Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

Enchanter's Nightshade Family: Onagraceae Genus: Circaea Latin Name: Circaea lutetiana Folk Names: Witch’s Grass, Great Witch Herb, Wood Magic Herb Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Pasiphae Botany: Enchanter’s Nightshade is a perennial of the willowherb family. Native to Europe and naturalised in the United States, it grows to approximately 2 feet in height with heart-shaped leaves growing … Continue reading Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

Spiritual Cleansing

"Never pour a libation of sparkling wine to Zeus after dawn with unwashed hands, nor to others of the deathless gods; else they do not hear your prayers but spit them back." - Hesiod, Works and Days. Spiritual pollution is a condition that effects everyone at some point. We manufacture psychic dirt in the same … Continue reading Spiritual Cleansing

Witching Trees: White Willow

“The Old Forest was indeed ancient…; and in it there lived yet, ageing no quicker than the hills, the fathers of the fathers of trees, remembering times when they were lords. The countless years had filled them with pride and rooted wisdom, and with malice. But none were more dangerous than the Great Willow: his heart was rotten … Continue reading Witching Trees: White Willow

An Introduction to Magic in Ancient Greece

As the title suggests this post is meant to be a very brief introduction to the magical practices of early Greece. This is a huge subject, not easily covered by a single blog post. If you are interested in looking further into the history and general practices of magic in Greece please take a look … Continue reading An Introduction to Magic in Ancient Greece