This time, we're talking about the Morrigan.
The Morrigan, which is literally "phantom queen", appears to be a goddess from Celtic mythos, though she's never explicitly said to be such.
The Morrigan is a goddess of battle and strife, and inversely, fertility. Funny how that works. She would often appear as a carrion crow above warriors, though she would also take the forms of eels, wolves, and a cow. She is also associated with the Valkyries. She would often be depicted as a triple goddess, but membership is ambiguous, including the Badb, a goddess who caused confusion in battle to aid her favored side, and her sisters Macha and the Morrigan. Talk about identity issues. Other accounts include Nemain, a fairy spirit of havoc, her sister Fea, and Anand, the goddess personification of death.
The Morrigan mythos seems to date back to the cult of the Matrones, often depicted via their cult through ecstasy in fighting. As a Goddess of war, and therefore life and death, she had a habit to app
This time we're talking about one of the basics of spellcraft, and magick in general, the magick circle.
First, what is a magick circle? I won't be a smartass and say it's a circle that's magickal, and instead say that it's a very basic form of protection magick, inscribed in the form of a circle around the magick worker or workers. It's also known as a sacred space, a place where time and everyday issues drop away and are left behind whilst inside doing magickal work. Beyond a basic circle, it's customizable from there, for whatever purpose you want it to serve.
How a circle is created can be as simple as imagining a circle of light around you, or taking an athame or other object in a circle around you or your group, or it can be as concrete as pouring salt in a circle or physically carving the circle somewhere if you use it very often and don't want to repeatedly draw it. Generally, the Four Quarters (the four directions of a compass) or the five elements are called to give the circl
Hello, everyone. This time, we're going to be talking about psychic abilities.
Because there are an unbelievable number of different psychic abilities, in mythology, fantasy, and reality, I won't be talking about any of them specifically, in this article, and will most likely have individual essays for them somewhere down the road.
But for this essay, we'll be talking about the basics.
First off, a psychic ability is any ability that goes beyond the regular five senses. Anyone can utilize them, even if they don't believe in the supernatural. Some instances of that would be intuition, where you get a gut feeling about something that turns out to be right, and even something as subtle as being very persuasive could possibly be psychic in nature.
The actual abilities come from the human mind, and there are generally five basic abilities, from which all others originate.
The most commonly known is clairvoyance, which is getting information from psychic sight. This often manifests in things
Hello, everyone. This time, we're talking about auras, both in mythology as well as reality.
First off, what is an aura? Most people have heard about them. They're generally conceived as bands of light or color surrounding a person. What an aura actually is has been debated from the beginning of the concept, and has been deemed everything from the energy a body gives off, electromagnetic energies around a person, to even a marker for seizures or synesthesia, a condition that mixes senses due to a misfire somewhere in the brain of an individual, though these are explanations made by skeptics.
Auras are usually believed to exist in all things living, and that it's perceptible, either at random or through training and practice. In the case of the latter, it's believed to be due to the third eye, one of the areas of psychic energy in a human that can lead to enlightenment when released. The aura itself doesn't necessarily appear as a color, but when it does, the colors are believed to be a