Column: Leaning Into the Lessons of Samhain | The Wild Hunt
There are so many ways that we can embrace our transitions and the lessons that come from them within our practices. While this is not an exhaustive list by any means, here are some ideas to hopefully ignite more ideas for others.
sabbats 
2 days ago
Correspondences – Seeking
One magical theory is that it is easier to reach out and affect (change) the world if we use something that is connected to what we’re trying to do. We can’t reach out directly and touch everyone who might give us money, for example – but if there’s a herb, or stone, or whatever that’s closely associated with that thing, we can go and do something with that, instead.
magic 
2 days ago
What’s with the names – Seeking
People sometimes wonder where the names come from. It’s quite common for people in the Pagan community to pick a different name from the one their parents gave them for a variety of reasons. Some of these include privacy, values around the power of names and words, names as a magical tool, and more.
magical.self 
2 days ago
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot – benebell wen
A fascinating deck bringing together disparate symbologies, from Benebell Wen.

My ambition for the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot and its companion Book of Maps is to go beyond any ordinary tarot deck. First, transmitted through symbolism, the Major Arcana cards are designed to reveal to you your Holy Guardian Angel and to enable direct communion with your Angel. Through an Initiation process, you’ll gain access to a direct line and will be able to use a very precise pictorial string of keys (like a telephone number or the unique series of numbers for an IP address) to commune with your Angel.

Second, as a direct line to beneficent immortals, the deck facilitates divination where the process isn’t “what happens, happens” as it can often be when intentions are not set with precision, but rather, it’s divining by presenting your inquiries to those beneficent immortals. Finally, it’s a deck crafted to be a grimoire, enabling more efficient spirit petitions and spell-casting, and specifically, with the roster of spirits named in these cards.
tarot 
2 days ago
Mundane Magic | Karina on Patreon
No special witchy set-up, altars or supplies are needed for these practices. What is needed is a good deal of fore-thought, so as to hone in on precisely what meaning and power your actions will be impressed with. It's imprecise (and therefore, ineffective) to simply say, "World peace," or "Blue wave," or even, "End hetero-patriarchal, white supremacist capitalism."
magic  self-awareness 
9 days ago
The Witch’s Guide To Samhain | Jason Mankey
Samhain is all sorts of things depending on what resonates most with you. For many it’s a celebration of the third and final harvest of the year. It’s also a time when many Witches seek reunion with the dead. Most Witches believe that at Samhain “the veil between the living and the dead” is at its thinest.
sabbats 
10 days ago
The Witch’s Toolbox: The Pentacle | Jason Mankey
Excerpted from The Witch’s Altar by Laura Tempest Zakroff and Jason Mankey. Llewellyn Publications, 2018. Discussion of the pentacle.
altars  tools 
16 days ago
Mithras Candle
Lovely source of beeswax candles in multiple shapes.
stores 
22 days ago
20 Magical Ingredients that live in your Kitchen & Suggestions for Use ⋆ Briana Saussy
A starting list of items in your kitchen (or easily available at your grocery store) that can be used for magical working.
herbs  ritual 
23 days ago
Planning by Starlight ⋆ Briana Saussy
A fantastic overview of astrological timing (in layers)
astrology  ritual 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Pisces the Fish ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Aquarius the Water-Bearer ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Capricorn the Sea Goat ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Sagittarius the Centaur ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Scorpio the Scorpion ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Libra ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Virgo ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Leo the Lion ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Cancer ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Gemini ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Taurus the Bull ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
Animalia Stellarum ~ Aries the Ram ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of a series of posts from Briana Saussy and Sara Magnson, looking at each zodiac sign in depth - it has an overview, folklore and myths, and questions to ponder about each sign, as well as some ritual ideas.
astrology 
23 days ago
AllsNotLostDesigns
I've gotten stones from here i like - they do a good job of providing information on the general source and background.
tools 
6 weeks ago
The Mermaid and The Crow by MermaidAndCrow on Etsy
Another great source for ritual oils - she sometimes does limited editions, so it can be worth getting on her email list.
tools 
6 weeks ago
Etsy.com | Shop for anything from creative people everywhere
A great source for handmade tools (sometimes blades, but definitely goblets, cups, bowls, pentacles, boxes, oils, and many other things.)
tools 
6 weeks ago
Buying Pagan Stuff: A Guide For Those Trying to Do (Mostly) the Right Thing | Jason Mankey
An essay on buying tools by the author of the Llewellyn book on the Witch's Athame.
tools 
6 weeks ago
Athames, Bolines, Daggers, Swords and other Blades
A source for a range of less expensive athames and ritual knives.
tools 
6 weeks ago
Altars and shrines – Seeking
What’s an altar? How is it different from a shrine? If you’re confused by these and other questions, you’re definitely not alone. Here’s some help in sorting out the differences and what might be helpful practices.
altars 
6 weeks ago
Llewellyn Worldwide - Browse Series: The Witch's Tools Series
A series of books from Llewellyn Books that covers the major tools of a witch - if you want a more detailed look at a specific tools, this is a good place to start.
tools 
6 weeks ago
Tools (and some ideas) – Seeking
Basic overview of tools (with photos and links of some of mine.)
tools 
6 weeks ago
Custom Swords, Knives, and Athamés from Omega Artworks
This is where Jenett's athame is from (custom piece)
tools 
6 weeks ago
Grounding Techniques for Healers, Intuitives, & Highly Sensitive People — Incandescent Tarot
From the intro: "Below are some of my favorite techniques for grounding that I've used over the years. I highly recommend them for anyone who finds themselves overwhelmed with emotions, ideas, and wanting to reconnect to their center."
energy.skills  self-awareness 
6 weeks ago
Astro RX 2019 - full moons, new moons, stars, planets, eclipses and more
My favourite overview of what's going on in astrology for the year - big picture, and a bunch of great questions. I put these into my to-do app on the relevant days, so I can read them as they come up.

