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Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival: A Magical Anthropology by Suzanne Ruthven
The Conjure Workbook Volume 1: Working the Root
Starr Casas - 2013
There's something special in this 'traditional conjure diamond in the rough' for all magical workers Christian and non-Christian alike. Are you ready to learn how truly seasoned and experienced conjure w... Full description
Wicca Magickal Beginnings - A Study of the Possible Origins of the Rituals and Practices Found in This Modern Tradition of Pagan Witchcraft and Magick
Sorita d'Este - 2008
Did Gerald Gardner invent the tradition? Is Wicca a survival of a British folk magick system? Could it be a continuation of a European tradition of Pagan Witchcraft? Might it be that it evolved from Victorian ceremonial magick, or perhaps it is the modern manifestation of the medieval Grimoire Tradition? In this book the authors explore the possible beginnings of the tradition by examining the practices in the context of magickal and spiritual thought spanning thousands of years. Through setting aside the endless debates about initiatory lineages, they look beyond the personalities of the people and instead focus on what they consider to be at the heart of the tradition - the practices. Evidence from many previously uncredited and unconsidered sources is examined. This clearly shows how all the significant component parts of Wiccan ritual and practice have roots reaching back, in some instances thousands of years, before its public emergence at the hands of Gerald Gardner in 1950's England. They explore the sometimes surprising antecedents for key practices such as initiation, magick circles, ritual tools, the invocation of the Guardians of the Watchtowers, Drawing Down the Moon and The Great Rite. The precedents for the Book of Shadows, Wiccan Rede and Charge of the Goddess are also considered as part of this groundbreaking work. Wicca Magickal Beginnings may well answer as many questions as it creates about the true origins and nature of what is probably the most influential of the Western Esoteric Traditions today. Through combining scholarly research with practical knowledge, the authors clearly illustrate that the future of the tradition lies in utilising the rich diversity of its past, through the appreciation of its magickal origins and the untapped potential inherent in it. This book will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the history, practices and beliefs of the Wiccan Tradition - and its links to Paganism, Witchcraft, the British Folk Traditions and Ceremonial Magick.
The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies and Magic
Migene González-Wippler - 1977
It is the most complete book of spells, ceremonies, and magic ever assembled. It is the spiritual record of humanity.Topics in this book include magical spells and rituals from virtually every continent and every people. The spells described are for love, wealth, success, protection, and health. Also examined are the theories and history of magic, including its evolution, the gods, the elements, the Kabbalah, the astral plane, ceremonial magic, famous books of magic, and famous magicians. You will learn about talismanic magic, exorcisms, how to use the I Ching, how to interpret dreams, how to construct and interpret a horoscope, how to read Tarot cards, how to read palms, how to do numerology, and much more. Included are explicit instructions for love spells and talismans; spells for riches and money; weight-loss spells; magic for health and healing; psychic self-defense; spells for luck in gambling; and much more.No magical library is complete without this classic text of magical history, theory, and practical technique. The author is known for her excellent books on magic. Many consider this her best. Includes over 150 rare photos and illustrations.
The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spells
Skye Alexander - 2015
Written by Skye Alexander, spellcraft expert and the author of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, this book teaches you how to harness your inner magic through incantations, potions, and charms. Whether you're looking to get the job of your dreams, rejuvenate your body, or bring good fortune to family and friends, each page provides you with a spell that can be re-created or personalized for your specific situation. With the tools in The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book, practicing witches will hone in on their natural talents and discover a whole new world of possibilities.
The Book of Celtic Magic: Transformative Teachings from the Cauldron of Awen
Kristoffer Hughes - 2014
The Book of Celtic Magic provides the unsurpassed power of practical magic and the transformative forces of ancient Celtica.Druid priest Kristoffer Hughes invites you to explore the pantheon, myths, and magic of his native Wales. Discover the magical allies, the gods and goddesses, and the spirits of place that form the foundation of this vibrant tradition. Practice rituals that draw you closer to the divine energy of the trees, plants, and animals that surround you. Work with spells, conjurations, invocations, and magical tools that have been developed and refined from genuine Celtic sources. Complete with exercises and a glossary of terms, this step-by-step guide is a definitive source of authentic Celtic magic.
