K&K Magickal Book {Grimiore}


K&K Magickal Book {Grimiore}

KandK is a group where all paths can share chapters in their lives as well as their BOS's =Book of Shadows.

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Use you mouse and play with the kitty for a bit as you think upon the pages of the books of old that have been lost with so much within them.
Here a placement of some knowledge is being kept. Along with how to make your own book, paper and inks for the special of things as well. Enjoy and add as you can to them.

Book of Shadows is a fairly new term, allegedly stemming from the witch persecutions, though most likely coming from the work of Gardner in the 1950's. Before then, a book of magical workings was called a Grimiore. It is hard to say who wrote the very first one, or even when. So many books have been lost to history... it breaks my heart to think about it. The Egyptians probably have the best collection of Pre-Christian era magic.

"The 6th and 7th Books of Moses" (not commonly acknowledged as existing by the Christian Church, though "The Five Books of Moses" are quite common) have a lot of information on spells and rituals for controlling Demons and Angels. "The Keys of Solomon the King" have similar information, but also have information on controlling the Planetary Spirits. Both have many symbols and seals needed to do the rites, and to have continued power after the rite is over.

These works are considered to be works of "Black Magic" or "Demonology", even though they were written by prominent figures in Christian History. The Christians, of course, claim these works to be fraudulent and created by the "Enemies of the Church" (most likely the Freemasons, and the Masons have been rumored to have such "Books of Power" [I have copies, but I'd LOVE to get my hands on an original translation!])

Another set of works were written by Henry Cornelius Agrippa. The easiest way to find the complete works, is to buy the book "Three Books of Occult Philosophy" as edited by Donald Tyson for Llewellyn as a part of their "Sourcebook Series"

A grimoire (pronounced /ɡrɪmˈwɑr/) is a textbook of magic. Such books typically include instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination and also how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons. In many cases the books themselves are also believed to be imbued with magical powers, though in many cultures other sacred texts that are not grimoires, such as the Bible and Qur'an, have also been believed to intrinsically have magical properties; in this manner whilst all books on magic could be thought of as grimoires, not all magical books could.

Whilst the term grimoire is originally European, and many Europeans throughout history, particularly ceremonial magicians and cunning folk, have made use of grimoires, the historian Owen Davies noted that similar such books can be found all across the world, ranging from Jamaica to Sumatra, and he also noted that the first such grimoires could be found not in Europe but in the Ancient Near East.

It is most commonly believed that the term grimoire originated from the Old French word grammaire, which had initially been used to refer to all books written in Latin. By the 18th century, the term had gained its now common usage in France, and had begun to be used to refer purely to books of magic, which Owen Davies presumed was because "many of them continued to circulate in Latin manuscripts." However, the term grimoire also later developed into a figure of speech indicating something that was hard or even impossible to understand amongst the French. It was only in the 19th century, with the increasing interest in occultism amongst the British following the publication of Francis Barrett's The Magus (1801), that the term entered the English language in reference to books of magic

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on December 25, 2011 at 4:30pm

Comment by miyoko canter on December 21, 2011 at 12:55pm

i love things that rhyme.

Comment by PerseH ~Staff Wrangler~ on December 21, 2011 at 12:15pm

Rhyming Witchcraft: The history and use of rhymes

Rhyming Witchcraft:
The History and Use of Rhymes

Rhymes and chants have been with us since our earliest history. They began as invocations to spirits and elements, and to gods and goddesses. They were a string of words that brought the shaman into altered states of reality. They were the early words of mothers, soothing their crying babies and frightened children. And they were the chants of hunters praying to animal spirits to feed their people. Soon these chants took on the dimension of rhyming. Rituals were performed and the words spoken became more pleasing to the gods.

When Christianity took power, the ancient Pagan practices were frowned upon. It was during this time that the Old Ways went underground. Slowly, after centuries, fragments of rhymes from these early Pagan rituals resurfaced and were called Nursery Rhymes.

