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Online witchcraft schools: What you should know

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Online witchcraft schools: What you should know

Thinking about deepening your witchcraft studies by attending school? Welcome to the future—it’s pretty amazing here! One of the blessings of the information age is that it is easier than ever to connect with a teacher, especially in arcane subject matter that was once available only to a select few. Most witchcraft schools exist primarily in the online sphere, where rent is cheap and information can flow freely across distances. Online education has some disadvantages compared to face-to-face instruction. You will likely complete your studies by downloading lessons and interacting with your teacher(s) over email, video, and forums. (Hogwarts, it...

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2019 update

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2019 update

Greetings! It’s your friendly shop fairy Michelle with some updates on what’s new at the Grove! 2018 was a very busy year. We’ve added hundreds of new products and made many other changes and improvements. Here’s some highlights: New products We have a new house brand of resin incense, packaged under the Magick Cupboard label. Some of the pre-packaged resins we received weren’t meeting our quality standards, so we ditched them and started producing our own. The Magick Cupboard resins are shop-tested, practically dust-free versions of the world’s best resins for your altar and home. (View all our resin items...

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Getting a psychic reading: An insider's guide

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Getting a psychic reading: An insider's guide

I sense…there’s something you’re searching for. It’s becoming clearer… I’ve got it! You’re curious about getting a psychic reading! The topic of psychic readings is one that is shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. In this article, we’ll delve into what goes on behind that lacy dragonfly curtain at your local witchy emporium. We’ll take a balanced look at scams and skepticism—two subjects that most people in the psychic industry don’t want to talk about. We’ll also touch on how you can prepare yourself to get the most out of your time with a psychic reader. I have experience on both...

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2018 update

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2018 update

Greetings from the Grove! It's been a very, very busy year for us, with no signs of slowing down. Samhain is just around the corner...and after that, the holiday shopping season. If updates to the blog have been few, it's because we're prioritizing filling orders and keeping your favorite items in stock. Here's what's been happening around the shop in the six months or so since we've posted a business update: New product lines One of our favorite new items is the clearing sprays from Sun's Eye. These are made for people who want to cleanse and purify a place,...

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2018 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Spring 2018 update

Hard to believe it’s that time of year again…but here I am (Michelle the shop fairy) with our semi-annual update on what’s new at the Grove. Tucson! The freshest and most exciting news on my mind is our Tucson gemstone haul! We got back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show about three weeks ago. Last year was my first time making the trip to buy gems in person, and it was a bit overwhelming. This time I was more on my game and arrived with a plan…and a rental car, thank Goddess. But still, I’m a long way from...

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