A Pagan’s Creed

I believe in the Gods, the Creators of Upperworld, Midgard, and the Underworld.

I believe in the Almighty dead, our Ancestors, Who walked before us; Suffered and celebrated as we do; born of the Gods as we are, and died as we will. They descended into the Underworld; They rose again ; They ascended into Upperworld, and sitteth at the right hands of Gods, the Creators almighty; from thence They shall come to guide the living and the dead.

I believe in the Raven, the Serpent, and the Spider, the lessons learned, the resurrection of the Soul and love everlasting.

Adapted by Kaylus the Grey 2019

Dark Moon Ritual June 2019

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This Dark Moon in June we will be honoring Anubis. Below is the planned ritual.

 Hail North, the keeper of the dark, the land of the deep thicket, creeping vines, and the land of the Dwarves. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your grounding energy into our ritual.
 Hail East, the keeper of whispers, the bearer of messages, the land of the mist, the talking leaves, the howling Night, and the land of the Fae. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your moving energy into our ritual.
 Hail South, the keeper of flames, the land smoldering ash, burning truth, building creativity, land of the Salamanders. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your searing energy into our ritual.
 Hail West, the keeper of the ponds, the land of the Underworld, land of emotions, land of the Nymphs. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your cyclic energy into our ritual.
 Hail Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false, Awaken us to your call, to Your path. We honor you and welcome your blessings upon our ritual.
Light the candle, Light the Incense
 Hail Anubis the great initiator, the gateway guide,
The Guardian of Balance!
Today we standing members of Twisting Yew honor you!
Your whispers are heard through the silence
Your message is seen through the darkness
Your lessons are the change in the wind
always surrounding
always hard to see
always strongly felt
always speaking to us
Black God of the Night
Jackal God of the Desert Mountains
We thank you for your work.
We honor you for your work
We now leave our offerings for you.
(remain quiet until the time is right)
Black and Gold God Anubis, We thank you for your presence. Stay if you want, Go if you must. We here still have work to do this night.
(proceed with any magick works, requested healing planned prior. When finished close the ritual)
 Hail North, the keeper of the dark, the land of the deep thicket, creeping vines, and the land of the Dwarves. Thank you for sharing your grounding energy in our ritual.
 Hail East, the keeper of whispers, the bearer of messages, the land of the mist, the talking leaves, the howling Night, and the land of the Fae. We thank you for sharing your moving energy into our ritual.
 Hail South, the keeper of flames, the land smoldering ash, burning truth, building creativity, land of the Salamanders. We thank you for sharing your searing energy in our ritual.
 Hail West, the keeper of the ponds, the land of the Underworld, land of emotions, land of the Nymphs. We thank you for sharing your cyclic energy into our ritual.
Hail Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false. We thank you and for sharing your blessings upon our ritual.
Written by Kaylus the Grey

May Dark Ritual

For this ritual we started with Twisting Yew’s LBRP

In this River

We find you

Washing Clothes

Of the fated.

On this field

We see your Crows

Flying over the

Dead mutilated.

In this Sky

Are heard the wails of your Bean Sidhe

Greeting the newly departed.

Out of this fire

We the survivors

Walk now Life initiated.

Welcome

Tonight under this moon dark

We of Twisting Yew gather to honor You,

The Great Queen

The Goddess of Sovereignty

The Goddess of Prophecy

The Goddess of Magick

The Morrigan!

Before you now are those of Twisting Yew

We bring libations ( pour whiskey into the cup.)

We bring our sacrifices (people approach and offer sacrifices.)

We recognize the work you do for us, for and others.

Thank You. ( Allow time for acceptance or spontaneous happenings.)

Through this River

We wade.

Thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this Field

We march.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this sky

We fly.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.

Through this Fire

We burn.

We thank you for your blessing. Hail and farewell.


May your roots never rot, May your growing never stop.

Written by Kaylus the Grey

Added a Book List for Beginners

Selection of 7 Pagan books stacked next to a Coffee mug on a table.

One of the many asked questions for people just starting out on their path within Paganism is what books to read. I have out together a variety selection of books to peruse. This is not a comprehensive list by any means. This is just a spring board to the many wonders found in the the nearly endless books a Pagan could read. Enjoy! Feel free to drop a note @ guardian@twistingyew.com , or connect with us on Discord.

Kaylus’s Recommended Book List

Announcing Discord Server.

There is now a Discord server for chat. You will find both text and voice chat rooms available. The decision to have Discord servers came about from several members playing pubg mobile. Discord service is pretty reliable for voice and serves us well for playing pubg mobile. There is also the room for scheduled discussions, book club meetings, online rituals, and workshops. So come on over and start the discussion! Discord Server

Lesser Banishing Ritual of Twisting Yew

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In my continued journey with Twisting Yew, I have fleshed out a version of the LBRP that does not have the Abrahamic touches to it. The format and intention remain. I hope you enjoy.

Face East while performing this ritual.

Part One ( based on the Kabbalistic Cross)

Use your dagger or finger to draw down energy from above to your forehead, touch you forehead. While doing this vibrate:

Thine is

Touch your chest and vibrate:
Sovereignty

Touch your right should and vibrate:

Essence

Touch your left shoulder and vibrate:

Unity

Fold your arms across your chest, palms touching shoulds and vibrate:

So Be It!

