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Çatal Höyük ― Çatal Höyük is a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which is currently thought to have existed as an active center of population from approximately 7500 bce to 5700 bce; when it was originally found it was thought to date from much earlier than even that. It is the largest and best preserved Neolithic site found to date.

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Чæm̃'īäк̄ṭē ― Чæm̃'īäк̄ṭē is a phonetically constructed word based on a Greek root word meaning respected elder used within the context of the Temple to refer to Sentients after the peak years of Adulthood but prior to loss of lucidity. The Individual is still lucid, but active participation in the mainstream type of functions, starts to loose its attraction. For many Individuals this is the final stage of an Incarnation.

Чæm̃'īäк̄ṭē Passage ― Garden of Life considers Werks acknowledging and/or commemorating Passages from one stage of a lifecycle to the next as Pagan Sacraments. The timing of such Celebrations are not determined solely by physical ages but by the Individuals actual attainment of that stage. Чæm̃'īäк̄ṭē Passage and/or the Fallow Season Transition and/or Perfectioning - the Individual and/or their family and friends may choose to have a formal Circle acknowledging this transition. In serious Practitionors, this period of life is often when recording one's experiences and distilling wisdom from them in some sort of codified format for posterity and their chosen community becomes more important.

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Cabala, Cabbala ― see- Qabala

Cabinet ― When the term Cabinet is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to some sort of box with shelves and/or drawers for storing and/or displaying items to be utilized and/or specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. Those used in and around Werkings may be full sized furniture, but often are smaller designed to be placed on tables, shelves, or altars. It is thought to be best for them to be fabricated out of real materials, such as planks of wood (as opposed to plywood or wood products), glass, or in some cases stone.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cabirian Tradition ― see- Kabrian Tradition

Caduceus ― When the term Caduceus [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 12] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a type of Wand that is usually shown with Wings at the top and two serpents entwined spirally around a central staff, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cakes ― When the term Cakes is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci it generally refers to a non-liquid Communion component, ordinarily some pastry confection; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. It may be separate cookie type items, with one for each participant, or a large loaf type that each takes a portion of.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Caledonii Tradition ― see also - Hecatine Tradition When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents holding the preservation of the unique festivals of the Scots, the secrecy of the rites, and the protection of the lineage as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. The Caledonii Tradition (formally known as the Hecatine Tradition), lineage of the Craft is Scottish in origin, and the "family" lineage are of utmost importance. In the Caledonii Tradition Yule is called Alban Arthan, falls on or about December 22nd, and is not considered a fire festival. The Vernal Equinox on or about March 21st is known as Alban Eiler and represents the warrior aspect of the God. Night and day are of equal length on the Equinoxes, and this is a celebration of balance ― not really Winter but not yet Spring. Summer Solstice on or about June 21st, and Midsummer Night's Celebration (though the two do not always coincide on the astrological calendar) is Alban Hefin, celebrating the Kingly aspect of the God.

Caliphate Ordo Templi Orientis ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Aleister Crowley's reinterpretation of the teachings of an ancient mystery school and secret society known as Ordo Templi Orientis and interpolations by Grady McMurty and later Bill Breeze thereupon as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Calque ― In linguistics, a calque (kælk/) or loan translation is a word or phrase borrowed from another language by literal, word-for-word (Latin: "verbum pro verbo") or root-for-root translation.

See also: Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Canaanite ― Canaanite in general usage refers to a particular Levantine cultural Tradition from the Western edge of Mesopotamia on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, out of the many that developed there, however, when used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding Traditions developed in that area as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Some of the better known city-states of Canaan included (though there is extensive disagreement amoung historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists as to which of these are actually to be included) Ugarit, Arvad, Byblos, Beiruy, Acco, Ebla, Sidon, Tyre, Megiddo, Joppa, Alalakh, Ashkelon, Gaza. The Ægyptians placed a high value on the Canaanite culture, though they called it something more like Retunu. Some historians, anthropologists, and/or archaeologists consider the more northern of the city-states Phoenician and the more southern ones Canaanite, but there is no consensus.

Cancer (Western Tropical Astrology Sign) ― see: ∇êℓ 'f̅ēñüs̄

Candle ― When the term Candle is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a wax and wick object specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Candle Accoutrements ― When the term Candle Accoutrements is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools and/or Foci it generally refers to items specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same which clean, trim, light and/or snuff said candles.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Candle Holders ― When the term Candle Holders is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools and/or Foci it generally refers to items specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same which hold and/or arrange candles.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Candomblé ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding a Macumba WorldView as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Macumba is not in itself a religion but the umbrella for the two principal forms of African spirit worship in Brazil, related to Vodoun and Santaria which are Candomblé and Umbanda. Macumba is sometimes used to refer to harmful magick, but that is more properly called Quimbanda.

Caodaism ― see- Dao Cao Dai

Capnomancy and Capnoscopy ― When the term Capnomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by Smoke. It is one of the varieties of Scrying. The smoke may be from a specially constructed fire, or one come upon by chance, it might be from incense. The Divinor may interpret from the shapes, the colours, and/or the scope of the smoke.

The term Capnomancy is derived from the French Capnomancie, which comes directly from the Greek Καπνόμαντεία (Kapnomanteia) meaning Smoke Divination, which is from Καπνός (Kapnos) meaning smoke and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Capricorn (Western Tropical Astrology Sign) ― see: χæṗ'ṗя̄ēōʟ̄üs̄

Carbuncle ― When the term Carbuncle is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a red gemstone specifically acquired for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. Before the term Carbuncle was associated with a certain type of sore on the skin, it was the designation of a certain red gem, possibly the garnet or ruby, ranked in order of importance fifth after diamonds, emeralds, opals and pearls. It supposedly gave out its own light when placed in the dark. There were both male and female forms, the male having a brightness burning within, the female giving off light. It was believed to disperse poisonous air, preserve health and to reconcile friends.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Carl Gustav Jung

Carpocratian Gnosticism ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents holding the teachings of Carpocrites of Alexandria and interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Carpocratian Gnosticismwas founded by Carpocrites of Alexandria. Carpocrites claimed that Christ had studied mysteries at the Temple of Isis in Egypt for six years and had taught these mysteries to his apostles, who in turn, taught Carpocrites. The current lasted for at least several centuries and used Theurgic magick.

Carromancy and Carroscopy ― When the term Carromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination involving wax. One of the most widely known methods of Carromancy is to heat wax until molten, then to pour it directly into cold water. The shapes and movements of the wax as it cools and solidifies can then allegedly be read to forecast auguries of the future. This was especially associated with Werkings such as Initiation vigils, such as in some Keltic Traditions, involving a candle burning all night into a pool of molten wax which was then poured into cold water and the shapes interpreted.

The term Carromancy is derived from the Greek words: Κήρα (Cera) meaning waxen (though transposed from a different dialect that standard), especially of wax tablets such as those written upon, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cartomancy and Cartoscopy; Khartēmancy and Khartēscopy ― When the term Cartomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination with cards. Some definitions say that Cartomancy refers only to divination using regular playing cards; other definitions include all types of cards, regular and Tarot cards, and/or other types of Oracle decks; still others reference the degree of skill and seriousness of intent on the part of the Divinor and Querent, with Cartomancy representing the exterior and sometimes entertainment vector of the field, Tarot representing the more serious and Spiritually involved methodology, and Archetypomancy indicating the deepest and most fundamental explorations involving cards as a media. Since there is no 'C' in Greek, and the letter used in the Greek word is actually stands for the 'KH' sound (sometimes noted as KH) and is 'Χ' perhaps Khartēmancy and Khartēscopy would be better terminology.

The term Cartomancy or Khartēmancy is derived from the Greek words: Χάρτη (Khartē) meaning paper, unwritten on sheet of paper, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See: Tarot, Archetypomancy, Meditation Decks, Oracle Decks, Divination Decks

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Casuistry ― Approach to ethics that begins by examining a series of concrete cases rather than by trying to deduce the consequences of a moral rule. Although Pascal criticized this method for the excessive, misleading, or harmful cleverness with which it was practiced in his day, it remains a common tool for applied ethics in a theological vein.

Catachresis ― Catachresis (from the Greek Κατάχρησις meaning "abuse") is the misapplication of a word, especially in a mixed metaphor, and may be deliberate or unintentional. Another meaning is to use an existing word to denote something that has no name in the current language. Compared to Malapropisms which normally are considered to be always unintentional, and of course Spoonerisms.
See also: Catachresis, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Catalyst (when considered as a Practitionor or Officiant) ― A Catalyst is a type of Practitionor who has the Gift, Persuasion, Talent, and/or has extensively been Trained (perhaps more likely self-Trained) to act as a Catalyzing Agent upon their medium, i.e.: Humanity, generally thought of as encouraging and expediting Change. The concept of agent provocateur comes to mind, but without the necessarily negative connotations, more outside of those type of considerations. As posted on the Category Component Characteristics page for Types of Officiants in the Rose Recension Correspondences Codex, and elsewhere on the Garden of Life website: A Catalyst when considered in an Officiant context, is an Officiant, who may Werk within the context of a Werking or simply out in the Consensus Reality (Guerrilla Catalyzation), in such a manner as to consciously provoke Spiritual Growth among their species. This may be for immediate effect, or extremely long term and come to fruition, many incarnations later. Every group has one, and one is usually enough. If there is more than one in a group, they may become dangerously territorial.

Catalytic ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, Catalytic methodology is that initiation or precipitation of change and/or acceleration of rate of change in other persons. see also - Transformative

CATALYZATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Catalyzation a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Catalyzation may be an Act and/or Process performed by Officiants and Celebrants, with the intent of awakening within themselves and/or other Celebrants a further state of development. Officiation is a specific instance of the Sacrament of Catalyzation. Officiation occurs when any Individual is participating in conducting or leading any type of Celebratory Werking, Circle, etc., and emphatically includes all aspects of preparation, coordination, focalization and facilitation of such occurrance. Any Celebrant may perform this Sacrament, consciously or unconsciously, to the extent of their experience, ability and intent. Catalyzation is characterized by the provocation or precipitation of an increase in the rate of Conscious Spiritual Evolution in Celebrants for whom the Catalyzation is performed.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
An Act, Acts, a Process, Processes and/or Series of Acts and/or Processes performed by Officiants and Celebrants, to awaken within one or more other Celebrants a further state of development. Officiants especially are performing the Sacrament of Catalyzation when participating in the directing of a Celebratory Werking, Circle or other. All Celebrants perform this Sacrament, conscious or unconscious, to the extent of their experience, ability and intent. Catalyzation is characterized by the provocation or precipitation of an increase in the rate of Conscious Spiritual Evolution in Celebrants for whom the Catalyzation is performed.

Catch Phases ― Catch Phases are phrases that become popular and widely used, either within a group, or generally. Often based on a chance bon mot that is repeated and applied to a range of different things or situations, in an ever widening circle of friends and aquaintances for a certain period of time, and then fades out of usage, and is no longer considered cool. Catch phrases are "catchy" in that they tend to stick in the mind. Sometimes they are particularly appropriate metaphors that are either freshly crafted, or applied in a new or different way.
See also: Catch Phases, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Categorical Imperative ― A categorical imperative, by contrast, is an absolute command, such as "you shall treat people with respect," which is not based on subjective considerations. The complete entry on Categorical Imperative.

Categorical Imperativism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Categorical Logic ― The traditional interpretation of the logic of classes developed by Aristotle and the medieval logicians.

Categorical Proposition ― A statement of the relationship between two classes, each of which is designated by a categorical term. Within each proposition, the subject term occurs before the copula and the predicate term after. There are only four forms of categorical proposition, distinguished by their quantity and quality.

Categorical Syllogism ― A logical argument consisting of exactly three categorical propositions, two premises and the conclusion, with a total of exactly three categorical terms, each used in only two of the propositions. The complete entry on Categorical Syllogism.

Categorical Term ― A word or phrase that designates a class. Each categorical term divides the world into two parts: the original class and its complement; the things to which the term applies and those to which it does not.

Categories of Logic ― In Aristotle's logic specifically, the categories are the ten general modes of being (substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, possession, doing, and undergoing) by reference to which any individual thing may be described. Medieval logicians commonly employed only the first four of these ten, but allowed for syncategorematic terms that belonged to none of them.

Category (Greek: κατηγορία [katêgoria]) ― Predicate; hence, a fundamental class of things in our conceptual framework. Any set of items which within a given context may be considered to have enough characteristics in common to be handled as a cohesive, inclusive set, especially for the purposes of codification and taxonomy.

Category Mistake ― Confusion in the attribution of properties or the classification of things. Thus, to suppose that sleep is furious or that a city is nothing more than its buildings is to commit a category mistake. Ryle maintained that Cartesian dualism arises from the implicit occurrence of just such an error, the supposition that the origins of human behavior must reside in an immaterial substance. Also see Donna Summerfield.

Catharsis (Greek: Κάθαρσις [katharsis]) ― Cleansing from guilt or defilement; hence, in Aristotle, the elimination of destructive emotions through appreciation of an aesthetic experience.

Catharsis or Katharsis (Greek: Κάθαρσις) is a Greek word meaning "cleansing" or "purging". It is derived from the verb Καθαίρειν, (Kathairein) meaning "to purify, purge," and it is related to the adjective Καθαρός, katharos, "pure or clean."

Cathartic Æstheticist ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Cathexis ― The investment in or projection toward of Libidinal (Emotion or Psyche Based) Energy at any Person, Place, Thing, Idea or Process, whatsoever.

Catoptromancy and Catoptroscopy ― When the term Catoptromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using a mirror or mirrors, in some cases by observing a mirror placed underwater. In most types of Catoptromancy the technique involves observing the mirror from an angle so that the Divinor doesn't see their own face but rather sees a clear field in which the vision may develop. There are many varieties of Catoptromancy, and have been down through the ages; including those which operate only in a certain type of illumination, moon light, candle light, twilight, bright sun, and so forth; those which are practiced only at certain Sacred Springs and/or Fountains, with the mirror under, or close to the water; those involving specially prepared Practitionors, like the 'Blindfolded Boys' of Ancient Rome; those in which the mirror used is fogged up and then words may appear written in the fog; and many others. Sometimes referred to as Caloptromancy. but that probably is a simple mistake traceable to typography and copy errors.

