Gardnerian Tradition- Tradition
of witchcraft based on the teachings of Gerald Gardner, who was
essentially the founder of modern Wicca, though many covens calling
themselves Gardnerian today have expanded and modified these.
Ceremonial magicians use the gaurdians of the watchtowers or gaurdians
of the four quarters.Some witches use them,too.There are those that see
these gaurdians as ugly little biddies,such as lizards,dragons,etc...
Geomancy- Divination by the earth.
form of magick which involves changing people's immediate perception of
you. It generally is simply altering your physical appearance (eye
color, hair length, height, etc.) temporarily. However, it can also
include changing people's emotional reaction to you. Glamours last only
as long as the magician feeds energy into it.
Glyph- A sigil imbued with magick.
Gnome- The traditional term for an Earth Elemental.
Loving father to all and the perfect compliment to the Goddess. He is
viewed as co-creator of the universe. Often Identified with the sun,
sky deserts, forests, agriculture, and wild animals. not to be confused
with the monotheistic Christian concept of 'God' he is part of a pair.
Definitions differ but Generally the universal mother of all who
created the universe with the god. Often associated with the Moon,
ocean, earth, fertility, birth and death.
beings, also called deities, worshipped by their followers and invoked
for magick. A "god" is generally male, whereas the female version is
Grammary- Written magick, including symbols, signs, Ogham, and sigils.
is NOT stuff dug up from graves!!! or grave stones!!! This is a
collection of memorabilia, collected for someone who has just passed
over, often then contained in a bag, then buried or cremated when the
person is done. It can be things like pictures or herbs to 'good
wishes' & spells of an easy transformation.
In Wicca, the major ritual of polarity between a an and a woman. It can
be either symbolic or *actual*-i.e., involving intercourse. In most
traditions, the actual Great Rite is performed by the couple in
private, and only between a married pair of established lovers.
magickal workbook which contains various information on rituals,
formulae, correspondences, and preparation of ritual tools and space.
Similar to a Book of Shadows.
Gris-Gris- In African religious systems, a charm, fetish, or amulet.
Grounding- Dispersing excess energy generated during any magickal rite or working by sending it into the earth.