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Crone's Book of Magical Words
Crone's Book of Magical Words
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1567188257
Crone's Book of Magical Words (previously published as The Crone's Book of Words) by Valerie Worth is the book you've been waiting for! In its pages are over 125 spells, incantations and charms. If you can think of a purpose for a spell, it's probably in this book. Need a spell to summon a ghost? Or perhaps you want the opposite: a spell to free a house from being haunted. They're both in this book. Do you need something to help you lose weight or have longevity? You'll find them here. Or perhaps you want to pass through a locked door. It's all in this book. Even if you don't know a thing about magic, you can use this book. The spells are easy, poetic, and evocative. For example, to cure a wart the instructions are: "Stamp within a silver cup mullein and houseleek together. Stir them with a sparrow's feather. Let it draw the juices up; Twenty times upon one day, brush them over the excrescence; Under sunlight dry the essence — Soon the wart must shrink away." The range in this book is phenomenal. You'll find a simple fertility charm and a way to conjure with smoke. You'll read about how to bring rain and how to stop rain from falling. You'll learn how to tell fortunes with sand or with tea leaves. This is more than just a book about magic, it is a folklorist's bonanza. If you're ready to win another's love or to sweeten someone's disposition, if you want to turn hair long and golden or discover tree spirits, this is the book you must have. Whether you have been doing magic for a long time or are a beginner, this book is a must.
The Temple Of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows, Spirits, And The Healing Journey
The Temple Of Shamanic Witchcraft
Shadows, Spirits, And The Healing Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0738707678
Is shamanism all that different from modern witchcraft? According to Christopher Penczak, Wicca's roots go back 20,000 years to the Stone Age shamanic traditions of tribal cultures worldwide. A fascinating exploration of the Craft's shamanic origins, The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft offers year-and-a-day training in shamanic witchcraft. Penczak's third volume of witchcraft teachings corresponds to the water element - guiding the reader into this realm of emotion, reflection, and healing. The twelve formal lessons cover shamanic cosmologies, journeying, dreamwork, animal/plant/stone medicine, totems, soul retrieval, and psychic surgery. Each lesson includes exercises (using modern techniques and materials), assignments, and helpful tips. The training ends with a ritual for self-initiation into the art of the shamanic witch - culminating in an act of healing, rebirth, and transformation. COVR Award Winner
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
Wicca Craft: The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams
Wicca Craft
The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams
Paperback      ISBN: 0806512385
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).
Charms, Spells, and Formulas for the Making and Use of Gris-Gris, Herb Candles, Doll Magick, Incenses, Oils, and Powders-- To Gain Love, Protection
Charms, Spells, and Formulas for the Making and Use of Gris-Gris, Herb Candles, Doll Magick, Incenses, Oils, and Powders-- To Gain Love, Protection
Paperback      ISBN: 0875425011
How would you like to increase the power of your magick? Now you can, with the help of real Louisiana Hoodoo. In Charms, Spells & Formulas, you'll find rituals and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and washes that you can use to make changes in your life. But that's just the beginning. You'll learn the secrets of how to make gris-gris bag charms for any purpose. You also get full instructions on how to set up your altar and perform the ritual to charge the bag so that it becomes a powerful magical tool. Need to improve your health or love life? Make a gris-gris bag! You'll also learn how to make magical dolls from cloth and clay, and how to increase the power of magical candles by adding herbs to them. Do you think you might have been given the "evil eye?" You'll learn how to overcome it with the instructions given here. The book also includes full instructions on how to use prayers and Bible psalms to solve your problems. Hoodoo is a tradition that is 200 years old. Within these pages you'll find the secrets of genuine Hoodoo and be able to put them to use! You can use Hoodoo to help get rid of illness and bring prosperity, find romance and get rid of bad luck. If you are doing any sort of magick at all, you'll find that the techniques in this book will powerfully enhance your magick. And if you're new to magick, you'll be surprised at just how successful the magick in this book can be. Are you ready to really make a change in your life? With the help of this book and some common herbs, you can do it. Get this book today!
