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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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History of the Witch's Conical Hat
The most stereotypical images of the Witch include the pointy black Hat, along with the black cat and black cast iron cauldron. The pointy black Hat belongs to the Witch, everyone knows a Witch's Hat when they see one, they know it is a Witch's Hat and not any other type of Hat. However, many modern Witches have given up wearing the Hat and the only place one is
to be seen these days is usually in fancy dress at Halloween. Modern Witches are perhaps a little embarrassed to be seen in public wearing the Hat, as children (and many adults) immediately recognise a Witch when attired in the Hat and then point at the wearer. 'Look Mummy, there's a Witch'.
As Granny Weatherwax, (from Terry Pratchett's Diskworld series of novels) says, she wears the Hat because 'What's the point in being a Witch if no one can tell ?' The Hat says it all. Granny Weatherwax and her accomplice Nanny Ogg, being traditional and somewhat conservative, always wear the Hat. Their apprentice and student Witch, Magrat, has adopted the modern approach of a flower wreath upon the head, if even that. Granny and Nanny often try and convince Magrat of the wisdom of the 'Old Ways.'1
What, if any, are the 'Old Ways' when it comes to the Witches' Hat ?
The Witches' Hat may derive from the wearing of horns as a sign of power. We usually associate horns with a male deity when we think of actually wearing them upon the head however, Moon Goddesses often wore horns as symbols of the crescent horns of the Moon in its waxing and waning phases. Doreen Valiente mentions Stone Age cave paintings in which figures are depicted wearing pointy headdresses. Gnomes are known to wear a pointy hat.
Margaret Murray, the author of 'The Witch Cult in Western Europe' and 'The God of the Witches' says 'The most characteristic article of the Faerie's attire was their Hat which varied in shape and colour according to the district the Faeries were from. In the West Highlands it was a green, conical cap. At the Isle of Man it was a conical, red Hat.'
The Shamans of Siberia wear a special Hat, called a 'Dayligda', which itself possesses power. Its design is often specified by the Shaman's particular helping spirits. Some Shaman's have different Hats specific to different types of healing; others have only one. These hats can be made of leather, fish skin, cotton fabric or sacred streamers. usually they will have small, carved Saivans, or helping spirits sewn onto them.
According to the magazine 'Biblical Archaeology Review,' a 22 inch-tall, gold, conical object, whose place, date and circumstances of its discovery remain shrouded in mystery, is now thought to be a headdress worn during religious ceremonies. Fragments of leather or felt found inside the cone appear to rule out what was until now the most popular identification of this type of cone: a ritual vessel. But the fragments support the designation of a Hat. A soft lining would have transformed the uncomfortable cone into a wearable headdress. And with a 7 inch diameter at its base, the cone bears the hat size of an average adult male (or female). The cone even has a brim, just like a typical Witches' Hat.
In pre-Columbian Mexico, according to the native Mexican painting called the 'Codex Fejervary-Mayer, ' there depicted is a figure which looks very much like a Witch, naked except for a pointed Hat and riding a Broomstick. In ancient Rome, Pagan priests called Flamen, wore a conical headdress.
In the much later Romanesque period, an illustration entitled 'The Garden of Delights' by Herrad of Hohenberg depicts some unfortunate Jews wearing conical, brimmed Hats while being plunged into a flaming cauldron by Devils.
Jews, who were often thought to be in league with Witches as enemies of Christendom frequently appeared in art wearing the conical Hat. Heretics, also associated with Witches as enemies of the Church wore the conical Hat and it is thought that it was this Heretic Hat that was the predecessor of the Dunce Cap, a humiliating, conical cap enforced upon naughty school children. In the sixteenth century painting by P. Berruguete called Auto-DA-few, ' two Cathar Heretics are being excecuted and another two, wearing conical Hats are chained by the neck while awaiting their fate.
