Centering on Self

Sometimes life hits you really hard, and then you realize you’re pushing too hard and need to take a break. That’s what happened to me over the last 2 weeks. It’s been hellaciously stressful at work, and that paired with just general pushing myself too far (which is pretty common for me) led to a […]

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Magic & Cats

On occasion my plans end up getting nixed pretty well before they begin. There might not be a real problem with it. Not because of anything bad per say, just because stuff happens. Or in this particular case: my cat happens. Yes, Thorin decided that he wanted to knock over my stuff and muss it […]

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New Hobby Idea

There are people out there who are great at growing things. People who have a real green thumb as it were. I’m definitely not one of those people. I’ve managed to kill bamboo plants. So…like, if there is an opposite of green thumb, that’s me. But! I’m still determined to eventually figure out how to […]

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Hexes…or a Mind-Fuck

My favorite topic of conversation to “eavesdrop” on on Facebook (and by that I mean I just read the convos & don’t get involved) is about hexes. Especially when it comes to someone claiming they’ve been hexed. Usually this follows along with this kind of conversation: Person claims they have been hexed/cursed Person has no […]

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Folk Magic – Family Tradition

Today I’m going to post on a lighter note! Basically, let’s change gears and I’ll write about something a little bit more fun and friendly. Or at least, somewhat friendly…so far as it goes. Because the root inspirations is about cursing people–but that’s interesting and worth some research. I know that most families have traditions […]

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Familiar Spirit vs. Pet

Onwards today with one of my major peeves. What’s something everyone associates with witches? (and therefore anyone who is remotely “witchy”) Well, usually a black cat, a rabbit, or something like a toad. Or at least, that’s what I always remember hearing about. It’s a bit cliché, to be honest–those are the stereotypes. What is […]

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Dabbling Again?

The last few days have been kind of dark and dreary posts from me, I know. Sorry! But I think today I’ll write something a bit more upbeat and positive. Gods knows, I myself need the uplift right now. I really need to do a tone change here and change the wheels of focus. So! […]

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Weekend’s Binding Spell

I’m pretty sure it’s not news to anyone that this weekend a bunch of witches claimed they were going to participate in a spell and ritual to “bind” our president and any who abet him. Lots of people flew opinions on either side of the yes/no side of the coin. Now me myself, I’m not […]

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Powerful Words

There’s been a lot of thinking lately about words, and what things spoken can do to have power for me. Partially because I’ve been having a lot of internal struggles, and also because I just sometimes reflect on my childhood and just how it affects me now–it’s my personal wake-up check and self-reflection to always […]

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The Witchcraft Hysteria in Early Modern Europe – A Review

I am continuing slowly through my attempts to write up reviews for all the Slavic articles I copied and got from JSTOR while I was still in college. Here’s the next one I’ve been working on. It’s “The Witchcraft Hysteria in Early Modern Europe: Was Russia an Exception?” – by W. F. Ryan, from The […]

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