little altars

Witchy Items for Your Altar

I share a very small room with my sister, and obviously don’t have much room for an altar. I use most of my space for my Hellenic shrines and altar. I keep my witchy stuff on my shared bedside table. Here is what I use, and how I store/display it. This is element based, but you can use it however you like.  

North (Earth)

  • Small Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp - This is a tool I use all the time. It detoxifies my room, and cleanses the space. I feel so much more at ease with it on, like it’s washing everything away!
  • Crystals - You might want to move these or switch them out depending on what spell you’re doing, as all energy contributes to the working, but while you’re in your room, or even while you’re away, you can leave these here to represent Earth. 
  • Salt - Little packets of salt work, or you can place a bowl with some salt in it on your altar. I use my rock salt lamp. 
  • Dirt - A literal baby jar of dirt works, or you can put a plant on your altar if it’s by a window. I have a succulent!
  • Earth Imagery - A mini globe would be pretty cool! Or even a little eraser or what not. Having an actual picture of the Earth would be amazing, especially if the clouds were visible, and maybe if it had the sun in the background. Then it could be all encompassing of the elements.
  • Herbs, Flowers, Plants, etc -  As with the crystals, you may want to change these out or put them away during spells, or switch them out. However, they would look really cool as you went with the seasons!
  •  Fossils - I think fossils are awesome Earth representations. They have been in the ground for a very long time! I used to have some really cool fossils I used to represent Earth on my altar.
  • Tree Slice - Have you ever seen those little wooden slices that come from a tree stump? The ones that definitely had huge roots? Those would be perfect to represent Earth! 

South (Fire)

  • Birthday Candles/Tea Lights - You can colour code! These are great for short workings, or even to call the elements. To make these stand up, place them in a bit of clay and let it harden. 
  • Matches -  Double whammy here-  light your candles and have a representation!
  • Ash - I used to have volcanic ash, which was perfect. It got spilled, but for the while that I had it, it was awesome. Collect ash from incense, a fire, etc, and use it (just wait for it to cool!!!)
  • Charcoal - I always thought charcoal looked kinda witchy. I think a dish of it would make a good rep.
  •  Charred Wood - If you have a bonfire, or just so happen to light a piece of wood on fire, you could let it cool and use it for your altar. 
  • Lamp - If you have a secret altar, a little lamp could be an inconspicuous representation for fire, as it does produce light and heat. 
  • Lantern - You can buy super cute mini lanterns at the Dollar Store. I love them, but haven’t gotten one yet. I think they would be fun to use for Fire.  

West (Water) 

  • Glass of Water - You can use whatever type of water you’d like; moon water, rose water, purified water, gem elixir; take your pick!  Just make sure it doesn’t get moldy and stay moldy. Change it out each day/week. 
  • Sea Shells - You can get these in super small sizes! Or, you can get them big and bulky. 
  • Sea Glass - These little stone-like fragments are so pretty! They look just like crystals, and can be found on the beach or in the store!
  • Sea Salt -  Sea Salt could work to represent Water, especially if you pour it into a seashell or add in sea glass to it. It could be like a little potpourri of water related objects!
  • Rain Cloud - You can create clouds out of things like stuffing for toys, cotton balls, and sometimes led lights. It could be a fun project, or you can buy one of them off of etsy.  
  • Mermaid Image - I have a mermaid book mark made of metal, and it sits with my other water-related objects. I feel like it adds that feel of majesty to my water representation. 
  • Drift Wood - This is so pretty! The pieces are smooth, have a fun shape, and definitely capture the essence of water!
  • Sand - If you go to a beach, collect some sand, and place it somewhere on your altar! Be sure to put it in a bowl, though, because it is hard to clean up. 
  • Sea Weed - You can hang this somewhere, or put it directly on your altar. Either way, it looks great.
  • Coral - If you find some coral, you can place it on your altar. It looks so neat!
  • Starfishes/Sand Dollars/etc. - These are a little harder to find on the beach, but if you do, place them on your altar. 

