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N is for Necronomicon

Many people still believe the Necronomicon to be real, but it’s actually a work of fiction. Created my H.P. Lovecraft, the Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire often referred to as the Book of the Dead. It is referenced many times in Lovecraft’s books including it’s first appearance in the book “The Hound” in 1924.

The book contains the details regarding The Old Ones, their history and how to summon them. An example of an Old One would be Cthulhu. It is described as being a leather bound book with metal clasps. It is a substantial text boasting over 700 pages. It has been referenced in many movies, books and television shows.

What’s your opinion of this magickal grimoire?

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M is for Magick

That’s magick with a K. Magick was first coined by Aleister Crowley. It was created as a way to differentiate between stage magic and otherworldly magick.

A fairly common explanation of magick is that it is a method of transforming the physical world through metaphysical means by employing ritual action. The practice of magick is to raise and direct energy to fulfill your intentions. One can do this through rituals, prayers, practice, meditation, etc.

There’s many different kinds of magick. There’s candle magick, altar magick, moon magick, green magick, etc.

What is your favorite? What does magick mean to you?

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L is for Learn

What have you learned recently? How did you learn it? 🤔

Little witches are always learning. Learning and growing. If you’ve learned all you can learn about tarot, why not try your hand at reading Leonormand or even rune readings? It can be frustrating learning new things but it can help to learn with a partner. Other ways to learn about something new in the magick world include reading blogs (like ours!), books, and even trial and error.

There is a world of knowledge for little witches to learn: from building your own grimoire to studying herbs you grew and harvested in your own garden to the study of your natal chart. There is always so much to learn

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K is for Knowledge

Within the magickal world, there is no shortage of topics to learn about. One of the best ways to gain knowledge is through books. Books have been written on just about every subject within the magickal world from astral projection all the way to the zodiac. If you need knowledge on a certain subject, you can rest assured there’s a book for that. 

Knowledge can also be passed down from friend to friend, family member to family member or even within a coven or community of practitioners. The beauty of magick is that it is meant to be shared unlike in the olden days when magick had to be kept secret and knowledge was learned on a solo basis.

What is your favorite topic to learn about? What books are you reading?

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J is for Jars

Jars, bottles, bowls, etc are used in all kinds of religious and spiritual practices. Jars can be used to store things like dried herbs, moon water, salts, tinctures, oils and more.

Jars are used to contain spells or mix up potions. For instance, for Mabon one could assemble a spell in a jar with acorns, leaves, cinnamon sticks, apples and orange oil. You could also add a candle and any other symbols of Fall.

What’s your favorite use of a jar in your practice? Tell us about it in the comments.

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I is for Incense

Incense. It seems that all magick practitioners burn it. But why?

Some people burn incense during rituals, others burn it when meditating or in prayer, and others just like the way it smells. It is used to purify spaces, make offerings to gods and goddesses, and to amplify intentions as well as other uses. Incense is one of the oldest forms of magick dating back to Egyptian time and even the story of Jesus’s birth had incense as a gift.

Incense comes in all scents including popular patchouli, lovely lavender and earthy eucalyptus. It comes in different varieties like sticks and cones.

What’s your favorite incense scent? Let us know in the comments.

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H is for Healer

Healers come from all walks of life, religion and places on the globe. Their practices are all different but share one thing in common: to heal. Some healers work with herbs 🌿 others with crystals 🪨 and others with their own inherent powers or magick ✨

Examples of healers include folk healing from the Appalachia Mountain region, Japanese Reiki healers and hoodoo practitioners.

Healer can mean many different things. What does it mean to you? ✨

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G is for Grimoires

Grimoires are magical textbooks or a book of spells whose name originated in ancient Europe. Grimoires are a place to save your instructions to create magickal objects (like talismans and amulets), how to perform rituals, spells and divination. Grimoires are also books that show how to summon and invoke spirits and entities like angels and demons.

The books themselves are filled with magickal power and they are unique and sacred to the owner. Grimoires come in all shapes and sizes. Some are handmade while some are purchased and imbued with power. Some are more like a diary and some are more like a long list of ingredients.

Do you have a magickal grimoire or spell book?

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F is for Fairies

When we think of fairies, our first thought is often times of Tinkerbelle. A tiny little sprite with wings. Fairies are often believed to be friendly little winged creatures that possess supernatural powers.

In folklore, fairies are defined as mystical beings that have the power to do good and evil. In fairy folklore, fairies are mischievous. Fairies date back as far as Greek mythology where they were referred to as Nymphs, protectors of Mother Nature.

Some fairies are graceful and beautiful and others are hard to look at and hideous. Traditionally they are depicted as tiny, delicate humanoids with wings. Easily offended, their moods often change at the flutter of their wings.

Some say to never trust the fae. What’s your opinion of fairies? Do you believe they exist? Do some inhabit your garden?

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E is for Eclipse

A total eclipse is what we see when the Earth’s shadow completely blocks the moon and it goes full dark for a period of time. Many times the moon looks red as the event takes place. This is what many people think of when they hear the words “lunar eclipse” and it has been an indication of major events in many cultures for a long time.

There are many mentions of eclipse in myths, legends and folklore.

Some practitioners see the eclipse period, which is generally pretty short, as being the equivalent of an entire lunar cycle packed into one brief event. In some modern magical traditions , a lunar eclipse is considered a sort of metaphysical bonus round – in other words, any spell work you do during this period is amplified and has a bit of extra power behind it.

Are you looking forward to the next eclipse?