Simple Positivity Spell

A friend of mine asked me for a positivity ritual to help her stay upbeat in the face of depressing current events and world issues. Since there seems to be no shortage of those these days, I would like to share it with you all as well. This spell is short and simple, easily adaptable, and can be done with objects you have in your house. Repeat it as often as needed.  Continue reading “Simple Positivity Spell”

Wiccan Holidays: Litha

Time for the third installment of my Wheel of the Year series about Wiccan holidays! This week, we will celebrate Litha, on June 21, or thereabouts. If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you’ve already heard of this holiday.

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Can I Be a Jewitch? Judaism’s Compatibility with Witchcraft and Wicca

Short answer: yes. Long answer: I wrestled with this question as I realized that I was interested in Wicca as a religious practice, not just in the secular aspect of witchcraft. I knew that I could not give up the Jewish faith I had nurtured all my life, but as I contemplated their similarities and flexibility, I concluded the two belief systems actually meshed quite well. Who said I had to choose?

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Coming Out of the Broom Closet

Many witches practice in secret, especially if they are young and living with a family whose religious views make them hostile towards witchcraft. I have the fortune of a very supportive household but still struggle with the worry that being associated with a new age woo-woo religion/practice will somehow damage my credibility. Nevertheless, I am making a steady effort to become more public with my beliefs, which has been intimidating but freeing. It is one of the reasons I started this blog. Here’s how I got to this point:

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What’s on a Witch’s Bookshelf?

Today I thought I would combine the two main topics of my blog to talk about the written works that have informed my practice of witchcraft. In addition to this small sampling, I also read every book on the subject at the local library when I was starting out. The more you read, the more ideas, perspectives, and practices you will have to choose from and the easier it will be to start intuiting your own version of the practice.

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