Group Table Blessing
To bless the food at a table, have each person in the dinner party say a part of this blessing to the bounty embodied in the God and Goddess union.
“All fruits of the Earth
Are fruits of your union.
Your womb, your dance,
Lady and Lord.
Come, join with us,
Feast with us,
Enjoy with us!”
By Therese Francis
Earth Spirits: Gnomes, Elves, Dwarves and Leprechauns
It is recommended approaching earth spirits with caution. They are of the elemental race and inhabit a completely different realm, so it is hard to impossible for a human to understand how their minds truly work.
Gnome statues in the garden add a touch of whimsy to the décor, but the legend behind their popularity is quite intriguing. It was said that a single ray of sunshine would turn a dwarf to stone. Somehow, this myth crossed with information about gnomes, and the trendy garden gnomes statues came to be. Since gnomes are consider helpful to one’s garden, placing gnome statues there is tradition in a well-tended garden.
Gnomes are actually a dwarfish race of earth spirits. They are the guardians of the hidden treasure of the Earth. Some legends maintain that they can be playful and mischievous and love to pull pranks on unsuspecting humans.
Elves were originally considered to be of a small stature as well. They were thought to be fairly playful and helpful. The legends of elves run the gamut from Santa’s toy-making helpers to the more romantic portrayal popularized by the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Dwarves are said to be the possessors of two types of magical stones: one that will make the owner invisible and one that will grant the owner great strength. Dwarves were well-known in Norse myths for their wisdom. On a least one occasion the gods themselves went to the dwarves for aid, due to their cleverness.
Leprechauns are known to be tricksters, because greedy humans are always trying to get their legendary pots of gold. Leprechauns are Irish in origin and are thought to be cobblers.
Turn The Tables
Is someone making your life difficult? Turn the tables on that person with this clever spell.
Best times to perform this spell:
Ingredients or equipment needed:
- A Candle
- A candleholder
- A small mirror
- A photo of your tormentor (if possible)
*Place the candle in its holder and set it on top of the photo at one end of a table. If you can’t obtain a photo, inscribe your enemy’s name on the candle–the candle represents the person who’s causing you trouble.
*Light the candle, then seat yourself at the other end of the table.
*Hold the mirror so that it reflects the flame and say aloud:
“Behold, this mirror is my shield.
Your wicked ways will be revealed.
Any evil that you do
Will instantly turn back on you.”
*Imagine the mirror deflecting harm away from you and back onto the other person.
*When you’ve finished, snuff out the candle.
*Hang the mirror on the outside of the door to your home or office to ward off unwanted energies.
*Melt the candle completely and bury the residue along with the photo far from your home.