I love moments of synchronicity, where paths converge, and something is placed in my lap that is precisely what I need right when I need it. That’s how this book came to me. The Witch’s Name is one of Llewellyn’s new releases that I know will have a permanent place on my shelf.
Why pick a witch name? To separate your magickal life from your mundane life, protect yourself from being outed as a witch to your family or place of business, or perhaps the name you picked many years ago no longer fits who you are now. You might even need to name something equally as important: familiars, servitors, or magickal objects such as athames. This book doesn’t just provide a long list of names like a baby book to choose one. This book takes you on an exploration deep within, using guided meditations on how to tap into your inner power.
Choosing a name is a definitive moment in the life of anyone who practices the craft. Words have power, and it’s essential to choose a name that aligns with our magickal identities or intentions, and Storm has written a guide to show us the way. The book includes exercises to open your spirit to be receptive to energies that can help your quest, explaining how to use journaling to write down meaningful things, explore new ideas, and dissect your dreams. The Witch’s Name includes many examples of names, drawing from plants, crystals, animals, dream work, and mythology to give examples of areas where we can draw inspiration.
Once you have chosen a name, Storm completes the journey by going in-depth to teach you how to incorporate this name into your own unique identity through ritual. By the end of the book, you will be able to craft an identity that feels like a perfect extension of you.