What struck Fiona Horne, witch, rock diva and presenter, on the runaway success of her bestseller, "Witch - A Personal Journey" was the simple truth that people are searching for personal meaning in their lives, and there was no greater proof than the mountains of feedback she has been responding to ever since the release of her autobiographical account of Wicca. Now, in her companion book "Witch - A Magickal Year" Fiona reveals even more of the intimate secrets and knowhow of her spiritual calling, including spells and incantations, rituals, festivals and sacred sites, goddesses, gods and familiars, a special chapter on men and witchcraft, cyber witchcraft, creating your own magickal diary and interviews with other witches. Fiona also delves into the daily business of being a modern witch at work, home and play; and how to cope with the spiritual intensity of being a witch. Funky and funny, "Witch - A Magickal Year" is illustrated with manga-style stories, computer generated photographs and imbibed with Fiona's infectious witchy humour. Introduction: success of last book being inspiration to write this one - people are searching for more meaning in their lives etc.
Explanation: Links to Witch No 1 - explaining how both books can work together. Chapters: one: Altars And Casting Circle. Setting up a Witches' altar and how to cast a Circle (the space in which todo magickal work) Two: Celebrating The Sabbats; The Witches' Wheel of the Year - the significance of Witchcraft being a nature worshipping religion and how there are eightagricultural/astronomical festivals. Features actual mapped out rituals tocelebrate them. Three: Going Overboard on a Witchy Day; How to spend a day devoted to Witchcraft. Four: 7 Days to Magickal New You! Taking a week out of your life to become more magickal - lots of rituals andspells, hands - on practical stuff, dream-work etc. Five: Interview with Caramel, a Witch featured in Witch No 1 - talking to her about her Pagan homebirth, plans to bring up her child as a Witch, and her feelings about being a Mother. Six: Emails Part One - replies to the survey conducted on my website - features queries from peopleon all aspects of Witchcraft with personal replies from me.
Seven: Sacred Sites - Magickal places to be found in nature, plus how to create your own Eight: Getting Cyber-Witch - Spells to do on your computer, plus office magick. Nine: Interview With Kerry Simpson - Voodoo practitioner and musician and singer (this interview is fascinating!). Ten: Rosaleen Norton - The story of the bohemian artist and infamous 'Witch of Kings Cross'. Eleven: Witchy Days Throughout the Year - a list of about fifty days to celebrate (not including Sabbats) with explanations. Twelve: Emails Part two - More emails and replies. Thirteen: How low can you go - Being a Witch is not only about having your shit together - the hardesttrials usually come to those developing their magickal selves. How to copewith depression and fear as you churn up your powers. Fourteen: Correspondence Colours - Numbers - Days - Moon Phases - Months - Crystals Details on all the above to use in magickal workings. Fifteen: Familiars - all about magickal animal partners. Sixteen: Interview with Wendy Rule - witch, entertainer and mother. Seventeen: Goddesses and Gods - Eight each of the most popular ones, their stories and the help they canoffer.
Plus how to create your own Goddess and God. Eighteen: Lots of Spell - All new and developed by me to suit a wide range of needs. Nineteen: Liam Cyfrin - Male Witch features in Witch No 1 - more on his opinions and practices. Twenty: Weblink - New weblinks to Witchy sites. Twenty One: The Library - New list of suggested reading. Twenty Two: Glossary - Unusual words and terms. Break out sections: (to be scattered through out book) Mens Mysteries - About Men and Witchcraft; Book of Shadows - How to create your own magickal diary; Alter Impliments - A Witches' magickal tools; and Hexing - About hexing.