🗣 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Multilingual Magick

starker Zauber
schwacher Zauber

Ich rufe die Bestien der Unterwelt
und die Bestien der Oberwelt auf,
ein Portal zwischen den Welten
zu ernten und das Unmögliche möglich

zu machen

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I use this Moonly app and it’s great!!! :first_quarter_moon_with_face:

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Nice! german is quite similar to dutch so I can understand it all :blush:

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@john.knox & @martje & to the coven participating in this challenge:

My ancestral family comes from Germanic Europe, Germany, etc… & I have met & been friends with people fluent in the German language. Different languages intrigue me especially when they are similar but different.

My Great Grandfather was from Campania area of Italy & the Eastern side of Sicily along with the Phlagraen Islands & the Island of Capri. I have also traced it back to Cyprus. At any rate, my Great Grandfather only spoke Italian. I remember being the only child at the time that could spend an overnight or the weekend with him because we could understand each other. Obviously, my Grandmother & Great Uncle could also communicate with him, as he lived in an in law apartment attached to my Great Uncle’s house.

As I went through school, I want to say there was some kind of introduction into the language choices we would have once we went to the Junior High School. I chose Spanish because the languages in the surrounding areas of Spain were very close to Italian plus we lived in a highly Portuguese & Italian populated area. As we moved throughout the years, I found that it was helpful when speaking to other Hispanic regions such as Brazil, Columbia, Puerto Rico… they all were very similar but different dialects & some translation issues. Still fascinating to me though.

I never learned German or anything like it after taking the equivalent of 7 years of Spanish. Until recently, I didn’t have to regularly use it. Now I can understand it when I hear it, but I wouldn’t be able to answer back.

I applaud anyone’s ability to be able to speak more than 1 or even 2 languages with a full understanding of what they are conveying.

Which brings me to another fun story:

  • My son & husband both work for a landscape construction company, a large outfit here in my area… they go everywhere… anyway… there are a lot of Portuguese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Columbian, and other Hispanic or Brazilian backgrounds that work for the same company. Their manager who lived & grew up here in town on Cape Cod, won’t say anything but will listen to what they have to say at work, before work, after work, on break… and fluently understand everything they are saying right down to the slang words & phrases. He just out of nowhere will start speaking like he was born into it. Gets them going but the look of surprise on their faces when the newer guys encounter it is honestly priceless. :laughing:
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The Spells8 team works their magick yet again with this weekly challenge. Throughout alchemical and magickal history (correct me if I’m wrong) the power of the spoken or written word itself is profound. I’m referring specifically to practices such as Kabballah, where each letter has a numeric value and knowing the deity’s magickal name affords a unique power or ownership over them. Lillith’s ascension and the Keys of Solomon show how powerful words can be.
Words altered to create sigils continue this concept, I believe. Sigils can also confer additional powers as they have visually graphic effects as well as intention/chanting effects.
For me, though, I would say that, as the challenge states, talking to the deities in their ‘native tongue’ so to speak, may increase the adherent’s personal relationship and experiences. Not unlike best friends sharing a secret language or family conversing in their native language in public.
Thanks for this challenge.

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If you are studying Runes, here is a helpful link to thread that was created by @Siofra_Strega. It includes detailed information about each written by @Liisa and @Siofra_Strega. Runes Information

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Veaug Devotional

Light a black or purple candle during this devotional.

Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Lavender

Offerings: Not Required

Dovahzul:
Veaug, faal Vonun Rah,
Soven ko Vulom,
Voth hin Suleyk, Fille ni ruvaan vothni Mornd,
Gutleinne sook um faal Krein
Pah los ko tozeinuv Tahlon

Veaug, Tirdun do Tirdunne
Zok wuth arhk zok onik do pah Dovahhe
Lig Bodiir hin Onikaan fah zu’u

Wuth uv goraan
Doj nid geblaan
Fah hi, zu’u fen yah mindoraana digoliikke do lass ahrk lein
Orin waan Fahraldde ni bo fah zu’u voth Nelom

Zu’u laan doja pah zu’u vis
Ni nunon voth deykaalle
Voth Joriin ko Lassi ahrk Seiraki

Voth mindok zu’u rimaan, zu’u vaat zu’u fent nid aax aanvorey
Zu’u draal zu’u unstiid brah pah zu’u mindokaan fah doroksepogaan
Ahrk nid iliis fos fend ni kos vonun

Voth hin Onikaan, Oo Veaug,
Aal zu’u doj mindoka dumedak nix fos fend ahrk fend ni fey ko vokunne

Ko vulom, aal zu’u ahkrin yina ahrk mindoraana vonun malur do dimaar
Leikke ko lass nivudoz
Dahik hi naal dii reid, zu’u vis kurlank zeim niin
Ahrk zu’u vis yin vomindok vothni faas

Dahik ko volum nox fos kolost lein pavoth
Ahrk ko vomindok nox tovokei vuukke nahkiiva

English:
Veaug, The Unseen God,
Hidden in the Darkness
With your power, stars do not wander aimlessly,
and the planets revolve around the sun
All is in perfect order

Veaug, Sage of Sages,
Oldest wisest of all dragons,
please lend me your wisdom

Old or young,
Leaning never ends
For you, I shall seek to understand the mysteries of life and the universe,
even if those answers do not come to me immediately

