Working with Eclipses

This Saturday we will experience a partial eclipse during the second new moon of the month (the Black Moon). Eclipses always send a flutter amongst the witchcraft community as to whether workings should be done during Eclipses or not, with many insisting that you shouldn’t work during an Eclipse at all. It really boils downContinue reading “Working with Eclipses”

Baneful Ingredients

Here I am going to outline some baneful ingredients and what they are used for, I will also mention if they are poisonous or toxic. Please note that there are some items which if you use them incorrectly or in specific ways you will cause harm to yourself or others and this can mean potentialContinue reading “Baneful Ingredients”

All That Ego…

I’ve had a couple of interesting interactions, one of which was only this morning on Facebook. There are a small handful of reasons I will interject my opinion on a Facebook post in witchcraft groups; There’s misinformation. The practice is unsafe (particularly around baneful ingredients). There’s cultural misinformation. Someone is gatekeeping where an what theyContinue reading “All That Ego…”

Understanding Hoodoo

I’m going to uncover some myths and home truths about Hoodoo. This blog is aimed at those who are unfamiliar with the practice and have had very little exposure to it. So to start with I will have a list of things to keep in mind; Hoodoo and Voodoo are separate. Hoodoo is the practiceContinue reading “Understanding Hoodoo”

Culture and Appropriation

I hot topic I was hoping I didn’t have to cover. Unfortunately, cultural appropriation always feels like the elephant in the room. The first thing I want to address is that I’m not telling anyone what they should or shouldn’t do within their practice. The second is that only you can determine your entitlement toContinue reading “Culture and Appropriation”

Shadow Work

Shadow work is less magic and more self care. It is a type of self therapy that centres around journaling and using prompts and self assessment to uncover repressed feelings, emotions and experiences. The shadow self is comprised of all the parts of our personality that we are unaware of. Some of it is shapedContinue reading “Shadow Work”

My First Week of Ancestor Veneration

Last Sunday I took the time to set up my Ancestor Altar with the intent of deepening my connection to my ancestors, my family past and present, and deepening my spirituality. The first three days were turbulent. I don’t think there is another way to describe it. Sometimes I felt hot and flushed, I wasContinue reading “My First Week of Ancestor Veneration”

The Ancestors

We often talk about The Ancestors as some ominous entity. But they aren’t. Also, anyone who says that ancestral work is a “closed practice” is fundamentally incorrect. Why you ask? Because we ALL have ancestors! Almost every religion or culture believes that our ancestors are watching over us and guiding us. We seek mediums andContinue reading “The Ancestors”

Finding Marie

I talked about my movement away from the Wiccan path in “Bide The Wiccan Rede I Must?” but I didn’t discuss how I came to knock on the door of Hoodoo. I knew about Hoodoo from pop culture and hearing about it around the traps of Witchcraft groups, but it was all very hush-hush. PeopleContinue reading “Finding Marie”

Bide the Wiccan Rede I must?

One thing I’ve mentioned and I want to explore more is why I stopped identifying as Wiccan. When I was younger I viewed the world through rose coloured glasses, and this lasted well into my 20’s. At 29 I was running my own business, a single mum and had just bought a house and land.Continue reading “Bide the Wiccan Rede I must?”