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Not All Witches Blow Cinnamon On The First Of The Month

Not All Witches Blow Cinnamon On The First Of The Month

Not All Witches Blow Cinnamon: The New Moon Alternative In the world of witchcraft, it's easy to get caught up in popular practices that dominate social media and communal gatherings. One such practice is blowing cinnamon through your front door on the first of each month to invite abundance and prosperity. While this ritual works for many, prior to Tiktok, its not something I had ever heard of in my folk magic circles. It's important to remember that not all witches follow the same path so I am not even sure where this practice originated. But did you know that...

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Magical Waters - Part Four

Magical Waters - Part Four

River Water, with its flowing and ever-changing nature, is a powerful and versatile tool in folk witchcraft. By understanding its properties and applications, you can harness its energy for transformation, purification, protection, and more. Whether used in rituals, spells, or daily practices, River Water connects you to the dynamic and life-giving force of nature, helping you to navigate the currents of life with grace and strength.

Through ethical collection and respectful practices, we honour the traditions of folk witchcraft and the natural elements that support our magical workings. Embrace the flow of the river and let its energy guide you in your magical journey.

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Not All Witches Follow the Wheel of the Year

Not All Witches Follow the Wheel of the Year

While the Wheel of the Year is a popular framework for seasonal celebrations within Wicca and many modern pagan paths, it is not the only way to mark the cycles of nature. Different traditions have their own unique ways of honoring the seasons, each with its own rich history and cultural significance. By understanding and respecting this diversity, we can appreciate the many ways in which witches and practitioners connect with the natural world and celebrate the rhythms of life. Not all witches follow the Wheel of the Year, and that's a testament to the rich, multifaceted nature of witchcraft and paganism.

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Embracing Spiritual Growth: Overcoming Spiritual Bypassing in Magical Practices

Embracing Spiritual Growth: Overcoming Spiritual Bypassing in Magical Practices

Before social media, the term "spiritual bypassing" wasn't something I'd ever really thought about. But after nearly five years immersed in online communities and discussions, I've come to grasp its significance and how it impacts our solitary magical practices. It's become clear that in our quest for quick fixes and instant gratification, we sometimes use spiritual rituals and beliefs to avoid facing deeper emotional or psychological issues. This phenomenon isn't just about performing rituals; it's about how we engage with our inner selves and the broader community. As we navigate these spaces, it's crucial to recognise when we might be...

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The Difference Between Store-Bought Herbs and Wildcrafted Materials: Amplifying Magical Power Through Connection

The Difference Between Store-Bought Herbs and Wildcrafted Materials: Amplifying Magical Power Through Connection

The choice between store-bought herbs and wildcrafted materials goes beyond convenience. Wildcrafting offers a deeper connection to the natural world, amplifying the magical power of the plants you use. By building a relationship with the plants you harvest and respecting the land they grow on, you honour their spirit and enhance their potency in your magical practice. Embrace the journey of wildcrafting and discover the profound impact it can have on your craft. The time, effort, and respect you invest in wildcraft

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