Live your craft every day with Llewellyn’s Witches’ Companion. This indispensable guide will keep you one step ahead of the latest Witchy trends, Craft practices, Pagan issues, and ideas in green living.
This year’s edition is filled with wry and thoughtprovoking essays—spellcraft for community change, celebrating Christmas with Christians, karma, the ethics of weather magick, Pagan home birth, integrating Northern and Southern Hemisphere energies, simple kitchen alchemy, keeping an electronic Book of Shadows, and much more. Innovative thinkers, authors, and experts keep you up to date on timely topics spanning hot debates in the Pagan community, Witchy lifestyles, Craft essentials, and magical transformation.
Also featured is a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information to fuel your spellwork and rituals.
About the Author
Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles.
Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.
Lupa (Portland, OR) is a neoshaman, artist and sustainability geek. She has been working with animal magic in various forms since the 1990s and has developed a self-created and spirit-directed neoshamanic path. She possesses a Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on ecopsychology. Visit her online at TheGreenWolf.com.
Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker is a writer, college English teacher, nurse, and hearth Pagan/Druid living in northwestern Oregon. Sue holds a Masters degree in professional writing and loves to read, watch the stars, camp with her wonder poodle, and work in her own biodynamic garden. She is co-founder of the Druid Grove of Two Coasts and the online Ars Viarum Magicarum—A Magical Conservatory and Community. Sue has authored Yule: Rituals, Recipes, & Lore for the Winter Solstice (Llewellyn, 2015); The Magickal Retreat (Llewellyn, 2012); and Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink (Llewellyn, 2009); and is a regular contributor to Llewellyn's almanacs and calendars. Visit her online at http://www.susanpesznecker.com/.
Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., (Long Beach, California), is a Witch, teacher, and freelance writer. She holds a Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature.
Linda Raedisch is a writer, papercrafter, and soapmaker. She is the author of Night of the Witches and The Old Magic of Christmas as well as numerous articles on folklore, herblore, and ancient religions. She lives in northern New Jersey.
Tess Whitehurst (Boulder, CO) teaches magical and intuitive arts in live workshops and via her online community and learning hub, the Good Vibe Tribe Online School of Magical Arts. An award-winning author, she's written eight books, which have been translated into eighteen languages. She has appeared on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out as well as morning shows on both Fox and NBC, and her writing has been featured in Writer's Digest, Spirit and Destiny (in the UK), and online at elephantjournal.com.
Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie's books include The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her online at www.MelanieMarquis.com.
Gede Parma (Fio Aengus) is a Balinese-Australian witch, international teacher, magical mentor, author, and initiate. Gede (they/them pronouns) cherishes the initiatory mysteries of four powerful witchcraft traditions, and is a co-founder of the Coven of the Wildwood and midwife and initiate of the Wildwood Tradition. They are also an active initiate of Reclaiming and Anderson Feri. Gede has authored or coauthored five books.
Gede/Fio's work links animism to heresy to sorcery to poetry to spirit-work to sex to faerie faith to folklore. Most of their time is spent reading Tarot, working magic, teaching and celebrating the Craft, mentoring witches and spirit-workers, singing and drumming, and laughing with friends.
They currently reside in the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal Peoples, in so-called Brisbane, Australia.
Kala Ambrose is Your Travel Guide to the Other Side. Award winning Author, Wisdom Teacher, Podcaster and Lifestyle Expert, she helps Entrepreneurs, Seekers and Visionaries live their best life. She is the author of six books including The Awakened Dreamer, The Awakened Psychic, and The Awakened Aura, and has taught thousands around the world how to connect with their soul path and destiny. Visit her at ExploreYourSpirit.com
Deborah Blake is a Wiccan high priestess and leader of the eclectic group Blue Moon Circle. She manages the Artisans' Guild, a not-for-profit artists' cooperative shop, and works as a tarot reader and energy healer. Deborah is the author and cocreator of many books and decks, including Everyday Witch Tarot, Everyday Witchcraft, A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft, and The Little Book of Cat Magic. Visit her online at www.deborahblakeauthor.com, or on social media.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book, but the formatting is all wrong in the ebook version. Calendars are "wonky". Gonna ask for my money back. :(
Overall, I like what's in this ebook. But it seems that care was not taken when formatting it for the Nook. The calendars are formatted so poorly they're nearly useless.
I bought this volume because I've been out of the Pagan sphere for a number of years, and I wanted to find out what people were discussing, what topics are current and what people are thinking. I don't know if you can find out all of that from a book, but I have been impressed so far with what I've read, in that it addresses topics of interest to today's readers. I was particularly impressed with Lupa's article about the attitudes present in the Pagan community towards people with psychiatric diagnoses, who are on medication, and towards people with physical challenges. I have encountered bias against people with psychiatric diagnoses in the Pagan community, and I thought Lupa addressed this topic in a way that will help people learn how to welcome people with various challenges into their circle, coven or community. For that reason alone, I thought the book was worth purchasing, but there are other articles on the ethics of weather-working, healing the healers, different types of magic for various occasions, coping with non-Pagan family members during the holidays and other topics relevant to modern Pagan life and culture. All in all, I would say this is a good book if you're looking for up-to-date information about the debates, problems and solutions present within the Pagan community today.
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