I have a number of writing projects currently underway: upcoming witchcraft-related titles, a witchy young adult novel, some short horror stories, and more (you can read previews on Patreon!). I’m also a contributor to several annuals, including the Witches’ Companion, Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, the Witches’ Calendar, The Witches’ Almanac, and Llewellyn’s Spell-A-Day Almanac. I also enjoy creating zines and chapbooks, which I periodically make available, as whimsy strikes.
The Witch’s Path: Advancing Your Craft at Every Level
My most recent book, The Witch’s Path, is now available from Llewellyn. The Witch’s Path is a guide for advancing witches of all types, focusing on how to move beyond plateaus, out of ruts, and to conquer burnout and overwhelm. Whether you’re a relative beginner feeling bogged down by confusion, an established practitioner wondering if there’s anything more out there, or a community leader who just needs a breather, The Witch’s Path has something to offer. Its ideas and techniques are applicable for traditional witches, Wiccans, secular witches, and eclectic practitioners, regardless of what your particular hurdles are in this moment. It’s heavily informed by my prior work as a classroom teacher and lecturer, and it’s packed with exercises that are–in my experience–a bit unusual for witchcraft books.
The Witch’s Path is all about taking your witchcraft practice to the next level―whether you’re a beginner who feels overwhelmed, a disillusioned adept, a jaded coven leader, or anyone in-between. This book shares specific, hands-on tips for what you can do to move forward spiritually today, no matter what your starting point.
Author Thorn Mooney explores the most common themes a witch may explore to work their way out of a rut: sacred space, devotion, ritual and magic, personal practice, and community. Each chapter features four separate exercises, organized by element and designed for four different types of readers, so you can come back to this book as you grow in your craft and discover fresh techniques and exercises that work for you. You will discover tips and advice for cultivating a sense of serious play, setting effective goals for spellwork, creating an altar, joining or leading events, and much more.
Witchcraft is a deep and rich path. This book is designed to help you renew your sense of engagement with the craft so you can continue evolving your spirit, your practice, and yourself.[From the Back Cover]
Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide
My first book, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide, is designed to function as both an introduction to the structure and culture of initiatory Wicca, and as a guidebook for those who are interested in pursuing training in those systems. It is not a Wicca 101.
“A masterful gem of insight and wisdom, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey exploring the powers and the pitfalls of the initiatory inner court, revealing the persistence of a thriving and dynamic Craft.”―Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between
“Traditional Wicca is a unique and important book. It’s amazing to me that in over 70 years of publishing on the subject of Wicca, nothing like this book has ever been written! . . . The chapter on initiation is, by itself, worth the cover price. If you want to understand what people mean by ‘traditional Wicca,’ whether or not you’re seeking it, this is the one book you must read.”―Deborah Lipp, Wiccan high priestess and author of Tarot Interactions
“Thorn writes with obvious sincerity, with feeling, and from experience. Her book covers everything from defining Witchcraft, through the workings of a coven, to actual initiation and beyond. She warns that Wicca is not for everyone and–I am personally delighted to see–includes a chapter on recognizing ‘red flags’ when first contacting others . . . especially those who might claim to be more than they actually are. This book is the quintessential guide for the true, sincere seeker.”―Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft