After reading and loving Aidan Wachter’s Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic, I was extremely excited when he had announced that he was writing a new book and was eagerly awaiting it. It was definitely worth the wait. Wachter is one of the most brilliant minds in the field of modern magick and Weaving Fate: Hypersigils, Changing the Past, & Telling True Lies is a prime example of that. Innovative, insightful, poetic, and powerful, Wachter proposes that we needn’t be victims of fate, but as sorcerers possess the inner tools to change both how the past affects us and use that as energetic fuel to directly alter the course that the threads of fate are headed in. Weaving Fate urges us to write our own narrative instead of having it be written for us; all it takes is a bit of sorcerous elbow grease, a vivid imagination, a steadfast magical vision, and a story so compelling it will move the Fates themselves to reconsider your destiny.
Weaving Fate: Hypersigils, Changing the Past, & Telling True Lies is one of the most innovative and fascinating books on magick to come out in years. Aidan Wachter is a mad scientist when it comes to the occult, and I mean that in the best possible way! The magick within this book ranges from complete sorcerous operations of magick to simply journaling in a mindful and conscious way. One of my favorite bits in the book was the part about working with the “fever stone”, a concept and practice I have never come across before, and which Wachter credits originates from his own contact with spirits. As to be expected with Wachter’s work, there’s a heavy emphasis in Weaving Fate on trance-work, creative visualization, inner temple work, and otherworld spirit contacts. Weaving Fate itself is also adorned with his own beautiful sigils and monochromatic art, adding visual beauty to this wonderfully written book.