The Greystone Path

Lately, I have been participating in what is essentially a year and a day program.  So far, I have loved all the journal exercises and path work we have done.  It really makes you look within yourself… Not my favorite task I might add.

If you are interested, here is the link to the application:  Just tell her I sent ya 🙂

From Anni’s About Us page:

About the Path

“Like any path, there was a way forward.  Not always a straight one, often crossing over or joining other paths and frequently with no clear journey’s end in sight.  Along the way there were friends and like minds, teachers and mentors, fellow seekers and wise folk.  The path was often well lit and smoothly traveled, but there were times when it was shaded and less easily voyaged.  We were strong of heart, though, as we were children of the Goddess, willingly following her lead.

We all walk a perfect path.  The one we began at our first breath, or possibly before.  We walk it until we die, or possibly beyond.  We have never strayed from it, even when we experienced it as a time of shadow and trod tentatively.  No one else walks it just as we do, gathering our unique experiences as we journey.

When I began guiding others regarding pagan spirituality, what I offered was the sum of my mentors’ lessons and what my own journey made of them.  As important became what I learned from the wisdom and instinct of my students.  It was one of them who decided to name what we were accomplishing together.  Our discussion one morning centered on the role of the teacher to share and guide while at the same time releasing the “facts” of the instruction to the student to embrace and apply to their own unique travels.  The teacher’s truth would not be the student’s truth.   Not if the lessons were well taught and well learned.

“Will this bring us closer together, or will it separate us?” he asked.  “What will we have in common, and what will we always share?  How am I bound to those who taught you and others you have taught?  And with those I will teach?”

He decided he would call our combined journeys The Greystone Path.  The solid stones along the way were our mutual way forward and our shared history.  He spoke a need I had not yet put words to.  As my students moved on there was a disconnection that felt appropriate in that they were heeding my advice to create their way forward separate from our time together, but I found what felt like parting to be bittersweet.  We were at the same time intimately bound and separated by our distinct futures.  What symbol could represent this journey of our souls coming together, moving on and remembering?

It took the wisdom of a young man to remind his teacher of the bonds that beautifully and eternally connect us.

Those who have traveled alongside me are real and present when I think of The Greystone Path.  They may be solid and present in my physical life, and they may be the silent and ethereal shades of those who have preceded me in leaving this world.  The unnamed need I had to honor that it is never about one teacher or one student was named the Greystone Path that day by a gentle man named Torrent, who in the present is one of the ethereal ones who walk with me.

The Greystone Path is an amalgam of my experience as a witch and a Wiccan, and it is ever becoming whatever my students, and theirs, will make of it.  Those of you who will join us for any part of it will have the benefit of its sum, and it will not be so much about who said what along the way; it will be the echoes of all our experiences.

With thanks to Torrent, who in that day gone by decided those of us who had come together for some time or for all time would be walking The Greystone Path.

Will you travel with us?”

Seeker – Overview

Season of the Seeker: The Greystone Path Experience of Contemporary Wicca is a 52-week program intended as a participatory foundation program for those seeking to explore contemporary paganism and personal practice from the Wiccan perspective.


Two video sessions per week (available Monday and Thursday) will be uploaded to the members section of this website.  Each session will focus on a particular topic, building one to the other, and will average one half hour in length.  A curriculum listing session topics is available on the Season of the Seeker – Curriculum page.  Sessions can be viewed at at any time that is convenient for the participant.  The videos are considered proprietary to the course and are not to be downloaded or embedded. Each session will require action on the part of the participants in the way of specific assignments and/or practical exercises.

A PDF document will be provided for each session.  It will duplicate the information presented in the video and may contain additional information.  Some participants prefer to read sessions rather than watch video, which is why the PDFs are provided.  Participants are welcome to download the PDF documents for their personal use and as a record of the sessions.

There will be opportunity for discussion in the members-only discussion forum (a Yahoo group).  Participation in the forum is encouraged, as all participants will have valuable experience and knowledge to share.  While participation in the Yahoo group is not mandatory, it is in keeping with Greystone Path goals of inclusive learning.



Enchanted water spell

Thought this was perfect with the Full Moon coming up next week.
How to make an enchanted water spell.1. Fill a bowl with a little salted water (sea salt)

2. Light a coloured candle which corresponds with the outcome you want from the spell the meaning of the colours are below. Place the candle where the flame is reflected into the water.

