February 15, 2019

Whispers when there is nobody else around. Chills down the spine. Seeing what can’t be there. Coaxing the spirits of plants, stones and bones. Standing in a circle, calling forth saints and demons. Conversing with the departed. Travelling in the spirit world. As witches we walk in the world of spirits, from the plants we craft into potions to the relationships we have with our spiritual helpmates. Witchcraft is about working with these spirits, but for many of us it’s also a spiritual journey. Read more

February 14, 2019

What are the unspoken taboos in witchcraft? Those secret lines we won’t ever cross. Some claim that a “harm none” approach prevents the evil that lurks behind taboos. But, there are serious unspoken problems with this way of thinking. Gatekeeping, entrapment, toxic positivity all come to mind. The whole “harm none” approach does little to prevent these things from happening, but there are some taboos that could.  Read more

February 7, 2019

Lately it seems like binding spells have gotten a bad reputation. Far from being merely used for cursing, binding is an essential part of all witchcraft, beyond restraining undesirables or compelling a lover. We bind the ingredients in our spells to each other, to objects, to ourselves and others. All witchcraft, at least the effective kind, is spellbinding. Read more

January 31, 2019

These days, there seems to be a growing divide between magickal practitioners who embrace the truth of witchery compared to those who embrace a lighter form of the craft. The expression “a witch that can’t hex, can’t heal” is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like “harm none,” but what does this saying truly mean?  Read more

January 25, 2019

Who doesn’t want to experience a taste of ecstatic witchery? While there are many plant spirits willing to take us on a fabulous astral broom ride, there are serious risks of purchasing prepared flying ointments. The dangers include not knowing what you are purchasing, having a bad trip, allergic reactions and getting ripped off. There’s no need to spend big bucks to take your broom riding to new heights. Plants like mugwort and yarrow offer usually safe, but powerful effects.  Read more

January 24, 2019

As the Wheel of the Year spins us towards the season when Hekate’s Garden is bountiful, now is the time to connect to the Hieros Pyr, the Sacred Fire, that is Hekate and burns within her witches through incense and ritual. Through the flame, smoke and ash, we work our magick. It is what fuels our cauldron, what lights our way, and what burns away all that would cause harm. Hail Hekate, Hieros Pyr! Read more

January 17, 2019

Drawing down the moon is quite an accomplishment. Now that you’ve got her in your hands, how do you ensure that the magick you create will do what you want it to? Bounceback, psychic attack, and outright failure. No witch wants any of these outcomes when casting a spell under that pale moonlight. While there are countless ways to cast a sure-fire spell, there are probably as many things that can go wrong. Here’s seven common reasons why spells fail and remedies for avoiding magickal disasters. Read more

January 11, 2019

Witch bottles are one of my favorite spell techniques. When I wanted to cast a spell of protection, growth, and success, I knew that’s what I wanted to create. In this article, I go over some of the basics for making a witch bottle and the parts of a well crafted spell. Magick is as real as the spells we cast. A well-constructed spell is worth the effort. Read more

January 8, 2019

The use of crystals for healing, abundance and other energetic practices continues to grow in mainstream popularity.  There’s so much toxicity in this shallow approach to working with stones, from the deplorable ways they are mined to the dangers of blind faith in their healing power. Stone spirit magick works, but we need to know how to harness the power of these treasures, so I’ve added a few tips because ranting without offering solutions is also toxic. Read more

January 3, 2019

In the frozen energy of January, go boldly forward into the world of spirits, taking your witchery deep into divining the year ahead, learning cleromancy, and turning inward using psychodrama. Hail the Hekate of January, Mistress of Bones, Darkness and Truth! Read more

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