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Welcome to  Darkflower Books & Folk Art

Home of The Spiral Pathways Series and artwork inspired by Myth, Legend, and Magick

Please scroll down to explore upcoming classes and metaphysical market appearances, the novels, artwork, new books on bone-casting and poppet-making, and one-of-a-kind healing poppets and altar dolls!

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Upcoming Classes with Tava Baird at Moon Phased, Winchester, VA

SATURDAY, MARCH 25: HEALING DOLLS AND POPPETS WORKSHOP : Make a traditional European protection poppet, a Reiki distance healing doll, or a Nile River Goddess power doll - no sewing machine skills required!

SATURDAY, APRIL 22: SINGING TO THE BONES: AN INTRODUCTION TO CASTING BONES, CHARMS, AND CURIOS (round two for people who couldn't make the first class)


Learn basic bookbinding to create a leather-bound, soft cover B.O.S. with a beaded spine!

SATURDAY, JULY 29: INTRODUCTION TO PYTHAGOREAN NUMEROLOGY: An introduction to the numerological system created by the Father of Geometry himself!

SPACE IS LIMITED! To register, contact Moon Phased at (540) 665-0866 or visit the shop at 106 Featherbed Ln, Winchester, VA 22601

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Upcoming Markets

Come see me at your local metaphysical market or fair!

I'll have handmade poppets, prints, books, and bone-casting supplies!

Darkflower Books and Folk Art will be at:

The Mystic Market on March 18th, 12-5, at Strangeways Brewing in Richmond, VA. 45+ vendors, indoors and out! 

Metaphysical Musings Expo on April 8, 10-5, at 432 W 2nd Ave, Ranson, WV. 60+ psychics, healers, and artists!

Beltane Market at Moon Phased on May 7, 11-6. Moon Phased is at 106 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA

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Book One in the Spiral Pathways Series


A Novel of The Scottish Borders

September 1746, the Scottish Borders. In a country still reeling from the Jacobite uprising, Saorsa Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie's niece and a practicing Celtic Witch, has escaped imprisonment and must find her way west in search of her father and safety. Escorting her on the journey is Alexander Scott, a veteran of the Battle of Culloden who struggles with a dark supernatural secret. Part Faerie Tale, part romance, part adventure novel, and at its core the story of a young woman finding her own power, Wyldwood is a love story to the heritage of the Scottish Borders and the ancient tales of Scotland.

Now available in Paperback on Amazon!

Books 2,3, and 4 are now available!

On Amazon on Kindle and in Paperback! 

The Adventure Continues in...

Book 2: Circle of Three

Book 3: The Deck of Crows

and...just released!

Book 4: Darkflower

Book 5 will be out this summer....get ready for 


a tale of Faerie and the Scottish Borders!

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New Non-Fiction Guides to Practical Magick

Available now on Amazon: Singing to the Bones, an introductory guide to bone-casting!

Coming March 2023 to Amazon: Of Clay and Cloth,a book on making healing poppets!

These little books were written to accompany classes I teach at Moon Phased in Winchester, VA! 

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Coming this year: The audio version of Wyldwood, a Spiral Pathways-inspired Oracle deck, and Book 5 in the series, Bonewytch, which will be out late summer!


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About the Author / Artist

Tava Baird is a playwright, painter, basket maker and avid fan of history who resides in Round Hill, Virginia. While researching her Scottish and Irish family history, she found material with which to write Wyldwood, her first novel. The book is now a series, with Book 2, Circle of Three, due in early June 2022.

Contact Tava at:

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Paintings By Tava Baird

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"The Ancestors: Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Spirit"
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"Fire in the Belly"
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"Goddess of Spring"
"Elen of the Ways"
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"Queen of the Western Isles"
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