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

February 27, 2021

I'm clearing and cleansing for the hungry month and for the full moon I'll be using knot magic to work on cleansing my limiting beliefs. Read more

February 24, 2021

I'm no longer following Gardner's Wheel of the Year, instead I'm following more of a gardener's or agricultural set of seasonal festivals. Read more

February 19, 2021

Cats have a lot in common with witches. Unlike excitable dogs, they are hard to train. They choose to gift you their time and aren’t so tame. Just like witches, they seem to have a sixth sense for who is and isn’t safe. Read more

February 16, 2021

The Hagalaz (or Hagel) rune is given the description of hail in both the Anglo Saxon and Norwegian rune poems. Whilst in lockdown this winter, I’ve spent a little time considering this rune and how it plays out in our lives. In the UK we’ve been in hard lockdown since just after Christmas. The schools are closed, as are all non-essential shops, and it’s illegal to meet anyone from outside your immediate intimate circle indoors, or more than one socially... Read more

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