Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Laurel Woodward, author of Kitchen Witchery and the new Backyard Garden Witchery.
Nature is the great restorer. We go to nature to escape the chaos of the world. By submerging ourselves in the green sights and natural sounds, our minds clear and our spirits quiet. A trip to the beach, a walk through the woods, a hike through a natural area stirs our senses and brings us back to a place where we are able shed worry and experience a sense of wonder. Grand vistas like the sight of the sea stretching endlessly away under the setting sun or a majestic mountain view hold the power to take our breath away. To experience the surprise sighting of a
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration and the new Falling Through the Tree of Life.
The Kabbalah's Tree of Life is a complex symbol with many layered meanings. A cosmologist, an occultist, a poet, and a musician might all have different explanations of these ten circles arranged in strict relationship to each other, but in essence they would boil down to the same thing. This is how a glyph becomes effective—we all understand it in different ways, but those ways are doorways to a shared understanding. As a Pagan and a feminist, my understanding of the Tree of Life is to regard it as a living thing—evident in each actual tree,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Brandon Weston, author of Ozark Folk Magic and the new Ozark Mountain Spell Book.
It might seem odd at first, but Ozark healers and magical practitioners have been working miracles with ordinary household string for centuries, and in fact, these methods, rites, and spells have an even more ancient lineage. One fascinating area to look at within this complex tradition is the repurposing of household objects for magic and healing. This practice derives from a sense of necessity, where hillfolk had to use what they could gather or grow on the land or what they could repurpose in their own cabins. Apart from these, one had to do without as the
An ENORMOUS thank you to our LlewellynCon presenters today: Cory Thomas Hutcheson, Jean-Louis de Biasi, Lisa McSherry, and Christopher Penczak!
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Watch Cory Thomas Hutcheson: Folk Magic in North America
Watch Jean-Louis de Biasi: Unlocking the Mysteries of Esoteric Freemasonry
Watch Lisa McSherry: The Imposter Witch: How to Correctly Build Your Practice
Watch Christopher Penczak: Protection Magick & Psychic Self-Defense
Thank you again to all