Witchcraft 101: Adapting Spells

It's a rare magical practitioner that hasn't had to adapt a spell at one time or another. Usually it's for personal practice reasons or ingredient reasons, but it can simply be that it's too cold to walk outside or they just don't like the spell's steps or wording. Adapting spells can be really easy - … Continue reading Witchcraft 101: Adapting Spells

Handwriting as Sympathetic Magic

Sympathetic magic is the umbrella term for magic spells or techniques that a person or thing can be affected through their name or an object that represents them. The most common form of this is poppet magic. There's two facets of this type of magic. The first is imitation, such as that of a poppet, … Continue reading Handwriting as Sympathetic Magic

7 Magical Things to Do When You Want Love (But Don’t Want Romance)

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Even if you don't pay any attention to this couple-centic holiday, many pagan related festivals also focus on love (or sex). But what about the times in between? Have any of you ever been at a point in your life when you're ready to encourage new love into your … Continue reading 7 Magical Things to Do When You Want Love (But Don’t Want Romance)

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

Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101

    Grimoire, Book of Shadows, Book of Secrets, Book of Spells... Magical research is often collected into a book (or two) and is known by a specific name. There isn't a universal name that is correct for your book. You can name it whatever you want! Although "grimoire" isn't a technically accurate name for … Continue reading Grimoire or Book of Shadows 101