• Details hands-on techniques, spells, and rituals paired with personal stories from the author’s decades of magical practice
• Presents teachings on working with each element in different ways--such as divination, communication, healing, protection, manifestation, and enchantment
• Explores elemental altars, scrying and reading the bones, undines and fairies, working with runes and crystals, ancestral healing, weather sensing, fire gazing, candle magic, sex magic, and communicating with the Otherworld
A Book of Shadows is a Witch’s sacred journal, filled with personal experiences and the intimate working of spells. In this practical guide to elemental witchcraft, Salicrow invites you into her personal Book of Shadows, detailing hands-on techniques, spells, and rituals to work with the magic of the four elements--Water, Earth, Air, and Fire. She presents teachings on each element through the lens of different schools of magic, such as divination, healing, protection, manifestation, and enchantment. Within each of these elemental teachings are a series of progressive lessons, each paired with a personal story from the author’s lifetime of magical practice and followed by a technique for you to explore. Salicrow incorporates folk-magic teachings passed down through her family, traditional witchcraft methods, and advanced techniques of magic to help you attune with the energies of the elements for magical purposes. For the Water Witch, she explores scrying, engaging with undines, weather protection, fairy glamour, and healing with kitchen spells. For the Earth Witch, she describes reading the bones, animal messengers, listening to plants, crystal grids, and shadow work. For the Air Witch, she looks at communicating with sylphs and crows, divination through clouds and wind, sonic magic and healing, spell accelerants, and smudging. For the Fire Witch, she examines the Djinn, the magical hearth, fire divination, candle work, and sex magic. For all the elements, she explores how to build elemental altars and customize the ceremonies and rituals.
Sharing intimate examples and practices to help you progressively develop the skills of witchcraft, Salicrow invites you to create your own personal Book of Shadows as you forge a magical relationship with the natural world.