The Burning Times for Witches

Burning Times 2017 – Are we still persecuted for being witches?

It's 2017, does that make witchcraft obsolete?  Are Wiccan or Pagan beliefs a made up religion? Do we still face discrimination and are our beliefs still seen as dangerous and suspect. Sometimes I just feel like I need to hear that my Practice and my Path are valid and feel that acceptance from other witches … Continue reading Burning Times 2017 – Are we still persecuted for being witches?

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Wiccan Adornment

Wiccan Adornment

I think adornment is very important in witchcraft.  What we wear, from feathers, beads and ties in our hair, to the gems in our ears and amulets and charms around our necks to chains and bracelets on our bodies and rings on our fingers, they all have a purpose, not only in making us look … Continue reading Wiccan Adornment

The Magick of Roses

The Magick of Roses

How to Use Wild Roses Specifically wild roses.  They grow beautifully and plentifully in my region, along the sides of the road, in parks and as garden hedges. The delicately scented and graceful flower is a wonderful metaphor for witchcraft.  Beauty, power and light with the danger of the prick of thorns if you're not … Continue reading The Magick of Roses

Witch on a Broom

Travel Magick

I'm getting ready to go on a trip, which involves packing, cleaning, and Travel Magick! I'm doing three things to make this a safe and enjoyable journey. First, I'll be charging a smoky quartz crystal to use as a travel amulet and worry stone, especially on my flight, to provide travel protection and relieve stress. … Continue reading Travel Magick

Cups & Cakes

I try and give thanks for all my blessings regularly.  Life is too short not to live in the moment and appreciate what we have, even as we strive for personal growth and change. To stay grounded and maintain a traditional Wiccan practice I hold mini-ceremonies which are centred around the idea of cups and … Continue reading Cups & Cakes

The Magick of Scent

Do you practice aroma therapy?  Wear perfume, scented body lotion or use scented soaps?  Scent is a powerful sense, it’s linked to memory and also offers an excellent avenue for healing, managing stress, invigoration and magick! The magick of scent comes from the magickal properties of the ingredients you use to make the scented product; … Continue reading The Magick of Scent

Energy

Psychic or mental energy is our perception of the life force running through all things and the intention behind what we do.  The idea of energy in all things exists in the Chinese tradition of Qi, the Hindu idea of Prana or the Western idea of ether.  We feel it from the friction created when … Continue reading Energy