Tag Archives: shamanism and witchcraft

The Shaman Path – A Fire Vision Quest (Part 1)

Here is what happened when I experienced my first vision quest back in 2012: I have finally experienced my first proper vision quest. Admittedly it is not something I ever planned to do. All I knew about vision quests was … Continue reading

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What it Means to be a Shaman

Several years ago, I decided to investigate the world of shamanism and what it means to be a shaman. I attended a shamanic retreat for one incredibly special weekend, where I experienced a fire vision quest and lots of healing … Continue reading

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Shamanism and the Modern Witch

Several years ago, I discovered the world of shamanism. Before then all I knew about it was the stories that came from Native America, and they were few and far between. I assumed that shamans were simply Native Americans. I … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Witch!

I hear a voice, whispering in the corner. It grows more insistent every day. When I approach the dresser on which my altar is laid out, the voice grows louder. “Wake up, witch,” it demands. Yesterday I felt compelled to … Continue reading

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Missing the Moon

I’m a bad witch! I missed the January Supermoon a few days ago. I vaguely noticed that the moon was growing bigger, and I knew it would be full moon soon, but I hardly found time to appreciate it, and … Continue reading

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Crystals and Sage

There is a lot of trauma happening in the world right now, and especially within my circle of family and friends. We are currently experiencing grief, anxiety, job insecurity and the daily struggle with chronic health conditions. Well, that last … Continue reading

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What is the Pentagram?

When I first began to explore witchcraft and paganism, I came across a symbol that is widely used in jewellery, clothing and accessories. The pentagram is a five-pointed star that has come to represent the occult, or hidden world. Many … Continue reading

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Samhain Approaches, and the Veil Grows Thin

It is close to that magical day, October 31st, known to most people as Halloween, and known to witches as Samhain. It is the day when we can openly communicate with our ancestors, when the ghosts step out of the … Continue reading

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Celtic Inspired Home Interiors

I feel a deep connection with my Celtic heritage, and through years of meditation practice and communing with kindred spirits, I accept the way I feel when I see traditional Celtic symbols and designs on jewellery and soft furnishings. These … Continue reading

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The Witch with a Broken Wand

My magic wand is broken! She is still in one piece (mostly), but part of the design cracked and came away from the setting, and now I don’t know what to do. My beautiful wand came to me at a … Continue reading

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