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Marquis Leraje

Marquis Leraje (Day Demon)

  • A mighty Great Marquis of Hell, who has thirty legions of demons under his power.
  • He causes great battles and disputes, and makes gangrene wounds done by arrows.
  • Some authors say this demon belongs to the zodiacal sign of Sagittarius.
  • He is depicted as a gallant and handsome archer clad in green, and carrying a bow and quiver.
  • Other spellings: Leraie, Leraikha, Leraye, Loray, Oray.

Dates: August 2nd – August 11th (Connolly)(Day Time)
Alternate Dates: August 2nd – August 12th (Tikaboo), May 26th – May 31st (Runyon)
Direction: South
Tarot: 6 of Wands
Planet: Moon
Metal: Silver
Element: Fire (Under Goap)
Color:  Violet
Plant: Plantain
Incense: Jasmine
Zodiac:  Leo

Demonic Enn: Caymen vefa Leraje

Leraie-Sigil
Leraie-Sigil

Original text from the Ars Goetia:

“The Fourteenth Spirit is called Leraje (or Leraie). He is a Marquis Great in Power, showing himself in the likeness of an Archer clad in Green, and carrying a Bow and Quiver. He causeth all great Battles and Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are made with Arrows by Archers. This belongeth unto Sagittary. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc.”

 

From Tikaboo

“Leraje (or Leraie) is a Marquis Great in Power, showing himself in the likeness of an Archer clad in Green, and carrying a Bow and Quiver. He causeth all great Battles and Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are made with Arrows by Archers. This belongeth unto Sagittary. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits.”

 

From the Luciferian Goetia by Michael Ford

“He appears as a green clad archer, while sometimes in some older military uniform which appears to be of the civil war area. In an initiatory sense, Lerajae is very useful in directing ones desired goals and making them reality. For instance, one would summon Lerajae when one wants to obtain a specific goal i.e. job, trip, item, etc. The archer as he is known is useful in the sense of ‘hitting the mark’.”

 

From the Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Connolly

“Aside from general expectation magicks, you can seek the wisdom of Leraje during conflicts in order to resolve them. Leraje also gives good counsel to those seeking help on relationships with difficult people.”

 

Zepar – Demon Duke of the Day

Zepar – Demon Duke of the Day

Demon of the Day – Duke Zepar (Day Demon)

Dates: August 23rd – September 1st (Connolly)(Day Time)
Alternate Dates: August 24th – September 3rd (Tikaboo), June 6th – June 10th (Runyon)
Direction: West
Tarot:  8 of Pentacles
Planet: Venus
Metal: Copper
Element: Earth (Under Amaymon)
Color:  Green
Plant: Mandrake
Incense: Sandalwood
Zodiac:  Virgo

Demonic Enn: Lyan ramec catya Zepar

Zepar-Sigil
Zepar-Sigil

Original text from the Ars Goetia:

“The Sixteenth Spirit is Zepar. He is a Great Duke, and appeareth in Red Apparel and Armour, like a Soldier. His office is to cause Women to love Men, and to bring them together in love. He also maketh them barren. He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits, and his Seal is this, which he obeyeth when he seeth it.”

 

From Tikaboo

“He is a Great Duke, and appeareth in Red Apparel and Armour, like a Soldier. His office is to cause Women to love Men, and to bring them together in love. He also maketh them barren. He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits.”

From the Luciferian Goetia by Michael Ford

“He is likewise considered a familiar of Babalon-Lilith, and causes lust and love between women and men. […] 26 Legions of Spirits are under Zepar, one may work through this spirit as a means of obtaining the union of another female, or creating a shadow form of a succubus via dreaming sorcery.”

From the Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Connolly

“Likewise, Zepar can be invoked as a fertility Daemon. Invoke Zepar to find your magic partner.”

 

Prayers for Imbolc

Brighid’s Fire Meal Blessing
The goddess Brighid is well known as a keeper of the hearth fires in the home. As such, she is often associated with matters of domesticity, including cooking and kitchen magic. If you’re prepped a meal and you’re getting ready to dig in, take a moment to bless your food in Brighid’s name.
Brighid is the lady of flame,
the fire that cooks our food!
Hail to her and to the hearth,
and may our meal be good!

Thanks to Brighid Meal Blessing
In some modern Pagan traditions, it is customary to offer a blessing before a meal, particularly if it’s being held in a ritual context. At Imbolc, it’s a season to honour Brighid, the goddess of hearth, home and domesticity. Celebrate her role as a goddess of the home fires, and offer this simple blessing of gratitude before your Imbolc feast.

