September 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Setting up an Altar

Altars have many uses within witchcraft, they can be used in spells, as a way to display the turning of the Wheel of the Year, or just as a place for contemplation and meditation.

Altars can vary in size and form as much as magic practitioners themselves do. They can be a small wooden box containing a few items, right up to a 6 by 4 foot carved oak slab. I’ve seen many altars set up on windowsills, shelves, bedside tables and mantelpieces. Altars also do not need to by in a fixed…

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Added by Lily Oak on September 27, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments

Herbs, Plants & Resins

Plants form an integral part of magic. They can be used to decorate places and alters, they can be turned into incense or burnt as smudge sticks.

In an ideal world we would all grow and harvest our own herbs, or forage for wild ones our self. If you do decide to go down the route of growing your own I would recommend using a book such as ‘Gardening and Planting by The Moon…’ in order to gain maximum magical energy in them. If you decide to collect plants and herbs from the wild please…

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Added by Lily Oak on September 27, 2014 at 14:32 — 1 Comment

Crystal Magic

Crystals are a valuable and very versatile tool. You can wear them as a talisman, place them on altars and incorporate them in to spells. Below is a list of my favourites and how I use them. As with all magical correspondences the below list is by no means set in stone, there is every possibility that a particular crystal will present you with an entirely different set of energies to the associated ones I've described. Work with what feels right for you, our connection with magical energies…

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Added by Lily Oak on September 27, 2014 at 14:28 — No Comments

Candle Magic

Candles are a staple tool of any magical practitioner and candle magic is a wonderfully simple way to cast spells. When I first started practicing witchcraft it was the first type of spell I learnt. It is also very easy to personalise, and after all if we can’t personally connect with the spell we are casting then it is unlikely to be successful. The use of candles can also be incorporated into larger rituals, in fact I can’t remember being at any ritual that didn’t include candles in some…

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Added by Lily Oak on September 27, 2014 at 14:23 — No Comments

What is Magic?

If you are reading this expecting long mysterious explanations of cryptic ceremonies used to conjure magic, I am afraid I am about to disappoint you.

What is magic? Everything.

Where is magic? Everywhere.

You just have to learn to see it, feel it and recognise it. For me at least, magic isn’t something we create it is something we use. A type of energy given of by…

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Added by Lily Oak on September 27, 2014 at 14:21 — No Comments

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