The term Catoptromancy is derived from the Greek words: Κάτοπτρον (Katoptron) meaning mirror, looking down to see, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See: Scrying, Catoxtromancy, Eisoptokhoremamanteos, Psychomantium Enoptromancy, Black Mirror Scrying, and Mirror Scrying or Skrying

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Catoxtromancy and Catoxtroscopy ― When the term Catoxtromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using looking glasses. Catoxtromancy may be a mistake for Catoptromancy, or it may be a specific form of Catoptromancy, such as when looking at a mirror through a sort of lens, or using a mirror made of a specific material or in a particular fashion.

The term Catoxtromancy may also be derived from the Greek words: Κάτοπτρον (Katoptron) meaning mirror, looking down to see, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination; but with a different pronunciation of Κάτοπτρον, or with an added root indicating the difference which we have been unable to track down.

See: Scrying, Catoptromancy, Eisoptokhoremamanteos, Psychomantium Enoptromancy, Black Mirror Scrying, and Mirror Scrying or Skrying

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cattabomancy and Cattaboscopy ― When the term Cattabomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using vessels made of metal, such as the Kottabos basin used in playing the game of that name. Libations and slingings of wine may also be involved. The game and the Divination System attached to it are of fair antiquity, much more information on the drinking game Kottabos may be found in the Wikipedia entry on The term Cattabomancy or more properly Kottabomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κότταβος (Kottabos) meaning a particular drinking game played in the Ægean, from Sicilian origins, by tossing wine dregs into a metal basin, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also:
A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cauldron ― When the term Cauldron is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a large usually round utensil similar to one used for cooking large stews etc. The Cauldron when used in a Werking ordinarily represents the Feminine Energies in a specific providing or nurturing aspect, and in some cases is used in directing the Energies. Best if specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cause/Effect dichotomy (Ger. Ursache / Wirkung) ― Distinction between the events involved in a causal relationship, where the occurrence of one (the cause) is supposed to bring about or produce an occurrence of the other (the effect). Although the correct analysis of causation is a matter of great dispute, Hume offered a significant criticism of our inclination to infer a necessary connection from mere regularity, and Mill proposed a set of methods for recognizing the presence of causal relationships. Contemporary philosophers often suppose that a causal relationship is best expressed in the counterfactual statement that if the cause had not occurred, then the effect would not have occurred either.

Causimancy and Causiscopy ― When the term Causimancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by means of burning with extraordinary heat. The more widespread term for divination utilizing ashes is Tephromancy.

The term Causimancy or Kausomimancy is derived from the Greek words: Καυσόομαι (Kausoomī), meaning to burn with intense heat, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Causimomancy and Causimoscopy ― When the term Causimomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by observing objects cast into fire.

The term Causimomancy or Kausimomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κausiμos (Kausimos), meaning fit for burning, derived further from Κausis (Kausis), meaning burning, burning heat, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Celebrant ― Any Participant in a Celebration. Primarily when participating in Celebratory Circles but also including any other type of Werking.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

Celebration ― A type of Werking performed to mark, commemorate, celebrate, contribute and/or effectuate any of the Events of the Temple Calendar, providing a venue for the participants interaction with the Divine Forces of this Cosmos. Generally an organized service at which members gather to effectuate a Celebratory Circle. The term is also used to refer to the services of Individuals, Groups and/or Organizations of a similar Nature to Garden of Life: i.e.: Earth Religions, including but not limited to various Manifestations of Pantheist, Panentheist, Pagan, NeoPagan, Traditional WitchCraft, and/or Wiccan.

Celebratory ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, that performance of sacred actions to exalt and/or commemorate specific events and/or divine forms.

Celebratory Circle ― A gathering of individuals, at a given time and place for the purpose of Celebrating one or more of the point events of the Vegetative Cycle, the Lunar Cycle, the Solar Cycle.

Celebratory Rites and Festivals of ḠĀĒÄ
            Fallow
            Seed Blessing
            Nascence
            Vigor
            Harvest

Celebratory Ritual ― The particular Ceremony and/or Rite performed or to be performed at a Celebration.

Celebratory Ritual Design ― Celebratory Ritual Design

See also: Ritual Arts, Art

Celebratory Tools ― Celebratory Tools, are those implements (in many Traditions, considered to be at least the Chalice, a Blade, a Wand, and some sort of Paten, but also often the Lantern, the Bell, the Besom, and others), that may be used, primarily in group settings, in both Natural Mægick and Ceremonial Mægick Werkings. Celebratory Tools are often thought of as those such as the Elemental Implements which are primarily used in Natural Mægik, with Ritual Apparati being those which are used mostly in Ceremonial Mægik, though obviously the crossover is fairly extensive.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Celebratory Werking

Celtic-Continental ― see: Keltic-Continental

Celtic-Gaelic Caledonian ― see: Keltic-Gaelic Caledonian

Celtic-Gaelic Irish ― see: Keltic-Gaelic Irish

Celtic Reconstructionism ― see: Keltic Reconstructionism

Celtic Wicca ― see: Keltic Wicca

Celtic Witan Church ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding the study and practice of the goddess-oriented nature-based religion of the ancient Keltic peoples called Wita as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. The Celtic Witan Church is a legally incorporated church and religious organization that Celebrates a fertility religion concerned with all aspects of prosperity, growth, abundance, creativity, and healing. The Celtic Witan Church honors the Keltic deities with full moon rituals and Sabbat festivals. There are many open rituals and training programs.

Ceneromancy and Ceneroscopy ― When the term Ceneromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using ashes of a specifically sacrificial or ritual fire. This ritual calls for the removal of any unburned wood or coals, and interpreting the mounds, ridges, valleys, and other imperfections in the surface. Special attention was paid to intersections of these elements, or where they dead-ended.Tephromancy.

The term Ceneromancy is derived from Latin Ceneros the unusual combining form of the Latin word Cinerum which means ashes, and the Greek words Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Censer ― When the term Censer, Incensory, or Thurible, [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 28] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any type of vessels made for burning incense. These vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction. They may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres high. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Central Valley Wicca: Kingstone Tradition ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Cephaleonomancy and CephaleonoscopyKephalonomancy

Ceraunion ― When the term Ceraunion is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a stone supposed to be formed during thunderstorms (from the Greek Κεραυνός (Keraunos), meaning a thunderstorm). It was believed to be a soporific, and to reduce swellings in various parts of the body.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ceraunomancy and Ceraunoscopy ― When the term Ceraunomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using thunderbolts, and lightning. An instance of Aeromancy.

The term Ceraunomancy or Keraunomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κεραυνός (Keraunos), meaning thunderbolt, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ceremonial ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, that performance of predetermined actions in precise order and context to exact purpose.

Adjst

Ceremonial Mægick ― Ceremonial Mægick is also sometimes called High Mægick or Ritual Mægick, and differs from the other major category, Natural Mægick in that it relies on and requires more formalized and specific procedures than Natural Mægick. Most modern groups and Traditions are mixtures of the two, drawing from both resources, in varying proportions. Ceremonial Mægick is characterized by its utilization in various Mægickal Orders, such as Thelemic Mægick (and the other Traditions which draw from the Werks of Aleister Crowley). Ceremonial Mægick is also practiced by different Lodges and Orders from the previous Aeon such as the Order of the Golden Dawn, in addition to many Alkhemists, some Kabbalists. and various individual High ægick Practitionors. Ceremonial ægick follows sets of guidelines and certain formalities. Some Ceremonialists may call upon demons and other entities to do his/her bidding; this ritual takes time and needs to be done correctly. These guidelines follow a very precise set of parameters and if deviated from usually cause problems for the Practitionor.

There are also other vectors in the differences which flesh out the picture of the reality; one of the more common ones is that High Mægick came from those that lived in the cities, castles on the hill. It is said that those who practiced High Mægick had more time on their hands, therefore their rituals are more expansive. Low Mægick is practical everyday, or Folk Mægick, generally used by Witches, Herbalists, and later Wiccans, NeoPagans, and adherents of other nature-based Traditions. Low Mægick came from the fields, the forests, and the lowlands. The fact is that most of those who lived in the lowlands worked from dusk to dawn, had little if any time or need for elaborate ceremonies; therefore the practice of low Mægick was straightforward and to the point with less fanfare. Low Mægick has less formality and encompasses more of the "common sense" Mægick. Low Mægick often involves the use of herbs, aromas, stones, flowers, animal parts (sympathetic Mægick) and other natural materials. These animal parts do not need to be, and generally are not the result of sacrifice, but rather items that the Practitionor may find, feathers, fur, teeth, and discarded bones.

Some of the above information is from an article by Strix d' Emerys, Paula & Gordon Ireland Proprietors, Earth Spirit Emporium: Books & Stuff, "Where Olde Traditions meet the New Age"

Ceremonial Tools ― Ceremonial Tools are those implements which are specific to Ceremonial Werkings

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Ceremonial Vestments

Ceremonial Witchcraft ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, that performance of predetermined actions in precise context and order.

Ceres (Local Star System Component) ― see: Дĭm̃'m̄ĭt̄я̄ā

Ceromancy and Ceroscopy ― When the term Ceromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using melted wax or wax drippings.

The term Ceromancy or Keromancy is derived from the Greek words: Κήρα (Kēros), meaning wax, cera, wax tablet, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Certainty

Chain ― When the term Chain [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 5] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it may refer to an actual chain such as part of an Asperory, Censor, or delicate chains used in Handfasting, or metaphorical chains in the sense of internally or externally imposed restrictions. In the case of physical chains they are specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The Chain as symbol represents the severity of the restrictions to be placed on wandering thoughts, in order to increase the efficaciousness of the Werking. One of the most obvious intrinsic qualities of the Chain as a Magikal Implement is its multiplicity, in order to be identified as a Chain it must have a number of links, it does not possess a definite unity of form and which has multiple units in its composition. They might more properly be attributed to the field of hidden knowledge. It does not really exist on the Magikian himself. Its function is to bind that which is above all Not-He. These weapons emphasize the fiery energy in the creative Lingam.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chakra ― Subtle energy centers located near the spine in the body. A chakra is a wheel (literal Sanskrit meaning) of energy. There are seven main chakras in our subtle system, which relate to the stages of evolution and the endocrine system. Once awakened, they begin to vibrate. Physical, mental and emotional problems can be traced to an imbalance in one or several chakras.

Chakra Altars ― When the term Chakra Altars is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci it generally refers to stands, tables, and/or cabinetry upon which assortments of Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci may be placed, which have resonance with specific Chakras, the standard set of seven, or whatever combination is recognized by the Tradition; specifically constructed for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. Altars may be portable or permanent, and may range from simple table like structures to elaborate cabinetry

see also: Altar, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ChakraSystems ― There are many different systems, recognizing various combinations of Chakras and other Energy Fields, that may pertain to Human sentient beings. The most widely known, is the Seven Chakra system, and it appears in many systems coming from an array of cultures and Traditions stretching back into the mists of unrecorded time. see also: Human Energy Centers, Flows, and Fields

Chalcomancy and Chalcoscopy ― When the term Chalcomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination involving Copper, sometimes from striking copper gongs or copper bowls.

The term Chalcomancy or Khalcomancy is derived from the Greek words: Χαλκός (Khalkos), copper and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chalice ― When the term Chalice is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a implement for drinking, usually of a decorative type (the word itself comes for the Greek Kalyx, as of a flower) specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Channeling Energy ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, conscious movement of energy for various purposes such as in healing, raising power, and so forth, such as through the hands to effectuate healing.

Channelling ― When the term Channelling is used in reference to a type of Divination, it generally refers to communication of information which includes input or advice about the future from non-corporeal entities (such as spirits of the dead, Deities, Extraterrestrials, InterDimensional Entities, and so forth), which comes through a Channellor (who may be a Medium, or someone trained in some of the forms and techniques of a particular Tradition's Officiants), normally when this person is in some sort of altered state, such as Trance. This may occur spontaneously in a prepared or random situation, or be planned for, and allowed space and time for in a particular Werking.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Channellor see Divinor

Chanting ― When the term Chanting is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus and/or Focus it generally refers to groups of words and phrases, put together to make rhythmic repetition flow smoothly for utilization in Werkings; specifically created for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

See also: Ritual Arts, Art

see also: Forms & Techniques, Sound as a Mægikal Implement, Versicle

Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chaoism ― see: Kaoism

Chaoist ― see: Kaoist

Chaomancy and Chaoscopy ― When the term Chaomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by examining phenomena of the air or aerial visions. When you think about the words this term was derived from, and the fact that there are widely used umbrella and specific terms for Divination Systems which are based on air, and/or different aerial phenomena, it seems more sensible to dedicate this term to something that more accurately reflects its origins. In other words, something to do with the primal, potential states, possibly accessed through the Divinor achieving various altered states of Consciousness, related to Shaman like processes, for the purpose of receiving information and bringing back to the Querent and the consensus reality.

The term Chaomancy or Khaomancy is derived from the Greek words: Χάος (Kaos, Khaos) meaning the first state of the universe, infinite space, the expanse, the nether abyss, infinite darkness, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chaos Mægik ― see: Kaos Mægik

Chaosization (when considered as a Sacrament) ― see: Kaosization

Chapel Perilous

Chaplet ― When the term Chaplet is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a garland or wreath to be worn on the head specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Charge of the God ― There are many recensions, we are showing here the one by Dianis Lucien (D. W. Piper) from http://www.starkindler.org/arion/chg-god.htm

Listen to the Words of the Horned God, who was of old called among men:
Adonis, Tammuz, Dianus, Herne, Bran, Beli, Lugh, Gwyn,
Dionysus, Osiris, Cernunnos, Pan, and by many other Names.

O Secret of Secrets, That art hidden in the being of all that lives,
Not Thee do we adore, For That which adoreth is also Thou.
Thou art That, and That am I.

I am the Flame that burns in the heart of every being, and in the core of every Star.
I am Life, and the Giver of Life, yet therefore is the Knowledge of Me:
The Knowledge of Death and Resurrection.

I am alone, the Lord within ourselves, Whose Name is Mystery of Mysteries.
I am the Horned God.

I am the Lord of the Universe, The Father of all living,
The All-Devourer and the All-Begetter.

