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Wastecraft: Magic for Desert Dwellers

Wastecraft, alternatively known as Desert Witchcraft, is a location based practice revolving around resource management and conservation. Desert Witches care deeply about the eco system of their home.

Tools of the Trade//

  • Sand
  • Found Objects
  • Feathers
  • Rocks
  • Bones
  • Skulls
  • Fossils
  • Weather Work
  • Dried Specimens

(Please remember to research your local area and laws pertaining to the collecting of feathers or specimens)

 

Plant Parts and Their Associations//

  • Needles and Thorns: Curses, Protection, Adaptability
  • Leaves: Growth, Inspiration, Absorbing Knowledge, Nourishment
  • Bark: Warding, Sigils, Protection, Strength, Hardiness, Endurance
  • Branches: Communication, Wands, Channeling, Transformation
  • Seeds: Rebirth, Life, Abundance, Hope, New Beginnings
  • Seed Pods: Storm Calling, Incubation, Regrouping

 

Cacti and Succulent Associations//

  • Prickly Pear Cactus: Hardiness, Strength
  • Cholla Cactus: Curses, Protection
  • Barrel Cactus: Growth, Prosperity
  • Cardon Cactus: Goals, Dreams
  • Saguaro Cactus: Beauty, Adaptability
  • Aloe Vera: Healing, Purification

 

Tree, Shrub and Bush Associations//

  • Acacia: Resilience, Protection
  • Palo Verde: Frail Beauty, Life
  • Ironwood: Endurance, Strength
  • Creosote: Endurance, Flexibility
  • Brittlebush: Cleansing, Protection

 

Crystals Commonly Found in Desert Landscapes//

  • Gypsum
  • Quartz
  • Wulfenite
  • Turquoise
  • Tourmaline
  • Obsidian
  • Agate
  • Garnet
  • Mica
  • Magnetite
  • Serpentine

 

Metals Commonly Found in Desert Landscapes//

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Iron Pyrite

 

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