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F̅я̄āĭʲ̣ўä ― A phonetically constructed Goddess Name based on the Northern or Scandinavian Teutonic Goddess Name, normally spelled Freya in English; one of Her primary attributes is as the Lady of the Wilde, Places, Persons, Things, Ideas, Mægiks, Behaviours or otherwise.

F̅я̄ĭḡ'χä ― A phonetically constructed Goddess Name based on the AngloSaxon version of the Northern or Scandinavian Teutonic Mother Goddess Name, normally spelled Frigg in English; one of Her primary attributes is normally considered to be associated with married women. She was called up by women to assist in giving birth to children, and Scandinavians used the plant Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum) as a sedative, they called it Frigg's grass); another major attribute was Her Distaff or Spinning Wheel which seems to have been viewed as represented in the night sky by the rotating stars of the ecliptic, especially centered on the pattern of stars often called "Orion's Belt".

F̅ä'êñ'ʜ̅êĭñ ― A phonetically constructed word based on the Greek root meaning to show, make example of and/or representation of an Ideal or Possibility.

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Facet (when considered in the context of a Divine Facet, or Facet of the Divine Forces)

Facilitator ― An Officiant that prepares and/or directs any Celebration and/or Event of the Temple Calendar, or component part thereof.

Faerie ― The origins of this tradition come primarily from the myths and legends of the Tuatha De Danann, the deities who are now known as "Faery Folk". This tradition focuses heavily on the environment. Among the distinguishing features of the Faery tradition is the use of a Faery Power that characterizes the lineage. It is an ecstatic, rather than a fertility, tradition. Strong emphasis is placed on sensual experience and awareness, including sexual mysticism, which is not limited to heterosexual expression. In this, as in the general spirit of spiritual exploration, there is more risk-taking encouraged than in other Wiccan traditions that may have specific laws limiting behavior, and there is a certain amorality historically associated with the Tradition. We see ourselves, when enchanted, as "fey"--not black, not white, outside social definitions, on the road to Faeryland, either mad or poetical. We are aware that much of reality is unseen, or at least has uncertain boundaries. As in all the Craft, there is a deep respect for the wisdom of Nature, a love of beauty, and an appreciation of bardic and mantic creativity. The Gods are not just constructs or psychological forces from the collective unconscious. The Gods are real, with a system of morality different from our own, and we have a responsibility to them. The Faery Tradition, in common with initiatory lineages of the Craft which practice possession, is a mystery tradition of power, mystery, danger, ecstasy, and direct communication with divinity. This is in contrast to traditions that practice psychodrama or psychotherapy through ritual. The negative side of this style of working is that we have a lot of initiates who did not return unscathed from between the worlds. The tradition is not for everybody, and it is not amenable to mass attendance, like many Pagan paths. There is a specific corpus of chants and liturgical material, much of it stemming from Victor Anderson and Gwydion Pendderwen, which provides a frame for many Circle-workings, and poetic creativity is highly valued. The magical practices of the Faery (or Feri, as Victor spells it) Tradition are heavily invocatory, to encourage possession, which relies mainly on psychic talent or sensitivity to occur. Rites are stylistically diverse, and may draw from many sources. There is an initiatory lineage, traceable to Victor or Cora Anderson or Gwydion Pendderwen. Victor tells of antecedents of the present tradition in the coven in which he was involved in the l920's and 30's in Oregon. Hallmarks of the tradition are possession of secret names, energy-working using pentacles and visualization of blue fire, a body of poetic and liturgical material, deities and archetypes specific to the Tradition, the doctrine of the Three Selves, a cingulum of a specific color, a "tribal" or "clan" feel to the coven, the use of the horned (sometimes called "inverted") pentagram, and the honoring of a warrior ethic. For example, we are urged not to coddle weakness, support others in insincerities or self-deceptions, or to submit one's own Life force to anyone or anything, which leads to a fierce openness called the "Black Heart of Innocence."

Faerie Faith ― 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. A Pagan religion based on Animism, the belief that everything in this and the Otherworlds is alive and the faery folklore.

Faerie Wicca ― 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. A Wiccan Tradition incorporating the deities of the Welsh and/or Irish Faery Folk and drawing some theology from the Faery Faith.

