My Craft name is Ben Gruagach. I'm an eclectic Wiccan author and have been active in the Pagan community for a few decades now.

I'll be posting thoughts, musings, and links to things that catch my eye. Please feel free to ask questions or post comments!

 

Black "henna" is TOXIC

If you’re thinking of getting a henna design put on your skin (a temp tattoo often offered at fairs and rennfests) please make sure they are using REAL henna and not so-called “black henna”. “Black henna” is really toxic and can result in lifelong health problems the least of which is chemical burns and scarring.

I love Elsa Lanchester, who played the bride for Frankenstein’s monster in the classic movie.  She was also the loveable “Aunt Queenie” (a witch!) in the 1958 movie “Bell, Book, and Candle” which was sort of a forerunner of the popular show “Bewitched” where a witch falls in love with a mortal man and is forced to sacrifice who she is for her man. 

Elsa Lanchester had a wonderfully long, prolific career.  A real role model!

(Source: boutiquehorrorhorrorboutique)

rialianashtae:

===I think I might need this deck…for…reasons…
===The Muppetari are indeed amongst us.


Cute!

rialianashtae:

===I think I might need this deck…for…reasons…

===The Muppetari are indeed amongst us.

Cute!

alderlyncurium:

The wonderful world of witches: Portraits of english pagans
Photos from LIFE magazine frist published in 1964, featuring Eleanor Bone, the Matriarch of British Witchcraft, and Patricia Crowther.

An interesting photo article about British witches from the 1960s.

(Source: TIME)

Thistles spreading their seeds.

Thistles spreading their seeds.