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Ritualcraft: Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration
Ritualcraft
Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1567180094

You can change yourself and your world with effective, focused rituals. This book by renowned Witches Amber K and Azrael Arynn K shows you how to craft powerful and meaningful rituals for your life, your family, and your spiritual community.

The authors share their vast knowledge of ritual planning and performance, providing a framework for creating your own successful rituals. They illustrate the principles of ritual crafting with stories from their own experiences as they explore a variety of topics, including rites of passage, esbats and sabbats, seasonal celebrations, rites for personal transformation, and rituals done simply for the fun of it.

You'll find information on all aspects of ritual including correspondences, timing, environment, attitude, music, meditation, altars, tools, costumes, and safety. This comprehensive book also offers worksheets, outlines, suggested themes, sample rituals, and a guide to teaching others.

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned practitioner, this comprehensive guide will help you take your own Witchcraft to new levels of significance, celebration, and personal transformation.

Praise:
"This is a wonderful book, and is highly recommended to anyone doing ritual."--Lisa McSherry, FacingNorth.net

Winner of the 2007 COVR Book of the Year award

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.

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

Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Yule
A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184960

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.

Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark
Nocturnal Witchcraft
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 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

Spellcasting for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Magical Practice
Spellcasting for Beginners
A Simple Guide to Magical Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0738733091

Learn the Fundamental Skills of Magical Practice

Explore how to bring love, money, healing, blessings, and more into your life with over seventy simple spells and rituals. This easy-to-use, essential guide provides a comprehensive introduction to magical techniques.

Learn the basics of spellcasting: timing, correspondence, discipline, intent, projection, grounding, and more in this practical manual. From candles, crystals, and charms to witch bottles, gems, and cords, you'll study the many forms and tools of magic. You'll even attain knowledge on how to design your own spells in this accessible guide for the beginning witch.

Spellcasting for Beginners provides everything you need to know about magical practice with clear, concise instruction. Create a basic altar for solitary practice, experiment with nature-based magic, and discover the many uses of potions, recipes, and natural ingredients for your spells. Your witch's training will be an enjoyable and enlightening experience as you take part in the magical heritage of the craft.

Praise:
"Michael Furie brings fantastical stories about magic and spells back to reality with this dedicated work aimed at those embarking on the long journey into magical practice."--Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Witches
Salem, 1692
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316200603
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.

As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, The Witches is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story -- the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.
Advanced Candle Magick: More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
Advanced Candle Magick
More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 1567181031

Seize control of your destiny with the simple but profound practice of Advanced Candle Magick. Ray Buckland's first book on candle magick Practical Candleburning Rituals explained the basic techniques of directing positive forces and making things happen. In Advanced Candle Magick, you'll use advanced spells, preparatory work, visualization, and astrology to improve and enhance your results. Create a framework conducive to potent spellwork through the use of planetary hours, days of the week, herb and stone correspondences, and color symbolism. Create positive changes in your relationships, finances, health and spirit when you devise your own powerful rituals based upon the sample spells presented in this book. Taking spellworking one step further, Ray Buckland gives you what you've been waiting for: Advanced Candle Magick.

Cunningham's Book of Shadows: The Path of an American Traditionalist
Cunningham's Book of Shadows
The Path of an American Traditionalist
Hardcover      ISBN: 0738719145

Llewellyn is pleased to present a new Scott Cunningham book--a long-lost Book of Shadows. Discovered in a battered manila envelope, this previously unpublished manuscript was penned by Scott in the early 1980s. This rare book includes original spells, rituals, invocations, and an herbal grimoire. Featured in the design are Scott's actual hand-drawn signs, symbols, and runes. More than twenty years after his passing, Scott Cunningham is still an iconic and highly regarded figure in the magical community. His books on Wicca are considered classics, and his writings continue to inspire and inform those new to the Craft.