This is a painting of Aliester Crowley by Leon Kennedy. Leon Kennedy signature style was to paint the auras of occult sensitive people around their portrait. I find this particularly interesting as a witch artist.
This is the first set of many photos!
So this was harvest day number one! It was a small prep foor harvest day 2, and had tomatoes, lemon balm, rosehips, basil, and a rather large amount of lavender, a whole 2 cups!
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Talisman to protect from ghosts - The Witch of Forest Grove
More and more I’ve been getting requests for my own personal rituals and altars. So what you’re looking at now is my altar which is honouring Cernunnos and Aphrodite tonight. The incense is sandalwood.
On the left, we have flowers to Cernunnos: Feather Reed Grass and black eyed Susans tied into a gourd leaf from my garden, symbolizing the coming harvest. Also present are antlers.
On the right, we have flowers to Aphrodite: Butterfly bush, perovskia, and various colours of roses wrapped with a red ribbon. Also present is a shell and a jade bear (whose symbolism is personal, and doesn’t really matter in this context).
On both sides of the altar, for each Deity, we have a chalice filled with white Australian Reisling, and a candle from my God and Goddess altar (you may recognize the green one from my previous altar post).
In the centre is my offering bowl filled with oregano, summer savoury and tomatoes. All the offerings are from my garden, flowers and all.
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The new headers for my blog - all photos by me (aka The Witch of Forest Grove)
My Esbat altar, August 2nd, 2012.
Full of flower offerings!
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Free Today Kindle Book on surviving college and university as a witch. This one has been a long time coming, glad to see someone finally wrote it!
I’m going to make a broad statement: witches need to be a little bit nerdy. By nerdy, I mean, you don’t just read your books… you invest yourself in them. You form relationships with them! Treat them like old friends.
Use them to help you memorize your associations for herbs and stones. Learn about traditions other than your own. Make sure you’re spelling the name of that obscure African deity correctly.
Pick up books that don’t fall under the occult category. Read some scholarly material. The history of your chosen path and its accompanying culture are just as important (if not MORE IMPORTANT) than any spellbook.
And for all the Gods and Goddesses’ sakes, please read books from various publishers, not just Llewellyn.