The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
Ms Faith

Thursday, December 29, 2011

No, my dear, I won't cast a spell for you and let me tell you why . . .

 Good Evening,

Every now and again I have a client or customer who asks me to cast a spell for them. Now, I first must say that these are typically people who have little or no magickal training and because of literature, television and movies believe that that's what witches do. We cast spells for people. They don't mean to insult, but are looking for special help.

. It is quite likely that witches of antiquity cast spells for people, as that is what they are rumored to have done, and would have had the knowledge and experience with which to do so. Since the creation in the early 1950's of Wicca, 'the religion of the witches' founded by Gerald Brousseau Gardner (1884 - 1964), which started the modern movement of witchcraft, a popular concept has been that we do not cast spells for others.  Why this was set forth by some of the pioneers of the witchcraft movement I don't know for sure, but I personally feel that it is important for one to cast ones own spells.

I can only speak from my own experience rather than what others have said we should or shouldn't do. In the beginning, yes, there are rules and recommendations as to what one should do, how to do things such as rituals, and what isn't recommended to do.  Starting any new path, or interest, requires one to learn the 'ropes', the foundational principles of the thing. But eventually, you need to determine for yourself what works for you, what serves you and what does not serve you. Then you can pick and choose, always learning who and what you are in the process.

By casting spells for others, and it is usually expected for one to receive payment for said spell casting services, the person who is casting the spell assumes the dominant position in the 'relationship' and its the person who needs the spell cast that should be dominant in this scenario.  The 'dominant' person is the person who does the visualization and should be featured prominently in the visualization, the one who should have the need, is the one who the spell will ultimately manifest for.

And .  .  .  to be brutally honest with you, the scenario of a spellcaster, charging money and then performing spells for others often becomes what it is, a rube being taken by a charlatan.  In today's lingo, a victim and a fraud. Because by casting a spell for another, you will more times than not fail to achieve the desired manifestation and then what happens? I've never heard of a person getting their money back if the spell doesn't work. Oh, and they don't .  .  .  work, that is.  I've spoken with many victims over the years, who have come to my store and have told me of their experiences with spell casters who had charged, in some cases, hundreds of dollars.  One poor man had spent $300 on a bar of love soap, over the Internet. When the soap failed to stop his wife from divorcing him, he tried to get his money back and found the site to have been taken down leaving him no recourse.

Now, mind you, we sell love soap at Enchantments Witch Shoppe, at a mere $4.00 a bar, and it is intended to bring loving energies into your life, making you more aware of your loving nature and that of those around you.  We would never tell someone that it could be used to manipulate someone against their will. His wife wanted to leave him, period. A bar of soap wasn't going to change that, anymore than it did.  It's just too bad someone using the title witch was the charlatan who defrauded him, a criminal act.  I think that perhaps the original founders of modern witchcraft wanted us to stay away from charging money and doing magick for others simply to keep the law and the abiding of the law clear and un-muddied.

Today I unfortunately find that there are two groups of people wanting to do spells for others. The first we already discussed, a charlatan or fraud seeking to make a business out of cheating people. The other is more innocent. New students on the path that want to help others. I strongly caution against casting spells for others to my students, simply because I have seen over the years those who have gone in this direction and then in a night and a day they are 'experts' who are charging money and really have no experience or true knowledge of what we do.

By charging money and doing the magick for others it endangers one to fall into a mighty power-trip. Once there, these people do our world no favors, and help perpetrate the negative stereotypical image of the witch.  But new students need to know that it is better to help someone do a spell for themselves rather than to do it for them. If it is to work there must be a need, and the need should be present in the actions of the person the spell is intended for.  We don't cast spells on others and we do our own spells, period.  That's just good witchcraft.

I have created and sell in Enchantments store simple spell kits. These kits, retail at $9.00 each and contain a completely written spell I designed, and a candle, a stone, some herbs and other tools or ingredients specific to the spell. We have spell kits for love, money, health, animal magick, tranquility, medium kit to help communicate with the dead, develop your psychic powers etc.  These kits allow first time spell casters to do their own spells and create their own magick.  If you want to start casting spells the only thing is to do it! get a spell kit and start.  Happy Spell Casting!


