There's just something magical about the Yuletide season, no matter where you live or who you are. As bright candlelight mingles with the smells of pine and warm cookies and we perform our yearly rituals of song and family gatherings, the spirit of peace and goodwill seems to reach the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge.
In the pages of Yule, Dorothy Morrison presents a wonderful potpourri of holiday lore from around the world and throughout history, along with fun crafts, delicious recipe seven a calendar of celebrations for every day in December.
Learn where the traditions of the season originated--for instance, did you know that the ringing of bells was meant to drive away the demons who inhabited the darkest days of the year? That leaving cookies for Santa mirrors the old tradition of leaving a loaf of bread on the table overnight to bring prosperity in the new year? That the Yule log can be traced back to the ancient Greeks?
Need a recipe for wassail or plum pudding? Tips for your holiday party? Want to make the season special by making your own decorative crafts and gifts? That's just a sampling of what's inside.
Best of all, Yule shows that the spirit of the season is universal and, however we chose to celebrate and worship, we can all join together in the spirit of peace, love, and harmony at this special time of year.
Now you can find more meaning and joy in your life, journey inward, find the divine, and become transformed, when you read The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan.
The Goddess Path can be your guide to speed you on your spiritual quest. Think of this book as a signpost on your spiritual travels, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flame--and, in that fire, you are transformed.
The Goddess Path includes myths, symbols, feast days, ancient invocations, and suggestions for connecting with the following goddesses for these purposes and more:
- Amaterasu for clarity
- Aphrodite for passion
- Artemis for protection
- Athena for strength
- Brigid for survival
- The Cailleach for power
- Demeter and Persephone for initiation
- Gaia for abundance
- Hathor for affection
- Hera for dignity
- Inanna for inner strength
- Isis for restorative love
- Kali for freedom
- Kuan-Yin for mercy
- The Maenads for ecstasy
- The Muses for inspiration
- Oshun for healing love
- Paivatar for release
- Pomona for joy
- Asule and Saules Meita for family health
In The Goddess Path, Monaghan presents a means to work with the goddess, using ancient and modern techniques that will thrill and amaze you.
Magickal Inspiration from the World's Great Traditions
Join Melanie Marquis as she explores an amazing assortment of magickal techniques gathered from the annals of world folk magick. Discover traditional practices from Zulu herbal medicine to the enchantments of Polynesia; from Germanic fertility dances to the love potions of Papua New Guinea; from Greco-Roman bloodletting ceremonies to Malay word charms...and many more
Providing instructions on how to unite classic beliefs with modern practice, A Witch's World of Magick uncovers the universal principles that underlie decoy magick, curse breaking, potion making, number magick, and an abundance of other techniques. With these new perspectives on the common threads that weave throughout our magickal world, you will achieve higher levels of insight and success.
"An invaluable resource for gleaning the many modes of magic that will be useful to the new and experienced witch alike."--Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment
Silver RavenWolf's Complete Collection of Effective Spells
Bestselling author Silver RavenWolf presents more than one hundred of her best spells and mixtures for love, protection, and abundance--all in one powerful, easy-to-use book. Open the door to personal wealth with spells for bringing prosperity into your life and invoking the elements for financial assistance. Deepen your relationships with spells for finding a new lover or reigniting passion with your spouse. Protect your home, career, and loved ones with spells for blocking sabotage and settling disputes. With Silver's Spells, you'll be more magical and successful in everything you do.
Explore Dark Moon Energy Through Ritual
Mysterious but not frightening, the Dark Moon (the night before the New Moon) is less familiar yet equally as powerful as the Full Moon. There are no secrets on the Dark Moon Path, but there is hidden wisdom.
