Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Alferian Gwydion MacLir, author of Wandlore and the new Witch's Wand.
In my first wand book, Wandlore, I wrote at length about the process of making magic wands. My forthcoming book, The Witch's Wand, focuses on that question people often ask me: How do I use my wand? Well, here are five ideas.
Meditate Holding Your Wand.
The dryad spirit of the tree from which your wand branch came and the spirit of your wand is a living thing. Like a familiar spirit, your wand is a helper, guide, and counselor. Sit with your legs crossed on a pillow or mat, or however is comfortable. Hold your wand in your dominant hand and rest the point in the
Let’s start by saying I can’t believe I’m writing another remembrance on this blog. I’ve lost too many authors in the 10 years I’ve worked for Llewellyn, and now I’ve lost my boss Carl Llewellyn Weschcke. We all have lost a very special person – not just his family, not just the Llewellyn family, but all of the Wiccans, Witches, Pagans, and magicians that I acquire books for, under his mighty imprint. So this is not going to be short.
Carl was a natural-born leader, the kind of person with so much enthusiasm for an idea or a project that others got caught up in it, too. He was a kind, intelligent person who was always looking to expand other people’s minds, by starting
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tomás Prower, author of the new La Santa Muerte.
"How can I get in contact with the spirits of the dead?"
Seems like a simple enough question, right? I mean, communing with beings from spiritual realms has been a worldwide hallmark of magic throughout the ages. Even nowadays among Earth's remaining isolated tribes of native peoples, shamans continue this age-old lineage of necromancy. So, in our modern and urbanized lifestyles today, where does one begin to learn how to gain the skills of a necromancer? Well, the secret to this skill (much like writing a good mystery novel) is to start with the ending and work your way backwards.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and the new Lughnasadh.
Nothing quite says Lughnasadh better than a warm cup of freshly made spiced apple cider! It's easy to make and easy to customize to bring out the flavors and magickal properties that you find most appealing. The most important thing to know is that good cider starts with good apples. Many apple varieties come into season during this time, and you with a little poking around, you may be able to find a local grower who also produces their own apple cider. It takes a lot of apples and a lot of work to make cider, so you'll probably