Your Cart

Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner

Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner
Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner
Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner
Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner
Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Practitioner

"Complete with practical exercises, descriptions of craft theories and models, hand-drawn illustrations, and the author's working grimoire, Folk Witchcraft provides the student witch with an insightful perspective on the craft that is firmly rooted in the past, but adapted for the present. Experienced witches will deepen and enrich their practices by connecting more fully to traditional magics from hundreds of years in the past. Learn how to:

-Master ecstatic methods of spirit-flight described in witch-lore
-Celebrate the turning of the seasons with traditional rituals
-Cultivate closer relationships with nature spirits and personal familiars
-Work powerful traditional charms, such as the witches' ladder, the poppet, and blessing/cursing by gesture
-Discern the magical properties of herbs and plants without relying on tables from books
-Augur practical guidance from the spirit world
-Utilize old craft incantations, remedies, and recipes
-Connect with the Old Ones, the ancestors of Folk Witchcraft
-Experience shapeshifting into various animal spirit forms
-Craft herbal unguents, oils, powders, tinctures, and infusions
-Interpret incantations, charms, and sigils received from your own familiar spirits
-Research and hone your own lore and grimoire-sourced magical practices

With over 50 rituals, charms, and exercises, Folk Witchcraft offers a refreshingly simple approach to the craft that is non-dogmatic, flexible, and rewarding as a personal spiritual practice.

From the Introduction:

Let's imagine that we aren't miles apart. We're sitting by a fire, looking out into the mysterious night. It's All Hallow's Eve, so there's a chill in the wind, and the branches of the trees are bare. The stars are bright. Embers from the fire catch on the wind in bright flurries, drifting up into the yawning dark like fireflies. We are here to talk about witchcraft, about spirits, about the land. We are going to talk about the cycles of nature and what they mean. We'll talk about our dreams and visions. We'll nourish our spirits with wisdom from the old lore. Beyond the crackling fire's glow, the shadows lingering between the trees could almost be our ancestors.


In many ways, we are living in the golden age of witchcraft. New traditions are springing up all around us. Writers, bloggers, and vloggers share their approaches and ideas. Scholars have begun to unpack the old lore through the lens of legitimate spiritual experience. Books on the craft are published every day. These modern grammars usually share the author's rituals, their charms, their holidays, and provide a step-by-step approach to conducting craft workings. They try to explain what witches do, what they believe, how they conduct their rituals, what rules they should follow. Sometimes they offer a spurious account of witch history and lineage that leaves the reader more puzzled than before. These books provide much of the how, but little of the why. Pre-made models and rituals that are practiced without an understanding of their source are like cut flowers: they are beautiful on the kitchen table, but quickly wither away.

This is not that kind of book. Make no mistake; by the end of this book, you will have a treasury of charms, rituals, incantations, and practical methods by which you can conduct your craft. My larger goal, however, is to provide students of the craft with the means by which to connect with the source of witchcraft, those gates of initiation through which any witch worth his salt must pass. Because folk witchcraft is a living tradition, most of us hone and polish our craft over time. We research, experiment, and adapt. We follow the guidance of our familiar spirits. We listen to the land...

Write a review

Please login or register to review
  • Stock: 4
  • Weight: 8.00oz
  • Dimensions: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.30in
  • ISBN: 1790994209


