A short glossary of common terms in Druidry.
Adventurine - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of positivity, imagination, and a safe conclusion to any form of journey or travel.
Agate - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of balance and grounding of energies.
Akasha - The fifth and primary element of nature. Akasha represents the power of spirit found in all things of this universe, and perhaps others.
Alchemy - The science of changing one thing into another; a combination of chemistry and magick.
All Father, The - The Goddess' Consort; the Horned God; The masculine aspect of deity of which all other Gods are an aspect of.
All Mother, The - The Goddess; The feminine aspect of deity of which all other Goddesses are an aspect of.
Altar - The ritual table in a Magick Circle, at which magickal work is done and on which magickal components, ritual tools, and the Altar Furniture is placed in times of ritual worship or magickal workings. Usually, though varying by Craft tradition and time of year, the Altar is aligned to the East (during the "light half" of the year) and the West (during the "dark half" of the year).
Preferably, Altars are circular in shape and do not have any conductive metals in them. The former is the case simply because it makes sense to have a circular altar within a Circle, and the latter is because, scientifically speaking, conductive materials would deter the flow of energy.
Altar Candle(s) - See "Candles, Altar/Ritual"
Altar Cloth - These are cloths used to decorate the Altar. They vary in color and material depending again upon tradition, time of year, and magickal purpose.
Altar Furniture - The Altar Furniture are the sacred objects for ritual and magick use that are nearly always on the altar, but always during said times of ritual and spell crafting. The objects composing the altar furniture vary from tradition to tradition. In addition, some altar furniture in some traditions shan't be found in others. Eclectic Pagans thus have the choice of what they feel they need as altar furniture. Altar furniture usually includes: deity figures, censer, libation dish (if indoors), salt and water dishes, altar candle(s), besom, athame(s), bolline(s), ritual sword, wand, chalice or goblet, and an altar cloth.
Amaethon - A God of agriculture and the harvest. Called the Harvest King, his magickal symbols are the sickle, hoe, and plow.
Amethyst - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of courage, spiritual development, and psychic or psionic growth.
Amulet - A magickally charged object, traditionally of metal or stone, which is usually prepared to deflect negative energies. Also usually has two or more feelings or effects placed upon it. (e.g. Protection, Healing, and Love.)
Andraste - Also "Andrasta". A Goddess of death, war, and fertility.
Angus - Also "Angus Og", "Oengus". A God of love and intimacy.
Ankh - An egyptian symbol that looks similar to a Christian cross, but with a loop at the top above the shorter, intersecting line. It symbolizes immortality and/or reincarnation.
Anointing - A process of spiritual purification. During ritual, all practitioners are 'blessed' with ritual salt water, oil, or other prepared substance. To anoint a practitioner, the most common way is to 'draw' a "Celtic Cross" upon the forehead, over the 'Third Eye' or "Mind's Eye", followed by a five-pointed star (invoking pentacle) over the heart, and finally an inverted triangle connecting the nipples and pubic region. This is known as The Witches' Triangle of Life.
Aphrodite - The Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Apollo - The Greek and Roman God of the Sun, poetry, music, prophecy, and healing. They felt Apollo was the highest embodiment of youthful and masculine beauty.
Apothecary - One who practices herbalism and sometimes alchemy as well; Ancient word for "pharmacist".
Aquamarine - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of clarity, flow, and inspiration.
Archetypes - Symbolic representations of universal principles. Defining concepts in symbolic form. Apollo is an Archetype of the All Father.
Arianrhod - A goddess of higher love and wisdom. She is a star and moon goddess like Sirona. She represents Air of Water. "Arian" means 'silver' and "rhod" means 'wheel' or 'disk'. Her magickal symbols are the crescent moon, stars, moonbeams, and a silver eight-spoked wheel, or Wheel of the Year.
Artio - A bear goddess, the embodiment of all female bears. She is the protector of Nature
Aromatherapy - A type of healing that utilizes certain fragrances. Scent Magick.
