Papa Legba has his origins with the Fon people of Dahomey (Benin) Africa and is said to be the guardian and trickster of the crossroads and entrances.
The “familiar spirit” is a common motif found in both folklore and witch trial records of the witch hunt era. What is a familiar and what role did they supposedly serve to accused witches?
Beltane is a-comin', a sabbat when powerful energies in nature abound. What better way to celebrate the season than with a little bit of magic?
A Professor from Manchester Metropolitan University claims to have obtained genuine photographic evidence of fairies, from the forests of Lancashire, England.
Sigils are a form of magic that can be used for many purposes, such as for protection, success and prosperity.
Spoon bending is an activity of concentration and focus that changes your outlook on reality. Your mind realizes that what you see with your eyes and think with your mind is not fixed.
Some say ley lines have magical powers while others are not so convinced. Still, one has to wonder: What's the real story behind these imaginary lines? And are they the real deal?
Befriending faeries can be a blessing, but there are important things to consider before initiating a relationship with the Fae Folk. Real faeries are powerful spirits who must be cautiously approached and shown a great amount of respect.
Sympathetic magick may tap into a symbolic ordering of the universe. It is the basic principle upon which most forms of divination rely. The very first sympathetic magick may have been cave art.
Meet the nature spirits of the forests—the wild ones who dwell in the woods. In this article, meet the Huldra, Leshy, Moss Folk, and Wood Wives.
The homunculus is man's attempt to elicit creation from alchemical processes. Once born, the homunculus allows alchemists to explore further magical realms. It is the original Frankenstein's monster.
This rite, which originates from the Western Mystery Tradition, is for ridding yourself of unwanted influences and is practiced by people of many faiths. Included are step-by-step instructions.
A collection of ten symbols commonly used in paganism, Wicca and magic. They can be used in many ways such as in spells and rituals or in your Book of Shadows. Pictures are my own - feel free to use.
Iceland possesses a mystical landscape that many of the locals believe is home to supernatural beings from Norse mythology such as elves and trolls.
Do you wish to invite fairies into your garden to observe and visit with? Look here for tips on how to attract and find the Wee folk in your own backyard!
Stones, rocks, hill or mountain! They all hold a fascination for humans past and present. So much so, that rich legends and myths are told about them. But are they just cold and lifeless minerals? Or do they, as some maintain, have a force within them - a supernatural force?
Can a shooting star really fulfill a wish? Is there any proof or is it just wishful thinking? Read on to discover various histories and traditions of star-wishing (and how to do it "right")!
Bad weather was disastrous to communities of old, and even for us in modern times. Can people really charm the skies?
A review of Evens-Pritchards book and how it portrayed and understood a crucial part of Azande culture in a time when cultural differences were easily dismissed.
I visited a place so powerful that I felt overwhelmed at times by the energy. While there, I performed one of the most powerful healing spells of my life. Where is this place? Walt Disney World.
Manifesting rituals are more powerful when done during the New Moon. In this article, we supply four fun and easy new moon rituals that give your new moons a boost.
Construction of a highway in Iceland recently had to be halted. Environmental concerns were partly to blame—but so were elves.
Appearing in Norse mythology, a Fylgja is a creature that is said to accompany a person throughout life. We look at this rather complicated being in this article to try to understand its role.
Here is a guide to native Irish fairies. In this article, you'll learn about them all, from grogoches to changelings, and from merrows to leprechauns, of course.