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Advanced Witchcraft: Go Deeper, Reach Further, Fly Higher - Edain McCoy
Llewelyn Worldwide Synopsis: 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
A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook - Patricia Telesco 2002
Publishers Synopsis: Mercy Bread from Arabia. Oat apricot muffins for forgiveness rituals. Mustard Sauce of Valor for fire festivals. Apricot Fricassee for initiation rituals. These are just a few of the 300 recipes you'll find in A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook by Patricia Telesco.
More than a collection of recipes, A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook weds modern ingredients and utensils with potent traditional preparations for a truly magical resource. Whether in the sacred space of the hearthstone, or anywhere cooking takes you, your meal preparation experience can be both creative and consuming as you sample the helpful hints, superb resources, and fascinating lore in A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook.
From food preparation to mealtime presentation, the goal of this book is to make your world more magical. You'll learn measurement conversions, alternative ingredients, magical correspondences with foods, and appropriate dishes for a wide variety of rituals, celebrations, and festivals.
* Gain insight into how creative personal magic can be ? not only at festivals, but in daily life
* Use these recipes for everyday cooking
* Attain a refreshing historical perspective on the diversity and "flavor" of magic
* Create new approaches to magic at little expense
A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook provides step-by-step instruction for transforming meals into manifestations of your magical life. Get your copy today.
An' Ye Harm None: Magical Morality And Modern Ethics - Shelley TSivia Rabinovitch
Book Jacket: At the heart of Neo-Paganism are an intrinsic love of nature, compassion for all human beings, and a strong ethical core. But there is also a world of personal choices we all must make, and a wealth of opportunities to develop a style of Wiccan living that’s right for you.
Now, from two leading writers on all things Wiccan comes a warm, practical guide to choosing how to use Wicca ethically and responsibly to enhance your life. Taking a far-reaching and totally unbiased look at the Neo-Pagan lifestyles celebrated all over the world , An Ye Harm None provides answers to questions many Wiccans have about the issues they face everyday including:
A Witch Like Me: The Spiritual Journeys of Today's Pagan Practitioners - Sirona Knight 2008
Amazon Synopsis: Offers not just one but 13 intriguing personal stories from today's most prominent witches. Compiled and edited by Sirona Knight, a practicing witch and well-known Pagan author, this one-of-a-kind book provides a lens into the inner world of witchcraft as thirteen leading Wiccan authors describe their spiritual journeys via exclusive interviews.
These 13 men and women, including Patricia Telesco, AJ Drew, Ambrose Hawk, Lady Sabrina, Skye Alexander, Gerina Dunwich and Dorothy Morrison, explain how they came to walk down the Wiccan path, sharing their insights, feelings, thoughts, as well as describing their life-changing experiences. They all come from different backgrounds, live in different parts of the world, and practice different forms of magick.
This exclusive collection of spiritual journeys provides a close-up look into the magickal world of witchcraft, which can lead to expanded awareness, empowerment, and a more enriching life.
Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess - Phyllis W. Curott 1999
Synopsis: Since Phyllis Currot first published Book
of Shadows, the story of her spiritual journey and initiation as a High
Priestess in the Wiccan community, Witchcraft has captured America's
imagination as a theme for fiction, television shows, and films. Now America's
highest-profile Witch returns to dispel more myths and misrepresentations of
her faith, and to share a practical guide to the beautiful spiritual rituals
and philosophies behind Wiccan tradition.
Rich with enchanting stories from Currot's own experiences and detailed advice for creating potions, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, Witch Crafting is much more than just another superficial recipe book. Curott's unique guidebook integrates the inspiration of religious wisdom with sound, practical information. Witch Crafting reveals how to: incorporate Wiccan practices into your daily life; master the secret arts of effective spell casting; create sacred space and personal rituals; perform divinations for insight and success; and tap the magical power of altered states, such as dreaming meditation, prayer, and trance.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs - Scott Cunningham 1985
Amazon Synopsis: Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don't have Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it "…an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike … Scott's personable charm touches every page… I highly recommend this book." And Jeanne Rose, famous author of books on herbs and developer of an herbal course says "I love books like this … It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well." Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently.
In this edition of the book (it's expanded and revised on the 15th anniversary of original publication) you will find the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs! You'll also find lists of herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Perhaps the most important list is the folk name cross-reference. With that information, when a recipe calls for "bramble, " you'll know it needs blackberry. Or if the magic calls for "enebro," you'll know you that is juniper.
