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Cauldron of the Gray Witch -* The Eclectic Cauldron*

 The Eclectic Cauldron exists to promote tolerance, and understanding as well as to bring together people of various paths 

Our Cauldron Gathering on Ning must be 20 yrs old .

 

Website: http://thegraywitch.ning.com/ ,http://www.paganspace.net/group/enchanted-oracle
Location: Earth
Members: 197
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2018

Welcome to the Cauldron

    We are now the Eclectic Cauldron on Ning

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Creed of the Gray Witch

I am a Witch

I am who I am

My Path is Shadowed

It is neither black, nor white.

Yet it is both

Between the worlds I walk

I am of the Earth

Yet, I am of above, and below

I am a Witch

To myself I am true

I am my word, and my word I am

I gather as I need, and release what I don’t

I   lift my chalice, I lift my dagger

I am feminine, and I am masculine

I am spirit, I am breath, I am fire, I am water

I am earth.

At the crossroads I am found

For I am   of Her   who lights the path

Queen of Witches, Magick, and sorcery

My oath I have sworn to Her alone

The gray path I walk

Balance of dark, and the light

Embracing the positive, and the negatives

The chaos and the calms

Death, and rebirth

The lunar path

Of light

And Night

Of New and Old

Maiden, Mother, and Crone

Draconic Powers  I evoke

To aide me on my magickal way

Blessings come from blessings sent

Justice be to others who do others harm

With the fools   I do not spend

From the Wise I will always learn

As I will so it is

I am a Gray Witch

This is my Creed

C 2012- Lady Hekate)0(

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Brightly burns the Yule log tonight
Magic dances in firelight
Hold my hand and join the song
Raise the Sun King bright and strong
Dark is giving way to light
As brightly burns the Yule log tonight!
(Yule Chant Adapted by Akasha Ap Emrys)

History of Yule

One of the Lesser Sabbats. This is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and Longest night of the year. The Goddess gives birth to the God as the reborn sun, and in many traditions it is celebrated just before dawn to welcome his arrival. Candles and bonfires are frequently lit to welcome his arrival. The returning light completes the cycle of life, death and rebirth. In many Wiccan traditions, Yule symbolizes the end of the reign of the waning year's Holly-King, who is now replaced by the Oak-King of the waning year (who rules until Summer Solstice).

This Sabbat represents the rebirth of light. Here, on the longest night of the year, the Goddess gives birth to the Sun God and hope for new light is reborn. Yule is a time of awakening to new goals and leaving old regrets behind.

Yule coincides closely with the Christian Christmas celebration. Christmas was once a movable feast celebrated many different times during the year. The choice of December 25 was made by the Pope Julius I in the fourth century AD because this coincided with the pagan rituals of Winter Solstice, or Return of the Sun. The intent was to replace the pagan celebration with the Christian one.

The Christian tradition of a Christmas tree has its origins in the Pagan Yule celebration. Pagan families would bring a live tree into the home so the wood spirits would have a place to keep warm during the cold winter months. Bells were hung in the limbs so you could tell when a spirit was present. Food and treats were hung on the branches for the spirits to eat and a five-pointed star, the pentagram, symbol of the five elements, was placed atop the tree.

The colors of the season, red and green, also are of Pagan origin, as is the custom of exchanging gifts. A solar festival, The reindeer stag is also a reminder of the Horned God. You will find that many traditional Christmas decorations have some type of Pagan ancestry or significance that can be added to your Yule holiday.

Yule is celebrated by fire and the use of a Yule log. Many enjoy the practice of lighting the Yule Log. If you choose to burn one, select a proper log of oak or pine (never Elder). Carve or chalk upon it a figure of the Sun (a rayed disc) or the Horned God (a horned circle). Set it alight in the fireplace at dusk, on Yule. This is a graphic representation of the rebirth of the God within the sacred fire of the Mother Goddess. As the log burns, visualize the Sun shining within it and think of the coming warmer days. Traditionally, a portion of the Yule Log is saved to be used in lighting next year's log. This piece is kept throughout the year to protect the home.

