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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
Green Witchcraft III: The Manual
Green Witchcraft III
The Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 1567186882
Green Witchcraft is at the core of earth magic, the Witchcraft of the Natural Witch, the Kitchen Witch, and the Cottage Witch. It is herbal, attuned to nature, and the foundation upon which any Craft tradition may be built. In this manual, hereditary Witch Ann Moura presents the Craft as a course of instruction, with eight magical classes that correspond to the eight Sabbats. This companion handbook to Green Witchcraft and Green Witchcraft II can also be used alone as an exploration of the Green path. Cultivate your knowledge of earth magic with the following lessons: ·Introduction to the Craft, Basic Equipment, Altars ·Casting a Learning Circle, Meditation, and Technique ·Divination with the Celtic Ogham ·Consecration of a Statue, Divine Couples, Holy Days ·Divinations: Crystal Ball Scrying, Black Mirror Gazing ·Casting and Creating Spells, Herb Craft, Candle Magic ·Green Rules of Conduct, Circle Casting ·Stones and Crystals, Elixir Preparations Return to your roots and grow wise the ways of Green magic with Green Witchcraft III, The Manual.
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Yule
A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184960
Celebrates the history, traditions, and symbols of Yule, offering advice on gifting, feasting, and commemorating the Yuletide season around the world.
Celtic Myth & Magic: Harness the Power of the Gods and Goddesses
Celtic Myth & Magic
Harness the Power of the Gods and Goddesses
Paperback      ISBN: 1567186610
Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magic describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship With Invisible Helpers
A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk
Reclaiming Our Working Relationship With Invisible Helpers
Paperback      ISBN: 0875427332
Work magick with help from the little people All over the world, people have reported encounters with a race of tiny people who are neither human nor deity. This book reclaims that lost, rich heritage of working with faery folk that our Pagan ancestors took for granted. Edain McCoy teaches how to work with faeries in a mutually beneficial way. Practice rituals and spells in which faeries can participate, and discover tips to help facilitate faery contact. These capricious creatures can help with divination, past life recall, scrying, and spiritual quests. Also included is a dictionary of more than 230 faeries that include goblins, gnomes, elementals, seasonal faeries, and angels.
Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows
Grimoire for the Green Witch
A Complete Book of Shadows
by Aoumiel
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
Witches
Witches
Paperback      ISBN: 0810991217
In prose and poetry, the witch is examined as historical reality and as archetype--Halloween hag, full-breasted seductress, natural healer, never without peer, scapegoat, and lingering vestige of a primeval religion--in a study that also features recipes for love potions, formulas for spells, incantations, and stunning full-color artwork. Reprint
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0875420508
Here is the most complete self-study course in modern Wicca available, written by the person who first went public with "The Old Religion" in the United States. For group or solitary use, it includes rituals; exercises for developing psychic talents; information on all major "sects" of the Craft; sections on tools, beliefs, dreams, meditations, divination, herbal lore, healing, ritual clothing; and much, much more. Even those who have practiced Wicca for years find useful information in Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, and many covens are using it as their textbook. Profusely illustrated and full of music and chants.
Moon Magick: Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells
Moon Magick
Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells
Paperback      ISBN: 1567181678
Discover how your life can improve when you work with the ever-changing cycles of the Moon in the life-changing book by D. J. Conway, Moon Magick. Each month you are affected by the power of the Moon. Your energy levels wax and wane just as the Moon does, sometimes urging you to start new projects and other times to sit back and plan. When you know the Moon's effects on you, you can use its energy to work for you instead of against you. When you learn to let your life flow with the cycles of the Moon, you undertake projects, socialize, and travel at optimum times. Moon Magick explains how each of the thirteen lunar months of the year is directly connected to a different type of seasonal energy flow. Each chapter contains practical information related to the thirteen lunar months, including Moon lore and myths from around the world, ancient holidays, spells, meditations, and suggestions for foods, beverages, and decorations to accompany your Moon rituals. * Learn magical ways to put Moon energy to work for you * Incorporate the appropriate Moon deity into your rituals to boost their strength * Use lunar lore, spells, meditations, and rituals for tapping the Moon's forces * Fight the low spirits and lethargy of the Dark Moon with positive spellworking There are rituals in Moon Magick for a variety of purposes?attracting good fortune, family peace, wealth, rain; averting harmful gossip, and more. You'll find celebrations for over one hundred Moon deities in this book, from Aine of Knockaine to Yue-Lao; with Sarasvati, Diana, Artemis, Bast, Hecate, Inanna, Ishtar, Arianrhod, Ganesha, Kali, and other deities. Why not use every means available to improve your life? Moon magick is one of the easiest, most effective magickal techniques around. Improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being when you align yourself with the powers of the Moon.
Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
Spirit of the Witch
Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
Paperback      ISBN: 0738703389
In this one-of-a-kind guidebook, award-winning Wiccan author and scholar Raven Grimassi presents an insightful portrait of the spirit of the Witch. He explores the spiritual element of the rituals, practices, and beliefs of Witchcraft, and how these elements apply not only to the seasons of nature, but also to the mystical seasons of the soul. Literate and positive, Spirit of the Witch examines the oral tradition of Witches, as well as the cultural, literary, anthropological, and historical roots of Witchcraft. Revealed within these pages is the fascinating secret life of the Witch-guardian of the sacred mysteries, channel of magical forces, and keeper of the doorway between worlds.