All in Magical Theory

How To Source Your Craft Locally & Why You Need To

“Buy local!” is a refrain you’ll hear from many groups of people, most of them touting some environmental benefit of living more locally. While this is a fine endeavor, it’s not what we’re going to talk about today. No, as a group witches rarely need to be lectured on the merits of going green, we tend to be an environmentally conscious bunch as it is. Instead, what we’re going to be talking about are the mental and magical benefits to sourcing your ingredients and tools locally and how you can go about making the most of what you find.

The 6 Principles Of Sympathetic Magic & How To Use Them

Sympathetic magic, sometimes called imitation magic, is a creative and intuitive form of witchcraft. The concept behind this magic is that objects that resemble each other (in appearance or energetic qualities) have a connection and can affect each other. Sympathetic magic is all about exploring the connection between those two objects through witchcraft. 

There are several ways to interpret this connection, and you might find that you’ve already been making many of these connections in your own witchcraft subconsciously or through your own personal associations. 

How To Unlock The Secret Of Intentions

In any discussion about witchcraft, intention is bound to come up. It seems like people are always throwing that word around when they’re discussing spells and casting methods. It doesn’t matter what kind of magic you’re doing, whether it’s a candle spell or a potion, a sigil or astral traveling, intention is at the core of all of it. That leads us to a little problem though, nobody ever seems to explain what intention IS. It’s time to remedy that. If you’re going to be using magic, you need to understand it! How are you supposed to troubleshoot your spells, design your own rituals, or make informed decisions about your craft if you don’t actually understand the mechanisms behind it? It’s time to demystify intention and take a good look at what it is that makes it so indispensable to our spell crafting.

Why Did My Love Spell Screw Up?

Why is it then that love spells are so damn hard? It seems like everyone and their grandma has a love spell, but getting them to work can be downright impossible. And when they’re not flopping and doing absolutely nothing, they’re backfiring in your face and causing even more drama in your love life! If you’ve experienced the fallout of a love spell gone wrong, then read on. Today I’m going to be breaking down exactly why love magic is so difficult to get right and what you can do about it.

Why Not All Of Your Magic Works & How To Fix It

Let’s be real, we all have spells that fail. Yes, even witches who have been practicing their whole lives have spells that fail. It doesn’t matter how much practice, how much training, or how much power you have. Everybody has spells fail sometimes. If you’ve recently had a spell fail or if you’re suffering from chronic spell failure, this is the post for you. Today we’re going to dig into the biggest reasons why spells fail and what you can do about it.

How To Do Shadow Work In Your Magic And Why You Need It

Just like the moon, we also hold dual energies. We have our conscious mind, which is often associated with “light” energy. Then we have our subconscious mind—our “shadow” energy. Though many people think of shadow energy as negative and light energy as positive, it’s not that simple. Shadow energy can be positive or negative. If it’s energy that you have suppressed and it now resides in your subconscious, it is considered shadow energy.

5 Awesome Ways To Cast Spells Without Any Tools

If I collect every witchcraft related item that I own together it all fits into one small basket, with room to spare. More often than not my spells are whispered incantations, hastily drawn sigils or entirely performed in my head. I have spent months of my life thinking I was a bad witch because I never did “real” spells! What I didn’t realize back then was that I WAS doing real spells and I was doing them VERY well because I was managing to produce powerful magical results with NO tools or ingredients. Here are 5 ways for you to do the same.

How To Use Psychology To Guide Your Color Magic

As you grow into your craft, you’ll learn that witchcraft isn’t a cookie cutter endeavor like school or a random job, with a one-size-fits-all method for success. You develop your own style, you learn what works for you, and you find new ways to practice. I tend to think that the point of most things is to evolve and grow into something better over time. You can create your own personal correspondences based on your experience — not somebody else’s — and in doing this your craft becomes your own. In this post I want to provide you with information so that YOU can decide what these colors mean to you based on your own personality, making your magic more personal and therefore more powerful.

How To Interpret The Scary Cards: Why No Tarot Card Is Bad

Using tarot cards for divination in your magical practice is a lot of fun and can give you some big spiritual revelations. But it can also deliver bad news in a split second when you draw a “bad” card. Has this ever happened to you? Those “bad” tarot cards used to be my least favorite part of performing tarot readings. Now, after practicing with different decks and becoming more familiar with tarot, I’ve adopted a new way of thinking.

Do You Need Evidence That Your Magic Is Real?

Proof in witchcraft can be a sticky subject. Every witch deals with this at some point, you’re excitedly chatting with a friend about some aspect of your craft and instead of being excited for you they ask, “But how do you know that it’s real? Do you have proof?”. So what’s a witch to do when you’re wrestling with the concept of proof in your craft?

Removing All Negativity From Your Life Is Bad For You And Your Magic

If we’re manifesting magic with our thoughts shouldn’t we avoid manifesting negatively? Wouldn’t our negative thoughts, our worries, and our nasty emotions manifest just as easily as our positive ones? And besides, it’s not like negativity feels good, why wouldn’t we want to get rid of these thoughts? Convincing people to swear off negative thinking is a pretty easy sell but it’s a trap and today I’m going to tell you why.

How To Use Ritual Sacrifice To Boost Your Witchcraft

Nowadays, we’ve (mostly) all agreed that killing in the name of gods, kings, and whatever else is wrong. Does that mean sacrifice has no place in modern times? ‘Of course not! We make sacrifices all the time. Just the other day, I sacrificed my hard-earned money for another notebook I didn’t need. We sacrifice our time, our resources, sometimes even our morals, in exchange for things we desire. Today we’re going to take a look at how the act of sacrifice can enhance your magic.

Is It Really Wrong To Use Witchcraft For Personal Gain?

One unfortunately prevalent idea that I see bandied about a lot in witchcraft circles is that it’s not ok to pursue personal gain through your magic. Many people think that it’s somehow morally wrong to use magic for yourself or “an abuse of universal power” as one particularly ardent witch told me it was. As though wanting a nice living situation, enough food to put on your table, and better opportunities were somehow wrong. Today, we’re going to take a look at exactly why I disagree with this tenant and why I think you should definitely start doing magic the improves your life today.

Why Generational Curses Are So Hard To Break And How To Do It

Generational curses are a tricky subject. They’re often misdiagnosed and misunderstood by modern witches and this makes breaking these curses even more difficult than breaking your average curse. As with most things in the craft, knowledge is power, so today we’re going to dig into the reality of these curses and talk about what they are and why they’re so difficult to deal with.