I live most of the time.

Average: Four spoons. Doing fine, energy levels are tolerable. Can accomplish daily tasks with less difficulty.

Lots of spooons!: Spoon levels at maximum! Completing big tasks such as work, doctors visits, phone calls, paying bills and such comes easily. I can’t even remember the last time I had max spoons lmao.

Spoon Levels and Magic//

Critical Spoons: No magic today. Use what little spoons you have to eat food and drink water.

 

  • Daydream. Dreaming in general has a lot of power and needs little to no input on your part.
  • Drink herbal tea or water to cleanse yourself.

 

Low: Little things, such as maybe drawing a sigil or speaking a phrase to cast a spell. (words have power, after all)

Average: Can practice basic energy work and complete more complex spells such as storm summonings or enchantments.

Lots!: Big rituals can be completed, and its probably a good idea to stockpile and get a lot done while you have the energy. Create a bunch of sigils and enchant a bunch of items that can easily be used with an activation word or trigger for when you are low on spoons.

 

 

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OneTreePlanted, What it is, and Why Witches Should Care.

So it has occurred to me that I don’t think enough people know about OneTreePlanted. Why aren’t other witches gushing about this charity? Probably just because they don’t know how awesome it is.

So, here we go, my pitch for OTP.

This would be an especially useful resource for any witches who work with earth, or who involve land spirits in their practice at all. Want to make an offering to an earth deity? Donating to OTP is a safe and affordable way to do it.

You have witchy friends with birthdays or want to get a meaningful gift for them for a holiday? You can buy a tree as a gift and, again, *its one single dollar* How cool is that?

With all the horrible things happening involving gag orders on the EPA and the silencing of climate change advocates, if you want to take action to help save the planet, but don’t have a lot of means or energy to do so, this is the charity for you.

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Sindarin Songs and Sindarin Tengwar Script for Spells!

This post will be ongoing and I will be adding more stuff as I make them!

Sindarin Songs:

  • Anduril: Consecrating/Cleansing/Charging a knife, sword or ‘athame’
  • The Eagles: Bird Magic, Angel Magic, Air Magic, Familiar Work
  • The Hymn of Elbereth: Goddess Worship, Snow Magic, Star Magic, Moon Magic
  • The Evenstar: Hope, Love, Devotion, Loyalty
  • Aniron: Wish Magic, Desires, Love, Hope
  • Breath of Life: Astral Travel, Spirit Work, Letting Go, Acceptance.
  • The Lay of Luthien: Love, Devotion, Fidelity, Romance.
  • The Grace of Undomiel: Star Magic, Emotional Magic, Divination

Sindarin Phrases/Sindarin Tengwar Calligraphy:

 

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Lord of the Rings Magic Masterpost

 

So, I first read/watched The Lord of the Rings when I was around ten years old. I have been in love with the story ever since. Many of these spells inspired by the movies/books are to be sung. Ill include video links so you can listen along! They are categorized by [Spell Name] (Purpose-Format).

  • Not All Who Wander (Hope/Peace-Spoken Word)
    • A spoken word poem spell to help you find a sense of hope and peace. Recite aloud to yourself while imagining each word creating a beautiful wisp of clouds as it leaves your lips.
    • “All that is gold does not glitter,
      Not all those who wander are lost;
      The old that is strong does not wither,
      Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

      From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
      A light from the shadows shall spring;
      Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
      The crownless again shall be king.”

  • You Shall Not Pass! (Protection-Ward)
    • To quickly summon a very strong shield of energy around you to protect you from negative energy or spirits.
    • Take a deep breath. Visualize yourself surrounded by a bright blue and white light.
    • Feel energy flow up through your spine, down you arms, to your palms.
    • Create an energy ball. Slowly expand it until it completely surrounds you, creating what you visualized earlier. Feel it. It is strong, solid, unbreakable.
    • Say the phrase, “You shall not pass.” to complete the ward and seal it into place.
  • The Light of Earendil (Hope-Vial/Jar)
    • A spell vial to bring you light and hope when everything seems hopeless.
    • Ingredients: Small vial/jar, blue and silver glitter, blue glitter glue, full moon water.
      • “I give you the light of Earendil, our most beloved star.
      • May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
  • I am No Man! (Confidence-Enchantment)
    • To enchant a hair tie or clip to give you a boost of confidence when you remove it.
    • Take your favorite hair accessory and hold it in your palm.
    • Focus on a time when you felt the most powerful. When you felt really confident in yourself.
    • Channel a burst of energy from your heart down to your hands and into the tie.
  • Houses of Healing (Love-Song)
    • To be used as a love spell to instill or bring forward underlying feelings of longing in a person.
    • “With a sigh, you turn away
      With a deepening heart
      No words to say
      You will find
      That the world has changed
      Forever
      The trees are now turning
      From green to gold
      The sun is now fading
      I wish I could
      Hold you closer.”
  • All Shall Fade (Curse-Song)
    • Use this as a curse to make your subject’s self esteem wither away.
    • “Home is behind the world ahead
      And there are many paths to tread
      Through shadow to the edge of night
      Until the stars are all alight.
      Mist and shadow
      Cloud and shade
      All shall fade
      All shall fade”
  • Not All Tears are an Evil (Emotional Balance-Vial/Jar)
    • Use this to help bring emotional balance and harmony, and to help us realize crying is healthy.
    • Ingredients: Vial/Jar, Tears, New Moon Water, Sea Salt, Rose Quartz gemstone bead, White Glitter.
    • “I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”
  • What to Do with the Time that is Given to You (Ambition/Perseverance-Writing)
    • This is a spell to help you persevere through a hard time and find hope for the future.
    • Ingredients: Paper, Pen.
    • Think about the thing that has been affecting you lately. Cry about it if you need to. You don’t have to be okay with it, accept it or even move on from it. Just think about it.
    • Now, on your paper, write five things you want to do in the future. It can be anything from eating ice cream to traveling to a place you have always wanted to travel to.
    • As you write, focus on those things. If you don’t get out of bed tomorrow, you won’t get to do those things. Let your emotions be channeled from the pen to the paper. Let it flow, let it out. You can write more than five things, if you want. Or, if you can’t think of five, just write one or two.
    • Say aloud, “I wish none of this had happened….So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”
    • Seal your paper up in an envelope. On the front of it, write today’s date and what the date will be a year from now. Open it a year from now and see if you completed anything on your list. If you did, then you have made a good use of your time!
  • Hear My Voice! (Summon-Spoken Word)
    • I really love Sindarin (Elvish), and I think it is great for chants and spells.
    • The purpose of this one is to summon a familiar, entity, or element.
    • The phrase is “Lasto beth nin (Law-stow-beh-th-neen)” and it literally means ‘listen to my voice’ or ‘hear my voice’.
    • So for a spell, you could say, “Come to me the powers of water, lasto beth nin!” Or you could even translate your entire command into Sindarin and use that. So, for example, if I wanted to summon Water, I could say “Tolo nin, rimmo, Lasto beth nin!” Which means “Come waters, flow like a current, hear my voice!”
  • Using Sindarin (Elvish) for Spells (Spoken Words)
    • You can use this website to read dialogue from the movies, which extract individual words and give detailed translations. You can use them to build your own spells!