Spell to Strengthen the Witch Within
Incense (your choice)
A small moonstone
Cauldron or other heat-proof container
This is a time of the rebirth of the root cultures of many peoples. Ancient wisdom that was lost or obscured by the power shifts of history are now coming into light through many channels. Native people are discovering their rituals, their myths, and their shamans. The advances of technology are adding to this wave of discovery.
The image of the witch is at the root of our cultural past. To embrace and affirm this aspect of ourselves is to tap the power of tradition, longevity, and cellular memory. Once we understand ourselves, harmony sets in. In preparing for your spell, first do some serious thinking about just what the image of the witch means to you. Make a list of all her qualities, her powers, her names, how she looks, what she wears, thinks, and feels, etc. See her in your mind’s eye with as much clarity and detail as possible. This spell should be cast three times, at the new, full, and dark of the month.
Carve a moon into the candle and then anoint it with Moon oil. Anoint yourself as well, on brow, heart, and hands. Sit comfortably and light the candle, say:
With this flame, I awaken the Witch within me.
Light the incense. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for a few moments.
Bathe yourself and your aura in white light. Keep breathing deeply and slowly as you begin to sway and weave, letting your body move into a circular motion. Empty yourself of all distractions and anxieties. When you feel flowing and peaceful, let your imagination fill up with images of your inner Witch. When you are ready take up the parchment and pen and make a sketch of her (don’t worry about style or quality; the simpler the better).
Write your impressions and ideas beneath the drawing. When you are finished place them in front of you. Take the stone and clasp it to your heart. Keep breathing and weaving as you fill yourself with the image on the parchment.
Draw the Witch image into yourself, see her multiplied a thousand-fold, vibrating in every cell of your body. As you repeat this chant, let your words flow rhythmically as you weave and sway, let your voice create melody. Repeat until you feel the spell is completed.
I am willing to be different and strong
I am willing to be different and beautiful
I am willing to be different and free
I am willing to be different from patriarchy
For this difference
Is the same
With the Non-Linear
World of Magick
My deep love
Of all creation...
And the only conforming
I need to do
Is Forming Creation
For I am form
And I am forming
To universal law
And even though
I may at times
I will remember
That I have sisters out there
Who are learning to be free
And that I am not alone
But all One
And that free women
And will be again
And will be again
And will be
I will it to be
I will it to be
And so doth it be
So be it
When you feel complete, light your parchment and burn it in the cauldron. Give thanks to the Goddess and God and snuff out the candle.
The stone is to keep as a talisman. Whenever you feel the need, hold the stone and rub it with your thumb in a circular motion. Think or say:
I am safe
I am me
All is well
Even as you feel your powers strengthen, it may be best to maintain silence. Be DISCREET about sharing your magick.