You can reach the magick that has always been inside you and create a fulfilling life that inspires your heart, body, and mind every day. Becoming the Witch leads you from the origins of Witchcraft to the secrets of sacred thinking and beyond. In a distinct, almost lyrical tone, Danae Moon Thorp teaches you what every beginner must know when starting on the Witch's path, including the elements, spells, tools, deities, rituals, and more.
Discover how to imbue every action, word, and ingredient of a spell with an invisible life force that connects your heart, body, and mind to extraordinary possibilities. Use your imagination and inner wisdom to create powerful, life-changing energy. Becoming the Witch is your key to not just holding a wand, but also turning that wand into an extension of yourself.
"Inspiringly full to the brim with folklore, techniques, and information to connect to nature, the natural world, the night sky, and your own sacred self...By inviting us on her journey, Danae Moon Thorp has crafted an insightful, refreshingly open, honest and joyful tapestry of numinous surprises, encouraging us to look with awe at ourselves and all around us. This is a true treasure that will ease the soul and fill the heart. A bewitchingly charming book to begin or add to your magical bookshelf."—Anna Pignataro, illustrator and author
"From the opening of Becoming the Witch, the reader is initiated into an enchanted world of arcane arts; richly informed and poetically rendered. This work is the product of the author's lifelong education and dedicated practice of witchcraft—from her calling to live the path of the witch; which is all about self-knowledge, harmony with nature, working with the elements, and spellcraft. The prose is spellbinding and authentic, and the author's wealth of knowledge is exhaustive. I felt lucky to have access to both the theory and history, which is delivered in a comprehensive but accessible manner for beginners to advanced practitioners or the witchy-curious."—Ruth McIver, author of I Shot the Devil
"There are no usual ways to describe this exquisitely rendered book, filled with the spirit of the witch. It is a wonder: mesmerizing, poetic, familiar, and wise. It is as if the most ancient, clear, and powerful part of yourself found a voice and began to guide you along the path, pointing out the magickal detail you may have overlooked if you had not had this companion. It is a beautiful, resonant, iconic and clever work, uncluttered, thoughtful, and imaginative—yet grounded in the complex weaving of occult history."—Lucy Cavendish, author of many oracle and affirmation decks, including Alice: The Wonderland Oracle
"This beautiful book is a work of inspiration and wonder. Whether you are a novice witch looking for initiation or the crone well versed in the art the witch within you will awaken. An excellent resource for traditional and creative spell casting, it carries you deep into the heart of magick."—Jayne Stevenson, writer and dreamworker