The history of magic and witchcraft in Wales will inspire any modern-day witch. Written by a Welsh practitioner, this book shares the magical traditions of the land of the red dragon, exploring deities, fairies, folklore, charms, plants, and magic with dozens of exercises for hands-on practice.
Explore the history and terminology of Welsh magic and methods for honoring the land. Learn to connect with Cerridwen, Rhiannon, and other deities as well as fairies and mystical creatures. Discover how you can incorporate traditional Welsh folk magic into your modern witchcraft practice, with exercises for honoring those who came before, connecting with the spirit of your home, protecting against adversity and malignant spirits, changing the weather, and much more.
"A new, fresh, and authentic voice that expresses the timeless magic of her native Wales. In doing so she gifts the world with a cauldron of wisdom and a profound insight into the magical heritage and landscape of Wales. This is a book created from deep, personal practise and the love of land and culture...This book bridges the gap between the ancient and modern and brings authentic, practical Welsh Witchcraft to the table of modern magical traditions. Starling is a powerful new voice that is sure to inspire a generation."—Kristoffer Hughes, Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, author of From the Cauldron Born and Cerridwen
"I am deeply appreciative of Mhara's Welsh Witchcraft—a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful introduction to the magical traditions, mythology, customs, sacred loci and otherworldly presences of her native landscape. It is a book fully capable of guiding the reader towards developing a workable and personal magical practice drawn from and inspired by the timeless and eldritch landscapes of Wales."—Gemma Gary, author of Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways and The Black Toad: West Country Witchcraft and Magic
"Mhara Starling presents a modern approach to a magical practice that is rooted in the mythology, folklore, and cultural traditions of Wales. This is a gift of a book; both well-researched and magically sound, it is also a love letter to the land, history, and spirit of Wales...With a commitment to well-sourced legends and long-standing tradition, Welsh Witchcraft bridges the gap between static collections of folklore and modern-day seekers hungry for authentic, relevant, and culturally alive magical practices. Highly recommended!"—Jhenah Telyndru, MA, founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon and author of Avalon Within and The Mythic Moons of Avalon
"Mhara Starling has written a beautiful, authentic guide to Welsh Witchcraft...Written by a Welsh Witch from a first-hand perspective, this is a valuable volume for readers that study both a Celtic or Traditional Witchcraft Path. Mhara has filled this book with a beautiful array of mythology, folklore, plants, spells, and Welsh knowledge."—Annwyn Avalon author of Water Witchcraft and The Way of the Water Priestess
''Welsh Witchcraft offers extensive insight into the rich history of Welsh magical practice. Mhara has a magical way with words that draws the reader in...She takes you on a fantastical journey through the pages; delving into the roots of witchcraft that lay deeply intertwined within Welsh mythology, folklore and culture."—CCJ Ellis, author and illustrator of Welsh Monsters & Mythical Beasts
"Welsh Witchcraft is a delightful introduction to Welsh witchcraft which takes readers on a tour of all of the essentials of belief and practice from the perspective of someone who has lived them. The style is engaging and the author deeply knowledgeable on the subject, giving readers a text that is both entertaining and thorough. Highly recommended."—Morgan Daimler, author of A New Fairies Dictionary and Fairies: A Guide to the Celtic Fair Folk
"Mhara Starling breathes life into the long, magical history of Wales so many of us think we already know. Her writing is tender, clearly cherishing each tale, spell, and exercise. Welsh Witchcraft is utterly overflowing with Starling's passion and personal connection to the material...Mhara Starling is an absolute gift to the community and I'm thrilled future generations will have her as a guide."—Fire Lyte, author of The Dabbler's Guide to Witchcraft and host of the Inciting A Riot podcast