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How To Work Magic With Poppets

In the witchcraft tradition, poppets are dolls made to represent a specific person for a magical purpose. Each poppet is unique because it is made by the witch who is casting the spell. Many people associate this magical tool with curses, but it’s like any other magical tool. Sure, poppets can be used to curse, but they’re also used for healing, manifesting, and protection spells.

How To Enhance Your Magic With Music

Music as a magical medium is nothing new. Witches have long turned to music to not only set the mood but also as part of their craft. Because although candles and incense do a great job of making a ritual feel witchy, music is different. Some say music and the physical effect it has on us is magic unto itself. Not a difficult concept to accept, especially when you think about your favorite song and how it has the ability to make you remember, make you feel, make you get up and dance. This is the spell music casts on all of us.

How To Make A Beautiful Altar Cloth

I believe that we, as witches, hold a lot of power. Because of this, I love to add my own personal touches to my magical tools. With a bit of intention, creativity, and love, a regular object can be elevated to become something powerful and sacred. A handmade altar cloth is a wonderful, and surprisingly simple, way to add a bit of personal power to your sacred space.

How To Use Old Books & Antiques In Your Magic

Many witches are familiar with the traditional magical tools—crystals, herbs, oils, and candles to name a few—but other objects hold powerful energy as well. Old things can be particularly powerful. Maybe you’ve sensed that energy when you’ve visited a historical landmark, a browsed a used bookstore, or spent an afternoon antiquing. Using this potent energy can be a fun and fascinating way to boost your spells.

17 Unusual Ways To Boost Your Sigil Power

What witch doesn’t love sigils? When you’re first starting out, they seem easy and quick enough, but also very old and trusted. Anyone can do them with minimal effort and tools. They look really cool. What’s not to love? Today, I’m going to share some sigil tips I’ve learned over the years. Whether you’re brand new to sigils or not, I hope you find these methods as useful as I have.

3 Inspirational Spells For The Witch Who Writes

Poor writers. Doomed by a compulsion to write, knowing their works may never see the light of day, but egged on constantly by the little voice in their heads that whispers dialogue and plots, or hears a song and instantly paints a whole scene that doesn’t belong anywhere in any story they’ve written. But the scene is lovely. Maybe a new story is in order? Time to start plotting! Characters and worlds explode from their minds like Athena, fully formed and ready for action. But then, 100 pages in, the writer slams headlong into the Wall of Nowhere To Go From Here. The average writer may struggle to overcome this wall but witch writers have a few tricks up their sleeves.

How To Make Candles For Spells And Rituals

When I first discovered modern witchcraft, I found myself drawn to candle magic. I found candles comforting because I associated them with birthday wishes and cozy nights on the couch with a cup of tea. As a new witch, candle magic seemed accessible to me. I knew how to light candles—I’d done it a million times. I figured, why not try a little magic while I was at it?