Bewitching Health and Beauty

Bewitching Health and Beauty is a holistic business, based in Kilmarnock, which is run by Lilian Anderson, a practising witch and mature student currently pursuing a BA honours in Psychological studies through the Open University. She is also a contributor to Off the Record and you can find her content by clicking here. The business … Continue reading Bewitching Health and Beauty

Samhain – Witches New Year

The 31st October and the surrounding days are a special time for many cultures, from the Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico to the Christian All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day) and of course the secular Halloween celebrations.  The pagan wheel of the year celebrates Samhain from sunset … Continue reading Samhain – Witches New Year

 The Origins of Killieween

The town I grew up in, Kilmarnock, located in the West of Scotland has many strange and interesting traditions, from the paper roses that the bride to be wears before marriage to the ‘Paper Roses’ that are sung at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock F.C), to the obsessive cleaning of EVERYTHING before the bells … Continue reading  The Origins of Killieween

Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

Many modern witches hate the cartoonish stereotypes of the green-faced witch. Look at her as she stoops, cackling and green-faced, with blackened broken teeth, a hooked nose and gnarled fingers, her hair hanging in knots. The picture of terror and evil, that is so removed from my own path of love, nature, healing and beauty.  … Continue reading Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey.  The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

Guising – A Celtic Tradition

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong!  Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition

Mabon

Mabon which begins on September 21st has the wheel of the year turn once more. The autumn equinox Harvest festival or witch’s thanksgiving as it is also known sees the leaves turning and the bounty of our harvest coming to fruition.  2020 has been an odd year there is no doubt about it but one … Continue reading Mabon

Bewitching Midsummer

Tonight is the night that the Fae and all the other magical creatures come to play tricks and cast pixie dust as we slumber, If The Bard is to be believed that is. Shakespeare’s Midsummer's Night Dream has been a favourite of mine for a long time. But for many years before Puck, Bottom, Tatiana … Continue reading Bewitching Midsummer

An Overview of Modern Witchcraft with Lilian Anderson

So tell me about yourself? I’m 42 years old, I’ve been practising witchcraft for about 20 years although I’ve always had a bit of an interest, but yeah I’ve been practising consciously for about 20 years. I’m a mature student and I’m training to be a counsellor And now tell me about your experiences with witchcraft? Probably … Continue reading An Overview of Modern Witchcraft with Lilian Anderson