Magic is the movement of energy to bring about a desired effect. This energy can be drawn from natural surroundings, items such as stones, herbs, or crystals, or from within ourselves. The key to working magic successfully though, is how to move and charge this energy. How do we focus and direct something that seems … More The Purpose of Meditation in Magic
Religion is an intensely personal thing. It’s probably the most personal view an individual can hold. Because of this, even among those who follow the same religion, there may be differences. Sometimes the differences are large and quite noticeable. Other times they are small and barely significant. My own views on religion have changed through … More What do Witches believe?
What is the definition of a soul? Is there a real difference between a soul and a spirit and if so, how do we classify them? How do the two interact with our physical form? Is there a separation? I’ve had an image of something similar to a Venn Diagram in my mind for the past few … More The Soul, Balance, and Transformation
One of the things I love about being a Pagan and Witch is how it honestly feels. I can’t explain it, I just know it. In some ways, it’s probably blood-memory or ancestral. In other ways, it might just be the way that things speak to my heart. Of the ancestry I know of I … More Being a Witch
The newly interested seeker’s first question after, “How do I get started?” is typically followed by, “How do I find a teacher/others?” I know what it feels like to be alone and starting out on this entire journey by yourself. It can feel a bit intimidating or overwhelming and there is nothing so secure, it … More How to Begin
Witches traditionally were not above casting hexes if the need presented itself. We are charged with acting with wisdom and accepting the results of our choices. If you feel strongly enough that a hex is needed to right a wrong or to guarantee protection or safety, so be it. But you have to deal with … More Reversing a hex or curse
Cleansing and consecration are both necessary when working with tools and ritual objects. Cleansing is done first. Cleansing means you purify the item from previous energies that it may have picked up before coming into your care. This can most easily be done with burning sage and wafting the sage smoke over the item completely. … More Are cleansing and consecration necessary?
Magic is the movement of energy to bring about a desired effect. This energy can be drawn from natural surroundings, items such as stones, herbs, or crystals, the gods, or from within ourselves. The key to working magic successfully though, is how to move and charge this energy. How do we focus and direct something … More Meditation, Grounding, and Centering
Here’s one recipe for Four Thieves Vinegar. Be sure to use food-grade herbs if you intend to take this internally. Use equal parts of at least five of the following herbs: * Lavender * Sage * Thyme * Lemon Balm * Hyssop * Peppermint * Garlic cloves In hoodoo in particular, black pepper and cayenne pepper … More Four Thieves Vinegar