Synopses & Reviews
A natural Witch has an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the magickal energies present in all things. This kinship with the unseen world is at the heart of Witchcraft. It is also the foundation of all magickal work. You will enhance your spellcrafting, empower your witchery, and add richness and depth to your everyday life by developing your intuition and psychic skills. Natural Witchery features straightforward how-to's, first-hand stories, spells, rituals, fun quizzes, and creative exercises to help you live a more magickal life: Learn how to tune in to many different kinds of energy, such as the cycles of the moon and the energy of the seasons, and use it to fuel your spellwork Explore different types of psychic abilities, and discover your own elemental strengths and challenges Use natural witchery to create more harmony and balance in your home, workplace, and circle This friendly guidebook also includes a Book of Witchery with magickal correspondences and a handy journal section for keeping track of your progress.
"The author of several titles for the Wicca market, including Garden Witchery, Dugan returns with a lighthearted, gently empowering book for the solitary practitioner. She begins with the premise that 'you already have inner wisdom and all the creativity you'll ever need to make magick in your life.' From there, she outlines several steps including developing readers' psychic abilities, tapping into the cycles of the moon and sensing the energies of the seasons that are designed to encourage readers to practice the craft from a more spiritually centered place and ease their anxieties about whether they're 'good enough' Wiccans. Interspersed throughout the text are lively anecdotes from Dugan's own Samantha Stephensesqe household. She speaks of her struggles to deal with nosy evangelical Christians and her teenage daughter's rejection-cum-furtive acceptance of her mother's religion. She also chats about some uncomfortable experiences she's had in group settings with other Wiccans where her own intuitive approach to the craft has been frowned upon by practitioners who are supposedly more learned. While some more experienced Witches will likely find Dugan's spells and spiritual practices to be boilerplate, the value of this book lies in the warm, personal touch Dugan uses both in her writing and in her craft. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Natural Witchery" offers dozens of ways to hone your intuition, enchance your magickal powers, and enliven your everyday practice.
Ellen Dugan goes to the heart of what it means to be a natural Witch. Dont worry about lineage, degrees, and politically correct titles. Her thoughtful observations and wise words will guide you back to whats important: forging your own unique spiritual path. These engaging exercises will help you look within yourself and stretch your psychic talents, discover your elemental strengths, and charge up your personal power.
Dugans personal anecdotes and humor liven up the lessons and keep you grounded throughout the daily joys and challenges of life as a natural Witch.