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Book of Shadows > Season 7  
Title: 7x01 A call to arms  
Creatures: Returning
7x01 BarbasBarbas
Vanquished by Phoebe and Paige.


7x01 Demon-head creatureDemon-head creature




7x01 Demon healerDemon healer
Vanquished by Barbas.



7x01 Elder ZolaElder Zola
Killed by Leo.



7x01 Shiva and ShaktiShiva, the God of Destruction and Shakti, the Hindu Goddess of creation, are commonly invoked at weddings because they're reconsidered to be the Ultimate Lovers. Shakti, also called the Ultimate Mother, and Shiva, together created all things and if they consummate their love again, all things will be obliterated and the Universe will be reborn.

The spirits of Shakti and Shiva are removed by Paige

Spells: to reverse the invocation of the Hindu gods:

We call upon the mortal ways
And gods who guide but may not stay.
We seek those of divinity
To separate from and set them free

wedding ceremony:

And now, as the circle is the symbol of the earth and the sun and the
universe, I call upon the goddess and god that created all things
to bless this sacred union and to consecrate upon them that which
has ...
The motivating force behind the divine ...
The Power of Divine Desire Forever. The Power of Love.

Vignesh variaia varadaia sukhapriyaya,
-  Invocation to Lord Ganesha
yakundendutusharahara dhawala,
- Invocation to Saraswati
om, sahana vavatu ...
- Prayer for harmony

BoS image: Shakti and ShivaShakti and Shiva  
Background info: Hindu wedding
Shakti and Shiva
Summary: Reeling from the loss of their future son Chris, an overprotective Piper and Barbas-obsessed Leo are forced by Phoebe and Paige to attend a Hindu wedding, where they inadvertently receive the powers of the Hindu's Ultimate Lovers, Shakti, the Goddess of Creation and her lover, Shiva, the God of Destruction. In order to save the universe from destruction, Phoebe and Piper must keep Leo and Piper from consummating their love. Meanwhile, Leo's obsession with vanquishing Barbas clouds his judgement, and a disembodied creature tricks him into killing an Elder. Feeling out of sorts, Phoebe decides to take a sabbatical from her advice column and is shocked to learn that her replacement is a guy, Leslie St. Claire, whom she is attracted to due to the spell on Piper and Leo. Paige, upset over the Magic School closing, decides to fight to keep it open.  
Writer: Brad Kern  
Director: James L. Conway  
Timeline: end 2004/early 2005  
Trivia: Leo has killed the second Elder now (Gideon, Zola).

The couple that marries is Christy Peters and Jeevan Amand

This episode marks the fourth time that Barbas has been vanquished.
Title reference: -  
Bloopers: yes  
Music: -  
Co-Starring: Nick Lachey (Leslie St. Claire)
Branscombe Richmond (Fierce demon)
Jenya Lano (Inspector Sheridan)
Eddie Matos (Paramedic)
James Avery (Zola)
Todd Tucker (Demon head creature)
Billy Drago (Barbas)
Rebecca Balding (Elise Rothman)
Hawthorne James (Demonic Healer)
Betsy Randle (Mrs. Winterbourne)
Amanda Sickler (Sophie, Phoebe's
Kiran Rao (Priest)
Reggie Rolle (Attendant)
Pictures yes  
Random quote: Piper: Is this a wedding or an orgy?  
Transcript yes  
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