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Abracadabra: A word from the Jewish mystical tradition of Qabala. Its root is the name of the Gnostic deity Abraxas, meaning "hurt me not". It is said to possess magical powers, especially of protection from illness.

Adept: An individual who, through serious study and accomplishment, is considered highly proficient in a particular magical system. An individual highly experienced and proficient in a particular magical craft ie. an esoteric master.

Aeromancy: Divination by the stars.

Akasha Spirit: The fifth element, the omnipresent spiritual power that permeates the universe.

Alba: The Isle of Skye; Scotland.

Alchemist: One who practices alchemy.

Alchemy: A form of high magic which stems from the middle ages noted by the attempts of alchemists to make lead turn into gold.

Altar: A special, flat surface set aside exclusively for magical workings or religious acknowledgment. A small working area and shrine many pagans maintain, where they perform most of their ritual and spell work.

Amulet: A magically charged object which deflects specific, usually negative, energies. An object charged with personal energies through ritual or meditation often used to ward off a certain force or person. Amulets can be made of feathers, plants, beads, etc. The horseshoe and the four-leafed clover are two examples of amulets.

Ankh: An Egyptian hieroglyphc widely used as a symbol of life, love, and reincarnation. It is a cross with a looped top.

Arcana: The two halves of a tarot deck. The Major Arcana consists of 22 trumps, the Minor Arcana consists of 56 suit cards (sometimes called the lesser or lower Arcana).

Asatru: Modern worship of the old Norse gods.

Aspect: The particular principle or part of the Creative Life Force being worked with or acknowledged at any one time.


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Aspecting: An advanced magical practice which is seen most commonly in a coven as opposed to solitary. The practitioner attempts to manifest an aspect of the Goddess or the God. This is seen in the pagan ritual of Drawing Down the Moon as well as in other pagan religions such as Vodou, where the priest often allows the deity to speak through his or her body.

Asperger: A bundle of fresh herbs or a perforated object used to sprinkle water during or preceding ritual, for purification purposes.

Astral Plane: A place which is generally conceptualized as an invisible parallel world which remains unseen from our own solid world of form.

Astral Travel/Projection: The process of separating your astral body from your physical one to accomplish travel in the astral plane or dream time. Astrology: The study of and belief in the effects the movements and placements of planets and other heavenly bodies have on the lives and behavior of human beings.

Astrology: The practice of revealing the future by interpreting the arrangement of stars and planets in relation to astrological theory and the zodiac.

Athame: A cleansed and consecrated ritual blade. Usually double edged, and black handled. It is never used to cut anything on the physical plane. Pronounced several ways: Ah-THAM-ee, ATH-ah-may, ah-THAW-may.

Attune: To bring different psyches into harmony.

Augury: Divination based on "signs" or omens.

Aura: The life-energy field which surrounds all living things. An energy field which surrounds living beings. An aura is most often visible only to those born with the skill to see it, or those who developed this ability. A visible aura contains various colors and tells about the spiritual and emotional persona of the plant, human, or creature surrounded by it. However, an aura can also be felt, heard, or sensed through other means.

Automatic Writing: Form of divination where the channeler uses a pen, paper and an altered state of consciousness to receive messages.


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