The main part of this book is the listings of the herbs. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions. Violets can be used for protection, luck, love, and more. Primrose is for protection and love. Garlic is for protection, healing, exorcism, lust, and prevention of theft.
This book is considered a classic. It is probably consulted more than any other book on this subject. If you want to learn the secrets of magical herbs, this book is a must!
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen - Scott Cunningham 2002
Amazon Synopsis: There's a reason caviar has a reputation as a love food, but a little vanilla or peppermint can work wonders too! You'll savor mushrooms like never before after experiencing their intuitive-raising effects, and a munch of celery will resonate with new meaning as it boosts your sexual desire and psychic awareness.
Virtually any item in your pantry can be used for personal transformation. From artichokes to kidney beans to grape jelly, food contains specific magical energies you can harness for positive results. This encyclopedia of food magic offers twenty-seven of Scott Cunningham's favorite recipes. Magical menus for more than ten desired goals including love, protection, health, money, and psychic awareness are provided as well.
This commemorative edition also presents special features and articles celebrating Scott Cunningham's remarkable life.
Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today - Margot Adler 1997
Amazon Synopsis: This widely-acclaimed pioneering book gives us a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of the people who call themselves neopagans. Still the only detailed report on this little-known and largely misunderstood movement, it includes a completely updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals.
Druidcraft: The Magic of Wicca & Druidry - Philip Carr-Gomm 2013
Amazon Synopsis: Druidry and Wicca are the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions are experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature and the land. Increasingly, readers are combining the ideas of both traditions to craft their own spiritual practice. In this down-to-earth, inspiring guide, Philip Carr-Gomm offers a name for this Path that draws on the common beliefs and practices of Wicca and Druidry: DruidCraft. DruidCraft draws on the traditions of scholarship, storytelling, magical craft and seasonal celebration of both the Craft and Druidry to offer inspiration, teachings, rituals, and magical techniques that can help you access your innate powers of creativity, intuition and healing.
The DruidCraft Tarot - Philip Carr-Gomm with Stephanie Carr-Gomm, 2010
Amazon Synopsis: At a time when we seek closer connection with the natural world, The Druid Craft Tarot Deck invites us to celebrate the earth and the rhythm of her seasons. This acclaimed deck created by practising Druids combines the two great streams of Western pagan tradition--Wicca and Druidry. Its powerful images have emerged from a vast store of teachings and story-telling rooted in the past, and also from the ancient concepts of numerology, which have provided the artist, Will Worthington, with inspiration from Sacred Geometry.
Druid Mysteries: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century - Philip Carr-Gomm 2002
Amazon Synopsis: In this beautifully-written guide, Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm shows how the way of Druids can be followed today. He explains the ancient history and inspiring beliefs of the ancient Druids; Druidic wild wisdom and their tree-, animal-, and herb-lore; the mysteries of the Druids' seasonal celebrations; their use of magic; and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca. This guide shows how the wild wisdom of the Druids can help us to connect with our spirituality, our innate creativity, the natural world, and our sense of ancestry.
The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts - Judika Illes 2004
Amazon Synopsis A comprehensive reference book for witches, historians and anyone fascinated by the occult.
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development - Christopher Penczak 2002
Synopsis: 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.
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner -Scott Cunningham 2002
Synopsis: Selling more than 200,000 copies, Living
Wicca has helped countless solitary practitioners blaze their own spiritual
paths. Let the wise words of Scott Cunningham guide you toward a new level of
Living Wicca takes a philosophical look at the questions, practices, and differences within Witchcraft. You'll learn how to create your own rituals and symbols, develop a book of shadows, and even become a high priest or priestess. Also covered in this Scott Cunningham classic are tools, magical names, initiation, the Mysteries, 120 Wiccan symbols, and the importance of secrecy in your practice. • New edit • New interior design
Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise - Scott Cunningham 2001
Amazon Synopsis: Natural magic utilizes the world around us for magical purposes. Herbs are one of the most important tools for natural magic, and the best introduction to this system is found in Scott Cunningham's Magical Herbalism.
This book presents a complete system of magic using herbs. You will learn the theory of magic and the tools you'll need. Then you'll get countless techniques for using herbs for magic. Need a protection method? "Pick several protective herbs and bind the stems together with red thread, then hang them up. This practice dates back to Babylonian times." You'll find a list of over 115 herbs that details their magical powers, so you can easily find which ones are protective in nature. How about a divination using herbs? "Get a small quantity of dried patchouly, mugwort, or wormwood.
