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      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Michelle Cunha     “Jewelry, statues and other swag doesn’t make you a witch. Practicing witchcraft makes you a witch,” Michelle Cunha said. She’s been practicing more than half her life. Soft spoken, she welds a strong energy that requires no accessories. In her quiet manner, she is unapologetically Michelle, giving you the unexpected that goes with her sharp sense of humor. Her experiences have made her convictions stronger as she weaves magic into her daily life. 1. Do you have a magical name you’re willing to…

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    Meet the Gods: Belenus     Belenus is one of the most ancient, beloved and widely worshiped Celtic deities. It is believed that the Latin name evolved from Bel or Belen, a Celtic word interpreted as “brilliant,” “shining,” or “luminous.” Orally, little is known about Belenus. The most archaeological remains dedicated to him were found in France, thought to be the center of his worship, but artifacts and references to him have been found in Northern Italy, Southern Gaul, the Alps, Austria, Rome, Scotland, Spain, and Britain. His shrines were often dedicated to healing and included therapeutic springs. “Votive offerings found at his shrine at Sainte-Sabine include terra-cotta horses and…

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    Book Review – Karma Unravelled: Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa

    Book Review Karma Unravelled Decoding the Law of Karma by Anandmurti Gurumaa Publisher: Gurumaa Vani 148 Pages Publication Date: 7/21/2014 Reprinted in 2016     In this book, spiritual master, rationalist, visionary, and philosopher Anandmurti Gurumaa guides readers off the relentless wheel of karma and into liberating freedom. She explains in great depth its nature, consequences, connection with reincarnation, and the path out of its bondage. “Whether you believe in ‘you reap as you sow’ or not, whether you believe in reincarnation or not, whether you believe in karmic debt or not, is irrelevant. Fact of the matter is that the law of karma is as irrefutably functioning in this…

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    Worth the Witch

    SugarMuses – Ostara Box     An abundance of curated items come lovingly packed in this Ostara Box by SugarMuses that can all be used to celebrate the spring equinox. Enclosed information gives some content about the sabbath, and the metaphysical properties of tools and items – then steps you through a ritual, noting how each item can be incorporated and stressing the experience be guided by your knowledge and intuition. Kristi, who recently celebrated her transition into Crone-hood grew up in a pagan home and was encouraged to use her talents instead of repressing them. “I have been creating things since I was very young and I found that…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Crafts for Witches: DIY Dishes Merry meet. When you can’t find a dish with the wheel of the year on it, a plate with the moon, a coffee mug with the right words, or a trivet with a pentacle on it, you can make it yourself. This one was made for me from an unused child’s craft kit, adding some acrylic paints before baking it.     Typically, you’d use Sharpie or dry erase markers. Cotton swabs, and rubbing alcohol or a dry marker eraser will be needed to remove mistakes. Non-toxic ceramic paint and pens can be used on microwave-safe dishware, making it safe for serving food. Clean your…

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    Worth the Witch Second Edition

      Under the Willows Design – Monthly Altar Kit       Ostara was the theme for the March 2021 Monthly Altar Kit from Under the Willows Design. Among its contents were a collection of herb and flower seeds to plant to honor the new growth that comes with spring. Little labeled plastic bags held lavender, sweet pea and verbena seeds.     The herbs in this kit – wormwood, chamomile, and calendula – are for offerings, Ostara rituals, or adding to your altar or apothecary for your own needs. They can also be used for a cleansing washes, using the Ostara energies for prosperity spells, or to charge and cleanse crystals…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Apollo     As the sun begins shining a bit more each day, let’s turn to Apollo, the Olympian sun god. In Greek mythology, there were twelve original Titans. Helios was god of the sun who was said to drive a chariot pulled by four horses, sometimes winged, across the sky. According to theoi.com, “Helios was depicted as a handsome, usually beardless, man clothed in purple robes and crowned with the shining aureole of the sun.” Slowly over time, Helios became viewed as being Apollo, one of the Twelve Olympians – the sun god who is the son of Zeus.     Most commonly associated as the…

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    Bit O’Magick Boxes: Luna-Magick     Inside a very unassuming box are flaps enhanced with hand-drawn messages. Behind them was an assortment of herbs and a timely ritual – in this case, the full moon.     They were selected by Mike Sexton who puts a bit of magick in every box. Hailing from Germany, for more than 20 years he has blended many different paths including ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Norse to form his own practice. He sticks to his German roots. His business began with art and moved to graphic design. His Wiccan business began with a plushy owl poppet infused with magick. Soon he was doing custom…

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    Book Review – The Witch’s Book of Potions: The Power of Bubbling Brews, Simmering Infusions & Magical Elixirs by Michael Furie

    Book Review The Witch’s Book of Potions The Power of Bubbling Brews, Simmering Infusions & Magical Elixirs by Michael Furie Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 260 Pages Publication Date: 2/08/21     As a child, Michael Furie would stir together “potions” of cooking spices and water, not knowing that potion- and brew-making would become a passion as an adult practicing witchcraft. “There is something so perfectly dramatic and innately magical about gathering various ingredients and combining them into a rich mixture of liquid; adding and stirring as fragrant steam rises from the bubbling cauldron,” he wrote in the book’s introduction. It’s as if it’s the very essence of magical witchcraft, and yet…

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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Crafts for Witches: Black Salt     Merry meet. Witches use black salt to absorb unfavorable energies, boost protection spells and guard against negativity. It is also used in cleansing, healing and banishing, making and breaking hexes, and casting powerful circles. I consider its energy somewhat stronger and different than that of white or pink salt. While you can buy it, it is better if you make your own. Most recipes for black salt are very much the same, and all will draw off negative energy and provide protection.     You’ll want a mortar and pestle in which you will grind together your ingredients. I used a small cast…