“Oak and Ash and Thorn – the Faerie Trees” – from The Dance of Life blog

I can’t simply reblog this since it is from a blogger site called The Dance of Life, but here is the link and video for a great animated story called Oak & Ash & Thorn – The Faerie Trees which i am sure you will enjoy. He and his animation helpers did a great job on this, and the story is based mostly on the various trees have been stricken with various diseases and appealing to the fey to help. I am pasting the words to the song below the video, but make sure you read the whole post as there is a lot of good environmental info in there. And at YT read through the description as it explains more how he and others make these. Enjoy and blessed be.

Oak $ Ash & Thorn – The Faerie Trees

Moonbeams dance on Oak and Ash and Thorn,
The magic people they here adorn.
By each of these three fairy trees,
To dance and sing on midnight breeze.
Grandfather Oak, home of the fay,
King of the forest leads the wise Druids way.
By Oak apples and acorns, by leaf and by branch,
Mysteries revealed – understandings advance.
MoonMother Ash brings harm to none,
Connecting this world with the Others as one.
Her wisdom found in runes and sees,
As above – so below, established with ease.
Hawthorn of the Witches and the Beltane and We,
Unlucky be those who ever cut thee.
Guardian of our chambers, holy wells and hills,
Gateway to the underworld of faerie free wills.
These sacred trees, empowered – revere,
The LuNanTiShee fae and many others here.
Yet death has come creeping into our lands,
Seizing our trees with insatiable hands.
Morning and evening hear the Goblins cry:
Come die! – Come die! with bacteria we fly…
Polutants unpecked and Blooms unsuspect,
All ripen together under our tender neglect.
Come die! come die! – see the stems bleed and cry,
Blackness bubbles and drips awry.
Towering trees now release the dark sky,
Come die! – call the Goblins as they hobble and pry.
GleAwGesCyrrpan the White Dragon,
In the gloaming does happen.
Without sweetness he finds,
An Oak very transformed around which the death windes.
Moonbeams dance on Oak and Ash and Thorn,
The magic people in sorrow now adjorn.
GleAwGescyrrPan the White Dragon he flees,
To tell the Faeries on breath of bees.
Mankind calls it Ash Dieback and Acute Oak Decline,
The trees of our island and their magic combine.
To withstand Goblin assault from their netherland,
A radiance is needed to overcome the dark hand.
Silver Faerie comes all pensefull – stumbling alone,
To assay the foul damage that Goblin has sown.
His heart collapse broken between the laying of leaves,
His tears fall as black, as deaths poisoned fleas.
Healing cantation with loves power to mend,
Bring pain and bring sickness to their singular end.
I will it so and thus weeping I weave,
Stand fast then! Bear well! I will now leave.
To WoodWose Greene we upon the wind,
With Henkie Troll and OtherWivet Toad winged.
For wisdom seek we the Lord of Trees,
The OfWundrian keeper of the magical keys.
Across the wide veils of the day and of night,
A terrible burden to somehow set right.
This party of three passed all kind of terrors,
Lest we never suceed – HeOnOn and EllEllEs. (from here and otherwise)
To WoodWose  temple of lifes greengrowing delight,
An audience with wisdom in luminous hyght. (bliss)
Blow upon us a cleansing for the trees of the earth,
He delivered a blide blessing of infinite worth.
So returned we GeberScipe of three for the trees, (party)
with a Men-Nisc-Nis of a LeodSong in ancient tongue these. (incarnation / poem-Chant)
Gathered all to the Oak Tree in advance to intone,
It is arrived – a terrible vanquishing to lead good health home.
Disease! Disease! I beseech you away,
Each tree by heart spells be healed I pray.
With this invocation I will cast out your dark doing,
Breath blasted wickedness tis your time for the hewing;
Ic BonNan AbRreCan GastLic HaeLan,
GeBlanDan FraCod Adl Ge Nu HweorFan.
EoWer GamEtiGan LangLice Her EndE,
Se Maere Beams FreOþian FeLaMin FreondE.
(I summon a storm of spiritual healing)
(corrupt wicked disease now you must go)
(your empty time here ended)
(leave the illustrious trees care to my many friends so)
Grandfather Oak roots deep in the earth,
May new sun bring you strength, and joy and mirth.
May new moon bring you peace and rest to your fill,
By the fellowship of the Greenwood – overcome all your ill.
I will it thus, and so with this spell,
May you be ever happy, twice healthy, thrice well.
And as everything yet does come so in threes,
To you dear friend listener I also say please…
O people of the wisling world, be empowered and attest,
If Goblin tree sighted, summon from your wise men the best.
Take care of the shimmering and chanting of Oaks,
The faerie trees need all your prayers and your bright hopes.
Moonbeams dance on Oak and Ash and Thorn,
The magic people here are sworn.
By each of these three fairy trees,
To cherish and protect as natures trustees.
c. Celestial Elf 2013.

