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The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals
The Goddess Path
Myths, Invocations, and Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184677

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.

Book of Shadows
Book of Shadows
Paperback      ISBN: 0738702137

Wicca is essentially a religion, as sacred and vital as other religions. Its central foundation is nature and all of its laws. Witches maintain a constant identification with the flora, fauna, the waters, the winds, and all other natural phenomena.

Yet Wiccan beliefs and practices are often unknown or misunderstood by non-Pagans and the uninitiated. Approaching the Craft from the Gardnerian perspective, Migene Gonz lez-Wippler offers a friendly, straightforward introduction to the Old Religion and sheds light on what it truly means to be a Witch.

What goes on at coven meetings? How do Witches perform magic? Why does magic work? From initiation rites to invoking elementals, Gonz lez-Wippler explains both practical and spiritual aspects of Wiccan traditions. Book of Shadows also teaches the significance of Moon phases, herbs, colors, crystals, common magical tools, and other implements when performing sacred ceremonies and rituals.

Praise:
"Those looking for a 'how-to' guide for becoming a witch will find this a useful, well-written resource."--Publishers Weekly

"This tome compiles the necessary rudiments and formalized practices of a given tradition/coven--previously kept closely guarded within the confines of membership--into a single volume for reference."--Library Journal

Charms, Spells, and Formulas: For the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders
Charms, Spells, and Formulas
For the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders
Paperback      ISBN: 0875425011

By using the simple materials available in nature, you can bring about the necessary changes to greatly benefit your life and that of your friends. You are given detailed instructions for making and using the "gris-gris"(charm) bags only casually or mysteriously mentioned by other writers. Malbrough not only shows how to make gris-gris bags for health, money, luck, love and protection from evil and harm, but he also explains how these charms work. He also takes you into the world of doll magick to gain love, success, or prosperity.

Celtic Magic
Celtic Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875421369

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.

How to Become a Witch: The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick
How to Become a Witch
The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick
Paperback      ISBN: 073871965x

Set forth on the Witch's path--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 Witchcraft book teaches you everything you need to know about Craft essentials:

  • Ritual tools
  • Daily practices
  • Ethics
  • Spellcasting
  • Deepening your connection to nature
  • Divination and dreams
  • Sabbats and Esbats
  • The Wheel of the Year
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Pentagrams and other Craft symbols
  • Training, initiation, and degrees

Learn about Witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and--most importantly--how to grow magickally and spiritually.

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

A Witch's Notebook: Lessons in Witchcraft
A Witch's Notebook
Lessons in Witchcraft
Paperback      ISBN: 0738706620

What if you could peek inside the journal of a skilled and powerful Wiccan and read all about her exciting forays into the Craft? What if that Witch was the ever-popular Silver RavenWolf?

Silver's own pearls of wisdom gained along the bumpy road to spiritual enlightenment can be found in A Witch's Notebook. This hands-on guide is designed to work from moon to moon-leading students through five months of spiritual advancement. In discussing cleansing, sacred symbols, renewed spirituality, and magickal ingredients, Silver urges Wiccans to step outside the usual confines of Witchcraft and explore other belief systems. This book also includes exercises, spells, and herbal information to assist in forging one's own unique spiritual path.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink: Learn to Write Stories, Spells and Other Magickal Works
Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink
Learn to Write Stories, Spells and Other Magickal Works
Paperback      ISBN: 0738711454

Would you like to craft your own Book of Shadows? Write a story? Create Pagan rituals or Wiccan spells for special occasions? And ultimately infuse your writing with added beauty, style, and power?

Get your creativity flowing as you step into a boundless world where magick comes alive through the written word. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through each phase of creating beautiful and powerful magickal works.

  • Drumming up ideas
  • Keeping a magickal journal
  • Freewriting
  • Choosing a composition form
  • Revising drafts to a refined polish

This book on magickal writing offers an array of exercises, tips and terms, and writing samples to help you craft stories, devotional poems, spells, chants, prayers, blessings, meditations, and rituals. By mastering the techniques in this book, your every word will crackle with energy, vibrancy, and true power.

Praise:
"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow...You will be a true magickal writer."
--Richard Webster, award-winning author of Write Your Own Magic

A Witch's Travel Guide to Astral Realms
A Witch's Travel Guide to Astral Realms
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 073871545x

"This is THE BEST book I have ever read on the subject."--Silver RavenWolf, author of To Ride a Silver Broomstick

The astral realms are a source of unlimited power for working magick, contacting guides, visiting past lives, even healing yourself and others. In this remarkable volume, popular author D.J. Conway shows in clear and accessible terms how astral projection can be cultivated to enhance both your spiritual and daily life.

Astral travel is already part of your psychic makeup--you do it every night in your dreams. The key is learning to remember and consciously direct your astral travels. This complete how-to guidebook on astral projection includes historical lore, a foundation of astral realm basics, and a simplified learning process to get you "off the ground." You'll learn easy exercises to strengthen your astral abilities as well as a variety of advanced techniques--including bilocation and time travel.

A Witch's Travel Guide to Astral Realms (the eagerly awaited, newly updated re-issue of Conway's Flying Without a Broom) far exceeds the scope of most books on astral projection. From tips on visiting with a wizard to finding the hall of a thousand doors, D.J. Conway makes this powerful practice accessible to you--no broom required

Wicca: A Year and a Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise
Wicca: A Year and a Day
366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise
Paperback      ISBN: 0738706213

There are no short-cuts to becoming a Witch. Traditionally, students take a year and a day to prepare for their initiation into the Craft. Based on this age-old custom, Wicca: A Year and a Day is a one-of-a-kind daily guide that introduces Witchcraft over a 366-day cycle.

Ideal for solitary students, this intensive study course teaches the core content of Wiccan practice: the tides of time, the wonders of the seasons, the ways of herbs and magic, the mysticism of the Old Ones, and the inner disciplines of seers and sages. Daily lessons include exercises, Wiccan theology and lore, and discussions relating to circle work, magical correspondences, holidays, deities, tools, healing, and divination.