Spellcasting In History (Part 2)
Posted by 7witches Coven on 4/24/2013 to Occult Weekly
There are many different forms of spell casting. Each depends on the cultural backgrounds of the person asking for assistance. Although the love spell is the most common, the use of spells are extremely helpful in providing the guidance we need in our every day lives.
A prayer, offered to the spirits or to the Gods or Goddesses of your religion is the simplest form of a spell. In asking those of a higher power for assistance and guidance, the follower is using the magical energies of the gods to benefit their lives. However, due to its strict religious connotations, it is rarely classed as a spell, but more a way of giving thanks to your selected deity.
Spellcasting In History (Part 1)
'Magic’, in its simplest form, has been used by ancient cultures to control the elements, and bend forces of nature to the will of the user. The Prehistoric man was very much in tune with how they were placed in nature, and often felt they must give up sacrifices and offerings to their Gods in order to keep them happy. These rituals are the earliest forms of spellcasting, as their power of giving thanks helped them in their tasks of farming or gathering food.
African and Native American cultures had their wise men and women to perform their spells for similar reasons. They used wands and crystals to aid them in their spell casting, and offered gifts of thanks for the spiritual powers. They focused more on charms and trinkets, or dolls to be carried around, and could perform spells wherever they were needed. Those who performed the spells were highly revered in their society, as they had proved themselves strong enough to handle the power of the spirits.
What is Egyptian Witchcraft?
Just like the witchcraft of other countries, the Egyptian witchcraft has been influenced by the legend, myth, tradition, worship, dance, song, magic, poetry and rituals of its own country. The followers of this witchcraft pay respect to the Egyptian deities that includes gods as well as goddesses. The goddess that is well-known is the Triple goddess and the god that is popular in this culture is the horned god.
As the moon is considered to be an important part of the Egyptian witchcraft, the practitioners of Wicca in this country get together on full moons as well as festive events for the purpose of balancing themselves with the forces of the nature and also for the purpose of improving their energy levels.
The places that people go to worship the deities are in the covens as well as temples and these are the places where the followers of Wicca learn more about witchcraft. The Egyptian witchcraft stresses on the importance of the changes in the seasons and there are many festivals that are connected to the seasonal changes.
Buddhism: The Darker Side
Many of you might be familiar with the story of how Siddhartha Gautama became what we know today as the first Buddha. Though there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the general consensus is that he was born around the 5th Century B.C.E. in what is present-day Nepal. Gautama was born into a wealthy family (most say that he was a prince); married a young woman named Yasodhara and had a baby boy with her who they named Rahula. Though he had this loving family, and any material possessions he could desire, in his late 20's Gautama ventured to meet the villagers of his kingdom.
A Brief History of Love Spells
Love Spells have existed in many forms over the centuries. Almost every culture can find traces of Magick and Spellcasting in their past, and very often these are applied to love – which is a constant across all cultures.
So why are Love Spells so widespread? Why does almost every culture in the world have some tradition of Love Magick in their folklore?
The answer is simple: love is universal. The use of Magick to help influence and stir the blossoming of love, and bring people together, is something we can all see the benefits of. Great happiness and joy can hinge on the factors that Love Spells influence. Simply put, these Spells can help lead us to more content and passionate lives.
Today we understand broadly two types of Love Spells.