Legends of witches in America have been around since the beginning of America. Read stories about Maryland's witch Moll Dyer, the notorious Salem Witches, the Bell Witch of Tennessee fame, The Blair Witch, and also Wiccademous of Floridian fame.
The Craft is not just something a Kitchen Witch does; it's what she lives—it becomes a lifestyle, and can make for quite an enchanted life.
Looking for a mentor or teacher to help you with Witchcraft? There are a lot of people who are not what they claim to be. Here's what you should look for.
There's nothing more protective than the spirit of the wolf. Take the opportunity during this 'wolf moon' to summon a guardian spirit to protect your hearth and home.
Is it May, already? Blessed Beltane to one and all! Learn all about this festive Wiccan holiday right here!
Want to be a kitchen witch? Want to know what foods have magical properties? Here's a list of foods and their magical properties.
Have you recently had a revelation in your spiritual path that has led you to an alternate religion such as Wicca? Here you will learn the very first steps in becoming a Wiccan.
On first glance, the concept of the Elements seems simple and straightforward. But upon closer look, you'll notice the many layers and complexities that surround this spiritual concept.
Have you ever wondered what a real witch's house looks like? Take a look at photos of real historical witches' homes and read their incredible stories.
If you've ever read a book about Wicca you've probably been told to do any and all of these things-- but did you ever really stop to think what they are, or what they're about? Let's take a look...
You want to enjoy your religious freedom and practice witchcraft, but your parents just don't get it. Some advice for staying sane and fulfilled while living under their roof.
Candle Magic is one of the most beautiful types of magic. It’s perfect for beginning spell casters as well as potent enough to satisfy advanced practitioners. If you’ve always wanted to try candle magic, learn the basics and get started!
Pat Robertson warned on his show that Wiccans will 'destroy' your children and people should stay away from their Wiccan neighbors. I feel such pity for Robertson, and people like him.
Proper magical timing is always a great way to give a boost when casting spells. Try working with the moon signs to see if it improves your magical efforts.
Blood magic conjures up all kinds of gothic images. It's a topic of controversy within the magical community. Here’s what you should know about it—especially if you want to practice it.
If you want your spells to work, you can't just cast them and expect things to fall out of the air. You need to create channels for them. What's a channel and how do you make one? That's easy!
If you want to learn Witchcraft, you don't need a spell book; you don't need to run out and buy an altar full of tools. What you really need to begin with is training the mind.
Are you a beginner witch who is totally confused about crystals? Or maybe you're just curious about commonly held correspondences? Simple and easy-to-understand descriptions for common crystals!
Thinking about studying Witchcraft, magic, spell work? Here is an overview of what you need to know, and the things you need to learn. Witchcraft is not just waving a wand, lighting a candle or making a cute rhyme-- it requires study, practice and strengthening of the mind to help you get better at it.
Once again, I'm going to present something against popular opinion. But I hope this perspective, if new to you, is something that will help expand your own way of thinking on the elements.
Learning to manipulate energy is a big part of Wicca, Witchcraft and many other esoteric religions. Need practice? Try these exercises to help improve your skills.
She was a fraud and swindler and in 1944 she was jailed in Britain after being convicted under the country’s ancient Witchcraft Act.
Seamus Rua (Red James) and the witches of Wicklow, along with snippets of other famous Irish witches.
Having a standard ritual opening and closing is a great way to promote ritual consciousness and gain confidence so your experiences will be deep and meaningful. Here's one to use or adapt!
This New Year's Eve, why not bring a bit of Wiccan magic into your life? This prosperity and wealth spell is best timed to take advantage of New Year's Eve energies, but can actually be performed throughout most of the year. Simple spell with minimal tools and supplies, even for the beginner Witch-- but incredibly powerful!
There are many kinds of witchcraft, including folkloric witchcraft. But what is this specific type of witchcraft and what does it entail?
Looking for ways to celebrate Pagan springtime holidays with your family? Here are some great ideas to help you get your festivities rolling!
Want to learn Witchcraft? Consider me your new teacher, and here are your first lessons. You'll find a wealth of free information here to help you get started on your path.
