Photography by Steve Parke In this moment, the sun stretches over the open sky, glowing golden before its descent into night. The wind sways the high grass on this hidden hill in a dance. The barn swallows sing their last...
If there ever were a place made for magic, it’s Iceland. It’s a county of drama and mystery, of extremes, where rumbling volcanoes shake the ground, spewing fire to the heavens, and glaciers reach across the earth, pulling great...
All photos © Kevin Baker / Netflix As the son of famed fairy painter Brian Froud and fairy sculptor Wendy Froud, artist Toby Froud grew up in the idyllic Devon countryside, surrounded by creatures of Faerie, even after being kidnapped...
A Written Declaration Start by writing a simple declaration of your intent. You’ll need a pen and paper—this can be special parchment, a page in your journal, or a scrap of paper. You can write with a pen, pencil, or...
Actress Rachel True believes that delving into the tarot helped put her in the right mind-set to receive the role of Rochelle in the 1996 film The Craft. True was given her first tarot deck at the age of...

Witch Hands

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA MEDLIN It’s a common misconception, that palmistry is about telling fortunes by interpreting the lines on the palm. Modern palmistry instead looks to the marks and characteristics of hands to gather information about an individual’s personality and...
We’ve long been enchanted by artist Terri Foss, whose Instagram feed is full of her incredibly charming, witchy paintings of crescent moons and wild, solitary figures standing alongside pumpkins and crows and cats and wolves, most of them glowing...
Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash The humble broom is one of the oldest human inventions. The earliest brooms likely consisted of leafy branches or bundles of twigs, held in the hand. The materials used in brooms would necessarily have depended on what...
Visiting Witches. © Tea & Morphine

Menageries of Magic

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From the Old World to the New, throughout history and within pop culture, witches, both real and imagined, have been a source of enduring fascination, sometimes exalted, usually feared. Western civilization as of late has generally depicted them in...
Feature image: Photo by Halanna Halila on Unsplash   • Love yourself, warts and all. • Discover the charm and good fortune of black cats. Or any cats. Or any animal companions. Find your familiar and treat him or her like gold. • Create your own rituals...