Mystic Goddess

* Magick
Pagan & Witchcraft

Magick: There are many different ways to define Magick.....and many different ways to perceive it. Magick is a state of mind.....Magick is all around us, and within us. It radiates in all things that live and die. It can be felt in a baby's first breath and in the changing of the seasons. It is a part of the Earth, the mysterious ocean, and the starlit heavens above us. There is magick in love and in dreams.

The dictionary calls it "the art of persons who claim to be able to do things by the help of supernatural powers or by their own knowledge of nature's secrets." Although Magick might appear to be "supernatural", it is a power or force that is quite natural. Magick is a wondrous energy that is raised through various means (ie; meditation, chanting, dancing, ritual) and then physically directed at a specific goal - to heal an illness, attract love, or remedy a bad situation. (The tools of the Craft are merely "props" serving as sources to help focus power.)

Magick is "the use of will to effect some desired change"; therefore, any open-minded person who possesses the ability to focus and concentrate their will is capable of working successful Magick.....

Witchcraft: (Wicca or the Craft) A nature-centered religion which honors a Goddess and usually a God, and uses Magick as a tool. Generalizations are difficult to make when describing Wicca or other Pagan religions, since there is no doctrine and individuals are encouraged to find their own path. It is characterized by a deep respect for all living things, acceptance of personal and social responsibility, attunement to natural rhythms, healing, achieving balance between all aspects of the self and society. It is a positive, life-affirming spirituality. It draws on religious, political, and scientific traditions throughout history.

It is believed that the word "witch" comes from the Germanic root "wic", meaning "to turn" or "to bend".  Many Wiccans prefer the terms "priest" or "priestess". Many consider the healers, midwives, and village wisewomen of the past to be their predecessors.

The single most important element is their adherence to the Wiccan Rede: "If it harm  none, do what you will." This maxim encourages personal freedom within the context of community. Many also believe in the Law of Threes or the Law of Return, which states that every energy sent forward, returns to them threefold. One of the most common teachings in the Craft is to love and respect life in all its forms.

Rituals are performed to mark natural transitions, such as the lunar phases, equinoxes, solstices, and use ritual to attune to natural rhythms and give thanks for the bounty of the Earth. Rituals usually involve the consecration of space (usually a circle), honoring of the four elements, invocation of deities, and food. Within the circle, power is raised for healing or other forms of magick. It is believed that divinity resides within and can be accessed through the self, and respect one another accordingly.

Paganism: Most American Pagans practice a blend of different traditions, the most popular of which are Celtic, Native American, Kabbalah, Witchcraft, Shamanism, Druidism, Greco-Roman, Ancient Egyptian and Norse. It is a broad, eclectic contemporary religious movement that encompasses shamanistic, ecstatic, polytheistic, and magical religions. Most of the religions termed Pagan are characterized by nature-centered spirituality, honoring of pre-Christian deities, dynamic, personal belief systems, lack of institutionalization, a quest to develop the self, and acceptance and encouragement of diversity. It is sometimes referred to as Neo-Paganism to emphasize its connections to as well as difference from pre-Christian religions.

The Pagan movement has become somewhat coherent largely through networks, journals, and festivals. But it is not unified or structured - herein lies its greatest appeal. Pagans believe profoundly in freedom and the power of the individual. People are encouraged to explore paths that are most helpful to them, rather than conform to a specific code of beliefs. Many traditions celebrate rituals to mark transitions in the natural world, such as solstices, lunar phases, or a birth, as well as in a person's life, such as marriage or moving to a new home.

 

 

   
Witches' Almanac
Spring 2009 to Spring 2010
Plants and Healing Herbs $11.95

This yearís Almanac goes green - and every other gorgeous color Nature provides for the delight of mortals. We offer a particularly fascinating line-up of articles honoring the plant kingdom: Osanyin, Yoruba Lord of Plants; Papyrus reed, source of civilization; the Lotus, Sacred Lily of the Ages; Aphrodisiac Spices, since erotic hope springs eternal; the Mandrake Root and how to banish its imp; Floriography, the language of flowers; Roses and more roses, favorite of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. An astrological profile of Dr. Nicholas Culpepper, the superb 17th-century herbalist. More green in the form of Absinthe, the "Green Fairy," a high-spirited elixir newly restored to the U.S.

Herbs and Supplies 

 

Full Moon Celebrations      7:30 pm
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
UU Church  11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa,Fl.
(813) 920-1488    E-mail: cuups@tampabay.rr.com     www.uutampa.org 

Now's the time when Community/Group Leaders begin planning
their Calendars for the coming year. Here's a peek at the
Sabbats/FullMoons coming up:

01/10/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

01/18/09 FullMoon

01/23-25/09 5:00pm Check-in: Let's go Camping!!
Jay B Starkey Park, New Port Richey $25.00 per adult,
10-16 year olds $10.00, under 10 FREE

02/04/09 Candlemaas

02/07/09 7:00pm Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CovenStead, Largo - WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

02/07/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

02/09/09 FullMoon

03/11/09 FullMoon

03/14/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

03/21/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CovenStead, Largo - WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

03/22/09 Vernal Equinox

04/09/09 FullMoon

04/11/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CovenStead, Largo - WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

04/11/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

05/06/09 May Day

05/09/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CMS Clearwater Campus, 18514 US Hwy 19 N in Clearwater
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

05/09/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

05/09/09 FullMoon

06/06/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

06/07/09 FullMoon

06/20/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CMS Clearwater Campus, 18514 US Hwy 19 N in Clearwater
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