Faerie Witchcraft ― 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 beliefs about the Faerie realms and/or the Sidhe as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm, and an existence which predates the modern Witchcraft revivals such as Wicca.

Fair Witness ― A Fair Witness is a Practitionor who is trained to, observe events and report exactly what he or she sees and hears, making no extrapolations or assumptions; and/or has an innate Gift and/or Persuasion for doing so. An eidetic memory is a prerequisite for this function, although this may be attainable with suitable training. Within the concept of a Fair Witnesses lies a self-prohibition against drawing conclusions about what they observe, they are both impartial and accurate in attention to detail. The idea of the Fair Witness is based on a type of future legal professional created by Robert Anson Heinlein in the novel Stranger in a Strange Land. A Fair Witness when considered within the context of an Officiant for a Werking, uses this Talent, Gift and/or Persuasion as an integral part of the Werking.

Faith

Fallow ― When the term Fallow is used to designate one of the Garden of Life principal Celebrations, it refers to one of five Celebrations which constitute the Celebrations of the Rites and Festivals of ḠĀĒÄ, based on our interpretation of the Vegetative Cycle. One of the Great Celebrations on the Garden of Life Temple Calendar, Fallow Memorializes and Honours the fallow period of the vegetative cycle when the Land Rests and rebuilds Her Strength for the next Growing Season. The Key Concept is the Sanctity of Rest and Preparation. It is an Ideal time for Consecration, Clearing/Cleansing and Preparation for Persons, Places, Objects, Ideas and Plans. Parallel to many Tradition's B̅я̄ĭд'дḡĭṭ or Oimelc, the time and place of Garden of Life's Celebration of this Ḡāēäñ HolyDay will be determined by the Council of Elder Officiants as a Celebration of the Peak Fallowness of the Growing Season [Currently for the Northern Hemisphere of Ḡāēä (the procedures for the Southern Hemisphere of Ḡāēä will be determined at such time as there are Garden of Life members planning Celebrations in the Southern Hemisphere. However the seasons are pretty straightforwardly switched out.)]; Fallow will fall between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox.

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

Familiar ― When the term Familiar 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.

Family ― The Family is the next societal unit in complexity from the individual, including both simple couples and more complex arrangements some including children.

Family Traditional Witchcraft ― 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 Spiritual teachings originating in a Witch Tradition passed down within the family in an unbroken line and hence by hereditary descent, as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. Many Family Tradition Witches do not consider their traditions Wiccan; some use the term Wicca to describe their family traditions because the beliefs and practices fit more or less closely with Gardnerian or Alexandrian Wicca. Also known as Hereditary Witchcraft.

Fan ― When the term Fan [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 11] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to an implement for manual individual cooling, normally with an open shape of a segment of a circle, consisting of materials such as feathers, silk and/or paper mounted on thin slats joined by a pivot point so that it may be closed when not in use (this feature also makes it quite versatile for enhancement of gesture), specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same.br>
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.

Fascinum ― Fascina are specific, normally phallic shaped items which were designed to avert the "Evil Eye" or Baleful Countenance.

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.

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

See also: Textile Arts, Art

Februa ― Februa, also Februatio, was the Roman festival of ritual purification, later incorporated into Lupercalia. The festival, which is basically one of Spring washing or cleaning (associated also with the raininess of this time of year) is old, and possibly of Sabine origin. According to Ovid, Februare as a Latin word which refers to means of purification (particularly with washing or water) derives from an earlier Etruscan word referring to purging.

