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Old Magic — A Collection of Spells and Rituals (Intro)

After an eventful summer, which culminated in a fantastic visit of the Emerald Island, Ireland, I am back at Druidry, Magic, and blogging about it (although my Druidry was by all means an integral part of my travels through Eire). With … Continue reading

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What to Wear?

The question what to wear in ritual and when working Magic comes up frequently on social media. Far from wanting to opine on this one way or another, I still would like to offer some thoughts on this subject. Personally, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Imbolc? Here’s an Idea!

People often ask me what they should do to celebrate the Cross Quarter Days such as the one upcoming, Imbolc. It seems that the type of people who ask that question have already a rite or some kind of ceremony … Continue reading

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Craft Your Own Spell, Witch

People occasionally ask me if I cast spells, and my answer more often than not is, “Yes, but…”. It may be my answer because I’m a druid and you can’t expect a straight forward answer from a druid. But mostly … Continue reading

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Short Days, Dark Nights

Nightfall here on the northern hemisphere now surprises us in the middle of afternoon,  Krampus (who is that you ask?) has returned to his realm again for another year and we have started to bake cookies (click here for a recipe of … Continue reading

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Krampus And Other Social Aspects of Magic

December 5th is when he comes to your home. Krampus, the feared hairy and horned creature from the wider Alpine region, making its ways into homes an many parts of the world now. Unfortunately, Krampus is also widely misunderstood. He … Continue reading

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Making of Tinctures – Comfrey

This is my first attempt to record what is part of my Druidry in video format. Please refer to this blog post for details about Comfrey (lat. Symphytum officinalis), and to this one to learn about a particular tradition  about … Continue reading

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