A Witch's Notebook: Lessons In Witchcraft
A Witch's Notebook
Lessons In Witchcraft
Paperback      ISBN: 0738706620
The author presents her personal notebooks in which she traces her path to enlightenment and offers information on the practice of witchcraft.
Mad About Mead!: Nectar of the Gods
Mad About Mead!
Nectar of the Gods
Paperback      ISBN: 1567186831
Savor the flavor of the nectar of the gods as you learn the history, lore, and techniques for brewing a variety of honey wines inMad about Mead by Pamela Spence. You may have heard about mead, but have you ever tasted its many varieties? If you hold a goblet of mead under your nose and breathe in its honeyed fragrance, you will almost hear the bees and smell the flowers that gave birth to this divine drink. Mad about Mead begins by sharing the lore of this wine. You'll discover its ancient history and how it has been used in a wide variety of rituals around the world, including puberty rituals, marriage rites, and baptism practices. If you like mead, just reading about its history isn't enough. You need to know how to make mead yourself. That's whereMad about Mead excels. If you want to make mead, this book is a must. It features: ·Complete home-brewing directions ·Recipes for different meads for every season ·What equipment you'll need and how to use it ·Step-by-step illustrations and easy instructions to make delicious, traditional meads ·Resources to find the supplies you'll need ·Expert tips from the founder of the American Mead Association Even if you've never brewed wine before, you can make delicious mead on your first try. After you drink one mead, you'll want to try the other flavors (more than a dozen) from the recipes included in this book. If you like mead or are ready to be enchanted by its divine flavor, you can learn to make your own delectable batches of this fermented honey elixir by readingMad about Mead.
Modern Wicca: A History from Gardner to the Present
Modern Wicca
A History from Gardner to the Present
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0738715883
Modern Wicca is the only book on the market that gives you insider knowledge of Gerald Gardner's life and a rare look at the guarded secrets of Wicca while exploring the modern revival of the Craft. From the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft at the Isle of Man to the origins of the Book of Shadows, Modern Wicca tracks the evolution of Wicca as it spread from the United Kingdom to the United States and beyond. Also examined are Wicca's links to older forms of traditional Witchcraft, such as the Pickingill Craft. Along with a thorough history of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft, this book brings to life the various personalities who practiced and promoted it during the last sixty years, including Aleister Crowley, Alex Sanders, and Doreen Valiente. Also, practitioners will learn about the fastest growing system of spirituality today. "This is an extremely important book, representing an account of Wiccan history from somebody who has himself been a major actor in it." —Ronald Hutton, author of Triumph of the Moon
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
More Techniques of Natural Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875421318
Selling over 200,000 copies, Earth, Air, Fire & Water features more than 75 spells, rituals, and ceremonies. Cunningham reveals the secrets of the four magical elements, in addition to the fifth one: spirit. He explores their basic nature and the types of rituals associated with each element. Herbs, stones, metals, musical instruments, colors, seasons, direction, and symbols corresponding with each element are also discussed. This bestselling guide to natural magic also introduces the basics of magic-concepts, techniques, and tools-to those who are new to the practice. • New cover • New interior design • New edit
Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
Natural Witchery
Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
Paperback      ISBN: 0738709220
A natural Witch has an appreciation of nature and an awareness of the magickal energies present in all things. This kinship with the unseen world is at the heart of Witchcraft. It is also the foundation of all magickal work. You will enhance your spellcrafting, empower your witchery, and add richness and depth to your everyday life by developing your intuition and psychic skills. Natural Witchery features straightforward how-to's, first-hand stories, spells, rituals, fun quizzes, and creative exercises to help you live a more magickal life: Learn how to tune in to many different kinds of energy, such as the cycles of the moon and the energy of the seasons, and use it to fuel your spellwork Explore different types of psychic abilities, and discover your own elemental strengths and challenges Use natural witchery to create more harmony and balance in your home, workplace, and circle This friendly guidebook also includes a Book of Witchery with magickal correspondences and a handy journal section for keeping track of your progress.