Category Archives: History

An Evening with Brian Hoggard – The Use of Bellarmines as Witch-bottles

I’ve never had much cause to visit the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds but on Wednesday 10th April I attended a short lecture delivered by Brian Hoggard on the bellarmine bottles and their uses as witchbottles. Brian Hoggard is an … Continue reading

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Timing Hekate

In one of the various groups I frequent a member posted a question about when it was best to perform ritual to Hekate. The question was somewhat vague as to the purpose of the ritual, magical or devotional, so my … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Also known as: Yule, Yuletide, Midwinter, Alban Arthuan, Saturnalia Pronounced: Yule (pronounced: Yool) Dates 20th to 23rd December (Northern Hemisphere) 20th to 22nd June (Southern Hemisphere) Season Winter Zodiac Aspect 0 degrees Capricorn Themes rebirth quiet introspection new … Continue reading

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Theogony – Challenging My Interpretation

Why do I do this to myself? Why? Why? Why? What started out as a bit of a twee tumbler challenge to rewrite a favourite bit of Mythology ended up being an exercise in challenging my interpretation of Hesiod’s Theogony … Continue reading

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Hydromancy (Ancient Greek ὑδρομαντεία, water-divination, from ὕδωρ, water, and μαντεία, divination) is a method of divination through which an answers were sought through the interpretation of the movement of water. This might include studying the color and flow of moving water, the ripples formed by water … Continue reading

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Samhain Also known as: Samhuin, Oidhche Shamhna, Halloween, Hallowmass, Third Harvest, Day of the Dead Pronounced: SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SOW-een Dates 31st October or 1st November (Northern Hemisphere) 30th April or 1st May (Southern Hemisphere) Season Autumn Zodiac Aspect 15 … Continue reading

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Hekate’s Deipnon

Deipnon is here again, and it is past time that I post on the subject and about my practices as a witch alone. I have been on a long break from devotional work with Hekate whilst I explored other aspects … Continue reading

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