Week 15 – Glossary of Terms

August 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm (Glossary of Terms)

Allegory – Use of symbols to convey a more complex, abstract information

Superstitions – Practices based upon fear of consequences which in reality do not come about. “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.”

Devotee – Person who is particularly attached or devoted to a particular thing – spirit, temple, location, etc.

Tarot Cards – System of divination based upon a series of allegorical images on cards

Tea Leaves –  Interpreted the residue and placement of tea leaves at the bottom of the cup. Can also be done with coffee grounds.

Rune Stones – Based upon a series of stones inscribed with the letters of the ancient Germanic Futhark (Norse) alphabet. Magical symbols that are used to communicate ideas or messages. Refers specifically to a simple line symbol which are/were letters of the alphabet. Theban Runes (Witch’s Runes) is the witch’s alphabet.

Sigils – Magickal symbol representing a deity, spirit, or concept in picture form, abstract and easy to draw. Widely used in high magic. High magic is hermetic and comes from the Kaballah.

Intent – Do magick by consciously focusing energy that we intentionally set. Intent is the goal or purpose.

Sympathetic Magick – Use of items that have similar qualities that are used to magically affect one another. Growing plants are green; thus, green equals growth, and burning a green candle can be used for growth. Fire equals change and transformation; thus, burning a charm can represent change and transformation.


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