Peace and Happiness 




© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hand Magick

 Good Evening,



Tonight's discussion is short, but I think important to your magickal learning.  Hand magick, utilizing hand movements.  Now, hand movements are not necessarily magickal in and of themselves, but they can add an element of magickal energy to the magickal work you do.

For instance when casting the circle, you may use your hands to hold tools and light candles, sprinkle incense and splash blessed water around. Add to these hand movements further by using your hands to make circles in the air over the altar going in a deosil motion. Energy is movement. Energy can't not move. To increase, intensify and enhance your magickal workings I have found over the years that incorporating hand movements makes my magick work faster and it is more direct.  Yes, much of the magickal occurs in the 'unseen' world, but that's just because our eyes are limited in many ways in seeing things around us. We cannot see the air currents for instance but a breeze against our faces convince us they exist.

 Hand magickal movements can be flowing, slow and gentle, constant movement and gentle motion. They can also be sharp, quick and decisive. I spoke with a lovely lady today who works as a massage therapist and has been pulling pain and fatigue into her body from working with clients. Empathic individuals will do this, especially if you're actually working hands on with another person. Working with a number of people everyday and not protecting yourself against absorbing all of that energy can affect your physical, emotional, spiritual and astral bodies. Now, she had said she had sought out doctors and all the tests came back normal indicating she wasn't dealing with a physical illness or disease. Always have any physical maladies checked out by a doctor first and foremost. But its important to realize that being sensitive to energies around you can and will affect you especially the more you learn and practice in the world of magick. I found it interesting that she was especially feeling pain in her hands, as they are in constant contact with others.

I demonstrated to her how to wipe down the physical body by running the hands from top to bottom over her person, without touching!! No need to touch, its the astral energy you are cleansing. Run a hand from your shoulder down your arm to your hand and beyond. Do this a few times and at the end of two or three swipes flick both hands out sharply away from you. Do this flick fast and by bringing the fingers of the hand to touch the thumb making your hands into round balls and then flick away from you.  You are throwing away 'sticky' unwanted energy that you picked up throughout your day, week even months.  Wipe the front of you down, over your hair and face. Don't worry so much about your back and the places you can't get to.  A good wipe down of your energy field can be accomplished by focusing on your arms legs and front and face. Also the head, all around. 

Hand magick is what I call it, and I have not seen this magickal concept addressed in print before, but many magickal practitioners do use it. Its the 'witchy' movements a conjurer would use over a cauldron to invoke a good image for what I'm discussing with you.  Even the hands sin prayer position has magickal origins. It is felt that by bringing the palms and fingers together in the classic prayer pose, that you are completing an energy circuit and the energy intensifies.  You find this payer pose not only in religious practice but also in spiritual practices such as yoga, martial arts and meditation.



Like any other magickal practice, hand magick needs to be practiced so that it becomes familiar, less weird feeling and natural. So practice moving your hands in gentle, flowing motions. Work them in a gentle circle deosil, then again widdershins.  Allow your arms to have smooth easy movement from your shoulders, elbows and wrists.  Flutter your fingers and while practicing, feel the energy as if flows down your arms and into your hands.  I often in classes or during ritual have students sharply clap their hands together or rub them briskly to bring up the blood and energy. You'll feel them tingle and get warm, this is what you're going for. Really feel the energy with your hands. 



As you become more comfortable feeling the energy then you'll move onto directing the energy, sending out your magick so that it can return back to you, when you are ready to receive it. 


Peace and Happiness




© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Magickal concepts to usher in the New Year!



Good Evening,

I hope you are having a blessed day, this 25th day of December.  What I find magickal about this date is all cultures seem to celebrate at this time of year. Not everyone celebrates the same way, nor does everyone see the holiday in the same light, nor does everyone believe as everyone else does, but that is part of the magick.  Everyone seems to take this date and hold it in a special way, a way that means something to each person.

