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    Witchcraft Dictionary B

    Post  Soaring Bird on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:50 am

    Bane

    Banish

    New! Besom

    Bi-Location

    Bind

    Blood of the Moon

    Book of Shadows

    Bolline

    Burning Times





    BANE:

    Another word for bad, evil, destructive.



    BANISH:

    To magically end something or exorcise unwanted entities. To rid the presence of.



    BESOM:

    A straw broom used by Witches in certain Wiccan ceremonies such as Handfasting and the Sabbat of Candlemas. Although the broom has always been associated with Witches, it was never actually used for flying as the legends of olden times claim. Instead, according to one theory, Witches practising sympathetic magick (which works on the basic principle that like produces like) would straddle the broom and jump up and down in order to show their crops how high to grow. The majority of modern Witches who own Besoms use them as altar decorations and as magickal tools to symbolise fertility and to sweep the magick circle clean of any traces of negative magickal, spiritual, or psychic energy. The besom if also used in various spells and weather workings.



    BI-LOCATION:

    This is an interesting practice. You use a type of astral projection to travel in everyday reality by retaining the capability to be aware of your present surroundings.

    Synonymous terms are Over-looking and mind-travel.



    BIND:

    To magically restrain something or someone.



    BLOOD OF THE MOON:

    A woman's menstrual cycle. If this cycle occurs over a Full or New Moon (and you can arrange that) she is far more powerful than during any other time of the month, as long as she acknowledges this strength within herself.

    For too many years women have been told that they must regard their cycle with an unkind eye, calling it a curse when actually it is a boon. Society has so dictated this to them that many feel weak, tired and disoriented because they are supposed to.

    Wrong. If you can rearrange your thinking on this matter, the Blood of the Moon can pack a powerful wallop for you. if you feel spacey, try grounding.



    BOOK OF SHADOWS:

    A relatively new term for the collection of information in book form for a Witch's reference. Much akin to a magickal cookbook. Another name for this text would be grimoire.



    BOLLINE:

    A curved, white-handled knife used for practical magickal purposes such as cutting. For instance, the knife can be used to harvest herbs, cut a branch for a wand, inscribe candles, etc.



    BURNING TIMES:

    In reference to a historical time from around 1000 CE through the 17th century when it is said that over nine million people were tortured and burned by church and public officials on the assumption that they were the Christian version of Witches. This turned into an extremely profitable venture, as all land and property was seized from the accused individual and portions given to the accuser (in reward fashion) and the remainder seized by the church officials. Historians indicated that the majority of people tortured and

    murdered were women and children.

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