Hot fresh witchcraft, with a prize inside

Drawn to a close — six Sundays of discussing Mastering Witchcraft and drinking tea with a group of fascinating witches.  Well, to be honest, most of us were drinking red wine, but we were sipping it from tea cups.  And some of the fascination came straight from Chapter 4 of the book.

I loved it.  So much so, that I’m bringing the fun to you.

Shortly, you’ll be able to read what well-known witches have to say on the concepts in Mastering Witchcraft.  I call them Celebrity Witches — high profile witches, who write, teach, speak and further the Craft in real and meaningful ways.  And that’s the tip of the iceburg, because to do those things well, they also have to be diligent practitioners of their arte “off screen.”

These Celebrity Witches will be working from the same set of discussion points used in the book club meetings.*  Please chime in with your own thoughts and experiences.  In many cases the celebrities are following along, so ask questions, as well.  The answers may surprise you!

And to sweeten the honey jar further, there’s a prize.  (Rules apply, see below for details.) Every time you comment,** I’ll put your name in the hat.  If you plug the online discussion on your site, I’ll put your name in three times.†  At the end of the online discussion,†† I’ll draw a winner.  The lucky witch will receive a copy of Mastering Witchcraft, which Mr. Huson has autographed with the inscription “you need but ask, the way is open to you.”

So stay tuned, to hear what Sarah Lawless of The Witch of Forest Grove, Jason Miller of Strategic Sorcery, Harold Roth of The Alchemist’s Garden, Hyperion of the UnNamed Path, Deborah Lipp, of Property of a Lady, Peter Paddon of the Crooked Path, Robin Artisson of Tracks in the Witchwood, and Mrs. Drinkwalter of North of Berkeley have to say about the concepts in Mastering Witchcraft.


*Each Celebrity Witch retains all copyrights to their writings contained herein, with the sole exception that they have each agreed that I can post them on UsedKey.
**And that means a *real* comment, not one of those sissified “me too” type responses. 
†If you post on your site, email me at trothwy at live dot com, so I know to put your name in the hat.

††I’ll post an end date for comments to be eligible for the drawing, as discussions wind down.

 ¶Let the Discussion commence!



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5 responses to “Hot fresh witchcraft, with a prize inside

  1. I’m not a celebrity *yet* but working back through it with the Evil Minion’s has definitely re-marinated a lot of my various thoughts about this sexy little book. If it’s possible to fall in love with being a Witch all over again, I think I’ve managed it.

    ~ V

    • trothwy

      I’m so pleased! Re-reading the book had a similar effect on me.

      For those of you who are wondering what the heck Veles means by “Evil Minions,” that was my nickname for the discussion outlines I sent out for each chapter.

      To encourage folks to take part even if they hadn’t read the chapter, I told the them to think of the outlines as “the very best sort of Evil Minion™. While they don’t deliver the same pie-in-face experience you’d get from reading the chapters, they will save you when you’re up to your ass in sharks and laser beams.”

  2. I’m looking forward to reading what other people have to say about this book.

  3. Ian Corrigan

    Hi – great blog! I linked to your discussion and wrote my own little memoir of MW at

    • trothwy

      *The* Ian Corrigan? I’m honored, and glad you like it. Looking forward to reading your piece at

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