Witchcraft from the Inside: Origins of the Fastest Growing Religious Movement in America
Raymond Buckland - 1971
Through active involvement in goverment, education, industry, and religion, Wicans and other Pagans are changing the course of America. Now take a close look at "Witchcraft from the Inside" and find out why this movement is your concern! Experience the real action behind the scenes as leading Wican spokesman Ray Buckland exposes the quiet, powerful grassroots force behind the growth of Witchcraft in America. Find out why the "religion of the people" is destined to become the popular American alternative to Judaism, Christianity and Buddism.
Paganism for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Nature-Based Spirituality for Every New Seeker
Althaea Sebastiani - 2020
Paganism for Beginners is your guide to exploring the diverse magick of modern Paganism. The up-to-date handbook introduces you to a breadth of Pagan traditions and core beliefs―welcoming you to this inclusive movement with a myriad of ways to deepen your personal spirituality.Delve into a comprehensive overview of common Pagan practices and discover which speak most profoundly to you. Follow along with the Pagan calendar, meet a pantheon of deities, and learn the ethics and tenets of Pagan spirituality: open-mindedness, self-reliance, freedom of choice, and more. Gain essential knowledge of Pagan symbols, rituals, and tools with this guide.Inside Paganism for Beginners, you’ll find: • Beginners welcome―For those drawn to Earth-centric worship, get introduced to one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing religious movements. • The old and the new―Discover the historical seeds of Paganism and how the movement has evolved over the decades to serve modern practitioners. • Diverse traditions―Celebrate the practices of Paganism's many traditions: African Diasporic Religions, Celtic Polytheism, Druidry, Wicca, and more.Unlock the magick of the universe with Paganism for Beginners.
Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition
Laurie Cabot - 1994
Wit its practical suggestions for enjoying seasonal renewal, Celebrate The Earth blends all the richness and ancient lore of Witchcraft with how-to advice to create a modern-day celebration of nature. For each holiday, it offers instructions on: Earth magic--sample rituals, preparation, garb, herbcraft, spellcraft, and magical stones, for promoting love, romance, and healing. Holiday fare--recipes and menus to prepare. Ancient activities--crafts and games passed down through generations. Also included is a list of sources--an extensive bibliography, plus lists of specialty shops and mail order catalogs.
Teutonic Magic: The Magical & Spiritual Practices of the Germanic Peoples
Kveldúlf Hagan Gundarsson - 1990
The focus of the book is primarily on the Elder Furhark, the magickal rune alphabet. Gundarsson explains runic divination, rune magick, rituals for carving rune-tines and more.
Charms, Spells, and Formulas: For the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders
Ray T. Malbrough - 1986
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.
Real Witches' Craft
Kate West - 2005
The book includes more practical advice on becoming a Wiccan and teaches the skills and techniques necessary for celebrating this craft.This book enables you to take your magic on to the next level and provides the further skills and techniques for powerful magic making. It provides the sort of guidance and development usually found in the first year of Coven life.The Real Witches' Craft moves on from the simple spells and rituals of The Real Witches' Handbook to more advanced magic, teaching the skills and techniques of practising magic.This book will teach you how to: - Balance the elements to create effective magic.- Raise, focus and direct magical energy to powerful effect.- Strengthen the five senses in order to help towards developing the 6th sense.- Use divination and scrying - tarot, runes, fire, etc.- Design your own spells.- Use the Moon's phases for magic.
Seven African Powers: The Orishas
Monique Joiner Siedlak - 2016
The phrase “Seven African Powers” is found in various religions, including, Hoodoo, Santeria, Candomble, and Arara. Often depicted with their images linked together in a chain circling an image of the crucified Jesus, these deities represent all that is sacred and powerful in Santeria. But within Santeria but there is a common misconception around who they are and how they function. Anyone can call upon the Seven African Powers, as they are spirit guides and everyone has access to these Orishas for their guidance.
An ABC of Witchcraft: Past and Present
Doreen Valiente - 1973
Other topics include Atlantis, Witches' Familiars, Dancing, Fire Magic, Flying Ointments, Horses and Witchcraft, Initiations, Love Charms, Royalty and its connection with witchcraft, etc., etc., with up to several pages on each subject.Both the layman and experienced practitioner will find this book enjoyable and fascinating!Over 30,000 sold!