A Brief History of Magical Tools

A brief history of Magical Tools from ancient times to the present with Yvonne Aburrow and Bob Houghton

Yvonne Aburrow and Bob Houghton chat about magical tools and how they have developed over time. From the first lunar calendar to the latest crystal wand, humans have always used tools in their magical practices. We will consider why we need magical tools, and look at the development of magical tools through the ages, from […]

Yvonne Aburrow at Wayland's Smithy

Interview with Yvonne Aburrow – Her books Dark Mirror and The Night Journey

An interview with our latest author, Yvonne Aburrow, whose new book, Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft is available for pre-order from the Doreen Valiente Foundation online shop. Emlyn:       What inspired you to write these second editions of your earlier works? Yvonne:      I had written more articles in the same vein as the […]

Dark Mirror: the Inner Work of Witchcraft, by Yvonne Aburrow

Dark Mirror – the inner work of witchcraft

This is a book about how to relate your witchcraft practice to everyday concerns; living comfortably in your body; how to be at peace with yourself so you can help others. It is about the inner work of ritual: what happens on an inner level while the outer forms of ritual (gesture, movement, and speech) are going on. It enables you to develop more effective rituals by thinking about how ritual works.

Wicca & Satanism – Struggles and Eventual Understanding

During the Occult-boom of the 1960s, in America, two individuals stood out amongst the rest: Sybil Leek of the Horsa Covenant and Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan. (1)  Unless you were heavily involved already in the Occult community, no one read or cared who Gerald Gardner was, nor who Ray Buckland was at […]