Witch

Featured Readings

Atava
Herbalism
Raisa Tolchinsky

A Conversation With Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Last month, I was lucky enough to speak with Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG), the founder and lead instructor of Ancestral Apothecary, School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine—- a school which was born from Atava’s dream to create a more diverse community of herbalists and healers in the Bay Area. Atava has

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Samhain
Witch
Madison Murray

Samhain’s Past and Present: Season of the Witch

We call it the Season of the Witch; the season of autumn’s arrival, the harvesting of crop, and the earth’s transition from life to rest. While deeply rooted to all of nature’s cycles, witches are most commonly associated with the autumn season and its ties to Halloween (cue the green skin and warts!) Whether we

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Crystals: A Witch's Guide
Rituals
Katherine Stanbury

Crystals: A Witch’s Guide

This guide highlights the most important crystals for witches and how to incorporate them into your witchcraft. Clear Quartz: All Chakras The great-grandmother of the mineral kingdom offers alignment at the mental and emotional level resulting in profound clarity and self-acceptance that leads to action, growth, and healing. Great crystals suited for any purpose as

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Recent Knowledge

Atava
Raisa Tolchinsky

A Conversation With Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Last month, I was lucky enough to speak with Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG), the founder and lead instructor of Ancestral Apothecary, School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine—- a school which was born from Atava’s dream to create a more diverse community of herbalists and healers in the Bay Area. Atava has

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Samhain
Madison Murray

Samhain’s Past and Present: Season of the Witch

We call it the Season of the Witch; the season of autumn’s arrival, the harvesting of crop, and the earth’s transition from life to rest. While deeply rooted to all of nature’s cycles, witches are most commonly associated with the autumn season and its ties to Halloween (cue the green skin and warts!) Whether we

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Crystals: A Witch's Guide
Katherine Stanbury

Crystals: A Witch’s Guide

This guide highlights the most important crystals for witches and how to incorporate them into your witchcraft. Clear Quartz: All Chakras The great-grandmother of the mineral kingdom offers alignment at the mental and emotional level resulting in profound clarity and self-acceptance that leads to action, growth, and healing. Great crystals suited for any purpose as

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Witchcraft of tarot
Elise Entzenberger

The Witchcraft of Tarot

When I first began reading Tarot publicly, I would point out various symbols on the drawn cards and explain their correlations by rote. I felt exhausted from talking; I had not yet learned to manage or protect my energy. I just let it rip and hoped my recipient would gain something from my spewing. I

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Frances F. Denny

Photograph from Forthcoming Book: “Major Arcana: Witches in America”

Photograph by Frances F. Denny, “Leonore (Montpelier, VT),” from the forthcoming book Major Arcana: Witches in America (Andrews McMeel, fall 2020). Image courtesy of the artist and ClampArt (New York, NY). I’ve spent the last three years traveling around the U.S. photographing women who identify as witches. At one point, I spent several summer days

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Raisa Tolchinsky

Everyday Witchcraft

For so long, I thought of witch as Halloween and black cats, a smoky room, the flare of a candle, moonlight catching a bare leg on a broom. I admired the women in my life who called themselves witches and practiced everyday witchcraft, but sometimes the concept of enchantments and chalk circles felt far from

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