A focal point, to commune or pray, is called an “altar“, with an “a“.
When an “e” is near the end, then “alter” means “to change or bend”.
A pentagram is just a star, with five points all around;
but drawn inside a circle shape, a pentacle is found.
Invoke and evoke aren’t as clear, they seem to be entwined –
but evoke brings a memory, we invoke the Divine.
Tarot rhymes with “arrow” as if there’s just one “t”,
and Celtic isn’t “seltic” – it’s like “Capricorn”…hard “c”.
To bind a thing is not the same as banishing, you know –
binding holds it tight, you see, to banish makes it go.
Occult just means “hidden”, like a secret yet to find,
it doesn’t mean it’s evil, as some folks would imply.
by Polly Taskey
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