Fellowship of Isis ― 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 such, and holding as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm. The Fellowship of Isis (FOI) was founded at Clonegal Castle at the Vernal Equinox of 1976. The founders were the Honorable Lady Olivia Robertson, and the late Lawrence and Pamela Durdin-Robertson. The Manifesto of the Fellowship sets out the essential aims. The Fellowship is multi-religious, multi-racial, and multi-cultural. It is organized on a democratic basis and all members have equal privileges within it, whether as a single member or part of an Iseum or Lyceum. Membership is free.
The Fellowship of Isis is dedicated to honoring the religion of all Goddesses and pantheons throughout the planet. The Gods are also venerated. The Goddess is seen as Deity, the Divine Mother of all beings, as well as the embodiment of Truth and Beauty. From over 93 countries worldwide, over 20,000 followers of various esoteric traditions have become members. Members often blend their own traditions and beliefs with those offered by the Fellowship.
However expressed, all members acknowledge the divine attributes of the Goddess: Love, Beauty and Truth. Olivia Robertson - © Ashera
In August 1993, the Fellowship of Isis was represented at the Parliament of the World's Religions Centennial Session. Olivia Robertson, co-founder of the FOI was invited to attend, along with other appointed FOI delegates. This was the first time that the religion of the Goddess was publicly acknowledged as a world faith at this parliament. Lady Olivia was one of two women and sixteen men who addressed the opening plenary from the platform. She gave the blessings of Isis to the world.
In January of 1999, the Archpriesthood Union was created from thirty-two Fellowship of Isis Archpriestesses and Archpriests. The members of this Archpriesthood are the custodians of the dedication to Isis of Ten Thousand Names and the policies and principles of the FOI. Fellowship of Isis centers - such as the Crossroads Lyceum - provide courses around certain rites of the FOI Liturgy either in person or through correspondence.
The Fellowship has members throughout the world who have rediscovered their love for the Goddess. The FOI was founded to fulfill the desire of those people wishing to honor the Goddess and experience a closer communion with Her both individually and as part of a group. If you would like to join the Fellowship of Isis, you are asked to first read the Manifesto. To navigate through the entire FOI section, just follow the shining Ankh.
Growing numbers of people are rediscovering their love for the Goddess. At first, this love may seem to be no more than an inner feeling. But soon it develops; it becomes a longing to help the Goddess actively in the manifestation of Her divine plan. Thus, one hears such enquiries as, "How can I get initiated into the Mysteries of the Goddess? How can I experience a closer communion with her? Where are her nearest temples and devotees? How can I join the priesthood of the Goddess?", and many other such questions.
The Fellowship of Isis has been founded to answer these needs. Membership provides means of promoting a closer communion between the Goddess and each member, both singly and as part of a larger group. There are hundreds of Iseums and thousands of members all over the world, since the Fellowship was founded in 1976 by Lawrence, Pamela and Olivia Durdin-Robertson. Love, Beauty and Truth are expressed through a multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-racial Fellowship. The good in all faiths is honored. The FOI has no particular affiliations.
The Fellowship is organized on a democratic basis. All members have equal privileges within it, whether as a single member or part of an Iseum or Lyceum. This manifesto applies also to the Foundation Center Societies: the College of Isis, the Noble Order of Tara and the Druid Clan of Dana.
The Fellowship respects the freedom of conscience of each member. There are no vows required or commitments to secrecy. All Fellowship activities are optional and members are free to resign without question. Membership is free. The Fellowship reverences all manifestations of Life. The God also is venerated. The Rites exclude any form of sacrifice, whether actual or symbolic. Nature is revered and conserved. The work of the Order of Tara is for conservation of Nature. The Fellowship accepts religious toleration, and is not exclusivist. Members are free to maintain other religious allegiances. Membership is open to all of every religion, tradition and race. Children, listed as "Children of Isis", are welcomed, subject to parental consent. "The Animal Family of Isis" is listed in every Isian News. The Fellowship believes in the promotion of Love, Beauty and Abundance. No encouragement is given to asceticism. The Fellowship seeks to develop friendliness, psychic gifts, happiness, and compassion for all life. The Druid Clan of Dana develops Nature's psychic gifts. The College of Isis has been revived after its suppression 1,500 years ago. Like Aset Shemsu, The FOI itself, it has always been alive in the Inner Planes. It is from these Inner Planes that its return has been inspired. Magi degrees may be conferred through Lyceums of the College. Correspondence courses are offered. There are no vows nor secrecy. FOI Homepage: http://www.fellowshipofisis.com The Archpriesthood Union is over-all Custodian for the Fellowship. The Fellowship of Isis Priesthood is derived from a hereditary line of the Robertson from Ancient Egypt. Priestesses, priests, every member, have equal honor. Priestesses and Priests work with the Goddess - or Goddess and God - of their own Faith. Every human, animal, bird, tree is an eternal offspring of the Mother Goddess's Divine Family of Life.

