Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jaime Gironés, author of the new Llewellyn's Little Book of the Day of the Dead.
Many people around the world celebrate their ancestors during Autumn. Some Pagans who celebrate Samhain on October 31st, a time when the veil between the worlds is thinner, use this time to honor those who have passed away. In Mexico, and other countries of Latin America and wherever there are Latino populations, the Day of Dead is celebrated around November 1st and 2nd. There are other celebrations for the dead and the ancestors in other parts of the world around this time of the year, like the dušičky ("little souls") in the Czech Republic.
Here in the northern hemisphere, Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the Spring Equinox/Ostara. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
An Ostara Sabbat Ritual for One: Celebrate Ostara with a ritual to welcome the light and leave the dark behind.
Brighten Your Ostara by Bringing Balance to Your Life: Use these ideas to rejuvenate and balance your emotions, finding new joy in the process.
Ostara: A Time to Recreate Yourself: Ostara, that magical time of renewal and balance, is just around the corner. Use this magical time
Join Llewellyn authors Christopher Penczak, Najah Lightfoot, and Devin Hunter for The Gathering of the Witches: A Weekend of Magic, Inspiration, and Transformation!
Date: October 22nd-24th, 2021, LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM!
Led by Christopher Penzcak, Najah Lightfoot, Devin Hunter, Judika Illes, and other magical teachers, this weekend event is all about empowering and uncovering your magical potential and learning how a magical practice can foster inspiration and transformation in your life.
Unlike some online offerings, this is NOT a lecture-only event. Each workshop will be interactive with practical lessons to help you increase your magical abilities. You will also be able to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Blake, author of several books, including her new Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows.
If you ask any Witch what their most valuable magical tool is, you will probably get a wide range of answers. For some it might be one of the tools that direct energy, such as an athame or a wand, which are often treasured personal items. For others, it could be tools that boost the focus and energy of spellwork, like crystals or herbs.
But if you ask me, I would say that my most valuable tool is the knowledge I have gained through my years of practicing The Craft. And for some, that knowledge is contained in their Book of Shadows.
No two Witches