Ethereal Grind - Resin Tumblers

 Eli has been hard at work creating some amazing resin tumblers. These are one of a kind art pieces that are also functional hot and cold beverage containers. I wanted to take a moment to share some of his fantastic work.  You can find these and many more on our website.

Here are a couple of videos we created of his work.

Dark Goddess Magic - A Review

 Today I'm reviewing Dark Goddess Magick, Rituals and Spells for Reclaiming your Feminine Fire by C. Ara Cambell. 

Let's start with the physical book. This book is a medium sized soft cover book with a beautiful illustration of the dark goddess, Morrigan on the cover. The back features small silhouettes of some of the other dark goddesses within the book. The book offers a small glossary and an index in a very small font at the back of the book. The pages of the book are really smooth and thick to the touch. They have a good feel and makes holding and reading pleasant. The contents page lists out each of the twenty goddesses covered in the book with a small icon of their image on each. 

The author begins by telling us about herself and how this book should be used. I found the section on intent and hexes to be well placed and a note that anyone should heede before beginning work with any thing related to what is often called the left handed path.

I'm not going to go through all twenty of the goddesses mentioned in this book. I will focus on the very first in the book because it has special meaning to me. As many can guess this goddess is Hecate. The author does give a nod to the origins of Hecate with a note on the spelling as well as to Perses and Asteria. She goes on to tell us about those items most associate with the Goddess including color, plants, symbols and crystals. 

The author provides the reader with two spells, one for breaking a hex and one for clarity. The second spell maybe something one would use to help build up their skills in divination. Hecate is considered a lightbringer and can shed her light on things that one would miss in the darkness. So this is a great way to call upon that energy to ask her to use her keys to unlock hidden knowledge and grant her wisdom upon you.  The next two pages offer recipes.  One for for a smudge to be used before or after rituals in her honor. The second is for a witch's bottle of protection.  Most witch's bottles can be created with herbs and trinkets found around the house and then placed in an area for protection of a space or person. These items are also used for healing, wards or other types of protection magic.  Hecate, as great mother spirit, often called Hecate Soteria  (savior) is excellent to invoke during this type of spellwork. I often work with her for this type of magic.

Though short, I felt that this was a great introduction into the goddess. It provided some basic information that a beginner to use to look up more information as well as some simple spell work to get that ole magical ball rolling so to speak. 

The author goes on to replicate this type of delivery for nineteen other goddesses. These cross over through different backgrounds and countries to include amazing goddess energies such as Kali, Persephone, Ianna, Oya, and the Morrigan just to name a few. The artistry in this book is fantastic. I could see a publisher making theses images as altar cards or pocket cards and it would be a hit. Overall as an introduction, I think this is a great book. Not only good for beginners but also good for the advanced witch looking to expand their work with other deities. Take the time and grab this book, you'll love having this on your shelves for years to come.



The Witch of the Forest's Guide to Natural Magick - A Review

 Today I'm reviewing The Witch of the Forest's Guide to Natural Magick. Discover your magick, Connect with your Inner and Outer world. By Lindsay Squire and illustrated by Viki Lester.

I'll start out with a review of the physical book.  This book is a medium size soft cover book with a dust jacket. The post left this outside in the rain and I was pretty impressed that even though the cover was damp, no real damage occurred to the cover and pages. The dust jacket can be removed and opens up to reveal a divination board. The font size is a bit small in my opinion but it was not overly difficult to read.  With the amount of information in the book I expected a larger index. It works, but I think a bit more attention could have been paid here to help budding witches locate content easier.

The book starts out with an introduction of the author and what you should know before getting started in Witchcraft.  I really felt the two pages on getting started were great. So many books spend time explaining the "right way" to be a witch, but not this one. It explained that we're all different. There are many ways to practice and there are many ways to grow into being a witch. The author explains the broom closet and why some witches may not be out. Even a final note on continuing to learn. That's something that I think many seasoned witches may forget from time to time.

Next the book jumps right into explaining the basics of witchcraft. It explains the differences between witchcraft, paganism and wicca and the begins going into the tools of the trade. I loved the section on alternative witchy tools.  A dustpan and broom or salt dough runes. Excellent ideas for those who cannot afford or choose not to invest in those items.

The book goes on to explain setting up a basic altar (alternative altar supplies) as well as the wheel of the year and how that works with elemental magic, phases of the moon and of course spells!  

Over all this was a pretty cute book for a budding witch. I could see this being a great gift for a witchling or as a intro to those who don't really understand this whole witch thing and they need something geared towards the novice. The book takes the time to explain what it is and why it is. It has some adorable illustrations and presents the information in a clear concise way.  I could see buying a few copies of this book and donating them to libraries or a local coffee shop to ease a town into thinking a little more positive about that lady down by the river.

Hope you enjoyed this review. Feel free to leave questions below or if you have a recommendation for a review, feel free to send in a comment and I'll see if I can get my hands on it.



Modern Witchcraft Guide to Fairies - A Review

 This is a review of The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Fairies - Your Complete Guide to the Magick of the Fae by Skye Alexander.

This is a lovely hard cover book with a colorful illustrative cover. It has a large enough font to be legible and offers an appendix and index in the book.  It is about average size and can be tossed into a bag or backpack for reading on the go.  Inside the book the pages are rough to the touch and the edges are created in that misaligned pattern that makes them seem as though they were not bound correctly.

The author begins our trip into the fairy realm with some witchcraft and fairy basics. She covers how we should interact with natural places and give respect to nature. She gives an over of Celtic Fairies and the Fairy Witchcraft that has existed for centuries in Ireland and Scotland.  It is based on ancient folklore and has existed for centuries. She also includes a section on Faery Wicca which was founded by Kisma Stepanich and offers a modern interpretation of these stories with focus on the modern practice of faery magic. 

Part One of the book gives us a massive amount of detail on the types of faeries we may encounter in our work with them as well as giving some pretty clear examples as when we should take care when working in the fae world. Including working with leprechauns, tricksters and changelings.  You'll learn the best places to meet with faeries and what types of faeries live in woodlands, lakes and fields.  The importance of crop and stone circles and of course fairy rings. 

Part two delves into the spells, rituals and practices for working with faeries. This section is broken down by spells and as we know, most of our magical fae friends work with affairs of the heart.  On page 91 the author even provides a spell to help us create flower water to promote self love. Something we could all do a little more of. 

Fairy magic is also strong in prosperity, so I was not surprised to see a section on abundance magic which included wealth attraction, secure money magic and a spell to generate prosperity.   My favorite by far was on page 118.  This provided instruction on hanging offerings to the fairies in trees to gain prosperity. 

Other sections in part two include working with fairies for healing and health, safety and protection, personal and professional success, concluding with personal and spiritual growth.  I enjoyed each but really felt drawn to the personal and spiritual growth section.  The part on transforming obstacles into opportunities really hit home with me.  I sat down and created a new product for my shop called Intention Baubles where I could take those things that might be standing in my way and use a physical object to set my positive components in their site and work to achieve my goal. You can see my baubles on my shop site at

The author did a great job providing lists of supporting tools for working with the fae. The appendix offers a list of gemstones, flowers, herbs and spices as well as essential oils and incense for spells and rituals. Overall a complete resource for your magical fairy work and I highly recommend.