Last Spring, I was approached by my good friend Maggie of WitchandMoon and asked if I’d like to collaborate with her on an oracle deck. The proposed theme of this deck would be Traditional Witchcraft, with each card depicting a different concept taken from history and folklore. Being both a long time fan of Maggie’s artwork and incredibly intrigued by the idea of a Trad Craft oracle deck, I eagerly came aboard as the writer for this project. And now, almost… Read more

As with many other paths, figuring out where to get started within Traditional Witchcraft can be difficult. Let’s begin by looking at the foundational building blocks of research and practice. Read more

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. You may have found yourself stirred by the title of this article, perhaps curious or maybe even outright offended. Well, let me quickly assure you that the title is meant as a joke. Of course men can be Witches! What this article is really about is a behavior I’ve noticed a lot of since I started my blogging career: the tendency for people to comment on articles without having actually read them. There… Read more

In the previous section of this series we examined the term ‘Traditional Witchcraft’, considering both how it’s defined as well as its implications. I ended the article with my own definition of Traditional Witchcraft which I will repeat here: Traditional Witchcraft is an umbrella term which covers a vast array of practices which are largely inspired by historical and folkloric accounts of Witchcraft. Furthermore, Traditional Witchcraft refers to Witchcraft practices which are non-Wiccan, although some may be influenced by or… Read more

Nicnevin isn’t a Goddess you often hear about (if you have at all). In comparison to other deities, there isn’t much written about her. Read more

What exactly is Traditional Witchcraft? It’s a term that’s been thrown around a lot in recent years as its grown in popularity. Yet it’s a term that is difficult to accurately and sufficiently define. A large part of the problem results from the label itself as the term “traditional,” seemingly suggests that there is one original form of Witchcraft. But we of course know that this simply isn’t true as Witchcraft is an extremely large and diverse entity. What is… Read more

Samhain is a night of seemingly endless magical possibilities. It’s a time of year when it feels like anything could happen. The veil between worlds is thin and Witches, Faeries, and ghosts freely run amok. For a short period of time, the realm of shadows is open and accessible for everyone to experience. Read more

For many Witches, including myself, the autumn equinox is experienced as a time for harvesting. As we move closer towards the darker half the year, this is a time for both literal and metaphorical reaping. Read more

The issue of originality, or rather the lack thereof, is nothing new. It’s been a continual issue in many different fields, particularly within the arts. And as an art, Witchcraft is no exception. Across the board, this is a complex issue but within the Craft there are unique factors that need to be taken into consideration if we are to address this issue fairly. First and foremost, the practice of Witchcraft has been growing exponentially over the centuries. It’s been… Read more

Witchcraft is an evocative word in that it tends to stir up different imagery within our minds. For myself, and many others, one of the associations I make with Witchcraft is wortcunning, or working with herbs. Read more

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