witchy sisters

I want to be that witchy aunt who my sisters-in-law raise their eyebrows at but my nieces and nephews ask me for homework sigils and charms to help them win their soccer tournament and I invite them all over for Samhain dinner before trick-or-treating and everyone is happy and has a really good time

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“You have a beautiful voice and I’ve already learned things to add to how I sing from you. Working on your song has changed me forever because I’ve learned from you. We are witchy sisters and that’s it. That’s where “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems” comes from, because we are trying to ride above all the problems and have hope in everything else, but it’s still a world filled with problems no matter how hard we try to change it." 

 — Stevie Nicks to Lana Del Rey, V Magazine, 2017.

Witchcraft Challenge!

Hey there, my witches!  I decided to put together a 30 Days of Witchcraft Challenge that you can answer by photograph, blog post, or both!  This will also be hosted on my new Instagram account, so you can participate there as well! (Follow @saltwaterwitchery on IG!)

I have included some ideas below to help get you started.  if you participate in the challenge, let me know!  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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deathordesire  asked:

I really like your books, and was wondering if you plan on making anymore, or writing them i mean?

Oh yes, absolutely! I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was twelve, and I don’t plan to stop any time soon.


Here’s what I’ve published so far:

Grovedaughter Witchery - A book of secular magic based on my personal practices, with instructions for building your magical supply kit, writing your own spells, and creating various charms and talismans to augment your magical practices, topped off with a generous helping of practical advice. I wrote this to be the book I wish I’d had when I started out as a witch. Useful for all skill levels, and especially recommended for beginners and newcomers to the craft.

The Sisters Grimmoire - A book of secular spells based on the works of The Brothers Grimm. There’s a deliberate emphasis on simple materials, personal empowerment, and spells that function as tutorials for magical tools and methods from basic to intermediate. Useful for all skill levels. (Collaboration with Anna Zollinger.)

The Witches’ Cupboard - A book of magical powder recipes, with instructions for creating magical powders, suggested uses, and possible sources for raw materials. This functions more as a supplemental work for practitioners looking to beef up the potions-and-powders section of their repertoire. Useful for skill levels from intermediate to advanced. (Collaboration with Anna Zollinger.)


And here’s what I’ve got in the works:

The Sisters Grimmoire, Vol. II - A sequel to the book of the same name listed above. This time, we’ll be taking a trip through the collected works of Andrew Lang, author of the well-known Fairy Books of Many Colors (The Red Fairy Book, The Blue Fairy Book, etc). The emphasis on simple materials and easy-to-learn spells continues, with new methods and new concepts to add to your repertoire.

The Grovedaughter’s Garden - A witch’s guide to simple windowsill and patio gardening, detailing how to grow, harvest, and store your own herbs and flowers for magical purposes. No yard? No experience? No problem! This book will show you how to save time and money on supplies with basic, easy-to-grow plants with a multitude of magical uses.

I’m hoping to get at least one of them published by the end of the year, so stay tuned! :)

We’re going to be like witchy sisters. You know the little Yorkie we brought to the studio? Her name is Mana. She’s gonna be our witchy Yorkie and her name is gonna be Mana Del Rey. I think all of these little things, in a really fairy tale way, lead me to you and lead you to me in a strange witchy way. You have a beautiful voice and I’ve already learned things to add to how I sing from you. Working on your song has changed me forever because I’ve learned from you. We are witchy sisters and that’s it.
—  Stevie Nicks on being “witchy sisters” with Lana Del Rey

Photo by Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

Two witchy sisters, a family curse on love and lots of potions and hexes: author Alice Hoffman is returning to the story of the Owens family.

She introduced the fictional family in the 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was turned into a film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Now, in The Rules Of Magic, we go backward in time to learn the histories of the aunts in that saga.

“I’m just interested in what makes a family, and going back in history to see,” Hoffman says. “I always feel like you can never really know certain people in your family – your mother, your father, your aunts – because you didn’t know them when they were young.”

Find her conversation with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro here.

– Petra