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  • 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.

    Five Spell-Casting Essentials for Beginner Witches

    Five Spell-Casting Essentials for Beginner Witches

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright58

  • A look at what witch marks meant back in the days of the witch trials and how someone with one or more could be condemned as a witch in league with the Devil.

    What Is a Witch's Mark?

    What Is a Witch's Mark?

    by Bev G0

  • 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.

    Practicing Witchcraft as a Teenager

    Practicing Witchcraft as a Teenager

    by Chloe32

  • When you are starting in the craft, it's appealing to call yourself a white witch. But what does that mean? How can you stay on the straight and narrow path of white witchcraft?

    I Want to Be a White Witch

    I Want to Be a White Witch

    by Bev G0

  • 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.

    Elemental Powers and Finding Your Wiccan Element

    Elemental Powers and Finding Your Wiccan Element

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright116

  • Anticipating your first Wiccan ritual is exhilarating, yet most people have not grown up in Pagan religions, and it is a bit out of their comfort zone. Here's some advice to set your mind at ease.

    Wicca Basics: Your First Solitary Ritual

    Wicca Basics: Your First Solitary Ritual

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright3

  • 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.

    Working Love Magick

    Working Love Magick

    by Lydia Workman0

  • 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!

    New Year's Eve Prosperity Spell: Wiccan Magic for Abundance in the New Year

    New Year's Eve Prosperity Spell: Wiccan Magic for Abundance in the New Year

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright16

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  • 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.

    The History of Wiccan and Witch Wands and How to Make One

    The History of Wiccan and Witch Wands and How to Make One

    by Dale Hyde23

  • 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!

    Casting Spells That Work: Creating Channels

    Casting Spells That Work: Creating Channels

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright32

  • 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.

    The Elements in Wicca

    The Elements in Wicca

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright2

  • 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...

    Book of Shadows Essentials

    Book of Shadows Essentials

    by vsnapdragyn4

  • 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.

    Wicca and Witchcraft: Which Is Witch and What’s What?

    Wicca and Witchcraft: Which Is Witch and What’s What?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright36

  • The power of the moon is described in just about every introductory witchcraft book and article. The Sun provides just as much power but is an underutilized source. I am providing a basic guide, and a few spells, to get you on your way to enjoying the magick of the summer sun!

    Cycles, Rituals, and Spells of the Summer Sun

    Cycles, Rituals, and Spells of the Summer Sun

    by Amanda Wilson0

  • If you are studying herbal magic or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, let me introduce you to mugwort! Here are details on how to grow it and its many medicinal, magical, and folk uses!

    Lessons in Magical Herbalism:  Mugwort

    Lessons in Magical Herbalism: Mugwort

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright2

  • While the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials can be explained away by socio-economic and scientific reasons, it is often overlooked that witchcraft was a real practice in Colonial times. Find out more

    Real Witchcraft and Folk Magic in Colonial Times

    Real Witchcraft and Folk Magic in Colonial Times

    by Kitty Fields13

  • If you are studying herbal magic, or any form of Witchcraft that involves herbs, then you should not overlook dandelions. These plants are so unfairly underrated. Here are details about its many medicinal, magical, and folk uses as well as how to grow it.

    Lessons in Magical Herbalism: Dandelion

    Lessons in Magical Herbalism: Dandelion

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright5

  • The Witches Pyramid is a fundamental philosophy that's beneficial in learning The Craft. It is an important lesson for all beginning Witches.

    The Witches Pyramid for Beginners

    The Witches Pyramid for Beginners

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright24

  • 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.

    How Witches Can Improve Their Psychic Abilities

    How Witches Can Improve Their Psychic Abilities

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright73

  • Violence against people accused of sorcery didn’t end when Europeans stopped executing alleged witches.

    Witch Hunting Today

    Witch Hunting Today

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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.

    Witchcraft for Beginners: How to Cast a Jar Spell

    Witchcraft for Beginners: How to Cast a Jar Spell

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright181

  • "Help! I did everything right. Why didn't my spell work?" This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a witch, so here are the major reasons why your spell didn't work.

    Bad Magic: Why Witchcraft Spells Don't Work

    Bad Magic: Why Witchcraft Spells Don't Work

    by Joey5

  • 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.

    Papa Legba for Witches

    Papa Legba for Witches

    by Nightcat104

  • The seat of worship is generally the altar-- but what type do you have? What type do you need? Get the basics of the most basic of tools-- the place where you would lay all the rest of them: the altar.

