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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: 191
Latest Activity: Aug 26

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 Tami on August 26, 2014 at 12:51pm

http://witchcraft-shop.com/spelladay/...............enjoy!!!!have a blessed week.Love and light to all.:)

Comment by Tami on August 23, 2014 at 6:43pm

And to you also

Comment by Sstarfyre Wiseroot on August 23, 2014 at 8:08am
a beary good morning to you

have an awesome saturday
Comment by Sstarfyre Wiseroot on August 6, 2014 at 10:16am
hello enjoy your wednesday
Comment by Sstarfyre Wiseroot on July 14, 2014 at 9:37am

Have a wonderful monday

Comment by Sstarfyre Wiseroot on July 10, 2014 at 9:55pm
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Comment by Jamie Okulam (Amethyst CrowMoon) on February 27, 2014 at 9:19pm

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I know we may be in different cities but I believer in networking with our community, locally and all over the world.

I am spending the day telling our community about PaganFaire2014. It’s going to be a great event. Starting at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, there will be Hawaiian food from Ohana’s; a all day talent stage (belly dancers, Celtic music, etc.); Pagan/Wiccan artisans, and a wonderful Spring Equinox Ritual at the end of the day, 7:00 pm.

 

“Diana’s Silver Daughter: Aradia in the 21st. Century!”

 

If you are in the Portland Oregon area (or you know someone who will be) come to PaganFaire2014 and connect, or reconnect, with your community. This is a wonderful way to show support and practice our spirituality.

 

The more we go to these fairs and buy from our folks, the more we can avoid being or supporting the corporate world!

 

www.Paganfaire.org  

 

If you would like to vend at the fair:  [email protected] 

 

Please help spread the word about PaganFaire2014! No matter where you live, post this and share it with everyone.

 

Blessed be, Jamie Okulam 

 

PS When you visit the fair, come up and introduce yourself to me so I can say Hi!

 

 

Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 24, 2013 at 10:54am
Thank you nick! Hope the holidays have been good to you!
Comment by Amethyst Samia on December 11, 2013 at 11:45am
Amen Brother nick and Sister Aurora-Hekate! Good thinking...simple and logical.

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