June 16, 2019

The term “witch” didn’t come out of a vacuum. It has a long history associated with it – an extensive political history based around the concepts of identity. Read more

June 14, 2019

There are so many brilliant books by Christopher Penczak that it’s hard to pick a favorite. That being said, The Mighty Dead: Communing With the Ancestors of Witchcraft is definitely one of my favorites of his. Read more

June 12, 2019

Something I often think about and struggle with is the fact that almost all of our occult ancestors that contributed to our understanding of magick are more often than not problematic in one form or another. Some are racist, some are sexist, some are xenophobes, some are antisemitic, some are homophobic, some are classist. Unfortunately, it’d be hard to find some that aren’t problematic in one way or another at some point in their life. Read more

June 12, 2019

Is the portrayal of witchcraft in media helpful or harmful to witches? Is witchcraft political, and if so does one need to be an activist as a witch? Is social media and the internet changing witchcraft? Read more

June 9, 2019

Anytime I pick up a book that has “Jason Mankey” on the cover, I know that I’m going to learn a ton. The Witch’s Athame is absolutely no exception. Jason Mankey’s superpower of approaching the history of witchcraft in a scholarly fashion yet presenting it in a conversational manner, is highly admirable and extremely rare. Read more

June 9, 2019

TrueBlack Tarot is a tarot deck of luxury. The quality put into the cards, the deck, the packaging, and the artwork are nothing short of exquisite. Read more

June 3, 2019

When it comes to psychic ability, and you know you’ve done the work properly and you’re receiving information on the stranger or more random side, it is almost always the thing that you’re afraid to say and think “there’s no possibly way that they’ll understand what I’m saying” which ends up being the strongest and most helpful psychic hits for people, even if they don’t understand it in the moment. Read more

May 23, 2019

Sometimes during psychic tarot readings clients get what I refer to as “psychic amnesia.” For some reason while getting a reading they may not be connecting the dots or thinking about what you’re saying but then after the reading it suddenly becomes perfectly clear. Sometimes this is just because they get fixated on one thing you say and stop listening while they ruminate on what you’ve just said. Sometimes this is just because they’re having the “experience of having a reading” and are outside of their comfort zone and just aren’t connecting dots. Read more

May 4, 2019

Najah Lightfoot carefully curates a selection of magical techniques to invite blessings of luck, peace, and love into your life, drawing from the magical practices and traditions as diverse as witchcraft, hoodoo, ceremonial magic, and Vodou. Read more

May 4, 2019

In Backwoods Witchcraft: Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia, Jake Richards shares his memories of growing up with Appalachian folk magic practices as they were passed on to him through generations within his family. In so doing he offers a snapshot in time, recording and preserving a tradition of American folk practices, many of which are being forgotten in the post-industrial age. Richards presents family stories and experiences that came with learning the charms and formulas themselves. In doing so… Read more

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