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Back to School

The end of August and beginning of September is back to school time.  I think this time of year as a time to put things in order and start off fresh. While there are still at least one and a … Continue reading

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Growing a Witches Garden

It’s a Witchy Wednesday post on time – in which I will focus on gardening.  I know, it’s January here in the northern hemisphere the ground is cold and frozen.  Frigid ground aside, January is when I begin to plan … Continue reading

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M is for Myrtle

Pagan Blog Project Week 25: M is for Myrtle Myrtle, the plant, is sacred to Aphrodite.  It has been used to symbolize sex, fidelity, love, and offer protection.  For me, this plant has associations of protection specific to women and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Witchcraft Medicine

Witchcraft Medicine Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants (2003).  Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch, and Wolf-Dieter Storl. Translated: Annabel Lee.  Inner Traditions, Rochester, Vermont. Witchcraft Medicine is a well researched collection of essays by reputable academics on the subject of shamanism … Continue reading

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Why Burn Incense?

PBP Week 17 I.  I is for Incense. There are many parts of a ritual. You have the auditory part – the sounds used in the ritual.  There are vocal parts to rituals:  the words you say.  Of course action … Continue reading

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Herbal Review: The Master Book of Herbalism (Beyerl)

The Master Book of Herbalism. Paul Beyerl, Phoneix Publishing Inc., Blane, Washington, 1984.  (Illustrations by Diana Greene.) Beyerl’s The Master Book of Herbalism (1984) is a well-rounded traditional magical herbal. The book is split into three main parts: the first being … Continue reading

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Garden Planning 1

So, first I know that I said I was going to make Wednesday book reviews and I tried really hard to finish this book. However, life’s been complicated and I haven’t yet finished that book. I’ll try to post a … Continue reading

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The Cry of the Mandrake and Other Baneful Herbs

Post for week 4 in Pagan Blog Project: B II: Baneful Herbs In modern witchcraft, “baneful herbs” are herbs traditionally associated with ill will and are often very toxic. These are poisons that should not be handled by anyone who … Continue reading

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