Books - Recommended Readings from Your Village Witch

Magic & Spellcraft

Ancient Pagan Symbols
Ancient Pagan Symbols

Elisabeth Goldsmith begins Ancient Pagan Symbols with a poetic description of the creative forces of life and the metaphysical love affair between men and women, lingham and yoni, sun and moon-sex. When first published in the 1920s, this book was thought scandalous, but it has endured generations to become one of the most important references for Pagan spiritualists.

Goldsmith examines symbols found in the art and artifacts from across cultures and throughout history. Explanations reveal the symbolism of the elements, the lotus, the Tree of Life, the cross, the swastika, the trisula, and many more, fully illustrated and indexed for easy referral.

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Ancient Pagan Symbols $21.95 /each

Esoteric Empathy: A Magickal & Metaphysical Guide to Emotional Sensitivity
Esoteric Empathy: A Magickal & Metaphysical Guide to Emotional Sensitivity

This powerhouse of a book examines the experience of empathy from every imaginable angle, taking the reader on a philosophical and experiential journey of what it means to be empathic. Specifically written with the magickal or mystical practitioner in mind, the book introduces techniques, practices, and philosophies designed for empaths to get the most out of life's journey.

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Esoteric Empathy: A Magickal & Metaphysical Guide to Emotional Sensitivity $19.99 /each

Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination
Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination

The art and practice of herbal magick is an ancient tradition, rooted in pagan lore and tradition. In Herbal Magick, Gerina Dunwich—the author of dozens of books on Wicca and witchcraft—shows how to use the roots, flowers, leaves, and bark of common plants for practical magick. It reveals the well-guarded secrets of herbal enchantments and the history of herbal folklore, along with a satisfying easy-to-follow guide to herbal spells for many purposes. Both an herbal and a grimoire, Herbal Magick is an invaluable reference for beginner and advanced students of the magickal arts.

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Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination $16.95 /each

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own appropriately-scented tools?

The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham. This is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews. It includes over 100 new formulas, proportions for each element of the recipes (the most requested feature from his previous book), how to substitute ingredients, and much more. Besides the formulas, it also includes the exact methods of making all of these scented tools, including how to extract the essences from the herbs.

Each one of the formulas in this magic book is precise and easy to make. Do you need luck? Take 2 parts vetivert, 2 parts allspice, 1 part nutmeg, and 1 part calamus, grind them together as finely as possible, then sprinkle the powder in a circle around you, beginning and ending in the East and moving clockwise. Sit within this circle and absorb the powder's energies. Also included are other ways to use magical powders that will have you coming up with your own ideas for them, too.

There is a legion of recipes for incenses. There are three for the sun and two for consecrating talismans. There are incenses for each of the astrological signs and ones to help you study better and gain success. You'll also find incenses for each of the planetary influences. There are four for Saturn alone!

This compendium of magical lore is a vital tool for every magical person on any magical path, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

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The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews $17.99 /each

Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life
Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life

Wherever you are in life, you are experiencing a phase. Just like the moon, you are on a journey from dark to light and back again, treading the path from inward journey to outward expression. And for whatever phase you may be in, there is magic to be discovered―magic that can transform your life.

In Lunar Alchemy, Shaheen Miro―a much-loved intuitive and energy worker―offers a new way of moving through the world. As you read this book, Miro will teach you how to embrace the moon’s progression through the sky. Something in you will be awakened, a strange stirring of magic that has always been there. Each phase of the moon, writes Shaheen, is an invitation to fully participate in your life experience and to ultimately shine your light in full glory. The practices you will find here are available to anyone who is open to the prospect of awakening magic in their life for introspection, radical self-care, and personal empowerment.

Shaheen shares here his profound and personal understanding of the moon and the ways in which she can enrich our lives. By aligning yourself with the moon, you ultimately learn your own ebb and flow of lunar energy and take up this path for personal transformation.

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Lunar Alchemy: Everyday Moon Magic to Transform Your Life $16.95 /each

Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures
Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures

Stories of the merfolk, especially mermaids, exist in nearly every culture that ever sailed the oceans or large rivers. Humanlike, except for their iridescent, scaly tails, mermaids and mermen have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Because the largest of these beings exist in the oceans, most people are not aware that smaller versions of the merfolk live in inland rivers, streams, marshes, and waterfalls. Like many other magical beings, the merfolk travel easily between this world and the astral planes, appearing only to those who truly seek to know them and learn their ancient powers.

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Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures $16.95 /each

Magickal Mermaids: Harness the Power of the Mermaids to Create an Enchanted Life
Magickal Mermaids: Harness the Power of the Mermaids to Create an Enchanted Life

It is time to reap the magick and abundance that has been bubbling under the surface and dive right in to stir the siren within, to uncover the inner treasure that is waiting to be revealed

Faeries of the seas, mermaids are alluring elementals who help to ignite your own sensuality and seductive powers, whether male or female, and harness your natural, powerful manifestation abilities.

