The Witches' Almanac, Standard Edition: Issue 39, Spring 2020 to Spring 2021: Stones - The Foundation of Earth

The Witches' Almanac, Standard Edition: Issue 39, Spring 2020 to Spring 2021: Stones - The Foundation of Earth

by Theitic (Editor)


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Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the art director of Gourmet magazine for many years, The Witches’ Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general reads as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology and culture, but at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystic enthusiast.

Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual Moon Calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, much of the content is both current and timeless - not specific to the date range of each issue.

The theme of Issue 39 (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021) is Stones – the Foundation of Earth. Also included are articles on: Celestial Powers: Lightning Gods, Bolts from the Blue; Gargoyles; How to work with the Spirits of the Land; The Art of Embodying Godforms in Ritual; Holey Stones; Borges Beasts and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781881098515
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Series: Witches' Almanac
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 35,294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Theitic is a prominent member of the New England Pagan community. He became editor/publisher of The Witches’ Almanac Ltd. upon the death of founder Elizabeth Pepper in 2005. He lives in Rhode Island. Learn more about The Witches’ Almanac at

Table of Contents

Ah! Sunflower William Blakef 7

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 8

News from The Witches' Almanac 13

Glad tidings from the staff 13

Stone Spelling 14

Delving Deeply into the Greek Alphabet Oracle

Railroad Spikes & Magic 18

Goddess of no Escape 20

Bridging the Worlds with Music 22

Intention, Attention, and Story-Telling 27

Notes Toward a General Theory of Magic, Part IV

Andersen's Fairy Tale 33

The Darning-Needle

The Cult of Birthstones 36

The An of Magic 40

Excerpt from: What We Knew in the Night

Moon Gardening 46

The Moon Calendar 42

The Geomantic Figures 50


Notable Quotations 52


Tarot's The Moon 54

Celtic Tree-Reed 58


Kitchen Magic 60

Bean Fritters

Victorian Slang 64

Year of the Metal Rat 66

Talisman 68

Senbazuru: One Thousand Origami Cranes

The Lancashire Witches 70

William Harrison Ainsworth

Legends of the Fairy Cross 72

The Power of the Shadow 74

Connecting with the Spirits of Place 77

2019 Sunrise and Sunset Times 80

Providence, San Francisco, Sydney, London

The Hawk 48

William Butler Yeats

Window on the Weather 81

Domino Divination 86

Embodying a God-Form 90

Holey Stones 93

Hekate and the Twin Torches 96

The Hardanger Fiddle 98

Lodestones 100

Nature's Secret Magic 103

The Food of the Gods 106

Making offerings to the Orisá of Yorubaland

The Mysteries & Myths of Moldavite 112

Witches, Bitches, Twitches 114

Bones and Other Animal Remains in Pagan Practice 119

Merry Meetings 123

An interview with Selena Fox

The Magic of Seashells & Fossils 129

Witch Windows 132

Hocking Hills: A Legend in Stone 134

Unexpected and Spectacular Rock Formations in Ohio

The Fixed Stars 136


The Blinking Eye of Medusa

Saying Witch in European Languages 138

An Astrological Overview 140

Stephen Hawking-Looking Through Millions of Tiny Black Holes at the Theory of Everything

Celestial Powers 145

Lightning Gods, Bolts from the Blue

The Beasts of Borges 148

Aesop's Fable 151

The Heron

Lead Curse Tables 152

Moon Cycles 156

Presage 157

Presage 157

Astrological Keys 158

Eclipses and Retrogrades 159

Aries 160

Taurus 162

Gemini 164

Cancer 166

Leo 168

Virgo 170

Libra 172

Scorpio 174

Sagittarius 176

Capricorn 178

Aquarius 180

Pisces 182

Sites of Awe 184

The White Welt of Glastonbury

Reviews 187

From a Witch's Mailbox 191

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