Category Archives: folklore

From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Dittany of Crete

To obtain a bouquet of Dittany, it was said, you had to truly be in love. I only hope they were met with satisfactory results! Continue reading

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The Magick of Elm

Ostara having just brought us the hope of Spring and sunnier days, it makes me wonder why I would want to write about Elm. Continue reading

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From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Butchers Broom

Remember ~ intent is everything in magick… Continue reading

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Crystal of the Week: Hag Stones

… you don’t find Hag Stones, they find you. Continue reading

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Ostara Blessings

So, how does the Modern Pagan celebrate this time of year? Continue reading

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The Magickal Gorse Tree

…when the Gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of fashion. Continue reading

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From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Plantain [or Waybroad]

…the Native American name for it – White Man’s Footprint – because the seeds literally came to the Americas on the soles of the European settler’s boots… Continue reading

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