Discover how to tap into the magickal energy frequency of these empowering goddesses of the water to enhance every aspect of your life. The magick of mermaids is deep and nurturing; and because of their links with recovering sunken treasures and receiving coins for wishes, you can ask them to fill your inner storeroom with a bounty of riches.

Mermaids remind you to follow the truth of your inner self, to awaken your deepest emotions and stimulate your compassion. Dive deep within and allow the magick of who you really are to finally surface as you swim toward your destiny.

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Magickal Mermaids: Harness the Power of the Mermaids to Create an Enchanted Life $16.95 /each

Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies
Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies

Harness the power of the magical, mystical, glorious Moon with more than 100 spells, chants, and rituals, along with Esbat celebrations for the Full Moon. Moon Magic is the third book in the best-selling Magic series, following Witchraft and Love Magic.

The Moon is one of our most prominent and ancient symbols. It has shaped how we understand and track time, its movement controls the tides, and its rise into the sky signals the coming of night. All of these roles have cemented our relationship with the Moon and its important place in our myths and culture. The distinct phases of the lunar cycle have associations with different states of being. These states mirror a kind of spiritual quest which, like our search for ourselves, never ends. When we observe the Moon, we see reflections of the grand pattern of life that is birth, death, and rebirth.

With this invaluable handbook, follow the Moon as she traverses each sign of the zodiac and discover how each astrological phase affects magic—and how your personal Moon sign affects your magical work. The discussions include the influence of the seldom-discussed energies of the True-Blue Moon, the Black Moon, the Void of Course Moon, and the lunar eclipse.

You will learn how to properly conduct spells using candles and gemstones at exactly the right lunar moment to enhance the flow of power. Each Moon phase is explored individually to cover the phase's main themes along with moon rituals, intention setting, and practical ways to celebrate and manifest health, wealth, and confidence. You'll also find herb and crystal lists as they relate to each moon phase and information on traditional lunar herbs, including lavender, jasmine, willow, moonwort, mug wort, pumpkin, and sandalwood.

Open your arms to Mother Moon, and allow her to take you into hers, with Moon Magic.

The Mystical Handbook series from Wellfleet takes you on a magical journey through the wonderful world of spellcraft and spellcasting. Explore a new practice with each volume and learn how to incorporate spells, rituals, blessings, and cleansings into your daily routine. These portable companions feature beautiful foil-detail covers and color-saturated interiors on a premium paper blend.

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Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies $18.99 /each

Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual
Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual

A practical guide to the magic of the feminine side of the Norse pantheon

•Provides invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work

•Details the author's trancework to discover the personalities and powers of Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, and the 12 lesser known Aesir goddesses associated with her

•Offers a comprehensive guide to tranceworking to connect with the deities

Combining traditional research on folklore and the Eddas with trancework and meditation techniques, Alice Karlsdóttir was able to rediscover the feminine side of the Norse pantheon and assemble working knowledge of 13 Norse goddesses for both group ritual and personal spirit work.

Detailing her trancework journeys to connect with the goddesses, the author reveals the long-lost personalities and powers of each deity. She explores the Norse goddess Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, along with the 12 Asynjur, or Aesir goddesses, associated with her, such as Sjofn the peacemaker, Eir the Healer, and Vor the Wisewoman. She shares their appearances in the Eddas and Germanic mythology and explains the meanings of their names, their relationships to each other, and their connections to the roles of women in Old Norse society. She provides detailed instructions for invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work. She also offers a comprehensive guide to ritual tranceworking to allow anyone to directly experience deities and spiritual beings and develop spirit work relationships with them.

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Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual $16.95 /each

Pendulum Magic for Beginners: Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom
Pendulum Magic for Beginners: Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

It's hard to believe something as simple as a weight on a string can work magic. A pendulum is a powerful tool, yet small enough to carry around and use anytime. With just a few minutes of practice, anyone can start using it. Using the easy techniques in this book, you can use a pendulum for guidance, self-improvement, psychic development, and a wealth of other practical purposes.

Once you've mastered the basics, you'll learn more advanced pendulum techniques, including little-known methods that can be used to help you achieve any goal you desire.

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Pendulum Magic for Beginners: Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom $14.99 /each

Spellcrafting: A Beginner's Guide to Creating and Casting Effective Spells
Spellcrafting: A Beginner's Guide to Creating and Casting Effective Spells

A practical and accessible guide with everything you need to know to craft and cast spells that really work.

A spell, which some refer to as a Witch's prayer, is something nearly anyone can learn.

