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Writing: what is it? It is the art of putting pen to paper or words on the screen for the purpose of communicating either facts, an opinion, or telling a story. I’m sure that I haven’t covered all the purposes writing serves; not even close to it. The prose can be as dry as an academic paper, or as moist as the purplest of poetry.

Human beings first developed writing as a method of inventorying agricultural products and it is believed by many that it was women who developed writing for that purpose. Back at the very beginning of civilization, people offered the Gods and Goddesses the products of their labors in the fields. This had a dual purpose: to express gratitude or to propitiate the Mighty Ones, and as a hedge against famine and disaster.

I write to tell stories. Storytelling too has a long history. Around the campfire thousands of years ago, stories were told about the Gods and Goddesses and the arrangements of the stars in the sky that we call constellations. The shaman or seanachie also told stories about their the powers about other powers of nature and why things were the way they were. Today we call such stories myths. Many dismiss them as fantasies, but they all have a kernel of truth buried inside them. My speculative fiction and fantasy stories also have kernels of truth inside that. They do come from my subconscious; that roiling cauldron composed of all the experiences, racial memories of the collective unconscious, and the reading and viewing I’ve ever done and eventually my sub-unconscious spits out a story.

By psychiatrists and psychologists, writing, as well as other forms of artistic expression, is a kind of emotional catharsis. In the ancient dramas which were reenactments of the myths there definitely was an emotional catharsis; especially in the ancient tragedies of the Greeks by such dramatists as Sophocles and Euripides Choeritus, Aeschylus, Phrynichus, Achaeus of Eritiea, and Eumenides. These are all dramatists of the 6th and 5th centuries BCE. The plots fall a pattern which is still largely followed today. Joseph Campbell described this plot so well when he came up with the hero’s journey which starts with with the call to action. In Oedipus Rex the call to action is the Oracle’s prophecy that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his own mother. The refusal of the call, when the infant Oedipus is at first exposed then farmed out to a farmer’s family. His foster father, the old farmer, died and Oedipus is on his own seeking his fortune. He meets a man on a bridge who refuses to give way to him. He kills the man not knowing that this is his own father and meets the Queen Jocasta, who appeared to him to be an attractive older woman, and the realm she rules isn’t bad either. He marries her and has children with her. The climax of the story comes when Oedipus realizes how he did fulfill this dire prophecy and blinds himself and Jocasta takes her own life. That is the emotional catharsis in the story then the denouement lets the audience down easily from this catharsis and ties up all the loose ends. Don’t forget to buy a copy of my e-book Palulukon. I think it follows this ancient plot line and that you will enjoy it, although it is not a tragedy.


Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve been here but when Tegwedd is ready to work Stephen is in his fantasy sex sites and watching politics. He claims that he’s doing readings for cash to send to the landlady. Oh by the way he’s always available to give readings. Temple Illuminatus is an eclectic site with many spiritual paths represented. We urge those of you who are not already on it to join it ASAP. You can learn about many different aspects of magick by joining a few groups that catch your interest. It’s three years old and is going great guns. Dallan Felisamador, our housemate, and Tegwedd’s SO, first discovered it just after it got on the Internet, and we joined it soon after.

What is ritual magick you might well ask? Well, it is distinguished from ceremonial magick by the fact that ceremonial magick is mostly phrased in the Judeo-Christian paradigm, while ritual magick can use other deities, such as the Pagan Deities, of which there are thousands. Colors and robes are used in both ceremonial and ritual magick, as well as complex systems of circumambulation, which means you only walk in one direction; deosil or clockwisel for attracting, widdershins for banishing. Note: if you were doing Celtic magick, you have your altar in the West, and you face West, the land of the other world. For other pagan paths face North, and your altar is in the north. For Thelemic workings, the altar is in the center of your ritual space. Many Wiccans prefer to do their ritual magick skyclad, wearing only their cords of rank and ritual jewelry. The reason this is done is to unite with the Enteratla, who is the Goddess of the hemisphere or heavens. We’re not using Heaven because that is a Judeo-Christian word/concept.

Your ritual space needs to be clean. No cobwebs or other dirt. Ritual cleansing can be ritual in and of itself. Tegwedd likes to clean to music. The physical cleansing can be a banishing that gets rid of the psychic dirt and signals the subconscious (Younger Self) that magick is about to be performed. Put all phones on silent so that you are not disturbed by the phone, put your little ones down for naps or down for the night, give your spouse a job to do or send him or her out shopping unless of course your spouse is your partner in magick as well. That is the ideal situation. Ritual cleansing can be boring, but not if you have the right mindset. This is where cleaning to music comes in. It also depends on how much you like to clean. Some people, like Tegwedd, hate to clean, others like Stephen do it because it’s necessary and likes the results.. He likes what it looks like after it’s done. Many people like to do some sort of meditation before they start their ritual. Sitting cross legged on the floor and intoning Om, is one form. This helps to calm and focus the mind to prepare it for ritual. Om has a symbolic meaning that has to do with the totality of cosmic energy.

Constructing sacred space: everything you always wanted to know about the ritual circle but were afraid to ask. Find the right spot in your space for your circle, usually the center of the room. Do your banishing then call upon the watchtowers. There are several fine watchtower calls in books about the Craft, or you may write your own. Tegwedd has been experimenting with extemporaneous calls because often she can’t have her script with her in the circle. Then cast the circle. Adherents of the NROOGD trad cast the circle four times; one for each element, but there are other fine less complex circle castings around, or as with the quarter calls, you may write your own. You can create your own simply by drawing around yourself with the your athame, sword, lit stick of incense, wand,, dirk, skean dubh, or other means of casting. You may say something like I cast the circle about me, let none enter, who has not been purified or whatever occurs to you that seems appropriate. We hope that you have prepared your body for magick by bathing, however you prefer either bath or shower or sponge bath. Visualize your circle as the purple and silver light in its three-dimensional to visualize it at the sphere of light. you may and will use any color that appeals to you but Stephen’s favorite color is purple and silver so he uses that. A lot of people like a white silvery circle. Just don’t use black it doesn’t work. This circle has to be large enough to fit your body standing sitting or even lying down, ritual tools and altar. Tegwedd likes to cast the circle that fills the entire room.

If you are lying down in your circle we suggest that you make yourself into a pentacle with your head, armless and legs as the points. A circle that fills the entire room has the advantage that it also has room for prepared food for the agape feast. You’ll need food because doing magick takes a lot of energy so you get hungry. You need a good balance of foods; fruit or things fixed with honey for quick energy and for sustained energy, Tegwedd favors protein. Chocolate is a ritual drug. It makes a fine stimulant.

