When my family and I were captive in our New York City apartment during the Covid spring, our yearning for nature was palpable. Fortunately, we have big windows, lots of light, and a view of Central Park, but distance-sightings...

Clair-Sensing Tea

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Getting in touch with extrasensory ability (which I believe everyone has to varying degrees) requires quieting the mind and entering a relaxed state. This can be done through the grounding methods previously mentioned (meditation, visualization, playing calming music, candles,...
Lewis Carroll’s famous classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass: And What She Saw There are filled with references to magical food. There is the Queen of Hearts’s famous jam tart, Bread-and-Butterfly pudding, and the Looking-Glass...
Few Ancient Greek characters capture my imagination quite so much as Persephone, a goddess of springtime and fertility and growth. As the tales go, the god of the underworld, Hades, was stuck by Persephone’s beauty as she was out...
RECIPES AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE PROHOM OLSON (A.K.A. GATHER VICTORIA) Infused with rose water, filled with primrose custard, topped with a dollop of rose cream, and adorned with candied daisies, pansies, and violas, these classic Victorian Sponge Cakes are my tribute...
Reishi was called the mushroom of immortality in ancient China, as it was believed to be a cure for many age-related ailments. It represented a sort of spiritual potency, including well-being, connectedness, and longevity. It’s showed up in artistic...
Jessica Clark-Bojin Baby Yoda Pie

Warm-Baked Artistry

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There is a moment in the charmingly cozy and whimsical television show Pushing Daisies when the handsome young pie maker says, “Candy is sweet, but it’s a traveling carnival blowing through town. Pie is home, and people always come...

Hekate’s Supper

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) Samhain is a time for honoring the ancestors and feeding the dead—so why not invite Hekate, queen of the shades and shadows, for dinner? Despite her bad reputation as sorceress of...
The common and spicy herb thyme has a surprisingly colorful history of magical and mystical uses. Dating back to ancient Rome, thyme has long been associated with strength and bravery. Roman soldiers were said to have bathed in thyme...
ORANGE JEWEL BARMBRACK

Autumnal Magic

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After the heat and stagnancy of late summer, the crisp evenings of autumn are a welcome reprieve. The winds carry a beautiful magic, one that feels both nostalgic and refreshing. Perhaps you can feel it too, that shift in...