Sunday, 11 December 2016

“The Dream King, Ludwig II of Bavaria,” Wilfrid Blunt

1970, The Viking Press, Inc. NY, USA

There have been two companies that released this book, the one above and by George Rainbird Limited for Hamish Hamilton, London. I have found one variation to these copies – one image has two different castles for the same image. This book is rich of primary sources and imagery but there is that problem of about two and a half inches of margin form the center to the text. If the margins were smaller where the was no images on the side a few pages could have been saved. It is a great source of information and has a chapter just on Tristan (one of Wagner's works). It a book that is useful when it comes to his life, Wagner and images of his castles. Though I have older versions/editions of the book and have not seen an edition that was recently released. The book does describe Ludwig's behaviour, hate, and at times uninterested in king even though he loved his country and people. All aspect that would have to disconnecting from it when times were unfavourable. The book is not fully depth of his life – at times more towards Wagner and the works.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

green living sites S - Z

These sites are eco/green living or self sustaining/sufficient sites that are a business and/or living site. Hope you find a few that relate to you and use. I am not affiliated with any of these sites, I just gathered them to give you a resource of site that are out there.









Wednesday, 23 November 2016

green living sites J - R

These sites are eco/green living or self sustaining/sufficient sites that are a business and/or living site. Hope you find a few that relate to you and use. I am not affiliated with any of these sites, I just gathered them to give you a resource of site that are out there.










Sunday, 20 November 2016

green living sites A - I

These sites are eco/green living or self sustaining/sufficient sites that are a business and/or living site. Hope you find a few that relate to you and use. I am not affiliated with any of these sites, I just gathered them to give you a resource of site that are out there.










Friday, 11 November 2016

Early Bird or Night Owl?

I have been looking for journal prompts recently because I want to get into writing in a journal, and one of the pdfs that I found was more of blog prompts than journal entries. I somewhat looked over these but one was one that I wanted to do a blog post on: early bird or night owl?

As I am writing this, it is 10:15pm and watching a program called art of war. My mind seems to wake up and thinking weird things, remember what I forgot and what I want to do the next day or plan for the week or whatever. Yet if I need to go out and get things done, I want to get out as early as possible and get it done and go home. In the evening and at night, that is when I get things like this post, reading and other work. I feel more awake at night than I do in the morning. I feel more productive, even when i fall into playing a game on facebook. Also, I feel things fall more into place at night, I am alone – as one can by the amount of “I's” in this document.

The sunset awhile ago, but I always find it beautiful and more of a starting point. One would think that of the sunrise, yes but more for work or to get the stuff I want to get done – going out wise out of the way. At night I can really embrace that I am a person that gets stuff done at night. I am not one to go out and have fun at night, it really it not me. I would rather read fanfiction and work on videos – though some are filmed during the day, natural light and all.

Are you a night owl or early bird?

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Candle Colour - Yellow

Planet: Mercury
Day: Wednesday
Energy: Male
Colors: Yellow
Used for: To obtain knowledge, learn swiftly, gain insight into problems, intelligence, memory, attraction, success, drawing, communicating, studying/study, clear thinking, decision making, charm, burnt for those who have passed away, persuasion. Yellow represents all institutions of learning, particularly upper level studies such as sciences. Logical imagination, to accelerate learning, activity, creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain anothers confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy. Alters dark mental mood swings, enhances knowledge of healing, ability to concentrate, retention of memory. Yellow attracts people, as it has a warm compelling energy.

In healing for successful treatment, clears away depression, draws happiness, confidence.

A stimulating and uplifting colour that is the colour of creativity; confidence; movement and energy. Connects to clairvoyance, divination, wisdom, learning; inspiration as well as the power of concentration and communication. Used in healing skin conditions as well as stomach complaints and menstrual cramps.

