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The Night School

ABOUT

Maia Toll, award winning author
& seeker of everyday magic

Maia Toll is the award-winning author of the best selling Wild Wisdom Series which has inspired readers worldwide to explore their human nature through the magical lens of the natural world. The seeds for this series were planted when Maia apprenticed with a traditional healer in Ireland where she spent extensive time studying the growing cycles of plants, the alchemy of medicine making, and the psycho-spiritual aspects of healing.

Maia’s latest endeavor, The Night School, explores the edges of the universe and the depths of the self, all through the lens of philosophy, divination, and astrology. She also owns an herb shop called Herbiary, with locations in Asheville, Philadelphia, and online. She lives in Asheville, NC with her partner and two ridiculously spoiled dogs.

For media Inquiries and rights information on The Night School book & products, please reach out to RP_Publicity[at]hbgusa.com.

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ABOUT

Maia Toll, award winning author & seeker of everyday magic

Maia Toll is the award-winning author of the best selling Wild Wisdom Series which has inspired readers worldwide to explore their human nature through the magical lens of the natural world. The seeds for this series were planted when Maia apprenticed with a traditional healer in Ireland where she spent extensive time studying the growing cycles of plants, the alchemy of medicine making, and the psycho-spiritual aspects of healing.

Maia’s latest endeavor, The Night School, explores the edges of the universe and the depths of the self, all through the lens of philosophy, divination, and astrology. She also owns an herb shop called Herbiary, with locations in Asheville, Philadelphia, and online. She lives in Asheville, NC with her partner and two ridiculously spoiled dogs.

For media Inquiries and rights information on The Night School book & products, please reach out to RP_Publicity[at]hbgusa.com.

For media Inquiries and rights information on the Wild Wisdom Collection, please reach out to Storey_Publicity[at]hbgusa.com.

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Praise for The Night School

Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion

Delve into the mysteries of the Night — from divination and astrology to ancient philosophy and self-exploration — in The Night School, a magical course of study for modern witches, seekers, and mystics, from award-winning author Maia Toll.

“This whimsical book is a delight–but it’s also sneaky. Couched in an accessible and fun back-to-school format is an absolute ton of information, and Maia Toll not only goes wide, she goes deep, guiding the reader beyond the initial questions of what magic is and how to work with it, into who WE are, and how we can be more than we ever thought possible.”

Nikki Van De Car, author of Practical Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics, and Spells

“The Night School is a wonderful book that treats magic with the discipline and grace it deserves. If you are new to working with the elements, daily mediation, or walking the spiritual path in general, this book is a great starting point.”

Sarah Lyons, author of Revolutionary Witchcraft

“This book comes out as summer, an obvious solar/daytime season, comes to an end and the nights get long and cool and dark. Just in time for spooky season. I can’t wait!”

Paige Vanderbeck (Fat Feminist Witch Podcast)

Maia Toll’s The Night School is a delightful invitation to sink deep into the shadowed mysteries of magic, with a design that’s as beautiful as it is functional. An accessible, educational, and inspiring adventure for the modern witch or mystic at heart.

Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author

“In this fun exploration of magic… the author affects the voice of a compassionate professor. The result is a delightful program with magic to spare.”

Publishers Weekly + Publishers Weekly Article

A beautiful resource for all things lunar, The Night School caught my attention with its unique design, and held it with its practical and actionable practices. This is a beautiful companion that will supercharge your next night in.

Emma Loewe, author of Return to Nature and The Spirit Almanac

Maia Toll’s The Night School will make you believe starlight is within reach— the way curiosity, wonder and awe have been woven together with grounded research is unparalleled in the field. The way The Night School combines steady and surefooted guidance as the reader is encouraged to wander through the unknowns of enchantment is a magic trick in and of itself. Never before have I felt so deftly held in the worlds of mystery and mysticism. This is a book I will carry with me through at least one full lifetime . . . maybe more.

Steph Jagger, author of Everything Left to Remember

“This is one of the best, well put together, well researched, books I’ve seen of its kind. Author is knowledgeable and creates a fun way to work through the material. It’s creativity designed. Highly recommend.”

whiskeywhisper, Goodreads Review

I love Maia Toll’s mind! This genre-breaking creation is enchanting, whip-smart, and a deeply satisfying read. Toll is a master of writing the misty in-between, using ritual and symbol to create magic for her readers. The Night School is a serious alchemy of fiction and non-fiction, and it shows us how to make our experience of darkness relevant and full of meaning. Sharpen your pencils, and get ready to learn real magic.

Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light

Yet again, Maia’s work, just like her Herbiary, Bestiary and Crystaliary oracle guides, is equal parts contemplative and informative. In the Night School, she takes you through lessons in magic, moonlight, and mysteries of being human, complete with magical homework, guided prompts, intuitive exercises, divination labs, and even a magical cooking lab!

Jennie Blonde/Comfy Cozy Witch, author of Hearth & Home Witchcraft

“The Night School by Maia Toll is a book which guides the reader through the wonder of the night. This book is a mixture of psychological contemplation, philosophy, scientific information and of course magic itself. It gives a unique perspective on the velvety, rawness of the night and how it impacts our everyday lives. I absolutely adored the expressive, imaginary and spectacular writing style and artistic illustrations presented throughout the book. I could immediately tell that this book has been thoroughly researched, and that the writer is passionate. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the intertwining of science and magic.”

Jessica M., Goodreads Review

BOOKS

Wild Wisdom Collection

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Praise for the Wild Wisdom Companion

Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion

Winner of 2022 Nautilus Silver Award and the capstone to the award-winning Wild Wisdom Series, find seasonally based writing, reflection, and ritual with 28 stunning oracle cards exploring seasonal archetypes… and, as always, illustrated by the magnificent Kate O’Hara.

“It was a lovely afternoon to sip on some tea and read Maia Toll’s new release, Wild Wisdom Companion. Her words are absolutely gorgeous and the illustrations simply magical. 🌟 I have all her other decks/books and have admired her work for quite a while.”

Jennie Blonde/Comfy Cozy Witch, author of Hearth & Home Witchcraft

“Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom Companion teaches us the magic of living by the seasons instead of merely alongside them, slowly helping us to reveal the deepest truth hidden in our souls.”

Amanda Lovelace, author of Shine Your Icy Crown and Believe In Your Own Magic Oracle Deck

“Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom Companion is a well-written, intuitively presented, and extremely approachable look at the year and ways we can tap (all the more) into our own innate, incredible wild wisdom. I highly recommend this book to those both inside and out of the Pagan/witchy realm (and cannot help but feel that it is a title that many gardeners, nature lovers, and animal fans would delight in reading).”

Autumn Zenith of Witchcrafted Life

“Maia Toll yet again combines wonder and magic in an enchanted guide to the magic of the seasons and teaches us how to connect and live in alignment with the natural world all around us.”

Ambrosia Hawthorn, author of The Spell Book for New Witches

“The breakdown by season and the assortment of practices and symbols for each one is a really nice approach. I can’t remember the last time I read a book that got me so eager to *take action* that I was itching to actually get out a journal and a pen and start immediately!”

Kelley, Goodreads Review

“I love all of Maia’s books, and I was super excited for the Wild Wisdom Companion, which is a kind of reusable almanac, packed with rituals, reflections, lore, and correspondences for every phase of the year. This is the perfect book for anyone who would like to feel more in tune with the Earth and her inhabitants, rhythms, and cycles.”

Sharon Lynn Fisher, author & cottage witch

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Praise for The Illustrated Crystallary

The Illustrated Crystallary book

Combining bits of ancient wisdom with her own insights, Toll illuminates the aspects and energy of each stone and, through rituals and reflections, the life guidance it might offer contemporary readers.

“Enchanting, fascinating, and surprising. Maia Toll introduces us to stones as teachers, and invites us into relationship with them so we may deepen our relationship with ourselves. This is the most beautiful, sane, and humane book about crystals I know. What a gift.”

Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light

“Toll’s previous titles have a dedicated fan base, and readers who love her other books will want to see this one as well.”

Library Journal

“These lessons are beautifully written and always include a little “ritual” to help incorporate the related concept of each stone into our lives. It’s a perfect book to keep on hand for whenever you need a little boost of spiritual guidance.”

Mugglenet Review

“In The Illustrated Crystallary, modern oracle Maia Toll hands you her seeing eye. As you scry into her luminous dreamscape, you’ll find intimate passages written with humor, wisdom, and the clarity of a sage. This book will center you in a timeless truth: your relationship with Earth will deepen when you listen to Her stories told in stone.”

Sarah Thomas, LAc, founder of the Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine

“An informative, empowering, and introspective must-read for every witch non-witch alike!”

Amanda Lovelace, best-selling author of the princess saves herself in this one

“The latest installment in Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom series is a sensory delight from start to finish. Illustrated by the talented Kate O’Hara, a first glance across the front is simply magnetic – lush, vibrant, and seemingly illuminated artwork beckons you to open the cover and dive headfirst into the magical world of gems and minerals that Toll has created.”

