Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
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. Skye is the author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books. Her stories have been published in numerous anthologies, and her work has been translated into a dozen languages. She is also an artist, writing teacher, feng shui practitioner, astrologer, and tarot reader. She divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.
"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.
— R. J. Stewart
"Come away with Annwyn Avalon and immerse yourself in the wonderful, magical world of water witchcraft. Water witch Annwyn Avalon will deftly guide you through the flowing deep wilderness of all aspects of water magic, regaling you with magical tales and folklore rooted in Celtic and Brythonic lore. In her book Water Witchcraft, Annwyn meanders through the history, magic and deep mythology of water with vast knowledge and experience. 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
— Patricia Weston
"Water, one of the primal elements of nature, has long deserved a book such as Annwyn Avalon has brought into the world with Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition. Featuring rituals of connection, charms of healing, and goddesses to reach out to, this book isn’t just a primer, it has something for witches working with every drop, from sacred well to local spring. The magic within feels as though you’ve been practicing it your whole life from the moment you pick up this book." --Amy Blackthorn, author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic and creator of Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends
— Amy Blackthorn
"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
— Sandra Kynes
"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
— Gemma Gary
"A gorgeous guide through the world of water myth and magick. Annwyn Avalon lifts the lily pad on the watery nature of our own spirits and shows us how to embrace our own mermaid, selkies, and well spirits. If you have ever gazed at the ocean and longed to touch its heart, this book offers a path to do just that." --Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess and The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might
— Courtney Weber
"Annwyn Avalon shares her deep water wisdom in this insightful book that is empowered with well-researched lore, traditional folk practices, and sound magical principles. Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition is a truly comprehensive work that reflects not only an intimate understanding of the nature of water in its various forms, but also details the myriad ways in which water can be used to affect positive change in our lives. Annwyn deftly channels various streams of folkloric knowledge into a practical approach that is reflective of the wisdom of the past, while being eminently accessible to the modern-day practitioner of water magic." --Jhenah Telyndru, MA Celtic Studies, priestess, author, and founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon
— Jhenah Telyndru, MA