Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Cory Thomas Hutcheson, author of the new New World Witchery.
For those who take an interest in North American folk magic, it is impossible to learn for long without realizing very quickly just how much all of American folk magic owes to its legacy of Black practitioners. This includes not just the practice of the African American folk magical system commonly called "Hoodoo," but also the broader history of magic in America as well. Folk magic is largely alive and well because of the contributions of Black Americans, and yet I often see that while people recognize the presence of Black practices, they sometimes don't know much about historical
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Michael Furie, author of Supermarket Magic, Spellcasting for Beginners, Spellcasting: Beyond the Basics, and the new Witch's Book of Potions.
Though a bubbling cauldron filled with herbs and liquid releasing fragrant steam into the air is a potent stereotype of witchcraft, it does not seem to be a large part of modern practice. The cauldron, while still a valued magical implement of a great many witches, has shifted from being a practical cooking pot and potion-brewing vessel to more symbolic uses. Acting as a censer, fire pit, or spell receptacle are all perfectly appropriate and powerful functions of a witch's cauldron; I'm not speaking
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Pamela Chen, author of the new Witchling Academy Tarot and the forthcoming Owl Tarot.
Magic is bringing your thoughts and intentions into reality with focused energy, and tarot is the perfect tool for magical practices, because it is filled with an enormous amount of symbology that can be used to represent your intentions. Here are three ways that you can use tarot for everyday magic.
Using tarot on your altar can help you both create and focus on the energy you desire to bring into the sacred space. For example, when I create an abundance altar, I like to incorporate the Nine of Pentacles as the centerpiece of my altar for my
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gwion Raven, author of The Magick of Food and the new Life Ritualized.
I recently moved. I absolutely love my new home. It's a better fit for my family. The house is a little more spacious than my last place. There are more windows, so subsequently more light. Apart from actual daylight streaming in through the windows and skylights, there's a feeling of lightness. By that, I mean there is an openness, an airiness, and a sense that I can stretch out and breathe here. It's taken some time to feel comfortable, to feel I belong.The house feels welcoming and that's not by accident. I treated the moving process as a sacred rite of passage and, in