Saint Helen

The Saint Helen venerated today is a composite of several famous Helens throughout history.  Thus, there are many variations to her story.  This is my favoured version. Born Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, Helen was the daughter of an inn keeper in Bithynia.  Besides...

Saint Joseph

Few things are actually known about Saint Joseph.  The little we do comes primarily from the Gospels and the Apocryphal texts.  Unfortunately, they do not agree on many aspects of his life. Though both sets of texts agree that he was the adoptive father of Jesus, the...

Saint Ignacio De Loyola

Best known for starting the Jesuits, Saint Ignacio De Loyola was born to in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa to a noble family.  Before he had even turned five, his father decided that Ignacio was to serve the church and his brother to join the military. Ignacio would...

Saint Lazarus

Those who are new to practising magick are often surprised to find that the Saint Lazarus most venerated is not the Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead but is instead the leper that he spoke of in one of his parables. According to the parable Lazarus spent his...

Saint Michael

Michael is the most powerful archangel and the second most powerful angel in existence, the first being Metatron. It has been said that heaven would have been overthrown had Lucifer been able to talk Michael into joining him in his rebellion.  Why then is such a...

Working with Saint Martha the Dominator

Saint Martha is a powerful and popular spirit with many aspects. The Saint Martha mentioned in the Bible served food to Jesus, and berated Mary, her sister, for not helping her with the hospitality.  This aspect of Saint Martha rules over domestic service,...

Saint Raymond

Dubbed as nonnatus (unborn) because he was removed from his dead mother’s womb via a Caesarian section, Saint Raymond began his life in Catalonia, Spain.  He spent his early years with his earthly father, but felt he was called to spend his life serving God....

Hecate

Though our knowledge of her in the west is primarily from Greek mythology, her name means ‘influence from afar’ and it is likely that Hecate is a much older goddess that the Greeks borrowed from another culture and made their own.  Zeus himself was in such...

Saint Cyprian

The Saint Cyprian venerated today is really a fusion of two individual saints with the same name, Saint Cyprian of Antioch and Saint Cyprian of Carthage.  It’s easy to see how the two became entangled over the years, when you consider that they had a great...

Basic Spring Cleaning

Even if you keep your wards current and are in the habit of casting frequent protection spells, the importance of spring cleaning can’t be emphasised enough.  After months of having you hanging out inside with windows and doors mostly closed to minimise the...