“When the Drummers were Women” – RIP Layne Redmond

The other day I saw at The Wild Hunt this article on Lynn Redmond, who seems instrumental in uncovering and reviving the art of drumming for women, and who passed on way too young. The article is called Layne Redmond 1952-2013 and has two great videos and i am embedding one of them below. I think many pagans and witches, female and male, will appreciate her work and learn a lot about our past. Blessed be her departed spirit. Enjoy.

Cerberus at the Gates of Hell, and Magic Curse Tablet from Jerusalem

Here are two interesting posts I saw today on the Archeology News Network.

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The heads of Cerberus, detail from a Roman statue in the Heraklion Archeology Museum [Credit: Howard Standbury/flickr]

The first is Archeologists find statue of Cerberus in Turkey at a spot alleged to be one of the original Gates of Hell in Greek legend. The cave was revealed by the number of dead birds outside its entrance, killed by the noxious fumes that come therefrom.

The second post is Ancient Magic Curse Tablet Found in Jerusalem which shows it wasn’t just YHVH who ruled back then as the tablet evokes six gods from four religions.

Emjoy!

9 Banishing and Exorcism Herbs-

I first saw this reblogged from The Darkness and the Light and felt it worth reblogging to my own site. I was not familiar with the herb Osha so the info is at that link. I am not an herbalist but do grow some to make into smudge sticks and powdered incense i can use throughout the winter. I’m afraid i got too carried away last autumn harvesting some newly planted herbs so did not harvest much this year to let them recover. But my wormwood grew huge this year with newer growth in the center so i did cut some longer pieces to use to smudge at All Hallows Eve. Enjoy and Blessed Be!

All Our Devotion

Herb Angelica

  By Monticue

Nine Magical Herbs!  Nine is a powerful number that pops up over and over again in societies of magic and mystery. 9 is a sacred number to the Maya Healers, for the number corresponds to the 9 Maya Spirits; Ancient and very strong spirits for healing among the Maya Healers. In African American Folk Magic circles it is a very important number for activating effective communication with the unseen world. In Western Numerology the number represents death and the completion of a cycle. This makes the number closely relatable to ancestors and the “other side”. In the Santeria tradition, there is a Goddess of the wind & death named Oya. She is referred to as the “Mother of Nine”. I have chosen nine herbs for this class in the spirit of those wonderful magical circles that have come before.

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Serpent’s Links 28 September 2013

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Image from multiple sources on www

connected with the Year of the Water Snake

Here are some interesting links on magick and witchcraft I found recently.

First from the Albion Calling blog an Interview with Dr. Robert Mathiesen in which he discusses his career and some possible pre-Garderian witches in various esoteric organizations and solitaries in America. To quote from the post:

Today here at Albion Calling, I am interviewing Dr. Robert Mathiesen, an American Medievalist, Slavist, and renowned historian of Western esotericism. Now Professor Emeritus at Brown University, Rhode Island, where he has worked since 1967, in recent years Dr. Mathiesen has turned his attention to both the textual evidence for witchcrafts in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, as well as the work of folklorist Charles Godfrey Leland, who himself played a significant role in the development of contemporary Pagan Witchcraft. We talk about Mathiesen’s life, research, and thoughts about the future of the field.”

There are lots of links in that interview but the one i found most fruitful was to Michael Howard’s The Cauldron download page at which are 8 free PDFs (hit the > Arrows to access and then the > More button on the bottom right) of various interesting occult subjects. I have just skimmed through these articles and plan to read them in detail this weekend.

Enjoy! BB/93

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