A sunny, positive disposition with spiritual attuning to the healing forces of the male energy. the Element of Air.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Candle Colour: White

Planet: Moon
Day: Monday
Energy: Female
Color: Silvers, pearls, creams, grays, whites, pale pinks, violets, blue hues, etc.
Used for: Consecration rituals, meditation, divination, exorcism, and spells that involve healing, clairvoyance, truth, peace, spiritual strength, spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, truth seeking, to confound enemies, create illusions, contact sginity, pirit helpers, to build purity, balance the aura. The goddess, purity, spiritualism, higher self, virginity, protection, purification, sincerity, cooperation, assistance, truth seeking, summoning spirit guides, astral travel, and to enhance psychic abilities. All purpose spiritual awareness and power. Can be as protective as black and may be substituted for any colour candle. Healing properties include treating broken bones, relieving dental pain and increasing milk production in nursing mothers.

Rituals involving lunar energy. A pastel combination of all colors, white reflects light with little to no absorption. Substitutes any other colour. Whenever in doubt in a magickal act, use white, which is the most highly balanced form of spirituality possible. White contains virtues in their highest form, and is therefore very protective. It is beyond the word or term God/dess. It is the Creative Source itself, zero, the alpha, the light from which all life springs, the female aspect of God, the Craft of the Wise, the full of the moon, the symbol of the life giving Mother, and all female mysteries.

Off-White: Peace of mind

Candle Colour: Silver

Gray often used for Silver, the color of the Moon. Women's mysteries. Neutral colour that removes negative energy or influences and encourages stability. Useful when pondering complex issues during meditation and in magic, this colour often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes when needed. Helps develop psychic abilities and attracts the influence of the Goddess.

Success with and for women, receptivity, meditation, lunar energy, pathworking, attunement to nature, helps with feminine health issues, especially any of the Rites of Passage – from childhood to puberty, to fertility, in pregnancy, for menstrual cycles, menopause.

dreams, intuition, telepathy, feminine power/energy, astral energy, clairvoyance, removes negativity and encourages stability; secrets, flexible, adaptable, communication. Quick money; gambling; cancellation; neutrality; stalemate.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Candle Colour - Red


Planet: Mars Day: Tuesday Energy: Male Colors: Red Used for: Lust, physical desire, base energy, war, attracts and magnetizes, courage, enemies, danger. Red stimulates and energizes. Energy, strength, passion, fast action, career goals, driving force, survival, blood of the Moon, health, love, fertility, protection, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.

Red is a fiery color that attracts and magnetizes, but must be used with discernment to avoid disastrous results. The shade of red used or considered in your magickal act will be of extreme importance here. Stay with the lighter, brighter shades of red and leave the darker shades for the more experienced practitioners for now. The darker shades are for wars, battles, hate and danger. The element of fire. God symbol. South Cardinal Point.

Exorcism, sex, power, romantic atmosphere, vigor, sexual love, bodily strength, physical energy. Conquers fear, strength in battle, heals anemia or when there has been blood loss, builds strength and power for those weakened by fatigue. Always connected to blood, birth and death. Increases magnetism in rituals and is used in defensive magick. Also emotes courage and enthusiasm. Good in health, strength and vigor spells and defensive magick. Used in healing neuralgias and exhaustion.

Cherry reds: for physical and mental lovemaking, but without the brutal force of the darker hues.
Ruby Red: Love or anger of a passionate nature
Light Red - Deep affection of a non-sexual nature

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Candle Colour - Purple

Planet: Jupiter Day: Thursday Energy: Male Colors: Purple, sometimes royal blue or dark purple/ Saturn. Used for: Purple brings more of what you already have, in a bigger way. Vibrating colour that is highly spiritual and traditionally connected to mysticism, inspiration,wisdom, high idealism, purification, peace, knowledge of the higher realms of magick, spiritual protection and healing, the becoming of your highest potential. Enhancement of power, psychic ability and energy, male energy, protective energy, recognition in your chosen field. Tension; ambition; business progress, work success; power; healing severe diseases; spirituality; meditation; religion; spiritual power, hidden knowledge Third Eye, to influence people in high places, success; ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increases Neptune energy.

