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...
Here's a lovely spell from our cover witch Old School Bruja (you can also find this on her blog): It is that time of year when we are preparing for the cooler months. Our mornings are becoming crisp and begin...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE It’s estimated that only about 1 percent of people possess the sense of smell in their dreams. It may come as no surprise that Amye Clark, a master clinical aromatherapist, not only smells while dreaming but...
Honoring the forest is an easy thing. Arched boughs and weaving trails practically demand reverence. Those of us who feel drawn to nature often bring a token of our appreciation, something to leave in the hollow of a log...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden • If you go longer than a week without visiting the woods, you start to fade and pine, whether it’s the hottest day of summer or icicles are dripping from the trees. • When you spy...
Sometimes when you’ve been doing something for a while, it can be easy to forget where you started. Every now and then, someone comes to me who is excited about working with wild plants but unsure where to begin....
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Moon Magic

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Feature Image: Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash I was lying down in the charred skeleton of the cast iron bed in what used to be my bedroom. There was no ceiling left, just a space opened to the stars and the sky....
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Celestial Fairies

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Midnight is the fairy hour, and the edge of night is when their revels begin. But to the Victorian and Edwardian imagination, fairies not only danced by the light of the moon; they also sometimes danced upon it. The Victorian...
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By The Light of The Moon

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“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...