Initiation Struggles

Initiation struggles… one of the things that a magician must understand is that initiation into a true magickal current, brings struggles, complications and tests. These arise, as a result of the work and even serve as benchmarks of the same. This is true of any enduring practice, whether it’s witchcraft, Thelema, Santeria, The Golden Dawn or Vodun. You will not be able to simply waltz in, learn the mystical secrets, rise up

Thank you, Santa Muerte

Thank You, Santa Muerte One member of my spiritual court is Santa Muerte, or La Santisima Muerte, the “Most Holy Death”. While she frequently helps me with a great many things, granting various requests for myself and my patrons, one thing She typically does not do is “talk” to me. I don’t ever hear audible voices from Spirits, personally. For most conjure practitioners, when they “talk”, it’s a type of telepathy that

It’s Called A Reading For A Good Reason

It’s Called A Reading For A Good Reason   Thoughts on the  art and science of divination   It’s a funny business, life. Sometimes we have all the wrong ideas about something and it turns out just fine, anyway. Sometimes those wrong ideas lead us to disaster. Other times we did everything right and it still turned out badly, no fault of our own. Luckily, we can sometimes do everything right and have

Medicine Bottle Spells

  A traditional type of Hoodoo spell is the medicine bottle. You can find classic, antique medicine bottles online in the usual places, like Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, etc. However, it isn’t necessary to spend $5-20 on a really cool bottle. You can, if you want to but you don’t need anything special for this.   The basic, plastic bottles that you get from any Rite Aid, Walgreen’s or any other pharmacy will

Cleansing with Elemental Fire

  Anyone who has done any serious magickal work knows that if you do any work on the astral at all, then every once in a while, you’re going to attract a certain amount of psychic sludge. The Elements get imbalanced, due to focussing on a single Element. When you do ritual, you light up on the astral plane. Doing white light work? Intense meditation? Doing pentagram rituals or casting circles? Honoring