Part 2: Drawing pentagrams and circle

While facing East draw the first pentagram, starting at the lower left. when finished

Inhale, pull your hand/dagger back to your chest and then sharply stab the center of the pentagram while vibrating:

High Ones

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the South; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

My Gods

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the West; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

I am

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the North; draw another pentagram, stab it and vibrate:

Of Gods

Keep your arm outstretched and turn ninety degrees to the completing the circle that connects the centers of each pentagram.

Part 3: Invocation of the Rune

Still facing the East, stretch out your arms to the side and visualize yourself as an over-sized yew tree with a large red rose blooming at the front intersecting point. When you are happy with the visualization vibrate the runes while visualizing them in huge forms. The placement of the runes is provided in the final speaking text. Vibrate the runes powerfully as you speak:

Before Me is Eihwaz

Behind Me is Laguz

On My Right is Kenaz

On My Left is Algiz

For about me flames the pentagram,

And within me shines the six-rayed star.

Repeat part one.

Departing

Go if you must stay if you will!

Adapted by Kaylus the Grey.



Dark Moon Ritual For Resolution of Unhealed Emotions

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Everyone has  unresolved trauma that results in Shadow Self to put up obstacles in our progress of our work. Resolving issues our Shadow Self presents is an important endeavour, although seemingly endless one. Items needed will be an offering to Anubis, a black candle, incense: frankincense or dragon’s blood, drum or a drumming recording.

Light the Incense, and make your call.

Hail North, the keeper of the dark, the land of the deep thicket, creeping vines, and the land of the Dwarves. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your grounding energy into our ritual.

Hail East, the keeper of whispers, the bearer of messages, the land of the mist, the talking leaves, the howling Night, and the land of the Fae. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your moving energy into our ritual. 

Hail South, the keeper of flames, the land smoldering ash, burning truth, building creativity, land of the Salamanders. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your searing energy into our ritual.

Hail West, the keeper of the ponds, the land of the Underworld, land of emotions, land of the Nymphs. Awaken this day to the tribe of Twisting Yew, and to those of us who are Guardians of the Roots. We honor you and welcome your cyclic energy into our ritual.

To Twisting Yew, Teacher, Wander, stripper of false, Awaken us to your call, to Your path. We honor you and welcome your blessings upon our ritual.  
Light the candle
Anubis! The Jackal God, the Gatekeeper to life after life, We are unbalanced. Help us to become more balanced, more unity in self, more wholesome.  Black God of the Night guide us to the door where we can met our own Shadow self, our reasons for unbalanced, or traumas to be healed. Place the offering, begin lightly drumming. When ready speak the petion, repeat if desired.

Hail Shadow Self! Tonight I call to you. Tonight I honor you. Tonight we heal,  Hear me now!

I float away but you are my gravity. Die to love another day. I’m a broken feeling, I’m full of pain. I’m sick of all this blockage. I can escape. I know the truth from the lies. I forgive your for your damage and I carry you through, No matter how hard we fall, we Know. You will bleed for me and I will bleed for you. We rise again. You rise again. I rise again!


As the drumming continues pay attention to thoughts, images, and feelings that appear in your mind. Greet them, acknowledge them as they are part of you. If it something you want to change, thank it for giving you knowledge.

When you feel this sessions is complete, announce it: This work is done, so be it! Call to Anubis to guide you back. Before you are part offer your pain of the trauma, or the hardship, to Anubis in thanks for his help this day.

To the Anubis, thank you for sharing this time and space with us. Leave if you must but know that you are welcome always to stay.

To Twisting Yew we hold you always with us, go if you must.

To West,To South,To East, And To North, Thank you for sharing this time and space with us. Leave if you must but know that you are welcome always to stay.

Thanks for reading. May your roots never rot, May your growing never stop.

Lyrics from Papa Roach song feat. Maria Brinks, Gravity used in the petition. They are not my own and are copyrighted.



A Justice Spell


When I originally wrote this two years ago, I was picturing The
Morrigan. Today in the middle of writing a ritual for Ostara this
weekend, She made Her presence known. So I share will share this today.
This is to be spoken over your ingredients, after your work is
assembled, or at anytime during your work that your find it appropriate
to say. Enjoy!


Give me justice
Or give me war
The Great Destroyer I stand before
Petition in hand
This injury be from me free
If justice can not be scored
I look to Me
I look to war
Return to the offender
Their damage
Eye for an eye
Blood for blood
Turn around the ignorance
Mirror back the intolerance

May your roots never rot, and your growing never stop.
Written by Kaylus the Grey

Review: Witch Unleashed Untamed Unapologetic

Witch Unleashed Untamed Unapologeyic by Lisa Lister, was one of a few books I picked up last week. With in the first few pages, I almost put the book down. You may actually put it down. It is not meant for everyone. That is ok.

Over all the book is geared towards beginner woman witches. It talks a lot about Patriarchy and the damage it has done to woman over the centuries. The book also tells you to question everything including this book. It is clearly a feminist book.

Once you get past all of if it does not resonate with you, the books provides some basic information. The information is not anything new or not found elsewhere. It goes over the Sabbats, some herb, stone, and color correspondences, different way of divination, and so forth.

The positive thing in this book is that it highly encourages you to listen to yourself, to feel yourself, to know yourself. It also provides some path working exercises through out the book. The book is more of a guide or call to do your own research and developer your own path.

So if you are looking for an in-depth how to, this book may not be for you. However if you are looking for something with a different flavor, you might find this book interesting.

‘Till we next meet again; May your Roots never rot, and your growing never stop.