Resources

Sabbat rituals  and resources

Samhain
Article: Samhain – Learning to Listen

Yule
Article: Yule – Sustaining Rebirth

Imbolc
Making a Brigid’s Cross Ritual
Stories of Brigid
Brigid and the Apple Trees
Article: Imbolc – Poesis

Ostara
Article: Ostara – Seeds of Love
Article: Ostara – Element of Air
Ostara Ritual To Find the Sun
Ostara Ritual of Planting Seeds
Ostara Salt Scrub

Beltane
Article: Beltane – In My Hands
Article: Beltane – Sacred Sex

Litha
Article: Litha – Destruction Averted
Article: Litha – Element of Fire

Lunasa
Article: Lunasa – John BarleycornArticle: Lunasa – Sacred Work

Mabon
Article: Mabon – The Myth of Progress
Guided meditation: Jewels and Fruit

Rituals

Article: Home Warding

Rituals using Tarot cards

Fool – Play

Ace of Swords – Inspiration

Two of Swords – Balance

Seven of Swords – Problem solving

Four of Wands – Gathering energy

Eight of Wands – Assisting transformation

Three of Cups – Honoring triple Goddess

Four of Pentacles – Creating stability

Eight of Pentacles – Committing to practice

Ten of Pentacles – Understanding inheritance

Tarot

Elemental interactions in Tarot, and examples of Elemental dignities

Kore and the Eleusinian Mysteries: a Tarot spread to encounter Persephone

Temperance, Temperance and the Star, The Wheel of Fortune

What happens during a Tarot reading?

Celtic Cross spread, positions seven and eight

Legal limitations on reading Tarot

The Foolish Student’s Journey through Calculus

Divination and critical thinking

Tarot and empowerment

Mathematical investigations of Tarot:

How many different Tarot readings are (mathematically) possible?

How many reversed cards to expect

How reversals create more Tarot arrangements

How many major arcana to expect in a Tarot spread?

Humor: Catarot

Tools and techniques

Introduction to the chakras

Expanded version of the chakra system

See also: Stones for Chakras and clear and dark stones

Deep breathing (see also the breathing exercises in the Two of Swords ritual above)

Progressive muscle relaxation

Grounding and centering with the tree visualization, Grounding and centering with the Omphalos visualization

Meditation: Establishing a meditation practice, Marking time, The opposite of multitasking, Connection and context, Bringing the outdoors in, The skill of forgetting, Mindfulness in motion, Washed away, A practical and magical skill, Staying in the feeling

Visualization aids

Element associations: an exercise

Divination: Scrying, Animal signs

Materia magica – Minerals, stones, crystals, plants, herbs, oils, and more

Clearing stones for magical purposes

Stones for chakras

Stones for chakras: clear and dark stones

Selenite

Calendula and chamomile for healing skin

Book reviews

Nonfiction

Bonewits, Isaac. Real Magic.

Real Energy. (joint review with above, in two parts)

Carson, Jo. Celebrate Wildness.

Cunningham, Scott, and David Harrington. The Magical Household.

Dugan, Ellen. Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick for Teens.

Farrar, Janet, and Stewart Farrar. Eight Sabbats for Witches.

Firefox, LaSara. Sexy Witch.

Gadon, Elinor. The Once and Future Goddess.

Gillotte, Galen. Sacred Stones of the Goddess.

Grimassi, Raven. Crafting Wiccan Traditions.

Horne, Fiona. Witch: A magickal journey a hip guide to modern witchcraft. (Combined edition of two previous works)

Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive & Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans.

Lale, Erin. Asatru for Beginners.

McCoy, Edain. If You Want to be a Witch. (includes commentary on her previous book Witta as well)

Moura, Ann (Aoumiel). Green Witchcraft I and III. (joint review)

Nock, Judy Ann. The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year: Spells, Rituals, and Holiday Celebrations.

O’Gaea, Asheleen. Family Wicca.

Rajchel, Diana. Divorcing a Real Witch.

Renee, Janina. Tarot Spells.

Starhawk, The Earth Path.

Starhawk, M. Macha Nightmare, and the Reclaiming Collective. The Pagan Book of Living and Dying.

Telesco, Patricia. 365 Goddess.

Fiction

Edghill, Rosemary. Bell, Book, and Murder: The Bast Novels. (Collection of works previously published as Speak Daggers to Her, Book of Moons, and The Bowl of Night.)

Fortune, Dion. Sea Priestess.

Moon Magic. (joint review with above)

Gardner, Gerald. High Magic’s Aid.

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