Kyphi incense: Things That Delight in the night

I recently discovered a pot of kyphi incense in Glastonbury in the delightful shop Starchild. I had heard about kyphi before but had never used it. It has the most amazing scent! Kyphi (kapet) is an ancient Egyptian incense blend burnt for use in ritual, healing and within the home. It was believed to be made from ‘things that delight in the night’. Although recipes for a similar incense were also created in ancient Greece. Read more

A Kitchen Witch’s Autumn Equinox (Mabon)

A Kitchen Witch’s Autumn Equinox (Mabon) – The Autumn Equinox brings about the balance of equal day and night. It is a time to not only celebrate the second harvest of the year but also to give thanks for all that we have, to look back on the warm summer months and all that they have brought us and to welcome the colder, darker days and nights ahead. Read more

Moon Magic: September, Spider Web on the Ground at Dawn

What does the moon for September hold in store? What magic should we be working and what do we celebrate in this month? Read more

What Is a Witch? What Do You Think of As a Witch?

Just within witchcraft there are hundreds of different ‘trouser legs of reality’ (the term is blatantly stolen from the amazing Sir Terry Pratchett). I am a Witch and quite often referred to or refer to myself as a Kitchen Witch but does that cover it all and what on earth is a Kitchen Witch anyway? Believe me I get asked that a lot. Read more

What is ‘Advanced Magic’, What Does it Mean to You?

As I was browsing through my book shelves looking for something I realised I had a couple of books that included the term ‘advanced magic’ in the titles. It got me to thinking about the question – what is advanced magic and what subjects does it really encompass? Read more

Messages from the Otherworld…or just mishaps?

We all have a ‘run of bad luck’ from time to time but is it just bad luck? Maybe it is messages from the gods, the Otherworld, the angels *insert name of divine*? How do you tell the difference? Is there even a difference? And will cake help? Read more

A Kitchen Witch’s Lughnasadh

My Kitchen Witch way of celebrating Lughnasadh and of course there is food involved! Read more

What if My God Doesn’t Look Like Your God?

What if my god doesn’t look like your god? Does it matter if I see an image that differs from yours or from the generally accepted view? Read more

Why Am I a Witch? And Not Something Else?

Why am I a witch and not something else? There are many factors involved and only a small part of it is cake… Read more

Finding a Higher Power: My Story

The question was posed “finding a higher power; what deities are important to me and how did I find them?” Well…here is my story of mix ‘n match deities finding me. Read more

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