The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A–Z for the Entire Magical World

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A–Z for the Entire Magical World
  • Author : Judika Illes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 896
  • Relase : 2010-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780007372034

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A–Z for the Entire Magical World Book Review:

Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you'll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic.

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
  • Author : Judika Illes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 887
  • Relase : 2015-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780062372024

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft Book Review:

The author of the popular Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells and Encyclopedia of Spirits now explores the exciting magic and power of the mystical world of witches in Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, a comprehensive reference book that covers everything you ever wanted to know about this fascinating topic. Folklore expert Judika Illes introduces readers to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. She takes readers on an enchanting tour through witchcraft’s history, mythology, and folklore, where they will discover a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
  • Author : Raven Grimassi
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 470
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 1567182577

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft Book Review:

Grimassi has written extensively about Wicca, and Llewellyn specializes in books sympathetic to occult ways, so the combination is pretty predictable. He describes not only the usual magic practices, but also the religious and spiritual aspects of what believers say is inherited ancient European wisdom and scoffers say is made-up, new-age nonsense. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Modern Witchcraft

Modern Witchcraft
  • Author : Deborah Blake
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781250244604

Modern Witchcraft Book Review:

Deborah Blake's Modern Witchcraft is a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today's society through goddess worship and magic. In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the fastest growing religion in North America. What is it that draws people to Witchcraft, and how does a spiritual path with its roots in ancient beliefs and traditions transform itself into a practice that resonates so deeply with today’s modern woman? There are a number of explanations for the phenomenon, such as Witchcraft's connection to the natural world, or acceptance of members regardless of lifestyle choices. For women, however, the greatest appeal may be the worship of a goddess (or goddesses). No stern patriarchal God here. Instead, Wicca and most other forms of modern Witchcraft embrace deity in both the feminine and the masculine. Suddenly, women can look at the divine and see themselves reflected back. In addition, many women are frustrated, frightened, triggered, and down-right furious with the current social and political environment, but feel powerless to create positive change. Witchcraft can give them a sense of personal empowerment. There are many different Witchcraft paths and a multitude of approaches to its practice. This book will guide the reader on the journey to connecting with the feminine divine both without and within, and open the door to this magical religion that will enlighten, uplift, and energize their lives.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition
  • Author : Denise Zimmerman,Denise Zimmermann,Katherine Gleason
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2006-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781101097496

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition Book Review:

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.

Wicca and Witchcraft

Wicca and Witchcraft
  • Author : Denise Zimmermann,Katherine A. Gleason
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781465489418

Wicca and Witchcraft Book Review:

Awaken your life with the God and Goddess and discover the magick of the Wiccan way Get ready to take a journey to a mystical place where anything can happen--an adventure into the realm of witchcraft, magick, and empowerment. This is a place where the wonderment and purity of childhood meet with the spiritual growth and wisdom of the adult world. Wicca and Witchcraft teaches you how to look inside yourself and let the God and Goddess empower you with spirituality, knowledge, and self-esteem, and help you appreciate the profound beauty of living in tune with nature. Along your path, you'll learn about the many types of witches, traditions, and dieties of the Craft. You'll learn about the magickal tools and objects and how to use them. And you'll learn how to cast spells with notions, potions, powders and more... So hop on your broom, hold on tight, and prepare to fly!

Entering Hekate's Garden

Entering Hekate's Garden
  • Author : Cyndi Brannen
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2020-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781633411968

Entering Hekate's Garden Book Review:

