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Summoning Forth Wiccan Gods And Goddesses: The Magick of Invocation and Evocation by Maeve Rhea
Green Magic: The Sacred Connection to Nature
Ann Moura - 2002
Kin to star and stone, water and wind, the practitioner of Green magic respects the powers and spirits of nature, and knows how to work with their energies to accomplish magical goals.This comprehensive guide to the Green Craft focuses specifically on the magical practices covered in the three volumes of Green Witchcraft--and goes even further, presenting information not found in any other book. Become attuned to nature and to your own magical power with instructions on:How to create and cast spells The difference between a spell's purpose and its goal How to move energy with gestures Stages of energy flow Types of spells within the Green tradition Psychology of Green magic How to access the energies within natural objects
Coven Craft: Witchcraft for Three or More
Amber K - 2002
Over the course of twenty-seven chapters and forty-two appendices, Amber K shares with you her vast coven know-how, with plenty of veteran insights and straight-up advice on: —Finding or organizing a coven—Tools and supplies—Finances and incorporation—Coven offices—New members—The coven calendar—Pagan ritual—The sabbats and esbats—Training and intiation—Group dynamics—Counseling—Elders—Traditions—Networking and affiliation—Covens in the community It has been said that leading a coven is like herding cats. Whether you’re searching for fresh ways to meet those challenges or you’re thinking about joining your first magical group, consult this friendly, knowledgeable companion for guidance.
The Meaning of Witchcraft
Gerald B. Gardner - 1959
It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch."The meaning of witchcraft is to be found, not in strange religious theories about God and Satan, but in the deepest levels of the human mind, the collective unconscious, and the earliest developments of human society. It is the deepness of the roots that has preserved the tree."
Lady of the Night: A Handbook of Moon Magick & Rituals
Edain McCoy - 1990
Edain McCoy revitalizes the full potential of the lunar mysteries in this exclusive guide for Pagans who seek new ways to celebrate the Moon. Lady of the Night explores the lore, rituals, and unique magickal potential associated with all phases of the moon: full, waxing, waning, moonrise/ moonset and dark/new phases.
The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life
Ambrosia Hawthorn - 2020
The Spell Book for New Witches shows you how to tap into your inner power and make spellcasting practical for your day-to-day.This spell book starts with an introduction to spell work, including performing spells, prepping your space, and channeling energy to access your power. Easy-to-follow spells will help you find lasting love, protect your family and friends, advance your career, and live the life you deserve.The Spell Book for New Witches includes: Practical magic—An overview to spellcasting covers terminology, best practices, misconceptions, and more. Sage advice—Learn to create an altar, access your power, and connect with the magic using calendars, seasons, and cycles. Spellbound—This spell book covers seven categories, such as Romantic Love, Family and Friends, Money Matters and Prosperity, and Health and Healing. Transform your life with The Spell Book for New Witches—made for the everyday witch.
The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems
Dixie Deerman - 2005
Delightfully well-written and practical, filled with atmospheric illustrations and diagrams throughout, it encompasses all the principles and philosophy of spell casting, and gives recipes for charms to solve common contemporary problems. This offers what witchcraft and Wicca books don’t: an in-depth understanding of what’s behind the spells and why they work. It’s amazing how much magic is in here: Geomancy, Elemental Scrying, Tree Divination, Mystic Dance and Drumming, Kitchen Witchery, and lots more. From healing, protection, and attraction spells to spells for discernment, repulsion, and concealing, not a topic goes uncovered.
Wicca Covens: A Beginner's Guide to Covens, Circles, Solitary Practitioners, Eclectic Witches, and the Main Wiccan Traditions
Lisa Chamberlain - 2015
But what is it that has made these people turn their back on the formal, structured religions that encompass the majority of the Western world? In our modern, high-pressured world, many of us fail to take notice the sheer beauty of the natural world surrounding us. In many ways, this is a travesty: the world we live in today seems so completely distant from the one our ancestors lived in, a world where humans and nature were at one, their existence intertwined in the natural cycles of life. Wicca is a new way of life, a religion that takes you back to a more simple time, before the invention of the high-tech gadgetry we see all around us. You will learn to live and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you, celebrating the intricate changes in the seasons and everything they bring — from the bounties of the Summer harvest, to the cold and darkness of the Winter months, as Mother Nature rests in preparation for the next explosive cycle of life that Spring brings. Wicca is a re-incarnation of the very earliest religions, long pre-dating Christianity. Wiccans celebrate and share many of the same beliefs that these early people held, and try to embrace their way of life, all while remaining fully-functional in today's modern world. Getting Started as a Wiccan If you’re sold on this new, exciting, peaceful way of life, that’s great! Good to have you on-board. Unfortunately, and despite this commitment, this is where many people get stumped. One of the biggest questions I hear would-be Wiccans ask: “how do I start practicing Wicca?” The truth is, there is no right answer. If you endeavour to learn as much as possible about this religion, follow the core principals (for example, the Threefold Law), and revere the natural world surrounding you, as far as I’m concerned, you’re a Wiccan. If you’re just starting out, I’m sure this vague answer is of little help to you! That’s why I set out to write this mini-series of books, titled Practicing the Craft. In this particular book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Wicca traditions – including covens, circles, solitary practitioners, and eclectic witches. Wicca Covens and Other Traditions Practicing magic isn’t compulsory for Wiccans, however many people are inevitably attracted to the religion by the potential to positively change their lives for the better. As such, spellwork is one of the most discussed parts of being Wiccan. If you want to start practicing magic, it can help to join like-minded individuals – also known as a coven. Covens allow you to be a part of a small Wiccan community. They meet regularly to perform rituals, especially on important Wiccan dates – notably the sabbats and esbats. As well as a sense of community, covens are also one of the best places to accelerate your learning. In this book, we’ll be looking at everything you need to know about covens – including the history of covens, their structures, and how to join one. Don’t worry, though – not everyone wants to be part of a coven, and that’s perfectly fine, too. In this book, we’ll be discussing all of your options, including circles and the solitary path. We'll also look at the main Wiccan traditions: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and Dianic, as well as a handful of less common traditions.
Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe
Raven Grimassi - 2000
It is a complete Book of Shadows. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. You can be a Strega!The book includes a full set of rituals that you can do. You'll find rituals for all of the Italian Witchcraft holidays including Shadow Fest, Lupercus, Tana's Day and more. You'll also find rituals for the Full Moon, births, funerals.There is a practical side to this book, too. It is filled with instructions so that you can cast spells and work with the powers of incense, oils, herbs, and candles. You'll learn to work with the magick of the Moon and Stars. You'll be able to do protection rituals and learn how to cure someone who has received the Malocchio (Evil Eye).Many of the mysteries revealed here have never been published before. You'll learn secret gestures of power and secret symbols. And you can use them all! Also revealed are the secrets of the tools of the Italian Witch. You'll learn how to prepare the Spirit Blade and the ritual wand. You'll learn how to make the Spirit Bowl and use to consecrate other tools and talismans.If you're looking to discover real Witchcraft, or if you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you.
Ancient Ways: Reclaiming the Pagan Tradition (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series)
Dan Campanelli - 1991
In each culture, independent ways to honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the year have developed. In "Ancient Ways" by Pauline Campanelli, you will learn many of those ideas and techniques, enhancing your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors. The book follows the flow of growth in the world that is linked to the Pagan festivals. It begins with Imbolc (February 2) and continues with the solstices and equinoxes, as well as the cross-quarter holidays such as Lammas, Samhain, and Yule. Each festival has a chapter dedicated to it, and each chapter is filled with folklore, history, and traditions that will make your heart sing. For example, in the section on Samhain (October 31) you'll learn about traditional Halloween party favors and how to use a tambourine to help contact spirits. You'll discover information about cats and why they became associated with Witches. You'll also learn where the association of this festival with bats and owls came from. And of course the book explains the pumpkin and the Jack-o'-lantern. There's even a recipe for pumpkin bread. "Ancient Ways" explains how this holiday is actually considered the third or final harvest. You'll learn how apples are involved with the holiday and how they can be used for healing. Other topics here include how to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a brief history of important dates in Witchcraft; and how to use magick mirrors and crystal balls. This type of information is included in every chapter of this book. You'll also learn charms and spells, numerology and folk arts, as well as traditional myths and legends. With this book you will expand your knowledge of Paganism and enhance and add to your practices. It is a book you will use again and again.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan - 2009
In this treasury of enchantments, spells and witchery, popular author Ellen Dugan presents her personal grimoire of magick essentials to keep you happily conjuring seven days a week! Formerly available as 7 Days of Magic, new and advanced material has more than doubled the witchy wisdom within these pages, yet it still fits into a busy Witch's schedule. As you learn daily magickal correspondences and themes, you'll build a solid foundation of knowledge and open up amazing possibilities for highly effective spellwork and witchery each and every day.Includes:At-a-Glance Correspondences Daily Magickal Applications Deities Meditations Magickal Plants & Flowers Colors, Candles, Crystals & Metals Potions, Philters & Oils Daily Witch Crafts Daily Rituals Praise: This treasury of enchantments and spells will keep you conjuring seven days a week!--Prediction Magazine
The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting
Lexa Rosean - 2005
In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting with a quick, easy, and accurate guide to the magickal powers and properties of herbs, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits, metals, and colors -- more than 500 ingredients in all. With this info at your fingertips, you can craft spells for specific desires or needs -- whether it's love, luck, fertility, or even next month's rent! Written with passion for the craft and a deep understanding of the needs of modern-day Wiccans, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients is an indispensable addition to every occult library and an essential reference for all with the gift of magick.