Glossary of Magical and Occult Terms

Witchipedia’s Glossary of Magickal and Occult Terms

Black Salt

Two types of black salt Black salt is a common term that is applied to two different salt-related products. Black lava salt, and Himalayan black salt. Black Lava Salt Black ...
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Blue Moon

In modern vernacular, the term "blue moon" most often refers to the occasion of an extra full moon occurring in a month. Most months have only one full moon, but ...
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Boline

A boline is a functional ceremonial blade used for any purpose that may require a sharp blade- cutting and harvesting herbs, cutting cords, ribbons, string, etc., carving symbols into candles ...
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Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows is primarily a witch's diary. It is where he or she records spells, recipes and thoughts and dreams, it is, in essence, one's very own, unique, ...
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Brumalia

Brumalia is an ancient Roman winter festival incorporating many smaller festivals celebrating Saturn, Ops, and Bacchus. The word Brumalia comes from the Latin bruma meaning "shortest day". This month-long festival lasted from about November 24th till the ...
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Cakes and Ale

In the magical community, cakes and ale refer to a communal meal that takes place as part of a magical ritual or a Pagan religious ceremony. This sharing symbolizes and ...
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Calling Quarters

Calling the Quarters, or Quarter Calling is a ritual performed at the start of magickal or spiritual work by many magickal practitioners and is prescribed by several traditions including many ...
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Candle

A candle is wax or tallow surrounding a central wick that is burned for illumination. Candles have many uses in magical work and there are many options available to the ...
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Cardinal Sign

A cardinal sign is a zodiac sign whose beginning occurs at the moment of seasonal change. The sun passes into Aries at the moment of the Vernal Equinox, it passes into Cancer at the moment ...
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Cauldron

The cauldron is a symbol of rebirth, the hearth, of abundance and of well being. Ancient Celtic tales tell of cauldrons that that no one ever went away from hungry ...
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Celestial Longitute

Celestial longitude is a measure of the distance of a celestial body from the Vernal Equinox along the ecliptic in degrees Eastward ...
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Censer

A censer is a vessel that is used to hold smoldering charcoal (from a fire or self-igniting disks) upon which one burns the herbs, resins, gums, etc that make up ...
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Centering

Centering is an energetic practice. When we center ourselves we gather our energy, which may be scattered in many different places, and we harness it toward our intention. For example, ...
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Ceremonial Magick

Ceremonial Magick is a magical modality involving specific ceremonial actions and magical tools to bring about the desired result. Ceremonial magicians are often working toward self-improvement or spiritual enlightenment. Evocation is very often part ...
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Ceremony

A ceremony is an official or formal event, undertaken with intent and often solemnity, often ritualistic in nature or containing ritual elements that celebrates an official occasion (esbat, sabbat, rite ...
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Ceromancy

Ceromancy is a method of divination using a candle. The candle is lit and the flame examined for clues to the mood and energy surrounding the situation and then the ...
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Chakra

Chakras can be viewed as "gateways" in the body through which subtle energy flows. These gateways, or nodes, are also points at which the subtle (or astral) body and the ...
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Chaldean Sequence

The Chaldean sequence or Chaldean order is an ordering of the seven classical planets in order from the slowest moving to the fastest moving as viewed from Earth: Saturn, Jupiter, ...
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Chalice

The Chalice is a magical tool used in many magickal rituals in a variety of traditions. It is used to represent the female element and the element of water. The ...
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Channel

A channel is the person or thing through which energy or information flows. See also medium Used as a verb, the word channel describes the process of allowing an outside ...
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