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Invocation to the Holy-Stone
I have found A holy-stone upon the ground.
O Fate! I thank thee for the happy find,
Also the spirit who upon this road Hath given it to me;
And may it prove to be for my true good
And my good fortune
When you see a holey stone or hag stone on the ground you should say something in gratitude to the spirits that left it there for you. The above is just an example from the Gospel of Aradia.
Now once you have one, what do you do with it? You can’t really hold it in front of your eyes all the time to look for the fae. Though it does work that way, as do key holes and knot holes.
Making a hagstone cord is a useful project. You can make it with one hag stone and multiple knots, or multiple hag stones and multiple knots. The number varies between spells. I say chose a number with meaning to you. Chumbly’s consecration has 7 knots in a black leather cord, Bramshaw’s has nine knots and up to nine hagstones on a red string.
Either way, the point is to concentrate on a different otherworld setting for each knot, including at least one at a witches sabbat. Visualization is important on this one. Each knot is a place you want to go to. Once you have tied the knots you will string the hagstone(s) on and tie it off as a bracelet.
As you string the knots through the hagstones picture you are running each destination through the gate to the otherworld, fey land, underworld, astral, and so on.
You will hold the bracelet with at least one of the stones in your off hand (non dominant hand) as you sleep. Your dreams shall be significant astral or otherworldly dreams rather than regular dreams. You will travel to one of your chosen destinations.
If you don’t remember what happened in the astral dreams, but remember you had them. Then some part of you does remember and it will still impact your knowledge and practice.
If you find it isn’t working and you aren’t going anywhere. Meditate with your stone specifically on one of the chosen dreams and journey there in meditation. There is plenty to be done that way as well.
I have found this tool to be very powerful and my dreams have changed when I wear my hagstone cord. I have met witches at strange libraries, gained messages from my mighty dead, followed tree fae to their hollers and swam with underwater creatures in the deep.
Bramshaw, Vicki. Craft of the Wise. 2009 http://www.o-books.com/book/detail/616/Craft-of-the-Wise
Chumbly, Andrew. “What is Traditional Craft?” http://xoanon.co.uk/archive/what-is-traditional-craft/
Leland, Charles. Aradia, Gospel of the Witches http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/aradia/ara06.htm
Traditionalwitchcraft.com wiki “Hagstone.” http://www.traditionalwitchcraft.com/Hagstone