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Book of Shadows

Information on herbs, stones, moon phases, crystals, candles, oils, recipes and more.
  1. Herbalism (19)
  2. Incense (10)
  3. Magical Oils (8)
  4. Moon Phase Magic (44)
  5. Poppet Magic (5)
  6. Spellwork & Folk Magic (103)

Make Your Own Book of Shadows
In Wicca and Paganism, it's traditional to create a Book of Shadows, which is a notebook containing information regarding your tradition, gods and goddesses, correspondence tables, sabbat and esbat rites and rituals, magical recipes, and more. Learn how to make your own BOS here.

How to Draw the Pentacle
In some magical traditions, the different points of the pentacle are associated with various colors. Each color has its own attributes connected to it, so can be used in a variety of magical ways.

Using Animal Parts in Ritual
Why would anyone even consider using animal parts in ritual? There are actually a number of reasons, and it can be done in an ethical and humane manner.

Make a Witch's Ladder
The witch's ladder is a magical tool that has been around for a while. You can use it in spellwork, meditation, or for any other sort of ritual working. Learn how to make one with items you probably already have lying around your home!

Candle Magic 101: An Introduction to Candle Magic
Many Wiccans and Pagans use candles as part of their magical workings. Learn about the basics of candle magic, which colors to use and how to anoint your candles before using them in ritual.

Magical Crystals and Gemstones
Many Wiccans and Pagans use crystals and gemstones in workings, because every stone is connected to some aspect of the human experience. Learn about the therapeutic and magical properties of different stones, as well as how they are best used in magical practice.

Do I have to spend a lot of money on magical items?
So you've decided you're ready to start on rituals and spell work -- do you need to go out and spend a lot of money on magical items and ingredients? The answer might surprise you!

Magical Mondays Index - Non-Magical Items and How to Use Them
If you've missed our weekly Magical Mondays feature, don't worry - here's an index of all the Magical Mondays topics! Learn how other readers have come up with clever magical uses for some not-so-magical items.

Power Animals, Totem Animals and Spirit Animals
Some spiritual paths use animals as metaphysical guides. Find out what a power animal is, and why they might appear.

Make a Basic Amulet Bag
Want to make a Spirit Bag, or amulet bag? Follow these easy steps and you can make one for yourself, or craft a whole bunch to give to friends and family at your celebrations.

Water Folklore and Legends
Each of the four cardinal elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others. Let's look at the magic of water.

Earth Folklore and Legends
Each of the four cardinal elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others. Let's look at the magic of earth and the land.

Fire Folklore and Legends
Each of the four cardinal elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so that the others. Let's look at the magic of fire.

Air Folklore and Legends
In many magical traditions, the four cardinal elements of earth, air, fire and water are incorporated into practice and ritual. Depending on your needs and intent, you may find yourself drawn to one of these elements more so than the others. Let's look at the magic of air.

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