    Beginning Wicca: Types of Altars

    Beginning Wicca: Types of Altars

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright3

  • 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.

    How to Become a Wiccan: A Guide for Beginners

    How to Become a Wiccan: A Guide for Beginners

    by Kitty Fields114

  • One of the best things a beginner witch can do is to make sure that their house is a welcoming and safe environment. Here are some tips and practises that will cleanse your home and make it your oasis.

    5 Witchy Things for Your House

    5 Witchy Things for Your House

    by Julia Skowronska3

  • Spells for Samhain are a great way to utilize seasonal energies in order to bring what you desire into your life. This basic pumpkin spell is easy enough—even for beginner Witches. You can actually cast it any time, but at Samhain it is particularly powerful.

    Pumpkin Spell for Abundance at Samhain

    Pumpkin Spell for Abundance at Samhain

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright2

  • While there are many types of witches, there are some telltale signs that may indicate you have witchy potential. People choose to be witches, contrary to the common belief that most are born into it. Here are the signs and characteristics of your modern-day witch.

    Am I a Witch? How to Tell If You're a Witch

    Am I a Witch? How to Tell If You're a Witch

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Every woman has her seasons, and the Triple Goddess is representative of this. Let's find out more about the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone and how we can connect with the Triple Goddess in all three forms.

    The Triple Goddess for the Modern Witch

    The Triple Goddess for the Modern Witch

    by Kitty Fields10

  • 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.

    How to Cast Petition Candle Magic Spells for Beginners

    How to Cast Petition Candle Magic Spells for Beginners

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright52

  • Looking for ways to live a magickal life? Here are 50 easy ideas to be witchy every day. Be who you are meant to be.

    50 Ways to Be a Witch Every Day

    50 Ways to Be a Witch Every Day

    by Bev G11

  • 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?

    Scottish Witchcraft: Background and Practices

    Scottish Witchcraft: Background and Practices

    by Carolyn Emerick30

  • Getting ready to build your Wiccan altar and hold rituals? How exciting! The altar is truly the center stage of religious rites and should be both practical and pleasant. Try these suggestions!

    Wicca Basics: Designing Your Ritual Altar Layout

    Wicca Basics: Designing Your Ritual Altar Layout

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright3

  • Word associations can sometimes be more powerful than their actual definitions. When learning a new religion, you learn a new 'jargon' and it's time to drop those negative connotations.

    Wicca for Beginners: Getting Over 'Scary Words'

    Wicca for Beginners: Getting Over 'Scary Words'

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright14

  • A recommended reading list for your first year (or in your beginning years) of converting to Wicca. I believe these give the best possible essential foundation for study and practice.

    Best Wicca Books for Beginners

    Best Wicca Books for Beginners

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright17

  • 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.

    Tarot and Witchcraft

    Tarot and Witchcraft

    by Bev G14

  • 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.

    Wicca Basics: How to Cast a Circle

    Wicca Basics: How to Cast a Circle

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright9

  • Curious about witches? Want to get some answers about witchcraft? If your question is not answered, then feel free to ask.

    Witch Basics: Witchcraft FAQs

    Witch Basics: Witchcraft FAQs

    by Bev G20

  • Is it May, already? Blessed Beltane to one and all! Learn all about this festive Wiccan holiday right here!

    Wiccan Holidays: What is Beltane?

    Wiccan Holidays: What is Beltane?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright25

  • A quaint old town in Southern Maryland is known to be the spot where a witch still haunts the land. This is the sad and chilling story of Moll Dyer...is her soul destined to haunt this town forever?

    The Moll Dyer Witch Haunting in Leonardtown, Maryland

    The Moll Dyer Witch Haunting in Leonardtown, Maryland

    by Kitty Fields3

  • Most of us could use a bit more money in our lives, right? Well, a little magical help never hurts! Check out some ways to invite prosperity into your life using simple money magic.

    How to Gain Prosperity Through Money Magic

    How to Gain Prosperity Through Money Magic

    by Lydia Workman0

  • "What is witchcraft?" "How do I become a witch?" "Is witchcraft real?" These are common questions for those just beginning to explore this age-old spiritual tradition. In this article, you will find answers to these questions and more and learn how to practice witchcraft and magick.

    How to Become a Witch and Practice Witchcraft

    How to Become a Witch and Practice Witchcraft

    by Joey242

  • 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.

