Samhain, the season of the witch, is a time for us to honor the powers that underlie our Craft. The hidden powers behinds the scenes, guiding our movements and our inspiration. The Dead guide us; they are present when we weave our magic. Those who have laid the foundations for our Great Arte, fertilizing our … Continue reading Samhain: Honoring Ancestors of Craft and Tradition | Coby Michael Ward
We can use herbs to support our hearts, both physically and spiritually through medicinal formulas and self-care rituals. Source: Lover's Truffles & Herbs for the Heart Space - Traditional Medicinals
My granddaughter, in her precocious ways, has to lead us on a path to shatterproof ornaments and owls. Vivian has her own tree to which the bottom half of the tree has been rearranged numerous times by her tiny hands. Her fascination with grasping the tiny lights in her palms and whispering to them has kept … Continue reading Our New Tradition For This Holiday Season.
This year, let your winter solstice celebration be an occasion to look deeply at small things, to feel at home in the world and to be just where you belong. Early nightfall. Crisp mornings. The sharp silhouette of leaf-bare branches. Orion marching across the evening sky. These are some familiar signs of winter. We often … Continue reading Rituals for a Simple Celebration: Winter Solstice Traditions
If you feel a special connection to tarot, you share a 600-year tradition with tarot lovers worldwide. Tarot’s history takes us from medieval Italian castles to French secret societies; with side-trips to visit English magicians, California hippies, and contemporary digital artists. Let’s explore the highlights of our shared tarot heritage. The story begins when playing … Continue reading Tarot Heritage: 600 Year Old Tradition
Corn dollies bring health, wealth and general prosperity to the land or property owner according to old witches. Learn how to make and use corn dollies! One activity for Lughnasadh that is thousands of years old is the making of the “Corn Dollies”. This is a custom that originates with the people that once grew … Continue reading Learn How to Make and Use Corn Dollies
For positive uses or actions, the stones listed are said to enhance them. For negative uses or actions, the crystals listed are said to decrease them. For dis-ease or health issues listed, the stones listed have been used in traditional folk healing and crystal healing lore to assist with their healing. Many stones have multiple … Continue reading MODERN AND TRADITIONAL USES OF CRYSTALS AND STONES: HEALING, METAPHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL