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Grimoire Translation in Progress

Posted by spiritscraft on August 28, 2016 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I am totally nerding out trying to decipher the scribbles that this sorceror made. I made a breakthrough this morning that helped me translate about half of the symbols!

Most of the symbols are astrological and alchemical, but a few are based on hebrew too. The challenge is that the sorceror uses some symbols that are not standard zodiac symbols, but I am figuring out standard ones are missing, and then which symbols I haven't been able to translate, and then match them up, like maybe this curly one is Cancer...Then I will need to cross reference with the best times to create certain kinds of pentacles to be sure.

This is one of my favorite grimoires, any guesses on which one it is?

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Audiobook Resources

Posted by spiritscraft on August 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am stuck in the car a lot, driving to my part-time job, to my boyfriends, to my coven meetings and to my mentoring sessions. I can be in the car over two hours a day, and I can tell you I have grown tired of the current offerings of all the major types of music stations country, hip hop, rock, oldies, and pop. I decided to feed my mind instead of hearing the same songs over again so I first started buying audio books, but then I discovered a secret, there are tons of free occult audiobooks on Librivox!

I got the Librivox app for my phone so I can listen anywhere, but these same websites let you save files so that you could burn them to CD for your car stereo or walkman, or even listen to them at home on your computer or tablet. This is just a smattering of what is available, but be aware that searching the site is challenging. I use the advanced search and try tons of different keywords: occult, mystic, hermetic, celtic, mythology, legend, theosophy, magic, Rosicrucian, astral, etc.

Occult

The Kybalion

The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley 

Elementary Theosophy by LW Rogers 

Mythology

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions Mysticism by Wirt Sikes 

Bullfinch’s Mythology the Age of Fable 

The Celtic Twilight by WB Yeats 

The Ramayan 

Magic

The Golden Bough by James Frazer 

Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves by a Highland Seer 

Cuban Folk Lore by Roy Terwilliger 

A caution when listening to or reading books that are old enough to be in the public domain as many have out of date information or suffer from the racist ideologies of the time. Terms like primitive, savage, and concepts of “karma” and “evolution” should be heavily scrutinized as to take what is the best of the ideas and discard the prejudiced ones.

Enjoy and be sure to comment with treasures you have found on librivox or other audiobook sites.

 

Fairy Witchery Excerpt 1

Posted by spiritscraft on July 7, 2016 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Excerpts from the WIP of my Fairy Faith and Traditional Witchcraft Book, by Sara Star, Chapter 1 Fairy Craft:

 

“Fairy witches are known for their great and quiet wisdom, they are often either people who stand apart in someway often as outcasts on the outskirts outside of society or moving enviously through culture as charismatic charmed darlings, or even a person alternating between the two poles. Regardless there is usually something uncanny about them.”

 

“Our history doesn’t evidence that fairy witches had rigorous magical training with daily magical exercise regimens and thorough magical records. Reports of them show they happened upon or sought out an initiating experience from the fae and then did their magic and seeing as often as they thought warranted.”

Image: Sonata No 11 Beethoven by Pamela Coleman Smith

 

P.S. If you enjoy these excerpts, please comment! If people like seeing these I will share more as I progress :D