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Altar - A flat surface holding ritual tools and symbols Amulet - A natural object worn or carried for its protective powers Animism - The belief that natural objects and nature itself are alive and conscious; or the velief that an immmaterial force animates the universe Aspect - A form, facet, or persona of diety. A manifestation of the Goddess or the God having its own name, appearance, qualities, attributes, and mythology Asperger - A ritual tool used to sprinkle water for purification purposes Athame - A black-handled, double-edged, kknife like tool used by witches to channel energy, but never to cut anything material Attunement - A activity which brings the minds, emotions, and psyches of a group into harmony prior to ritual: Chanting, singing, guided meditation, and breathing exercises are common ways to attune Aura - The energy field of the human body, and especially that radiant portion visible to the "third eye" or psychic vision Bell - Rung to "Alert the quarters" prior to invoking the elemental powers Besom - The old name for broom Blessed Be - All-purpose greeting, response and farewell amoung witches Bolline - A white-handled witches knife used to carve or cut materials necessary for ritual or healing Book of shadows - A personal journal in which witches keep thier notes on ritual and amgick, and perhaps records of dreams, herbal recipies, class notes, and so forth Casting the circle - The psychic creation of a sphere of energy around the area where ritual is to be performed. both to unwanted influences or distractions Cauldron - Represents the womb of the Goddess Centering - The process of moving one's consciousness to one's spiritual center Chakras - The nexi or four focal points of the human energy field Chalace - A symbol of water and the womb Circle - A term for a coven or other magickal group meaning "To gather together for ritual" Cone of power - Energy raised durning magick is imaged as a cone Cord - May signify a degree. Aslo used in knot magick and in binding or loosing spells Correspondences - A system of symbolic equivalences used iin magick Coven- A group fo witches who gather regularly to celebrate thier faith and work magick Cowen - Anyone who is not a witch Craft - Another name for wicca or witchcraft Dedicant- A non-initiated sutdent of wicca Degrees - Levels of initiation representing spiritual development and craft skill, knowledge, and experience Deosil - Clockwise. The direction the priestess or priest moves when casting the circle, calling quarters, and raising power Divination - The art and practice of foreseeing trends and discovering hidden knowledge Drum - Used to raise power during ritual Earthing - Sending excesses energy into the earth Elder - One who is reconized as a experienced leader, teacher, and counselor within the craft Esbat - A gathering of witches to celebrate a certain phase of the moon, work magick, and socialize Familiar - An animal compainion trained to assist in magickal workings God - Male personification of diety Goddess - The femal personification of diety Grounding - Psychically reinforcing ones connection with th earth Grove - An organized group of pagans Heathen - A non-christian High priest - The primary male leader with in a coven High priestess - The primary female leader with in a coven Immanence - The beliefthat deity exists within all things, including people, and cannot be separated from them. Initiation - A profound spiritual experience in which one's unity with diety is realized Karma - The total effect of a person's actions during thier successive incarnations Lamps of art - Candles used to illuminate the alter at a ritual Law of return - What ever energy is sent out returns to the sender multiplied Laws of witchcraft - A list of rules for witches, forcasing on individual condut and coven operation Magick - The act of changing consciousness at will Occult - Knowledge which is supposedly hidden from the eyes or understanding of anyone Pagan - A follower of any natur-based religion Pantheism - A doctrien that indentifies diety with the univers and its phenomena or the worship of all Gods Pen of art - A pen used especially for magickal work Pendulum - A divinatory tool consisiting of a small weight on a thread or fine chain Pentical - A disk of metal, ceramic, or wood with a pentagram and other symbols inscribed on it Pentagram - A starlike, five-pointed figure of very ancient orgin, used amgickally for blessing, protection, and balance I know we all know some of this but I thought it would be best to have it for everyone. Perfect love and perfect trust - A wiccian ideal; we begin by working to create them with in the coven and expand from there Polarity - The interaction of tow differing polarity - energies can raise enormous amounts of magickal energy Polytheism - A belief in many Gods Power - Energydrawn from natural sources, then concentrated and directed within a ritual for magickal purposes Quarters - A shorthand term for the four elemental powers and the directions they correspond to Reincarnation - The belief that an individual soul or spirit is born more than once, each time into a new body Ritual - A planned series of activities leading to the accomplishment of a goal through magickal means Ritual tools - Implements used in ritual magick Runes - Letters used in the old norse and teutonic cultures Sabbat - One of the holy days of the wiccan religion, celebrating themes such as birth, fertility and death, related to the turning of the seasons Showstone - A crystal ball or other polished stone used for scrying Spell - A pattern or series of words and or actions performed with magickal intent; or sometimes simply a spoken incantation Stang - A forked stick placed in the center of the circle, as a primitive symblol of the horned God or other diety being invoked Summerland - A wiccan concept of the after life, where spirits rest in the company of the Lady and Lord, reflect on what they have learned in thier most recent incarnation, and prepare for the next one. Talisman - A constructed magickal object, usually with inscribed symbols intended to attract certain specialized energies Thaumaturgy - "Low magick" used to influence things and events in everyday life Theurgy - "High magick" emplyed to connect with diety and foster spiritual growth or transformation Thuible - A metal incense burner, sometimes suspended froma triple chain, used for cleansing Tradition - A division or denomination of the wiccan religion Warlock - "Oath breaker" not a male witch Wheel of the year - The cycle of seasons extending throughout the year Wicca - A benefiecent and magickal earth religion which celebrates the immanent triple Goddess of the moon and the horned God of nature Wicce - A female witch Wiccan rede - Ethical core of the craft Widdershins - Counter clockwise; the direction a magician moves when she or he wishes to banish, remove, or release energy Witch - A priestess or priest of the old religion Witches pyramid - A symbolic depiction of the qualities necessary to practive magick