Just yesterday, Saturday upstairs at Enchantments School, a couple of students and I spent the morning cleaning, cleansing and airing out the school. Walls were wiped down, floors vacuumed, windows washed.  Dozens of little witches that grace the classroom were all dusted and cleaned and put back on their shelves. Mortars & pestles were cleaned and shelves dusted. New window blinds were installed and the ritual room's magick circle was re-chalked.  We finished off with a blessing consecration ritual where I smudged the rooms, doors and windows and each other.

We had a celebratory pizza lunch to reward ourselves for a job well done and the energy of the school is wonderfully charged, balanced and light. After the students left, I spent the next several hours picking up, putting away and cleaning and organizing my office and finishing up the last little things needing to be done.

I sat, at the end of the day, for a few minutes and held a large crystal chunk and just allowed myself to feel the energy of the school, the students, the memories and the future promise of the place. It felt good. Very good.  The future looks auspicious, if one looks at the omens presented. I follow some of the practices and beliefs of the Druid, and a Druid looks at omens and interprets them as to how the future will unfold.  I believe the ease, flow and friendly companionship amongst us three witches, the two students and myself, we three women spoke to the future in my eyes. Our work went easy and we had fun working together.



There is an old saying that there is no force in the universe more powerful than three witches working together. I've heard this said also as three women working together. I've found it to be so on many occasions in my life, that when three women get together and work or share in a project, that the energy flows easily and strong. Things go well, and there's little difficulty in accomplishing tasks.  A simple coven of three would be my number of choice should I decide to work with a coven again.

I could feel the force that had swept through the school of magick, Enchantments, yesterday. I found myself wanting to stay and just sit and absorb the good feelings and I look forward to working in this space over the next several weeks as I will be handling financial and tax aspects of the business, and the atmosphere is now very conducive to quick, efficient and accurate accountings of the past year of business. Simply because the energy is balanced and accounting is all about balance now, isn't it?

 Just cleaning, organizing and ridding an area of clutter and unnecessary, unused or unwanted things can make a tremendous difference in how you feel in the space and how efficiently you function in it. An area with frenetic or stagnant, negative energy can be adjusted with smudging. Natural based cleansers are also good for eliminating sticky and low level energy.  Ever feel blah in one room or area of a house or building? That's you sensing or 'feeling' the energy shift in an area, but many times we feel the results without thinking about the cause. The cause can be corrected and thusly your energy and how you feel can also be heightened to a pleasant level.


When cleaning, using cleaners with bleach, or ammonia, or borax, or lemon, or vinegar are all good choices. Please be careful when combining any of these substances. I prefer to use them separately, or in already made formulas. For instance NEVER mix bleach and ammonia together as this creates a toxic, deadly gas that can kill you. Use cleaners that have lemon or vinegar added and all of the above ingredients are natural, and all provide excellent banishing and energy cleansing properties.

As I walked around the area with the smudge stick I incanted an incantation for blessings of the elements. You may say this if you wish, although its not necessary. I personally feel it gives a boost to the elemental re-charging of the area that without,  one would need to cast a full circle to re-charge properly.  Of course you can always cast a full circle, but at times its not necessary. many times in fact. You see, being a witch isn't so much ritualistic as its just living with the magick every day, in small yet significant ways.



Invocation of the Elements - Author Unknown 


"Air, Fire, Water, Earth
Elements of Astral Birth
I call you now attend to me


In this circle rightly cast,
safe from psychic curse or blast
I call you now attend to me 


By cave and desert, sea and hill,
by wand, blade, cup and pentacle,
I call you now attend to me


This is my will, so mote it be "


Beautiful roses for you, my witchy reader, with my thanks for your continued support of my work!


The nice thing about this type of cleansing and blessing rituals at this time of the year, is you don't have to do it on a specific day, at a specific time. Anytime over the next two weeks or so you can utilize the energy of the new year. Even though for pagans our new year started on November 1st, there is a huge energy, a thought-form if you will, surrounding this time of the year, simply because so many, millions if not more, all see this time of the year as an ending of the old and a beginning of the new.  This carries its own energy that witches often tap into and use for their benefit.  Anyone can. 

