Discover how magickal practices and principles can help lift you up from darkness and hardship. Author Vincent Higginbotham faced abuse, homelessness, illness, and abandonment. But from the depths of these personal trials and tragedies, a practice emerged, focusing on developing the psychic senses, learning to read tarot, understanding the elements, and drawing in magic for positive change.
This guidebook is written for anyone coping with the legacy of abuse, neglect, poverty, loneliness, prejudice, or addiction. How Witchcraft Saved My Life includes hands-on exercises and practices for spellwork, working with tarot, trusting your intuition, and leaning on the four pillars of witchcraft—to keep silent, to dare, to will, and to know.
You can learn to use magick to cope with suffering and recover from trauma. The stories and lessons in this book teach you practical spiritual skills that will empower you to pull yourself out of the darkness of despair and into the light.
"In How Witchcraft Saved My Life, Vincent Higginbotham steers us on a turbulent ride through the wild, often painful, journey of growing up. But Higginbotham isn't just advising us on how to grow up, fit in, and tow the party line. Using the power of deep listening, journaling, meditation, activating clairvoyance, banishing demons, setting boundaries, and the queering of our old-time religion, the author takes fledgling witches under his wing and teaches them how to overcome their fears and grow into their magic. A thrill!"—Amanda Yates Garcia, author of Initiated: Memoir of a Witch
"A brave, moving account of the power magic can have in healing, transformation, and the realization of our hopes and dreams. Vincent Higginbotham shares not only his personal story in a raw, compelling fashion, but he also offers powerful insights into the Craft across a wide variety of subjects, which includes practical suggestions for how to practice and journal prompts. Often, occult authors offer little information about their personal process and journey. The vulnerability and candor here provides a most welcome change!"—Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life
"How Witchcraft Saved My Life is a rock 'n' roll rollercoaster, an industrial touchstone for witchcraft books in the 2020s. If you enter at your own risk, and open the doors of this cinematic, hardcore, raw, and revealing occult-journey—you'll learn the powerful magickal tools Vincent used to combat and survive the wrath of nature's violent interruptions..."—Alex Kazemi, author of Pop Magick
"Vincent Higginbotham is an excellent teacher, who bravely and generously shares his own personal history including traumatic events in order to demonstrate practical, powerful magickal techniques and tools that are sure to help others. How Witchcraft Saved My Life is a fine introduction to witchcraft, what it is and what it isn't, packed full of practical lessons that will be of benefit to all readers, from novices to adepts."—Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
"How Witchcraft Saved My Life is not another book about magic and spells; this is a book about the lessons of human beings in search of discovering their own magic and freedom...Vincent leads you to turn on that magical light in the middle of an erstwhile dark journey to discover the transformative power of magic. In this book, Vincent tells us his turbulent life journey, and how it led him to discover the marvelous and winsome potential to change his life, after reading this book, you will feel forced to discover your own magical potential too."—Elhoim Leafar, author of The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags and Manifestation Magic
"This manuscript is an ode to the sharp, broken pieces inside that fear they can never be human enough, let alone witch enough. Vincent courageously shares gut wrenching traumas he has endured, inviting us to witness him at his very psyche. In doing so, he gives us the tools and permission to do the same emotional unpacking in our own lives. The practical exercises in this book are excellent, from thoughtful journal prompts to accessible, actionable ideas. Ultimately the richest treasure of this book lies in the unapologetic space Vincent has carved for the intersection of the very real evils of this world and the transcendent power of witchcraft."—Meg Rosenbriar, cofounder of Witch With Me and author of The Healing Power of Witchcraft: A New Witches Guide to Rituals and Spells to Renew Yourself and Your World