Glamour Rites

So I’ve been crying and whinging endlessly to anyone who will listen about being old and fat and no fun.  But at the end of the day, I’m a do’er.  I can’t just roll around in the muck endlessly, I need to change things.  I’ve been trying to change things using boring, non magical means such as Pinterest boards to figure out where I’m going, not eating like my twenty year old self, going to the gym and changing my wardrobe.

But still.  There was inertia.  Then I read my PEH’s soon to be seminal work, Sigils Reboot.  And I started thinking.  And planning.  I thought I would have done this rite like two weeks ago but shit kept happening.  So instead I spent my Good Friday (which I happened to have off and was both a Friday and a Full Moon) avoiding my family and practicing witchcraft.  Like you do.

You can’t do a Glamour Rite without Beauty
Regime.  Pictured: Lucky 13 Soap (Lush),
Sephora Full Effect Mascara, Benefit Lipstick in
Miss Behavin’, Coconut Milk Frangipani Face Mask,
Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturizer, Kabuki Brush
and Evian Mister


Ritual Attire

Ritual Altar: St. Germain, Fruit Tart, Mixed Dried Flowers,
My Ladies, Rose Absolute Essential Oil, Twilight Alchemy Labe
Milk and Honey, Stang and Cauldron propolis resin, Beeswax Candle
made by myself in French Hussy, vintage salt cellar with black salt

Post Ritual

Cherry Blossom Tree 


Primped from my nose to my toes

It was mandated by my Ladies that I go out post-rite to celebrate.
Grey Goose Pear Martinis for Everyone!

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


6 Responses

  1. Andrew B. Watt

    Well Done!

  2. Mama Fortuna

    Now that looks like a day well spent to me.

  3. Rose Weaver

    Most excellent!

  4. Christopher Bradford

    NIIIICE. Your altars fill me with jealousy and joy, as I have plans now to refresh my shit and step up my altar game, hahaha.

  5. Grey goose PEAR MARTINIS? I have got to try making those!

    And the altars look fantasic and beautiful. Unfortunately nice altars like that aren't happening in my world! I'm all "do the work and pack up"!

  6. Deborah Castellano

    @ Elle – That's what I did! That's not a permanant altar, that's our working altar 🙂

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