Lilly McFadden reveals she’s a witch and has been practicing spells throughout lockdown
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Lilly McFadden has revealed she practices witchcraft and uses spells and tarot cards on a daily basis.
Speaking exclusively to OK!, Lilly, whose parents are Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden, says she started experimenting with spells around the start of the first lockdown, after discovering a pagan symbol on a tree which she took as a sign. And now she says she meets fellow witches regularly.
"I was born an Irish Catholic, but I've always been drawn to spells and crystals," the 18 year old, who turned down Love Island this year, tells us.
"At the start of the first lockdown I was really struggling. Like everyone else I found it so hard and I was searching for something to make me feel better. I remember I went to the woods one day, and I actually got drawn down this path I'd never been down before. And there was this tree with a tiny fire burning by it. There was no one around, but there was a pagan symbol on the tree. It felt like a sign, so I went back and researched it and it took me down a Wicca rabbit hole. I realised it's such a beautiful religion, it's incredibly spiritual."
Now Lilly is determined to alter people's perception of the religion.
"It's so sad because it's so misunderstood. There's such negative connotations around what witchcraft is. Like it's all 'evil women being burnt at the stake' and 'it's the devil's work'. But it's actually a wonderfully kind, good religion," she says.
"I do spell jars and candle spells for all sorts of things – for personal growth, for a good night's sleep, to protect my family. We also believe in the 'three fold law', which is whatever you put out, comes back times three.
"That's why I'd never put a curse on anybody – it'll come back on me in a big way. It's a very individual path for every witch – you do what you want, but you practice kindness and goodness, always."
"I don't wear a pointy hat but I love my moon water, I love dancing in the rain and cleansing – it makes such a difference to my life," she continues.
"I also do card readings, I have tarot cards at home. I use a lot of herbs, I have about 50 different packets of herbs and dried powders for my spells. I love herbal witchcraft."
And Lilly reveals that since she started practicing the religion, she meets fellow witches almost every day!
"You wouldn't believe how many of us there are out there," she explains. "And you wouldn't know it, but so many of your friends and family and witches. I'd be walking down the street and I'll just spot them. And I'll ask 'are you a witch?' and every time they'll say they are! On a recent photoshoot with my mum I met three or four witches on that shoot alone."
In a very showbiz twist, Lilly, who describes herself as an 'empath', was sent crystals by her mum's pal Calum Best when she first started exploring spirituality.
"I was in Spain, which is renowned for its witchcraft, but I just couldn't find any authentic witchcraft shops to get crystals from because we were shopping during siesta time!”," Lilly tells us.
"So Calum has a shop called Aura that sells loads of stuff like that. He's a friend of mum's and he sent me some! It was so lovely! They are absolutely beautiful."
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