There is no better time than Spring (March 20-21) to share the Spirit of Mother Goddess. One cannot deny the healing effects of her effervescent glow. As a woman,Witch (wise one), mother, sister, wife,and friend, Goddess is at the very core of my Craft and or worship. She represents everything that is, will come, and has followed…she is the essence of me, the Mother of all life. Her force… her “Spirit” is Wild and Free and genderless, a union of thee…however, when her energy graces us with sprinkles of her Cosmic dust…within the universe, anthropomorphically, she can be manifested into a force of nature, and or fe-male energy.
Historically, one can gather, Goddess worship records back to the Paleolithic times. Some of the first images found of the Goddess note back to the Cro-Magnons of Upper Paleolithic period between 35,000 and 10,000 BC. She is named Venus. Also, other female figurines found date back to the proto-Neolithic period of ca, 9000-7000 BC, the Middle Neolithic period of ca. 6000-5000 BC,and the Higher Neolithic period of ca. 4500-3500 BC. In Africa, she was discovered, in paintings, dating back to 7000-6000 BC. During predynastic Egypt, prior to 3110 BC, she was known as Ta-Urt (Great One).
The point of all this being, throughout time Goddess , and her worship, has acquired many faces…however, she has always represented nature..and, the female essence of divinity… which focuses on nature through an emphasis on creating life and relating in an ethical and caring way to all living beings, among other aspects. ‘Now when one gets into the psychology of this thought …anthropomorphic terms have to be worked into the psyche. For example, the human mind is unable to understand any type of divinity without some form of anthropomorphism.”
Therefore,theoretically, if such a system is applied to the usual “concept” of God, giving “him” the different titles which people have attributed to him, one finds a multitude of separate “gods” with names like Almighty, Yahweh, Christ,Jehovah,Allah….etc…each one is assigned a particular function in the pantheon.” Hence, a similar system is applied in Goddess honoring…Isis,Lord,Kwan, Yin,Neith,Nut,Iemanja, Mary… Goddess worship can be balanced by honoring both fe-male deities. This practice is best summarized as being the belief in the second marriage of the sky god and earth mother.
Incidentally,above, I’ve supplied some historical data as to the journey of Goddess existence and movement. And, I would hope to convey in my writings,unions,and guidance of others,of how Powerful the effects of experiencing divinity in whatever way is meaningful to oneself. The journey is life-changing…because of the very Nurture of the experience. Goddess is and can mean many different things to any one particular individual. That is one of many beautiful manifestations of the path of Goddess. Furthermore, I choose to, and will continue to guide others into her light and walk my journey with and through her…it’s a wonderful thing.
With blessings of Goddess ☽ ☼ ☾
Creolemagik is a philo-sophia that is rooted in the Alchemical Tradition and, thus, involves the Socratic care of the psycho-spiritual self-consciousness through esoteric magik. Creolemagik is not a religion. Creolemagik is a fusion of transpersonal psychology,ancient wisdom and self-help tools one can use while on their own journey of internal spiritual alchemy. Creolemagik emphasizes focusing in on the Whole person: mind, body, and spirit. The guidance reinforces that one must take time to nurture their own Spirit, foremost. The reason being, Spirit is so important because it is the inner sense of enlightenment that guides us in our own will and direction in life. For example, when one meets another with a strong Spirit there is an exhilaration and strength that emulates from their eyes. Truly, a peaceful Spirit sends out an energy that eases other individuals, and allows one to deeply connect with them. And, this same energy will allow one to connect with their own higher purpose. Incidentally, the philosophy and or teachings of Creolemagik correspond to the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and ether to center oneself. Furthermore, by using meditation, visualization, and psyche development, one can begin to heal from any self-limiting thought vibrations in their collective unconsciousness. I have Created a branch of wisecraft, called Creolemagik. I have incorporated transpersonal concepts within this tradition to embellish the journey of healing one’s psycho-spiritual temple through the cosmic cycle of this esoteric magik. Creolemagik guides one on how to discover the Self through altered states of reality, experienced in layers of realms such as Spirit, Energy, and consciousness; for the intentions of seeking Truth, and the Purpose and meaning in your life. Creolemagik discovers that personal development is a process that is motivated by the Spirit rather than the intellect.
To cultivate spirituality, a good self-concept is crucial. A favorable self-concept is considering yourself as an honorable person, worthy of an enjoyable life…and in a position of attaining it. Creating a valuable belief concerning our external or even internal self lets us discover… with our inner spiritual nature…so that, in the long run, we believe that we are a all-powerful being.
Affirmations can be done inwardly, voiced aloud, put into writing, chanted, said in the form of spells and or prayers. Music reaches one in a spiritual level…when it moves you in the right way. Furthermore, the proper environment with the right’ energy that is in-tune with the goals of the working(s) is important.
Success with affirmations depends upon utilizing the three-fold key-think about the meaning, create a visualization for this meaning and feel how you will feel when the hoped for goal is consistently happening in your life. This three-fold key/law does the following; you raise the energy (meditation), program the energy(tell the energy what you want it to do-using affirmations), and direct the energy(visualizations). When you begin directing the energy…continue to program it, while you visualize it doing what you want to do. Affirmations must’ be repeated five to ten times a day, in your mind. Ultimately, let it go…and know that it’ is working.
The Socratic care of the soul involves self-knowledge; the upward’ discovery and union of the psycho-spiritual self and the difficult challenges the ego-centered self has with healing from certain shadows and or archetypes (the collective unconsciousness) that impose self-limiting thought vibrations and or negative energy within the psyche. You see…one must be willing to question life … their reality in order to fully nourish a growth process within for proper self-understanding. And, in order to discover true illumination/ true consciousness and or thought, one must be willing to voyage into a process’ of freeing one’s mind, spirit, and temple(body), from ignorance (imprisonment), such as dogmas, and fear of exploring the unknown’ … the world within, the cave. Thereupon, one can connect with that divine inner-source and or ultimate truth; this ultimate truth being goodness and or balance… therefore, to have spiritual transpersonal insights and experiences… is a process of igniting and connecting with true wisdom, true freedom’ and belief ‘ within oneself.
