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...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Stiffening Resolve

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This means only saying words to myself that I intend to be true. No use promising a metaphorical trip to the zoo each weekend if that is factually impossible. It is likely, being well-adjusted people, we have forgiven our parents and others we trusted for shattering this innocence of belief as children. “They’re only human,” we learn to say. “No one can be perfect all the time…” [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...]

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...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: A Spot of Tea?

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Like reading a story aloud, speaking a thing makes it somehow different outside my head. As if the words, that breath of air with sound inside it, makes a think more real. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Confessions of a Snake Oil Salesman

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Bless me, pagandom, for I have “sinned” and fallen short of the glory of our gods; it has been two weeks since my last confession…er…post. For seven years now I’ve been a merchant of metaphysical goods and services, and there are days when I feel like a snake oil salesman. I confess my disenchantment with the metaphysical industry and occasional lack of faith in my fellow practitioners… [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Lammas Sacrifice and the Sacred Mission

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That’s when my perception shifted, and I suggested that this harvest is about what is growing right here, right now, in our own back yards, thanks to our endeavors and partnerships with nature. For me? Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and flowers. [Read more...]


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