I love working with altars. The act of building them is so meditative; it is remarkably healing to clarify your intention and charge the objects you’ve selected to represent those intentions. I like to teach that the altar is alive and serves as an ally in spiritual work.
Recently I was gifted a perfect single crow’s feather directly on my path, something that has never happened to me before. It felt significant. What does this mean?
My general approach to magic is to try and allow it to be simple and practical, and to unfold naturally. Honoring the ancestors, connecting with their magic, can be approached in much the same way as honoring and connecting with any other aspect of the craft.
Often when I begin teaching a new class at Witch School, the first question I ask my new students is “What is magic?” So, I think it’s the perfect question to kick off our monthly conversations. You can answer this for yourself by grabbing a pen and a pad of paper. Then sit down, close your eyes, and begin to follow your natural breath.