I do love a bit of magic. Sometimes I want just a sprinkling so I curl up and read Alice Hoffman or Sarah Addison Allen. I like magic to be gentle and possible in this world as well as in my reading matter.
However, I’ve noticed that my last two projects have delved right in there with actual, physical, tangible magic. And I want more!
With a background in metaphysics and parapsychology, I do want my magics to be based on science and the natural order of the earth. Some people assume that because of my “weird” job, (I ran a therapy centre and taught Wicca, Meditation, Psychic courses and Healing.) I’m flaky. I can assure you, I’m not.
But enough about that! I am basing my magic system, in both the worlds I’m currently working on, on science and the natural law.
The Way of Wytch uses the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. Each has it’s own unique qualities and correspondences. Pagans, of this world, use the power of these four directions in everyday magics as well as at the festivals throughout the year, they also use the power of spirit, the fifth element – Hence the five pointed star.
So this how the magics were born, and this is how they relate in my book;
Earth, is represented at the Northern quarter, Nareton. It is the physical level of being. Represented by growth, nature, money, food. Everything that is needed for a physical existence.
It also stands for the power of ancestors – Being able to call upon their strength. They are the warriors, and the fighters. Because they are well rooted in this world, they have a communication with trees. And there is a very special place for fey in the Northern quarter.
Air, is represented at the Eastern quarter, Limenstowe. It is the mental level of being. Represented by communication, learning, thought process, contemplation and meditation.
It also stands for telepathy and swift movements. These characters display magic that is more tangible than that of earth. If you like the idea of teleportation and communication of the mind then this element is for you! Check out A is for Awen, if you haven’t already done so. The race of Awen are from the element of air.
In Agnistead, we find fire. Oh, fire! I am so in love with the characters of fire. These guys are my guardians of secrets, they work for The Order of Truth, and they are my true seers. It is represented at the Southern quarter, the spiritual level of being. It stands for passion, movement, purification, metal work and the power of will.
And when we reach V in the A-Z challenge, you’ll find out why I am so in love them!
Which brings us to the Western Quarter, and water. The power of emotions. It is in the west where all life begins. Also where my story begins. (G)old Leaf in the C is for Civil Unrest post is from the western quarter, Mariburgh. It represents change, sorrow, intuition, psychic ability, mystery and daring. Mariburgh is where the dreamers and the healers live.
I hope you forgive me for not having excerpts of my story so far in the last two posts, but there will be more on Monday with F. And quite a few more after. So please be sure to check back then!
I also have Pinterest, with a “The Way of Wytch” board to share some pretty pictures that have inspired me, they are being added daily too, to coincide with this challenge.
Happy writing 🙂