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    Spirit Guides 101

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly Do you ever find yourself wondering if you have any spirit guides? And, are they even real …if so… who are they? You’re not alone! I’ve put together some Spirit Guide Basics to help you get started. Throughout history, many cultures have believed in the existence of spirit guides. These are non-physical beings who act as our protectors, helpers, and advisors. Spirit guides are said to be wise, powerful, and loving beings who offer guidance, support, protection and inspiration to those who seek their assistance. What are Spirit Guides? Spirit guides are beings from…

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    The Age of Modern Witchcraft

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly So you find yourself feeling drawn to witchcraft and all things magickal? You’re not alone! Welcome to the magickal resurgence, or what I like to call the Age of Modern Witchcraft. Witchcraft has been a part of human culture for centuries and has evolved over time. We have come a long way from the Dark Days of murderous “witch hunts” throughout much of the world, where so many innocent people were falsely accused, imprisoned, tortured and even killed. Today, Modern Witchcraft is more commonly associated with spiritual practices and beliefs that are often centered…

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    Fringe Dwellers in the Archives: Wiccans, Pagans, and Astrologers, oh my!
    Alternative Women and Their Histories

    Written by Angela L. Todd, Guest Author An old Wiccan saying says, “What is remembered, lives.” And I preface that with what is saved, is remembered. If you’re here, you’re likely drawn to the fringes of culture, not mainstream ideas and lifestyles. These all have important places in world history. “Different” paths such as Wiccans, Pagans, astrologers, alternative spiritualities, and other fringe dwellers aren’t often included in our collective histories. Historical documents and original materials saved in historical societies and archives are the raw materials for those histories. But who is doing the saving? Historically, those who have been inspired…

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    A Beginner’s Guide to The Wheel of the Year

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly If you are just getting started on your witches path, you’ve probably begun hearing about the Wheel of the Year. You might even be familiar with some of the names of the different sabbats such as Samhain or Yule that make up the points on the Wheel. This article is designed as an introduction, and gives you some quick insights to help you along the way. It’s not by any means an in depth look, but a helpful beginner’s guide. The Wheel of the Year is a calendar that describes the cyclical nature of…

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    Get Started Learning Tarot

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly I began my first steps along the witches path when I was very young. My earliest experiences with the supernatural happened well before age 10, and my interest in the occult, witchcraft, spirituality, and divination was piqued! I asked for spellbooks and crystal balls as Christmas presents, so…. yeah… learning to read tarot was just a matter of time. In this article, I will touch on some the basics for getting started learning the art of reading tarot. It’s important to note that these are guidelines, and you will naturally develop your own style…

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    Beginners Guide to Creating a Magick Sigil

    Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly While chatting recently with my Moon Witches coven, one of the members asked, “What’s a sigil?” After giving the most basic, time-crunched answer, I decided it would be more beneficial to write a simplified beginner’s guide about the art of creating sigils and share it with y’all. There are many different ways to create a sigil, this is definitely not the only method but it is one of the simplest. What’s a Sigil? Sigils in the simplest terms are symbols that are believed to have magickal power and are used for various purposes, such…

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    Dollar Store Witchcraft for Witches on a Budget

    Written By TJ Pandora “Auntie PanPan” Teer, Guest Author Sometimes you just can’t make it to the local occult store at three o’clock in the morning. I have yet to create a 24 hour occult store vending machine…but I’m working on it. In the meantime we must learn the art of improvisation. Sometimes you just simply can not afford certain magickal items as well. When you have been in the craft for a long period of time, of course you have your favorite magick items…but not everyone has seventy dollars for a candle or two hundred dollars for a hand…

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    Manifesting With the October Full Moon

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly October Full Hunter Moon The first full moon of the Fall is known as the Hunter Moon. It is also sometimes called the Blood Moon, not because of a lunar eclipse but because this moon rises before the sun has fully set… casting a reddish hue on Lady Luna as she rises into the evening sky.  You may have felt another surge of energy happening around you, if not within you, due to the collective energetic pushes around the world. The uprisings, the revolutions, the intense power-struggles are A LOT so if you’re feeling affected,…

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    10 Fun & Festive Ways to Celebrate Fall Equinox

    Michelle Lewis, The Blessings Butterfly Hello Fall! Up here in the Northern Hemisphere we officially welcome in the Fall season with this week’s Autumnal Equinox, on Thursday 9/22. How’s the weather where you are? It’s still hot & sunny in SoCal, though I can finally feel that little hint of crispness in the morning air now. Equinox translates from the Latin aequus nox to “equal night” and it is one of the two times each calendar year when there is an equal amount of day & night for both hemispheres… once in the Spring, and once in the Fall. This…

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    Meeting Our Guides & Loved Ones

    By Rose Dougherty, Guest Author Throughout our lives we are visited by spirits around us. Some who want to help while others who do not. We want to focus on connecting with guides that protect us. How can we tell the difference between the two? One of the most important is to protect ourselves and understand discernment. There are trickster spirits who pretend to be things they are not. You must learn to tell the difference. Energetic Cleansing It is good to cleanse yourself and the space before you get started. Some people like to use smoke or liquid sprays…