Welcome to Crosscountry Witchcraft, a blog run by Tom McArthur and Kym Deyn.
We’ll be touching on many different aspects of witchcraft with our wildly different approaches, including folk magic, Wicca, spirit work, poetry, tarot, divination and the Greek Magical Papyri.

Cursing Like a Bitch

There are always people who want to take sharpest teeth out of our mouths. We ought to be kind where we can, but we also have to survive.I’m not interested in petty witch internet ethics (you know the kind), which generally fail to recognise the breadth of human experience, and how sometimes magic is our only…

Mysticism and Chronic Illness

Last night I walked into my kitchen alone, and was struck with the realisation that everything was glistening. The mucky glasses on the shelves above the sink, the tins of Parisian tea, even the stains on the kitchen countertop. It’s not the waiting, but the action of being and burning with it.

Ensouling Statues

Statue ensoulment is the process whereby you turn a statue into a living vessel for a divinity. This allows you to experience the intense presence of the divinity and communicate with them. It also provides you with a physical focus for your worship.. The belief in statues as receptacles of divinity dates back to theContinue reading “Ensouling Statues”

Raising the Dead: Poetry, Inheritance and Necromancy

In my dreams, my uncle knows he’s dead. I’m ushering a class of primary school children through a set of front doors into a brutalist office building. It’s my uncle’s next crazy plan..

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