From the intro "In this post we will go through the various phases of the moon, briefly look at what each of the planets will be up to in 2019, and of course I will give you pertinent retrograde dates and eclipse dates as well."
astrology 
7 weeks ago
Free Tarot Tutorials - Ethony
A wide range of resources and links (some are also linked here already)
divination  divination.tarot  energy.skills 
7 weeks ago
How to Buy Your First Tarot Deck - Ethony
I see this question a lot on my various social media accounts. People who are new to the Tarot asking the community what is the best way to go about getting their very first Tarot deck. Which is great. The Tarot community is inclusive and really supportive.
divination  divination.tarot 
7 weeks ago
Energetic And Psychic Protection: Part 2 - Ethony
From the intro: "Today is Part 2 of my energetic and psychic protection tools and practices. If you missed Part 1, here is the link to that blog post and video."
energy.skills 
7 weeks ago
Energetic and Psychic Protection: Part 1 - Ethony
From the intro: "Today is the first part in a series where I discuss Energetic and Psychic Protection. I was going to have this as just one post but it became rather large so I am splitting it up into two parts."
energy.skills 
7 weeks ago
9 Tips for Developing Your Intuition - Ethony
Intro says: "Now I truly believe that we are going to experience things in our lives that we can’t always avoid but if we develop and listen to our inner voice, our bodies and truly pay attention it can bring an element of the divine to our everyday lives."
intuition  self-awareness 
7 weeks ago
10 Questions Every Tarot Reader Should Answer - Ethony
Questions for evaluating a Tarot reader - lots of them apply to other magical, ritual, or spiritual services too.
divination  divination.tarot  research.skills 
7 weeks ago
6 Things We Can Learn from the ‘Scary' Cards in a Reading - Ethony
Intro says: "Are there certain Tarot cards in the deck that you pray don’t show up in a Tarot Reading? Do you feel like a Tarot card is stalking you? Today I am going to share some reasons that a Tarot card may be coming up a lot for you. As with everything I share, take what resonates with you and leave the rest."
divination  divination.tarot 
7 weeks ago
6 Ways to Read Tarot Cards - Ethony
Ideas on six ways to read: memorising meanings, intuition and emotional connection, first impressions, jumping in, symbolic meaning, and progression and position.
divination  divination.tarot 
7 weeks ago
Goddess Glossary - The Goddess - The White Goddess
Brief information about a large number of goddesses, including some less well known ones
mythology 
7 weeks ago
How do I develop a relationship with a Power? « Suns In Her Branches | Kiya Nicoll
Every so often I see someone asking – or have someone ask me directly – for advice on how to get to know a Power better.

This is a thing that I do.
deity 
7 weeks ago
Deities – Seeking
One thing you’ll find as you learn more about Paganism is that there are many different views on the nature of deity. That’s true even for people working in the same group or path: two people standing beside each other in ritual might have quite different ideas! This page talks about some of the different common approaches.
deity 
7 weeks ago
Deepening interactions with a deity – Seeking
You might wonder how to deepen a relationship with a particular deity. It’s a good question, but it’s one that can have a lot of possible answers. Here are some things to think about if you’d like to deepen interactions with a particular deity.


Whether ‘deeper’ is necessarily better is a question worth a bit of time, and one I’m addressing at the end of this essay. Just so you have that to think about while you read the rest.
deity 
7 weeks ago
Learning about a deity – Seeking
Just like being open to friendships, or a romantic relationship, we can choose to be open to the presence of a deity (or deities) in our lives. Learning a bit about them is a good place to start.
deity 
7 weeks ago
Relationships with deities – Seeking
There’s a paradox: you’d think in any discussion about religion, we’d spend a lot of time talking about the deity or deities we honor, and how to deepen our understanding of and relationship with them.

