Lately i have been in many conversations regarding “types of Witchcraft”. People new to the craft seem to be very concerned about where they fit in, so all of these terms for types of Witchcraft have started to be thrown around; fairy, sea, cottage, hedge, kitchen, green, black, grey, white… the list goes on ad…

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Amber

Amber also known as the “Nectar of the Gods” or “Ambrosia” and contrary to popular belief, is actually a composite of other resinoids and oleoresins, such as myrrh, frankincense, styrax, labdanum and benzoin. Often honey and/or vanilla and other spices are added and put into a beeswax base. Amber has it’s origins in the Middle East,…

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Myrrh

Myrrh comes from the thorny tree Commiphora Myrrha. The tree is native to Somalia, Oman, Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia. Harvested the same as Frankincense, the tree bark is cut so the resin with bleed out and harden into tears. The name Myrrh comes from Hebrew and means “bitter”. This resin is often used…

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Frankincense

Olibanum or Frankincense is a product of the Boswellia Tree found in India, Afric and the Middle East. Olibanum roughly translates as “that which results from milking” and Frankincense derives from the old French “franc encens” meaning “high quality or noble/pure incense”. Frankincense tears are made by slashing the bark of the trees allowing the…

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Incense, that beautiful room scenting aroma. Whether you use it for ritual, cleansing or to just scent your home, incense has many uses and comes in many forms. In Today’s post we will explore the many forms of incense available. In the coming few weeks we will explore the uses of different specific scents. Let’s…

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Ritual Chanting

Chanting has many uses in ritual and in our day to day lives. The main uses of chanting are to create group mind, mental focus and to raise energy. Using chants during ritual helps everyone to focus on the same intent at the same time without a lot of effort, whether that focus be to…

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History 7 – Gerald Gardner (The Early Years)

Gerald Gardner was born in Lancashire England to William Robert Gardner and Louise Burgelew Ennis on Friday 13th, June 1884, and spent most of his childhood travelling. Due to the amount of time spent travelling, Gardner did not attend school and was never formally educated. He spent most of his time reading and learning about…

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History 6 – Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The first Golden Dawn temple (Isis-Urania Temple – 1888) was founded by William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott and Samual Liddell MacGregor Mathers who were originally Free Masons and members of the Rosicrucian Society of England. It is considered to be the largest influence on 20th century occultism. The Golden Dawn was an initiatory magical…

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Chakra 101 – The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is Mūlādhāra in sanskrit, meaning “root support/foundation”. It is the first of our energy centers starting at the base of our spine. When in the womb it forms the basis and starting point for our physical development. The spinal column develops from the base or root chakra, up to the top (crown…

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Chakra 101 – An Introduction

Chakras have their origin in the ancient Yoga systems of India. Meditation, Astrology and Ayurveda were all developed in the same time period, approximately 3000 – 5000 years ago.  Chakras are spinning vortices of energy centered within specific areas of your body and are centers of activity for the reception, assimilation and transmission of energy. “Chakra”…

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