Take a magickal flight into the history, tradition, and modern uses of broomsticks. Whether sweeping the floors or helping with spells, rituals, and crafts, the broom is a more versatile tool than you ever imagined.
Join Deborah Blake on a journey through the ages, exploring why broomsticks and witches have always been an inseparable pair. Enjoy broom lore, insights from well-known witchy authors, and instructions for buying or making your own for special occasions. From besoms to broomcorn, The Witch's Broom is the perfect guide for adding a new facet to your magickal practice. Have a nice flight!
Praise:"[A] clear, lucid, and ethical guide to the art of the broom."Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
About the Author
Deborah Blake is the award-winning author of The Goddess is in the Details, Everyday Witchcraft, and numerous other books from Llewellyn, along with herEveryday Witch tarot deck. She has published articles in Llewellyn annuals, and her ongoing column, “Everyday Witchcraft,” is featured inWitches & Pagans .
When not writing, Deborah runs the Artisans’ Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with various cats who supervise all her activities, magickal and mundane.She can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, andwww.deborahblakeauthor.com.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction: A Witch and Her Broom 1 1: Brooms in History, Tradition, and Lore 5 2: The Witch's Broom in Popular Culture 25 3: Broom Basics 37 4: A Broom of Your Own 63 5: Fast and Easy Spells, Charms, Crafts, and More 75 6: Specialty Brooms 103 7: Brooms for Special Occasions 137 8: Brooms in Ritual Use 165 9: For the Young Witch 261 Conclusion: A Broom for Every Witch 271 Acknowledgments 273 Appendix: Runes 275 Recommended Reading 279
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was such a charming book and pleasant read! I enjoyed learning about the history and lore of a witch's broom, the various woods traditionally used and their corresponding magical attributes, the importance of keeping separate and specific brooms from mundane vs.magical use, as well as practical crafts, spells and charms for various rituals/occasions. I especially enjoyed the tidbits of broom lore and charming artwork that were embedded throughout the brook like little sprinklings of magic here and there, along with the Real Witches, Real Brooms guest authors who shared how they use their brooms. After reading The Witch's Broom, I have a fuller understanding of and greater appreciation for the broom's place in a witch's life.