Sunday, October 31, 2010

SPELLS AND CHANTS

SPELLS AND CHANTS

Spell Box

There definitely was magic in the air for my Samhain celebration. It started out at the Roanoke City Market where I show my work. I took pictures of some of my friends who dressed for the occasion. The first one is of Pauline, who owns Shades of Color Boutique. Pauline is a really spiffy dresser and created this dynamite cat outfit. Next is of Linda Jo, who creates fabulous jewelery. She is probably the witchiest witch I have ever seen. I used no photo editing for any of my pictures.

Pauline in front of my art car B-Dazle

Linda Jo

I took a few pictures of some of the costumes the children wore and of course people had their pets all dressed up for the occasion.

Devil Goat!


Suzanna and Daisy the Dog

Next stop was the Samhain party our Little Supper Club had. We chose a New England (Salem) dinner theme and our hosts were Dian and Tom. We wore costumes to this one, which is a first. I decided to be the Gypsy that I really am. I went as myself basically but dressed a bit wilder than I normally do. I took my spell box that I created just for the occasion. Gypsies chant just like witches but mostly they chant for material things, like money.

Spell box with key and chant

With that in mind, no spell box would be complete without the appropriate spell or chant. Here is the one I offered to help attain money.I figure it is a good one to use since we all could use a bit of extra money these days.

The spell being read and chanted

Light your candles and incense. Sit for a moment and think hard about the exact amount of money you need. See the money, see yourself holding it, counting it.

Here is the chant:

Suddenly I see the pile,
Suddenly I hold the sum,
Suddenly I end the trial,
For the money –it has come!
For the money — that I need.
For the need that is so strong.
For these words that I do read,
Brings the money right along.
Brings the money without waiting.
Brings the money right to me.
Brings the answer to my waiting.
Suddenly I will be free.
Look hard into the smoke of the incense and, again, see the money in your hands. Again chant:
For the money that I need,
For the need that is so strong
For these words that I do read,
Brings the money right along.
Brings the money without waiting,
Brings the money right to me.
Brings the answer to my waiting,
Suddenly I will be free.
Close your eyes, place your fingertips on your temples and again see the money in your possession. After a few moments of this visualization, open your eyes again and chant:
Suddenly I see the pile,
Suddenly I hold the sum,
Suddenly I end my trial,
For the money –it has come!

The costumes were wonderful. Even Tom and Dian’s post was dressed for the occasion. They decorated it with an alien that was a reconstruction of a costume their son wore years ago.

Alien Post

Val and Dean-The Vampire and the man she turned

I think there was more food at this gathering than any other. Chef Stratton made his New England Clam Chowder and it was dynamite. He worked as a chef in New England so you can imagine what this tasted like. Wayne came as Orson Wells who was also a gourmand.

Stratton, looking very Orson Wellish

Jason as cow..probably the funniest costume yet


That's me, with the skull cup, as my gypsy self

Em's Pumpkin Custard Cups

Dian as pirate and Tom as hippy

Another table shot


Nancy and her sister

I decided not to list my spell box on etsy but if anyone is interested in purchasing it, it is $42.00 plus $8.00 shipping. I'll throw in the key and the chant too. Just e-mail me at cherdolby@cox.net

Sold. Thank You Shelley!
Happy Samhain everyone!

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38 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fabulous day. I had a quiet day at home. Did a small banishing ritual and spent some time with my ancestors. I'm hoping to hear from them tonight.
    Mary

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  2. The spell box is beautiful. Looks like such a fun time and I see a few folks I recognize. Blessed Samhain to you, my friend!

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  3. It was a wicked good kinda night. Thanks for the tasty shrimp and wine that you brought. You are the best gypsy girl in the world. Oh...and I loved your pictures. They were so good of the alien and all the goblins that came over here this evening! Love you, Cheryl. You are the best of the best!

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  4. It seems like everyone had a great time.
    Happy Samhain to you my Gypsy friend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  5. looks like you had a great day. I must say Halloween is my favourite celebration of the year.

    <3 Michelle

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  6. Now this is what I call doing Halloween right--what a fun party, and I know that the food was excellent!

