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Sisters of the Dark Moon: 13 Rituals of the Dark Goddess
Sisters of the Dark Moon
13 Rituals of the Dark Goddess
Paperback      ISBN: 0738700959

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.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who Are Curious about Na
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names
For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who Are Curious about Na
Paperback      ISBN: 0738723681

Are you looking for the perfect name for your child? Are you curious about names of all sorts? Among the name books available today, none are tailored to the needs of Witches, Pagans, and other seekers like Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names.

From Alma and Ash to Zinnia and Zane, this comprehensive and user-friendly name guide offers accurate and extensive information on more than seven thousand names and their variations, for a total of more than seventeen thousand names, spanning a variety of spiritual traditions, cultures, and centuries. Each impeccably researched entry features factual details on the name's origin, history, and meaning, including magical and mystical associations. Examples of historical figures and characters from mythology, magical texts, literature, and film are also provided. This essential guide offers everything you need to make this all-important decision, including name selection tips and name lists categorized by theme--the Sun and Moon, the five elements including spirit, the seasons, flowers, herbs and trees, stones and metals, and colors.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names features pronunciations for each non-standard name (more than fifteen thousand variations), a glossary of specialized terms used in the book, and an index by gender. It is an invaluable resource for writers, individuals choosing a magical name, or anyone who wishes to find the perfect moniker for a companion animal, home, coven, business, community, or organization.

Praise:
"Definitely not for Pagans only, this scrupulously researched volume covers a wide range of names, from the traditional, Old Testament Benjamin to the medieval French Goddess name Bensozie. A wealth of onomastic information."--Linda Rosenkrantz, creator of Nameberry.com and co-author of Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now

The Magical Power of the Saints: Evocation and Candle Rituals
The Magical Power of the Saints
Evocation and Candle Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184561

Learn how to do powerful, practical magic when you use candles and call on the saints in Reverend Ray T. Malbrough's The Magical Power of the Saints.

This book can be your personal guide to help you call on the saints as your spiritual allies. You will learn how to work with seventy-four different saints through the use of "seven-day vigil candles" (saint candles), prayers, psalms, herbal baths, and more. For example, you would call on Saint Benedict (whose candle color is white and day of the week is Saturday) to help end fevers, heal sick animals and more. You might call on Our Lady of Charity (whose candle color is yellow and day of the week is also Saturday) for protection of the home and family, to bring a new lover, or to obtain better finances. But, The Magical Power of the Saints includes much more:

  • Find out which saint can best help you for any situation, along with that saint's specific day of the week and color of candle
  • Learn rituals for fifty-seven different situations--such as attracting good fortune, strengthening your marriage, and improving your business
  • Use divination to discover which ingredients will summon the proper powers to help you in any specific situation
  • Locate passages in the Bible that support the practice of divination
  • Learn how to use prayer to honor your departed ancestors and communicate with them
  • Discover the best way to prepare and use the saint candles
  • Recite the correct Biblical psalm for your specific need
  • Read messages in a candle flame to see if your prayers will be answered

The Magical Power of the Saints includes over forty-five illustrations of saints to help you in your work.

Modern Rites of Passage
Modern Rites of Passage
Paperback      ISBN: 0875423787

"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.

Witch's Circle
Witch's Circle
Paperback      ISBN: 1567186572

Learn everything you need to know about setting up and running your own Wiccan coven—including how you can use aspects of astrology to help guide you—when you get The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms.

Although there are many excellent guides to setting up covens, The Witch's Circle is by far the most complete. It covers all of the theory and practice you need to run a coven: The New Renaissance of spirituality and how it relates to astrological ages The ethics and practice of contemporary Wicca Magick: theory, healing, protection, raising energy, and more The order and parts of ritual Astrology and ritual Rituals for the eight Sabbats Full Moon rituals for a year: the astrological moons Other rituals including: handfasting, memorials, healing, cleansing and charging a place, and more How to find or start a circle Making ritual accessories including robes, wreaths, masks, and wands Herbs and oils Music for ritual, including over two dozen songs and chants

The Witch's Circle is a serious Wiccan Book of Shadows that will teach you to incorporate the archetypes of astrology into your practice. Wicca and astrology together create a potent tool for understanding the dualities of the Wheel of the Year—and for expressing them in powerful new ways.

The Witch's Circle is the only book of rituals that uses the deep insights of astrology to unlock the ancient spiritual mysteries of Wicca. This unique joining of Wicca and astrology is key to deciphering the hidden symbolism of Wicca and enriching your spiritual practice.

Written by a High Priestess-astrologer of an active Wiccan coven, the living rituals presented in The Witch's Circle are the first of their kind. You can practice them to express the vital energy underlying each Pagan celebration—and to experience Wicca more fully than you ever have before.

The Witch's Altar: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Sacred Space
The Witch's Altar
The Craft, Lore & Magick of Sacred Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0738757969

From prehistoric times to the modern day, the altar has been a pivotal tool for ritual and magick. The Witch's Altar is an in-depth exploration of altars for covens and solo practitioners. From building and maintaining your altar to exploring the use of mobile and hidden altars, this book offers advice, techniques, and fun for Witches of all ages and skill levels.

Learn about the altar's role in history and mythology. Personalize your altar with candles, crystals, sacred tools, magickal objects, statues, pentacles, and symbols. Explore how different altar locations may affect your practice, and discover new ideas for elemental, seasonal, and outdoor altars, as well as altars for the dead. The Witch's Altar also includes fascinating contributions from leading writers, including Jenya T. Beachy, Lilith Dorsey, Lon Milo DuQuette, Angus McMahan, Louis Martini , Lupa, Gwion Raven, Natalie Zaman, Andrieh Vitimus, and many more. Filled with spells, recipes, and tips, this book provides everything you need to help you create the altar of your magickal dreams.

Green Witchcraft II
Green Witchcraft II
Paperback      ISBN: 1567186890

Green Witches are deeply connected to the Earth and the cosmic balance of light and dark. They welcome the wisdom of the light and the shadow sides of nature, the self, and the Divine to grow more whole in magic and spirit.

In Green Witchcraft II, hereditary Witch Ann Moura reveals how to develop a balanced practice by incorporating the powerful, dark aspects of the Goddess and the God. Guided meditations, spells, and rituals enable you to invoke the energy of the dark powers and achieve your goals through magical workings.

  • Use dark power herbs and hear the goddess speak prophecy
  • Create a connection to with the four Elementals with your own elemental bottle
  • Open the doors to past-life memories with the black mirror meditation
  • Learn a spell to pass easily among the three worlds
  • Gather and release the chaos energy of darkness to regenerate the Earth
  • Work with the dark aspects of familiars, the Celtic Ogham, and the Tarot

Honor the dark no less than the light...release your fear of the shadows and embrace the other half of yourself with the balancing practices in Green Witchcraft II.

The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials
The Devil in Massachusetts
A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials
Paperback      ISBN: 0385035098

A history and psychological interpretation of Salem witchcraft in 1692

Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living
Everyday Magic
Spells & Rituals for Modern Living
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184693

Looking for simple solutions for today's problems: computer viruses, traffic that drives you crazy, and an overextended schedule?

There's an easy way to incorporate magic into your life without adding more stress to it. Everyday Magic updates the ancient arts to fit your busy lifestyle. It promotes the use of modern convenience items as viable magical tools, and it incorporates the use of easy-to-find spell ingredients--most of which are already in your kitchen cabinet. It discusses the items and forces that boost magical work, as well as offering a multitude of time-saving tips and a large assortment of recipes for creating your own incenses, potions, and powders. More than 300 spells and rituals cover the everyday concerns of the modern practitioner.

  • Set your spell into motion and speed up the results with magical boosters
  • Magnify your focused intent and energy flow with herbs, flowers, trees, and stones
  • Learn how to perform ancient arts with modern tools: your coffee maker, blender and crock pot
  • Make your own magical powders, sachets, bath salts, potpourris, incenses and oils
  • Discover the secret to success in magical workings
  • Practical spells for more than 300 purposes

1999 COVR Award Winner

The Witch's Athame: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Blades
The Witch's Athame
The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Blades
Paperback      ISBN: 0738746789

Full of practical applications for both the circle and the home, The Witch's Athame shows you how to utilize the ritual blade to its highest potential. Discover everything you need to know about finding the right athame, personalizing and consecrating it, and using it in your practice.

Tracing this impressive tool from ancient times to the present day, The Witch's Athame presents the symbolism, history, and modern uses of the ritual blade. Also featured throughout are "Getting to the Point," short segments of wisdom by knowledgeable writers. From contemporary athames made of stone and crystal to folklore about knives in magic, this book helps enhance your Craft and appreciation of such a versatile tool.

Praise:

"The most complete book on the ritual blade that I've ever seen. An informative and fun read."--Christopher Penczak, author of the award-winning Temple of Witchcraft series

"Solid, accessible, and a genuine pleasure to read. Mankey is sure to teach you something, no matter how long you've cherished your own ritual blade."--Thorn Mooney, high priestess of the Foxfire Coven