Crumble the herb between your hands until it
is finely diminished. Next, pour it into a small square pan (glass or ceramic).
Light yellow candles and place the pan on your working area. Close your eyes,
extend the index finger of your weak hand, and gently touch the center of the
pan with its tip. Move it at random in the pan, shifting from one direction to
another ... Now, remove your finger, open your eyes, and interpret the symbols
you have just written in the herb." All of the techniques, rituals, spells, talismans, healing methods, and charms
are this easy. And most importantly, they work! You'll also find how to make
and use incenses, scented oils, perfumes, fluid condensers, and so much more.
Here is your chance to work with a beautiful and simple system. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.
The Moon Watcher's Companion: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Moon, and More - Donna Henes 2002
Amazon Synopsis: From the very earliest time, people have watched the moon's mysterious and fascinating nocturnal sky show with amazement and intrigue. Even in today's modern, busy world there are many of us who have taken a step back, looked upward, and wondered: What is it made of? How was it formed? What does it look like up close? In The Moon Watcher's Companion, urban shaman, writer, and teacher Donna Henes enlivens the imaginations of those who have contemplated the moon by providing poems, drawings, stories, ancient wisdom, and scientific findings from a diverse blend of people and cultures throughout the world.
Bringing together a wide range of writings about the moon, from Mother Goose to Joseph Campbell, Galileo to Audre Lorde, Sappho to Black Elk, as well as providing a comprehensive encyclopedia of lunar terminology, a timeline of lunar explorations, and three sections that detail the moon's faces, phases, and known facts, author Hene has created a fascinating compendium of lunar science, myth, folklore, poetry, curious facts, and old wives' wisdom culled from cultures throughout the ages.
The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals - Christopher Penczak 2012
Amazon Synopsis: 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.
The Pagan Book of Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore - Gerina Dunwich 2000
Amazon Synopsis: For Pagans and witches, Halloween, or Samhain, is the most important and sacred holiday--a day to honor the dead and to celebrate the birth of a new year. The number of Wicca practitioners is rapidly growing--especially among young women--and popular media has embraced Paganism on television, in movies, and on the internet. This book guides Wiccans, Pagans, and curious non-Wiccans alike in incorporating some of the original meanings and rituals into their Halloween festivities.
It explains the rich Pagan/Irish roots of the holiday and includes ancient legends, divinations for telling the future, spells for finding a mate, and potions for gaining knowledge--not to mention detailed instructions for performing the traditional Halloween ritual and delicious Halloween recipes! Written by a woman who has devoted her life to educating the public about the Old Religion, this handbook reveals the uplifting spiritual energy that people can experience by celebrating a traditional Pagan Halloween.
Pagan Paths: A Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru, Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices - Pete Jennings 2002
Amazon Synopsis: Paganism, which has its roots in the ancient nature religions, is one of the fastest growing movements in the West today. As such, it is a collection of “spiritual paths” that express their beliefs in subtly different ways, explored here in this illuminating guide. Discover the natural beliefs and practices of Wicca, Hedgewitch traditions, Druidry, Shamanism, Asatru, Mystery Groups, and Eclectic Paganism—as well as the Pagan approach to magic and the significance of sacred lives. Learn how to lead a Pagan lifestyle, and explore the growing role of Paganism in today’s world. Whether you’re setting out on a Pagan path for the first time, or have been committed to one for many years, this informative book will help you in expressing your own beliefs and understanding those of others.
Pagan Religions: A Handbook for Diversity Training - Kerr Cuhulain 2011
Amazon Synopsis: Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Ásatrú, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.
Pagans and the Law - Dana D. Eilers
Publisher's Synopsis: Dana D. Eilers now brings her legal education and experience to the Pagan community with this new book. A 1981 cum laude graduate of New England School of Law with a history of private civil practice for 17 years in the states of Missouri and Illinois, Dana has written an informative and educational resource to help Pagans understand the law and how it works. This book touches upon constitutional law, employment discrimination, family law, land use, landlord/tenant issues, and other areas of the law that are of interest to Pagans.
It helps you understand your rights as a Pagan.
It also provides an overview of the American court system and how it works, with some hints on finding and working with attorneys. Additionally, Dana presents a historical perspective on religion and government so that the modern Pagan can truly appreciate the unique moment in history in which we live.
The Real Witches' Garden - Kate West 2010
Amazon Synopsis: Enrich your Craft and tap into an age-old source of a Witch's power - the garden.