East (Air)

  • Wind Chimes - These add a little decoration to your altar, as well as give you an air representaiton. You can even listen for the tinkling of bells to see if any fae are around!
  • Bells - If you ring a bell, it disperses stagnant energy, and helps to cleanse a space. Having one on your altar is a great way to keep it fresh!
  • Feathers - This is a pretty obvious one, an oldie but a goodie. If you have some feathers, you can use them, but make sure there are no laws against collecting them in your area. Alternatively, you can use fake ones from a craft store. 
  • Empty Glass or Bottle - Air is all around us. Use that to your advantage! 
  • Dandelion Puff - This is what I immediately think of when I picture the wind. You can collect some puffs and put them in a glass. 
  • Bird’s Nest (fake) - You can buy or make a fake bird’s nest. They look pretty real, and have this awesome rustic naturey vibe to them!
  • Leaves - They were once high in the sky! Collect them during the fal season or after a storm. 
  • Incense - Another well-known one. You can burn this and use the smoke. 
  • Tornado Making Jar - You know those little jars that you can shake up, and they make a tornado? Those would be a fun water-air duo!

Other: 

  • Small Jewelry Box - This can store crystals, herbs, essential oils, etc. I use to use mine to cleanse my crystals becuase it played music!
  • Multi Colour Light-Up Candle - I found mine at Five Below! It lights up in tons of different colours, but is pretty large. However, it takes up a lot less room than a bunch of different coloured candles.
  • Your Wand - Having your wand on your altar makes it a sacred, special tool. It will be charged by the witchy items you have there, and will feel natural inn the environment. 
  • A Mini Besom or Real Besom (Broom) - I use a paintbrush as a mini besom, as I can’t have real one. However, it would be nice if I did, and I’d keep it near my altar!
  • Your Grimoire/Spellbook/BOS/etc - If you aren’t hiding it, you could keep it on your altar! 
  • A  Fire-Safe Dish or Cauldron - If you water scry, burn things, or just like to include your cauldron in your spells, you can keep it on your altar. 
  • Incense Tray - Incense can’t be burned without somewhere to place it. Keep your incense holder handy!
  • Altar Cloth - This ties everything together! It can be switched out for sabbats/festivals/seasons/spells. 
  • Chalice - I’m not Wiccan, but I use the chalice in my workings every once in a while, usually for water-related magic. You can get these beautiful metal ones at antique stores, or regular old wine glasses at the dollar store!
  • Mortar and Pestle - For practical use and an awesome vibe! You can keep this near your herbs.
  • Coloured/Enchanted Salts - They display beautifully,and are really good to have on hand.  
  • Spirit Vessels - These can go in their own little corner if you like. They could also be the center of your altar, especially if you work mainly with spirits.  
  • Tarot/Other Cartomancy Cards - Find a nook for your cards to be kept safe and clean. They will be charged by the other objects all around it, which makes it an awesome idea to have on your altar. 
  • Scrying Mirror - Make this the main attraction, or perhaps just a piece of the puzzle. If you have an ornate mirror, it could be a very drawing part of your altar! 
  • Crystal Ball - Like the scrying mirror, it could be a background piece or the focal point. 
  • Runes - If you cast runes, you can keep your bag or box of them on or near your altar. 
  • Other Divination Tools - You cans store these, or just la them throughout your altar. Whatever you choose, having your tools close by will be awesome! 
  • Twig Shapes - You can make sigils out of twigs and hot glue! Add a ribbon or piece of twin in the shape of a loop, and you can hang them above your altar as decoration and as a little energy booster!
  • Circle (Embroidery Hoop) - I know most people use salt to cast circles, but I actually use an embroidery hoop. I cast one around myself, and one around the items I am working with (ex: what’s in the hoop).
  • Knife - If you use a ritual or practical knife in your workings, it’s good to have on hand. I can’t have one, but I like my wand better anyway, personally. 
  • Fae Garden - You’ll have to have plenty of sunlight near your altar for this one, but it will definitely be fun to have some Fae living on your altar!
  • Spell Supplies - Random bits and bobs, like egshells and ribbons, can be kept on your altar as well. 

A clearer photo of my pocket altar.
I added some more to it and I am fairly confident that it’s finished.
My pocket altar includes:
- jar of protection salt
- jar of dried lavender
- jar of Flying Devil oil
- tealight candle
- white sage incense cone
- matches wrapped in enough hemp twine for knot magic
- match striker
- clear quartz point
- small piece of black tourmaline
- sprig of wormwood
- wooden yes/no coin
- banishment talisman/sigil to banish negative spirits ward off black magic
I am hoping I can get or make a little altar cloth to put in there too, which will double as a bit of padding for the contents so no damage comes to the little glass jars.

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Mummies in a church in southern Norway posted by reddit user sourcreamking. Wealthy people were buried in a small crypt directly below the altar. The little girl is simply known as the Little Princess. The crypt has been sealed since 1973, For those interested, the church is called Oddernes Kirke.

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my forever favorites: (20/50) male characters ◈ Ross Geller

See? Once you know the stories, it’s not that bad. First marriage: Wife’s hidden sexuality. Not my fault. Second marriage: Said the wrong name at the altar… a little my fault. Third marriage: Well, they really shouldn’t allow you to get married when you’re that drunk and have writing all over your face. Nevada’s fault. 

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The cars were piled on top of each other and bleeding onto the curb of the highway as they inched west and north towards the Lake Ann Park parking lot, each blasting their favorite from the windows; families walked down the trail and under the tunnel beneath the highway they’d just come from, holding the strings of the purple balloons floating just behind them; families walking back to their cars had no balloons and little expression. Altars of brown paper lanterns, unlit during the overcast day, peppered the path towards the off-white, square-paneled compound.

I had gone past Paisley Park innumerable times growing up but, even with an aunt living less than two miles away, had never been this close before. The black chain link fence that surrounded Prince’s home was a mecca and an altar. Within two days it was already dense, thick with families’ shiny purple balloons, potted violets laid at its base, signs made of purple construction paper carrying messages of love and grief, all with a subtext of shock. And so much Bisquick. Inside, a memorial was rumored to be taking place. Outside, it was quiet. People paced and observed, took portraits, laughed, shared their sightings — at the airport, downtown, at the Fetus — and cried. The fence was the focal point, at least in this solar system, of confronting the sudden loss of an artist we’d come to assume would be shrieking and riffing into old age, while those much younger worked on indenting their living room recliners. Fifty or so feet behind the fence a line of media tents, dripping with tired-eyed reporters and their beaten-up lanyards, looked on bored, waiting for something to happen. When a member of Prince’s inner circle came out offering flowers, they descended and edged their way to the front of the crowd for better shots.

Imagining what had happened inside Paisley through all the years Prince had lived there was an exercise for another day. The fence was what we had.

In The Wake Of Prince’s Death

Photos: Steven Cohen, Adam Bettcher (2), Scott Olson (2), Mark Ralston/AFP (2)/Getty Images, Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images, Scott Olson/Getty Images

✨ Bath Magick Guide ✨

It’s an easy thing to become so busy or distracted that you don’t have the time to focus as intently on your craft as you may like. During instances like these, why not take a magickal bath? We usually decide to take baths for their relaxing properties… And with good reason! What better way to show yourself a little self-love than soaking in a warm tub filled with fluffy bubbles, skin-softening salts, or sparkly bath bombs? And when you are a witch, it can be even ~more~ exciting - treat yourself to a healing bath that will awaken your inner Goddess (or God), draw away bad energies, and leave your spirit feeling rejuvenated!

💖 Ideas to Try 💖

🎀 ½ a cup of sea salt, sprinkled over the length of the tub as soon as it is filled with warm water. Himalayan pink salt is a great idea, too - their properties add nutrients that assist in relaxing and rejuvenation. (These salts not only boost your energy levels, but also assist in detoxification + help skin conditions)! Just make sure they are safe for you to use and are coming from a reputable source. ♡

🎀 Surround your tub (safely) with white candles to promote healing and purification (or try any other color candle to promote other specific energies you may need! Ex: red or pink for love, orange for creativity). If you like, do the same with crystals - surround the tub with quartz/rose quartz, amethyst, or obsidian (or place them straight in your bath water)!

🎀 Add a few drops of healing oil to the warm water. (Try lavender for relaxation or sandalwood for healing).

🎀 Flower petals! Toss a few from a flower (roses are always excellent) over the water or the bubbles that you use. In addition, if you like, research herbs that are safe to use in baths. ♡

🎀 Lemon slices! (Unless you are allergic to lemon, in which case disregard this section). Cut up a lemon and add the slices to your water. (Let them sit for about 3-5 minutes before entering your bath). The usage of lemon in a bath relaxes sore/tense muscles, pulls any harmful toxins out of your body through your skin, and evens out the skin tone! (Plus - it smells wonderful).

🎀 Try blessing a bath bomb or bubble bar before use! Set up a small crystal grid, light some sweet-smelling incense and candles, and place your bath bomb in the center. Say a quick blessing while you meditate before your little altar.

Once you have sunken into your magickally anointed bath, close your eyes and feel the energy of the water around you. Lye comfortably still in your bath as you breathe in the sweet, collected scent brought on by all of the things you have used for this bath ritual. Repeat a simple mantra in your head - anything you need to sink into relaxation. Now, envision the water as a bright, white energy surrounding you. It encompasses you with love and protection, like a warm hug. Lye in your bath for as long as it takes to feel as if this healing light has fully taken you in its comfort. Once this feeling is obtained, you may drain the tub. Stay lying there as it drains, visualizing all of the previous negative energies as being drained away, out of sight, and, ultimately, out of your life. Once the tub has drained, remove any leftover petals/crystals/surrounding candles/etc, and take a quick shower to get off any remnants that may be leftover on your body. Imagine the shower water flowing off of your body as any remaining negative thoughts or energies, draining away for good. ♡

Places I discreetly worship the Theoi at home

This is just ideas based on my perspective and how I do things. Some rooms have their own little altars and some don’t. You may associate your deities differently and that’s okay!

Hearth:
Hestia, to fill home with warmth
Hera, for patience with loved ones and children
Athena, for wisdom to run a household
(Also a good place for your patron God/dess, mine is Hermes so he bounces everywhere)

Kitchen:
Hestia, so that everything is cooked with love
Demeter, for the harvest and veganism
(Others may choose Artemis for the hunt and Poseidon for seafood)

Bathroom:
Aphrodite, for self care and love
Poseidon, for cleansing waters

Bedroom:
Hades & Persephone, for marriage*
Hermes, my patron God
Aphrodite, for self care
(The traditional choice for marriage is Zeus and Hera but I feel like Hades and Persephone represent my relationship better; also Zeus’s energy is REALLY STRONG so I prefer his shrine to be in the garden)

Kids Bedroom:
Apollo, as protector of boys
Hermes, as God of Autism
Hera, the eyes on the back of my head

Music Room / Office:
Apollo, for creative inspiration
Dionysus, to keep the good vibes flowing
Hermes, to bring in the money
Athena, for wisdom with business

Garden:
Demeter, to nurture the garden
Zeus, for the air and rain
Persephone, for the beautiful flowers
Artemis, to protect exploring children

Car:
Hermes, for safe travels
Apollo, for the good music
Dionysus, to keep the good vibes flowing

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Some things feel so natural, feel like you’re coming home. And that is the best sign that you’re on the right path. It felt like home last year as I lit my first ever candle on Beltane night. It feels like home now, a year later, as I tie the ribbons around the Maypole and set up my altar.

This is my path. There’s so much to learn, so much to explore. And I am ready 🙏🌹

The Updated Books and Resources Master Post

I’ve done my best to categorize and organize the titles according to subject matter. 

- Some of these titles have Wiccan influence. 

- Certain authors are not 100% reliable for information (DJ Conway, Silver Ravenwolf are some examples).

I hope you find this list to be helpful and resourceful as you develop your own beautiful practice!

-M

* indicates a pdf file or ebook.

Astrology:

  • The Rising Sign by Jeanne Avery*
  • Do It Yourself Astrology by Lyn Birkbeck
  • The Practical Astrology by David Christie-Murray
  • The Ultimate Book of Relationships by Clare Gibson
  • The Ultimate Birthday Book by Clare Gibson
  • Linda Goodman’s Love Signs by Linda Goodman*
  • Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs by Linda Goodman
  • Darkside Zodiac by Stella Hyde
  • Darkside Zodiac In Love by Stella Hyde
  • The Astrology Kit by Grant Lewi and Liz Greene
  • The Astrology Yearbook by Loan Moore
  • The Guide to Astrology by Lori Reid

Book of Shadows/Grimoires:

  • The Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew Chumbley*
  • Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of an American Traditionalist by Scott Cunningham*
  • The Gardnerian Book of Shadows by Gerald Gardner*
  • Witch’s Master Grimoire by Lady Sabrina*
  • The Complete Uncut Book of Shadows by Riders of the Crystal Wind*
  • The Alexandrian Book of Shadows by Sekhet Sophia*

Crowley/Thelema:

  • The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley*
  • Book 4 by Aleister Crowley, Frater Perdurabo, and Soror Vira*
  • Book 4 Part 1: Meditation by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Confessions of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley*
  • Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley*
  • Duty by Aleister Crowley*
  • Eight Lectures on Yoga by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Equinox by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Equinox of the Gods by Aleister Crowley*
  • Goetia of Solomon the King by Aleister Crowley*
  • Household Gods by Aleister Crowley*
  • Invocation of Hecate by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber CVI (Book 106): Concerning Death by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber LXXXIV vel Chanokh by Aleister Crowley*
  • Little Essays Towards Truth by Aleister Crowley*
  • Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley*
  • Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley*
  • Moonchild by Aleister Crowley*
  • Olla by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Tao The King by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Vision & the Voice With Commentary and Other Papers: The Collected Diaries of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley, Victor B Neuburg and Mary Desti*
  • Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic Magic by Rodney Orpheus and Lon Milo Duquette*

Crystals/Gems:

  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • Dunwich’s Guide to Gemstone Sorcery: Using Stones for Spells, Amulets, Rituals and Divination by Gerina Durwich  
  • Crystal Prosperity by Judy Hall

Divination/Psychic Ability:

  • Crystal Awareness by Catherine Bowman*
  • Solitary Seance: How You Can Talk with Spirits on Your Own by Raymond Buckland
  • The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication by Raymond Buckland
  • How To Read Palms: Understanding Personality and Personal Destiny through Palm Reading by Maria Costavile*
  • Psychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack by Dion Fortune
  • Complete Illustrated Book Of The Psychic Sciences by Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson*
  • You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing by Debra Lynne Katz*
  • The Intuitive Arts on Love by Arlene Tognetti and Lisa Lenard*
  • Spirit Allies: Meet Your Team from the Other Side by Christopher Penczak
  • The Witch’s Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense by Christopher Penczak
  • The Other Side of the Mind by w. Clement Stone and Norma Lee Browning*
  • The Complete Book of Palmistry by Joyce Wilson

Gods and Goddesses:

  • Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth and Reality of the Triple Goddess by D.J. Conway
  • Dictionary of the Gods and Goddesses by Michael Jordan*
  • Encountering Kali: In the Margins, At the Center, IN the West by Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal*
  • Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott*
  • The Magic of Kali: Inner Secrets of a Tantrik Goddess by Michael Magee*
  • Buddha, Christ, and Merlin: Three Wise Men for Our Age by Christopher Penczak
  • Goddesses and the Divine: A Western Religious History by Rosemary Radford Ruether*

Herb/Nature Magick:

  • Occult Medicine & Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor*
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home by Ellen Dugan*
  • Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch by Ellen Dugan*
  • Herbal Magick; A Witch’s Guide to Herbal Enchantment, Folklore, and Divination by Gerina Dunwich*
  • The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune*
  • A Witch Alone, New Edition: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic by Marian Green*
  • Earth Divination: A Practice Guide to Geomancy by John Michael Greer*
  • The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook by Karen Harrison*
  • The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson*
  • The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes*
  • Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes
  • The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs by Richard Allen Miller*
  • Magical Gardens: Cultivating Soil & Spirit by Patricia Monaghan
  • Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura
  • Mansions of the Moon for the Green Witch by Ann Moura*
  • Incense Crafting and Use of Magickal Sense by Carl F. Neal*
  • The Extremely Large Herbal Grimoire by Que Sage and Midnight Mindi*
  • Gardening with the Goddess: Creating Gardens of Spirit and Magick by Patricia Telesco*
  • The Folk-Lore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton- Dyer*
  • Herbs in Magic and Alchemy: Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore by C. L. Zalewski*

Historical Reference:

  • Paganism Surviving in Christianity by Abram Herbert Lewis*
  • The God of Witches by Margaret Alice Murray*
  • The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger by Heinrich Kramer, James Sprenger and Montague Summers*
  • Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion by R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Dr. Carl Ruck, and Jonathan Ott

Household/Kitchen Witchcraft:

  • Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchcraft: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes by Kris Bradley
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen by Scott Cunningham
  • The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington*
  • Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington*

Magick:

  • A Little Book of Altar Magic by D.J. Conway*
  • Practical Protection Magick: Guarding and Reclaiming Your Power by Ellen Dugan
  • Meta- Magick: The Book of ATEM- Achieving New States of Consciousness through NLP, Neuroscience, and Ritual by Philip Farber*
  • Fire and Ice: The History, Structure, and Rituals of Germany’s Most Influential Modern Magical Order: The Brotherhood of Saturn by Stephen Flowers, PhD.*  
  • Applied Magic by Dion Fortune*
  • An Introduction to Ritual Magic by Dion Fortune*
  • High Magic’s Aid by Gerald B. Gardner*
  • Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to Cabalistic Magic by David Godwin*
  • Circles of Power: Ritual Magic in the Western Tradition by John Michael Greer*
  • Learning Ritual Magic: Fundamental Theory and Practice for the Solitary Apprentice by John Michael Greer, Earl, Jr. King, Clare Vaughn*
  • E-Witch: Teachings of Magical Mastery by Deborah Gray*
  • The Basics of Magick by Amber K. *
  • True Magic: A Beginner’s Guide by Amber K.*
  • Faery Magic: Spells, Potions, and Lore from the Earth Spirits by Sirona Knight*
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig*
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts, Second Edition by Donald Michael Kraig*
  • Protection and Reversal Magick by Jason Miller*
  • The Secrets of High Magic: Vintage Edition: Practical Instruction in the Occult Traditions of High Magic, Including Tree of Life, Astrology, Tarot, Rituals, Alchemic Processes, and Further Advanced Techniques by Francis Melville*
  • The Book of Solomon’s Magick by Carroll Runyon*
  • Instant Magick by Christopher Penczak*
  • A Wee kof Magic by the Sea Witch*
  • An Enchanted Life: An Adept’s Guide to Masterful Magic by Patricia Telesco*
  • Enocian Magic for Beginners: The Original System of Angel Magic by Donald Tyson*
  • Magician’s Workbook: Practicing the Rituals of the Western Tradition by Donald Tyson*
  • Not in Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren’t Telling You by Christine Wicker*
  • Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth*

