Category Archives: materia magica

The Witch’s Three-Ring Binder

Or, how do cats herd themselves? Given Pagans’ predilection for individuality and eschewing authority, we often talk about organizing ourselves as “herding cats.” But what do we do when there is no one “riding herd” on us as individuals? Whether … Continue reading

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An herbal example – chamomile

Today I’m teaching my intro to herbs class at the Magical Druid, but for those of you who can’t be there in person, I thought I would demonstrate one small aspect of what I’m teaching today. (By the way, I … Continue reading

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Stones for chakras – clear and dark stones

Clear and dark stones have their own special properties, and they also correspond to the ancestral and transpersonal chakras of the expanded chakra system. Continue reading

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Stones for chakras

Much of the way I use stones, minerals, and crystals is based on how their colors correspond to the chakras. In my introduction to the chakras, I described how each one represents an area of life. I use stones corresponding … Continue reading

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Clearing stones

Clearing or cleansing crystals and minerals for magical purposes is an important part of working with stones. The details of timing and methods depend on the stones being used and your intent. Personally I try to use the more general … Continue reading

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Information about handling selenite

Selenite is a mineral form that can be very useful, but it has some different physical properties than the harder stones we work with – like the quartz varieties – and I recently had some experience with it that I … Continue reading

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Calendula and chamomile

With all the stress lately, I’ve developed some irritated skin. Here are two pieces of kitchen witchery I’ve done in the last few days to take care of it. Calendula and chamomile facial mask I mixed 1 part calendula powder, … Continue reading

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