Pagan Blog Project: D is for Dragonic Witch
This is my second entry for D. There will be a third entry later on this week, but after receiving this weeks letter with ideas and suggestions for topics I knew instantly that I should write something in addition to what I was already planning on writing for this week. One of the topics in the suggestions for this week was that of Dragons. Well as some one who works with dragons magically on a regular basis I felt it was time for me to mention exactly what dragons are and how I work with them.
Before I can explain what it means to have a magical and spiritual connection and working relationship with Dragons it is important to understand what exactly it is I mean by the term “Dragon”. You would think that if a person mentions that they work with or believe in dragons that the concept would be rather self explanatory right? Unfortunately this is not the case. The fact of the matter is that there are so many different types of mythical beasts out there classified as dragons that it can become almost meaningless to simply use the term dragon.
So what is a dragon to me? Dragons to me are rather complicated entities. They can be found in almost any culture on the planet, and as far as I have seen the concept of gigantic lizards who either helped man or destroyed man is found basically world wide. They are not to be feared, but to be respected. They are not going to attack a person unless they feel that they are threatened.
There have been many discussions over the years as to if dragons existed physically in this world or not. For me it doesn’t really matter. I think that they have always been spiritual beings that exist in a dimension along side and parallel to our own. I believe that there have been times in human history where the physical veil between the worlds was weak enough that humans and dragons could interact. That is why I believe the myths can be found all around the world.
I believe that dragons will choose who they work with. I had always had an interest in dragons and always felt a thrill when I read the myths. I also always felt that Dragons were demonized to the point that people forgot to respect the power that these beings represent. A few years ago when I started to study the Temple tradition I did an independent path walking exercise to travel into the spiritual realm and home of the dragons.
I introduced myself and asked if there were any Dragons willing to work with me. I sat there at the entrance to their door way in my trance waiting. I had offered up some dragons-blood incense as an offering. In time the door opened and I was given an indication to ride on the back of a specific dragon. That dragon has been one of my companions from that point on. She took me around the realm and eventually introduced me to the elemental dragon guardians.
When I practice Reiki my personal dragon guide, teacher and master is always beside me. His name is Soldonge. He is primarily associated with healing, but he has helped me find inner peace and contact with other dragons. He is a very powerful being and one that I am very close to.
So how do I work with these dragons?
In a spell I will cast a circle that I designed specifically for working with dragons. There are a few out there on websites, but for my own reasons I don’t use those calls. I avoid those calls because Fafnir is not a dragon of fire, but was a slaughtered dragon in the Norse mythos for his treasure. For that reason I don’t use those calls.
Once I am in the circle I cast my spell. I ask that if there are any specific dragons associated with the intent of the spell or ritual if they will be there and guide me. I may offer a poem or some action in the world as a payment. After the spell is cast and the ritual is complete I will then go out and perform the task or do what said I would as a payment.
There was a time in my life when I was about to cast a spell for someone but ended up not doing the spell. I said that if I did not perform the spell that I would not work with dragons for an extended period of time. In honor of keeping that oath I stopped working with dragons until I felt them call back to me. When I started to see dragons in my life again I knew I could work with them once more.
How can you work with dragons?
The first thing I would suggest is figure out exactly what you mean by dragons. For myself as I said I believe them to be reptilian beings of mass power that exist in another realm parallel and directly in relation to our own. I believe that they have been sighted due to a weak wall between the realms. I see them not only in the Western style but also in the Eastern styles.
If you wish to work for dragons I would get into a trance and simply ask if they are interested. If they appear in some way (how you see and experience them I can not tell as we all experience the spiritual differently) they will help you out.
The next thing I would suggest is that you try and read as many myths regarding dragons as you can from around the world. The more you read about dragons the better you will understand these wise beings. Like any other spiritual being the more you research the more you will learn.
I hope this post was useful for you. If people want to see the actual rituals I use for dragons or anything else I will add a new page to my blog for my magical and religious rituals. Though I don’t think everything will always be understood as people don’t have the same outlook and understanding as I do. However I will provide the information if people wish to see that information.