An altar can be any size and can be a small coffee table or large one, whatever fits the circle. What is an altar? It is the magician’s workspace. All hir magical tools are there laid out in a configuration depending upon the tradition or spiritual path. You want representation of the God and Goddess and a symbol for each element. Let your creative imagination run with this. It only has to have meaning for you and your group if there is more than one person doing ritual. A feather or stick of incense might represent air, a candle is, of course, fire, a seashell represents water, while salt represents earth. If you have a scallop or clam shell, you can put the salt in the shell. You might want a cup or goblet to hold water or your sacred wine. Or you can use of stone that you picked up somewhere. There you have all your elements represented. Some people like to have statues to represent the God and the Goddess. has a fine selection of graven images but if you are talented and sculpting material you can make your own. 40 years ago while she was seeing a potter, Tegewedd fashioned a goddess statue which she still has. After you’ve done your invocations, it’s a good idea to announce the purpose of the ritual. This is the mission statement of the ritual. Is it a spell for one purpose such as healing, prosperity, love or popularity, justice, protection to name a few purposes or simply celebrating or Thanksgiving? Yes, it is appropriate for Pagans for express our thanks to the Mighty Ones for all that They provide. Other forms of images are also appropriate. The Internet has a fine selection of Goddess and God images that you can print out and frame. Google Images is your friend. We’re assuming that you are assembling your altar on a low budget. Again if you are talented with the paintbrush, watercolors, or other media, you can draw your own. Our friend MaDagda has been experimenting with digital painting on his computer and has come up with some fine paintings.

You can call upon the watchtowers in several ways. Tegwedd likes to collect quarter calls. One important note: if you encounter a book that talks about “calling the corners,” put down the book and walk away. Tegwedd is not ordinarily so doctrinaire, so when she is, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. A circle does not have corners. It has quarters and possibly the author had misheard her teacher saying “quarters,” and heard “corners” instead. That’s why it is important to question authority. If you hear your teachers say something that is counter-intuitive, or goes against common sense, question that. Tegwedd’s favorite slogan of Uncle Al is “the method of science, the aim of religion.” And the method of science is to ask questions

We will stop here for now, although we could go on for pages and pages. We will come back soon with the rest of our post on the basics of ritual magick. Until there, there are many good books on ritual magick. One is Donald Michael Kraig’s Modern Magick, published by Llewellyn. Llewellyn has a number of books on ritual magick. Also, there are the books by Uncle Al, Magick without Tears, and Magick in Theory and Practice.

Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve written, but just about every time Tegwedd wants to work on a post, Stephen is either at one of the fantasy sex sites he is addicted to, or playing one of his computer games. Those fantasies sex sites, such as Twinkle, Triple X, and IMVU you have been the cause of the several hacks of his system, because they are just full of people who take advantage of people like Stephen and their cupidity, and stupidity, to hack into their systems. He refuses to admit to either himself or us that he is addicted to these sites, and his computer games, and that unscrupulous people use this addiction to take advantage of people like him. Anyway, we were down to one putty; Dr. Livingston. Two of our putties,Pyewacket III and Charcoal, had died of mysterious causes, probably having been poisoned by anti-freeze, and Putty Bear ran away because his buddy and littermate died. Charcoal died of a broken heart because Stephen is too addicted to is computer games and his fantasy sex websites to pay attention to him except to yell at him. There was only Dr. Livingstone left. She was active and weird.. All three of us gave her lots of TLC. One Saturday we all went around the corner and across the street to Felix’s place in the hopes of getting high and taking out a puttiette to bring home and raise. But Felix wasn’t home. We went back home.   Stephen stayed out and came back and got us. There was a putty we had to come and see. Some neighbors were giving her away. She was docile and readily came to Dallan’s arms.  The guys she lived with called her Dolphin, but we added an a to make her name more feminine. Later she  turned out to be pregnant, and voraciously hungry. She came in the house saying, “This is my house, these are my humans, I live here. Where’s my dinner?”


She later had three kittens who all died. Tegwedd could see that Dolphina was not cut out to be a mother and wondered how we would manage to get her spayed and vaccinated. This was in the beginning of spring. As spring rolled on, someone poked a flyer into the fence that Tegwedd took as a sign from the Goddess. It was an offer to vaccinate, microchip, spay or neuter any animals at no cost to us. Accordingly, one Tuesday in May, Tegwedd and Dallan  bundled Dolphina in the putty carrier and took her down to the park six blocks away to have her attended to. We thought there would be a big crowds there, and that Tegwedd would have to spend a lot of time in line, so she brought her walker, so that there would be a place for her to sit down while in the line. But there was no line.  We were first up to the cat booth, where a very nice woman filled out some forms for us and asked us some questions. Then we went to the SPCA Van, where Dolphina was taken from us for a few minutes to be vaccinated and microchipped. After that, we got in line to get a collar and arrange for her to be spayed. At first we despaired that we could get her there, but this woman was also very nice and asked us our ages. When we told her 68 and 67,, she said, “You are eligible for senior pickup and delivery.”   We took Dolphina home using the side streets because taking her along Stockton Boulevard have been disturbing for her. A little more than a week later, on a Friday morning, a very nice young man named Mike Vasquez picked her up in her cat carrier, took her to the SPCA, and we did other things while she was being operated on. Then at about 5:30, which was after supper for us, she was delivered back to us with the instructions on how to treat her and her incision. Since she was still a little unsteady, Tegwedd letter,her come out of the cat carrier on her own. Dolphina continued to be weird, buzzed ferociously, and follow us into the bathroom. She was fascinated by the water going down in the toilet. She also liked having us all to herself, where she could get lots of attention and affection  while we were sitting on the pop. She especially likes to be scratched on her belly, and will come up to us, plop down on her side or back with her belly exposed.  She buzzed ferociously,  so that Tegwedd would call her a ferocious buzzard. She also likes butter, and employs the martial art of tongue ful. When she first got here, when we fed her, she would growl while she ate. We figured that that was how she had survived before she came here, fighting the other putties off of her food. After living here for a week or two she finally realized that no one would take her food away from her and she started to buzz while eating. On May 28, we put away the food so that she would have nothing to eat at a certain time of night.  The next day when she came out of a cat carrier, she came straight for Dallan’s chest.   “She wants her hooman,” Tegwedd said.


