Candles: Which Wax is Right for Your Spellcraft – Part I

Candles, in some form, have existed since the earliest civilizations.  Inexplicable Things Apothecary now offers a variety of different candles in a variety of different wax types. Since we released our beeswax candles at the first of the year, we have been flooded with questions about the differences between the wax types. So I wouldContinue reading “Candles: Which Wax is Right for Your Spellcraft – Part I”

Venerating Land Spirits

Venerating and working with the land wights. Any time I begin talking about land wights, or landvaettir, I am usually met with some confused looks. These spirits, in my traditional practice, are tied to the land, as well as the overall culture, of any given area. They are a part of the land, regardless ofContinue reading “Venerating Land Spirits”

Using Bear Energy

In Norse mythology, warriors (warrior shaman) who invoke the power of the Bear were known as Berserkers (berserkir) or bear shirt/skin. These warriors invoked the powers associated with a raging bear, an unstoppable force with great destructive power and no fear. We all understand that animals offer us great energy and symoblism when we reflectContinue reading “Using Bear Energy”

Black Jack Ketchum

Thomas Edward “Black Jack” Ketchum (1863-1901) Born in San Saba County, Texas on Halloween 1863, Tom Edward Ketchum, known as Black Jack, started out life as a cowboy.  Both of his parents died while Black Jack was just a child, leaving him and his siblings to fend for themselves. He and his brother Sam laterContinue reading “Black Jack Ketchum”

We Are Not Alone in our Lives

We are not alone in this world, and the more we look out into our reality the more we will see. If all of these things play a role in our reality; it begs to be asked: how do we build a relationship with all of these things, and more importantly, not mess it up?Continue reading “We Are Not Alone in our Lives”

Autumn & Ancestral Altars

Once upon a time, October 31 marked the end of the calendar year. Over the years, I have noticed that as we enter Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, many folks begin to feel drawn to the past, called upon by days gone by. We begin to reminisce; we start tidying up our homes andContinue reading “Autumn & Ancestral Altars”