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

January 1, 2019

Hail Hekate who spins the wheel of time! Here’s my summary of witchery for each of the twelve months, including suggestions for practices, rituals and more Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. It’s your complete guide for 2019.  Read more

December 29, 2018

Supermoons can provide an excellent source of energy for lunar witchery. Read on for what you need to know about supermoons and how to draw down their energy. Read more

December 27, 2018

There’s no way to look a skull straight in the eyes and not find truth, even if it’s a bit frightening. Examining the past has a similar vibe, unless, of course, we choose to look away. I’m not one for that. I prefer to rattle the bones, looking for truth amidst the remains. Join me in contemplating the skeletons of the top 13 articles at Keeping Her Keys in 2018.  Read more

December 18, 2018

Other Christmas witches, including the terrifying Frau Perchta, are hideous creatures. Where I call home we have the hideous Bog Lady who wanders the marshland on Christmas seeking out unsuspecting children. In my version of this tale, the benevolent Christmas Witch imprisons Old Nelly, saving the village.    Read more

December 15, 2018

Hail Winter, season of earth! To the stillness of the earth from where all things grow. Connect to the energy of the season through exploring elemental witchery, including a table of correspondences and a ritual. Read more

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