|Books and The Pursuit of Knowledge|
The personal affirmation is-
Through personal education, I open the door to Knowledge.
Every day I will seek to learn something new and beneficial to my well-being.
She writes that one must concentrate on wood ( trees) and associating their energy with the longevity of Spirit and the protection it offers to plants and animals.
I think of this rite as a call for one to think about Gaia, Mother Earth, and her other children that we share space with here....the plants and the animals. That by acquiring knowledge of them we educate ourselves to better preserve and serve them and Mother Earth.
She also discusses animal symbols; how various cultures over centuries have associated good fortune and personal luck with them.
She challenges you to look for your personal Hedge Witch lucky animal symbol.
My previous posts on Owls are connected to this rite. One overlaps the other and I find myself drawn to learn more about them both.
S.R advises that if you are spending some time on this rite say a week or so make potpourri or magickal sachets using barks, leaves, flowers and essential oils or decorate a wreath that matches the magical correspondences of what you desire to bring into your life.
Remember accepting your desire is just as important as formulating it and the act of creating it.