Who Am I?
Below you will find definitions of common metaphysical terms and some SMS titles of the Phoenix hopefully these can aid in you discovering your own talents and gifts as a Sacred Metaphysical Sister
In discovering who you are and what form of expression you with to express there are many many terms to choose from. There are traditional terms,there are unorthodox terms then there are terms that you can simply merge together and make up your own description of your self. In the realms of Sacred Metaphysics I will minimize it down to Scribe, Wise Woman and Oracle for strictly simplification reasons. By no means are you only limited to these terminologies.
Scribe of the Phoenix– is one who has come to this plane to write into existence a new reality. It can be by making uplifting music, poetry, art or books.
Wise Woman aka Witch of the Phoenix– is of an ancient old spirit,she has come to create magick in this realm in the form of healing for her family ,sacred sisters and the earth plane. She is a protectress and a healer.
Oracle aka Seer of the Phoenix– has the ability to see the past present or future via dreams, visions, extra sensory perceptions, and/or by means of divination.
Priestess of the Phoenix– is a sister who possess two or more of these gifts.
Metaphysical Terms & Tools:
Ankh–Egyptian Symbol of Eternal Live. For Health, Protection and Long Life. Egyptian Amulets hold the key to sacred truth and eternal wisdom, offering the wearer magical images and life-enriching empowerment. The Ankh represents living and everlasting life, not only in the material world, but in the spiritual afterlife and is the oldest and most sacred Egyptian Amulet.The ankh is also a good energy conductor such as in the use of Energy Healing.
Athame–Uses in Wicca & Rituals-An athame is a witches ceremonial knife. In many traditions the athame is black handled, with a double sided blade around 9 inches long. Some covens and high priest(esses) have a white handled decorative ceremonial athame and a black handled secondary athame for cutting fruit and herbs, carving symbols etc, and each member has their own black handled athame. The reason for this is because your athame is not meant to be used as a weapon even if it is a mundane task such as herb cutting. In some traditions this is reversed and the black handled athame is ceremonial and the white handled work knife is known as a Boline. Many traditions hold that the boline is a work knife for cutting and preparing items used including herbs fruit etc, while the athame is to only be used to cut air and the wedding cake at a handfasting (witches wedding). It also represents the male element in some ceremonies. It functions similar to a wand as a means of channeling energy and is often used for invoking and banishing elements, entities and other energies.
Sage-an herb that is used to purifiy an area or object from negative energy or entities.
Smudge sticks–are a bundle of dried herbs, the most common one is white sage. Other herbs or plants are used or added and the leaves are usually bound with string in a small bundle and dried. They have a strong pleasant aroma when burnt. Smudge sticks are used for the purpose of cleansing. You can also use a charcoal underneath a smude stick which will provide even more smoke.
Sea Salt-Is often used in cleansing baths as it draws out toxins from the body. It is also used to absorb negative energy by sprinkling some outside your front and back door to ward off negative energies.
Sistrum- (Music / Instruments) a musical instrument of ancient Egypt consisting of a metal rattle, often associated with the cat diety Bastet.
Reality: Root word Real: “1: of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (as lands or tenements)2 a: not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory…”
Illusion: ” 1 a obsolete : the action of deceiving b (1): the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled: misapprehension (2): an instance of such deception a (1): a misleading image presented to the vision (2): something that deceives or misleads intellectually b (1): perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature..”
Metaphysics: “1 a (1): a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology (2): ontology 2 b: abstract philosophical studies : a study of what is outside objective experience”
Being: “1 a: the quality or state of having existence b (1): something conceivable as existing (2): something that actually exists (3): the totality of existing things c: conscious existence…”
Ontology: “1 : a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being 2 : a particular theory about the nature of being or the kinds of things that have existence…”
Brooms–Brooms became popular during times where practice of magick was socially punished. Therefore practitioners when removing negative energy from their homes simply used this house hold item during their cleansing rituals as to not be singled out.
Pendulum–A mass hung from a fixed support so that it is able to swing freely under the influence of gravity. The mass is usually a metal or crystal. Used in divination to derive at spiritual and energetic guidance.
Cauldrons– Cast Iron Cauldron Uses in Wicca & Rituals-In wicca a cast iron cauldron symbolizes the womb of the Goddess and can also represent rebirth and purification through fire. The cast iron cauldron is considered a sacred vessel to the Goddess and so many individuals within the craft favor using it for this purpose. In Celtic influenced wicca the cauldron represents the goddess Cerridwen and Celtic legend also tells of a cauldron that was useful to warring armies: dead warriors could be put into the cauldron and would be returned to life, save that they lacked the power of speech. It was suspected that they lacked souls. These warriors could go back into battle until they were killed again. Cast iron cauldrons are excellent for cooking over camp fires or fire places and for centuries humans have used them to cook anything from stews and soups, to meat and beans.Cast iron cauldrons can also be used as incense burners when granular or powder incense is burned within the cauldron. If charcoal and incense are placed within a cast iron cauldron and lit the incense will begin to burn and smoke and there is no fear of the heat or fire breaking loose out of the cauldron as the cast iron holds and abosobs the heat extremely well leaving one with a pleasant burning incense for quite some time until it burns out.
Talisman- 1-An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection. 2-Something that apparently has magic power.
Witch’s Hat–The Witch’s Pointy Hat, like the sorcerer’s hat, was created as a pyramid – a shape which is known to raise energy frequencies.
This pointed hat, or Apex, was designed to funnel Divine energies into one. Or, at least to suggest that this power was coming from Heaven, in the case of religious leaders.
The Witches’ Hat supposedly has the power to increase intelligence. (Which is why, as a “dunce cap,” it came to be worn by people who were judged lacking in the brain department.)
Although it seems trivial nowadays, the Apex can be found on priests and Gods and fey folk for millennia.
Crystals & Gems- Compact forms of light and mineral energy used to manipulate and help balance energy fields and modes of thought vibrations :
Gemstones in wicca and witchcraft often are used as
ritual tools because of the energy they contain within themselves. When gemstones are used properly they can have several benefits to the user, whether you carry them with you(in your pocket) or if they are adorned on jewelry, gemstones can give off a constant energetic vibe from themselves into the wearer and user. Gemstone spheres are excellent to use as body massagers if roll them slowly over your body from head to toe. Gemstone spheres also can increase your divination abilities just by having one besides you as you use your crystal ball, scrying mirror, or pendulum. Worry stones are popular for their ability to soothe and relieve stress from an individual who rubs them with their index finger and thumb. No matter what gemstone you use in your rituals and spells, depending on how they are used, and whether or not you cleanse and recharge them regularly, they can provide an invaluable service within your wiccan supplies and witchcraft supplies
Phoenix- Metaphysical bird representing rebirth from it’s own ashes
Dragons- A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a lion’s claws, the tail of a serpent, wings, and a scaly skin.
I hope you enjoy the arrangement of metaphysical terms I have conglomerated from various sources. These are by no means a complete list but a helpful resource.
-Takayu “Scribe of the Sacred Phoenix