I am He Whose Seed lies strewn as glittering Gems across velvet darkness
Within the Womb of the Mother.
I am the Lord of the Shadows in the darkness of the Underworld,
For I am the Midnight Sun.

I am the Light of the Stars, and the Spark of the Spirit Eternal,
For I am the God Within.

I am the Horned Leader of the Hosts of Air, the Leader of the Wild Hunt,
The Judge of Gods and of Men.

I am the Hidden God, Who ever yet remains,
For I dwell within the secret seed.

I am the seed of grain, I am the seed of flesh, I am the Seed of the Stars.

I am the Lord of the Heights, I am the Lord of the Depths, God of forest, of flock, and of field.

I am the Hunter and Hunted, I am the wolf and the Shepherd, I am the vine and the grain.

I am a Guiding Star above you, I am a bright Flame before you, I am a smooth Path beneath you.

I am the Light of Life. I am the Flame of Love. I am the Horned God!

StarKindler Tradition version
Copyright © 1987 Dianis Lucien (D. W. Piper)

Charge of the Goddess ― There are many recensions

Listen to the words of the Great Mother, Who was, of olde, called amongst men:
Isis, Astarte, Deanna, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna and by many other names.

"At Mine altar the youths of Lacedæmon in Sparta made due sacrifice.

Whenever ye have need of anything, once in the month and better it be when the Moon is full,
then shall ye assemble in some private place and contemplate with wonder the Spirit of Me,
Who is Queen of all the Witches.

There shall ye assemble who are feign to learn Magic who have not as yet won My deepest secrets.
To these will I teach that which is yet unknown.

And ye shall be free from all slaverys, and as a sign that ye be REALLY FREE,
ye shall be naked in your rites, and ye shall sing, dance, feast and make music and love
all in My presence, for Mine is the ecstasy of the Spirit, and Mine is also joy on Earth,
for my Law is: LOVE unto ALL BEINGS.

Keep pure your highest ideals, strive ever towards them.
Let no-one stop you or turn you aside, for Mine is the SECRET that opens the door of youth
and Mine is the cup of the Wine of Life that is the Cauldron of Cerridwyn,
which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the gracious Goddess Who gives the gift of Joy into the hearts of Mankind upon the Earth.
I give the Knowledge of the Spirit Eternal, and, beyond Death,
I give Peace and Freedom and Reunion with those that have crossed over.
Nor do I demand sacrifice or ask for anything, for behold:
I am the Mother of ALL things and My Love is poured out upon the Universe."

Some say that the "At mine Altars, the youths of Lacedæmon in Sparta made due sacrifice." reference in the Wiccan Charge of the Goddess, comes from the Tradition of Cybele. And that the sacrifice was of a sexual nature, though less drastic and permanent than self-castration. It is sometimes taught in the Temples of Cybele that She was born as Agditis, a hermaphrodite monster, from a stone fertilized (if necessary) by Zeus. Since Her tradition predates Zeus that seems a late addition to the parable. The representative olde guard Deities of that time decided (the reasons vary vastly in different versions of the story) to take away the access to dual sexuality from him(?) and in doing so started a process which created the Goddess Cybele from him. Later Her love for Attis, a human shepherd, drove the mortal insane and he castrated himself for Love of Her. It is thought that in commemoratio of this that Her priests appeared as eunuchs dressed as women. However, there have also been other, more esoteric explanations for these occurances.

Charge of the Star Goddess

"Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess;
She, the dust of whose feet are the Hosts of Heaven,
and whose Body encircles the Universe."

"I who am the Beauty of the Green Earth, and the White Moon among the Stars,
and the Mystery of the Waters, and the Desire of the Heart of Man, call unto thy Soul:
Arise, and come unto Me.
For I am the Soul of Nature, who gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed, and unto Me all things must return;
and before My Face, beloved of Gods and of men,
let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite."

"Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth;
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion,
honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.
And thou who thinkest to seek for me,
know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not
unless thou knowest the mystery:
that if that which thou seekest, thee findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without thee."

"For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning;
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire."

Charis

Charisasthai ― Ξαρίσασθαι

Charismatica ― are those substances, natural and/or artificial, from plants, animals, and minerals, as well as elemental chemical processes, which enhance feelings of empowerment, being centered and important, individually and in groups.

There are numerous systems of taxonomy of psycho-active substances, we are including terms from poet and ethnobotanist Dale Pendell's system here, as it seems to us to be the most comprehensive and consistent. His system is laid out in his remarkable non-linear trilogy: Pharmako/Poeia, Pharmako/Dynamis, and Pharmako/Gnosis. Noting that as he points out frequently, this is about a Poison Path, and there are numerous dangers to be had, especially for the unprepared and uninformed. But regardless he includes, as representative of this class: Areca catechu/Piper betle

Charizesthai ― Ξαρίζεσθαί

Charm ― Charms may be considered to be sort of minor Amulets tending toward simple decorative use.

See also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chartomancy and Chartoscopy ― When the term Chartomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination which involves paper, particularly related to cards and charts, and writing.

The term Chartomancy or Khartomancy is derived from the Greek words: Χάρτη (Kharte) meaning sheet of paper, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chatoyancy ― the property of some stones such as Tiger's Eye or Moonstone; of showing apparent movement, illumination or opalescence, within it.

Cheiromancy ― the act of reading palms, also called palmistry in divination workings.. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Chelidonia Lapis ― When the term Chelidonia Lapis is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to two stones said to be found in the stomach of young swallows (Greek Χελιδών (Chelidon) meaning a swallow). One of these was black, the other a dull red colour, both being about the size of a hemp seed. These were believed to be anti-epileptic in action. The Chelidonia was of two kinds, in colour like the swallow, on the one side entirely purple, on the other purple dappled with black spots. But Isidorus, improving upon this simple statement, which derives the name merely from the colour, makes these stones to be found inside the swallow, of two kinds, white and red, of wonderful virtue for the cure of insanity and for giving good fortune to the wearer.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ChemoGnosis ― ChemoGnosis in Psychonaut by Peter Carroll

Chest ― When the term Chest is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any of various types of containers for storage (the word comes from the Greek Kiste, or basket or hamper), however normally a sturdy box often with a hinged lid is implied, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The further implication is that of a container for safeguarding valuables or storage of tools and/or implements of a craft.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chi ― Chinese word for the energy or natural life force which comprises the universe. Also called Ki (Japanese) There are many types of chi external/outer/universal chi and internal (inner) chi which is associated with the human body. When internal chi is balanced and flows uninterrupted the mind/body will promote health. It exists in many forms, from pure forms like light to more dense forms like minerals and rock. It is said that the interplay of opposites between opposites (yin and yang) creates chi energy.

Chinese Astrology ― (also Asian or sometimes Oriental Astrology) A type of divination based on a 12 year cycle, involving 12 animals, processed through 5 Elements for 60 distinct categories, it includes placements for but is not based directly or specifically on the movement of the stars or planets. The Animals and Elements sometimes have minor variations from one area to another, there being several specifically Chinese Astrology systems, as well as Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai and other individual systems, though they mostly have a broad similarity, and are quite distinct from Western Tropical Astrology, Sidereal, Persian, and Sanatana Dharma variations of Astrology. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions

Chirology ― also Cheirology. Properly the study of the hands. When considered in reference to a Divinatory System, it is sometimes distinguished from Chiromany and Chirognomy, by including observation and interpretation of the conscious and unconscious movements of the hands in the Querent, in this way a type of body language component. The art or practice of using the manual alphabet or of communicating thoughts by signs, gestures and positionings made by the hands and fingers; a substitute for spoken or written language in intercourse with the deaf and dumb. So in somewhat exotic cases, in divination, it may include the utilization of Automatic or Channeled Signing. Chirology is based on the assumption that the structure of the hand and the interrelations and correspondences of its components: palm, fingers, lines, mounts, i.e. the elevations, etc.-are basically connected with the psychic structure and also with the nervous system. It was found that the formation, tonus and expression of the hand and its lines show the mental state of the personality. Some research is being done into the characteristics of the hands of schizophrenics, attention is focused, among other factors, on the rigid expression, or lack of expression of hands and thumbs.

Chirognomy ― When the term Chirognomy (or Chirology) is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by studying the hands is the study of the size, shape and appearance of the hand, including analysis of the color, texture and resiliency of the skin.

The term Chirognomy is derived from the Greek words: Χειρός (Kheiros) meaning hand, hands, hand considered separately from the arm, and the suffix -gnomy is derived from the field of Greek words including Γνωμηστός (Gnōmēstos) meaning knowledge in-and-of itself, Γνωστός (Gnostos) meaning known, perceived, understood, and Γνωστικός (Gnostikos) meaning 'of or for knowing', cognitive, theoretical science.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chiromancy and Chiroscopy ― When the term Chiromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by studying the hands, in particular the lines on the palms, active and receptive sides, such as by means of palmistry; divination by means of Palm Reading or Palmistr.

The term Chiromancy is derived from the Greek words: Χειρός (Kheiros) meaning hand, hands, hand considered separately from the arm, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chiron (Local Star System Component) ― see: К̅īя̇äñ

Christianity ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding the doctrine of faith based on the acceptance of Jesus of Nazareth as a actual historical figure and as the Messiah and the Son of God (Yahweh/Jehovah) in accordance with the generally accepted version of the New Testament of the Abramic Bible within an Abramic concept of History as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Christianity encompasses many sects, including for instance: Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist and innumerable Fundamentalist Christian sects, as well as some extremely obscure Traditions. For convenience the multitude of sects is often divided into three branches, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant. We do not include, as they do not include themselves Unitarians and/or various other Traditions which arose from Christian Tradition but which focus their Traditions elsewhere than on the core concepts of Christianity. Nor do we include Traditions, such as Gnostic, which predate Chrisianity and perhaps Abramic Traditions in general, but which had, and/or attempted to have synergistic interaction with early Christianity. In fact an exact number of component sects would be impossible to determine as many of the component individuals and groups have different lists of which groups they consider legitimately included. As is perhaps inevitable in a diverse Tradition which posits a single correct doctrine as being correct, there is considerable disagreement among groups that a casual modern outside observer would assume are Christian, as to which groups are actually to be considered Christian. This varies obviously according to which group the polled individual claims membership in. This variation is noticible not only from sects considered "on the fringes of the more widely known sects, but even among the ones which would be considered very similar and within the central core of Christianity to outside observers. And that is our position, we include this entry in academic interest toward comparative religion only, it will be as accurate as we can make it. The complete entry on Christianity.

Chroniclor (when considered as an officer of Garden of Life) ― A constructed word used in the context of the Temple to differentiate the specific meaning of the officers titled Chroniclor in the Temple as producers of Chronological Records of the Events of or relating to the area of the Temple offices in which they hold their title, which record is to be separate from any analysis, interpretation or editorialization (which are encouraged, but to be issued under separate cover from the Chronicles themselves).

Chronomancy and Chronoscopy ― When the term Chronomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using time and various temporal phenomena. Some types of Khronomancy have to do with the determination of the optimum time to do something, and/or lucky or unlucky days, hours, or exact moments for particular activities and occurrences. Other types involve praxis which has to do with manipulations of time, speeding it up, slowing it down, traveling through it, lessening and/or removing the effects of time; one of the most famous Practitionors of Khronomancy of this type would be the legendary Saint Germain (also sometimes referred to as Master Rakoczi), of Theosophical, Rosicrucian, a variety of Ascended Master acknowledging Traditions, and many other Traditions renown.

The term Chronomancy or Khronomancy is derived from the Greek words: Χρόνος (Khronos) meaning time, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Chronometric Time ― In "Absolute" time or Chronometric Time, we speak in terms of the ages of objects or events, with more accuracy than with Relative Time datings. "Absolute" dates are thus always accompanied by a unit designator, such as years in relation to a starting point, Current Era (CE), Before the Common Era (BCE), Before Present (BP), etc.. Some methods for obtaining Chronometric datings are Calendrics, Dendrochronology (tree-ring dating, the most accurate of all chronometric dating techniques), and Radiocarbon or 14C dating (possibly the single most important technological achievement in archaeology, ever. Half-life of 14C is about 5730 years. The technique is useful from about 50,000 years ago to the present).

Chrysalis Foundation ― A Metaphysical and holistic healing center in Durango, Colorado, USA.

Chrysalization (when considered as a Sacrament) ― see: Krysalization

Chthonic ― of or pertaining to the depths of the Earth. There seem to be rather powerful chthonic magickal or psychic forces tied in with the structure of each planet. Chthonic is also sometimes used in reference to a type of Mægik associated with the Necronomicon of H.P. Lovecraft and/or some of it's precedents or antecedents.

Church and/or School of Wicca ― as taught by the Frosts ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding the Wiccan teachings of Gavin and Yvonne Frost as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. A Welsh-based Wiccan tradition founded by Gavin and Yvonne Frost in the early 1970's. The Frosts are coauthors of The Witches Bible. Gavin and Yvonne Frost founded Keltic Wicca-Keltic Wicca (Church of Wicca) -The Church of Wicca. They offer correspondence courses in their brand of Wicca, which is sometimes called Keltic Wicca. The Church of Wicca has just recently begun including a Goddess in their deity structure, and has been very patrifocal as Wiccan traditions go. The Church of Wicca terms itself "Baptist Wicca". The Frosts call their tradition of Wicca Keltic. To me it seems more of a mixture of Ceremonial Mægik and eclectic Wicca, with a smattering of Keltic thrown in. For instance, they use three circles, one within the others, made of salt, sulphur and herbs with runes and symbols between them instead of just one circle. They also insist on a white-handled athame and will not have a black handled one, whereas all the other traditions I have heard or read about use a black handled one. It seems to me the Wicca they practice and teach should not be called Keltic at all; but since a lot of it is made up or put together by them from other traditions they should also give it a made-up name; say Frostism. If you DON'T have to pay for the course, and have some extra time, it would probably be worth reading just for comparison. The Frosts have always been rather more public than most traditions (advertising their course in the Enquirer and similar publications) which has earned them heavy criticism in less public Craft groups. (*Keltic ~ Influenced by Druidic beliefs. Keltic Wicca emphasizes nature and the elements).

