The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Woo Hoo! The Contemporary New England Witch's 400th Discussion!!


Good Afternoon,

To celebrate "The Life and Times of A Contemporary New England Witch"'s 400th discussion today, I thought I would administer a pop quiz! Do you have a pencil and paper ready? Well, go get some, I'll wait .  .  .

Alright, some of these questions you might already know, some maybe not. If you are a student of Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts, you should know these. For these are the types of things we go over in Saturday morning classes, in the first year Magickal Studies classes.  See how well you do. The answers will appear farther down the page.

Moon Magick:


  • How many days during the month can one do moon magick, either full moon or new moon magick? 
  • How many days in a lunar month? 
  • How long could it take for a full moon spell to manifest?
  • How long could it take for a new moon spell to manifest? 
  • Do you have to wait for the proper moon phase to cast a spell? 

Casting a Circle and Ritual Practice: 

  • A magickal group that follows a Celtic based tradition or practice, normally starts their circle casting in which compass direction? 
  • What are the four traditional Witches tools?
  • What are the four compass directions, their associated element and color? 
  • What does the Pentacle used in Witchcraft stand for? 

General Spell Casting: 

  • List the five steps of Anatomy of a Spell
  • What are magickal correspondences in Spell Casting? 
  • List five types of Spell Casting
  • Describe how to layer a Spell

These questions are just a few that students of Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts learn during their year and a day of study in the Magickal Arts. 

The answers are listed below: 




Moon Magick:


  • How many days during the month can one do moon magick, either full moon or new moon magick?  The answer is 14 days. Three days before each moon, the day of the moon either full or new, and the three days after the moon. Each moon, Full or new, allows you 7 days to cast that moon spell and utilize the powers of the moon. 
  • How many days in a lunar month? 28 days are typically considered a lunar month
  • How long could it take for a full moon spell to manifest? Up to 28 days
  • How long could it take for a new moon spell to manifest? Up to 14 days 
  • Do you have to wait for the proper moon phase to cast a spell? No. You can cast a spell utilizing the days of the week, utilizing colors, candles, direct workings with the Goddess, planetary hours of the day, etc. There are many spell methods you can use, and not all of them use the moon phases at all. 

Casting a Circle and Ritual Practice: 

  • A magickal group that follows a Celtic based tradition or practice, normally starts their circle casting in which compass direction? We typically cast our circles starting in the North. There are some groups that will cast their circles from the East, but these are not typically Celtic based or trained groups. 
  • What are the four traditional Witches tools? Wand, blade, cup and pentacle 
  • What are the four compass directions, their associated element and color? North, earth, green  East, yellow, air   South, red, fire    West, blue, water 
  • What does the Pentacle used in Witchcraft stand for? The pentacle, the five pointed star surrounded by a circle, is always used in witchcraft with the top point or apex pointing up or towards the North. 
The basic symbolism of the pentacle is the top point stands for Spirit or the Divine God/Goddess energy. The lower four points represent the Earth, Air, Fire, Water elements that witches work with and represent the physical world. By using the pentacle, apex pointing up, a witch is saying we put the Spirit or the Spiritual above the physical. At least, we try to in all of our affairs. The pentacle is also considered a protective amulet for those who wear it. 


General Spell Casting: 

  • List the five steps of Anatomy of a Spell.  The five steps are as follows: 
1. Have a Magickal Goal. Know what you are casting a spell for. You cannot just simply cast a spell and have no purpose or reason. To cast a spell is to put forth energy which will return back to you. Such as, money, love, healing, protection or tranquility
2. Method.  Choose a method of casting your spell. Will you use a petition paper? A candle? a Cord? 
3. Enchant.  Once you have the goal and method, then you enchant your spell. If using candles for example, this is when you anoint them with oil, carve symbols into them, charge them with your energy and so forth, preparing them for the spell you are about to cast. 
4. Cast the Spell.  Now that you have prepared everything (always done within a magick circle) now you can cast the spell, again in the case of using candle magick, you burn the candle. 
5. Trust.  The most important part of your spell casting is visualizing the end result and trusting that your magick will return to you. 

  • What are magickal correspondences in Spell Casting? Magickal correspondences in spell casting are magickal properties of the natural ingredients you are using, such as stones, herbs, essential oils etc. Magickal correspondences are magickal properties such as money drawing, banishing, cleansing, healing, bringing in love, passion, better sleep, calming, success in a legal situation etc. 
  • List five types of Methods of Spell Casting.  There are so many types of spells that you can cast, and in this we are specifically referring to methods, such as candle, petitions, cords, spell mixes, magickal soaps, beth salts, moon magicks, etc. 
  • Describe how to layer a Spell.  Layering a spell is simply adding more specifics or layers that all have the same magickal correspondences to work together to enhance your spell manifestation. For example, if you are casting a spell for money this is how you might choose to layer your spell: Use a green candle, anoint with patchouli oil, place green candle in a silver candle holder, place on a gold colored plate. Sprinkle chamomile around the candle and dress the plate with silver coins. These are all 'layers' that work with one another to help your wish for money to manifest. 


How did you do? Much of the above material can be found in my book "Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies" which is available for purchase at Enchantments and also by mail order on my website www.enchantmentsschool.com   If you are interested in taking classes at Enchantments please stop by or give us a call to see if we are accepting new students. At the time of this discussion being published we are almost full and will be starting a waiting list for students who would like to take classes. You can contact the shop by calling 860-791-6033. 







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