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Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of — indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone.

"What I Have Learned So Far", Mary Oliver

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delight + havoc offers handmade and hand-blessed magical and metaphysical supplies for witches, pagans, and other spiritual practitioners. Although our background and practice is rooted in folk magic and eclectic witchcraft (and is thus reflected in our ideology and products) we are welcoming of those on all paths and journeys!  

Please note, it is against our policy to offer dedicated spellwork for individuals, but all of our products are blessed with intentions and charged with very specific energy for maximum potency and efficacy.  You can read more about how and when each item was crafted on their product page.

It is our goal, through craft and writing, to help awake others to their own spiritual and personal power. We believe in self knowledge, above all, and hope that our work here will be a tool in your pursuit of that knowledge and that it will embolden you to take what you learn and make it manifest in the world.

 
Lilith , John Collier, 1887

Lilith, John Collier, 1887

ABOUT lilith

My name is Lilith and I am a Brooklyn-based creative, feminist, and witch.

While I have felt called to this path since my youth, I began my practical journey in earnest by way of artistic and academic pursuits. Years ago, while researching shamanic journeying and soul retrieval for a book I was writing at the time, I fell headfirst into devotion, quickly became a part of a coven, and have been working in circle and individually ever since.  For me, finding craft felt like coming home.

While influenced by both traditional witchcraft and the work of Starhawk and Reclaiming, my current practice is an eclectic one of folk magic with a particular focus on hedgewitchery and herbalism. I work with the ancestors and my personal spirit guides and incorporate several forms of divination into my healing and shadow work. On any given day, I am exploring metaphysical and bookshops in Brooklyn, reading tarot, painting, or communing with nature in Prospect Park.

Queen Maev , J.C. Leyendecker, 1911

Queen Maev, J.C. Leyendecker, 1911

ABOUT MAEVE

My name is Maeve and I am a professional artist, a feminist, a witch and a seeress, an enthusiastic amateur gardener and herbcrafter.

I am originally from Southern California, where I was raised on Irish folklore and culture.  It was this immersion in the fairy faith as well as childhood visitations from the spirits that set me on my path of witchcraft and priestess work.

I have spent the last ten years practicing mostly as a solitary witch and studying in various traditions, including British Traditional Craft and Reclaiming.  I am currently in the midst of an apprenticeship program in the Red Moon Mystery School’s priestess path, training in Celtic-based shamanic journeying.  After many years as a solitary seeker, I am so happy to have found my home circle and my own personal practice in recent years.  That practice is still rooted in the Irish folk magic of my childhood, and includes hedgecrossing, divination, and herbcraft.  I am now based in Brooklyn, where I can usually be found working in my garden, scouring local farmers markets, beating my drum, and studying the Ogam fews.