Sunday, October 10, 2010

Witches at Halloween

Halloween is the witches favourite time of year.  On the night of Samhain, 31st October, witches gather in their coven.  The purpose of this meeting is to weave spells;  for examples witches cast spells to sever sour relationships and end bad situations.  If possible witches should create such destructive spells during the waning phase of the moon.

While the three witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth were concerned with predicting the future (Double, double toil and trouble).  At Halloween, a coven of witches traditionally focuses their attention on the spirits of the dead.  Indeed, this is where the black cat comes into the legend, for it is believed that a witch can turn into a black cat and thus freely enter the spirit world. 
Witches use the powers of the waxing moon to improve the efficacy of good luck spells.  For example, they use white candles for positive energy and green candles for healing.  Here is a witches spell to cure nightmares: repeat this incantation 13 times:
'Red leaves, gift from earth,
Birth to death and death to birth,
Keep all evil far away,
Day to night and night to day.'
Here is a famous witches poem - The Witching Hour by John Keats
Tis the witching hour of night,
Or bed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?

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