” Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind. It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body but the very essence of our being.”
… Gabrielle Roth …
Who and what is the Magickal Self?
What and who is the mysterious “Magickal Self” that is spoken of as you move along a Wiccan path? There are as many answers to that as there are every individual practitioner of the magickal arts. You see the magickal self is formed and created through the individual’s experience, innate talents and practice, practice, practice. So come on a journey back to your Divine Self.
Foundations of Practice:
Our focus in Foundations of Practice this month will center on those exercises which will begin to strengthen and establish the integration of all parts of self.
Reading and Resources:
Check out the Suggested Reading this month for additions that will give you more information about choosing a magickal name, making your robe and spiritual practice that will support the basics of developing your magickal self.
This journey is one of learning more about your spiritual nature and the power of the Witch that is awakened. The beginnings of awakening this persona take form in all acts of devotion and magickal working and seamlessly interweave their magick into your mundane expression. This is the mystery of not only calling oneself a Witch, but living that truth, embodying that energy and claiming that power.
The robe slips easily over my shoulders
And drapes my body in magick.
The amulet rests at the space of voice
Just below my upturned head.
I balance all parts of my self
And allow the mysteries
Of true magick to flow.
I speak the name of power
And step through the Gates
of my own Destiny.
The Right Mind-Set
Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.
Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.
Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition.
As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.
Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.
Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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