Baker & Taylor
Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic : Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning
Explore the powerful magic and fascinating lore of a rich folk tradition
Discover the secrets of Saxon sorcery, and learn how to craft rune charms, brew potions, cast effective spells, and use magical techniques to find love and prosperity. Exploring the practices and customs of the Anglo-Saxons hidden in English folk traditions, this book shares techniques for making wands and staffs, consecrating and using a ritual seax (knife), healing with herbs (wortcunning), soothsaying, and creating your own set of runes. The meaning and magical properties of the thirty-three Old English Futhorc runes are classified by theme, helping you in your quest to know yourself and influence your world for the better.
Previously published as Wyrdworking.
“Whether you’re a Saxon Pagan or simply someone interested in delving into the mysteries of Middle Earth, this book is full of information and introspection that takes you deeper into a practice that's rarely written about.”—Witches & Pagans
“Alaric Albertsson makes the magical wisdom of the Anglo-Saxons very accessible to today’s practitioners. . . . His teachings make me appreciate the Anglo-Saxon practices found in modern Witchcraft and want to dive deeper into their heritage.”—Christopher Penczak, author of The Living Temple of Witchcraft