Peace and Happiness



© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

If you know someone who would like my work, please send them this link. If you or they would like to be included on our daily email distribution list send me an e mail with your email address to be included. If you ever wish to unsubscribe to this blog, please contact me and you will be immediately removed from our list.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Yule!! Let me tell you a bit about this holiday . . .





 Good Season's Greetings to you!

Tomorrow we celebrate the pre-Christian holiday of Yule or Jul as it was once spelled.  Oh my, I could drown you in the historic lore but I'll keep it simple for now.  For those who want a bit more history about this upcoming holiday, specifically December 25, please click on the bolded title of this discussion above. It's a hidden link that will take you to a Youtube video that gives a very accurate history of December 25th and what most people are celebrating this time of year in relation to Christmas. It's a very illuminating and educational video. I have done extensive research and have found it also to be very historically accurate. If your link doesn't work for some reason, copy and paste this link and you can watch it that way.  http://youtu.be/xajCUE6oHkI

Jul or Yule is an ancient holiday celebrated by the Scandinavians, also the folks from Eastern Europe, the Germanic tribes and other areas the Celts took over as they migrated Westwards in their quest for peaceful lands to farm and live.  The Celtic people enculturated the territories they overtook, which means they brought knowledge and advancements to the peoples of the lands they invaded.

They also adopted customs and traditions from the people they overtook. The Celtic societies became more advanced and civilized with their 'modern' advancements,inventions and innovations of the time.  Yule, or a celebration of the Winter Solstice, seems to have been celebrated by many peoples from many cultures throughout time. Simply because people lived with a Wheel of the Year agricultural calendar that marked the important turning points of the calendar year.  These points indicated when to plant, when to fertilize, harvest and when to leave the ground fallow.

The Winter Solstice is a time marking the longest night of the year, the shortest day. A special time to celebrate to be sure, because after tomorrow, the days become a bit longer every day, imperceptibly so in the beginning perhaps, but the days start to lengthen until we reach the Summer Solstice in June!! How wonderful and what a cause for celebration!!  Bringing back the light in the darkest of winter! I'm ready!

We get our Yule tree, Yule log and Beltaine May Pole from this ancient tradition of Yule.  It is said that the Germanic and Scandinavian tribes would cut down and bring into the village center a huge evergreen tree that would be symbolic of the birth, life, death and rebirth spiral dance we know today as reincarnation. That during the winter (death) we are still alive, only to be reborn in the springtime.  Greens cut from the Yule tree would be brought indoors to represent symbolically this ever-life, ever-green, life after death concept.

The enormous tree, stripped of its greenery would  be used in the spring to be the Maypole of the Beltaine festivities being garlanded with ribbons and flowers.  After it had been seasoned for a year, perhaps a year and a day?, it would be used as the Yule log the next winter Solstice and burned in the center of the village.  These enormous bon-fires were told of in legend as having a Yule log several feel tall and many yards long. A Yule fire that would burn for several days.

It is traditional that a piece of last years Yule log be saved and used to kindle the next years log, thus keeping a continuity and cycle that keeps on, year after year. It is as if the first Yule fire you've burned is continued with each successive year's Yule log you use and burn.

The Winter Solstice is also the only winter holiday we celebrate. We also have only one Summer holiday, the Summer Solstice. The other holidays are either spring or autumnal celebrations.  Oh my! There is so much more we could discuss about this holiday,, but from a witches perspective, while its important to know your history, but one then needs to get out and live, celebrate and love!!

Especially this holiday season. Whatever you may call this holiday, and its correct whatever you call it as long as its meaningful to you, by all means be sure to celebrate in your way. A way that brings you pleasure, happiness and contentment. The magick of the season is yours if you want it.  So .  .  .  what do you want for this holiday season?  I hope you get it.



May Peace and Happiness be yours this Winter Solstice!!!



© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

If you know someone who would like my work, please send them this link. If you or they would like to be included on our daily email distribution list send me an e mail with your email address to be included. If you ever wish to unsubscribe to this blog, please contact me and you will be immediately removed from our list.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fun questions people ask me as a witch . . .

                         Why do we wear black?

Good Evening,

I meet fun, interesting people all the time in my line of work, and many have some interesting questions. Here's a sampling, with my responses.

