In an effort to bring witchcraft back to its roots, Monte Plaisance presents a straightforward look into the world of the witch. Plaisance tackles one of the most often misinterpreted aspects of witchcraft: the elements of magic. This is not a book of magical recipes or spells, but rather a serious look at what goes into making magic work: will and intent. Writing from years of experience, he demystifies the growing religion of Wicca and dispels popular myths created by TV and movies. This book offers a sweeping survey of the sources and influences of witchcraft from many cultures, showing that much of modern magick has its roots in Greek and Roman Mythology. Including chapters on divination, ritual, dreams and dreamwork, practical magical tools, and more, this book invites each reader to reclaim the power of the witch.
Your Complete Guide to the Divination Power of Runes
Author: Judy Ann Nock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Explore how the ancient power of runes can enhance your witchcraft practice with this essential, comprehensive guide to reading runes. If you are looking to add a new tool to your divination skill set, look no further than the ancient tradition of runic language. Runes are a powerful divination used to see the future, make decisions about current life, aid in spell casting, commune with the dead, and so much more! In The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Runes, you will learn about this centuries-old magical experience of using runes in your craft. Each letter in the runic alphabet, whether it’s Norse, Celtic, or modern witch runes, holds a profound message meant to guide and inform, as well as enhance intentions about witchcraft. Within these pages, you will learn about the history of ancient runes, how to read and interpret them, and how to use them in your craft to enhance your magical powers.
In his Book of Shadows, Gerald Gardner writes about the witch’s Eightfold Way as a means of developing one’s magickal abilities. In this contemporary take on the Eightfold Way, author, Witch, and High Priestess Lady Sable Aradia invites readers to explore the eight different components of evolution in witchcraft. Using exercises, meditations, and practical magick, any serious student of witchcraft will be able to master these eight paths and improve the effectiveness of their magickal work. From spells to sex rites to trance to flying ointments, Lady Sable has created a step-by-step guide to mastering the advanced arts of witchcraft.
A compelling book urging modern women to reconnect with their inborn femimine powers. Reclaim your inner witch with the magical rituals, divination tools, spells and ancient wisdom in this revolutionary book. A witch is a woman in her power. She's wise, a healer, someone who is aligned with the cycles of Mother Nature and the phases of the Moon. Yet for so long, the word 'witch' has had negative connotations - being used as an insult, a slur and to perpetuate fear. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why in past centuries the word 'witch' has led women to be tortured, drowned and burned at the stake, and why the witch is now waking once again in women across the world today. This book will help women to remember, reconnect and reclaim the word 'witch' and its power. It explores the many different versions of witchcraft and their core principles and practices, and shares ancient wisdom made relevant for waking witches, including how to: · Align your energy with the wheel of the year, the sabbats and the cycles of the Moon · Connect with and trust your intuition · Use divination tools such as oracle cards, scrying and rune reading · Cast circles, create altars and set sacred space · Work with the elements of nature and use herbs and crystals · Discover and work with five different aspects of the witch: the Force of Nature, the Creatrix, the Healer, the Oracle and the Sorceress · Rediscover your powers and manifest your reality with spell casting Lisa also shares her own journey to reclaiming the word 'witch', along with personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic.
Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden knowledge, while occult and esoteric subjects have become very visible in literature during the twentieth century. This study analyses literature by women occultists such as Alice Bailey, Dion Fortune, and Starhawk, and revisits texts with occult motifs by canonical authors such as Sylvia Townsend Warner, Leonora Carrington, and Angela Carter. This material, which has never been analysed in a literary context, covers influential movements such as Theosophy, Spiritualism, Golden Dawn, Wicca, and Goddess spirituality. Wallraven engages with the question of how literature functions as the medium for creating occult worlds and powerful identities, particularly the female Lucifer, witch, priestess, and Goddess. Based on the concept of ancient wisdom, the occult in literature also incorporates topical discourses of the twentieth century, including psychoanalysis, feminism, pacifism, and ecology. Hence, as an ever-evolving discursive universe, it presents alternatives to religious truth claims that often lead to various forms of fundamentalism that we encounter today. This book offers a ground-breaking approach to interpreting the forms and functions of occult texts for scholars and students of literary and cultural studies, religious studies, sociology, and gender studies.
