I found these posted to eBay. I’d never heard about a witch’s heart, in this way. A lot of things were “to ward off evil spirits”. But, I wonder, how was this a witch’s heart in particular. What made it something other than a decorated hear? Like a claddagh (the heart with a hand holding it on each side and a crown on top) there must be a story to this witch’s heart too.… Read the rest
Originally written for The Crying Clown Zine (c. 1998)
Folklore is not an old wives tale, mere superstition or fairy tale. It is more than that. Folklore is a way of doing things not based on scientific fact. People relied on folklore before the invention of science. Those who want to practice magick should begin with the study of folklore.… Read the rest
Are you superstitous? Don’t deny it too quickly. There are sorts of little things we do without even considering them to be a superstition. Do you read horoscopes? How much credit do you give to them? Would you consider your day not as great if you have a poor horoscope? Kind of superstitious aren’t you?
Wicca and Witchcraft are full of superstition though we might deny it.… Read the rest
Do you care about history?
I love reading a bit here and there. I studied history in high school. I would have taken it in college but it wasn’t available among my optional courses.
Mostly I like reading about women in history ancient history and old cultures and customs. Being a Pagan/ Witchy type person I tend to read about superstitions and old traditions connected to nature and ceremonies too.… Read the rest
Are superstitions rituals in disguise?
I have a superstition passed on from my Mother. Don’t turn the calendar page before the first of the new month. So, I always wait till the first to look at the next page in the calendar. Why, I’m not sure. I don’t think I believe I’ll jinx the fresh month, but it doesn’t hurt to be safe, right?… Read the rest