Altars in Witchcraft and Paganism

Altars can be seen throughout history and faith systems. An altar can be seen as many different things and used for many different purposes, today we're going to explore how they can be used by witches and pagans. What is an Altar? In short, an altar is a sacred space dedicated to your practice. Altars can be temporary or permanent, inside or outside, large or small spaces. The important thing is the intent behind them. An altar can be used for many different purposes. Many people use them as a space dedicated to honoring and praying to deities or ancestors.…

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Affirmations – Magical Morning Routine Part Two

Welcome to part two of creating a morning routine! This month is all about affirmations. You can read part one here, it's about silence. What are affirmations? Affirmations, specifically positive affirmations, are statements you can use for personal development. They are positive, present tense statements about what you want your life to be like. For example, I tend to get distracted easily, It is often difficult for me to focus on just about anything. So a good affirmation for me would be "I am focused." To make it a little more specific I could say "I am very focused and…

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Breathing Exercises – How to Use Them in Magic

If you've been keeping up with my 30 Days Magical Roots challenge you know that breath work was a task for one of the earlier days. I didn't get in to too many of my breathing exercises because I wanted to give that topic its own post. So here it is! I absolutely love breath work. I've dealt with anxiety for most of my life and find breathing exercises to be one of the most helpful things to do. I deepened my love for breath work in yoga and with my discovery of meditation. Even when I was a child…

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Meditation – An Introduction

Since I'm focusing on silence this month for my morning routine, I wanted to give an introduction to my favorite way to spend that time, meditation.I thought it would be nice to dive in to where it came from, how you can benefit, types of meditation, and how to use it in a pagan or magic setting.Let's get started! Origin of Meditation We can't pin down exactly when and where meditation started. Part of this is because it is hard to give it a solid definition.Meditation is more of an umbrella term that can include mindfulness, chanting, contemplation, trance, and…

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Silence – Magical Morning Routine Part One

January's morning routine focus is silence. This is part one of a six month exploration of adding some magic to my Miracle Morning routine! What is Silence? This part of the morning routine is exactly what it sounds like, spending time in silence. This might not be literal silence, the important thing is that you use it to quiet your mind and find some peace. What are the Benefits? Do you ever wake up in the morning with thoughts already running through your brain? Or maybe you're like me and deal with anxiety and sometimes your brain just feels like…

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Creating a Magical Morning Routine

Last January I read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Hal takes you through his morning routine that sets you up for an awesome day. This routine has six customizable steps: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, and scribing - SAVERS for short. Each of the savers adds something different to your morning that helps kick start your day. I highly recommend reading the book. Ever since reading the book I've done my best to do something that resembles the miracle morning every day. It's come and gone multiple times but I always find I feel better about my day if I…

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