Facebook and Instagram are being flooded with the headlines, “Baby Witches hexing the moon, sun and fae.” To many of us, we are puzzled at why any witch in gereral would want to do this. Hexing the fae. Is this a new trend to out do the Ouija Board? Are they looking for a good scare? Or, do they think somehow they can really accomplish the task. Either case, the article “Tik Tok Witches Hex Fae: What are we not doing?” dives into this more. The point in that blog raised is whether or not we are providing enough resources to teach a young witch. I hope this post will aid with some of that.
Silver Ravenwolf’s book, “Teen Witch” is probably the most famous of resources for a young witch. I gave this to my own daughter when she was younger. Perhaps, this book has become outdated with its publish date of 1998 but I do believe that there is still value to be found.
Another classic author, Ted Andrews, wrote a series of books for young witches ages 12-17 years old. “Magic of Believing,” “Psychic Power,“Spirit, Ghosts and Guardians,” “Faerie Charms,” “Dreamtime Magic” and “Star Magic” are all good resources packed full of information. This series was published between 2000-2010 but the information is still valuable.
“The Junior Witch’s Handbook” by Nikki Ban De Car was released just this year. It is intended for ages eight through twelve. I have not personally read this book but the reviews giving it a 4.5 star rating prove promising. “Magic Potions and Elixirs; Recipes and Spells for Kids in Magic Training” by Catherine Fet is another geared for the same age group. Catherine Fet also is the author of “Invincible Magic Book of Spells; Ancient Spells, Charms and Divination Rituals for Kids in Magic Training.” Catherine Fet admits that her books are based on fiction, or are they? Surely, they will inspire any young witchling with confidence and more curiosity. My only concern with any of these is that spells seem to be the ‘main attraction.” Witchcraft has much more for a foundation and skipping right to the spells can leave us with Baby Witches who may or may not think that they can hex the moon.
The Grey School of Wizardry was started with young witches ages 11-17 in mind. Headmaster, Oberon Zell, is also author of “Grimoire for the Aprentice Wizard.” Another book considered for the younger generation. Fiddleheart Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry is another source for online learning (ages 9-13).
Hopefully, some of these resources will get you started but part of witchcraft is seeking out your own path and training. Searching for your teacher and own resources. When you are ready, they will certainly appear.