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By Stacy Schiff. 2015
'An oppressive, forensic, psychological thriller: J.K. Rowling meets Antony Beevor, Stephen King and Marina Warner ... Schiff's writing is to…die for' THE TIMESIt began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before panic had infected the entire colony, nineteen men and women had been hanged, and a band of adolescent girls had brought Massachusetts to its knees.Vividly capturing the dark, unsettled atmosphere of seventeenth-century America, Stacy Schiff's magisterial history draws us into this anxious time. She shows us how quickly the epidemic of accusations, trials, and executions span out of control. Above all, Schiff's astonishing research reveals details and complexity that few other historians have seen.
By Gillian Kemp. 2021
Take control of your life with this essential handbook of 85 everyday easy spells for the modern witch, revised with…10 new spells and filled with beautiful illustrations and helpful tips.Every witch needs a book of spells...The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques—crystal balls, tarot cards, and palm-reading—originated with the Romany people, whose belief in magic, spell-casting, and prophecy has endured for nine centuries. Now you can bring the power of these time-honored magical traditions into your everyday life with this beautifully illustrated new edition of Gillian Kemp&’s The Good Spell Book. The 85 easy-to-follow spells, including 10 new ones, make use of common ingredients like candles, flowers, ribbon, and string, and they can help solve problems we all face, from attracting the one you love to improving your health to landing your dream job.Whether you&’re a complete beginner, advanced spell caster, or simply curious, these spells will increase your self-worth and empower you to lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilled life.
The Warrior Heart Practice: A simple process to transform confusion into clarity and pain into peace
By HeatherAsh Amara. 2020
A revolutionary process based on the four chambers of the heart and rooted in Toltec wisdom that brings emotional clarity,…healing and freedom.The Warrior Heart Practice is a powerful new method to reconnect with our sense of authenticity and inner-knowing and realign with our true nature. Author of the bestselling book Warrior Goddess Training, HeatherAsh Amara has trained extensively in the Toltec tradition under the tutelage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.The Warrior Heart Practice is a revolutionary system based on the four chambered structure of the human heart. The Warrior Heart Practice leads to deep insights as readers learn to step outside of their preconceptions to realign with their true purposes and goals.'Irresistible, engaging, and liberating in a way that only the truth can. A much-needed guide to moving beyond the chatter of the mind and the noise of the emotions to discovering true peace.' - Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. Author of One Spirit Medicine and Shaman, Healer, Sage'Welcome to the evolution of wisdom! The Warrior Heart Practice is a compassionate, stunningly practical technique for self-discovery and transformation in any situation. HeatherAsh Amara is one of our most gifted and authentic spiritual teachers and her simple elegant process instantly helps us access and embody the deep insight within us all. It became part of my inner toolkit after a single reading.' - Irene O'Garden, award-winning poet, playwright, and author of Risking the Rapids
Shamans, Spirituality, And Cultural Revitalization: Explorations In Siberia And Beyond (Contemporary Anthropology Of Religion)
By Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer. 2011
Many voices clamor to be heard in debates about whether shamans cure, and whether shamanic spirituality is worth continuing or…recovering in the twenty-first century. This book provides newinsights into the fascinating resurgence of shamanism through an exploration of the politicalrepression of religion and its transcendence
By Sandra Mariah Wright, Leanne Marrama. 2021
An illustrated guide to improving your life through the simple act of lighting a candle. Whether you would like to…take back control in an uncertain world or turn a dollar-store candle into a means to manifest your desires, Lighting the Wick will help transform your life with candle magic. Learn how to: • find, repair, or end a relationship; • guard your boundaries and keep negative energy and toxic people out; • ground and center; • achieve common health goals; • break bad habits, bolster motivation, and increase willpower; and • meditate with the assistance of candles. Candles represent faith and hope—a light in the darkness, the warmth of love, the heat of passion, and the fire of spirit. Here, Salem-based intuitives Sandra Mariah Wright and Leanne Marrama show you how to put the power of these simple tools to work for you in your daily life, to improve your relationships, achieve success, provide protection, increase health, honor those who have passed, and more. You don&’t have to be a witch to find your inner magic.
