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Why the Skulls?

When you look at a lot of ritual tools it's understandable why witches are so misunderstood. Of all the items we use it is skulls that get me the most side-eyed looks.

So if we are using white magic why do we use skulls?

Quite simply skulls, whether they be wooden, crystal or real, are a metaphor,...

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What color candles and how many should I use?

Flame and incense are powerful tools for connecting with the deceased. Realistically a witch can connect with a candle of any color if the need and connection is strong enough. That being said, color is an important element to me when I have time to prepare a ritual.
You will hear a number of answer...

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How to make flying ointment

Flying Ointment (or flying oil as we say in the south) has gotten a bad name. It's unclear how many people have actually been poisoned and how much is urban legend but we have all heard cautionary tales of what might happen to you if you go down the witchy way :) making true flying ointments hard to...

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Smudge Kits?

In many occult shops you will see smudging kits with abalone shells. For many this is considered offensive as the abalone is endangered and as a symbol of water is not appropriate for fire ritual, making its use wrong ethically and magickally. You will also see feathers in smudging kits; they may be...

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What Should I look for in a Smudge?

Make sure that the smudge spray uses essential oils, not fragrances, to call on the energetic vibration of the plant and create the actual effect for you. A lot of sprays contain synthetic fragrances that smell strong and last forever, like a Twinkee. They don't clear anything, they just make the ro...

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The Veil is Thinning – Get Ready to Smudge

In September the veil between the worlds begins to thin, peaking at Samhain or October 31st. This is a time when we can more easily connect with ancestors, our spirit guides, or those on the other side. Those of us who are very sensitive to energy can also feel the increased vibrations when we are n...

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