Many of Santa’s companions are as legendary as St. Nicolas himself due to their outlandish roles and character traits. Some are depicted as walking animals or humans dressed in black wearing an air of bedlam. Most are grounded in European traditions and in many respects, serve to provide the yang to Santa’s yin.
When living a magickal life, you learn how to incorporate magick into daily, mundane tasks. When doing so, washing your hands becomes magickal, vacuuming the floor becomes magickal, and even cooking becomes a magickal act. In this article, I share some of the daily hacks I incorporate into my life to give me an edge in daily activities and to empower my magickal life. I hope you find them helpful.
In all of the discussions that can be found on forums, social media sites and in print, I have yet to see anyone discuss how people with physical differences can implement spiritual baths into their lives. Mobility issues impact many, and not everyone can just hop into a tub or even light a candle.
In the 1880s and 1890s, Murray & Lanman Florida Water was advertised as “The Richest of all Perfumes” and “The Most Popular Perfume in the World.” Although now obscure to most of the general American population, Florida Water remained popular among South American and Caribbean cultures. It was incorporated into magical and ritual traditions, including hoodoo.
Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday rooted in the ancient past of Mesoamerica. The origins of the modern holiday has been traced back hundreds of years to the rituals of the Aztec Indians. Dedicated to the Goddess of Death, Mictecacihuatl (Lady of the Dead), the Aztec ritual honored those who have passed on with great feasts, sacrifice, ritual, dance, and sacred art that depicted their beliefs and customs. In the past, the ritual honoring the deceased was celebrated for the entire month of August, which is the ninth month of the Aztec solar calendar.