Divination Rhymes

Numerous divination rhymes have survived the domination of Christianity. Mostly, they have been reduced to practices performed on the days of Saints, Christmas Eve, and Halloween, by adolescent girls seeking a husband. One such divination is to sow hemp seed on the night of Halloween and to afterwards look over your shoulder. There you should either see the physical body of the man you will marry or you will see his spirit-ghost.

"Hemp-seed I set, hemp-seed I sow,
The young man whom I love,
Come after me and mow."

Another love divination that we all know is:

"He loves me,
He don't,
He'll have me,
He won't,
He would if he could,
But he can't
So he don't."

This is to be said while plucking the petals off a daisy or while taking out the seeds from an apple.

A similar love divination to the one above is:

"He loves me,
Longs for me,
Desires me,
Wishes me well,
Wishes me ill,
Does not care."

Jumping rope has also been used as a method of divining the initials of one's future husband. This was done by reciting the alphabet, one letter per jump, and the letters on which one's feet got caught in the rope signified the letters of his initials.

Aside from the love divinations that have survived, there are divinations for making decisions. For one ancient divination rhyme, the seeker would write two courses of action on two pieces of paper. He would then lick the backs of the papers and stick them to the back of his hand. He would then say this popular rhyme:

"There were two blackbirds sat upon a hill.
The one was named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away Jack! Fly away Jill!
Come again Jack! Come again Jill!"

Next he would blow lightly upon the papers. The paper that flew away first would be his decision.

Another popular nursery rhyme, "Jack Be Nimble," was originally a rhyme said while jumping over a candlestick to determine one's luck for the coming year. If the candle stayed lit it meant that a good year was sure to follow. Similarly, children would stand in a circle and pass a candlestick around. Whoever was holding the candlestick when the flame went out would die within the year.


Fragments of charms can be found in many of the old nursery rhyme chapbooks. Of these, most were Christianized with the removal of the names of Pagan deities and the use of the names of Catholic Saints and Angels. One such example is the following charm that was repeated three times to churn butter:

"Come, butter, come,
Come, butter, come,
Peter stands at the gate
Waiting for a butter cake.
Come, butter, come."

Milkmaids would charm their cows into giving milk by saying:

"Cushy cow, bonny, let down thy milk,
And I will give thee a gown of silk;
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If thou wilt let down thy milk to me."

Village boys who were hired by farmers during seed time to guard the seeds from birds, would sing out:

"Away, away, John Carrion Crow!
Your master hath enow
Down in his barley mow."


"We've ploughed our land, we've sown our seed,
We've made all neat and gay;
So take a bit, and leave a bit,
Away, birds, away!"

A popular seed planting charm that I've heard goes:

"One for the pigeon,
One for the crow,
One to rot,
And one to grow."

Counting Rhymes

Counting rhymes are said to have been started in ancient Pagan times as a means of selecting sacrifices such as was supposedly done by the Druid priests. Whether this is true or not, popular counting phrases such as "Eena, meena, mina, mo" can be traced to sets of Welsh counting words (A.J. Ellis, "Anglo-Cymric Score," 1877). Furthermore, the Welsh counting words can be traced back to Celtic numerals.

Oftentimes, words that seem like jibberish in the English language can be traced back phonetically to their original language and meaning. A nursery rhyme found in the United States is said to be the phonetic numbers of the "Plymouth Indians":

"Ain, ain, fethery, fip,
Arte, slatur, debbery, dick;
Antic, taintic, feathertic, bumpit,
Ain-bumpit, tain-bumpit, gee-kit."

According to Henry Carrington Bolton (The Counting-Out Rhymes of Children, 1888), counting rhymes or lots "were used to decide measures to be taken in battle, to select champions in individual contests, to determine the partition of conquered or colonised lands, in the division of spoil, in the appointment of magistrates and other functionaries, in the assignment of priestly offices, and in criminal investigations where doubt existed as to the real culprit." He goes on to say that they were also used in religious rites as well as for selecting sacrifices by "pagan savages." Mr. Bolton believes, and he may very well be correct, that ancient lot-casting practices were the beginnings of the counting rhymes as we know them today, which were performed by "witches and sorcerers."

