The Witch's Library

Welcome to my blog! Now, be warned — I have lots of interests and am happily enthusiastic about many of them. Therefore, you’ll likely find posts not just on writing or Witchery, but also on (but not limited to) life in general, books, cetaceans, Taylor Swift, words, music and lyrics, pop culture, gaming, creativity, personal development, Multiple Sclerosis, knitting, spirituality, and magic. Below, you can find my latest posts, or you can always visit the Archives

One Witch’s Thoughts about Incense-Making

Would you like me to read this to you? Click here:     One of my favourite roles, in the first coven in which I served, was making incense. For every ritual, whether esbat, sabbat, or something else, I would make loose incense linked with the magical intention for that

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Thrice Around the Circle’s Bound

Would you like me to read this to you? Click here:     One of my favourite protection chants is very simple. It’s from Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham, and it goes like this:   Thrice around the circle’s bound, evil sink into the ground.   

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Would you like me to read this to you? Click here:     The first book I bought on Witchery was The Wicca Spellbook by Gerina Dunwich. It was the mid-’90s, I was in college, and I had been drafting a novel about teenage witches. I told myself that the

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Honouring Our Ancestors – Not Just at Samhain

Today, I want to talk about Ancestors. Given Samhain approaches, and the Veil between the worlds of the living and the dead are traditionally considered thinner at this time of year, it seems appropriate to talk about this today. As I’ve said before, Witchery is both a craft and a

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[Review] Slavic Witchcraft by Natasha Helvin

Slavic Witchcraft is a fascinating book which provides a comprehensive introduction to Slavic paganism, witchcraft, magic, folklore, and divination. Helvin provides us with a brief overview of her life growing up in the Soviet state, details of some of the cultural beliefs and practices, and the concept of “dual faith”,

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[Review] Keeping Her Keys by Cyndi Brannen

Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft provides the reader with a thirteen-month course in working with the Goddess Hekate. This is not the same as some Hellenic Reconstructionism, wherein modern practitioners seek to reconstruct ancient rituals, but rather an adaptation of historical documents and practices for use

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