I've been catching up on some reading and magical research of my own recently and a thought occurred to me. Are our homes less protected from spirits and outside forces than homes were historically? The short answer is yes, of course they are. Historically speaking, it was culturally relevant to place simple household protections in … Continue reading Are New Homes Less Protected From Spirits?
Happy Halloween! Happy Samhain! I hope you have some amazing plans this Halloween! I don't personally celebrate Samhain but Halloween is my household's favorite holiday, hands down. We have as much stuff to decorate for Halloween as we do Yule and it's not enough. I'm having a pretty low-key holiday myself. A fabulous witchy dress … Continue reading 79 Tips, Tricks, & Spells for Halloween 2017 + Sale!
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)
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
Money, commerce, trade, and currency exist in the astral and spirit worlds. How do you make money there?
We made it to the other side of March. Yay! This month has been truly insanely busy for me between medical appointments (everyone's OK, no worries!), caring for sick people, chasing after paperwork, birthdays, funerals, and a small snowstorm. I signed up for a bunch of stuff that I'm now scrambling to complete because I … Continue reading March Round Up
Spirits are hard. How can you tell who you're talking to? Are they really who they say they are? Can you really trust them? The short answer is no. No you can't trust them and no they should not expect you to automatically trust them any more than you should automatically trust a stranger. The … Continue reading How to Tell What Kind of Spirit You’re Talking To
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
This is a bit of an arts and crafts sort of spell but extremely low-key. Paper Pen A bit of your hair, fingernail, skin, etc. A coin First, fold your piece of paper so it's a pocket or an envelope. You can do this in any style you want - even go wild and … Continue reading Wish Bringer, Bring Me A Wish [Spell Saturday #47]
Even if you're familiar with astral travel and spirit realms, it's difficult to find spirits that are both trustworthy and helpful. Sometimes you're looking for a specific kind of spirit and that's even harder. Why someone might look for a particular kind of spirit varies. Sometimes you're serving as courier. Sometimes you need to heal … Continue reading Spirit Destinations: Spirits Who Can Help