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  7. What a great evening!!! LOVED all of the costumes, but that cow was a "killer"! LOL!!! Will definitely give your wonderful chant a try and will pass it on by my son who's always broke!!! Thanks for a great post, Cheryl! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. WOW!!!! Your spell box is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  9. It looks like a very fun party......

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  10. Happy Samhain to you! You make me look forward to your place more and more! And your spellbox is great!

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  11. Cheryl

    I loved being "invited" to this wonderful Halloween dinner party! The costumes were awesome. Orson Wells was pretty scary real! The ambiance was very warm and plain fun. I can just imagine how wonderful the chowder was. Your box is superb and the chant, well very timely. Thanks so much for sharing this special event with us all!

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  12. I think the window company must have chanted your spell because I just hand to hand over a huge check to them.

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  13. Another fun post Cheryl, and looks and sounds like you had soooo much fun. I think you would find me quite boring LOL
    Your spell box is devine too, I love all the metal elements you used on it :)

    I could never eat pumpkin custard, but what a beautiful way to serve it, your dinner parties are always a lot of fun.

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  14. I'm so far behind on reading your wonderful blog. I'm going to catch up, but will do it slowly so I can savor it. It's always such a treat and a delightful way to spend time.

    It looked like a fabulous party! I LOVED the enormous black "Mad-Hatter" hat worn by a woman in one of the pictures... I want one!!!
    Is Em's pumpkin custard cups recipe available? Or is it a deep family secret? I'd love having it.

    Have never seen a shot of the back of your awesome car - way cool having all of the other car symbols and logos all over it! I'd love to do that to our crappy little Escort, but DH couldn't handle anything that far out... >8-/

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  15. What a fun post!!! It looks like it was an amazing party.
    Debby

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  16. I absolutely LOVE the spell box. Stunningly gorgeous. Is it still available?
    Looks like a great fun time had by all :D

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  17. Wow..so fun and what a gorgeous bunch of witches. I am going to borrow your 'spell' and I hope you don't mind if I had a chant to Lalshmi for financial abundance here...a 30 day chant...as often as possible, 10 min. a day is recommended..
    Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha
    (how to say it...Om Shreem Mah-had Lahk-shmee-yea Swah-hah)
    "Om and salutations to She who provides abundance."
    hug, hug..
    ps...maybe some day you can come and lead a drum circle for my Circle Sisters and me...I would so love that!!

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  18. Looks like soooo much fun! And your spell box just is gorgeous. Thank you so very much for my precious paper doll and all the wonderful goodies!Fabulous post!!!!Much love!

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  19. This looks like SO much fun. I loved your costume. Exactly what a gypsy should look like. And the spell is so magical, I think I'm going to chant it awhile!! Very lovely post and fun photos.

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  20. Cheryl your spell box is gorgeous, love all the things on the lid, fantastic car you have.
    Anni

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  21. Cheryl, your group looks like such a fun one ... one that is most supportive of each other and close-knit. To still have been able to dined alfresco was wonderful...the setting looks peaceful and immersed in fall's blissfulness! Most definitely a day to remember!

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  22. Wow it looks like you had so much fun!! I love halloween!

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  23. What a FUN post! I love spell box with all its cogs and such, and of course the face is AMAZING! It looks like you have such fun with your supper club folk....makes me want to start one! Oh and your gypsy costume is perfect!

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  24. Must have been the witching hour! Looks fun. Love the spell box.

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  25. Fabulous festivities and fun. What wonderful photos; amazing costumes- so very inspirational. Samhain/Halloween is not just for kids. Thanks for sharing this wonderful celebration Cheryl!

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  26. Cheryl what a fabulous looking party! It is such fun to see the costumes, decor and the
    food. "almost" felt like I was there.

    Your spell box is magically enchanting! You are so talented.

    Hugs

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  27. Cheryl, What a fabulous Halloween that must have been, great costumes, food and friends, dosen't get much better than that! Well until you add your spell box of course! ciongrats on the sale already, must be working! LOL

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  28. Fabulous post..very festive and fun-spirited..and even a goat ha ha..! Beautiful work!
    Blesssings
    V~

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  29. What a love spell so fantastic. I wish i could gat a chance to be involved in this ceremony

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