Correspondences

Tools, Symbols & Decorations

Bayberry candles, evergreens, holly, mistletoe, poinsettia,mistletoe, lights, gifts, Yule log, Yule tree, spinning wheels, wreaths, bells, mother & child images

Colors

Gold, silver, red, green, white

Customs

Lights, gift-exchanging, singing, feasting, resolutions, new fires kindled, strengthening family & friend bonds, generosity, Yule log, hanging mistletoe, apple wassailing, burning candles, Yule tree decorating; kissing under mistletoe; needfire at dawn vigil; bell ringing/sleigh-bells; father yule

Animals/Mythical beings

Yule goat (nordic), reindeer stag, squirrels, Yule cat, Sacred White Buffalo, Kallikantzaroi-ugly chaos monsters (greek), trolls, phoenix, Yule elf, Jule gnome, squirrels, wren/robin

Gemstones

Cat's eye, ruby, diamond, garnet, bloodstone

Herbs

Blessed thistle, evergreen, moss, oak, sage, bay, bayberry, cedar, pine, frankincense,
ginger, holly, ivy, juniper, mistletoe, myrrh, pinecones, rosemary, chamomile,
cinnamon, valarion, yarrow

Incense/Oil

Bayberry, cedar, ginger, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg,
wintergreen, saffron

Rituals/Magicks

Personal renewal, world peace, honoring family & friends, Festival of light, meditation

Foods

Nuts, apple, pear, caraway cakes soaked with cider, pork, orange, hibiscus or ginger tea,
roasted turkey, nuts, fruitcake, dried fruit, cookies, eggnog, mulled wine

Others

Yule Herbs
Apple Leaf, Apples Dried, Bayberry, Blessed Thistle, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Comfrey, Elder, Frankincense, Holly, Ivy, Laurel, Mistletoe, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oak Leaves, Pine, Sandalwood, Sunflower, Wintergreen and Yule Log Ashes; Fir; Birch; Hazel; Bark; Oak; Pine; Cedar.

Yule Oils
Bayberry, Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Pine, Rose, Spruce.

Stones
Alexandrite, Bloodstones, Blue Topaz, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Emeralds, Garnet, Green Tourmaline, Jet, Kunzite, Pearls, Ruby.

Incense
Bayberry, Cedar, Cinnamon, Pine, Spice, Spruce,

Spell Work
Peace, harmony, love, and increased happiness.

Colors
Red, Green, White, Gold, Silver

Food
Beer, Bread, Cookies and Caraway Cakes Soaked in Cider, Fruits, Cream, Nuts, Pork Dishes, Turkey, Eggnog, Ginger Tea, Spiced Cider, and Wassail.

Symbols and Decorations
Yule Tree, Holly, Mistletoe, Ivy, Pine Cones, a Yule Log.

Gods
Odin, Thrym, Uller, Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Horned One, The Green Man, The Divine Child, Mabon.

Goddesses
Freya, Skadhi Brighid, Isis, Demeter, Gaea, Diana, The Great Mother.

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Comment by Holdrost on December 29, 2017 at 10:56am

You know, I've been thinking (since L2010 lol) that what we need is seprate group
chat room fro doing rituals as well as as just chating ?

Comment by Michelle harris on September 13, 2016 at 12:35pm

People will hate you-CY152

Comment by Michelle harris on January 20, 2016 at 3:09pm

Hello everyone, sorry once again for being MIA. but just moved back to my home state of AZ. Will be more social once I get situated...

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Comment by ☽☮☾Lάđŷ Şħάđoψ☽☮☾ on July 19, 2015 at 9:52pm

I will not be adding anymore discussions here . hope they will close this group as I cant get in my old profile to fix  this LOL SOrry everyone!!!

Comment by ☽☮☾Lάđŷ Şħάđoψ☽☮☾ on July 19, 2015 at 9:50pm

.I have rebirthed Cauldron of the Gray Witch in BlackMoon Society it is is own group it is like its own network again  Well it is available and   I as a reminder BlackMoonSociety is here on PS http://www.paganspace.net/group/black-moon-society

Comment by ☽☮☾Lάđŷ Şħάđoψ☽☮☾ on July 16, 2015 at 9:38am

Hey all reminder this group is rebirthed new group  please come on over. I am unable to get into old account and fix this group

 http://www.paganspace.net/group/black-moon-society 

Comment by ☽☮☾Lάđŷ Şħάđoψ☽☮☾ on July 1, 2015 at 10:33pm

Ok all pass word round  they approved my new community here as a grouop instead of CGW esp since I cant change this one lol 

http://www.paganspace.net/groups/1342861:Group:17535514?xg_source=m... come on over visit and join me  I may transfer soem stuff there too

Comment by ☽☮☾Lάđŷ Şħάđoψ☽☮☾ on July 1, 2015 at 8:35pm

LOL Shadow Dancer, oh I need to check that group out to went to Dr  as my right side of neck shoulder arm  hurts always got degenration  and spurs my right arm I cant lift over head  without pain and even then cannot lol

 
 
 

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