• Reviews & Interviews

    Book Review – Moon Spells Journal: Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist

    Book Review Moon Spells Journal Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist 192 Pages     … The moon has a powerful influence on our well-being. Each phase of the lunar cycle can impact our moods and emotions, bringing with it an energy that all of us can use to better understand ourselves and our desires. It’s time to embrace the moon’s energy and use its power for self-reflection and empowerment!…. Moon Spells Journal: Guided Rituals, Reflections and Meditations by Diane Ahlquist is the third (3rd) book in a series of writings dedicated to Moon Magic. Diane’s first two titles, Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the…

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    Book Review – Knot Magic: A Handbook of Powerful Spells Using Witches’ Ladders and Other Magical Knots by Sarah Bartlett

    Book Review Knot Magic A Handbook of Powerful Spells Using Witches’ Ladders and Other Magical Knots by Sarah Bartlett 128 Pages     This book review is for Knot Magic by Sarah Bartlett. This is a handbook of powerful spells using witches ladders and other magical knots. It is a hardback book with 128 pages. It has 7 chapters filled with amazing spells. Chapter 1 covers love and romance spells from attracting romance and commitment spells to untying the knot for letting go spells. Chapter 2 covers home, family and friend spells. It shares friendship braids, stairway to happy family life, and a spell for restoring a difficult family relationship.…

  • Monthly Columns

    Moon Rituals For the Summer Excerpted from The Moon Spells Journal by Diane Ahlquist

    Moon Rituals For the Summer     JUNE In June, a month of long days and short nights, we experience the last moon of spring as solar energy is heating up, days lengthen, and we celebrate the peak of solar power. The world around continues to transform. Crops and herbs grow in leaps and bounds; hives are full of honey as bees take advantage of the long days and bountiful blooms. As the life-giving solar force heightens vibrations, fortifies resolve, and builds strength, we are impelled to make hay while the sun shines! Infused with warmth from the extended hours of daylight, nights are short, fragrant, and enthralling, packed with…

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    Book Review – Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis

    Book Review Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis 264 Pages     … Have you ever felt inspired or excited by a bright full moon, or found comfort and hope in the silvery glow of a crescent moon shining through a thin veil of clouds? As our closest celestial neighbor and the brightest, biggest object in the night sky, the moon has an undeniable connection to the planet we call home. In fact life, as we know it literally depends on it….1. Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells by Melanie Marquis is 13th in the series of Llewellyn’s “Little Books” covering a variety of topics specific to…

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    Book Review – The Junior Witch’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to White Magic, Spells and Rituals by Nikki Van De Car

    Book Review The Junior Witch’s Handbook A Kid’s Guide to White Magic, Spells and Rituals by Nikki Van De Car 98 Pages     I would give anyone ages eight to twelve interested in learning about magic and witchcraft, and desiring to become more empowered in common life situations a copy of “The Junior Witch’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to White Magic, Spells and Rituals.” In it, three major areas of a young witch’s life are addressed: friendship, personal fulfillment, and family. Each section includes simple spells, rituals, activities and meditations to heal and empower. For example, a healing spell to let go of hurt feelings is offered in the…

  • Crafting Articles

    WitchCrafting: Crafts for Witches

    Making Soap     Merry meet. We all need a bit more magic these days, and soap is one way to add magic to your life without it being noticed. I never liked messing with lye, so I found two easy options. Briefly, one is to grate bars of soap, melt, add ingredients and pour into molds. The second way is to buy the soap base from craft stores, melt, add ingredients, pour into molds. It’s that easy.   (image: soap with oatmeal)   Directions for the latter are on the package, so I’ll step through the first lazy method. [1] If you choose to use botanicals, sprinkle some in…

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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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    Pagan Events At Home Online Events

      The UK Pagan Federation has put together a wealth of activities to join in with whilst safe at home. Every day of the week has had a different focus, with May looking to be the home for a range of Beltane themed “Garden Party” events, videos and talks. Over the last few weeks the Pagan Federation has run a mammoth schedule of daily events aimed at keeping the Pagan community engaged, supported and entertained. The schedule ran Monday to Friday as follows: Monday: Videos from various members of the Pagan Community Tuesday: A weekly online ritual to promote strength, peace, wellness, hope and resilience. Wednesday: Batty Nan’s Crafty Circle,…

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    MagickalArts Second Edition

    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…

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

    Starting Your Book of Shadows: Part Three Some Docs To Get You Going And Some Time In Magickal Contemplation   Last month we discussed and enacted a ritual of dedication for your Book of Shadows. Now you are ready to begin filling it with your goodies. This month I’m going to give you some traditional writings that you may want to include in your BOS. (photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash) Begin with your own writing. Spend some time thinking about how you would like your BOS to serve your growth. What “mission” will it serve as part of your journey? Is there a specific Deity that you would like…