Category: Better Living Through Witchcraft

Better Living Through Witchcraft includes blog posts, rituals, herbcraft and spell work to support positive life change

The Magickal Stance Part One: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Priming the Channel

  The Magickal Stance: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Priming Your Channel To act magickally, no matter what your end, your brain must be able to release itself. What I mean by this is that this type of work requires a relaxed state of engagement. It is a challenge to create something new while in a state of anxiety. Nor is it ….

Psychic Tea for Intuitive Work

I have been running a Tarot discussion group called Tarot and Tea. I inherited the name but I have run with it, making herbal tea potions specifically for the group. When I came up with this recipe, I focused on the connection between the heart and the inner eye. That connection is important if you want to access the depths ….

Celebrating Abundance When All Is Strife

Today was the Equinox, celebrated around the world by many cultures, ancient and modern, as a thanks for the harvest. It marks a period of fatness before the hibernation of the winter. People offer prayer in exchange for abundance, the joy of comraderie with friends, delicious meals that involve mead and squash–all things which are delightful. But the Earth and ….

Stick Season Sunrise

Drowsy words lifted against a predawn sky, which is pregnant and may at any moment break; rivulets of cantaloupe and rasp- berry and all shades of ripened fruit. (The moon a photocopied ghost in The forgotten part of the sky.) Or the dim gray cast may latch on, misting red and orange leaves holding on in defiance of winter. It ….

Visualization and Healing Trauma

Suffering from PTSD mostly sucks. Almost 100% of it is pure hell. There is exactly one thing that I have gained: the ability to fully enter my visualizations. Now let me throw out a whole bunch of disclaimers. 1) Not a doctor. 2) Not a therapist. 3) You should have a doctor and a therapist if you have or think you ….

The Thin Veil

It took Samhain for me to see how much I’ve changed. Through my practice I have learned to be less reactive, more present in the moment and closer to the things I hold dear. All of these things have helped my psychologically, taming my PTSD symptoms and have made it easier to breathe. Last Samhain, I was so desperate to ….

The Unicorn’s Surprise

I was sifting through a tub of junk jewelry today when I found a pewter unicorn pendant. I’m not sure of the metal but my guess is stainless steel. It’s lovely and not at all tacky. I assume it must be lucky to find such an item but despite believing in magic, I’m really not superstitious. It is however meaningful. I ….

Let the Sunshine In – A Simple Happiness Spell

Sunday, the day on which we celebrate the sun, is an excellent time for happiness magick. Maybe it’s a good time to pick up a habit that may help you through the SAD season. ***This is not a substitute for a good therapist and medical interventions that have been deemed necessary for you. But all of us sufferers know that sometimes we ….

Kali Demon Cleanse

This post contains a suggestion for a visualization technique that I have used to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. It is not meant to cure or diagnose. It can be used by magical practitioners and non-practitioners alike. I left the wording vague. Meeting Darkness With the Dark I have found that sometimes my darkness is so thick that only other ….

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