A less unpleasant instance of the conical Hat in history is in the costume many associate with a typical princess, the 'Hennin.' The Hennin is the pointy hat with a veil attached which was a ladies' fashion item in the 1440s. Another historical Hat was the 'Copataine' which Valiente says was worn as a riding hat. The Copataine was made of very stiff material with a veil or tie underneath the chin to keep the hat secured. The tallness of the hat may have been exaggerated by artists until it became the typical Witches' Hat.
John Mumford, author of 'Sexual Occultism,' sees the Witches' Hat as another symbol of what is known in Hinduism as the Lingam-Yoni. This is a sacred object which consists of a basin in the shape of a vagina (yoni) and a sort of pillar set within the basin which represents the penis (lingam).
The Lingam and Yoni represent the God Shiva and the Goddess Parvati in eternal union thus in a state of constant creation. Devout Hindus libate the Lingam-Yoni with substances such as melted butter or ghee, milk and marigold petals. Mumford sees in the Witches' Hat the Yoni represented by the brim and the Lingam, represented by the point. Another theory is that the Crown Chakra forms a conical shape when tuned into Earth Energies. This has led Hamish Miller, well-known Dowser and Healer to state that '...there is little doubt that the original concept of its (the Witches' Hat) shape came from people who could see the energy field.
The Witches' Hat is also representative of the 'Cone of Power,' an energy-form created within the Magick Circle by circumambulation, chanting, or concentration and used as the propellant of the Coven's Will toward its goal. The Coven is symbolised by the brim of the Hat and the Cone of Power, by the point. In Witchcraft systems which have three degrees of advancement, the symbol of the third degree (where the Witch becomes a High Priestess or Priest) is usually an upright Pentagram crowned with a point-upwards triangle. As master/mistresses of the Cone of Power, the High Priest/ess, both symbolically and literally, wears the Witches' Hat.
One does not have to be a member of a Coven or a High Priest/ess to adopt the Witches' Hat. If you are a Witch, the Hat belongs to you. There is nothing better (in my opinion) than seeing either singly or in a group, Hat-wearing Witches doing something simple such as going to the post office or the supermarket. If you feel too embarrassed to wear the Hat in public, try it out in a ritual. Witchcraft is a prop-friendly religion, that is one of the reasons why it is so popular and why wearing a Witches' Hat can enhance your ritual rather than detract from it. A Hat can either be made from leather, stiff velvet, fur or vinyl or else purchased from one of those crafty-type weekend markets that often have stalls specialising in crazy Hats, usually made in Nepal for the tourist trade. If you don't want to wear the Hat, you don't have to - but keep in mind that it is the Witches' Hat, no one else's Hat...and as a Witch it is your Hat - Try it on.
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“Before the Universe came into being, it already existed as thought in the mind of Amma (God), the supreme creator divinity, say the Dogon people of West Africa. They attribute the appearance of all things to the deliberate intention of God.
There is a similar implication in the Hindu myth of Brahma imagining the Universe in meditation, his divine thoughts then taking on material form.
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Exhausted by the long labour of separating earth and sky, Pan Gu lies down and dies. The various parts of his immense body then become transformed into the manifold features of the heavens and landscape.
There is a similar cosmic drama in the Assyro-Babylonian myth of creation when the celestial king Marduk slaughters the serpent Tiamat, the feminine principle of chaos and divides her enormous corpse; from one half, Marduk constructs the vault of heaven, from the other, the solid earth.
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Visiting days are open to those who wish to visit Circle Cemetery and other sacred sites or walk the trails at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve.  To visit please RSVP online.
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Greetings Beautiful Goddesses in this Autumn Equinox season,

