Icelandic and Norse Witchcraft

  Iceland and Scandinavia have a rich history of witchcraft and Nordic shamanism that's still popular today. Iceland continues to preserve its history and culture in its small island nation and many folk customs still live on today alongside Christian and Lutheran practices.   Iceland experienced witch hunts that occurred between 1625 and 1686; however, … Continue reading Icelandic and Norse Witchcraft

Poisonous Plants: Working with Belladonna in Witchcraft

  Belladonna is a well-known nightshade poisonous plant, described by its allure, connected to witches throughout the ages, both in ancient and modern literature or movies such as “Practical Magic" (1998). The use of belladonna throughout the ages varies, some for its temptation to beautify in ancient times and for its ability to induce hallucinations … Continue reading Poisonous Plants: Working with Belladonna in Witchcraft

Poisonous Plants: Working with Henbane in Witchcraft

There’s a saying that goes, “a witch that can’t curse can’t heal.” This is along the lines of pharmacology that certain plants and herbs in medicine can be lethal and poisonous, but in small doses can be therapeutic. The use of poisonous plants and herbs deserves and needs caution and extreme care when handling, not … Continue reading Poisonous Plants: Working with Henbane in Witchcraft

Working with Ragana, Baltic Goddess of Witchcraft and Death

  Many magickal and witchcraft practitioners may not know of this goddess, that Ragana is the Lithuanian / Latvian goddess of witchcraft and death. The attributes of Ragana are like the witch goddess Baba Yaga, known in Slavic and Russian mythology and folktales, however Ragana is strongly connected to the Baltic region.   Lithuanian and … Continue reading Working with Ragana, Baltic Goddess of Witchcraft and Death