In the Spirit of Halloween ~ Ask a Mortician

This little lady is a mortician in Los Angeles, with a mortuary business called “Undertaking LA”.  She’s the author of books on death, and she’s an advocate for “going green” with natural burials and a lot of what would be considered unorthodox alternatives.  She’s hilarious, and charming, and an absolute delight to watch — yes,…

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October’s Magick

October Named for: “Octo”, meaning ‘eight’ Anglo-Saxon: Win-monap Birthstone: opal, tourmaline Flower: calendula  October Moon Magick: Blood Moon Herbs: ginger, myrrh, allspice, basil, clove Stones: alexandrite, citrine, lilac kunzite Scents: pine, patchouli Colors: dark green, brown, gold Trees: yew, cypress, maple, oak Deities: Astarte, Horned God, Lakshmi, Ishtar Elements: Air/Water  Astrological Influences for October: Libra:…

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The Real Witches of Halloween Blog Tour…Welcome!

    When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. ~Author Unknown     October Moon Magick: Blood Moon Herbs: ginger, myrrh, allspice, basil, clove Stones: alexandrite, citrine, lilac kunzite Scents: pine, patchouli Colors: dark green, brown, gold Trees: yew, cypress, maple, oak Deities: Astarte, Horned…

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My October Newsletter is Out

This newsletter is jam-packed with personal photos of Samhain’s past, my own recipes for pumpkin pie & hot apple cider, a *gorgeous* Samhain video, as well as the usual stones and bones, herbs and tarot, spells and ‘stuff’.  It’s a boiling cauldron of witchy information and links to supplies and occult merchandise.The spell for this month…a ritual: Breathing…

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Rebuttal: Or why it’s okay to celebrate Halloween

  I ran across this blog yesterday from a Lady who is a little paranoid when it comes to witches, halloween, and pagan practices.  Okay, so she’s not just a little paranoid, I’d label her psycho on the subject.  I wasn’t taking her too seriously until it got so ridiculous that I felt I had…

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