I hope this email finds you in a place of beauty, or learning ;-) whatever your need may be.

There are a couple of topics I felt the need to communicate about:

1) Goddess Gatherings are moving to back to Thursdays.
Angela threw up the next 3 meetings so all may see the shifted dates they fall on. Details will flow soon. Hope to see you there.

2) BIG NEWS! I Just got word from some dear friends of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin that they and thousands of other Goddess worshipping, tree hugging, moon dancing pagans (and Buddhist, and Native Americans and representatives from of wide range of the religions around the world) will be in Salt Lake City next year. Here’s a blurb:

The Parliament of the World’s Religions announced today that it will bring the world’s largest and most historic interfaith gathering to Salt Lake City in October 2015, marking its return to the United States for the first time in 22 years.

Selena Fox will be coming to speak. Here’s a bit more info on the official page:

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THERE IS A 60 % discount if you register by NOVEMBER 30 2014!
Last time it was in the US, 22 years ago 3,000 people were turned away.
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The Greeks gave us the very word for mysticism. The Greek word MUO means, “to shut the eyes or mouth.” MUO is closely related to the verb MUEO, “to initiate into the mysteries.” The closed eyes and mouth in this context do not signify blindness or muteness, but secrecy and silence, and the order not to reveal the secrets of the initiation and revelation that one had received. These Greek root-words have given us “mystic” and “mysticism,” “mystery” and “mysterious,” as well as “mute.” Every time we talk about mysticism we speak a bit of Greek.

But what exactly is Mysticism? The word is often downgraded to mean superstition, priestcraft, occultism or magic, or other things regarded as irrational, all of which are somewhat related to mysticism and the mystical life. But the basic meaning of “mysticism” has to do with the relationship of human beings to a divinity or deity, or, for non-theists, “ultimate reality.” Mysticism is about direct contact between human beings and this divine reality. This contact, when mystics try to speak about it, is said to be ineffable and indescribable—yet for thousands of years, those mystics have given us many exact and definite testimonies of their experiences.

Mysticism is “introverted.” It is an “inner” experience, taking place within the consciousness of an individual human being. The characteristic expression of this individual “inwardness” is Plotinus’ famous phrase, “the flight of the Alone to the Alone.” Yet there is also an “extroverted” mysticism, which is found in ritual and communal contexts, in liturgy, initiation into a group, and sometimes in visions seen by many people at once. And though mysticism is thought to be “irrational,” there is also a form of it, which I would call “rationalist mysticism,” which builds systems of ideas and symbols onto the base of an intuitive, mystical revelation.

Both kinds of mysticism occur in the ancient Greek world, though the “extroverted” kind is more easily traceable. And in most cases, the “introverted” and the “extroverted” were both present in a mystical practice, rite, or event. The practice of ritual or liturgy would, it was hoped, lead to an individual experience of insight or a meeting with an otherworldly and divine being.

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Persephone

Time to journey into the UnderWorld of Hades. Each fall when she leaves again for the Underworld below, her mother mourns and winter comes, while she waits for her return. Yet, for Persephone there is no remorse. She looks forward to the time she spends as Hades' Queen and wife, and to guiding those who have lost their way to the next phase of their life.

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What are you thankful for? Friends? Family? Love?
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This time of year, especially if you celebrated the Mabon sabbat as a time of thanksgiving, is a good time to reflect on the blessings and abundance that you have. Even if you're short on material goods, you may be rich in things like love, family, and spirituality. Let's take a look at some of the different ways we can adopt an "attitude of gratitude," and incorporate it into Pagan beliefs and practice.
 


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Many Pagans and Wiccans believe in the Law of Attraction -- the notion that if we surround ourselves with good, we will attract positive things back to us. It's the age-old concept of "like attracts like." Part of that theory is that by showing gratitude, you can cultivate more good things to come your way. Here are ten simple ways to show thankfulness, and bring abundance into your life in return.
How to Hold a Gratitude Ritual
If you want to express your thankfulness to the universe in general for all the good things in your life, why not hold a gratitude ritual? By verbalizing the things we are grateful for, we can send a message out that we do indeed know how fortunate we are. Try this simple ritual, as a solitary or in a group, to count your blessings and express your own gratitude.
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Get crafty and decorate your home for Mabon!
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Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a great time to get crafty and creative. As the season approaches, decorate your home (and keep your kids entertained) with a number of easy craft projects. Start celebrating a bit early with these fun and simple ideas. It's also a great time to get in the kitchen - fall is a time for comfort food, so be sure to check out some of our Mabon recipes to enjoy during your Sabbat celebration!
For our southern hemisphere readers, the spring season is right around the corner, and that means it's time to celebrate Ostara. Be sure to check out our links in the sidebar off to the right for ideas for Ostara cooking and crafts!

