Daily Wicca

While a witch’s life might be full of Sabbats and Esbats, one might have trouble finding the magic in everyday life.  However there are some things you can do daily to assist your spiritual growth and connection to Wicca.  A few minutes a day can help build upon existing knowledge and create a deeper connectionContinue reading “Daily Wicca”

Pagan Pages – Witches in Media

Witches are popular characters in books, movies and TV shows.  They have been portrayed in a variety of ways, from the wicked cackling old hag, to the young and sassy neophyte first discovering her powers.  A boom in witch-themed TV and movies in the 90s, such as The Craft and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spawnedContinue reading “Pagan Pages – Witches in Media”

Theban

The Theban Alphabet, also called the Witches’ Alphabet, is a system of writing which is thought to have originated in the 16th century.  It is first mentioned in medieval alchemical manuscripts by Polygraphia (1518) and Agrippa (1531), attributing the alphabet to Honorius of Thebes.  Thus, the Theban Alphabet is also called the Runes of HonoriusContinue reading “Theban”

Wicca 101 Books

I believe it was Scott Cunningham that encouraged new witches to read everything they can get their hands on when first exploring the Craft. I agree with this wholeheartedly! There is a multitude of ‘Wicca 101’ books on the market, and it can seem daunting to sift through them and choose which ones to read.Continue reading “Wicca 101 Books”

Pantheon Genealogies

I recently attempted to construct a family tree of the Celtic deities.  This proved to be much harder than I initially thought!  Not only do you have to deal with a multitude of sources, but you have to filter out which sources are more accurate, and what information has been lost in the sands ofContinue reading “Pantheon Genealogies”

Kyanite

Kyanite is an alumino-silicate mineral often found in metamorphic rocks, such as pegmatites.  It forms thin blade-like crystals that often radiate from a common centre.  The name kyanite comes from the Greek kuanos or kyanos, meaning ‘deep blue’, however not all kyanites are blue!  Kyanite can be black, green, orange, with the white/grey variety called rhaeticite.

Jade

Jade is a beautiful green ornamental stone that has been used for centuries in many parts of the world.  However gemstone jade can actually come from two metamorphic sources, both similar in texture, hardness, and appearance.  Nephrite is a form of Actinolite (an amphibole-silicate mineral whose fibrous form is known as Asbestos), and the other source is Jadeite,Continue reading “Jade”