One does not need to be initiated into any mystery cults, swear an oath of dedication to any god or goddess, denounce or convert to any religion, or even wear the label of a Witch or Wiccan in order to be a spell crafter. But among the things that are required, the most important ones are an open mind, true desire, and the will, patience, self-conviction, and courage to follow what is within one's heart, and the maturity to take responsibility for one's own actions.

Once you gain an understanding of how magickal energy works and learn the secrets to casting spells, you will be able to tap into your inner powers, focus, and direct them utilizing simple items found in the average home or easily purchased at the nearest occult shop. In fact, many of the herbs and other ingredients called for in spells can be found right in your very own kitchen!

The casting of spells is an ancient art that has played an important role in many of the cultures and religions throughout the world. This book is designed to be a guide to the history, philosophy, ethics, and practical application of spell crafting. Written with the novice-to-intermediate student in mind, it covers all areas of folk magick in an explorative and unbiased manner.

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Spellcrafting: A Beginner's Guide to Creating and Casting Effective Spells $15.95 /each Out of Stock

Spells for a Magical Year: 100 Rituals and Enchantments for Prosperity, Power, and Fortune
Spells for a Magical Year: 100 Rituals and Enchantments for Prosperity, Power, and Fortune

The ideal reference for any modern witch, Spells for a Magical Year gives a month by month guide to spells, rituals, and enchantments.

Using planetary, solar, and other natural influences, as well as the ancient power of pagan holidays, goddess energy, and traditional festive dates, draw upon beneficial universal energy at any time in the year to maximize your spell success.

This comprehensive almanac by the best selling author Sarah Bartlett includes all the important celebrations. Discover which spells work best on Sabbats, Halloween, and All Souls Day; as well as days devoted to deities from world spiritual traditions such as Greek Demeter, Hindu Durga, or Persian god, Baal.

Spells for a Magical Year reveals specially designed spells and rituals for all major dates to benefit you and your loved ones. Follow step by step instructions for performing the rituals, using talismans or amulets, and casting spells around New and Full Moons, solstices, and equinoxes. There is also a unique guide to bewitchments according to the apparent path of the sun through the sky to boost fertility, love, creativity, prosperity, and well being.

This eclectic spell book also uses invocations, blessings, talismans, and amulets drawn from a wide range of traditional magic practices from around the world, including medieval grimoires, ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian magical tablets, Greco-Roman Magic texts, all completely updated for the modern-day witch. By working with the cycles of nature, you can stay in tune with the rhythms of the universe to help manifest your dreams.

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Spells for a Magical Year: 100 Rituals and Enchantments for Prosperity, Power, and Fortune $14.00 /each

The Good Witch's Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells
The Good Witch's Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells

From cleansing spells to hands on healing to the spiritual use of herbs, witches know which magickal and natural remedies work best! The Good Witch's Guide offers a treasure chest filled with holistic Wiccan magic and lore. Illustrated throughout, it teaches you which herbs and spices, oils and aromatherapy, brews, potions, spells, and more, can help you live life to the fullest. And with spells, remedies, and recipes from a roundtable of noted witches, healers, and mystical practitioners, this spell binding book is a mustread for anyone who wishes to celebrate both good health and spirituality.

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The Good Witch's Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells $16.95 /each

The Green Wiccan Spell Book: A compendium of magical knowledge
The Green Wiccan Spell Book: A compendium of magical knowledge

This is the must-have grimoire for every modern-day witch who wishes to discover a world of boundless possibilities, with spells for attracting more love, money, and luck into your life, cleansing your home, healing a rift in a friendship, and much more.

This lavishly illustrated compendium, written by Celtic Wiccan High Priestess Silja, covers a wide-ranging array of spells. With an easy to difficult rating system, Silja makes it simple for anyone to learn the basics and then progress to more advanced practices. She explains the history of magic and magical theory, and shares love spells and potions, seasonal rituals, vision quests, and meditations. Throughout there are tips, tricks, and handy advice on how to continue your magical journey. Whether you are looking to practice your craft alone or with a coven, The Green Wiccan Spell Book has everything you need to advance your magical studies.

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The Green Wiccan Spell Book: A compendium of magical knowledge $9.95 /each

The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More

At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.

In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You will discover how to find harmony in Earth's great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.

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The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More $16.99 /each

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick: Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World
The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick: Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World

The magic of witchcraft never dies. Harness the power of nature based magick, including herbal charms and remedies, cleansing rituals, crystal healing, astrology, and more with this new guide in the popular Modern Witchcraft series.

Modern day interest in witchcraft and wicca isn't surprising who wouldn't want to focus their energy into rituals of change and healing in today's troubled and chaotic times? Right now, many of the most popular types of magick are nature based. This book includes methods to help you connect with the Earth mother and your own natural self. Each chapter focuses on a different type of nature magick, from seed magick to the magick of the sun, of water, of the moon, and more and every topic includes its own accompanying spells, charms, rituals, and meditations. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick is your complete guide to everything you'll need to know about nature-based magick to fully embrace your spiritual and natural self.

