Star Made Witch: Riddle Wisdom

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Riddles are a special way of gaining knowledge and power within animist mystical traditions. A good riddle doesn’t just have one answer, it has a path to discovering answers. Open ended conundrums broaden a witch’s mind to the realms of possibility. The more ways a witch can think of to solve a problem the better they can approach ritual and spellwork. [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: Witchcraft and the Grimoire Tradition

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A grimoire is a magical book with rituals for contacting spirits, spells, divination and associated lore. Magic books and witches have a long traditional association. In folklore and witch trial records we read that the Man in Black presented to new witches at their first sabbat ritual a big book in which to sign their names. There are any number of famous Black Books, books of planets, and medieval grimoires mentioned in witch trial records and wise-folk trial pamphlets, news articles, folk song and lore. [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: The Power of Scent

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Scent is able to summon up mood immediately. The intense memory response of scent can bring one to a physical, emotional and mental state from before. Used with purpose a witch can plan scents to empower her magic for any number of various goals. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: The Great Work, Holding the Space

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As part of my spiritual practice each year I choose an area of study or devotion to which I will dedicate myself for the course of that turning of the wheel. I call this system “The Great Work,” and it begins in the still darkness following Yule when we rest, cease striving, and “hold the space.” [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: A Witch’s Carol: A Tale of Three Hauntings

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I hope that my story of this haunting, affirms for you that Spirit is universal, love is eternal, and family bonds trump religious divisiveness. While the world seems to be burning down around us due to religious intolerance, may my Witch’s Carol bring a bit of peace to your families this yuletide season. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Samhain-tides – From the Poison of Death We Distill the Antidotes for Living

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It is Samhain-tides again, the final harvest; a time of acceptance that death comes for everyone in it’s own correct time. In reverence we embrace the sacred dark. Yet, in mirthful paradox, we affirm the deliciousness of life, staring death in the eye, raising our glasses to toast that today we LIVE, and live large to honor our beloved dead. [Read more...]

Wayfaring Woman: Winding Roads

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There are many roads that one may travel. Divine encounters with Hekate and Odin transformed me, leading me down winding roads that have shaped my spiritual practice in beautiful and unexpected ways. [Read more...]


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