What is a witch? What is witchcraft?

*To those of you who may wish to know more about primitive witchcraft, Júlia, co-owner of Occvlta, is working on a book on witchcraft in the Pyrenees that will soon be published through Atramentous Press. ** In this text we use bruxa (primitive witch) as a genderless entity. As most of you may have observed... Continue Reading →

¿Qué es una bruja? ¿Qué es la brujería?

*Para aquellos que quieran saber más sobre el tema, Júlia, co-fundadora de Occvlta, publicará un libro sobre brujería primitiva a través de Atramentous Press. **En este texto usamos la palabra bruja (o bruxa, indistintamente) para designar a una entidad sin género. Como la mayoría de vosotros habréis visto, no consideramos que las brujas sean lo... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Powders and Dusts

*It is important to note here that we make no difference between powders and dusts, as they are both referred to as polvo or polvos in Spanish. Powders and dusts are one of the least understood and most overlooked concoctions in sorcery and magic. It seems we don’t know how or when to use them,... Continue Reading →

Pyrene, Awaken Once More

This weekend we attended the second edition of L'Homme Sauvage festival, in the French region of Occitania. We never thought it would be possible, but this edition was even better than the first one. Everything seemed to collide perfectly: the people, the performances, the location, and a feeling that gave cohesion to it all, orchestrated... Continue Reading →

Spirit Vessels

It seems it was a common European folk belief which claimed that, for a witch to get hold of helping demon/fairy familiars, the witch should carry a needle cage which would be filled with little demons and all sorts of helping fairies. In the Basque tradition, they are called Kutun or Jostorratz, and in the Catalan... Continue Reading →

Hedge-Cross Incense

Our Hedge-Cross Incense is crafted under the New Moon, and it is composed of oak wood, vetiver root, black copal resin, calamus root, damar resin, henbane seeds, cypress leaves, fennel seeds, sloe berries, and macerated in honey. This incense has a deep sweet and inebriating aroma, and it is inspired in the aromas of the... Continue Reading →

Warding Incense

The Warding Incense is intended for the protection of spaces and living beings; it's a very woody mixture including Pyrenean turpentine resin, holly berries and leaves, pine resin, yarrow, sage, dried apple, and macerated in sweet Moscatel wine for a lunar cycle. This incense is to be used in protection and warding rituals, to prevent noxious energies... Continue Reading →

Conjuration Incense

The Conjuration Incense is one of our first blends, and its efficiency has been proved several times. This incense has been made according to the recipe found in Hyslop’s Folk Herbal, and it is meant to be used for inducing the manifestation of spirits or ‘devils’. In origin, its components were traditionally seen as spirit... Continue Reading →

Pactum Incense

Our blood red Pactum Incense, crowned with Alexandrine Rose buds, is destined to work as an offering in spirit bonds and solemn ceremonies. It is mainly composed of high-quality dragon's blood resin, myrrh, coriander seeds, juniper berries, and wild saffron flowers (colchium autumnale). In order to activate the oath, the practitioner will just need to add... Continue Reading →

Pyrenees Incense

Our last dry blend is the Pyrenees Incense, solely composed of plant spirits harvested in the Pyrenees. It is a woody, rich, and warm autumnal blend composed of birch bark, poplar buds, pine resin, wormwood, mugwort,  hyssop, walnut leaf, sloes, and hops. All its components balance and enhance each other, bringing together cooling and warming... Continue Reading →

You should never call “witch” a folk healer: differences between medicine, magic, and witchcraft // Nunca llames “bruj@” a un curandero: diferencias entre medicina, magia y brujería.

You should never call “witch” a folk healer: differences between medicine, magic, and witchcraft. Well this is going to be a hard text to write. I know some of you readers and fellow practitioners will strongly disagree with me, but bear in mind, I will be talking about my conclusions regarding the views on folk... Continue Reading →


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