Laying a Compass v. Casting a Circle
Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:22 PM
Very interesting read! I have laid compasses when first starting in the Craft, but not have not done so in a while. I do enjoy rituals with spiritual work, so I may just find myself doing it again soon!
Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:43 PM
Bumping as it's interesting and ties in with the discussion about working in a circle. This is very helpful - thank you Michele.
Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:59 PM
The mystery feature of circles has been woven within those learning experiences as well. The compass or the circle is the union of the present-self, the god-self, the altar, the Earth-Moon-Sun, and the cosmos; Cycles within cycles, & all the metaphors we associate with circles as Michele has already noted so nicely.
Ive found circles can enhance experiencing even simple magic being done - well heck, I've never done anything complicated like a ceremonialist might do. I do folk magic. Reality shifts are unsettling. Nobody needs a constant dose. Not every circle is going to be a major awakening. It comes in cycles, just like you'd expect. I'm not saying compasses & circles are the only way to work energy control, just that it's the way I'd used. And I'm not saying I'm a whiz-kid at it either; Just that it surely helped me to read my own signals.
Edited by Zombee, 19 July 2018 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:27 PM