Myth & Moor: The Folklore of Winter
A collection of winter solstice traditions from Terri Windling:
Our Solstice decorations are up, and tonight I'll make a second batch of kiffles: the Christmas cookies passed on through generations of women in my mother's Pennsylvania Dutch family...carried now to England and passed on to our daughter, who may one day pass it to children of her own.
sabbats 
yesterday
5Rhythms | Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms
Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms system focuses on five different emotions or feelings - one of the early forms of dance meditation like this. There are books, and you can find tracks on Spotify (and other online music tools), and videos on YouTube.
meditation 
3 days ago
Free Movement Videos — Qoya
Form of moving meditation and reflection - I like these because they're a practical length of time (15-20 minutes) and they're beautifully filmed.
meditation 
3 days ago
Magical Meditations: Guided Imagery for the Pagan Path: Yasmine Galenorn: 9781580911559: Amazon.com: Books
One of the first meditation and pathworking books I started with, and a good general overview (particularly the elemental and Sabbat journeys and how they tie together.)
meditation 
3 days ago
Tarot Journeys – Yasmine Galenorn
One of the early books on meditation I used - a good source for Tarot-based pathworking
divination.tarot  meditation 
3 days ago
Visualisation and meditation – Seeking
One of the most potent ideas in magic and ritual is creating what we want to have happen in our minds, so that we can focus and direct our energy into making it happen. (This is just as true when we’re talking about practical goals as magical ones, of course.) Meditation and visualisation are two very common tools to help with this.

(Includes an example meditation at the end)
meditation 
3 days ago
Visualisation, meditation, and pathworking | Yvonne Aburrow
Often people use the terms visualisation, meditation and pathworking interchangeably, but they are different techniques, with different purposes and histories of development.
meditation 
3 days ago
Breaking Down the Celtic Cross - The Tarot Lady
Index to a series of posts breaking down the Celtic Cross spread
tarot 
16 days ago
List of tarot myths - Aeclectic Tarot Forum
Long thread discussing different tarot myths (some of which apply more generally to divination)
divination  divination.tarot 
23 days ago
How to Use a Dowsing Pendulum For Divination - Beginner’s Guide ⋆ LonerWolf
A dowsing pendulum is typically a rock or crystal that hangs on the end of a string or chain. The pendulum is used as a way of gaining spiritual and material insight. Traditionally, dowsing pendulums were used to locate hidden water, minerals, and other hidden objects beneath the ground.
divination 
23 days ago
Pendulums and the Language of Divination | The Little Red Tarot Blog
The use of a pendulum is, in theory, extremely simple. At its most basic, all you have to do is hold it up and see what pattern of swinging it adopts. You can use it on its own, just by noting the way it swings, or with other tools like spirit boards or tarot cards.
divination 
23 days ago
Hannah Willow Shop
Prints closely tied to the land and British folklore and magic (lots of badgers!)
items 
24 days ago
Rocking It with the Magical Lodestone ⋆ Briana Saussy
Lodestones, also known as magnetite, magnetized hematite, tzuh shih – which means “loving stones” in Chinese, or simply natural magnets; have been a fixture in sacred arts for thousands of years.
magic 
4 weeks ago
New Year Prosperity: tips and tricks to spruce up your pocketbook ⋆ Briana Saussy
Here are some of my favorite tricks and tips to feather your nest and, maybe, if you are lucky, discover a golden egg!
magic 
4 weeks ago
How to make a honey jar (with pictures!!!) ⋆ Briana Saussy
There is actually a long history of folk magic traditions working with sugar, honey, maple syrup, molasses, simple syrup, and other sweeteners to promote love, kindness, joy, harmony, good will, and favored status. The theory is simple enough and a great example of sympathetic and contagious magic: because the primary medium (a sweetener of some kind) is used in a directed manner towards a specific person the intention is that said person will become “sweeter,” more kind, tender, loving, and harmonious.
magic 
4 weeks ago
Seed Money Ritual ⋆ Briana Saussy
This is a nice way of honoring any windfall event when you receive extra financial support. But…with a few tweaks one can extend this work to honor any excellent windfall in life
magic 
4 weeks ago
Want a magical fix that works forever? Then do this. ⋆ Briana Saussy
We often miss one initial step that, although small, is of great use. It is the step of directing our magic making, our ritual intention, inward first.
magic 
4 weeks ago
Want the best love spell? Do this. ⋆ Briana Saussy
There are many ways to make beautiful ritual when it comes to love. But the best ritual act I know of? Love yourself.
magic 
4 weeks ago
Read this the next time you decide magic doesn't work for you ⋆ Briana Saussy
We can learn a lot from our actual experiences, if only we can listen and look…and be patient.  Someone who really pays attention to actual experience begins to live more and more by a single rule: expect the unexpected.
magic 
4 weeks ago
What are you really banishing? ⋆ Briana Saussy
All too often we sacred artists think of banishing external funk and negativity — vibes that are just hanging out around us and need to be cleaned out. That is not wrong or bad but it is incomplete. The next time you banish ask yourself: what inner states do I need to let go of too?
ritual  magic 
4 weeks ago
Magic Works When You Do ⋆ Briana Saussy
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is: what can I do to make my magical work, or the ritual work you are doing for me, stronger?

My answer has become more and more simple throughout the years. The bottom line is that magic works when you do.
magic 
4 weeks ago
When Hope has Left: Practical Medicines for Challenging Times
We know that life and death are in an eternal dance with each other, we know that rabbits are ancient creatures long honored not only for fertility and gentleness but also for their ability to guide the dead in the underworld and turn into magical women running free under the full moon.

This is the stuff of hope and there is nothing passive, fragile, or boring about it. Don’t give it up. Instead, call your deepest strength back and restore it.
magic  self-awarness 
4 weeks ago
What Winter Solstice Teaches ⋆ Briana Saussy
Now many of us are taught that Winter Solstice celebrates the return of the light and yes, this is true. But/and Winter Solstice is also the longest night of the year in many places, the night of deepest and most complete darkness.
sabbats 
4 weeks ago
Of Bones and Blessings, Cursings and Curings and Walking in Between
On this day when the veils are especially thin I am thinking of the old saying that in order to know how to heal you must also know how to hex or in order to cure you must be able to curse.
magic  ethics 
4 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 
8 weeks 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 weeks 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 
9 weeks 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 
10 weeks ago
Mithras Candle
Lovely source of beeswax candles in multiple shapes.
stores 
11 weeks 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  magic 
11 weeks ago
Planning by Starlight ⋆ Briana Saussy
A fantastic overview of astrological timing (in layers)
astrology  ritual 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
11 weeks 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 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
Athames, Bolines, Daggers, Swords and other Blades
A source for a range of less expensive athames and ritual knives.
tools 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
Tools (and some ideas) – Seeking
Basic overview of tools (with photos and links of some of mine.)
tools 
september 2018
Custom Swords, Knives, and Athamés from Omega Artworks
This is where Jenett's athame is from (custom piece)
tools 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
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 
september 2018
Free Tarot Tutorials - Ethony
A wide range of resources and links (some are also linked here already)
divination  divination.tarot  energy.skills 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
Goddess Glossary - The Goddess - The White Goddess
Brief information about a large number of goddesses, including some less well known ones
mythology 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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 
august 2018
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