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Date: 2014-05-05 By: Stephanie Woodfield
In Paganism, we like to say that we have reclaimed the Goddess. But have we really? Truly reclaiming the Goddess doesn't simply mean acknowledging the existence of the divine feminine, it also requires us to explore all of Her archetypes, and to reevaluate our concepts of femininity. Stephanie Woodfield, author of Drawing Down the Sun, explains how we can reconnect with the goddess beyond her lunar personalities.
Date: 2014-04-07 By: Deborah Blake
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work? Deborah Blake, author of The Witch's Broom, explains a few of the many magical uses for the humble broom.
Date: 2014-03-19 By: Ellen Dugan
Date: 2014-02-03 By: Melanie Marquis
When we do the same sorts of magickal spells again and again, it's easy to fall into a comfortable groove and stay there, no longer progressing, no longer moving forward along the magickal path. Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, discusses why understanding and incorporating folk magic from around the world can have a profound effect on your spellcasting.
Date: 2014-01-27 By: Michael Furie
What does it really mean to be a "Kitchen Witch?" How can we easily seek magic in the everyday items around us, imbuing our food and drink with magical intent? Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, explains.
Date: 2013-11-25 By: Alaric Albertsson
As above, so below; as within, so without. These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans on many different paths. Most of us understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. But how can we continue to be spiritual in our daily lives, after the ritual is over and the chalice rinsed out? Alaric Albertsson, author of To Walk a Pagan Path, explains how even the most seemingly small tasks can become spiritual activities.
Date: 2013-11-18 By: Sandra Kynes
Essential oils come from plants, and down through the ages Witches and Pagans have used plants for magic and ritual. Using essential oils is a way to hold tradition while extending our practices and giving them new depth. Sandra Kynes, author of Mixing Essential Oils for Magic, explains how we can work with oils from specific parts of plants to create an "aromatic Wheel of the Year."
Date: 2013-11-13 By: Silver RavenWolf
Thanksgiving! America's ritual feast of gratitude can be one of the most delightful or stressful events of the autumn season, depending on your point of view. Whether you are a visitor, or a host/ess—why not add a little magick to your special holiday brew! Silver RavenWolf addresses several ways to take the stress away from the holiday and make it magical, including how the stars are aligning to help us this year.
Date: 2013-11-11 By: Alexandra Chauran
Elementals are a rich source of magical wisdom, easily accessible through daily activities. But what exactly are these beings of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and how can we tap into their energy and power? Alexandra Chauran, author of Faeries & Elementals for Beginners, explains their history and their magic.
Date: 2013-10-21 By: Linda Raedisch
The Samhain season is upon us, a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, and our thoughts turn to spirits, ghosts, and communication with loved ones passed. Yet, this Halloween season is a great reminder that not so very long ago, much like Halloween, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. Who are these spirits of the Yuletide season? Linda Raedisch, author of the new Old Magic of Christmas, presents one such spirit group: the White Ladies.