I’ve been researching knot magic for a new book, and the more I learn about it, the more awesome and versatile it seems. Perhaps the oldest knot magic goes back to the ancient Greeks, and the three Fates who spun the thread, knotted the thread, and cut it to seal a person’s fate.
Today, you can create a knot as a spell in and of itself.
Or store the magic in a knot and unknot it to release the power, correlating it with the appropriate moon phase, astrological alignment, and/or day of the week.
And then there’s the witch’s ladder, a more complex and beautiful form of knot magic which can be used for mediation or ritual, or knot spells for protection, divination, prosperity, etc.. This video is a bit longish, but it’s a great how-to…
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, The Elemental Detective, and The Hoodoo Detective. Book 7, the Hermetic Detective, will be available this Halloween. Kirsten is also the author of Steam and Sensibility and Of Mice and Mechanicals, steampunk novels of magick and suspense, and is working on a series of paranormal mystery/romances about triplets and set in the mountains of Northern California (hence the knot magic research).
Find her at http://kirstenweiss.com and @KirstenWeiss