On December 6th 2014 the full moon will occur in the zodiac sign of Gemini. During this period we should learn to accept things as they are right now. We should try to avoid falling into depression and hopelessness. Try to notice signals, which come from the surrounding environment and people around you. Be intuitive. It is important to keep a pure and peaceful mind and make an effort to communicate more often. Be nice to other people and you will feel better and happier and see it returned.
The name Ullr occurred in paganism. Ullr was a great warrior, hunter and he was known as the God of the bow or the great God of hunters. The Feast of Ullr (the Feast of the hunters) was celebrated on November 27th. The main aim of the ritual, which should take place before the feast, is to seek blessings for any weapons which are used for hunting. Then the weapons should be more successful during the winter hunting season. This kind of the ritual is also used to ask for succes and luck for your tribe and your personal lives. The celebration which should held then should reflect the wild hunt. On the celebratory table should be placed meal prepared from wild animals (duck, deer, pheasant, etc.) with other foods which you can find in forests (edible mushrooms, various edible berries). For drinking is suitable to prepare delicious wine, beer, mead or herb tea. There should be prepared a plate and a cup for Ullr on the table as well. This feast is an important act that honors the pagan deity.
The celtic feast Mean Fomhair, also known as Herfest or Alban Elfed, is celebrated in the period of the autumnal equinox. During this period, people give thanks to the Sun, the elves and especially the god of the forest – Green Man. They thank them for an abundant harvest and help with growth and cultivation. As a sign of respect and gratitude, people give gifts in the form of the most beautiful flowers and crops of the best quality on the altar. Other offerings, for example wine, cider, herbs and fertilizer are spilled or scattered on the harvested fields and gardens. The horn of plenty is the ancient symbol of the rich harvest.
This year the autumnal equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere on September 22nd, when day is as long as night. After this day the power of the sun becomes slowly weaker and the following days are markedly shorter and colder. We enter into a new period, a period of rest and sleep. When the winter season comes, we should meet our obligations associated with summer and finish work in the garden to spend a dark and wintery period in calm contemplation. We should share everything that the harvest gave us with people close to us. The basis of this festival is a celebration of the reunion of family and making good interpersonal and family relationships.
Science writes astronomical amounts for those who are convinced of the existence of the supernatural. But what is actually the true meaning of these deliberately provocative offers?
Already in the early years of the 20th century, devices that are supposed to help uncover the world beyond material existence, began to construct. Sophisticated recording technology is produced, special photographic processes are used. The mystical Horev club experimented the most with these inventions. It was a club which combined several strange factors. For example, it was a specific emulsion for coating photographic plates, special lenses filters, of course there was also the timing of exact astral time and very debilitating preparation of people, who participated evocations and ancillary works, was common. The results were really unique – photos of a human aura, spherical creatures, spiritual existence, or even a kind of “window” through the gap of time and matter. Such experiments were carried out and are still carried out in many occult lodges, completely out of the public eye, even outside access of ordinary members. You will never see books, propositions, publications from this experimental activity. We could say that the world is ready to accept such things – but the opposite is true. Nowadays, keeping secrets is much more important than it has ever been. And the reasons? Just look at what is happening with all alternative treatments and medications. If multinational pharmaceutical corporations cannot grab them for themselves, they will be outlawed through political lobbying. This is the work of official science. What cannot be monetised by science itself, controlled or at least heavily taxed, will not exist in the world at all!
So if you find any secrets – treasure it! Rudely and selfishly keep it to yourself. Without any remorse, without shame! That’s the only way it will survive and will accompany you to the end of life.
Lughnasadh is the next of the most important Celtic festivals, which is celebrated on August 1st. This festival marks the beginning of the harvest, celebrates the abundance of nature and the generosity of Mother Earth.
Celebrations can hold on high hills, at sacred trees and wells or at other important natural formations. During Lughnasadh people invoke and worship the Pagan divinities and ask them to protect ripening crops.
It is a time of races, horse races, dances and various contests of strenght and skill. It is a good time for weddings.
To honor the harvest is baked pie from berries.
It is a ritual as old as humanity itself. A ritual, which was formed at a time when the fireball above the sky in the east was the vital eye of the one and most powerful god. The world was at the time very easy, simple and natural. People worshiped the Sun at sunrise and sunset. They were reaching out their arms, as a child would do to its mother. At the time, the first thoughts of timeless reasoning and abstract expression were created. Also the first and oldest mandala of the world was established – pentagram. Not pentagram with one point upward and two downward – it is a rigid state of a person who stands astride, arms outstretched, awaiting their fate. In ancient times, people saw their characters in the red sunsetting disc of Sun as a pentagram with two points in an upward direction and one downward. Two legs tightly together, same as angels are depicted, at one point hands apart, stretched, proving the victims of life-giving energy, and at another point hands erected to the heavens as a universal sign of reverence. Then we were “only” the Children of the Sun. The Sun gave us the opportunity to grow up until today, when we have almost forgotten everything valuable and when everything is difficult for us.
