A Simple Breathing Meditation

 

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The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. We can sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If we wish, we can sit in a chair. The most important thing is to keep our back straight to prevent our mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.

We sit with our eyes partially closed and turn our attention to our breathing. We breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control our breath, and we try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is our object of meditation. We should try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else. Continue reading

Meditation – The building block and foundation stone of all magical workings.

 

MantrikMeditation will allow you to clear your mind and focus on a specific working. Not only will it allow us to focus and concentrate, it will also allow us to attune ourselves on all levels and on all planes of existence. This means any magical workings will be more focussed and concentrated, allowing us to have more success and more accuracy in any and all magical workings.

 

I cannot stress enough how much of a building block meditation is and how important it is. It should be used as a foundation stone for all. Meditation will not Continue reading

Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013

Here are the Esbat (Full Moon) dates for 2013

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Sunday, 27 January

This is The Wolf Moon, also known as the Cold, Snow, or Winter Moon, is a time of protection and strength. While it is the first full Moon of the calendar year, in terms of nature it occurs in the middle of the cold winter season, a season of death and desolation. In these respects, the Wolf Moon can be seen as a time of both beginnings and endings. This is the time to start to consider what you want to plant and plan for the spring.

Monday, 25 February

This is the Storm Moon, also known as the Death or Quickening Moon, is a time to do magic for fertility and strength. In bygone days, it was a time of true hardship. This is also a time of cleansing both internally and externally. As such, it’s a great time to get rid of physical things you don’t need and any mental or emotional baggage. Continue reading

Sabbat dates for 2013

Imbolc – 2nd Feb

Imbolc, is the festival of the lactating sheep.It is the time of Blessing of the seedsMantrik and consecration of agricultural tools. It marks the center point of the dark half of the year. It is the festival of the Maiden, for from this day to March 21st, it is her season to prepare for growth and renewal.
The Maiden is honored, as the Bride, on this Sabbat. Corn dollies and Brighid’s Crosses are traditionaly made on this Sabbat.

 Home hearth fires are put out and re-lit, and a besom is place by the front door to symbolize sweeping out the old and welcoming the new. Candles are lit and placed in each room of the house to honor the re-birth of the Sun.

Ostara –  20th March

Ostara or Lady Day is when Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance with each other Continue reading

New Moon dates for 2013

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The New Moon or Dark Moon is when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun and therefore hidden.  Time is from the day of, to three and a half days later. The Moon’s un-illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).

This is a time of new beginnings and new undertakings, and magical workings should revolve around, new beginnings, new growth, regeneration, giving thanks, kicking bad habits or starting new undertakings.

Here are the New Moon dates for 2013: Continue reading