    Wiccan Views on Sex

    Wiccan Views on Sex

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright39

  • It's September, and Mabon is coming upon us. This is one of the festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year—learn what the celebration is about right here!

    Wiccan Wheel of the Year: What Is Mabon?

    Wiccan Wheel of the Year: What Is Mabon?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright1

  • You're new to witchcraft but have no idea where to start? Here are my tips for beginner witches.

    Advice for Beginner Witches

    Advice for Beginner Witches

    by Kitty Fields33

  • What’s so good about using spells and magick in everyday life? Well, because you can. Once you have mastered the trick of tapping into your emotions and desire at will to raise energy, you might as well make the most of it and live an enhanced, enchanted, always surprising, lovely witchy life.

    Witchcraft: 6 Easy Spells to Enhance Daily Life

    Witchcraft: 6 Easy Spells to Enhance Daily Life

    by Bev G8

  • A successful witch knows all about the Law of Attraction, it's what makes the wheels of magic turn. When you work with LoA, you are working with the flow of universal energy.

    Witchcraft and the Law of Attraction

    Witchcraft and the Law of Attraction

    by Bev G6

  • 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?

    Full Moon Candle Magic Spell to Bring Back Lost Love

    Full Moon Candle Magic Spell to Bring Back Lost Love

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright41

  • 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!

    Witchcraft: Beginner's Guide to Candle Magic

    Witchcraft: Beginner's Guide to Candle Magic

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright78

  • Where do we go when we die? A lot of religions have different ideas about our final destination. Ever wonder what Wiccans believe? Learn about that here.

    Wiccan Views on Life After Death

    Wiccan Views on Life After Death

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright48

  • One of the most well-known sabbats, it's arguably the most loved (by Pagans) and despised (by non-Pagans), and probably the most misunderstood. As the season is upon us, come and learn about Samhain!

    Wiccan Wheel of the Year: What is Samhain?

    Wiccan Wheel of the Year: What is Samhain?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright1

  • A shrine for worshiping your deities can be very beneficial in helping you connect, but not everyone can just set up a permanent shrine. You don't have to-- here's how to make one that packs away.

    How to Make Your Own Hidden/Portable Shrine

    How to Make Your Own Hidden/Portable Shrine

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright14

  • 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!

    5 Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Witches

    5 Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Witches

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright79

  • 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.

    Wiccan Spell for Mabon: Banishing Unwanted Thoughts

    Wiccan Spell for Mabon: Banishing Unwanted Thoughts

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright8

  • 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.

    Spell to Summon a Guardian Wolf for Protection

    Spell to Summon a Guardian Wolf for Protection

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright26

  • 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.

    Learning Witchcraft: Training the Mind

    Learning Witchcraft: Training the Mind

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright93

  • 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.

    A Little Magick Spell

    A Little Magick Spell

    by Soraya2

  • Seamus Rua (Red James) and the witches of Wicklow, along with snippets of other famous Irish witches.

    Witches of Ireland

    Witches of Ireland

    by James Slaven3

  • 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.

    What Goes Into a Wiccan Book of Shadows?

    What Goes Into a Wiccan Book of Shadows?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright26

  • Witch sigils are an easy way to cast spells, create a better life and manifest your desires. Have fun and experiment—this is easy magick.

    Witch Sigils: Easy Magick

    Witch Sigils: Easy Magick

    by Bev G10

  • If you are Wiccan and are writing a will, or simply just thinking out your Wiccan funeral, this article will present some ideas for a green and truly Wiccan funeral. Remember that it should be about what you want, so take these ideas for a Wiccan funeral or burial and make them your very own.

    Having a Wiccan Funeral and Burial

    Having a Wiccan Funeral and Burial

    by Kitty Fields14

  • She was a fraud and swindler and in 1944 she was jailed in Britain after being convicted under the country’s ancient Witchcraft Act.

    Helen Duncan: Britain’s Last Witch

    Helen Duncan: Britain’s Last Witch

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • Divination is a traditional activity for Samhain. Many who celebrate this sabbat believe the veil between the worlds is thin and it's a ripe time for peering into the future. He're the perfect tool.

    Samhain Crafts: How to Make and Use a Scrying Mirror

    Samhain Crafts: How to Make and Use a Scrying Mirror

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright2

  • 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.

    Legends of the American Bell & Blair Witches, Moll Dyer & Salem

    Legends of the American Bell & Blair Witches, Moll Dyer & Salem

    by Kitty Fields42

  • When we hear of witch trials, most of us think of the Salem Witches. But have you ever heard the enigmatic and vivid stories of Isobel Gowdie? How about Elizabeth Device? These are their stories...

