Besom, Stang & Sword


A Guide to Traditional Witchcraft, the Six-Fold Path & the Hidden Landscape
Authors: Christopher Orapello & Tara-Love Maguire

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Besom, Stang & Sword by Christopher Orapello & Tara-Love Maguire
A Guide to Traditional Witchcraft, the Six-Fold Path & the Hidden Landscape

Step onto the Crooked Path
Traditional witchcraft is not about where you are from, but where you are. Regional traditional witchcraft teaches people to find their craft in their own backyards, in the uncultivated land, the wild unknown, and in their ancestors rather than in ancient foreign deities or a Neo-Pagan-styled religious form of witchcraft.

The authors founded the Blacktree Coven in 2014 and set out to forge a modern approach to traditional witchcraft for a new era of praxis. Besom, Stang & Sword is a landmark book that presents their introduction to regional traditional witchcraft and a fresh, spirit-based, nonreligious guide to the spiritual practice of witchcraft in a modern context. The material presented in this book is adaptable to any region in which the practitioner lives.

“Orapello and Maguire have done it; Besom, Stang & Sword is as comprehensive a guide to traditional witchcraft as one could ask for. It may take a few days to read but will keep you engaged for a lifetime.”– Amy Blackthorn, author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic and creator of Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends

Besom, Stang & Sword Contents

Traditional Witchcraft
Besom, Stang & Sword
Magick and Spells
The Black Tree
The Hidden Landscape
Hedge witchery
The Witches’ Sabbat
The Lunar Year
The Crooked Path
Index of Rituals and Spells
Index of Exercises

About the Authors:
Christopher Orapello is an artist and animist with a background in Western occultism, ceremonial magick, and Freemasonry. He co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads.

Tara-Love Maguire has been a practicing witch for over thirty years. Growing up in and around the New Jersey Pine Barrens, she found witchcraft within the tales and shadows of that folkloric landscape. She co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads.

Additional information

Weight18 oz
Dimensions9.25 × 6 × 0.75 in

Weiser Books


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