By Rust of Nail & Prick of Thorn: The Theory & Practice of Effective Home Warding

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Warding is a practical means of magickal protection using physical objects as anchor points for energy. It is a preventative measure that requires your skill as a witch to turn very ordinary objects into powerfully protective wards. In this book, you’ll explore the theory behind warding and put that information into practice with simple yet powerful wards you can easily make to guard your home. More
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About Althaea Sebastiani

Althaea Sebastiani is a spirit-led witch of over two decades of practice. Her witchcraft is heavily land-based, focused on building a relationship with the spirits of the land wherever her travels take her. Part of that strong focus includes relying upon the land and her own ingenuity for any tools, herbs, and materials used in her craft and for honoring her Gods. That current of flexibility, integrity, and pragmatic innovation is woven throughout her writing, as well as being prominent within her divination services as a bone thrower. When not writing or cavorting with spirits, Althaea spends her time wrangling six half-feral children with her husband, wandering about the West, and living off grid in the wilderness.

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Reviews of By Rust of Nail & Prick of Thorn: The Theory & Practice of Effective Home Warding by Althaea Sebastiani

eartheater reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

plain, simple, utilitarian, genuine, pertinent. Do recommend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Megan Black reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Amazingly well written, simple, and easy to follow. Althaea was able to introduce me to new thoughts and ideas about a practice that is so fundamental, in my opinion, to any witchcraft practice. Definitely recommend!
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)
Tiger Lantern reviewed on July 27, 2020

Really straightforward, concise and well-written guide to warding your home (including why you would want to ward it in the first place) with emphasis on hands-on practice.

Do not be misled by the word count. There is absolutely no fluff or filler. Every line is useful. At the same time, it is warmly written and encouraging. I would recommend this book for beginners but believe experienced practitioners will also gain from it, as it distills a lot of advice and thought into clear instructions. I wish I'd had this book 25 years ago!

It should also be said that in terms of price, this book is an absolute bargain. I would have happily paid three times this price for the amount of information that's in it.

Since reading it, my practice has improved and accelerated, which is very exciting. I have also purchased Althaea's 'Bone Magic' course and look forward to exploring more of her writings.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Nanine reviewed on Oct. 28, 2018

Amazing book! Althaea did a really good job sharing her knowledge and wisdom about warding. It's an easy read, full of tips and ideas to build of off. Althaea makes you want to do the work, not just read about it. I highly recommend this book!
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)
Kiandra reviewed on Nov. 16, 2017

Thank you so much for this book! It’s so informative, fun and easy to read, and practical. I actually got off my backside and created my first ward, and once this review is posted, I’m working on more. The order and organization of this book is great, too, as is the level of detail in descriptions of types of wards. The only thing that could have made this book better (for me), is a more clear, chronological, step-by-step guide, maybe towards the end for a wrap-up. But as it is, I figured it out anyway! Can’t wait to read more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Jim Black reviewed on Oct. 13, 2017

Althaea Sebastiani delivers the goods! I've been practicing magic in one form or another for years and even I didn't know some of the stuff she was laying out in here. Seems so obvious now, but I never would have thought of it on my own. This is one of those books I wish I'd had way back when I was starting out. No "cute" witchcraft here--just the "roll up your sleeves and get dirty" kind.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

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