Nova's Grimoire: What is Witchcraft

bonesofaphoenix:

Witchcraft is a lot easier to define than Paganism, that’s for sure.

What it is, is a secular (non-religious) craft that utilizes charms, spells, etc. It’s… Basically no different than Painting, Cooking, or any other non-religious practice. It’s not religious by nature,…

I need a curse.

thesavagedaughter:

witchlingfumbles:

thesavagedaughter:

witchlingfumbles:

tw: assault; tw: rape; tw: abuse; tw: stalking

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Savage?

ILU

Thank you so much. I am doing ALL OF THIS.

hooray, I am helpful!

:D

you are most welcome. :)

(Source: nosuchthingasfiction)

silverwitch: Reblog - Remembrance Cookies

silverwitch:


These cookies can be made on Hallow’s Eve. They can be shaped like people and the herb rosemary is added to the dough as a symbol of remembrance. Some of the cookies are eaten while telling stories or attributes of special ancestors, reminding us that we still have access to their strengths—or…

Nova's Grimoire: Simple Protections for Yourself and Your Home

breelandwalker:

All of the things listed below are measures that I have either tried myself, learned from friends, or picked up from a book somewhere along the line. I have a fairly extensive listing in my Book of Shadows, cobbled together from various sources, most of which I do not…

silverwitch: Old Magickal Charms list:-

silverwitch:


Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep evil from your dwelling.


Eat a pinch of thyme before bed, and you will have sweet dreams.


Place chips of cedar wood in a box with some coins to draw money to you.


Carry an anemone flower with you to ward against illness.


Hang a bit of…

neirahda:

Ginfaxi Icelandic Necklace, available here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/109278318/ginfaxi-icelandic-necklaceGinfaxi is one of the Icelandic symbols with magical effects that have been preserved until our days. It provides protection and victory in battle, and the Icelandic warriors kept this symbol in their shoes when they went to battle.Algiz (or Elhaz) is a magic rune of the Elder Futhark runic alphabet. Algiz gives protection and, spiritually, it symbolizes reaching up to the divine. It also represents success in a search or quest.

neirahda:

Ginfaxi Icelandic Necklace, available here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/109278318/ginfaxi-icelandic-necklace

Ginfaxi is one of the Icelandic symbols with magical effects that have been preserved until our days. It provides protection and victory in battle, and the Icelandic warriors kept this symbol in their shoes when they went to battle.
Algiz (or Elhaz) is a magic rune of the Elder Futhark runic alphabet. Algiz gives protection and, spiritually, it symbolizes reaching up to the divine. It also represents success in a search or quest.

primalheart:

templewitch:

witchshops:

The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland California

From their website:

“We make magic happen every day with our metaphysical supplies!

The Sacred Well is your source for readings, ritual supplies, remedies, crystals, and other tools for the sacred and healing arts. We strive to make your online shopping experience as welcoming and magical as a visit to our Oakland, CA store.

Nestled against Oakland’s Lake Merritt, The Sacred Well is one of the Bay Area’s premier metaphysical shops. Since 2007, we have shared our special brand of heart-centered magic with the greater East Bay community. We offer a wide variety of crystals and stones, jewelry, candles, herbs, incense, books and artisanal crafts for sale, and our warm space also serves as a meeting-place for classes and events, spiritual services, and intuitive readings. Come visit us, and soak in the vibe!

Looking for powerful magic spells, healing crystals, pagan / wiccan supplies? The Sacred Well uses the highest quality ingredients in creating our metaphysical and magical supplies.  Our magical oils, spell  candles, herb and gem elixirs, and healing crystals will help you make magic happen every day.”

The shop looks very pretty, well-kept, and magical, and the website is nicely organized and edited.  I’d love to visit it one day, though I’m not sure I’ll ever be in California.

There is a discussion of an event held at the shop (that has more pictures of the shop interior) here, from Pilgrimage with Evan Sandman’s tumblr. I like that the folks at The Sacred Well use the shop as a place of worship as well.  You’d think it’d be more common for these types of shops than it is.

Lots of Yelp reviews, all very positive.  Most people talk about how good Rabbit’s readings are.

WebsiteTwitterRabbit’s Blog (one of the shop readers, very well written) Facebook

You can also sign up for their mailing list on their website.

The eighth picture is from their twitter, and this is the caption that goes with it:

“We created a crystal mandala to transform anger/frustration/violence into compassion and understanding.”

(photo credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-7, 8)

Thanks to primalheart for the shop suggestion!

<3

This is the lovely warm and inviting place that I get to work at :)

Road trip?

Spiritual Lost and Found: Folk Charms for house and apartment protection

mywitchyways:

  • Cut an onion in half and set both halves on the windowsill in the kitchen. Empower to suck up negativity. Change when onion sprouts.
  • Hang a pair of open scissors over the front door to cut off negativity from entering the house ( make sure the scissors are safely hung!)
  • Put…

Spiritual Lost and Found: Runes are based on an ancient Norse alphabet. It has twenty four letters divided into three Aetts (pronounced like...

earthboundspiritualist:

Freyr/Freyja are brother and sister, hence their shared Aett. This is their Aett:

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Fehu - Cattle - represents the letter F

wealth, success, sign of hope and plenty, energy

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Uruz - A wild ox - represents the letter U (as in “Ooze”)

strength, untamed potential, freedom, sudden changes

fafni-r:

SAY THANK YOU, it was hard work getting this all together!…took me like 1 hour of my life :)

Staves or magical signs
All of the signs and staves seen here can be found in Icelandic grimoires, some from the 17th century, some from later times though all of them seem to be related. The origin of this peculiar Icelandic magic is difficult to ascertain. Some signs seem to be derived from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism, while others show some relation to runic culture and the old Germanic belief in Thor and Odinn. Much of the magic mentioned in court records can be found in grimoires kept in various manuscript collections. The purpose of the magic involved tells us something of the concerns of the lower classes that used them to lessen the burden of subsidence living in a harsh climate.

THANK YOU!