24 Spiritual Spells from Acquaintance with Darkness

24 Spiritual Spells from Acquaintance with Darkness

Included in this list of 24 Spiritual Spells
  1. Ashels Summoning
  2. Death Embrace: Nightshade Dance
  3. Opening The Gates of Power
  4. Opening Macha's Fence
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#1 - Ashels Summoning

A spell to summon me.
You may need:

  • 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Blood
  • Water
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    You may need:

  • 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Blood
  • Water
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    Make a circle with the salt around you (purifies and protects the area simply provides a "sterile" work environment). Then place water into the cup, and add both a drop of your blood and a pinch of salt. Chant "Ashels" repeatedly and then drink the salt mixture.



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    #2 - Death Embrace: Nightshade Dance

    A homage to the dead,if judged worthy protection will be offered
    You may need:

  • A quiet graveyard
  • 3-4 people
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    You may need:

  • A quiet graveyard
  • 3-4 people
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    Chant

    Manannan, a Thírna nan cheó
    éist le ár ghuí agus osclaím nan n-geatai bíseanna
    Manannan, a Loingseoir Mhór
    Stiúradh sinn,
    Más é do thoil é, spré do clóca-cheó
    agus beir [name] a Tír na n-Óg.

    Manannan, Lord of Mist,
    Hear our prayer and open the Spiraled Gate.
    Manannan, Great Navigator,
    Steer us,
    If it please you, spread your mist-cloak
    and bear away [name] to Tir na n-Óg.

    Dance the bones

    Bones of the ancestors, dust of the dead

    Second person Chant

    Thu dol dhachaidh an nochd do'n t-sior thigh Geamhraidh
    Do'n t-sior thigh Foghair is Earrach is Samhraidh
    Thu dol dhachaidh an noch an seirm nan Filidh
    'S geal deithe 'gad fheithemh air bruaich Tír na n-Óg
    Manannan Maraiche 'na do shuain
    Brighid ban-leighis 'na do shuain
    Gach eile deithe 'na do shuain

    You're going home tonight to the house of Winter
    To the house of Autumn and Spring and Summer
    You're going home tonight on the music of poets
    White Gods await you on Tír na n-Óg's shores
    Manannan, Sea-guide with you in sleep
    Brighid the Healer with you in sleep
    All other deities with you in sleep

    Caidil gu ciuin Caidil gu ciuin

    Sleep gently, Sleep gently

    3 rd person Chant

    Caidil a luaidh an uchd do Mhathar
    Caidil a luaidh 's i fein 'gad thaladh
    Cadal a' Fhionn an uchd na h-oighe
    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn

    Sleep my dearest on the breast of your Mother
    Sleep my dearest though you love this place
    Sleep of Fionn on the breast of the night
    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow

    Everybody

    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn
    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn

    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow
    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow

    Cadal òg Oengus
    Cadal beò Oengus
    Cadal gloir Oengus

    Youth-sleep of Oengus
    Life-sleep of Oengus
    Glory-sleep of Oengus

    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn
    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn

    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow
    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow

    Cadal gaoil Oengus
    Cadal muirn Oengus
    Cadal ciuin Oengus

    Love-sleep of Oengus
    Joy-sleep of Oengus
    Gentle-sleep of Oengus

    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn
    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn

    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow
    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow

    1st person

    Cadal nan seachd buadh ort
    Cadal nan seachd luan ort
    Cadal nan seachd suan ort

    Sleep of seven victories on you
    Sleep of seven moons upon you
    Sleep of seven deep-sleeps on you

    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn
    Caidil e caidil e 's dhiot gach bròn

    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow
    Sleep, o sleep without any sorrow

    Bruadar Brighid is Daghda 'na taobh
    Bruadar Donn an I nan naomh
    Bruadar leinibh nach cinn gu h-aois
    Bruadar cadail gach aon do m' ghaol

    Dream of Brighid with Daghda beside her
    Dream of Donn in the Holy Isle
    Dream of the Child who never ages
    All these dream-sleeps on you my love

    everbody

    Bruadar cadail gach aon do m' ghaol
    Bruadar cadail gach aon do m' ghaol

    All these dream-sleeps on you my love
    All these dream-sleeps on you my love

    2nd person

    Caidil gu ciuin Caidil gu ciuin
    Caidil gu ciuin Caidil gu ciuin

    Sleep gently, Sleep gently
    Sleep gently, Sleep gently



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    #3 - Opening The Gates of Power

    The next step after Macha's gate.
    You may need:

  • Incense representing: Sky, Earth and Water
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  • Incense representing: Sky, Earth and Water
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    Opening the Gates of Power

    This is accomplished in much the same manner as Macha's Fence. But for this the God Manannan Mac Lir is called upon to aid the magician. The main sources of power will be The Two Powers and the energies of Land, Sea and Sky. The Two Powers represent Earth and Sky, Underworld and Upperworld. Land, Sea and Sky represent the three elements found in Celtic thought. Any altar used should be in the center of the working area and represent the Bil, or the World Tree, which is the center of all things and touches all realms. As you open each gate, know that it will remain open and that its energies will be available during the entire ritual.

