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A hands-on guide for witches, pagans, and others who are drawn to the magic of water for healing and protection.
The Way of the Water Priestess is a practical guide to the magical power of water and its resident spirits and how to use that magic for both self-empowerment and in the service of protector of water in all its forms. Written by the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, the book offers a guide to revive the ways of the water priestess—to make water sacred again. This is not a new practice; women have tended the sacred waters since antiquity.
Readers of The Way of the Water Priestess will learn all the aspects of water magic:
Historical and archeological information about rites and rituals, and women's role in relationship to water
The lore of water goddesses from various cultures around the world
How to form an intimate connection with water in all its forms
Moon rituals, sacred bathing, and oracular and ritual arts
How to become a sacred vessel of water
About the Author
Annwyn Avalon is a witch, priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has completed her Reiki Master Teacher Training, and holds a BFA in sculpture and a BA in anthropology. Annwyn is a regular contributor to Magical Times and Patheos and blogs at patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch.
“If you've ever gazed at a pristine natural body of water and felt its healing and energizing power, then you've just found a lifelong treasure in The Way of the Water Priestess. Just reading it is a spiritual journey. With every page, you'll find yourself spiraling more and more deeply into Annwyn Avalon's sacred watery realm.” — Tess Whitehurst, author of You Are Magical
"Calling all water witches and merfolk! Annwyn Avalon has created a sacred text to inspire, delight, and bring you home to this most powerful and necessary element - the element of water. I love a book that invites me to look with new eyes at something I thought I knew about, and The Way of the Water Priestess gives gorgeous, empowering, and truly magical ways to work with our mother, the waters. Whether you are well-versed in the ways of water or just dipping your toes into water magic, you will love this thoroughly researched and engaging look at the fountain of all life.” — Madame Pamita, author of Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot and The Book of Candle Magic
“In The Way of the Water Priestess, Annwn Avalon lovingly pours forth a bountiful offering of beautiful, simple, and clear wisdom and ritual that anyone answering the siren call of the ancient waters can hear and heed. Whether in devotion to a watery goddess, in allyship with water-dwellers, or as an advocate for one of the planet's water sources, every water priestess can find fresh inspiration and cleansing guidance within this book.” — Laurelei Black, author of Aphrodite's Priestess and Cult of Aphrodite: Rites and Festivals of the Golden One
“Annwyn Avalon takes the reader on a sacred journey into the element of water. Fusing knowledge of ancient deities, rites, myths, and lore with present day magical techniques, each chapter teaches the arts of the water priestess and ultimately how to integrate this wisdom into personal practice.” — Lawren Leo, author of Horse Magick: Spells and Rituals for Self-Empowerment, Protection, and Prosperity and Dragonflame: Tap Into Your Reservoir of Power Using Talismans, Manifestation, and Visualization
“Reclaim your sovereignty with Annwyn Avalon’s The Way of the Water Priestess. I felt like I was back in Bath, communing with Sulis. Avalon takes you through the mists, to connect with your own inner water priestess, and the goddesses of living water. Dedicate yourself to the pursuit of the priestess and arise from the waters, reborn.” — Amy Blackthorn, high priestess and author of Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews.
"For anyone intrigued and enchanted by water magick, The Way of the Water Priestess is a welcome addition to your library!" — Ifeanyi C. Oshun, creator of Imaginate1111.com, author of Cats, Cauldrons & Corsets.
"Annwyn Avalon has crafted a beautifully written book that synthesizes solid research, folklore, and practical exercises to facilitate the embodiment of the way of the water priestess. To this end, Avalon has created a unique and enchanted work that serves to deepen one's connection to the priestess path". --Danielle Blackwood, author of The Twelve Faces of the Goddess: Transform Your Life with Astrology, Magick and the Sacred Feminine
— Danielle Blackwood, author of The Twelve Faces of the Goddess: Transform Your Life with Astrology, Magick and the Sacred Feminine
“A witches’ crash course in water-based spirituality, Annwyn Avalon’s The Way of the Water Priestess covers a wide range of topics, answering questions such as “How do I become a water priestess?”, “How can I create a devotional practice?”, “How can I find or connect with my spirit guides?” and “How can I make a water altar?” With its calm, clear, and guiding tone, The Way of the Water Priestess provides readers with the tools that they need to grow their spiritual practice by tapping into the unique properties and spirit of water. The Way of the Water Priestess is a book that I will return to for both pleasure and reference!” — Temperance Alden, author of Year of the Witch.
"That water sustains life is well known in both magickal and mundane circles alike. Annwyn Avalon's The Way of the Water Priestess brings an awareness of the necessity and sanctity of water. This book is overflowing with wisdom rooted in history and myth, and it guides the reader on an experiential journey in service of water in its myriad forms and the spirits who embody its teachings." — Nicholas Pearson, author of Crystal Basics and Stones of the Goddess