Hecate, Queen of GhostsHecate, Queen of Ghosts2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
We're talking once again about mythology. And this time, the topic of interest is Hecate, the Queen of Ghosts and Spirits.
Hecate was a Greco-Roman goddess who has affiliations with witchcraft, magick, necromancy, which is to say the art of communicating with the dead and spirits, not the art of raising zombies, and crossroads. An inscription in the ancient Greek city of Miletus named her as the protector of entrances, as well. She also was later associated with the Underworld and the spirits therein, earning her the moniker Queen of the Ghosts.
She was the daughter of the Titans Perses and Asteria, which gave her power over the realms of h
Pentacles and PentagramsPentacles and Pentagrams2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
You know, it's amazing to me all the different meanings one symbol can have.
I'm sure everyone's at least heard of or seen the pentagram before. This is because a pentagram isn't inherently going to point down, and even when it does, no evil is there unless it's in the intent with which it's drawn. Most people who aren't Pagan think of Satanism when they see it, but that's not correct. This one star has a ton of different meanings.
Like the cross or the Star of David, the pentacle is a symbol of faith. But that's not the only aspect of this star. It has magical associations, and as well as Freemasonry, Neopaganism, and numerous belief syste
Lugus, the WiseLugus, the Wise2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This time, we're talking about a more Celtic side of mythology. Not many people know about it, but my magickal name is Conroy Lugus. And it's Lugus, the source of the second name, we're talking about this time around.
Lugus or Lúgh was a Celtic god who is arguably one of the best documented around. Due to the large amount of writings and drawings related to him, it seems he was a very important deity to the ancient Celts.
He also seems to have been a very gifted deity, having been said to represent arts and crafts, intelligence, wisdom, oaths, a magical spear, and that he's a trickster. He was attributed to also being the Roman god Mer
Atlas and CalypsoAtlas and Calypso2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This time, we're talking about a pair of figures in Greek mythology. These two are a good display of how sadistic some of the Greek pantheon could be to those who pissed them off.
We're talking about Atlas and Calypso.
I'm sure there are quite a few people who have used an atlas, without knowing why it's called that. But I was curious, so I looked it up, and found out about the Titan for whom they're named. Atlas was one of the second-generation Titans in the Greek pantheon.
In one instance, it was believed that Atlas led a rebellion against Zeus. When the Titans lost, Zeus condemned him to bear the weight of the heavens upon his shoulder.
TarotTarot2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Tarot is a magickal tool used in divination, in the form of a deck of 78 cards, broken up into the Lower Arcana, made up of 56 cards and designed just like a regular playing card deck, and the Major Arcana, the 22 cards that often represent the journey of life. And it's an incredibly versatile tool, at that. Even people who argue the existence of psychic abilities can't touch the Tarot, because you don't have to even know about magick to use them. You can use them without having any connection to the psychic world, though it's believed that intuition is in itself psychic, so there's that.
The actual Tarot started out, most likely, as a serie
Morpheus, God of DreamsMorpheus, God of Dreams2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Hello, all. This time I'm talking about more mythology. And the topic here is Morpheus. No, not the Morpheus I'm sure most people reading this will think of, from the Matrix movies. At least, not technically.
See, in Greek mythology, Morpheus is the god of dreams. Which is why, technically, you could argue that the Matrix character was derived from the god, since in the film, he's said to wake Neo up from his 'sleep'. But we're not here to talk about The Matrix, at least not in this video, so let's get to the mythology.
In Greek mythology, Morpheus was the son of Nyx and Erebus, who I've covered previously. He is the oldest of the Oneiroi (
Magick CirclesMagick Circles2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This time we're talking about one of the basics of spellcraft, and magick in general, the magick circle.
First, what is a magick circle? I won't be a smartass and say it's a circle that's magickal, and instead say that it's a very basic form of protection magick, inscribed in the form of a circle around the magick worker or workers. It's also known as a sacred space, a place where time and everyday issues drop away and are left behind whilst inside doing magickal work. Beyond a basic circle, it's customizable from there, for whatever purpose you want it to serve.
How a circle is created can be as simple as imagining a circle of light around
Spells EssaySpells are More Than FormulasSpells Essay2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
By: Eric Thomas
Warning: This essay holds spiritual views and is therefore not for everyone.