Church of All Worlds ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. CHURCH OF ALL WORLDS: A Neo-Pagan religion founded in 1962 and incorporated March 4, 1968 that is inspired by science fiction as mythology. It is dedicated to the celebration of Life, maximizing the potential of mankind, and achieving the balance between individual freedom, personal responsibility, and collective harmony in Nature. Founded in 1962, and legally incorporated in 1968, CAW has a good claim on being the oldest legally incorporated Neo-Pagan organization in American. Taking much of its early inspiration from Robert A. Heinlein's 1961 science fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, CAW now sees its mission as evolving "a network of information, mythology, and experience to awaken the divine within and to provide a context and stimulus for reawakening Gaia," and to create a tribal community that will be dedicated to the responsible stewardship of the Earth and evolution of consciousness. The Church of All Worlds is dedicated to "healing the separation between mind and body, men and women, civilization and Nature, Heaven and Earth." It presents public rituals, festivals, and other events, and there are more than fifty local CAW chapters or "nests".

Church of the Black Madonna ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents as

Church of the Eternal Source ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Church of the Eternal Source is a Neo-Pagan religion founded by Don Harrison in 1970 and based on a reconstruction of the Mysteries of ancient Egypt and the worship of the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.

Church Universal and Triumphant ― A MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents as such, and holding the teachings of the I AM Movement lineage, and teachings of Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Currently led by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Church Universal and Triumphant was founded by Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet in 1958. Church Universal and Triumphant broke away from the Bridge to Freedom movement which had broken away from the I AM Movement. In the 1930's Guy and Edna Ballard who founded the I AM Movement drew from sources such as Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's Theosophy , the writings of Baird Spalding and William D. Pelley as well as from their own inspiration. The complete entry on Church Universal and Triumphant.

Cinaedia ― When the term Cinaedia is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to Stones found in the skulls of various fishes.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cingulum ― When the term Cingulum is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a practitionor's girdle cord used in Werkings for a variety of purposes depending upon both the Tradition and the Individual; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The cord is usually a length highly sigmificant to the group or individual. Often the same length as some combination of measurements off the person it is created from. Sometimes a specific length such as the preferred radius of the Werking Circle that is utilized. In hierarchical Traditions, the colour or colour combinations of the cord is indicative of the level attained in the Tradtion. In some Traditions there are stringent rules as to when the Cingulum should be worn, just at Werkings, or all the time, in others there are no rules pertaining to this.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Circle ― When "Circle" is used in reference to a Current Pagan Tradition it is a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds Wiccan teachings originating from Selena Fox and Jim Alan and/or interpolations thereon as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Circle is a Wiccan tradition founded in 1974 by Selena Fox and Jim Alan. Circle differs from many traditions of Wicca in that it is more aligned with Shamanism and AmerIndian ways than with the Western European influences found in the majority of Craft traditions. Its headquarters are at Circle Sanctuary, a 200 acre Nature preserve and organic herb farm in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin. Circle is incorporated as a non-profit spiritual center and is recognized as a legal Wiccan Church by state and federal governments.

Circle ― When discussed as a Ceremonial or Ritual Tool, a Circle is a SpaceTime PointEvent where Individuals gather, or have gathered and/or will gather for the purpose of effectuating Celebration. A physical Circle which may or may not be marked, often conceived of as being where a Sphere which was equal parts above and below ground would intersect the ground. In addition to simple Circles, marked out with chalk, salt, lime or many other substances, many patterns have developed over the years, usually specific to a particular Tradition or group of Traditions.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Circle Portal Protector and Introit Agent (when considered as an Officiant) ― A Circle Portal Protector and Introit Agent is a type of Officiant who is charged with the duty of introducing Celebrants into the Sacred Space, usually a Circle.

For instance (Ho'mam'ni): A special instance of SweetMorn Matrix, this Officiant gently blows an offering (such as Ho'mam'ni: a mixture based on a Hopi corn dust preparation.) on each Celebrant's Ajna (brow chakra) as they enter the Sacred Space. This touch of this dust is light, but it floats as a scent around the Celebrant's aura.

or: A special instance of Boom Matrix (Smudging), this Officiant waves the smoke of a smudge around each Celebrant as they enter the circle. This smoke is inhaled and floats as scent around the Celebrant's aura.

Circlet ― When the term Circlet is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to to ceremonial jewelry worn around the head at forhead level and symbolizes the Knowledge and Intuition Energy Centers, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Circus Arts ― When the term Circus Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Performing Arts, Art

CiviloPaganism ― also called SocioPaganism (perhaps a type of IndigenoPaganism) ― is constituted by groups of belief systems which evolved within indigenous PaleoPagan cultures as they became more cosmopolitan, whether still known to be practiced as intact belief systems, or not. Examples of this type of SocioPagan Traditions might include the Archaic Anatolian, Sumerian, Ægyptian, Hellenic, Etruscan, Sabaean, Mayan and Incan spiritual systems. Among the more well known current World religions, Hinduism (as originally practiced), Taoism and Shinto, for example, probably fall within this category.

Claiming ― When the term Claiming is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a technique in which a Practitionor consciously or unconsciously places a psychic "mark" on a desired item to reserve or keep the item until it can be physically obtained.

Forms & Techniques, see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairAmaesthesia ― ClairAmaesthesia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to perceive information through direct knowledge rather than through the normal sight, hearing, smell, taste or touch receptors, but the result is received in two or more senses together, e.g.: sight and hearing, hearing and fragrance, knowing and touch, and so forth.

Since the term Synesthesia is already used for the mixing of senses, seeing sounds as colours and such, this term has been created to cover combinations using the Greek word Ἄμα (Ama) meaning at once, at the same time. ClairAmaesthesia frequently occurs within these disciplines, ClairVoyants often hear as well as see the visions that they receive, with or without the addition of other impressions such as tastes, smells, touches, sensations of movement.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairAmaesthesiance ― When the term ClairAmaesthesiance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by reception of sensory impressions outside one's normal range, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present, and in combination, meaning more than one sense is engaged at a time. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive these stimuli outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings, to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the sense impressions to the interpretor. ClairAmaesthesiance: Sensing non-local events and occurrences, with the perception triggering a combination of senses, in ensemble but not switched out.

Since the term Synesthesia is already used for the mixing of senses, seeing sounds as colours and such, this term has been created to cover combinations using the Greek word Ἄμα (Ama) meaning at once, at the same time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairAmaesthesant ― ClairAmaesthesant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairAmaesthesance. A person who perceives blended sensations of non-local events, in time and/or space.

Since the term Synesthesia is already used for the mixing of senses, seeing sounds as colours and such, this term has been created to cover combinations using the Greek word Ἄμα (Ama) meaning at once, at the same time.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairAudiance ― When the term ClairAudiance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by hearing sounds outside one's normal range of hearing, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive sounds outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the sounds to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the aural sensations to the interpretor. ClairAudiance: Hearing the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairAudiant ― ClairAudiant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairAudiance. A person who hears sounds of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairCognia ― ClairCognia

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairCognizance ― When the term ClairCognizance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by knowing things without having the documentable reasons for knowing them, or being able to explain how one knows them, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. ClairCognizance often includes the ability to know that the information one has received is True, which is often referred to as one's Truthsense. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive knowledge outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the knowledge to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the received knowledge to the interpretor. ClairCognizance: Knowing the future ahead of time.

Often people who receive information in word form may be Practitonors of ClairCognizance, though this is not the only type of Practitionor who does, there does seem to be a special resonance between verbally oriented individuals and this Gift. Sometimes these people also Dream in word form rather than the more widely known pictorial form.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairCognizant ClairCognizant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairCognizant. A person who perceives information about non-local events, and states, in time and/or space, through simply knowing them.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairGustorance ― When the term ClairGustorance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by perceiving tastes not physically in contact with the tastebuds, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive tastes outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the tastes to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the taste sensations to the interpretor. ClairGustorance: Tasting the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairGustorant ClairGustorant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairGustorance. A person who perceives tastes of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairGustoria ― ClairGustoria ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive tastes not physically present within normal or even extraordinary Tasting range.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairKinesthesance ― When the term ClairKinesthesance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by perceiving movements outside one's normal range of such perception, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to percieve motion outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the motions to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the taste sensations to the interpretor. ClairKinesthesance: Feeling Motions from the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairKinesthesant ― ClairKinesthesant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairKinesthesance. A person who perceives motions of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairKinesthesia ― ClairKinesthesia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to feel motions that they are not experiencing themselves at the time.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairOlorance ― When the term ClairOlorance (also sometimes called ClairAlience) is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by receiving smells outside one's normal range of smell, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive smells outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the scents to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the smell sensations to the interpretor. ClairOlorance: Smelling the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairOlorant ― ClairOlorant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairOlorance. A person who smells fragrances of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairOloria ― ClairOloria ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive smells not physically present within normal or even extraordinary Smell range.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairSentia ― ClairSentia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive feelings (in the emotive sense as contrasted to the tacteal senses) in reaction to events and occurrences which they would be unable to know about through any of the standard five senses.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairSentiant ― ClairSentiant An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairSentience. A person who receiving feelings (in the emotive sense as contrasted to the tacteal senses) of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairSentience ― When the term ClairSentience is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by receiving feelings (in the emotive sense as contrasted to the tacteal senses) outside one's vicinity, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive or be conscious, or to have subjective experiences (see Sentience). One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive feelings outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the feelings to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the felt sensations to the interpretor. ClairSentience: Feeling the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairSynesthesia ― ClairSynesthesia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to perceive information through direct knowledge rather than through the normal sight, hearing, smell, taste or touch receptors while blending or substituting one or more of the types of sensation for others.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairSynesthesiance ― When the term ClairSynesthesiance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by reception of sensory impressions outside one's normal range, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present but not in their normal context, i.e.: smelling, hearing or feeling colours, seeing sounds, and so forth. Sometimes the blending is more of an attachment, such as when someone sees a certain number but always represented in a certain colour, or with the feeling of a certain texture, or hears music attached to a certain smell or abstract sense of meaning. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive these stimuli outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the blendings of the senses to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the blended sense impressions to the interpretor. ClairSynesthesiance: Sensing the future ahead of time, but in non-standard perception.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairSynesthesant ― ClairSynesthesant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairSynesthesance. A person who perceives blended sensations of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairTactealance ― When the term ClairTactealance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by feeling or touches such as of texture, outside one's normal range of touch, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive touch sensations outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the touchings to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the tactile sensations to the interpretor. ClairTactealance: Feeling the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairTactealant ClairTactealant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairTactealance. A person who feels textures of non-local events, in time and/or space.

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairTactealia ― ClairTactealia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to feel textural or other Tactile sensations when the textures are not physically present within normal or even extraordinary Touch range.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

ClairVoyance ― When the term ClairVoyance is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by seeing outside one's normal range of sight, ordinarily from the future, but also may be from the past or at a distance in the present. One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to see sights outside normal or even extraordinary range. In addition the perceivor may be able to interpret the meanings of the sights to enable them to explain the meaning to others. Sometimes the interpretation is done by a different person with the perceivor being able to convey the visual sensations to the interpretor. ClairVoyance: Seeing the future ahead of time.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

ClairVoyant ― ClairVoyant ― An Individual who possesses the innate talent or has become a practitionor of ClairVoyance. A person who sees images of non-local events, in time and/or space.

from clair (see clear)

See also: Practitionor, , The Gifts and Persuasions, Officiant, Divinor

ClairVoyia ― ClairVoyia ― One of the Gifts or Persuasions that allows an Individual to receive visual images and signals not physically present within normal or even extraordinary Seeing range.

See also: The Gifts and Persuasions

Clapping ― When the term Clapping is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus and/or Focus it generally refers to a rhythmic noise created by people bringing their hands together, with or without accompanying music, as part of the energy building in a Werking; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Forms & Techniques, Sound as a Mægikal Implement, Versicle

Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Clashing Shields ― When the term Clashing Shields is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to Shields, sometimes actual battle ready equipment, and sometimes Shields constructed to make more than ordinary sound when clashed together: specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. These Shields were sometimes used, in the Kretan manner, for clashing together at the beginning of a Werking, to clear the Sacred Space of negative energies, and any other problems.

see also: Sound as a Mægikal Implement

Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

CLASSIFICATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― see: Affirmation of Classification

CLEARING / CLEANSING (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Clearing/Cleansing a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Clearing is an Act and/or Process ordinarily performed by Individuals upon themselves to produce a Clearer State within. This Sacrament includes various Operations often referred to as Meditation, Centering and/or Grounding. This Sacrament may be performed by any Member to enhance Her/His Conscious Spiritual Evolution and improve Her/His functioning on any and all Levels of the Fields of Matter, Mind and/or Spirit. Some of the specific applications appertaining to this Sacrament may be described as Cleansing, such as when an Act and/or Process is performed by one or more Officiants or Celebrants with the intent of restructuring the Energy Flow of Persons, Places and/or Objects to be all in one direction for a Celebratory Werking or other Purposes. In some circumstances there is the additional purpose of removing negative and/or mundane energy from Persons, Places and/or Objects.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
Clearing is an Act, Acts, a Process, Processes and/or Series of Acts and/or Processes ordinarily performed by Individuals upon themselves to produce a Clearer State within. This Sacrament includes various Operations often referred to as Meditation, Centering and/or Grounding. This Sacrament may be performed by any Member to enhance Her/His Conscious Spiritual Evolution and improve Her/His functioning on any and all Levels of the Fields of Matter, Mind and/or Spirit. Some of the specific applications appertaining to this Sacrament are called Cleansing, of which one instance is an Act, Acts, a Process, Processes and/or Series of Acts and/or Processes ordinarily performed by one or more Officiants or Celebrants with the intent of restructuring the Energy Flow of Persons, Places and/or Objects so that the resultant Energy Flow of the Person, Place and/or Object is all in one direction for a Celebratory Werking or other Purposes. In some circumstances there is the additional purpose of removing negative and/or mundane energy from Persons, Places and/or Objects. In the example of Auric Cleansing, the Process may be performed by any and all Celebrants on and for each other before a Celebratory Werking. The Auric Cleansing Process ordinarily consists of channeling energies through the hands of the Celebrant or Celebrants who are performing the Cleansing, where the hands are moved over the Person, Place and/or Object to be Cleansed, sometimes touching but often only interacting with the Energy Fields around the Person, Place and/or Object to be Cleansed.

