Looking for simple
solutions for today's problems: computer viruses, traffic that drives
you crazy, and an overextended schedule?
There's an easy way to incorporate magic into your life without adding
more stress to it. Everyday Magic updates the ancient arts to fit your
busy lifestyle. It promotes the use of modern convenience items as
viable magical tools, and it incorporates the use of easy-to-find spell
ingredients—most of which are already in your kitchen cabinet. It
discusses the items and forces that boost magical work, as well as
offering a multitude of time-saving tips and a large assortment of
recipes for creating your own incenses, potions, and powders. More than
300 spells and rituals cover the everyday concerns of the modern
Set your spell into motion and speed up the
results with "magical boosters"
Magnify your focused intent and energy flow
with herbs, flowers, trees, and stones
Learn how to perform ancient arts with modern
tools: your coffee maker, blender and crock pot
Make your own magical powders, sachets, bath
salts, potpourris, incenses and oils
Discover the secret to success in magical
Comment made on forum
about this author: "Another good beginner book is "The Craft" by Dorothy
Morrison. In my opinion she explains things easily, but without dumbing
it down for the reader.
Amazon's summary: Celebrate the changing of the
seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun.
Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca
to newcomers, this introductory guide presents everything you need to
know for successful witchery, including:
·An essential set of instructions and guidelines for beginning the
practice of the Ancient arts
·An overview of Wiccan beliefs, laws, rules, and principles
·Directions for creating and using basic tools of the Craft--athame,
wand, cup, pentacle, cauldron, broom, black mirror, and meditation
·Easy-to-follow instructions for altar setup, circle-casting, building
power, Deity invocation, and more
·An assortment of miscellaneous spells, chants, and invocations for a
variety of purposes
Walk the path of the Witch-live in harmony and balance, and discover the
sacred within the natural world with The Craft.
If you are on a budget, or simply don't want
to purchase dozens of books on the Craft, this is the book for you! A
modern Solitary Witch can practice for a lifetime with only this book for
guidance. While I believe that one should read everything one can get on
any subject of interest, this book will be my primary source from here
Let me first say that I have long been a fan of this authors practical,
down to earth and open sharing of her practice and experience. I find
those who refer to her books in a negative way are usually those who
resent her success and her openness in sharing what some would like to
use to boost their own ego by wanting others to think that the practice
of the craft is some deep dark secret know only to them and their
tradition or group.
As for me, I will be selling many of the
books I have accumulated over many years of practice as a Solitary
Witch, as I will be using the spells and rituals in this book instead of
digging through a dozen books to find just what I'm looking for.
There is a chapter devoted to the young witch or wizard. If you are a
Crone, like myself, don't skip this chapter. Who but us will bring along
the next generation? We need to know what is important and practical for
the Teen Witch so that we can be better and wiser teachers.
Take a look at your hands.
See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through
everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix
fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to
be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to
symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and
divinity grows more intense.
This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide
to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David
Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following: - magical
simmering potpourris - a beaded psychic mandala - clay pentacles,
plaques, and runic dice - a shaman's arrow - sand paintings - Corn
Mother - a magical spell broom - protective hex sign - Witch bottles -
flower garlands - spell banner - magic mirror - prosperity trivet -
The original book that brought Goddess worship to the public eye has marked its 10th anniversary, yet it still remains an integral part of the Wiccan canon. The Spiral Dance leans
heavily toward the feminist aspects of Wicca, but Starhawk's comments on the new edition make it clear that she is aware of the growing male presence in witchcraft. However, this edition is not some watered down, politically correct
revision of the original. Very little is changed aside from the addition of Starhawk's observations on how the book has weathered its first decade, and what few changes she would make if she were writing it today. Readers interested
in learning more about contemporary witchcraft, whether considering Wicca as a way of life or simply desiring to understand this earth-based religion, will find a wealth of information in The Spiral Dance, and will notice that it
becomes one of the most frequently consulted books in their Wicca libraries. --Brian Patterson
In her first book-length work, Sabin presents a first-rate, fresh and thorough addition to the burgeoning field of earth-based spiritual practice volumes. Sometimes using examples that
young people can relate to (SATs, dying grandmothers), she opens the door to this path for people of all ages who want concrete beginnings to "work actively and spiritually to develop as a person." Sabin covers well the familiar
territory of the calendar, circle, pentagram, tools, etc., but she shines distinctively in several areas. The first is in Wiccan history, written in a light, informative style that magically mines depth, breadth and brevity. Another
is in the emphasis on personal will and ethical practices that transcend reliance on external paraphernalia. She also deftly shows how the various tools and spells can be put into use, but always encourages practitioners to utilize
their own experiences, environment and spiritual intelligence to shape their practice. Especially helpful are the criteria to assess groups and potential teachers, and the volume is capped by a fine bibliography. Sabin advocates
consistent study, practice and evolved learning. Gently admonishing her
reader not to become a "one-book wonder," Sabin has nearly voided her
own advice with this important first effort that is perfect for novice
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water : More Techniques of Natural Magic is a great place to start learning magick. Folk magick is simple but very effective if you put your heart into it.
