Wicca protection bottle

A Wicca protection bottle is a basic craft project.  It is not only for a person in trouble or anticipating ill will; it can be used as a talisman for general protection of your family and home. A protection bottle can be made out of any type of bottle or jar, from the fanciest perfume […]

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September 25, 2014

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Mabon, the witches’ Thanksgiving

Mabon Sabbat Mabon is a Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year.  It is the second harvest celebration, after Lammas and before Samhain.  Mabon celebrates the bounty of the garden and is basically the witches’ Thanksgiving.  It occurs at the same time as the autumnal equinox and honors the Goddess who becomes the Crone.  We […]

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Lammas pentacle wreath

Lammas celebrates the first harvest Lammas is a sabbat (holiday) in the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the first harvest, particularly wheat and other grains.  There are traditionally 3 harvest celebrations – Lammas (August 1), Mabon (held on the Fall equinox), and Samhain (October 31). Ways to celebrate Lammas Read my previous article, Celebrate the […]

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Full moon and new moon candle spells

Questions about candle spells Recently a reader asked a question about full moon, new moon and dark moon candle spells.  In order to find the best info to answer this, I looked through many books in my library on the subject and consulted with several knowledgeable witches. A dark moon is also a new moon […]

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Ostara – could Spring really be here?

It’s Ostara and Spring is finally here! Ostara, the Wiccan and Pagan Sabbat, occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox.  The most common associations are rabbits and eggs – much like Easter.  Ostara celebrates the renewal of life after the dark, cold Winter.  There are many ways to honor the day. Color eggs […]

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Utopia in Hicksville for incense and other Wicca stuff

Utopia is incense warehouse There are not too many shops on Long Island that stock a large assortment of incense, candles, crystals and Wicca items like that.  However, in the land of Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, there is a store called Utopia.  They have a 2-floor space at 3 Newbridge Road in Hicksville […]

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Witches’ almanac

Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac For the past several years, ever since I discovered it, I’ve purchased the “Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.”  I refer to it frequently and each year I try to do every spell in the book.  I never make it all the way through.  Eventually, there’s a week of vacation, days I’m not in the […]

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February 26, 2014

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Imbolc, festival of light

Celebrate Imbolc Today, February 2, is not only Groundhog day and Superbowl Sunday, it is Imbolc.  As mentioned in last year’s Imbolc article, “Easy Vegan dinner for Imbolc,” (with recipes), Imbolc (pronouced Im-olk) is one of the Pagan 8 yearly Sabbats and can be referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival […]

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February 2, 2014

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Smudge your home with sage

Several times a year, beginning at New Year’s, and continuing with Spring cleaning and the Sabbats, I sage the house.  Saging helps to release the negative energy and bring positive flow in.  Saging has been done by Native American tribes as a long-standing tradition.  People can be saged, or homes, places of business, cars, gardens […]

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January 8, 2014

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