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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!

Calendar of Events
Markets, Classes, and More!

Detailed descriptions of events are in the blog!
To register for a class, please email



Woohoo! It's summer! The best season to dance outside under the full moon! And it's a WHOLE NEW SEASON here at Darkflower Books and Folk Art. We are GROWING...and I am so excited to announce that classes are now in THREE LOCATIONS to better serve the pagan community!



Pop into the blog to see dates and times! There's something for everyone! Celtic Magic 101, scrying and tea-leaf reading, poppet making, bone-casting, tarot reading, and hand-binding your own book of shadows!

And this fall....festivals galore!

AND BOOK 5 in the Spiral Pathways series is underway, and hopefully out in time for spooky season!

Also this summer: the etsy shop will be opening!

I'm headed to Scotland shortly for book research and just general pagan-y fun. Stay tuned for photos and more!

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Saturday, August 19th: : we will be at the Wonders Down Yonder Market! The market will take place from 11am-4pm at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 1. The address is 221 N Commerce Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630.

September 2: Pagan Pride Festival in Fredericksburg, VA

September 16-17: Bluemont Fair in Bluemont, VA

September 30:

Between the Worlds Festival, Charlottesville

October 28: Metaphysical Musings Expo in Ranson, 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 fall....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!

and Of Clay and Cloth, a book on making healing poppets!

These little books were written to accompany classes I teach at Moon Phased and Whispering Willow Wellness 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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