Tag: Paganism

Scrying – An Art form

You saw it in the store window. It was so pretty and when you bought it, the nice shop clerk informed you to keep it covered because it because if you don’t, you may set your home aflame. You laugh nervously thinking she is joking but she is not. Your brand new crystal ball is a convective lens after all.…

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble – Crafting Your own Spell

Auntie Snark, I have been using spells that I have found online or in books but now I want to create my own. Where should I start? Wants to Craft ____________________________________________________________________________ Wants to Craft, Yes, that’s right, my little witch, come to the dark side. I mean, come to the side that crafts his/her own spells. I know that it…

Making a Book of Shadows

Auntie Snark, I have been seeing Books of Shadows on Pintrest and they look freaking amazing! I really want to make my own Book of Shadows like the ones I am seeing. Do you have any recommendations about what I should be putting into one? Wants to Build A Book ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Wants to Build a Book, Ahh yes, Books of…

Chaos Sigils

Sigils. Lovely symbols of swoops, swirls and symbols that can be found in books, on the internet and even on Pinterest. Sigils are usually referred to a type of pictorial signature of an angel, entity or a desired outcome. The term sigil is Latin, meaning to seal. A well known page of sigils is that of The Lesser Key of…

Cernunnos – God of the Hunt

Name – Cernunnos or Herne Name Meaning – Horned God Pantheon – Celtic Animals – Stags, ram-horned serpents, bulls, dogs and rats. Symbols – Stag, Oak leaves, antlers, ramps horns and pan pipes Colors – Green, gold and silver Sacred plant/tree – Ivy, Oak, Mistletoe, Juniper and Valerian Moon – Oak/Holly God of – Fertility, vegetation, Lord/Protector of the Forest,…

Muggle – It’s a Stupid Word

This week we have no question posed by our readers, instead, we will focus on one of my biggest pet peeves. I see it all the time and every time I grit my teeth to resist going through the computer and shaking some sense into the person that has caused my annoyance. What annoys me? Pagans and or witches calling…

Samhain – A Break Down

Samhain – October 31st Pronounced  – Irish: “Sow-in” Gaelic: “Sow-een” Colors – Black, Brown, Yellow, Gold and Red Stones – Smoky quartz, Amber, Obsidian, Onyx, Carnelian and Turquoise Flowers & Herbs – Calendula, Sunflowers, Sage, Ginseng, Wormwood, Allspice and Rosemary Trees – Apples, Hazel and Oak Foods – Apples, Pumpkins, Roasted game, Cider, Dark wine and Root veggies Altar Decorations…

Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Aunty Snark, I am really interested in studying shamanism but I am afraid to because I am white. Would it be considered appropriate for me to even to show any interest in shamanism? Am I appreciating or appropriating? ____________________________________________________________________________ Am I appreciating or appropriating, Way to bring me a tough one. There are so many things for me to address…

Samhain Food

Samhain, it is a time for remembering our loved ones that have passed over, dispelling negative energy and invoking protection. It is the Celtic New Year, the third and last harvest of the year, and the time in which the Goddess becomes the Crone and the God lies in her womb waiting for his rebirth at Yule. This is the…

Candle Magick

Candle Magick It’s time to play with fire. Element – Fire Type – Transformation Time – Depends of the size/type/wax of candle  Expense – Will range from $ to $$$$$ Level – Novice to Sage ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Candle magick is one that everyone from a non practicing witch to a witch with fifty years under his/her belt performs. Allow me to…