Saturday, September 20, 2008

Elegantly Dark Raised Altar Pentacle Of Mabon

כ"א אלול התשס"ח
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Shown is a ritual item I have acquired in honor of Mabon.

The raised pentagram and leaf design stands out against a burnished black background, the golden highlights on both leaf and star standing out above the whole. Measuring 9" in diameter and 1/2" in thickness, this raised pentacle altar paten is exquisitely designed.

And elegantly dark. Perfect.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Finer Than Gold, The Torc Of Nobility

י"ד אלול התשס"ח
Belz 16

Finer than gold is my newest ritual treasure - a hand forged Celtic torc of woven steel. I've named my torc Myfanwy.

Myfanwy is a Welsh name meaning 'fine, rare one'. Composed of the prefix my (denoting affection) and the word manwy (meaning 'fine, rare'), the name can be pronounced either muh-van-oy or muh-van-wee.

The Celtic torc is a sign ornament worn by distinguished women of honor, those of noble lineage, gods and goddesses of brave distinction, and elite warriors of magnificent deeds. It is a sign of Divine Nobility. ת

The Celtic goddess Andred, a patron of Boudicca (Queen of the Iceni tribe), wears the Torc of Nobility (nishmata l'nishmata).

I've named mine Myfanwy.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Awesome Hand Forged Salt Spoon

י"ב אלול התשס"ח
Belz 14

My newest ritual treasure. This is a hand forged Salt Spoon based on a traditional Romano- Viking/Saxon style instrument used over one thousand years ago. The piece itself measures about 3 1/2" long and is made out of 1/4 " square mild steel with a reverse twist for the handle.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Witchy Gear For Samhain Fun

ז' אלול התשס"ח
Belz 9

Though it's early, I am already making plans. Samhain with my grandkids is going to be particularly special this year and integral to my initiation into Cronehood. My grandkids will share in my initiation as we share this special time together.

This year, I am going to take my grandkids out for Samhain trick-or-treating in a fashion they will particularly enjoy. I'm going to take them out in full witch regalia! Here are some of the items I've purchased for our unforgetable night of ghosties, ghoulies, goblins and gremlins galore! May they squeal with delight as Grandma takes them out in style!

My bag of sweet goodies. BTW - I am seeking 7 secret decoder rings - comment if you know where I can get some.

My witch's shoes.

My purple and black striped witch socks.

My black velvet cloak.

Our protection charm.

My witch's hat.

My besom.