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5 Easy Ways to Decorate for Mabon
Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Mabon? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account! Try these 5 Easy Ways to Decorate for Mabon!
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Autumn is a wonderful time to get crafty, thanks to the bright colors of the season. Make your own harvest candles, celebratory incense, and autumn God's Eyes to decorate your home for the coming Sabbat.
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Mix Up Some Mabon Magic in the Kitchen
No Pagan celebration is really complete without a meal to go along with it. For Mabon, celebrate with foods that honor the hearth and harvest -- breads and grains, autumn veggies like squash and onions, fruits, and wine.
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Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.
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Mabon is the time of the second harvest, and of thanksgiving.
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Mabon is the season of the second harvest, and the autumn equinox is a time of year that's rich in folkloric traditions and customs. It's the season in which the earth is dying, the fields are going dormant, and the nights grow a little bit cooler. This week, we're going to look at some of the best-known customs and traditions of the Mabon season - the legend of Persephone and Demeter, the symbolism of stags, acorns and oaks, and explore the magic of apples and more!
For our southern hemisphere readers, who are preparing for Ostara, the spring equinox, be sure to read the links in the sidebar off to the right for some Ostara folklore and legends!

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The Autumn Equinox Around the World
At Mabon, the time of the autumn equinox, there are equal hours of light and dark. It is a time of balance, and while summer is ending, the winter is approaching. This is a season in which farmers are harvesting their fall crops, gardens are beginning to die, and the earth gets a bit cooler each day. Let's look at some of the ways that this second harvest holiday has been honored around the world for centuries. Read more about the Autumn Equinox Around the World.
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Deities of the Season
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Whether you see him as Bacchus, Dionysus, the Green Man, or some other vegetative god, the god of the vine is a key archetype in harvest celebrations. Learn more about the Gods of the Vine.
In addition to the harvest, Mabon is the time of the hunt in many societies. Let's look at some of the Gods and Goddesses of the Hunt.
Finally, let's not forget two of the best-known goddesses of the fall season, Pomona, Goddess of Applesand the legend of Demeter.
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Origins of the Word Mabon
Wondering where the word "Mabon" came from? Was it a Celtic god? A Welsh hero? Is it found in ancient writings? Let's look at some of the history behind the word. Learn more about the Origins of the Word "Mabon."
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Did you know that oak trees are symbols of power, or that scarecrows are found in nearly every agricultural society? Let's look at some of the traditions found around the globe during the Mabon season.

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Mabon is a time of celebrating balance.
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Mabon is coming up on September 23, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and it's a time to celebrate autumn equinox. Depending on your individual spiritual path, there are many different ways you can celebrate Mabon, but typically the focus is on either the harvest aspect, or the balance between light and dark. This, after all, is the time when there is an equal amount of day and night. While we celebrate the gifts of the earth, we also accept that the soil is dying. We have food to eat, but the crops are brown and going dormant. Warmth is behind us, cold lies ahead. Here are a few rituals you may want to think about trying -- and remember, any of them can be adapted for either a solitary practitioner or a small group, with just a little planning ahead.
If you're one of our readers below the equator, that means you're gearing up for Ostara, the spring equinox. Be sure to check the links in the sidebar off to the right for rituals to celebrate the Ostara season.

