David Salisbury

5 Methods of Spiritual Cleansing in 5 Minutes (Or Less)

Aug 26th, 2016 | By

By David Salisbury As spiritual and esoteric people, we often like to think that we’re constantly creating a positive and empowering environment for ourselves and our kin. While that could be true most of the time, there are few among us who can keep every little scrap of toxic energy at bay all of the

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A healthy paganism is always political- standing for justice

Feb 8th, 2015 | By

By David Salisbury As an activist for social justice here in Washington DC, my life is surrounded by those working for change. Whether it’s in a nonprofit setting or in the government, it never seems unusual to be surrounded by people who enjoy being involved with their world. Having my local pagan community also based

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Discerning Spirits

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

There are a few things I’ve discussed frequently on this blog because I feel they’re important topics for the modern Witch. Trance, ancestor reverence, and power are all things that the Witch searches for to deepen their practice and forge a connection. Something that connects all of those things is the idea of working with

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The Ancestors of Witchcraft

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

I’ve been on this huge history kick lately. Although anyone who knows me well can tell you that I’m always on a “huge history kick.” But the past 5 months or so have been different. While I normally enjoy reading about Witchcraft history from a historical and knowledge-based perspective, I’ve recently been making a conscious

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Why witches love candles

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

I love writing blogs based on practical questions asked by folks both online and those I meet in person. This post is in response to a good question someone asked me a few weeks ago at a sabbat ritual I hosted with my coven. Question: Why are witches so into candles? With all the forms

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Practical Seership

May 1st, 2013 | By

My last two posts were an attempt to reclaim the power and importance of trance in the lives of witches and magick-workers. The momentum of that topic feels so great that I feel I should delve into an area slightly beyond trance. Seership and oracular vision is an area of trance that I also feel

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Trance Matters – Part 2

Mar 30th, 2013 | By

In the first part of this topic on trance, I wrote little about what trance is and why I believe it is one of the most undervalued and underused tools in modern witchcraft today. As promised, this post will feature some methods of trance that are used both widely and seldom. I think one of

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Trance Matters – Part 1

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

Each month my coven sets a goal to learn a new skill, discuss its application, and incorporate it into our workings. These can range anywhere from alchemy to pathworking, herbal techniques, summoning, casting, or astral travel. As a group dedicated to our personal advancement in the Craft, it is absolutely essential to us that we

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Reinventing Witchcraft

Jan 26th, 2013 | By

Witchcraft in its many forms has gone through a great deal of transformation over the ages, both in its public image and the actual practice itself. What once was a role of secluded bone readers and wild root workers is now taking a seat at the table of larger spiritual conversation. Throughout history the witch

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