Asperger - A vessel used for sprinkling an area with water for ritual purification.
Astral Body - Your 'otherworldly essence'. The part of you that exists on the astral plane, and also commonly used to denote your 'essence' on other planes of existence as well.
Astral Projection - To enter your 'Astral Body' and traverse the Astral Plane of existence. This is most commonly achieved at will through deep states of consciousness and intense meditation.
Astrology - A common type of divination, Astrology tells us about ourselves using the stars as a guide. What is often not mentioned about Astrological personality types is that the reverse is also true. It is also one of the scientific branches of metaphysics.
Athame - (Pronounced A - Tam -ay) A Pagan ritual knife symbolic of the Gods' phallus, usually with a black handle. Used for directing Magickal energies. Each witch has one for personal use. It is a representative of the element of fire (and Akasha) by most traditions. See also "Altar Furniture" and "Magickal Tools".
Atheist - A person who does not believe in any form of deity, or greater power in the universe than Humankind. Witches are not Atheist, although it is possible for an Atheist to practice magick.
Athena - Also "Athene". The Greek Goddess of wisdom, arts, industries, and warfare. The Romans called her "Minerva".
Art and Craft - The ancient Pagan Goddess Traditions, or 'Old Religion'. See also "Craft, The".
Attunement - In regards to pagan belief, all pagans strive to connect and harmonize with the natural world and ourselves, both inwardly and outwardly.
Aura - Body of light surrounding your earthly body; your visible 'intraplanar' essence. It can be perfectly outlining your body, egg-shaped, or upside-down egg-shaped; however auras constantly chance based on individuals and their emotions.
Auspice - In regards to pagan beliefs, Auspice is the phase of the moon which has influence at a given time. Used in Astrology. 2. Also meaning "omen", the ancient Romans used the way birds flew as auspices.
Authoritarian- Having leaders or higher authorities.
Avalon - Land of the Otherworld, where the Gods live.
Azurite - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of healing and clarity.
Bacchus - The Roman God of Wine. The Greeks called him "Dionysus".
Balefire - A fire lit for magickal purposes, usually at Yule, Beltane, and Midsummer. Traditionally using sage as part of the fuel.
Balor - A God of the Sun.
Banba - A Goddess representing Ireland.
Bane - Anything destructive, poisonous or evil; also anything that causes death, ruin or harm. Wolf's Bane is an example of a poisonous herb used in various recipes.
Bard - A poet, musician, story-teller (historian) of the pagans. The term is most commonly used to denote the priestly historians of Druidic myth.
Barley Moon - The ninth full moon of the year. Also called the "Harvest Moon".
Belenus - Also "Bel", "Belanos". In Scottish it means 'May Day' (Beltane). A solar God of life, truth, inspiration, music, and health. He represents Fire of Fire and his magickal symbols are the sun disc, a golden harp, a golden curved sword, and spear.
Belisama - A Goddess of fire, the maiden aspect of the Goddess Bridget. Her name means "like unto flame" or "bright and shining one". Her magickal symbol it the rising sun.
Belisana - An aspect of Belisama, but more earthly. A Goddess of laughter, healing, and the forest.
Beltane - A Wiccan and Pagan festival celebrated on April 30th or May 1st (midway through spring) depending upon tradition. Also 'May Eve', 'May Day', 'Walpurgisnacht' (German), and Roodmas. "The Festival of Flowering" Is the beginning of the 'Light Half' of the year, The Goddess (in her feminine aspect as maiden) assumes the 'mantle' and worship shifts slightly more towards Her.
Besom - A magickal broom, often used for ritual cleansing of sacred ground. No, witches do not fly upon them as superstition has claimed. That myth came from early on during the persecutions of the pagans by the Christians. The Christians claimed they were flying on their brooms, surely the work of the Devil, when what they actually saw was an old pagan fertility ritual. Witches would ride their brooms and leap into the sky as high as they could to show the crops how tall to grow. This form of sympathetic magick got a rather pathetic rap.
