Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Witch, Pagan, or Wiccan in your Life


"I want to get you a witchy or pagany gift that you'll really love for your birthday, but I have no idea what you'd like, " my husband said to me ahead of my birthday last year.  His use of the word "pagany" added a dash of adorableness to the statement that made me smile from ear to ear.

I feel for him. He knows my spirituality is important and meaningful to me, but not sharing it himself, he quickly gets lost in all the Etsy and specialty shops online peddling over-the-top, hand-made items which rarely offer explanations for their purpose for the novice.

While I like to think my husband is an individual like no other, I doubt this problem is solely suffered by him alone in the world.  So I, witch and pagan, went on a quest to make things easier for him and to give him ideas about what occult gifts he could get me which would be things I'd actually use and appreciate.

I wanted to share the list with everyone so it can be used by the friends, significant others, and parents of our wonderful Wiccans and pagan at arms. After all, it's hard to shop for folks like us. Whether you're looking for gifts for white witches, gifts for Wiccans, birthday gifts for witches, occult gifts, witch-themed gifts, metaphysical gifts, or just some Halloween shopping, I've got some recommendations for you that will make your witch, pagan, or Wiccan friend smile.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pagan Ritual for Miscarriage

My miscarriage story...

To my little girl... who never lived.


I stared at the ultrasounds screen, studying every grainy curve of my still, silent child. She (though I never found out the sex) measured at 6 and a half weeks, and should have been 10. I had taken to calling her Herman (I picked the most random, antiquated name I could think of as a private joke) in the days I thought things were okay and Lil A. K. (Little A$$ Kicker) at the end when things were not. She was to be our first child. Her due date was October 7th. I’d already started working on putting together a nursery in the spare bedroom. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

5 Tips for Finding the Right Psychic for You


Sometimes you need advice from someone who is not your friend, roommate, or family member, and you want someone who has a special edge in addition to being a neutral third party. Enter the psychic.

But there’s a million psychics out there. How do you find the right one for you? Here’s 5 tips for finding Mr. or Mrs. “Psychic Right.”

1.       Price DOES NOT EQUAL psychic competence.


Some psychics depend on readings as their primary income, others do it as a supplement, and still more do it because they like helping people. This leads to vastly different prices for essentially the same service.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

My Goddess is not the Maiden, Mother, and Crone...

Copyright Susan Brooke, 2016

Lasara Allen's new book, Jailbreaking the Goddess, has been getting a lot of attention as of late for its reenvisioning of the Goddess. While her new perspective is interesting, it reminded me how my view of deity doesn't fit in well with a large portion of Paganism.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Witchcraft Hack #1: Scrying with a Counter Top


Scrying is not in the average witch's repertoire, requiring special tools such as a scrying mirror or crystal ball. But this skill shouldn't be hard, especially given that you can replace those tools with a simple counter top.

We talk a lot in our community about sacred space or ritual space; however, we rarely talk about what those spaces look like. Here's a brief tour of the space I use to work my magick.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Guest Post: Sorcery vs. Witchcraft

Hi all!

I wrote my first guest post for another blog this week. It's on the topic of Sorcery vs. Witchcraft.

Check it out over at Learning Witchcraft

Susan

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Sorcery versus Witchcraft – The Difference of Science and Relationships

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