Scenes From a Pagan Household

For a lot of reasons, we needed to declutter and clean our house and then cleanse our house. For a lot the same reasons, we plan on doing Scylla’s Charm Against the Evil Eye. Generally I do the cleansing aspect with the house as I’ve previously outlined. Yesterday however I was def feeling fibro-ish from overdoing it at Crucible and the impending fall weather. I also needed to write my lecture on Hoodoo which I would be presenting to my alma mater’s Pagan group, which the more I tried to figure out how to explain Hoodoo while both acknowledging it was not a “white light” path per se but only explaining some positive workings was giving me a headache as well as inspiring cold fear remembering The Pagan Picnic . Those things together made it so I was feeling pretty drained and not up to doing magic. Jow had decided to try his hand at doing it on his own, though previously we were going to do it together though that just led to another Model UN squabble.

Him (after finishing it): Well, what do you think?

Me: Well, at first I didn’t feel anything but then when you started going room to room with the candle I did.

Him: Awesome. Wow. It feels so much different than when you do it.

Me: Yep.

Him: Almost too strong . . .

Me: Well. You kind of didn’t sweep anything outside.

Him: I burned the bothersome things! With fire.

Me: Right. So . . .now there’s like . . .the equivalent of a house full of dead bugs. They’re not doing anything but they’re lying all over the place dead.

Him: Burnt dead bugs.

Me: I’ll sweep tomorrow.

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.
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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.  


2 Responses

  1. She left out my victory over dead bugs dance. There is a lot of pelvic thrusting, and pointing to people, places and things, and then pointing to my crotch, while screaming, "I RULE YOU!"

    Tru Fax. Mebbe.

  2. Lifencompass Scott

    New reader. Hi. /Wave.

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