Halloween & Full Moon Spell: You can't burn was made of fire
Here we are!... embracing this new full moon during the same day we have a big celebration: Halloween. To that we have to add, the fact that is also a blue moon.
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion over the internet about this. I did see in extremely popular blogs how the last New Moon was actually called a blue moon which is completely incorrect. When we have two full moons in one calendar month the 2nd full moon is what we call a blue moon. That’s it. Quite simple. And that's where we get the expression “once in a blue moon” due to the fact that is a rare occasion.
Halloween is a special day, were the veil between worlds and the presence of our ancestors can be felt closer and more intense. So I invite you to let go of what no longer serves you and you are ready to release to fuel the bonfire of this ceremony.
Bonfire comes from a Middle English word 'banefire', which means a fire for burning bones, 'bane' being an old word for 'bone'. As the name suggests, bonfires were originally used for burning bones, and also on occasion for burning people convicted of heresy as well as prohibited items, including books.
For many of us the representation of the bonfires and a night like Halloween can be associated with painful past life experiences of being burned at the stake. Not a nice thought. But sometimes we don’t realise that in many countries this is still a sad reality for many women today. That is why August 10th has been declared a World Day against Witch Hunts. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?.
Only in Ireland the Witchcraft Act of 1735 inherited from the old English legal system was only revoke in 2006. This Act stated that “Any person who shall pretend or exercise to use any type of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or pretend knowledge in any occult or craft or science shall for any such offence suffer imprisonment at the time of one whole year and also shall be obliged to observation for his/her good behaviour.”
Historian Wolfgang Behringer, who works as a professor specializing in the early modern age at Saarland University reports that "Between 1960 and 2000, about 40,000 people alleged of practicing witchcraft were murdered in Tanzania alone. While there are no laws against witchcraft as such in Tanzanian law, village tribunals often decide that certain individuals should be killed,"
How is this for a scary story to tell your friends on Saturday night?
Well, this is the world we live in guys.
I remember how few years ago I was headhunted to work on a project in Tanzania that didn’t go as planned. But can you imagine lovely Elora in the middle of Tanzania, making bonfires and dancing to the full moon? That could have been fun… and obviously quite risky.
At the same time, we have a completely different reality in the west, where witches and witchcraft are becoming mainstream. So mainstream that witches have been using the hashtags #BindTrump and #MagicResistance to join their forces to create a "Blue Wave" spell on October 31st and on November 2nd to stop Trumps reelection. Facebook group Bind Trump (Official) has over 6,200 members alone when I last checked.
Even the figure of the Magus or Magician has gained a great momentum in the last couple of years. Even do is not as popular and more highly specialised in most cases. But we can all agree that this “renaissance of the occult” is infiltrating all levels of consciousness and awareness. When most of the time access to this type of power was concealed to the elites behind closed doors or made a mockery in the media. But here we are in 2020 embracing all that we are and all that there is within. Where past, present and future merge to honour our truth. For the good of all concerned before us, beside us and in front of us with no strings attached.
Because here is the deal my lovelies: what’s the point to turn on a light to hide it behind a door?.
In 2006 at the time that the Witchcraft Act of 1735 was revoked here in Ireland, I was in full swing exploring the non ordinary. And in that same year I started Letsmoveon (which now has become Dakini Elora). I was doing workshops, having mind blowing experiences and facilitating my first workshop about introduction to Life Coaching in Dublin. But there was something that everywhere I went and with every teacher I had was a common denominator: you can’t tell people what you really do. What they really wanted to say is: you can not tell people what you are.
After that, it was like a snowball effect of labels and words used to describe me so people could fit me in “comfortably” in their realities. So that I could be accepted, understood, taken seriously and attractive enough commercially. Not very successfully obviously.
Witches have not only been prosecuted but have also being demonised. Even it its own definition:
So if you look for the antonym of the word witches this is some of the stuff you get: angels, babes, beauty, cupcakes, dolls, foxes, honey, hotties, stunners, sweethearts, sweeties, nice, ladies… What happened with the magical powers? So we need to go to the Oxford Dictionary to find the term White Witch: "a person who practises magic for altruistic purposes". Which sounds to me like the Robin Hood of the magic world… a thief, a criminal but feeds the poor. So it is ok. We can tolerate it but still a thief that can be prosecuted and put in jail.
In other words, what is the term for a woman connected to the Universe who develops magic and skills out of the ordinary?. No more or less. Just that and without judgment. Well... no, there is not such a term. Obviously because it seems that if a woman has access to any kind of power it makes her evil.
So for many reasons and sometimes not of my own making, it was easier to be a "coach" than having to explain my true nature.
So in this Full Moon we are claiming our voice as an expression of our true Self, honouring our ancestors for their sacrifices and their suffering. We take back the power and make every bonfire lit in this planet a symbol of our strength. Make each flame lit in this full moon a sign of empowerment for each woman that came before us, each woman that will come after us and each sister that walks with us in this present.
Because if magic is not real, if we witches (of all types) don’t exist... what the fuck is all the fuss about? What are they so afraid of to make them try to make us disappear.
Someone, somewhere forgot that you can’t burn what’s made of fire. And didn't expect that we could win at their own game.
Happy Full Moon guys!