The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005
Time of Day
Calendar of Revelry and Sacred Days
Some points of the day are more powerful than others.
At certain moments or times the thresholds between realms are more tenuous and more easily penetrated:
Noon: the precise moment at midday when the sun passes from East to West.
Geisterstunde, “The Hour of Spirits”: in certain areas of Germany, this is the hour between 11 p.m. and midnight, excellent for magic and divination.
Midnight, the Witching Hour.
The Hour of the Wolf: despite the name, this isn’t one precise moment but the wee still hours after midnight but before dawn when sounds, emotions, and dreams are magnified in power.
There are those who believe that the hour immediately proceeding midnight, culminating at the stroke of 12, is ideal for benevolent magic, while the hour immediately following is the most powerful for magical spells stemming from anger and a fierce desire for justice.