September 23, 2023

“I am the Necromancer, the one who calls forth the spirits. The spirits that are stirring, Say now what needs to be said.” – chant to call forth the spirits When the word “Necromancy” is spoken, images of a magical practitioner physically raising the dead from the ground to do their bidding tends to come to mind. Stories distorted by christian views, expanded upon in Hollywood fantasy, and instilled in the imagination of the unknowing, have created an unwelcome image... Read more

September 20, 2023

In the Northern Hemisphere where I live, we are entering fall, so that is where my focus is. The elements of that season, and the changes in the basic elements and their roles in the season. Some will celebrate it as Mabon, some as the season of Ancestors and Spirits, other still will have their own traditions and views of what the Fall Equinox brings. There are some common themes among most though due to the physical season itself, and... Read more

September 18, 2023

In a world of consumerism and the internet, where anything you could want is just a click away, I wonder if we have lost a bit of that creative spirit, especially when it comes to our spiritual objects. I don’t think any of us are immune to the thought of buying our effigies, the representations of our Deities and Guides. I have spent many hours scouring the internet, page after page, trying to find the right ones for me. The... Read more

September 16, 2023

The Book of Seances by Claire Goodchild  was one that was highly recommended to me, with the understanding it was also for more advanced practitioners. Being a person whose primary work is in the spirit realm, I was eager to dig in. Contents First off, the book is very well constructed. It’s a hard cover, fairly weighty, and of good size. The artwork and layouts were fantastic. The author covered a lot of various topics, breaking each one down in... Read more

September 13, 2023

When casting a spell there are a lot of different considerations. What type of spell is best suited, what ingredients or elements need to be included, is timing a consideration, what about your own mindset? This line of questioning is the start of actually crafting the right spell to get the results you really want. Mode of a Spell The mode in which we put together a spell – how we cast that energy into the world to do its... Read more

September 11, 2023

In my experience, each Deity, including the various Death Goddesses, play a very specific role along my path and in my life. They still possess all the other aspects of the Death pattern, and have more lessons than just the ones I get from Them – but my connection to Them and what we work on together is personal for me. When this last one started to become present though, the question of how many does one need jokingly went... Read more

September 8, 2023

This past week has been one of frustration and of mystery. The silence that was forced upon me, also opened me up to hearing a new visitor. I do not believe everything is a sign, but I do believe our Guides create certain situations to warn us, to get our attention, and things of that nature. The Witch in the Woods I am that witch – the one who lives deep in the woods. Nestled in a low lying valley... Read more

September 4, 2023

Thumper Forge, at the Fivefold Law wrote an article recently, talking about an anthology book that was recently released and the issues that arose from its publishing. It is a really good article that I recommend reading, and they bring up some good points. There was one part that stuck out to me though: “But this also made me understand that the people who put out the Witchtoker’s Grimoire approached publishing the same way they approach witchcraft: It’s something you can... Read more

August 31, 2023

It started with a dream, which required a conversation, and the result was a tool and ritual. So instead of making a big intro, let’s just jump into it. The Dream My family and I were entertaining a couple of guests and there was a black snake just wandering around the house. It was fairly large and in a phase of shedding – only its head had shed and the rest of the body was still covered with its old... Read more

August 29, 2023

Although in my practices, the rise of Ancestors has already begun, the collective generally starts feeling that pull around September/ October. So I thought this was a good time to talk about four different kinds of Ancestors and ways to connect to them. Territorial Ancestors Territorial Ancestors are ones who are connected to the land you currently inhabit. Many would consider these as just the humans that inhabited the land before us, but I feel it also includes the other... Read more

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