Monday, 29 December 2008
I've just finished weaving my first two sacred cords for my Feri training.
As well as honouring Guardians of the traditional directions from the Western magical traditions, Feri recognises the Guardians of Above, Below and Centre, making seven in total, and as part of my training I have to make a cord for each Guardian, with which I can do cord magic, use for devotional work, or wear as a link to the Guardian during ritual.
As of tonight, I now have my cords for the Guardians of North and Centre. Finally!!
The weaving process itself became a magical act, forging a link between me and the Guardians. While I was weaving the cord for the Northern Guardian, I could picture the Guardian in my mind, and I could recall the energy I felt when I was first introduced to the Guardian in November. While I was weaving the cord for the Centre Guardian, who in Feri is also recognised as the Witch Hirself, the amount of energy that was raised in my body was tremendous. I actually got quite sweaty while I was weaving.
The reason that it has taken so long to do them was that I found it quite frustrating, and the cords kept on getting tangled up. And then then solution hit me, I tied the cord to a nail high on the wall so that the cords would fall to the ground, making them easier to separate. I managed to do each cord in less than an hour for each one, which I think is quite quick really!
Now I have to actually use the cords...