||A double-headed axe which symbolized the Goddess in ancient Crete, still used by some Wiccans
for this same purpose. The labrys may be placed on the left side of the altar.
||A term of respect for a Priestess or the Goddess.
||One of the eight Sabbats which is usually celebrated on or around 1 August. Lammas celebrates
the first fruits of a harvest and the transition of the Threefold Goddess from Mother to Crone. This festival is also known as Lughnasadh (LOOna-sa), which is the Celtic naming for "Festival of
Lugh" ad honors the Celtic God of Light (Lugh = light).
||Anything related to logical, mathematical and analytical functions. The left hemisphere of the
brain controls the right side of the body. Compare to: Right-Brain Function
||Used for any witch who uses their craft for own gain and/or willfully hurting others.
||The 5th sign of the zodiac. Symbolized by the lion, is a Fire sign, and is ruled by the Sun.
||Water or wine that is poured on an alter, the ground or on a sacred fire as an offering to the
Goddess, Horned God or other Deity.
||The 7th sign in the zodiac. Symbolized by the Scales, is an Air sign, and is ruled by Venus.
||Generally positive energies drawn from the Light Aspects of the Goddess and the God.
||It is one of the eights Sabbats and is usually celebrated on or around 21 June. It is a
festival which celebrates the Summer Solstice. It is also known a Midsummer.
||An early Celtic sun God. Lughnasadh was originated by the druids to give homage to this God.
||Emblem of the Goddess in her dark aspect as Crone, Tomb/Womb, and Transformer.
||This is one of the eight Sabbats usually celebrated on or around 21 September. This festival
celebrates the Autumn Equinox.
||The Cosmos as a whole, in relation to the Microcosm, its detailed manifestation (human in
||The accepted term for "stage magic" or "cheating the eye" tricks.
||The accepted term for the control of natural forces or energies to achieve positive goals. The
"k" was presumably added by Aleister Crowley to differentiate from the stage arts of trickery or "cheating the eye" performance arts.
||In Wiccan usage, a second-degree or third degree male witch. A male occult adept.
||The term has two meanings depending on context. In one a maiden could be the first aspect of
the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone). In another, a maiden would be that female assistant to the High Priestess who may also sometimes stand in for the High Priestess in her absence.
||A poisonous plant associated with medieval Witchcraft.
||(Mah-n,) the Self as part of the Universe and the Divine.
||Another naming for a Shaman or Witch Doctor.
||That state of calmness and relaxation into which a person drifts by clearing the mind and body
of stress and negativity. When meditating a person would contemplate and reflect on the tranquilities of life on a physical and higher plane.
||A huge stone monument or structure. Stonehenge is perhaps the best-known example of megalithic
||A standing stone probably lifted by early peoples for religious, spiritual or magical reasons.
||Are thought to be either spiritually evolved beings, once human, or spiritual entities created
by or charged by the Goddess and God to protect the Earth. Beings, deities or presences often Invoked during Wiccan ceremony to witness or guard the rituals.
||Sacred to the God Apollo, a parasitic plant associated with the oak tree.
||A small leather or flannel bag filled with a variety of magical items and carried or worn as a
charm to attract or dispel certain influences.
||The planetary ruler of Cancer. The Moon holds dominion over emotions, instinctive reactions
and personality. It is the second most important planet next to the Sun.
||A person born under the sign of Cancer.
||The second aspect of the Triple Goddess. Corresponds to the Full moon and represents
fertility, nurturing, creation, protection, increased wisdom and peak of power.
||An herb associated with Witchcraft and healing. Also known as "St. John's plant".
||Calling up the dead by Magick.
||A person who practices modern Paganism. Contrary to some beliefs it is not a new Pagan. Any
person who follow any of the new traditions or paths or even creates another (newer) one can be considered a neopagan.
||Postulant, a newcomer to the coven, awaiting initiation. Newcomers / beginners are also known
as Wiclets on the arwm newsgroup.
||Lunar phase symbolizing the Goddess in her aspect of Crone; Dark Lady, and Wisdom.
||An ancient method of divination that analyzes the symbolism of numbers and ascribes a
numerical value to the letters of the alphabet. A common use when choosing a Craft name or coven name. Also used for divining future and fate.
||See: Holly King
||An ancient Celtic system of divination popular amongst many Witches. Based on casting and
reading of rune patterns or characters carved or painted onto stones, beans, wood, bones, etc.
|OLD ONES, THE
||Used to refer to a group or all Pagan deities including all aspects of the Goddess and the
God. Referred to by some as "the Mighty Ones"
||Another term used for Witchcraft.
||Ancient location where divinations took place and prophecies were uttered, generally by
||One of the eight Sabbats which is celebrated on or around 21 March. This festival celebrates
the arrival of Spring on the Spring Equinox.
|OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE
||See: Astral Projection
||Generally accepted as anyone who follows any religion which believes in more than one God.
