Happy Saturday everyone! Are we all having a great week so far? I just wanted to pop on over here and do a little introduction of both myself and The Village Witch for all those who are new to the shop, as well as a little section at the end of a few things to expect until 2022.… READ THE REST >
The word poppet is an older spelling of puppet, from the Middle English ‘popet’, meaning a small child or doll. In British English it was also used as a term of love or endearment to a younger person, it continues to hold this meaning to this day in some English counties.… READ THE REST >
Working with your ancestors on a magical or guidance level is a very powerful form of magic and is one that almost every religion, path or culture in the world takes part in some way. Your ancestors give
you comfort, guidance, strength and an extra sense of power as it is like working with your own circle of people that are tied to you by blood.… READ THE REST >
The sordid topic of coin. One that is constantly brought up by various people with the notion that whatever I do, should be done free of charge as a service to the Universe. For those who remember my physical shop, will remember the below text being on a poster on the wall above the counter 😉
Village witches (village wise women) have always charged for services, traditional witches were not seen in the days of yore as outsiders, they were one of the most valued members of the community and trades of money and/or goods were always exchanged.… READ THE REST >
BEFORE USING ANY HERBS FOR HEALING – PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR!
A poultice is made by mashing herbs, plant material or another substance with warm water or natural oils to make a paste. The paste can be applied directly to the skin and covered with a piece of clean cloth.… READ THE REST >
The crisp winter air, the feeling of snow on your cheeks. The smell of pine trees, cinnamon, oranges, cloves and cookies baking in the oven. The long dark nights and the clear skies full of stars that shine brightly like diamonds glinting down on us. … READ THE REST >
Before I start this recipe and before you glance down and think you are about to have a meltdown with all the weird sounding ingredients and all the faffing about…stop. This remedy is excellent. Yes it requires a lot of unusual stuff and yes it is a faff to make but it is better than a lot of over the counter stuff you’ll get and it’s natural!… READ THE REST >
There are a couple of terms in witchcraft that you will hear probably more than the all others put together. The first one is “white witch” and the second is “black magic”.
The idea for both is purely symbolic, anything seen as white is good or positive while anything black is seen as bad or negative.… READ THE REST >
Have you ever had a day where you just wonder if you are doing the right thing or are on the right path? I’m sure you have, because you are human and we all have this uncanny knack of having self doubt.… READ THE REST >
Magic is within us all. It isn’t something that only ‘special’ people have. We all have the ability to live a magical life. It’s a choice whether we do or do not. Magic is strength, your passion, your anger, your soul. … READ THE REST >