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3 Kinds Of Petitions And How To Use Them

Do you suck at magick with petitions? You, my friend, are not alone. Obviously, if you can write a petition, and you know what works for you, and you don’t have any problems with petition magick, then maybe this particular post isn’t for you. But the fact is: a lot of people judge themselves harshly when they have trouble writing what would be considered a “good” petition. When you follow all the status quo rules, you sometimes end up blocking yourself. But that’s probably a different post, so on with the show …

The Gift of Hamenight

So just around the bend is what I (and many other Pagans) consider the “new year.” I call it Samhain. Others may call it All Hallow’s Eve, or All Souls Night. Some Traditional “old world” Witches call it Allantide or Hollantide. My great grandmother called it Hamenight, because “hame” means “home,” and at this time of year, you set lights in the windows so your Ancestors can come home and sup with you (as in celebrating with what’s known as a “dumb supper”). I didn’t spend every Hamenight visiting the mountains and the family. But there were a few. And

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How Operative Witchery Was Born

The first few books I read on the Craft, prior to my Initiation, were The New Pagans (Hans Holzer), In The Shadow Of The Shaman (Amber Wolfe), and The Magic Power of Witchcraft (Frost and Frost). And then in 1990, I was Initiated into Feycraft, and was running my first Coven in 1994. But despite reading, casting spells that actually resulted in achieved goals was a bit of an issue. I was able to cast an effective spell, but the results were generally off somehow. (Except for the very first few that I picked up from my great grandmother.) There

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