Saturday, August 8, 2009


Hey, guys, I have decided to move to a new blog, this one will still remain viewable, but it will be closed, I will no longer post on it. Please go to my new blog and follow or bookmark it. I really think you'll enjoy the new mission of my new blog. My new blog is

Blessed Be.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Power & Conviction in Spells and Rituals

I have found that some Wiccans practice rituals and spells in a steady, low tone of voice. I do not think that boring words or actions grab the attentions of the divine, the spirits or the magick within you. I feel that in general we need to start putting more power and conviction in our words, for words are powerful. So the next time you hail to the guardians of the watchtowers, yell it and declare it with all the power that rests inside you, and perhaps you will get a better reaction. If you send the divine a 2 cent prayer, expect a 2 cent answer. I think that we get out of our magick what we put into it. I also feel that speaking with power and conviction shows your faith and love in the Gods. I believe that you have to want that magick from the divine and yourself. You have to speak as though you believe, not like you're unsure or bored. Remember this the next time you do a ritual or a spell. Be proud to be a Wiccan, there's a lot to be proud of.

Blessed Be.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Mixing of Pantheons

I have found that this tends to be a heated debate among some of the Wiccan and Pagan community, even though mixing Pantheons is a common practice in Wicca. I can see where the opposition is coming from in the sense that they believe it to be disrespectful to use bits and pieces from religions and not use all of it. But what they fail to realize is that no one follows every single thing of any religion. For example, is a Christian honestly going to try to follow parts of the Bible where it says to kill anyone who works on Sunday or who believe in different Gods? I think not. Are all of the women preachers going to follow I Corinthians 14:34-35? Obviously not. So we all pick and choose what works for us and what does not. In Wicca, we know that what may work for one might not work at all for another. And so, I think that we should draw from practices and beliefs in religions that connect with us and that we can work well with. I have mixed Pantheons, and I have not felt any bad energy from the Gods for doing so.

In Wicca, there is a belief in a God and Goddess. But the reason there are no specific names for those deities is because God and Goddess is different to each individual. To me, Goddess may be Mary. To you, Goddess might be Athena. So it's what or whoever you believe to be God & Goddess. I have yet to see a spellbook or any Wiccan or Witchcraft book that does not mix Pantheons. I was reading a spellbook recently which taught how to dispel a Ghost, and it suggested calling on Anubis and Hermes. These are different Gods from different Pantheons. And these are acceptable practices in the Wiccan community.

It is also very difficult to find a religion that did not borrow from another one anyway. The best example I can give is Christianity. We Wiccans & Pagans know that Christianity would have no foundation had it not drawn so much from Pagan cultures. As an example, the eating of bread and the drinking of wine to symbolize the body and blood of Christ was originally an Egyptian Pagan practice where they ate wheat bread and drank beer to symbolize the same of Osiris. And I am sure there are other Wiccans and Pagans who can tell me of Pagan religions that borrowed from other Pagans.

Another perfect example, I think of mixing Pantheons in the Wiccan community is the Goddess chant. It calls out to Goddesses from many different Pantheons. Some believe that the Gods and Goddess have always been the same deities, just with different names. For example, some believe that Artemis and Diana are the same Goddess, just with different names, and I also believe they are one in the same. I think that no matter which name we choose, we are calling to the Gods and Goddesses. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Returning for Blogging

Hey, everyone,

Many of you may know that I left youtube recently, and for good reasons. I simply have no desire to be on youtube anymore. I would rather blog and go out and do things with the Wiccan and Pagan communities. So just know that I am back here on my blog and I will post new discussions regularly.

Thank you so much for your support. By the way, don't hesitate to comment on older posts.
Christopher Aldridge.
Blessed Be.

Friday, May 22, 2009

In Defense of Azrael

Azrael is the angel of death whom I have worked with in some exorcisms, and he is my guide in finding and booting out lost souls and spirits. He appeared to me as a beautiful white angel while in meditation to find protective spirits; he did not appear as the grim reaper as many depict him. But there has been debate over Azrael’s status, Angel or Demon? So in this article, I will discuss some facts about the legend of Azrael and why I do not believe him to be a demon or evil by any means.

I think the reason people have depicted Azrael as evil is simple. Humans in general are scared of death. It is perhaps the thing we fear most. And so it’s easy to label what we fear as “evil,” and at that point we would surely label the angel of death as even more evil, perhaps even a demon of Hell who will come to bring this dreaded death which is the end of life. But in the facts of Azrael’s story, he came to Earth to help save souls from Hell, and he guides souls from this realm to the next.