Then towards the end of June, Aphrodite, an orange tabby came into our lives. One of the women who run the laundromat where we go had a litter of kittens that she was trying to find homes for. We told her that we wanted a female. We met Karen at the laundromat. Actually, we met her on the bus, and rode with her to the laundromat. She gave us each a soda to drink while we waited for her granddaughter to bring the kitten, who was about seven weeks old, but supposedly already weaned. The granddaughter had carried her in her backpack while she rode there on her bike. We thanked her, named the kitten Aphrodite, and came home. Tegwedd followed the same for the procedure she had with Dolphina; she showed her where the food was and where the litterbox wa’s. Aphrodite also said “This is my house. I live here. These are my humans. Where’s my dinner?”


Aphrodite seemed like a normal puttiette when we first saw her, but as soon as she came in the house, she turned weird.  She likes to perch on our shoulders while we do the Pirate line from the Firesign theater: “Arrgh! Let me get me dog and let’s go! Come on, blind Jim!” But her main fetish, and it is a fetish, is  the flyswatters. We have several flyswatters which we use to kill bugs. Aphrodite squeaks whenever one of us is handling the flyswatter, and wants to get it.   If Stephen even gets near the flyswatter, she started squeaking, and comes to where he is, so that he has no choice but to pick up the  flyswatter and start swatting at bugs. We laugh and laugh at her. She doesn’t seem to mind being laughed at, and being a figure of fun. Tegwedd is waiting for the SPCA to offer the same kind of service for Aphrodite that they did for Dolphina. Tegwedd wrote a letter to Karen from Aphrodite’s point of view, saying how much she liked it here. Karen thought it was very cute. Tegwedd has altered one of the Hall & Oates: old songs, “The Man Eater,” to “The Ham Eater.” “Oh Oh, here she comes she’s the ham eater,” because they both love ham.


Aphrodite is also an escape artist. We don’t want to let her out until after she’s been spayed, but she has other ideas, and once spring comes and she goes into estrus, it’ll be especially difficult to keep her inside.   We have what we call “union rules” (since we’re all Wobblies), and one is that whenever you walk by a putty, you have to stop and molest her, all; that is, scritch her belly. Dolphina likes the eyrie outside. Felix gave us an old cat tree with  a shelf on the top for a putty to climb up and lie in. When she sees Tegwedd coming, she will plop down on her side and expose her belly for Tegwedd or Dallan to scratch. And of course all three of them love catnip. We think that Aphrodite was weaned too early because when Dolphina stopped growling and hissing at her, Aphrodite started to nurse on her. They’re pretty much set inseparable now, and even now several months later, in the middle of winter Aphrodite will still occasionally nurse on one of Dolphina’s teats. We are all surprised that Dolphina permits this behavior. Guess it’s just one more of the weird behaviors of putties.


Stephen says, “Dolphina is a fast learner who took Dr. Livingstone’s instructions to heart. It’s also funny how Dolphina lets Aphrodite suck on her. It is also funny how Dolphina is fascinated with the putty tower and  in her insistence on being on top while Dr. Livingston takes one level down. I think it’s a hierarchy thing. Dolphina has really taken Aphrodite under her wing, so to speak. When you and Dallan brought Aphrodite into the house, I said ‘here is a little putty suffering from cuteness syndrome.’  I was more than a little distressed when she kept crapping under the TV table in my room, but apparently either Dr. Livingston or Dolphiina finished the job of litter box training her.  She basically does her little squeaking thing when you’re thinking about using the flyswatter or if you’re just passing by the cabinet. She has a real thing for flyswatters. She grabs at it and pulls on it. She lies half in and half out of the putty condo. You’ll be far away and she’ll squeak and you can’t pinpoint where she is. She prefers the ground level because that way she can lie in half and half out as is her  wont.”

Stephen isn’t a putty but Tegwedd will brief you on what he’s been doing lately. After three years of trying to get on Oranum, which is a psychic reading site in Luxembourg, he finally got on. Now that the ather is clad old he’s able to put on his robe and get on it more often like every night make every day maybe every day ask for Abbottsinn on It’s a video reading so you’ll be able to see him and the cards he draws. Have a happy new year.  Hope 2016 is a better year for you and yours than 2015 was.

We’re very jazzed about the new Star Wars movie that is out now. For an idea of what we’re about in this group, we strongly suggest that you peruse our other discussions. Sorry we been gone for so long, but whenever Tegwedd says she wants to work on a group, Stephen is busy in one of his sex fantasy sites being schtuped by one of his online sweethearts. He claims he’s there to get readings and make money, but Tegwedd thinks he just wants to get his rocks off, or to put it the way that down one dies, “self gratification.”


Who, among our membership has seen the trailer for the new Star Wars movie? Apparently, from whence Stephen has said, the trailer is pretty entertaining. It has a lot of ethnic diversity and balance between men and women. Taylor went has seen the trailers several times, and things that it is a real teaser in the best sense of the word. If she could afford it, she would take Dallan to a matinee showing.  But we’ll probably have to wait six months or so until it comes out on Netflix. From what Stephen has said, the movie uses much of the original cast of the first trilogy. This means that this installment will take place decades after the first trilogy. Tegwedd has seen  the trailer and verifies that it is indeed a teaser. She wishes she could go see the movie. But things could change in the new year. We might have more disposable income to go see a matinee of the film. It could happen as Judy Tenuda likes to say.  If you are going, please post a review, critique, and/or a discussion about it. We don’t want this or any other of our groups to be so one-sided that we just post discussion and  you just sit there. We want you to post discussions too. That’s why, when we formed these groups, we gave you, our members, such wide-ranging powers.


The thing that’s kicking around Stephen’s headis the idea of other worlds. There are 1 billion billion stars in this galaxy and if only 1% of the stars have planets, that’s still a lot of planets. And furthermore, if only 1% of these planets are capable of life, that is, if they’re rocky worlds with liquid water in the Goldilocks zone around their stars that’s still a lot worlds. Then there are all the parallel dimensions and alternate universes.  Iit is a whole multi-verse out there. Stephen was thinking this in relationship to Paganism. Even within just Celtic Paganism here on earth, the third rock from the sun, there is the world of women, the world of the ever young (tir-na-nog), the world of the Blessed, land of the Ever Living, the island of giant ants,  land of the rainbow, land of Otters, Pillar of Silver Net, Island of Circled Fire,Land of Plenteous Salmon,  Land of the Ancestors, Land of Singing Birds, Land of the Shuttered Door, Land of the Mill,

Land of the Black and White, Land of  Many Birds, Land of Invisible riders, Land of the Hermit, Land of the Crystal Keep, Land of the Forge,Land of Trees, Land of Fiery Pigs,, Sea of Glass, Land of Recognition, Land of Hound-Footed Horses, Land of the Four Fences, Land of Joy, Lnd of the Eagles, Land of the Cats, Land of Giant Cattle, Land of the Falcons, Land of the Cannibal Horses, Land of Sorrows, and the Land of the Revolving Beast. Then there are the nine worlds of the Norse; Midgard, Asgard, Niffelheim, Muspelheim, Helheim, Trollheim, Jotunheim, Alfheim, Vanaheim, and Svartalfheim.


