So as I'm finishing my Oak Fire Wand, it occurs to me that I have garnered quite a bit of information on a boat load ::wanted to say shitload, but I’m keeping kala:: of subjects. But I have come into a fairly decent understanding of the Elements and the Planetary energies. So, along with that comes all the other . . . stuff. Color magic, sigil magic, herbs and their use magically, symbology in magic, magickal ritual,…Continue
Right now I am blowing the 3rd key, but what are you going to do? Right? I mean sometimes shit just hits you like a fraken (that's Toran, does that count?) single ray of KALA. Yeah, yeah. . . I'm trying to keep kala. This is some tough . . . . aww . . . ::::he's searching, he's searching. . . Ah! Payday!:::: STUFF! Yeah, that's it, that's the ticket. Stuff, I'm keeping kala right?. . . It starts with keeping the mind…Continue
So, on Samhain this past year, I collected some yew branches from a graveyard yew tree for making wands. I dried them in the garage for a couple months. I began by stripping the bark. Once I was happy with it, I had it inspected by Birch. Birch suggested a crystal for the tip and lodestone for the base. So, I found a crystal and lodestone from the store stock, which is sooooo cool to have at hand. Having been told about the practice of placing herbs in the wand, I…Continue
So, last Thursday night I’m off and running. I’ve been making candles all day long. Too many interruptions to get many done. But once that time was over, it was on. I went until 5 am. But it was cool to see the shelves filling up. I made votives and really wanted to get a bunch of double pillars done. They take a long time to make, I haven’t been making too many of them and we had the wax. So, below are some pics.