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the dark moon night

Did anyone here notice that the dark moon tonight seemed particularly powerful? Dark moons are always a time of power for me, but tonight's for some reason felt stronger. I went outside since it's nice out to my little grove of trees by a very small lake inside our apartment complex and cast a short prayer of intention using my wolf wand. It felt stronger than usual. I've never included this new wand in ritual until tonight. Maybe I'd better start counting it in from now on.
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anubis at night

Who has influenced me most in my walk?

Konstantinos. His book, "Nocturnal Witchcraft" was solely responsible for setting me down the path of night that I walk. I still pick up and read his book every once in a while just to reaffirm and reconnect in a way. Konstantinos helped me to contact my inner mind and in turn, to contact the astral world and cast my intention directly into the night. I don't require the use of gods and goddesses, but I touch base with the energies he presents in his book of nocturnal witchcraft.
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So Where is everyone lately? This group has gotten kind of dead don't you think?

I've been offline but should be all set up by the end of the week (crosses fingers) so I'll be able to make more posts, but I don't want to be the one dragging this group either. So therefore you all need to start posting some to!

Come on! I know you can do it!

*-Poseidon-*

P.S. I just got the Divination deck called A Well Worn Path
which is created by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor, very beautiful and useful deck even though it tends to lean more toward the Wiccan Spiritualitly(nothing against wiccans mind you I'm just not one) they still speak to me and have been very useful thus far. Anyone else ever use this deck?

The Will Power.................

Lately I have been finding myself being able to will things. I don't mean anything major but just little things.

Example:

I work at a small store that is in a major part of the city so it gets some major buisness (cigs, lotto, soda, etc.).
I find myself being able to put up wards that are very effective so I don't spaz out and kill the old mumbling lady who buys 300 scratch tickets at a time or the growing numbers who just don't speak english.
I find myself visioning the color purple(why purple i don't know) and I let it form a bubble around me. When I put up this block/ward I never have a problem with an annoying customer, however when I forget to put up these wards it's an on slaught of stupid/annoying/rude people.

Lately I have also been able to will people to give me smaller bills (we have an ATM machine that only gives 20's so we get about 3 grand(if not more) in 2o's a shift).

When ever I get low on change I find myself focusing on people wallets and it's like i can "feel" what they have, and I will them to pay in the smallest bills and preferable exact change, 9 chances out of 10 this works.

Now the weird thing is I just do this by instinct at work. Any other time i try to do something like that it's a hit or miss.

Any thoughts and/or opinions?

-Poseidon-
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Opinions?

Well, I have been thinking and want to know what other people feel about the terms "white" and "black" in reference to magic. Frankly, I hate the terms. To me the terms are just too... black and white. Magic and those who work it are too complex to categorize into only two groups.

Just my opinion, but I would love to know what others think about it.
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Hmmm Im kinda stuck in a rut

I've been studying wicca for two years now (on and off) and I just recently (last year) got baptized, confirmed and am now a member of my church. I can't seem to leave either one.

Although I certainly hate going to church no one really suspects of my wiccan practices. So therefore I am calling myself a Christo-wiccan just for labels sake, I know its controverisal, but I have no other name for my path. :| I certainly don't want to LEAVE my church, since I love the community they have built and so many of my good friends go to my church and yeah, I couldn't bare to leave it.

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So I've been all over the place spiritually for the last year yet stranglely i alwauys end up back where I started, and this is with my strong relationships to the gods/demons/demi-gods of ancient greece. Lately it has become almost an obsession (for lack of better word). It's like I'm being pushed to find something. I keep feeling there is something I'm missing, something i should be seeing right in front of me.
Does this make any sense? Has anyone had a similar expierence?
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Death Magick

What's the correlation between death and magick? I know that there is necromancy, but I have heard the term floating around "death magick" between circles and was wondering if anyone had ever encountered anything like that, experienced it, or works with it currently.

It's been one year since my friend Scott was murdered. I went on Monday to the court house to go see his murderess' plea hearing. I am hearing rumors that she is going to go for the guilty plea with a bargain of some kind. Go figure that one out. I've been thinking about death and change. They go hand in hand and I think they are one and the same. Change and death are sides of the same coin, essentially, I believe.

I've moved on, but there is a part of me on the anniversary of his murder that finds myself looking backwards for closure and realizing that there was none... even the funeral was almost separated from my emotions. It's a little weird. I feel that I have no one to really talk to about this. My friend Joey wasn't in the circle of those friends and he doesn't understand. I feel that there aren't many people who understand what it is to have a friend violently torn away. And on top of that, the whole circle of friends scattered and went their different ways it seems. It's like no one knew how to handle that. I wonder sometimes if he suffered before he finally died. He was stabbed 20 times when he was sleeping by her and laid in his room dying for at least an hour before the police got there (no shots fired, complicated mess). And then he was taken to the hospital where he died at like 2am that morning.

Anyways, straying off topic... graveyard dust. Ever used it? It's just dirt to some, but there are magickal books that swear it has connections to the dead and is therefore a powerful ingredient in both several blessings and several cursing powders. I think I need to see a counselor. LoL We do get it for free for a period of time from work. Thank gods for benefits, huh? I didn't think I felt anything at all. For a year. It's like I forgot to feel anything about it and now that things are going better, well I have time to think.
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Last night I had a strange dream, I only remember a second of it and it was that I dreamt of 'stealing' a necklace. The necklace was of a turtle and one the turtle's back was a pentagram colored in silver. Do you think this could mean that my spirit guide is a turtle?

Also I a thinking of starting a Herb Garden, what Herbs do you suggest?

Thanks in advance!

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The Demon Astaroth:

From Wikipedia:

"Astaroth (also Ashtaroth, Astarot, and Asteroth) is a Grand Duke of Hell; his main assistants are four demons called Aamon, Pruslas, Barbatos and Rashaverak. In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, Astaroth is depicted as a nude man with dragon-like wings, hands and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a wolf or dog. According to Sebastian Michaelis he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness and vanity, and his adversary is St. Bartholomew, who can protect against him for he has resisted Astaroth's temptations. To others, he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him.
According to S.Francis Barrett, Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors. According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against humans are stronger. His name seems to come from the goddess ‘Ashtart/Astarte which was rendered in the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible as Astharthe (singular) and Astharoth (plural), that last form rendered in the King James Version of the Bible as Ashtaroth. It seems this plural form was taken either from the Latin or from some translation or other by those who did not know it was a plural form nor knew that it referred to a goddess, seeing it only as a name applied to some god other than God and therefore the name of a devil."

Astaroth's Seal

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