"What do you eat?"   I find this question curious as I'm not sure where it comes from. People may be asking to see if being Wiccan or being a witch has any special dietary restrictions as required by religion.  Others might feel as being closer to nature that perhaps we're all vegetarians or vegans.  Still, some might be just checking that we don't really eat children like in the fairy tales!!  The answer is simple.  There are no rules regarding diet or foods.  One eats what one wishes to. Having said that, I will say that most, if not all, pagans love food!! At least in my experience.  Feasting is a big part of our celebrations and social life.  Myself personally, I eat meat, lots of vegetables and fruit, and most of the fun food everyone eats.  Chocolate also seems to be a favorite food of magickal people in general, and I don't mean a simple liking. I mean a deep, abiding love and appreciation for a confectionery gift from the Gods!  I strictly limit my intake of caffeine and consume no alcohol.  I find both take a toll on my spirit and body that isn't worth it to me.  I have a pretty normal diet by most standards and a personal favorite if chocolate cake, good chocolate cake. Also a gift from heaven in my opinion!

"Why do witches wear black?"   I often quip right on the tail of this question "Because its slimming!" but I am making fun.  Many magickal people find themselves, many times without conscious knowledge, being attracted to black as it pertains to clothing.  Some add make-up and jewelry to 'goth' out the look, as Goth is a very witchy look and attractive to many who follow this path. I myself had a period or two through out my twenties and thirties where my entire wardrobe was black.  The reason we are attracted to black is because of its ability to block energy and vibrations. At least it can lessen the effect of these vibrational energies upon your body and spirit. As we study and practice magick our vibrational energy heightens and we become more sensitive to energies of others around us.  Being sensitive to all of these energies can be draining and many times blocking or lessening your sensitivity to them is helpful.  Wearing black can help with this, as well as wearing or carrying black stones such as hematite, jet, obsidian, and tourmaline.

"Are witches Satanists?"  I don't take offense to this question, because every time I can answer a misconception about what we do or about who we are, it helps dispel fear and ignorance. I truly prefer that people ask and not just go on assuming. By the way, No, we are not Satanists,  .  .  witches and Satanists are by definition polar opposites. One needs to believe in a Deity called Satan to worship him. So actually, you must be a Christian first to become a Satanist, and witches typically never put any energy or power into that concept.

"You can legally marry people?"  To this I answer yes! I am an ordained minister and I conduct handfastings (weddings) legally or symbolically, that depends on what the couple wants. I also conduct Requiem Rites and have gone to the hospital when someones loved one was passing, as well as Wiccannings (namings and blessings of babies or small children).  Some people want a ceremony without the Christian overtones and with more than a formality in a town clerk's office.  They want the spiritual without the religious. There are many Wiccan ministers who provide this, and you don't need to be Wiccan yourself to have a ceremony conducted for your needs.

These are just some of the questions I'm asked, and maybe you have some yourself. Please ask any questions you'd like in the comments below and I'll answer them for you in an upcoming discussion.


Peace and Happiness








© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

If you know someone who would like my work, please send them this link. If you or they would like to be included on our daily email distribution list send me an e mail with your email address to be included. If you ever wish to unsubscribe to this blog, please contact me and you will be immediately removed from our list.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Two popular opinions in the witch world -An' it harm none vs. I don't care who I harm

 Good Evening,




Well, tonight I plan on discussing a concept that has been growing on social network forums and in the world of witches and magick for a while.  The concept of 'An it harm none vs. I plan on harming another by design and I don't care if its right or wrong.

Firstly,  let me state that all opinions in my discussions are my own. Where do I come by my opinions? From over 30 years of practice and observation of the magickal world around me. There are many wonderful authors and teachers out there in our world who have a lot to offer new and advanced practitioners alike, but I have put aside the majority of learning from books and others experiences long ago. NOT that I still don't learn from others, and when I have time I do read and enjoy others work.  Actually I find my students to be the greatest teachers I have ever had on this path. To put it simply I learn everyday from my magick and the manifestation it takes AND by being aware and observing what happens without judgment as to why things happen.

