Make a Magic Wand From Wood

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Magic Wands “A walking stick or staff of blackthorn wood was considered a badge of witchcraft and was sometimes burnt with the malefactor in the 17th century.” -Stephen Pollington Magicians and wizards were often seen traveling with a long rod or staff, which could double as a walking stick, to aid them on their journeys. The branches of the blackthorn tree was one of...
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Are Your Friends Turning into a Zombie?

neon zombies ahead sign
Have your friends been acting stranger than normal? If you've been wondering if any of your friends may have turned into a zombie then look no further. Take this test to find out if you may be a zombie. TOP TEN SIGNS YOU MAY BE A ZOMBIE 1. Did you use to be a vegetarian, but lately have been craving raw brains? 2. Is your favorite breakfast food scrambled brains? 3....
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Quick and Easy Halloween Decorating Tips

Get Crafty with Halloween Decorations Do you have any special arts and crafts skills? You can make a variety of inexpensive, homemade decorations to use at your next holiday celebration. I like to do a bit of scrapbooking and altered art projects, so I made a large 12 inch by 12 inch Halloween themed scrapbook a few years ago. You can display the scrapbook, opened to your fa...
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Magic in the Kitchen

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What is Kitchen Witchcraft? “…the term kitchen witch refers to pagans who practice informally, with the tools at hand and a deep appreciation for the sacred in the everyday.“ -Cait Johnson, Witch in the Kitchen A kitchen witch is usually a solitary practitioner of folk magic and herb lore. They don’t have spend a lot of time or money acquiring a collection of magical too...
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Snake Oil and Medicine Men

snake oil advertisement
From the Wikipedia entry on snake oil:  Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is themselves a fraud, quack, charlatan, or the like....
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Creating a Book of Shadows

Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner
“And I composed a certain work wherein I rehearsed the secret of secrets, in which I have preserved them hidden, and I have also therein concealed all secrets whatsoever of magical arts of any masters…” -S. L. MacGregor Mathers, The Key of Solomon the King Magical Workbook One of the most important books that should be in every pagan’s, witch’s or Wiccan’s library is their o...
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All About Animal Spirits

Phoenix Rising From the Ashes
“To merge with the animal nature through imitation is to invoke the primal force of the god or goddess reflected within.” -Raven Grimassi, Hereditary Witchcraft Shamans often ask for the assistance of their animal spirit who act as a guardian to the shaman while they partake of their journey to the spirit world. Animal spirits are used to bring more power to one’s magic...
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The Nine Herbs Charm

Odin, Woten, Woden, Wotin
The nine herbs charm is part of the Lacnunga text. The Lacnunga is an ancient 11th century Anglo-Saxon manuscript written around 1000 AD. The original manuscript, referred to as Harley 585, is currently housed in the British Museum. Various translations of the Lacnunga have been published throughout the years such as Stephen Pollington’s book Leechcraft; Early English Charm...
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Healing Properties of Gemstones

malachite
While any type of stone can be used for a variety of magical and healing purposes I am listing my personal favorites which I like to work with on a continual basis. The element associated with each of the stones is also listed for reference purposes. Most white and pale to medium yellow stones are associated with the element air. Red and orange gemstones are associated ...
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Predict the Future with Herbs & Spices

cup of tea and herbs.
Divination is a method of fortune telling which attempts to foresee the future. It entails the observation and interpretation of a variety of phenomena. Various forms of divination are employed by natural magicians such as shamans, witches, medicine men, cunning men and wise women. Herbal Divination and Fortunetelling Divination uses various divinatory tools, such as taro...
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