So the question arises…how does one find that true-self within the cave? Well, meditation…is one way. Meditation is a time-honored technique that can take one into infinite dimensions of consciousness, thus, establishing healing personal energy. The practice helps one develop discipline and concentration. In relation to meditation and a conditioned stimulus, an example would be lighting a candle and or some incense for ritual’ and or trance; eventually, lighting the candle or incense signals one’s brain that it’s time for meditation. For example, in the practice of tratak and or candle gazing , the exercise helps one learn to sit quietly and focus on something other than their outer world. This practice is known as inner gazing. I practice candle magik daily. I sit in a comfortable position, I place a burning candle in front of myself and then I concentrate on my flow of breath, when I’m calm… I gaze at the candle … from there I open my third eye… focusing on the flame that represents the source of my creation, my inner light.
May your inner light burn bright…
I am often asked, “What is Creolemagik, and how does one become a Witch? Who is goddess, and do you believe in god?” I respond, “I’ve always been a Witch!” Consequently, following the path of magik is a personal spiritual journey…lead by spiritual intelligence . I further explain that knowing goddess and or god is not some “person” removed from self; goddess and or god is a personal “energy” of multiple intelligence that gives us power over our own destiny and thoughts of wisdom; guiding and blending our psyche and spirit into an intrapersonal union. Of course, a lot of people travel through life never really knowing how to connect to their personal power that belongs to the essence of who they are. Incidentally, through my own self-cultivation, I have come to understand that the first “key” to unlocking one’s quest toward self-actualization is developing an understanding of one’s own psycho-spiritual temple. Thereupon, the metamorphosis of self can begin.
Similarly, my own journey to further understand my psychological and spiritual choices has naturally led me into the study of Esoteric Magik. I have been aware of my calling since I was about 7 years old. I can remember making my first holy communion and coming home that day literally riding my broom in my backyard…still dressed in white. I often look back on that picture with wonder…because I realize that magik I connect with so much now…was starting to become my own Witch’s brew. Subsequently, my spiritual journey has helped develop, nurture, and explore new types of consciousness that have healed me internally. The knowledge I have gained through the “Craft” has turned my whole being into a supernova of contineous possibilities. As a result, I am living within a labyrinth of consciousness; aiming to further understand the inner world of my human soul and dimensions. The awareness I have gained while searching for self has made one of several discoveries apparent; certain experiences in life alter our perception and change us forever.
Ultimately, the process has helped me discover who I am and why I am here on mother-earth. Furthermore, I willfully share this knowledge with my children. Incidentally, when I home-school my children, I knew that my main goal was to instill a strong sense of self into their psyches. In addition, they have a wonderful legacy of knowing that they are related to Thomas Jefferson, he was a (x 4) great Uncle through his brother Randolph Jefferson (their great… grandpapa) I have incorporated this knowledge into their homeschooling. A book they found interesting is called Jefferson’s Children, by Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman. Nevertheless, for my family, a vitality philosophy is most important. And, the idea that all persons are created equal, and should be treated as such; no matter what their faith, age, or sexual preference may be, just to name a few.
Nevertheless, the magikal world, to me, is this very projection of natural energies (such as personal power) …all to bring about that needed change. That magik is the balance created between mind, body, and spirit. Consequently, in my own discovery of self I have come to understand and accept my different spiritual insights. I never was in the broom closet about the energy that dances within me. It still swirls and conjures up pure Fire! However, the older I have become…the more I have appreciated the ability to really know and find myself. Hence, I’ve dedicated myself to awakening the divinity within myself and my children…well …helping them find their own light is more what that guidance is about…I also find strength in helping others. My method (s) have been motivation and intention…and trust in what I say that those gifts go very far when desire and passion are wrapped up within one’s innate intelligence. I have come to know that the physical world is one of many realities and that it is not the absolute highest expression…one’s Spirit is an ultimate force to unfold. I mean one of the most important and foremost priorities is to love thy self…you must start there…to accept oneself is a precious gift.
Ultimately, as a consequence of my spiritual and emotional intelligence, I feel the reality I continue to choose will answer my inner needs and desires, not the impositions of others. I aspire, each day, to further illuminate my inner light of imagination, self-actualization, self-determination, intellect, and divinity. This is psycho-spiritual growth, and, to me…what the craft is to be…
Zenobia Chaney Jefferson (Creole Moon)
Essay Published in the Witche’s Voice (WitchVox)2010
I am often asked, “Why do I call myself a Witch or practice witchcraft?” I simply say, “I have always known that I was a witch…a practitioner of Earth and or Natural Magick”. I have always known witchcraft as a path that draws primarily on the Element of Earth and the honor of Nature. A path composed of the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
Incidentally, it was not until I was much older, than that young child, that I realized what the “magick” aspect of witchcraft was molding my psyche into. You see, the magick that I hold so dear projects my natural energies (such as personal power); all to bring about that needed change. In psychoanalytic terms, ”Transpersonal Psychology” in this instance, that magick is the balance created between mind, body, and spirit. Consequently, magick is a natural, not supernatural, practice.
In regard to the Elements, I speak of more than just the physical elements. For example, each element symbolizes our physical, spiritual, and emotional attributes.
Consider each element is their natural state; thus, examining within yourself what spiritual and or emotional aspect you connect with them. For example,
So you see, being a Witch and practicing Magick is a Positive! It is a path of self-knowledge, a path of peace and light.