Tarot

  • Le Tarot de Marseille (The Tarot of Marseilles)*
  • The Tarot by Richard Cavendish*
  • Witches Tarot (with companion book) by Ellen Dugan and Mark Evans
  • Native American Tarot Deck by Magda Weck Gonzalez*
  • The Lover’s Tarot Deck (with companion book) by Jane Lyle
  • Legacy of the Divine Tarot (with companion book) by Ciro Marchetti
  • Renaissance Tarot Deck by US Games*
  • Lord Of The Rings Tarot Deck & Game by Vintage Sports Cards Inc

Occult:

  • Three Books on Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
  • Psychology and the Occult by Carl Jung
  • Music and Its Secret Influence: Throughout the Ages by Cyril Scott and Desmond Scott
  • The Necronomicon: The Call of Cthulhu by Unknown*

Paranormal:

  • The World’s Most Haunted Places by by Jeff Belanger
  • Haunted Happenings by Robert Cahill
  • New England’s Things That Go Bump In The (New England’s Collectible Classics) by Robert Cahill
  • Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained by Diana Mccain
  • The New England Grimpendium by J. W. Ocker
  • Spooky New England: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore by S. Schlosser and Paul Hoffman

Shamanism:

  • Walking Between the Worlds: The Science of Compassion by Gregg Braden*
  • Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants by Jim DeKorne*
  • Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael Harner*
  • By Land, Sky, and Sea: Three Realms of Shamanic Witchcraft by Gede Parma*
  • Shamans/Neo-Shamans: Ecstasies, Alterative Archaeologies and Contemporary Pagan by Robert Willis*
  • In the Shadow of the Shaman: Connecting with Self, Nature & Spirit by Amber Wolfe*

Spellwork:

  • The Ulitmate Book of Spells: A Complete Guide to Using Magic to Improve Your Life and the World Around You by Pamela Ball*
  • The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems Diixie Deerman and Steve Rasmussen
  • Exploring Spellcraft: How to Create and Cast Effective Spells by Gerina Dunwich*
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells: 88 Incantations to Entice Love, Improve a Career, Increase Wealth, Restore Health, and Spread Peace by Michael Johnstone*
  • The Salem Witches Book of Love Spells: Ancient Spells for Modern Witches by Lilith McLelland
  • The Ultimate Book of Spells by Michael Johnson*
  • The Elemental Encyclopedia of 1,000 Spells by Judika Illes*
  • The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes*
  • Witches’ Potions and Spells by Kathryn Paulsen*

Symbols, Amulets, Sigils:

  • A Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot and Herbert Read*
  • Basic Sigil Magic by Philip Cooper*
  • Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success by Frater U.:D.:*
  • Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils by Fred Gettings*
  • The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans by Migene González-Wippler*
  • Runic Amulets and Magic Objects by Mindy MacLeod and Bernard Mees*
  • Symbols, Signs, and Spells by Lolita Perdurabo*
  • Secrets of Magical Seals: A Modern Grimoire of Amulets, Charms, Symbols and Talismans by Anna Riva*
  • The Book of Talismans, Amulets and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt*
  • The Power of the Word: The Secret Code of Creation by Donald Tyson*

Spirit/Otherbeing Work:

  • Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communication by Raymond Buckland*
  • Divination for Beginners: Reading the Past, Present, and Future by Scott Cunningham*
  • Witch’s Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural by Gerina Dunwich*
  • Summoning Spirits: The Art of Magical Evocation by Konstantinos*
  • Vampires: The Occult Truth by Konstantinos
  • Faerie Way: A Healing Journey to Other Worlds by Hugh Mynne and George A. Russell*
  • The Necronomicon by Simon*
  • Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic by Emma Wilby*

Voodoo/Hoodoo/Root Work:

  • Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook by Jeffrey Anderson*
  • The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook by Denise Alvarado*
  • Hoodoo, Voodoo and Conjure: A Handbook by Jeffery E. Anderson*
  • The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work by Orion Foxwood*
  • Charms, Spells, and Formulas: for the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders by Ray T. Malbrough and Bill Fugate*
  • The Magical Power of Saints: Evocation and Candle Rituals by Rev. Ray T. Malbrough*
  • Waters of Return: The Aeonic Flow of Voodoo by Louis Martinie*
  • Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs by Stephanie Rose Bird*
  • The Super Voodoo Coursework by Unknown*

