This book is a guide to the most magical tool in your possession—your body. Not just your physical flesh and blood body, but also your symbolic Witch body, the conduit for bringing the material and metaphysical worlds together. Within these pages, you will explore hands-on magical practices and exercises related to your lungs, heart, bones, mind, and the serpent.
Explore the profound correspondences between your body, the mythos of tarot, and the five elements. Practice rituals and activities designed to put you in touch with the rhythms and energies of your material and spiritual being. Anatomy of a Witch is all about embracing the body and tapping into your personal power, despite the limiting beliefs that society foists upon us. Through dozens of activities, writing prompts, spells, and rituals, you will connect with the seen and unseen worlds, your ancestors, and your living community. Magic flows most freely when you are in tune with your intuition and your capable, present, and powerful true self.
"In Anatomy of a Witch, Laura has illuminated a topic that has begged explanation for many years. Using a full array of tools—tarot, sigil magic, journaling, knowledge lectures and ritual—Laura takes the Witch on a journey that leads to full body acceptance and a deep encounter with both the physical and spiritual bodies. A wonderful interplay of wit and profound knowledge act as guideposts for a journey that every aspiring adept should take."—Andrew Theitic, publisher of The Witches' Almanac, LTD
"The deepest experience you can have with Witchcraft is connected to embodiment. There is no better guide to embodying Witchcraft than Anatomy of a Witch by Laura Tempest Zakoff. From breathwork, to acknowledging your body as sacred space, to feeling into your sacred physical centers, this book will bring your Witchcraft practice to the next level. Tempest shares this work in a conversational style that makes you feel like you are hanging out with her."—Phoenix LeFae, author of Walking in Beauty and What is Remembered Lives
"In this book, Laura Tempest Zakroff reacquaints readers with their bodies, reconnecting them with breath, blood, bone, and that sacred temple through which we both experience and act in the world. Through exercises involving images from the tarot, sigils, everyday rituals, daily practice, and movement, readers will rediscover their Witchy bodies and the magic that flows through them and permeates the world around them."—Sabina Magliocco, author of Witching Culture; professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"Laura Tempest Zakroff fills an important gap in what can often be a very heady and overly mentally focused practice by anchoring it into the vehicle which we actually do all of our magic with: the human body. A clear and (most importantly) useful book filled with exercises and practices to deepen the readers connection to their physical being."—Aidan Wachter, author of Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic and Weaving Fate
"Zakroff guides Witches of all paths in working with the most indispensable tool available to them; the self. Though this book is about the body, and the energetic portals and magick available through this, what it's really about is living a soul-centered and magick-centered life, rooted in the intelligence of the flesh."—Gabriela Herstik, author of Inner Witch, Bewitching the Elements, and Embody Your Magick
"Laura Tempest Zakroff in her masterful style, does a brilliant job of taking the ethereal life of the Witch, and bringing it into the sacred, grounded, body of Anatomy. This book is a fantastic read for anyone seeking new levels of communication with their Witch body as a whole, complete system of magick."—Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju
"Anatomy of a Witch deftly weaves together ideas, reflections, and practical exercises that deepen and expand your connection to the greatest of spiritual vessels, your body. If you would like to more fully become your magick made manifest, then read this book and do the work that it offers."—Ivo Dominguez Jr, author of The Four Elements of the Wise
"This book is a resource, an affirmation, and a gift. Every subsequent page settles me further into what I’ve always felt to be true, that my own heart and mind and hands are the most powerful magical tools I could ever have. With Anatomy of a Witch, Tempest has given me, given us, space to breathe and dance again, and to know unshakably that we, ourselves, are in fact the real deal."—S. J. Tucker, musician & magical practitioner