A review of “Folk Witchcraft”

I first read this book exactly a year ago, in the days leading up to Halloween 2019. I'd been searching online for books to get me in the holiday mood, and among all the shiny, glossy titles, there was this one that looked quite different - a small, unassuming volume, just out, with a plain... Continue Reading →

Fascinus, the sacred phallus of Rome

One of my earlier blog posts, Phallic Worship, was a general and very brief write-up on the subject of phallicism. Here I'm going to provide more information on an aspect of phallic cult that was very common in the culture and religion of ancient Rome, namely the Fascinus. To avoid confusion, let me first explain... Continue Reading →

“The Green Witch”

Arin Murphy-Hiscock is a Canadian author who’s published a number of books on contemporary witchcraft. What initially drew me to this title, I’m not ashamed to admit, was the beautiful cover – I’m a sucker for nice book designs, and this one immediately drew my attention. But, of course, there was much more to it.... Continue Reading →

My favourite Tarot decks

Of all the divination tools out there, the one I use most often is the Tarot. It wasn’t always like that: for the first 10 years or so I had something of a love-hate relationship with the cards and I was happier to resort to runes. My first deck was the so-called Tarot of Marseilles, and... Continue Reading →

Gods, Elders, and Guardians

Very early in my attempts at spell casting, when I was still testing the waters and trying to figure out what works for me, I felt inspired to verbally seal my spells by invoking Gods, Elders, and Guardians (I made a passing reference to this in an earlier post). The formula came spontaneously to me;... Continue Reading →

Phallic worship

In the introductory post, where I wrote about the basics of my faith and practice, I made a reference to phallicism as one of the key beliefs I adhere to. Hugely important as it is to me, I was initially thinking about omitting that part altogether, simply because there is too much misunderstanding of the... Continue Reading →

In favour of the broom closet

This Halloween has made me think, for the umpteenth time, about the pros and cons of staying in the broom closet. This time it wasn't due to my typical holiday blues - the ones caused by having to keep quiet about something as important as observing a major holiday. You know the drill: a close... Continue Reading →

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