Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Home as Talisman

This is just a quickie, but it sometimes amazes me that people spend a lot of time creating a charm or a talisman, but don't do house magic.

Seriously, make your house into the talisman. Draw runes of happiness and joy in secret places. Bury charms in your back yard to draw luck, love and money to you. Slip herbs under your welcome mat to bar entrance of crooks, liars or wee beasties. Chant protection spells over your doors and windows. Imbue everything you eat and drink with healing, beauty and comfort. Call in your ancestors and other spiritual allies for their help in all that you do. It takes time, but living inside of a talisman that is constantly working for your success and well-being is pretty awesome. It's way better than just carrying one around (although that is good too and doing both is better yet).

Of course, it's a lot of work. I've gotten away for from it, but fall is in the air and magic is afoot and some of my plans for this weekend is get the house straightened up and humming with magic.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm back!

As I mentioned in my last post, late summer was a really busy time for me. So I'm hoping to do more blogging.

I did want to share one quick thing. Part of my personal practice is altar work. I have several spirit allies that I work with, including my ancestors of blood and spirit. I leave offerings on my altars for them, without necessarily asking for anything in return. For me, it is about tending those relationships. It also helps me so that I can call on their help when in need and not have to wait and give an offering.

Case in point, I left my wallet on the bus. As soon as I realized it, I freaked. Then I did some magic on the fly. Basically just started petitioning those spirit allies and asked for their help for the safe return of the wallet. The next day I called the bus system's lost and found (which was closed that night as I tried as soon as I realized it was gone) and my wallet was turned in. Not only did it have my ID, credit cards and bus passes in it, it also has all the cash.

After I received the wallet, I gave offerings to them in gratitude. This is a recent example, but it's not the only one I have. It is nice to have spirits I can work with on the fly and not have to rely on specific ritual offerings. A simple basic practice like building a relationship spirits via offerings can pack a punch.