• Book Reviews,  Reviews

    The Magic of Marie Laveau

    The Magic of Marie Laveau: An Honest Review The Magic of Marie Laveau is a book that I wish I had picked up a lot earlier than I actually did. In my own bias, I stubbornly let it sit on my shelf for a few weeks as I caught up on other books thinking, oh I’ll get there when I’m ready. As perhaps ignorant as it sounds, I don’t devote a whole lot of time towards reading books about voodoo/hoodoo and felt as though this book maybe wasn’t going to be for me. I was wrong. Every notion I had about this book before reading it was wrong, quite frankly.…

  • Spells & Rituals,  Thoughts and Opinions

    Making time for Spirituality: an intentional journey

    How often do we hear people around us or on the internet say some variation of “I really wish I had more time for ___” or “I wish I wasn’t so busy, I just cant find the time” in relation to working on and developing their spiritual practices? The answer, if we are really honest, is that on some level we all have thoughts and behaviors like this. The journey to spirituality is a directly intentional one. In much of the developed world, there is a culture of work hard, then work harder. There isn’t much room to explore person passions and hobbies because we must always be striving for…

  • Thoughts and Opinions

    Frozen 2 and Paganism ❄️

    Spoiler alert: I’m not intentionally giving away spoilers but read at caution. I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever to finally get into and begin unpacking Frozen 2 and honestly I don’t even know where to begin. From themes of land spirits, to Elsa BEING a spirit, to the song “into the unknown”, to the symbols of the elements that are literally blasted everywhere in the film, it was intentionally yet unintentionally one of the most pagan themed children’s movies that Disney has ever released. Into the Unknown If you haven’t watched the film yet (or even if you have) take a second to listen to the song “into…

  • Thoughts and Opinions

    The Truth About the Instagram Algorithm

    (and what you can do to fight back) Before we get going into the nitty gritty of the algorithm, how to work it, and why it’s working against smaller creators right now – I’d like to apologize for the length and rant of this post. This has been a long time coming and to be honest, this is the only place that I can talk about it! Mentioning a shadowban on instagram actually KEEPS you shadowbanned! What is a “shadowban”? A shadowban occurs when a creator/blogger/user posts something that instagram doesn’t like but doesn’t actually go against their policies! You can get shadowbanned by typing too much in your comments,…

  • Rituals,  Spells & Rituals

    A (simple) Yule Candle Manifestation

    Red is one of my absolute favorite colors! Simply looking at and engaging in red colored things can boost feelings of not only love and joy, but anger and hate. The duality of the color red reminds us that where there is light, there is also an equal darkness! The symbolic nature of red has gone hand in hand with Yule for centuries. A Festival of Lights, Life, and Death – Yule is a time where we can pair the life giving colors of red with the passions of fire to welcome warmth and new beginnings into our lives during an otherwise cold and dark season. The image of blood…

  • Rituals,  Spells & Rituals

    Morning Grounding Ritual

    Having trouble raising or maintaining your energy? Try this little morning ritual to boost your energy and intentions! I highly recommend doing Morning energy work because as we are waking our bodies up, our conscious and subconscious are still merged and it is the perfect time to reaffirm and set manifestation! *.·:·.☽✧ ✦ ✧☾.·:·.* Before you go to bed, pick out your favorite crystal and place it under your pillow. It doesn’t matter what kind it is, only that you’re personally connected to it. Next, set your alarm clock for 2 minutes earlier than normal, these 2 minutes will allow you the time to complete the morning ritual. In the…

  • Spells & Rituals,  Thoughts and Opinions

    What does it mean when my spell candle breaks?

    A broken candle is something that many witches encounter but for some reason isn’t talked about a super amount on the internet. I get questions almost weekly that read something along the lines of: “I was doing a spell and the jar candle broke. Did I do something wrong?” While there is no easy way to answer or address this, I’m here and I’m alive and I’m going to take a shot at it! 🕯🕯🕯 These altar candles are in glass jars which make them a super easy choice for the modern witch on the go. They’re sturdy, last for days, have an ok smell, cheap, and most of all…

  • Witch CRAFTS

    35mm Film Magick

    Film is *magick* I LOVE photography. Recently, I purchased a film camera from Lomography and decided to shoot a test roll. It’s been easily 20 years since I’ve shot on a film camera that wasn’t disposable, and I was slightly intimidated. But again, film is pure magic and stretching beyond our comfort is a sign of growth. Film as Intentional Medium The beauty of film is that it is completely intentional. You can’t take a million photos of the same thing and hunt for the best one to post to social media for instant gratification. Every photo you take becomes precious, an intentional capture of time and energy surrounding you…

  • Book Reviews,  Reviews

    Backwoods Witchcraft ; A Review

    📚Book Review: Backwoods Witchcraft by @jake_richards13 📚 I’ve read this book no less than three times in the span of the two weeks I’ve had it and I’ve honestly wondered how I’m going to review it. Let me start by saying this: this book is not for everyone but it SURE AS HELL was for me. Why? I’m a folk witch, I live in the south, and this book felt like coming home. That said, this book is not for everyone -It’s not fluffy or “white” and it’s extremely Appalachian folk flavored. Folk witchcraft is a unique branch of witchcraft that changes not only from person to person but also changes from…

  • Book Reviews,  Features,  Reviews

    Witchcraft Book Review Roundup – January 2019

    via GIPHY One of my absolute favorite past times is reading books. Old fashioned, printed, usually dusty books. The beauty of a good book is that you get transported into the world of it. A good author can make you feel and see and hear things that you would never have in your daily life. If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I do book and deck reviews about twice a month. What isn’t pictured on my instagram is ALL the books I read, and what I think about them. I read a TON of books, mostly on witchcraft and history and I’m usually pretty good on…