• Crafting Articles

    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…

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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 Priscilla Anne Tennant Herrington     The first time I met Priscilla Anne Tennant Herrington was on a weekend Mabon retreat. I was stuck by the energy she held, the gentleness with which she offered wisdom, often in the form of a question that made me think. When she began a pagan discussion group for LGPTQ youth, I volunteered to assist. When I was preparing to crone, she was one of my mentors. She’s one of the witchiest witches I know.  “The best thing that ever happened…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft That’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox

    Book Review Rebel Witch Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone by Kelly-Ann Maddox Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide 260 Pages Publication Date: 4/20/21     Like hundreds of other books, “Rebel Witch: Carve the Craft that’s Yours Alone” presents the bare bones of a solitary witch practice – not to teach, but to inspire readers to shape the elements into a unique and personal path of their own. “A witchy practice usually includes rituals, spells and celebration of the natural cycles of Earth,” Kelly-Ann Maddox wrote, also noting witch can be a verb, a way of living. Some witches follow group guidelines or operate within set traditions. This book is for those…

  • 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 Kelli P. Cooke     Originally from Georgia, Kelli P. Cooke left in 2014 to restart her life after a relationship ended. She called to the universe to direct her to where she belonged and whom she should be with. A friend she’d known for years appeared in her mind, but she dismissed it at the time. About a month later, the two started chatting, two months later they had an official date and about a month later she moved to Connecticut. “Here I’ve found community unlike I’ve…

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    GoodGod!

    Meet the Gods: Iztlacoliuhqui In Aztec mythology, Itztlacoliuhqui (its•lack•a•lyle•key) is the god of frost. He is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Lizard to 13 Vulture in the Aztec calendar. At the time Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was the god of dawn and the planet Venus, Tonatiuh, the sun god, demanded sacrifice and obedience from the other gods before he would move. Angered at the sun’s arrogance, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli shot an arrow at him. Although it missed, the sun retaliated and threw his own arrow back at the morning star, piercing the Lord of Dawn through the head. At this moment, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was transformed into Itztlacoliuhqui, the god of obsidian stone, coldness,…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Crystal Grids Handbook: Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation by Judy Hall

    Book Review Crystal Grids Handbook Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation by Judy Hall Fair Winds Press 176 Pages     Combine the phenomenal power of crystals with sacred geometry on a grid and you have a three-dimensional energy field that can manifest anything. Judy Hall’s “Crystal Grids Handbook: Use the Power of the Stones for Healing and Manifestation” guides readers to harness that energy for everything from attraction and anchoring, to protection and prosperity. Grids, she explains, are the language of creation. They are found in nature: the perfect spiral of the sunflower, honeycomb cells, snowflakes. Readers learn how to select the best crystals for…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg

    Book Review Good Morning Intentions Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration Find Your Bliss and Stay Energized All Day by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg Reveal Press 200 Pages     If you feel as if you’re in the passenger seat watching the scenery go by but would rather be behind the wheel driving to your wildest dreams, Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg offer their morning meditation practices as the way to change your life. Getting caught up in the chaos of daily living causes “us to completely miss the blessings of the moment and keep us from actually enjoying and realizing what a freaking gift it is to wake…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse Exclusive Interview!

    ‘Hoo’ Knows What They ‘Doo’ by Christy Sprouse With an Introduction by Lynn Woike     Between them, Bruce and Christy Sprouse have more than 40 years of devotion to Santa Muerte – Holy Death, portrayed as a human female skeleton clad in a robe. Her worship is said to be the fastest growing religion in the Americas, with an estimated 10 to 12 million followers worldwide. Among the wide variety of powers attributed to her are love, prosperity, healing, fortune, protection, and safe passage. In addition to working with her, Bruce is in tune with herbs, crystals, and other “alternative” skills. He has an extensive background in witchcraft, dark…

  • Spells & Rituals

    Spellcrafting: Spells & Rituals

    Easy Imbolc Merry meet! I celebrate sabbats on the astrological dates. This year, astrological Imbolc falls on Wednesay, February 3. Below is a list of easy ideas I’ve collected to help you do something simple yet meaningful for the sabbat,       *Light a candle at dawn to greet the sun, or at some point during the day, light every candle in the house and offer a short blessing. *Gather up all your candles and bless them. *Prepare for the coming spring with some house cleaning. Rather than doing the whole house, which is overwhelming, pick one thing. Instead: organize a bookcase, clean a cupboard, or strip the bed…

  • Reviews & Interviews

    Review & Interview With Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions & Sundries

      Matthew Breslin first made incense for himself and his pagan friends to use at a Beltane ritual a few years ago. It was so well received, he began formulating a blend of it for every sabbat. It became a side hobby. Until Covid hit.     “I got a whole lot of downtime,” the IT systems programmer said of multi-tasking while working from home. He was able to test blends, incorporate, and get the name trademarked. Speaking of the name, Matthew said he was looking for one that would make it easier to eventually market to a not just pagans, but a wider market. After trying to come up…