The Broom Closet

One of the major discussions among Pagan groups is whether or not to be in ‘the broom closet’.  This is reference to a person being open about their Pagan beliefs to others, including their friends, family, co-workers, or the general public.  It’s a touchy subject, which many Pagans have strong opinions about. Coming out ofContinue reading “The Broom Closet”

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”

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”

Grimoire

A Grimoire is a book of magic, often containing spells, conjurations, charms, divinations and other occult wisdom.  Grimoires have ancient origins and are thought to have influenced many societies worldwide. The term grimoire is thought to come from the French word ‘grammaire’ (grammar), which historically was used to describe any book written in Latin orContinue reading “Grimoire”

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft” Denise Zimmermann , Katherine Gleason This guide offers a beginner’s look at the history of paganism, Wicca, and witchcraft, from the Druids and Celts to the witches of today who practice an earth-based religion, cast spells, and perform natural magic. The book, written by a practicing witch,Continue reading “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft”

Spirit, the Fifth Element

The element of Spirit, or Ether or Akasha (Sanskrit), represents the universal inner space, the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. (Wiki) Spirit is thought to be the fifth element, with the other four classical elements being Earth, Air, Fire and Water.  Together they form each point of the pentacle.Continue reading “Spirit, the Fifth Element”

The Element of Water

Water is one of the four classical elements, which also includes Earth, Fire and Air.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle. Water represents emotions, feelings, courage, absorption, subconscious/ unconscious mind, intuition, purification, cleansing, eternal movement, wisdom, the soul, vision quests, self-healing, sorrow,Continue reading “The Element of Water”

The Element of Fire

Fire is one of the four classical elements, which also includes Earth, Water and Air.  A fifth element, Spirit or Akasha, is also sometimes included – and can represent the five points on the Pentacle. Fire represents change, energy, inspiration, love, sexuality, passion, life force, spirit, will, leadership, faith and trust, elusiveness, innocence, physical and personalContinue reading “The Element of Fire”