Passionate and provocative, this novel faces the issue of our society's sexual McCarthyism head-on, especially as it manifests in abuses of "hostile environment" sexual "harassment" law. Lupe Diego, a lapsed Catholic philosophy professor with a feminine Spanish name, faces accusations after a relationship goes sour. Encountering gender prejudice along the way, plus faced with losing his career, Lupe finds a renewed faith. Even as he sees gay friends fall under a wave charges, when tyrannical sexual ideology rocks the campus...
This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Studies, with essays by the leading experts in both fields. Includes helpful summaries to explain the key points of each essay. Brings the subject up-to-date with a study of modern Wicca and paganism, including present-day Lancashire witches. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive study of any English witch trial.
All magic comes with a price tag. It's a lesson witches are taught from a young age, along with the ones about how we'll never survive a vampire turning, how hunters will always seek to eradicate us, and how a devil's bargain can never be broken. But together, we’ve shattered every last rule, ignored every last warning. We've grown stronger because of it, and we've survived everything fate has thrown our way. So what's one more warning shunned, one more cosmic law overturned in the face of such a devastating loss? Asher. Darius. Ronan. Liam. Emilio. To keep the men I love safe—to keep our home safe—there’s nothing I won't risk. Break. Destroy. Because failure? Not an option. If we fail, we will all die. Witches, shifters, vampires, demons, fae, and humankind. None will be left standing. Not one soul but the few who’ve masterminded the entire collapse. But my dark rebels and I? We've got a weapon the enemy could never touch. So get ready for one hell of a fight. This set contains the final three books in THE WITCH’S REBELS reverse harem paranormal romance and urban fantasy series—Blood Cursed, Death Untold, and Rebel Reborn. Expect sexy forbidden romance, dark magic, and heart-pounding supernatural suspense that will leave you spellbound!
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.
Wicca, Witch Craft, Witches and Paganism: A Bible on Witches This book is the bible on witches and paganism by experts on this secretive and underground world! It is finally unlocked for you. Discover and learn everything there is to know about witchcraft, spells, and witches. This masterpiece is a collection of the best works of Wicca experts Julia Steyson, Glenda Blair, Glinda Abraham. This book is a collection of the following books written by them: Wicca Spell Book: The Ultimate Wiccan Book On Magic And Witches A Guide To Witchcraft, Wicca And Magic In The New Age With A Divinity Code by Julia Steyson, AND Practical Magic: A Witchcraft Supplies Book of Wicca, Spells, and Runes by Glenda Blair AND Witch Book: A Definitive Guide To Witch Craft, Paganism and Everyday Magic by Glinda Abraham. This bible on witches and magic and spells is hundreds and hundreds of page long with many illustrations and will teach you so much on this magical subject including: Information deities The Wiccan Rede Holidays A full Gardnerian ritual to use as a solitary practitioner or in a coven setting Correspondences for crystals, herbs, flowers and more… The moon phases and what they really stand for Ritual explanations Spells for abundance, love and health Sabbat recipes and crafts Multiple ways on finding your magickal name Ways to connect with Goddess and God energy The Goddess explained The Horned God explained The Universal Spirit of Wicca explained How to identify and create your unique blend of magick How to set up your Pagan or Wiccan altar How to use magickal tools (safely!) How to manifest the energies you most desire in your life How to understand and use tarot cards and other divination methods How to celebrate Pagan and Wiccan holidays. How to perform the right spells for the occasion. AND MUCH MUCH MORE..... This is the most in-depth and detailed guide on wicca, witch craft, paganism and spells you can find. It ls all here! This is a BIBLE!