History 5 – Margaret Murray

Margaret Murray was a prominent British Folklorist, Egyptologist and Anthropologist, born in India in 1863. During her lifetime she published approximately 100 books and articles. Margaret Murray began studies at University College London in 1894 as a student of linguistics and anthropology under William Flinders Petrie. In 1899 she was appointed Junior College Lecturer, and…

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History 3 – Charles Godfrey Leland

Charles Leland was born on August 15th, 1824 to Charles Leland and Charlotte Godfrey in Philadelphia. He claimed that shortly after his birth his nurse performed a ritual on him using a bible, a knife and key among other items to ensure a long and prosperous life. After graduating from Princeton where he studied languages…

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History 2 – The Inquisition

The Inquisition Era begins in the 8th century when the Church rules Witchcraft as heresy. By the early 1200’s the Inquisition is established and the label Witchcraft is born. By the late 1400’s the Witch Trials have begun in Europe and Witchcraft is officially illegal. The 1st Witchcraft act of England was established in 1542…

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History 1 – An Introduction

Wicca and Paganism in general have many preconceptions and misconceptions regarding its actual history. In this series we will weed out what is and is not the true History of the Modern Wiccan Movement. Just how much of our modern practices and beliefs are related to ancient cultures? Which ones? What were the inquisition and…

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The Pagan Family 2 – Altars

Children’s Altars: Altars are an easy way to include children in everyday practice. An altar can be anything from a formal set up with all the bells and whistles to a simple table that is left empty with nothing on it at all. I have always encouraged my children to have their own altar in…

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The Pagan Family 1 – Where to Begin

Whether you were already Pagan when you started your family or became Pagan later, after you had children and want to include them in your practice (and they want to be included) the biggest question is: “Where do we start?”  The best and most comfortable place to start is at home with what you already…

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House Cleansing

Spring is the perfect time to do that energetic house cleansing you’ve wanted to do all year. Clear out all the stagnant unwanted energy that has built up all winter, and bring in fresh, new positive vibes. Many people already do a mundane/physical spring cleaning. You can do an energetic/spiritual cleansing at the same time…

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HooDoo 101

HooDoo evolved in the Southern United States from the combined practices and beliefs of Europeans, African Slaves and Native Americans of that area. HooDoo should not be confused with VooDoo as even though there are often overlaps, they are not the same thing. VooDoo is a very complex religion, while HooDoo also known as Root…

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High John the Conqueror Oil

High John is one of (if not THE) most powerful oils. It is a masculine oil, influenced by Mars and the element of Fire. High John is good for just about anything you can think of: Confidence Money Drawing Luck Power Success Sex/passion/love Gambling Strength Legal matters High John does it all!! The main ingredients…

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Basic Candle Magic for the Beginner

Candle magic has been practiced for centuries. Fire brings transformation and change, so it is a great form of magic for these areas. It is a form of sympathetic magic and can be as elaborate or simple as you like. All you need is your intent and a candle. White will work in any situation.…

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