Folk Magic

Folk magic, who some might view as superstitions, still play a part in our everyday life in Scotland, even though we may be loath to admit it. The practices of community wise women and others were very much wrapped up in the idea of the otherworld and helping to protect folk from unseen harms. This is a fascinating in-depth area of exploration, with so much old wisdom in it and such a great area to discuss and reflect on.

Rusalki by Konstantin Makovsky
A Wild Witch Chase – In search of the Scottish Hecate – Nicneven
A Wild Witch Chase – In search of the Scottish Hecate – Nicneven
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The healing well of Bride heapstown cairn (2009)
Airmed – herbal, plant working ancestor/deity – an inspiration
Airmed – herbal, plant working ancestor/deity – an inspiration
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Scotland, Loch Tay
Chapbook on Scottish folk magic and herbalism (for the Scottish Radical Herbal gathering 2016)
Chapbook on Scottish folk magic and herbalism (for the Scottish Radical Herbal gathering 2016)
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Folk magic, witchcraft, whats the difference ?
Folk magic, witchcraft, whats the difference ?
Folk magic, witchcraft, whats the difference ?
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A witch riding naked on her broom
Folk practitioner tools vs. Witchcraft – a discussion on history
Folk practitioner tools vs. Witchcraft – a discussion on history
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A graveyard of our ancestors
From Dead to Deity – How did the Celtic dead become gods?
From Dead to Deity – How did the Celtic dead become gods?
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Scottish charming and divination
Scottish Gaelic Divination Prayer/Charm
Scottish Gaelic Divination Prayer/Charm
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Finnish chord Magic
Snaim – The three knot charm
Snaim – The three knot charm
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Wheat field in Scotland
Straw craft , Wheat Weaving, Corn Dollies and Kern Idols
Straw craft , Wheat Weaving, Corn Dollies and Kern Idols
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Deer herd of the Cailleach
The Cailleach – A Tale of Balance Between Darkness and Light (part one)
The Cailleach – A Tale of Balance Between Darkness and Light (part one)
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tigh nam bodach house of the Bodach
The Cailleach – A Tale of Balance Between Darkness and Light (Part Two)
The Cailleach – A Tale of Balance Between Darkness and Light (Part Two)
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St Andrews sarcophagus supposedly made for Nechtan
The good, the dead, and the fairy – Animism and ancestors in Scottish folklore.
The good, the dead, and the fairy – Animism and ancestors in Scottish folklore.
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Wise women sweeping a persons head
What is Scottish Witchcraft (or not)? – the role of the wise women
What is Scottish Witchcraft (or not)? – the role of the wise women
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Who the hell is Sidhe? – Fairy Faith and Animism in Scotland. A Challenge to Divinity
Who the hell is Sidhe? – Fairy Faith and Animism in Scotland. A Challenge to Divinity
Who the hell is Sidhe? – Fairy Faith and Animism in Scotland. A Challenge to Divinity
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