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 →

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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 →

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 →

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