Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - A Witch’s Collection
What a delight to see the many marvels of the Coven- a round of applause to all of the collectors! And so it is to a symphony of sound that we dance into a rather musical topic for the new week…
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
The Magick of Sound
Sound and song, vibrations and frequencies-
all are powerful tools in your practice!
Have you ever had a bad day, only to turn on the TV, grab your headphones, or listen along to the radio and felt better? Whether it is through a favorite song or listening to a calming voice, sound has the ability to soothe away worries and improve our moods. Studies have even shown that music has the ability to help release dopamine- the “feel-good” hormone (source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
In magick, sound unlocks waves of potential for the practicing witch- from the power of the spoken word to cleansing bell chimes, music for visualizations to guided meditations and much more- sound can be used in many creative and powerful ways in the Craft.
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This week’s challenge is all about using sound in the Craft - but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
This challenge is all about how the magick of sound- 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.
There are as many ways to use sound in magick as there are sounds out there- whether we can hear them, sense them, or not! Here are just a few suggestions of things you might explore during the challenge this week:
Vibrations and Frequencies
- Not feeling well, decided to listen to healing frequencies
- Let’s talk about vibrations and frequencies in our Crafting
- Masterpost: Frequencies, Energy Work, and Human Design
Cleansing with sound - sound is a popular and accessible way to cleanse yourself and your space
Guided meditations - whether you wish to embark on an astral travel adventure, meet your spirit guide, or simply find peace and relaxation, guided meditations and visualizations can help lead you in the right direction
- Conversation with Self: Guided Meditation
- Guided Meditation Beyond the Veil
- Guided Shadow Work Meditation
- Collection of Guided Meditations
Devotionals, Prayers, and Chants - the collection of spoken works in the Craft is vast. Consider trying a prayer or chant this week, or consider writing your own!
Sounds as Signs - most sounds are simply what they appear to be, but some sounds- especially when a witch has recently cast a spell and is actively looking for answers- may be more than what meets the ear.
Spells with Sound - have you cast a spell that involves music? Consider giving one a try, or making your own!
Instruments - Do you play an instrument? Tibetan singing bowls, witch bells, wind chimes, and many more instruments are common in spiritual practices, but any instrument that inspires and enchants is magickal in its own way!
Music - Consider sharing your favorite pagan or Craft-inspiring music as part of this challenge!
- Mabon Music: Playlist for the Autumn Equinox
- Protection Music: Lofi for Witches for Spellcasting and Meditation
- What’s your favorite witchy song?
You can also visit the entries shared in the previous Magick in Music Challenge for more musical ideas and suggestions!
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore the magick of sound 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
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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, August 29 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.
From Spells8: What are Witch’s Bells?
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