Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Companion: An Almanac for Contemporary Living

Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Companion: An Almanac for Contemporary Living

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Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Companion: An Almanac for Contemporary Living by Linda Raedisch, Monica Crosson, Natalie Zaman, Michael Furie

Modern Topics and Ways to Live Your Craft

Discover the latest witchy trends, insightful practices, and thought-provoking discussions in the Wiccan and Pagan communities with Llewellyn's Witches' Companion. This accessible guide will show you the path to living the old ways in today's modern world.

This year's edition is filled with fascinating and informative essays on a variety of topics, from altars on a budget to planning a Wiccan wedding. Each one is organized by theme: community forum, witchy living, Witchcraft essentials, and magical transformations.

  • Urban Druids
  • Magical Visualization
  • Prosperity Magick and the Goddess Abundantia
  • The Ethical Use of Source Material
  • Embracing the Dark Goddess
  • ...and much more!

Also look for our Witches' Calendar and Witches' Datebook, the perfect complements to Llewellyn's Witches' Companion.

Included is a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information to fuel your spellwork and rituals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738744858
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 16 MB
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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.


Linda Raedisch (New Providence, NJ) writes and lectures on a wide variety of arcane topics. She is a longtime library employee and professional crafts instructor who teaches classes on candle making, broom making, and other oldtime homemaking arts.


Monica Crosson is a master gardener who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest happily digging in the dirt and tending her raspberries with her husband, three kids, many goats, chickens, and Rosetta, the donkey. She has been a practicing witch and educator for over twenty years and is a member of Blue Moon Coven. Monica writes fiction for young adults and is the author of Summer Sage. Visit her website at www.monicacrosson.com.


Natalie Zaman is the author of Color and Conjure and Magical Destinations of the Northeast (Llewellyn); the co-author of Sirenz (Flux), Sirenz Back In Fashion (Flux), and Blonde Ops (Thomas Dunne Books); and is a contributor to various Llewellyn annual publications.


Michael Furie (Northern California) has been a practicing Witch for over eighteen years. He began studying witchcraft at age twelve and at the age of seventeen officially took the oaths of the Craft. An American Witch, he practices in the Irish tradition and is a priest of the Cailleach. You can find him online at http://www.michaelfurie.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.


Thuri Calafia (Portland, OR) is an ordained Wiccan minister and High Priestess who has been teaching the Wiccan path for over thirty years. The founder of the Circles system and the Circles School of Witchcraft and Wicca, she is actively involved in her local community and teaches workshops, presents public rituals, and provides intuitive readings.


Raven Digitalis (Missoula, MT) is the author of Shadow Magick Compendium, Planetary Spells & Rituals, Goth Craft, and the forthcoming Esoteric Empathy. He is a Neopagan Priest and cofounder of an “Eastern Hellenistic” nonprofit multicultural Temple called Opus Aima Obscuræ (OAO). Also trained in Eastern philosophies and Georgian Witchcraft, Raven has been an earth-based practitioner since 1999, a Priest since 2003, a Freemason since 2012, and an empath all of his life. He holds a degree in anthropology from the University of Montana and is also a professional Tarot reader, DJ, small-scale farmer and animal rights advocate. 

 

 


Mickie Mueller (Missouri) explores magic and spirituality through art and the written word. She includes magical herbal washes in her art that correspond with the subject, making every piece enchanted. She is the author/illustrator of The Voice of the Trees; the illustrator of The Mystical Cats Tarot; and author of The Witch's Mirror and Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween. Since 2007, Mickie has been a regular article and illustration contributor to Llewellyn's annual almanacs and datebooks, as well as many other Llewellyn books. Her art has been seen as set dressing on SyFy's The Magicians and Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. Her home studio is set up right next to the cottage workshop that produces products with her art for people all over the world run by her husband, author and craftsman Daniel Mueller.

Visit her online at www.MickieMuellerArt.com.


Tess Whitehurst 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 18 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 elepantjournal.com. She lives in the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, CO. Visit her online at TessWhitehurst.com.


Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., (Long Beach, California), is a Witch, teacher, and freelance writer.  She holds a Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature.

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/.


Stephanie Woodfield (Brookfield, CT) has been a practicing Witch for over fourteen years and a Priestess for ten years. Her lifelong love of Irish mythology led to a close study of Celtic Witchcraft. A natural clairvoyant and empath, she has worked as a tarot card reader and is ordained as a minister with the Universal Life Church.


Najah Lightfoot is a writer and contributor for Llewellyn Publications. She is a sister-priestess of the Divine Feminine, a martial artist, and an active member of the Denver Pagan community. She keeps her magick strong through the indigenous practices of her ancestors, the folk magick of Hoodoo, Pagan rituals, and her belief in the mysteries of the universe. She finds inspiration in movies, music, and the blue skies of Colorado. Find her online at www.twitter.com/NajahLightfoot, www.facebook.com/NajahLightfoot, and www.craftandconjure.com.

 


Deborah Lipp was initiated into a traditional Gardnerian coven of Witches in 1981, became a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. She has appeared in various media discussing Wicca, including the A&E documentary Ancient Mysteries: Witchcraft in America, on MSNBC, in The New York Times, and in many smaller TV and print sources.

Deborah has been published in many Pagan publications, including The Llewellyn Magical Almanac, Pangaia, Green Egg, The Druid's Progress, Converging Paths, and The Hidden Path, as well as Mothering Magazine. She has lectured at numerous Pagan festivals on a variety of topics.

Deborah is a technical writer with a variety of skills. She lives in Rockland County, NY, with her son, Arthur, who tap dances, and two cats. Deborah reads and teaches Tarot, designs wire-and-bead jewelry, solves and designs puzzles, watches old movies, hand-paints furniture, and dabbles in numerous handcrafts.


Diana Rajchel is the author of Mabon (Llewellyn 2015), Samhain (Llewellyn 2015), and Divorcing a Real Witch (Moon Books 2014), and has contributed extensively to the Llewellyn annuals. She is the former executive editor for the Pagan Newswire Collective and works as a journalist, author, blogger, and general creative. She is a third-degree Wiccan priestess in the Shadowmoon tradition, an American Eclectic Wiccan tradition. Diana has written for Circle Magazine, SageWoman, The Beltane Papers and Facing North.com.  Rajchel is a San Francisco Bay transplant alongside her non-Pagan life partner. Visit her at DianaRajchel.com


Kerri Connor (Chicagoland, IL) is the High Priestess of The Gathering Grove, and has been practicing her craft for twenty-five years. She is the author of three other books of magic, and her writing has appeared in The Blessed Bee, Sage Woman, PanGaia, and New Witch. She runs The Pagan Review, a website that provides reviews of Pagan products. She also recently started Nurturing Necessities, a non-profit charitable organization.


Ember Grant (Missouri) has been collecting rocks and minerals for thirty years and practicing crystal magic for fifteen. Since 2003, she has contributed to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac, Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac, Llewellyn's Spell-A-Day Almanac, and Llewellyn's Witches' Calendar. Her writing has also appeared in PanGaia, newWitch, and Circle magazine.


Deborah Castellano (Bridgewater, New Jersey) is a writer, crafter, and glamour girl who serves as a frequent contributor to occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans. Visit her online at www.DeborahMCastellano.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great essays and good ritual ideas