Friday, January 6, 2012

Pagan Blog Project Week One: Invocation of Aradia

This short and sweet post is my meager contribution to Rowan Pendragon's Pagan Blog Project. This week's letter was A.

Pagan Blog Project Entry 1- Invocation of Aradia

    Aradia is a famous witch from Italian pagan folk mythology who is said to be the daughter of the Goddess Diana and her Brother/Son/Consort Lucifer. In Charles G Lelland’s Aradia: Gospel of the Witches Aradia is instructed to come to earth as an avatar to teach the oppressed the old ways of witchcraft so they could use it against the ruling Roman Catholic Church in their fight for freedom.

    In The Living Temple of Diana Aradia is seen as a teaching spirit guide/ally through the studies of magick, occult philosophy, personal growth, and the creation of personal gnosis. We invoke her when we are in need of guidance upon our paths as witches. In honor of the first week of the Rowan Pendragon’s Pagan Blog Project I have chosen to share this invocation.

In a circle light a white candle and face North. Arms in the air, palms facing the sky.

Aradia! Aradia! Aradia!
Great Queen of the Witches, Mistress of the deepest mysteries I call to you!

Aradia! Aradia!
Walker between the realms, bringer of the sovereign crown I call you here!

She who marks the path unfolding, daughter of Diana be here now!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Modern Witch MAGAZINE

 Modern Witch Magazine Press Release

The producers of The Modern Witch Podcast have officially begun work on the inaugural issue of Modern Witch Magazine!

Each issue will include articles from leaders in the modern witchcraft community including well known authors, bloggers, and activists. We will include featured content such as rituals, spells, rites of passage, Sabbats, and interviews with pagan leaders and musicians. We are also pleased to announce that we will be including book, music, and product reviews for today’s hottest occult supplies, and something we are excited to introduce that we are calling “Spell Pages.”

“Spell Pages” will be one of the many perks of getting this magazine! Each issue will include several 8.5x11 pages that can be cut out of the back of the Magazine. These pages will be professionally designed Book of Shadows (BOS) entries that can be added to your own BOS! Another special feature will be special links for free professional guided meditations, music downloads, and videos that you can only get by purchasing the magazine!

Currently we are accepting submissions and advertisement for the following issues:

IMBOLC  2012-  The Fire Within
In this issue we are seeking to explore the personal worldview of practitioners of modern witchcraft. This issue will pay special attention to spell & ritual work dedicated to igniting the flame within, the magic of self empowerment, ways to produce and use Mana, and more!

OSTARA 2012- The Rise of the Goddess
For Ostara we are choosing to celebrate the ascension of the Goddess through the magic of personal and communal realization. We will address the worship of the Goddess in the 21st century, spells and rituals for new beginnings and final endings, celebratory magic, Goddess temples and shrines, and much more!

BELTAINE 2012- Sacred Sexuality
The kid gloves are off and we are talking about sex baby! Sexuality is best served with a healthy dose of spirituality and magic! Topics will include sexuality as a sacred, magic for getting what you want (and need) in the bedroom, fertility statues, sex magic, the magic of le petite morte, and more!

*PLEASE NOTE: We are already tight for advertisement spots! We do not plan on being a magazine that bombards people with ads, we wish to focus on the content. As such we have limited ad space available and it is going quick!

For more information e-mail .  For submissions and submission inquiries e-mail For advertising please inquire at

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spell Blog: Business Success for the New Year!

Success in Money Spell

Spell Class- Beginner/Intermediate


Beeswax roll candle
Mystic Dream Brand Filthy Rich Condition Oil 
Mystic Dream Brand Crown of Success Self Lighting incense powder
Rue Herb
Devin Hunter’s Blessing Herb Mix 
Palo Santo

Timing: Waxing moon cycle any day (one-shot / one-time spell)

Well, it is a new year and that means creating and reinforcing new goals in our lives. This year I am embarking on a professional challenge- make more money doing what I love and having fun! 

If you are anything like me it is incredibly important to make sure that the creation of positive change in your life must be done all while loving what you do and playing all at the same time. This spell is creative and fun to make, sure a little messy, but what is life without a little mess? If you are ready for some financial and business success in 2012 look no further! 

This spell can be done at anytime really, however I do recommend utilizing moon cycles as much as possible. First, it never hurts to sync our magic with the ebb and flow of the universe ( lunar cycles are perfect for this!) and second, as the moon crescendos into its fullest form I suggest ritually burying the spell remnants next to your front door to draw this energy into your home. Alright witches, lets get started!

Step One: Collect all of your ingredients, make sure that if you are choosing to substitute any product that you do so using materials that are comparable to those of what is listed above. I must admit, I am kind-of a snob when it comes to the products I use in my magic! Whenever doing money magic I take special care to use only top quality ingredients- you get what you pay for! 

Step Two:  Perform and alignment and/or grounding then light you Palo Santo and smudge your matierals, while doing so recite a prayer ( Something like this);
I pray to the spirits of success, that my road be open!
I pray to the allies within these herbs that you lend your life force to my task!

By Rue I claim my right and with blessed herbs I call my crown!
Step Three: Unroll the beeswax candle. On the rolled out sheet of beeswax sprinkle herbs, powdered incense, and oil. As you do so speak directly to each of your materials. Thank each ally for their help as you sprinkle them onto the sheet and be specific as to why you request their attention. Let Rue know that this is a dream that you wish to come true and that you ask for the tools to become successful. The blessed herbs should know that you seek to have blessings of success. As you sprinkle the oil and incense be sure to ask the incense to open the road of success and the oil to draw money your way. Remember you are doing this for money so do not be afraid to be direct.

Step Four: Roll the candle up taking special care of the bees wax sheet as they tend to be fragile and like to crack. If you notice cracking in the wax you have a few options. First you can either place the wax sheet in the Sun for a few minutes to warm it up, or very carefully continue to roll it up and then when finished take a hair-dryer to the seams for about 30 seconds and gently press the seams together. Once your candle has been rolled it should look something like this.

Step Five: Placing it in a fire-safe dish. Keep in mind that some of these ingredients can be flammable and improper use may lead to safety concerns. I used my cauldron but you can also use any other fire-safe dish or fire-place. Whatever you do make sure this candle is contained and the container is heat-safe. 
Place your projective hand over the unlit candle, and your receptive hand up in the air towards the ceiling and recite this spell;

By the power of the cosmos I conjure this charm,
From heaven to earth success without harm!
With the powers invested in me I open roads often unseen,
By my magic I light this flame with vision so keen!

Queen of Heaven share this light- the waxing moon rides high this night.
As above, so below, the flow is plenty, my pockets grow!
For the good of all but most for me, I cast this spell, so must it be!

Step Six: Light that candle!
Step Seven: Keep an eye on the candle as it burns. Keep in mind that you basically will end up with an herbal wick from all the good stuff you stuffed your candle with and the wax will simple act like fuel. When in doubt, take this outside. I came across no problems when burning this candle and it took about one-hour to burn. When finished burning save the remnants for later burial.
Step Seven: Alright so here comes the fun part- the follow through. It is imperative that you don’t cast it and forget it! Be sure to go out and look for success, jump on those opportunities, and ride them all the way home.  Magick will help you achieve those goals but remember we are asking for the tools not the outcome. 
I hope you like! Let me know how it turns out for you!