The Anatomy of a Spell

Spells are a critical part of the practice of witchcraft.  But what makes a spell a spell?  There are a few key elements that make up a spell, and in this article we’ll explore what those elements are.  After you’re done reading about the anatomy of a spell, check out my section on creating your own spells.  Spells that you create … Read More

Curses!

If you were to enter the search phrase “how can I curse someone” into the great Oracle known as Google, you’ll receive nearly 27 million results.  Twenty-seven MILLION results.  Yowza!  At one time or another, for various and sundry reasons, most of us have thought “UGH! I wish I could put a curse on [insert name of the recipient of … Read More

The Dangers of Love Spells

“Dangerously In Love” may have been an awesome album by Beyoncé, but it’s not exactly the kind of thing you want to find yourself involved in, especially if you are using magick to attract love into your life.  In this article, we’ll discuss the manners in which you can use magick to find your Prince or Princess Charming in a … Read More

Spells & Rituals In Action

The most common category I get questions about revolves, in one way or another, around spells and/or rituals.  Performing spells & rituals is a big part of what attracts many people to the Wiccan faith.  This article is the first in a series where I will address a few of the most popular questions that people ask about spell work. … Read More

Those Litha Nights

Ah, June.  Summer vacations, lazy days by the pool or beach, and heat.  But for Wiccans, June is also the month in which the Sabbat of Litha is celebrated.  Depending on the year, Litha occurs anytime between June 20-23.  In this article, we will explore some of the history of Litha, and I’ll provide some pointers on how you can … Read More

The Wiccan Rede Explained

If you’ve been involved in Wicca for longer than five minutes, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Wiccan Rede.  But what’s the deal with the Rede?  Are they like the Ten Commandments for witches?  Who came up with it?  Why are there so many different versions? Let’s get some answers to these questions! Here a Rede, There a … Read More

My Journey (So Far) Flying Solo

Practicing Wicca is a fun, fulfilling, and fascinating journey.  And it’s one that never really ends.  I thought I’d share a little bit about what my journey has been like so far.  Also check out “A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Solo” for help in beginning your own journey within the Craft. Starting Out I didn’t start following the Wiccan path … Read More

Wicca and Divination

If you spend any amount of time either online or watching TV, you’ve seen at least one commercial advertising psychic services.  And if you were around in the 90s, you no doubt remember a certain flamboyant lady telling you to “Call me now for your free readin’!”  In this article, we’ll discuss Wicca’s relationship with divination methods such as psychics, … Read More

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