• Witchcraft Today: Chapter 1

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G. Skyclad – “only in that way can we obtain power” If clothing impedes the release of power, perhaps you’re not raising it right! GBG sees aura only on bare flesh, but projection…

  • Why Wicca? Why Witchcraft? Why Witch?

    These are the things that make sense to me: the Divine is immanent in all things reality is not either/or but and~more polarity is important not just for the extremes of the spectrum but for the infinite in between in…

  • Wicca’s Core Tenets and Beliefs

    As discussed by members of The Thicket and compiled by Brock & Elfwreck in Autumn 2003 Wicca is a mystery religion. Wiccans believe that Divinity is made manifest in both masculine and feminine Forms. Wiccans believe that the world was…

  • 1.4 My Personal Timeline

    Notes made while reading “Towards the Wiccan Circle” by Sorita d’Este. 1992 – I have an intense mental experience (daydream?) that convinces me God is female and magic is real. I begin to concentrate really hard on things I want…

  • Wiccan Ceremony Structure

    Notes made while reading “Towards the Wiccan Circle” by Sorita d’Este. Purification of the Ritual Space This is usually done through the blessing of Salt & Water, with which the space which the ceremony will be performed is sprinkled. It…

  • 1.1 Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism

    Notes made while reading “Towards the Wiccan Circle” by Sorita d’Este. Witchcraft is a folk magic practice that utilises spells of various forms to make manifest one’s Will. Paganism is term used to describe a range of pre-Christian religious beliefs…

  • Differences Between Witches and Non-Witches

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. Shamanic, ecstatic practice blurs the lines between physical, “in the body”, experiences and spiritual, “in spirit”, experiences. Extension of the senses leading to Other ways of being. Thus…

  • Shamanic, Ecstatic

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. An ‘ecstatic’ is a type of mystic who  leaves or transcends the flesh in powerful visions and has congress with another world. But a ‘shaman’ is one who…

  • How to become a witch

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. Born that way -> approached by spirits or the Devil and informed of vocation/gifted with power. Initiated by other person -> share food/drink with fey/shifter, agree 3 times…

  • Images of (Traditional) Witchcraft

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. Choosing the path of witchcraft because drawn to imagery like spirit flights, hedge crossing, bubbling cauldrons, wild dances in wild places, death and ghosts, shape-shifting, sorcery. Imagery created…