Episode 95 - Bones in Witchcraft

Episode 95 - Bones in Witchcraft


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Using bones in witchcraft can conjure up negative feelings and the stereotype of witches performing sacrifices. But using animal parts in magic is rooted in traditions around the world, from a time when hunting and raising livestock were parts of everyday life.
An animal’s traits come through their body parts into your magick, so it’s important to choose wisely.
Ways to Use Bones
  • Placed on an altar
  • Added to sachets
  • Worn as jewelry
  • Added to powders and incense
  • Engraved with symbols and runes to be used in divination
  • Throwing bones (divination)
How to Find Bones
  • Natural death/predators
  • Roadkill
  • Hunters
  • Farms
  • Purchasing
Gathering and Cleaning Bones
  • Burying
  • Maceration (soaking in water)
  • Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Filing and Picking (if there is still flesh on the bones)
  • Degreasing

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