Magical Herbs for Fall and Winter

Published November 12, 2015 by witchesbrew

At least in New England, it is boots and overcoats weather as the last of the leaves fall on the sidewalk.  Peppermint mochas have taken over pumpkin spice lattes.  The nights are lengthening, and the daylight is becoming more precious.  It’s the time of year to begin working with some seasonal plants and herbs in your magical practice.  Some of these can be found in your backyard or in the local park.  And the rest are easily obtained at the grocery store, at Mountain Rose Herbs, or local nursery.

There are a few themes that are powerfully reflected in the correspondences of these herbs Read the rest of this entry →

Three Simple Samhain Rituals

Published October 28, 2015 by witchesbrew

I don’t know about everyone else, but this Halloween/Samhain season is insane.  I’m starting a new job, been invited to a couple of costume parties, and am helping with some local Samhain events.  Oi.  Making time for personal practice is going to be rough.

Even when shit gets busy, it is so important to make time for the spiritual.  There will always be a reason to be busy: work, school, partner, kids, coven, hobbies, PTA, mothers-in-law, etc.  The point of a religious, Pagan, spiritual, whatever-you-call-it practice is that it causes you to pause and do something for yourself.  Whatever else is going on in your life, your practice will be there for you to lift you up and sustain your spirit. Read the rest of this entry →

Samhain Events in New England 2015

Published October 28, 2015 by witchesbrew

So Mainer, Masshole, and Vermonter Pagans, Wiccans, and Witches, we seem to have a ton of events to choose from this year!  Everything from dumb suppers to psychic fairs.  A few of the events are family friendly and the ones that aren’t note that on their websites.  So don your costumes and celebrate with our community.

Event planners if you don’t see your event please comment with a link to your website!  I am especially looking for events in Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Read the rest of this entry →

Classes, Workshops, Intensives, Oh My!

Published October 26, 2015 by witchesbrew

Y’all know me.  I’m pretty big on education of all forms.  As Nelson Mandela put it, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  It doesn’t just benefit one person by helping that person grow and evolve, but it also benefits an entire community by promoting cultural understanding and awareness.

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Witch Tips: Being a Public Pagan

Published October 13, 2015 by witchesbrew

So you have been a Pagan for a few years and its time for you to live your practice all day every day.  Huzzah!  Time to break out the “My Other Car is a Broom” bumper stickers.  Okay maybe not, but being a public Pagan is a highly personal decision that should be celebrated.  Seriously, there should be greeting cards for this moment. Read the rest of this entry →

Simple Herbal Tea Blend for Good Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health

Published July 10, 2015 by witchesbrew

So a few months ago, I bulk ordered herbal tea bags from Traditional Medicinal.  And by bulk I mean it was a buy-a-box-get-a-box sale, so I ended up with like 36 boxes of tea bags. I bought a wide variety, but after I got sick of drinking simple nettle and peppermint teas.  So I borrowed a teapot from my mother and started making large pots of herbal tea.  This one has become my favorite for its health benefits and magical correspondences. Read the rest of this entry →


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