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Fae Folk: Selkie

“For I am a man upon the land I am a Selkie on the sea…” Selkie are fae folk from Orkney, Shetland and feature in Irish folklore. The word “selkie” is simply Orcadian for “seal”, and the selkie of folklore … Continue reading

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Witchcraft and Spirits

Somewhere along the way, humankind lost its connection to the spirit world. The majority of modern magical theory is based upon the magic as a science concept, with much less emphasis upon spirit work. This is likely born out of a … Continue reading

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Witching Plants: Monkshood

              Monkshood Family: Ranunculaceae Genus: Aconitum Latin Name: Aconitum napellus Folk Names: Monkshood, friar’s cap, devil’s helmet, bears foot, blessed lady’s gloves Planetary Ruler: Saturn Element: Earth Sacred To: Hekate, Kirke (Circe), Medea, Kronos, Hel, Frau Holda, Cerridwen … Continue reading

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Witching Plants: Enchanter’s Nightshade

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, Frau Holda, Cerridwen Botany: Enchanter’s Nightshade is a perennial of the willowherb family. Native to Europe and naturalised … Continue reading

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