Pagan Glossary - M to Z
" Wisdom is knowledge gained "
Mabon - A wiccan sabbbat celebrated about Sept. 20th Autumn equinox.
Magick - The manipulation of the energy or power that is all around us.
Meditation - The discipline of entering one's inner self.
Megalith - A large stone monument (Stonehenge).
Menhir - A standing stone engraved with symbols, often used to mark the covenstead.
Mentor - An elder or magickal peer that offers advice or guidance.
Midsummer - A pagan sabbat celebrated about June 21st. Summer solstice.
Old Ones, The - God and Goddess
Ostara - A pagan sabbat celebrated about Mar. 21st. Spring equinox.
Pagan - Country dweller, followers of polytheistic religions.
Pantheism - The belief in more than one deity.
Pendulum - A crystal or other object attached to a string, chain ect. and used for divination.
Pentacle - A round piece of wood, clay, pottery ect. upon which a five pointed star is engraved. Often used for grounding purposes.
Polarity-The concept of opposite, yet equal forces or energy (yin-yang)
Prana - Life energy
Projective hand - This is a persons dominate hand.
Receptive hand - Opposite hand from the dominate one.
Reincarnation - The belief of rebirth.
Ritual - A religious ceremony.
Runes - Nordic or germanic pictographs. Often used in divination.
Sabbat - A wiccan religious day.
Samhain - A pagan sabbat celebrated on Oct. 31st. A time when the veil between the worlds is at it's thinnest.
Sands of Time - The sand taken from between the paws of the Great Sphinx in Egypt.
Scry - To gaze into an object for the purpose of divination.
Shaman - A spiritual healer, a walker between the worlds.
Shields - Spiritual barriers erected around yourself or your space.
Sigil - A talisman inscribed on paper or various metals.
Simple Feast, The - A meal shared in honor of the God and Goddess.
Skyclad - Performing ritual in the nude.
Solitaire - A witch who practices alone.
So Mote it Be - A closing phrase, " It must be so", " So shall it be".
Spell - Casting of energy to obtain a specific purpose.
Summerlands - The place where the spirit goes to rest before reincarnating or becoming one with spirit. ( Tir-na-Nog)
Talisman - An object infused with energy in order to attract a specific energy (love,money, ect.).
Third-eye - The psychic eye located in the middle of the forehead.
Three Fold Law - The reasoning that what goes out will be returned three times as strong.
Visualization - The forming of mental images.
Warlock - A person who has broken their oath, oathbreaker. (not a male witch)
Watchtowers - Another name for the four cardinal elements.
Wheel of the Year - The turning of the seasons.
Wicca - A pagan religion, the religious aspect of witchcraft.
Wiccaning - The blessing of a child.
Wiccan Rede - A set of rules which sums up as; An it harm none, do as thou will.
Wiccan trilogy - Maiden, Mother, and Crone, the three aspects of the Goddess.
Widdershins - Counterclockwise motion.
Witch - A practitioner of folk magic
Witchcraft - The manipulation of energy to obtain a specific goal. The use of various objects (crystals, herbs, stones ect. to enhance one's goals)
Yule - A pagan sabbat celebrated about Dec. 21st. Winter solstice.