Items needed: Clay Pencil Inscribing instrument Sharp knife Red candle and holder Visualize your home as a safe, protected environment as you charge the red candle. Light the candle, place it in its holder and set it near your work space. Break off a piece of clay about the size of a golf ball. Knead the clay while visualizing your home as a protected refuge. Form the clay into a ball. Roll it...
(You alone will know when to perform this ritual. It can be done at any phase of the moon, during the day or night, whenever needed.)
You’ll need one large white or pink bowl; one white candle; water; small, fresh flowers (white blooms are best) and one piece of white cotton cloth.
Place the bowl on the altar (or on any table). If desired, cast a circle. Affix the white candle to the center...
Originally published in Llewellyn's New Times, issue number 921. When I was fifteen years old, I was handed a visa of sorts. This “visa” consisted of an open invitation to explore the byways of human thought and practice that have become known as magic. I eagerly took up this work, for nothing in my life until that time had sparked all three levels (mental, emotional and spiritual) of my being....
In honor of the June 26th birthday of one of Llewellyn's most beloved authors, the late Scott Cunningham, we have included two spells from his book Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic.
A TREE SPELL
When you have found a tree to work magic with, take a large leaf, a charcoal-tipped stick, a piece of flexible vine or natural-fiber cord, and a dime to the tree.
Sitting beneath it,...
Ice is a formidable tool to be used in magick. It has many inherent properties that can be utilized in divination and in magickal workings. Water is the only mutable element, and ice holds specialized properties of its own. Enodia Black offers valuable insight into a little-explored and highly valuable topic.