Star Made Witch: The Function of Spell Components

A witch gathers their spell components from a legend of traditional and personal correspondences and combines them to create a series of stepping stones for their magic to skip upon to the goal. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Practical Magic for Time Crunched Magicians

Adaptation in and of itself is a worthy magical skill, and adaptation to modern realities might require new methods. To adjust one’s magical practice to the realities of daily life ensures the suvivability of that practice. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch – Know Thyself

Perhaps the most pervasive and least understood advice in witchcraft is Know Thyself from the inscription over the entrance to the oracle at Delphi. Whereas other spiritual pursuits are not so heavily centered on self, but rather self-denial or even no self, witchcraft is about self possession. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Mama Magic Rising

Courageous, healing, and resilient, my Mother is a force of nature. Born of her, I am a force of nature. My mother continues to teach me the meaning of that bright Mystery. On this Mother’s Day, I honor Mama Magic and the Mother Goddess manifest in my Mother, and in all Mothers. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Panic Mode

Have you ever gone into a panic about a perceived danger only to find out it wasn’t such a big deal after all? Sure it was big and yes, it was terrifying, but somehow it ended up alright. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Beltane Lovers – Once you Go Witch You’ll Never Switch

This is MODERN witchcraft, where we strip off the mask of the obvious, and glory in the rich, chocolatey layers of occult mystery that peel away all labels and norms to bite down to the sweet, cream-filled, cherry center of this Beltane bonbon. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Walpurgis Night

The eve of May is also called Walspurgis Night (from Walspurgisnact in German and Dutch) and Hexennact or Witches Night. According to various folktales witches fly to buck mountains and have a dance party around bonfires on the peaks. The next day, May Day (or Beltane) signals the beginning of summer, therefore, May Eve is the last night of Winter’s influence. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Witches dreaming

At those hard times when it’s all you can do just to complete your daily responsibilities, when you need magic the most, but have the least time, space and energy to perform it, not all is lost. You still have your dreams. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Witch of Portobello (Book Review)

The Witch of Portobello is about a Romani orphan who was a refugee to London with her Lebanese parents. This variety of heritages Sherine Khalil, nicknamed Athena, has access to makes this story a globe trotter. Everywhere the woman stops we get a sense of the unique struggles of each country. Increasing the diversity this novel can portray is the interesting narrative structure of storytelling via several dozen characters who Athena touched throughout her life before it was cut too short by her violent and random murder. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Witchcraft and the Grimoire Tradition

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…]


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