Drawing from her years as an Appalachian village witch, H Byron Ballard presents a hands-on, back-to-basics guide to building a magical practice. She answers vital questions about what magic is, why it matters, and how to do it, offering no-nonsense techniques that practitioners of any skill level or tradition can use.
Written as if you're having face-to-face lessons with the author, this guide teaches you how to engage daily with the energy around you. Ballard encourages you to experience magic with fresh eyes - whether you're a beginner or need to regain a beginner's mind. This book provides grounding and breathing exercises, shielding and warding methods, and other foundational skills. You'll also learn the ins and outs of witchcraft tools, healing magic, working with others, and more.