Medieval Magical Spells against Theft

You can find dozens of examples of spells and charms from medieval manuscripts to help prevent you from being a victim of theft, or to catch a thief. via Medieval Magical Spells against Theft Once again delving into my love for all things medieval – this is a great article with a link to more resources […]

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What Summer Should Be

Earlier this summer (back before all the smoke & wildfires), back at the beginning of July, I took a trip down to Des Moines. It’s south of Seattle and has a little marina and some nice breezes in the evening. It’s beautiful and has some great views if you catch the right time of day […]

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What Even is Retrograde?

I’m admittedly a bit of a failure of a witch (okay, I really only dabble in it at that) at figuring out astrological markings and just why moon phases, planetary alignments, gemstone correspondences and the like all have meaning. Admittedly, probably if I’d done more research on “witchcraft” and less on mythology and focused more […]

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Kirschtorte: Zweiter Teil

Mein Team am Arbeit möchte immer Kirschtorte haben. Ich habe vorher geschrieben (hier ist es). Und ja, ich habe im Januar ein starkes “Nein” oder “Nö” (lächerlich mit Kollegen) gesagt. Gibt nicht so viel Glück zu sagen mit Amerikanern und internationale Kollegen, die alle Kuchen und Backen gefallen. Egal, wenn ich kann mit Alkohol nichts […]

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Götterdämmerung: A Mood

I’ve been listening to classic music lately. (Obviously, or else I would not be posting something about classical music) Normally Wagner is not one of my favorites, to be fair. He’s amazing, no denying that. And of course his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk is kind of a big deal (ask me about my years of studying […]

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Rainy Reprieve

The last three weeks have been miserably hot and terrible. Like I posted, just awful and full of heat and my musing about my health being adversely affected by the ungodly heat. I know that compared to parts of the US where the temperatures were above 100° and the humidity was higher (the South), the […]

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Heat Wave

Yesterday I talked about superstitions. There are some superstitions in Eastern Europe about Lady Midday (Polednice or Poludnica). She’s a pretty, younger-looking spirit or noon demon that comes along at noon time around people working in the fields who causes heat stroke or madness. So what happens: she stops workers and asks them a question, […]

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Lucky Charms

Lately (in case it hasn’t been obvious), I’ve been struggling a bit for writing inspiration. So, that’s why the lack of topics. It’s been a bit personally frustrating, but sometimes it happens. So, this time I just figured I’d give myself a bit of space and wait to see what inspirations struck. And lo! luckily […]

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