Category Archives: Magical Studies

Divination: Scrying Crystals

Photo by McKylan Mullins from Pexels Scrying with crystals gets the immediate witchy stamp of approval from the film and entertainment industry. It usually involves a crystal or glass sphere. The question if a crystal ball is required for scrying … Continue reading

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Herbalism, Tools, & Treasures: The Athame.

Herbalism, Tools & Treasures: The Athame The athame (pronounced ah-tha-me) is a ritual knife used in most traditions of Wicca. It is often double edged, though the edges are usually blunted. Some say that they must have a black handle … Continue reading

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Divination: Rune Reading Techniques

Reading runes can be challenging. The body of lore surrounding them is fairly murky, hence why the word ‘rune’ is synonymous with the word mystery. The techniques used for reading them ranges widely for each reader has their own style. … Continue reading

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Divination: Runes – Lesson 2: History

Runes are the ancient written language of the Nordic and Teutonic people. It is believed that they were used for divination. This is an inconclusive.┬áTacitus┬áreported to Rome that he watched a Germanic tribe ‘casting lots’ but it was not written … Continue reading

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Spell craft: Elementary Cursing

They say if you can’t curse, you can’t heal. It’s an old statement mentioned in pagan and occult communities for as far back as I can get in my research. There’s a lot of variations on it. The one I … Continue reading

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Divination Notes: Runes – Ansuz

The runes are a challenging divination practice. They are one one hand fairly easy to pick up and the base meanings associated with them are simple, single words. At the same time, however, there is a subtle quality to them … Continue reading

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Prayer with Intent

I previously discussed the intersection of prayer and our deeds. Looking back over my notes on that entry, I realized, I didn’t do a very good job of explaining the role intention played in prayer, hence this evening’s post. Now, … Continue reading

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Herbalism, Tools, & Treasures: Wands (Pt. 3)

In my previous two posts, I discussed the general history of wands and gave some examples of what you could use as a wand. It is, however, not something that you need to go out and purchase. It can be … Continue reading

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Divination Notes – How to keep them.

Gentle Reader, I realized that I had quite forgotten to put up the second half of the discussion on keeping divination notes. As such, I would like to apologize for this oversight and present it at this time. Just as … Continue reading

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Herbalism, Tools & Treasures: Wands (Pt. 2)

In my last post for this feature, I talked a little bit about the history of wands in a general sense. Wands are used in so many different forms both magical and non-magical through out all the cultures of the … Continue reading

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