- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide (1 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738756105
- ISBN-13: 978-0738756103
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Weave the Liminal Paperback – 1 Apr 2019
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"Laura Tempest Zakroff gathers all the important threads together to weave her guide for modern Witches walking the traditional path. The balance and interweaving of the two is no easy task, but she shows how the modern and traditional really go hand in hand through her teachings. Tempest deftly moves between basic concepts often assumed by authors, to some pretty deep philosophical musings, all with the eye to put it into practice and to live the life of the Witch!"--Christopher Penczak, author of The Inner Temple of Witchcraft and The Mighty Dead
"All those who practice the Craft in the twenty-first century are, by definition, modern witches, regardless how closely to a tradition we hew. In Weave the Liminal, her beautiful new book, Laura Tempest Zakroff lovingly explores this paradox and shares her hard-won wisdom on how to be your own best possible modern witch. Wherever you are on your path, from novice to adept, there is something in Weave the Liminal to inspire you forward."--Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
"Laura Tempest Zakroff's Weave the Liminal has done something for modern Witchcraft. She has made Witchcraft accessible to beginners in a way that changes generations. You'll be recommending this book for decades to come."--Amy Blackthorn, author of Blackthorn's Botanical Magic
"Beautiful, powerful and delightful--a rare and piercing combination that instructs and inspires. Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft is a garden of very earthly treats. The wit and brightness of this book cannot be overstated. The illustrations are beguiling but the meat of the piece is the way Zakroff crafts her Craft. Enjoy this, revel in it, learn from it."--H. Byron Ballard, author of Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time
"This book contains a lot of information that feels like putting on your favorite sweater, comfy and familiar. Just the same, there is a lot within it that also feels like running around in the woods at night, exhilarating and inspiring. Tempest's approach to Witchcraft is practical and realistic but enchanting and mystical at the same time."--Kelden, author of Patheos blog By Athame and Stang
"Every Witch needs to read this book several times over; this is a comprehensive guide to Modern Witchcraft and the vast liminal spaces that exist within the Tradition. Laura shatters the black/white, good/evil dichotomy we are so used to. Full of otherworldly wisdom, practical advice and real life applications this book grants its reader permission to exist outside the box, take up space without apology and dare to break the mold. Laura delivers a rare book you didn't know you needed until its words seep into your psyche; then it turns into a life changing experience. She proves that Witches are weavers of reality and rebellion."--Jaclyn Cherie, creatrix of The Nephilim Rising
"In Weave the Liminal, Laura Tempest Zakroff offers a personal and unique approach to what it means to practice witchcraft as a Modern Traditional Witch. She moves the reader into weaving their own practice through stories, insight, and anecdotes drawn from her own life and experiences without the use of formal ritual, spells, recipes, and exercises or by relying on the fragile validity of lineage. Weave the Liminal is definitely where witches both new and old, novice and seasoned, are sure to find commonality as they make their way into what it means to practice witchcraft in the twenty-first century."--Christopher Orapello, podcaster, artist, and coauthor of Besom, Stang, and Sword
"Leaving no stone unturned, Laura Tempest Zakroff offers a thorough and deeply personal deconstruction, examination, and reappraisal of the modern witch's Craft, and carefully guides the reader through the warp and weft of crafting a path that is truly the witch's own."--Gemma Gary, author of Traditional Witchcraft--A Cornish Book of Ways, The Black Toad, and The Devil's Dozen
About the Author
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her myth-inspired artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Laura blogs for Patheos as "A Modern Traditional Witch," for Witches & Pagans magazine as "Fine Art Witchery," and contributes to The Witches' Almanac. She is the author of the bestselling book Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols, as well as The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels, and The Witch's Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey). Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft is her fourth book.
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Praise for Weave the Liminal:
"Laura Tempest Zakroff gathers all the important threads together to weave her guide for modern Witches walking the traditional path. The balance and interweaving of the two is no easy task, but she shows how the modern and traditional really go hand in hand through her teachings. Tempest deftly moves between basic concepts often assumed by authors, to some pretty deep philosophical musings, all with the eye to put it into practice and to live the life of the Witch!"—Christopher Penczak
"All those who practice the Craft in the twenty-first century are, by definition, modern witches, regardless how closely to a tradition we hew. In Weave the Liminal, her beautiful new book, Laura Tempest Zakroff lovingly explores this paradox and shares her hard-won wisdom on how to be your own best possible modern witch. Wherever you are on your path, from novice to adept, there is something in Weave the Liminal to inspire you forward."—Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
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Before we dive into the meat of the book, I do want to praise the artwork on the cover and for each chapter. It really managed to capture the essence of the book and added a real magical flair to the pages!
This book is intended for any witchcraft practitioner who is looking to forge their own path. New practitioners will find a lot of wonderful advice and inspiration that will save readers countless hours trying to figure out on their own. Questions about working with Deity, labels, and the history of witchcraft are presented in easy to digest segments. A newbie book that finally reflects what magic and witchcraft looks like in today's world. I've not yet read a book that so clearly empowers readers to do their own thing while still subtly providing the foundation and answers that newbies desire.
The author writes with expertise and good humor. I felt like I was talking to an older sister who "got it" but also knew a few things more than I do. While I don't consider myself to be a beginner at this point, I can see this tone being incredibly helpful for a beginner in paganism or witchcraft.
What I loved reading about was the author's take on Deity and the practicalities of being a witch in today's world. Readers really get to dive into the fascinating world of liminal work in the Deity chapter. The conversation around how one might differentiate between spirits, gods, ghosts, ect. was enlightening. The tidbits concerning navigating our modern world as a witch or pagan was just what our community needed. The author finds avenues for the traditional roles of healer, priestess, seer to be integrated in our mundane lives in 2019. These chapters are exactly what I look for when reading a book that isn't directly related to my own path as a Druid. Informative, inspiring, and providing just enough of shift that I can look at my own path with fresh eyes.
Readers who are new to witchcraft or paganism, this is a MUST READ! Those who are looking to really shape and make their paths their own will also delight in this wonderful look at modern traditional witchcraft.
That being said, I also felt like every thing was sort of rushed. Most segments were very short and topics felt rushed over. And some times I felt like the author over did it on just giving her opinions about things. But all in all, it was worth the read.