A Familiar Story by Hovik

Everyone has a unique experience when it comes to finding their familiar spirit. I remember the first time I had an encounter with my familiar Buzz. It was a few years back and I was working in the store. The idea of a working partner was not foreign to me and so when that day I ... Read More >

The Silent Music of Words by Hovik

Often times when doing magical workings we focus so heavily on the words and the sayings that we lose sight of the magic that happens in the silence. This is one reason why I typically use instrumental music for my workings as opposed to chanting or rhymes. It allows for me to ... Read More >

The Broom Closet by Hovik

There is always this talk about the witches who came before us. The ones who were killed and captured at various points in history during the “burning times” across Europe and the Americas. Hopefully most of us know that these people weren’t all witches per se. They were outcasts ... Read More >

July Birthstone: Ruby

July Birthstone: Ruby “You have no need to travel anywhere—journey within yourself.  Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.”  Rumi“For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”  ... Read More >

Sigil Magic: Manifestation of Will Through Art by Hovik

I have worked with sigils of various kinds my entire magical practice. I first want to explain what exactly a sigil is before anything else. Now a sigil for me is an abstract representation of a thought form that I have condensed down to its core pieces. This can be anything from ... Read More >

May Birthstone: Emerald

May 1st is here, so let's take a closer look at the May birthstone!Emeralds are beryls and therefore are cousins to aquamarines, morganites, and others.The name emerald is derived from the Greek smaragdus, meaning green.  Green is considered the color of growth, birth, ... Read More >

April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond Quick, what do you think of when you think of diamonds?  A clear stone, lots of sparkle, engagement rings?  Probably not curing brain diseases, pituitary gland problems, and drawing toxins from blood—but those were some of the things ancient ... Read More >

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