From the hearth to the altar, make magic in every moment. Being a Witch isn't limited to casting a spell under the full moon or consecrating a ritual circle. Whether you're calling the Goddess or doing the dishes, your wonderfully witchy ways are woven into everything you do.
With her signature down-to-earth wisdom and warmth, Deborah Blake takes you into the heart of what it means to be a Witch all day, every day. Filled to the brim with practical suggestions, Pagan and Wicca spells, and helpful advice, this essential book brings to light all facets of a modern Witch's life: The seven core beliefs of Witches, mindful eating and health, creating sacred space at home, relationships with non-Pagans, sex and the single Witch, raising Pagan children, solitary and coven practice, Pagan ritual, and green living.
"Deborah Blake has created a practical method of weaving the spiritual into the daily chores of the mundane world in which we must live."--Edain McCoy, author of Advanced Witchcraft and If You Want to Be a Witch
Best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects, Gerina Dunwich here traces the origins of Wicca, a positive, nature-based religion that preaches brotherly love and harmony with and respect for all life forms--beliefs very similar to Native American spirituality. This indispensable and accessible guide reveals the traditions, tools, and symbols of Wicca craft and offers step-by-step methods for performing Wicca rituals.A respected spokesperson for the Wiccan/Pagan community, Dunwich has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows throughout the United States and Canada. She has lectured and presented workshops at festivals and gatherings across the country, such as the CraftWise Pagan Gathering (Waterbury, Connecticut), the Real Witches' Ball (Columbus, Ohio), and Panpipes' Pagan Day Festival (West Hollywood, California).
Originally released in 1999, this bestselling guide to magickal practices-based on the experiences and successes of a third-degree working Witch-has been revised and updated Written for today's seeker, To Light a Sacred Flame contains techniques that unite divinity with magick, knowledge, and humor.
- New cover
- New interior design
- New edit
- Updated artwork
As human beings, we live in a world of symbols. From traffic signs to the very letters that comprise these words, symbols are woven into every aspect of daily life. Since prehistoric times humans have used symbolic representation to communicate with each other and with the divine.
In Signs, Symbols & Omens, leading occult authority Ray Buckland describes the form and meaning of over 800 symbols from ancient and modern religions, magical traditions, and indigenous cultures around the world:
- Ancient Egypt
- Australian Aborigines
- Aztec and Mayan
- Ceremonial Magic
- Greek and Roman
- Magical Alphabets
- Native American
Understand the symbols used throughout human history and gain a deeper appreciation for the depth of the human experience and the vast uncharted realm of the collective unconscious.
Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, this introductory guide presents everything you need to know for successful witchery, including:
- An essential set of instructions and guidelines for beginning the practice of the Ancient arts
- An overview of Wiccan beliefs, laws, rules, and principles
- Directions for creating and using basic tools of the Craft--athame, wand, cup, pentacle, cauldron, broom, black mirror, and meditation
- Easy-to-follow instructions for altar setup, circle-casting, building power, Deity invocation, and more
- An assortment of miscellaneous spells, chants, and invocations for a variety of purposes
Walk the path of the Witch-live in harmony and balance, and discover the sacred within the natural world with The Craft.
"A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners...beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility."--PanGaia
A leaf from an oak tree...a wildflower...water from a sparkling stream...dirt from a cool dark cave--these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life.
The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world.
Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote more than fifty books, including the seminal Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
Discover the ancient lore, household techniques, and spiritual wisdom that will help turn every day into a time of magic, respect for all, and love of the Goddess, when you get Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli.
Wheel of the Year takes you on a month-by-month journey of discovery through seasonal aspects of Paganism practiced both in recent and ancient times. Just look at a few of the things shared in this gentle, loving book:
- For December: The Magic of Mistletoe; The Ritual Burning of the Yule Log; Magical Uses of Ashes from the Yule Fire; A Ritual for Cutting Sacred Fir; The Pagan Symbolism of Santa Claus.
