12 Days of Yule – History & Traditions of Twelfth Night – Mother’s Night

12 Days of Yule – History & Traditions of Twelfth Night – Mother’s Night

In Old England, the Twelfth Night marked the end of a winter festival that started on Samhain, October 31st. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down with the coming of a cold winter. In the middle ages, the Twelfth Night began on the eve of December 25th moving forward 12 days to January 6th, hence the name the Twelve Days of Christmas, in Christian religious practice. But traditionally the Twelve Days of Yule for pagans,...

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How to use Ritual Spell Oils in Pagan Magic & Witchcraft

How to use Ritual Spell Oils in Pagan Magic & Witchcraft

Ritual Oils, Spell Oils, Conjure Oil, Healing Oils and Essential Oils can be found in most any witch’s cupboard. Their use in spells, magic and healing date back to ancient times and in the 21st Century, the use of these types of spiritual oils can play an important role when working with a particular intent such as love, money, protection or healing. As well, these oils are used in sacred ritual, ceremony, initiations and wiccan sabbat...

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The Legend of Krampus – History Folklore, Krampus in the 21st Century

The Legend of Krampus – History Folklore, Krampus in the 21st Century

Gruss Vom Krampus (greetings from Krampus) The ancient legend of the Krampus dates back to the 11th century and in the modern world, not too many people know of this satyr-like devilish beast. But today in the 21th century, the Krampus and the legend surrounding this demon-like creature has made a huge comeback through pop culture, images, books, greeting cards and Krampus merchandise. In European folklore, the Krampus is Nikolaus’s dark...

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Clearing & Purification – How to Smudge

Clearing & Purification – How to Smudge

Smudging is an old and ancient practice where the burning of herbs are used for cleansing and purification before sacred ritual. The ritual calls upon the spirits of sacred plants to drive away negative energies, restoring balance by shifting the element of air, transforming our mind, body and sacred space, elevating the highest levels of peace and tranquility. I’ve put together three items I love for clearing and cleansing of space. First a...

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Mabon Rituals, Autumn Equniox and Harvest Traditions

Mabon Rituals, Autumn Equniox and Harvest Traditions

September 22nd is the Autumn Equinox! Mabon marks the point of the Autumn Equinox and is the second harvest as we begin to store our years crops for the coming of the long winter months ahead. As the day and night are divided equally at this time, we anticipate the coming of the impending darkness of winter. Traditional symbolism of a cornucopia, overflowing with the years harvest, spills over in abundance, filled with ripe yummy apples,...

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