This is the season of Brighid,
She who protects our hearth and home.
We honour her and thank her,
for keeping us warm as we eat this meal.
Great Lady, bless us and this food,
and protect us in your name.

End of Winter Meal Blessing
Although Imbolc isn’t truly the end of winter–and depending on where you live, you might be right smack in the middle of the worst weather of the season–in many traditions, it is a time to look forward towards the spring. It’s a good time to honour the idea that the days are starting to grow a little bit longer and that soon, the harsh cold winter will be coming to an end. Feel free to hold off on this prayer until it’s a little more seasonally appropriate for your area.

The winter is coming to an end
The stores of food are dwindling,
And yet we eat, and stay warm
In the chilled winter months.
We are grateful for our good fortune,
And for the food before us.

Prayer to Brigantia, Keeper of the Forge
The goddess Brighid was known by many names. In parts of northern Britain, she was called Brigantia, and was seen as a keeper of the forge. In this aspect, she is associated with smith craft and cauldrons. She was connected to the Roman goddess Victoria, a deity who was the personification of victory in battle, as well as loyalty. In some legends she is invoked as Minerva, the warrior goddess. Although as Brigantia she is not nearly as famous as her Brighid aspect, she is seen as the goddess who bestowed the title of Brigantes upon a pan-Celtic tribe in England’s border region.

Hail, Brigantia! Keeper of the forge,
she who shapes the world itself with fire,
she who ignites the spark of passion in the poets,
she who leads the clans with a warrior’s cry,
she who is the bride of the islands,
and who leads the fight of freedom.
Hail, Brigantia! Defender of kin and hearth,
she who inspires the bards to sing,
she who drives the smith to raise his hammer,
she who is a fire sweeping across the land.

Prayer to Brighid, Keeper of the Flame
Among her many other aspects, Brighid is the keeper of the flame, and this simple prayer honours her in that role.

Mighty Brighid, keeper of the flame,
blazing in the darkness of winter.
O goddess, we honour you, bringer of light,
healer, exalted one.
Bless us now, hearth mother,
that we may be as fruitful as the soil itself,
and our lives abundant and fertile.

Prayer to Brighid, Bride of Earth
In many modern Pagan traditions, the Imbolc sabbat is a time to celebrate Brighid, the Celtic hearth goddess. Among her many other aspects, she is known as the Bride of Earth, and is the patroness of domesticity and home. This simple prayer honours her in that role.

Bride of the earth,
sister of the faeries,
daughter of the Tuatha de Danaan,
keeper of the eternal flame.
In autumn, the nights began to lengthen,
and the days grew shorter,
as the earth went to sleep.
Now, Brighid stokes her fire,
burning flames in the hearth,
bringing light back to us once more.
Winter is brief, but life is forever.
Brighid makes it so.

Smooring the Fire—A Prayer to Brighid
Alexander Carmichael was a folklorist and author who spent nearly five decades travelling around the highlands of Scotland collecting stories, prayers and songs. His most noteworthy work, the Carmina Gadelica, is an interesting blend of early Pagan tradition mixed with the influences of Christianity. Smooring the Fire is from Carmichael’s Carmina Gadelica, published 1900, and is a Gaelic hymn to Brighid, honouring the tradition of smooring, or dampening, the hearth fire at night, and particularly on the night before Imbolc.

An Tri numh (The sacred Three)
A chumhnadh, (To save,)
A chomhnadh, (To shield,)
A chomraig (To surround)
An tula, (the hearth)
An taighe, (The house,)
An teaghlaich, (The household,)
An oidhche, (This eve,)
An nochd, (This night,)
O! an oidhche, (Oh! this eve,)
An nochd, (This night,)
Agus gach oidhche, (And every night,)
Gach aon oidhche. (Each single night.)
Amen.

Ritual for Imbolc

Ritual for Imbolc

Supplies: Symbol of the season, such as a white flower, snow in a crystal container, also needed, an orange candle anointed with cinnamon, frankincense or rosemary oil (unlit), red candle to represent the elements, and your ritual supplies.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Say such words as the following:
“This is the time of the feast of torches,
When every lamp blazes and shines
To welcome the rebirth of the God.
I/we celebrate the Goddess,
I/we celebrate the God;
All the Earth celebrates
Beneath its mantle of sleep.”

Light the orange taper from the red candle on the altar. Slowly walk the circle clockwise, bearing the candle before you. Say these or similar words:

“All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and
Frost envelopes the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
Unseen you have been reborn
Of the gracious Mother Goddess,
Lady of all fertility.
Hail Great God!
Hail and welcome!”

