April 25, 2021

I’m often asked where I get my witchcraft tools. With everything moving online last year, they appear more and more often in blogs and online lessons. Read more

April 22, 2021

Many of the people who create tools for witches are themselves pagan, but there are skills which are harder to learn. Blacksmithing is one of these. When I think of Blacksmiths I think of older men working out of dusty forges making things people no longer need. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As a career choice, blacksmithing is a growing sector. Whilst commissioning a new Seer staff, I took the opportunity to talk to Lee Valentine about his… Read more

April 19, 2021

Spells. That’s a word I don’t use very often. I would usually say “ritual” or “focusing will” rather than spell, but we all know what it means and that makes it an incredibly useful word. So that’s my title for today – a magic formula for designing your own spells. A spell is basically a way of directing energy to manifest your intent. They often (but not always) use mundane actions to trigger an otherworldly reaction. I tend to think… Read more

April 15, 2021

Tarot is something most of us know of. We probably visualise it as the same style of cards and whilst there are countless decks doing slightly different things, real dynamism and change was missing from the practice for many years. That was, until Emily Carding created the Transparent Tarot. I’ve been researching Tarot recently for a new project I’m working on (more about that in a few months) and decided to take this opportunity to talk to Emily about their… Read more

April 3, 2021

You might not know of the publishers Capall Bann, but you’ve probably heard of some of the books they published. Possibly because you’re wondering why they cost so much on Ebay right now. Almost certainly because much of their catalogue became the movers and shakers of traditions. Capall Bann were small, but they packed a punch. They printed books other people didn’t and because of that new and innovative ideas bubbled through their printing presses. Those ideas sometimes didn’t grow… Read more

March 29, 2021

Affirmations are sometimes dismissed as new age thinking, or at best considered a placebo rather than having an esoteric advantage. But what’s the difference between witchcraft and a placebo? A number of people in any experiment will react to the placebo. They’ve also been found to work better if you give them the colours and tastes people expect from medicine. Affirmations are basically statements of a positive nature which help to train our brain to follow a more efficient and… Read more

March 28, 2021

In this post I discussed the way I was tweaking the standard pagan wheel of the year. Today, in my witch’s year, it’s the Seed Moon. The Easter full moon is such a big part of the UK cultural calendar. As such it seemed fitting to use this point to celebrate the beginning of my next phase of work. This year it handily fell on a Sunday, and during the weekend when British summertime officially begins. The clocks going forward… Read more

March 16, 2021

The association between witchcraft and bees is perhaps not as well remembered as that between (for example) witchcraft and cats. Bees and magic however are intrinsically linked in our cultural imaginations. Read more

March 11, 2021

How many times have you, as a person of any gender or sexuality, heard someone use misogynistic language or treat a person badly because they’re female? Read more

March 6, 2021

Every International Women’s Day I consider what we’ve achieved since this time last year. I don’t think anyone can count 2020 as a normal time, but has it affected women disproportionately to men? March 8th also marks the day schools reopen after three months of online lessons. How has this current lockdown and the pandemic in general affected women’s careers and in particular those of mothers? Like many parents, when the government changed the furlough scheme at the end of… Read more

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