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D is for Divination

My first conscious experience with Witchcraft, back when I was at school, was through divination. My local newsagents had an amazing variety of magazines and one day I found a copy of ‘Prediction’ lurking in the corner of the shelves. I immediately bought it and...

10 Ways to Celebrate the Full Moon

With the Moon reaching the peak of its cycle tonight I am sure you are feeling the pull of the Full Moon as much as I am. For the last few days the waters in me – physical and spiritual – have been rising. It’s the same every month, I am pulled toward the rising tides...

A is for Animism

This week I am starting a new series of blog posts – An A-Z of Witchcraft. The aim is to explain some important words which Traditional Witches use a lot (and forget not everyone knows what they mean!) and to talk about some important issues. They will be shortish...

Reinventing the Wheel

Why I abandoned the Wheel of the Year……. and still embrace it. This blog is a story in two halves. It’s the story of how I rejected the modern Pagan Wheel of the Year and built a practice based on the land on which I live. But it’s also a story about how that same...

The Basics of Meditation

In recent years meditation has become much more popular - it is no longer the preserve of initiates, or those who have dedicated themselves to the esoteric life. It is open to everyone. And everyone seems to have a different way of doing it. And a different definition...

How to Make Magical Oils Part 2

Magical Oils are a key part of my witchy tool kit. I use them for all sorts of purposes – dressing candles for spell work, anointing myself (and others) before ritual, adding a little oomph! to a charm bag, or in a magical bath. In fact the only limit is my...

Why Meditate

Most of us know that meditation is, apparently good for us. We've been told oh so many times we should get up half an hour early to find time to meditate, or that we should skip reading that magazine at lunchtime in favour of a few breathing exercises. It used to be...

Where to Start?

WELCOME!!   I'm so glad you made it here.   The number one question I hear asked by those new to Paganism or Witchcraft is 'Where do I start'?    My answer is simple - Start EXACTLY where you ARE.    All too often the advice given to new seekers...

Looking Back to Look Forward

 Looking Back to Look ForwardThe Hearth of Brighid  We are about to be between the years once more. A liminal time between what was and all the potential of what is to come. And as we hurtle towards the striking of Midnight I’m in a reflective mood. I’m still...

How to….. Make Magical Oils

In the first of a series of practical 'How to Posts' I am going to show how to make magical oils - this is so incredibly simple and so magically powerful you'll wonder why you ever considered buying them! Many witches use herbs and plants in their work - either for...

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