I’ve been thinking about the direction of this blog recently. While I love sharing things to do in London, and I’ll be a student for at least another year, I feel like it needs to evolve somehow.
I’ve been drawn to witchcraft for a long time: it was one of my childhood obsessions (along with wanting to be a pirate!), then I started practicing during my late teens. I’m excited to be writing about it and sharing my journey!
I’m 25 now and have a fair amount of knowledge and experience. I don’t know everything (no-one does!), but hopefully, I can share some helpful advice. Today I’m starting off with a witchy wishlist.
A Witchy Wishlist
- Eclectic Eccentricity is a company I’ve been meaning to purchase from for a while. The only problem is that I want so many of their things! I absolutely love their crystal jewellery, and they’ve recently branched out into homeware too… I’ve got my eye on their Agate Crystal Windchimes, they’re so pretty.
- I’d happily wear any of Eclectic Eccentricity’s beautiful necklaces, but I particularly love the Spectrum Aura Quartz Crystal necklace, and each one is unique!
- The lovely blogger Jessica Gutteridge has a shop called Witchcraftart, full of beautiful witchy prints. She’s recently started selling clothes too, and I need this Beetlejuice Smock Dress ASAP (£28). I’m definitely going to order it, and I know I won’t be able to resist one of her beautiful art prints as well.
- I’ve read many books on witchcraft, Wicca, the occult, spirituality and astrology. The books currently on my wishlist are Year of the Witch by Temperance Alden, and A Spell in the Wild by Alice Tarbuck. You can read which books I recommend in my Witchcraft for Beginners blog post.
- I have a few crystals, but I’d like to expand my collection a bit. I’ve been considering trying out a witches starter kit or subscription box. If anyone has any recommendations, let me know! I’ve been looking at Witch Casket because I figured it would be fun to try out, and I could always write a blog post about it… it’s £27 and vegan-friendly. Update: I love it! You can find my Witch Casket review here.
- A cauldron. I might publish a post about my altar at some point. I love it. I have a zodiac wall hanging above, a sculpture of Venus, some Himalayan salt candles, and of course my crystals, fossils, wand, random paraphernalia… but it’s missing a cauldron. I’d like to get one of these little pewter ones with a triple moon symbol on the front. That reminds me, I also need to get a wax burner. I was planning a collaboration with a brand who sent me some wax melts and a gorgeous ceramic owl burner, but it arrived broken… They ignored my emails, so I’ve got lots of wax melts with no way to use them, unfortunately! For now, I’ve been sticking with oils in my aromatherapy lamp, and candles.
- A crystal ball. I’ll probably have to check out some occult shops for this really, because I want to make sure I choose the right one!
- Some amethyst rune stones. I made my own rune stones back when I was around 10 or 11 years old (yes, I was that child), but I’ve since misplaced them so I definitely need a new set.
- This one isn’t really witch-related, but I recently dyed my hair black with a purple dip-dye and I’m loving it! Next time I want to try out Arctic Fox’s 100% Vegan dye in Transylvania.
- We all know I’m a big fan of the British Museum, and I can’t get enough of their shop. I love the Egyptian-themed home things and sculpture, I’ve been eyeing up their Ankh Amulet replica recently, the hieroglyphic symbol for life. I’m taking a module in Egyptian magic for my MA, perhaps this will help motivate me to write my essay!
Let me know what witchy things are on your wishlist!
All the best,