Choosing a Craft Name

What’s in a name?  Although Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, in the Wiccan practice, it’s common to choose a “magickal name” once you become Wiccan.  In this article, we’ll discuss what a magickal name is, how you choose one, and the significance of choosing a Craft name. What is a Craft … Read More

You’re Spelling Magic(k) Wrong… Aren’t You?

If you’re new to the Wiccan belief system (or the esoteric belief system in general), then you’re probably wondering what the deal is with my spelling of the word magick.  The explanation is found in history.  In this article, we’ll discuss why many Wiccans and pagans spell magick with a “k.”  Then, since we’re on the topic already, we’ll discuss … Read More

The Basics of a Wiccan Altar

So you’re all set to do your very first solo ritual.  You’ve found the perfect one (or, if you’re really ambitious, you’ve created the perfect one), and you have all the necessary materials.  There’s only one problem… You have absolutely NO idea what should go on your altar! Don’t worry.  Setting up an altar isn’t as complicated as you may think. … Read More

Tools of the Trade

Athame?  Besom?  Chalice? To someone who is new to the Wiccan practice, it can seem like an arduous task trying to figure out what tools you need when performing a spell or engaging in a ritual.  Whether you’re practicing solo or part of a coven, knowing the tools of the trade is something that all new witches should learn.  In … Read More