5 Tips for Covert Conjurers
We are going to wrap up our week with 5 Tips for Secret Witches (or, as Samma likes to call them, Covert Conjurers/CoCos.) We hope these tips and tricks help you to continue your exploration of the witchy way without giving up the secret!
Some secret witches carry a pocket altar on them, but what about witches that can’t even do that? You can use this tech trick and create yourself an online altar using Pinterest. Simply set up your account and fill a board with items you would like to have on your altar. This can include deity and spirit imagery, scenes and landscapes, candles and herbs, stones and other decorations. (Pinterest even has the awesome feature of making it a secret board! Not even your followers will see what you are collecting on your altar.)
At Your Fingertips
Speaking of that magical mobile device you have: there are tons of apps being developed daily for witches! Some of our favorites include:
- My Moon Phase by Jake Ruston
- Golden Thread Tarot by Labyrinthos Academy
- Luminous Spirit Tarot by Labyrinthos Academy
- Labyrinthos Academy by Labyrinthos Academy
- Stone by Jack Flintermann (this is for iPhone only)
- Spellcaster by Zardoz Creative Studio
- Runes by Pagan Way
- Zodiac Horoscope by Nikola Kosev
- Plant Diary by Behrang Javaherian
- Candle by Progimax
There are many secret witches that cannot afford to purchase divinatory tools (like Tarot) or can’t have them lying around. It would bring up too many questions. But what if you made them from ordinary items?
One suggestion: collect pennies and draw runes using Sharpies. These could be easily carried in a wallet or small change purse and cast on-the-go.
And one of the most ancient tools of the cartomancer is reading actual playing cards–yes! They have their own special meanings, correspondences, and were believed to be the parent of Tarot decks.
One of the oldest crafts is origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Origami is said to simultaneously exercise the mind and relax the spirit. And there are thousands upon thousands of shapes that you can manipulate paper into, including: small boxes/containers, animals, and geometric shapes. All of these could be used for devotionals, spirit representations, and spells without seeming out of place. You just happened to have picked up a talent for folding paper!
TiddlyWiki is a versatile, non-linear browser-based tool that can be used to catalog, track, and display various articles. Similar to Evernote without the cross-platform possibilities, a secret witch could use a TiddlyWiki as a virtual grimoire, Features include: always editable with searchable, flexible tagging system and markdown formatting support. With an active fan base, it supports numerous plugins for ease-of-use and utility, as well as themes and more. Everything is saved on your hard drive through a .html file, easily hidden within a folder or something similar.
That’s all we have for you for now, but we want to leave everyone with a point of take-away: Your intent, your power to visualize, and your energy are the most powerful tools in your witchy arsenal, and those tools cannot be taken away from you.