In the hands of children, counting rhymes are used for making decisions, finding out who one's wife or husband will be, pairing off, and for finding out who's "out" and who's "it." What's more, the counting rhymes do not always need to include numbers:

"Eggs, butter, cheese, bread,
Stick, stock, stone dead!"


The names Jack and Jill were considered heathen names and were sometimes replaced with more Christian names or the names of Apostles. The nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill" is believed to have been an ancient ballad, long since forgotten, which retold the Norse myth of Hjoki and Bil. Mr. S. Baring-Gould tells us in A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes that this nursery rhyme explains "the spots in the moon. . . In the 'Elder Edda' we are told
that Mani, the Moon, once took up two children of these names to him, as they were on their way returning from a well with a bucket of water between them."

Jack is also, in many nursery rhymes, the fool or wise-fool. He is shown as beginning an adventure, committing folly, or losing his path. He is often noted as representing the Fool card in the Tarot.

The name Tom, however, was often used to replace the god Thor. The coverup of the names was often done by Christians to "sanitize" the rhymes learned by their children. Another example of this is the name Sally Waters. Sally Waters, found in many nursery rhymes that come from marriage games of the peasantry, can be traced back to a British water goddess named Sul:

"Sally, Sally Waters, sprinkle in the pan,
Rise, Sally; rise, Sally, and choose a young man;
Choose to the east, choose to the west 
Choose the pretty girl [or young man] that you love best.

"And now you're married, I wish you joy, 
First a girl and then a boy; 
Seven years after son and daughter, 
And now young people, jump over the water."

The Present Day

In the past there have been a number of attempts to abolish nursery rhymes. Religious extremists in the United States and England have claimed that nursery rhymes lead children to the Devil and that the words are the work of witches.

Today, many historians laugh at the idea that nursery rhymes could possibly be associated with witchcraft. In fact, some claim that nursery rhymes are little more than jibberish made up by illiterate nannies who sang them as songs to lull little children.

Both the religious extremists and the historians of today have failed to do any real research into the workings of witchcraft. For example, do witches believe in the Devil? No. How did witches perform their spells and divinations long ago? How do they perform them today? They used and continue to use chants and rhymes.

By Elizabeth Yetter 


Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on December 20, 2011 at 12:38pm


On Monday of a new moon burn ylang-ylang essential oil, breathe in blue, and wear turquoise.  Say three times, 

"Allow my mind to loose its bonds, let new and original ways to express my inner self arise within me as a bubbling spring can emerge from the earth."

Then imagine a dry dusty place--from this, a spring of beautiful clear frothing water emerges.  Imagine yourself scooping this perfect water into your hands and drinking it.  This visualization will feed your imagination whenever you feel the need to refresh your powers.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on December 2, 2011 at 11:12am

Home Protection Spells

Black is the color most commonly associated with protection.

The use of black stones, black candles, and black clothes are associated with protection spells.

I like keeping a piece of irradiated smoky quartz near my front door to keep out any unwelcome intruders.

Plant holy thistle (Silybum marinanum L.) around the house to turn away thieves.

This herb is most commonly found in California, but in cooler climates, plant it in a large container out in front of your house.

This will also prevent it from going wild all over your property.

Sprinkle betony at doors and windows for some extra protection.

Burn fiddleheads, or uncurled fern fronds, indoors as a smudge for a strong wall of protection.

~ Boudica

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on December 2, 2011 at 11:07am

Make Good Wishes Come True Put 3 candles in the highest place you have at home, inside a plate with sugar all around your candles. Light the candles. Ask for three wishes to your guardian angels: St Rafael, St Michael, St Gabriel.

Ask one wish for business, one wish for love, and one impossible wish

Publish this spell on the third day after you requested the wishes (by mailing it to another person, psoting it to a usernet newsgroup, or announcing your thanks to the saints in a newspaper classified ad) and see what happens on the forth day...

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on October 9, 2011 at 6:03pm
Comment by miyoko canter on October 9, 2011 at 5:47pm
i agree.
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on October 9, 2011 at 5:44pm
the enjoyment of others knowledge and style is always looked for and wanted for even within this is an artist and crafter starting upon their own ways.
Comment by miyoko canter on October 9, 2011 at 5:36pm
there are things i can add.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

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