When we look closely at European folk tales and medieval lore, we see that chickens very much had a significant place in European folk magic.
An ageless forest spirit. A whole ass Virginian mountain witch. You can also call me Heidi. Animism, polytheism, folklore, spirit work, & witchcraft. She/her.
Old Frick, the Devil’s Grandmother: Goddesses in Folktales and Lore
Old Frick is a complex, mysterious figure in Brandenburgian lore, sometimes fearsome, other times helpful.
All Hallowed: A Contemplation in the Darkening Time
A vision of life after death, seen as a continuation but changing life in the landscape.
Storms Before Walpurgisnacht: A Benediction
A vision of Walpurgisnacht as I experience it where I live.
River Magic: Interview with Druid and Author M.A. Phillips
Author M.A. Phillips is a practicing druid in upstate New York, and I was eager to learn how her own practices and beliefs, as well as the stories and traditions of Ireland, inspired River Magic.
Magical Animals in European Lore: Horses
Horses are our deliverers, guardians, and companions in our journeys through both the living world and the underworld.
Animal Spirits: Tutors and Helpers in Witchcraft
Shortly after we bought our first house seven years ago, I stepped outside into the backyard. The light was bright gold; the air was crisp but not cold. When I turned around toward the house, I saw that slugs had crawled across the screens of the back porch in the night, leaving behind their delicate,… Continue reading Animal Spirits: Tutors and Helpers in Witchcraft