Stop before the altar, holding aloft the candle. Gaze at its flame. Visualize your life blossoming with creativity, with renewed energy and strength.

If you need to look into the future or past, now is an ideal time.

Works of magic, if necessary, may follow.

Celebrate the Simple Feast.

Thank the Goddess and God.

Release the Circle.

Make a Brigid Cross

Make a Brigid Cross

Brigid Crosses are traditionally made from reeds but can be made from several alternatives so long as they are pliable. Willow also works and is good for the symbolism. It needs a long soaking and is perhaps not the easiest to work with but makes a wonderful cross. Go for a walk, see what you can find in the hedgerows and on the river banks, use straws or even cut long strips of paper.

Begin by bending your reeds and hooking them into each other as in the first figure and follow the diagram. When it is the size you want it to be you will need to tie the four ends, the four quarters – with string, thread, ribbon etc. Decorate the completed cross with ribbons and swan feathers if you have them – whatever is meaningful for you.

Imbolc February 1-2

Imbolc February 1-2

Imbolc, in the Celtic seasonal calendar marks the beginning of the lambing season and signals the beginning of Spring and the stirrings of new life. It is Feile Brighde, the ‘quickening of the year’. The original word Imbolg means ‘in the belly’. All is pregnant and expectant – and only just visible if at all, like the gentle curve of a ‘just-showing’ pregnancy. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. Here is hope. We welcome the growth of the returning light and witness Life’s insatiable appetite for rebirth.

It is time to let go of the past and to look to the future, clearing out the old, making both outer and inner space for new beginnings. This can be done in numerous ways, from spring cleaning your home to clearing the mind and heart to allow inspiration to enter for the new cycle. (‘Spring cleaning was originally a nature ritual’ – Doreen Valiente). It’s a good time for wish-making or making a dedication.

Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honouring of Brigid (Brighid, Bride, Brigit), so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as St Bridget. She is a Goddess of healing, poetry and smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and of the Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and new-born babies. She is the Triple Goddess, but at Imbolc she is in her Maiden aspect.


Ideas for Your Altar

Decorate your altar with snowdrops, swan feathers, a Brigid Cross, a Bridey Doll, white and green candles.

Herbs of Imbolc

Blackberry: Sacred to Brigid, the leaves and berries are used to attract prosperity and healing. A Goddess plant, belonging to the planetary sphere of Venus.

Coltsfoot: Coltsfoot or ‘sponnc’ (Gaelic) is a herb associated with Brigid. A herb of Venus, moves emotional and physical stagnation and is used magically to engender love and to bring peace.

Ginger: revitalises and stimulates the ‘fire within’ – helps alignment with the rise of Kundalini serpent energy at this time of year!

Trees of Imbolc

Rowan: Luis, or the Rowan, is the tree usually assigned to this time of year in the Celtic (Ogham) Tree Alphabet. It has long associations with the Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess. It is also known as the ‘Quickening Tree’ and is associated with serpents. Traditionally it protects and wards of evil. A sprig of Rowan can be put near the door of your home (we have a whole tree), or a sprig worn for protection. Rowan berries have a tiny five-pointed star on the bottom reminiscent of the pentagram.

Willow: The fourth tree in the Celtic Tree alphabet – S Saille, is also long associated with the Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess. Willow is the great ‘shape shifter’ of consciousness and emotion and symbolises feminine energy and the lunar cycle. Its branches are flexible – expressing movement and change rather than resistance. It is a tree of enchantment and dreaming, enhancing the confidence to follow one’s intuition, and inspires leaps of imagination.

3 day Come to me Love Spell

3 day Come to me Love Spell

All you need to perform this spell is:

2 white chime candles
• come to me oil

Write out a petition for the couple and turn it into a sigil

Inscribe each candle with each of the target details,

Anoint both candles with oil and blood

place them side-by-side in a candle holder or dish.

the candles must be touching.

Light both candles, and meditate as the wax begins to run together between the candles. You have to concentrate on your spell until the candles are joined by melted wax

Candles burn and wax melts
(****) and (****) are as one

Repeat it several times until you feel you’ve made your point.

Charge the sigil by the flames of the candles and scatter it into the night air.

You have to then let the candles continue to burn until they go out on their own

Repeat over 3 nights

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
Primary Benefits
Supports healthy digestion
Supports healthy respiratory function
Helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue
Emotional Benefits
Emotionally and spiritually, these affects spell the potential for mental expansion, clarity, and insight, something that can be especially useful during transition and change. It helps us to process what’s happening around us and within us consciously, instead of burying it with distractions. In doing so it can create both a sense of trust in the process of Life, as well as confidence in our ability to navigate it with ease.

