/ Through The Looking Glass
“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair.
And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Knitting Spell (For Protection)


This poem/spell came to me earlier while I was cooking, and I hurried to write it down. I knit, but I think anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or does some other kind of fibercraft can use this. I tried not to use language specific to knitting. I would envision the person the handmade item is intended for, wearing the thing, its protection forming a web around them, as you chant:

May this garment be as armor
a shield against the woes of life.
Bring peace and steadiness of mind,
snatch good fortune into your loops
even as I weave you.
Give him/her/them shelter from the winds
the biting rain and cold,
and bring him/her/them back, as day ends
to the warmth of home.

You could add a line or two, invoking a protective deity or spirit (especially one associated with crafts). I feel that it would be most effective or most appropriately used as you’re starting a project, though you can repeat the chant continuously and meditate on your loved one.


Fallen (by nicholsphotos)
Day Four: Hiking through old-growth forest on the north side of Douglas Island. This is the largest undisturbed old-growth forest in North America.

Fae live in the Bokeh (Overlooked) vol.2 (5)
©buron ‘13

[nature vivante] by xcentris on Flickr.

Sleepy kitty.

I bought my cat a wig.

I really want to have my own dragons but California is in short supply of them so  I made my dog into one.
Look how happy he is, he loves it.

Bouquet Spell - Protection


  • carnations
  • chrysanthemum
  • dogwood
  • heather
  • lavender

Purchase or wild cut or if you have these in your yard, collect them and arrange them in a vase either in your living room or bedroom. Say this over them and then replace them when they have withered:

Flowers of the Earth, bathed in the Waters
guard my home and hearth from woes.
Protect against malicious feelings and harm.
Be bold until your withering reaches too far.

Bacchus ❦ by Fotoaguado

By Nathalie HAVEZ

Skógá River, IcelandAlberto Douce