I want to learn all that I can
Not just from books
But from the people in my life and my experiences

With the knowledge, I have gained, I swear to not harm another
I pray that I will always use all that I have learned for the benefit of everyone, and not hide what should not be hidden

With your wisdom, O Veaug,
may I learn to know the difference between what should and should not be hidden in the shadows

In the darkness, may I have the courage to confront and to understand the hidden parts of myself

Difficulties in life are inevitable,
But because you are by my side, I can navigate through them,
and I can confront the unknown with no fear

For in the darkness lies that which holds the universe together
And in the unknown, there are wondrous things to discover

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I can imagine the surprise Siofra, It s wonderful if someone can do this so fluently and from feeling the language. Kids can do that too!
Here in the Netherlands we are a very small country so there are very few foreign people who speak our language. So we learn other languages at school. I have had English of course, French, German and Spanish. Don’t ask me to tell a story in French or have a fluent conversation in Spanish cause I can’t.
But I know some words still and I can make myself clear with a few words, and my hands and feet

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@Amethyst u know i got u Kasie

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Kasandra , child of dragons and blessed one. Did you write this chant, or is it old?
Either way, it is profound!
Garnet

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Thanks, love!

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This is very interesting! I started learning Italian on an app on my phone 3 weeks ago and I LOVE IT! I’m GOING to figure out a way to connect the Italian language with my spell work!

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@Janae_Rochele thats awesome! I’m so happy for you. I wish I could remember more of it. I haven’t used it since i was close to 10 years old. I do remember that in someways, my Grandmother could help me with my Spanish homework because word meanings & sounds were similar.

You could do a home or cooking protection chant, spell, or other type of intention setting wrottwn or spoken in Italian! :it:

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@Janae_Rochele
FYI - Latin is the language which Italian evolved from. Latin is a dead language, in that it is no longer a spoken language. Inevitably, variations happen, as in Aramaic and Greek. Translations from one to the other are possible with some small differences in interpretation. Greek translations of the Virgin, identify Mary. Aramaic’s actual meaning was a good or a virtuous woman.
Just saying.
BUT! The idea of Italian translation for your spells is excellent!
Bright Blessings
Garnet

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I was going to sit this challenge out because I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. Lol! But then I remembered that I had gotten a set of witches runes a while back and have never used them. So, I watched a YouTube video and found some interesting information. I got this info from fumsmusings channel.

Moon-Represents the feminine and magic. Use this symbol in rituals to enhance power or to invoke moon goddesses.

Crossroads-Use this symbol if going through a big change or you wish to bring change in your life. Use it to make a decision.

Star-This is the rune of wishes. Use it to attract that which you desire. Use in luck and prosperity workings.

Woman-This represents the feminine or call upon goddesses.

Man-This represents the masculine. Use to represent the masculine strength or call upon male deities.

Sun-This represents growth, happiness, strength, and the masculine. Use this for invoking sun gods and goddesses. Use this symbol for protection and happiness.

Harvest-Represents abundance and prosperity. Use this symbol when dealing with money and bringing good into your life.

Romance-Use this symbol to attract romance or in fertility workings. Use it to heal a broken heart.

Rings-Use this symbol for binding and to strengthen bonds. Use this in business workings to strengthen a contract.

Eye-Use this symbol in psychic workings or to find out the truth. Also use for protection.

Scythe-This symbol is used to break curses or bad luck. Can also be used to break the bonds of a relationship.

Flight-This symbol represents higher knowledge. Use this symbol for starting a new business or job. Use to learn something new.

Waves-This symbol represents purity. Use this for forgiveness or to wash away negative feelings. Use for healings.

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Wow, those are lovely @Ostara!

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Thank you. I got them from a monthly subscription box, but didn’t know how to use them. Now I know!

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Zu’u laan, nuz, grahk, zu’u drey pel daar draan. I wish, but yes, I wrote this prayer.

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I felt called to write a bit of the Charge of the Goddess in Python, the forum having fancy highlighting for it and all :grin: I hope you enjoy it, I did when I wrote it :white_heart: :snake:

from within import Artemis, Astarte, Diana, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Dana, Arianrhod, Isis, Brig, ... as Great_Mother

if ye.has_need:
    while moon.is_full:
        group = [witch for witch in ye.coven if witch.is_thirsting_for_secrets]
        with group.assemble() in secret_place as one:
            rite = one.adore(Great_Mother as "Queen of all Witcheries")
            with rite.execute_clothes_optional() as freedom:
                joy = freedom.express(dance, sing, feast, make_music, make_love)
                joy.attribute_to(Great_Mother)

With Latin I got as far as finishing the Duolingo course, which was pretty short. I can understand quite a bit already, but making sentences still has me looking up every second word. I have this book on my wishlist, I really like the approach of absorbing the language while reading. I love learning languages, but the wordlists and endless grammar lessons bore me out of my mind :sweat_smile:

I feel blessed with so much love and abundance, at least right now it doesn’t extend to my finances though so we’ll see. Plenty of change in the air there, but I know better than to try to force it. To keep a joyful and relaxed attitude and invite the right energies I’ve been singing my praises to Sri Lakshmi in her native tongue :relaxed:

Lots of love and magick to you and yours :sparkling_heart:

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