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What the Smudge?  Top 10 Powerful Alternatives to White Sage

White sage is historically the most commonly used bundle to use when cleansing or blessing your environment.  The use of white sage goes back to ancient Celtic times as well as having its roots in Native American culture, where it is used in the ritual known commonly as “smudging.”  The burning of sage to cleanse…

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Introducing Our 7-Day Money Calling Spell Kit

Sticks and Stones Magic is proud to offer our custom created Spell Kits.  We realized that we could use our expertise to create powerful and affordable Spell Kits for those who may not yet be confident putting together their own kit, or who just want the convenience of a kit that has been hand selected…

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Desktop Altars – How To Bring a Little Magic into Your Workspace

Now more than ever, the stresses of the workplace are impacting us in ever-increasing ways.  Your work setting can create physical stress because of noise, lack of privacy, poor lighting, poor ventilation, and poor temperature control.  Emotional stressors can be feelings of helplessness, the belief that you are being judged negatively, concerns about tasks that…

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The Magic of Crystals – How to Release Negativity and Heal

Everyone goes through trials and hardships.  I personally have just recently experienced a life-changing experience – after several years in a job, doing what I love, I was suddenly blindsided on a sunny Tuesday morning with the news that my position had been eliminated, due to a corporate restructuring.   In one moment, my whole life…

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12 Wonderful Ways To Use Rose Petals In Magic

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and some of you sentimental (and practical) people have saved your roses – and may be wondering… now what?  You can use fresh petals from your garden or you can use those roses from Valentine’s Day! Uses for fresh rose petals: Candied rose petals – wash them, pat them…

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Blessed Bee! Using Honey in Magic and Ritual

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“And when they are inspired through eating yellow honey, they are willing to speak truth; but if they be deprived of the gods’ sweet food, then they speak falsely, as they swarm in and out together.” – Homeric Hymn to Hermes, trans., Hugh G. Evelyn-White “Next I’ll discuss the heavenly gift of honey from the…

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Connecting to Source: Staying Grounded in the Eye of the Storm

Connecting to Source: Staying Grounded in the Eye of the Storm

Staying grounded is one of the most important steps on all of our collective paths.  Whether you are Wiccan, eclectic, hedge, druid, pagan or any other practitioner of the craft, the common theme seems to be reconnecting to what makes us who we are – the source.  The source is the tie that binds.  The…

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Angry? Take your power back with this one simple ritual

Angry? Take your power back with this one simple ritual

Sometimes It’s Good to Be Angry This past year has been an eventful one, and for me, it’s been jam-packed with opportunities to be really angry at the world and at other people. So I’ve been focusing a lot on learning to handle my anger better. Anger gets bad publicity, with some love-and-light types claiming…

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11 Surprising Kitchen Ingredients To Make Powerful Magic

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Did you know that these common household herbs found in your kitchen can be used to create powerful magic?   Most of the items listed below can be found in just about every kitchen cupboard or pantry, and you don’t need anything more than a candle or a cauldron to release their magical powers. Here are…

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