Ten Ways You Can Explore Folk Witchcraft Today.
There seems to be an abundance of different styles of Witchcraft these days… There is traditional coven based Wicca, solitary Wicca, kitchen witchcraft, hearth witches, green witches, hedge witches, grey witches, earth witches and chaos witches. There are hereditary witches and new witches, trad witches and folk witches. There are more Witches than you can…
Tree And Plant Lore Series: The Pumpkin In Modern Folk Magic.
ello everyone, and welcome to this week’s instalment of the tree and plant lore series, part of the premium content subscription service. This week, I have a special treat for all of my wonderful Diary Of A Folk Witch community, and that is a guest speaker! Mark Buxton-Kelly is a practicing animistic Witch, as well…
Folklore And Spirits Of The Land Series: Making Your Home A Welcome Space For Friendly House Spirits.
Hello and welcome to this week’s instalment of the ‘folklore and spirits of the land series’, one of the four topics covered in my premium content subscription service. Where for £4 a month, you can have access to two blogs a month on the following areas of Folk Witchcraft:– Folklore and Spirits of the land.–…
The Grimoire Series: A Modern Take On A Traditional Blood Staunching Charm.
Hello and welcome to this week’s instalment of the Grimoire Series, one of four topics covered within the premium content service that Diary of a Folk Witch offers for £4 a month. This week’s blog is a nice, simple and straight to the point addition that is designed to be used by subscribers within their…
Folklore And Spirits Of The Land Series: The Demon Pig Of Winwick And The Use Of Apotropaic Masonry In Lancashire Churches.
One thing I have noticed about Lancashire church art, that makes it stand out from other English counties, is how often churches do in fact incorporate apotropaic symbols and art in order to protect its holy sites. This is either a local regional folk magick choice, or a sign of lingering doubt in the minds…
Plant And Tree Lore Series: In The Shadow Of English Yew.
Hello and welcome to this week’s instalment of the plant and tree lore series! This week’s offering will be that of the folklore and magic of the Yew tree. A tree that is heavily associated with death, rebirth, the ever repeating cycle of life, transformation, the ancestors, and both malefic and protective magical workings. So,…
Folk Witchcraft Series: Every Day Tools Of The Folk Witch.
Hello and welcome to this week’s instalment of the Folk Witchcraft series, part of the ongoing premium content service. If you’re new here and not familiar with my work, my name is Zanna and I am a practicing folk witch based in that mysterious dark corner of the land known as Lancashire. As well as…
Plant And Tree Lore Series: Witches’ Broom.
Hello and welcome to another instalment of the plant and tree lore series! This week we shall be looking at the tree growth and deformity otherwise known as witches’ broom; a fascinating growth that is steeped in folklore and folk magic applications. So, without much further ado, let’s begin!
The Grimoire Series: Granny’s Curtains.
Hello and welcome to this week’s blog! I hope you have had a lovely week and are having a peaceful weekend.It’s been very hot here in the North West of England, with temperatures reaching a whopping 38c. I don’t know about you, but for someone of Celtic heritage and with pale skin, I’m just not…
Folklore And Spirits Of The Land Series: Ghosts
I have often wondered if one of the reasons hauntings have become more and more documented since the mid eighteen hundreds is because British culture heavily shifted during the Victorian era. Not only was this period the height of culture, arts, new technology and industrialisation, it was also a dawn of new, more educated and…