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Who’s Afraid of a Little Black Magick?
Date: 2012-08-20   By: Shawn Martin Scanlon
The term "black magick" fascinates as no other, and yet the term itself is so mysterious and vague that it's not always easy to find two magicians who can agree precisely on its meaning. Is black magick that of revenge, theft, cruelty, or other malicious acts? Or is a magick that explores the darker sides of our psyches? Shawn Martin Scanlon, author of Everything You Want To Know About Magick (But Were Afraid To Ask), discusses why we needn't focus so much on the multiple definitions of "black magick"—or even worry about incorporating it into our own magickal practices.
Why Not Real Magick?
Date: 2008-07-16   By: Donald Michael Kraig
If you practice magick for even a short time, you’ll learn the reality of Mark Twain’s quote, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The popularity of numerous “reality” television shows indicates this is true. But when it comes to magick, TV seems to ignore this. I liked Buffy and Angel and I like Ghost Whisperer, Charmed and The Dresden Files. But
Why Remember Past Lives?
Date: 2011-11-09   By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Do Spirits Have "Past Lives?" Of course they do! At least for spirits of the recently deceased people, which is what people generally mean when using the word "spirits." We live, we die, then as spirits we inhabit the spirit world for a time, then we are born again, and the cycle repeats again, and again—time after time. We journey
Why We Believe in Doomsday
Date: 2009-11-02   By: J. Allan Danelek
December 21, 2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," based on the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. What inspires us to adhere to such annihilistic beliefs? J. Allan Danelek, author of 2012: Extinction or Utopia, explains.
Why Witchcraft? Why Wicca?
Date: 2004-07-01   By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Many people think of Wicca as just another word for Witchcraft. Some say that Wicca is merely the 20th Century version of the Craft. Others call Wicca the “Old Religion.” And some say that Wicca is totally a 20th Century invention! Many proudly ...
Wicca Beyond the Basics
Date: 2002-01-01   By: Elen Hawke
What do you do when people keep asking you questions about the whys and wherefores of witchcraft and Wicca? That was how my first book for Llewellyn, In The Circle: Crafting the Witches Path, came to be published. I tried to write the sort of book ...
Wicca for Beginners: the Witch Way
Date: 1969-12-31   By: Thea Sabin
There’s a great pagan song by Catherine Madsen called “The Heretic Heart,” part of which goes: Though law, scripture, priest and prayer Have all instructed me, My skin, my bones, my heretic heart are my authority. Many people come to Wicca ...
Wiccan Full Moon Ritual for Lovers
Date: 2004-10-11   By: Thea Sabin
Magic is the art of using the whole of the natural and universal energies. To responsibly perform Wiccan magic, it's necessary to know the spiritual laws governing the material world. Many people choose to ignore these forces. The expression ...
Wiccans & Pagans – Where are the Advanced Books?
Date: 2008-03-17   By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Llewellyn publishes numerous books each year, on various metaphysical topics, from Kabbalah to natural witchery to electional astrology. However, we're often asked about the topic of "advanced" books. What are they? Where are they? Carl Llewellyn Weschcke responds.
Windowsill Culinary Herb Garden
Date: 2009-05-05   By: Ellen Dugan
Herbs that are grown indoors add fresh aroma to your home, and because they are so close at hand, they encourage you to make use of them for seasonings and in food preparation. Basically, indoor-grown herbs require a sunny growing area (five to six hours of sunlight per day), water, and humidity. They will need protection from cold drafts and

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