May 5, 2023

“Round about the cauldron go; In the poisoned entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Sweltered venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i’ th’ charmed pot. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing, For a charm of... Read more

April 21, 2023

It’s 1998. I’m 12 years old and watching Practical Magic for the first time. It’s the first 15 minutes of the movie and the Aunts are looking through a big old black tome. Not just a tome, but a double sided grimoire that’s been in their family for centuries. The pictures were old. The writing is swirly, slanted cursive, and the pages are colored with age. I was mesmerized. It was the epitome of the witches spellbook, the family grimoire... Read more

March 31, 2023

Art sourced from Canva    How many books on the occult or witchcraft have your read? Go on and count. I’ll wait. Now indulge me one more question. How many of them are original content never before seen in any other text? How many of them are about already established traditions, ceremonies, rites, gods, goddesses, spirits, beliefs, languages, etc? This one’s a little tougher because many times, especially as new practitioners, we don’t know till we’ve researched and learned more.... Read more

March 24, 2023

“At the rocky river’s edge The rapids raged cold and wet They held hands as they tossed the doll Into the angry river’s depths The horizon flashed as the sun set And the poppet sank below A roar came crashing up The wild river spirits in tow” Cunning Words, The Wrathful River Spirits What is a Taglock? A taglock is a representative of the target a practitioner wishes to affect with their spell or magic. Historically, this would be a... Read more

March 10, 2023

A Political Witch This is your reminder that marginalized people have always been used as scapegoats throughout human history. The Crusades, the Witch trials, the Holocaust, Japanese Internment camps, the Communist Red scare, the AIDS crisis, Immigrant children in cages indefinitely, labeling Queer people as sexualizing predators, the attack on trans people and bodily autonomy… We as humankind have systematically used marginalized humans to push political propaganda.  A Witch Cannot be Apolitical   Last year I visited Salem, Massachusetts and... Read more

March 3, 2023

“Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon.” From a very young age, many of us were exposed to the concept of animism and didn’t even realize it.  Do you remember Goodnight Moon? “Goodnight stars. Goodnight air. Goodnight noises everywhere.” It was a simple bedtime story where a guardian teaches their child to wish the world a goodnight before falling asleep. This idea teaches reverence to everything including endings and by that inference, beginnings. So what is it?... Read more

February 24, 2023

There is Magic in Art When you stare at the Mona Lisa painting, what stands out to you? When you step back and take it all in, it’s not particularly special. It’s not very big. The brush strokes aren’t particularly unique. But to this day, it still attracts crowds by the millions each year. There’s one thing that stands out, that this painting is most famous for… her smile. It looks as if she knows something, a secret. It’s not... Read more

February 17, 2023

Anyone can do witchcraft Seriously, anyone can do witchcraft. Let’s break this down. A living breathing thinking person (anyone) can pick up a book that lays out the recipe for a spell or working. If you can read, you can do it. But here’s the caveat. Anyone can do witchcraft, but not everyone will have what it takes to be a witch. Now let’s dissect this statement. We already established how anyone can do witchcraft as written above, but what... Read more

February 10, 2023

Knots of Magic A Witches Ritual Cord has a long history in the craft but I’d like to share with you a personal take. I have always been fascinated with knot magic, braiding charms, and weaving since I was young. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was in kindergarten and I was obsessed with embroidery knot bracelets and lanyard weaving as a child. The creation and the rhythm of winding the string was so soothing to me and... Read more

February 2, 2023

Years ago, when I first found my way into the practice of creating sigils, I had a lot of questions. There were a lot of mixed opinions about the rules and there seemed to be a lot of conjecture about what different books claimed they were and how to use them.     In Liber Null, chaos magician Peter Carroll writes, “There are three parts to the operation of a sigil. The sigil is constructed, the sigil is lost to the mind,... Read more

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