Witch’s Cauldrons

Cauldrons are considered one of the most ancient of cooking vessels and is often the focal point of the Altar.  Traditionally, the Cauldron is crafted from cast iron, has a handle and tripod legs, although wood, ceramics or even soapstone may be crafted to create a cauldron in today’s modern world.  It is a container in which magical transformations take place.  They come in all sizes that range from just a few inches in diameter, perfect for an altar to rather large ones that you may see used inside fireplaces and…

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What is a Besom?

A besom is the traditional witch’s broom used in rituals and ceremonies.  Traditionally, a besom was made from the wood of three different trees and associated with faeries.  The besom is a purifier, so it is connected to the element of Water. Ash for the shaft, as it is protective and has command over the four elementsBirch twigs for the bristles, as it is purifying and draws spirits to one’s serviceWillow strands for the binding cord, as it is sacred to the Goddess and binds them all together There have been few written accounts…

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