Review: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman – 4.5/5

Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman - 4.5/5 - You should be reading this. Heads up: One section covers black/white magic, somewhat out of nowhere. Another talks about familiars but it's uncertain what is meant by familiars, and could possible refer to spirit animals? It's unclear. Lots of talk about sex and adult … Continue reading Review: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena & Jess Zimmerman – 4.5/5

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Pop Culture Spells Are Real Spells

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. “That’s not a real spell” or “You can’t use that spell from Charmed” or my personal favorite “You need to use a spell from a real spell book not one that you made up or stole from TV.” Some of my followers are laughing. You should be. The sad … Continue reading Pop Culture Spells Are Real Spells

7 Tips to Get Your Life Under Control So You Can Get Back to the Magic

We're all busy, right? We've all got a ton of things on our minds and it gets to be so hard to keep track of stuff. It's even harder to fit in spiritual practices and make time for witchcraft. I recently experienced this myself. I took on a lot of projects for This Crooked Crown … Continue reading 7 Tips to Get Your Life Under Control So You Can Get Back to the Magic

How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

  A few years ago there was quite a kerfuffle about pop culture paganism. Okay, I'm totally downplaying it. It was pretty much a knock-out drag-down fight where people from all over were weighing in on their private blogs and tumblrs. It was a thing for at least a week. It's a weird thing to … Continue reading How to Create a Deity (Pop Culture Paganism)

Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin - 4/5 - You should be reading this.  [Crown's review guide here.] I didn't see any flaws in this book. I sometimes felt the book was missing something. I think that's because this is more of a creative lifestyle book using tarot as a medium of understanding than a … Continue reading Review: The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin – 4/5

Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Tarot Spells by Janina Renee. 1994. Llwellyn. 3.5/5 - Meh Warnings: None except very slight "negative energy will come back to you" mentioned once. A good book and accessible for everyone. Reads as light ceremonial or ritualistic but can be easily adapted. However, poor formatting, uninspired card choices, and cookie cutter (and sometimes boring) spells … Continue reading Review: Tarot Spells by Janina Renee – 3.5/5

Spirit Destinations: When Spirit Worlds Connect to the Physical World

The astral worlds are not a free-for-all. Not all of them at least. Anyone who has dealt with the fae are definitely aware of this but many other places outside of fairylands have rulers that hold territory. Knowing you're in someone's territory can be tricky and knowing where those territories begin and end, especially because they … Continue reading Spirit Destinations: When Spirit Worlds Connect to the Physical World