Witch with Me Review

“Toll’s poetic and practical prose offers a gentle invitation into the world of crystals for those who dabble and, for more serious readers, new ways of thinking.”

Kelley Knight, author of Spells for the Modern Mystic

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Praise for The Illustrated Bestiary

The Illustrated Bestiary

This 2019 Nautilus Silver Award winning book profiles the mystical, meaningful traits of 36 powerful animals and explores how those traits can guide our intentions, inform our actions, and offer wisdom and insight.

“The thing I enjoyed most about this book was how Toll tied together various animal facts with folklore and mythology in demonstrating what each animal has to teach. It was very interesting to see all of the different beliefs and experience some of the true wonder of the animal kingdom.”

McKenzie Richardson, Goodreads review

“This book is visually stunning. A quintessential companion for Magizoologists and witches and wizards alike who appreciate the magical creatures in the wizarding world, The Illustrated Bestiary is a perfect addition to your collection.”

Mugglenet Review

“Inspiring rituals, contemplation of mythology and cultural traditions, and evocative art work together to create a spiritual guide to animals that uplifts, guides, and encourages self-reflection.”

Arin Murphy-Hiscock, author of The Green Witch

“This book, like Maia Toll’s Illustrated Herbiary, is beautifully written with descriptions and illustration to lead you to a much higher path.”

— Tasha Driver, Goodreads review

“O’Hara’s bright, bold colors and energetic designs match Toll’s impassioned prose… This poetic, gorgeous oracle deck will make a perfect gift for spiritual animal lovers.”

Publishers Weekly

“This book is enchanting — a dive into the wonder, wisdom, and healing offered to us by the natural world.”

Dr. Linda Bender, author of Animal Wisdom: Learning From the Spiritual Lives of Animals

“The magic continued as I opened the book and felt like the animals were right there in front of me inviting me to come walk with them through the pages. Each turn of a page had me swirling in reverence and a sense of belonging as I took into my being yet again how fortunate we are that animals share this planet with us, and who so graciously serve as messengers to help us heal.”

Barbara Techel, Amazon review

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Praise for The Illustrated Herbiary

The Illustrated Herbiary 3D

2018 Gold Foreword INDIES Award Winner and 2018 Nautilus GOLD Award WinnerThe Illustrated Herbiary combines a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance.

“Every page blooms with deep-rooted plant wisdom.”

Rosalee de la Forêt, author of Alchemy of Herbs

“Beautifully written, vibrantly illustrated and a seamless blend of physical observations and spiritual sagacity. This herbal is not primarily about healing your body; it is about how plants can help you heal your life.”

Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist and author of The Gift of Healing Herbs and Healing Magic

“This book doesn’t tell a story in the traditional sense, but it tells a story about the world around you, the beauty of nature, and how you can find that same beauty inside yourself.”

Mugglenet Review

“Filled with magic, myth, and tantalizing bits of wisdom, The Illustrated Herbiary may just be one of the most delightful and original herbals written.”

Rosemary Gladstar, best-selling author

“Opens us to the plant world and ancient teachings from those who live close to the earth.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation

“It takes a special ear and heart and mind to translate nature’s wisdom, and Maia Toll does it with staggering beauty. The messages of healing and renewal here, for the earth and human, will leave you smiling and spellbound.”

Linda Sivertsen, author of Generation Green & host of the Beautiful Writers Podcast

“In this delightful debut, Toll relies on her imagination to spin a fun botanical mythology. O’Hara’s bright, bold illustrations will appeal to readers with strong lines and a sense of glowing from their centers, a boldness that carries through to the more representational sketches of plants that follow. It will appeal to those looking for fun new ways of considering plants.”

Publishers Weekly

“Part oracle, part kitchen-conversation with a beloved friend, this book is a treasure that will open your awareness to the plant world like never before.”

Asia Suler, author of Mirrors in the Earth

“Who knew that plants had such a powerful language and could speak to the core of our soul? The rituals are deliciously simple and the accompanying oracle cards are a delight.”

Brigit Esselmont, author of Everyday Tarot & founder of Biddy Tarot

Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion
The Illustrated Crystallary
The Illustrated Bestiary
The Illustrated Herbiary
Maia Toll's Wild Wisdom Companion
The Illustrated Bestiary
The Illustrated Crystallary
The Illustrated Herbiary

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Printable Posters

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The Night School book, journal, and mini-deck bundle