Feng Shui ― When the term Feng Shui is used to indicate a type of divination it refers to an entire religious science for the balancing of Yin and Yang in the environment, discovered or originated by farmers at least 3,000 years ago and developed within Daoism. Feng Shui teaches that there is an energy called Qi (or Chi) flowing throughout the universe, and in and on this planet through lines, sometimes called channels or meridians, to which one must be properly aligned for optimal health, fortune, and quality of life. The position and alignment of structures and objects in one's environment affects the flow of this energy and one's own ability to harmonize with nature. Practitioners therefore arrange household and office furniture, design rooms and even whole buildings, their grounds and gardens, etc., to properly align with the flow lines of earth's energy. They thus hope to improve the balance of nature around them, not only for their own benefit, but for the benefit of everyone in the area. The practice of Feng Shui frequently utilizes a device called a Luo Pan, or Feng Shui Compass. The magnetic compass in the center of the Luo Pan is surrounded by up to forty concentric circles filled with symbols, which had meanings of both Divinatory and proper alignment import.

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.

Fennian ― 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. This tradition is based on the Fianna, Fionn MacCumhal's warriors.

Feraferia ― 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.

Feri Wicca ― 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. Victor and Cora Anderson are the original teachers of the Feri Tradition. Victor is universally recognized as the Grand Master of his order of Feri. He was initiated in 1926 by a priestess from Africa. He is also one of the last genuine Kahuna. His book of poetry, Thorns of the Bloodrose, is considered a contemporary Pagan classic. In 1959, Victor initiated the late Gwydion Pendderwen (age 13 at the time), who later became a leading voice in the Feri Tradition. Gwydion concentrated on the Welsh Keltic aspects; whereas Victor and Cora still practice the tradition as it was originally, with Huna and African diasporic influences, primarily Dahomean-Haitian. Starhawk was also trained in the Feri tradition and draws on it heavily in her Reclaiming system. The Feri Tradition honors the Goddess and Her son, brother and lover (The Divine Twins) as the primary creative forces in the universe. The Gods are seen as real spirit beings like ourselves, not merely aspects of our psyche. It is an ecstatic, rather than fertility tradition, emphasizing on polytheism, practical magic, self- development and theurgy. Strong emphasis is placed on sensual experience and awareness, including sexual mysticism, which is not limited to heterosexual expression.

Fertility Myth

Fertility Parable

Fetish ― Fetishes are like Amulets but are considered to be homes for, or anchors in physical reality for some sort of independent non-corporeal entities, often what are referred to as Elementals, which are considered to be constrained to perform certain functions, but may in addition, act on their own agendas

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.

Field of Individuation

Field of Potentials

Fields ― When the term Field is utilized in reference to the structure and composition of individual sentients, it is most easily approached using models. It is more important even than usual in this instance to "not confuse the map and the territory." A model useful in thinking about this paradigm might be thought of as a cross between an amorphous free form envelope and a lattice like three (or more) axi, multi-plane grid, which is larger (in some subjective manner though actual size doesn't really enter into it) than the body to which the individual is anchored in a given incarnation. The phrase in the Book of the Law, "The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs" refers to this non physical but important proviso. The Khabs (or enlivened body) is within the boundaries of the Khu (shining one, one of the transcendent components of an individual), rather than the other way around, which is a more common method of metaphorizing the relationship. In the old paradigm people referred to themselves as having (as if containing) a soul, spirit, or such as if it was inside the boundaries of the body; it is an extremely significant difference to speak of the general soul or spirit, or one of the more specific transcendent components as being part of a "larger" framework or field which encompasses or envelopes the enlivened body. Instead of saying "I have a soul", the individual says "I am a shining spirit field which overlaps and contains a particular body at this given time"; the difference is not small. the The matrix or media of this model may be considered to be Consciousness, visualized as a substance (perhaps composed of Bodhitons, parallel to the ever popular Gravitons), situation, or environment in which something originates, is nurtured by, self-organizes, takes form, and/or is enclosed (enfoldment formulae) by.