We’re watching “Childhood’s End,” based on a novel by the late great Arthur C Clarke published in the mid-50s about an alien who comes to earth to change it. It banished war, poverty, and disease.  But there is a dark side to all this benevolence. As it happens, Kirellen and the supervisor for earth looks like the devil, at least how the jezoids have pictured Satan to look; red skin, goat’s hooves, and horns, and slitted pupils. Only of a few hate and fear him, as you might guess, the jezoids, those who insist on clinging to an irrelevant t set of beliefs and fears. Kirellen is portrayed ably by Charles Dance. He makes such a good villain/antagonist.  A word or two about the word villain: it comes from the same root as villa comes from the same root word as villa or village.  It used to mean one who lived in the country and worked the land. A villa is a country house  for a rich person or family. In Russian it’s called dacha.  A village is a group of huts or cottages in the country belonging to peasants or yeoman farmers so a villain is a country person. How did he get to be the personification of evil, the bad guy? Who knows? Probably some city people came up with it. There’s been dynamic tension between city and country dwellers for millennia. Apparently something is going to happen to earth they blame it on the overlords but it’s either the hubris of the humans or it’s part of the planet’s natural lifecycle. The characters are dying like flies. The man who was the go-between between the supervisor for earth and the people of Earth has cancer. The show has a very depressing ending but the earth being destroyed. Tegwedd was very disappointed. She was hoping that Childhood’s End meant that we would be introduced to the civilizations and the rest of at least the galaxy all around us if not the rest of the universe or multi-verse. We’d meet all kinds of different beings and learn to communicate on different levels than just physical vocalizations and language.
The other show we want to talk about is the Expanse which takes place partly in space and partly in on earth. The time is the 23rd century. Around there is a Cold War going on between Earth and Mars which has grown out of being a mere colony to being a militaristic dictatorship. Their main bone of contention is Ceres station, an asteroid mining station  in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. As Pagans we have to wonder whether the deities of these planets participate at all in the drama unfolding here. Ceres is the Roman goddess of Earth, grain, the Roman version of Demeter. Mars is the Roman god of war, and Jupiter is king of the gods. Did the creators of the show even stopped to consider these deities and their character? Time will tell is on Tuesday nights at 7 PM our time 10 PM Eastern. Depending on where you’re at, your time will vary.

Back to Basics: Casting the Circle and Calling the Quarters

Teresa Reitan
3:12 PM (15 minutes ago)

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Back to basics: casting the circle and calling the quarters. It goes by many names; calling the quarters, calling the directions, calling the watchtowers, and calling the elements, to name a few. But if you ever encounter a book that talks about “calling the corners”, put the book down, and walk away from it quickly. If a person says it, walk away from him or her very quickly. There are no corners in a circle. Someone misheard “quarters,” took it to be “corners”, and has been spreading the disinformation to the Pagan community ever since. We don’t care what their “qualifications” are, it’s incorrect.


This is similar to the idea that a male Witch is a warlock. A Witch is a Witch is a Witch. But if you know anything about the Norse Heathen tradition, you know that warlock comes from the old Norse warlogr, which means sorcerer. In English, it got twisted to gnarled or twisted, to an oathbreaker, one who betrays his own kind.


There are several ways to cast the circle. One way is to cast it with each of the elements, as it is done in NROOGD, a tradition which we’re both familiar with. In both the Craft, and ritual magick the circle is cast in order to contain and focus the power and energy that will be raised. In ritual magi ck, the circle is also cast in order to protect the magician from any entities that may see fit to manifest themselves. There are many ways of casting and charging the circle, one each for each tradition that has come forward. Tegwedd personally favors the NROOGD method. First she puts together the charging bowl, and then she and and any other priestesses present will cast the circle using the tools of the different elements. One of the circle castings of NROOGD is


“Athame draws the circle round about

Power stay in, world stay out.”


Then follow three more chants with three more tools.


Aidan Kelly wrote a great book Beatnik Commie Hippy Witches about the history of NROOGD. We urge you to get a copy of it from Amazon.


In the different TV shows that feature magick, and Witchcraft the writers and producers are actually beginning to do research on how spells are done. For example, a merchant in Supernatural had a well done circle under the rug in her store. While she doesn’t approve of the letting of blood, and feels that it is somewhat sensationalistic, Tegwedd and Stephen liked the way that the rituals were done in both the Originals and Supernatural. One even suspects that the two shows may have consultants who are experts in these fields, and that the producers and directors are actually listening to them. We feel that this is only the beginning, that there will be more shows in which magick is done. Case in point: when True Blood returns, they’re probably going to have magickal consultants and do their research



Back to casting the circle: When you cast a circle, you’re really not casting a two dimensional circle but a sphere. Tegwedd likes to visualize it as she casts it. She likes to visualize a sphere of light that fills the entire room, and extends above the ceiling, and below the floor. When Stephen casts a circle, it is very dependent upon how much space he has. If his space is very limited, he just stands in one place and revolves as he casts it. Stephen visualizes the elements while casting the circle. He also smells scents while casting the circle. “Don’t limit yourself to just vision. Incorporate your other senses such as smell, taste, and hearing.” It is best if you do everything you have to do before casting the circle so that you don’t have to make a door and leave the circle. Everyone in the circle, should for example take their bathroom breaks before the circle is cast, and make sure you have everything you need for the ritual in your working area and turn off your phone.


Calling the quarters. Basically you are calling upon the four guardians of the watchtowers, each of which have a direction, an element, a color, a name, and a shape. One woman of our acquaintance talked about screaming birds of the east when she did a ritual. The guardians don’t have to be noisy, but they should be ferocious. After all, all they are doing is protecting you from the astral nasties that are attracted to the psychic noise of someone doing a ritual. When Stephen is calling the directions, when he’s calling the east, he feels wind, when he calls the south, he feels heat, when he calls the west, he feels moisture, when he calls the north, he feels the ground under his feet. The key is to us more than just vision. Tegwedd will have to try this. She admits to having used just vision, but she thinks this might be good.


