I sat down with “The Staten Island Witches”, Mark and Richie, during my Book Signing for Facebook Live chat at Practical Magick in Staten Island, N.Y. We discussed a little about me and “Casting Creative Magickal Circles”.
I am so excited to announce a north-east meet the author and book signing tour. This was something not originally planned when this book was first released as a short read e-book. However, now that it has been brought into print distribution, more people have become interested in Casting Creative Magickal Circles, and I couldn’t be happier. This tour will only be within the North Eastern states.
First stop will be at Practical Magick In Staten Island NY, where I will be joined with foreword writers and owners of this amazing shop, Mark Eadicicco and Richie Drawneek, “The Staten Island Witches”.
Author and Witch, E. Massey provides an excellent resource for the magickal practitioner of any level. Casting Creative Magickal Circles outlines unique ways of casting magickal circles for all Eight Sabbaths and the Moon Phases. It Contains principle information and personal references that any coven or solitary witch would need to create fun and interesting rituals. A must have for ones magickal library. Foreword by Mark Eadicicco and Richie Drawneek “The Staten Island Witches” of NYC’s Practical Magick.
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Recognized as one of the most important holidays of the year, Samhain, meaning “Summer’s End,” is a major festival with several aspects. It is the celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the dark half of the year, because of this transition it is also known as “The Witches’ New Year”. Many pagan traditions also see this as the time of death for the Sun and the solar gods, to be reborn at the Winter Solstice or Yule. It is a night when we remember our departed loved ones and honor our ancestors. Samhain is when the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living is said to be at its thinnest.
Creatively speaking, Samhain circles are the most difficult to foster. There are so many different aspects of the holiday that it’s hard to focus on just one. In Casting Creative Magickal Circles I have included circles for the different themes that are commonly used in Samhain rituals. This circle in particular uses an Ancestor theme that allows your ancestors to be a part of your circle and ritual. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
The Ancestor Circle
Items needed: photographs of your ancestors.
When casting your circle for a Samhain ritual that has an ancestor focus, you would begin in the west; traditionally regarded as the realm of the dead. Begin by placing the first picture on the floor in the west calling out the name of the ancestor as you do. Continue clockwise around the parameter of your space, calling out each name as the picture is placed. If you do not have enough photographs to complete a circle, place them evenly throughout the circle.
When you have returned to the west, say or something similar:
“I have laid this circle in love and protection,
May all that have been named help hold,
This sacred space on this Samhain night.”
Visualize protective and loving energy connecting each picture, and then expanding into a sphere around your space.
Saying: “So mote it be” when you have created your sphere.
When you are ready to release the circle, starting in the west, walking counter-clockwise begin to pick up each picture, visualizing the energy being released out into the universe, while saying or something similar:
“I release this circle in love and honor.”
This circle casting can be easily adapted for group rituals as well, allowing all participants to bring and add their own ancestor photographs.
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Mabon is the second in the three harvest festivals, also known as the Autumnal Equinox and is commonly seen as the Witch’s Thanksgiving. It is a day of balance, when the equal hours of both light and dark are seen in the sun’s journey toward the equator.
At this time, many Wiccans and witches give thanks to the waning sunlight, and the blessings we have received. It is a time to begin reflecting on the passing year and give thanks for what the things that we have received and learned.
In Wiccan lore, Mabon is the time when the God prepares to die to be reborn again from his mother’s, the Goddess’, womb.
Over the years, I have written many Mabon and harvest themed rituals, but as of late, I would much rather focus on a community dinner gathering to celebrate. These “dinner parties” still have the aspects of ritual; just not as formal as they would be any other holiday. The three circles I have chosen to include in this chapter were created during my years in solitary practice, but they can easily be adapted for a group.
The Gifts that Keep on Giving Circle
Items needed: one apple of any color, a handful of quarters.
This Mabon circle’s focus is about sharing the blessings of the harvest. Before you begin, place the quarters in the apple. The apple will be utilized to cast the circle. Begin casting in the north representing abundance. With the apple in hand, walk slowly clockwise around your space, saying or something similar:
“I cast this circle with the blessings of abundance,
With love and for protection.
I honor, sacrifice on this blessed Mabon.”
Visualize protective and loving energy emanating from the apple, then expanding into a sphere around your space.
Saying: “So mote it be”.
When you are ready to release the circle, starting now in the north, walking counter-clockwise around your space with the apple in hand. Visualizing the energy being into the apple, while saying or something similar:
“I thank the harvest for its gifts,
I release this circle out into the world,
Let it touch all those who need it love.”
After your ritual, take the quarters out of the apple and keep them with you. Using them for good deeds, such as in a parking meter that is about to run out. Use them in moments of “paying it forward” or share the harvest with those in need.
Casting Creative Magickal Circles is available FREE! for a limited time at
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This 30+ page e-book outlines unique ways of casting magickal circles for all Eight Sabbaths and the Moon Phases. It Contains principle information and personal references that any coven or solitary witch would need to create fun and interesting rituals.
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