Plasma has properties quite unlike those of solid matter, liquids, or gases and is considered to be a distinct state of matter. Plasmas are conductive assemblies of charged particles, neutrals and fields that exhibit collective effects. Further, plasmas carry electrical currents and generate magnetic fields. Plasmas are the most common form of matter, comprising more than 99% of the visible universe.

Fields of Being and Becoming

Figures of Speech ― Figures of Speech are the utilization of words or phrases, in such a manner that they diverge from their generally accepted pedestrian meanings, including phrases with specialized (hopefully original or at least fresh) meanings not based on the literal meanings of the words within them, for instance metaphors, similes, or personifications. Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, layers of nuance, implications and/or additional clarity. Figures of speech are sometimes referred to as rhetorics or locutions.
See also: Figures of Speech, Garden of Life WordPlay Index, and Word Play in Definitions

Film ― Film

See also: Performing Arts, Art

Firebird ― see- Benu

Fire Scrying or Skrying ― When the term Fire Scrying is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by gazing into a fire and observing the patterns and interplay of the flames, and/or an imagined plane with the fire upon which the flames play, then interpreting whatever impressions may form. This type of Scrying may also include Scrying from a bed of coals from a Fire which has died down. One particular form of the Bed of Coals type Scrying also includes scattering poppy seeds across the coals and viewing the patterns which result from this.

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: 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.

First Born (as Sentient species brought forth by a Mother Planet) ― (see The First Born)

First Universal Church of God-Realization ― See Psionics

Flail ― When the term Flail is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a handle with multiple hinged whipping thongs attached specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. The most obvious derivation for the Flail as a MÆgikal Implement, is from the ægyptian, as part of the Crook and Flail Badge of Authority which the Pharoahs utilized, as derived from the attributes of Ausar or more correctly originally Anedjti who was an ancient herder God, the main God of the 9th nome of Lower Egypt. According to the Pyramid Texts, he was at the head of the eastern nomes just as Anubis was foremost of the Westerners. Anedjti was depicted as a man, wielding a crook and a flail. Since the 4th dynasty he wore a two-feathered crown. The crown consisted of a small sun disk in front of two ostrich feathers, flanked by two uraei wearing sun disks. The whole was mounted on a pair of ram horns and sat on a tight fitting cap. The Flail evidently had functionality among shepherds in addition to the more commonly known uses of the Crook.

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.

Flavouring the NewĒon

Floksomancy and Floksoscopy ― When the term Floksomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination by direct observation of the behaviour of the flames in a specially constructed fire, and the interpretation of such. In some types of Floksomancy the requirement may be for coming upon an existing fire, rather than a specially constructed one, the next hearth fire one comes across, a fire built by three travelers, and so forth. In an extreme example a wilderness fire started by lightning or volcanic emissions may be required.

The term Floksomancy is derived from the Greek words: Φλόξ (Floks), meaning flame 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.

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

See also: Oloreal Arts, Art

Floromancy, Floriography, and Floroscopy ― When the term Floromancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using Flowers. This may occur in a number of different ways. Such as the widely known folk method of predicting the unknown with the help of flowers, as in throwing the bride's bouquet up in the hopes that whoever catches it will be the next to marry; or picking the petals from a daisy while chanting, "She/He/They loves/love me; She/He/They loves/love me not; She/He/They loves/love me, . . ."

Often, especially when called Floriography, this is associated with what is called the 'Language of Flowers', primarily popular in the Victorian-era in Great Britain, but occasionally utilized elsewhere and elsewhen. The Language of Flowers is a means of communication in which various types of flowers and manners of floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which were not considered appropriate to vocalize by the prevailing culture, though somehow permissible, if done by misdirection. In this system each genus of flora had specific meanings known to both the originator and the potential receiver of the message.

In rare cases Floromancy is used to mean the interpretation of the emotions or feelings of flowers (Floromancy being predicated on the belief that flowers have feelings that humans can perceive); though this probably should have its own name such as Anthopathetikomancy based on the Greek Ἄνθος (Anthos) meaning blossom, Παθητικός (Pathetikos) meaning capable of feeling emotions, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

The term Floromancy is derived from the Latin word Flos or Flor-, meaning flower, and the Greek word Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination.

