Saying The Rosary
Catholics have used rosary beads to help keep count of their prayers
for nearly a millennium. The set of prayers and meditations was standardized for the entire Church in 1569, and the rosary
is divided into a series of repetitive prayers and reflections on Jesus' life, known as the mysteries. While use of the rosary
has diminished in recent years in this country, many Catholics say it's still part of their practice. Harriet Noye of Wheaton,
Maryland, describes this devotional practice and what it means to her life. Noye observes, "When I pray the rosary, I like
to think about the word "rosary." Rosary means rose garden ... a very special rose garden -- the Immaculate Heart of
Mary. You retreat from the tensions and stress and anxiety and any problems that you have and put yourself in her Immaculate
Heart." (Rebroadcast from October 18, 2002)
Ritual to Overcome Addiction
Write your addiction on a piece of paper, then mark through it with a heavy
black liner. Put it aside. Inscribe the candle with your name. Light the candle and say:
Healing Ancients, I ask of Thee
Take this pain away from me.
any trace of this addiction,
And heal me of all related afflictions.
Hold the hematite to your forehead and say:
Grand courage now and healing power
Strengthen my will hour by hour.
Place this stone on the night side of the candle. Lift the chrysoprase to your forehead and say:
Stone of joy and happiness
Put my urges now to rest.
Place the stone on the left side of the candle. Hold the orange calcite or quartz to your forehead and say:
Amplifier of energies
Magnify their powers, please.
Place this stone in front of the candle. Stand in front of the altar and
turn your hands palms up. Say:
Powers of the Earth unite
Bind the powers of this addiction tight
it will have no hold on me
As I will, so mote it be!
Take the paper in your hands and say:
Chains that bind me, now break free
I am power, strength, and resiliency
I have the courage to overcome
This addiction - go now - run!
Be gone from me!
Do not return!
Your power over
me, I burn!
Light the paper with a match or lighter, then burn it in the fireproof
By flame of Fire, I'm purified
Of your delusionary lies.
free of you and all the strife
That you once cast upon my life.
I am healed now, I am free.
As I will, so mote it
Watch the candle, clearing and cleansing yourself of negative energies, until the candle has completely burned out. Carry the stones with you in a cloth pouch, or loose to use as "worry-stones." Cleanse your crystals regularly and repeat the ritual as often as needed to gain control over the problem.
-- Edited and excerpted from
the spell posted to Magic Light's Faerie_Lane
Spell of the Comb and Mirror
Purify area, cast circle, etc. Burn a white candle for yourself, and say:
As posted in Magic Light's Faerie Lane
"O Lady of shimmering beauty,
For whom the stars are shining jewels
the Universe Her creation and plaything,
Weaver of destinies and Protectress of things wild and free
Make me now, I
do ask, to be thy daughter
Make me one with thee and grant me thy far-flung power
Grant to this, thy Witch and Sorceress
within and without.
As eternal as the boundless sea,
The calm assurance of my powers
To make any do my bidding,
the winds, waters, and fires,
The hills themselves lend willingly themselves to me.
Give to me, who am of thy ancient
The wisdom of ages, the lore of eons,
Knowledge of light, knowledge of dark.
Grant me beauty ever more perfect
I may reflect thee better.
Build magic within me, build power within me.
Power be drawn and power come.
me one with thee.
Make me greater, make me better
Grant me strength and grant me power.
O Goddess who is my friend
I give you love and thanks
O Beautiful One, may the magick I have summoned
Return the stronger when I
have need of it
So mote it be!" -- Steve Swartz