Friday, November 8, 2013

Samhain Goodies

I know it was a week ago, but I wanted to share with you all my Samhain pix of some of the cool stuff I got at work this year. Skulls were a big thing this year with me and a few items are remaining on my altar.
This was the skull & raven tablecloth.

A bleeding skull candle.

My raven claw bowl. The bowl is made of brass.

My skull & raven pillar candle.

My table runner which is now gracing my altar.

My new wreath that I thought was very cute.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I'm Baaaaaaaack!!!!!

So, I decided to get back into the whole blogging thing. This is going to be Candles & Wicks 2.0 or Candles & Wicks Reloaded. My studies have changed in the past 2 years, I' m still studying Conjure & folk magic, as well as Traditional Witchcraft (1734, Clan of Tubal Cain). Gone is the naïve witch who let others take advantage or the person who was so unsure of what path to follow.

I hope you will still follow me on my never-ending journey of learning my craft.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Books & More Things

So, I went to see my good friend, Cliff who was at Little Mysteries this past Saturday doing a booksigning for his latest book, An Ogham Wood. This is a story that is going to be told in a trilogy with this being part one. It is a mythical fantasy full of beautiful imagery, dialogue, etc. I just started reading it, so I haven't gotten very far into it, but I love what I am reading so far. It was great seeing Cliff, as the last time he was up, he was busy doing his mundane work in the city & I didn't get a chance to see him. One other time was brief, as he was recording a radio show & his lovely wife, Lady Daphne and myself had a visit, full of girl-talk. Just seeing Cliff & hearing stories of the Hollow made me miss it even more & I am in the process of figuring out what weekend to go for a visit (Yes, it will be very soon).

At his book signing, I got to meet more faces from Facebook that are on my friends list. Krista and her bff, Krissy came along with Krista's 2 children. They made the hour long trip from the Valley to come up to get their copies signed & to bring Cliff a huge bag of Jerusalem artichoke roots for his garden. They were so nice & funny. After the book signing, we all headed down to the Old Triangle ( a local Irish pub) for some lunch. I had my Little Man with me, as well. The conversation over food was great. I learned about a series of books that I must check out, The Dresden Files, as if I don't have enough books on my plate to read and got to share a few laughs with friends. It was a great day, in spite of the piss-poor rain.

Also, while I was at Little mysteries, I managed to pick up a few more treasures, some new patchouli incense, Circle Magazine, the 2011 Llewellyn's Magical Alamanac (which I thought I already had, but didn't) and Fairy Tale Rituals. There were a few other books I wanted but they will have to wait til I have read all the other books. I am also reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman...all I have to say is the I love, love, love this book!! If you haven't read it, do so before it becomes an HBO series next year.

Anyway, that is all for now. I have some reading to do.