See: Anthomancy

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.

Flute ― When the term Flute is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a particular type of multi keyed tone flute, which enables the musician to achieve a greater or lessor series of piping notes, depending on the complexity of the instrument, specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. See also the term PanPipes is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a particular type of concatenated single tone flutes, in descending sizes, bound together to enable the musician to achieve a greater or lessor series of piping notes, depending on the complexity of the instrument, 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.

Flutterbyes ― I like crazy words more than most folk (lots, lots, more than you might think) . . . However, the word Butterfly, which evidently was created by an enormous Oooooops! transposition, a long time ago (and then encoded by dictionary compilers who should have known better), to describe these magnificent creatures who do much Fluttering, and almost no Buttering (of any sort) simply will not do! Start calling them Flutterbyes, you know it's the right thing to do!

Flyting ― The reference to Nicneven and her nymphs comes from an earlier 1585 work, The Flyting of Montgomery and Polwart. Flyting was a verbal contest of insults, often given in verse, between two poets in medieval Scotland. This tradition has an ancient history, and may be found in many cultures around the world. Interestingly it was often used as a prelude to physical battle between warriors, including in ancient Greece, where we find Hekate. Whilst discussing the classic epic the Iliad, Hilary Mackie observed: "In short, Achaeans are proficient at blame, while Trojans perform praise poetry."

Fnordist ― 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 an acceptance of the validity, either literal or metaphorical, of the Erisian concept of the Fnord, generally in the sense of its utilization by governments and other unsavory types of organizations in attempts at subliminal mind control of their putative citizenry; as a primary or critical parameter of their Spiritual Paradigm.

Focalizor ― An Officiant that becomes the Focus of a particular Energy Operation, ordinarily a Sacrament, and directs the procedural aspects of such effectuation.

Foci ― Any item that is used for Focusing Spiritual Energies and/or Actions, for example Sacramental Objects, Mægikal Tools, Ceremonial and Ritual Implements and so forth. Whether a Seer or an amateur is gazing into a crystal ball and detecting images; an Astrologer is integrating and interpolating mathmatical results into an interpretation of influences; or a perceptive child is realizing a profound truth from perusal of the Sunday comix in a newspaper (thanks to Latter Days); there is utilization of Foci.

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.

Folk Mægik

Foma ― in the context of the Vonnegutian Bokononist Religion are "lies"; "harmless untruths" [ frontispiece ]; "a useful and harmless sort of horseshit".

Fonēomancy and Fonēoscopy ― When the term Fonēomancy is used in reference to a type of divination, it generally refers to divination using sounds, particularly the sounds from conversation as separate from the meaning of the words.

The term Fonēomancy is derived from the Greek words: Φωνή (Fonē) meaning articulate sounds, tones, and Μαντεία (Manteia), meaning divination. This is sometimes referred to as Alveromancy, meaning conjuring with sound, but the Fonēomancy, Keladomancy, and Poluēkhiamancy designations seem much more precise and to the point, and we could not locate the etymology for Alvero.

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.

Forecastor see Divinor

Foreswear ― To vow or affirm something that is precluded in voluntary previous and still binding oaths and/or vows one has taken.

Foresworn ― To be Foresworn is a logically untenable state, i.e.: to vow and/or make oaths to be and/or do something which previous binding vows and/or oaths which one has voluntarily taken and/or performed preclude one from doing.

Formal Systems ― Formal Systems

Forms and Techniques

Foundationalism ― 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

Founders of the United States

Fount ― When the term Fount is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool, Ritual Apparatus, and/or Focus it generally refers to a more substantial and less moveable container for the Lustral Waters from which the flow in some manner, like a traditional fountain or otherwise; 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.