Kate West, acclaimed Witch and top-selling author in the U.K., can help you transform a garden of any size into a sacred space for healing, working magic, honoring the gods, and celebrating the Wheel of the Year. Incorporate the five elements or magical shapes into your garden. Work plant spells. Grow a window box of medicinal herbs. Honor your gods and goddesses with specific plants. Use Moon energy to help your garden thrive. Also included are spells and rituals for deterring pests, healing sickly plants, influencing weather, and consecrating your magical space.
The Real Witches' Handbook: A Complete Introduction to the Craft - Kate West 2008
Amazon Synopsis: Kate West's Classic Introduction to Witchcraft
Kate West's trusted guidebooks have made her the most acclaimed Witchcraft author in the UK today. Llewellyn is proud to bring her classic The Real Witches' Handbook to US readers.
What is a real Witch? With honesty and friendly flair, West sets the record straight about the life of a modern Witch. Dispelling common myths and Hollywood-inspired images, she reveals the true beliefs and practices of this nature-based spirituality: Sabbat Celebrations • The Wiccan Rede • Magic and Spells The Rule of Three • Deities • The Moon's Phases • Herb Lore Divination • Pathworking • Rituals and MeditationsChoosing Your Witch Name • Craft Initiation • Coven or Solitary
From seasoned practical advice to simple magical spells, within these pages you'll find everything a real Witch needs to begin practicing the Craft.
The Real Witches' Kitchen: Spells, Recipes, Oils, Lotions and Potions from the Witches' Hearth - Kate West 2002
Amazon Synopsis: This modern Witch's hearth is in the kitchen, and for many Witches it is their workcenter. This book contains 100 spells and recipes where herbs, plants, and other ingredients are specially blended to create medicines to heal the body and the spirit, and foods and wines to celebrate the festivals of the Wheel of the Year.
Sisters Of The Dark Moon: 13 Rituals of the Dark Goddess - Gail Wood 2001
Amazon Synopsis: Everyone is familiar with the image of pagans performing rituals during the Full Moon. The Dark Moon (the night before the new Moon) is lesser known but equally as powerful. This book presents the thirteen Dark Moons of the year by the zodiac sign in which they fall, with instructions for rituals. Deepen your understanding of the Moon as the Goddess when you explore the intuitive and deep healing powers of the dark.
Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation - Silver Ravenwolf 2003
book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a
magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates
specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the
magickal work of centuries past.
Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order.
•By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches
•A jam-packed learning and resource guide for
serious young Witches
•All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots
•Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification
•A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick
To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft - Silver Ravenwolf 2002
Publisher's Synopsis: Selling more than 300,000 copies, this popular guide to the Craft has been helping a new generation of Witches-those practicing or wishing to practice the Craft on their own-for over a decade. Filled with Silver RavenWolf's warmth, humor, and personal anecdotes, To Ride a Silver Broomstick introduces the science and religion of the craft.
• New cover • New interior design • New edit • Updated artwork
21st Century Wicca: A Young Witch's Guide to Living the Magical Life - Jennifer Hunter 2000
Amazon Synopsis: Written by a young witch in her mid-twenties, this book provides a refreshingly modern approach to Wicca craft and practice. Chapters cover spells, sabbats, initiations, psychic abilities, everyday magic, the effects of Wicca on relationships with others, being a teenage witch, and much more. A series of exercises designed to both teach and accustom the reader to the ways of witchcraft is also included.
The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle - Raven Kaldera
Amazon Synopsis: Modern neo-paganism is primarily an urban movement. This title aims to show how every disaffected urban pagan can use magic to survive and make good in the city. Humorous, sometimes irreverent, the book is full of serious, practical information for any tradition, from ceremonial magicians, to Goth teens, to biker pagans, and to kitchen-sink witches.
Which Witch Is Which?: A Concise Guide to Wiccan and Neo-Pagan Paths and Traditions - Patricia Telesco 2004
Amazon Synopsis: Once you decide that Witchcraft is the path you wish to pursue, there are many questions still to be answered. In the first section of Which Witch Is Which? Trish helps you answer the first-do you want to practice alone or with a coven? There is no "right" or "wrong" decision here, and this section explores the pros and cons of both paths. The second question is answered in the more extensive second section of the book: Which Wiccan or Pagan tradition (if any) is for you? Which Witch Is Which? gives you the detailed background of the most popular traditions and the help you need to choose among them.