"Sisters of the Dark Moon" presents the thirteen Dark Moons of the year by the zodiac sign in which they fall, along with rituals designed to help you experience and learn from their energies. You'll explore the Dark Moon lessons of:
• The Unseen in Aquarius • Risk in Leo
• Time in Pisces • Silence in Virgo
• Identity in Aries • Descent in Libra
• The Body in Taurus • Intuition in Scorpio
• Knowledge in Gemini • Creativity in Sagittarius
• Emotion in Cancer • Power in Capricorn
• The Dark in Arachne (a spirit sign)
Deepen your understanding of the Moon as the Goddess as you experience the intuitive and deep healing powers of the dark.
A Book of Dynamic Spells and Potent Magick from Bestselling Author Silver RavenWolf
Includes more than 100 formulas for magickal powders and herbal blends
Cultivate the energetic power of magick with renowned witch Silver RavenWolf. The Witching Hour shows you how to use the right tools, materials, and techniques for powders and spells that work. Explore the secrets of fluid condensers, beeswax, and the planets. Create your own conjuring bags and sachets. Discover how to work with powders, herbs, and magickal timing with more than 100 recipes and formulas for a variety of purposes:
- Blessed Baby/Fertility
- Psychic Shield
- Fairy Conjure
- Steady Income
- White Owl Wisdom
- Ancestral Honor
- Last Ditch Binding
- Boss Fix
- Worry Breaker
- Dreams and Visions
- Love Drawing Body Powder
- Five Rivers Fear Breaker
- Healer's Touch
- Aura Spiritual Cleanse
- Family Protection
- SunLion Success
- And Many More
Awaken the depths of your personal power and perform your magick with courage and confidence. This book shows you how to transform yourself and your world with the application of essential skills and true intent.
Celtic magic. These words conjure up images of Druids and mystical oak groves, daring Irish warriors, fairies, elves, and ancient deities who took an active part in the lives of the people who worshipped them. Practical and easy to understand, Celtic Magic offers important features that distinguish it from other books written about the Celts:
- An in-depth discussion of Celtic culture and customs
- A complete listing of Celtic myths and deities
- Step-by-step instructions for spellwork, ritual, meditations, and divination to help you gain insight or make changes in your life
This friendly Celtic magic book is designed for both beginners and those who possess intermediate-level magical skills--and anyone who simply has a great interest in Celtic history, lore, and magic.
"Witchcraft Today, Book Two: Rites of Passage" is about how people following a Pagan lifestyle are able to deal with current problems through the help of ritual and wisdom.
This book is about "ritual," the glue that binds Pagan culture. Many teachers of Witchcraft focus on young (usually single) adults. This collection of writings takes a wider view with the long-term goal of presenting a living Pagan culture. If modern Pagan traditions are to persist and have any effect on the world community in an overt way, they must encompass people of all ages. "Witchcraft Today . . . Modern Rites of Passage "deals with just these issues. It is organized according some of life's significant markers: birth, puberty, adulthood, partnership, parenthood. Articles include:
-Childbirth and Wiccaning
-Raising a Pagan child
-Between the Worlds: late adolescence and early adulthood in modern Paganism
-Working with an under-aged seeker
-Reflections on conversion to Wicca
-Initiation by Ordeal: military service as a passage into adulthood
-Handfasting: marriage and the modern pagan
-Puberty rites for adult women
-Pagan approaches to illness, grief and loss
-Witches after forty
-Pagan rites of dying
Collected and edited by Chas. S. Clifton, "Witchcraft Today . . . Modern Rites of Passage "features some powerful writers from the pagan community, including Patricia Telesco, Anodea Judith, Oz, Grey Cat, Judy Harrow, and others.
If Witchcraft is to grow and expand, it must deal effectively with issues facing its practitioners today. Performing magic, working spells, devotion to the Lord and Lady are important, but the Craft must also deal with practical issues facing its followers. That's where "Witchcraft Today . . . Modern Rites of Passage" comes in. To learn more about the ways other Pagans are dealing with current issues, or to bring some potential insights into your own practice of Wicca, get "Witchcraft Today, Book Two: Modern Rites of Passage.