The magic and spirituality of the Anglo-Saxons is not the same as that of the Celts they lived with on the British Isles. This new book looks at the magical techniques of these lesser-known people and shows how you can use them to empower your life.
• Learn to make a Saxon wand and staff • Consecrate and use a Seax (knife) • Discover Galdor (word magic), crystal and candle scrying, and wortcunning (herbal magic)
Wyrdworking also fully explores the most vital ingredient to all Anglo-Saxon magic: the thirty-three Old English Runes of the Futhorc (as opposed to the more familiar Scandinavian Futhark of twenty-four runes). They are presented in conceptual sets of three (tree runes, animal runes, and so on) making them easy to learn and deeply understand.
Mabon, of all the Sabbats, does not directly correlate to any known Celtic or Anglo-Saxon holiday. Instead, the harvest that it celebrates honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Mabon's predecessor, Michaelmas, came about as a recognized holy day during harvest season as a means of subverting the Pagan harvest traditions by... read this article