The Weekly Witch Review #68 : Animism, Hocus Pocus, In Defense Of Trees, A DiY Specimen Box & More!

TGiF Witches...

Welcome to the latest edition of "The Weekly Witch Review", a kickass guide to all things new & exciting (or at least new & exciting to me) on the wonderfully wacky world wide web... 

Rescuing Wildlife is futile... and necessary.

Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes.

HOCUS POCUS : A witchy editorial in black & white...

Annie Strole, the author of Homemade Beauty, shares a kickass recipe for one of her favorite natural beauty treatments & some thoughts on the business of beauty.

In Defense Of Trees : I live in Los Angeles & I see this happening! The drought has killed off so many wonderful trees- even ours- which we do water modestly- have not borne the fruit they usually do & seem a little worse for wear...

Watering trees in a drought is a long-term investment. 
It is even reasonable to plant a new tree, 
as you would light a candle in the darkness.


The history of our planet is filled with incredible mysteries. Even though archaeologists and scientists are working hard to figure everything out, we know very little about our past... 10 Unexplained Discoveries On Earth.

Welcome to Dismaland, a theme park unsuitable for children & Banksy's biggest show to date.

DiY Specimen Box : Such a sweet lil' project..

Ghost Hunting vs Paranormal Investigation... This is absolutely perfect for the occult theme we've playing around with all week on Facebook!

Allowing On A Late Summer Day : LOVE this so much...

"We often see high Summer and the dead of Winter as opposite wings on the wheel of the year but the truth is that they have more in common than we might imagine. 

Like the Yin and Yang, anything that is opposite also holds the other within it. 

The essence of Winter, and its demand for rest, recuperation and the regathering of vision, is flecked like mica throughout the high summer months. In Winter, we rest because there is nothing to plant but dreams. 

In high Summer, there is a similar pause. At the hottest peak of the day, there is often nothing to do but take our well-mixed creations out of the oven. Let them cool on the windowsill and give ourselves a moment of quiet regeneration and soulful reprieve."

I posted some pics on Facebook of the current issue of Witches & Pagans magazine some time ago, but I just want to add that- months later- I am still loving it! This particular issue, with it's theme of The Magickal Home is so my witchy flavor.

There's an awesome piece on Feng Shui For Pagans by Tess Whitehurst and a whole slew of fascinating reads on everything from protecting your home with Voudou to discovering the esoteric apothecary hidden in your kitchen cupboards.

My personal fave is a piece on animism & Shinto by Alicia Cole. Highly recommend picking up a copy!

And- speaking of animism, this is pretty cool... Shamanic Evocation & The Power Of Animism.

That Summer Feeling... Tattoos, Hippie Beads & One Kickass Bikini.

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : Katey Flowers on Opening To New Spiritual Experiences...

Tuesday's Episode Of HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age...