We are always changing, evolving. Not only do we change ourselves as we get older and value things differently. But, we change our minds as new ideas come in and merge with our existing ideas. Six years ago (on this same day) I wrote a short reply I could give to anyone who felt afraid, distrustful, of Paganism.… Read the rest
Spells and magick are a do it yourself project.
Real magick, real spells, are not something you can buy from someone who will make things happen for you overnight. That’s fiction. If someone had that kind of power why would they need to sell it? Wouldn’t they already have everything they need? Wouldn’t they give themselves everything they wanted, first?… Read the rest
Long ago I heard the phrase “the round church” which referred to religion being outside, available to all, without requiring a building, or organized religion. (More or less). Today I found the Wild Church Network.
There are locations in Canada, the US, Australia, and Europe. I found several in Ontario but they don’t all have websites.… Read the rest
Your Book of Shadows (BoS) is personal. You can make the entire book yourself or buy a book, decorate it and then begin creating the contents of your own Book of Shadows. However you start the physical, actual book and however you decorate it – it’s what’s inside that counts.
A Book of Shadows can be for a coven, keeping the rules, rituals and history of the coven.… Read the rest
I found this link a few years ago and left it to explore for later. I’m glad the site is still up. It’s always sad to find things gone.
The Book of Tides, is a resource site for sea magick. Site started in 1995 by Minnie, “resident Sea Witch and mermaid-in-disguise”.
I have taken information and some quotes from the site and added my thoughts along the way.… Read the rest
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
I was looking online for nothing in particular, just taking a break from something else I should have been working on. I found a witch postcard for sale on eBay that was kind of funny, caught my curiousity. I found the artist and searched for her, Margaryta Yermolayeva. She has a lot of art, mainly in the folk art Halloween theme.… Read the rest
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite was an Australia illustrator in the early 1900’s.
I have seen her work many times without knowing who she was. This week I posted an image on Twitter and WebGrrl sent me a link with her name, history and other illustrations she had done. I found another link with more about her and more of her work.… Read the rest
Having any kind of faith, belief or religion is about labelling yourself and having others label you. Even an atheist, someone who does not believe in any gods (or any formal religion) is labelled, an atheist. A religious based name and word. Funny how so many things are ironic like that.
My label, as best as I can pull together the words, is an atheist Green Witch.… Read the rest