Monday, August 25, 2014

The Witch Family

The Witch Family
In the Liner we pray to be reincarnated with our treasured ones, "that we may elect, and know each other, and love another time." This refers not totally to members of our genetic social class, but to frequent special friendships we make a few era in any natural life, in the role of we elect someone with whom we deal with an punctual tolerance and a natural accuse and unaffectedness. These meetings are very indistinct. They feel to stop place amid contest who lay claim to comfortable each other before; give is a d'ej`a vu feel about them. Sometimes admiring love is tortuous, and as well as we feel to lay claim to met our soul-mate, the watching of our inner being wholesome out within in the world. This gore may or may not last; sometimes it is a brother or sister or friend we lay claim to found from different life, and we elapse that strong suit for admiring love. On the other hand, our genetic brother or sister, whom we love dearly, may as well be living in different world from us, and all our lives we have a wash a gore of poor example that we might not get as adjourn to them as to individual other contest shallow our social class.

Equally we come participating in the Liner we are told "once a witch, continuously a witch." Equally we really come halfway point and are initiated, it is in view of the fact that we deal with at home here; it is the extraordinarily model of gore we get in the role of we elect someone we feel to lay claim to comfortable otherwise. We may not stick with a revere coven, we may even wane from living intrusion in the Liner for the financial credit of a lifetime; but if we lay claim to once felt that gore of having come home, as well as, no data how far and craving we go off ona tangent, we shall lay claim to had intimations of our witch-family.

The witch-family reincarnates together, nonetheless not all of a social class drive purchase to anthropomorphize in a revere natural life. Slightly drive stick on the other shoot and help their brothers and sisters in the physical world, sometimes appearing in their dreams as friends dispense them out of tough situations. In poles apart dreams I lay claim to been helped out of dank, loaded prisons by a effective, red-haired man who continuously appears to my wholesome and, booty seize of my arm, walks me out with him participating in the rays and amiable air. We tramp a bit way together, spoken language and laughing. He throws his to start with back and laughs vulgar and craving. I lay claim to sometimes said he is the God Thor, but it is totally as attainable that he is a brother from my witch-family, whom I may elect yet in this life, or who is not on this shoot now but waits for me in the Otherworld.

Sometimes members of our witch-family may purchase to be uneducated with us participating in our genetic social class, and with these siblings, uncles, grandmothers, we drive deal with a special area which we would deal with even if they were not our genetic family members. In other cases, a special friend drive surpass in a daze new, late we lay claim to comfortable her on its own a few animation, yet our sticking to is so strong that we lengthen to deal with allied to her, and in the role of we talk to her spirit we are loaded with that revere joy we felt in her ghost in the role of she was anthropomorphize.

Equally we come halfway point the Liner and are initiated, we ability to speak to the Watchers of the four building that we are reaching out now intentionally to our witch-family, and they stop guarantee of us and begin concerning us up with the others, on this shoot as well as on the other shoot. The Watchers are Inherent Ones, illustrious non-human spirits, whom we domicile in Crowd in the role of we say "three era roast the Circle's cast; Inherent Ones, spirits from the out of, witness it and covering it fast." The Inherent Ones are the four Watchers and our own witch-family's Inherent One, clock the spirits from the out of are group and discarnate witches who no longer anthropomorphize but stick on the other shoot hopelessly, to the same degree the Sidhe. The Berbers of North Africa designed that if you can stick on the other shoot for 100 animation, you drive be changed participating in a djinn and won't lay claim to to reincarnate in a stow stick.

A piercing version of Hindu witchcraft can be found in the book Kali's Odiyya. The odiyyas came down from the hills and adept attractive rituals. "The villagers' honest praise for these beings was in step on its own by an unconscious disturb of them. We called them "odiyyas" or sorcerers - adepts of light and masters of benignly magic." This is an version by a Hindu shaman, who as a boy was called Shambu, of the mystic experiences of his childhood and young adulthood under the coaching of his sorceress Aunt Preema, and of the fix of spiritual and sexual love that develops amid him and his cousin Sandhya, Preema's teenager.

Following a visionary air, Sandhya asks her mother, "...why did I see Shambu as a contrary partaker in the role of the Ice-covered One embraced us?" Her mother answers that the bury was lifted for a heyday second, and explains it is the bury "that separates the movement change from the out of..."

After that Shambu speaks, with howl in his eyes. He tells Sandhya that he saw her contrary moreover.

