Tired out? Bake a Mabon Bread Demon

This period between the festivals of Lammas and Samhain is known to be an unchancy one, with high levels of supernatural activity. It’s wise to avoid most magical behaviour for now, as while you are likely to get heightened responses, it’s also extremely possible that the results may not turn out as you anticipated. So…

A Frigga Blót with Runes & Lagoons

Today is the day of Frigga’s Blot –  much more than just the wife of the All-Father Odin, she is the goddess of prophecy & silence, wifehood & motherhood. She is a sky goddess, responsible for spinning and weaving the fates.  To celebrate Frigga this Friday, a domestic setting is appropriate, as she is closely…

Nice Weather For Ducks

It’s raining a lot in London at the moment. I don’t know why anybody would be surprised by this, because April is famous for April showers.  But people constantly comment and complain about it, and quite honestly, as you prepare to leave for work to the sound of gusts of wet wind crashing against the…

Wise Old Owl

 “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence, my friends call it” – Edgar Allan Poe As April Fool’s Day descends, you can fall into one of two categories. The Fool, or the Non-Fool. If you wish to be thought so little of a fool that nobody would try to fool you for a second,…

Giving Parties For Pets

Since the Early Times, familiar creatures were accepted as quasi-supernatural entities who would assist witches and the Cunning Folk in their magical practices. Documents of that era described them as appearing in numerous guises – usually as an animal, and most commonly as a cat, or cat-demon. Unlike ghosts or otherworldly spirits, they were described…

Purify yourself with pearl for a perfect Imbolc

The first cross-quarter day following Midwinter this day falls on the first of February, and marks the first stirrings of Spring. It is a time for self-reflection and purification in anticipation of the new season. This is the festival of Imbolc. And it’s your time to be a Pearly King or Queen.

Holly & Ivy & Horned Gods

The traditional celebrations of Yule involve so many of the minor and major gods with their associated traditions/symbolism and multiple identities that to the casual observer it looks like a cross between a class reunion, a family party, and one of those horror stories where people go walking down long dark hallways and meet themselves…

Friday’s child works hard for a living

Thrice the brindled cat hath mew’d. Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined. Bartenders say “‘Tis time, ’tis time.” Round about the shaker go; In the lychee liqueur throw. Vodka, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Lychee flesh and rose sirop, Muddle first i’ the charmed pot.