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January 29, 2019
Wortcunning: A Folk Medicine/Folk Magic Herbal
Wortcunning: A Folk Medicine/Folk Magic Herbal by Nigel G. Pearson, a recently released title published...
January 03, 2019
The Mysterious Orkney Islands
Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands. Pixabay. The Orkney Islands lie off the coast of northern...
December 28, 2018
The Spiritual Aspects of Ancestry
Paganism and folk magic are intimately tied to history, heritage and tradition. There are many...
December 05, 2018
Robin Artisson: Writings on Old Style Witchcraft
The Witching Way of Hollow Hill is a tome of knowledge on the topic of...
September 17, 2018
Halegmonath: the “Holy Month” of Mabon
By linking together the astrological significance, mythology, and historical observances surrounding the festivals of Modern...
August 30, 2018
Connecting with the Familiar Spirit
Tutelary or guardian spirits are found in cultures all over the world, with different interpretations...
July 23, 2018
This Is Witchcraft: That Which Cannot Be Named
Witchcraft is the innate ability to work with these tools and discover new ways of...
June 04, 2018
Devil’s Apple: A Collection of Datura Folklore
Dark Fairy Herb of the Nocturnal Witch's Garden Datura, known by many names by many...
April 09, 2018
A Collection of Wolfsbane Lore
"The most prompt of all poisons." -Pliny the Elder, in Natural History. Wolfsbane, Monkshood, Aconite Wolfsbane. Courtesy...
March 27, 2018
A Collection of Belladonna Lore
This plant has always had a seductive and magical quality to me, and many others...
March 02, 2018
Following the Hoof Prints of the Old One
Among the many forms taken by the great Horned God of Old, this article explores...
December 11, 2017
The Final Rite of Witching
If there was a universal rite of witch-making, what do you think it would look...
July 06, 2017
Children of Earth and Moon
The image of the classical witch has been shaped over the centuries to become an...
June 29, 2017
Individual Components of a Witch’s Practice
Understanding the underlying currents that feed our magical practice give us new insight to the...
June 20, 2017
Changing Perceptions of Spirit Boards
Spirit communication has been a central pillar of magical practice since the begininng of human...
May 29, 2017
Altar Bones: More Than Decoration
Bones of all shapes and sizes have been used by numerous cultures in ceremonies and...
March 27, 2017
Herodias and the Queen of Witches
The figure of the Witch Queen is an integral part to classical witchcraft. A counterpart...
March 22, 2017
A Traditional Witch’s Love Affair With History
"The gods of the old religion become the demons of the new;" is a common...
February 20, 2017
The Hidden Light of the Dark Ages
The Magic of the Middle Ages The middle ages are often referred to as the...
February 10, 2017
Nigel Pennick, Recognizing His Contribution to Traditional Witchcraft Studies
A Typical Academic Occultist, Pennick has varying areas of expertise British writer Nigel Campbell Pennick...
February 06, 2017
Mastering Herbalism: A Practical Guide (to Traditional Herbal Practice)
A Complete Guide of Historical Plant-Based Practices-Science, Medicine and the Occult Paul Huson, British-born...
February 03, 2017
The Popularity of Magic in Renaissance Europe
Popular Magic vs Learned Magic The 15th and 16th centuries were full of people both commoners...
January 29, 2017
Persecution in Pursuit of Knowledge
Science, Occultism, and Heresy During the time of the Inquisition, free thinkers of all kinds...
January 23, 2017
“A Deed Without A Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft”
A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft Written By Lee Morgan,...
December 31, 2016
Poison Path Resource Guide: “The Witches’ Ointment”
The Witches' Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic, by Thomas Hatsis A well-researched...
December 05, 2016
On Women in the Church of Satan
This article is an essay from my final project for my Women in Religion class. ...
October 25, 2016
Many Are the Roots of the Halloween Tree
Halloween has always had a special place in my heart. Some of my best childhood...
October 14, 2016
The Birth of the Magus
The Magician or Magus has always been my favorite tarot card. Naturally, as a...
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