Cleidomancy and Cleidoscopy ― When the term Cleidomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using keys, such as using a suspended key.

The term Cleidomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κλᾴξ (Klaz) meaning key, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cleromancy and Cleroscopy ― When the term Cleromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by throwing small objects, such as dice, and interpreting the results. Cleromancy is a sub-category of Sortilège including all the Sortilège Divination Systems which rely on random casting rather than choosing. Cleromancy dates back probably into "prehistory" and is widely attested in ancient Greece and Rome.

The term Cleromancy is derived from the Greek words: Κλῆρος (Klēros) meaning lot, as in casting lots, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See: Sortilege

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Clichés ― Clichés are sayings, expressions, ideas, or elements of an artistic works which have been overused to the point of losing their original meaning or effect, becoming "played out", rendering them stereotypes, especially when at some earlier time they were considered meaningful or novel.
See also: Clichés, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Cloak ― When the term Cloak is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women, may come with or without hood; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Clockwork Universe ― When used in the context of a Spiritual and/or MetaPhysical Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, the term Clockwork Universe refers to a concept, popular especially among those of Deist persuasion, that the Kosmos, or at least this Universe, was started by some type of Divine agency, which then operates on its own, like clockwork, according to innate rules. In earlier times the rules would have been characterized as those of Newtonian Physics, now they would be interpreted as under the paradigm of Quantum Physics. A collorary to this concept would be that the rules would then be discoverable and open to being studied by the various scientific disciplines.

Closing the Circle

Cloud Herding ― While not necessarily connected with any type of Divination, it is sometimes a precursor to different types of Divination involving clouds. Indeed it may be done for the sheer pleasure of itself. see also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Amulet , Talisman, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cloud Scrying or Skrying ― When the term Cloud Scrying is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by gazing at the Clouds, then interpreting whatever impressions may form. The most frequently interpreted Cloud characteristics are colour and shape. For divination it is thought desirable to have neither too many clouds, nor too few, though this varies from Skryor to Skryor. The meanings assigned to the Colour Palette uses varies by Tradition, often the Colours meanings are parallel to those assigned to Aura Colours, Chakra Colours, Tatwa Colours, and Candle Colours and so forth; with some adjustment for different media. Of course many of the Colours may require a Sunrise or Sunset context to try and catch them. With the Shapes, some may concentrate on what the Clouds may look like, or similar too, while others may concentrate on inspiration from more abstract shapes.

The word Skrying or Scrying comes from the old English word Descry meaning 'to see" or "to observe", possibly meaning "to make out dimly" or "to reveal", (further descended from the Old French descrier meaning 'publish, proclaim', perhaps confused with obsolete descry meaning 'describe') ; thus, Scrying or Skrying is most accurately accorded to those types of Divination Systems which rely on the sense of Sight, and involve Gazing.

To test your natural aptitude for Cloud Scrying, it's good to find a nice location to lie down and just relax. Try not to focus on any one cloud but rather allow the clouds to drift across your view. Visions cannot be forced, they will come naturally when you're ready, but patience is required. Many of the basic guides to Colour interpretation are obvious, this list is over drastically over-simplified, but it may provide a starting point to developing or collecting your own list.
          White fluffy clouds tend to symbolize good fortune and smooth sailing to come
          Black heavy-hanging clouds tend to symbolize a less happy outcome.
          Blue clouds tend to symbolize success of career or business
          Gold clouds tend to symbolize prosperity, steady cash flow, and renewed romance to come
          Gray/Dark gray tend to symbolize ill fortune
          Green clouds tend to symbolize health, happiness of the heart
          Orange clouds tend to symbolize hidden aggression and anger, troubled emotions
          Red clouds tend to symbolize danger to come. This person must watch themselves
          Silver clouds tend to symbolize troublesome times ahead followed by goodness
          White clouds tend to symbolize very good fortune to come
          Yellow clouds tend to symbolize upcoming obstacles

see: Scrying

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Codex ― A Codex is one of the many ways of encoding and presenting information. In strict literal definition it refers in a sense to the more modern type of book which replaced scrolls as the primary way to store information for retreival, starting off as sheets of wood, sometimes inset with sheets of wax (for reusability), connected by rings, and at least theoretically making a more durable and easy to transport without damage item than the scrolls had been. It eventually evolved into the form that modern books take with paper pages and a durable cover and spine. Codex may also be successfully used metaphorically to indicate a presentation of information (with the addional punning value so treasured by the Ægyptians, due to the similarity in sound to code as implying both cryptics and codification) which may be both wide ranging and ringed together, (in Signatures if you will, Doctrinal or not) but in the context of the current internet world wide connectivity, connected by hyperlinks rather than simple rings or sewing or glue.

Codification ― see also Taxonomy

Cognitive Dissonance ― A mental, emotional, or psychological state which results from attempting to hold two totally incompatible beliefs or opposing attitudes at the same time. See Double Bind and/or the state of being Foresworn

Cognoscenti ― Cognoscenti is for those in the know, the people with superior and informed knowledge in a special field; those with highly refined taste and impeccable standards, especially in the area of fine arts. (As opposed to the area of waste removal for instance.) This Vocabulary Vitamin has been used to mean connoisseur and expert, one with an inside track. All true cognoscenti know things that are hidden from the yokels, the newcomers, the casual observers and the uninitiated. So is it any wonder that the incognizant have begun resenting the cognoscenti for being so cognizant? After all, if they know so much, then they know how much we don't know.
What are the cognoscenti saying, have you heard?
We hang on their every wise, witty word.
But when about the cognoscenti we do tell
We must not forget and absentmindedly spell
"condescendi."
How do the cognoscenti differ from the intelligentsia, you ask? And Ms. Mology (Etta) congratulates you on that astute question. The Intelligentsia are the most intelligent, intellectual, or highly educated members of a society or community. According to answers.com, the word is from the early 20th century Russian интеллигенция or intelligentsiya (in case you can't read Russian), also Latin, intelligentia. Presumably, the intelligentsia are good at thinking; the cognoscenti are good at knowing. But one can be the other, and often is.

Coherence Theory of Truth ― Belief that a proposition is true to the extent that it agrees with other true propositions. In contrast with the correspondence theory's emphasis on an independent reality, this view supposes that reliable beliefs constitute an inter-related system, each element of which entails every other. Thus, such idealists as Bradley, Bosanquet, and Blanshard all defended versions the coherence theory.

Coincidence Central

See also: Synchronicity, Chapel Perilous

Collage ― When the term Collage is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Graphic Visual Arts, Art

Collective Unconscious ― Our primal and shared humanity.

Collective Nouns ― In Linguistics, Collective Nouns are terms (in some cases specially costructed terms) used to indicate plurality of objects, where objects can be people, animals, emotions, inanimate things, concepts, or other things.
See also: Collective Nouns, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

College of Thelema ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Colour Attributions ― When Colour Attributions are referred to in the context of Spiritual, MetaPhysical, and/or Mægikal occurrences, this indicates a very wide range of possibilities. And indeed many Traditions have their own specific assignments of attributes to some or all colours, differentiated into sets by type, such as Candles, Auras, Chakras, and so forth. However there are some common denominators, which occur frequently. We are providing a list which we've found useful in both alphabetical and chromometric order. (see complete entry on Colour Attributions)

Communication Chakra ― see: Vishuddha

COMMUNION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Communion a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Communion may be an Act and/or Process wherein a Merging with an Aspect or Aspects of the Divine Force is both symbolized and actualized. Communion is usually facilitated by one or more Officiants. For example: an Earth-Mother Communion, wherein a Merging with the Mother, on the part of the Celebrants is effectuated. In the SaltWater type of Earth-Mother Communion, the visible trappings of the procedure often consist of Consecrating the individual component parts, then mixing the Salt and Water in a Vessel, which is then ReConsecrated as a complete Substance, passed around the Circle, offering to all Celebrants, the option to Commemorate and Reaffirm the Relation of the Individual to as the Mother of the Human Species, in whatever manner they choose. Celebrants have the opportunity to Speak and Partake, simply to Partake or to Pass along the Chalice. SpringWater and Bread, Wine and Bread and/or other symbolic substances are also often used in various types of Communions.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
A Process or Series of Acts originated and completed by an Officiant, usually a Priestess, wherein a Merging with the Mother, Ḡāēä is both symbolized and actualized. This Process is usually performed by one or more Officiants and consists of the mixing of Consecrated Salt and Consecrated Water in a Consecrated Vessel which is then ReConsecrated as a complete Substance and passed around the Circle offering to all Celebrants at a Celebratory Werking an opportunity to Commemorate and Reaffirm the Relation of the Individual to Ḡāēä as the Mother of the Species. Celebrants have the opportunity to Speak and Partake, simply to Partake or to Pass along the Chalice. In special cases SpringWater and Bread, Wine and Bread and/or other symbolic substances may be used.

Communion Set ― When the term Communion Set is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to set of implements specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same, which facilitate the Sacrament of Communion. Normally a container for fluid and containers for any other ingredients which will be mixed in the particular Communion and another container in with they will be mixed and then partaken of, sometimes also a tray or stand or other implements would also be included.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Communion Substance ― When the term Communion Substance is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any of the ingredients which will be mixed into a specific Communion preparation, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Compass Round ― When the term Compass Round is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to Laying, or drawing a compass round is the act of creating a tool for focus and to create a boundary, a temple for Mægik. Thus, the compass is used to contain positive energy and to keep out negative energy.

The Traditional Crafter considers all ground to be sacred, thus the laying of a compass is not considered always necessary. However, a compass can be an aid for concentration before working Mægik, ritual, and meditation. A fire for a compass (candles, fireplace) is lit with matches, preferably wooden marches and not a cigarette lighter.

specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Compensation ― When used in reference to the field of Analytical Psychology for Jung, the unconscious stands in a compensatory relationship to consciousness and functions to restore any imbalance or one-sidedness created by the conscious attitude. Repressed contents re-emerge in dreams, images and symptoms because "every process that goes too far immediately and inevitably calls forth compensation".

Complexes ― When used in reference to the field of Analytical Psychology a collection of images and ideas with a common emotional tone which cluster around an archetypal core. They are autonomous and 'behave like independent beings'. Complexes are mediated into consciousness by the ego which can be overwhelmed by them (as in psychosis) or identify with them (as in inflation).

Concatenated Meetings ― Concatenated Meetings are a created concept based on the concept of concatenation, the idea being that an official meeting with binding results can be called; and an agenda created and published; and people who are eligible to vote, can vote on the different resolutions and contribute anything else that they might at a regular type meeting, in writing and/or some electronic or digitally recorded format (though obviously new resolutions and such would have to be dealt with at a later such meeting), to be gathered and combined into an archival form as a record or "minutes" of the meeting, without everyone being in the same meeting hall or other place at the same time. The concept contains but is not limited to all types of print and electronic media for implementation. For practical considerations, a time window should be set up with a firm cut-off ending date and time.

Concatenative Assembly ― A deliberative body that is united by being linked together as two, or more bodies that would usually be considered separate; it is authorized to perform binding actions in two or more usually separate fields of function at once.

Conceptual Arts ― When the term Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Art

Conch Horn ― When the term ConchHorn is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to horn fashioned from a Conch Shell specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Conchomancy and Conchoscopy ― When the term Conchomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using Conch shells, For comparison a word for divinations using general seashells, or combinations thereof, might be Ostrakodermomancy, the general word for seashells in Greek Οστρακόδερμα (Ostrakoderma) and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Concinnity ― harmony or fitness in the adaption of parts to a whole and/or of the parts to each other, particularly when referring to a whole system, sometimes inferring studied elegance of design or arrangement.

Concrescence ― concrescence (ken-krès´ens) noun
1. Biology. The growing together of related parts, tissues, or cells.
2. The amassing of physical particles.
[Latin concrêscentia, from concrêscêns, concrêscent-, present participle of concrêscere, to grow together.]
- concres´cent adjective
concrescence (noun)
union: concrescence, coalescence, fusion, merger, mixture
In the context of consciousness and sentience, concrescence of theoretical units of consciousness (particles, waves, bits, consciousons, or whatnots?) provides the media for the emergence of consciousness and sentience once the relevant critical mass is reached. Everyone's lives are touched by deep magic. Concrescence is the idea of something that grows together, becoming more dense, more connected, more defined in space and time.