Candle Colour Meanings:-

White: A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy’ May be substituted for any color candle.

Yellow: Activity, Creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain another’s confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy.

Gold: Fosters understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or money, or in rituals needing solar energy.

Orange: Creativity, ability to speak one’s mind, ambition, career matters and the Law, self-confidence. Solar color and also stands for Leo.

Pink: Promotes romance, friendship; standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table.

Red: Health, passion, love, fertility, strength, courage, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.

Silver: Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.

Purple: Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations; ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increases Neptune energy.

Magenta: Combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency; energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.

Brown: Earthly, balanced color; for rituals of materiel increase; eliminates indecisiveness; improves powers of concentration, study, telepathy; increases financial success; locates objects that have been lost.

Indigo: Color of inertia; stops situations or people; use in rituals that require a deep meditational state; or in rituals that demand Saturn energy.

Royal Blue: Promotes laughter and joviality; color or loyalty; use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased.

Light Blue: Spiritual color; helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations; brings peace and tranquillity to the home; radiates Aquarius energy; employ where a situation must be synthesized.

Blue: Primary spiritual color; for rituals to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance.

Emerald Green: Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.

Dark Green: Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy; counteracts these influences in a ritual.

Green: Promotes prosperity, fertility, success; stimulates rituals for good luck, money, harmony, and rejuvenation.

Grey: Neutral color useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence.

Black: Opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious; use in rituals to induce a deep meditational state, or to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy.

Red and Black (Double Action) – remove a love-jinxing spell
White and Black (Double Action) – to return evil to the sender
Green and Black (Double Action) – remove money-jinxing
Red and Pink (Double action) – Brings love and passion

3. Write on a piece of paper your desire, with a coloured marker or a pencil while visualizing the thing you want. (use a colour that corresponds to the outcome)

4. Wait for the writing on the paper to evaporates or fade.

5. The spell is now cast, now pour the water and paper into the earth. Either by burying or into a natural stream of water such as a river or the sea.

The best time to do this would be if it is something you want to expel from your life do it on a waning Moon, if it is something you want to bring into your life do it on a waxing or full Moon.


Pagan Blog Project – B is for Book of Shadows

According to Wikipedia a Book of Shadows is:

A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Originating within the Gardnerian tradition of the Craft, the first Book of Shadows was created by the pioneering Wiccan Gerald Gardner sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and which he utilised first in his Bricket Wood coven and then in other covens which he founded in following decades. The concept of the Book of Shadows was then adopted by other Wiccan traditions, such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected to earlier traditions.

In non-traditional or “eclectic” forms of Wiccan or Neo-pagan practice, the term Book of Shadows is more often used to describe a personal journal, rather than a traditional text. This journal records rituals, spells, and their results, as well as other magical information. This can be either an individual or coven text, and is not normally passed from teacher to student. In many cases, this kind of Book of Shadows is an electronic document (disk or website) instead of a hand-written one. Some reserve the Book of Shadows for recording spells and keep a separate book, sometimes called the Book of Mirrors to contain thoughts, feelings and experiences.

My Book of Shadows (BoS) is a work in progress, and much more like the “eclectic” definition.  I started out with a really cute hard bound journal, but quickly realized it doesn’t let me organize the way I want to.  I purchase a plain 3 ring binder and have been working on migrating everything over.  I love my first one, its cute and fits my personality, so I will probably keep using it for notes and such and just transferring everything over.

I have so many pages that aren’t even written down yet, stuff that is saved on my computer or password protected blog pages.  I am hoping to have all of this written down by the Summer Solstice.  Wish me luck on that task.  I have everything in there, lunar calendars, correspondences for days, spells, results, meditation thoughts.  Anything and everything that I may want to remember.

What does your BoS contain?  Is it a physical or electronic one?  Pros and Cons to each?

My Tarot Reading – the wheel of the year

Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Wed Jan 22 06:22:34 EST 2014

Today’s Card
X • The Wheel of The Year (Upright)

Keywords: The Wheel of the Year, celebrating the sabbats and esbats. Good luck. Working with the energies and magick of each season.

Reversed: A period of bad luck. Feeling disconnected from the seasons and rhythms of nature. Seasonal affective disorder (wintertime blues).

Presented by The Witches Tarot app from The Fool’s Dog.