Anglo-Saxon Charms-These Anglo-Saxon magic charms were translated by Karen Louise Jolly in her book, Popular Religion in Late Saxon England: Elf Charms in Context. You will find charms against flying venom, unfruitful land, and more. These are real "Christian"charms translated by a medieval schollar. Quite interesting to see how "magic" was used by the Church.     

Archangels-The four archangels can be found in a variety of protective incantations where they guard the four quarters, an almost universal symbolism which can be found in guises as diverse as nursery rhymes ("Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, bless this bed that I lie on") Learn about the archangels here!

Asatru FAQ- What are the beliefs of Ásatrú? Who are the gods and goddsesses of Ásatrú? Learn about this form of Norse Pagan tradition. 

Athame-what is the athame, how is it used and what is the  magical history behind the athame?

NEW-Ritual Besom or Witches Broom What is the besom, or witches broom?  How is a besom used?  What is "Jumping The Broom?

UPDATED-Candles,Colors, & Magic-Candle colors-how different colors relate to chakras, and which color candles to use for magic...

Candles-Fragrance, Metaphysical and Magical Uses-How fragrance can effect your magic and the metaphysical properties associated with candle fragrances.

Charcoal-About using charcoal disks-Never used charcoal tablets before? Read this!                

Crystals-Metaphysical properties of crystals, stones, & rocks. 
Empowerment Ritual-How to empower an item with magic, otherwise known as enchantment spells or charging rituals

Herbs-About using herbs for the first time~Some general information about use and possible consequences of using herbs.

Herbs-About the metaphysical properties and associations of herbs and how herbs are used in magick.

Incense-How to make your own magical herbal incense-Complete instructions for making your own magical herbal incense, with instructions for making it plain old fashioned non-magical, as well.

Incense-Recipes-Basic one or two herb recipes.

Incense Recipes-Eros or Love incense-An incense in honor of Eros, the god of love.

Kabbalah FAQ- What is Hermetic Kabbalah? How old is Kabbalah?  How can I find someone who teaches Kabbalah? Learn the answers to these questions and much more!

Key of Solomon -The Key of Solomon is the most famous and important of all Grimoires, or handbooks of Magic. Learn about the Key of Solomon, here.

Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram-LBRP
-What is the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and where does it come from?  How to perform the rite.  

Making Magic By The Moon & Stars Or
Using Astrology To Add Power To Your Magick Spells
-This is an article on using Moon phases, Sun phases, etc., for magical timing

NEW-Middle Pillar Exercise-By Israel Regardie "To my mind, the exercise described as the Middle Pillar is the groundwork of all actual developmental work. It is a process which is the basis of magic."... Online instruction in the middle pillar exercise!

Paganism-FAQ-Just what does it mean to be Pagan?- What is Paganism? How is it different from paganism?  Can one be both Christian and pagan? Are pagans Witches? All these questions and more are answered in the Paganism FAQ!

Pentagram-Pentacle-History, Meanings, Historic Associations And Background of the pentagram or pentacle. 

Pentagram - Pentacle -How to make your own pentagram buttons- Instructions for making inexpensive pentacles, you can wear!

Resins-About resin incense-What is resin? How to use or burn resin incense.

Smudge And Smudging -About Smudge, Smudging, and how to use smudge for cleansing purposes.  

Streganographia-Streganographia is a  system of angel magic, but also a highly sophisticated system of cryptography. 

Wand-How to make your own magick wand from scratch!-These are complete instructions for making your own magic wand, and may be used to make a magick wand from most any wood.   

Witches Creed-Read about the original witches creed-Written by Doreen Valiente-This is not the witches rede, check it out!

NEW! The Witch's Kitchen-Magical advice Raven & Ruby Moonstone.  Pull up a chair, grab a cup of brew, dip your
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NEW! Woods~The Wonder of Woods~Their Types & Magical Uses

Want to know what woods were used for in folklore, and occult aspects of different trees? This article covers many magical uses of woods and different ways that they have been used in days past.
 
 
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