I just love the name of this blog. I can imagine getting a great big parcel through the post and opening it and then these two lovely witches hopping out in my living room. Lol.
The site is unusual in that it is jointly hosted. Both the witches are from Northern Canada. Renee is the city witch and Val is the country witch. They both get involved with the blog.
One of the things I like about the site is that they use their own pictures to illustrate their writing and also the crafts they make. There is a brilliant post up at the moment about a DIY love spell for Valentine's Day. Its a little tongue in cheek, but then it would be wouldn't it. Each stage of the spell is beautifully photographed and posted and the wording for each part of the spell is written out above the pictures.
The ladies also get involved in projects such as the Pagan Blog project 2013 and a recent worldwide candle vigil to send positive support out to others in the Universe.
The blog has 483 regular followers so reaching a decent sized audience with their regular updates. I'd encourage you to be follower 484 and go see what these lovely ladies have to say for yourselves.
Image is taken from the 2 Witches in a box website and links back to them.
I came across Spirit Stitch's blog as part of the Pagan Blog Project 2013. Its been a brilliant way to become familiar with some really top quality blogs and you can look forward to my top witchy blogs lists growing and growing before the year is out.
Spirit Stitch introduces her blog with the strapline "Hands on creative and spiritual work - even if it means ripping out several rows of stitches." This gives you a good idea of the flavour of her blog, you know its going to be no nonsense and the product of thoughtful rather than rushed writing. She weaves her knitting stories into the blogs which are an interesting mix of apt quotations, knitting patterns and musings on Christian beliefs. Spirit Stitch is unusually happy to share which is lovely and many of her own wordings and little ritual tips are incorporated into her blogs. This approach gives every blog a feeling of being more than just an essay. It reminds me a bit of those magazine packs you used to get as a child, an article, a recipe, maybe a spell or a project. Its ecclectic and it holds your interest. She is good with words too and that is half the battle for a blogger. Also, I spotted a Salvador Dali picture on there as well so we know she has good taste in art!
Image taken off Spirit Stitch's website and links through to her site.
The Witch of Forest Grove has a very established website that has been going for a number of years. She is an internationally respected witch known for her knowledge of herbs in particular. I highly recommend you read the article on her website about flying ointments - this is not my area of speciality and I am delighted to have found such a learned and experienced witch to refer all the questions I get on flying ointments to (sorry Forest Grove Witch!)
There is an abundance of learned information on this site - articles include topics as diverse as fairies, sex magic, Shamanism and Luciferian Witchcraft. This witch knows her stuff. I would suggest that her site is aimed at a more advance practitioner than mine and others I have recently reviewed. But for the intermediate to experienced witch there is a wealth of information that will enable you to progress within the craft. The site also offers a shop where herbs and incense can be purchased (I haven't worked out how to obtain the necessary password to access the shop but don't let that put you off, we all know that the Degu Witch is a bit technically incompetent...)
And check out some of her sculptures. Just beautiful and very original indeed.
Image links to the Witch of Forest Grove's original illustrations gallery where she sells prints of her artwork to online buyers.
OOOh the Black Witch is crafty. And I mean crafty in the nicest possible way. Take a look at her gift shop. I like her watches most, She makes these fab drop down charm watches, really pretty and using natural crystals. With Yule coming up you might get some great gifts from this site so it is worth having a look with plenty of time to order for the festive season.
This blog has been going quite a while now so there is a lot of content to read back through. The Black Witch also has a lot to say about Paganism from a black perspective. And its good to see someone speaking intelligently about the diversity of cultures within Paganism.
The Black Witch also offers a question and answer section, similar to what I have on here. I like the way she answers people, no nonsense and right to the point.
So check her out, she's pretty feisty and fabulous!
Picture is an example of the quality gifts on offer in the Black Witch's gift shoppe. It links through to her site.
The thing I like best about Leolyn's site is her section on her site that she calls the Universal Wish list. Basically, anybody with a problem or anyone going through troubles can send the details to the Whispering Witch website and the Whispering Witch and others who visit the site can take the time to send positive energy to those who need it. I just think this is a really beautiful thing to have on your blog and not something I have seen in many other places.
The other thing you need to know about the Whispering Witch is that she isn't just a witch, she's a poet! Check out her poem "Don't Quiet the Whisper," published on her site. Beautiful and really encapsulates my own relationship with the Goddess.
Leolyn also maintains a regular and informative blog. I particularly enjoyed the post on working with bird correspondences that she did in August this year. Great stuff.
OOOooh! First witch blog review and I'm spoiled for choice with my contemporaries producing some truly fantastic sites that put my own technical skills to shame, lol. There is such a wealth of experience out there and so many erudite witches blogging about their knowledge and experience. Seriously, do yourself a favour, click on a few links and prepare to do some quality learning....
But my witch of the week review today is concerned with the blog of Twisted Witch. The thing I like most about Twisted Witch's blog is the emphasis on craft work. Check out her recent post on card crafting with butterflies - beautiful. Twisted Witch designs for several different places and enters competitions with her pieces of art, most of which are photographed and displayed prominently on her blog. I find this site very inspirational and with Yule coming up, a browse through Twisted Witch's pics may give you some good ideas if you are thinking of creating personal greeting cards yourself this year.