Heat Magic

Heat magic is a form of magic using heat as a conductor of or influence to spells. In short, it's hot as balls, so might as well cast some spells. Heat magic is, for real, any time you work magic invoking or using heat as an element within the spell or working. So if you're … Continue reading Heat Magic

How to Make Moon Water

Bringing things back to basics with a how to make moon water. I know this seems like a pretty obvious thing to some folks, but I often get messages asking me what this ingredient is or what that ingredient does. Ingredients many practitioners consider very basic, like full moon water. First, let's cover what full … Continue reading How to Make Moon Water

3 Ways to Magically Reclaim Yourself

Ever been lost in the sea of yourself? You just feel restless and confused and sad. Hopeless yet desperate to move forward. Hoping to find something that will help you keep your head above water yet finding yourself anchored with no where to go. It's a crappy feeling. When you spend several weeks, months, or … Continue reading 3 Ways to Magically Reclaim Yourself

What Makes a Crossroads a Crossroads?

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?

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

Elemental Combinations

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

Getting Back to Your Spiritual Roots

Ever stop and take a look at who you were once or what you once believed and cringed? Who hasn't? But many practitioners tend to develop their practice over a long time - and lose the foundation of their practice in the process. I'm an animist. More than anything else, I'm an animist. I grew … Continue reading Getting Back to Your Spiritual Roots

Secular Witchcraft Defined

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