Hair Magic

 For as long as people have had hair, they have braided it. Likewise, cultures worldwide often use hair braiding or knotting in one aspect or another. 

From the Korean Daenggi Braids to the Fulani Braids, braided hair can be found in every corner of the world. My personal heritage is Irish/Scottish. 


Knot magick is as old as witchcraft itself. For our discussion today, I'll reference magical knots or braiding. But, of course, the most famous would be the Witch's Ladder.

A witch's ladder (also known as "rope and feathers," witches' ladder, witches ladder, or witch ladder) is a practice in folk magic or witchcraft made from knotted cords or hair that usually constitutes a spell. Charms are twisted or braided with specific magical intention into the lines. The number of knots and the nature of appeals varies with the intended effect (or spell). - Wikipedia

The graphic below shows an example of a spell that would accompany the knotting. 

A few verses available on the internet are listed below. However, writing and reciting your poems aloud while braiding your hair is straightforward. 

What are your thoughts about magical hair braiding or magical knots? Have you tried it? What different impacts have you seen with your magical workings? 

Here's a look at my magical braids.  What did you do? Share your images in the comments or send me a message. I'd love to hear how you're working magical knots into your day.

Feel free to share it here or reach out over the instant messenger to share your thoughts. 


Rev. Renee Sosanna Olson

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