The Living Wiccan
Big Announcement: It’s Official!

thelivingwiccan:

Now that the schedules are all solidified, I can finally let the cat out of the bag: I’ve been asked to run a workshop at Kaleidoscope Gathering 2014 — the largest Pagan festival in Canada.

From The Wild Hunt

The marquee event of the year is Kaleidoscope Gathering (KG),which will be held from July 30 – Aug. 4 and is the largest Pagan festival in Canada. It may also be the most diverse, inclusive and colourful event on the Canadian festival circuit and everyone should visit at least once! ….  This year KG promises to be huge as it is the 25th anniversary edition. 

I was so happy to be asked to create a workshop specifically for KG; can you say excited? 

My workshop, ”Symbolic Witchcraft: Designing and Creating Sigils”, will be on the 3rd of August at 3:30! 

Next week I’ll be travelling to Ottawa, Ontario to be a part of this amazing festival. I highly suggest that you all come and experience the festivals that Canada is offering to the Pagan world, if only for a day.

And I’d absolutely love it if some readers attended, and we can meet face-to-face. I’m bringing some fun little witchcraft doo-dads to give to any readers that come say hello! If any readers are in the Ottawa, Ontario area (even if you’re not going to the festival!) please give me a shout — can’t wait to see you all there!

- TLW

sapphicsister:

wiccan-scarlett:

thelivingwiccan:

Now that the schedules are all solidified, I can finally let the cat out of the bag: I’ve been asked to run a workshop at Kaleidoscope Gathering 2014 — the largest Pagan festival in Canada.

From The Wild Hunt:

The marquee event of the…

bound4ny
we should find out when it is and go!

You should! It’ll be amazing, the whole festival is going to be a blast. It starts on the 30th, but obviously you don’t have to stay the whole week.

My workshop is on August 3rd, at 3:30 pm. Come say hello!

twofacedsheep:

Leucistic White-Tailed Deer.

twofacedsheep:

Leucistic White-Tailed Deer.

blooms-and-shrooms:

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom by branandtan on Flickr.
flitterling:

Moonlit Valley by wyldraven

flitterling:

Moonlit Valley by wyldraven

blooms-and-shrooms:

Blue springtime - [ EXPLORED ] by -clicking- on Flickr.
abystle:

Apparition of the spirit of Samuel to Saul at the house of the Witch of Endor, Salvator Rosa, 1668.
Quite possibly the last of his paintings before Rosa died in 1673. 

The details in that top left hand corner are just phenomenal. Hidden moths!

abystle:

Apparition of the spirit of Samuel to Saul at the house of the Witch of Endor, Salvator Rosa, 1668.

Quite possibly the last of his paintings before Rosa died in 1673. 

The details in that top left hand corner are just phenomenal. Hidden moths!

unfetteredwood:

I have been making herbal oils, one or two at a time throughout the summer. Yesterday I was finally able to make a larger batch: comfrey, yarrow, lady’s mantle, meadowsweet, lemon balm and peppermint.

Fantastic, great job! I’ve wanted some lady’s mantle for a while now, you’ve inspired me.
Out of curiosity, unfetteredwood, will you be at Kaleidoscope Gathering next weekend?

unfetteredwood:

I have been making herbal oils, one or two at a time throughout the summer. Yesterday I was finally able to make a larger batch: comfrey, yarrow, lady’s mantle, meadowsweet, lemon balm and peppermint.

Fantastic, great job! I’ve wanted some lady’s mantle for a while now, you’ve inspired me.

Out of curiosity, unfetteredwood, will you be at Kaleidoscope Gathering next weekend?

sagefae:

source
jaded-mandarin:

Francisco Bayeu y Subías. Detail from Abraham and the Three Angels, 1771.

jaded-mandarin:

Francisco Bayeu y Subías. Detail from Abraham and the Three Angels, 1771.

Hi there! Locked out of her altar anon here, and I've successfully gotten back in! :) Thanks so much! I asked permission and was advised to try the simple spell you linked me to first before trying to cut the lock. It worked and I found the key, which had somehow ended up in a very different place then I left it... Thanks again though!
Anonymous

So glad! Everything works out in the end.

Do you know what sort of spell books to AVOID if practicing Wicca?
Anonymous

Honestly? All books have merits in their own right. Obviously some books have less correct information than others. See: Silver Ravenwolf.

But that’s not to say that every book that’s not “pre-approved” should just be chucked to the side. Cross-reference everything and you should be good. Read from as many sources as you can, okay? Expand your knowledge!

-TLW

Hi! As a relatively new wiccan who recently found themselves in possession of a garden, what are the top five plants/herbs you would reccomend?
Anonymous

Hi there!

I’ve actually answered this question before a couple times: check the page for my gardening answers! I’m on mobile, so I’ll just type out the link:

www.thelivingwiccan.tumblr.com/tagged/TLW-is-a-gardener

Hope it helps!

-TLW

Hey there! I recently had knee surgery and well I've been feeling like crap and well last night a friend came over with flowers and it hit me that I needed some in my room so I started grabbing a few and bundled them together and hung them over my bed. I bundled liatris, a rose, and a red calla Lilly and just kind of asked them to help and I don't know if this makes me sound crazy or anything or if this is all psychosomatic but I woke up today able to bend my knee and walk and it's amazing!
Anonymous

That’s lovely! Glad it worked out for you.

Don’t worry about it being “all in your head” — you feel better, don’t you? That’s all that matters.

-TLW

Question Answering Day!
Today I’ll be answering your questions! I’ll start around 2 pm EDT.

If you have sent in a question recently, expect it answered then. If you haven’t, and you’d like to, please send it in before QAD starts. I have literally hundreds of questions to answer, so please try not to clog the inbox with things that you easily could have googled!

Although this blog is called TheLivingWiccan, any of a multitude of subjects get approached on this blog: from general spirituality to strict organized religion, from Wicca to Odinism, from Satanism to Reconstructionist Hellenism, from crystals and herbs to poppets and candles, from curses to spells, and from religious to secular witchcraft.

For those who are going to send in questions, please read this first! 

Please keep in mind that can tell if you haven’t checked to see if it’s already been answered. If it’s obvious you blatantly disregarded  my requests to make QAD easier for everyone, then your question will not be answered.

Thank you!

TheLivingWiccan