    Famous Witches of the European Witch Trials

    Famous Witches of the European Witch Trials

    by Kitty Fields8

  • You can dispel negative energy easily—once you’ve recognized its existence and effectively instructed it to leave, that’s usually the end of it. Sometimes, however, that negative energy is hard to slough off, so you need to give your spiritual and psychic well-being an extra boost.

    Psychic Protection: Tips and Techniques for Witches and Sensitives

    Psychic Protection: Tips and Techniques for Witches and Sensitives

    by Bev G8

  • 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.

    Free Full Moon Love Magic Spells That Work

    Free Full Moon Love Magic Spells That Work

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright85

  • Witches are often told that they and their kind are evil. Generally speaking, nothing could be further from the truth, yet the accusations of evil-doing persist.

    Are Witches Evil?

    Are Witches Evil?

    by Bev G5

  • Witches need hobbies just like anyone else. These hobbies will help you get in tune with nature as well as improve your craft. If you are not able to openly practice witchcraft, these hobbies are widely accepted.

    7 of the Best Hobbies for Witches

    7 of the Best Hobbies for Witches

    by Chloe25

  • The main reason people are attracted to witchcraft is the prospect of working magic. But how does magick really work? It's not as spectacular as you might think.

    How Magic Works in Witchcraft

    How Magic Works in Witchcraft

    by Bev G5

  • 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.

    Altar Set-Up for Beginners and Witches on a Budget

    Altar Set-Up for Beginners and Witches on a Budget

    by Kitty Fields45

  • 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.

    A Witchcraft Primer: Magic and Spellcasting Basics

    A Witchcraft Primer: Magic and Spellcasting Basics

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright126

  • 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!

    A List of Essential Crystals for the Beginner Witch

    A List of Essential Crystals for the Beginner Witch

    by Aspen Newman16

  • I have never introduced myself by saying “Hi, I’m Sharon the Witch” and Witchcraft doesn’t come up in normal conversation either. Yet, sometimes, someone will notice my pentacle or triple moon, and I invite them to a question or five; here are the most common.

    5 Most Common Questions to Ask a Witch

    5 Most Common Questions to Ask a Witch

    by Sharon OBrien11

  • 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?

    Santa Muerte for Witches

    Santa Muerte for Witches

    by Nightcat57

  • Casting a circle is one of the most basic elements of the Wiccan ritual. Learn what this rite is and why it is an important part of ritual structure for a Wiccan.

    Wicca Basics: What Is Casting a Circle?

    Wicca Basics: What Is Casting a Circle?

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright6

  • 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!

    How to Make Incense for Wiccan Beginners

    How to Make Incense for Wiccan Beginners

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright9

  • Back in the day, if you were a witch you were just that... a witch. In today's world, witches are coming out of the broom closet. Learn the different kinds of witches you could run into!

    5 Different Kinds of Witches Today

    5 Different Kinds of Witches Today

    by Kitty Fields5

  • 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.

    Pendulum Witchcraft: How to Make and Use a Pendulum

    Pendulum Witchcraft: How to Make and Use a Pendulum

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright14

  • Sometimes it's hard to get "in the mood" when spell casting. This makes it difficult to cast spells that work. Here are a few ways you can tune in to your senses in order to improve your spell work.

    Casting Spells That Work: Awaken Your Senses

    Casting Spells That Work: Awaken Your Senses

    by Chloe1

  • In 1612 in Lancashire, England, a dozen people accused of being witches were brought to trial with devastating results.

    The Pendle Witch Trials

    The Pendle Witch Trials

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Young people are often drawn to the idea of becoming a witch. But what does it really entail? Where do you start? And why should you wait?

    Can a Young Teen Be a Witch?

    Can a Young Teen Be a Witch?

    by Bev G6

  • Earth, air, water, and fire—these are the elements and are one of the first things students of witchcraft learn. These physical concepts are used to convey metaphysical ideas, and we can understand much of the magical world if we become knowledgeable about this link between the physical and divine.

    Embracing the Elements in Witchcraft

    Embracing the Elements in Witchcraft

    by Lydia Workman1

  • 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!

    How to Make a Wicca Altar on a Dollar Store Budget

    How to Make a Wicca Altar on a Dollar Store Budget

    by Mackenzie Sage Wright24

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