Arcanum books will be titles of under 100-pages of practical and/or instructional text on a specific esoteric subject or theme and written by magical practitioners with proven antecedents. The idea came from those ‘Ladybird’ books we had as kids that were often responsible for triggering and interest in all manner of subjects in later life. Taking its name from the Coven of the Scales’ foundation course, the aim is to offer further tuition/guidance on specific elements of witch-lore and practice. Coming in at under 25,000 words, each title will be packed with information and instruction rather than puffed out with superfluous wordage and regurgitated text borrowed from other publications.
The first five books in the series are now ‘works in progress’ and Offering to the Gods should be available early in the New Year. Each title devotes itself to a particular Craft method or technique that the witch feels they wish to explore in more depth as part of their on-going studies. In order of publication, the first five titles are:
- Offerings to the Gods
- Talking to Crows
- Gateways to Otherworld
- The Magic of Quartz