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Magical Musings Samhain Series: Pop Culture Magick - Samhain Style!

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Hello my lovelies! Before going into our topic today - Pop Culture Magick: Samhain Style - I wanted to give you a little personal side note. I had promised 13 articles before Samhain...now if you do the math you'll see that unless I post multiple articles in the following days that won't be possible. I won't give you any excuses...I will be honest in why I've fallen behind on my promise. 
I suffer from CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I have worked very hard over the past couple years to break free from the crippling symptoms of that mental illness. However, there are still triggers. I will most likely have triggers for the rest of my life. I am hopeful that I will work through them but according to psychiatrists and research, it's not likely. A few weeks ago I found myself in a situation that set off a lot of triggers, and flashbacks. Since that time I have been suffering from a type of depression, I suppose is the best term. I don't feel unhappy…

Following Fun: Click Follow for a chance to win a Samhain Spell Jar

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Spell Jars are great... They don't require any exhaustive, complicated conjuring. Cleanse, fill it with herbs and crystals and other tidbits charged with intent, seal it, set it somewhere safe and it continues to cast for as long as it's there!

As a token of gratitude for my lovely readers, I am going to offer a FREE Samhain Spell Jar to one person who follows me here or follows my Tumblr between now and Samhain. (Follow both and you'll get TWO entries!) On November 1st, the contest will be closed and I will use a raffle website to choose the winner. That ensures fairness. Don't worry, I won't be using one that requires email or any other contact information of the contestants. And, any contact info obtained will be so I can notify the winner and send them their jar.

So, what is a Samhain Spell jar?Samhain is the Celtic New Year. It's a day to plan for the future, to remember the past, to acknowledge the lessons learned over the past year and set goals to lear…

All About Altars - Samhain Series, Part 2

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The Altar...The altar is the central hub of witchcraft. It's where you communicate with Deity, it's where you cast spells, and perform rituals. It's where you honor the cycle of the year, and where you recognize the power within. You light candles and incense, and lay out pretty cloths with colors and symbols to strengthen your magic. As a priestess for the Morrigan, the majority of my work is done at the altar of the Queen of the Witches. Naturally, the day after Mabon I cleared away leaves and symbols of fall in favor of Samhain style altar pieces. Here is a neat poster I found on Pinterest. I don't know if it's copyright protected, but just to make it clear it was on Pinterest, it is not a creation of own:



My altar has a black, lacy, altar cloth, a fun witchy light I painted myself, a pumpkin, acorns I made from clay and an acorn I found, as well as an offering bowl I made from clay using a pyrex bowl as a mold. My homemade incense has cinnamon, dried apple pee…

The Morrigan, The Seeress - Samhain Series, Part 1

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Samhain Series, Part 1I don't know about you, but I love how my psychic abilities seem to go into hyperdrive this time of year. Just about every day I'll get a vision - sometimes I don't mean to, but it's still exhilarating when I'm right (of course it's bittersweet when I see an undesirable outcome for someone, I wish that I could change their fate but a persons' future is up to them). 

Halloween countdowns are all over the place, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, and provide my lovely readers with a Samhain Series. In case you missed my last post, these articles will all be discussing various topics that are related to Samhain, or the time period leading up to it and directly after. The Veil takes its' time to thin, so of course it doesn't just slam shut on November 1st. One of the most popular Samhain activities is divination, because it's so easy to communicate with the Other Side. As a Morrigan Priestess Initiate, I w…

Magical Musings about Samhain, the Series

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Samhain is just weeks away, and I can hardly contain my excitement!! This is my favorite time of year and Samhain is my favorite holiday! The weather, the colors, the scents, the activities...just everything! My son and I have had fall and Halloween decorations up since the third week of September, and he's had his costume since his birthday on the 3rd. He's going to be Spiderman, and told me I am going to be a witch. He's only 3 so his idea of witches is the pointed hat wearing, broom flying, hackling cackling kind portrayed on television. Knowing he would love it, I purchased a pointed hat - it's black with sequins and I sort of love it. Trick or treating is one of many things I look forward to - don't most parents look forward to it? There is so much about this season to be excited about, and as a witch I have even more to look forward to. 


In light of the season, (and to make up for failing to post articles for you every week),  …