T'ai Chi
An exercise to learn how to regulate one's breathing, relax, and meditate. It calms.
Table Tipping
The use of tables for dactylomancy.
Forbidden object or exercise.
"Spiritual echo," or calling up the dead.
Ghosts, or spirits of the dead.
An object charged with personal power to attract a specific force or energy to its bearer.
Indian systems of theurgical concepts and magical training methods, easily adaptable for thaumaturgic purposes.
The absorption of psychic energy from the ether or from groups or individuals who are willing (such as congregations of worshipers or various deities).
A religion which emerged from Confucianism. Concerned with spiritual grown and was the major underlying influence in China for 2,500 years.
One who is adept at the art and science of handling Tarot.
Tarot Cards
Set of cards which feature pictures and symbols; used to connect the diviner with the collective unconscious.
Tarot Spread
The pattern in which you layout tarot cards when doing a reading.
The reading of tea leaves that remain in a tea cup after the beverage has been drunk.
Teinm Laida
Understanding gained through the writing of poems.
The ability to move objects without physical means, through only the mind's will.
The power to send messages through only the use of the mind's will.
A PK talent involving the seemingly instantaneous movement of a person or other being from one location in space-time to another, apparently without going through the normal space-time in between. (See Aportation)
Temperature or Thermal Control
An APK talent for altering the speed of atoms and molecules, so as to change the temperature of an object of being; see its two main subsets: Heat Control and Cold Control.
A Sacred place of ritual worship. The ritual circle; if indoors, the building or room that houses the Magick Circle; Church or Sanctuary.
Temple Summoner
Coven’s right-hand man. A skilled individual who assists the High Priest and High Priestess.
Divination by ashes obtained from burning tree bark.
Of the Goths; predominately the Norse.
"Low magick" used to influence things and events in everyday life.
Intellectual speculations concerning the nature of the Goddess and Her relations to the world in general and humans in particular; rational explanations of religious doctrines, practices and beliefs, which may or may not bear any connection to any religion as actually conceived and practiced by the majority of its members.
Theocratic Monarch
A human being who rule as the representative of a god or gods, and believes that he or she is the divine made flesh (and therefore better than the common rabble).
"High magick" employed to connect with deity and foster spiritual growth or transformation.
The All
The energy-force that “runs” the universe. Many Wiccans believe that our “All” is the same as other religion’ Gods.
The Ordains
A set of spiritual, practical, and coven laws that govern those of the Wicca.
Theban Script
A form of writing that can help focus energy and send it into the object that you are inscribing.
The psychic center, or eye, located in the center of the forehead between the eyes.
Three Eyes of Kerridwen, The
The formula for all magickal words: Exception, Desire, and Merging.
Threefold Law
Karmic principle that energy released is returned three times over.
Three M’s
Mantra, mandala and mudra; the prime associational and trance inducing devices.
Divination by using Oracles.
A metal incense burner, sometimes suspended from a triple chain, used for cleansing.
The alternate rising and falling of the seas and oceans that occurs twice a day and is caused by the gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon occurring unequally on different parts of the earth.
Tiene sith
"Fairy fire."
: Time
A function of the ways in which humans perceive their universes, as being composed of phenomena that occur “before,” “during” or “after” each other.
A liquid produced by soaking plant parts/herbs, in ethyl alcohol or vinegar, to produce a scented liquid.
Used symbolically in names for the Under World. (i.e. TIR-nan-og.)
“Land of the Young,” or Faerie Land. Many Celts believe that upon death, the soul enters the land of Tir-nan-og.
Type of divination using cheese.
Tools, Ritual/Magickal
Any of a number of ritual and magickal tools used for specific purposes. These include the Athame, Pentacle, wand, divinatory devices such as tarot cards, magickal stones, amulets, talisman, etc.
A magickal stone whose qualities are that of strength of the insight, knowledge, devotion, divine love and creativity.
Circular metal necklace, common in many Celtic traditions as well as many different traditions from Northern England and Ireland. Used as a symbol of initiation and respect following death ceremonies. The shape of the necklace is thought by some scholars to be a reference to the snake, Ourobouros swallowing it’s own tail and thus a return to one’s source, a concept analogous the "Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust" of Christian religions. Also used as a symbol of protection and good fortune that was hung over doorways in much the same way horseshoes are used today.
Your power animal. This is a creature you can become, on an astral level, see through it’s eyes, hear with it’s ears.
A magickal stone whose qualities are that of strength of the spirit, regeneration, creativity and growth.
A family or group tradition or denomination within the Traditional Witchcraft of the British Isles. Some Trads are hereditary while others are not.
Branch of paganism followed by any individual Pagan or coven. Traditions, Wiccan: An organized, structured, specific Wiccan sub-group, usually initiatory, with often-unique ritual practices. Many Traditions have their own Book of Shadows and may or may not recognize members of other Traditions as Wiccan. Most Traditions are composed of a number of Covens as well as solitary practitioners.
Tradition, High
The High Traditions are a council of Wiccan/Pagan leaders in America.
Traditional Craft
Another term for Traditional Witchcraft of the British Isles, also known as Trad Witchcraft, the Traditional Craft, or the Craft.
This refers to a Traditional Witch, also called a Traditional Crafter or Crafter, one that follows the traditions of a Trad in the Traditional Witchcraft of the British Isles.
A trance is an altered state of consciousness.
Far surpassing the ordinary range of human excellence, or surpassing all human knowledge.
The passing across a meridian on a celestial body by another celestial sphere.
An APK talent for changing the atomic structure of matter, so as to alter its elemental or molecular nature.
To be carried over to the astral plane; astral projection.
A writing that treats a subject; specifically, one that provides in a systematic manner and for an expository or argumentative purpose a methodical discussion of the facts and principles involved and conclusions reached.
Tree of Life
A metaphor for the connection between God and man, used in Cabala.
Tribal Magical Systems
All systems of magic and mysticism practiced by peoples living in tribal cultures at any time in the past or present, anywhere in the world.
A stone arch made from two upright slabs with one lying atop these. Trilithons are featured in Stonehenge as well as the circle visualization in The Standing Stones Book of Shadows.
The favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart.
Triple Goddess
One Goddess in all of Her three aspects: Maiden, Mother, Crone.
A triple, overlapping triangle symbol and represents Fate(s). One side of each triangle is missing, and this gives an overall impression of movement & activity, of energy in action.
1That which is most probable. 2That which is most readily accepted by the masses as being so. 3That which is pleasant and/or convenient to believe.
True Falsehoods, Law of
“It is possible for a concept or act to violate the truth patterns of a given personal universe (including a single person’s part of a consensus reality) and yet to still be ‘true,’ provided that it ‘works’ in a specific situation.”
Tuatha De Dannan
“Children of the Goddess Dana,” or the ancient Faerie Gods and Goddesses.
Feathered cloak.
Twin Soul
At the time of your creation into a spiritual essence, you were created with an equal counterpart. Many people call this simultaneous creation of two spiritual beings the birth of Souls, thereby making your counterpart your Twin Soul. These two souls progress along their spiritual paths on a very individualistic basis. Never incarnating together, and most likely not even in the same solar system. It's part of the Universal balance, the creation of Yin and Yang so to speak.
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