You see, my magickal reader, and this is perhaps the most important lesson I can ever teach you. Magick does not pass judgment. Magick is neither right or wrong, black or white but merely shades of gray. Magick does not choose for whom it will work, it works for all.  How it works depends entirely on the practitioner.

Let me give you an example I've used many times in the past, but it's a good one, so here it is again.  Take a pencil. Is the pencil evil or good?  Well, if it writes a love letter, that's good.  If it is used to stab a person and harm them, that could be seen as bad. Again I ask you. Is the pencil evil or good?  It is neither, but the wielder of said pencil .  .  .  ah .  .  .  that's where evil and good come into the picture.  Magick is a tool and the practitioner decides how to use that tool.  And now we come to the crux of this discussion.

I have seen several times, magickal practitioners write on social networks like facebook and other sites comments like these:

  • "I'm not a Wiccan, so I can send harm back to another. They deserve it after all" 
  • "I'm not a White-Lighter, so I can do as I please.
  • "I am not bound by the Wiccan Rede which states "An' it harm none, do what ye will"
  • "I'm a witch not a Wiccan damn it, so others better watch out, because I'm gonna send their crap back to them."
  • "When people piss off this witch, you'd better believe I'm sending it back to them" 

These just touch on a few sentiments often found in this magickal world. I find it quite interesting actually, because each statement leaves one with the impression that they, the magickal practitioner, by not being Wiccan or following the Wiccan Rede, that they somehow escape Karma.  That, by their deliberate magickal actions in sending back to another harmful intent, that somehow they are exempt from magickal harsh karmic feedback.

Let me be quite clear here. They are not exempt!  Again, magick passes no judgment, but it will work as it has always worked. What you send out, in a magickal manner, will and does return to the sender three-fold. At times I've seen this magnified even greater than that.  Oh .  .  .  but you won't hear these people admitting that. Or do they? I watch some of these individuals posts on a weekly basis and it seems crap keeps happening to them!! People lie, steal, back stab and treat them harshly. They get 'screwed over' by this one and that one, this institution and that group.  Something always bad and always another to blame. And, soon afterwards they are again espousing "delivering retribution and magickal payback'. Yep. That'll teach em. Or does it? 

The problem with this concept of sending harm back to another, is it does not follow any of the magickal scientific principles that all magick follows.  Magick does not care if a person has wronged you. I've been a spell caster for over 30 years.  I've seen some of my spells work in amazing ways and some, not so amazingly. But, each and every time, I take careful note and revise my workings and come out the other side with more knowledge on how magick works.  Trust me, no matter how right you are and how wrong the other person is, ( in your opinion) , what you send out returns only to you!  If this works with all the 'good' spells, why would it then work differently with the spells you use to harm someone.  It simply shows a lack of understanding and acceptance of the magickal principles and how they work.

This attitude of payback and retribution, in my personal magickal opinion also speaks loudly to the .  .  .   dare I say it? Yes I will!! It speaks to the immaturity of the practitioner. I say immature in the sense that when we are hurt as a child we wish to lash out and strike back. The mature, experienced person or witch in this case, may not like what has happened, we may not seek to forgive but we accept what has occurred and we strive to not allow that to happen again in our lives.  It's an accepting,  that life and people do not always do and behave as we wish, but instead of lashing out as a child would, we learn from the experience and make the needed changes to ourselves, within ourselves, that allow us to grow and become better, more wise individuals because of it.


Also .  .  .  how many times have you run into someone who has done harm to you, or another in someway,  and they honestly believe what they are doing is wrong? Even thieves or murderers, at the time of the crime, seem to feel some justification for what they do.  So, by taking over the role and responsibility of the  Goddess of Karma, and that's what we do when we choose to seek magickal retribution, it quite frankly pisses her off, and you do not want to piss off that Goddess!   Let me tell you a personal story or two.

I had a person working at Enchantments once a long time ago. This person was caught red-handed stealing from the store. Candles, prayer flags and such. She said she was doing her Yule shopping and was going to pay the store back at some other time. When she was confronted with video taped evidence,  well .  .  .  let me tell you,  she was pretty upset. At me! 'How dare I accuse her of stealing??'  'She had every intention of paying me back!!'  Interestingly though,  over a week had passed since the incident where she was seen stealing on tape before I confronted her and still she had not 'paid me back'.