And yet, a lot of intro books sort of brush over this one – and a lot of discussion do, too. People talk about honoring or feeling really connected to a particular deity, of course, but not so much about how to get there. So, here we have a two part piece: this article about some of the things to think about in broader terms, and then an article on learning more about a particular deity.
deity 
7 weeks ago
How I Got To Know Jarnsaxa
How to get to known a less-documented deity.
deity 
7 weeks ago
Proteus Library: Goddess and God
A selected reading list from Proteus Coven on deities
deity 
7 weeks ago
Astrology Today: Moon Phase, Moon Sign, Moon Void of Course, Eclipses, Apogee, Perigee, Retrograde Planets and more
Information on the current moon signs and cycles. Check out the Astrological Moon Calendar links for a complete calendar with sign, mansion, and other details
cycles  astrology 
11 weeks ago
Proteus Library
Proteus is a coven with a big influence on modern Witchcraft, lead in part by author and priestess Judy Harrow - there are a number of thought provoking articles on the site.
deity  sabbats  ethics 
12 weeks ago
Reclaiming: Structure of a Ritual
Structure of ritual in a different witchcraft-derived ritual - some things are similar, others are a bit different!
ritual 
12 weeks ago
Opening and Closing Circles – Friends of the Moon
Example of casting circle from a group in England
ritual 
12 weeks ago
What’s a circle for? – Seeking
People are often confused about the role of the circle in religious witchcraft. There are a number of possible answers to this, and which ones apply to what you’re doing depend a lot on you, what you’re doing, and some other things I’ll talk about in this article.
ritual 
12 weeks ago
Where might you do ritual? – Seeking
One common question is whether it’s better to do ritual inside or outside, and why. This article talks about ways I look at where to do ritual, and offers some practical advice to make sure you look at all the different safety and logistical considerations.
ritual 
12 weeks ago
How do we do ritual? – Seeking
There are of course, many different ways to do ritual. Even within religious witchcraft traditions, different parts may appear or not – or they may be in different orders. This article provides a basic overview to help you get a sense of common approaches.
ritual 
12 weeks ago
What is ritual? – Seeking
Ritual is both fundamental to many religions and also sometimes very confusing. This article looks at some different aspects of ritual, and specifically how and why it’s used in religious witchcraft.
ritual 
12 weeks ago
The Fools Dog - Tarot App Collection
These apps will let you have a Tarot deck on your phone - wide range of decks, for both Android and iOS. (I have the Shadowscapes Tarot and the Tarot of the Trees ones.)
tarot  divination  tech.tools 
july 2018
Encyclopedia Mythica
An online encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and folklore.
mythology  folklore 
july 2018
Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods
Looking for a brief sense of a wide number of gods, goddesses, and spirits? This is a great list to start with.
mythology 
july 2018
THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY - Exploring Mythology in Classical Literature & Art
The Theoi Project has a wealth of information about Greek deities and mythological figures - pages include quotations from classical texts as relevant.
mythology 
july 2018
The World Goddess Oracle by Thalia Took
An unpublished oracle deck that includes a wide range of less well known goddesses.
mythology 
july 2018
The Obscure Goddess Online Directory
A listing of many obscure or less well known goddesses (mostly Etruscan, Phoenician, and Roman)
mythology 
july 2018
Pagan Gods And Goddesses - Witchipedia
Brief listings of many deities - a good starting point for learning names and basic associations so you can do further research.
mythology 
july 2018
Critical reading and Pagan books – Seeking
One of the very first things I wrote about Paganism - how to read and evaluate Pagan books. (As the note says, it's not how I'd write it now, but it's still useful.)
research.skills 
july 2018
Hidden aspects of Wikipedia – Seeking
Wikipedia, as you probably know, is a massive crowd-sourced encyclopedia of knowledge. Like any other human project, it’s not perfect, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be useful.

This article is here to help you learn some more about tools, some ways Wikipedia can help you learn, and some things you shouldn’t rely on it for.
research.skills 
july 2018
Zotero | Your personal research assistant
Zotero is a (free) citation and reference manager - a great resource for keeping track of the resources you've used and found helpful.
research.skills  resources 
july 2018
Recent Developments in the Study of The Great European Witch Hunt
An excellent (and now fairly classic) essay looking at the history of the trials during the Great European Witch Hunt - specifically why the very large numbers of deaths are wrong and can't be supported by historical information.
research.skills  history 
july 2018
How research has changed : digital access – Seek Knowledge, Find Wisdom
Research has changed a lot over the past 10-15 years. This series of posts explains some of the big changes (and how you can use them to help you out)
research.skills 
july 2018
Looking ahead to research : part 1 : asking questions – Seek Knowledge, Find Wisdom
First in a series of posts about the research process (four parts, you can click onto the next post at the bottom of each one.)
research.skills 
july 2018
Grounding – Seeking
Grounding is the term used broadly in the Pagan community to talk about getting rid of excess energy that we have picked up, and also to replenish our energy when it is low.
energy.skills 
july 2018
Centering – Seeking
Centering is really all about being very present within yourself, so that you can move on to other tasks. It’s often not easy in modern society. Here are some tips from my Seeking site about learning this skill
energy.skills 
july 2018
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