Book Review: Invoking the Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration

Right now I’m reading “Invoking the Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration” by Mallorie Vaudoise. I’ve read several books about working with ancestors, but I’m finding that this is the most readable and useful one I’ve come across. Vaudoise has a very matter-of-fact, but intimate way of writing that feels like sitting down at the… Continue reading Book Review: Invoking the Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration

Magic with Tarot: The Two-Card Spell

Magic is largely a matter of intention, will, and practice. A lot of people, when they just start out with Wicca or as an eclectic practitioner, spend a lot of time practicing spells. Often people are drawn to wicca because they want to create massive change in their lives or they’re finding a new sense… Continue reading Magic with Tarot: The Two-Card Spell

Living the Wheel of the Year

It’s always a little weird once Samhain is over, but it seems like way too soon to start thinking about Yule, never mind decorating the altar. We tried just switching over the decorations when it “felt right,” but that still felt really arbitrary and didn’t seem to have any basis in reality.  Here at RWT,… Continue reading Living the Wheel of the Year

Book Review: The Art of Witch

There’s so many “new witch” books flooding the market these days, it’s hard to tell the difference between many of the — but “The Art of Witch” by Fiona Horne stands out from the crowd. It isn’t just because of the black, flocked cover and the red ribbon bookmark, though I very much appreciate a… Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Witch

Water Magic

Water magic is about releasing, accepting, flowing around obstacles, anything you might imagine that water is, helps, or does.  There are many creative ways to work with water. You can do a meditation or a spell in the shower or when you wash your hands, or take a purifying ritual bath as a more special… Continue reading Water Magic

Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

Happy Mabon! Today is the pagan sabbat Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, where the days start getting shorter and the nights longer. This is the second harvest, a time to reflect and celebrate before we head into the season of Samhain. Take the time to soak in some sun! This is a good time to take… Continue reading Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

Happy Mabon! Today is the pagan sabbat Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, where the days start getting shorter and the nights longer. This is the second harvest, a time to reflect and celebrate before we head into the season of Samhain. Take the time to soak in some sun! This is a good time to take… Continue reading Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

Fire Magic

Fire Magic is a great “entry level” way to get into spells for new practitioners because, well, candles. Most people enjoy candles and they’re easy to find these days in all sorts of colors and sizes. Candles make it really easy to do fire magic in a safe, confined way.  The main consideration with candles… Continue reading Fire Magic

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Let’s talk about boundaries and protection. Many people turn to witchcraft because they want to take control of their lives and feel powerful. These are great goals, but keep in mind that when it comes down to taking care of yourself, the romance and attraction of spells and magic won’t get you that far —… Continue reading Untitled