July 2020 New issue of Behind the Zines!  There's articles by: Mark Cunning, Ed Kemp, Anna Jo Beck, Corinne Halbert, Todd Taylor, Gianni S..
July is International Zine Month 2020 Free poster! July is International Zine Month 2020 Free poster!
New Free
This is a free poster for International Zine Month! For a full list of prompts and a link to print our own, go here...
"As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the..
You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance
New Out Of Stock
From beloved astrologer Chani Nicholas comes an essential guide for radical self-acceptance. Your weekly horoscope is merely one crumb of astr..
This is the third and final volume of Dale Pendell's "Pharmako" trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive p..
A Divine zine to learn how to make fermented beverages! kombucha! Tepache! Shrubs! All of those wrapped in high contrast layout by our buddy Mil..
This book is a classic text of non-Wiccan witchcraft. While it is a bit dated, I think it is an important read for modern witches. -AW An endurin..
Although many of the roots of Paganism come from the lands of people of color, much of the color of Paganism is forgotten in the cultural mainstreamin..
Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community is an anthology which explores the topic of racism and how it shows up in the Paga..
A philosophical look at Animism written by a pagan. Over the past few hundred years, animism has been dismissed as a primitive, naive and irr..
Originally a series of zines, now thoughtfully reorganized and collected into book format, When Language Runs Dry is a resource for anyone impacted by..
This listing is for 25, 50, or 100 1" buttons that say "BLACK LIVES MATTER". These buttons are meant to be shared or sold for fundraise..
This listing is for 25, 50, or 100 1" buttons that say "Trans Rights Are Human Rights". These buttons are meant to be shared or sold fo..
"Vintage" Zine Grab Bag
New Hot Out Of Stock
For US addresses only. When I say "vintage" I mean these are from my personal mountain of a zine collection spaning back almost 30 years,..
Ok, I know the title and cover of this book are a bit cheezy, bu really enjoy the coversational tone of this book and the adaptability of the techniqu..
In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healin..
from Liz Mason Lessons learned from loss of family members, one being a parent (my mom) and the other more recently being a pet (my cat). Did I m..
From Liz Mason: The Searching Issue! There can be many avenues for the investigative journey that is finding some kind of answers about life: ..
From Liz Mason My husband Joe and I collaborated on this zine about fraternal orders and forbidden knowledge -- an obvious gag because our last n..
from Liz Mason The Adult Geek Issue! True to the zinester "When I'm Damn Good and Ready" publishing schedule, Gen Xers and lifel..
True Magic: Spells That Really Work True Magic: Spells That Really Work
New -20 % Out Of Stock
From the publisher: Written by renowned master of witchcraft Draja Mickaharic, author of Spiritual Cleansing, this book provides an introduction ..
$12.00 $14.95
Shotgun Seamstress is a zine by, for, and about black punks, queers, feminists, outsider artists, and muscians. This issue of Shotgun Seamstress ..
By Liz Mason Remember jumping up and down on the bed to your favorite music, or dancing with your friends when you were a kid to your favorite so..
by Liz Mason What started out as a companion zine to go with my submission to a mixtape club turned into a 100+-page illustrated series of essays..
by Arin Murphy-Hiscock Make your own magic! Spellcrafting is a step-by-step guide to writing your own spells and timing them for the best effect...
The classic Rider-Waite-Colman Smith tarot deck. IN 1909, ARTIST PAMELA COLMAN SMITH, under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite, created an inno..
Maybe you want a simple small tarot deck to travel with or keep in your bag? Then this it 1.75" x 3" sized deck is for you! It's so cute..
Condensed Chaos provides a practical introduction to Chaos Magic, one of the fastest growing areas of Western Occultism. Through it you can change you..
Queer Flagging 101: How to signal the sex you want using the hanky code.  You *know* that cutie with the red bandana around their neck is wear..
My tiny hads are so excited to have this deck in a smaller size! Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, T..
Advanced Magick for Beginners Advanced Magick for Beginners
New Hot
The author assumes no previous knowledge of the field, only a willingness to explore what magick offers. Chapman draws on a wide range of experience, ..
Standing and Not Falling: A Sorcerous Primer in Thirteen Moons Standing and Not Falling: A Sorcerous Primer in Thirteen Moons
New Hot
"The Otherworld is ready for you, but are you ready for the Otherworld? What would you tell your own less-experienced self about magic if you cou..
Current turn around for custom orders under 1,000: 2-5 business days from receiving properly formatted artwork. Please keep in mind that we are not in in the shop on Wednesdays and Thursdays.