Cearcall a Drùidheachd,
the Circle of Spell, works strictly with magick. While it
can be argued that Sword and Song Circles are working magick
of their own, their focus is not entirely on the energy work
itself. As Sword Circle is the body of Sean Ciall and Song
Circle the mind, Spell Circle is the Spirit. Spell Circle's
function is to raise and direct the energy of the group.
This is not to say that only Spell circle works energy, but
rather that we are the ones whose purpose is to guide,
direct, and give shape to the Will of the Spirit. Our
symbols are the stave, mistletoe and the colour white. A
studious reader will note the commonalities of our symbols
with those of
other 18th and 19th century
reconstructions of Druidism.
We have no required tools, but instead place far more value in the magick of found things. Ours is the magick of the earth, sky and sea. Ideally our work is done outdoors in a woodland or other wilderness setting. The mild maritime northwest climate generally allows for our rituals and workings to be done in a natural setting and in our traditionally skyclad manner. This represents the state of physical and mental nakedness each member strives to have with each other and the group as a whole.
Initiates of Spell Circle are expected to master a wide range of skills. Divination, using both tradition-specific techniques such as the ogham and non-specific techniques such as scrying and augury. Mastery of energy working techniques includes skill sets from Wicca, ceremonial magick, and Sean Ciall. All initiates are trained in physical and psychic first aid and healing, including herbalism. Initiates of Spell Circle also have a basic understanding of a variety of topics ranging from meteorology and astronomy to conversational Gaelic and natural history.
"Essay (c)C. Adler"