Ian Chambers’ The Witch Compass: Working with the Winds in Traditional Witchcraft is an essential read for anyone interested in the history and practice of traditional witchcraft. It is a comprehensive guide to the ancient art of working with the winds, with a unique focus on the spiritual and magical aspects of the craft’s central cosmology of the witch’s compass; a focal point of spirit travel, protection, conversing with spirits, and raising energy from the land itself through direct connection. As such, it’s also the most in-depth and thorough exploration of it that I’ve ever come across in both theory and practice. The book is written in a way that is both accessible and engaging without being watered down or sugar coated. It offers in-depth explanations of the various practices and rituals associated with the eight winds, and provides practical advice on how to use these to enhance one’s life and spiritual practice within their own craft.
The Witch Compass is an invaluable source of knowledge and insight into the workings of traditional witchcraft. It offers readers a unique and comprehensive look at the spiritual and magical aspects of the craft, all while providing practical advice and guidance on how to use the winds to enhance one’s life and spiritual practice. The amount of research and explanation make this book a unique contribution to the field of Trad Craft books and shows Chamber’s passion for the subject. While the book is practical, providing practices and rituals for exploring the Witch’s Compass, the amount of research put into it makes it nothing short of a scholarly work. This book is an absolute must in your collection of Trad Craft books whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or completely brand new, you are bound to learn new things and gain fascinating insights just as I did while reading this book.