The Magic of Smoke and Flame

Weihrauch

I don't write about spells or magic very often. Rarely, truth be told. I do practice these things though.Every day it's likely I have candles, incense or both burning. I light, I murmur incantations, I salute and I invoke.I think that my words, my intent and energy will be carried by the smoke on the wind.That wind will go places I never can, from the upper reaches of the atmosphere to the thin drafts under doorways.It will whisper my wishes as it encircles the earth in … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – the Yule log

Most folks have heard of bonfires as part of solstice celebrations, in the Northern Tradition we also have traditions concerning the yule log, as well as the ashen faggot which was a collection of bundled branches that were burned instead. We see in the Christian practice of Saint Lucy's Day, what I feel is a pre-Christian practice of bringing light on the darkest and longest of nights.Among English sources, we know that remnants of the previous years yule log, was used to help light the next … [Read more...]


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