06/23/09 Summer Solstice

07/04/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

07/07/09 FullMoon

08/06/09 FullMoon

08/08/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CMS Clearwater Campus, 18514 US Hwy 19 N in Clearwater
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

08/08/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

08/08/09 Harvest Home

09/04/09 FullMoon

09/05/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CMS Clearwater Campus, 18514 US Hwy 19 N in Clearwater
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

09/05/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

09/24/09 Autumn Equinox

10/03/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

10/04/09 FullMoon

10/24/09 Witch's Masquerade Ball
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

10/31/08 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CovenStead, Largo - WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

11/02/09 FullMoon

11/08/09 All Hallows Eve

12/02/09 FullMoon

12/05/09 7:30pm: FullMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

12/23/09 Winter Solstice

12/26/09 7:00pm: Celebrate the Sabbat with CircleOfOne.
CovenStead, Largo - WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
Website: www.hometown.aol.com-wyndstarr3-CircleOfOne.html

12/31/09 FullMoon

01/02/10 7:00pm: BlueMoon Celebrations,
Presented by: Circles in the Woods CUUPS
Website: www.uutampa.org (CUUPS)

Mystic Goddess or CircleOfOne presents this listing for your reference purposes only
and does not necessarily endorse any of the events; workshops or
festivals listed here and claims no responsibility for value therein.
To list your circle or event contact mgoddess@tampabay.rr.com  WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
 

 

Florida Pagan Gatherings
www.flapagan.org
386 451-8319

FPG Samhain 2008
November 6-9, 2008
Ocala National Forest

 

Sabbat Celebrations  
Samhain  October 17-19, 2008
Yule  December 20, 2008
Presented By:  Greensong Grove 
(727) 804-9370  council@greensonggrove.org  www.greensonggrove.org 
@ Boyd Hill, 2900 31st St. S., St. Petersburg, Fl.
Meetings first Wednesday Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park Fl.
 


 Books & Supplies

 

Witches' Calendar 2009    $12.99
Magickal Year of Witches' Wisdom Honor your personal connection to the Earth with this best-selling Wiccan/Pagan calendar that has been enchanting readers now for over a decade. Weave a little Witch-inspired magic into every day with Wiccan holidays; color correspondences; when to plant and harvest; the Moon's sign and phase; planetary motion and retrogrades; and solar and lunar eclipses.Artist Jennifer Hewitson beautifully captures the essence of each month's seasonally themed article. A special bonus section features additional pieces by your favorite Pagan and Witchy authors. Discover Romance Magic with Ellen Dugan. Revel in Solar Festivals with Lily Gardner. And learn to master Your Daily Energy with Raven Digitalis.

 

 

   

The COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO WICCA AND WITCH CRAFT 
Denise Zimmerman       $16.95

A basic overview of Wicca, including history, ritual , spellcraft, traditions, symbols, and much more.
      

 

 

    

Witches' Datebook  2009    $10.99
Perfect for the busy Witch on the go. An appointment book, calendar, and magical reference all rolled in oneóthis practical datebook will help you align your life with the Wheel of the Year. Packed with Sabbat recipes, Moon rituals, meditations, Sabbat musings, and astrological information, you'll also find fun, fresh ways to celebrate the sacred seasons and enhance your practice.
The 2009 edition features articles on tools of the trade (James Kambos), tarot card applications (Magenta Griffith), scents to effect magic (Diana Rajchel), autumn magic of the first people (Nancy V. Bennett), clearing your unwanted attachments (Michelle Skye), and more!

 

    

SEASONS OF THE WITCH
WEEKLY PLANNER 2009 $19.99

by Danann, Victoria David

In FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT. Heavy, matte art paper imported from England keeps art color, depth and detail alive. Melding the Magickal with the mundane. INCLUDES Month-At-A-Glance overview in two-page spread with shaded waxing moon phases for easy planning. Two-Page-Per-Week format. Graphic moon phases, major & minor PowerCast(tm) opportunities for spells, sabbats, esbats, noteworthy events, lunar astrology, moon void-of-course, Mercury Retrograde, Secular (bank) holidays, the 7th House Witches' Calendar and Celtic Tree Calendar. Lined note pages at end of every month. YES! There is a difference.

 

    

 

 

    

Cassandra Eason's Complete Book of Spells  $34.95
This will be the most comprehensive British guide to practical spells. Britainís most successful MBS author targets life-enhancing, motivational and personal development magic. If youíve ever wondered what a little positive magic might do in your life, then try this book. This isnít wishful thinking and fairy dust. Itís about developing intuitive wisdom to serve you in a better life. Happiness spells, healing, success and protective spells; love spells; rituals and rites to perform.

 

   

WICCA the Complete Craft  $22.95
by D. J. Conway
This book offers a comprehensive overview of Wiccan philosophy, dispels the common misconceptions, and is a useful primer for practicing Wicca as a spiritual lifestyle. A must have book to complete your library or an excellent introductory resource.

More Books on Wicca and Paganism

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We have a complete inventory of supplies and books......

We invite you to visit us at:  7500 Ulmerton Rd. #17, Largo, Fl. 33771

Store Hours: M -F  11:00 am - 6:00 pm   Tuesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

For information or ordering,  Call:   (727) 530-9994     
or please email us at:  mgoddess@tampabay.rr.com

 

 

Judith (Judie) DiMilta  Proprietor

 Items at this on-line store are shown as curios.  We make no claims nor guarantee any magical or supernatural powers for any item.  The names and assumed powers are derived from books, folklore and various other sources. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription of any kind. The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.