By Nicole Pivirotto. 2021
Bring the magic of color and form into your everyday life.Color and form are powerful—and not just for creative work.…When used purposefully, color and shape are tools we can use to help us manifest, attract the energy we want, and become our best selves. In this accessible guide, designer and intuitive Nicole Pivirotto breaks down properties of shapes and colors, the basics of getting started with magic, and spell ideas that use color and form, like color meditation and altar building. Whether you have an existing magic practice, want to develop one, or want to use the power of color and form in your creative work, this book is an essential companion to the magic of aesthetics. With gorgeous holographic foil on the cover and book page edges, it is also a beautiful gift for any contemporary seeker with a love of bold color and design.ACCESSIBLE APPROACH TO MAGIC: This book approaches magic as a flexible and empowering practice for manifestation, healing, and self-care. And there's no need to have any special tools to get started. This book shows how visual elements we interact with every day—color, shapes, and symbols—can help you to manifest and become your best self. It's a perfect entry to magic practice for creative types and a unique guide for those looking to infuse an existing practice with more color and creativity.SPELL IDEAS: In addition to overviews of the properties of colors, a library of magical symbols, and an introduction to magic practice, this book offers spell ideas to help you achieve a desired energy or state. All the spells are simple and most are easy to perform with everyday materials. Etch a candle with a symbol and burn to release its energy around you; or, create a custom symbol personalized to your unique intention. This book encourages getting creative, and offers plenty of practical examples to illustrate how you can tailor these spells to your interests and intentions.DISPLAY-WORTHY OBJECT: With shining foil-stamped accents, vibrant illustrations and photography, and a prismatic design, this book is a stunning addition to the coffee table or nightstand, and it makes a gorgeous gift.Perfect for:• modern mystics and those looking for gifts for them• color lovers, creatives, designers, and visual thinkers with a mystic mindset
By Jane Struthers. 2020
Discover the magic that lies at the bottom of your teacup.In this fascinating little book, you'll find step-by-step instructions for…interpreting the magic of tea leaves, tips for getting started, and useful hints to remember during readings. An illustrated directory to the meaning of 300 shapes and symbols, divided into six useful categories, will provide you with instant answers for questions about romance, travel, work, money, health, family and friends. Perfect for both beginners and experienced tea leaf readers, Fortunes in a Teacup is the essential guide to everything you need to know about the ancient power of tea leaf reading.
By Susan Bowes. 2021
Hidden within all of us is a special set of powers. Learning the tools of wicca and witchcraft unlocks those…powers and opens the door on to a new world. This essential handbook is filled with everything you need to know in order to live in harmony with yourself and the natural world. It features detailed information on the most important elements of a modern-day wiccan way of life, including how to celebrate all the sabbats of the year, casting a sacred circle, writing and casting spells, essential everyday tools, and interpreting and understanding the four elements and their correspondences. You will also find advice on using the healing properties of herbs, trees, crystals, colours, numbers and astrological energies to empower and enhance your work. The Wiccan Handbook is an indispensable guide to embracing wicca and witchcraft in our modern world, bringing more meaning and significance to your everyday life. Contents Introduction Part 1: The Story of Witchcraft The Early Times Modern Witchcraft Part 2: Getting Started The Tools of the Trade Part 3: Practicing Witchcraft Magical Charms and Symbols The Witch's Calendar Casting a Sacred Circle The Witch's Way to Draw in Love Creating Abundance Creating Miracles
By Susan Bowes. 2021
Hidden within all of us is a special set of powers. Learning the tools of wicca and witchcraft unlocks those…powers and opens the door on to a new world. This essential handbook is filled with everything you need to know in order to live in harmony with yourself and the natural world. It features detailed information on the most important elements of a modern-day wiccan way of life, including how to celebrate all the sabbats of the year, casting a sacred circle, writing and casting spells, essential everyday tools, and interpreting and understanding the four elements and their correspondences. You will also find advice on using the healing properties of herbs, trees, crystals, colours, numbers and astrological energies to empower and enhance your work. The Wiccan Handbook is an indispensable guide to embracing wicca and witchcraft in our modern world, bringing more meaning and significance to your everyday life. ContentsIntroductionPart 1: The Story of Witchcraft The Early Times Modern Witchcraft Part 2: Getting Started The Tools of the Trade Part 3: Practicing Witchcraft Magical Charms and Symbols The Witch's Calendar Casting a Sacred Circle The Witch's Way to Draw in Love Creating Abundance Creating Miracles
By Judika Illes. 2021
A year-long collection of spells and rituals for harnessing the magical power of each day from the author of the…Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells.We all could use a little magic in our daily lives. But while the year is filled with mystical dates, we don’t always know when and how to celebrate them. By knowing and preparing for these special days we can use their inherent power to change our lives.Daily Magic is a perpetual calendar focused on days of spiritual and magical significance. April 30th for example, is perfect for spellcasting—especially spells for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity. Judika Illes teaches you how to create rituals and cast spells, provides recipes for potions, and offers advice on creating feasts to honor sacred beings.While the most spiritually significant power dates of the year are Midsummer’s Eve, Halloween/Samhain, and New Year’s, opportunities to use rituals and spells for the most popular goals—love, prosperity, fertility, healing, and protection—occur every week. Illes offers guidance on when to perform a spell—whether it’s best to conjure now or to wait for a special power date later in the year.Daily Magic is a spiritual daily calendar that give us the power and the tools we need to take control of our destiny!