Many people find no need to go further than this unless they prefer more grandiose ceremonial magick. Great introductory principles about the philosophy of spellcasting is probably the most important part of this book, though it is
probably best to read this in more detail in Cunningham's guides for the Solitary Practitioner or similar books. Scott Cunningham provides great learning material and outlines for spellcasting, but I think it is important to
remember that spells you create yourself are often much more effective. The guides to creating your own magick in the back of the book are at least as important as the spells. This sort of magick reinforces the important fact that
tools are nothing without the magician. Folk magick is often frowned upon by many more experienced practitioners of the craft, but it is useful to remember that which the book reminds us: the simple things in life are usually the
Earth Power is a great book for those who are
new to Witchcraft and interested in Natural Magick. Cunningham provides
useful information while his explanations and instructions are easy to
follow. The spells featured in the book are actually "do-able"; they don't
require fancy robes, precious hard-to-find stones, and even harder-to-find
herbs. They are very simple and to-the-point, which is extremely helpful
for us who dislike long, complicated rituals. You wont find any long,
rambling chants. Instead, Earth Power contains short, simple chants for a
practical and natural form of magick.
This is NOT a book for Wiccans. You'll not find the rules and basics of
Wicca nor will you find any ceremonial magick.
Earth Power is a how-to book without the rigid rules that you often see in
occult books. It does not teach, it guides. It guides you and inspires you
to create your own magick YOUR way. --Lisa Johanna Keemink
Positive, practical, and easy to use, Green Witchcraft brings together the best of both modern Wicca and the author`s family heritage of herb craft and folk magic. Green Witchcraft explores the fundamentals of the Wiccan
religion, providing magical training for the independent thinker. Step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of magical techniques as well as basic rules of conduct make this the ideal book to get you started.
Green rituals for self-initiation, rites of passage, seasonal celebrations and
activities provide an excellent foundation for your own magical tradition.
This meaningful book explores the
mystery, wisdom, and power of the dark phase of the moon's cycle, providing a
lunar-based model for moving through the dark times in our lives with
understanding, consciousness, and faith in renewal.
The moon's dark phase has traditionally been a time of
fear and superstition, a time associated with death and isolation. The mythical
embodiment of these fears is the Dark Goddess. Known around the world by many
names--Lilith, Kali, Hecate, and Morgana--the archetypal Dark Goddess represents
death, sexuality, and the unconscious--the little understood, often feared
aspects of life.
Demetra George combines psychological, mythical, and spiritual perspective on
the shadowy, feminine symbolism of the dark moon to reclaim the darkness from
oppressive, fear-based images. George offers rites for rebirth and
transformation that teach us to tap into the power of our dark times, maximizing
the potential for renewal inherent in our inevitable periods of loss,
depression, and anger.
Starwitch's review: I love this book. I've learned so
much from it. It explains the cycle of life and death in such a beautiful way. I
even shared some of these ideas with my Christian mother because I knew that all
women could appreciate the ideas in this book.