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Theban Alphabet

Recently, I bought some Magickal Bath Salts from our local pagan store and noticed that the shop owner had Theban writing on some of her bottles--which I commented on. 

She (a Cabot witch) was surprised that I knew what the symbols were.

Well, it's the Witches' Alphabet, right? I quipped.

She asked me if I could read it.

Alas, I could not.

But now that I've gotten hold of this touchstone--I can!

And you can, too. 

[insert toucan joke here] ::wink::

Have you ever used Theban for magickal work? Sigils? Spells? Grimoires? Tattoos? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!

-- Janet 

P.S. If you'd like to learn more about Theban, visit Wikipedia here.


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Janet Boyer is the author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse and Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice. She's the co-creator (with her husband, artist Ron Boyer) of the Snowland Deck and Coffee Tarot, and authored both companion books to those decks. As a respected, trusted Hall of Fame Reviewer, she's penned over 1,200 published reviews that have also been featured in print magazines and other online outlets. With a deep connection to nature, she follows a Green Witch path--especially Flower Witchery. Her hobbies include cultivating flowers, tending biota, contemplating mysteries, trying new recipes (she's an award-winning cook), photography and reading--but her favorite thing (EVER) is to spend time with her beloved husband, son and 5 cats at her rural home in Pennsylvania.


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