Wisht Waters

The Cult & Magic of Water

The numinous hangs heavy around bodies of water – places of liminality and otherworldly congress, haunted by eldritch presences and rituals of magic and custom.

Wisht Waters explores the spirits, deities, magical traditions and ceremonies of holy wells, sacred springs, pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, the sea and dew, alongside matters of hydromancy and the use and significance of water within the witch-cult.

(Wisht – a dialect word from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset meaning ‘weird’, ‘uncanny’ or relating to supernatural influence)

First published by Three Hands Press in (2014) as part of the Occult Monograph Series as Wisht Waters Aqueous Magica and the Cult of Holy Wells, Troy Books is pleased to reissue the title with the addition of extensive complimentary photography.

Available in the following editions:

Paperback Edition: Gloss cover

Standard Hardback Edition: a Sage green/grey case binding with copper foil blocking to cover & spine, 90gsm cream paper stock, dark green mottled endpapers, with green head and tail bands.

Special Edition: a limited edition of 175 hand-numbered examples, bound in green faux leather, with copper foil blocking to the front and spine, 90gsm cream paper stock, mottled grey endpapers, with light green head and tail bands.

All editions are Royal format 234 x 156mm. 144 pages extensively complimented with black and white photography & illustrations.

  • Introduction
  • The Magic of Springs and Holy Wells
  • The Magic of Pools, Ponds and Lakes
  • The Magic of Flowing Waters
  • The Magic of the Sea
  • The Magic of Dew
  • Charm Waters
  • Methods of Hydromancy
  • Beings, Spirits and Deities
  • Water and the Witch Cult
  • Bibliography

Paperback Edition

To follow

Standard Hardback Edition

Please note, this edition is currently available on pre-order

£25.50 plus shipping

For shipping information click here

Special Edition

Please note, this edition is currently available on pre-order

£34.00 plus shipping

For shipping information click here

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close