Four Noble Truths ― see- The Four Noble Truths

Fourth Way ― see- the Fourth Way

Freemasonry ― A fraternal order revived in the early 18th century in England, loosely based on associations or guilds of stone cutters ("operative" masons). Freemasonry ("speculative" masons) sought to give philosophical, moral, or spiritual meaning to the lodge, tools, and oaths of the stone cutters. Branches of Freemasonry include the Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Shriners. Affiliated organizations include the Order of the Eastern Star (for women), the Order of DeMolay (for boys), and the Order of Rainbow (for girls). Most modern adherents maintain that the organization is not a religion but a club or fraternity promoting high moral values and good works. They believe, therefore, that Freemasonry is compatible with and supplements Christianity and other religions. Critics counter that Freemasonry involves secret blood oaths or curses, and that the writings of respected early leaders (Albert Mackey, Albert Pike, etc.) are replete with occult philosophy and religious doctrine contrary to Christianity. Despite Freemasonry's promotion and funding of a number of worthwhile, philanthropic endeavors (free Shriner children hospitals, nursing homes, etc.), many Christian individuals and churches have condemned Freemasonry or warned of elements that they believe are contrary to Christianity. These churches include the Presbyterian Church of America, Southern Baptist Convention, Episcopal Church, Christian Reformed Church, Church of the Nazarene, and Lutheran Church (Missouri and Wisconsin Synods).)

Freedom

FreeThought ― 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.

FreeWill

FreeWillism ― see- Volitionism

FreudianSlip ― See: Parapraxis

Frigga’s Way ― 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.

Froward ― Froward Definition: Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate. Examples of Froward: "their froward pranks are not appropriate in the workplace"; "froward students will be sent to the office for chronic disciplinary problems". willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child. adj.
frowardly fro'ward·ly adv. frowardness fro'ward·ness n.

Full Moon ― A time to meditate and radiate energy down through and around the Earth. A powerful time to unify in a common purpose, that of lifting the consciousness of the Earth and humanity. These times increase the influx of cosmic energy upon the Earth and all its inhabitants. As more of you allow yourselves to become the receptors and transformers for this refined energy with pure love and unselfish intent, the dynamic power of this energy will grow exponentially. Envision thousands, no millions, from every country, race, creed and color coming together at these designated times with a common purpose in mind and heart: Healing the Earth and reclaiming the divine birthright for all who reside on Her.

Full Moon ― Full Moons occur and are noted in various Astronomical and Astrological ways among a variety of Traditions, secular and religious. The moments of the Full Moons, New Moons, and Half Moons are easily determined now to the nearest sixtieth of a second, since they are precisely defined by Astronomical events, and of course can be looked up on the internet from a variety of observatories around the globe. When Garden of Life uses the term Full 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.

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

Functions ― When used in reference to the field of Analytical Psychology Jung distinguished four properties of psychic energy which he terms the four functions, paired in two sets of opposites: thinking-feeling and intuition-sensation. The functions are the means by which we orient ourselves to experience. In any individual, one function is conscious (superior), Its opposite is unconscious (inferior) and the remaining two are partially conscious and partially unconscious (auxiliary). The functions combine with the two attitude types (extrovert and introvert), to give eight functional types.

Furnace ― When the term Furnace [in Aleister Crowley's 777 Tables of Correspondences, key number 18] is used in reference to a Mægikal Implement, Sacred Object, Ceremonial Tool and/or Focus it generally refers to a device in which substances may be burned; specifically made for general or particular Mægikal Werking, and/or consecrated to the same. It most often has to do with Alkhemikal Werkings of some sort, but may have other uses in different Werkings, such as the sending or releasing of messages by writing then burning them.

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.

Furniture Arts ― When the term Furniture Arts is used in the context of the various categories of Art, it normally refers to human-scaled movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, entertainment hall, or any other space more suitable and comfortable for living or working. Starting with such basics as chairs, beds, and chests, and moving into all sorts of exotic cabinets, specialty stands and enclosures.