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 John P. Milton. 2006
A renowned spiritual teacher guides you on a sacred passage into the temple of nature in this simple yet profound…meditation guide. Since the 1940's, meditation master and vision-quest leader John P. Milton has led over 10,000 vision quests into the wilds of Colorado, the Himalayas, Bali, the Arctic, Mexico, and other powerful sites around the world. Now this pathfinder guides readers back to the wilderness within themselves, to discover how they are connected to the vast and wondrous mystery of nature. In Sky Above, Earth Below, Milton shares his Twelve Principles of Natural Liberation, then walks readers through the practice of relaxation, presence, cultivating universal energy, and more. &“Written out of boundless reverence for the Earth and life itself, [Milton] transfers the wisdom of Taoism into simple terms accessible to all readers regardless of personal background&” (Midwest Book Review).
By Nikki Van De Car. 2021
From the bestselling author of Practical Magic comes an essential guide to cultivating magical self-sufficiency and enchanted resilience through spell…work, gardening, herbal remedies, and more.Whether we live on a farm or in a high rise, we can always create a life that is entwined with the natural world. A homestead is not a log cabin or a hermitage out in the woods -- it is a way of being, a life lived with the intention of returning to our roots and tapping into the essential elements of fire, water, air, and earth. And a homesteading witch isn't just a person who lives atop a beautiful mountain, but anyone who understands that by harnessing and honoring these elements you can create whatever it is that you need.The Witchy Homestead is your guide to finding, creating, and living this essential magic -- it is a comforting companion as you build a wellspring of magical self-sufficiency, and a seasoned teacher as you cultivate enchanted resilience. Through this book, author Nikki Van De Car will offer magically-tinged suggestions for growing or finding your own food regardless of where you live, engaging in natural healing practices, connecting to the ancient magic of the world around you, and for protecting all that you have created.
· 'The A List Shaman' - The Times Magazine. 'A must-read packed full of aha moments.' - Naomie Harris OBE,…Actor. 'It's interesting, fun and it's relevant to all of us ... Perhaps the key thing for me is the feeling that Jo is talking from her heart rather than writing from her brain ... It's important.' - Sarah Stacey, Victoria HealthJo Bowlby is a world-renowned Shaman, coach and mentor. This very special book is filled with insights and practices which for centuries were only known by spiritual teachers and their devotees, but which Jo Bowlby has used to underpin her powerful work as a Shaman, coach and mentor.With a focus on resilience and finding balance, Jo turns ancient teachings into life-changing practices that will provide you with a skillset designed to help you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you seek stillness, want to reclaim your freedom from a mental struggle, or simply inject some wonder into your world, this inspirational book will help guide you on the way.
By Claude Lecouteux. 2008
• Examines werewolf tales and stories from early Greece, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Eastern Europe, China, and Japan, as well as…legends of other shapeshifting creatures such as were-tigers, were-jackals, and were-caribou • Looks at the various ways people become werewolves, including pacts with the devil, magic, and spells, and explores ways to identify, escape, and do away with werewolves • Includes the trial records from medieval Europe for individuals who were tried on suspicion of being werewolves and the personal records of people whose spouses could shapeshift into wolves An animal both mythical and real, a terrifying predator and the villain in many a fairytale, the wolf has haunted the human imagination since prehistoric times. Even more disturbing is the possibility that some individuals can change into wolves. These werewolves, or lycanthropes, are able to divest themselves of their human nature and transform into enemies that are all the more dangerous as no one knows who they are. Means of protecting oneself from this beast have been a concern for people since Classical Antiquity, and werewolf legends offer both fascinating tales of horror as well as advice for thwarting these creatures or breaking the werewolf curse. In this exploration of werewolf folktales, legends, and historical accounts, Claude Lecouteux examines werewolf beliefs and stories from early Greece to the post-medieval age, including the beliefs of the Norse and tales from France, Germany, Eastern Europe, China, and Japan. The author includes the trial records from medieval Europe for individuals who were tried on suspicion of being werewolves and the personal records of people whose spouses could shapeshift into wolves. He investigates the nature of the werewolf, how it can act as the double or lead to out-of-body experiences, and its counterparts in other parts of the world such as were-tigers, were-jackals, and even were-caribou in the Inuit regions of North America. Lecouteux also looks at the various ways people become werewolves, including pacts with the devil and spells, and explores ways to identify, escape, and do away with werewolves. Sharing werewolf mysteries from around the world, Lecouteux shows that by studying the legends of the werewolf we also gain insight into the psyche and ancient imagination of humanity.