Tegwedd was told online a few days ago that the original covens ( to Tegwedd, this spells Gardnerian) had a circle within a square, and that’s where the corners come from. Having studied both Gardnerian and Alexandrian trads, she thinks this is so much BS. Stephen tends to agree. The square is the room you’re having the ritual in. The “corners” aren’t in the quarters . Stephen said “It’s fanciful BS, but it’s still BS.” We both agree that it’s BS. Where’s the proof? That person brought forth no evidence to prove her case, so it truly is BS. If it were part of the original covenwork, Aidan Kelly would have mentioned it in his Crafting the Art of Magic. Tegwedd did research on both Gardnerian and Alexandrian coven practice, and it doesn’t mesh with either her research her or her personal experience. So her warning about it stands. So there. The thing that bothers us about it all is that people are out there perpetrating and perpetuating a fraud. People who don’t know any better are buying books with this disinformation in it, thinking this is part of the Craft, and passing it on to others. We challenge you to do your own research. Research the Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions for yourselves, after first ascertaining that you are researching the actual traditions, and see if we’re not right. Sometimes the members of those traditions will spread disinformation to “protect” their oathbound material. We feel that it is beeter to say nothing at all, rather than spread disinformation, if you have oathbound material to protect. Or come up with something completely different but genuine, as Dorothy Morrison did with her The Craft: A Witch’s Book of Shadows. Tegwedd is a big fan of Dorothy Morrison for this and many other reasons, and has all of her books. The people who are talking about “calling the corners” in their books are ripping off people and hurting them. If they honestly don’t know that it’s incorrect, then they don’t know what they’re talking about, and have no business writing about the Craft or teaching it.


Another piece of BS Tegwedd learned a few days ago was in one of her Tarot groups. A woman said that in the guidebook accompanying The Witches’ Tarot Deck it said that “If your client gets freaked out or scared then you lose part of your soul.” Why would you lose part of your soul? It sounds like hype and sensationalism. So much BS. It isn’t that easy to lose your soul or parts of it. Stephen says “This bizarre statement should not detract from the deck itself, which does great readings.” There has been this conspiracy among Tarot writers from the very early days to make out like the Tarot is this ugabuga scary thing, when it isn’t. Sure, there should be an air of mystery surrounding the Tarot, and reading the Tarot isn’t for everyone. Heck, divination isn’t for everyone. The cards don’t speak to just anyone. If they did, Senator Ted Cruz would read Tarot. Can you see how dangerous that would be? But this aura of danger surrounding the cards is just so much huey. How can 78 pieces of colored card stock be a danger to anyone? A goodly amount of critical thinking is called for here. All any reading can do is give you a snapshot of the way that the currents of psychic energy are flowing now.


The standard call to the quarters goes something like this”


Hail onto Thee O guardian of the Watchtower of the North, East, South, West

Thou Who art the gnome, sylph, salamander, undine,

We call upon Thee to guard this circle and to witness this ritual.

Hail onto Thee from the abodes of Earth, Air, Fire, Water,

Hail and welcome!


Then using either wand or athame you inscribe the pentagram for that element in the air.

“Notice there’s no corners,” says Stephen, who is here for comic relief. “But to get serious, I use colors, numbers, Gods and Goddesses, animals, and scents.” But Tegwedd likes things simple and basic, stripped down to their basic components. The colors of the elements are: green, brown, and black for Earth, yellow of gold for Air (in ritual magick the color of the dagger is yellow because it represents Air.), red for Fire, and blue for Water. Spirit is the sacred center, and for that, you invoke the Goddess and the God. In ritual magick, you start calling your quarters in the east, while in the Craft, you start in the north.


Well, that’s about it. If you have any questions about casting the circle and calling the quarters, do ask them in replies to this discussion and we’ll answer them.Image

Another Putty Anals

Well, it’s been a long time since our last discussion to this group, but Stephen’s been living at his money manager’s house (read girlfriend), and came back in January because she said he was driving her crazy.  So now he’s back to drive Tegwedd and Len crazy.  Len much more than Tegwedd, because she can ignore Stephen, and Len doesn’t seem to be able to.  The putties have been doing their putty things, and that is what this discussion is about.  Pyewacket, our calico, has made Putty Bear, who is almost twice her size, her bitch.  She licks him, bites his neck, and mounts him as though she were a tomcat.  It’s too funny.  Remember the putty mantra:  lick lick lick, bite bite bite, scratch scratch scratch, buzz buzz buzz, hump hump hump, chew chew chew, fart fart fart.

 Pyewacket has a game she plays when she gets called to come in at the end of the day.   She’ll lurk by the door, but when one of us opens the door to let her in, she’ll run away until Tegwedd calls her with her special call, “Pye Pye Pyewacket, Pye Pye Pyewacket, chocolate covered Pyewacket, yum yum yum!” which Charles Hixon came up with decades ago.  Not only that, but she’s taught the other putties to do this too.  Putty Bear really excels at it.  They teach each other these tricks to create chaos in our lives.  Dr. Livingston will cozy up to you, be very sweet and loving, but she’s just preparing to fart.  She likes to spend the night with her Uncle Lenny, get nice and warm so that she’s ready to let one.  If you don’t feed them when they’re ready to eat, they’ll go on an affection strike.  They’ll jump right out of your lap, and scratch your hands if you don’t fork over the wet food pdq. 

We lost Inky a few days before Samhain.  We believe that he was murdered because he was black.  We think it was superstitious Jesoid brats who kill black cats around Halloween for the same reason that they killed black cats during the Burning Times; they think they’re demons or imps.  Those who killed him covered his body tried to cover up their crime by covering him up with fallen leaves.  This was no accident.  Dr. Livingston I. Presume has taken over Len’s computer chair.  She says a couple things in human speech:  yeah and me out.  Tegwedd asked her if she wanted to go outside and she said “Yeah!” clear as day. 

She is still a shoulder putty.  Charcoal has also become a shoulder putty.  Stephen was just being sadistic, and running numbers on Pyewacket’s head when we asked her if she were a shoulder putty.  The truth is that she never has been a shoulder putty.  For those of you who are just now tuning in, a shoulder putty is a putty who perches on your shoulder as you go about your daily business, occasionally adding puttyish comments.

A few months ago, we had the cuteness battle, and Putty Bear came in second after Pyewacket.  It’s his face, you know, so cute and cuddly, like a bear, a teddy bear.  Of course Dr. Livingston is pretty cute too.  And so is Charcoal, in his own way.  Don’t you think it’s just precious the way that a putty will stop right in the middle of a room s/he is walking across and start grooming hirself?  Our house is basically set up for the comfort and convenience of the putties.  They know that they are royalty.  They have thrones.  Pyewacet likes to lie on the satellite box.  We call it “her throne.”  Putty Bear likes Tegwedd’s walker/rollater.  Trouble is Putty Bear also likes the satellite box, probably because it’s warm, and it’s been a cold winter.  Her other perch is Tegwedd’s computer tower, which is probably also warm. Dr. Livingston’s perch is on the end table next to Tegwedd’s side of the sofa. 

