Now that I’m back from Missouri, I’m moving ahead with my next book. Its tentative title is Wyrdworking: The Path of a Saxon Sorcerer. As the title indicates, this book will focus on Anglo-Saxon magic. For those who are interested in this subject, it will be a companion to Travels Through Middle Earth: The Path of a Saxon Pagan. And although Wyrdworking will be able to stand alone, I will highly recommend that people read the first book before progressing on to this second one.
I have an outline and a general idea of where I’m going with Wyrdworking, but there is still plenty of time over the next couple of months to tweak the manuscript. If you have any thoughts or ideas of what you would like to see in a book on Saxon magic, I would love to hear from you. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t promise that I’ll use all of your ideas, but I do promise to give all of them serious consideration.
So you have an idea of what Wyrdworking will be like, here is what I have so far.
* A discussion of the nature of magic, and how it relates to and differs from Saxon spirituality.
* The tools and components of Saxon magic. Crafting a wand and/or staff. Magical components that a Saxon sorcerer may want to have on hand.
* The Anglo-Saxon runes (Futhorc). Crafting a divinatory rune set. Making runic charms.
* Wortcunning (herb magic). How to brew potions and concoct herbal ointments. Growing your own herbs.
* Magical healing. Love magic. Prosperity magic.
I’ve reduced the entire book down to five bullets here, but I think this gives some idea of what I’m doing. Of course if I use your idea you will be credited in the introduction! I am very excited about Wyrdworking so far. I think it is going to be a helpful guide for anyone interested in pursuing the art of traditional Saxon wiccecræft.