Wicca:

  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practicioner by Scott Cunningham
  • Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham*

Witchcraft:

  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler
  • Witchcraft: Theory and Practice by Ly de Angeles*
  • Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget by Deborah Blake*
  • Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland*
  • The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism by Raymond Buckland
  • Witchcraft from the Inside: Origins of the Fastest Growing Religious Movement in America by Raymond Buckland*
  • Power of the Witch: The Earth, the Moon, and the Magical Path to Enlightenment by Laurie Cabot
  • The Witch in Every Woman: Reawakening the Magical Nature of the Feminine to Heal, Protect, Create, and Empower by Laurie Cabot
  • The Truth About Witchcraft Today by Scott Cunningham
  • Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
  • A Practical Guide to Witchcraft and Magick Spells by Cassandra Eason*
  • Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days by Raven Grimassi*
  • The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca by Rosemary Ellen Guiley*
  • Progressive Witchcraft by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone*
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner*
  • Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe by Raven Grimassi
  • Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson*
  • How to Become a Witch: The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
  • Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark by Konstantinos*
  • Aradia, Or the Gospel of the Witches by Charles G. Leland*
  • Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions by James Lewis*
  • The God of the Witches Margaret Murray*
  • 8 Sabbaths of Witchcraft by Mike Nichols*
  • The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak
  • Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation by Silver RavenWolf
  • The Real Witch’s Handbook by Kate West*

World Pagan Practices:

  • Buckland’s Book of Saxon Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland*
  • The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E.A. Wallis Budge*
  • Egyptian Magic by E. A. Wallis Budge*
  • Witta: An Irish Pagan Tradition by Edain McCoy*
  • Practising the Witch’s Craft: Real Magic Under a Southern Sky by Douglas Ezzy*
  • Hermetic Magic:The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris by By Stephen Edred Flowers*
  • Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune*
  • The Book of the Holy Strega by Raven Grimassi*
  • By-Paths of Sicily by Eliza Putnam Heaton*
  • Germanic Spirituality by Bil Linzie*
  • The Religion of Ancient Egypt by W. M. Flinders Petrie*
  • The Mechanics of Ancient Eqyptian Magical Rituals by Robert Ritner*
  • Santeria: The Religion by Migene Gonzalez- Wippler
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Listen y'all, I’m a traveling girl. Most days when I’m away from my altar at home, I just wish I had a little space to meditate with or cast spells while I’m on the go. Today I fixed that issue! I made a tiny altar locket! I can take it anywhere and use it anytime that I feel like I need a little space of my own.
I used tiny little gems to represent the elements and glued them down. I can change to top photo to a specific God or goddess that I may be working with at the time as well. I’m really excited about this little altar!

Church Oppa (Joshua/Jisoo Smut)

Summary: The shy little boy next door - complete with a purity ring and church camp certified, not exactly a match for someone who’s spent a fortune in foundation just to cover up hickies. But Joshua caught your attention within minutes and you couldn’t help but hope that God turned a blind eye when you captured his. Smut. 

(AN: Okay I had a lot of fun writing this and it is a little bit shorter than my other ones (5400 words) but eh whatever I hope you guys like it. I focused so much on the pinky ring because when I first saw the Seventeen rings honestly I didn’t know they were band rings, no words of a lie I thought they were purity rings because I had just come from the 5sos fandom and a bunch of people were saying that Luke’s pinky ring was a purity ring and he stopped wearing it randomly after his eighteenth birthday, so… whatever please enjoy the smut and message me feedback! -Tanisha<3)

Empty house - boring. TV - boring. YouTube - boring. Tumblr - boring. Homework - boring. Sunday afternoon - boring, boring, boring. There was nothing good about Sundays and you had no clue who invented them or thought they were a good idea. But, you supposed, whatever day ultimately took their place would suck just as much.

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