Glossary


Three-Fold Law
– States that the universe is in a state of balance, and that energy flows throughout. Every act you do releases energy, and that at some point the energy must return to its source. Specifically, the Three-fold Law states that everything that you do comes back to you at some point, with three times the energy you originally put out.


Quarters/Directions/Guardians
– Each of the four Cardinal Directions (North, East, South, & West) have a color and an Element associated with them. During ritual, these Elementals are called to guard and protect the Circle.


Sabbat
– Any one of eight holy days spaced out around the year. These rituals are typically for celebration, and no Magick, or other working is done. They are Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain.


Esbat
– Any ritual that is not a Sabbat. These can be held at any time, thought they are usually held at least on the Full Moon. These rituals are for working. Typically some sort of Magick, or other energy work will be done during an Esbat.


Runes
- Ancient Northern European “signs” said to have been revealed to Odin when he sacrificed himself on the tree of Yggdrasil. They are also considered alphabets developed and used by Germanic or Teutonic peoples beginning sometime before 150 CE


Stave
- The picture of a Rune drawn on a surface. The actual symbol that is drawn on each Rune.


Yggdrasil
- The tree early Teutonic peoples believed reality was pinned upon.

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