Blood Moon - The eleventh full moon of the year.
Bloodstone - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of creativity, vitality, energy, and knowledge.
Boann - Also "Boi", "Boanna". A river Goddess, she is the mother of the herds. Her magickal symbol is a silver salmon.
Bodb the Red - A Son of Dagda. Virile and athletic, this God represents the male energy.
Bolline - The Athame's white handled companion or counterpart. It is most often used to cut herbs and may not be a knife, but a small curved blade such as that of a sickle or scythe.
Book of Shadows - (acronym: B.O.S.) A book used by pagans to record significant events, such as dreams and visions, path and ritual work, spells and other lore. This varies from what are known as traditional "Grimoires" and "Tomes", in that a B.O.S. is also, in part, a journal of sorts to the practitioner. Entire covens or groups keep a B.O.S. - in addition to each individual's book - for all things listed previous in addition to coven laws, member degrees, initiation and banishment ceremonies, etc.
Boon Moon - A High Moon, the sixth full moon after Yule. Also called the "Dyad Moon".
Borvo - Also "Bormo" and "Bormanus". A Celtic "Apollo" and God of healing. Represents Fire of Water; such as hot springs and mineral waters. A God of the unseen truth and inspiration through dreams. His magickal symbols are the same as those of "Belenus" with the addition of a flute and hot springs.
Bran - Also "Bron". A protector of poets and bards. He is an excellent singer and his magickal symbol is the bard's harp.
Branwen - A Welsh Goddess of love, sometimes known as "the White-Bosomed One" and "the Venus of the Northern Sea". Her magickal symbol is a white crow.
Bridget - A sun and fire Goddess, representing Fire of Fire. She is the Goddess of the hearth and home and represents the sacred fire. She is a Goddess of smithcraft, healing, medicine, poetry, and inspiration. Her magickal symbols are the spindle and distaff, the sacred flame or balefire, the cauldron, and her brass shoe.
Brigantia - A powerful Celtic British nature Goddess, very similar to Bridget. Her name is an ancient name for Britain, representing the rivers and curves of the countryside.
Bright One - The "bright" aspects of the Goddess or All Mother representing light and life. See also "Dark One".
Calcite - A magickal stone whose quality is that of balance of positive and negative energies.
Camulus - A Celtic "Mars" and war God, associated with clouds and storms. His magickal symbols are the severed head and a very large sword.
Candles , Altar/Ritual - The candles used in ritual. There are candles placed on or just inside the Magick Circle and one or more placed on the altar. The candles' colors correspond with the elements that each cardinal direction is associated with. These vary by tradition, but most commonly are: North (Earth) - Green, East (Air) - Yellow, South (Fire) - Red, and West (Water) - Blue. The Altar Candle(s) also vary, usually depending upon the time of year, being either white, black or both. They represent the fifth element of "Akasha" or Spirit. The Altar Candles are often used to light the other candles around the Circle during the "Casting the Circle" ritual. In addition to these purposes, they also serve as practical lumination for rites and spellcraft done after or in the dark. See also "Casting".
Candle Magick - A type of magick in which candles are charged for a specific purpose and then burned to unleash the spell. Once a candle has been charged for a purpose, that purpose remains until is completely burnt out. Never perform candle magick on an 'active' - or 'partially burnt' - candle, for its energies are already unleashed, even if its only purpose thus far was to simply shed light. Certain colors are used for certain purposes, e.g., red - love, green - material wealth, etc.
Candomble - A Brazilian Pagan Tradition with roots in 'VooDoo'. See Also "Santeria".
Carnelian - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of sexuality, fire, power, and creativity.
Casting - To cast a spell or cast a Magick Circle. It involves the raising of energies coinciding with symbolic actions, words, etc. towards the creation of something, thus manifesting it.
Cauldron - A large kettle, pot, or dish of iron (usually blackened) or other heat-tolerant metal used for preparing magick ointments, brews, philters, etc. Also sometimes used to burn 'balefires'.
