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    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Easy DIY Floating Candles Merry meet. I like using floating candles on my altar because I know the water will prevent a fire – and because they emit an enchanting light. Yes, you can buy them, but crafting them is easy using a variety of objects: walnut shells, many seashells, bottle caps, a mini muffin pans, vintage tart tins.   The easiest way to make them is to melt tea lights by placing them on an electric coffee cup warmer. Once the wax is liquid, move the wick from the tea light to the middle of the mold, and carefully pour the melted wax into the walnut shell, clam shell,…

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    Jazz’s Needle

    BElieve in YOUrself (and the struggles I had) This is my first submission for a crafty needlework article and I almost started over as this project was not my favourite since I had many struggles with it, but the one I chose kept telling me to believe in myself, and so I persevered and finished it. I will walk you through the process and my obstacles and end with the finished item. My next one will be a very pagan one as I have already started designing the pattern to stitch and am looking forward to being able to actually show off my stitching ability. I feel like even though…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light Second Edition

    Last month I shared some documents with you to consider adding to your BOS. This month I want to share some brainstorming prompts to use as you fill more of your BOS pages. On first glance this month’s article may appear less robust than most but I assure you that if you work with each of the questions in a thoughtful and authentic way, you will have more than enough to keep you occupied. So, let’s get started. Some of these will become checklists for crafting your own rituals. Others are in the moment wanderings and others are for the intention of having a strong foundation to grow upon. Be…

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    (Photo by Ben White on Unsplash)   Starting Your Book of Shadows: Part Two The Dedication You’ve found your “perfect” container to house your Book of Shadows. Now what? First let me clarify perfect “CONTAINER”. Although the emphasis feels as though you should be using a physical journal, many keep their Book of Shadows entirely in electronic format. To the purist, this would be a no-no. Quite frankly, I am of the opinion that the important focus is on codifying what you learn and develop-not so much what form it is kept in. So, with that in mind, if your perfect container is an ipad, your phone or other tech…

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    MagickalArts

    Creating Sacred Space The Experience of Sacred Space makes possible the “founding of the world”: where the sacred Manifests itself in space, the real unveils itself, and the world comes into existence … Mircea Eliade … What is Sacred Space? Read and re-read the quote above. Take it into your space of meditation. Analyze, dissect and observe it from all angles, perspectives and meaning. Try to feel the weight and breath of its meaning and allow the words to gently wash over you. Digest it and then simply sit with the feeling of satiety its inner essence provides. And, once you have done these things, redo them, one by one.…

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    Planner Magic

    Full Moon Abundance Check I’m bringing you tips and ideas for turning your Planner into an Oracle, an Interactive Grimoire, and a Spellbook.     *** About the Author: Kristen Allison is a divination junkie, oracle deck creator, & cartomancy instructor. She created Over The Moon Academy to teach art-meets-oracle classes blending divination with her own unique brand of creativity. Academy: https://over-the-moon-academy.teachable.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/otm_academy/ Website: https://overthemoonmagic.weebly.com Kristen ~ Over the Moon Oracle Cards Enroll in one of my classes: https://over-the-moon-academy.teachable.com Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/otm_academy/

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    Peeking in the Shadows: Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    Last month we began the exploration of what a BOS could be. This month I’d like to spend some time on ..Selecting the Perfect Book…   (Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash)   Let me begin by saying that I have MANY journals that have at one time or another served as my BOS. I have a tendency to begin using one journal that I especially like and multi-purpose it, allowing it to morph into whatever my needs happen to be at the time. When I move on to another focus, of course I also need a different journal/Book for those endeavors, and a new BOS is born. This…

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    Planner Magic

    Seasonal Spinner I’m bringing you tips and ideas for turning your planner into an oracle, an interactive grimoire, and a spellbook. We’ll be using your planner, planner supplies and accessories for lots of magical fun. This month’s Planner Magic is a Seasonal Spinner. It’s a divination tool you can keep right in your planner for instant insight. It will help answer a lot of questions such as: Which time of year is best to begin a new project? What moon phase would be best for spell work? Who would be most compatible with me for a business partnership (zodiac)? What type of self-care activity should I pursue?   SPRING Air…

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    Peeking in the Shadows; Crafting a Book of Shadows and Light

    Welcome to Peeking in the Shadows. This monthly column will give you everything you need to create or to add to an existing Book of Shadows and Light – aka. BOS. This month is a quick-look at what a BOS is and what it may contain. We’ll go through in more depth these and other components in future months. But for now…. A Book is Not (Always) Just Another Book As you continue on the pagan path you will want to create a Book of Shadow and Light. This is essentially a journal or guide that holds special Quarter Calls, rituals, information and results of herbs used, incense recipes, spell work,…