See also: Ornamental Functional Arts, Art

Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross ― When the term Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross [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 an artifact either in the shape of that type cross or with a Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross pictorially shown on the artifact. The Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross symbol is an ancient MetaPhysical symbol shown in the pictographs of many archaic cultures from the American Indian cultures to the cultures of the Ganges. Some sources trace it's lineage back to the archaic culture meant when people talk of Atlantis. The Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross's main correspondence it to Whirling Energy, Force and/or Power, which in some Traditions is considered the seed of all Mægikal Energy. It has a core of Solar nature manifested in a radiating spinning display of raw Energy. There is a great deal of varied symbolism in this Implement, much of which had to do with sexual based Mægiks. The Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross is also sometimes known a Cross Gammata because a simplified version could be constructed from four Gammas from the Greek alphabet. A more widely known term for a simplified version Fylfat (or Fylfot) Cross due to it's infamous use by the German Government under Hitler is the Swastika, interestingly the Nazis reversed direction of apparent motion from clockwise to counterclockwise on and truncated the end serif as the symbol of their ideas.


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Capital A with ring aboveÅ   Capital A with macronĀ   Capital A with breveĂ   Capital A with diaeresisÄ   Capital A with circumflex   Capital A with dot aboveȦ   Capital A with inverted breveȂ   Capital A with tildeà   Capital A with ogonekĄ   Capital AE ligatureÆ   Capital AE ligature with tildeÆ̃   Capital Glottal Stop   Capital Palatoalveolar Click   Regular English AA   Script Capital L   Capital L with macron above   Capital L with dot below   Capital L with stroke, Dark L Ł   Regular English LL   Capital WHω   Capital W with macron above   Capital W with dot below   Regular English WW   Capital Slide H with reverse solidusℋ⃥   Capital H with macron above   Capital H with dot below   Aspirate   Slight Pause   Very Slight Pause   Regular English HH   Capital S with macron above   Capital S with dot above   Capital SH sign   Capital SKΣ   Regular English SS   Hard and Deep Capital DД   High and Light Capital D   Regular English DD   Capital O with ring above   Capital O with macronŌ   Capital O with breveŎ   Capital O with diaeresisÖ   Capital O with solidusØ   Capital OE ligatureŒ   Capital O with Cyrillic Round OmegaѺ   Capital OI   Capital O with ogonekǪ   Capital O with double oo top   Regular English OO   Capital EZJHʑ   Capital Z with macron below   Capital Z with dot aboveŻ   Regular English ZZ   Capital K with macron aboveК̅   Capital K with dot below К̣   Capital Hard KHχ   Capital KHƙ   Regular English KK   Capital V with macron above   Capital V with dot below   Regular English VV   Capital G with macron   Capital G with dot aboveĠ   Capital GNΓ   Capital GRЖ   Capital GWCapital GW   Capital Uvular Voiced ImplosiveϘ   Regular English GG   Capital rolled R with macronЯ̅   Capital rolled R with dot aboveЯ̇   Capital R with macron above   Capital R with dot above   Capital R with ogonek   Regular English RR   Capital C with cedillaÇ   Capital CHЧ   Regular English CC   Capital N with macron above   Capital N with dot below   Capital N with tildeÑ   Capital NGŋ   Capital NG with macron aboveŋ̅   Regular English NN   Capital Y with macron above Ȳ   Capital Y with dot above   Capital Y with yaw aboveЎ   Regular English YY   Capital J with macron aboveЈ̅   Capital J with dot belowЈ̣   Regular English JJ   Capital U with a ring aboveŮ   Capital U with macronŪ   Capital U with breveŬ   Capital U with circumflex aboveÛ   Capital U with diaeresisÜ   Regular English UU   Capital F with macron above   Capital F with dot above   Regular English FF   Capital Q with macron above   Capital Q with dot above   Regular English QQ   Capital B with macron   Capital B with dot below   Trilled BTrilled B   Regular English BB   Capital M with macron   Capital M with dot below   Capital M with tilde   Capital MBCapital MB   Capital MG   Regular English MM   Capital X with macron above   Capital X with dot above   Regular English XX   Capital I with macronĪ   Capital I with breveĬ   Regular English II   Capital T with macron above   Capital T with dot below   Capital TH voicedΘ   Capital TH voicelessÞ   Capital TSЦ   Capital TSCHЩ   Regular English TT   Capital E with macronĒ   Capital E with breveĔ   Capital E with circumflexÊ   Capital schwa Ə   Regular English EE   Capital P with macron above   Capital P with dot above   Capital pTCapital pT   Regular English PP

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