I fired her on the spot.  She was a teenager and her mother immediately contacted me and wanted to make good and pay me back for what her daughter had stolen. I said no.  By allowing that, I felt that I would be stepping in front of the Goddess of Karma and I didn't want to mess with that energy!! I simply said I don't want her in my store ever again, have a nice life. Goodbye.  I also chose not to have her arrested, as she was young and simply stupid, and had just turned 18 where it would have been on her record for ever.  I have hopes she will learn from her mistakes as she grows older.

Approximately two months later, her house burned down.  As soon as I heard of this, I knew Karma had balanced the scales.  Now, I shudder to think of what would have happened to me if I had stepped in and decided I could do Karma's job better than she. Fortunately, no one was injured, but I found it curious that the major theft concerned candles and fire was visited upon this girl's home.  I absolutely believe this was Karma's doing. The girl sent out energy, stealing candles, and received it back in kind. I have always said when you steal something, something else more important and precious will be taken from  you. I truly believe this to be how Karma works.

Another example is about a girl who came into the shop years ago, claiming she was not a 'white-lighter' and she needed supplies to take care of someone who had 'done her wrong'. Over the next two years she stopped by the shop several times, always to 'get back at another'. When I first met her, she had a good job, a nice apartment and seemingly a pretty good life. This is what discussions with her as she shopped led me to believe. Well over the next two years, as she continued to stop in and purchase supplies for her 'revenge  agenda', she lost her job time and again, each time getting a more difficult and less lucrative job, she lost her house and at least one time suffered a fire that displaced her. She lost significant others and close friends who wanted nothing to do with her and towards the end was living on the edge of being homeless, jobless and friendless.  I saw a direct correlation to her malicious agenda, and her life's circumstances. But, never could she see how she had created the mess that was now her life.  She would never accept responsibility for all that had happened to her, it was always someone else that was to blame.

My dear witchling, I could go on and on about people I've met, the black magick people have told me they practiced and oh yes .  .  .  let me be quite clear .  .  .   if you practice magick that is designed to harm another, even to bring their karma back to them you are practicing black magick.  Then I would ask you to look around your life. How is it working for you? Are you surrounded by loving people, is your life filled with rewarding experiences and happiness, joy and contentment?  Now, that may not be the case for everyone even practicing positive magick, but those of us who do follow the light, at least from their own words on social forums, they seem happier, more fulfilled and more spiritually at peace. 

Simply said, you can practice ANY magick you choose to, it really matters not to me.  But know, you and your world will be the only victim from your negative energy .  .  .  and to wish another harm is negative dearie, no matter how much cotton candy and righteous entitlement you wrap it in.

An end note, for all the people I have run into who profess an ability to harm others, sending their 'stuff' back at them, delivering payback etc. etc., I have never met any intended victim whose had that happen to them to any degree worth noting.  Yes, bad stuff does happen to everyone, but its our karma we are dealing with, not another's magick.  But, be aware when people tell you they have done this, just why are they telling you this? Even if you asked for proof  they won't be able to give it to you. So you are left to wonder why they told you about it in the first place .  .  .  and the next discussion we could have would be about " 'Power Tripping' in the Magickal World'!!   Why I just ran into someone who took credit for turning on the power in her neighborhood after a recent power outage .  .  .  really? .  .  .  and she wasn't a utility worker!  Now that my magickal friend is 'power tripping' and bragging about magickal ability which is just bad magickal etiquette and simply should not be done!

So the lesson I hope to impart is simple. Accept what has happened to you in your life .  .  .  learn from it .  .  .  do something different if a different outcome is desired next time.  .  .  and send out no harm unless you truly wish it to visit you.  


