Archive for January 27, 2012
Preparation: Bathe in a warm sea salt bath
Cleanse your magickal space
Dress a pink or white candle with your favorite oil/oils
Burn cleansing incense like patchouli or dragons blood, or simply light the corner of a dried sage leaf and “smudge” your space
When your body is squeaky clean and your space is lovingly cleared and has been made ready for your magickal work, simply light your oil dressed candle, reciting words to this effect, or better yet, make up your own incantation. This would be a wonderful spell to cast out-of-doors if possible. At your door would be an ideal place to prepare for this one, privacy permitting of course.
Familiar Summing Incantation
“I ask the Great Mother to send me a special friend~
Bringing love that knows no beginning, and no end~
Claw and tail, and loving eyes~
Warm and gentle, wildly wise~
Let me know and let me see~
One with eyes for only me~
So mote it ever be!”
There is much folklore and legend associated with the Witches Familiar or The Familiar Spirit. I will leave the research up to you and speak from my heart. For me, “A Familiar” is simply a witch’s truest friend. Witches have long been known for their deep association and fondness for their animals. My strong suspicion as to the reason for this has little to do with the animals “magickal support” to the witch and much to do with the familial bonds of compassion and trust.
Witches being especially sensitive human beings, generally form a spiritual connection to their beloved furry friends. In the world of animal rescue, you will find many witchy folks. I do not think the majority of these hard-working, compassionate, devoted human beings actually call themselves witches, but, they are merciful and most are humbled by the pure loving unconditional friendships they unearth within the intimate bonds of the familial relationships to the pets that are in their care.
When you hold your pet and croon to him/her, there is much love and trust projected, this is a spell, and this is an incantation in its own rite. Energy is alive, unknowingly, you have committed a magickal act, and this is good~ for both the witch and the withes “familiar” are of one mind, and, at perfect peace during such an exchange. This is a covenant!
One of my favorite movies of all time is entitled “Bell Book and Candle.” It was made in 1958 and starred Kim Novak (Gillian Holroyd) and James Stewart (Shepard Henderson). The witch in the movie strokes her cat, Pyewacket while she “envisions” what she wants for Christmas. She “wants” the man upstairs ~obediently, Pyewacket summons him, thus begins a tender fantastic Hollywood tale of romance and witchcraft. However, in reality, this is not bad way to spell cast for us real witches, is it?
(I have read that Kim Novak married a veterinarian in real life, so we know, she has excellent care for her current Pyewacket!)
Merry Part and Merry Meet~
Fetch the loaves and stir the brew~
Clutch the witch that stands by you~`
Kick up your heels and stomp your boots~~
Burn the herbs, and boil the roots~
Light your candles, sisters dear~
Linking arms and chanting clear~
Goddess! Goddess! Shine your light!~
We are your daughters bold and bright!~
Warm our hearts and warm the land~
Warm the ground on which we stand~
Singing, chanting, mirth at last~
We usher in our Candlemass!~