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Bringing together scholars from Europe, America, and Australia, this volume explores the more fantastic elements of popular religious belief: ghosts,…werewolves, spiritualism, animism, and of course, witchcraft. These traditional religious beliefs and practices are frequently treated as marginal in more synthetic studies of witchcraft and popular religion, yet Protestants and Catholics alike saw ghosts, imps, werewolves, and other supernatural entities as populating their world. Embedded within notarial and trial records are accounts that reveal the integration of folkloric and theological elements in early modern spirituality. Drawing from extensive archival research, the contributors argue for the integration of such beliefs into our understanding of late medieval and early modern Europe.
By Bradford Keeney. 2010
The Kalahari Bushmen are the keepers of the world's oldest living culture. In spite of colossal challenges and never-ending crises,…they have survived for over 60,000 years with joy and peace--yet their spiritual teachings, the source of their enduring wisdom, have never been fully presented. For the first time, these ancient oral traditions have been put down onto paper by a researcher so unique, he was featured in American Shaman: an Odyssey of Global Healing Traditions, which won a Best Spiritual Book award from Spirituality & Health magazine. Bradford Keeney takes the reader through the veil of original spirituality, connecting the fragments of world religions to a source that is unlike any other. Through this wisdom, readers can find the deepest meaning, fullest purpose, and highest joy in life. The Bushman's Way to Tracking God is articulated through twelve original mysteries, including: activating the non-subtle universal life force (what the Bushmen call n/om), heightening emotional experience, vibratory interaction, direct downloading and absorption of sacred knowledge, extraordinary healing, activation of the ecstatic "pump," spontaneous ways of rejuvenation, attending the spiritual classrooms, so-called telepathy, an uncommon range of mystical experiences, and last but not least, total bliss.
By Langston Kahn. 2021
"With Deep Liberation, our sacred calling is made accessible to all who are willing to listen for it within themselves."--adrienne…maree brown, author of Pleasure ActivismTo create a world free from oppression, we each have to face the ways that we maintain toxic social systems within ourselves. In Indigenous cultures throughout the world, it's understood that true transformation starts in the body with a change of heart.Shamanic healer Langston Kahn offers the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, and habitual emotional patterns to the outmoded beliefs that hold us back from healing, transforming, and freeing our authenticity and unique genius. Bridging the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life, Kahn offers concrete skills to cultivate deep grounding, skillful boundaries, and a healthyenergy body; methods for authentic shadow work and healing our triggers; and tools for effectively tending personal and collective well-being in community.
By Cerridwen Greenleaf. 2016
Sacred Living for Each SeasonCelebrate life: What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth…and recognizing that those rhythms are deeply meaningful. It is living in the knowledge that we are part of something larger than ourselves. It is being grateful for life while we live it. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is sacred. Organized by season, Rituals for Magic and Meaning offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.Personalize your scared rituals: The culmination of a life’s work, author Cerridwen Greenleaf has poured her years of study into this guide to creating meaning in daily life. Rituals for Magic and Meaning fully explores the hows and whys behind ritual - allowing readers to truly master the art of creating personalized rituals. The author provides readers with a clear understanding of what makes up a ritual as well as detailed instruction on how to actually create rituals for personal growth. This book also gives readers a deeper awareness of the uses and applications of the art of rituals. Rituals for Magic and Meaning includes detailed information on: holiday rituals; seasonal rituals; designing original rituals; rites of passage and even life events such as birth, baby-naming, healing circles before surgery, “letting go” divorce rituals, graduation and weddings.Rituals for Magic and Meaning is an empowering and thought-provoking book that guides readers to the next level of their journey towards personal and spiritual growth.
