Other Magic Spells & Folklore
Weather Magic and Folklore
Ever since our ancestors first learned to plant things, weather has been a source of fascination and endless speculation. In many magical traditions, weather divination is performed, and in some paths, there is even a belief that a practitioner can control the weather.
Apple Magic & Divination
Apples have long been associated with the divine, and have a unique set of uses in both divination and spellwork.
What is a Hex Sign?
Ever wonder what a hex sign is, and why someone would use one? Learn about the origin of hex signs, and their purposes.
Moon Magic & Folklore
The moon is the closest heavenly body to earth, and people have, for thousands of years, used its light to guide them in the dark. In addition to the personification of the moon as deity, there are all kinds of fascinating magical legends and myths associated with the moon and its cycles.
Wolf Folklore and Legend
The wolf is associated with many different aspects throughout the ages. Often seen as terrifying, there are plenty of tales in which the wolf is shown as compassionate and nurturing. Let's look at some of the many wolf stories that have appeared around the world.
The Magic of Crows and Ravens
The crow and raven appear in folklore going back to early times -- what do these beautiful black messengers tell us?
The Magic of Animals
In many modern Pagan traditions, animal symbolism -- and even actual animals -- are incorporated into magical belief and practice. Let's look at some of the ways people have welcomed animals into their magical practice throughout the ages, as well as talking about specific animals and their folklore and legends.
Horse Magic, Folklore and Legends
Over the course of time, many animals have developed a great deal of magical symbolism. The horse in particular has been found in folklore and legend in a variety of cultures – from the horse gods of the Celtic lands to the pale horse found in Biblical prophecy, the horse features prominently in many myths and legends.
Legends and Lore of Owls
Owls have featured in folklore and legend for a long time. Here are some of the most popular tales of owl magic,
What are Djinn?
In many Arabic and Persian magical traditions, there are legends and tales of the djinn, a magical creature found in the Quran. Learn about djinn, what they are, and where they come from.
Mushroom Magic and Folklore
Mushrooms appear all over the place after a good storm, or you may see them while you're just out walking in the woods. Believe it or not, mushrooms have a long history in magic and folklore - some of it dating back almost nine thousand years!
How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads
In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. Why not assemble a set of beads that holds meaning to you, and use it in your ritual practice and workings?
Dog Folklore and Legends
Dogs have appeared as man's companions for thousands of years - naturally, they're often associated with certain magical properties. Let's look at some of the magical folklore and legends surrounding dogs.
Insect Magic and Folklore
In many forms of folk magic, there are legends and tales associated with magical properties of insects. From the weather-predicting woolly bear caterpillar to the pointing praying mantis, you can incorporate magical insect symbolism into your rituals and workings. Learn more about the magic and folklore of insects.
The Magic of Corn
Corn is a grain that has been part of our diet for thousands of years. Because it's so hardy and versatile, there have been numerous legends, myths and folktales surrounding its planting, cultivation, and harvest.
Frog Magic and Folklore
Frogs and toads feature prominently in magical folklore in many societies. These amphibious critters are known for a variety of magical properties, from their ability to help predict the weather, to curing warts to bringing good luck. Let’s look at some of the best known superstitions, omens and folklore surrounding frogs and toads.
Cat Magic, Legends and Folklore
Cats are often considered magical beings - but that isn't anything new. People have known about the magic of cats for a long time. Let's look at some of the folklore and legends associated with our feline friends.
What is Lodestone?
Some magical traditions include an ingredient called Dragon's Blood into their ritual and spellwork. But what is it - does it come from real dragons? - and how is it used?
Butterfly Magic and Folklore
The butterfly is one of nature’s most perfect examples of change, transformation, and growth. Because of this, it has long been the subject of magical folklore and legend in a variety of societies and cultures. Let’s look at some of the magical meanings behind butterflies.
Bamboo Folklore and Legends
Bamboo is grown in many parts of the world, and because it is both quick to develop and extremely hardy, it has a variety of uses from the mundane to the magical. Here are some tips on incorporating the easy-to-grow plant into your magical practice.
If you've ever driven through rural areas of the American South, or Appalachia, you may have seen trees festooned with brightly colored bottles. This is more than just upcycled yard art - bottle trees actually have a magical purpose.