Witching Hour

witching hour According to superstition, the time of night when Ghosts, Fairies, and other supernatural beings are about on earth and are most likely to be encountered. By the strictest definition, the witching hour is the hour of midnight on the night of a full Moon, the apex of the powers of witches, who are said to draw their magical strength from the moon. The term is often used to mean the hour of midnight in general. Haunting phenomena occur often at night, especially between the hours of midnight and 3 A.M. According to popular occult belief, these are the hours when “psychic vibrations” are at their strongest, or the “veil between the worlds” is the thinnest.

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits– Written byRosemary Ellen Guiley – September 1, 2007

witching hour The hour of midnight on the night of the full moon. This is a time of transformation and change and the height of witches’ spell-casting powers. The roots of this notion go back to ancient times, to the worship of goddesses associated with the moon, fertility and witchcraft. As the moon waxes in its phases, so do the powers associated with it and its deities, until they culminate at the full moon.

Taken from : The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca – written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley – Copyright © 1989, 1999, 2008 by Visionary Living, Inc.

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