By Lune Innate, Araminta Star Matthews. 2019
#1 New Release in Gaia & Earth Energies - Unlock the Secret Power of Stones for Self-CareHarness the time-honored tradition…of crystals and healing stones: The use of gemstones is one of many energy-centered practices that can help you find the calm and peace you need to stay grounded every day. Authors Lune Innate and Araminta Star Matthews are dedicated practitioners of the art of healing with gems, and they’ll teach you everything you need to know to develop a personal practice that works for your own spiritual development.You already possess the power for harmony and inner balance: Healing crystals are instruments you can use to channel the flow of positive and negative energy within yourself. As part of an intentional meditative practice, gems can be used to find inner peace and wellness, and to ease anxiety and depression. Transform obstacles into opportunities for growth: A renewed sense of focus and alignment with the universe will support your relationships with yourself and with others. This book is both an introduction to the power of gemstones and crystals, and an opportunity to expand your knowledge of healing arts.If you have found guidance in Crystals for Beginners, Crystals for Healing, and The Crystal Bible, then Crystal Intentions: Practices for Manifesting Wellness is the perfect addition to your collection of resources. In this this guide, you’ll learn how to:Understand the chakra system and other essential healing and balance methodsSense and read the flow of your own energyAnd use stones to define your path of personal and spiritual development
By Cerridwen Greenleaf. 2020
Spiritual Ceremonies to Enrich Daily LifePractice Sacred Living. Rituals are often performed to acknowledge special, sacred moments of life. When we…align ourselves with the rhythms of the earth, we see that every day is sacred. Sacred living is the art of acknowledging the abundance of life and the deep meaning within natural rhythms. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual teaches the practice of daily rituals for self-care and personal growth.The Art of Healing. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual can help you create a healing ritual space, whether you are an experienced hedge witch or a beginner exploring new magical practices. You’ll learn about the history of rites and rituals, mythology for today’s world, and how healing works in a modern witch house.Celebrate life. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is magical. Organized by season, The Witch’s Guide to Ritual offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.What you'll learn inside this book:The psychological benefits of rituals in your lifeWhy participating in group events enriches your life and brings you closer to friends, family, and loved onesHow to create an altar or shrine as a power center in your home for spiritual renewalWhich crystals, herbs, symbols, and talismans can bring you calm, health, love, prosperity, and happinessHealing is possible with sacred living. If you enjoyed The Witch’s Book of Self-Care, The Spirit Almanac, The House Witch, or The Witch’s Book of Rituals, you’ll love this new guide to inspired magical practice.
By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener. 2020
A guide to conscious living through the moon and her phases, incorporating wellness rituals, spellwork, and witchcraft for the modern…seeker.We all know the moon. We all have a relationship with it. The earliest people obeyed her orbit, timed their months and holidays and celebrations and agriculture to the moon; the echoes of that system are still visible today, though the connection to the moon is often forgotten.Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is the leader of a movement to remind us of that lineage, guiding our rhythms and our sleep, our energy and our emotions, reminding us of our humanity and our magic. In her self-published Many Moons Workbooks and Lunar Journals, as well as her sold-out classes, she has guided over 50,000 readers to a deeper relationship with the moon, and through it, with themselves.This evergreen book will be an informative and comprehensive guide to lunar living, incorporating radical, self-empowering, and magical tools and resources for the beginner and experienced lunar-follower alike. Depending on where we are in our lives, depending on what we are feeling or what is happening around us, the moon allows us a space to invite ritual into our daily lives. The Moon Book will provide a framework on how to utilize the entire lunar cycle holistically, while offering ways for the reader to develop a personal relationship with their own cycles—energetic, personal, and emotional—through the lens of the moon’s phases.
