Making a Ritual Shield

The shield is the weapon of the Southern Gate — of Earth and Goda. It is the weapon of ThisWorld. It is a defensive weapon, used to guard against and deflect the dangers and assaults of day-to-day reality. It also represents the ways in which the physical realm affords certain protections and defenses against theContinue reading “Making a Ritual Shield”

Airts — The Southern Gate

The Southern Gate – Airt of Earth Values: Growth, Experience, Authority, Money, Physicality, Security, NourishmentColors:Brown, russet, black, greenSymbols: Square, stone, cornucopia, scythe, salt, cart, plate, GnomesTools: The casting bowl, patens/pentacles, hornsWeapons: Shield (Targe)Totems: Swan, Horse & Apple TreeMusical Instruments: DrumsTimes: Lammas/Lughnasadh, Noon, Summer, Coming of AgePlaces: Fields, mountains, valleys, canyons, deserts, forests, gardensZodiac: Capricorn, Taurus,Continue reading “Airts — The Southern Gate”

Meditation: Visiting the White Goddess at Lammas , Goda

Our tradition uses guided meditation to help impress certain symbols on our members’ consciousness. Below is our Lammas meditation. It takes place at the Southern Gate of the compass, the place of earth and noontide .  It is the home of the White Goddess, whom we know as Goda. To use this meditation let yourselfContinue reading “Meditation: Visiting the White Goddess at Lammas , Goda”

Meditation: Visiting the Black Goddess at Imbolc

Our tradition uses guided meditation to help impress certain symbols on our members’ consciousness. Below is our Imbolc meditation. It takes place at the Northern Gate of the compass, the place of air and midnight.  It is the home of the Black Goddess, whom we know as Kolyo. To use this meditation let yourself relaxContinue reading “Meditation: Visiting the Black Goddess at Imbolc”

Laying the Compass, Cheat Sheet

We have had lots of questions recently about Laying the Compass. To clarify the process, we have just updated and edited our original post on Laying the Compass, which you’ll want to read if you would like to do rituals in the AFW-style. Also, for ease and convenience, I’d like to put forward this shortenedContinue reading “Laying the Compass, Cheat Sheet”

Airts — The Western Gate

  The Western Gate – Airt of Water Values: Emotions, Intuition, Cleansing, Mystery, SacrificeColors: Grey, turquoise, blue, indigoSymbols: Crescent, shell, boat, anchor, cup, UndinesTools: The chalice or quaiche, cauldronWeapons: HelmTotems: Crane, Toad & Elder TreeMusical Instruments: ChimesTimes: Samhain, Twilight, Autumn, AdulthoodPlaces: Oceans, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, wells, beaches, bathsZodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, PiscesSense: TastePower: To DareProcess: Bathing,Continue reading “Airts — The Western Gate”

Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Samhain

 Our tradition uses guided meditation to help impress certain symbols on our members’ consciousness. Below is our Samhain meditation. It takes place at the Western Gate of the compass, the place of water and sunset.  It is the home of the Witch Father, whom we know as Tubal Qayin, Lucifer, Azazel, Melek Taus. To useContinue reading “Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Samhain”

The Airts: Elemental Quarters of the Spiral Castle

The Airts of Traditional Craft correspond to different elemental quarters than those found in Wiccan and Ceremonial traditions.  The Airts are based on old “Celtic” lore. The North – Air Values: Intellect, Thoughts, Inspiration, Communication, Flight, DivinationColors: White, sky blue, black, silverSymbols: Circle, bird, bell, flute, chimes, clouds, Sylphs, the AngelTools: Keek stone, flail, knivesWeapons:Continue reading “The Airts: Elemental Quarters of the Spiral Castle”

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