Evocation of the Witch

To Evoke or Invoke? To EVOKE a deity or being is to call upon it and ask it to join you during ritual or a working. Sometimes this involves simply asking (“we ask you to join us in the circle tonight!”) or making an offering (“Great Brighid, we offer you this bread as a gift of thanks!”) in hopes that the deity will turn up. Regardless, think of it as “hanging out” with the deity or being. To INVOKE, on the other hand, is a form of voluntary possession. When…

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Wonderful Changes Ahead

Changes are everywhere in life. How we handle them and what we do with them is what makes them good or bad in our perspectives.  Mystical Willows is a new site and one wouldn’t think that change would come about so soon.  However, April came around, and like the storms she brought with her to nurture the May flowers, a whirlwind of opportunities sprang up around us.  Learning and growing as fast as we did to accept the new ventures, we lost sight of what brought us to this point…Mystical…

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Hot Cross Buns – Origins

The Saxons worshiped Eostre, from which we get our word “Easter”, as the goddess of dawn and spring. At the arrival of spring they celebrated a month-long festival in celebration of the transition from Winter to Spring. During this festival the Saxons made buns to offer the goddess. They marked the buns with a simple cross, to represent the four phases of the moon…Hence the “hot cross buns” 🙂 Spread the love

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Balance an Egg…

Every year on the Spring Equinox, we hear about how it is the only day of the year when an egg can be perfectly balanced on its end. Many try it and those who fail are told that they didn’t try it at the exact time of the equinox. The truth however is that there is nothing magical about the equinox or the time it occurs regarding the egg balance – you can balance an egg perfectly on its end on any other day. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself!

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