Complimentary Oils
Rosemary essential oil blends well with Basil, Frankincense, Lavender, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils. 
In addition to rosemary essential oil, also consider trying Eucalyptus and Bergamot.

How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil
Traditionally, rosemary essential oil uses these application guidelines. Click the banner to understand what each symbol means and to learn how each is used safely and effectively:

How to use essential oils!
Adults Children/Sensitive Pregnancy

Precautions of Rosemary Essential Oil
Avoid during pregnancy or if you have epilepsy. May cause issues if you have high blood pressure. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Popular Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil
Rub topically on bottom of feet or stomach to help with digestion.
Diffuse Rosemary, or apply topically to help reduce tension, stress, and fatigue.
Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favourite entrees.
Add a single drop to the hands, rub together, and cup over the mouth and nose to flood the senses for up to a minute to assist with transitioning.
Add a single drop of rosemary essential oil to the hands, rub together, and cup over the mouth and nose to flood the senses for up to a minute, in order to help alleviate the nerves.
Inspiration for Using Rosemary Essential Oil
Anti-Wrinkle Blend: Mix together equal parts Geranium, Sandalwood, Lavender, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Lemon essential oil. Dilute as needed and use topically.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense-essential-oil-made-from-frankincense-resinAs a meditation aid. Use frankincense oil to help calm and centre the mind, to promote spiritual awareness, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace while meditating. Frankincense contains compounds known as sesquiterpenes which work directly on the limbic system of the brain, the centre of memory and emotions. Frankincense is calming, grounding, and centring to the nervous system. Diffuse it into your room, or just inhale directly from the bottle at the start of your meditation.
For respiratory support. Frankincense is a powerful health support for respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It even helps when suffering from laryngitis. Diffuse it into the room where you intend to spend some time. For best results, use an ultrasonic cool mist diffuser. Never heat essential oils because heating them diminishes their therapeutic effects.
To calm nightmares. Dilute frankincense oil as described below and rub over the large arteries along the sides of the neck before bed to help relieve nightmares (yes, really!).
Skin complaints. Whether your skin is dry and mature or oily and blotched with blemishes, frankincense oil has wonderful balancing qualities. It helps to reduce lines and wrinkles by tightening and toning skin, accelerates the healing of blemishes, skin ulcers and wounds, and stimulates cell regeneration. For anti-aging benefits, put several drops into your favourite night time moisturiser. For acne and blemishes, apply it neat directly on the problem area, unless you have very sensitive skin, then dilute as described below.
For immune support. Breathe the vapour right out of the bottle, or diffuse frankincense oil to help boost immunity. Research shows that the natural plant chemical constituents in frankincense oil stimulate the immune system.

Magickal Uses for Agrimony

Magickal Uses for Agrimony
Planetary Association: Jupiter

Gender: Masculine

Elemental Association: Air

Deity Association: Lugh, Manannan Mac Lir and Danu

Astrological Association: Cancer

Magickal Properties: acts as a deflective shield; Agrimony has also long been used to reverse spells sent against the magician ; i.e. it not only breaks hexes, it also sends them back to the hexer. It is said that this herb protects against evil entities, and even poison. It is thought when agrimony herb is aged, witches and other magical beings have this herb in both protection, exorcism, and divination. Agrimony is useful for spellwork for those who who need to explore their true feelings and to help balance the emotions applied to a situation. It is useful also as a banishing smudge or as a wash to cleanse the aura. It is especially useful in healing magic as it enhances the strength of all healing spells, especially at a distance. You could use it in a ritual bath before beginning, as a wash for your tools, in a smudge or simply decorate your alter with it.

Agrimony can be added to pillows, or placed under the pillow to ensure a deep, dreamless sleep. This is especially useful for those who are too troubled to sleep properly.

In Voodoo: AGRIMONY is an herb that is said to turn back jinxes that have already been made, roots that have already been laid, and curses that have already been cast. Combined with Slippery Elm Bark, it is said to break spells involving Slander and Lies spread by back-biting enemies who are trying to trouble your marriage or love-life. Combined with Rue, it is said to send back the Evil Eye (Mal Occhio) even after the Eye has already taken effect. Combined with Salt, it is said to un-make Hexes and Witchcraft. In other words, we are told that AGRIMONY is one of the all-around best herbs for general UNCROSSING work, either used alone or in combination with other herbs, in preparations for bathing, burning, sprinkling, or carrying in a mojo bag.