Peace and Happiness




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Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas

 Good Evening,

Tonight I wish to discuss a concept that has been growing bigger and more concerning on facebook and other social networks recently. The concept of people wishing others Happy Holidays rather than saying Merry Christmas and some Christian taking a vehement dislike to it.   I just wrote this and posted it on facebook and would like to share it with you here.  It is written specifically to those who have said that they will boycott businesses saying 'Happy Holidays' rather than 'Merry Christmas'.  Here is a witch's take on the situation.

I would like to address the "Merry Christmas or else" attitude that has become prevalent on facebook and elsewhere lately. May I make a few observations? Why do you feel it is a personal affront or threat to your faith as a Christian when people say Happy Holidays? Do you not practice religious tolerance? Perhaps stores and people do not wish to offend or make assumptions on people's religious preference. Perhaps there are others in this world that are not Christian? Perhaps they are Jewish. Would you also boycott stores that wished everyone 'Happy Hanukkah" Perhaps they are of African descent and celebrate Kwanzaa? How about Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Wiccan etc?

Why do you feel that it somehow is an insult to you when someone wishes you a Happy Holiday? Would you prefer they be rude, insulting and obnoxious? Why have we come to a place where someone wishing another person well, and happy has become an insult. This is demonstrated to the point where people are screaming on facebook at the insult and threatening to boycott businesses. May I gently remind you that this is America, NOT the Vatican. This is a country where we can be diverse, different and unique and it is celebrated, not denigrated.

It makes me think, by your actions, threats and words that the philosophy we hear about 'good Christians' is merely a pretty concept, with no substance.  Now, .  .  .  I know and respect many people who follow a Christian faith, and these people are loving, tolerant, understanding and forgiving. They, themselves, are comfortable in their faith, so much so,  they can and will wish another Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Yule etc and it doesn't threaten their faith, because they are strong in their faith, and are accepting of all faiths. Hmmmmm, what a concept.

As a shop owner, I wish people Happy Holidays because I mean exactly that! Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, I wish, sincerely, that you have a happy one.   I wish you all a Happy Holiday, may love enter your heart and may you come to understand the phrase 'Good Will Towards Men' because that means everybody!


Peace and Happiness 

© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come to a 'Unique Christmas Fair' this weekend, come meet me and say hi!

 Good Evening,



This upcoming Saturday and Sunday I will be in East Hartford, CT at a 'Unique Christmas Fair" and I would love to meet you.  We will have a smaller version of Enchantments set up with some of our unique Witch Crafted Witch Approved items for sale just in time for holiday gift giving.

We will have Llywellyn's Witches Calendars, Witches Date planners and my book "Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies" and I will be on hand to autograph your copy for you.   We will have spell kits, spell sprays, and magickal stones also available in addition to other fun, different and unique gifts.

Come visit the Enchantments booth at the 'Unique Christmas Fair' at the South End Senior Center this Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am until 3 pm.  Located at 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford, CT.  I, personally, will be at the fair Saturday from 1 - 4pm and all day Sunday.

I will be offering $20 tarot readings for 10 minutes, as well as witches rune readings, and stone divination.  Gift Certificates from Enchantments for tarot readings are also available.

This event features historic cemetery and Victorian mourning themed artwork, jewelry and crafts. In addition to the tarot card readings by Enchantments, with other vendors you can receive a hand writing analysis or sit down with a professional genealogist and get help in exploring your own genealogy.  Other venders scheduled to be at this event are as follows:

Sabrina's Grave Art from New Haven, CT
Mourning Jewelry by Mary Carroll
Stained Glass by BillieJo from Naugatuck, CT
The Gravestone Girls, from MA
The CT Society of Genealogists
The Descendants & Founders of Ancient Windsor, CT
Connecticut Gravestone Network

Learn more about genealogy, gravestone rubbings, rugs, old coins, costume jewelry, and much more.

This show is sponsored by the East Hartford's  Friends of Center Cemetery, Inc. and Connecticut Gravestone Network. I hope to see you there!

* The nature of this event allows us to only accept cash for all purchases and services at Enchantments booth.

Peace and Happiness



© 2010-2011 Enchantments, LLC Portions of this blog posting may include materials from my book “Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts First Year Magickal Studies.” For more information, see www.enchantmentsschool.com or go to the title of tonight's discussion and click, it will link you to my school's website. 

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