December 1, 2021

Amy Blackthorn, author of Blackthorne's Botanical Brews calls it "a master-work of botanical lore," and nothing could be more appropriate for this 288-page resource. Let's be honest, some incense making books are very dull, or they follow the same structure. They give the basic information about the history of incense, how to make it, and then give you a list of ingredients and their corresponding uses. This book is NOT that! Read more

October 15, 2021

Featured practitioner articles are one of my favorite things to write about.  I love getting to know witches and other magical people through the way they express their magic.  I have been following Bryan for a number of years on social media, and absolutely love his aesthetic.  So I was very excited when he allowed me a peek into his private world. Bryan (with a Y) Staniewski or @wytches.devil on Instagram, as he is known, is a practitioner of traditional... Read more

September 13, 2021

So what happens to that energy when we aren't having sex to make babies?  Energy cannot be destroyed.  The kundalini rises in us but where does it go?  This energy can be used.  It can be directed.  Sexual energy is creative energy, and cultivating that energy for one's witchcraft is an ancient practice. Read more

August 29, 2021

Tarik Rever A few weeks ago, I attended the Astral Gather 2021, an annual event hosted by House Kheperu.  This year the even was virtual.  They had a weekend of interesting presentations.  One of my favorite presentations/demonstrations was done by Tarik Rever, whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know better through this interview.  We got to witness some really awesome meditative techniques, and energy work that literally crashed the camera! Tarik Rever is a powerhouse.  I came... Read more

August 12, 2021

Practical Alchemy There are many reasons for a magical practitioner to need to perform basic alchemical preparations to supplement their work.  Alchemy is an ancient sacred science that started out as a means of exploring the natural world, of co-creating with divine agency and to understand the hidden forces holding the universe together.  All of this was to facilitate the spiritual transformation of the alchemist  By performing these chemical processes, the alchemist is also alchemizing their soul.  When incorporated in... Read more

July 26, 2021

Witch City Tarot Gathering 2021 I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic event, The Witch City Tarot & Divination Gathering.  It was a virtual weekend-long event being held in the Witch City, Salem, MA.  This weekend was all about Tarot, divination and building a sense of community.  There was an impressive line-up of independent deck designers, artists and intuitives including the Shadowland Tarot, The Southern Gothic Oracle, and Lubanko Tarot to name a few. The event began Friday evening... Read more

July 14, 2021

The Poison Path is not about poisoning people, or being spooky by working with dark and dangerous herbs.  It is about the exploration of and eventual understanding, that all plants have something to teach us.  The ethnobotanical lore that has been maintained in other parts of the world has been lost or demonized through the Christianization and modernization of the western world... Read more

May 28, 2021

Earth, Air, Water & Fire are the four fundamental forces of Nature, with Spirit or Ether being the fifth.  They are a cornerstone of western esoteric tradition, and early scientific thought.  These four distinct energies are what set the Universe into motion. Read more

April 28, 2021

The Goddess can be seen and felt all around us.  She is embodied in nature, her voice in the wind her eyes among the stars.  Read more

April 11, 2021

I was recently invited to write a review on two new publications from Weiser Books.  This time I am reviewing both a book and an oracle deck.  This will be the first non-book review that I have done.  The book is called Doctoring the Devil: Notebooks of an Appalachian Conjure Man, and Conjure Cards is the name of the oracle being that they are complimentary by each other. Read more

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