Celtic - Traditions of Paganism of the Celts, being the Gauls and Britons. Irish, Highland Scottish, Manx, Cornish, Breton, and Welsh peoples of Central and Western Europe. e.g. 'Witta', 'Faery' or 'Faerie' traditions, and 'Druidism'.
Censer - An item, usually of metal (brass), used for burning incense.
Centering - An exercise or point of development in which one's mind is constantly tuned toward the concept of 'Oneness'.
Ceres - The Roman Goddess of agriculture. The Greeks called her "Demeter".
Cernunnos - See "Kernunnos".
Cerridwyn - See "Kerridwen".
Chakra(s) - The points of origin of magickal energy in the body. Depending on the system, there is anywhere from 5 - 10 chakras: the crown of the head, the middle of the forehead, the back of the throat, the middle of the chest, the pit of the stomach, the bowels and intestines, the genitals, and the palms of the hands are the most common among these. There are some systems, however, that not only vary in number, but in location of the chakras as well.
Chalice - A ritual cup, symbolic of the Goddess' Womb. Because of the word's close-knit tie to the Christian Cup of Communion, most pagans I know refer to it as the Goblet. See also "Goblet".
Channeling - The means by which innate human talents are carried (to others or objects). Energies, thoughts, images, etc., can all be 'sent' or channeled to another object or sentient being.
Chant - A song or rhyme used to raise magickal energies.
Charge - To charge is to imbue an item or person with magickal energy.
Chaste Moon - The third full moon of the year.
Cheiromancy - The metaphysical divinitory science of palm reading.
Circle , Magick - A Magick Circle is a sacred, purified space in which ritual and magick are performed. Even many within the Craft have not been admitted into another's sacred space. Circles are to be respected at all times and clean. Most Circles found in Witchcraft are pentacles with the top of the star pointing north. Usually candles are in the four cardinal directions, North, South, East, West, and, varying slightly by tradition, the candles are colored in correspondence with each directions' element; Earth, Fire, Air, & Water.
Circle of Stones - A Magick Circle formed of stones, either man-made or (rarely) found naturally, usually set upright around the perimeter. Stonehenge is such a circle. This type of Magick Circle is more commonly used in Druidic, Celtic, Shamanic, and some Northern-European Traditions.
Citrine - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of thought, clarity, pattern and insight; of the mind.
Cliodna - A bird Goddess and a young aspect of the "Dark Goddess" or "Dark One". Her name means "shapely one", and she is the most beautiful woman ever seen when she takes human form. Her magickal symbol is an apple.
Color Magick - Perhaps the simplest and most useful forms of magick, it utilizes colors and their traditional representations to bring about desired effects.
Compact - A compact is a doctrine or constitution of rules and/or guidelines by which a coven or pagan study group operates.
Conditioning - I'm putting this psychological term in here because I feel it is a pretty relative term in regards to Pagan, as well as all religious practices. Conditioning is the state of being that reflects the culmination of one's ancestry, upbringing, experience, personality, and culture. This is NOT the true self, but a collection of the valences and reactions that an individual wears as a way to maneuver in this world.
Conjuration - Invoking by a Sacred name. The magickal practice of manifesting or bringing about Otherworldly beings or spirits for certain magickal tasks; to summon these beings.
Conscious Mind - A psychological term to denote the mind I am using to type this and you are using to read it. The conscious mind is the mind you use when you are awake. The 'physical' mind.
Consciousness, Universal - In Paganism, it is believed that as all physical things are one - all being composed of the same thing (matter and energy), so it is that all things are part of one spiritual force - The Universal Consciousness.
Consecration - To purify and make sacred, to devote to a certain purpose. All ritual and magickal tools are consecrated. The Magick Circle is consecrated each time it is cast.
Consort - In matters of the Gods and Goddesses, the Consort is the masculine element of given unions or pairs. E.g. the God of Hunting is Consort to the Goddess of Fertility.
Coracle - A small boat covered with animal skins used by Celts and Goths for ritual practices to be held on the seas.
