Titles from pagans, shamans, and witches abound in the coming 12 months, meeting readers’ fascination with inexplicable powers, spells, rituals, and shields from harm. Red Wheel/Weiser associate publisher Peter Turner calls paganism “the fastest-growing form of spirituality in America.” Below are some examples and publishers’ descriptions from among scores of such titles due out in upcoming months.
Wisdom Rocks and Energy Smokes
The Art of Sacred Smoke: Energy-Balancing Rituals to Cleanse, Protect, and Empower
Neelou Malekpour (TarcherPerigee, Nov.)
This guide is intended to help readers calibrate their energy with natural ingredients such as candles, stones, and flowers.
Awakening the Crystals: The Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Gems and Stones
Sandra Mariah Wright and Leanne Marrama (TacherPerigee,May 2022)
The authors aim to show readers how stones can help them improve their lives.
Connecting with Crystals: Crystal Wisdom and Stone Healing for Body, Mind, and Spirit
Laurelle Rethke (Jan. 2022).
Energy healer Rethke details uses for 250 healing crystals.
Crystals: Complete Healing Energy for Spiritual Seekers
Sadie Kadlec (DK, Apr. 2022)
Kadlec strives to show readers how to get in touch with their energy and channel it for healing and growth.
Gem Sorcery: Energize Your Chakras and Transform Your Life with Sensory Crystal Healing
Amaris (Watkins, May 2022)
Amaris explores how to connect one’s chakras to a universal consciousness.
Lighting the Wick: An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Candles
Sandra Mariah Wright and Leanne Marrama (TarcherPerigee, Sept.)
The authors detail magical properties and uses of candles.
Wicca Candle Magic
Lisa Chamberlain (Sterling, Sept.).
Prolific Wicca writer Chamberlain instructs how to choose and use candles in daily magic practice.
Prayers, Rituals, and Spells
Daily Magic: Spells and Rituals for Making the Whole Year Magical
Judika Illes (HarperOne, Aug.).
Prolific witch writer and editor Illes strives to teach readers when and how to create rituals, cast spells, prepare potions, and orchestrate feasts to honor sacred beings.
John Michael Greer (Sterling, Jan. 2022).
Archdruid Greer’s latest offers lessons and occult rituals that promote Earth-conscious spirituality.
Money Magic Practical Wisdom and Empowering Rituals to Heal Your Finances
Jessie Susannah Karnatz (Chronicle, Dec.).
“Money Witch” Jessie Susannah Karnatz, “empowers readers to take charge of their money with clarity and confidence (plus a few crystals!),” according to the publisher.
Pagan Family Prayers and Rituals
Ceisiwr Serith (Weiser, May 2022).
Smith brings a background in Wicca and druidic traditions to “a practical hands-on guide for pagans who wish to celebrate their religion as a living, family tradition,” per the publisher.
Ritual: An Essential Grimoire
Damien Echols and Lorri Davis (Sounds True, Apr. 2022).
Echols (Angels and Archangels) and his wife Davis offer a handbook of magical practices geared toward diving energy in one’s life.
Ritual as Remedy: Embodied Practices for Soul Care
Mara Branscombe (Findhorn, May 2022).
Yoga and meditation teacher Branscombe connects the pagan wheel of the year and the five elements to offer rituals, ceremonies, and practices intended to foster peace and happiness in readers’ lives.