It may be
hard to imagine but our ancestors lived in isolated villages and small towns.
This meant that the people hardly met or spoke with others around the country. The
world in ancient times was cruel and dull. The forests were dense with travel
very difficult, dangerous and taking days or months to visit another town.
Clothes and dwellings were plain and simple. There was a high mortality rate in
children and adults often did not live over 30 yrs. People were desperate to
believe in a high power to lift them out of this gloom.
was the only consistent element that altered with the seasons. Spring, summer,
autumn and winter would be primarily the same each year with the animals and
plants creating a pattern which the villagers soon understood. Our ancestors
developed mutual beliefs in their community on disasters or illness was created
by an unseen force. They were desperate to blame someone or something when
nature was unkind. Over time they created a belief in doing something to
appease the Gods in nature. Often isolated villages developed similar beliefs
with their superstitions and rituals the same as other villagers around Britain.
was the start of the belief in intuitive instincts and this has evolved into
the spiritual awareness of today.
this chaos healers emerged to help spread the light in dark times.
Shamans are well known all around the
world, they all seek spiritual enlightenment both on earth and in the Higher
Realms. Shaman’s believe for a person to reach enlightenment they have to
connect to their Higher self. Shaman’s use meditation to connect to their
higher self by merging their soul energy with physical energy. Shamans believe that
our Universe is made up of energy which is connected to all things living and inert
objects. When harnessing this power all becomes
‘one’ they are able to heal the body and soul with the power of thought. The
mind can overpower negativity which has the ability to aid healing by the way
we think. Shaman’s use positive thought and affirmations to reclaim their spiritual
power and bring in abundance. Shaman’s have an understanding of mother nature
and her healing power which can be channelled to bring in positive energy, abundance.
Shamans use ancient tools, such as Runes, dowsing rods, crystals and stones to
help heal the mind so the physical and spiritual body are in good health.
What is a witch?
Contrary to what
you might believe from fairy stories as a child but witches began as wise
genuine people, usually a woman and certainly not wicked. The word “Witchcraft” dates back many hundreds
of years and means literally “The craft of the wise”. This is because the
Witches of the old were the wise ones of their village, knowledgeable in the
art of healing, legal matters and spiritual fulfillment.
before many religions began a witch was a well-respected person who was
knowledgeable in many areas and not just as a spiritual religious leader. A witch was someone the villagers went for
advice on all matters and even as a judge to sort out an argument or dispute.
The witch was also the village doctor, comforter, midwife, lawyer and
caretaker, who everyone valued their opinion. This
opinion changed with the birth of religion, where organised common beliefs where
spread across the land. The witches were then left to their own devices so many
had to fend for themselves and were exiled out of the village. Over time witches were persecuted and in some
cases put to death. Death was often burning at the stake or drowning. This was
a cruel and unjust fate for many witches were kind, caring and sympathetic with
using their skills to heal.
Modern day witches
practice the Wiccan religion where they are worshippers of the Earth and it’
many cycles. Wicca is an adaptation of Shamanistic Nature Religion, adapting it
to fit modern lives. Today’s witches
believe that energy and spirit is found within every living thing and all that
support it. Wiccans live in harmony with the Earth and all her creatures. Wicca
teaches self-discipline, personal responsibility kinship with our plant and its
creatures, open-mindedness and respect for all. Wiccans is a belief rather than
a religion so people from different religions are a wiccan. The Wiccans belief
is all religions lead to the same path which reveals the same truths. The Wiccan beliefs are
similar to most lightworkers of today so we could also be referred to as a
Wiccan, a white witch.
Broom or Besom
ancient pagan traditions the broom or Besom is the symbol of the Tree of Life
and is traditionally made from hazel wood and the bristles are birch twigs.
Early Celtic pagans associated the broom with Faeries and forest sprites.
Witches would ask the help of the elemental kingdom to lead her way to the
perfect tree where she can collect a staff for a broom. This was believed the
elemental kingdom was giving their blessing in the making of the broom.
were a common household item in ancient times, so witches who were scared of
being persecuted hide their wands within the brooms bristles. Some old brooms
have been found where they have hidden compartments within the handle, where
feathers, herbs and potions where kept secret.
Witch's broom is one of the few tools that is seen as a balance of Divine
forces. It is both part of masculine energies (the phallic handle) and female
energies (the bristles). Because of this, the broom was and still is commonly
used in Handfasting rituals (marriage ceremonies). It is also used as
a gate or door before a ritual space. A witch would draw a magikal circle,
enter the circle and then place the broom over the doorway to keep out unwanted
energies or people as an example.
is believed if the brooms bristles are facing upwards it will capture any evil
spirits and negative energy so would protect the home. The broom can be placed
above a door with the bristles facing the direction of door opening, again to
trap any evil spirits. Modern day witches even use brooms to spiritually sweep
the floor to gather up negative energy and then shake the broom outside. The
broom usefulness to sweep away negative energies and use for protection makes
it a wonderful tool for magikal practices and rituals.
mine by our fireplace to help safe guard the positive energy in my chimney.
Wiccan Shaman Reiki healing is unique in that it is not just ourhealing spiritual guides that we channel healing from but all natural thingsalso. Trees, plants and water will all have strong pure light energy withinwhich we can draw on to channel. The attunement will activate symbols withinyour Casual body auric field to increase your psychic energy. When you channelhealing only your outer auric layer will expand, with other auric layers remainingthe same. The Casual body the outer auric layer will absorb and attract lightenergy from other sources, this may even include angels, other light beings andnatural earth objects. The energy will then pulsate as it returns light energyto the source as well as drawing it. The sensation is usually felt as pulsesthroughout your body as your outer aura is expanding.
Dowsing Rods with healing
rods have been used for centuries, usually to locate water or minerals. Dowsing
rods are a useful healing tool as they react to different magnetic energy
fluctuations within the auric energy field. Just like our pendulums they will
react in a different way which is a unique characteristic to the healer. The
rods will indicate weakness or blacked areas within the auric field, which will
give the healer and indication of which chakras are blocked or damaged areas of
best way to use dowsing rods within healing is at the beginning and the end of
the healing session so you can check the before and after effects of the
healing. The rods in themselves do not do any healing they are only used as an
are many dowsers on the market but the best ones are the ones which swivel
independently to your hands. I make my
own out of wire coat hangers and biro barrels.
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