What is witchcraft?
Well, that's a loaded question. I'll do my best to give you a concise answer but the truth of the matter is that it depends. Magic itself has been used for thousands of years by people all across the world. Witchcraft is just one type of magical practice and, for me, it's very personal. No two witches will agree on an exact definition of witchcraft, and that's usually okay! In my practice, witchcraft involves sensing and manipulating the invisible energies around me to tilt the scales in my favor. My witchcraft practice sometimes involves the petitioning of deities, too, but not always. Maybe one day I'll write an entire About Me page detailing my beliefs and practices (or the not-so-personal parts). For now, you'll just have to do with what I've got written here.
And then what's polytheism?
That one is a bit easier to answer. Polytheism simply means the belief in and/or reverence of more than one deity or divine figure. In my case, I mainly work within the confines of the Irish pantheon. Currently, I work closely with Brigid, the Irish Goddess and Saint.
So what's 'Round the Cauldron?
'Round the Cauldron started out as a podcast in 2018 to talk about Wicca. Over the years as my practice has developed and changed, so too has the content of the podcast. I have also branched out. I now run a YouTube channel with weekly videos that cover various topics within the realms of witchcraft, paganism, and polytheism.
I firmly believe that witchcraft should be accessible to anyone who wants it. It is a wonderful, personal practice steeped in history, folklore, and belief. In the pages of this website, you'll find a lot of my personal writing and research on various topics within witchcraft. I encourage you to read through what interests you, explore sources I've linked, and develop your own personal practice.
If you're looking for something in particular, feel free to use the search bar on the side. I've written about many things (and I'm still writing, don't worry!) and sometimes searching is easier to use. If there is something I haven't covered and you'd like me to, please contact me through a method of your choice. If I can't answer your question, I will try to point you to someone who can.