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Set Up Your Mabon Altar
Mabon is the time when many Pagans celebrate the second part of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the balance between light and dark, with equal amounts of day and night. Try some or even all of these ideas -- obviously, space may be a limiting factor for some, but use what calls to you most. Use symbols and colors of the season to decorate your Mabon altar.
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At Mabon, the fields are beginning to go bare, because the crops are being stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On the autumn equinox, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings. It is also a time of balance and reflection, following the theme of equal hours light and dark. Here are ten ways you can celebrate this day of bounty and abundance.
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Mabon Balance Meditation
Mabon is traditionally a time of balance. After all, it's one of the two times each year that has equal amounts of darkness and daytime.Because this is, for many people, a time of high energy, there is sometimes a feeling of restlessness in the air, a sense that something is just a bit "off". If you're feeling a bit spiritually lopsided, with this simple meditation you can restore a little balance into your life.
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Try one of these rituals, either alone or with a group, as part of your Mabon celebrations this year:
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Create a poppet to represent anyone you want.
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Poppet magic is one of the finest and most practical uses of sympathetic magic. It's been around for thousands of years, and is still used by practitioners today for healing, protection, prosperity, and other needs. Learn about poppet history, and how to make your own - and if you don't have traditional supplies on hand, no worries. There are plenty of options out there if you can do a little creative and crafty thinking!


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The poppet is simply a doll. Although TV shows and movies typically show poppets as the stereotypical "voodoo doll," poppets have been around for a long time. There are a number of different ways to create a poppet. This is one of the most commonly used implements in sympathetic magic, which follows along on the theory that “like creates like.” They can be used to harm or to heal, so if you create a poppet of a person, anything done to the poppet will affect the person it represents. Let's get started with the Basics of Poppet Magic.

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Poppets have been documented as a magical tool for a long time - from the ancient Egyptians to modern folk magic, poppets have always come in as a handy and useful method of magical delivery. Let's talk about some of the History and Background of Poppet Magic.
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Poppet Construction
You can construct a poppet out of just about any material -- cloth, clay, wood, wax. Use your imagination! In some magical traditions, it's believed that the more work you put into it, and the more complex it is, the stronger your link will be to your goal. Which method you choose is really up to you. Here's how toConstruct a Poppet.

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Need a bit of poppet magic but not sure what to use or how to do it? Here are six easy and quick poppet assemblies you can put together with things you probably have around the house! 6 Sample Poppet Ideas


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Sample Poppet Ideas - Poppetry In Action
Understand the basics of poppet construction but still not sure how to put one together? Here are a few ideas to get you started on your way to poppet magic!
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A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like -- it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. Learn the basics of how to build a cloth poppet here.
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Magical Oils 101
Learn the basics of blending your own magical oils. With just a few simple tips, you'll be able to make your own concoctions in no time at all.
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Poppet History - Global Poppet Magic
The use of dolls and figures in magic is nothing new. From the ancient Greeks and Egyptians to modern Hoodoo, poppet magic has a long and interesting history!
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Sample Poppet Ideas - Poppetry In Action
Understand the basics of poppet construction but still not sure how to put one together? Here are a few ideas to get you started on your way to poppet magic!
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A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like -- it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. Learn the basics of how to build a cloth poppet here.
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Magical Oils 101
Learn the basics of blending your own magical oils. With just a few simple tips, you'll be able to make your own concoctions in no time at all.
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Poppet History - Global Poppet Magic
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donors....) 
o Throwing out good blood, a U.S. News and World Report article 
o IronMan - The Lighter Side of Living with Hemochromatosis! (see especially the 
link labelled Fun With Phlebotomy!) 
o Iron Overload Diseases Association 
(The above sites on hemachromatosis are not of much direct help in actually 
finding donors, but you may find it useful to know that such people exist and 
constitute a small yet significant portion of the population.) 
� My article on Finding donors in the BDSM scene (primarily of use to female 
blood-drinkers) 
2. Personal ad sites and other places to meet people 
� List of vampire-related classified ad sites, on my Vampiric People's Resource 
Page 
� National Gothic Singles Network 
� Jaguar's D/S-BDSM Personals 

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