We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel connected to the greater work of the Temple. The Pisces ministry presents a full moon circle here at the Temple’s home in Salem, New Hampshire, every month. This year our focus for those moon circles is spell work. We were inspired to produce some spells that will be used at the Temple full moons and make them available to all our initiates and friends to join us. Each spell has the intention of creating a better world for us all. You may feel free to join us as is appropriate for your own circumstances. You might join us for all of them or just a few. We hope you will take us up on the opportunity to join in on the Great Work.
Since we are doing spells, each one may require you to get supplies ready to cast the spell with us. All the supplies for the next month are listed in the postscript of the month before to give you time to acquire any necessary supplies. We have attempted to make them as simple, but still effective, as possible to make these available to the most people.
We will also be working with the thirteen goals of the witch in-person and also in our journals throughout the lunar month. We will provide some journal prompts for you if you want to join in.
Register here to join us in person in Salem, NH!
Goal of the Witch: Meditation
- How much of a part of your spiritual practice is meditation?
- When you have an issue or problem before you do you ever try to meditate on the issue?
- What is your favorite type of meditation? What does it do for you? Why is it favorite?
- What type of meditation do you dislike? Why?
- When meditation is difficult what makes you return to it?
- What are your personal benefits from meditation.
Astral Meditation Working: Dreams of Utopian Peace
This “spell” for a better world is a little different because we are going to do a meditative exercise. Since this is the Pisces moon we are going to stimulate dreams of a world of utopian peace by bringing the energy of utopia down from the divine plane. We will rise on the planes of being to the divine plane. While there we will call out to the energy of utopia and bring a bit of it down through the planes into the physical one.
I got the idea for this meditation from a Silva Ultra Mind meditation where you bring a problem up through the planes to the causal plane, dissolving it and reshaping it so it is no longer a problem, then bringing it back down into the physical. It is much like something made in a factory. If you find a flaw in something made in the factory you don’t start fixing it after it is made. You go back to the idea stage, the drawing board, the plans and then remanufacture with the new plan. So you take it back to the causal plane. I combined this idea with the Rising on the Planes exercise we teach in Witchcraft One. You could use this exercise to bring down from the divine level anything you want to create in this world.
Special thanks to Christopher Penczak for letting me use his wording for the first part of this meditation.
Assume a meditative position. Relax fully. Engage the entire self. Use the Countdown Meditation to enter a meditative state.
First, be aware of the physical world, and your physical body. Without losing your meditative state, be aware of your flesh and blood, breath and bone. Be still within your body, not disassociating from it. Be aware of the room, and any other people in the local vicinity. Be aware of all your physical senses other than sight: hearing, touch, smell and even taste. What do you perceive in the physical plane?
Extend your awareness beyond the physical world, to the etheric, the energetic support and framework of the world you know. Often truths are apparent in the etheric world that remain hidden in the physical. What do you perceive in the realm of etheric energy?
Expand your awareness, rising up and out of the physical and etheric world. Rise up to the astral plane, where the object and subject blend together. This is the realm of patterns, of dreams and images. This is the sea where all things take their shape. What do you perceive in the astral world?
Expand your awareness, rising up and out to the emotional plane. Enter the realm of emotion and feeling. What do you feel? You might feel your connections to people, to those who evoke a strong emotion within you, or to places where you feel a strong attachment. As you rise higher, you enter the realm of the “higher emotions” of compassion and unconditional love.
Expand your awareness again, rising up and out to the mental plane. Enter the realm of ideas, language and concept. Enter the realm of sacred geometry and the form behind all forms. What do you perceive? What thoughts and ideas are clear to you? What information do you remember or learn? The higher you rise, the more abstract the though process becomes.
Expand your awareness again, rising up and out to the psychic plane. Enter the realm beyond linear time, looking at the past, present and future from above. You might see visions of that was, is and what could be, for yourself, people you know and for those in the world beyond you.
Expand your awareness one final time, rising up and out to the divine plane, the level of the soul. Feel yourself in tune with divinity, the Divine Mind, the connecting force between all things. Feel your connection to all life, not only in the physical world, but in all seven worlds. Feel the part of you that is god- like and one with everything.
In this merging with the divine, call out to the divine energy of utopia. It might feel like peace, unity, cooperation, joy, or some other feeling. Connect fully with this divine energy of utopia and world peace. When you feel you have fully connected, draw that energy down with you into the psychic plane.
Allow yourself while in the psychic plane to see what utopia looks like. Any visions you might have of what utopia really means or things you can do to encourage it. Draw this vision of utopia down with you into the mental plane.
See the thoughts that are inspired in the mental plane about utopia. What language circles around it? What ideas about it become clear to you now?
Draw that thought form of utopia down into the realm of the emotional plane. Feel the emotions that are linked with utopia. Feel the unconditional love that can be if we accept utopia.
Draw that feeling down from the emotional plane to the astral plane. In this the plane of dreams and images let this feeling of utopia flow out to create dreams of utopia. A world where we are all working toward the success of the world. Let this energy you have brought down with you become planted here in this realm so it can be brought into being by those who catch this dream.
Come down from the astral plane to the etheric level, and from the etheric level to the realm of the physical. Feel your flesh and blood, breath and bone. Come back. Come back. Come back.
Count yourself up with the end of the Countdown Meditation. Give yourself clearance and balance. Ground yourself as needed.
Postscript: For next month you will need a bottle, small representations of animals of sky, land, and water, some protection herbs, and some small sharp objects like pins, broken glass, or small iron nails. Also choose a place in the wild where you will bury your bottle.