Sigils – What They Are and How to Make Them

If runes were my first witchy love, sigils were my second. The first bit of spell work I did was to make a sigil.I made a handful more pretty soon after, some worked and some didn't. But it's been months since I've made one and I think it's about time I revisited them!Let's get started! What are sigils? A sigil is a seemingly meaningless symbol that is given power by its creator.According to some sources, demons have sigils tied to them. If you know a demon's sigil you have complete control over them.This is an old use and definitely not…

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Norse Mythology – Basics

Norse mythology is a huge topic. This is only going to be a brief introduction to its structure, deities, and stories. I'm going to do my best keep things fairly simple today. I'm still learning and clarifying things for myself, so don't expect perfection! My main sources at the moment are Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology and Dr. Jackson Crawford's YouTube channel. As I get in to other sources (which I most definitely plan on doing) I may find the need to update/change information in this or add my own personal views when appropriate. Let's start out with the beginning of…

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Runes – Part One: Introduction, History, and Uses

Runes were my first love in my witchy studies. They are still what I connect with the most. This post is an introduction focusing on the history of runes and their uses. This is not meant in anyway to be an exhaustive resource. Even future posts will only be providing you somewhere to start, a jumping off point for your own research. Runes are something to study and respect, just like any other divination method, if not more so. I am by no means an expert on the runes. I am still learning and will always be learning. My hope…

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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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Grimoire and Book of Shadows – What’s the Difference?

Most witches, and even some non-witches have heard the terms grimoire and book of shadows. Both can be used for one of the most important things in your craft, recording your experiences.Recording what you learn, how and when you do rituals and spellwork, your reflections on experiences, and just about anything else related to your craft helps you to keep track of what does and doesn't work for you.For some people this means a fancy grimoire, for some it's a three ring binder, and for others it's a small book of shadows.To some practitioners the terms grimoire and book of…

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Theism – What does it mean and what are the types?

Theism - not what I was intending to write about today. I was originally going to write today's post about magic. But as I was getting ready to do that I realized I'm not currently developing my magical practice so I wasn't all that inspired. And while I want to provide you with useful information, especially the important basics like defining magic, I also need to learn about topics that will help me on my own journey. So I decided I'd write about theism today. I've been focusing a lot more lately on my beliefs rather than on my practice.…

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Correspondence – An Introduction

What is a Correspondence? A correspondence is connecting one thing to another. Often an item to a feeling. Another word I like to use is association. Some common correspondences include the color gold for wealth, green for nature, red roses for love, and clovers for good luck. There are many types of correspondences including, but definitely not limited to: colors herbs crystals days of the week flowers essential oils tools elements cardinal directions numbers animals moon phases trees What are they for? Many people who practice magic use correspondences to add to the energetic power of spellwork or rituals. Someone…

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Wicca and Witchcraft – Are They the Same Thing?

I mentioned in a previous post defining paganism that Wicca is considered a Pagan religion, or more specifically Neo-Pagan. But I didn't tell you much about what Wicca is. I'm not going to tell you all about Wicca today, that'll happen later. But I am going to clarify a common misconception that Wicca and Witchcraft are synonymous. In case you haven't guessed, they're not. Otherwise I wouldn't be writing this post! To get started let's take a little look at both Wicca and Witchcraft A (Very) Little Bit about Wicca As previously explained, Wicca is a Neo-Pagan religion. This means…

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Paganism – What is it?

I can’t very well have a blog about finding a Pagan path without defining what Paganism even is. Well, I could. But it’s kind of important information The definition of Pagan or Paganism varies depending on where you look. *Heads up - This is a bit of a long one. If reading isn't your thing scroll down to the bottom for a pinnable TL;DR image!* From Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Heathen. especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome) One who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods: an irreligious or…

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