Three Essential Witchcraft Books from Copper Cauldron

Three Essential Witchcraft Books from Copper Cauldron

She was a witch long before Buffy or Charmed or any number of Hollywood versions of witchcraft exploded into the popular imagination. She is the Official Witch of Salem and author of several books on the craft going back decades, but the latest offerings, published by Copper Cauldron are her legacy and a must-have for any student of the Craft and Magick or (Majick.) People sometimes ask if witches are real. Laurie Cabot breaks the stereotype of the witch of imagination (woman, all in black, casting spells) with a living example of a priestess who not only embraces the stereotype, but embodies a Craft tradition that is rich, deep, compassionate and yes, real. She didn’t get to be the Official Witch of Salem for wearing black, but for her work with Special Needs children. Her two latest works are essential in the rich legacy of the Cabot Tradition.

Laurie Cabot's Book of Shadows - Pentacle Crow Cat Triple moon Laurie Cabot’s Book of Shadows

If you are tired of ‘witchcraft lite’ titles, this 7.5 by 9.25 inch 512 page compilation of a life’s Craft work is a deep spring to renew your practice.  The history, lore, rituals and recipes for incense, oils and more included in this opus are available for you to draw from to enhance your own craft.

If you are a working High Priestess or Priest, there’s advice on working alone or in a group. If you are a student, you will welcome the inclusion of the materials on the Science, Art and Religion of witchcraft. Available as both a Hardcover or a Paperback, Laurie Cabot’s Book of Shadows has a place on the essential witches book shelf. [Read more…]

Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Discover the Alchemy of Incense

Eye of Horus Ritual Incense Blend by Catamara Rosarium

Eye of Horus Incense and Oil

Rosarium Blends makes their own ritual incense blends, essential oil blends, and natural perfumes using the finest herbs, woods, resins and essential oils. All formulations are original recipes and the result of extensive historical research, practical experimentation and magical studies. Each incense is blended and charged during specific lunar phases, astrological transits, and correspondences. Thus formulated with intention to enhance the charm’s potency, enliven the senses, and increase the heightened awareness they are designed to awaken. This is traditional incense, which is burned on a charcoal tablet in a censer for group ritual or individual devotionals or meditation.

We were so impressed with some samples we received a couple of years ago, that we had Catamara create our signature incense blend for Eye of Horus, based on the mythic parts of our symbol, the Eye of Horus, the “moon” Eye.

Catamara Rosarium is the sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends. She is a Master Herbalist, Alchemist and Ritual Artist. But that’s just the short version.

Rosarium Blends founder, Catamara Rosarium

A student and practitioner of various [Read more…]

Everyday Witch Tarot – First Impressions

Everyday Witch Tarot – First Impressions

Everyday Witch Tarot Kit Box

The box has a sturdy magnetic closure flap

First let me confess that I tend to be serious about the Craft and my understanding of a Witch as a practitioner of sacred alignment with the natural world. I don’t have witch kitch decorations everywhere. My idea of Fairies are more along the lines of Brian Froud. My humor is dark or sarcastic. The Everyday Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake is an excellent example of a style and tone which appeals to the lighter side. Still, I liked Harry Potter, just like so many people, so I decided to take a closer look. The first thing I liked was the box. It wasn’t a flimsy affair, but a sturdy magnetic closure contraption you can slide into a bookshelf stuffed with tomes of history and lore and the box will still not fall apart. Then I looked at the cards. I never start with the book, because it’s all about the symbols and the art, for me. The cards in the Everyday Witch Tarot are borderless, and the name of the card is in a banner along the bottom.  The art itself is richly illustrative in a classic storybook style which is slightly evocative of a turn of the century (that is, the turn of the last century).  The artist, Elisabeth Alba, was a new name for me. I have included images of the cards later in this article for you to see for yourself. [Read more…]