Where I’ve been, what I’ve been up to, and what you can expect to see on on my YouTube channel (and Patreon, too!), going forward.
A quick walkthrough of the Murder of Crows Tarot by Corrado Roi, published by Lo Scarabeo. (With a guidebook by Charles Harrington.) This is a dark, moody deck perfect for the dark half of the year and I’ve been getting a lot of use out of it, especially in the Deity Communication Readings I offer in my Etsy shop.
I’m starting a new series on my YouTube channel called “Quick Witchy Tips.” These will be a collection of quick, easily digestible videos targeted towards people new to paganism or witchcraft, new to working with the pagan gods, and/or those who have been around a while but could use some help energizing their practice again. I hope you enjoy these and find them useful!
Reviewing Of Blood and Bones: Working with Shadow Magick of the Dark Moon, by Kate Freuler
My trance-based, introverted approach to communicating with the Gods.
Also, Jo and I have a brand new channel, Beth and Jo Makes, which you can check out here if you’re interested. Its focused on crafting, and so far hosts our Knitting and Crafting podcast.
What is a Norse Pagan? (From my perspective.) Also, what parameters (solitary versus community-oriented, reconstructionist versus “woo” aka mystical) define my personal practice?
I’m sure long-timer readers of this blog already have a pretty good idea how I would answer the above questions, but I’m letting YouTube land know in this video.
If you’re wondering what’s up with all the videos I’ve been posting all of a sudden, they are part of a YouTube challenge hosted by Heather Carter, whose channel can be fond here. I’ve been participating in the challenge throughout the month on my YouTube channel, and it only just occurred to me that it might be a good idea to share the videos on my blog too. 🙂
In case you’re even remotely interested in taking part, here are the daily prompts:
Is your witchcraft secular, spiritual or religious?
How does this influence your practice?
Do you work with any specific deities as part of your practice? Why, or why not?
What area of your practice are you currently focusing on, if any?
What is your favourite element to work with? How do you work with it?
Have you had a teacher in the craft? Have you ever taken a course or classes to help you learn witchcraft? What were your experiences? If you haven’t, what are your thoughts and feelings on such courses?
Do you incorporate environmental consciousness and sustainability into your craft?
Do you work with a specific animal spirit? If so, which animal and why? If not, is there one you would like to work with?
Do you refer to yourself as a Witch? If not, why not? If so, what does the word mean to you?
How do you use witchcraft in your day to day life?
Do you follow any set rules in your personal practice, such as “harm none”?
Do you believe in the concept of the threefold law of return?
Do you have a separate witchy name? Why, or why not?
Do you write your own spells, use pre-written spells or do a mix of both?
Do you believe in fantasy creatures such as dragons, fairies, unicorns etc?
Are you a solitary or part of a coven? What do you think are the pros and cons of each? Do you prefer to do spellwork during the day or at night? Why?
Do you always cast a circle when working magic?
Do you use herbs and/or crystals in your personal practice? If so, which are your favourites? And why?
How did you come to your personal path?
What do you do when you are in a witchy funk?
What does the term “sacrifice” mean within your personal practice?
Is Ancestor Worship a part of your practice? Why, or why not?
What would be your golden nugget of advice for a new witch? What do you wish you knew when you first started out?
Are you out of the broom closet? If so, how has that experience been for you?
Do you, or would you, teach the craft to others?
Is divination a part of your personal practice? If so, what tool do you favour?
Do you use prayer in your personal practice? If not, do you do anything similar to prayer?
What belief system, if any, were you raised with? How has this impacted your personal practice?
How do you feel about death? How has this been impacted by your personal practice, or how has it impacted it?
How do you feel about the popularisation of Witchcraft in Social Media?
What is the most important lesson your craft has taught you?