My first reading

A lot has happened on my spiritual path since I've last written. I've found a metaphysical shop near me that offers classes and I've been over the moon exploring new things. What is fresh on my mind is that I've just come from my first reading with a psychic medium. It was incredibly freeing and…

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Book Review: The Path of a Christian Witch

The Path of a Christian Witch by Adelina St. Clair My rating: 5 of 5 stars A really interesting and relatable memoir of someone who has Christian beliefs but is also drawn to a wider spirituality. The author makes an important distinction between faith and religion, one that speaks volumes to someone who is born…

Book Review: Wicca Essential Oils Magic

Wicca Essential Oils Magic: A Beginner's Guide to Working with Magical Oils, with Simple Recipes and Spells by Lisa Chamberlain My rating: 5 of 5 stars Quick and easy introduction to using essential oils for magical workings. It includes good background information on 13 commonly used oils and their magical properties, as well as simple…

Rollercoaster

I was planning on writing today and I have wonderful things to report. But I also feel sick to my stomach. As I've said before, I've endeavored to keep this blog anonymous. I'm not ready for the people around me to know my innermost thoughts, nor am I ready to out myself as a witch…

Book review: Magical Aromatherapy

Magical Aromatherapy: The Power of Scent by Scott Cunningham My rating: 5 of 5 stars A fascinating introduction to the use of aromatic plants, herbs and oils in magic and visualization. I enjoyed learning of the background and lore surrounding these components, and Cunningham explained simple ways they can be used to enhance rituals. The…

My spirit place

In The Path of a Christian Witch, Adelina St. Clair includes a simple ritual of creating an astral temple. Inspired by her uncomplicated instructions, I mentioned in a previous post how I intentionally sought my own space in the spirit world. I initiated this search by taking a ritual bath, although I could not tell you what exactly I…

Musings on Christianity

I've been trying to figure out what's really lead me toward neo-paganism in recent months. I think it has a lot to do with changes in my feelings toward Christianity. As I said, I live in the South, famous for the fervor of its Christian adherents. My husband and I moved here a few years…

Where did the witch come from?

Looking back on some of the experiences I've had in my life, I'm realizing that the witch didn't pop out of nowhere. As a young kid I was very much the queen bee. I liked having people listen to me. It fit with my personality then that I was a performer -- dance, piano, voice.…

Everything starts somewhere

So this is my beginning. It's the beginning of a space for me to organize my thoughts, to ask advice from people more knowledgeable than me (if it eventually reaches them!), to comment and reflect on my path, and record my experiences. Just a few things first -- I won't be posting my name. Maybe…