Witches and plants go hand in hand. (Generally, of course. I'm not the boss of your craft, but, you know, it's generally a thing.) But gardening is expensive. So expensive. You wouldn't think nature, the thing we live on, in, around, and with would be difficult to acquire, but it is. You can easily drop … Continue reading Magical Gardening Tips for Complete Beginners
I don't keep an altar. I don't need one in my practice. But I like the beauty of altars and shrines and most people do have them. But not everyone can leave things out, whether because they're not public with their craft or they have children, pets, or share space with other people. I do, however, … Continue reading Hidden Altars & Supply Storage
Have you ever looked at a spell and it says something like "leave the object at a crossroads"? Many, many spells end this way and for good reason. Leaving an item at a crossroads magically and energetically disperses the energy. It's good when you're leaving a general offering for spirits. It's great when you're trying … Continue reading What Makes a Crossroads a Crossroads?
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
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
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)
I don't really use elements in your traditional ritual set up. I do sometimes use them but it's often in a more alchemical way than an earth-air-fire-water way. One of my favorite ways to use elements is to combine them. A good example is an air plant. An air plant largely lives on air (with … Continue reading Elemental Combinations
Money, commerce, trade, and currency exist in the astral and spirit worlds. How do you make money there?
If you've hung around fairy tales long enough, you've run into the concept of using objects to achieve second sight. Second sight is the ability to see things that are beyond normal perception such as spirits or energy. Some people are naturally gifted at this and others train themselves to use it. It sits firmly … Continue reading Enchanting Objects for Second Sight
Secular witchcraft is a rising star in the witchcraft scene but it's also one that is heavily misunderstood. As a secular witch, I practice a style of witchcraft that is separate from my spirituality. The word separate is absolutely key. What this means that I may have spiritual or religious beliefs but they do not … Continue reading Secular Witchcraft Defined