Cord - A 9 foot red cord of silk, nylon, wool or some other natural fiber. It is used as a magickal 'battery' or storage cell of energies by tying knots in them. Some traditions wear their cords as belts at rituals.
Cordemanon - A young God of travel and knowledge. Also the ancient name of Stonehenge. His magickal symbols are Stone Circles and The Great Book of Knowledge. Also means 'one who teaches Gyddonic Pagan Tradition without distortion'.
Coven - A group of Witches, Wiccans or other Pagans. Tradition holds that a coven be made up of thirteen individuals, but is usually formed of any number of people who are comfortable together. The group is usually lead by a Priest, Priestess or both. The first law of working in a coven is "perfect love and perfect trust."
Covendom - The territory of a coven, traditionally it is a three mile radius around the covenstead.
Covenstead - The place where a coven meets and has its regular Circles and Rituals.
Coventina - A Goddess of childbirth, renewal, and healing springs. Her magickal symbols are the womb and the well, her well represents the womb of the earth.
Craft , The - Term to denote Witchcraft, Wicca, or sometimes other folk, nature magickal, occult or pagan religion.
Cross , Celtic - A circle with a 'plus sign' inside of it. It signifies the Celtic Trinity, but also carries other significance to other traditions as well; the Norse Odinnic Traditions call it 'The Eye of Odin'.
"Crossing the Bridge" - A Pagan term for the death of someone/something. It is also the name of a funeral ritual done by covens and solitaires to mark the passing of coven members and loved ones. Unlike most religious funerals, it is a time of rejoice rather than mourning, since pagans believe that the individual's experiences for this lifetime are complete.
Crowley , Aleister - An extremely dominant author of the occult and magick. His works in occult studies are seen very much as 'core' material. Without his research and dedication, especially where magick is concerned, we pagans would most assuredly be much further behind in our own studies.
Cult - Technically, a cult is any religion other than Christianity, Judaism, and Islamic. But more acutely defined, a cult serves to the powers and purposes of its leader, not really caring for its other members. Witchcraft is not a cult in this sense because it caters to the spiritual needs of each individual, and, moreover, there is no one witch that has more authority over another. See also "Degree System, The".
Dagda - Also "The Dagda". He is an aspect of the All Father, and a Lord of complete knowledge and wisdom. He is the "Light" aspect of the God and is the master of life and death and a bringer of prosperity and abundance. He is the 'light' twin to the 'dark' Sucellos, ruling over the light half of the year beside the Goddess. His magickal symbols are the wand, chalice (or goblet), a magick harp, the flesh hook, a sword, club, and cauldron.
Damona - A protectress of farmers' herds and fields and a Goddess of abundance and prosperity. Her magickal symbols are cattle.
Danu - Also "Dana", "Anna", "Anu", "Don". A Goddess of wisdom, complete abundance, and control over all things. She represents Air of Air and is a Goddess of the people. Her magickal symbols are a staff and the color green.
Dark Moon - The New Moon. The lowest levels of "positive" natural/lunar energies are during this time. Pinnacle or ending point for "destructive" magickal practices such as bindings, banishings, etc.
Dark One - The dark aspects or archetypes of the Goddess, or All Mother, whom represents death.
Days of Power - The eight Sabbat days are sometimes referred to as Days of Power. Also used to connotate the days on which Full and Dark Moons fall.
Degree System , The - This is the rank system to signify clergy of pagan traditions. It is most often used in coven teachings to show how learned a given member is. This does not mean more powerful, but it is commonly accepted that the wiser are respected for their knowledge. There are 5 degrees and they are, from lowest to highest; Neophyte, First Degree Priest/ess, Second Degree Priest/ess, Third Degree Priest/ess, and Elder. (See also each of these). Among Druid Orders the levels usually are indicated as Ovate, Novice Bard , Bard, Novice Druid, Druid, Master Druid, Arch Druid, Grand Druid, Heirophant Druid.