By Liora Sarfati. 2021
Once viewed as an embarrassing superstition, the theatrical religious performances of Korean shamans—who communicate with the dead, divine the future,…and become possessed—are going mainstream. Attitudes toward Korean shamanism are changing as shamanic traditions appear in staged rituals, museums, films, and television programs, as well as on the internet.Contemporary Korean Shamanism explores this vernacular religion and practice, which includes sensory rituals using laden altars, ecstatic dance, and animal sacrifice, within South Korea's hypertechnologized society, where over 200,000 shamans are listed in professional organizations. Liora Sarfati reveals how representations of shamanism in national, commercialized, and screen-mediated settings have transformed opinions of these religious practitioners and their rituals.Applying ethnography and folklore research, Contemporary Korean Shamanism maps this shift in perception about shamanism—from a sign of a backward, undeveloped Korea to a valuable, indigenous cultural asset.
By Marcela Lobos. 2021
A powerful debut from one of the world's most respected shamanic teachers, following Marcela Lobos's journey in this world and…the world of spirit.The stress, conflict, and crises of the outer world are a signal: the time has come to awaken your inner shaman. However, you don't need to be initiated into arcane mysteries to answer the call from Spirit. In this book, Marcela Lobos reveals how to use the maps offered by the shamanic Medicine Wheel and the hero's journey to activate your inner wisdom and live a self-realized existence of discovery, healing, and wholeness.From her war-torn childhood to her initiation with the shamans of the Andes and her life today as a teacher and medicine woman, Marcela's story offers a flesh-and-bones context for each step on the archetypal journey to Self. It is also an invitation to step out from your ordinary life and take the first steps on your own quest for spiritual understanding and deep transformation: to learn to walk the Medicine Path and to find your own power and inner beauty.
By Carson Jr.. 2019
While the witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 was significant, fascination with it has tended to overshadow…the historical records of other persecutions throughout early America. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural with their northern neighbors. The 1626 case of Joan Wright, the first woman to be accused of witchcraft in British North America, began Virginia's own witch craze. Utilizing surviving records, local historian Carson Hudson narrates these fascinating stories.
Incorporate herbs into spells, rituals, and divination with this all-inclusive guide to the benefits of using herbal magic in witchcraft.From…creating potions to using dried herbs in rituals, herbal magic is a natural way to practice witchcraft. Herbs can be used in many different ways to help set the intention through every part of a witch&’s process. In The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magickal Herbs, learn everything you need to use the most powerful herbs and use them as an essential part of your practice. Including information on which herbs are best for what kinds of spells, how to use herbs in divination and rituals, and step-by-step guides to making herbal bundles, potions, and sprays, this guidebook has all the important facts to make your herbal witchcraft a success. Jam-packed with herbal ideas, this guide is perfect for both beginners and experienced witches looking to incorporate more herbs into their practice. Beautiful and functional, it is easy to navigate and offers a detailed guide to herbal magic!
Interact with magical fairy folk and incorporate them into your own witchcraft practice with this detailed account of the ancient…wisdom and traditions of fairies and witchcraft.Fairies have long been a part of witchcraft traditions, especially Celtic and Norse witchcraft, paganism, and other traditions deeply tied to the earth. But these fairies aren&’t the harmless creatures you&’ve read about in children&’s tales: they are magical creatures with their own culture and rules that you need to know before venturing into their territory. Now you can explore the world of the fairies and how their magic relates to your own witchcraft practice with The Modern Witchcraft Book of Fairies. This book provides you with all the information you need to know about the different types of fae folk and how you can safely interact with them to make the most of your witchcraft practice.