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Mischief and Magic On The Eve of Beltane

Gimmicks, bonfires and what witches do, the Eve of Beltane or May Day is upon us. To add to the energetic pandemonium, 5 planets, Jupiter, Pluto, Mars, Saturn and now Mercury are all retrograding in the sky, giving us the optical illusion and palpable fear that all we have set forth will now come to a screeching halt. What auspicious timing; the art of witchcraft and one of its’ most potent holidays is here and instead of running away from the onslaught of energies why not face the bonfire with gusto and jump in. The cultural mythology and true magical…

The Two Faces of January

In Roman lore, Janus the god of beginnings and endings whom the month of January is named after had two faces, one reflecting towards the past and the other towards the future. Whatever one chose to do on January 1st marked an omen of what was to come for the year ahead. To this day we still hold on to this tradition and many of us started off 2016 with a bang of promise, magical intentions and champagne soaked seductions. As the universe would have it, Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn has proved a rude awakening to many lofty resolutions and…

Venus Alchemy Recipes

Blessed Bath Recipe Courtesy of Herman Slater from “The Magickal Formulary.” There once was a magic shop called The Magickal Childe in NYC run by a talented man named Herman Slater who made all sorts of wonderful potions for oils, incenses, baths, you name it! One of his books, The Magickal Formulary, has been deeply influential to occultists everywhere, yet the book is not easy to attain. Here’s a recipe for one of the easiest and loveliest recipes to make. Blessed Bath* For Purificiation A Cup of your favorite Sea Salt Lavender and Sandalwood Essential Oils ( a capful of…