The House Magical – Part Five ‘Hearth Spirits’

Pilgrim's Way

hearth-lampAfter cleaning, blessing and unpacking, the next important thing for me to do was make contact with the Hearth Spirit.  I decided Saturday would be a good time, by this point we had been in the house over a week and I had been practising my morning devotionals every day.  All seemed pretty calm and tranquil, there was no sense of urgency about performing this work, but building a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with one’s hearth spirits takes time, so the sooner I could get going the better.

There are almost as many names for house spirits as there are methods for contacting and communicating with them.  Known as, for example, Brownies, Boggarts, Dobbins, the Domovoi and Hobs (depending on regional folklore) many of these beings are thought to be hangovers from the older hearth based Gods, personally I see them as being separate entities altogether.  I don’t use…

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Weaving Magick and Crochet in the madhouse I call home. I am a devotee of Hekate and a follower of Pan.
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