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About

Chthonic Star

Providing balance-conscious magical tools & supplies to support
Full Cycle Witchcraft and Chthonic Grounding.

What is Chthonic?

Chthonic, pronounced ka-THÄnik, is based in the Greek word khthon, which means “earth” or “soil” and refers to earthly things and creatures, as well as gods, deities, or spirits, that are associated with being “under” or “beneath the earth.”

This is, literally, the underworld, rich with physical and spiritual testimonial.

Why Chthonic Star?

While meditating and journeying for this calling, I consistently saw seven underworld stars beneath a tree with strong roots that were drawing healing and life-giving nutrients and deep, primal Earth magic up through the trunk, with brilliant release into the universe through the antlers of a white stag. These thoughts and visions are what led to the name Chthonic Star, and the inspiration for our logo and icons.

Full Cycle Witchcraft

Full Cycle Witchcraft is a balance-conscious approach that encourages practitioners to make sustainable decisions, within their means, as often as they are able, empowering them as ever-improving responsible and respectful stewards of planetary, energetic, universal, and spiritual power.

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     We are made of the Earth, from the blood, bone, and ash of every creature and substance before us. Ingredients which emerge from the deep, refreshed and restored, awaiting our awakening and remembrance as they animate our temporary vessels.

     Recognizing and reconnecting to your substance and power in a way that is sustainable to all systems around you, will support and ground Full Cycle Witchcraft.

     Fostering a connection to the land and all inhabitants, and viewing yourself as part of a larger community rather than exceptional to everything on the planet, will promote humility and grounding, tuning you into the natural energetic rhythms of spirit and place, expanding and super-charging your natural intuition and magical power.

     I encourage you to join me in responsibly honoring the spirits of animals, plants, place, substance, and all the source-materials that are used to enhance individual spiritual, magical, and/or witchcraft practices.

Chthonic Grounding

Chthonic roots reach deeply into the primordial center of the Earth and drink from the wells of creation, traversing micro and macro liminal spaces and caverns to carry the essence of life up through the trunk of the world tree, the passageway of DNA, the ancestral spiral, and into the vast void which is both the origin and the destination.

By focusing on your roots and foundation, and reinforcing and grounding into that stability, you can learn to pull deeply and sustainably from chthonic nutrients and feel your connection to the world and the greater cycles of creation and existence.

Chthonic Grounding enables you to breathe deeply of the fresh air and connect with the natural power and protection of source, while channeling and manifesting spiritual energy and links between worlds.

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     Primal Earth power is charged with the blood, bone, and ash from every creature before you, with the ancient history and ancestral lineages of bloodline and past life generations, and with stardust and other celestial ingredients. These “above the soil,” sources settle into the ground where they are transformed into eager chthonic biomass and ultimately reemerge through continuous cycling.

     The universe and the Earth try their best to maintain balance through celestial cycles and reactions, elemental exchanges, energetic exchanges, life and death, and patterns of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. We are a product of these patterns and cycles and when we fall out of rhythm with ourselves and our surroundings, we feel lost and disconnected.

     Focusing on your roots and your chthonic foundation, you can learn to pull deeply and sustainably from eager nutrients and feel your harmonious connection to the world and the greater cycles of creation and existence to channel and manifest spiritual energy and links between worlds.

What We Offer

At Chthonic Star, our intention is to help you develop or expand your craft with balance-conscious magical tools, supplies, and education to support Full Cycle Witchcraft and Chthonic Grounding.

We offer a safe, inclusive, and welcoming liminal space where you can remove your social mask and explore ways to empower your personal practice without judgment.

Let us help you plant seeds of intention in well-conditioned spiritual soil so you can build or restore an empowered and deeply rooted foundation for your personal practice as a Universal- and Earth-conscious being.

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     We are a species who has mostly forgotten the language of collaboration, empowerment, and storytelling outside of our echo chambers. We cloud external communication with judgment, restrictions, hypersensitivity, selfish and/or purist agendas, and place highly exclusive or hierarchical barriers to entry on accessing or advancing knowledge and sharing magical wisdom. I am not a purist; I will never tell anyone their spiritual practice is wrong or naïve because it is different from mine.

     If you’re like me, you feel a feral call to make your practice YOURS, in whatever way is relevant, rather than follow a path that is restrictively linear and loaded with (often, narcissistic) stipulations. Embrace it! Untamed spirituality and witchcraft facilitate inspiration in, and interaction with, multiple ecosystems, universes, God-pantheons, bio-pantheons, various wisdom keepers, cultures, etc. Wherever you discover connection, inspiration, and power, and find a healthy balance within your personal ecology (physical, spiritual, energetic, and social) and with the universe, that is your focus and your true magical origin story.

     The path of discovery is as mesmerizing and beautiful as it is difficult and sometimes terrifying. It requires tapping into and navigating the vulnerable depths, darkness, and shadows of the unknown. An unknown that may be shadowed by your personal and ancestral triggers and trauma, where the truest light is your own. Let us help you plant seeds of intention in well-conditioned spiritual soil so you can build or restore an empowered and deeply rooted foundation for your personal practice as a Universal- and Earth-conscious being.

Our Founder – Summer Star

My given name is Summer Star, and I was born in the Black Hills of South Dakota to a mother of Slavic and Eastern-European descent and a man of Native American descent. Since birth, earth-connectedness, celestial wonder, and universal spirituality have been a part of my life. I was raised with an animistic respect for the planet, its cycles, its creatures, its spirits, and the importance of balance and harmony with the natural world.

