23 April 2014

Simplicity in the Craft, and The Poor Witch's Circle

The Poor Witch's Circle is a Circle casting and releasing ritual from my own personal Book of Mirrors. I wrote it because I didn't have money to spare to buy tools for the Craft at the time (and still don't, really), and I've updated it recently after getting some excellent advice from Reddit user Dark_Matrix in this thread. Essentially, what he/she recommends is:
 "If you are having trouble with doing rituals when you don't have much time or the tools to do so, do them in your mind and conjure what you don't have on you."
Conjuring an athame in your mind's eye is a great way to keep up with your Craft practices without access to a real athame, whether it's due to location, funds, or time. Thank you, Dark_Matrix! Now, on with the Circle.

21 April 2014

My Library - Week of 20 April 2014

Hello, readers!

Below you will find all of the books I have in my library as of this week, in no particular order. Please note that I haven't read any of these yet and several are of unverified origin. This will be updated as I aquire more books.

A Wiccan Bible by AJ Drew

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, Third Edition by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

My Past and My Future, Starting a Journey

I was born in 1992 on the East coast of the United States. My mother was what she called 'Presbyterian' and my father was agnostic, so I didn't grow up in a very religious household. My aunts, uncles, cousins, and family friends were all obviously Christian (I can't even count how many baptisms, first communions, and religious weddings I've been to before I was even 13), but I've always felt a feeling of disconnect from Christianity. It simply didn't sit well with me, but I was too young to know why.