Category Archives: traditional witchcraft

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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Crystal of the Week: Hag Stones

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

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From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal is a pretty wort and if you grow it in your garden, you can be sure to see a surge in the number of butterflies and bees coming round. Continue reading

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From the Wortcunner’s Cabinet: Vervain

Vervain is one of the herbs [worts] which I use in somewhat great abundance, as it happens, but never to ward off a vampire. Although it is good protection against snake bites…but not so much from people bites. Continue reading

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Wort Cunning…What is it?

In Medieval times immense importance was placed on the rituals surrounding the gathering of herbs or plants Continue reading

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The Magick of Ivy

If it [Ivy] flourished on a young girl’s grave, it meant she died of unrequited love. Continue reading

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The Magick of Broom

A traditional rhyme from Sussex says: “Sweep the house with blessed Broom in May / sweep the head of the household away.” Continue reading

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