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”

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”

The Luckiest Month – March

I love the month of March! Here in da bayou, spring is on the way. March means the hard freezes are a thing of the past, green shoots start popping up everywhere, the bees return to the wildflowers that start carpeting lawns and meadows, and the birds sing like there’s no tomorrow.  Soon, all theContinue reading “The Luckiest Month – March”

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”