"According to the oral tradition of Witches, we were once the priests and priestesses of a peasant Pagan religion. Members of this secret sect met at night beneath the full moon, for these were the "misfits" and "outcasts" who did not fit into mainstream society. Little has changed over the centuries and the Witchcraft community still embraces individuals frequently rejected in mainstream society. These include gays, lesbians, transgendered individuals, and other people with the courage to live their lives authentically in accord with who they are inside their hearts, minds, and spirits."― Raven GrimassiWitchcraft: A Mystery Traditionhttp://amzn.to/1rLEqhA

"According to the oral tradition of Witches, we were once the priests and priestesses of a peasant Pagan religion. Members of this secret sect met at night beneath the full moon, for these were the "misfits" and "outcasts" who did not fit into mainstream society. Little has changed over the centuries and the Witchcraft community still embraces individuals frequently rejected in mainstream society. These include gays, lesbians, transgendered individuals, and other people with the courage to live their lives authentically in accord with who they are inside their hearts, minds, and spirits."

― Raven Grimassi
Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition
http://amzn.to/1rLEqhA

"About 150 years later, the philosopher Plato, in his dialog Timaeus, described how the creator-god (demiurge) placed soul (psyche) at the world’s center. This "world soul" mediated between nature and the world of "forms," the abstract, transcendent models used by the creator-god to fashion the universe.Plato’s subsequent followers, the Middle Platonists, viewed the world soul as generating individual souls. They identified it with the goddess Hekate, who moved between worlds and guided souls after death from the earthly realm to heavenly ones.Soteriologically minded philosophers and theurgists, who wished to assure the rising of their own souls, later advanced the idea that Hekate, by controlling the crossing of the boundary between humanity and divinity, either could aid the ascent or could force the decent of the [individual] soul.”― Bron TaylorThe Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Two Volume Set)http://amzn.to/1rElOApImage Credit: Unknown

"About 150 years later, the philosopher Plato, in his dialog Timaeus, described how the creator-god (demiurge) placed soul (psyche) at the world’s center. This "world soul" mediated between nature and the world of "forms," the abstract, transcendent models used by the creator-god to fashion the universe.

Plato’s subsequent followers, the Middle Platonists, viewed the world soul as generating individual souls. They identified it with the goddess Hekate, who moved between worlds and guided souls after death from the earthly realm to heavenly ones.

Soteriologically minded philosophers and theurgists, who wished to assure the rising of their own souls, later advanced the idea that Hekate, by controlling the crossing of the boundary between humanity and divinity, either could aid the ascent or could force the decent of the [individual] soul.”

― Bron Taylor
The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Two Volume Set)
http://amzn.to/1rElOAp

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Recommended Reading: Psychic Protection & Magickal Self-DefenseGood Vibrations: Psychic Protection, Energy Enhancement and Space Clearing - Judy HallMagickal Self Defense: A Quantum Approach to Warding - Kerr CuhulainPractical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power - Ellen DuganThe Practical Psychic Self Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide - Robert BruceProtection and Reversal Magick - Jason MillerPsychic Protection: Balance and Protection for Body, Mind and Spirit - Ted AndrewsPsychic Protection: Creating Positive Energies For People And Places - William BloomPsychic Protection for Beginners: Creating a Safe Haven for Home & Family - Richard WebsterPsychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack - Dion FortunePsychic Shield: The Personal Handbook of Psychic Protection - Caitlin MatthewsPsychic Vampires: Protection from Energy Predators & Parasites - Joe H. SlateReliance on the Light: Psychic Protection with the Lords of Karma and the Goddess - Diane SteinSilver’s Spells for Protection - Silver RavenWolfSpiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection - Draja MickaharicSpiritual Clearings: Sacred Practices to Release Negative Energy and Harmonize Your Life - Diana BurneySpiritual Protection: A Safety Manual for Energy Workers, Healers, and Psychics - Sophie ReicherWhite Light: The Complete Guide to Spells and Rituals for Psychic Protection - Diane AhlquistThe Witch’s Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense - Christopher Penczak Image Credit: Debra Baxter

Recommended Reading: Psychic Protection & Magickal Self-Defense

Good Vibrations: Psychic Protection, Energy Enhancement and Space Clearing - Judy Hall

Magickal Self Defense: A Quantum Approach to Warding - Kerr Cuhulain

Practical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power - Ellen Dugan

The Practical Psychic Self Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide - Robert Bruce

Protection and Reversal Magick - Jason Miller

Psychic Protection: Balance and Protection for Body, Mind and Spirit - Ted Andrews

Psychic Protection: Creating Positive Energies For People And Places - William Bloom

Psychic Protection for Beginners: Creating a Safe Haven for Home & Family - Richard Webster

Psychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack - Dion Fortune

Psychic Shield: The Personal Handbook of Psychic Protection - Caitlin Matthews

Psychic Vampires: Protection from Energy Predators & Parasites - Joe H. Slate

Reliance on the Light: Psychic Protection with the Lords of Karma and the Goddess - Diane Stein

Silver’s Spells for Protection - Silver RavenWolf

Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection - Draja Mickaharic

Spiritual Clearings: Sacred Practices to Release Negative Energy and Harmonize Your Life - Diana Burney

Spiritual Protection: A Safety Manual for Energy Workers, Healers, and Psychics - Sophie Reicher

White Light: The Complete Guide to Spells and Rituals for Psychic Protection - Diane Ahlquist

The Witch’s Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense - Christopher Penczak


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"By lighting a candle, you affirm that you are opening a sacred space."
― Robert Moss Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death http://amzn.to/1uTVyQX

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"By lighting a candle, you affirm that you are opening a sacred space."

― Robert Moss
Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death
http://amzn.to/1uTVyQX

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“The stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results.”
― Robert Moss The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination http://amzn.to/1rCy0BG

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“The stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results.”

― Robert Moss
The Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination
http://amzn.to/1rCy0BG

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“Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.This question is one that only a very old man asks. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long long paths, but I am not anywhere. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.” ― Carlos CastanedaThe Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge http://amzn.to/1pyoRnZImage Credit: Simon Haiduk

“Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.

This question is one that only a very old man asks. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long long paths, but I am not anywhere. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.


Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.”

Carlos Castaneda
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
http://amzn.to/1pyoRnZ

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“Magick is not something you do, magick is something you are.”― Donald Michael KraigModern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts http://amzn.to/1t5n0JnImage Credit: Unknown

“Magick is not something you do, magick is something you are.”

Donald Michael Kraig
Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts
http://amzn.to/1t5n0Jn

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“Honor all living things, for we are of the stag, and the salmon, and the bee; so destroy not life, save it be to preserve your own.”―Scott CunninghamCunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of An American Traditionalisthttp://amzn.to/1qGEaewImage Credit: Unknown

Honor all living things, for we are of the stag, and the salmon, and the bee; so destroy not life, save it be to preserve your own.”

―Scott Cunningham
Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of An American Traditionalist
http://amzn.to/1qGEaew

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