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    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Theron Baker     I met my fellow PaganPagesOrg columnist at a homestead in Georgia. We both had skoolies. We both had a thing for crystals and nature. We both smudged the entire perimeter and set up a crystal grid that calmed the chaotic energy. In the months we spent in the same community, we got to do a couple of rituals together and I got to see him perform kitchen witchery, serving up what was needed in the food he prepared. Learn more about my fellow…

  • Reviews & Interviews,  Uncategorized

    Book Review – Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst

    Book Review Contemporary Witchcraft Foundational Practices for a Magical Life by Frances Billinghurst Publisher: Moon Books 264 Page Publication Date: August 1, 2021   Part I of “Contemporary Witchcraft” is comprised of nine essays focusing on the foundational philosophies and background of witchcraft as it used to be taught. Part II has a collection of essays on practical aspects and exercises for practicing the Craft with contemporary traditions. There is a growing number of witches who are of the “anything goes” and “do what you feel” belief, Frances Billinghurst said, noting that “bears little resemblance” to the training she received for initiation into a lineage that can be traced back…

  • Monthly Columns,  Spells & Rituals

    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Nun   The oldest of ancient Egyptian gods is Nun (also Nu), the father of Ra, the sun god. Nun means “primeval waters.” Although the Egyptians had many creation myths, all agreed the universe came from Nun’s primordial waters. The sun rising from the sea each morning was considered a reenactment of the creation myth. Legends have said at the end of the world, everything will sink beneath the waters of chaos from which creation begun. No priesthoods, cults, or temples were devoted solely to Nun, but when digging foundations for temples, Egyptians dug down until they reached water so the temple was literally rising out of…

  • Crafting Articles,  Reviews & Interviews

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches Book Review – Creating Smudge Sticks: 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness by Peg Couch

    Book Review Creating Smudge Sticks 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness by Peg Couch Publisher: Red Feather 128 Pages Publication Date: September 28, 2020   Merry meet. This month, my column is about a book I was given to review called “Creating Smudge Sticks: 15 Projects to Recover Negative Energy and Promote Wellness.”     While not pitched directly to pagans, using smoke is a common practice among us for purification and removing negative energy. In this book, Peg Couch presents projects for these as well as such intentions as love, anti-anxiety, stress relief, blessing a house, courage, and good vibrations.     Each project calls for…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – How to Lead a Badass Business From Your Heart: The Permission You’ve Been Waiting for to Birth Your Vision and Spread Your Glitter in the World by Makenzie Marzluff

    Book Review How to Lead a Badass Business From Your Heart The Permission You’ve Been Waiting for to Birth Your Vision and Spread Your Glitter in the World by Makenzie Marzluff Publisher: Changermaker Books 224 Pages Publication Date: November 1, 2020     Makenzie Marzluff’s advice to play big and let your heart lead you is a blueprint for not only building a badass business, but for making any vision a reality. “How to Lead a Badass Business from the Heart” encourages dreamers, visionaries, and light-workers to heal the planet through their creations. Approaching business from a spiritual perspective requires breaking from the old paradigm, avoiding decisions made from a…

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    Book Review – The Ancestral Power of Amulets, Talismans, and Mascots: Folk Magic in Witchcraft & Religion by Nigel Pennick

    Book Review The Ancestral Power of Amulets, Talismans, and Mascots Folk Magic in Witchcraft & Religion by Nigel Pennick Publisher: Destiny Books 352 Pages Publication Date: May 11, 2021     Crosses. A rabbit’s foot. Bells. The Cimaruta. Bones. Four-leaf clovers. Bluebirds. Horseshoes. The mandrake. Runes. An Ankh. Pentagrams. Hag stones. Lucky numbers. Sigils. Emblems. Down through the centuries, people have worn, carried, and displayed hundreds of these as well as amulets, talismans, charms and mascots for protection, luck, love, good health, and more. In this book, Nigel Pennick presents the origins, meanings, traditions, and folklore for each magical artifact – plus pictures of some from his vast collection. Information…

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    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Barbara King     Barbara King travels in a skoolie named the downsizer when she’s not at home North of Boston. I met her this past winter during her 20 weeks in Florida where she was learning “to slow down and just be.” We read each other’s tarot cards and enjoyed some long conversations. Barbara is experimenting with retirement [ie minimalism and freedom], which would give her more time to explore this country, make new friends, and possibly discover her future long-term road family. Along the way,…

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    Book Review – Answering the Call of the Elementals: Practices for Connecting with Nature Spirits by Thomas Mayer

    Book Review Answering the Call of the Elementals Practices for Connecting with Nature Spirits by Thomas Mayer Publisher: Findhorn Press 160 Pages Publication Date: June 15, 2021     Elemental beings are around us everywhere, living in the ether and astral worlds. Thomas Mayer shares his experiences with all the ones he knows, giving a glimpse into a world few see and showing readers how he learned to make personal contact with them – never claiming his way is the only way. In fact, this book is the first in a series that includes interviews with more than thirty individuals who perceive elementals and explain their individual approaches. Mayer stresses…

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    Book Review – Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes

    Book Review Tree Magic Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees by Sandra Kynes Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 368 Pages Publication Date: June 8, 2021     “Tree Magic: Connecting with the Spirit and Wisdom of Trees” is a guide to bringing this energy into our lives. Rooted in the physical realm, trees provide food, medicine, raw materials, and shelter. In the mystical world, trees connect three realms: heaven, earth, and underworld. Our ancestors revered them. Humans have a symbiotic relationship with trees: We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. A large tree can produce enough oxygen to support four people a day.…

  • Monthly Columns

    Witch Hunt

      There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere… The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.   Meet Kim McFadden     Kim was one of six of us who were founding members of a coven some sixteen years ago that changed over time but continues still, without us. Her strong, calm Taurus presence grounds me when she is near. She has a wicked sense of humor, and owns all her thoughts and behaviors, keeping her real. Kim hosts my stays in Connecticut and we often have wine on the porch and watch the sun set beyond my bus. Her house is modest for her…