I was rather pleasantly surprised by Annwyn Avalon’s Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition. Maybe the book caught me in a good mood, or maybe it just appealed to my Piscean nature, but for a someone new to the craft, it’s pretty thorough and has a voice that will appeal to most readers, especially those hungry for a fresh start into water-based magic.
It is literally packed with useful tools, meditations, and spellwork. Just the sort of thing a beginner is looking for.
If it has a shortcoming, it’s that it is rather plain. I would have fancied some artwork sprinkled about or some clever trappings, but that’s probably the graphic designer in me talking.
It’s ultimately the content that matters and Avalon has delivered in that regard. The work is very intuitive and feels natural, as it should, and some things I found to be variations of things I’ve been doing for more than thirty years, so good on her.
With Spring approaching, this is a stellar book to shake off the last gasp of Winter, to head out into the wilds and find yourself by a secluded stream or pond, and have a go at it.
I suspect it will speak to you as readily as it spoke to me.
Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition by Annwyn Avalon will be available the first of March, my birthday no less. Preorder yours from Amazon today if you’re of a mind to. I think you’ll fancy it.