In this whimsical brew of magic and wisdom Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life of a Witch. With warmth, humor, and candor, Torgerson shares rituals, stories, songs, spells, and poetry from her many years of Craft practice. Each month of the year has a theme, from "Journeys" in January to "Gift from the Gods" in December. This treasury of Witchy wisdom weaves together memory, reverie, mythology, and practical spellworkings to offer a unique and multifaceted view of the Witch's life.
Some of the rituals and spells are:
- House Blessing Ritual
- Cup of Joy
- I Call to the StormCrow Season
- Sea Mother Spell
- Sorting It Out with Sticks
- Bonechant Poem
- Ancestor Ritual
- The Grandmother Tree
I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was heartwarming, funny, at times emotional and overall a wonderful and informative read. The thing I liked most about it was that the book is about the author’s personal experiences and practices. I’m a solitary in the middle of nowhere so having an idea of how other witches practice and just how they find being solitary is of an interest to me. Each chapter is one month of the year and it has spells, rituals, charms, anecdotes and more for each month.
Some books tend to get a bit preachy or ‘my way is the only way’ but this book doesn’t. It is as if the author is writing part of her autobiography and this ‘chapter’ focuses on her spirituality. I could sit down and read it again I enjoyed it that much.
If you like to hear personal stories by fellow witches then this book is most definitely for you!