Witchcraft isn't easy-- mistakes can be made. Knowing what pitfalls to avoid can sometimes be half the battle.
What's the difference between a potion and a brew? What's a mojo bag, or a witches bottle? Learn the terminology for your Witch Crafting right here...
Even the best of us, no matter how experience, probably stumbled over at least one or two of these mistakes in the beginning. So for all you beginners out there, forewarned is forearmed!
Looking to break the grip of an addiction that has a hold on you? Try this spell, perfect for the dark moon phase.
Making a Book of Shadows can be hard and even daunting. Here's an article to show how to get started and actually enjoy making it.
We will look into why crossroads magic is so powerful and simple to use. We will also learn some crossroads legends and which spirits and gods can be found at the crossroads.
The Altar Set Up advice that I give here is specifically for beginners and those who don't have a lot of money or space in order to practice exactly the way they imagined. I provide helpful tips on how to collect altar set up tools and supplies.
Are you a Wiccan who feels drawn to the Greek Gods and Goddesses? This is a pantheon that fits very nicely within the Wiccan religion. Learn more about it here.
Witches ladders spells are good introductory spells for the beginner. They can be cast any time-- but are particularly appropriate for a Beltane spell.
Did I ever mention how I met my husband? I cast a love spell! After about 20 years together and still going strong. Here, allow me to share my most successful spell.
Are you a witch living in the state of Florida? Want to learn about Florida's plants and their magical properties? Look no further!
Gender played a large part in the witch-hunts. Every depiction at Halloween of a witch is of a woman. Woman were a drain on the early modern world, especially those not married or widowed.
Is Wicca a cult? Let's take the facts into account about the Wiccan religion and see what they reveal.
Magic and spells cast on the Sabbats can be particularly potent. The autumn equinox lends energies to your workings that can really boost the effects. Mabon is the perfect time for banishments.
A witch's most used tool, second only to the broom, was her toxic herbs or poisons. What toxic herbs were used by witches in centuries past and how did she use them?
Jar spells are so versatile! Learn the basics, and you can use the techniques for just about any magical goal. Here is a thorough, step-by-step beginner's guide to designing jar spells for any need.
Mom and Dad won't let you be Wiccan? You're not alone. While it's important to honor your parents, you can also be true to yourself. Here's how.
Some Witches swear by timing spells based on moon phases. Here is a guide for using lunar timing in your spell work.
This article gives you a short-and-sweet answer to the question about the difference between Wicca and Witchcraft. But, if you want a more comprehensive understanding, it attempts to give you that as well. Read the whole thing, or just the point "in a nutshell" in the last section.
Designing spells is an art and Witches can get very creative. Underneath it all, however, there are certain principles to which you have to adhere for it to all come together and work effectively.
Do you ever think of the ‘one who got away?’ Do you regret that you never got together with the person, or that the relationship fell apart? Need a second chance? Why not try a little magic?
Your BOS (Book of Shadows) is a collection of information that you will need to keep in your magickal journey's. Your BOS is a sacred tool and an item of power and should be treated as such. Once you purchase or make your BOS it's a good idea to...
Who is Santa Muerte? Every day more and more witches are encountering La Huesuda, the Bony Lady. Is she Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec goddess of the underworld come into the modern age? (I've also seen her given Incan and Mayan roots.) Is she La Parca, the Spanish grim reaperess brought over to shock and awe those the Spanish forced into conversion? One of the countless faces of the Goddess?
Don't have the money for fresh or dried herbs? Look in your kitchen cabinet and use the spices you have! A list of kitchen spices and their magickal properties.
The witch's garden should have a plethora of herbs for various purposes. Learn about the five essential, edible herbs that every witch should have in her garden.
These 10 things are the most common barriers to communication between Christians and witches, pagans and Wiccans.
For thousands of years, there have been chilling tales of people who can change into animals. These people are called shapeshifters, and it was once thought that they were witches with great power...
The Wiccan and witch wand is a spell and magical tool utilized by many Wiccans and witches in their spirital work. Wiccan wands can be bought, but many inquire, "How To Make A Wiccan Wand," as well as, "How to use a Wiccan Wand." The history as well as making and using the Wiccan wand is discussed within this article.
Most of the people tried for witchcraft were accused without reason. But many made their living as a midwife or healer. What were some of the medicinal methods of these witches?
The Witches Pyramid is a fundamental philosophy that's beneficial in learning The Craft. It is an important lesson for all beginning Witches.
If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to belladonna! Here are details, how to grow it, its many medicinal, magical and folk uses!
Casting a circle is an art and it only comes with practice. Here are some techniques, tips, and exercises you can use to help develop your ability to perform this essential Wiccan rite.
Flush away the fat with this weight loss spell. This simple spell for losing weight can be used at any full moon, but is ideal for January.
I don't know about you, but I can always use a little wisdom from those who have gone before. Ask your ancestors to bless you with wisdom as you honor them this Samhain season.
You could buy a wand, but why not harvest it yourself and create a unique one just for you? Making your own wand imbues it with your personal energy.
In this article we will take a brief look at Marie Laveau's life and the New Orleans Voodoo legacy that Marie left behind.
Do you like incense? Do you enjoy that billowy, curling, sweet-scented smoke filling the air during your meditations and rituals? Learn how to make incense here-- the good stuff!
Most tarot readers aren't witches... but some of us are. Learn how to bring tarot and witchcraft together for many unique witchy learning experiences.
The pentagram is probably one of the most fascinating and one of the most misunderstood symbols in history. So what should a beginner Wicca know about it? Learn here!
New witch? Can't figure out how to cast a spell 'cuz they seem so complicated? Try one (or all) of these 5 easy spells.
Prosper from the fruits of your own labors and investments this year. Cast a Samhain prosperity spell for abundance and success. Charm this mojo bag to bring with you throughout the year.
You've heard of grounding and centering, but just what are these things? How do you do them? Learn here- you don't need to be Wiccan to reap the benefits from learning to ground and center, but it is a must for Wiccans to learn.
Did you know there is a folkloric connection between witches and butterflies dating back centuries? Learn of the stories and magic between the two here.
Petition magic is a type of candle magic that's good for even beginners in the Craft. Here is how to design and use a petition magic spell, so that you can use this format for any magical goal.
If you want to learn Witchcraft, you've got to learn to improve your natural intuitive abilities. Here are some exercises to help you work on those psychic powers.
Were you worried that practicing Wicca would break your bank? You needn't be; take a trip to a dollar store with me and we'll set up a full working altar on a budget of just 20 bucks!
It's a question that many new Witches—and even some long-time Witches—will ask. Everyone has their opinion. Here's mine—with my reasons. You be the judge.
One handy tool for practicing Witchcraft is a pendulum. It’s actually quite a diverse tool that can help eliminate a lot of guesswork. Learn here how to make a pendulum, and multiple ways to use it.
Do you believe that there is a reason for everything? Do you believe that if you wish hard enough, anything is possible? Do you believe that you can do more in your life? Anything is possible.
Grounding and centering can be a very productive activity, not just for ritual but for a healthy, balanced life. These visualizations are a great way to accomplish grounding and centering anytime.
Thinking about starting your own Book of Shadows? That's great! But you might be wondering exactly what you should start with. Here are some ideas of what to put (and what not to put) in your BOS.
Learning to connect with your deities is the heart of what Wicca is about, but just how do you do it? Read here for some ideas to begin your relationship with your Gods.
The Wiccan view of deity differs than more mainstream religions with which most people are familiar. Learn more about the Horned God and Triple Goddess here.
Looking for a great yet simple way to celebrate Beltane? Here's one that can work for you whether you're a new Wiccan or have been walking the path for a long time.
Love magick is one of the most popular subjects in witchcraft. Many people are looking to magick that special person into their lives. There are many ways of using magick to enhance your love life.
If you have arrived here, Papa Legba may be calling you. Come and meet the gentle lwa who loves those who call on him and is always sure to lead you to the aid you need.
These are my top 5 favorite vintage witchcraft books. All of these books were written and published in the 1990s or earlier, making them vintage.
Sex and religion are not usually two topics you see discussed together. Many mainstream religions consider sex sinful or taboo. Sex actually plays a prominent role in the Wiccan religion.