Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Magickal Equilibrium
After celebrating the equinox and welcoming balance into our lives last week, it’s time to welcome something else into our practice- the art of welcoming new things itself!
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Preparing new tools and items for magickal use
When learning about magickal tools and items, you may have come across the term “consecration”. To consecrate an item is to welcome it into your practice and prepare for magickal use.
While sometimes used alongside the terms “cleansing” (to wipe an object, person, or space clean from negative energy), “charging” (to fill or refill something with power), and “dedication” (to designate an already-consecrated tool for one specific use, usually to a deity), each of these terms hold their own unique definitions.
This week, we are exploring the versatile and exciting practice of consecration- but keep in mind that there are no singular “right” or “wrong” ways to welcome a new object into your Craft, and there are as many methods of consecration as there are types of witches (which is to say- a lot!), so feel free to explore and be creative with your consecration work this week
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This week’s challenge is all about consecration - but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
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This challenge is all about consecration and preparing tools for magickal tools - but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
Any object you wish to use magically can benefit from first being made sacred. While this is most commonly an altar space and magickal tools that will be used for casting and spellwork, one might also consecrate spell jars, amulets and talismans, and even magickal gifts you wish to give to others
Related discussions and resources:
- What is Consecration?
- Consecration of an Object
- Consecrate a Special Item
- Consecrate Tools
- What’s the order (charge, consecrate, dedicate, cleanse)?
- Opinion on which to do first, bless or consecrate?
- Consecration of herbs, etc.
- Amulet Consecration
- Temujin’s Consecration of the Chamber
- Consecrating Spirit and Pendulum Boards
- Consecration of the Altar
- Elemental Consecration and Amulet Consecration Rituals
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore consecration in another way, please feel free to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
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By candle and flame or sacred smoke,
It’s blessed nature you shall invoke
So hold it close and hold it well,
Turn normal sacred with a spell!
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