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Llewellyn's 2023 Witches' Companion

A Guide to Contemporary Living

Llewellyn's 2023 Witches' Companion
James Kambos Contributions by
Laura Tempest Zakroff Contributions by
Charlynn Walls Contributions by
Susan Pesznecker Contributions by
Stephanie Rose Bird Contributions by
Barbara Ardinger Contributions by
Mortellus Contributions by
Autumn Damiana Contributions by
Gwion Raven Contributions by
Tess Whitehurst Contributions by
Lupa Contributions by
Dallas Jennifer Cobb Contributions by
Melanie Marquis Contributions by
Phoenix LeFae Contributions by
Jason Mankey Contributions by
Ari Mankey Contributions by
Thorn Mooney Contributions by
Monica Crosson Contributions by
Melissa Tipton Contributions by
Michelle Skye Contributions by
Elizabeth Barrette Contributions by
Charlie Rainbow Wolf Contributions by
Emily Carlin Contributions by
Najah Lightfoot Contributions by
Deborah Blake Contributions by
A.C. Fisher Aldag Contributions by
Kerri Connor Contributions by
Diana Rajchel Contributions by
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2022/07/08
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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Witchcraft (see also RELIGION / Wicca)

Description

Llewellyn's 2023 Witches' Companion explores the leading edge of Witchcraft and Pagan lifestyles with more than two dozen articles featuring new insights and hands-on magical practices.

Ari and Jason Mankey reveal how to renew your magical self through cleaning up and letting go. Najah Lightfoot explores some of the most important movies to include in your witchy film library. Michelle Skye walks you through creating your own full moon altar that changes throughout the year. Stephanie Rose Bird discusses the importance of acknowledging magic from the African diaspora. You will also discover how to create your own Book of Shadows (Deborah Blake), use the laws of magic to increase prosperity (Diana Rajchel), make mundane moments magical (Phoenix LeFae), and increase your confidence as a witch (Melanie Marquis).


Author Bio

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and her myth-inspired artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Laura blogs for Patheos as "A Modern Traditional Witch," for Witches & Pagans magazine as "Fine Art Witchery," and contributes to The Witches' Almanac. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Sigil Witchery and Weave the Liminal. She is also the creator of the bestselling Liminal Spirits Oracle. Laura lives in New England.


Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker is a writer, college English teacher, nurse, and hearth Pagan/Druid living in northwestern Oregon. Sue holds a Masters degree in professional writing and loves to read, watch the stars, camp with her wonder poodle, and work in her own biodynamic garden. She is co-founder of the Druid Grove of Two Coasts and the online Ars Viarum Magicarum—A Magical Conservatory and Community. Sue has authored Yule: Rituals, Recipes, & Lore for the Winter Solstice (Llewellyn, 2015); The Magickal Retreat (Llewellyn, 2012); and Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink (Llewellyn, 2009); and is a regular contributor to Llewellyn's almanacs and calendars. Visit her online at http://www.susanpesznecker.com/.


Stephanie Rose Bird is a hereditary intuitive, contemporary rootworker, solitary green witch and visionary. She has been involved with mysticism, symbology, spiritualism and the occult for thirty years. Bird is inspired by her ancestors, in particular her grandmothers, one of which was a psychic and the other a spiritualist minister and herbal healer. Her uncle, a Santeria priest, Babalawo of Shango, taught her the Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people. Bird studies healing, magical and divination traditions of indigenous people around the world with a focus on Africa. Her passions include keeping the ancient traditions alive and updating them so that they evolve with us, suiting our current environment and lifestyles. She is a member of the American Folklore Soceity, the Herb Research Foundation and the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.

Bird holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and an MFA from University of California at San Diego, and has received multiple academic awards. Bird was an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1987-2002. Bird offers healing workshops, rituals, retreats, and classes across the country. Bird is an active arts educator, teaching undergraduate art appreciation and art history in Chicago, giving lectures, conducting goddess rituals, and writing for numerous publications. Visit Stephanie's webpage at http://www.stephanierosebird.com/.

Website: http://www.stephanierosebird.com/

Blog: http://stephanierosebirdstudio.blogspot.com/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stephanierosebirdauthor.

 


Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., (Long Beach, California), is a Witch, teacher, and freelance writer.  She holds a Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature.

Mortellus is the High Priestex of the Coven of Leaves in Western North Carolina, a Gardnerian Coven operating an Outer Court training group who like to say that they are a bubbling cauldron of bitter esoterica slithering their way through Western North Carolina. Additionally, Mortellus is a Mortician, Medium, Necromancer, and author of Do I Have To Wear Black? Rituals, Customs & Funerary Etiquette for Modern Pagans. Currently, they reside on three acres that are hastily becoming overgrown again with their spouse, three-year-old twins, and one really, really ridiculous dog.


Gwion Raven is a tattooed Pagan, writer, traveler, musician, cook, kitchen witch, occult shop owner, and teacher. Although initiated in three magickal traditions, Gwion describes his practice as virtually anything that celebrates the wild, sensuous, living, breathing, dancing, ecstatic, divine experiences of this lifetime.

Born and raised in London, England, he now resides in Northern California and shares space with redwood trees, the Pacific Ocean, and his beloved partner.


