Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A magical crystal ball used for crystal scrying divination.

Crystal Scrying: Crystal Divination

When most people think of divination, a few images pop into their minds: tarot cards, candles, and a crystal ball. Crystal ball scrying is...
Gazing into a fire during Pyromancy fire divination.

Pyromancy: Fire Divination

Pyromancy is one of humanity's oldest forms of divination. As long as people have had bonfires, candles, or anything else they could burn, they've...
Gnosis the divine spark within according to Gnosticism.

Gnosticism: Gnostic Teachings & Beliefs

Gnosticism comes from the Greek word for insight or knowing, gnosis. Unlike other forms of Christianity, which say that one's salvation hinges on faith,...
Staff of Hermes Trismegistus in Hermeticism.

Hermeticism For Beginners: What is Hermeticism?

In many ways, Hermeticism is the grandparent of modern magic and mystery traditions. Stretching back all the way to 300 BCE, many of the...
Staff of Hermes Trismegistus in Hermeticism.

7 Hermetic Principles

Hermeticism, named for Hermes Trismegistus, is a set of spiritual and philosophical beliefs. It's essentially a non-Christian Gnostic tradition, meaning that it focuses on...
Norse runes being used as divination tools.

Divination Tools

There's no limit to the tools that an experienced diviner can use to find secret information. Divination relies on the idea that nothing is...
An ancient tree often visited by real witches and beginners of real witchcraft.

Witchcraft For Beginners: What is Witchcraft?

Few things are as ubiquitous in fiction as witchcraft. Witches are variously idolized and maligned, portrayed both as powerful people in touch with nature...
A mystical esoteric spirituality book about esotericism.

Esoteric Spirituality: What is Esotericism?

Ever since humans evolved the ability to wonder about things outside of themselves, they have sought hidden knowledge and a connection to a higher...
A crystal ball used for scrying.

Scrying Divination

Scrying is one of the most informative - if not least understood - methods of divination. When most people hear the word, they picture...
A scrying mirror with a candle.

Mirror Scrying: Mirror Divination

Magic mirrors have been the subject of fiction for centuries. From the Evil Queen's "Mirror, mirror, on the wall," to The Mirror of Erised...
Divination with a crystal ball is one of the popular divination methods.

Methods of Divination

Humankind has always looked for a way to obtain secret knowledge. Every religion has some way to do it, whether through prophesizing, talking to...
Magic runes used for rune casting divination on a wooden table.

Rune Casting Divination: Rune Symbols & Meanings

In ancient Norse and Germanic culture, runes were more than a writing system. In the Codex Regius, a collection of old Norse poems, there's...
A witch's familiar spirit.

What Are Familiar Spirits?

Look at the documents recounting historical witch trials, and you'll see some unusual names: Vinegar Tom, Pyewacket, Jarmara, Elemanzer, Peckin the Crown. All of...
Colorful water being used for water scrying.

Water Scrying: Water Divination

Divination is one of the most important skills that a witch can cultivate. Far beyond simply "seeing the future," divination also allows the diviner...