The idea of concrescence may also be seen as important in the concept of Resonance, especially of Consciousness, as indicating a point where the perfect resonance is obtained between some component part of the Kosmos, such as a Sentient, and the overall vibration of the Kosmos itself, which in theory could promote non-locality of the Sentient Field. "I don't see it as a "versus" situation, although we tend to think dualistically in this sector of the universe. I think that's in our genes. ( DNA = pairs of opposites). I'll bring in the idea of "concrescence" here. At some locales in the flux of Time, qualities or energies aggregate and form a critical mass, and something entirely new is born. This is related to the idea of "emergent properties" which Terence explains somewhere with the example of gold. You can have a certain number of gold atoms, but they won't be the element gold until there are a certain number of them. At some point they are just gold atoms, and then at a certain concentration they take on the qualities of what we call "gold" i.e. a pale yellow color and so on. So the color "gold" is an emergent property of gold atoms. I guess you could say the same about consciousness. It's an emergent property of the human nervous system. I would also add that Novelty is not merely something new or different, but also a measure of greater connectedness and complexity." - some parts taken from a post on the Novelty mailing list http://fusionanomaly.net/concrescence.html

Confucian Ethics ― In contrast to Western philosophy, Chinese thought views man as but a single, though vital part of the complexity of nature. The Chinese have aspired to attain harmony with nature as a source of spiritual satisfaction. Life is not a transitory phenomenon, but real, viewed and appreciated for its beauty and order. They, i.e. beauty and order, are esthetic entities and are to be cherished and savored in life. Man and nature are in a reciprocal relationship, thus affecting each other. Just as the forces of nature can bring bliss but also disaster, so can man upset the delicate balance by his misdeeds. Heaven (the supernatural world), Earth and man constitute a single and indivisible unity. No boundaries between the three exist. Man must do his part, by conforming to natural law. When he does so, society enjoys peace and tranquility. When he transgresses, Heaven and nature are disturbed, the intricate relationships break down, and consequently calamities follow. The preceding is characteristic of an attitude in which Confucian ethics is embedded. The source of desire for harmony lies in prehistoric times, and gave rise to cosmology and philosophy.
The Fourth Century B.C. saw the introduction of new ideas, which encompass two principles representing the two modes of primeval energy: the yang and the ying. The former is the positive and masculine, the latter is the negative and feminine. (This is a very simplistic characterization, on which I can elaborate if desired.) While such concepts are not unique in themselves, in oriental thinking however they complement one another. (In contrast to the dualism such as light and dark or good and evil, in Zoroastrianism for example, in which the forces of light and dark contend.) How does one explain the harmony between the two spheres in Chinese thinking? Tao! Its literal meaning is "a way," "a road," "the way of nature," "universal law." When integrated, the two (yang and yin) transcend their uniqueness or separateness and become the Universal. When resigning one's will, harmony, peace and enlightenment are found. Elaborated by a succession of scholars and sages, the way of Tao became Taoism. Confucianism is something of a derivative. As a matter of fact, Confucius insisted on close adherence to Tao. However, he was pragmatic and concerned with the existential problems of man, hence he deals less with generalities and more with the practical matters of daily and personal relationships. The essence of his system of relationships is fivefold, and fundamental to his social order: ruler and subject; father and son; husband and wife; older brother and younger brother; older friend and younger friend. The ideal of conduct, ordering all human relationships and resulting in an ideal social structure and harmony is: Li. A famous Confucian maxim is: "Never do to others, what you would not like them to do to you." (Golden Rule ?) His disciples later on developed ten attitudes that are to govern the five relationships: love in father and filial piety in the son; gentility in the oldest brother and humility and respect in the younger; righteous behavior in the husband and obedience in the wife; humane consideration in elders and deference in juniors; benevolence in rulers and loyalty in subjects. Confucius did not claim to be the originator of this philosophical/ethical code. Some of the ideas he claims to have derived from classical writings, but he codified them and illuminated them with his own insights and principles.
The heart of Confucian teachings is found in the Analects, the Confucian bible. They are precepts that are applicable to daily living, but the book also contains a good deal of relevant and interesting information on the life of Confucius. For example: regarding the possibility of meeting a faultless man, he said: "A faultless man I cannot ever hope to meet; the most I can hope for is to meet a man of fixed principles. Yet where all around I see Nothing pretending to be Something, and Emptiness pretending to be Fullness, and Penury pretending to be Affluence, even a man of fixed principles will be hard to find." The short maxims and proverbs that constitute the core of Confucianism are all attributed to the Master. The range of topics is wide, for example: Ritual and Sacrifice; The Individual Path; Goodness; Aesthetics; Government and A Gentleman's Conduct. A few excerpts and paraphrases follow:
1. "Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness. But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption."
2. "Is courage to be prized by a gentleman? A gentleman gives the first place to Right. If a gentleman has courage but neglects Right, he becomes turbulent. If a small man has courage but neglects Right, he becomes a thief."
3. "It is Goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. ... Imperturbable, resolute, tree-like, slow to speak, such a one is near to Goodness. Neither the scholar who has truly the heart of a scholar nor the man of good stock who; has the qualities that belong to good stock, will ever seek life at the expense of Goodness, and it may be that he has to give his life in order to achieve Goodness."
4. "There are three things that a gentleman fears: he fears the will of Heaven, he fears great men, he fears the words of the Divine Sages. The small man does not know the will of Heaven and so does not fear it. He treats great men with contempt, and he scoffs at the words of the Divine Sages."
5. "Wealth and rank are what every man desires, but if they can only be retained to the detriment of the Way he professes, he must relinquish them. Poverty and obscurity are what every man detests, but if they can only be avoided to the detriment of the Way he professes, he must accept them. ... Never for a moment does a gentleman quit the way of Goodness. He is never so harried but that he cleaves to this; never so tottering but that he cleaves to this."

Confucianism (also called Confucian Ethics) ― A MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents as such, and holding the teachings of K'ung Fu Tzu and/or interpolations thereon as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. In contrast to Western philosophy, Chinese thought views man as but a single, though vital part of the complexity of nature. The Chinese have aspired to attain harmony with nature as a source of spiritual satisfaction. Life is not a transitory phenomenon, but real, viewed and appreciated for its beauty and order. They, i.e. beauty and order, are esthetic entities and are to be cherished and savored in life. Man and nature are in a reciprocal relationship, thus affecting each other. Just as the forces of nature can bring bliss but also disaster, so can man upset the delicate balance by his misdeeds. Heaven (the supernatural world), Earth and man constitute a single and indivisible unity. No boundaries between the three exist. Man must do his part, by conforming to natural law. When he does so, society enjoys peace and tranquility. When he transgresses, Heaven and nature are disturbed, the intricate relationships break down, and consequently calamities follow. The preceding is characteristic of an attitude in which Confucian ethics is embedded. The source of desire for harmony lies in prehistoric times, and gave rise to cosmology and philosophy.
The Fourth Century B.C. saw the introduction of new ideas, which encompass two principles representing the two modes of primeval energy: the yang and the ying. The former is the positive and masculine, the latter is the negative and feminine. (This is a very simplistic characterization, on which I can elaborate if desired.) While such concepts are not unique in themselves, in oriental thinking however they complement one another. (In contrast to the dualism such as light and dark or good and evil, in Zoroastrianism for example, in which the forces of light and dark contend.) How does one explain the harmony between the two spheres in Chinese thinking? Tao! Its literal meaning is "a way," "a road," "the way of nature," "universal law." When integrated, the two (yang and yin) transcend their uniqueness or separateness and become the Universal. When resigning one's will, harmony, peace and enlightenment are found. Elaborated by a succession of scholars and sages, the way of Tao became Taoism. Confucianism is something of a derivative. As a matter of fact, Confucius insisted on close adherence to Tao. However, he was pragmatic and concerned with the existential problems of man, hence he deals less with generalities and more with the practical matters of daily and personal relationships. The essence of his system of relationships is fivefold, and fundamental to his social order: ruler and subject; father and son; husband and wife; older brother and younger brother; older friend and younger friend. The ideal of conduct, ordering all human relationships and resulting in an ideal social structure and harmony is: Li. A famous Confucian maxim is: "Never do to others, what you would not like them to do to you." (Golden Rule ?) His disciples later on developed ten attitudes that are to govern the five relationships: love in father and filial piety in the son; gentility in the oldest brother and humility and respect in the younger; righteous behavior in the husband and obedience in the wife; humane consideration in elders and deference in juniors; benevolence in rulers and loyalty in subjects. Confucius did not claim to be the originator of this philosophical/ethical code. Some of the ideas he claims to have derived from classical writings, but he codified them and illuminated them with his own insights and principles.
The heart of Confucian teachings is found in the Analects, the Confucian bible. They are precepts that are applicable to daily living, but the book also contains a good deal of relevant and interesting information on the life of Confucius. For example: regarding the possibility of meeting a faultless man, he said: "A faultless man I cannot ever hope to meet; the most I can hope for is to meet a man of fixed principles. Yet where all around I see Nothing pretending to be Something, and Emptiness pretending to be Fullness, and Penury pretending to be Affluence, even a man of fixed principles will be hard to find." The short maxims and proverbs that constitute the core of Confucianism are all attributed to the Master. The range of topics is wide, for example: Ritual and Sacrifice; The Individual Path; Goodness; Aesthetics; Government and A Gentleman's Conduct. A few excerpts and paraphrases follow:
1. "Just as lavishness leads easily to presumption, so does frugality to meanness. But meanness is a far less serious fault than presumption."
2. "Is courage to be prized by a gentleman? A gentleman gives the first place to Right. If a gentleman has courage but neglects Right, he becomes turbulent. If a small man has courage but neglects Right, he becomes a thief."
3. "It is Goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. ... Imperturbable, resolute, tree-like, slow to speak, such a one is near to Goodness. Neither the scholar who has truly the heart of a scholar nor the man of good stock who ;has the qualities that belong to good stock, will ever seek life at the expense of Goodness, and it may be that he has to give his life in order to achieve Goodness."
4. "There are three things that a gentleman fears: he fears the will of Heaven, he fears great men, he fears the words of the Divine Sages. The small man does not know the will of Heaven and so does not fear it. He treats great men with contempt, and he scoffs at the words of the Divine Sages."
5. "Wealth and rank are what every man desires, but if they can only be retained to the detriment of the Way he professes, he must relinquish them. Poverty and obscurity are what every man detests, but if they can only be avoided to the detriment of the Way he professes, he must accept them. ... Never for a moment does a gentleman quit the way of Goodness. He is never so harried but that he cleaves to this; never so tottering but that he cleaves to this."

Confucian ethical teachings include the following values:
      • Li: includes ritual, propriety, etiquette, etc.
      • Hsiao: love within the family: love of parents for their children and of children for their parents
      • Yi: righteousness
      • Xin: honesty and trustworthiness
      • Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others; the highest Confucian virtue
      • Chung: loyalty to the state, etc.
K'ung Fu Tzu (commonly pronounced Confucius in English) was born in 551 BCE in the state of Lu (modern day Shantung Province). He lived during the Chou dynasty, and era known for its moral laxity. Later in life, he wandered through many states of China, giving advice to their rulers. He accumulated a small band of students during this time. The last years of his life were spent back in Lu, where he devoted himself to teaching. His writings deal primarily with individual morality and ethics, and the proper exercise of political power by the rulers. In China, and some other areas in Asia, the social ethics and moral teachings of Confucius are blended with the Taoist communion with nature and Buddhist concepts of the afterlife, to form a set of complementary, peacefully co-existent and ecumenical religions. There are approximately 6 million Confucians in the world. About 26,000 live in North America; almost all of the remainder are found throughout China and the rest of Asia.

Confusion of the Levels ― When the phrase, Confusion of the Levels, is used in parlance about MetaPhysical and Spiritual praxis, the reference is to a problematic utilization of some act or process which is appropriate in some circumstances, but not to the particular one that it is trying to be used in. The simplest example comes from the physical plane, but is quite applicable across all levels, being about snakes. There are perfectly safe methods of handling poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, with minimal danger. The danger appears when one tries to deal with a poisonous snake as if it were a non-poisonous one, or because one does not know that it is poisonous. There is much helpful elaboration on these themes in the Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea master work: The Illuminatus Trilogy. A further parallel occurs with the metaphor about 'confusing the map for the territory'. This mistake is sometimes called 'Mixing the Levels', but 'Confusing the Levels' seems somehow more precise.

Conscience

Conscious

Conscious Spiritual Evolution

Conscious State

Consciousness ― The term Consciousness, has a wide ranging set of attempted definitions. The concept itself being of such primal importance to any discussion, or communication between sentients of any variety, this is hardly surprising. It has been suggested that it may be best to consider the issue in a type of cascading Матрёшка (Matreshka) Russian nesting doll manner, where each further term fits inside the previous ones but with more refining of characteristics, in this manner: Consciousness > Awareness > Sentience > Sapience > Sophance. Some Traditions teach that Consciousness is that which underlays the entire Kosmos, all the Universes, in a sense the ultimate dimension, a sort of media in which all that is, grows; and that it manifests in everything, though not everything may be sentient. Within the ranks of the Sentient Individuals, a visualization of the Individuals a wave buds coming out of an ocean of undifferentiated Consiousness, with their distinct Consciousnesses on the surface, attached to the endless Sea, and able to access it in addition to their internal musings. Self-Awareness and perception of one's existence and of varying degrees of the Consensus Reality (Objective Reality), including the part of the Psyche which is Self-Aware as it processes all the input of sensations, perceptions, thought, ideas, emotion, volition, attitudes, feelings and the interpolation thereon available to it.

The Ancient Greeks, in a variety of dialects, as always, have a plethora of words which add clarity, as well and nuance to the understandings of the meanings of Consciousness: Συνεπαίσθησις (Synepīsthēesis) εως, ἡ meaning Awareness, Consciousness, and/or Apperception (The mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses, or fully conscious perception), from Epicuros

Σύγγνωσις (Syngnōsis) meaning Consciousness, reference: Συνείδησις (Syneidēsis) meaning knowledge shared with another

Συνείδησις (Syneidēsis) meaning self-consciousness, perhaps conscience,
1 from συνειδέναι (Syneidenai) infinitive of σύνοιδα (Synoida) meaning know;
1 συνείδησις, εως,
Liddell and Scott. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1889.

Some people (http://www.this-magic-sea.com/CONSCIUS.HTM) say: "Consciousness is communication between concepts existing within the same interval of awareness. Awareness is communication between a being and itself at the start and end of an interval." And this does seem to help make the concept a bit more definable.

Consciousness is the quality or state of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: subjectivity, awareness, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. Despite the difficulty in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is.

Consciousness Variation ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, which is ordinarily characterized by much emphasis being placed on entering into specific non-ordinary states of consciousness

CONSECRATION (when considered as a Sacrament) ― Garden of Life considers Consecration a Pagan Sacrament. In a preliminary description Consecration may be an Act and/or Process performed by an Officiant, Officiants and/or Celebrants upon Persons, Places and/or Objects affirming their Dedication To and/or Preparation For Specific Sacred Acts or Processes. Consecration ordinarily consists of Verbal Affirmations and may include the making of various Symbolic Gestures, which have become Sacred to a Tradition. This Sacrament often also includes an agreed Statement of Intent to Consecrate a Werking to a specific goal or purpose.
Below please find the wording that Garden of Life uses in it's Articles of Organization to delineate this Sacrament:
An Act, Acts, a Process, Processes and/or Series of Acts and/or Processes performed by an Officiant, Officiants and/or Celebrants upon Persons, Places and/or Objects delineating their Dedication To and/or Preparation For Specific Sacramental Acts or Processes. Such Acts ordinarily consist of Cathexis and Verbal Affirmations of Consecration and may include the making of various Symbolic Gestures, which have become Sacred to our Tradition. This Sacrament also includes the Statement of Intent at the beginning of a Werking, whether single or series; the Statement of the agreed upon Intent is considered to Consecrate the Werking to that effect.

