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Witchcraft Basics: What are Glamours and how do you cast one?

Wow I’ve been absent for over a week! To be fair, I’ve been incredibly busy recently. Mostly because I got married last Saturday, September 1! Well, we had our reception–my wife and I eloped back in May. 🙂 I’ll be busy again next week with a trip to Texas in the works, but I’m back for now with a bunch more magic to share with you, a lot of which is related to my recent nuptials. 😉 While getting ready […]

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Enchanting Objects: Casting Charms on Enamel Pins

I’m gonna be honest: part of the reason I’m writing up this post is so I can show off all my cute enamel pins. I absolutely ADORE enamel pins. My love for them started when I saw an adorable Sailor Moon pin on Tumblr, and when I went to try and buy it it was sold out on the site. I managed to buy it about a year or so later though, and after that I was hooked! I get […]

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Luck Spell: Easy Green Rice Kitchen Spell for Luck and Prosperity

This rice might be my favorite thing that I make. It’s so simple but so flavorful, and it’s the basis for my amazing burrito bowl recipe. Topped with black or red beans, sauteed or roasted vegetables and avocado? It’s to DIE for. I found a recipe for it years ago, but I’ve lost it since then and it hardly resembles the original to begin with (mine is better :P). But let’s be real, you want to know how to make […]

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Spellwork Basics: Spell Writing. The Anatomy of a Basic Spell

Previously: What is Cleansing?  Spell writing is as fun as it is challenging. When you write a spell for yourself, you can tailor it to your needs, to what you have, to what you can get your hands on. You can share it with others, of course–I sure do!–but you can also make them deeply personal, and specific to your situation. There are general, accepted meanings of herbs, colors, etc., but personal meanings and associations are just as important, if […]

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Beauty Magic: Beauty Oil for Hair, Skin, Candles and More!

So I’ve already written about a beauty water, now it’s time for a beauty oil! For us natural hair beauties, you can use this to seal your ends after spritzing or conditioning your hair. You can also use it on your skin! Avocado oil has a comedogenic rating of 3, which means it may clog some people’s pores and make them break out, so be wary of using it on your face. This isn’t the case for everyone, though, so […]

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Spellwork Basics: What are Cleansing Spells and How do they Work?

So you’ve read my post about cleansing spells, but you’re still wondering: what is cleansing, and why exactly do we need to do it? Or maybe not, it’s pretty self explanatory just from the name itself, but it still helps to break it down into its parts, discuss the history, and the different ways we can do it. Simply put, cleansing is the act of dispersing any energy build up, especially negative energy build up, in your space. You know […]

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Wisdom Spell: The Salmon of Knowledge, an Old Irish Folktale

My friend Adelaide is a writer like myself. She told me a story the other day that inspired one of her novels, and it in turn inspired this wisdom spell. In the story, there’s an old poet and his young servant. The poet had spent seven years fishing for a salmon that ate nine hazelnuts that fell from a tree into the well of wisdom. In eating these nuts, the salmon gained all the knowledge in the world, which the poet […]

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Cleansing House (Part 2): Warding and Protecting Your Space

So you’ve cleansed your house/apartment. It smells wonderful and feels more open, more light, freeing even, and you want to keep it that way. You want to make sure none of those icky things find their way into your life or your home again, at least not for a long time, and you’re not entirely sure how. Well, that’s where warding comes in. There are a lot of ways to ward, but this one is my favorite, and it’s pretty […]

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Cottage Witchcraft: Homemade Witch’s Broth-Vegetable

Cottage Witchcraft Basics: Broth In my last post about kitchen witchcraft, you might remember that I talked about always having homemade vegetable broth on hand to cook with. Well, the other day I got around to making a crock-pot full, and I decided to share my method with all of you–cottage witchcraft at it’s finest! There’s no better way to feel like the village witch than handcrafting your own magical broth. It’s incredibly easy and cheap to boot! All you […]

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Potion: Creativi-TEA!

Creativity is my lifeblood. I spend my time writing (or more likely, daydreaming about what I’m going to write, one day, eventually) but there are more days than we’d like when our brains just aren’t pumping out ideas the way we’d like or need them too. I spend a lot of my writing and daydreaming time with a cup of tea, and found myself wishing there was a potion I could drink to help give me that creative spark. Then […]

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