LC. Harrison: Please, Tell me a bit about you, describe
Kristy Lynn: "I’m Kristy Lynn,
I’m owner/creatrix behind Betwixxt & Between, mama of two, lover of
the plant kingdom and practicing witch of over 15 years."
Mistress LC. Harrison: How did you first become Interested in Magick?
Lynn: "I first became interested in magick in the
6th grade. I was in the
school library doing research for a paper on world religions.
I stumbled upon a now-defunct website called Spirit Online, which was a wonderful Wiccan resource site. I spent the rest of that study period clicking through spells, in awe that this was a real thing, and something inside of me came home. I knew at that moment that
I was and would forever be a witch. When you’re a teen and you’re angsty and
feel like so many things are out of your control, magick is the perfect life tool. Reclaiming
your power is priceless, no matter what your age."
LC. Harrison: What is you favorite way to incorporate
your craft into your daily life?
Lynn: "I incorporate magick into my daily life in
so many ways, I don’t even think about it anymore!
I think my favorite right now is my daily moon ritual. I
meditate on the moon every evening and stop at my altar and touch base
every morning, setting intentions for the cycle
on the new moon and following that through the phases.
I also create sigils for everything and find that to be really empowering. It’s so easy to use a magical oil in a glass rollerball bottle
to trace sigils on your skin!"
Mistress LC. Harrison: Describe what type of Magick is your favorite, and why?
Lynn: "I love magick in all its forms, but my favorite
go-to is candle magick. It’s just so versatile
and I love that
it can be as formal or informal as you like. If
I’m in a hurry and know I need to do spellwork, I’ll take a quick gander at a few correspondence books, choose my candle color and oil, and raise that power. I feel like most ends can be met this way."
LC. Harrison: Do you have a tip for a new practitioner?
Lynn: "My biggest tip for new practitioners is to
read everything you can get your hands
on. We live in this really crazy era where books that were
almost impossible to get
a decade ago are selling for like two bucks on Amazon.
Don’t fall into the
trap of alluring cover artwork that a lot of the books
coming out today are boasting-
many of them lack anything of value between the pages.
Stick to the classics,
which a quick google search can help you find. I would
also say to practice every day, even if
it’s 5 minutes spent in meditation or contemplation of
LC. Harrison: How do you find Magick most helpful
in your life?
Kristy Lynn: "I find magick most helpful
in my life for the little things. I feel like no matter how much you think you
know what you want, the powers that be seem to rearrange
things in the most beneficial way for you for the long-term, so it’s best to let that be. Practical everyday magick is so very empowering and can be surprisingly effective. I have a little spell I found in a book that I’ll
use if I can’t find a parking spot, or an old
gypsy chant I turn to if I need some extra cash. Crystals
are wonderful allies, as well, for transforming our everyday lives."
LC. Harrison: Do you have any favorite New Age authors,
Kristy Lynn: "I enjoy so many authors
for different reasons, but to throw out a few suggestions:
I adore Ann Moura’s Green Witchcraft series.
For me, she is the perfect balance between 'traditional'
witchcraft and solitary eclectic.
Janet and Stewart Farrar are Alexandrian Wiccans and have written quite a few books that are just packed with great information.
Raymond Buckland has always been a favorite,
and his Complete Book of Witchcraft reads
as a workbook, which I found really helpful at the beginning of my path.
Phyllis Currott has done a few really great reads.
I also love the classic Dion Fortune books, and that her fiction works are actually nonfiction gems, but were written under that guise in a time
period that wouldn’t accept the craft."
LC. Harrison: What is your favorite magick tool or
tools and why?
Kristy Lynn: "Currently, I try to
work without tools as much as possible so that I don’t become reliant on them. I do, however, have an athame that I’ve had for many years and has seen a lot of ritual. It’s not the prettiest item I own, but the buzz of power housed in that handle is palpable. I’ve always found it really useful for directing, storing and grounding energy."
LC. Harrison: What is your favorite Magick Element
(Earth, Air, Fire, Water, or Spirit) and why? And, How
do you incorporate your favorite element into your craft?
Kristy Lynn: "I have always felt a huge affinity for Fire. Even as a child, I was entranced. I myself am a double Fire sign (Sagittarius sun, Leo moon) and
feel like I’ve always
embodied it. Passionate transformation is pretty much my mantra and I’ve lived through quite a few during these Earth years. I also love the cleansing
and purifying aspects
of Fire and utilize them in my practice quite a bit. My favorite way is when something needs to be gone, write it down and burn it! I also enjoy smoke rituals to clear negativity and utilize incense in some form just about every