Prayer and Spells are not the same thing

I’m a Witch, a writer, and a language nerd. These three things combined together cause my inner cauldron to boil when people claim things that don’t ring true in the context of certain words and the religio-magical expressions of the Craft. “When (insert religious label here) people pray, they’re really casting spells.” “Spells are the … More Prayer and Spells are not the same thing

Book Review — The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit

Title: The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit Author: Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman Genre: Spiritual Non-Fiction I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any sort of payment for this review. This is my opinion of this author’s work and … More Book Review — The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit

“V” Is For Voice

Chants, songs, words, invocations, evocations, whispers, shouts, howls, cries, and on and on… The Voice is magical. Witches train themselves to use something called The Magical Voice, a pitch that resonates and vibrates our entire being when we speak. It’s a Voice that pulls from deep within and expresses our passion and desire for magic … More “V” Is For Voice

“T” Is For Timing

Magical timing focuses on making use of certain correspondences. Correspondences (more here) are things that go together — that correspond to one another, and could include: deity or another Otherworldly being, elemental, astrological, seasonal, lunar, herbal, stone, symbol/sigil/glyph, sympathy, or color. When speaking of magical timing, the correspondences usually narrow down to lunar and astrological ones, … More “T” Is For Timing

“P” Is For Perfect Love & Perfect Trust

  The phrase In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust, while not as common (and perhaps not as over-used as “Blessed Be”) is still one of Wicca’s quirky phrases. It comes across almost like code words, and it kind of should, because that’s where it originated. The phrase comes to us from British Traditional Wicca/Witchcraft and … More “P” Is For Perfect Love & Perfect Trust

“O” Is For Orthopraxy vs. Orthodoxy

“What do Wiccans believe?”  That’s a pretty straightforward question. The answer, however, is never as straightforward. “Ask ten different Wiccans that question and you get twelve different answers.” To some people, that’s a sign of what’s wrong with the Wiccan path when compared with other religions, faiths, or spiritual paths. For others, being unable to … More “O” Is For Orthopraxy vs. Orthodoxy