Deity - A God or Goddess, Divine Nature.
Demeter - See "Ceres".
Denomination - A religious sect. Some denominations of the Christian religion are Catholic and Lutheran, some denominations of Witchcraft are Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and Faerie. See also "Tradition".
Deosil - Clockwise or Sunwise; the movement of "positivity". This is one of the two ways a practitioner or coven moves or dances about the Magick Circle. See also "Widdershins".
Devas - Earth elemental spirits names by the Celtic pagans.
Diamond - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of strength, power, insight, inspiration, protection, and development. Is it any wonder why they're so common in wedding and engagement rings?
Diancecht - A physician and herbalist among the Gods. His magickal symbols are the mortar and pestle.
Dionysus - See "Bacchus".
Divination - The art of discovering the unknown or telling one's future by interpreting various forms of oracles, such as rune stones or tarot cards. Other forms include Cheiromancy, Oneromancy, (I forgot the "omancy" words for the rest) Tea-leaf Reading, various methods of Scrying, Ogham, and Ouija boards, Astrology... I could go on, but I think you get the idea. See also any of these, and 'Oracle'.
Divine Power - The natural power of the Gods. This force permeates 'holy' places and people, and can be drawn upon by the followers of such deities.
Dragon - Sometimes the Guardians of the four elemental (directional) Watchtowers are seen as dragons. The dragon is the symbol of unmanifested magickal energies.
Dragon Light - Sometimes also called 'Dragon Fire'. The visible magickal energies generated by the 'Dragon Lines'.
Dragon Lines - Channels of energy that run throughout the Earth, our bodies, and the cosmos. The lines running through the Earth, also called 'Ley Lines' are in a sort of grid-like system and places of power like sacred sites, churches, and water wells are usually along Dragon Lines.
Dream , Literal - A dream in which it's symbolism can be easily explained and interpreted because of recent events. E.g. A trusted friend lied about you to someone and perhaps a week after you find out, you dream of being murdered by being shot or stabbed in the back. This type of dream has little underlying significance; it is simply something stuck in your head that you feel strongly about that is being coped with by and being relayed to the unconscious mind.
Dream , Prophetic - A dream sent to you by a part (your part) of the Universal Consciousness through your unconscious mind to warn or prepare you for an oftimes dramatic future event. E.g. You dream of your brother being killed in a car accident and you wake up crying. You call your brother and he answers the phone just as he was about to go across the street to a friend's house. There's aloud crash and and your brother goes to investigate, finding that there was an accident outside his home. Sometimes the symbolism and timing in such dreams are not as clear as I just depicted and the message must be carefully interpreted to hold any significance.
Dream , Repetitive - This type of dream is one that keeps repeating itself, with little or no change. The reason a dream is recurring is because the message the dream is trying to get across is one that you have not acted sufficiently upon. The dream will cease to repeat when action pertaining to it's message has been taken.
Dream , Symbolic - A dream that represents something. Usually it is a 'weird' dream that you do not understand. The message of the dream is relayed through symbols that you can relate to. Interpretation of such dreams can be extensive, but they have to mean something, else you'd not have dreamt it.
Druid - A High Priest or Priestess following the Celtic-founded nature-based religious path known as Druidism.
Druidism - A pagan path originating with the Celts. This path moved across Europe and is now practiced world-wide. Perhaps the largest difference between Druidism and many other pagan traditions is that there is an authoritarian hierarchy, known as the High Council of Nine. This council is to Druidism what the Pope and his archbishops are to Catholicism. It is a great honor to be on the council, and when a druid reaches this level and then moves past it, his or her 'political powers' are all but non-existent. A new druid is then chosen to take his or her place upon the council. See also "Druid", "Bard", "Ovate", "Grand Druid", and "Heirophant Druid"; "Gwyddonic Druidism".
Dumiatis - Also "Dumeatis". A master teacher God of creative thought; A Celtic 'Mercury' - similar to the God 'Lugh'. His magickal symbols are the quill pen and ink, writing staves, books of knowledge, and the teaching tales.