Reading various different books on spellcraft, I always seem to find something, in one way or another. And this something is that spells are formulaic in nature, and that preparations for using magick are required. This isn't the case with every book, but it seems to be a majority opinion. So much so that there are books solely dedicated to the formulaic nature of spellcraft.
While having preparations for spells are good to have, they're not necessary. There are, in fact, entire belief systems where magick is spontane
AurasAuras2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Hello, everyone. This time, we're talking about auras, both in mythology as well as reality.
First off, what is an aura? Most people have heard about them. They're generally conceived as bands of light or color surrounding a person. What an aura actually is has been debated from the beginning of the concept, and has been deemed everything from the energy a body gives off, electromagnetic energies around a person, to even a marker for seizures or synesthesia, a condition that mixes senses due to a misfire somewhere in the brain of an individual, though these are explanations made by skeptics.
Auras are usually believed to exist in all things
FamiliarsFamiliars2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Most people have heard the term before, I'm sure, but what exactly is a familiar?
In European folklore, familiar spirits were supernatural beings which were believed to aid witches in magick. According to the myths, they would be shapeshifters, usually animals, but also humans or humanoid creatures, until they later became associated with ghosts. They were also sometimes said to be temporary, physical forms of spirits or tricksters. In shamanism, astral travel was believed to be done in a special form outside of the physical shell of a human's body; this form was believed to be an animal's form.
While serving witches, they were believed to
Nyx and ErebusNyx and Erebus2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Hello, all, it's ET, talking about the ultimate creatures of the night.
I'm talking about Nyx and Erebus. Who are they?
Nyx and Erebus are primordial gods from the Greek pantheon, and they reproduced like bunnies. In mythology, they had at least nineteen different children, deities of everything from Aether, the first-born elemental god of atmosphere, to Eris the goddess of strife, the Fates, and several others.
Individually, they weren't both gods of the night. Only Nyx was the goddess of the night, a shadowy being that was around either at or near the beginning of creation. She was the mother of personified gods like Hypnos, the god of s
Psychic AbilitiesPsychic Abilities2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Hello, everyone. This time, we're going to be talking about psychic abilities.
Because there are an unbelievable number of different psychic abilities, in mythology, fantasy, and reality, I won't be talking about any of them specifically, in this article, and will most likely have individual essays for them somewhere down the road.
But for this essay, we'll be talking about the basics.
First off, a psychic ability is any ability that goes beyond the regular five senses. Anyone can utilize them, even if they don't believe in the supernatural. Some instances of that would be intuition, where you get a gut feeling about something that turns o
Fata MorganaFata MorganaFata Morgana2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-A Morgana Lugus Investigation-
By: Eric Thomas
I woke up when a knock came at my door, finding that I had, once again, fallen asleep in my office.
With a curse, I sat up, glaring at the door.
"Morgana, you've got clients," a bright voice called from the other side of the barrier.
"Send them in," I said, straightening.
The door opened and in walked a couple, wearing business suits and clearly looking unhappy to be here in my office.
"Hello. Please take a seat," I said, gesturing to the chairs opposite my desk.
They woodenly did so, looking as though they were afraid they'd be burnt.
"What can I help you with?"
Bast, Queen of the CatsBast, Queen of the Cats2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This time we're talking about Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of the sun, the moon, cats, women, and secrets. Quite the load she has on her shoulders.
Bastet is probably the most famous Egyptian goddess after Isis, who it seems everyone's at least heard of. Bast was the daughter of Ra, born well after the creation of the other primal gods. Originally, she was the goddess of the sun, but after the Greeks caught her mythos, she became a moon goddess, due most likely to an association with Artemis.
Much like Artemis, Bast is a wild goddess. While having her favor meant many blessings, her wrath was legendary, earning her a listing as one of Ra's
Thor, God of ThunderThor, God of Thunder2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This time I'm talking about the god of thunder from the Norse pantheon, Thor.
Thor was the son of Odin, the Norse god of the Gods and Jord, the goddess of the earth. He was the god of thunder and lightning, as well as protection of mankind, healing, and many others. He was recorded in Norse mythology as having at least fourteen names, had Sif, a goddess of fertility, for a wife, an elemental for a lover, and fathered a goddess who was also possibly a valkyrie, among other children.
He was almost always depicted as a fierce, red-haired, red-bearded man. He had two servants, and often rode in a chariot pulled by two goats who he would eat and