Tess Whitehurst (Boulder, CO) teaches magical and intuitive arts in live workshops and via her online community and learning hub, the Good Vibe Tribe Online School of Magical Arts. An award-winning author, she's written eight books, which have been translated into eighteen languages. She has appeared on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out as well as morning shows on both Fox and NBC, and her writing has been featured in Writer's Digest, Spirit and Destiny (in the UK), and online at elephantjournal.com.


Lupa (Portland, OR) is a neoshaman, artist and sustainability geek. She has been working with animal magic in various forms since the 1990s and has developed a self-created and spirit-directed neoshamanic path. She possesses a Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on ecopsychology. Visit her online at TheGreenWolf.com.


Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie's books include Llewellyn's Little Book of Moon Spells, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her online at www.MelanieMarquis.com.


Phoenix LeFae (Sebastopol, CA) is a professional reader, rootworker, teacher, and ritualist. She has been practicing witchcraft for almost thirty years, and her teachings are connected to the Reclaiming Tradition, Druidry, and Gardnerian Wicca. She is also the owner of an esoteric Goddess shop called Milk & Honey.


Jason Mankey is a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North America and Great Britain. He writes a blog on Patheos Pagan called Raise the Horns. Jason is the author of several books, including The Horned God of the Witches and Transformative Witchcraft.


Ari Mankey has been practicing Witchcraft and creating spells for over twenty years. With her husband, Jason, she runs two covens in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Thorn Mooney is a Witch of more than twenty years and the high priestess of Foxfire, a traditional Gardnerian coven thriving in the American South. She holds graduate degrees in religious studies and English literature and has worked as a university lecturer, public school teacher, academic journal manager, tarot reader, writer, and musician. Thorn maintains a longstanding YouTube channel, has been blogging about Witchcraft and the occult for more than a decade, and is a regular at Pagan festivals throughout the United States. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Visit Thorn Mooney on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.


Monica Crosson has been a practicing witch and educator for over thirty years and is a member of Evergreen Coven. Monica is the author of The Magickal Family and is a regular contributor to Llewellyn's almanacs and datebooks as well as magazines such as Enchanted Living and Witchology. Monica lives in the woods near Concrete, Washington.


Melissa Tipton (Columbus, MO) is a Structural Integrator, Reiki Master, and founder of Jungian Magic, which utilizes potent psychological insights to radically increase the success of your magic. She's the author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Reiki and Living Reiki: Heal Yourself and Transform Your Life. Visit Melissa online at http://realmagic.school/.


Michelle Skye (Massachusetts) is a Pagan Priestess with over ten years' experience following the Path of the Wise. An active member of the Wiccan and Pagan communities, she teaches classes, leads workshops, and has founded Massachusetts Pagan Teens and Sisterhood of the Crescent Moon. Her articles have appeared in Circle Magazine and SageWoman, and she's a regular contributor to Llewellyn annuals and Renaissance Magazine.


Najah Lightfoot is a multi-award-winning author. She is the author of the bestselling Good Juju: Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul. She is a regular contributor to the Llewellyn annuals and a contributor to The Library of Esoterica -Volume III - Witchcraft. Her magickal staff is on display and part of the permanent collection of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Najah is also a fellow of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle, sponsored by Auburn Seminary. She lives in Denver, Colorado, where the blue skies and the power of the Rocky Mountains uplift and fill her soul. She can found online at www.twitter.com/NajahLightfoot, www.facebook.com/NajahLightfoot, and www.instagram.com/NajahLightfoot.


Deborah Blake is the author of over a dozen books on modern Witchcraft, including The Little Book of Cat Magic and Everyday Witchcraft, as well as the acclaimed Everyday Witch Tarot and Everyday Witch Oracle. She has also written three paranormal romance and urban fantasy series for Berkley, and her new cozy mystery series launched with Furbidden Fatality in 2021. Deborah lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York with numerous cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.


A.C. Fisher Aldag is a long-time Pagan clergyperson and serves on the organizing committees for local Pagan Pride events in Michigan. She regularly teaches classes and workshops on folk magick and has contributed to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac and several other Pagan publications. A. C. lives near Lake Michigan.


Kerri Connor is the leader of The Gathering Grove (a family-friendly, earth-based spiritual group) and has been practicing her craft for over thirty-five years. She is the author of several books, including Spells for Tough Times, and her writing has appeared in several Pagan magazines. Kerri is a cancer survivor and holds a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois where she lives with her husband, son, and a plethora of critters. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Kerri earned a BA in Communications. She is working to convert a portion of their land into a spiritual sanctuary.


Diana Rajchel began her career planning to serve as clergy and write about all subjects spiritual. It did not occur to her or anyone else to say with what agency she might assume priesthood. The result of this oversight in intention setting is that she is now an itinerant city priestess, well-practiced witch, and somewhat unintentional subversive. Her background includes Wicca, folk witchcraft, conjure, and a whole lot of experience organizing people that don’t like knowing that they’re organized. Diana splits her time between San Francisco, California, where she co-owns Golden Apple Metaphysical, and southwestern Michigan, where she runs Earth and Sun spiritual coaching with her partner. In between her wanderings she teaches as part of the Magick 101 series for Wicked Grounds Annex in San Francisco, and teaches and reads tarot at Elements Kalamazoo in Michigan. Diana has 25 years’ experience as a professional tarot reader and western herbalist and has 29 years’ experience as a professional writer. She is also the pet DragonCat to a very ladylike boxer named Nora.


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