Divining with candles to tell the future has been a common tradition in many cultures and traditions, particularly in Ukraine, the Carpathians, Slavic and Balkan countries. This tradition has been done on certain days of the year such as St. Andrew’s Day on December 13. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Ukraine which the … Continue reading What is a Candle Wax Divination Reading?
Shungite is a rare black stone believed to be over 2 billion years old that’s made of carbon (up to 99%) only found near the village of Shunga in the Republic of Karelia, a region of Russia. The history and documentation of shungite is first noted as early as the 17th century in Russia. However, … Continue reading How to Work & Heal with Shungite
The use of Beeswax dates back to thousands of years, even to the Neolithic period. The ancient Egyptians used beeswax in their tombs and the Persians and Assyrians used beeswax for embalming purposes. Beeswax has multiple purposes such as for decorations, candles and even cosmetics. Bees and beeswax have spiritual meanings in some cultures and … Continue reading Witchcraft & Divination with Beeswax
Ukrainian folk traditions are rich in pagan customs which some of these traditions have been adapted in other Slavic countries. While most Slavic and Ukrainian traditions have been adapted to Eastern Orthodoxy or Christianity, some traditions remain strong and are a nod to the region's pagan past. One of these examples of Slavic folk magic … Continue reading Ukrainian Folk Magic: The Motanka Doll
Spiritual journeys and astral travel are practices found in different forms of spirituality such as witchcraft, hedge riding / hedge witchcraft, shamanism and folk practices. For these spiritual journeys, there are different realms and worlds that the practitioner can work in for different purposes and reasons such as for wisdom, healing and magick. Here we’ll … Continue reading Spiritual Underworld Journeys in Witchcraft
For hundreds of years, if not thousands, witches have been believed to communicate and work with spirits just like many other spiritual practitioners (including shamans) as they walk between the worlds. For some practitioners (such as Wiccans) creating a magic circle is a way to step in between these worlds and work with spirits, while … Continue reading What is Spirit Work in Witchcraft?
Shamanism and witchcraft are found all over the world in different regions and cultures, each having their own traditions, customs, language and practices. The word “shaman” (šaman) meaning “one who knows” comes from the Tungusic language located in Siberia, which the English word comes from “šamán” from a southwest dialect of the Evenki language. This … Continue reading What is Shamanic Witchcraft?
- For thousands of years, magic and spells have been written in various languages from Latin, Medieval English, Old English and a variety of others based on regions, countries and cultures. Some spell books have been translated while other spell books have remained in tact in the original script or language. Some ancient spells are … Continue reading Witchcraft & Languages: Why Spells in a Foreign Language are Mystical AF
Russian cartomancy spreads have commonly been used for playing cards which traditionally uses a system of 36 cards instead of the standard French playing card deck of 52 cards. This tarot spread here has been adapted from the traditional Russian Cross spread that’s used for playing cards and instead here used for a tarot reading. … Continue reading A Russian Cross Tarot Spread
- In some tarot traditions, the client / querent doesn’t tell the tarot reader what their question is and the tarot reader does the reading only based on the information that they receive from the cards. - A “General” tarot reading is often a type of reading without a question in mind by the client … Continue reading How to do a General Tarot Reading