- Associated with the East, birds, travel, study, knowledge, freedom,
- The fifth element, the omnipresent spiritual power that permeates
the universe. It is the energy out of which the Elements formed.
- Akashic Records
- The "recordings" left in the Akasha by every event. Advanced occultists
develop the gift of retrieving past events by "reading the Akashic
- A surface, usually flat, that is set aside exclusively for magickal
workings and is used as a focus of power.
- A magickally powered object desigmed to protect the from negative
- Any advanced magickal activity in which a practitioner manifests
a particular aspect of the Goddess or God, in thought, feelings, behavior,
appearance, etc.; Often as a direct result of a "Drawing Down". Often
a minor variation of this phenomena occurs with the selection of a
"Magical Name", of Craft Name.
- A bundle of herbs used to sprinkle water for purification. Also
a device that can contain a liquid for sprinkling.
- Astral Plane
- The nonphysical, spiritual plane
- A black handled ritual knife
- The force-field which surrounds the human body, the inner bands
at least of which are Etheric in substance. The aura is visible to
sensitives, who can learn from its colour, size and structure much
about the person's health, emotional state and spiritual development.
- A fire, usually outdoors, lit for magickal purposes.
- That which destroys life
- To send off. Also to excorise negative energies.
- A witches magickal broom. Can be used to sweep away negative influences.
- The act of conferring positive ENERGY upon a person, place, or thing.
It is usually a spiritual or religious practice.
- A white handled dagger, used mostly for "mundane" things such as
gathering herbs, cutting ingredients, engraving runes, etc.
- Book Of Shadows
- A BOS is a workbook for Witches. It is a place where they keep all
their notes, spells, rituals and workings. Entries are handwritten.
Sometimes referred to as a Grimoire.
- See INFUSION
- A vessel of metal or earthenware in which incense is burned. An
- Seven major points of energy in the body. Each is usually associated
with a color. These vortexes are: crown - violet; forehead (third
eye position) - purple; throat - blue; chest - pink or green; navel
- yellow; abdomen - orange; groin - red. Smaller vortexes are located
in the hands and feet, as well.
- A magickal cup symbolic of water and the Goddess.
- The act of imbuing an object with magickal purpose, usually achieved
by concentrating strongly to direct the energy flow.
- See AMULET, TALISMAN
- Cone Of Power
- Power raised in the circle by the Witches assembled, and sent out
into the world to work magick, is usually visualized as being retained
and built in the form of a "cone" prior to release.
- A small group of people, usually no more than 13, of the same Tradition
who work together within the Craft.
- The regular home or meeting place of a coven.
- Purposely directing negative energy at someone. Wiccans do not do
this, as it goes against the rules of three.
- Associated with the North, burrowing animals, Money, Fertility,
- Of, or relating to the Elements. Also an artificially created magickal
being charged with a specific purpose.
- See CHARGING
- The celebration of the moon phases, mainly the Full or New Moon.
- A Witch's pet animal which has been trained to be a magickal helper.
- Associated with the South, lions, Purification, Sex, Healing, Courage,
- A magickal workbook or Book of Shadows that contains rituals, magickal
meanings of objects, etc.
- A meditation exercise that allows one to draw or send energy into
- A wiccan version of marriage. Not legally binding unless performed
by a registered celebrant.
- A star formed by two opposite, interlocking triangles.
- Holy Water
- Blessed, purified water for use in ritual. Salt or an herb may be
added to the water as part of its ritual purification process.
- A liquid produced by soaking herbs in water.
- A double headed axe that is symbolic of the moon, and the Goddess.
- The Art and Science fo causing change to occur in conformity with
- Originally meaning country dweller, than heathen, the modern definition
is one who practices a polytheistic, nature-based, magick-embracing
- Usually a disc upon which has been marked a Pentagrm.
- The prime magickal symbol of The Craft. A five-point star within
a circle with each point representing an element and the fifth representing
the Self or Aksha. It is a symbol of protection and power. It is not
a symbol of evil or Satan.
- Projective Hand
- The power hand. In right handed people this is your right hand,
left handed people the left hand.
- Receptive Hand
- In right handed people this is your left hand, left handed people
the right hand. This is the hand that energy will flow in through.
- A Witchcraft ceremony of honor acknowledging the eight segments
of the Wiccan year and the cycle of the seasons. There are eight Sabbats:
Yule, Imbolic, Ostra, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasad, Mabon and Samhain.
- Sacred Space
- A cleansed and consecrated area used for ritual/magickal proposes.
A sacred space can be created anywhere, if done properly.
- To gaze into or at an object for divination purposes.
- A type of symbol. A magickally oriented seal, sign, glyph (sculptured
character or symbol) or other device used in a magickal working. The
most powerful sigils are those that you create yourself
- The longest day, and longest night of the year.
- An object that has been magickally charged and is then carried or
kept near the person it was made for.
- The Great Rite
- A powerful Rite that done literally involves sex, but can be symbolized
by the lowering of the athame into the chalice.
- An organized, structured, specific Wiccan subgroup. E.G. Gardnerian,
- Forming mental images and being able to "see" them in the physical
- Waning Moon
- The phase of the moon between Full Moon and New Moon. This is the
time for performing banishing magick.
- Associated with the West, fish, Healing, Love, Emotions, etc.
- Waxing Moon
- The phase of the moon from New Moon to Full Moon. This is the time
for magick that involves growth and increase.
- Wiccan Rede
- "An It Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt", effectively, a witches equivalent
of the Golden Rule.
- The act of dedicating a child to the wiccan way, however this is
not an initiation and does not automatically make the child a witch.