Purple is the color of expansion in all forms. Purple expands anything you desire, i.e.., spirituality, business, money, health or love.

A combination of the Blue and Red Energy, overcome odds or competition, control, respect, wealth, dignity, honor, obedience, command, court cases, concentration, victory, repels negativity. Influence, spiritual power, contact with spirits, drive away evil, change luck, government, break habit, sensitivity, household protection. Healing properties include the treatment of allergies, sleep disorders and stress-related disorders.

Students of esoterism believe that purple candles have the power to cancel out the negative effects of bad karma. Use with white candle to neutralize effects of karma and ego. Ancient wisdom, the third eye, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection, divination.


Lavender: relaxation, intellectual matters, dignity, spirituality, calming, compassion, understanding, bring out inner strengths and talents. To invoke righteous spirit within yourself; favors for people, knowledge, intuition, spiritual shields, Mother consciousness, manifestation and selflessness, inspiration, make contact with Higher-Self, attract spiritual assistance.

Indigo: a vitalizing colour of inertia; stops situations or people; use in rituals that require a deep meditational state; to neutralize another's magick, or to counteract negative energy; or in rituals that demand Saturn energy. Spiritual guidance, psychic ability, stop gossip/lies, dignity, divination, mediation, ambition, overcome depression, used to cleanse the spirit and remove fear.

Healing properties include dementia, depression, and mental disorders.

It is used to stop situations or people's intentions. Brow, third eye, psychic center. Helps to see aura.

Magenta: This is a combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency. It’s used to energize rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required/meeded quickly. Quick changes, Exorcism, Spiritual Healing.
Violet: this is the "softer sister" to purple, spirituality, spiritual world, connection to higher self, Goddess, insight, clarity, tension, strength, success, idealism, psychic revelation; Ideal for rituals which are designed to secure Ambition, Independence and financial success or to establish contact with the other; Enhances Neptune energy.

Dark Purple - Used for calling up the power of the ancient ones; sigils/runes; government

Friday, 16 September 2016

Ludwig II

by the artist Higuri You, published by Kadokawa Shoten

three-volume manga, I have seen to have only found the first two on kobo, and number one through Chapters, a highly fictionalized account of Ludwig's love life. There are some historical accuracy to it like places, events and names. It is a good read, quick, and if you are a person who likes to read the more visual books like graphic novels and manga this may be one for you. Also if you are a person who likes to read historical fiction.

If you are a fan of manga you may like this because it does fall under that category. And you do not have to be a history buff or know that much or at all of Ludwig. Just be aware like I said before – it does exaggerate his love life. For it is a part of his life we do not much about and may not fully know unless we get first hand accounts/reports of it. I wish I copied the website, but there is one where you can read it all online.

The Mad King: the life and times of Ludwig II of Bavaria

Greg King, 1996, A Birch Lane Press Book, Published by Carol Publishing Group, N.J., USA

On the cover it does say “The Mad King a Biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria.” In this book he talks of the people (ex. Parents, governess, aide-de-camps) and surroundings (ex education, summer excursions) that made him who he was from early childhood into his later years. In some cases of how these made him “mad.” As well talks of what the people were doing at the same time of his life and how it mixed.

The book is more descriptive than the other books listed above. It does goes in chronological order in short chapters. Quick and easy with quotes integrated in, whether a sentence or a full quote. There is almost like story writing. Some photographs are in the book – all in black and white, could have been in colour.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Candle Colour - Pink

Planet:VenusDay: FridayEnergy: FemaleUsed for: Love from the heart without sexual connotation, purest form of love, raises vibrations, love without selfishness, feminine, spiritual healing, banish lower vibrations and hate, love of friends and family, affections, unselfish emotions, to start a relationship. Harmony and friendship with people, binding magic, honour, love, morality, compassion, relaxation, peace, romantic, emotions, affection, caring, nurturing, planetary good will, success, charm, conquers hate and evil, understanding, gentleness, friendship, overcomes anger.

