Heal the Witch Wound
Reclaim Your Magic and Step Into Your Power
by Celeste Larsen
You were born to live a magical life. Deep within your soul, you know this; it is why you picked up this book. But there is another reason why you now hold this book in your hands: because some part of you feels it is unsafe to fully embrace the magic that exists within and around you. This part of you carries an age-old wound—one that keeps you from claiming your magic, owning your power, and shining fearlessly in your truth. This is the “witch wound.”
Healing the witch wound is not about going back in time or dwelling on the atrocities of the past—quite the opposite. This work is about taking steps now to reclaim your power, live a more magical life, and embody your most authentic self.
This book will lead you through a diverse range of practices, including spell work, rituals, meditations, and journal prompts to help you uncover and work through feelings of reticence, uncertainty, and fear. Some practices may not resonate for you, while others may be deeply impactful. Take what works, adapt and customize where you can, and leave the rest. This is your journey.
Below are just some of the ways the Witch Wound may manifest:
- Hiding your magical practices and interests in the broom closet
- Feelings of fear, shame, and guilt about your magical and spiritual beliefs
- Fear of being viewed as sinful, evil, crazy, dangerour, silly, or weird
- Feelings of being an imposter, fraud, or unworthy of your spiritual gifts
- Internalized belief that your version of spirituality and magic is dangerous or wrong
“A rare achievement that discusses the witch wound with historical depth and also offers practical invitations to heal the wound on a personal and collective level.”
“Even now, the witch wound still bleeds, and many of those who choose to claim the name witch are accepting an invitation to heal this soul-injury. Healing the witch wound can only happen when the history is examined; in the absence of such accounting, the healing becomes a fruitless pursuit. With the understanding of how the witch wound is inextricably linked to the horrors of capitalism and colonization, healing this centuries-old wound becomes the most potent shadow work a witch can do. Celeste Larsen’s Healing the Witch Wound is a rare achievement that discusses the witch wound with historical depth and also offers practical invitations to heal the wound on a personal and collective level. It is an essential addition to any witch’s library.” —Danielle Dulsky
About the Author:
Celeste Larsen is a Pagan witch, writer, and ritualist. She authors the blog Mage by Moonlight, where she writes about a range of esoteric topics including folk magic, paganism, polytheism, animism, ancestor veneration, ritual practice, magical self-healing, and more.
208 Pages | 6 x 8 inches | Soft Cover