Oct 28, 2018

The Great October Book Giveaway - The Magic of Aidan Wachter

The lucky folks receiving Six Ways are:

Nichola
Jason
Lisa T.

Thank you again for joining me this year - you've made my autumn extra glorious!

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The kind of weather that only deep October brings moved into the valley last night, winds tearing leaves from the trees and sending them spinning in fiery-coloured tornadoes. It rained lightly, but more moisture is on its way. I'm looking worriedly at the Halloween forecast, but the last days of October are always a roll of the dice. And in the end, the truly devoted creatures are out haunting the streets on the 31st no matter the temperature.

The month's completion brings us not only a parade of costumed revelers (and whatever celebrations we get up to ourselves) but for the past several years I've tucked my October festivities away with a final gift from my wonderful friend Aidan Wachter.

Aidan is a talismanic artist, author, dirt sorcerer, and an all-around fantastic human being. He is in the process of revising how he creates and releases his talismans to the world and is nearly ready to pull back the curtain on his shop again. While re-working his artistic process, caring for a small farm with his amazing partner, and hopping from interview to interview, Aidan found some time to sign a few copies of his first book and send them along for you.

Six Ways: Approaches and Entries for Practical Magic is an exceptional read. Offering solid methods for personal work, ritual ideas, and laying out how the author has formed and molded his own praxis over many years, Six Ways is an absolute gem. Whether you are new to magical practice or have been working your own system for ages, you will be sure to find something to inspire you in this book. It is compact in size but vast in scope - I've read it twice and have several dozen sticky flags all over it. It's also peppered with Aidan's wit and humour, which makes it wildly fun to settle in with, too.



Be sure keep up with Aidan online or subscribe to his newsletter in order to hear when his shop re-opens and he begins to release his wild magic once more.

I have three copies of this fabulous read to slip into your hands as October fades away and the Wild Host rides us into the November chill. Please leave a comment before 9pm Pacific on Thursday November 1st. Alternately, you can use the "make contact" form above if the Blogger comment platform isn't playing nice. You can get your name in the hat a second time if you want to share a link to this giveaway or any of Aidan's wonderful work. Just pop back around to let me know and I'll make sure you get entered again. As always, please ensure that there is an email attached to your comment or account in some way so I can get in touch with you if your name is pulled.

Thank you again for joining in the autumn fun with me this month. Every year I get so much joy out of sharing the wonders I find, and it makes it all the more festive that you get such a kick out of playing along. I believe that in the end, I will have sent out a total of twenty packages of October cheer this month and it wouldn't be nearly as grand without the generosity and kindness of some of the artists and authors who help me pass along their work in this yearly celebration.

I hope the last days of this magical month are exceptionally good to you.


Legal Bits:

* This giveaway (or "sweepstakes") is open to all residents of Canada, (exluding Quebec residents) the USA, Great Britain, Europe, South America,  who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is void where prohitibited by law.  Please be aware of the contest/sweepstakes laws in your area.

*  Canadian residents will be subject to a skill testing question before being able to claim their prize (this is standard law in Canada).  The skill testing question will be in a form similar to: 1 + 2 - 1 =

*  This giveaway is not for profit and no purchase is necessary to enter.

*  This giveaway is sponsored/administrated solely by this blog/blog author and is not affilitated with or sponsored by Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity, nor can they be held liable.

* By leaving a comment intending to enter into the draw for the giveaway (or "sweepstakes") you are knowingly agreeing to these rules/conditions.



I have chosen all the books/cards featured this month myself.  I have not been paid to feature a book, nor have I been asked to advertise for anyone.  This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by anyone other than Rue and Hyssop

30 comments:

Johanna Lawson said...

This book sounds incredible! I have loved every minute, every line of this year's Great October giveaways and can't wait for nect year's!

Melisa Glassford said...

I have heard such great things about this book! I want to read it so badly...😊

Lisa Teaney said...

I would love this book!

Evie Dodson said...

I’m a huge fan of Aiden’s talismanic jewelry—can’t wait to read his book!

Evie Dodson said...

Shared on the Hearthwitch Facebook page!

petoskystone said...

Aidan’s book has been on my wish list for awhile now. Thank you for the awesome giveaways!

Rebecca Powell said...

This book looks wonderful, I would love to read it!

rapowell4 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sparkless said...

I've been wanting to get this book for awhile now so I've be thrilled to win a copy. Thanks so much for sponsoring these wonderful giveaways. I love finding new artists and books and of course the chance to win something wonderful is an added bonus!

Wendy Smith said...

I have wanted this book for so long! Happy October!!!

sunwyn said...

Thanks for the link to his newsletter. I had lost it when I got locked out of my old email. Looks like an awesome book!

Wulf said...

As soon as I heard Wachter's interview on New World Witchery, this book went to the top of my "get" list.

Siduri said...

October passed too fast...interesting book!

BrigidsBlest said...

I have heard so much about this book. I would love to have a copy in my personal library!

L aura's Reading said...

You always introduce me to the best things spooky and seasonal. Thank you for these fabulous giveaways.


LaurasReadingBlog@gmail.com

Yasmin said...

This book sounds fantastic! Happy October 🎃

Kathy Buxton said...

I have wanted to read this book for a long time. I hear it's fabulous! Buckingstone@gmail.com

Birgit said...

Hi Jen,

First of all -- Happy Halloween and thanks for this great month! :)

The book sounds intriguing, so thanks also for a chance to win and read it.

Many October blessings and hugs,
Birgit

Debra Nehring said...

I would love love love this book! Aidan is incredible! Thanks, Jen, for your generosity in offering all of these wonderful items during October.
Bright blessings!
Debra dot Nehring at yahoo dot ca

ajc1696 said...

This sounds really amazing, would love to read it! Thanks for the fun month of giveaways! april (dot) chase (at) gmail (dot) com

lillie8302 said...

This book sounds fascinating! Thank you so much for doing these giveaways! lilefal1102(at)hotmail(dot)com

Theresa N. said...

I would love to read this book.
Theresa N
weceno at yahoo dot com

motheralice said...

Sounds like a fantastic read! Thank you so much for doing these giveaways again this year!
Cheers!

Nichola said...

"The kind of weather that only deep October brings moved into the valley last night" *sigh* You write so beautifully. Aidan's book sound right up my alley. Tossing my hat into the giveaway ring.

♥ eli mari said...

What a fantastic way to bid farewell to the most wonderful month of the year!! I've been following Aidan's work for a while & would love a copy of this book!! 🖤

Unknown said...

Hi Jen and Happiest of Halloweens to you! I have to be honest and say I have already purchased Aidan's excellent book! I sure would enjoy winning a copy to give to my daughter though! :) Win or lose I just want to say thank you for your excellent blog and your wonderfully inspiring generosity!
dobdavidd at gmail dot com

Jennifer BR said...

Happy Samhain, Jen. Please, add my name. I love this book.

Kelli said...

This book looks fascinating! Kpaxphillips at gmail dot com

Runningafter3 said...

This looks wonderful!!

Monique Darkfire said...

Thank you so much for doing these wonderful give aways each year! And Happy Halloween,October, and Blessed Samhain! :-) I would love a copy of this book -- it's been on my wish list since it came out. You can email me at moniquedarkfire@gmail.com if I am one of the winners.

Ellie-TheForgottenMuse said...

Samhain blessings Jen.

I think I might be one of the few people who doesn't have this book.
I have heard it is a good book.