A guide to plant spirit ritual and witchcraft, with practical instruction on the use of botanicals especially associated with the beloved goddess Hekate and her daughters Circe and Medea. Bringing pharmakeia (the practice of plant spirit witchcraft) into contemporary times, Entering Hekate’s Garden merges historical knowledge with modern techniques. In it, author Cyndi Brannen offers her extensive insight into Hekatean ritual and witchcraft and especially its application to the Green World. The book features detailed monographs dedicated to 39 plants ranging from the esoteric such as aconite, American mandrake, and damiana to the accessible including bay laurel, dandelion, fennel, garlic, juniper, and lavender. This book blends traditional methods with the author's personal approach, emphasizing her understanding of plant spirits as allies in the witch’s journey. It includes a new taxonomy for interpreting plant energies, methods for creating new correspondences, the importance of layering, using botanicals in spells, rituals, altars, and more, as well as ways to develop meaningful relationships with the pharmakoi (master plant spirits). Poetry, petitions, and musings about pharmakeia are woven throughout. Entering Hekate’s Garden takes readers deep into the mystical world of botanical witchery in a way no other book has before.

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells
  • Author : Judika Illes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 1120
  • Relase : 2011-02-15
  • ISBN : 9780062047267

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells Book Review:

In The Encyclopedia Of 5,000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts, independent scholar, educator and author of several books of folklore, folkways, and mythology Judika Iles enables the reader to enter the world of folklore, myth and magic with binding spells and banishing spells, spells for love, luck, wealth, and power, as well as spells for spiritual protection, physical healing, and enhanced fertility drawn from Earth's every corner and spanning 5,000 years of magical history.

Welsh Witchcraft

Welsh Witchcraft
  • Author : Mhara Starling
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2022-02-08
  • ISBN : 9780738771052

Welsh Witchcraft Book Review:

The history of magic and witchcraft in Wales will inspire any modern-day witch. Written by a Welsh practitioner, this book shares the magical traditions of the land of the red dragon, exploring deities, fairies, folklore, charms, plants, and magic with dozens of exercises for hands-on practice. Explore the history and terminology of Welsh magic and methods for honoring the land. Learn to connect with Cerridwen, Rhiannon, and other deities as well as fairies and mystical creatures. Discover how you can incorporate traditional Welsh folk magic into your modern witchcraft practice, with exercises for honoring those who came before, connecting with the spirit of your home, protecting against adversity and malignant spirits, changing the weather, and much more.

How to Become a Witch

How to Become a Witch
  • Author : Amber K,Azrael Arynn K
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2011-02-08
  • ISBN : 9780738728889

How to Become a Witch Book Review:

Set forth on the Witch's path—this friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have nearly fifty years of Craft experience between them. They've taught hundreds of students the basics of Witchcraft, and now they're offering readers the same clear, structured guidance here. This Witchcraft book teaches you everything you need to know about Craft essentials: Ritual tools Daily practices Ethics Spellcasting Deepening your connection to nature Divination and dreams Sabbats and Esbats The Wheel of the Year Gods and Goddesses Pentagrams and other Craft symbols Training, initiation, and degrees Learn about Witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and—most importantly—how to grow magickally and spiritually.

The Witch's Mirror

The Witch's Mirror
  • Author : Mickie Mueller
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2016-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780738748757

The Witch's Mirror Book Review:

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch's mirror. From choosing and making the perfect mirror to using it to boost self-esteem and prosperity, this book provides valuable information for witches of all levels. Fun and easy to use, The Witch's Mirror features advice from well-known witches as well as spells and crafts to enhance your magic. Explore the symbols and practice of scrying, uncover the portrayals of mirrors in legends and pop culture, harness the reflective power of mirrors with meditations, and much more. Mickie Mueller invites you to gaze through the looking glass and see your magical self wielding the mirror as a key tool to a successful, happy, and enchanted life. Praise: "The Witch's Mirror is a lighthearted book that reflects a wide variety of perspectives, techniques, and magickal styles."—Ellen Dugan, author of the Witchery series and The Natural Psychic "This book is a very thorough and complete manual that explains historical lore, superstitions, and also how to utilize this tool with ease...it is a must have for any witches library!"—Celeste Heldstab, author of Llewellyn's Complete Formulary of Magical Oils "Mickie Mueller has brought to life, in this charming book, all the magic and history of this simple yet potent tool with her own signature grace and eloquence."— Amythyst Raine, author of The Gray Witch's Grimoire "Mueller's conversational style and uncomplicated how-to directions make mirror magic accessible to the novice and experienced witch alike...this book is enlightening, practical, and great fun to read."—Shana Robinson, author of Terra Signs and co-author of Shamanism & The Spirit Mate "Mickie Mueller is the perfect guide through the looking glass...The Witch's Mirror takes one of the most common daily tools and reveals its innate magic."—Lunaea Weatherstone, author of Tending Brigid's Flame and Mystical Cats Tarot "If you want to know about magic and mirrors, this is the book for you! Mickie Mueller has done an excellent job of researching and bringing together all the many facets of mirror-related beliefs, traditions, and lore."—Tess Whitehurst, author of Holistic Energy Magic and Magical Housekeeping

A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft

A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft
  • Author : Deborah Blake
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2017-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780738753966

A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft Book Review:

Enjoy the Sacred Wisdom of Witchcraft Every Day Connect with your witchy self each and every day using quick, easy, and fun practices. This handy book features simple yet meaningful ways to integrate witchcraft into your daily life, inspiring you to take your magic to a new level whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner. Deborah Blake guides you on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing witchy wisdom, affirmations, spells, questions to ponder, and much more. From working with herbs and gemstones to connecting with deities, A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft explores a variety of modern Pagan practices to help you get more in touch with your personal path of witchcraft.

Encyclopedia of Spirits

Encyclopedia of Spirits
  • Author : Judika Illes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 1072
  • Relase : 2010-09-14
  • ISBN : 9780062046093

Encyclopedia of Spirits Book Review:

Enter the World of Spirits! The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. Discover: The true identities of over one thousand spirits (as well as their likes and dislikes) How to communicate with specific spirits for your own benefit How to recognize these spirits when they manifest themselves The mythological and historical events associated with specific spirits The colors, days, numbers, and astrological signs associated with specific spirits The Encyclopedia of Spirits also provides an overview of the role of spirit communication throughout history and a general guide to working with spirits. No matter what your life's problems or desires, this book can guide you to the right spirits who can help fulfill your dreams. For the spiritual adept, the amateur, or the simply curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will inform, inspire, and delight.

Besom, Stang & Sword

Besom, Stang & Sword
  • Author : Christopher Orapello,Tara-Love Maguire
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2018-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781633410862

Besom, Stang & Sword Book Review:

Bringing this authentic, traditional spiritual practice to light in modern context. Regional traditional witchcraft is an animistic form of witchcraft that moves away from the religious harvest festivals and fertility-minded practices associated with the more common Wiccan form of witchcraft. Very few of us in this age are farmers or dependent upon crops and harvests. Regional traditional witchcraft teaches people to find their craft in their own backyards, in the uncultivated land or urban cityscape alike, and in their ancestors rather than in ancient foreign deities or in a neopagan-styled religious form of witchcraft. It's not about where you're from but where you are. The material in this book is adaptable to any region in which the practitioner lives. Although the lack of deity worship and holy days is a significant part of the authors' nonreligious approach, this book presents a complete system of practice utilizing ritual, chant, trance, the six paths of witchcraft as defined and explained by the text, and the practices associated with traditional witchcraft.

Horse Magick

Horse Magick
  • Author : Lawren Leo
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2020-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781633411722

Horse Magick Book Review:

Discover inner strength and wisdom by bringing the power of the equine spirit to life with spells, meditations, and creative visualization. Along with the bear, horses are a primary creature associated with shamanism and traditions influenced by it. They appear in 25,000-year-old cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux. They find a role in the modern African diaspora traditions such as Haitian Vodou, whose devotees are called “horses” for the spirits who ride them during trances. The spirit of the horse exists in the subconscious minds of humans and takes shape in various forms, whether as a symbol of fertility in the land, as in Celtic mythology, or as a psychopomp, which leads the dead to the next world. The horse has made its way into the current of our collective unconscious as a universal archetype. Horse Magick contains spells, rituals, chants, and meditations for many purposes, loosely based around equine imagery. Numerous traditions are represented, as are many deities, including Athena, Epona, and Baba Yaga. No contact with actual horses is required. Through the use of spells and rituals, readers are able to magickally ride to their chosen destinies and fulfill their desires. Workings involve crystals, candles, and Tarot cards, items easily accessible for most readers.

Llewellyn's 2016 Sabbats Almanac

Llewellyn's 2016 Sabbats Almanac
  • Author : Llewellyn
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780738733982

Llewellyn's 2016 Sabbats Almanac Book Review:

Make the most of each season of the Witches’ year with Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac. Packed with rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts, this essential guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred Wiccan holidays—and enrich your spiritual life throughout the year. Get a unique perspective on honoring the Wheel of the Year from your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and sustainable seasonal activities. Perform Sabbat-specific rituals and family activities. Whip up tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season’s gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies.

The Witch's Broom

The Witch's Broom
  • Author : Deborah Blake
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 9780738739748

The Witch's Broom Book Review:

Take a magickal flight into the history, tradition, and modern uses of broomsticks. Whether sweeping the floors or helping with spells, rituals, and crafts, the broom is a more versatile tool than you ever imagined. Join Deborah Blake on a journey through the ages, exploring why broomsticks and witches have always been an inseparable pair. Enjoy broom lore, insights from well-known witchy authors, and instructions for buying or making your own for special occasions. From besoms to broomcorn, The Witch’s Broom is the perfect guide for adding a new facet to your magickal practice. Have a nice flight! Praise: “[A] clear, lucid, and ethical guide to the art of the broom.”—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic
  • Author : John Matthews,Caitlin Matthews
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2010-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780007365050

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A–Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic Book Review:

From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this comprehensive guide is the key to discovering every magical creature from myth, folklore and legend around the world.

The Book of Candle Magic

The Book of Candle Magic
  • Author : Madame Pamita,Judika Illes
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2020-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780738765242

The Book of Candle Magic Book Review:

Featuring authentic candle magic that anyone can do, this impressive little book shows how you can connect to spiritual realms and bring positive change to your life with just a little wick, wax, and flame. Madame Pamita offers both step-by-step instructions for specific candle spells and reference materials to create your own spells. The Book of Candle Magic empowers you to manifest more happiness, love, prosperity, and fulfillment through candle spells. Discover how to make candles from scratch, perform candle readings, create your grimoire, and add some pizzazz to your rituals. Explore the best herbs, gems, talismans, and symbols for giving your spells a boost. With this beautiful book, you can claim your birthright of using fire to reach your magical goals.

Llewellyn's 2021 Sabbats Almanac

Llewellyn's 2021 Sabbats Almanac
  • Author : Suzanne Ress,Jason Mankey,Laura Tempest Zakroff,Melissa Tipton,Kerri Connor,Kate Freuler,Mickie Mueller,Blake Octavian Blair,Tess Whitehurst,Susan Pesznecker,Ivo Dominguez Jr,Charlie Rainbow Wolf,Michael Furie,Llewellyn
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2020-07-08
  • ISBN : 9780738763682

Llewellyn's 2021 Sabbats Almanac Book Review:

Bring more magic and enjoyment into the eight Wiccan holidays with this practical almanac's fun and fresh ideas for rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts. Featuring some of the best writers in the Witch and Pagan community, Llewellyn's 2021 Sabbats Almanac shares articles that provide new perspectives on each sabbat, complete with hands-on rituals and activities to help deepen your practice and sense of the sacred. Discover different types of flowers for Litha and what they attract to your life. Explore toasting rituals for Mabon from around the world. Learn how to reach your full potential with powerful Yule traditions. Make a wide variety of sabbat treats, from pumpkin pie to mimosas and milkshakes. With this almanac's impressive collection of articles, crafts, and spells, your year will be filled with amazing celebrations and wonderful memories.