The Way Through the Woods: The green witch’s guide to navigating life’s ups and downs
By: Rebecca Beattie
Discover your path through life’s ups and downs with green witch Rebecca Beattie, a Wiccan priestess who has practised witchcraft for over twenty years and the author of The Wheel of the Year.
Where do we take our troubles when things get tough?
In The Way Through the Woods, green witch Rebecca Beattie encourages us to reclaim times of great change in our lives – in relationships, work and family, and in our bodies and selves – as transformative, alchemical moments full of possibility.
Drawing inspiration from the ebb and flow of the natural world, this is a must-have seasonal toolkit for optimising your spiritual, bodily and mental health. Whenever you need a helping hand, be it through grief or menopause, a new career or finding your flow, this enchanting book is filled with nurturing rituals and wild magic to guide you.
The Way Through the Woods will help you to pause and reflect, to reconnect to nature and to yourself as you uncover a path towards joy and abundance.
‘Bring your troubles with an open mind and go away with the balm of nature and kindness.’ Maggie Brookes, author of Acts of Love and War
‘The best book I have found yet on the magic of personal growth and personal healing. It is a perfect journey through the year and through nature to the self.’ Ronald Hutton, author of The Witch
‘Laden with compassion and care, it ripples with hope and is full of delicious magic and ritual.’ Jinni Reddy, author of Wanderland
‘This is the best book I have found yet on the magic of personal growth and personal healing. It is a perfect journey through the year and through nature to the self.’
- Ronald Hutton, author of The Witch
‘A good book in every sense of the word: caring, inviting and intelligent, it combines self-reflection and ritual to enable choices and address change.’
- Marion Gibson, author of Witchcraft: A History in 13 Trials
‘Witchcraft and poetry, magic and emotional intelligence, Rebecca Beattie masterfully weaves together a thousand different strands, creating a powerful whole. This is a book about the nitty-gritty of life, but also a book arguing for making that nitty-gritty more beautiful, and more bearable. We can find wisdom in the wind, in old books, in timeless charms.’
- Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things
‘A beguiling and unique blend of clear-eyed wisdom, memoir, storytelling, beautiful nature writing, and a deep sense of the connectedness of life. Rebecca offers sensible, grounded advice, given with humility and gentleness and drawing on a wide range of helpful sources. Bring your troubles with an open mind and go away with the balm of nature and kindness.’
- Maggie Brookes, author of Acts of Love and War
‘This book is full of tender, wise and rich invitations to pause and reconnect with the deep wisdom of the natural world, no matter what life is throwing your way. A tantalising mix of myth, wonder and scientific research, this is a twenty-first-century grimoire for everyone, a healing, enchanting and profound book about navigating our journeys through life with compassion and creativity.’
- Bernadette Russell, author of How to Be Hopeful
‘The Way through the Woods is a delightful and unique book of nature-based spirituality that will make your heart sing, whether you are a witch or are simply seeking to navigate the winding paths of everyday life. Rooted in the natural cycle, the book weaves a magic spell of wise advice and simple practices to guide you through love and grief, joy and loss, and all that life may throw your way.’
- Dr Vivianne Crowley, author of Wild Once