Category Archives: Craft


Here’s my schedule for PantheaCon 2017, which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. In addition to my own events, I’ll be co-hosting the Weiser Books Hospitality Suite (Room 1066). We have all sorts of fun … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Brigid

February 1st is Imbolc, a festival of new beginnings. It’s also the birthday of the beloved goddess, Brigid. Brigid presides over healing, fertility, childbirth, ironworking and smithcraft, art, music, poetry, and prophesy. She has dominion over wisdom, education, and knowledge. … Continue reading

Don’t Wait. Expediate.

Presenting the first in a series of limited-edition magical items from Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, The Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages and other books. Items are truly limited editions—-they are crafted in very small … Continue reading

The Oracle of Kwan Yin

The root of ‘divination’ is in the divine. Once upon a time, in the ancient world, it was not unusual to find divinatory services offered at temples and shrines. In other words, to put it plainly, you could expect to … Continue reading


Clay remains one of the most mysterious—and underestimated—spiritual and medicinal mediums, despite the fact that it ranks among the very oldest magical, therapeutic, ritual, and cosmetic ingredients. Its use dates back to prehistoric times. Similar to crystals, there are a wide variety of clays, each possessing its own unique properties. In other words, not all clay is the same. Just as different crystals have distinctive magical and therapeutic uses, so does clay.

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The Lord of Bonfim

The Lord of Bonfim is a miraculous statue housed in the Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Bahia, Brazil. The statue depicts crucified Jesus at the moment of his death. The Lord of Bonfim is considered a Black Christ, a counterpart to the Black Madonna. His name literally means “the Lord of the Good End”.

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