Spirituality & Witchcraft

Welcome to spirituality and witchcraft, where I share what I research, learn, and practice. I am a very liberal solo-pagan who practices witchcraft (I am not a Wiccan) and has a love-hate relationship with meditation. I have been loosely following this path for about 20 years now and I like to research and understand all different religions, faiths, and beliefs.

Spiritual Journey

I like to share:

  • My spiritual journey, and what is working for me right now
  • My personal spiritual and witchcraft goals
  • Meditation research and my practice
  • Mindfulness
  • My favorite spiritual practices, quotes, books and writers, and other ways I stay connected
  • Journaling practice and prompts
  • Spiritual and witchcraft related books

Favorite Things

I would not say that I am a religious person, but instead very spiritual. I do not closely adhere to one set of beliefs, but instead I find solace and new ways to understand the world and the people in it through many different ways of faith. My favorites ways of thought include:
  • Paganism - special interest in ancient Egyptian and Celtic, Old Norse, Neo-Druidism, and Wiccanism
  • Buddhism
  • Native-American
  • Ancient-Egyptian
  • Taoism
  • Other indigenous and folk beliefs and practices
A few of my favorite witchcraft topics are:
  • Nature
  • Seasons and seasonal witchcraft; the wheel of the year
  • Kitchen-witchery
  • House magic
  • The Moon
  • Chakras
  • Witchcraft for self-care
  • Crystals
  • Dreams
  • Divination - dowsing, gazing, numerology, palmistry, pendulums, rune casting, scrying, tarot and oracle cards, and tasseography
  • Herbalism
  • Cleansing and protection
  • Rituals and spells

Archive: Spirituality & Witchcraft

Book Review of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Jeff Warren, and Carlye Adler

This book is probably the most non-new-age book I’ve read, or heard about on meditation. If you’re looking for a book that approaches meditation from a more scientific, health centered basis, then this is the perfect book for you. It’s packed with lots of reasons to meditate, addresses all the common hurdles to meditation, and gives you a lot of practical advice to get started meditating right away and build a consistent and life-long practice.

If I had to describe this book in two words: insightful and helpful.

Book Review of Lunar Abundance by Ezzie Spencer

Lunar Abundance = regulating life through observation of the moons monthly cycles, and eight phases, which contains universal wisdom about the Yin mode of being and the Yang mode of operating. Mentioned benefits = improved menstruation, peace, effectiveness, gentle transformation, self knowledge and acceptance, connection to self and others.

Book Review of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander

I feel this book is created for beginner pagans and witches who do not have, or have not read many other beginner books. If you purchased this book just for the spells because you found those intriguing, then it would be more than just a beginner book, as it has many chapters of spells. The book covers all the normal basics, such as a brief history, lists of correspondences, tools, altar and shrine set up, different paths of witchcraft, Gods and Goddesses, plants and crystals, and more. However none of these topics are discussed in much depth.