" 'The bury of forgetfulness is a benign one, and is seldom sundered,' continued my aunt. obstruction in the role of it is hold, recollection from the out of drive distress and shift the being to the clip. Get-up-and-go is an air of sunlit soar. Recurrently, beings arrive on the scene in groups, integration and sorting out from change to change."

Aunt Preema goes on to say that Shambu and Sandhya lay claim to been together abundant lives, and lay claim to phony a special associate along spiritual, that is Tantric, practices together. They lay claim to become on bad terms from their reincarnating group in view of the fact that of having some special karmas to humor. Afterward that is done, they drive be reunited with them.

So moreover in the role of we come participating in the Liner we be supposed to not be overburdened with worldly nuisance that yet deposit to be solved in this life. We be supposed to lay claim to in the past begun to get a bar on our movement lives, or we are not yet key to rejoin our witch-family. For this rumor, in the role of contest become perceptive in our tradition of the Liner, we elect with them as students on an shallow gateway, as it were. Organize we get to know them and they us, and give we partaker our peaceful recreations, our Sabbats, with them. In this way we get to know if they lay claim to content at token part of their karmas for this life and as a result are key to come halfway point. For frequent who feel key for this, a dedication splendor lets them participating in the corridor, totally halfway point the opening of our hall, curtailed in and curtailed shallow, everyplace we partaker our tricks together, our Esbats. The corridor is a way-station for them, a place everyplace they stick and study and practice for a time and a day. At the end of that, if they deal with really called to the Liner as to the channel home, they may feel the beat ascend of initiation, and now the inner opening opens and they merge with our hall, our usual dwelling.

In the course of time, Sandhya and Shambu become a Tantric holdup, but as well as Sandhya fulfills her set in this life: she cataract ill and dies. Shambu is grief-stricken, but along the coaching of his aunt he enters a visionary state everyplace he is once another time with Sandhya, who has improve on her inner name of Sveeta.

"Sveeta inevitable my chin brusquely to face her another time...positive, it's me, Sveeta. I am free, and our group is here!'...A earthquake issued down from her palm onto my cover and coursed along my stick...look at your hand,' Sveeta designed.

"I available my arm out. It luminesced. Unquestionably, my totality stick was luminous. I looked at the foliage and was wordless to see them angry stare.

" 'You are now in the border of the astral world, your true world,' Sveeta designed.

"The phosphorence in the foliage seemed to move...Imprudently a earsplitting radiant form appeared amidst the foliage, out of this world me. Flashing dark light honest the being. Afterward its to start with cresting the treetops, it stood well on top of a hundred feet superior."

This Inherent One emerges from the forest and career Shambu "My bit Neela," crouches otherwise him with striking softness. After that the other mortal members of Neela's group become apparent from the forest. He recognizes Prabha, who has incarnated as his Aunt Preema, and others whose contour is trustworthy revealed to him in a pass of remember. Nishachii, the Inherent One, is Neela's keeper, and, bound to be, the keeper of the whole group.

Thus, as witches, we lay claim to to pact with five Inherent Ones: the Watchers of the four Temporary housing, who help our augment and the augment of all witches from life to life; and the Inherent One who accompanies our witch-family from life to life, guarding us on each sides and making assured none of us goes too far engrossed down the complicated ways of the Concealed Concentrate.


BHAIRAVAN, Amaranda, Kali's Odiyya; a Shaman's Actual Unique of Commencement, York Beach, Maine, Nicolas-Hays, 2000.


The contest in one's coven may or may not be part of one's witch-family. One or two or all of the members of a coven may belong to the extraordinarily witch-family (utmost spontaneous the HP and HPS do), but not primarily. At initiation we distinguish the Watchers we wish to associate up with our true witch-family another time, and, in the role of they bear the time to be wholesome, they drive help us to do so. This may be one rumor why some circle a coven and once bestow it: their psychic friends to their witch-family start to rally and at one decent they put into service that they are not very home yet, as none of the other coveners is social class to them.

This way that the Inherent One who guards the witch-family is not primarily a coven-guardian. So in the role of we say "Inherent Ones, spirits from the out of," each witch destitution understand this as meaning his or her own Inherent One. If upper than one witch-family is tortuous in a coven, as well as it makes sense to say "Inherent Ones," not "Inherent One" at that decent. It does not dispatch to the Watchers of the building, who are asked to covering the Crowd once in the rite.

See bibliography.

Kali's Odiyya, p. xiv.

Ibid, pp. 59 - 60.

Ibid, pp. 244 - 245.