Consensus Reality ― A theoretical model which defines the type of reality in which Humanity seems to mostly interact (often referred to as "Normal" reality, the "Work-a-Day World", "Mainstream Reality" and by other tags), wherein the paradigmal concept is that what we are experiencing as that reality is in fact created by the fact that its perameters are created from conceptual models held by most of the minds of the entities containing expectations that those defining parameters exist in that form, so in a sense a type of self-organizing process.

Consequentialist ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Constative Utterance of Opinion ― In Temple context: a Statement both Uttered aloud at a Garden of Life Event and with Originally Signed Exact Written Record of the Statement entered into the Temple Archives; made by one or more of The Sitting Members of the Council of Elder Officiants; characterized by their Certainty, and their Desire to Establish, Authenticate, Ascertain or otherwise to Articulate a Judgment, View, and/or Appraisal of one cogent Idea or System of Ideas; based upon their interpretation of observed facts and experience, and their Understanding of the Matter at hand; and being a Belief stronger than Impression, verging toward the Positive Knowledge end of the Spectrum of Certainty.

Constative Utterances

ContraReActivism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is contrary to the values of some specific person, persons, or group that had formative influence on the Individual. [see Aberrantism, a related concept]

Conversant

Cords ― When the term Cord is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Corn Dollies ― When the term Corn Dolly is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to

specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Correlated Dating or Relative Dating ― Historical Dating (Ultimately archaeologists and historians share the same general objectives; the principal contrasts lie in the kinds of evidence that they explore, and the different aspects of the human past that they are able to address most successfully with the material or documentary information available to them); Typology (in a given culture, artifacts and architecture change in minor or major points of style over time, Typology has not been superseded, but radiocarbon dates have reduced the burden of prehistoric chronology that it was once made to carry (fig. 4.5). Type-series remain an extremely useful means of describing and classifying artifacts of any period, and for understanding their technology and function.); and/or Sequence Dating or Seriation (applied to finds from grave groups, strata, or other kinds of assemblages, whether found on individual sites or over a wider area. It works best on assemblages that contain a range of definable characteristics, such as types of pottery or flints, especially those that are subject to change rather than continuity. . . . Seriation is only a relative dating method, but it remains useful in the study of finds that do not occur on stratified sites where the sequence is revealed by excavation; like artifact typologies, it is now used within an absolutely dated framework.)

Correspondence Theory of Truth ― Belief that a proposition is true when it conforms with some fact or state of affairs. While this theory properly emphasizes the notion that propositions are true when they correspond to reality, its proponents often have difficulty explaining what facts are and how propositions are related to them.

Correspondences ― A Field of Study of or relating to the state or condition of agreement of things or of one thing with another, including but not limited to relation of congruity and/or resemblance or similarity of detail. Similar to what was called the "Doctrine of Signatures" in the past. The Field also includes the Nature and Principles of such application of Correspondences in Consensus Observable Reality, and the Mathematical principles of definite association of certain members of one aggregate with each member of a second (or more) aggregate, and of certain members of the second aggregate with each member of the first aggregate. see also: Rose Recension Correspondences Codex

Coscinomancy and Coscinoscopy ― When the term Coscinomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using a sieve and a pair of shears. Divination by the use of a suspended sieve sometimes from tongs or shears. The movement of the sieve when a person's name or word is spoken is interpreted. Also called Cosquinomancy. There is no widespread agreement as to how the sieve was, or could be held by the shears, some sources suggest that a piece of thread or some other additional supporting mechanism was used. For the divinations to work as described, the sieve would have had to be suspended from the shears in such a way that the cutting edges of the blades made tangents to the outer rim of the sieve. Thus suspended the sieve is capable of some sideways movement, or even of dropping. This would make it almost impossible to keep the sieve still for any length of time and thus helping ensure receiving a prognostication. There is an issue with the fact that some reports of the divinations indicate the upon occasion the sieve is described as flipping over which would be impossible unless it was supported only at two diametrically opposite points on the outer rim, which would be difficult to achieve with shears, unless they were specially shaped for this purpose. This type of divination has often been used to determine the innocence or guilt of individuals accused of criminal activity.

The term Coscinomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κοσκινομάντης (Koskinomantis) a diviner using a sieve, further from Κόσκινον (Koskinon) a sieve. and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cosmetological Arts ― When the term Cosmetological Arts (perhaps Kosmetologikal might be more direct) is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to the actions of one skilled in the Arts of adornment, typically Human adornment, though not always. Some branches of specialty within these Arts, include hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, and electrology. The term Cosmetological comes from the Greek Κοσμητικός (Kosmētikos) meaning skilled in adornment; and and the Greek suffix -λογία (-logia) meaning study or familiarity with a particular subject, thus the study and application of beautifying treatments.

See also: Art

Cosmic Consciousness ― There are many interpretations of the term Cosmic Consciousness. Generally Cosmic consciousness is the idea that the world and by extension this universe and the entire Kosmos exists as, or somehow contains, or is contained by an interconnected web or network of consciousness, with each conscious being linked to every other. Often there is a Hologrammic element in the addition of a concept that each component contains a representation of the whole, perhaps in a microcosmic sense. Sometimes this is conceived of as forming a collective consciousness which spans the cosmos, where the sum of the parts is more than a total of them, othertimes it is conceived of as a Divine Force from which all conscious beings emanate. This is often seen in various traditions originating in Pantheistic and Panentheistic religious teachings. Correlations to some of the ancient Goddess Traditions where the Priestesses of each temple complex were considered to be components of a sort of composite world-wide Goddess Consciousness, metaphorically synapses in a brain. There may be an analogy in some interpretations of the Sanatana Dharma concept of Indra's Net. The noted book by Richard Maurice Bucke, presents an intriguing system of the evolution of Humanities Consciousness toward eventual Cosmic Consciousness. There is this view: "The cosmic consciousness we seek is the ultimate blank page. Nothing can be written on it and there is no dogma inside it. No individual can claim ownership of it and no country can pollute it with its customs and prejudices. Cosmic consciousness remains an eternally wild and pure phenomena because it is beyond all of our minds. Our methods may be organized but the thing itself is anarchic and beyond the realm of society and culture." from the essay 'Call For a New Buddhism' (© 1998 Christopher Calder)

Cosmological Reenactments ― When the term Cosmological Reenactments is used in reference to the Ritual Arts, it normally refers to Ritual Werkings where the Officiants, act out various Kosmic processes, and/or the stories based on these processes from the Traditions which they follow or explore. These might be called Passion Plays in some senses, as they do tend to concentrate on the peak moments, and the flux moments within any given storyline, and tend to embody and provoke intense emotional reactions in the Officiants and in the Celebrants which may experience these events.

See also: Ritual Arts, Art

Cosmos ― Or more properly Kosmos, is a convenient label when referring to everything that exists, our Multiverse, of which the Universe that we are potentially aware with our physical senses, is one component. Our Universe being a function of one combination of coordinates of a selection of the possible Dimensions, Manifested Locally, out of infinite possibile combinations, which we may be unlikely to be able to experience directly in the manner we do the Space-Time continuum which we are aware of and able to view, explore, and potentially experience.

Council of American Witches ― An alliance of American Wiccans from different traditions that was active in 1973-74 in an effort to define the principles of Wicca. Carl Weschcke, a Wiccan priest and president of Llewellyn Publications, spearheaded the effort. The group drafted 'The Principles of Wiccan Belief' which many Witches endorse and which was later incorporated into one or more editions of the handbook for chaplains in the United States Army.

Counseling

Counter-Culture ― Counter-Culture or Counterculture implies a milieux, inhabitants and/or members, and praxis. For a movement to be considered Counter-cultural, or a Counter-culture it is important that it represent the ideals and strivings of some grouping of people, as well as their rejection and dissatisfaction with the mainstream culture and its values of that time. People mean different things when they refer to the Counter-culture, and of course "the Counter-culture" and the mainstream culture's ideas about it evolve over time, not even considering that more than one Counter-culture may exist at any one time in any given region of the world. One thing that must be remembered is that what is Counter-culture in one generation, may become part of mainstream culture in the next, and in modern times the transistion sometimes is much quicker than that.

According to Wikipedia: Counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day, [1] the cultural equivalent of political opposition. It is a neologism attributed to Theodore Roszak. In short, it is what the truest of the Bohemians and Beats and Hippies embodied.

Although distinct countercultural undercurrents have existed in many societies, here the term refers to a more significant, visible phenomenon that reaches critical mass, flowers, and persists for a period of time. A countercultural movement expresses the ethos, aspirations, and dreams of a specific population during an era ― a social manifestation of Zeitgeist. It is important to distinguish between "counterculture," "subculture," and "fringe culture".

Countercultural milieux in 19th-century Europe included Romanticism, Bohemianism, and the Dandy. Another movement existed in a more fragmentary form in the 1950s, both in Europe and the United States, in the form of the Beat generation, followed in the 1960s by the hippies and anti-Vietnam War protesters.

The term came to prominence in the news media, as it was used to refer to the social revolution that swept North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand during the 1960s and early 1970s

In some senses the Demimonde may be considered to be, or have been a type of Counter-culture. And of course various Art Movements and the context that surrounded them, such as the PreRaphaelites, the Surrealists, and others; the Salon society of Paris and such, may be considered to be Counter-cultures.

Punk Rock and the culture that went with it woke the World out of disco doldrums. One hears talk of "going underground" and/or "off the grid" (though sometimes "off the grid" is only in reference to setting up alternate energy sources for one's domicile). Some question whether it is possible for a Counter-culture to exist or emerge in the modern Cyber connected world. Some fear that perhaps there is not any type of hidden, or not commonly accessible culture in the modern cyber age due to the interpentratations of the world wide web. Although frankly it seems that Cyber Reality and Cybernauts have carved out numerous, pocket cultures that are out of the ken of the mainstream, some of which represent the ideals and aspirations of various groupings. It remains to be seen whether the critical mass clause will be invoked by any of these emergent milieux.

This Counter-culture appelative is normally not considered to cover the reactionary elements of a society, the survivalists and whatnot. They are indeed outside the mainstream, but perhaps on the other bank?

Underground economy, a market system operating outside of legal regulations See also: Demimonde

Coven ― ("a group of confederates, a band"): An organized group of Witches that regularly meets and works together. Most commonly used to identify the groups of initiated Witchcraft or Wicca practitioners that follow a specific Tradition, and its rites and practices. Covens are sometimes limited to no more than thirteen members for both practical and magickally symbolic reasons.

Covenant of the Goddess ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding the code of ethics defined by Covenant of the Goddess and their desire for membership in a federation of organizations and individuals of like mind as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Covenant of the Goddess is a cross-traditional federation of over one hundred covens, solitary elders and associates who organized in 1975 at Coeden Brith. The Covenant works to have Wicca recognized as a legitimate and legally recognized religion. It is incorporated as a non-profit religious organization in California, though it has grown to be a nationwide organization with members throughout the United States, as well as a few in Canada and Overseas. Decisions are made at an annual Grand Council or in local councils that may cover a city, state or an even larger area. A coven can apply for membership if it a cohesive, self-perpetuating group which has been meeting for six months or more; the group follows the code of ethics defined by Covenant of the Goddess; the coven has three or more members studying for the priesthood, one of whom is an Elder; and the focus of the group's ritual and theology is the worship of the Goddess and the Old Gods (or the Goddess alone).

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating in and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Coventry ― In the context of the Temple, a self imposed isolation of a deliberative body in crisis situations for the purpose of reaching formal, solemn, binding agreement.

Cratons ― When used in the field of Geology the term Cratons refers to ancient stable areas of the planetary crust, stable due to being "anchored" to the planetary mantle.

Cratotropic ― Cratotropic - Κράτος Kratos (Greek mythology) is a god of strength and might, who appears briefly in Greek mythology long enough to make an impression. Kratos is the brother of Nike (Greek goddess of victory), Bia (Greek goddess of force), and Zelus (Greek god of rivalry). The four of them together were the first to stand with Zeus (Greek mythology) as he defended Mount Olympus from the god of monsters

CreaResponsibility ― A constructed word used in the context of Garden of Life in referring to the rights and responsibilities of an individual for and towards any creation and/or innovation.

Creation Narrative

Creationism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Creative Ritualizing ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation of Experiential Spiritual Methodology, creation of new ritual practices to fit specific needs or goals.

Creator

Creatrix

Creed

Crescent Moon ― Crescent Moons occur and are noted in various Astronomical and Astrological ways among a variety of Traditions, secular and religious. When Garden of Life uses the term Crescent Moon it typically refers to the Celebration of the event, however it might be determined, utilizing the forms and techniques which have become Sacred to our Tradition. Many of these we share in common with the wider Pagan community, ancient and modern; and may be Celebrated in numerous manners from simple personal acknowledgement, to a regular Werking Circle, all points in between and beyond.

Crescent Moons have a much wider time frame than the Full Moons, the New Moons, and the Half Moons, which all have exact moments, which can be astronomically determined. Some Traditions which Celebrate some or all of the Crescent Moons, determine it by the night which the first sliver (Waxing Crescent) may be seen after the New Moon, or the last night which the Crescent (Waning Crescent) may be seen before the exact occurrence of the New Moon; and other Traditions may designate points halfway between the New Moon and Half Moons, in any given Cycle. Doubtless other interpretations of the moment the Celebration is tied to also exist. There are many systems of Names for Full Moons, less for New Moons, and even fewer for Half Moons, Crescent Moons and Gibbous Moons, however these Names and Attributes associated with them are important to those Traditions which do assign Names to them.

The annual cycle of Moon phases, varies in relation to the Solar Cycle. It is widely known, due to Meton's public relations staff, that in a nineteen year period you can line up the Solar and Lunar cycles almost exactly, by adding 7 intercalary months,. So by considering this longer period, a Tradition can make sure that both their Solar Observances and the Lunar Observances are Celebrated on appropriate dates and with Cycles which line up with the Ḡāēäñ Vegetative Cycle and Life as we experience it, especially the resonances between the Cycle of the Attributions of the Lunar phases, to the Seasonal variations.

