Have you ever thought about the places in between. I’m talking about times of day like when the light of dawn just cracks over the horizon, ending the night. Or dusk when it is twilight, the sun is just about to go down over the horizon and the stars are just starting to peak in the sky. this is the in between day and night/night and day. What about doorways when you are not outside or inside. Some talk about the veil between the worlds. That would be the world of the living and the world of the dead. It is said that on the Celtic new year’s Eve, Samhain or as Christians have dubbed it, Hallow’s eve or Halloween, the veil between the worlds is thinnest and is when it is easier to commune with those who have passed over.
I recall watching an episode of my favorite show, Charmed. I know, it’s not real. But the concept of the betweens being magical is. In this episode, a little girl was being plagued by trolls who dwelled in the between places because they wanted the fairy she had locked away in a little box. It is said that when you are casting a spell, talking to the dead, using any form of divination, you are between the worlds. It is this in between place that connects the physical with the spiritual and I believe it is the connection to magick.
In the evening, I like to meditate as the sun begins to set until when the sun slides down over the horizon and can no longer be seen. In this in-between moment, I find that life for me seems to be the most relaxed and calm. It is like taking a breath or a little break from the stressors and activities of the day and life for that matter. I find that I can reach an altered state of mind during this time with ease. I also have found that a really great time to do certain spells is at midnight. the moment between one day and the next and sometimes it best when the moon is dark. that dark moment in between the waning and the waxing moon is a very powerful time for witches as well.
Some Wiccans believe that the resting place for souls who are in between one life to the next go to a place called the Summerlands where it is always dusk and their spirits can rest before beginning their journey in their next life. I have found that at least for me, the in between is the most magickal and powerful place to work the craft.
I am not really speaking of the things that lurk in the dark shadows of the in between, but the magick that is both dark and light, that thrives in between all the places where we dwell. Have you ever had a vision or saw a spirit at that moment in between being asleep and awake? Have you felt the power of the between during the solstice? Have you ever wondered why witches even recognize these in-betweens?
If there are good and bad magickal creatures that exist, I would say they live in the between places. So when you plan your next spell, think about the in between places that hold so much magick for us. It may even make one consider the reason for casting a circle of protection before stepping into the in between place where magick will manifest our desires. Even life is an in-between place and our lives are full of magick. Tell me, do you see it? Do you feel it? Do you travel the in-between places?
Yes I believe this as well and I remember that Charmed episode well it is one of my favorites. ans I can relate because I do see spirit, nature spirits, and have had visions in these places. and this is beautifully written and I am glad to have you as a new friend! Blessed Be!
Thank you, Lisa. I’m glad to have you as a friend as well. I’d love to hear about an experience or two. I love stories and this topic is one of my favorites. I love to discuss experiences with spirits and other beings in this existence.
Thank tou summer I am inthralled with the stories please continue to send me more as I might learn more about the Wiccan culture I also remember that episode it was one of my favorites something about it really attracted me to it and I keep watching it over again as I own it on DVD as does my 7 year old grand daughter. Please explain why it attracts us so much?
I like charmed because in my opinion it is good entertainment. When I watch television or read books for entertainment I always go for the fiction. A break from reality I suppose. I am not very much into the reality shows although I do like reading educational books that teach me on a subject I am interested in, The two are for very different reasons. But I do find Charmed to be very entertaining just like I found Bewitched or I dream of Jeanie to be entertaining as well. 🙂 On a serious note, Although my practices have a Wiccan flavor, The articles I write are not often particularly Wiccan. If you would like to to know more about Wicca, I suggest checking out your local library and see what they have on the Subject of Wicca. I love the library, it’s free for the most part unless you break the rules.
Thank you for the advise I will do so
I know FOR SURE there are good and bad magical creatures. I believe the In between is right here in our world and that certain ppl can call on in such a way that they’re able to “live” thru these ppl in our world, creating chaos and confusion, with the intent of the ppl who call on them.
I also believe that MANY a gifted & very knowledgeable group of ppl have been labled such things as schizophrenic or some other label of insanity. If Jesus were alive today he may even have such a label becuz psychologists refuse to believe in anything that can’t be proven, logically explained, or seen. Their answer to most things is medicate to placate…in other words give a person enuff meds so that they can’t think or feel much of ANYTHING.
Of course, I do believe there are some who have just lost it for one reason or another but if u really listen to the “ramblings” of some of the so called religious fanatics, beit Chritianity, aliens, witch craft. Etc….i’ll speak for myself here, it really makes me wonnorinwhat experience(s) they’ve encountered. I believe that not all knowledge is meant for all ppl but some, for some reason, are compelled to seek answers to questions that just might not be for them. I believe the human psyche can only hold and process so much and once its reached capacity….BOOM….insanity sets in and the ramblings cease to make sense in the social “norm” of things. Now I don’t think this applies to ALL “zealots” but I have definitely wondered about a few.