A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word "witch" has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today. All women are witches, and when they connect to source, trust their intuition, and use their magic, they can make medicine to heal themselves and the world.
This book is a re-telling of Herstory, an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them. Discover ancient wisdom made relevant for modern witches:
• The wheel of the year, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon.
• Tools to enhance your intuition, including oracle cards and dowsing, so that you can make decisions quickly and comfortably.
• Understanding the ancient use of the word "medicine".
• How to work with herbs, crystals, and power animals so that you have support in your spiritual work.
• How to build and use a home altar to focus your intentions and align you with seasonal cycles, the moon cycles, and your own intentions for growth.
• Cleanse, purify, and create sacred space.
• Work with the elements to achieve deep connection with the world around you.
In addition, Lisa teaches personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic to help you heal, manifest, and rediscover your powers. Above all, Lisa shows that we really are "the granddaughters of the witches that they couldn't burn".
|Publisher:||Hay House Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Lister is a writer, women's wellness practitioner, shaman, and third generation witch, healer, tarot reader, and intuitive. Her unique brand of lady magic and witchcraft is ancient women's wisdom combined with spells, lore, and magic that her nanna taught her, as well as the knowledge she's been passed in her apprenticeships with healers and teachers around the world. Lisa is dedicated to healing the wounds of the feminine, to retelling Herstory, and helping women to rediscover their magic. www.thesassyshe.com
Table of Contents
About This Book xvii
Opening Circle xxiii
Chapter 1 Wake the Witches 1
Chapter 2 Which Witch Is Which? 19
Roots, Traditions and Walking The Path
Chapter 3 My Story 45
Gypsies, Sara La Kali and the Re-initiation
Chapter 4 Her Story 59
The Great Mumma, Patriarchy and the Witch Hunts
Chapter 5 Our Story 73
Reclaiming the Witch, Reclaiming Your Power
Chapter 6 The Witch Wound 85
Re-membering Your Dis-membered Parts
Chapter 7 Witch, Please 97
Polarities, Contradictions, Truth and Edges
Chapter 8 The Force of Nature 107
SHE Who Cannot Be Controlled
Chapter 9 The Creatrix 143
SHE Who Dreams, Manifests and Makes Magic
Chapter 10 The Oracle 177
SHE Who Trusts Her Intuition and Sees All Things
Chapter 11 The Healer 197
SHE Who Heals Herself and Heals the World
Chapter 12 The Sorceress 229
SHE Who Is Charmed, Dangerous and Not Afraid of the Dark
Chapter 13 The Witch Has Woken 255
The Wake the Witch' Bookshelf 267
About the Author 275
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book changed my outlook on life completely. I had a total paradigm shift after reading it, and it has helped me grow into a stronger witch woman. I am incredibly happy to have picked it up on a whim while at a local B&N, because I flew through the book reading and digesting every little piece of information. I loved it so much that I've copied and used a couple of the spells and rituals described, and I've definitely reinvented the way I think about me as a woman. Lisa does an amazing job with showing us that we are strong, unapologetic, and untamed witches of the world.
Absolutely mind blowing and life changing! I am forever a changed woman and witch. Thank the Goddess, that someone had the ovaries to put this message out.
A strong and passionate empowerment read for women.