- For March: Nine Magical Woods for the Beltane Fire; Psychic Skills for Working Magic; Making and Using the Magic (Black) Mirror; Telepathy; The Ouija Board; A Ritual for Opening the Heart Chakra.
- For May: Seeing Faeries; A May Wine Ritual; Symbolism of the Maypole; Sacred Marriages; Hawthorn Protection Amulet.
- For August: Celebration of the Grain Harvest; Ritual for Baking Sacred Bread; Making an Onion Charm; Magical Symbolism of Garlic; Natural Dyes and Inks.
- For October: Apple Traditions; A Hazelnut Charm; The Man in Black; Ritual Costuming and Mask Making; Divination for Samhain.
This is only a small amount of the lore and a few of the many activities you will learn for each of these five months, in Wheel of the Year. The other seven months of the year are covered in depth, too, and each chapter has beautiful illustrations by Dan Campanelli.
Whether you live in a city, suburb, or farm and whether you live by yourself, with a partner, or with a family, Wheel of the Year will reintroduce you to the magic that is all around you.
El libro de las sombras--de Migene Gonz lez-Wippler--es una obra nica escrita originalmente en espa ol, en donde se expone la verdad acerca del mundo m stico de la religi n Wicca: sus or genes, creencias, rituales y ceremonias.
Aprenda c mo se conforman los convenios (aquelarres), conozca sus deidades y descubra la belleza de la ceremonia Wicca y el Gran Rito, las iniciaciones, el alfabeto Wicca y los festivales sabats y esbats. Adem s, obtenga hechizos y recetas m gicas para el amor, la salud y la protecci n, incluyendo los ingredientes y c mo prepararlos.
Descubra cu l es el significado de los n meros y los colores en la magia; los usos de diversas yerbas e inciensos y las aplicaciones de aceites, velas, pociones y gemas m gicas.
The Book of Shadows--by Migene Gonz lez-Wippler--is a unique work originally written in Spanish, where the truth about the mystical world of the Wicca religion is exposed: its origins, beliefs, rituals, and ceremonies.
Learn how the covenants (sabbaths) conform, learn about their deities and discover the beauty of the Wicca and Great Rite ceremony, the initiations, the Wicca alphabet and the sabats and esbats festivals. Also, get magical spells and recipes for love, health and protection, including ingredients and how to prepare them.
Find out what the numbers and colors mean in magic as well as the uses of various herbs and incense and the applications of oils, candles, potions, and magical gems.
Indian Medicine Power is based on personal research and extensive interviews with medicine people of numerous tribes. Through these accounts of medicine people, Brad Steiger demonstrates the power of ancient medical practices in the modern world. As more than an objective observer, the author was himself initiated into the medicine lodge of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Tribe. Indian Medicine Power treats medicine culture and religion as a practical system of thought, not merely as folklore and magic. It shows how medicine power can help us discover our individual sources of strength and achieve purpose in our lives.
In the beginning everything is fresh and new. Learning how to cast a circle, work magick, compile a Book of Shadows, and honor the God and Goddess on esbats and sabbats can be exhilarating. But once you've mastered the basics of Witchcraft comes the real challenge of living your faith every moment of every day. Living as a Witch is knowing that you are the magick.
Advanced Witchcraft doesn't contain any "Wicca 101" information--it assumes that you're already familiar with the nuts and bolts of the Craft. Instead, this book challenges you to think critically about your beliefs and practices, what they mean to you, how they've changed, and where you're going. Along the way you'll also learn many techniques for intermediate and advanced Witches, including:
- Meeting your shadow
- Advanced warding and psychic self-defense
- Power animals, familiars, and shapeshifters
- Working the labyrinth and the maze
- Advanced tree spirituality
- Advanced augury and divination
- Magick and ritual using the fine arts of storytelling, dance, music, art, and drama
- The art of Wishcraft
- Spirits and lost souls
- Banishing and closing portals
- The healing arts