Category: Religions

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Who is the Sibyl of Cumae?: Interpretation of dreams

Since I was a kid I was fascinated by and very curious about dreaming. I wondered how to make my mind remember my dreams in the morning and how I could experience lucid, conscious dreams. I was even happy to daydream. I am still a hopeless daydreamer! Freud in his book Interpretation of Dreams taught us that dreams are the fulfillment of repressed wishes and suggested that studying them can make us understand better our subconscious self. So like most of us, I have very dull dreams, but sometimes I experience amazing scenes like traveling on the same boat with...

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How to use the pillow of dreams and manifest your future

Pillow of dreams is a very fun magical tool for your witchcraft chest. Dreaming is the magic process that the human brain is going through while we sleep. It is one of the most tangible things that connects us with other dimensions, past lives and the future. Dreams are subject of interest to many professions like psychology, psychotherapy, neurology, academic research. We shouldn’t forget Freud and his “Interpretations of dreams” which introduced the dream analysis in the psycho-therapeutic process. Although Freud introduced dream analysis into the modern medicinal world, dream divination is present in almost all the cultures and religions...

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Are Manifestation and Witchcraft the one and the same?

Manifestation is the expression of the perception that we have of our physical world. From the beginning of our lives, we receive ideas and images and that create our reality, and the way that we process them is what makes them come true to our world. Thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are impressed upon the subconscious mind are the way to make something pass in reality. Either these manifestations have positive or negative outcomes is not important at this point. The real question here is, how does this happen? By imagining and believing in something strongly, accepting it as your...

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Pomegranate, the fruit of life and death

For most people, the new year starts on the first of January. Many rituals take place on that day, and various other fortune and good luck spells take place on New Year’s Eve. However, for a witch, the year usually begins with the first fallen leaves, right at the beginning of September.One could wisely think that Fall is the time when nature starts to get old and the end is inevitable, so it seems unlikely that anything good can start now. The old witches left anything they didn’t like behind and they paved the way for new, successful things they...

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Run and Hide, Kalikatzaroi are here

The Greek Spirits of Christmas Time Balkan countries are sharing their own mythical creatures that remind us of elves and trolls’ appearance and attitude. Here, we are going to focus on the Greek version, commonly known as Kalikatzaroi. Kalikatzaroi are mostly related to Christmas. They are demonic creatures. There are multiple names to describe them, however, kalikatzaroi, is the most common name. Although, the etymology of the world is not something that will concern this article. Are they humans or spirits? People mostly confused them with elves and ferries or demons. However, kalikatzaroi are more like humans. They have been...

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Which Gods did the witches believe in?

There are many different assumptions about which Gods did the witches believe in. A common belief was that witches worshipped multiple gods, like pagans, or that they dedicated themselves to the One God for his guidance. In medieval times, people believed witches were Devil worshipers of course. Nevertheless, what was important for witches was to find ways to understand the world and protect themselves from the unknown. In the past, demonizing anything incomprehensible, was the way to explain the world. That is why there are thousands of gods representing natural phenomena in cultures from all over the world. Gods are...