Kirsten Riddle looks at a range of trickster characters from animal spirits, to deities, and human tricksters. She combines folklore with trickster medicine to show readers how to tap into the specific energy of each character to manifest positive change.
Tricksters have been around since the beginning of time. This archetype is a figure that appears in folklore and mythology from around the world, and presents itself in a variety of forms, including animal (Coyote, Raven, Brer Rabbit), human (Jack in the Beanstalk), and deity (Norse Loki). The trickster is a complex character with an altogether different type of energy that is surprisingly essential to our wellbeing. This archetype represents the unexpected. Events that happen beyond our control and that can test us to the very limits. Yet these events, no matter how challenging, can also teach us something about ourselves and the need for spontaneity. In 'Trickster Magic' Kirsten Riddle explores these irresistible rascals who are the arrogant charmers we love to hate, the individuals that get under our skin and who despite their disruptive nature, always seem to fall on their feet. So how can we work with such erratic energy and invite the trickster into our lives without causing mayhem? The key is in learning to embrace change. Seeing it as an opportunity for growth and taking on some aspects of the Trickster’s complex psyche. Kirsten provides practical, fun, and easy rituals and tips to tap into our true potential and discover there is joy and spiritual wisdom to be found in any situation. Accompany Kirsten Riddle on this transformative and magical journey and learn to see the funny side when things seem bleak, and notice the fine line between the ridiculous and the truly ingenious!
Kirsten Riddle writes a column on magic for Chat: It’s Fate, and writes regularly for Spirit and Destiny and Kindred Spirit. She is also a columnist for Take a Break: Fate and Fortune as Alison Davies. Kirsten’s books for CICO include I Am Unicorn and A Beginner’s Guide to Wicca. She lives in Nottingham, UK.
Her most recent titles are I Am Dragon and I Am Unicorn.