Promotes romance, standard color for rituals to draw affections, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table, draws forgiveness for others, from others, from self. Helps heal the damages of abuse, accidents or trauma, allows for self love and self respect. Heals broken hearts, conquers discord.

As a lighter shade of red, it deals with spiritual, emotional love rather than the physical form. It represents love that comes from the heart that is freely given without condition, example emotions and feelings between parent and child.

Deep Pink - Harmony and friendship in the home
Pale Pink – Friendship, young females

Thursday, 1 September 2016

#selflovestories #selflovesept - Kelly-Ann Maddox

I make god's eyes, it makes me calm and distracts me. I put a lot of joy into these and one day finally push myself into selling them. To me they can bring people joy, protection and whatever colour that was used to make it. To me I have created something good to get my thoughts off the stuff that is in my mind (mainly emotional eating). Slowly I am making small moves to get over this hump. I only had one friend tell me that my gods eyes were cool/ the amount that I made.

Little by little I will sell my gods eyes when I push myself off that cliff.
I also was scared to make a YouTube channel, but I finally did it - I have as of writing this - 51 subscribers and happy for each one. I went to Samisspirit when she was witchotherocks, and she told me that I could/should but there would be trolls out there. I still am dealing with other things but putting myself out there - even if it is doing reviews on YouTube and what I am doing on my blog. I just hope my reviews and information helps people make a decision on what is out there.

Months ago I started lighting a candle everyday as a way to connect myself spiritually and I love it. Also I have switching products to more natural ones (beauty wise) and learning crochet – slowly getting it. Small things to make myself lovely.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Candle Colour - Other Colours

Amber: Witchcraft-oriented symbol, development of ability, empowerment
Burgundy: half-way between the two colours, it tempers the passion of red with the practicality of brown. Use for magic related to determination, strength, and personal power. It resonates with blood, and helps in grounding and bringing your passions to fruition.

Copper: money (goals), (professional) growth, business (success), fertility, career maneuvers/growth, passion

Greenish Yellow: jealousy, anger, discord
Ivory (beige): similar meanings to white, but with a touch of earthy brown. It is good for Full Moon workings, initations, or you want an alternative to bright white. Because it corresponds to precious things like ivory, pearl, and cream, this colour is also used to attract and abundance. Neutrality, balance, harmlessness. Good just for meditation and.or prayer.
Peach: Reassurance, kindness, sympathy, granting others' wishes; (promotes) restoration and rejuvenation – since being a combination of pink/light red with orange. Confers a softness and gentleness, it is good to gentle help a person through ritual regain their vitality after a long, deliberating illness without over taxing the body system.
Teal: Balancing the practical and the spiritual, decision-making skills, achieving a level of trust with someone
Turquoise: Getting things in perspective, relieving stress, attaining control over matters that are out of hand, memory aid, finding logical solutions or reasons for problems, healing, prosperity, peace, growth, awareness, meditation, creativity, neutrality, and cancellation. Often used to represent the Goddess.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Candle Colour - Orange

Planet: Sun, Mars, Mercury Day: Sunday (best day to use it), Tuesday, Wednesday (both used with success depending on goal)Colors: Orange, rarely red, sometimes yellow Used for: Prosperity, energy building, attracts others in a positive way, property deals, legal matters, justice, selling, attracts success, adaptability, good luck and fortune; material gain, to seal a spell, attraction, encouragement, stimulation, energy. Builds energy, vitality and stamina, mental clarity, control, personal strangth, authority, power, sudden changes. Encourages fun and discourages laziness. Enhances mental agility, accompanied by the ability to take physical action toward a desired goal. Energizes the entire system. Promotes a happy-go-lucky appearance.

Also used for Gold, mental clarity, control, happiness, joyfulness, attracts luck and money, adds zest and adaptability, helps break out of the doldrums or a rut. For healing, gives needed energy, hopefulness, confidence.

