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Witchcraft in England and Colonial America

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. As a cultural history, I discuss how beliefs migrated from various parts of the world, most notably England (since the majority of Illinois pioneers were English or Scots-Irish). 603 more words


Thoughts on Witchcraft Books

We Pagans and witches do like our books. In my early years of witchcraft, I bought tons of books. At first, most were how-to and introduction to Paganism and witchcraft books. 794 more words


Uncommon Habits

It’s been going through my mind for the past few days the amount of things that I have at home, or practices that I do which are inherently ‘witchy’, without me having to think about them anymore.   592 more words




2 parts spearmint
2 parts catnip
2 parts rose petals
1 part marjoram
1 part thyme
1 part mugwort

Tie up in a yellow cloth and carry it with you to enhance the positive of your sign of Libra… 58 more words


The Good Walkers

In another example of the Inquisition’s fastidious record keeping and relative leniency, the Benandanti (Good Walkers) of Friuli offer the best picture of a magical practice active at the time of the Witch Craze. 919 more words


15 Similarities Between Writers & Mediums #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

She’s got it spot on.  It’s why I say in The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power that the Druids had something when they thought of Awen as the thing that inspires both bards and Druids.  15 more words


Routine Spells

Every morning, first thing, I go into my office, turn the lamp on and whisper, “Hail Hestia, First and Last,” as she is the first and last light in the home—always. 419 more words