February 9, 2019

Among numerous factual inaccuracies, is the tired insinuation that Traditional Witchcraft represents some ancient, unified tradition of Witchcraft. While this claim is patently false, it does bring up the good question about what exactly makes Traditional Witchcraft “traditional?”  Read more

January 26, 2019

When looking at the history of modern Witchcraft, we find ourselves being introduced to many fascinating figures such as Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente, and Robert Cochrane. I’ve always found it to be an incredibly important task to learn the stories of these individuals’ lives and about their unique contributions to the world of Witchcraft. Among our Craft ancestors though, there is one individual in particular who I have always viewed as a sort of underdog. Unlike many of his contemporaries,… Read more

January 22, 2019

Like other variations of the Magic Circle, the Compass Round serves many different purposes. However, there is one use in particular that is central to Traditional Witchcraft and that is as a navigational tool for exploring the Otherworld. Read more

December 28, 2018

Inspired by fellow Patheos bloggers, I’ve decided to go over my top three best and worst blog posts of 2018. These are blog posts that had significantly high or low page views and shares. If you’ve missed them, then you’re missing out! Even the “worst ones” had pretty awesome content, IMHO. The Worst:  Three Recommended Spellbooks for Traditional Witches Written at the start of this month, this article lists and describes three books of spells which I recommend to practitioners… Read more

December 18, 2018

I have a confession. Christmas creeps me the heck out, especially Santa Claus. There is just something about a man who essentially stalks children all year (to determine if they’re morally worthy) and then breaks into their house during the night that has always caused me a bit of anxiety. Perhaps it’s all that stranger danger stuff we were taught as kids, or perhaps I just find his wardrobe to be heinously obscene (it’s basically a gloried Juicy Couture sweatsuit)…. Read more

December 8, 2018

Not too long ago, someone asked me what spellbooks I’d recommend, particularly as a practitioner of Traditional Witchcraft. This got me thinking about the various books of spells and rituals that I’ve gone through in my years of practice. Today, there are millions of options to choose from, and that’s before considering all of the resources available online. So, I combed through my shelves and my mind, trying to decide on which books to recommend, and eventually I came up… Read more

November 29, 2018

The stories of these three people from Salem stand out among the rest because the details they contain seem to suggest that there may have been some veracity to the accusations lodged against them. You see, the individuals who we are about to meet might actually have been Witches. Read more

November 1, 2018

Unlike the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch series from the 90’s, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina presents a much darker version of Witchcraft. And it’s this version of the Craft that has many real-life Witches up-in-arms. Read more

October 18, 2018

Besides being the night when spirits roam freely, Halloween is a time when many people perform divinations. It would seem that magic is also more potent on this night, meaning spells and rituals performed are super-charged. Therefore, it makes sense that we would be able to see more clearly into the future than any other time of the year. There are several different Halloween divination rituals that have been recorded throughout time, many of which are focused on ascertaining one’s… Read more

October 11, 2018

It’s October. The season of the Witch, so to speak. I, like so many of my other Craft siblings, love this time of year. The weather where I live is crisp and cool, the leaves are ablaze with color, and the Spirits are chattier than ever. Halloween is also a time when we honor many different traditions. And where there are traditions, questions about authenticity are usually not far behind. People, particularly Witches, seem to be very attached to the… Read more

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