Dig into the History, Lore, and Practice of Earth Magic
Packed with rituals, exercises, spells, recipes, and more, this dynamic addition to Llewellyn’s Elements of Witchcraft series shows you how to enrich your connection to the earth. Dodie Graham McKay shares a variety of fun and fascinating ways to get your hands dirty as you grow your magical practice.
Explore the deities, animal guides, herbs, and crystals associated with the earth element. Discover recipes, spells, and sacred sites that help you call upon nature for greater power and wisdom. Learn how this element is used in cultures and myths around the world. Featuring illuminating essays from guest contributors, including Sparrow Kemp, Austin Lawrence, and Jacqui Wood, Earth Magic inspires you to manifest amazing changes in your environment and yourself.
“This excellent book will deepen and strengthen your relationship with the land you live on, the element of earth, and with planet Earth. Taking a deep dive into mythology, history, folklore, and symbolism of humanity’s relationship with earth, the book invites you to explore your own relationship with this element.”—Yvonne Aburrow, author of All Acts of Love and Pleasure: inclusive Wicca; Dark Mirror: The Inner Work of Witchcraft; and The Night Journey: Witchcraft as Transformation
“Clearly written not just from a place of dedicated scholarship but from a wealth of personal experience, Earth Magic is a perfect gem of a book, encyclopedic in scope and inspired in approach…Covering the tangible magic of stone, plant, and tree along with the evocative magic of deity, mythological creatures, and sacred sites, Earth Magic provides an extensive range of tools, techniques, practices, and ideas that has potent potential to transform personal practice. This is a fabulous, hands-on, roll up your sleeves, get mucky, get muddy, celebration of Earth and Dodie truly leaves no stone unturned…With this book in one’s hands, one cannot help but deepen, expand, and enliven one’s personal pagan practice. Dodie refers to one section in her book as a ‘love letter.’ In truth, the entire book itself feels like a love letter: a beautiful invitation to enter into a love affair with the Earth.”—Tiffany Lazic, author of The Great Work
“Whether you are a beginner or a sage, this book widens, strengthens, and renews your connection to mother earth through multiple perspectives and practical applications from all around the globe and information dating back to the beginning of the human race. This educational book is a wonderful companion to any earth-based practice…[It] brings awareness back to mother earth through the consciousness, application, and workings devoted to Gaia and the cycles in which she moves. This is a marvelous work of art!”—Granddaughter Crow, author of Wisdom of the Natural World
“Reading like a heartfelt love letter to Terra Mater herself, Earth Magic provides readers with a lush garden of information pertaining to the sacred element of earth. From wild plants and ancient stones, to verdant spirits and terrestrial haunts, this book contains vital knowledge for anyone seeking to learn more about the enchantments of the natural world. With an abundance of helpful exercises and supportive tips along the way, Dodie Graham McKay masterfully instructs readers on practical ways to connect with nature, to dig deep into the dirt, to develop a well-rooted relationship with their landscape, and to wield the very magic of the element of earth itself.”—Kelden, author of The Crooked Path
“The book starts by wonderfully giving us permissions: to ponder our planet, our magic, and even to take notes directly in it. It begins on this firm foundation and only grows from there. McKay covers beings, places, myths, and earth magic on every level. This is a must for any serious collection about magic and witchcraft.”—Lilith Dorsey, author Water Magic and Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens