History of Witchcraft
A History from Gardner to the Present
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0738715883
Modern Wicca is the only book on the market that gives you insider knowledge of Gerald Gardner's life and a rare look at the guarded secrets of Wicca while exploring the modern revival of the Craft. From the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft at the Isle of Man to the origins of the Book of Shadows, Modern Wicca tracks the evolution of Wicca as it spread from the United Kingdom to the United States and beyond. Also examined are Wicca's links to older forms of traditional Witchcraft, such as the Pickingill Craft. Along with a thorough history of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft, this book brings to life the various personalities who practiced and promoted it during the last sixty years, including Aleister Crowley, Alex Sanders, and Doreen Valiente. Also, practitioners will learn about the fastest growing system of spirituality today. "This is an extremely important book, representing an account of Wiccan history from somebody who has himself been a major actor in it." —Ronald Hutton, author of Triumph of the Moon
Magick After Dark
Paperback ISBN: 0738701661
THE POWERS OF NIGHT Nocturnal Energies differ from those of Daylight and Witches have long known how to take advantage of Lunar Powers and the spiritual entities that prefer the darkness for particular magical operations. This innovative book explores special techniques for working with the Night Powers and the subtle effects of dark symbols to: Cast a Nocturnal Magick Circle Invoke the Dark Gods and Goddesses Skry the Night Open the Gates to the Underworld Cast Spells through the Dark Ether Explore the symbolic realm of shadow, illusion, and the mysteries of the Unknown You will learn to find your Inner Quiet, Read Minds through the Ether, Dream for Change, Create and Use Thought Forms, Alter Reality through simple Spells and Rites, and use the powers of Magnetism and Suggestion. And you will Explore the Mysteries of Death and to Speak with the Dead. The Dark balances the Light. Do not fear it but equally embrace it.
The Witch in Every Woman
Reawakening the Magical Nature of the Feminine to Heal, Protect, Create, and Empower
Paperback ISBN: 0385316496
Create the life you seek. . . discover a pathway to the powers within. All women possess the primal courage and strength of the Witch. In this breakthrough, life-altering new book, Laurie Cabot brings more than forty years of experience as a spiritual counselor and practicing Witch to cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of every woman's nature. Unfolding the wit and wisdom of ancient Celtic tales, as well as many stories of her own making, Laurie shows you how ancient truths can empower you during many of life's dark moments and lead you on a path of success and personal fulfillment. Through story, ritual activity, and spiritual communion, you will learn how to use your instinctual nature to achieve your goals and feel energized, strong, and capable in your daily life. Explore how to: Increase sexuality and bring into your life, and heart, the love you long for Uncover hidden strengths and overcome fear Protect yourself and loved ones from physical harm, deception, or betrayal Retrieve your inborn talent to heal ailments and diagnose disease Unleash creativity Enhance communication skills Sharpen your intuition about others and the world around you Enjoy healthy, productive dreams
How to Become a Witch
The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick
Paperback ISBN: 073871965x
This friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have nearly fifty years of Craft experience between them. They've taught hundreds of students the basics of Witchcraft, and now they're offering readers the same clear, structured guidance here. This book teaches everything you need to know about ritual tools, daily practices and meditation, spellcasting, divination, holidays, and ethics. You'll learn about witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and—most importantly—how to evolve magickally and spiritually.
Grimoire for the Green Witch
A Complete Book of Shadows
Paperback ISBN: 0738702870
The author of the popular Green Witchcraft series presents her personal Book of Shadows, designed for you to use just as she uses it-as a working guide to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, authentic grimoire is based on family tradition and actual magical experience, and is easily adaptable to any tradition of Witchcraft. Grimoire for the Green Witch offers a treasury of magical information- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting techniques, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. Every aspect of Craft practice is addressed, from the purely magical to the personally spiritual. It is a distillation of Green practice, with room for growth and new inspiration. 2004 COVR AWARD 1ST RUNNER-UP
The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams
Paperback ISBN: 0806512385
Best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects, Gerina Dunwich here traces the origins of Wicca, a positive, nature-based religion that preaches brotherly love and harmony with and respect for all life forms—beliefs very similar to Native American spirituality. This indispensable and accessible guide reveals the traditions, tools, and symbols of Wicca craft and offers step-by-step methods for performing Wicca rituals. A respected spokesperson for the Wiccan/Pagan community, Dunwich has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows throughout the United States and Canada. She has lectured and presented workshops at festivals and gatherings across the country, such as the CraftWise Pagan Gathering (Waterbury, Connecticut), the Real Witches' Ball (Columbus, Ohio), and Panpipes' Pagan Day Festival (West Hollywood, California).
Crone's Book of Magical Words
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1567188257
Crone's Book of Magical Words (previously published as The Crone's Book of Words) by Valerie Worth is the book you've been waiting for! In its pages are over 125 spells, incantations and charms. If you can think of a purpose for a spell, it's probably in this book. Need a spell to summon a ghost? Or perhaps you want the opposite: a spell to free a house from being haunted. They're both in this book. Do you need something to help you lose weight or have longevity? You'll find them here. Or perhaps you want to pass through a locked door. It's all in this book. Even if you don't know a thing about magic, you can use this book. The spells are easy, poetic, and evocative. For example, to cure a wart the instructions are: "Stamp within a silver cup mullein and houseleek together. Stir them with a sparrow's feather. Let it draw the juices up; Twenty times upon one day, brush them over the excrescence; Under sunlight dry the essence Soon the wart must shrink away." The range in this book is phenomenal. You'll find a simple fertility charm and a way to conjure with smoke. You'll read about how to bring rain and how to stop rain from falling. You'll learn how to tell fortunes with sand or with tea leaves. This is more than just a book about magic, it is a folklorist's bonanza. If you're ready to win another's love or to sweeten someone's disposition, if you want to turn hair long and golden or discover tree spirits, this is the book you must have. Whether you have been doing magic for a long time or are a beginner, this book is a must.
Advanced Candle Magick
More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
Paperback ISBN: 1567181031
Offers tips and advice for the advanced practitioner of candle magic, including how to use stones, herbs, visualization, and astrology to increase the magic power of sample rituals.