By Phyllis Curott. 2005
"Curott gives us a glimpse into a passionate lover's journey into sexual magic and freedom of spirit. This exciting life…story is an inspiring journey into the soul of love. --Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy In the highly anticipated sequel to her acclaimed memoir, Book of Shadows, Phyllis Curott explores the power of magic to manifest love in a captivating mix of love story, spirituality, Wiccan spell book, and erotica. This is the story of a love spell that worked. Ivy League lawyer and Wiccan priestess Phyllis Curott has a supercharged career in law and filmmaking, but one thing is missing: love. She casts a sexy spell, and her dream lover soon arrives. But hes not who he appears to be and there are unforeseen consequences. In this hip, compelling tale of spiritual and sexual awakening, she must seek the aid of an otherworldly suitor, a daemon, to discover how modern relationships and their problems are paths to the greatest magic of alltrue love. This wise and erotic memoir is rich with spells, potions, and rituals for love. The author shares accessible techniques of sexual magic for the accomplishment of personal goals and growth, revealing how sexual ecstasy can lead to the discovery of our innate divinity and an empowered life. BACKCOVER: Advance Praise for The Love Spell "A truly fascinating tale of erotic love. "--Bertrice Small, New York Timesbest- selling author of more than twenty-five historical romances and four erotic novellas "Arouse and awaken the wild woman within! The Love Spellstirs up a magical cauldron of love and hot, sensuous ecstasy. This book is empowering, captivating, savvy, and very sexy!"--Sirona Knight, author of Empowering Your Life with Natural Magic A story that will speak to every woman who has dreamed of her Prince Charming and who has had her heart broken. A powerful, spiritual narrative, this book will give everyone the tools they need to draw their soulmates to them. --Jennifer Hunter, author, 21st Century Wicca and Rites of Pleasure Skillfully intermingling sex and spells, magical techniques and enjoyable prose, Curott returns with a fascinating, highly entertaining read about personal magic as a part of life, love, and empowerment. --Raymond Buckland, author, The Witch Book, Wicca For One "The Love Spellcasts a spell of its own. An honest, compelling account to which every woman alive can relate! Phyllis Curott's writing feeds the readers' soul. "--New York Timesbestselling Author Maggie Shayne, author of BLUE TWILIGHT Part relationship analysis, part girlfriend talk therapy, and part step-by-step guidebook, Phyllis' story speaks to all of us who look for our true love. --Lou Paget, International Best Selling Author of How to Be a Great Lover, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure, and 365 Days of Sensational Sex
By Kelley Knight, Brandon Knight. 2020
Looking to boost your self-empowerment and personal protection? Would you like to enhance your personal transformation and optimize the energy…of the spaces in which you live and work? From one of the fastest growing spiritual brands comes guidance: a beautiful spell-casting book for modern mystics of all levels. With more than 25 rituals and spells, Spells for the Modern Mystic holds the key to tapping into the universe to improve your life. Spells for the Modern Mystic shows you step-by-step how to set up and perform rituals and cast spells in six life areas. self-protection; ancestral power; love; transformation; wealth; and personal spaces. It also includes an introductory section that explains the five essential elements of rituals—symbols, terms, and methodology, including how to set up altars—and answers frequently asked questions. With gorgeous specially commissioned black and gold patterns throughout and line drawings of essential symbols used in the spellwork, this indispensable guide written by experienced practitioners Kelley Knight and Brandon Knight will help empower you in every life area. Discover:Protection and Clearing Rituals: Solar Shielding Ritual; Ritual Protection Bath; The Watcher’s Call; Get the F*ck Out; Oops! Reversal RitualAncestral Rituals: Setting Up an Ancestral Altar; Opening the Gates Ritual; Healing the Lineage Ritual; Inner Child Ritual; Family Healing RitualTransformation Rituals: Road Opener Ritual; Kali Transformation Ritual; Empowerment of the Chakras; Ritual of Command; Ritual of PowerLove Rituals: Self-Love Ritual; Removing Blocks to Love Ritual; Relationship Support Ritual; Passion Ritual; Attracting a Committed Relationship RitualWealth Rituals: Setting Up a Wealth Altar; Job Obtainment or Promotion Ritual; Quick Cash Ritual Space Rituals: Clearing a Space; Protecting a Space; Obtaining a Space; Space Blessing
By Janet Farrar, Stewart Farrar. 2012
This book is of great practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming energy of the Feminine Principle of Divinity.…Part I covers the myriad faces of the Goddess revealed, including: Her presence throughout history; Her Earth and Moon symbolism; Her Madonna and Magdalene disguises; Her revelation within the psyche; Her relationship with women; Her influence today; and much more. Part II covers ritual invocations of the Goddess in 13 guises: from Ishtar to Isis, from Hecate to Aphrodite, from Epona to Ma'at. Part III gives an alphabetical listing of more than 1000 goddesses including a brief history and the main correspondences of each. This is an important work by the Farrars providing an indepth exploration of the Goddess in her many aspects at a time when Western culture is awakening to the influence of Feminine Divinity, both individually and collectively. Over 40,000 sold!
