Throughout every kind of story, video game, or fantasy movie, potions are always shown to be these vials of liquid (traditionally red or blue colors) that can heal certain wounds or even prevent death. It is always suggested that the protagonists should always carry some form of healing in a bottle, which is supposed to act as a medium for healing. Even though potions are popularized and fantasized in the media, it can be confusing as to what a potion actually is and what it can do. What properties are within a potion? How does one concoct such a brew? Do they even taste good? This guide will help you understand more about what potions are, what is the equivalent to actual life, and how to make your own potions at home (trust us, it really is not as complicated as it appears to be.)Continue reading “Potions For The Beginning Witch”
Let’s get one thing out of the way – there are many readers and occult-enthusiasts who feel drawn to witchcraft, the supernatural, the occult, and other metaphysical philosophies but ultimately give up because they can’t satisfy the itch of this burning question – is magick even real? How can you prove it is? There is no shame in asking questions. In fact, curiosity, open-mindedness and critical thinking are valuable skills in the domain of the occult. While many mainstream religious ideologies encourage blind obedience and subservience, the beauty of making your very own eclectic path to witchcraft and the occult makes it so that you are well-informed about each step of your practice – what works is left in, what doesn’t is conveniently left out – there is no shame in experimenting. But let’s circle back to the initial question – how can I prove magick or magic is real? As a beginner, what must I do to affirm the existence of magic? Aleister Crowley, founder of Thelema and a renowned occultist defines magick as “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.” This brings chaos magick – and sigil magick – into the mix.Continue reading “All About Sigil Magick: A Discussion of Beginner-Friendly Magick”
With the rise of popularity of modern witchcraft, people have found many, many variations of it. There is the sect of sea magic, earth magic, hedge magic, and many more. Witches who practice these types of magic are all centered around nature and are correctly named after that. Not all magic has to be named or involved with nature directly, there is another form of magic and it is simply called Kitchen Magic.Continue reading “What is a Kitchen Witch and How to Do Kitchen Magic?”
Imbolc is regarded as one of the eight Sabbats or festivals from the Wheel of the Year. It is usually celebrated mid-winter as a way to say goodbye to winter and hello to the warmth of springtime. In 2020, Imbolc will be celebrated on February 1st (or 1st August for those in the Southern Hemisphere), though this date can vary by two weeks. Before being part of the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, Imbolc was firstly regarded as an important Gaelic festival dedicated to the Gaelic goddess, Brigid. This was a merry time, often associated with fire cleansing, making Brigid dolls out of straw and lavender, having merry feasts, and even weather divination. While this information and more is readily available in books and across the internet, what follows is a guide for the modern, cost- and time-effective witch who wishes to pay respect to the traditions that connect her to the Earth and its passage of time, without breaking the bank or asking her to go out of her way.