Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism, for the Novice to the Crone
A pentacle is a round object decorated with a pentagram
Pentagrams have been used in magic throughout history. The pentagram's shape may
have derived from the hand. This could account for its continued magical use for
protection (hands are used to guard ourselves), as well as money (we earn our living
with our hands).
The pentagram is an interlaced five-pointed star. Aside from its hand symbolism, it also represents the human body: the top point the head, the left and right middle points the arms, the bottom two the legs. Pentagrams were found among the ruins of Pompeii. It was in use even earlier, for a pot found at Tell Asmar (Jemdet Nasr period, circa 2750 B.C.E.) in Mesopotamia bears a painted pentagram. This figure is so steeped in magic, symbolism, and religion that of necessity these few words will have to suffice. (The pentagram isn't in any way connected with the Christian summation of evil.)
A pentacle (the term stems from ceremonial magic) is any round object decorated with a pentagram. This project utilizes the money-attracting properties of the pentagram.
Break or cut off a tennis ball-sized piece of clay. Knead and roll it between the hands to form a ball. While doing this, visualize money coming into your life. On a piece of waxed paper, flatten the ball into a quarter-inch thick circle. Smooth the surface. Transfer the diagram shown here to a piece of tracing paper. Lay it over the flat clay. If your clay disk is too large, roll it into a ball and flatten it again, adjusting it so that it is the correct width. Using the toothpick or awl, poke a hole into the clay at each of the five outer points of the "star." Use these as guides when inscribing the pentagram onto the clay.
Remove the tracing paper. With your inscribing tool, draw a line across the surface of the clay from point A to point B, saying:
Money will come to me.
Saying these words each time, repeat from point B to point C, from point C to point D, from point D to point E, and finally from point E back to point A. You've just drawn a pentagram. If the pentagram doesn't seem balanced, smooth over the surface of the clay, use the tracing paper to give you the starting points and try again.
When you're satisfied with the pentagram, let the pentacle dry on the waxed paper undisturbed for three days .
After the pentacle has dried, set it on a window sill, near the front door, or some other place in the home where it can remain undisturbed for a long period of time.
As you place the pentacle, say these or similar words while visualizing (which should be repeated at regular intervals):
It's money I need:
This is the seed!
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Take a look at your hands. See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and divinity grows more intense.
This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following:
- magical simmering potpourris
- a beaded psychic mandala , Plus much more . . .
Copyright © 2002 Scott Cunningham & David Harrington