When Len and Tegwedd go out on their weekly excursion to Tegwedd’s group at Kaiser, when they yawn, they say which putty gave them the yawn.  They are supper putties because they can give us yawns across town.  We’ll start with Pyewacket, then Dr. Livingston, Putty Bear, and Charcoal.  Just like in “Rape loot pillage burn!” you’ve got to get the order right.  The putties configure themselves in some outlandish positions when they lie down to sleep.  If one such as Charcoal is lying in one of our laps, he will extend his paw in a Nazi salute, “Sieg heil!” and say “This is my human.”  They also get themselves into the Tao symbol (Yin-Yang) and the book ends pose. 

Every day after the morning feeding we let out so that they can go out and terrorize bugs and mice.  Right now Dr. Livingston is doubled around herself, and her tail is swatting the arm of the sofa.  Pyewacket and Putty Bear were having a lick Fest that erupted into putty combat.  They batted at each other for a few minutes then Pyewacket leapt away.  The bromance between Charcoal and Stephen continues.  Charcoal is very doglike and clingy; so clingy in fact, that Stephen often can’t get any work done.  And of course when a putty jumps into the window we sing,

“How much is that putty in the window

The one with the scraggly tail

How much is that putty in the window?

I do hope that putty’s for sale.”

Even though they are all hydrocarbon based life forms, they are silicates (silly cats).  Dr.Livingston will turn onto her back to expose her belly if you start scritching her.  She loves getting her belly scritched and this is a sign of extreme trust of us.  When Len first arrived last year, and saw all the putties in the house, he loved it, and still does.  His favorite, like Tegwedd’s, is Pyewacket, who is the cutest. 

But watch out when your putty lies down with crossed paws in front of hir.  Crossed paws are dangerous.  Stephen likes to have cross ventilation in the house on pleasant days, and was wondering if this were anything like a putty’s crossed paws.  We think that crossed paws is like a secret handshake, the Masonic handshake.  Putties may be a secret society, the FreeMasons, the Illuminati, or the Bilderbergers.  There’s the Putty Illuminati, or the Putty Co-Masons, where they plot world domination.  But as far we’re concerned, putties already rule the world.  They do have some allies among the dogs, such as Sassy, (Walt and Julie’s dog) who was raised with putties, and has many puttylike qualities.

Putties love to be sung to.  You don’t need to have a great voice or even be able to carry a tune, as putties are not critical listeners.  You who have been here from the beginning may know this, but you might not know that they also like to have poetry recited or read to them.  Dr. Livingston’s favorite poem is William Blake’s poem “Tyger tyger burning bright, in the forests of the night.”

The putties also have to check out anything new that comes into the house.  After all, it might be food or putty toys.  Also, anything we do has to be supervised by a putty.  Mere humans can’t get anything done right unless there is a putty supervising.  Do share your putty stories with us.   



Welcome to Abbott’s Inn Nordic Rune Corner 11!  We’re certainly glad you could make it!  Do be sure and check out the other Abbott’s Inn Nordic Rune Corner groups on the Internet.  The Rune system we will be discussing is the Elder Futhark Runes.  So you see, the Runes really are Nordic.  There are several other Rune systems, such as the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc and the Frisian Runes, but the Elder Futhark is the one that is best known, and the one that the most books are written about.  The earliest Runic inscriptions date from about 150 CE.

 It is thought that as the Germanic wave of the Indo-Europeans moved west and north, they became acquainted with the ancient alphabets such as Etruscan, and that the  Runes are a derivative of those alphabets.  The Younger Futhark developed into the long branch Runes, called Danish (even though they were also used by the Norwegians and Swedes) , short branched or Rok Runes and stavesyle Halsinge staveless, further into Marcomannic Runes, the Medieval Runes (1100-1500 CE) and the Dalecarlian Runes (1500-1800 CE).  There are similarities between the Runes and Ogham.  There is also a Runic script in Turkey, although we are not familiar with it.  Stephen Says it’s because there were Norse mrecenariesin Turkey as well as other places, but Tegwedd isn’t so sure. 

Books on the Runes are myriad.  There is Freya Aswynn’s Northern Mysteries & Magick (formerly Leaves of Yggdrasil), The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Runes by Sirona Knight, and Nordic Runes by Paul Rhys Mountfort, to name but a few.  Authors such as Edred Thorsson  have written many books on the Runes.  Tegwedd owns a copy by Thorsson titled the Elder Futhark, but that’s only the first of many.  We think it’s cool the way that Barrett put the Runes on the Trumps the way he did.  Try to find info on Clive Barrett on the Internet, will you?  All we could find is that he is the author of two Tarot decks; the Norse Tarot and the Ancient Eqyptian Tarot (of which Tegwedd has 2 copies;  she gave one to Doc, which she inherited with his demise). 

The Turkish script, as engraved on the Orhon standing stone in Mongolia, certainly resembles Runes superficially, although that may only be the straight lines that per force must be present in order to carve them in stone. The modern system of Runic divination is based, according to the Wikipedia, upon Hermeticism, classical Occultism, and the I Ching. Could someone please explain to us please what Runic divination has to do with the I Ching?  The only thing they have in common is that they are both examples of sortilege, the drawing of lots (if one does the yarrow   stalks version of the I Ching)systems of divination.  The cultures are completely different from each other.  Wikipedia is not the last word, but since Tegwedd keeps getting Bing junk every time she tried to look something up in the Paganpedia, it’ll have to do for now.  She’s tried to remove Bing at least 3 times with Len’s help, but Bing keeps popping up.  She did have the satisfaction to telling Microsoft that “Bing sucks out loud.” when she removed it, and Microsoft asked why.  Bing is the worst search engine in the world.  Do contribute your thoughts On Runes. 

The Elder Futhark is divided into three sections called aetts, which, coincidentally, have eight runes each.  The first aett is Freta’s aett.  The second is Hagal’s aett, and the third is Tyr’’s aett.  In the Norse tradition, like the Chinese, eight is one of their most important and auspicious numbers. 