    The prayer is: "We call upon Manannan Mac Lir, Keeper of the Gates. Aid us in opening the gates to the realms of power. Keep us safe from harmful influences and let the energies summoned be balanced and potent. Manannan... Manannan... Manannan."

    As with Macha's fence, the last three intonations of Manannan's name are vibrated.

    Then, face the altar, using your power hand, make a clockwise spiral motion, saying: "Let this gate be opened. This altar is the Bil, the sacred Worldtree, the center about which all else revolves. Let this gate be opened." See that the altar is actually the Bil, and feel its energy.

    Next look up and raise your hands. Make a clockwise spiral towards the ceiling, while saying: "Let this gate be opened. Power of the Upperworld descends down to Middle. Let this gate be opened." See energy descending down to fill the ritual area.

    Next look down and lower your hands. Make a clockwise spiral towards the floor, while saying: "Let this gate be opened. Power of the Underworld rises to Middle. Let this gate be opened." See energy rising up to fill the ritual area.

    Next, move counter-clockwise to the stone representing the Land. With your power hand, make a clockwise spiral over it while saying: "Let this gate be opened. This is the Land upon which we stand. Let this gate be opened." See yourself standing on firm, stable land. Feel its power.

    Next, continue to move counter-clockwise to the bowl or cauldron of water which represents the Sea. Make a spiral motion over it, clockwise, saying: "Let this gate be opened. This is the Sea that surrounds us. Let this gate be opened." See yourself in a great sea, feel its power.

    Now move counter-clockwise to the incense representing the Sky. Light it and make a clockwise spiral over it saying: "Let this gate be opened. This is the Sky that stretches over us. Let this gate be opened. " See the great expanse of the sky surrounding you, and feel it's power.

    The gates are now opened, and your energy sources are ready to be utilized in your magick. Alternatively, or additionally, you could have opened gates of the fire and well, as in ADF liturgy.



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    #4 - Opening Macha's Fence

    The Basis for opening the ultimate gate
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    1. Macha's Fence

    This is a technique developed based on the etymology of the name of the Goddess Macha, who is not only a war goddess, but a goddess of Sovereignty as well. The root of Her name means, field, plain, an enclosure for milking cows, pasturage for beasts, closed field, or corral. Thus the root of this goddess' name means a safe and nurturing enclosure. This is sacred space, the innangardhr, where peace and harmony dwell. The idea of sacred space or a circle is not a new idea and can be found throughout Ceremonial Magick as well as Wicca. By calling upon Macha, you can establish a sacred space or enclosure. First you would visualize a golden wall surrounding the working area. Start a one point, and pivot counter-clockwise forming the wall as you spin (More on the value of counter-clockwise later). When you are completely surrounded by the wall, next form a roof and then have the golden light travel below so that you and your working space is surrounded by a globe.

    Then say the prayer as follows: "We call upon Macha, whose name is the closed field, the fence, the milking yard, the pasturage for beasts. We ask, Holy Macha that a sacred space be established here, by and in thy name. Let a magickal enclosure surround us as a corral encloses our cattle, insuring safety and succor, that we may work our magick free from harmful outside influence and the forces of destructive chaos. Macha... Macha... Macha."

    The last three intoning of Her name should be vibrated so that the force of Her name fills not only yourself, but the entire working area as well. Vibrating a word or name is used to create resonance between it and you, much like how one tuning fork, when struck, can cause a second fork to resonate and make sound even though they are not touching. Macha's name should be vibrated to create resonance, and to gain access to Her authority. (part of associating one's self with a higher power). To vibrate, the name to be used is chanted, usually in a deeper voice than usual. One tries to produce more resonance in their voice. Imagine that the sound reverberates throughout the room and within oneself, that everything is affected by the sound.

    Once the sacred space is created, it must be cleansed. First, visualize a brilliant white light above you, near the top of the enclosed area. Now see light stream out of this to completely fill your sacred space. Know that as the light fills your area, it cleanses everything, on all levels, and that no negative energies can remain. The energy should swirl in a counter-clockwise direciton.

    When this idea of cleansing can be fully felt, say: "Peace up to heaven, heaven down to earth, earth beneath heaven, strength in each, a cup very full, full of honey; mead in abundance. Summer in winter, peace to all."

    Now, you have a safe, working area. This enclosure also acts to contain magickal energy as it is raised so as to concentrate it in one spot.



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    24 Spiritual Spells from Acquaintance with Darkness
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