wiccateachings
wiccateachings:

This ritual is one of the most intensely beautiful and powerful rituals that most Wiccans and Pagans can ever experience, if you are in a Coven the High Priestess will perform this ritual with all the Coven members being involved but you can do this on your own. It is one in which the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into themselves. Regardless of how you practice it, Drawing Down the Moon is best performed on the night of the Full Moon. For obvious reasons, it’s more suitable to be performed outside, but if the weather is bad or cold or your neighbors are easily startled, you can perform the ritual indoors.
Light a white candle and put it in a place where the Moonlight can be seen, such as a window ledge.You can also light an incense stick if you wish to cleanse the space you’re in. Relax your body and remove any negative thoughts from your mind. Take deep breaths. 
Stand at your altar if you have one, don’t worry if you don’t just face the Moon with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. 
Now say:Mother Goddess, lend me your lightGive me your power on this faithful nightI invoke you into my being and soulFill up my vessel and make me feel WholeI stand before you in awe and in loveI cherish your gifts you stow from aboveI ask you tonight to show unto meMy Mother, My Goddess so mote it be.
Move your feet apart to about shoulder width, and raise your arms up and out to welcome the Goddess into you. Close your eyes and feel the power of the Moonlight wash over you like rain. Think of the awesome power of the universe you are invoking and be at one with it. stand for as long as you feel you need to, basking in the Moons glow. Let the energy of the Moon wash over you healing and cleansing you.
Drawing Down the Moon is an altered state of consciousness, a ritual possession by the Divine. It is not uncommon to feel the energy of the Goddess for quite some time following Drawing Down the Moon, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a heightened sense of clarity over the next few days. You may also feel extremely emotional - it’s not uncommon to cry or laugh spontaneously during this rite.

wiccateachings:

This ritual is one of the most intensely beautiful and powerful rituals that most Wiccans and Pagans can ever experience, if you are in a Coven the High Priestess will perform this ritual with all the Coven members being involved but you can do this on your own. It is one in which the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into themselves. Regardless of how you practice it, Drawing Down the Moon is best performed on the night of the Full Moon. For obvious reasons, it’s more suitable to be performed outside, but if the weather is bad or cold or your neighbors are easily startled, you can perform the ritual indoors.

Light a white candle and put it in a place where the Moonlight can be seen, such as a window ledge.You can also light an incense stick if you wish to cleanse the space you’re in. Relax your body and remove any negative thoughts from your mind. Take deep breaths. 

Stand at your altar if you have one, don’t worry if you don’t just face the Moon with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. 

Now say:
Mother Goddess, lend me your light
Give me your power on this faithful night
I invoke you into my being and soul
Fill up my vessel and make me feel Whole
I stand before you in awe and in love
I cherish your gifts you stow from above
I ask you tonight to show unto me
My Mother, My Goddess so mote it be.

Move your feet apart to about shoulder width, and raise your arms up and out to welcome the Goddess into you. Close your eyes and feel the power of the Moonlight wash over you like rain. Think of the awesome power of the universe you are invoking and be at one with it. stand for as long as you feel you need to, basking in the Moons glow. Let the energy of the Moon wash over you healing and cleansing you.

Drawing Down the Moon is an altered state of consciousness, a ritual possession by the Divine. It is not uncommon to feel the energy of the Goddess for quite some time following Drawing Down the Moon, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a heightened sense of clarity over the next few days. You may also feel extremely emotional - it’s not uncommon to cry or laugh spontaneously during this rite.

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Crystal Quartz Magical Uses Part 1
Quartz crystals are currently enormously popular. Their use in healing, altering consciousness, and magic have linked them to the spirit of the New Age. Long neglected by most of the world, save for their industrial applications, quartz crystal are today a huge commercial business. 
There are a few herbs specifically used to cleanse quartz crystal. Sage and sweetgrass, two North American healing and purifcatory herbs, are both associated with quartz crystal and, in shamanism, are herbal counterparts to the stone. Make an infusion (tea) of either or both of these herbs by adding two tbs to nearly boiling water. Let them sit for at least a day in the infusion, the dry and hold in your receptive hand. if the stone feels “cleared”, it is ready for magic. If not, return to the infusion until it has done its work. 
Clear or white quartz crystal is perhaps best known to the general public for stimulating psychism. Though most crystal spheres sold today are plastic or glass, true quartz crystal spheres are also available at fantastically expensive prices. Though well worth the cost to those who can afford them, crystals need not be worked by human hands to be magically effective, nor must they be pure, or free of inclusions. 
In fact, many crystal scryers ir gazers utilize the inclusions, veils, and tiny prisms within crystals to enhance themselves. And simply gazing into any crystal point can produce psychism. 
In the Renaissance, most scrying stones, or crystal balls, were fashioned of beryl, not clear crystal quartz. Crystal, however, was used in magical operations. It was sometimes half covered with pure gold and set on a base of ivory or ebony wood. This was used as an instrument of contemplation to awaken the psychic mind. 
In nineteenth century European magic, the crystal sphere was placed beneath the pillow to create a rapport with the scryer, enhancing its effectiveness.
A crystal sphere can be exposed to the light of the Full Moon to strengthen its powers. Before scrying, a tea of mugwort or chicory is sometimes drunk, and fresh mugwort rubbed onto the crystal.
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic) 

cladinscarlet:

Crystal Quartz Magical Uses Part 1

Quartz crystals are currently enormously popular. Their use in healing, altering consciousness, and magic have linked them to the spirit of the New Age. Long neglected by most of the world, save for their industrial applications, quartz crystal are today a huge commercial business. 

There are a few herbs specifically used to cleanse quartz crystal. Sage and sweetgrass, two North American healing and purifcatory herbs, are both associated with quartz crystal and, in shamanism, are herbal counterparts to the stone. Make an infusion (tea) of either or both of these herbs by adding two tbs to nearly boiling water. Let them sit for at least a day in the infusion, the dry and hold in your receptive hand. if the stone feels “cleared”, it is ready for magic. If not, return to the infusion until it has done its work. 

Clear or white quartz crystal is perhaps best known to the general public for stimulating psychism. Though most crystal spheres sold today are plastic or glass, true quartz crystal spheres are also available at fantastically expensive prices. Though well worth the cost to those who can afford them, crystals need not be worked by human hands to be magically effective, nor must they be pure, or free of inclusions. 

In fact, many crystal scryers ir gazers utilize the inclusions, veils, and tiny prisms within crystals to enhance themselves. And simply gazing into any crystal point can produce psychism. 

In the Renaissance, most scrying stones, or crystal balls, were fashioned of beryl, not clear crystal quartz. Crystal, however, was used in magical operations. It was sometimes half covered with pure gold and set on a base of ivory or ebony wood. This was used as an instrument of contemplation to awaken the psychic mind. 

In nineteenth century European magic, the crystal sphere was placed beneath the pillow to create a rapport with the scryer, enhancing its effectiveness.

A crystal sphere can be exposed to the light of the Full Moon to strengthen its powers. Before scrying, a tea of mugwort or chicory is sometimes drunk, and fresh mugwort rubbed onto the crystal.

(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic)