Wiccan Terminology

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MABON
This is one of the eight Sabbats usually celebrated on or around 21 September. This festival celebrates the Autumn Equinox.

MACROCOSM
The Cosmos as a whole, in relation to the Microcosm, its detailed manifestation (human in particular).

MAGIC
The accepted term for "stage magic" or "cheating the eye" tricks.

MAGICK
The accepted term for the control of natural forces or energies to achieve positive goals. The "k" was presumably added by Aleister Crowley to differentiate from the stage arts of trickery or "cheating the eye" performance arts.

MAGICK CIRCLE
See: Circle

MAGUS
In Wiccan usage, a second-degree or third degree male witch. A male occult adept.

MAIDEN
The term has two meanings depending on context. In one a maiden could be the first aspect of the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone). In another, a maiden would be that female assistant to the High Priestess who may also sometimes stand in for the High Priestess in her absence.

MANDRAKE
A poisonous plant associated with medieval Witchcraft.

MANNUZ (Mah-n,)
The Self as part of the Universe and the Divine.

MEDICINE MAN
Another naming for a Shaman or Witch Doctor.

MEDITATION
That state of calmness and relaxation into which a person drifts by clearing the mind and body of stress and negativity. When meditating a person would contemplate and reflect on the tranquilities of life on a physical and higher plane.

MEGALITH
A huge stone monument or structure. Stonehenge is perhaps the best-known example of megalithic construction.

MENHIR
A standing stone probably lifted by early peoples for religious, spiritual or magical reasons.

MICROCOSM
See: Macrocosm.

MIDSUMMER
See: Litha

MIGHTY ONES
Are thought to be either spiritually evolved beings, once human, or spiritual entities created by or charged by the Goddess and God to protect the Earth. Beings, deities or presences often Invoked during Wiccan ceremony to witness or guard the rituals.

MISTLETOE
Sacred to the God Apollo, a parasitic plant associated with the oak tree.

MOJO BAG
A small leather or flannel bag filled with a variety of magical items and carried or worn as a charm to attract or dispel certain influences.

MOON
The planetary ruler of Cancer. The Moon holds dominion over emotions, instinctive reactions and personality. It is the second most important planet next to the Sun.

MOONCHILD
A person born under the sign of Cancer.

MOTHER
The second aspect of the Triple Goddess. Corresponds to the Full moon and represents fertility, nurturing, creation, protection, increased wisdom and peak of power.

MUGWORT
An herb associated with Witchcraft and healing. Also known as "St. John's plant".

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