How did the Runes originate?  The current is that as the Germanic and Gothic  waves of the Indo-European emigrants moved west and north around 1000-600 BCE, they passed through northern Italy and became acquainted and entranced with the Etruscan alphabet, and they sought to recreate it in their writing, as they became a literate people.  Okay, other scholars will tell you that they became acquainted with other Italic alphabets as well, but we believe that it was the Etruscan which was the main contributor.   For more information on the history of the Runes, go to either Wikipedia or Paganpedia.  Google the history and origins of the Runes.  According to the Havamal, Odin sacrificed Himself to Himself on Yggdrasil, and stabbed Himself in the side with His spear.  The drops of blood from both His empty eye socket and the wound in His side solidified into the Runes as they fell at the foot of Yggdrasil.  But such scholars and authors as Donald Tyson aver that the blood was really menstrual blood, and and the Runes were originally a women’s mystery.  So it was the women who copied down the Etruscan script, and developed the Runes from that.  Tegwedd maintains that yes, Odin gave the Runes  to men, but the women had them first, and Stephen agrees with her. 

Clive Barrett created the Norse Tarot and the Ancient Egyptian Tarot.  He put a Rune on each Trump card.  Stephen and Tegwedd each own a copy of this deck.  She took it off the shelf to study for this posting.  She plans on using it this coming week for the Tarot card portion of the daily Omens in the Gloamin’.

Do reply with any comments or questions you may have about this post or Runes in general. 

Sorry to have been gone for so long, but Stephen just recently returned to the fold, after spending nearly a year at Lizet’s, only  returning here to attend to the cats’ needs.  This is the combined blog for Imbolc and Ostara.  Imbolc, which means “in the belly” in Gaelic, is sacred to Bridgit, Goddess of the forge, midwifery and healing, and bardry.  She is also Stephen’s patroness Goddess.  Imbolc is when the lambs and kids are being born and suckling at their mothers’ teats.  Thus the traditional foods for this Sabbat are goats’ milk cheese and ice cream.   This is a strong women’s Sabbat because they often get pregnant around this time, to have their babies around Samhain or Yule.  But Tegwedd thinks it’s because people romped it up around Lupercalia, two weeks later on February 15th

Lupercalia is an ancient Roman festival commemorating Luperca, the wolf bitch who suckled the infant twins Romulus and Remus, who later would found the city of Rome.  We Pagans use it as our day to show love.  It is well known that wolves mate for life.  It’s handy because we get all the Valentine’s stuff, candy etc. for fifty per cent off. 

On Imbolc, Tegwedd likes to have the Goddess bless her working tools.  She might even come up with a poem.  If she does, she will most assuredly share it with your, dear readers.  If Stephen gets inspired, he’ll share it with you too.  And another member has joined us.  In August, well, actually the end of July, Dallan Felisamador moved in.  He has been keeping Tegwedd company in Stephen’s absence, and sticks up for her when Stephen starts to try to control her.  Imbolc is one of the four Celtic fire festivals or cross quarter days.  Tegwedd likes it because it takes place during the sign of Aquarius, her Sun sign.  Her daughter was born on Imbolc Eve.  At Imbolc, we see the first stirrings of life during the white death that is winter.  Winter isn’t really all death, but the period of dormancy during which the Goddess gears up for a new season of life.  This can be called a period of gestation. 

The cross-quarter holidays of Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasadh, and Samhain take place on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st, and each lasts for nine days.  This is especially appropriate for Imbolc, since Bridget’s number is nine.  These fall exactly halfway between the quarter days of the equinoxes  and solstices.  Each of these falls on the 21st day of the month in which it falls, and is the first day of each of  the cardinal signs of the zodiac.  We recommend the Fairy Ring Oracle by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason.  Eight of the cards in this sixty-four card deck (it is not a Tarot deck) represent the eight Pagan Sabbats.   They are very colorful cards and contain a lot of faery lore.  The deck is published by Llewellyn, and can be obtained either by ordering directly from or  But strongly urge you to patronize your friendly neighborhood Pagan store or occult or metaphysical shop.  They have really been suffering since the advent of the websites, and the Pagan store is a resource that deserves to be kept open. 

Ostara is when the world starts to come alive again.  In Minnesota, where Tegwedd came from forty years ago, There was often still snow on the ground on March 21st.  The Anglo-Saxon Goddess of spring Eostre gave Her name to the western Christian spring holiday of Easter, which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full Moon on or after the vernal equinox.  Thus are the exigencies the Christians will go to, to differentiate their  holidays from ours, when it is patently obvious that the Christians stole their holidays from ours.  The Russian name for this holiday is Voscresenniye, which means “Resurrection.”  That kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

It may seem paradoxical to talk about a rabbit laying eggs, but it can be understood if you read the myth about the spring maiden Goddess Eostre.  Eostre was very young, ever a maiden, but very powerful.  It was late winter, almost the vernal equinox, and Eostre was outside playing in the snow.  She discovered a bird who had not made it south for the winter.  It seemed to be frozen stiff, but She thought She could heal it.  She held it next to Her warm heart, and tried to warm it. But it would not warm up, and seemed to be dead.  She searched to feel its heartbeat, but could find none.  She wept for the bird, and the warm tears soaked into the bird’s feathers.  Feathers became fur.  Wings became front paws.  The spindly hind legs of the bird became plump hind paws.  Long ears sprouted on top of its head, and the beak became a constantly twitching pink nose.  The bird had become a lovely March hare.  But it was a bunny who laid eggs.  Eggs have long been a symbol of fertility, and so we still celebrate this holiday with colored and candy eggs.  We celebrate the fertility of the land, but as the Russian word tells you, the resurrection of the land is not limited to the Anglo-Saxons, but is all over the world.  Those down under in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and sub-equatorial South America celebrate it on September 21st

Well, we hope you enjoy Imbolc, Lupercalia, and Ostara.  Be sure and go to Tegwedd’s Facebook page under the name Teresa Reitan, to see the omens she puts up each day, a Rune, an Ogham Few, and a Tarot card.     

Happy Beltaine!

Party! Party! Party!

Happy Beltaine, Beltane, or Bealtaine, however you spell it. Warm weather has finally come to Sacramento. Tegwedd switched her wardrobe out today, packing away her fall and winter wardrobe, and getting out her spring and summer wardrobe. She was astonished at how many pairs of shorts she has, and how many little nothing dresses. When Tegwedd was a little girl, we used to celebrate May Day by making little “cootie catcher” baskets, filling them with flowers from our mothers’ flower beds, and putting them on our neighbors’ front stoops without being seen. When she grew up, she learned how the Communists, the Soviets and the Red Chinese had co-opted May Day for their own dull drab purposes. But for her, May Day, which became Beltaine for her from 1974 on, was always about flowers, Maypoles, and May baskets.

