The Magical Writing Grimoire: Use the Word as Your Wand for Magic, Manifestation & Ritual
DescriptionPart guided journaling practice, part interactive magical grimoire, The Magical Writing Grimoire shows you how to incorporate writing as a magical tool to create healing and amplify spell-casting. Whenever and wherever you are, word magic is with you. During times of chaos or pain, or simply when you need a cosmic boost, writing can help. In fact, healers, therapists, and magical practitioners have long incorporated writing in their practices. From letter writing for creating closure to dream diaries, writing is a powerful process for moving your dreams into manifestation. The Magical Writing Grimoire approaches writing as a self-actualizing, intentional, and healing act. You will learn how to combine writing with ritual and magic for self-discovery, clarifying intentions, creating and making things happen, and manifestation. You will also be guided in how to create a personal grimoire--a magical book of self rituals, spells, and intentions. Each chapter contains writing prompts that also incorporate magical ritual and tools including working with crystals, spell incantation, or candle alchemy. Other rituals and prompts may be set up for certain moon phases or ask you to bury or burn a piece of paper. Equal parts practical and inspiring, The Magical Writing Grimoire shows you how to wield your word as your wand.
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About the Author
Lisa Marie Basile (she/her) is a poet, essayist, editor, and chronic illness awareness advocate living in New York City. She's the founder and creative director of Luna Luna Magazine and its online community, and the creator of Ritual Poetica, a curiosity project dedicated to exploring the intersection of writing, creativity, healing, and sacredness. She regularly creates dialogue and writes about intentionality and ritual, accessibility, creativity, poetry, foster care, mental health, family trauma, healing, and chronic illness. She is the author of The Magical Writing Grimoire, Light Magic for Dark Times, City Witches, and a few poetry collections, including the recent Nympholepsy, which is excerpted in Best American Experimental Writing 2020. Her essays and other work can be found in The New York Times, Narratively, Sabat Magazine, We Are Grimoire, Witch Craft Magazine, Refinery 29, Self, Healthline, Entropy, On Loan From The Cosmos, Chakrubs, Catapult, BUST, Bustle, and more. Her work has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes (most recently for her work in Narratively). Lisa Marie has led poetry, writing, and ritual workshops--at HausWitch in Salem, Massachusetts; Manhattanville College; and Pace University--and she's led ritual and writing events, like Atlas Obscura's renowned Into The Veil. She is also a chronic illness advocate, keeping columns at several chronic illness patient websites. She earned a master's degree in writing from The New School and studied literature and psychology as an undergraduate at Pace University. You can follow her at @lisamariebasile and @Ritual_Poetica.
"Brilliant. Her poetic style makes it a pleasure to read this book and her practical approach leaves you excited to start your own magical writing path."--Lidia Pradas, blogger at Wiccan Tips and author of The Complete Grimoire
"Shows us that not only do we all possess great magic--witch or not--but it gives us the space to fully shamelessly celebrate it. Get ready to be empowered!"--Amanda Lovelace, author of The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One
"A potent, illuminating guide to the occult powers of language and an experienced, intuitive, and empathic guide. Will undoubtedly inspire you to wield words in radical new ways."--Kristen J. Sollee, author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists and Cat Call
"An absolutely mighty and powerful tool that is both substantial and quite accessible. Truly a work of practical magic that's worth the journey!"--Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery
"Inspires deep energetic healing through easily accessible writing prompts. With grace and inclusivity, Basile invites the reader into a safe space and asks questions that unlock the closed-off parts of the soul. Basile encourages the creation of fresh, personalized magick that resonates with the present moment." --Astrea Taylor, author of Intuitive Witchcraft: How to Use Intuition to Elevate Your Craft
"Lisa Marie Basile leads readers into the limitless possibility of their own magick and healing, through one of the most powerful modalities we have; the written word. This is a book you do not want to miss."--Gabriela Herstik, author of Inner Witch and Bewitching the Elements
"Leads us to the shadow spaces within ourselves and teaches us how to illuminate them through the one of the earliest forms of magic: word work. Through Lisa Marie Basile's spells, we can learn to uncover ourselves, discover our truth, and set intentions for the future. Writing is how we keep hope alive, and in this grimoire, Lisa lays out an oracle's pathway."--Elle Nash, Author of Animals Eat Each Other and a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine
"If you enjoy words and writing, this book will hold a special appeal to you. If you are new to the idea of writing or using words consciously, this would be an outstanding place to get started."--New Spirit Journal
"An impressively informed and informative compendium of DIY instruction in the art and craft of magical writing."--Midwest Book Review