An accessible in-depth guide to Celtic water lore, including spells, rituals, water spirits, and merfolk
Let Annwyn Avalon, a practicing water witch herself, take you into the world of water magic. The water magic and lore in this book focuses on the Celtic tradition, but draws on other water magic traditions as well, and features rainwater, as well as lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, swamps, and other watery locations, together with the folk and magical customs that have been and are still practiced at these places. The book teaches the reader how to set up a water altar at home, how to connect with water spirits, and how to gather or create water witch tools. Readers are encouraged to visit local water sites but will also find an abundance of material to perform at home. Included are practical examples, visualizations, and exercises so any reader can start to take up spell work and establish their spiritual connection to water.
“No pebble is left unturned in this enchanting book, as you are swept up in a magical voyage of spells, meditations, incantations and useful tools for the modern witch.” —Patricia Weston, author of White Witch Patricia Weston’s Book of Spells & Magic
“Water Witchcraft is a fluid mixture of ancient and modern practices flowing from the fertile watery realms of Annwn and Avalon. The author has listed many interesting items from tradition, often combined with thoughtful and creative concepts of her own. I enjoyed her accounts of her direct magical experiences with water, and the practical advice that she offers based on those experiences. This is a very thorough beginners’ book that should prove useful and inspiring to those seeking a path of water magic.” —R. J. Stewart, author of The UnderWorld Initiation, The Way of Merlin, and other books
“Annwyn Avalon takes us on a fascinating journey that explores the various types of water and their associated folklore, deities, and magical beings. In addition to explaining how to work with different forms of water, her unique practices and exercises serve as a guide for becoming a water witch and using the enormous power of this element.” —Sandra Kynes, author of Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy
“Annwyn Avalon’s enchanted book dares to peer deep into the waters – the mirror betwixt the worlds – revealing unto the reader a rich trove of spirits, ancient deities, eldritch beings, stories and lore. Deeply practical too; Water Witchcraft: Magic & Lore from the Celtic Tradition reveals also tools, substances, rites, charms and spells, both traditional and innovative, enabling the reader to fully explore, connect with and employ water in all its forms as a potent vehicle for power and transformation.” —Gemma Gary, author of Wisht Waters: Aqueous Magica and the Cult of Holy Wells, Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways, and other books of magic and witchcraft
Annwyn Avalon is a witch, priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She has a BFA in sculpture and a BA in anthropology and has completed her Reiki Master teacher training and studied herbalism and Middle Eastern folk and esoteric dancing. Annwyn writes the Patheos.com blog, The Water Witch, and is an award-winning, internationally known dancer with a repertoire of water and mermaid themed belly dance performances. Visit her at www.waterwitchcraft.com.
5 1/4 x 8 1/2
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