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

Now let’s take a look at beeswax. Beeswax is the oldest known ingredient in candle making history. It is reported to date all the way back to the ancient Egyptian culture and was found in many of the pyramid excavations. It is believed that they dipped papyrus leaves in the wax before burning them. BeeswaxContinue reading “Candles: Which Wax is Right for Your Spellcraft – Part III”

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

As candles made with paraffin wax gain notoriety for being terribly unhealthy and non-environmentally safe, we turn to more natural alternatives. Soy and beeswax are the most common at this time. (As I mentioned in Part I – there are others, but I am covering the big 3 – paraffin, soy, beeswax.) These waxes areContinue reading “Candles: Which Wax is Right for Your Spellcraft – Part II”

Changing Our Thinking

Every day, from the moment we are born, we have been being told things that are not actually true, or only part of the truth. We believe these truths because they come from someone we trust as an ‘authority’. Our parents, our family, church, school, the government, the news, at times even our best friendContinue reading “Changing Our Thinking”

Not all Magickal Oils are Created Equal

Let’s talk about condition oils for a moment. The use of conditions oils has been around for centuries, and they have a long and very magickal history. Throughout this time, they have been used by most spiritual denominations at one time or another – including Christianity. But, let’s face it, Hoodoo and other types ofContinue reading “Not all Magickal Oils are Created Equal”

Honoring the Warrior Within

With October nearly past and our ancestors properly venerated, it is now time to focus on other things. As the leaves begin to die and fall to the ground, the days get shorter and there is a noticeable chill in the air. Well, for some of you anyway – for those of us in theContinue reading “Honoring the Warrior Within”

Recommended Reading

I wrote a blog about 2 years ago, that offered a good variety of suggestions for reading up on conjure.  I recently went back over that list, made some tweaks and edits, adding a few titles here and there. Many of these books are also found on the suggested reading lists of other practitioners –Continue reading “Recommended Reading”

Reuse – Recycle – Repurpose Conjures

In this day and age, it’s paramount to reuse, recycle and repurpose. One thing that pops up in spell work, is the question of what do you do with spell components once you have completed the work. For years, it has been a topic of discussion – some you bury, some you toss in water,Continue reading “Reuse – Recycle – Repurpose Conjures”

Honey Jar, anyone?

In light of recent social media rants about the ineffectiveness of some of the more uncomplicated ways of performing conjure, I felt the need to re-approach the subject from a Swamp Witch’s perspective. Now, my perspective isn’t the end all, be all – but it’s the way I see things, as well as my reasonsContinue reading “Honey Jar, anyone?”

Behind the Mask . . .

Let’s face it – most of us have been hurt in some form or fashion by someone we really cared about. That’s life – it happens to the best of us. But occasionally, we are unfortunate enough to care about a drama queen (or king). I’m not talking typical drama either – I mean theContinue reading “Behind the Mask . . .”

‘Severance Package’ Ritual Offering

February 14 – Conjures up images of baby cupids in diapers, arrows with heart-shaped tips, and little hearts floating over couples’ heads. But what about those of us that are Anti-Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day isn’t all about love… or a diaper-clad baby shooting arrows at people… it’s also about those that can’t get rid ofContinue reading “‘Severance Package’ Ritual Offering”