There are hundreds of "101" books to help neophytes learn elementary spells and practices and rituals, but few titles that explore the specific focal points that strongly influence a person's spiritual path choices and subsequent experiences. Which Witch Is Which? is that much-needed informational guide to the histories, beliefs, and general practices of the most popular Wiccan and Pagan traditions.
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham 1989
Amazon Synopsis: Cunningham’s classic introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magick, but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth. Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. Wicca also includes Scott Cunningham’s own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.
Contents: Preface, Introduction, Section I: Theory, Wicca and Shamanism, The Deities, Magic, Tools, Music, Dance and Gesture, Ritual and Preparation for Ritual, The Magic Circle and the Altar, The Days of Power, The Spiral of Rebirth, Concerning Initiation, Section II: Practice, Exercises and Magical Techniques, Self-Dedication, Ritual Design, Section III: The Standing Stones Book of Shadows, Introduction, Words to the Wise…,The Seasonal Festivals, Rituals, Recipes, An Herbal Grimore, Wiccan Crystal Magic, Symbols and Signs, Spells and Magic, Appendix I, Appendix II, Glossary, Suggested Reading, Index.
Wicca Craft: The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams - Gerina Dunwich 2000
Amazon Synopsis: Wicca Craft traces the origins of this positive, nature-based religion, which preaches brotherly love and harmony with and respect for all life forms--beliefs very similar to Native American spirituality. It reveals the traditions, tools, and symbols of Wicca craft and offers step-by-step methods for performing Wicca rituals.
The Wicca Garden: A Modern Witch's Book of Magickal and Enchanted Herbs and Plants - Gerina Dunwich 2000
Amazon Synopsis: Gardening has always been an integral part of witchcraft. Witches have always grown their own herbs, and were among the first to discover the healing power of plants. Now modern witches can grow their own herbs, and plan and cultivate their gardens in tune with the Wiccan calendar and astrological charts.
The Wicca Herbal: Recipes, Magick, and Abundance - Jamie Wood 2003
Amazon Synopsis: Long ago, people turned to Mother Earth to gather herbs for healing, ritual, eating, and beauty. Today, herbs are experiencing a renaissance as people seek natural solutions to their medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic needs. Rooted in Wiccan practice—a personal, earth-based spirituality that emphasizes living in harmony with natural cycles—THE WICCA HERBAL details and demystifies 100 magickal herbs, with gardening tips and recipes for cooking, healing, ritual, and other purposes.
The book includes such popular herbs as lavender, chamomile, mint, and sage, as well as less common but equally useful herbs such as orris (for creating love spells), milk thistle (for healing and detoxing the body), and dragon’s blood (for increasing the power of spellwork). Author Jamie Wood details the practical points of herbal gardening and usage, and explores the spiritual connection with the earth that can be gained from growing and harvesting herbs and observing nature’s cycles. A culmination of Wiccan expertise, magickal herbalism, aromatherapy, natural medicine, and organic gardening, this beautiful tome is an invaluable resource for Wiccans and herb lovers alike.
The Wildwood Tarot: Wherein Wisdom Resides - Mark Ryan & John Matthews, Will Worthington, Illustrator 2011
Amazon Synopsis: Based on seasonal rhythms and ancient festivals, The Wildwood Tarot gift set draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries. This stunning new tarot card deck introduces us to classic forest archetypes--including the Green Man and Woman, Archer, and Blasted Oak--and explains how to use them as a meditation system, divinatory oracle, or reference. Will Worthington's powerful pagan images connect us with a long-lost world that can help us make sense of our own.
Witchcraft at Salem - Chadwick Hansen 2000
Amazon Synopsis: Much has been written about the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, and much misunderstood. "The more I studied the documents of what actually took place in the community," writes Chadwick Hansen, "the more I found myself in opposition to the traditional interpretations. It seemed to me that a serious consideration was in order." He argues, for instance, that witchcraft was actually practiced in seventeenth-century New England, as it was in Europe at the time. Moreover, the behavior of the afflicted persons was not fraudulent, as some have claimed, but pathological; these people were hysterics in the clinical rather than the popular sense of the term. Further still, the clergy did not inspire or take advantage of the witch hunts as has been charged; on the contrary, they were among the chief opponents of "mass hysteria." In "Witchcraft at Salem" Hansen provides a necessary and thoughtful reappraisal of this turbulent episode in American history.
Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts - Anne Llewellyn Barstow 1995
Amazon Synopsis: "In the sixteenth century, a rise in sexual violence in European society was exacerbated by pressure from church and state to change basic sexual customs...As the centuries since have shown escalating levels both of violence, general and sexual, and of state control, the witchcraze can be considered a portent, even a model, of some aspects of what modern Europe would be like."
Over three centuries, approximately one hundred thousand persons, most of whom were women, were put to death under the guise of "witch hunts", particularly in Reformation Europe. The shocking annihilation of women from all walks of life is explored in this brilliant, authoritative feminist history Anne Llwellyn Barstow. Barstow exposes an unrecognized holocaust -- the "ethnic cleansing" of independent women in Reformation Europe -- and examines the residual attitudes that continue to influence our culture.
Barstow argues that it is only with eyes sensitive to gender issues that we can discern what really happened in the persecution and murder of these women. Her sweeping chronicle examines the scapegoating of women from the ills of society, investigates how their subjugation to sexual violence and death sent a message of control to all women, and compares this persecution of women with the enslavement and slaughter of African slaves and Native Americans.
Ultimately Barstow traces the current backlash against women to its gynophobic torture-filled origins. In the process, she leaves an indelible mark on our growing understanding of the legacy of violence against women around the world.
The Witch's Book of Wisdom - Patricia Telesco 2003
Google Synopsis: In this earthy, practical and wise volume, Telesco offers sound advice on magick and spirituality as they coincide with everyday life. With the lessons and insights she has gained over the last eighteen years, she explores a variety of issues that are key to every witch's growth, while also demystifying many modern myths about witches.
The Witch's Guide to Life - Kala Trobe 2003
Amazon Synopsis: If you're like many Witches or Pagans today, you make time for your beliefs and practices. And like many others you may feel like something is, well, missing. You may ask yourself, "Isn't there something more? Isn't there a deeper level to Witchcraft?" Yes, there is, but you won't find it by studying another pantheon of deities or learning a new spell.
The secret to finding the next step in your spiritual development is to make the Craft an important part of every aspect of your life. That means bringing the philosophy, perspectives and methods of Witchcraft into all of the decisions you make and things you do. In a very real sense, instead of just "doing Witchcraft" from time to time, you'll become vibrantly alive when you live your life as a Witch. The Key to Understanding Whether you are a beginner, have studied for a year or two, or are an old hand with the Craft, you need to get the key that will unlock the secret to incorporating Witchcraft into your daily life.
The key that will open that lock for you is The Witch's Guide to Life by Kala Trobe. This book is in three parts. The first section clarifies Witchcraft Philosophy and Ethics. The goal in this section is not to preach or tell you what to believe, but to give you knowledge and spiritual philosophy from a Witch's viewpoint so you can make your own educated decisions. Just look at some of the things you'll learn:
Witchcraft and ecology: There are small changes you can make in your life that, when combined with the actions of others, can save our world. Witchcraft and morality: Fromtime to time everyone wonders if something they've done was "right." Here you'll learn how to make the decisions that are right for you.
Witchcraft and love and sex: How can you know when it is right for you to choose to have sex? Is someone just using you or is it really love? You get guidance for these and other difficult personal questions.
Witchcraft and health: Everyone has health issues. Here you'll learn the ways of a Witch in confronting and dealing with mood swings, eating disorders, bad luck, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and even suicide. Knowledge You Can Use Today, many Witches train themselves, and such self-directed work may not be complete.
Even if you think your knowledge is thorough, the second section of this book, "Factual Witchcraft," will share things that will bring a new depth to your practices and spirituality. Round out your knowledge of compatible spiritual systems with information on the chakras and how to do magick with the Qabalah. Discover how to work with the Tarot for both divination and magick. Learn to use the Runes, too. Be ready to accurately represent the Craft to others when you feel you should do so. For example, here you discover more than two dozen important people and their contributions to modern Witchcraft such as famed poet W. B. Yeats, actress Florence Farr, Dion Fortune, Doreen Valiente and more.
Practical Magick The third section focuses on a wide variety of magick and rituals you can use, from doing magick on the astral (useful when you don't have any tools available), candle Magick, psychic self-defense, shamanism, the Witch's Cone of Power (for building magickal energy) and even how to use music and poetry in magick. Eighteen magickal methods are featured. Add to this information on the Witch and employment, physical health, skrying techniques and a concise bibliography, and you have one of the most unique, practical and usable books on Witchcraft ever published.
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