More specific information on Moon Names and Attributes may be found at Moon Names; and examples of Moon Name systems at the expanded entry: Naming of Moons

See also: HolyDay, Garden of Life Temple Celebrations, Celebratory Rites and Festivals of ḠĀĒÄ, Lunar Celebratory Rites and Festivals, Solar Celebratory Rites and Festivals, Θê'ēäñäд'äs̄, Sacramental Celebrations, and Informal Spiritual Celebrations

Cresset ― When the term Cresset is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a metal basket or vessel used to hold burning oil, pitchy wood and/or other illuminants, mounted as a torch or suspended as a lantern, (often also referred to as a "fire basket") specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crisis Nihilism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Criswell Structures ― A Criswell Structure is a sort-of Dyson sphere, with a fractally branching interior surface; Criswell Structure are Fractal shells designed to surround small red suns, utilizing all light energy. The fractal shape allows maximum possible "window area", unlike a simple Dyson Sphere.

Crithomancy and Crithoscopy, Critomancy and Critoscopy ― When the term Crithomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination examining markings in freshly baked bread, in some cases by strewing meal over sacrifices. The flour used, whether baked into cakes or strewn as meal, was often barley, but could be other cereal grains. Some later versions of Critomancy involved baking a single symbolic object into one of many food items, cakes, bread, or rolls and then including one or more secret charms like a ring, coin or even a dry fruit like walnut into any one of these, each with a specific meaning, known or unknown to the participants. The person who is served or chooses the piece containing the charm determines his or her future according to traditional meanings, for example Rings might stand for marriage, silver coins might foretell prosperity or a windfall, while walnuts could symbolize good health.

Sometimes this type of divination has been associated with more elaborate cultural rituals, such as when the recipient of the secret token becomes the Queen or King of this or that, and does some sort of symbolic rule or "misrule", for a day, or a fortnight, or a year and a day, or something. There are many specific examples waiting for research.

The term Crithomancy or Krithomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κριθή (Krithē) meaning barley, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cromnyomancy and Cromnyoscopy ― When the term Cromnyomancy is used in reference to a type of Divination, it generally refers to Divination using onions (the food, not The Onion as a satirical website). Sometimes also called Cromniomancy, Krommyomancy, or other variant spellings. The colour, texture, number and consistency of rings if cut, all come into play.

The term Cromnyomancy or Kromnyomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κρόμμυον (Krommyon) meaning onion, Allium Cepa, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crone ― A Crone is a female Officiant whose interests and efforts after a period of active Officiation at Werkings, usually as a Priestess, are shifted further away from active Officiating at Werkings, even beyond the Matri, and toward more general Human Spirituality pursuits.

The Crones of a group, along with the Sages, the Matri, and the Patri constitute the body of Elders within the group. Elder's purview and responsibilities may vary wildly from group to group, even within a particular Tradition, however, usually they will fall within the area of continuity and the framework of the group.

Crook ― When the term Crook (or even Shepherd's Crook) is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus and/or Focus it generally refers to ; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cross ― When the term Cross is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to an implement with normally only one upright and one transverse component, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same with a wide range of meanings. Some of the most well known types are the Keltic Cross, the Tau Cross, the Cross of Suffering, the Cross of Equilibrium, but there are countless variations, each with it's own symbolism.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cross Christianity ― Cross Christianity (also sometimes called xTianity) is a term used to refer to types of Christianity which hold the cross to be the central symbol of their religion, as opposed to, say for instance, the Graal, or any of the other possible symbols. It makes a convenient grouping for all of the Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and such Traditions. Also amusing to use since most of the devoteés to that variety of Christianity are very cross, in the sense of temperament; usually because they are having trouble imposing their ideas upon everyone around them.

Cross of Equilibrium ― When the term Cross of Equilibrium [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 22] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

Cross of Suffering ― When the term Cross of Suffering [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 23] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a representation of the style of crosses widely publicised as being made by the old Romans to utilize in crucifixions as punishment, (though in reality they probably used simple stakes more often, or whatever mode of execution was popular in the area they found themselves), but regardless, that cross-bar type of cross, so often seen in so very many xTian illustrations specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. It is said to be used in some Werkings to represent those concepts and/or forces, presumably by those who have some interest in representing those ideas.

Crown ― When the term Crown [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 1] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any object intended to be worn on the head, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same, representing the reward of a victory, a mark of honour and/or certain intrinsic self-sovereignty qualities.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crown Chakra ― see: Sahasrâra

Cruet ― When the term Cruet is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a regular or specially designed object in the shape of an Arrow which is a stoppered bottle or vessel, typically made of glass, normally small and decorative. Best specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crux Ansata ― When the term Crux Ansata is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to the symbol that the Ægyptians called the Ankh, representing Life, resembling a sandalstrap and thus "The Way of the Going" and/or perhaps "The Only Dance There Is". The emphasis of this symbol is upon the glory of the journey rather than the destination. Best specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cryptocracy ― Cryptocracy, from the ancient Greek Κρυπτός (Kryptós, hidden) and Κραττείν (krateín, to rule), refers to a type of government where the real leaders are hidden, or merely unknown. A puppet government or figurehead, whether aware or not of their status as such, usually figures into this type of government in concept. It can also be used when referring to similar arrangements in organisations, orders, sects and cults. As such governments are, by definition, secret, they are most commonly featured in conspiracy theories or works of conspiracy fiction rather than the historical record.

Crystal ― When the term Crystal is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a mineral object that is transparent or nearly so (from the Greek Krystallos), usually a small piece considered to correspond to certain concepts and/or vibrations, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. There is a particular sort of Quartz Crystal that is totally clear and is called Rock Crystal, which is considered to be most potent in such applications.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crystal Ball ― When the term Crystal Ball is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a sphere of perfect Quartz Crystal or in some cases leaded Crystal, normally held on a stand, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same, often utilized to facilitate visionary trances in practitionors.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crystal Ball Scrying or Skrying ― When the term Crystal Ball Scrying is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination which utilizes a Crystal Sphere. The typical preference for this type of Foci is Optically Clear Rock Crystal (though some amazing examples of Rose Quartz Rock Crystal may be seen); but Leaded Glass Crystal Spheres are more prevalent. One of the more traditional references to Crystal Balls, use the terminology of 'Shew Stone'. A Practitionor who uses a Crystal Ball for divination is often called a Seer, and typically they will proceed by gazing into the globe, until a vision distills and they are able to see a series of images from which their interpretation may develop. Crystal Ball Scrying is a very specific form of Crystallomancy and Crystalloscopy.

The word Skrying or Scrying comes from the old English word Descry meaning 'to see" or "to observe", possibly meaning "to make out dimly" or "to reveal", (further descended from the Old French descrier meaning 'publish, proclaim', perhaps confused with obsolete descry meaning 'describe') ; thus, Scrying or Skrying is most accurately accorded to those types of Divination Systems which rely on the sense of Sight, and involve Gazing.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crystal Scrying or Skrying ― When the term Crystal Scrying is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination which may utilize a single Crystal of any mineral, or a range of Crystals, either way most are usually of a transparent or translucent variety. A full spectrum of coloured Crystals may be used.

The word Skrying or Scrying comes from the old English word Descry meaning 'to see" or "to observe", possibly meaning "to make out dimly" or "to reveal", (further descended from the Old French descrier meaning 'publish, proclaim', perhaps confused with obsolete descry meaning 'describe') ; thus, Scrying or Skrying is most accurately accorded to those types of Divination Systems which rely on the sense of Sight, and involve Gazing.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crystallomancy and Crystalloscopy ― When the term Crystallomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by means of the same assortment of precious and semi-precious gemstones, along with some simple mineral samples, simple or compound, that are used in various Crystal Healing Traditions. It is the broadest category of this range of items, including but not limited to the more specific cases, such as Crystal Ball Scrying, or Crystal Scrying. The Crystals and Minerals used in Crystallomancy may be any shape, and raw or polished. In some of the many possibilities of these systems, the Crystal or Krystals may be gazed into for visions, or used to support and encourage altered state visions and travelings. Quiet and dim lighting is often recommended, but some Practitionors work in bright Sun light.

The term Crystallomancy or Krystallomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κρυστάλλιον (Krystallēon) meaning rock crystal, and by extension crystal in general, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Crystals ― When the term Crystal is used in reference to Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools and/or Foci it generally refers to a range of mineral objects that are transparent or nearly so, covering a full spectrum of colour and mineral content, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cube ― When the term Cube is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to any object with 6 equal and square sides, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same, normally used as an altar, or altar component, but sometimes to represent certain facets of the Cosmos or Forces in a Werking, depending on the correspondences of the materials from which it is constructed.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cubomancy and Cuboscopy ― When the term Cubomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by throwing dice, most frequently cubish six sided dice.

The term Cubomancy is derived from the Greek words: Κύβος (Kubos) meaning cube, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Culinary Arts ― Culinary Arts When the term Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Art

Cult of Rhea/Cult of the Double Axe ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents which holds the Celebrations of the Mysteries of the Mother of the Olympian Deities and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Rhea was the great mother of the Gods, a Goddess of fertility, motherhood and the mountain wilds. She was worshipped under the title of Meter Theon (the Mother of the Gods) or Meter Megale (the Great Mother). Her main cult centres were located in Arkadia and Krete, the sites where she reputedly gave birth to Zeus. The Tradition evidently goes back at least into the Cretan period of ascendency over the Ægean area. Rhea was closely identified with and, in origin, related to the great Phrygian goddess Kybele, whose orgiastic cult was also later introduced into Greece. In modern times the Cult of Rhea, also called the Cult of the Double Axe operates as a third path within the Minoan Tradition, which represents a meeting ground between the Minoan Brotherhood (a Pagan organization for Men only) and the Minoan Sisterhood (a Pagan organization for Women only). This Third Path is a cooperative endeavor between the working Minoan Brotherhood and Sisterhood Elders participating in its expression and involves the form and function they wish to use to achieve their purpose in coming together. The Cult of Rhea represents the coming together at the Sabbats or Festivals of the Year of both branches of the Tradition.

Cultural Flavourings

Culture ― The term Culture generally is assumed to be inclusive of the social behaviours and self-understood social contracts, political methodologies, economic patterns, typical cuisine and culinary currents, idiomatic expressions, linguistic and/or dialect characteristics, technological systems and strivings, and shared Æsthetic motifs which a given grouping of people hold in common, particularly by the native-born citizens of such culture. In a more penetrating analysis, there is the collective consensus reality (to the extent that it may be possible to generalize), and the consciousness style which may serve to define a people', from a given time and place which may be said to have, and/or have produced a particular Culture. In some senses, a Culture may be delineated by the activities of a group, of whatever size, which shares a common Zeitgeist.

Culturism ― When used in reference to a point of view within the field of Ethical, Value and/or Behavioural Matters, this is a Point of View in which the prime parameter for effectuating a course of action is determined by choosing that which is

Cunning Fire ― also called Secret Fire, Invisible Fire, Whist Fire, Serpent Fire see Secret Fire

Cup ― When the term Cup [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 23] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a practitionor's Ceremonial Cup (specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same) used to represent the component of Emotions and Feeling in Werkings and to help focus or direct the flow of the Energy created. In most Traditions the Cup is considered to correspond to the Elemental Water Energies.

see also: Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci , Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Curandera, Curandero ― The Spanish terms for the medicine women and men of Mexico, Meso-America and Hispanic communities in the US. The curandero and curandera have a different healing function than the bruja and brujo. Curanderos function primarily as folk psychiatrists, providing magical cures for mental and emotional problems. Both Curandeos and Brujos use herbal and folk remedies.

Cyber Arts ― Cyber Arts When the term Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to

See also: Art

Cybermancy and Cyberscopy ― When the term Cybermancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination incorporating computers and/or virtual reality; requiring some sort of rich Information Technology environment to unfold. Though the term Cyber, by a complicated evolution has come to mean, in English and other languages, all things related to computers and the internet; the literal meaning from the root words for Cybermancy would be, and have nuances of something like 'well steered divination'.

The term Cybermancy is derived from the Greek words: Κυβερνάω (Kybernaō) meaning 'to steer' or 'to pilot' and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination. As you can see, linguistic drift changed the original 'K' sound into a 'S' sound.

Cybermancy and Cyberscopy are in their infancy, in this cycle of civilization, on this planet, at any rate; and thus, a bit difficult to define, in their inchoate state.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

CyberNaut

CyberNautica

CyberPunk

Cycladic ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by it's members and/or adherents which holds teachings originating (or thought to have originated) in the civilization of the Κυκλάδες (Cyclades), a grouping of islands in the Ægean sea, home to an important and interesting Early Bronze Age civilization, dated by some to between 3800 to 2000bce, or so, and/or interpolations thereon as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Cyclical Time

Cymomancy and Cymoscopy ― When the term Cymomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination from Wave patterns.

The term Cymomancy or Kymamancy is derived from the Greek words: Κῦμα (Kyma) meaning anything swollen, often applied to the swell of the sea, a wave, billow, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

Cymophobia ― An Irrational Fear of Waves. Also kymophobia. From the Greek kumo- a combining form of kuma = wave and the suffix -phobia. See -phobia.

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Cymri ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding the Celebrations of the Mysteries as they evolved in Wales as primary or critical parameters of their Spiritual Paradigm. Pronounced KIM-ree or KEEM-ree, this tradition is the principle Pagan tradition of Wales. It is influenced in part by the Arthurian legends

Cyphermancy and Cypherscopy ― When the term Cyphermancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination which involves creating (or encyphering) and/or decyphering encyphered text. Cyphermancy utilizes algorithms for performing encryption or decryption. And there is a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure. To encypher is to convert information from plain text into cypher. Encyphered text should resemble random letters as closely as possible. Cyphers generally require a type of Key or Cryptovariable to enable decypherment, unlike the complete code-book required to disencode coded text.

The term Cyphermancy is derived from the words: the Arabic صفر (ṣifr) meaning zero, and the Greek word Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See also: A general Divinatory System list with short definitions, Divination, Divinatory Systems, -mancy suffix, Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination, -scopy suffix, Mægikal Implements, Sacred Objects, Ceremonial Tools, Ritual Apparati, and/or Foci, and Τέλεσμα (Telesma) which is an Ægean 'umbrella' term indicating: any object consecrated for future utility, through specific religious, mægikal, and/or spiritual Werking, and/or through its own intrinsic nature.

CypherPunk

Cypriot (Aphroditean) ― When used in reference to a MetaPhysical Orientation as to Tradition, Culture or Preferred Flavour, is primarily defined, usually selfdefined by its members and/or adherents holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.


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