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The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick: Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World $16.99 /each

The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spell
The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spell
Hundreds of spells for the modern-day witch! At any given moment, you have the power to manifest lasting love, boost your prosperity, and shape your destiny. Written by Skye Alexander, spellcraft expert and the author of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, this book teaches you how to harness your inner magic through incantations, potions, and charms. Whether you're looking to get the job of your dreams, rejuvenate your body, or bring good fortune to family and friends, each page provides you with a spell that can be re-created or personalized for your specific situation. With the tools in The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book, practicing witches will hone in on their natural talents and discover a whole new world of possibilities.

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The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spell $16.99 /each

The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit
The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit
Worship yourself the witchy way: learn how to nourish your body and spirit with herbal remedies, spells, and rituals inspired by witchcraft in this unique, enchanted guide to self-care! Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman, and this book helps you prioritize #1 with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch's Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your body, mind, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength. This book features such magical self-care remedies:

-A Ritual to Release Guilt: Learn to burn whatever causes you pain and process painful memories or work through heavy emotions in this therapeutic ritual.

-Green Space Meditation: Learn how to reconnect with the healing energies of nature, even in the middle of a bustling city, as part of a series of meditations based on the elements and your senses.

-DIY Body Butter: Create your own custom soothing and smoothing body butter, powered by crystal and essential oils suited to your intention, and sanctified by a ritual.

And much more! The Witch's Book of Self-Care shows you how easy it is to connect to the earth, harness your personal power, and add a little magic to your everyday life for a better you!

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The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit $16.99 /each

The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels
The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels
Explore the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witchs cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual and divination to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this easy to use book provides essential information for Witches of all ages and skill levels. The Witchs Cauldron shows you the ins and outs of one of the most iconic tools in Witchcraft. Learn about the cauldrons role in lore and mythology, its development through the ages, and old world witchery. Discover how to choose, personalize, and care for your cauldron, and find unconventional ones already in your home. This entertaining book also features advice and spells from well known writers, helping you delve into the endless possibilities for using a cauldron in your practice.

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The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels $15.99 /each

The Witch's Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense
The Witch's Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense
Is it possible to gain spiritual enlightenment even in difficult or threatening situations? What is the nature of evil and the role of seemingly bad things in the universe? In this thorough and thoughtful protection magick handbook, you are urged to take responsibility for your own actions, ask what you might learn from any situation, and hold compassion for those you may view as doing harm. Popular Wiccan author and teacher Christopher Penczak takes a threefold approach to protection magick in this guide for Witches, Pagans, shamans, and psychics. First, find out how to protect yourself using personal energy, will, and intent. Next, discover how to connect with your guardian spirits, angels, and patron deities. Finally, learn how to use traditional spellcraft and ritual for protection. This comprehensive guide to psychic self-defense and protection magick also includes an audio CD of protection meditations read by the author.

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The Witch's Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense $21.99 /each

The Witch's Way: A Guide to Modern-Day Spellcraft, Nature Magick, and Divination
The Witch's Way: A Guide to Modern-Day Spellcraft, Nature Magick, and Divination
This follow up to the wildly successful Wiccapedia, written by the two authors of that book, gives readers a broader knowledge of Wicca, nature magick, and spellcraft today. Includes a four-color insert on pentacle magick! With more in depth explorations of nature magick and divination, this beautifully illustrated guide to witchcraft is a must for all Wiccans in search of greater knowledge. It covers everything from hedge witches to druids; working with cosmic helpers like angels, gods and goddesses, and spirit guides for a variety of spells; nature magic from drawing down the moon to psychic plant power; tapping into cosmic power; and developing your sixth sense, mastering tarot, using angel numbers, and spiritual astrology. An FAQ section at the end answers the most-asked questions about the craft.

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The Witch's Way: A Guide to Modern-Day Spellcraft, Nature Magick, and Divination $14.95 /each

Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition
Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition

An accessible in-depth guide to Celtic water lore, including spells, rituals, water spirits, and merfolk

Let Annwyn Avalon, a practicing water witch herself, take you into the world of water magic. The water magic and lore in this book focuses on the Celtic tradition, but draws on other water magic traditions as well, and features rainwater, as well as lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, swamps, and other watery locations, together with the folk and magical customs that have been and are still practiced at these places. The book teaches the reader how to set up a water altar at home, how to connect with water spirits, and how to gather or create water witch tools. Readers are encouraged to visit local water sites but will also find an abundance of material to perform at home. Included are practical examples, visualizations, and exercises so any reader can start to take up spell work and establish their spiritual connection to water.

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Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition $16.95 /each
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