I have developed my own path of spirituality and magical relationships with the Earth, its creatures, spirits, deities, and other worlds and dimensions. I am not Wiccan, nor am I defined by any one specific form of practice. The way I practice is not the way my friends practice and will not be the way you practice; which I find exciting, because we can learn from each other through the endless depths of wisdom from past lives, ancestral influences, bloodlines, current life influences, and things yet to be discovered. All heightened and enhanced by individual specialties, passion, perspectives, and talents.

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    When I was young, my mother took great efforts to ensure that I learned the depth and impact of our relationship to everything around us, through teachings rooted in Oglala Sioux traditions and medicine people. (To be clear, while my life experiences and various spiritual connections inform my personal practice, I do not have a tribal affiliation or registration, nor do I speak on behalf of any Native Americans.)

     Although I greatly valued the wisdom I received, many were not quick to accept my inclinations. I was consistently teased for being the odd one who spoke to plants, animals, and the stars and was belittled for fantastical thinking and feral beliefs. Others stole, fed from, and doused my fire and imagination, and I found myself constantly asking for permission to be myself vs being unapologetically “me.” Once I gave my intuition more deference, power, and permission than the opinions of others, the ancestral messages of my bloodlines and past lives began to freely flow and I defined my personal practice on MY terms.

     I have developed my own path of spirituality and magical relationships with the Earth, its creatures, spirits, deities, and other worlds and dimensions. I am not Wiccan, nor am I defined by any one specific form of practice. The way I practice is not the way my friends practice and will not be the way you practice; which I find exciting, because we can learn from each other through the endless depths of wisdom from past lives, ancestral influences, bloodlines, current life influences, and things yet to be discovered. All heightened and enhanced by individual specialties, passion, perspectives, and talents.

     I learned the technical aspects of ethical earth stewardship and land use through an education in Conservation Biology, Political Science, and Forest Science with a focus on Environmental Policy. Blending this educational background with my personal practice has been one of the best “ah-ha!” moments of my life. Promoting ethical stewardship and use of our finite earthly resources through environmentally responsible and conscious witchcraft, and helping others find ways to improve the impacts of their practice, is a deep purpose of mine. My husband Greg has joined me on this journey, providing support and sharing his knowledge of business and the economics of the natural environment. Our kitty familiars provide inspirational headbutts and purrs on demand, and we hope to add a black shepherd to our pack in the coming year.

     It took me a long time to get here, driven by a foundational compulsion to connect and support others in their experiences and self-discovery, but I arrived exactly where and when I was supposed to. My trials and struggles and life lessons prepared me to be in this space at this moment, reaching out to help anyone who is looking for simple acceptance to build their craft in whatever way makes sense to them.

Welcome to our shop! I look forward to interacting and learning with you.

Important!

Chthonic Star is a space where the only restriction is that you must leave hatred and judgment at the door. We do not hold space for harmful, malicious, or self-aggrandizing practices.

The power and magic of the universe should be accessible to everyone, and we invite you, with open arms, to learn with us on this path of purpose.

Join Our Team

We love working with eco-inspired individuals!

If you feel that your passion or practice resonates with our mission and ethics, take a moment to review our open positions below and submit an application for consideration.

At Chthonic Star, we value compassion, equality, diversity, and strong work ethics. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of personal characteristics unrelated to inherent job requirements including gender, race, color, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

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FAQ’s

Get answers to some of the questions you might have along the way.

Why shop at Chthonic Star?

At Chthonic Star, our intention is to help you develop or expand your craft with balance-conscious magical tools, supplies, and education to support chthonic grounding.

Our goal is to encourage practitioners to make environmentally friendly decisions, within their means, as often as they are able, and empower them to be an ever-improving responsible and respectful steward of planetary, energetic, universal, and spiritual power.

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Are your products all natural?

All Chthonic Star branded items (candles, ritual bath blends, bath bombs, incense) are handmade and crafted from all natural and/or organic ingredients, free from phthalates, petroleum and parabens, fillers, synthetic dyes and chemicals (including fragrances), and are cruelty-free.

We strongly believe in the ethical stewardship and wise use of earthly resources through environmentally responsible and eco-conscious witchcraft. As such, it is important for us to improve the environmental impacts of our operations and our offerings year-to-year while helping others find ways to improve the impacts of their personal practices.

We are not here to Greenwash! Unfortunately, and frustratingly, certain items considered essential to magical practices are either unavailable in eco-conscious varieties or, when they are, become prohibitively expensive to the consumer. We strive to tackle these items one by one, finding individuals and companies who can produce sustainable versions of these products at competitive prices, and become an industry standard for how to start, grow, and/or improve the environmental footprints and handprints of pagan/occult operations and practices.

Nature is sacred and we are here to help her heal however we can!

Our Products

Do you accept product submissions or consider collaborations?

If you feel that your product, art, or company resonates with our mission, please get in touch!

We love to meet eco-inspired individuals and are always open to considering products or collaborations that align with our mission and goals.

Contact Us

Where are you located?

Chthonic Star is currently online-only, operating from Salem, MA. However, we are pursuing a storefront in Salem!

Stay tuned for announcements regarding a brick and mortar location.

What is your return/exchange policy?

Chthonic Star does not accept returns or exchanges for online purchases.

However, we understand that things happen and if you receive a defective or damaged item, not related to shipping, contact us at info@chthonicstar.com within five days of UPS or USPS proof of delivery so we can consider exchange or return options on a case-by-case basis. We appreciate your business, take pride in our products, and want you to be happy with your items. Please note that we will need images and/or video to support damage claims, and we will not consider claims after five days of proof of delivery.

Chthonic Star is not responsible for errors made by shipping carriers, damage due to transit, or lost or stolen packages. In these cases, it is up to the customer to file a claim with UPS or USPS directly.

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