Progress continues on the Ultimate Guide to the Tarot. According to Stephen, it is a community effort. “If you contribute knowledge to the writing of this book, your websites will be featured in the back of the book, and whatever name it is your Will to go by will be mentioned in the acknowledgements at the beginning of the book. The links have to be Pagan-related, they can’t be some restaurant or something, but they can be a Pagan occult magickal shop.” .

With the coming of spring and summer, comes yardwork. Tegwedd uses her breaks when watering or weeding to do her nature awareness sessions for the ADF Dedicant Program. Thursday night she brought a sample of one of the weeds in the side and back yards. Lindsay Harbaugh, a fledgeling herbalist, identified the clingy, sticky weed/herb as cleavers, or Lady’s Bedstraw, an herb of many uses. It is an anti-inflammatory, which can be taken both internally, and topically for ailments such as gall bladder and urinary infections, gonorrhea, and even psoriasis. Tegwedd offered Lindsay all the Lady’s Bed Straw in the backyard because otherwise it’s all going in the Green Waste truck to be made into either mulch or compost. Tegwedd has no idea what happens to the plant material that gets picked up by the Green Waste people.

Tegwedd and her friend Len McQueed changed the userpic for her Live journal account. She changed it for two rather vain reasons: she had just finished the tam, and was inordinately proud of how she looked in it, and she thought she looked slimmer than she had in the picture in her Druid green nobles.

We also have dandelions. Dandelion comes from the Latin dente-de-lion: teeth of the lion, from the jagged “toothy” leaves of the plants. Dandelions also have several medicinal uses, and you can make wine from the flowers. You can eat the leaves in salads, or as greens like spinach, and they contain Vitamin C, and more A than carrots do. We used to hold the flowers under each other’s chins to see if our friends liked butter (the yellow reflection under our friends’ chins meant they liked butter.) and when the flowers became puffballs, we’d make a wish, blow on them, and watch the winged seeds scatter. If you managed to blow all the seeds off of the stem, your wish/Will will come true. The flowers, leaves or roots are good for: alcoholism, bladder infections (UTI), bronchitis, bruises, cholesterol control, colds, culinary, diabetes, digestion, female hormones, hypertension, Irritable bowel syndrome, liver, memory improvement and mental focus, osteoporosis, PMS, pregnancy, tonic, and warts.

There is a philosophy which reads that weeds are only plants with no herbal uses. We don’t have the space for all the recipes for herbal remedies you can make with the dandelion parts. But there are many herbals you can consult for these. Tegwedd’s favorite is Mrs. Grieve’s 2 volume herbal, which dates from the 17th century. There is also Culpepper’s famous herbal, also from the 17th century, published in 1653, to be exact. Tegwedd has five or six herbals in her personal library, including Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical [sic] Herbs. She has the Star Herbal which she uses for making embroidery patterns from the illustrations, Jude’s Herbal,which has all kinds of home remedies, and the Barefoot Doctor’s Manual, which is available from the US Government Printing Office. It has Chinese herbs in it.

Tell us about your Beltaine/Beltane/Bealtinne activities and plans.

This post was inspired by the 15 people who hung out in our Abbottsinn International School of Magick Chatroom. I thought it would be a hoot to do a post about this experience so here it goes. I hope you like it my fellow Astral Adventurers. This is my 3rd attempt to write this. My POS (piece of shit) computer ate the previous 2 attempts. Maybe it doesn’t like my writing style or maybe just maybe it hates me. I was listening to my favorite PRN ( and it killed that to. The bastard! Woe is me! Now I’m trying to play my Music Hunter and it won’t let me that play either. I think it is afraid I’m going to replace it when it turns 4 years old in July as if I had the $1,000 plus dollars to do such a thing. Which I don’t I might add. Oh Well such is life. Lets start this post by talking about my favorite Astral Plane one which I invented in a very stoned out stupor over 30 years ago. I call it The Half-Astral Plane a place where you go when you are very stoned on your favorite blond hashish a place where you go when you go very deep into listening to your favorite Pink Floyd album like Wish You Were Here or listening to your favorite Heavy Metal Bands like Metallica and Mega death and Slayer. Or avant-garde music like King Crimson. Or intense comedy like listening to my favorite drug induced Firesign Theater album on headphones listening to the importance of having soles on your feet. Yes the Half-Astral Plane is for all you fine stoners out there. I may be 61 years undead but I still love my Astral contact high. Some things you just never get over. A flying high Heavy Metal Pagan that’s me. There are many other Astral Planes and we will visit some of them in this post to be sure. Now lets leave my favorite Half-Astral Plane for another more conventional Astral Plane and that would be The Dreamlands which H.P Lovecraft one of my Dark Heroes talked so lovingly about in his wonderfully Dark Cthulhu Mythos. The Dreamlands where you go and sometimes don’t come back. Fun monsters reside there. You must possess a great force of Will to survive there. I love a place with challenge. Ah! The Dreamlands where nothing is as it seems. Dark and strange beings dwell within. Such stuff great novels of darkness are written. Oh how I love such images. Such Nightmares and Fantasies reside in the Dreamlands. Beware of what you don’t understand but don’t show fear but strength. Such is the Realm of the Dreamlands Oh how I love it. One of the groups we are planning to bring to this network eventually is our group Call of

Cthulhu Group I don’t remember its number talk to Tegwedd about that. She keeps track of the numbers for the groups. I hope many of you will join it.
The next Astral Plane we will explore will be The Realm of the Great Old Ones where even more horrible monsters reside. Here is the Heart of the Cthulhu Mythos. Here is where the Monsters and Gods and Goddesses reside and thrive and wait till the time when they can rend the Veil of Time and Space and come to our world and rule as they did millennia before in a time that the our world has long forgotten. Ah! H.P.Lovecraft could create such images. The world lost such a visionary when Lovecraft died.
Now we shall end this post by exploring a more conventional Astral Realm. I speak of the Etheric Plane. This is where your Etheric Body travels and sees sites like other Etheric Travelers and great vistas that look very much like lands and seas on this plane of existence. The Etheric Body is also known by the name of the Etheric Double. This is an exact replica of your physical body here on the Earth Plane. The Etheric Plane is yet another level or dimension of the classic Astral Plane. I have a killer site to turn you onto it is called: I’m a member of it I’m known as Abbottsinn there. Just tell them I sent you. You want to get their free toolbar and check out their Paganpedia. See what it has to say about the subjects we covered in this post. Let me know what you find and share it with the rest of our Astral Adventurers in this group. Well I hope you liked this post. It took hours to write lets hope the next one will be easier. Till we meet again: Take Care and Blessed Be. Peace! Peace! Peace! AD (arch-druid) Stephen W. Abbott