These are called polytheistic religions and are usually nature based. The literal Latin translation is "country dweller".
||Presentation of an infant to the Circle and to the Gods.
||Seeing the Divine as everywhere and in everything.
||This is the term used for that group of Gods and/or Goddess accepted by a religious path.
There are set groups as in Egyptian, Greek and Roman, but some Pagans and Wiccans may select only a subset of the known Gods and Goddesses.
||An object hanging from a string or chain used in divination. The object could be anything with
some weight, like a crystal or brass object. A favorite is a lady's long hair with her wedding ring hanging from the end.
||This is a five pointed star within a circle. When worn as jewelry one of the points upwards
and represents spirit. The other four points in the lower set and represents air, earth, fire and water.
||This is a five pointed star, but it has gained a negative meaning (or satanic) by Christian
religious perversion. Worn as jewelry it can be worn with one point upwards or downwards (two points upwards). When worn with one point downwards it signifies a person is a second degree initiate in
some traditions. Many, however, have changed this due to the negative connotation given by Christian perversion. The two points upward is worn by those specifically rebellious to Christianity and who
worship the Christian evil called Satan, the Devil or Lucifer.
||A pentacle with a powerful magical design.
||The "comforting cloak" of the Ego; the self-image which the Ego builds up to
reassure itself and to present to the world.
||That energy which sustains our bodies. It ultimately originates from the Goddess and God (or,
rather, the power behind Them)
||The 12th sign in the zodiac. Symbolized by the Two Fishes, is a Water sign and is ruled by
Jupiter and Neptune.
||The various levels of being and activity - Spiritual, Mental, Astral, Etheric and Physical.
||The term given to those energies which balance everything in the world. These energies consist
of equal, opposite energies like yin and yang, dark and light, sun and moon, etc. These energies exist in everything.
||This is a doll specially prepared to represent a particular person at whom a spell is
||An herbal tea or brew used in many magical or healing rituals.
||A term used for the type of folk magic based on 400 year old Elite German Witchcraft and
indigenous to the Dutch Country of Pennsylvania. Also known as hexcraft.
||The vital force of the Cosmos as it operates on the Etheric level; it permeates this and other
solar systems, and every living organism is charged with a concentration of it.
||Psychic awareness of future events.
||A male dedicated to both the service of his chosen deity(s) and humankind. A "High
Priest" is the male leader of a coven and plays the role of the Horned God in certain ceremonies.
||A female dedicated to both the service of his chosen deity(s) and humankind. A "High
Priestess" is the female leader of a coven and plays the role of the Goddess in certain ceremonies.
||The psychological mechanism of subconsciously crediting (or discrediting) another person with
qualities or shortcomings which are in fact elements of one's own psyche.
||Your strong hand, the one you use for writing, working, etc. It is the point at which personal
power is sent from the body, as opposed to the receptive hand.
||The total non-physical make-up of a human being.
||The subconscious or unconscious mind, in which we receive psychic impulses. The psychic mind
is at work when we sleep, dream and meditate.
||The act of being consciously psychic, in which the Psychic Mind and Conscious Mind are linked
and working in harmony. Ritual Consciousness is a form of psychism.
||The psychic "reading" of a material object, and its associations and history, by
||Lesser exorcisms that cleanse and turn away negativity or impediments, absorb negativity to be
buried for grounding, and dissipate negative energies.
||The North, South, East and West sections of and area. This is most significant in the circle.
||north, east, south, west quadrants of a magickal circle.
||In astrology and divination, a person who asks questions of the astrologer or fortuneteller.
||"Ride"-the wild ride of the Hunter gathering the souls of the dead; passing of the
Wild Hunt or the Rade is demonstrated by stormy weather and fast-moving, roiling black clouds.
||The left hand in right-handed persons, the reverse for left-handed persons. This is the hand
through which energy is received into the body. See Projective Hand.
||rule or law.
||The Wiccan Law - ...An ye harm none, do as ye will.
||The system by which a soul is born into repeated physical bodies in order to learn and evolve.
It is accepted that this process ends when all karmic energy comes into balance. Further rebirths may occur at the souls discretion in order to teach younger souls.
|RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTION
||Anything related to imagination and creativity . The right hemisphere of the brain controls
the left side of the body. Compare to: Left-Brain Function
|RIGHT HAND PATH
||Used to describe those who follow the positive laws of any path, including the rede.
||Another word for ritual.
||Can be described as any act (ceremonial or not) to focus or enhance energy to a specific goal.
This energy can be used in magic or religion to gain a spiritual union with the divine.
||The letters which have remained from old Teutonic, Nordic and Anglo-Saxon alphabets used in
divination and magick. Some of these letters may have entire meanings or concepts associated to them. Combinations are sometimes used for magickal power.