By Janet Farrar, Stewart Farrar. 2012
Exploring the Masculine Principle of Divinity, this companion volume to The Witches' Goddess re-establishes the ancient balance between God and…Goddess. Part I covers the many concepts of the God examined, including: His faces throughout history; The Son/Lover God; The Vegetation God; The War God; The Anti-God; and more Part II gives a close look at 12 individual gods of history with an appropriate invoking ritual for each. Part III presents a comprehensive dictionary of over 1000 gods from many world cultures, past and present. The Farrars are among the best-known authors on the Craft, and in The Witches' God have written what is likely to become the standard work on the masculine god aspect. Over 30,000 sold!
By Gerina Dunwich. 1998
MAGICK POTIONS How to Prepare and Use Homemade Oils, Aphrodisiacs, Brews, and Much More Wiccan expert Gerina Dunwich reveals the…secrets, history, and art of potioncraft. Today’s modern witch will find magick, legend, and lore, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and use potions, teas, infusions, philtres, and oils for nearly every purpose imaginable. Illustrated throughout, this indispensable resource compiles the magickal methods, beliefs, and ethics of contemporary witches and completely addresses their magickal needs. Whether you seek a magick potion for love, riches, healing, divination, exorcism, Tarot work, or enchantment, you will find it, and more, in these pages. If your faith is strong and your magick true, successful results are guaranteed.
By Raymond Buckland. 2001
"Wicca for Life is a step-by-step guide to Wicca as a lifestyle: practical, easy to read, and no-nonsense in its…tone. Buckland demystifies topics such as initiation and spellcrafting, and gives down-to-earth advice on how to embrace Wicca as a spiritual path for today. This book will be valuable on anyone’s shelves as both a reference tool and as a handbook to living a fulfilling magickal life." —Shelley Rabinovitch, author of The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism Wicca for Life presents a comprehensive guide to Wicca for both established followers and newcomers to the Craft, designed to carry the modern Witch through every season and aspect of life. From Wicca’s ancient beginnings to its current practice worldwide, Wicca for Life encompasses the rites, rituals, and customs every practitioner needs to know. Written by Raymond Buckland, the leading U.S. authority on Wicca, this essential resource has been exhaustively researched and organized to provide guidance for Witches at all levels of skill and experience. Wicca for Life features a detailed reference to color symbolism, magical alphabets, chants and songs, and the magickal properties of herbs, as well as advice on how to: · Develop natural psychic abilities and healing tendencies · Focus powers and sharpen Wiccan wishing · Block curses and open up channels for positive energy · Learn to balance the dimensions of home, using elements of feng shui · Cope with crises and ward off negativity · Improve relationships with family, friends, and lovers Within these pages, a Witch can begin the journey into the ways of the Craft or discover new ways to enrich the daily practice of life-affirming Wiccan magick.
By Gerina Dunwich. 1989
WICCA CANDLE MAGICK Discover the mystical powers of the candle, used throughout the ages as an indispensable tool for setting…the proper atmosphere for spellcasting, divination, meditation, banishing darkness, and communicating with the dead. Sections include sacred candle colors of the gods and goddesses, crystals and gemstones, Voudoun candle magick, and the making of sacred oils for candle blessing rituals. Easy-to-follow instructions will guide the modern witch into crafting and consecrating various types of candles such as Witch Candles, Healing Herb Candles, Rune Candles, Magick Symbol Candles, and Voodoo Candles. Modern Wiccan expert Gerina Dunwich also discusses candle omens and provides a collection of powerful folk spells and incantations for nearly every purpose. Wicca Candle Magick is an essential resource for today’s everyday goddesses.
By Gerina Dunwich. 1999
THE WICCAN’S DICTIONARY OF PROPHECY AND OMENS Divination—the art of obtaining knowledge of the future or of secret things—has played…an important role in ancient cultures and religions as well as in modern times. It was once a method of sacred communication with the spirit world and a way to determine the will of the gods by means of visions and predictions. In the present age, divination, including astrology, palmistry, and the I Ching, continues to be a popular method of looking into the future or past, as well as revealing that which was once unknown. In fact, a large number of our contemporary customs and superstitions are remnants of the once-powerful divinatory rituals of the ancient pagan religions. The Wiccan's Dictionary of Prophecy and Omens details over two hundred methods of divination, from those used in antiquity to those in use today. It traces the history of these practices and provides examples of nearly every known divinatory art. This is an essential resource for followers of today’s Wiccan lifestyle by modern Wiccan expert Gerina Dunwich.
