The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
Ms Faith

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Answers to Last Weeks Test Questions

Good Afternoon,

Today I am answering the questions I posed last week.  The students of Enchantments took their tests and gladly everyone did really well. Here are the answers to last weeks questions:

Under History:

Archaeology is no longer using B.C. or A.D. to determine dates.  They are using instead B.C.E. and C.E.  Please describe what each mean. 
Archaeology is making an attempt to remove religion from the archaeological record of the world. In doing so they have replaced B.C. which stood for 'Before Christ' with B.C.E. which stands for 'Before the Common Era'. The Common Era starting with year 1.  They replaced A.D. which stood for 'Anno Domini', meaning 'in the year of our Lord' with C.E., Common Era. I personally like this better because the Earth is filled with so many rich, beautiful religions and no one religion is better or more right than any other. The history of the Earth should have no religious designation. (In my humble witch's opinion)
 Who was the first person put to death on Colonial American soil for the charges of Witchcraft? 
Her name was Alyse Young. She was 47 years old in 1647 when she was hung for the crime of witchcraft.
Where was this person put to death in Colonial America?
 Alyse was hung at the then, New State House, now the Old State House in Hartford, CT. She lived in Windsor, CT
How many people were put to death on Gallow's Hill in Salem, Mass? 
20 people  were put to death during the summer of the Salem Witch Trials. 19 hung on Gallow's Hill in Salem, and one person, Giles Corey was pressed to death under torture. 
What year was the Salem witch trials? 1692
What two parts of the year did the Ancient Celts recognize? 
They recognized two seasons, winter from November 1st to May 1st and Summer from May 1st to November 1st.
Spell Casting: 
How many total days of the month can one do full or new moon magick?
 A total of fourteen days.  For each moon, we teach, one can do moon magick three days before the moon, the day of the moon, and three days after the moon. Making it a total of seven days each moon, fourteen days for both the full moon and the new moon combined. The rest of the days, regular magickal workings can be done, just without the added punch of the moon's energy.
Ritual Workings: 
How many Sabbats are there in the Wheel of the Year?
 Eight Sabbats or Holy days 
  • Samhain          November 1st         A greater or Major Sabbat 
  • Yule                 December 20-24th The Winter Solstice, a Lesser or Minor Sabbat 
  • Imbolc             February 1st           A Major Sabbat 
  • Ostara             March 20-24th       The Spring or Vernal Equinox a Lesser Sabbat 
  • Beltaine            May 1st                 A Major Sabbat the First day of our Summer season begins 
  • Litha                 June 20-24th         The Summer Solstice a Lesser Sabbat 
  • Lughnasadh      August 1st              A Major Sabbat 
  • Mabon             September 20-24th The Fall or Autumnal Equinox a Lesser Sabbat

Peace and Happiness 

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