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”
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”
The October installment of ‘A Year And A Day’ on Pagan Pages Ezine is out! Check out my post about Famous Witches and Wiccans!
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”
The pentacle, or pentagram, is one of the most important symbols in Wicca, similar to the use of the cross in Christianity and the Star of David in Judaism. The pentagram refers to a five-pointed star, while a pentacle is a pentagram enveloped by a circle.
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”
Lapis Lazuli is a stunningly beautiful blue stone that has been used since ancient times. Mostly mined from Afghanistan, Lapis artifacts have been found in ancient Egyptian and Sumerian archeological sites. Composed mainly of the mineral Lazurite, Lapis can also contain calcite, sodalite, and even gold coloured pyrite.
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 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 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”