We often talk about using water in different ceremonies; therefore, we are sharing the following article for some more info :)
The Magic of Water
By Lillie Ruby
Water has been a place of magic for centuries. It is the place where folklore speaks of fantastic creatures and beings. There are Water Sprites and Mermaids, Spirits of Pools and Waterfalls, even River Gods. Sacred springs were the homes of Goddesses while the oceans were populated by a powerful deity carrying a trident whose anger stirred up storms, tidal waves and sank ships. Zeus and Thor were renowned and revered for their thunder, lightning and rain. Even Jesus created magic by parting and walking on water. Water has always been seen as containing much more than minnows and sharks.
Bards and grandmothers alike spoke of rivers that took boaters into the Faerie Realm or rain puddles that offered windows into faery homes and other worlds. Ships crews were warned through legends that they might actually fall off the earth-an obvious reference to the faery legends.
Even today, religions have created a traditional image of crossing the river when a person dies. This too is based on legends of the past- of trips down rivers to the Underworld, ofCrossing the River Styx. Here, again, a person travels into another realm, be it the Underworld, or Heaven. Even the ritual bathing of the dead uses water to clear the soul of lower level vibrations and help it move to other realms.
While we know ancient burial sites often contained vessels that apparently held seeds and water. It's possible they were more symbolic than practical. Archeologists claim that burial jars were to feed the dead on the other side. Instead, perhaps they were symbols of reincarnation-the seeds of new life and water to help the soul recreate itself in human form; the magic of life renewal.
Celtic Goddesses Danu, Cerridwen and Morgan Le Fey were not only associated with intuition, magic, prophecy, faeries, healing and magic, but each had symbols associated with water. Danu was associated with all symbols of water; Cerridwen with the cauldron, a vessel where things were created by magic and Morgan Le Fey by a hand extending a sword out of the water. The Ace of Swords in Tarot is reminiscent of Morgan's symbol and it too represents creation.
Water has always been considered the creative element of life-the magic of life. Babies are born with a gush of water and religions use water for rebirth-a ritual form of magic. Folklore from around the world tells of life springing forth from primordial waters. Crops are born of water as are the finned creatures we eat.
The power of water to conduct energy was known long before we learned not to stand in a pool of water and plug in the fan. Seers of the past knew it could increase the power of spiritual energy and help channel wisdom and spiritual insights. That is one of the major reasons they used water in different ways to divine and to be connected to the Divine. It is also the reason natural ponds, springs and pools were considered open doorways and windows into other realms- magical places to be utilized to connect to the Divine and to create.
Water amplifies psychic abilities. It helps move the mind into altered states of consciousness where the creative mind then begins the creative process and manifests our desires. Scientists may believe water to be hydrogen and oxygen (H2O), but to the Seers of old, it was High Octane for creating magic.
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