Simple Witchery Part 3 — The Four Pillars of Witchcraft

  To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Keep Silent   What does that mean for a practicing witch? These are the four governing principals of the practice of all witchcraft. Each is simple at first glance, and means just what you would think, to have knowledge, to be willing to apply that knowledge, to…

Witchy Wares: A Merry Little Gift List

I’ve been so busy in my northwoods realm I nearly forgot to share my list of witchin’ gifts for the holidays. Topping my gift picks this year is anything from Sarah Ann Lawless’s newly launched herbal shop, Bane Folk. I have long been a follower of this folk herbal witch, watching her develop and refine her…

Simple Witchery — Part 2

witch·craft /ˈwich – kraft/ noun the practice of magic, especially black magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits. synonyms: sorcery, black magic, white magic, magic, witching, witchery, wizardry; spells, incantations. I have to say I take exception to the rather archaic concept in the definition above specifically the descriptor, especially black magic. Most of the definitions I found with a simple…

Simple Witchery — Part 1

What is simple witchery? Perhaps an explanation of witchery, or practicing witchcraft, is first called for. Truly, there are so many schools and styles of witchcraft, and so many more personal takes on each, that trying to even touch on all would be a herculean task and not at all in the spirit of keeping it…

Family Recipes & Simple Magic

Scrolling my social media today, I saw a photo of absolutely delicious looking meatballs in a saucy gravy. Someone had already asked for the recipe share. “Sorry, It’s a secret recipe.” When it comes to simple witchery at my house, most of it is in the kitchen. Literally, cooking is alchemy—a seemingly magical process of …

What’s Brewing at MAD Goddess?

Greetings followers. You may have noticed that there are new posts requiring a password to access the content. It’s related to my new Patreon Page – which will be launching in the next few days.  I’m still working out kinks (sigh). I will provide more information in the coming days. The Patreon page will become…