It attracts the characteristics wanted from other tools, spells and rituals. Very good for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and exhaustion. Also used during Samhain.

Being a combination of yellow/Mercury (mental agility) and red/Mars (action-engery) it is the best of both, the energies of the actions with the intelligence to know how to use this action. Red is toned and tapered with the healing widsom of yellow that nurtures the system.

If used on Tuesday, the emphasis is on physical action. If used on Wednesday, it is on mental actions whereas Sunday is a balance of both.

Burnt Orange - Opportunity

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Candle Colour - Greens

Planet: Venus, MercuryDay: Friday, WednesdayEnergy: Female or MaleUsed for: Spells involving fertility, success, good luck, prosperity/growth, money/finance, rejuvenation and ambition, rituals to counteract greed and jealousy. Communication with the plant kingdom (darker greens) or fairies (pastels); stimulates plant life. Personal goals, harmony, employment, better business, creative ideas, rewards, bringer of love and renewal; beauty, independence, luck.

Use in conjunction with herbal healing techniques. Also, related to healing, used when regeneration is needed, to heal wounds when needed, eye problems, fertility and childhood growth, and healing after childbirth, headaches, cold, nervousness. Best used on Wednesday for healing.

An Earth colour, tree and plant magic, Mother Earth, associated a lot with North and Venus (verdigris is a green tarnishing of copper, the metal of Venus). A Goddess synbol. Green is and emotional soother and balancer, used to counteract greed and jealousy.

Be very clear in your intent regarding money sought with this color, when done with haste and no specific intent it seems to fade quickly or trickle in a little at a time. Used on Friday it gives an emotional healing (matters of the heart).

Avocado Green - Beginnings
Dark Green - Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy - it can be used to counteract these influences in a ritual. Is used for Beauty, Employment, Fertility, Healing, Success, Good Luck, Prosperity, Heart Matters, Money and Masculine Divinity. Use it to promote Taurus energy.
Emerald Green - Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.
Greenish Yellow - Sickness; cowardice; anger; jealousy; discord
Light Green - Improve weather
Mint Green - Financial gains (used with gold and/or silver)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Candle Colour - Gray

Planet: Moon Day: Monday Energy: Female and Male Colors: Gray Used for :To erase, cancel, neutralize and return to the universe without repercussion, to eradicate or jumble destructive forces, to attract neither destructive nor constructive energies to your life (this includes people and situations).

Neutral color useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence. Gray can be used to neutralize anything from a magical act that not longer serves your best interest, to neutralize destructive energies in a passive non-karmic fashion.

neutralizes stress, negativity, lessens the impact of mistakes, represents Silver. As a combination of white and black, it is used to get rid of negativity, cleanse unwanted energies, break a spell of bad luck, and exorcisms. Silver gray can help understanding and work with karma and past life recall. Eases guilt. As a balance of black and white it absorbs and repels. With this quality, gray draws in the undesirable energies and then sends them out to the universe for dispersal as neither a destructive nor constructive properties. Glamories; cancellation; stalemate

Neutral colour that removes negative energy or influences and encourages stability. Helps develop psychic abilities and attracts the influence of the Goddess.

Use it to promote Virgo energy

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Candle Colour - Gold

Planet: Sun Day: Sunday Energy: Male Colors: Gold Used for: Spells to attract the power of cosmic influences, and rituals to honor solar deities, to heal and rejuvenate your being, to expedite money you know is coming to you, to impart energy and intelligence to take proper action in a monetary situation.

Attraction, persuasion, charm, confidence, wealth, money, happiness, promote winning, safety and power of the male, success, wishes, untuition, persuasion, charm, confidence, playful humor, healing

Colour of the God, can be represented by orange or yellow. The male half of the Cosmic or Universal Life Force. Gold has a higher vibration of orange and yellow and any one of the three can actually be used on Sunday (sun) with success.

Deep Gold - Prosperity; sun magick
Pale Gold - Prosperity in health