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The Real Witches Handbook: A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old
The Real Witches Handbook
A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old
Paperback      ISBN: 0007105150

Discusses the myths and reality about modern witchcraft, moon worship, the Sabbats, becoming a witch, magic, spellcraft and herb lore, "coming out", and contact information.

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 Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft
Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0738702765

Explore your Inner Temple--your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible. With study, dedication, and practice, the lessons and exercises in this book will empower you to transform the repetitive rigors of the daily grind into a witch's web of magickal experiences.

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is a thorough course of education, introspection, meditation, and the development of the magickal and psychic abilities that are the birthright of the witch. Four introductory chapters present the history, traditions, and principles of witchcraft, followed by thirteen lessons that start with basic meditation techniques and culminate in a self-initiation ceremony equivalent to the first-degree level of traditional coven-based witchcraft.

As you progress through this year-and-a-day course of study, you will explore a wide range of topics that support and inform the dedicated witch:

  • Ancient and modern magickal philosophy
  • Modern scientific theories supporting a new definition of reality
  • Instant magick techniques for protection, healing, and serenity
  • Energy work and anatomy, including chakras and auras
  • Astral travel, dreams, and spirit guides
  • Healing techniques for body, mind, and spirit

This book's non-dogmatic presentation encourages an eclectic, personal approach while providing a strong foundation for the practice of witchcraft and magick. Develop your psychic abilities and practice potent magickal techniques as you explore the source of every witch's power--the temple within.

Winner of the 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Magic Book

Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World
Everyday Witchcraft
Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World
Paperback      ISBN: 073874218x

Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small acts can add meaning and depth to your life.

This remarkable book is filled with creative ideas and a variety of quick yet significant ways to connect with the rhythms of nature each day, not just on sabbats or the full moon. Make your home into a magickal place, work with the God and Goddess on a regular basis, and discover the magickal power of animals. From five-minute rituals and hibernation vacations to mini daily divinations, you can easily make the wisdom and practice of Witchcraft an enriching part of everyday life.

Praise:
This is a book that deserves a place on all shelves for it is pertinent not only to the Pagan-inclined but to all who look to better their lives.--Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

A must-have for any Witch looking to evolve their practice from a mere study of the Craft into a fully fledged lifestyle.--Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick and The Witch's Bag of Tricks

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

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.

The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals
The Outer Temple of Witchcraft
Circles, Spells and Rituals
Paperback      ISBN: 0738705314

As you enter the heart of witchcraft, you find at its core the power of sacred space. In Christopher Penczak's first book, The Inner Temple of Witchcraft, you found the sacred space within yourself. Now The Outer Temple of Witchcraft helps you manifest the sacred in the outer world through ritual and spellwork. The book's twelve lessons, with exercises, rituals, and homework, follow the traditional Wiccan one-year-and-a-day training period. It culminates in a self-test and self-initiation ritual to the second degree of witchcraft-the arena of the priestess and priest.

COVR Award Winner (tied) for Book of the Year and Winner for Best Magic/Magick Book

Moon Magick: Myth & Magic, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells
Moon Magick
Myth & Magic, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells
Paperback      ISBN: 1567181678

Each month your energy levels wax and wane just as the Moon does, sometimes urging you to start new projects and other times easing you towards quiet and contemplation. Whether the Moon is making you feel adventurous and productive or dreamy and lethargic, you can use its energy to work for you instead of against you.

In this enduring classic, bestselling author D.J. Conway explains how each of the 13 lunar months is directly connected to a different type of seasonal energy flow. With 79 modern Pagan rituals for tapping the Moon's energy and celebrating its phases, you'll improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being when you align yourself with the natural strength of the Moon.

Moon Magick features a treasury of practical lunar magick and lore:

  • Seasonal recipes, decorations, and crafts
  • Lunar meditations, spells, and lore
  • Moon mythology, correspondences, and symbols
  • Goddesses & Gods and ancient holidays

Praise:
A great book. Moon Magick is a wonderful resource...a varied and rich collection of lore, recipes, and activities.--New Age Retailer

A wealth of magical material which can easily be incorporated into everyday life.--Circle Network News

An excellent resource for all practitioners.--Magical Blend

The Enchanted Cat: Feline Fascinations, Spells and Magick
The Enchanted Cat
Feline Fascinations, Spells and Magick
Paperback      ISBN: 0738707694

From the temples of ancient Egypt to the homes of modern Witches, cats have long been associated with magick and mystery. Examining cat mythology and folklore from around the world and sprinkled with enchanting cat quotes from famous feline admirers throughout the ages, The Enchanted Cat is a must-read for any magickal cat fancier.

Witches, Pagans, and other magick-minded folks will love the dozens of charms, spells, and meditations included for working with feline power. A naming ceremony, lists of magickal cat names and correspondences, and spells and charms for your cat's collar are just a sampling of the feline-friendly magick inside. Cat astrology, tarot, and even a discussion of feline feng shui make The Enchanted Cat a uniquely magickal exploration of our enduring fascination with the feline mystique.

Winner of the 2007 Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Magick/Shamanism Book

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.