Enchantments: Find the Magic in Yourself: A Beginner Witch's Guide (Paperback)

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Enchantments: Find the Magic in Yourself: A Beginner Witch's Guide (Paperback)

By Mya Spalter, Caroline Paquita (Illustrator)


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This illustrated guide to altars, candles, tarot, and spell-building will teach you to protect your energy, honor your intuition, raise your vibration—and tap into your inner-witch. 
Enchantments will blow your mind and make you laugh while imparting expert knowledge of witchcraft and why it’s so needed today.”—NATASHA LYONNE

Mya Spalter spent years among candles, herbs, cats, witchy gifts, and spells as an employee at New York City’s oldest occult shop, Enchantments. In this beautifully illustrated book, Spalter sets out to share ways that she’s found to live life magically and maintain spiritual connection with the elements and the universe. 
Spalter, a practicing witch herself, explores Wiccan history and offers an approachable compendium of witchcraft and magical knowledge that will equip you to construct your own original spells, build rituals around your intuition, harness the power of crystals, and create spell candles that can be used by witches everywhere. With Enchantments, Spalter creates a supportive and nonjudgmental space for you to become your own unique kind of witch.
Black and queer, Spalter has written this friendly, inclusive guide to witchcraft that will teach anyone how to: 
Build an altar: Find the right tools to model the grace and beauty you aspire to find in your life. 
Cast a self-love spell on yourself: Recognize your own strength and power to inspire happiness and fulfillment. 
Clear out negative energies: Identify and rid yourself of the things holding you back. 
Set meaningful intentions: Create daily practices that positively affect yourself and the world—and witches—around you. 
You will learn why certain colors can help raise your vibrations, how to mix herbs for witchcraft, the keys to banishing unfriendly spirits (with cleansing rituals or even a dance party), and invaluable instructions in the timeless arts of astrology, tarot, crystals, and finding a parking spot downtown. 
Open this book and enchant your own life!
Mya Spalter is a writer, editor, and lifelong New Yorker. A longtime employee at Enchantments, New York’s oldest occult shop, she writes nonfiction about witchcraft and poetry about science. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Product Details ISBN: 9780525509677
ISBN-10: 0525509674
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English
“Hilariously conversational, deceptively deep, and phenomenally illustrated, Enchantments will blow your mind and make you laugh while imparting expert knowledge of witchcraft and why it’s so needed today.”—Natasha Lyonne, actress and producer
“Imagine that your best friend, a supremely cool, funny, and irreverent person, is also a witch willing to educate and inspire you toward your own witchy practice with humor, sass, and intelligence. Wouldn’t that be the greatest? Thankfully, Mya Spalter has written Enchantments, a book infused with jokes, real talk, occult know-how, stylish lingo, and serious best-friendliness. Enchantments has totally jump-started my own practice, and I am feeling the results daily. This book is magic—literally!”—Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot
“Part memoir, part recipe book, and part poetry collection, Enchantments lets readers in on the great secret of all witchcraft—that being a witch is about being free to be yourself. In a spirit of collaboration and community and with limber humor and wit, Mya Spalter empowers all of us to be the best magical practitioners we can be. A future classic for both new and experienced witches, or anyone in the mood for a little divination.”—Dorothea Lasky, author of Milk and co-creator of Astro Poets
“All the things you’ve always wanted to know about becoming a witch but were afraid to ask! We can all use more magic in our lives in these trying times, and Enchantments will help us get started. Now who wants to join my coven and cast some spells?!”—Kimya Dawson, singer/songwriter, The Moldy Peaches