Are There Different Types of Witchcraft?

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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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Incense

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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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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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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