Have you been
facing problems recently? Feel that all your
efforts to sort them out have just fizzled away and
your input of energy has achieved nothing like as
much as you expected it to? Feel you are going
through your everyday life as though wading through
treacle? Are most of your pagan friends, like
mine, suffering in the same way? Then this
article is for you!
In 1996, Julia
Day, Co-Director of Capall Bann publishing company
and a woman in touch with many pagans throughout the
UK wrote an article "Burdens" about such a
subject. In this article she discussed three
types of burden which she had identified - a)
overloading our life, b) trying to bear the burden
for things which are not ours to assume
responsibility for and c) what she describes as
She looks at the
'nasties' created by individuals who are unhappy,
jealous etc. and who, as individuals, create around
them an aura of the most unpleasant chaos - woe
betide any sensitive person who get too near them!
believe there is a more subtle aspect to this
problem which is at present working through
the country, causing all the draining
effects I mentioned in my first paragraph.
We know that
thought creates energy; most of us will have used
this principle many times in working magic.
(Indeed all thought IS energy - Gareth.) Positive
pagans tend to create positive energy but not so the
type of individuals who create the 'nasties'.
They are constantly producing negative energy, the
individual 'nasties' immediately surrounding
them. Of these we are usually instantly and
acutely aware and can take steps to counter their
effect. But the more subtle aspect of this is
the miasma of psychic 'grot' that builds up in the
Earth's aura as a result of all the input by the
bulk of humanity who exude negative rather than
I visualise this
'grot' as a cloud blanketing the Earth - a grey
cloud of variable intensity and darkness, changing
with the current of national and international
events. In effect, the psychic equivalent of
the atmospheric pollution 'smog' seen over some
towns these days. Those who are sensitive
respond to it without being aware of its
existence. Those who radiate positiveness (the
Light) attract it and are attacked by it as they are
a threat to its very being.
So why is this
grey miasma so strong at present and what can we do
to get rid of it?
each time we pass through the dark of Winter - the
period of Misrule when the veil between this world
and that of Spirit is thinner than usual and when
the weather itself is damp, grey and heavy, it
leaves most of us feeling the same in this
so-sensitive time of the year, holding the 'grot'
close to the earth.
country has not yet totally recovered from the shock
and depression felt by the death of Diana, Princess
of Wales. Whatever your own attitude to the
Royal Family, she was a bright and attractive young
woman working against the evils of the world, in her
own way an emissary for the Light although she
probably didn't see herself as such. The way
this country 'felt' was, and still is, a strong
foundation for the 'greyness' and this is constantly
being topped up by those people who are unhappy,
depressed, bigoted, narrow-minded, jealous,
interested in only exploiting the planet, the
power-seekers and manipulators ........ I'm sure you
yourself can think of many more categories.
We have labeled
this spiritual 'grot' "The Grey Forces" and for some
years now have been sporadically waging war on
'them'. This is not, however, a new problem
nor is there a new answer.
Many years ago
(sounds just like the beginning of a fairy tale!),
when 'Pagan Dawn' was 'The Wiccan' and the late John
Score its editor, he published a contributed article
about the same 'grey forces' which were referred to
as "The Malignant Enemy of Albion." (That
article was from my pen as was the method of dealing
with the entity - Gareth. My article in full
can be viewed HERE.)
it is time to tread again that same pathway and ask
readers if they will help clear away today's grey
We now do battle using a Celtic warrior (although he
more resembles the Knight of Swords in
theRider-Waite tarot deck than a Celt!). He
sits a tall horse, is armoured and carries a sword
upright in front of him - this is how we first
visualised him. Over the years his sword has
changed shape and is now a broad crystal
blade. Originally he was a lone combatant but
now, each time I work with him, I see a huge army
behind him that fills all the visible space to the
horizon. This is "The Company of Light", now a
'trodden path' with its own reality on the inner
Planes. All those who fight the 'grey forces',
in whatever way, are "The Company of Light" on the
path' we have named Gwythyr who was a Celtic warrior
Associated with Gwyn ap Nudd and the fair Lady
Creiddylad in the Mabinogion. We work the
cleansing ritual by visualising Gwythyr then, while
holding his image, chant:-
"Strength to his
arm, Power and Might;
"Strength to his
arm, Love and Light!"
This is repeated
as many times as desired, visualising the energy
created being absorbed into the crystal sword.
At the desired end of the cleansing, we speak, or
rather shout the name "Gwythyr" three times,
visualising a discharge of the stored energy like
lightening from the tip of the sword.
through the grey clouds setting fire to them after
which they disintegrate. Occasionally at this
point I also 'see' the globe of Earth with a
cylinder of light bursting through the grey blanket
which surrounds it and can 'see' the UK through the
hole punched by the Light.
How about trying
it for yourselves using a) Gwythyr if you wish,
visualised or simply accessed by speaking His Name
or b) the method of burning the clouds away
......... or devise a ritual of your own choosing.
Be advised that
this will focus 'the grey forces' in your direction
- after all, you will be trying to destroy
them. But if we ALL do a bit, perhaps in a
month or so we will all feel less stressed, brighter
and in better health.