How to use ‘modern witchcraft’ to create a feel-good home
Erica Feldmann has a remedy for your chaotic, uninviting and dysfunctional home. Cast a magic spell.
“A spell is a prayer with props,” said the author of “HausMagick: Transform Your Home With Witchcraft” (HarperOne, $25.99). “It’s a positive intention that you are communicating about something you want to come true in your life.”
Her book includes spells for banishing stuff, manifesting your desires and creating balance in your home.
Feldmann is also the owner of HausWitch, an online retailer and shop in — where else? — Salem, Massachusets.
Her modern witchcraft handbook is a brew of healing crystals, potions for home remedies, feminist spirituality, interior design, tarot card reading and even psychic pet communication. Q: Are you a witch?
A: Absolutely. I always claim it as the acronym W.I.T.C.H., for “Woman in Total Control of Herself.” It has more to do with reclaiming this figure that has been ostracized and demonized. It has a lot of potential as a radical feminist archetype that harnesses energy that we sorely need in this world. It’s about being empowered and believing that you can use inner strength to transform your life and create what you want. Q: How can we use modern witchcraft to make our home feel more homey?
A: I explore themes of manifestation, clearing, comfort and protection.