Well, how about starting the coveted “big change” of the new world by respecting natural things of ancient times and at least once in a while welcome the Sun with a small ritual gesture that may seem ridiculous, silly nowadays but it has always been firmly fixed in our history through thousands and thousands of years. And, it certainly has a great importance in everyone’s heart!
You can find this article in the new Illuminati Journal (06/2014): illuminati-journal.com
June 21st is an important day in many cultures. The astronomical summer begins on this longest day and in the northern hemisphere the summer solstice (Latin sostitium) occurs. The sun reaches its peak and is at its most powerful. After this date, the next days become shorter and the sun becomes slowly weaker. The original pagan celebration has its origin in the Celtic-Germanic tradition and is based on this finding.
The feast of the summer solstice is called Mean Samhraidh, Alban Heruin (Hevin), Litha, Comhain, Midsummer.
According to the Celtic calendar the summer solstice belongs to the period of oak (Dair). It celebrates the connection of the healing power of the sun and water. Light triumphs over darkness.
The way of celebrating the summer solstice was very similar to the celebration of Beltaine. People tried to supplement the power and strength of the sun by lighting fires on high hills. They danced and sang around the fires and jumped through them. They blessed cattle with herbs, which were lit in the sacred fires. Burnt wood and ash from the solstice fires were thrown on the fields to ensure a good harvest and to summon the rain. People worshiped and decorated trees with ribbons, particularly oak, wells and springs.
The church didn’t like the celebration of the summer solstice, as well as Beltane. They tried to convince people to cancel these festivities, but it wasn’t successful. And so they accepted this feast but renamed it to Midsummer according to John the Baptist, whose birth is also celebrated in this period (St John’s Eve – the evening of 23rd June).
Mysterious powers come to life during the shortest night of the year and spells have a strong effect. It pays to collect the medicinal herbs that have especially great strength during this mysterious night.
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a herb that has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting qualities. It helps to remove phlegm and is used to treat inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, pneumonia, colds, flu, fever, rheumatism, etc. It reduces inflammations, burns and sore and swollen joints.
This herb is added to love amulets. It should bring quiet and peace to people who wear it. It is popular in rituals associated with totem animals. It is used as an ingredient in potions as part of spells that help evoke alchemical animals. Coltsfoot belongs to the group accelerators, this means that it is added to spells as an extra ingredient and gives them more power and thus increases its duration, like mandragora. Smoking coltsfoot leaves can cause visions.
Ritual of coltsfoot
Pour ¼ liter of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of flowers and 1 teaspoon of cut coltsfoot leaves and bring to the boil and remove from the heat and leave it to infuse for 10 minutes. Decant the tea through a sieve and drink slowly at the end of each day from full moon to full moon for a period of a lunar month. The tea shouldn’t be used permanently. The drink helps to release negative emotions. It releases envy and jealousy, which have remained trapped in the throat and have been hidden. It helps embittered people who are afraid of admitting their wrong and rancorous feelings.
You can find this article in the new Illuminati Journal (05/2014): illuminati-journal.com
May 27 is a day dedicated to the goddess Frigga, who was the wise wife of Odin. She is a patron of the home and married women, she helps to maintain social order and watches over women’s magic. She is linked to nature and the cycle of life and death.
Give thanks to one of the great Mother Goddesses for the health of family, children and the whole tribe. Enjoy and rejoice in the beautiful spring weather and warmth. Celebrate the wonders of spring, a time full of love, life and joy.
During the current celebrations in honor of Frigga, people sacrifice mead, wine or beer, instead of the ritual killing of an animal. This event is a ritual family celebration, which takes place outdoors and consists of three parts – the consecration of the sacrifice, the offering of the sacrifice to the goddess, and the libation. Mistletoe or linden tree branches with berries are used for decoration.
Relatives and acquaintances, who participate in this occasion, renew bonds of friendship and loyalty. During the feast people drink the best mead, beer or apple cider. They eat ox or boar from the spit, bread, grain products, apples and other products of the earth. It adheres to the rule that it is best to quit while you are ahead!
If you wish Frigga to bless your home, light the candle in her honour and it invokes her, or you can offer her some grainy bread and mead.