By Raymond Buckland. 2004
Alone in Practice, Alive in Spirit The practice of Wicca is more popular than ever. While some Wiccans are unable…to find a coven, others simply prefer to practice alone. Either way, solitary practice is a wholly authentic choice, steeped in traditions even older than those of organized covens. Known as the Father of American Wicca, Raymond Buckland provides this indispensable, comprehensive guide to the solitary practice of Wicca through every season of life. From becoming a Witch to improving your life through magic to mastering spells, rites, traditions, and celebrations, this thoroughly modern handbook includes information on: · The advantages and drawbacks of practicing solitary Wicca · Constructing the tools and sacred space needed to create magic every day · Using dreamwork, tarot cards, crystal balls, astrology, and other divinations · Maintaining ethics without the guidance of a coven · Developing the power to heal and to ward off negativity Let Wicca for One be your guidebook and inspiration as you travel the time-honored path of the solitary practitioner. “A step-by-step guide to Wicca as a lifestyle; practical, easy to read, and no-nonsense in tone.” —Shelley Rabinovitch, author of The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism “A complete handbook of rites, rituals, and ultimately personal empowerment. Truly a guide for magickal living, and for all seasons of life.” —Anthony Paige, author of Rocking the Goddess
By Gerina Dunwich. 1988
CANDLELIGHT SPELLS The Modern Witch’s Book of Spellcasting, Feasting and Natural Healing An essential resource for the Wiccan lifestyle, CANDLELIGHT…SPELLS provides recipes, spells, and guides for herbs and candle crafting, as well as a “Lexicon of Witchcraft.” The modern witch will find recipes for the traditional Sabbat feasts of the witch’s year, including Fertility Bread, Sabbat Cakes, and Samhain Cider. For new moon gatherings, there are recipes for Madrake Wine, Nettle Ale, Acorn Cookies, and more. Practitioners of the Old Religion will also find detailed spells, counterspells, ceremonies, and rituals for maintaining every aspect of your Wiccan integrity. This is an indispensable guide for those truly interested nurturing the Craft of the Wise.
By Gerina Dunwich. 1996
THE WICCA GARDEN A Modern Witch’s Book of Magickal and Enchanted Herbs and Plants Witches were among the first to…discover the healing power of plants. The use of potions, poultices, and charm bags filled with special roots, flowers, and magickal herbs has been associated with the healing power of Wicca practitioners from time immemorial. Now modern witches can grow their own fresh herbs and plan and cultivate their gardens in accordance with the Wiccan calendar and astrological charts. This complete study of herbs and their Wiccan significance, as well as a gardener’s guide to growing magickal herbs, includes chapters on Herbs of the Enchanted World; Sabbat Herbs; Mind-Altering Plants; Green Healing; Dangerous Plants; and a guide to herb gardening. A Wiccan Glossary of Herbalism Terms rounds out this comprehesive and essential resource for today’s home Wiccan library.
By Gerina Dunwich. 2000
YOUR MAGICKAL CAT Feline Magick, Lore, and Worship Enter into the mystical world of cats through this unique and comprehensive…resource. In Your Magickal Cat, you’ll learn how cats and paganism have been linked together throughout history, and how the cat has acquired the roles of witch’s familiar, deity, omen, healer, shamanic totem, and dream symbol. Also covered are: astrology for cats and their humans, feline divination, hands-on spells, New Age healing techniques, a list of purr-fect names for your familiar, dozens of cat-oriented proverbs, sources and resources, and much more. Cat lovers are sure to be charmed by the legends, lore, poetry, and illustrations within this loving, extensively researched book.
By Gerina Dunwich. 1995
THE WICCA BOOK OF DAYS Legend and Lore for Every Day of the Year Researched and compiled by contemporary Wiccan…expert and practicing witch Gerina Dunwich, this day-by-day calendar commemorates the pagan festivals and feasts, birthdays, and major events in Wiccan history, legend, and lore. Entries include the Roman festival of Carmentalia on January 11th, Whitsunday on June 4th, and the Chinese Festival of the Hungry Ghosts on August 18th. Highlighting Eastern, Western, and Native American holidays, feasts, and celebrations, THE WICCA BOOK OF DAYS is essential both as a Witch’s calendar and as a highly browsable history of pagan culture and folklore from ancient times to the present.