The Spirit Alphabet

isabella_hexbookBefore Isabella can start “schooling” me in magic, she says I have to learn the spirit alphabet. Her grandma’s hex book, which is sort of like a spell book, is written in this magical language called the spirit alphabet. Basically it’s like the ABCs of magic.

The spirit alphabet is not a different language, just another alphabet. Granny says it was created a long time ago by the women in our family to prevent outsiders from reading their hex books. Back when the early hex books were written down, women had to be careful who knew they were practitioners, so having a secret way to record their knowledge was important.

Isabella says I’m not allowed to share the whole spirit alphabet here, because writing it all out at once is bad luck. She says it’s OK if I share a little bit though, so here’s some homework she gave me to help me learn it: