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Glass candle holder, photo by ryan melaugh

Taking Sacred Back, by Nels and Judy Linde

Nels and Judy Linde have over forty years of experience creating public rituals, they cover a lot of ground and offer great tips in Taking Sacred Back.
Spell ingredients, photo by mpclemens

Make your own rituals: Choose your own adventure

Rituals provide a great deal of comfort in our lives. By making and fostering our own rituals, we can get the same soothing effects in our magick lives as well.

6 things you need to know about astrology: Your sign is...

Astrology is more just knowing your birth date. Here are five new ways to think about this mainstream art and why you should learn more.

Crystals: How to buy your first one

Walk into any New Age/metaphysical/fine Seller of witchcraft supplies and you will likely find a great deal of crystals and gemstones. If you look up photos for magick, Pagan, or witch you’ll likely see quite a few featuring various types of crystals. Whether they are seen as tools or just aesthetic, magick and crystals go hand in hand.
Malas, photo by jonbrew

The Magical Use of Prayer Beads, by Jean-Louis de Biasi

The Magical Use of Prayer Beads provides unique rituals for four living traditions that will allow your practice to grow more sacred by their use.
Detail from Eight of Swords, from the Linestrider Tarot

Linestrider Tarot, by Siolo Thompson

The delicate illustrations of the Linestrider Tarot reach out to all kinds of readers, both beginners and those more experienced.
Rituals for Beginners, by Richard Webster

Rituals for Beginners, by Richard Webster

Rituals for Beginners is a great guide to ritual work that would be useful for not only beginners, but anyone designing their own rituals.
Gift, photo by Jeennoh

The gift of magick: A holiday guide for skeptics

It’s taken as a given that the for many of us, the holiday season engenders a mixture of stress and mania, as we try to accomplish the tasks that demonstrate our love. It is the giving of gifts that for many, indoctrinated through that potent mixture of ritual, religion, and capitalism that culminates in an orgy of excess, that stands among the more dismal aspects of the holidays. The concomitant mall crowds, as well as balancing the desire for social approval with an ever growing credit card debt, leaves much to be desired in the more modern practices of Yuletide cheer.
Kittens, photo by Yafut

Pet magick: Keeping animals safe and respected

Our pets are a integral part of our lives. If you are working magic, you may consider pet magick. Magick done for or with your pet.
Oculus at the Pantheon, photo by Mark McQuitty

Working with multiple pantheons: A beginner’s guide

There are many gods and goddess across many different cultures. As we learn more and more about the world around us, it’s no surprise that we feel drawn to various pantheons, after all, we contain multitudes. Working with many different gods can seem confusing but it can be done and is in fact done by many people.
Girdle of Ishtar, photo by Nicole Rain Sellers

The Girdle of Ishtar: Magick for activists

The Girdle of Ishtar is a witch’s ladder, a traditional talisman made by tying knots into a cord while speaking words of power.
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The Art of Ritual, by Rachel Patterson

The Art of Ritual discusses the basic elements of a ritual: tools, suggested altar set up, cleansing and consecration, making sacred and physical space.

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Tattoo Tarot, illustrated by Megamunden

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