In the Digital Age, research and purchasing has moved from "brick and mortar" stores and libraries to virtual presences. The staff at The Witches’ Almanac is committed to informing our readers of trending Web sites.



There are a plethora of sites on the Web offering magical commodities...

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Our good friends at the Museum of Witchcraft have announced...

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It is refreshing to come across a Pagan website that is journalistic...

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Alchemy Works  

There are a plethora of sites on the Web offering magical commodities ranging from typical occult ware to the rare find. Harold Roth’s Alchemy Works falls into the latter category, offering oils, incenses, and resins crafted for the discerning Witch with a discriminating magical palette. Of special note is their Galangal Oil, which could be considered by far the best available on the Web today. With an easy and unassuming interface, shopping for the perfect oil has never been easier than at Alchemy Works. That being said, this site is not just for the consumer, it is also for the student. Along with each item for sale is a tidbit about each item. For example, the shopper for oils is not simply provided a list of items for sale, the oils page also informs as to their planetary attribution. Clicking on the oil name brings you to a page containing a table rich in content regarding the planet. You will find similar links on the seeds and herbs pages.

Alchemy Works also provides a number of stand-alone educational pages. For instance, the page entitled Making a Flower Essence provides one of the most concise guides to making flower essences this author has ever come across. Be sure to check the Herbal Codes page that provides a list of herbs with their code names, allowing us to unravel the secret language of grimoires. Armed with knowledge from this page, when you come across a recipe calling for Hare’s Beard, rather than chasing a poor little bunny with a razor and shaving cream, you will simply go out and procure the proper herb, Great Mullein.

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Museum of Witchcraft 

Being able to walk into a museum dedicated top-to-bottom to all things magical would probably tickle the fancy of even the most dour-faced occultist, but alas, there are paltry few of them about. The oldest and most well-respected, originally founded on the Isle of Man but moved to the sleepy sea village of Bostcastle on Cornwall’s northern coast, is thousands of years of magical history rolled into two floors worth of captivating displays and a research library of over 7000 books.

However, for most of us (especially those in places “across the pond” and further), a quick jaunt to the southwest of Albion is rather cost-prohibitive. Thankfully the museum has provided a most user-friendly website with which to browse its fascinating nooks and crannies. There, one can peruse most of the museum’s 3000 objects with high definition photographs, videos and tutorials, delving into their inspired collections with ease. Included is even a search feature allowing one to scrutinize the many documents and books in their considerable library of folklore and occultism.

Thus, Enochian Watchtowers, horse-skull protection charms, poppets, mandrakes and founder Cecil Williamson’s scrying mirror can now be easily viewed from the comfort of one’s favorite device.

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The Wild Hunt

It is refreshing to come across a Pagan website that is journalistic in nature, as well as providing feature articles that are rich in content and thought provoking. The Wild Hunt describes itself as a “non-profit news agency serving Pagan, Heathen and polytheist communities worldwide.” They have more than exceeded their statement of purpose.

Many Pagan sites are generally devoted to bringing education content geared to a very specific community. The Wild Hunt goes beyond the typical Pagan site. You will find that their feature articles often examine contemporary issues and their impact to the world as whole, while keeping an eye on relevance to the community that they serve.

The Wild Hunt’s site is visually clean and unencumbered by art that does not contribute to their journalism. You will not find backgrounds and typefaces that make it hard to consume the news they are reporting. When they use art, it is always a compliment to the feature.

All in all, this is a great site that deserves frequent visits and will certainly enrich your awareness of the Pagan community, as well as the greater world that we are part of.

Visit The Wild Hunt here