Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tomás Prower, author of La Santa Muerte and the new Queer Magic.
Well, can they? Queer magic, on the surface, appears to be a new phenomenon. It seems like the positive result of the liberalizing of society and the globally increasing acceptance of queer individuals. With the fertile ground of open-mindedness and tolerance, queer people appear to be finally free to develop their own magic. But is this really true? And if so, is it a type of magic that hetero cisgender people can do? Should they do it?
I know, that's a lot of if/then questions in succession, but let's briefly tackle each answer one by one starting with queer magic being
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chas Bogan, author of the new Secret Keys of Conjure.
There are all manner of physical items that we may build a magical relationship with, such as roots whose indwelling spirits we have engaged for aid, or metal charms stamped out in factories, or mojo hands that some perceive as being an extension of their own body and magical will. Though the life force present within such objects may be perceived in many ways, keeping it healthy is essential to maintaining an effective charm. The responsibility falls on us to sustain and nurture our magical allies. If you won't work on their behalf, why should they continue to work for yours? Even the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of The Witch's Cauldron and the new Sigil Witchery.
The most frequent interview question that I received after writing The Witch's Cauldron was, "What's your favorite use for the cauldron?" Well, in our house, our five-foot-long, claw-foot tub is our beloved, most-used cauldron. So, consequently, my most common magickal applications center around bathing.
But there's more to bathing rituals and spells than herbal infusions and salt mixtures (check out "The Blessed Bathtub," pages 203-209 of The Witch's Cauldron, if you want to know more about these classic methods.) Did you know you could use sigils to focus
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sandra Kynes, author of The Herb Gardener's Essential Guide, Crystal Magic, and the new 365 Days of Crystal Magic, among many others.
There is something special about the first day of a new year that makes our lives seem fresh and clear. It's like coming to a path in the woods where no one has set foot before. Even though we cannot see the twists and turns that may lie ahead, the thought of stepping onto the path to start a new journey is full of promise.
Begin your year with a little crystal magic to foster positive energy for a boost towards your goals and to add a little spark of enchantment. A clear crystal is especially potent to