March 19, 2019

The Spring Equinox is important to the plant magician or green witch for a number of reasons. First and foremost it is the beginning of the growing season, time to start seeds, prepare soil and plan out our gardens. All of these practices can be ritualized, and by utilizing specific plants for their sanctifying properties we are able to provide fertile ground both physically and magically for optimum yields. Read more

March 16, 2019

In this article, I conduct an interview with Ian Vertel, a poisoner, apothecary and herb crafter from the American Southwest. The term poisoner is used to describe a person that works with plants normally considered toxic for their medicinal, spiritual and magical effects. Read more

March 11, 2019

The Poisoner, like the herbalist and the wortcunner, whose blood runs green, has an uncanny connection to the wild growing things that populate the forest and the wayside. We are travelers, hoarders and sometimes madmen seeking the knowledge buried in the Earth. Read more

March 4, 2019

Magickal roots, plants tended by the devil, herbs that make you see the dead are all tools of the Poison Path. A magical practice rooted in folk herbalism and witchcraft, these mysterious plants all have a story to tell. Read more

February 23, 2019

Marking its near fortieth anniversary, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Tarot Journey of Self-Awareness continues to touch readers and seekers as it did in the 1980s, playing a pivotal role in the Tarot renaissance. Read more

February 16, 2019

Charms, prayers and petitions for protection are found in virtually every religion and spiritual practice. Apotropaic artifacts from ancient cultures show us the prevalence of protection magic in the ancient world. There are more plants with protective properties than any other magical category. Read more

February 11, 2019

Many ritual objects serve as dwellings for individual spirits, providing them with a physical anchor in this reality. They may also act as catalysts for specific arcane powers, serving as focal points for states of consciousness and ritual mindsets. Read more

February 6, 2019

Daemonolatry is a branch of magical practice which employs the powers of daemonic forces known from the grimoire tradition. Like any form of spirit work; it is centered around cultivating a relationship with these distinct spiritual entities. Read more

January 29, 2019

Imbolc is a fire festival, observed by candlelight and burning the evergreens brought into the home at the winter solstice. It is observed by rituals of purification, healing and protection. Connected to the goddess Brigid, wolves and the promise of spring. Read more

January 29, 2019

Wortcunning: A Folk Medicine/Folk Magic Herbal by Nigel G. Pearson, a recently released title published by Troy Books gives a glimpse into the personal herbal materia medica of a local witch family in the Enlglish country side. Read more

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