Out with the old, in with the new year Part 1

Many people think of the new year as a blank slate. It is a time to draw a line under everything that happened previously and to start again. It is an optimistic time where motivation is high and anything is possible, so why not work this feeling into a cleansing ritual?

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Hiding in plain sight: charms

The Hiding In Plain Sight series of blog posts is designed for those who are not out of the broom closet and want a discrete way to practise their craft. This particular post will focus on how to wear charms and talismans in a way that does not scream ‘witch’. Please note: the companies and products mentioned in this post are listed for information purposes only. PAN does not have commercial agreements with any of these suppliers.

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Working with rainwater

Rainwater is a free and versatile utensil which can be used on its own or blended with other magical ingredients. Rainwater is most commonly associated with new beginnings, cleanliness and purification. As such, it can be used to achieve these ends or as a pure, blank canvas which can be infused with any intention you desire.  Below are a few simple suggestions for incorporating rainwater into your practice.

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Ritual or Spell?

What is the difference between a spell and a ritual? This question has been tickling my brain for weeks. A spell is an action that elicits an outcome or a change. A ritual is anything performed with intent. But a spell also needs intent to work, and a ritual can also elicit an outcome or a change.  So what is the difference?

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