Nine Knots~

I have recently fulfilled a nine knot spell. The matter or the intention of the spell is of little importance, as are the details of the spell. However, the glorious side effects of the “casting” of the spell are what I am going to focus on in this posting.

Witchcraft is a joy for me. The practice of witchcraft is a discipline that involves some measure of personal study, creativity, abundant soulfulness and heartfelt concern for the outcome of the spell that one is casting. I’m afraid we witches are like all others; we talk more about the practices of our religion than we actually practice our religion. I have been guilty of this myself in a robust and shameful way I am afraid.
The truth is, a witch is only as crafty as she wants to be. Witchcraft is a craft and like all other crafts, it must be practiced, it must be polished, it must be refined. Spell casting for me, is an intimate endeavor. As a solitary witch, I pick and choose my own path, my own ways, and my own practices. I do what feels right for me. I don’t go “by the book” on anything. I don’t “buy” things to be used in my spells, I use what I have, and I make it work! The energy, that is what counts, this is heart work, if you cast a spell with your heart in the right place, with love and concern behind your intention….it doesn’t matter what color candles you burn.
When I am doing spell work, I am dancing, singing, praying (if you will) I am all consumed with my intention. You can imagine that a nine knot spell which involves nine nights of spell work is particularly rewarding.

There is much thought and preparation behind the scenes of a nine knot spell. There is planning, timing; general gathering of altar offerings in preparation, there is the crafting of the spell, the writing of the incantation. All of these things involve a great deal of energy and time.

The nine knot spell is a type of cord magick and is commonly used in love spells. I did not perform a love spell by the way. Cord spells can be used for nearly any intention. The idea is this, as one ties each knot, the energy of the spell increases; it’s as simple as that. Nine is a magickal number.

The side effect of nine nights of candle lit dancing, blissful chanting, singing, casting, and poetic incanting has left me filled with a peace that is deep and satisfying.
Today I feel like a witch and I have a song in my heart. Blessed Be.

Qantas Airlines, Repair Division Answers – Joke

Qantas Airbus A380 (VH-OQA) takes off from Lon...

Qantas Airbus A380 (VH-OQA) takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. The main and nose undercarriage doors have not yet closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(From Inchcock on The Spoof!

Remember, it takes a college degree to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix one.

After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a ‘Gripe Sheet’ which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.

The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the Gripe Sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.

Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas’ pilots (marked with a P for pilot) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.

P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.

S: Almost replaced left inside main tyre.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.

S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.

S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute Descent.

S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.

S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.

S: That’s what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.

S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.

S: Suspect you’re right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.

S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny…(I love this one!)

S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.

S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.

S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last…

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from midget!


And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings,
That appeared once, still wet
As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn,
And, touched, coddled, began to live
In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up,
Tribes on the march, planets in motion.
“We are, ” they said, even as their pages
Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame
Licked away their letters. So much more durable
Than we are, whose frail warmth
Cools down with memory, disperses, perishes.
I imagine the earth when I am no more:
Nothing happens, no loss, it’s still a strange pageant,
Women’s dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley.
Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born,
Derived from people, but also from radiance, heights.