But wasn’t Azrael kicked out of heaven?
Actually no, he was not forced to leave heaven. He never did the things that Lucifer did. He decided that he could do his job better as an independent, and so he left heaven out of his own free will. However, he did not stop loving and serving God, and he continued to have relations with great angels like Saint Michael. There’s a big difference between leaving on your own and being kicked out. For example, you can leave your parents house simply because you feel it’s time to move on and be on your own, but it does not mean that you hate your parents and will be in rebellion against them. Lucifer was kicked out by force because he dared to make war on God for control of heaven. Azrael simply left home to be on his own.

Isn’t Azrael an ugly, evil-looking skeleton?
Legend has it that only bad or evil people will see him this way. But those who are good and have lived a good life will see him as a beautiful angel who has come to help or take them to a good afterlife. I myself have acquired the help of Azrael while in meditation and, as I previously stated, saw him as a beautiful white angel. On another note, just because you see Azrael does not mean you or someone you know is going to die. He may be there to teach you something or to help you. Some say he is a very good, wise and powerful guardian to have at your side. Furthermore, Azrael can take on many other forms; some have seen him in the form of a female angel.

What is Azrael’s purpose?
Azrael’s purpose is to help guide souls from one realm to the next. From my research and dealings with the angel of death, he can also free you or your house from hauntings by lost souls and spirits, or ghosts as they are called, for Azrael is the rounder-up of the dead. There is no need to fear him, he will not harm you. According to legend, the only time you should fear him is at the end of an evil life.

Isn’t Azrael often seen in black and depressing clothes and surroundings?
I have seen pictures of him as an angel with black wings and black surroundings, but what you must realize is that black does not always mean bad. One meaning of black attire at a funeral is to mourn, and Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn.” Witches and Wiccans also wear black not because it represents evil but because it absorbs energy. Black can also symbolize mysteriousness and being sophisticated. I think one of the worst stereotypes we have in modern day religion is that black means bad or evil, and it certainly does not.

Where does Azrael’s loyalty stand?
If he has any as far as heaven or hell is concerned, I would definitely say that his loyalty and service still lies with heaven and almighty God. I would also say that his relations with angels like Saint Michael is a good sign.

Azrael is not a demon or a consultant of Hell. The only time he appears as such is in the movie Dogma, which is basically a parody of the Bible. In fact, Azrael ventured into Hell to rescue souls; he is merciful. Even after he left the kingdom of heaven out of his own free will, he kept serving the highest Lord and held his relations with other angels of heaven. According to Azrael’s story, there is no reasonable evidence to suggest that he is a demon and/or an enemy of God or heaven. And the reason humans see him as otherwise is because we fear death as evil. But Azrael set out to teach people to not fear death as it is nothing more than going to another world.
Prayer to Azrael for exorcism of haunted areas:
O’ Azrael, the blessed angel of death, glorious and wise, defender of the good human soul, see me now in my time of torment and great need. Come down and snatch all lost souls and spirits that now seek to terrorize and haunt me, and cast them into the afterlife so that they can no longer fill me with fear. Blessed Azrael, please hear me, come down in my defense and round up the lost souls who have passed on from human form and dare to defy you by staying on this realm with evil actions. Azrael, deliver me, please hear me! This evil that now plagues me and my home, the souls of the departed, come and scare them away forever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Good and Bad Faeries

I covered this topic recently on my youtube channel, PrinceLordChris, and I am surprised at the people who whink that faeries are demons and are all bad because they can trap and kill humans. This is a fallacy. Just as in all other things, there are good and bad faeries. I think that most of the people who teach about faeries will tell to tread lightly around them and stay away from the bad ones. They do have a distrust of humans and even a negative outlook towards them because of what humans have done to this Earth, we have destroyed it and just like many animals who must retreat after their habitats are destroyed, so have the faeries as their forests are clear cut and their nature areas are polluted. How could you think highly of someone who came and destroyed your home and polluted the places you held sacred?

The bottom line is that faeries will treat you well if you treat them the same. Show respect and show that you are different than the average human being, becase as a WICCAN, PAGAN, or WITCH, you are different. We can harness the power of nature and restore its glory, which is one reason why the faeries love us. :)

Blessed Be.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Testimony To Athena

It appears as if Athena, Goddess of wisdom among other things, granted me her grace a couple of weeks ago. I am in Psychology and when the third test came around, I knew it would be hard. There was so much confusing information that no matter how many times I read it, I just could not remember it. Not to say that studying did not do any good, but when I went in for the test, I did not know around 60 to 70% of the questions, and I knew that I needed atleast a B to keep my average grade which seemed like a far fetched hope for me at that point. So I prayed and asked Athena for her wisdom, my exact words were, "Athena give me wisdom."

On most of the test, I gave my best guess, and thought that a high D would be generous to me. However, much to my surprise, I made a high B. An A would've been better, of course, but I thank Athena for the wisdom that gave me the ability to keep my grade high. I would have never expected to make such a grade coming out of the test. Thank you, Athena.