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My thoughts about Traditional Witchcraft, Wicca, cooking, gardening, and anything else that catches my fancy.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Magical Trip Cross Country

It's been a while since I've posted anything, but for once there is a good reason. A couple of weeks ago I left the Pacific Northwest and traveled across the country to the East Coast via train. It was an amazing trip. I got to see a lot of the beautiful Midwest (which I had never seen) and I had the pleasure and honour to meet many amazing, talented, respected Witches at the various events I attended. As much fun as I had, I was still happy to come home to my lovely city, especially as the trees have started changing and autumn is well underway. In fact, this weekend we are having heavy rains and high winds. It's dark and wet and gloomy out, just the perfect time of year to focus on work with the Spirits of the Dead. And, of course, Hallowe'en approaches!

Here are a few images of my trip. Enjoy!

Columbia River Gorge

The Gorge


The Mother Road

Field of Pumpkins, Indiana



Indiana Moon

Beautiful Pennsylvania


Friday, September 6, 2013

Crafting Charms

A local Witch friend and I worked on some written charms last week using some magical ink she had made herself and some of my parchment paper. The charms we chose were inspired by one found in Gemma Gary's "Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways" but also incorporated some of my own touches and a few other secret flourishes. After I finished writing out my paper charm, I enclosed it in a charm bag along with a few magical herbs and a magnet. The finished product, intended to bring good luck and banish ill health, can be carried on the person or placed under the bed.

Me, hard at work

The finished charm

My friend inscribes a charm onto parchment