Dweomer - Another name for a spell or incantation.
Dwyn - A God of love and mischief who loves to play tricks, reminiscent of the Norse God "Loki".
Dyad Moon - See "Boon Moon".
Earth Power - The power inherent in the Earth and nature. Connected with both the elements of Earth and Akasha.
Eclectic - This term is used to denote any spiritual person who does not subscribe to any one specific denomination or tradition. An Eclectic Pagan incorperates the wisdom of as many traditions as they wish into one personal form of worship. These pagans have the most freedom of worship.
Edain - Also "Etain". A Goddess of grace and beauty and wife of the God "Mider", whom 'won' her in a chess game. Her magickal symbols are a herd of white mares with blue eyes and a spray of apple blossoms held in her hand.
Elayne - Also "Elen", "Elen Lwyddawg", "Eriu" (Ireland). She is a Goddess of war and leadership, and immense stature. She is considered the Warrior Mother. "Myrddin" is one of her Consorts.
Elder - The highest honor that can be given to any follower of Witchcraft. An Elder has given of themselves freely and wholly to the Pagan community and/or the coven(s) to which they belong, are extremely knowledgeable in areas of paganism, and are excellent teachers. Remember, an Elder may not be an 'Elder' to another in that their knowledge is in a different area or tradition, etc., but they are always to be shown great respect and honor for their achievements. The word of an Elder is not 'etched-in-stone' law, and have no more authority than anyone else in a coven, although their words are greatly considered. Traditionally, the title of Elder can be attained with no less than nine (9) years of advanced practice/study.
See "Degree System, The".
Elemental Magick - Magick of or dealing primarily with the elements and/or elementals.
Elemantals - A non-biological form. Traditionally living in stone, metal, or any other natural material/object. An awareness or mind without a material body. See also "Pooka", "Devas", and "Elves".
Elements - Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Akasha or Spirit. Pagans believe everything that exists is comprised of one or more of these five primary magickal elements.
Elves - Elemental spirits and helpers usually found in forests. Some say that they are the guardians of the Dragon Lines of the Earth.
Emerald - A magickal stone whose qualities are that of psychic clarity, growth, divination, patterning, and sexuality.
Enochian - This is a type of magick noted in some Judeo-Christian Pagan Traditions (Yes, believe it or not, they can work together!). Angelic and/or Demonic Magick. The Satanic Bible was written in the Enochian Language. It is said to be the language that angels and devils use. This makes sense since, of course, the Christian Devil is an angel that fell from their God's favor or 'grace'.
Epona - An earth Goddess representing fertilization by water, and a horse Goddess. She is portrayed as holding an apple while seated on a horse.
Esbat - A regular meeting/working ritual of a coven or solitaire. What I mean by "working ritual" is that at the Sabbats, little or no magickal work is usually done, it is a time for celebration. An Esbat is usually held at least once a month on the Full and/or Dark Moon.
Esoteric - Private or Secret. of, dealing with, or taught to selected members, oftimes the "inner circle" of a coven. It can also mean "earth-based"; as in "Esoteric Traditions".
Esus - A woodland God and aspect of the 'dark half' of "Kernunnos". He is a woodsman and hunter who slays "Tarvos" (could this be Taurus as well?), the golden bull. Appears tall, strong, and muscular wearing animal skins and carrying a sword and bow.
Evocation - The magickal art of summoning or calling upon spirits or other such entities.
Faery - Or "Faerie" when in regards to a Celtic Tradition of Shamanic Witchcraft. 2. An invisible helper or spirit that includes Elves, Devas, and other beings. These are neither man nor god, but something in between; demi-god.
Fagus - A tree God representing all beeches. He is strong, wise, and ageless.
Familiar - A pagan animal companion. Either a pet or spirit-animal from the Astral Plane that can aid in magickal and spiritual work.
Fetish - A Shamanic term for a magickal tool, talisman, amulet, charm bag, etc.