Cross the Hedge: Devilish allies and thorny gates to the Otherworld

I still remember the places where I carried out my practices before moving to the Pyrenees. I used to go to a beautiful plateau, delimited and circled by hawthorn, blackthorn, and blackberry bushes. I remember pricking my fingers with their thorns, both willing and unwillingly. And I remember the sense of alert and protection I... Continue Reading →

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What we lose and what we find in Slumber

Existence often ignores our personal agenda. The events that take place in our lives make us collapse and we feel like everything prevents us from moving forward as we had previously planned. Our life and our path are subject to that of others and to those things that we do not expect, to the Inevitable.... Continue Reading →

The Complexities of Cursing

At end of the year we decided to start working on something we had never done before: a new incense blend (which is to be called Maledictio and will soon be made available) to aid on curse and banishing spellwork. This may come as polemic to some, since this kind of spellwork is often labelled... Continue Reading →

A Ritual of Harvest

  Autumn is here. Not astronomically, not "oficially" here, but there is always one day when you can feel the vibrations of autumn in your bones, in the trees, in the wind. And that time came last Thursday. I left home to do the last harvest before the Dark Half of the Year (during that... Continue Reading →

Materia Venefica: Hyssop, Spirit of Protective Majesty

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is the first plant spirit we'll be investigating in the Materia Venefica, a series of articles regarding our experiences with endemic Pyrenean plant spirit covering all its essence and magical applications. In Materia Venefica you will not find medicinal approaches to plant usage, but folk beliefs, literary references, and, above all, our... Continue Reading →

Smoking Blends by Occvlta

This season we have introduced a new series of herbal products for those who walk the ways of magical herbalism, sorcery, and devotion, following the precepts of the Poison Path. As we have said in the past, there are several steps to cover before we decide to go for a full inmersion and start ingesting... Continue Reading →

How to Burn Incense

Burning incense is considered one of the oldest ways to perfume a space or a person. In fact, the word perfume comes from the Latin expression per fumum 'through smoke', a method that originated as a sacred activity, reserved for worshipping spirits or performing magical rites. As we stated in this article, we are nowadays used to employing incense as... Continue Reading →

Yet Another Article on Flying Ointments

Well, it's that time of the year when we start receiving enquiries regarding flying ointments, asking when we will be starting to make some more, as the ones we had done in the past. The bitter truth is that we have never stopped making flying ointments at Occvlta, but we keep them to ourselves and the closest members... Continue Reading →

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