Pagan. Wiccan. Occult Books. Herbs. Spells. Sea Magic . Doreen Valiente . Raymond Buckland. Alaster Crowley. CunninghamThe Awen. Witchcraft. Wiccan
Encyclopaedia of Magical Herbs
In days gone by our ancestors lived in harmony with the earth. they knew which plants could heal and which could kill. They also knew that plants harboured magical powers, forces that could be harnessed and directed to fulfil a need - anything from protecting a house, to finding true love. Magical herbalism is the use of these powers to create positive changes.
Far from concentrating on esoteric unobtainable plants, many of those mentioned within are old friends. the magical properties of onions, cashews, apples, rice, lettuce - as well as dill, basil, fennel, garlic and parsley are described. Extensive tables, across the reference of, folk names, glossary and annotated bibliography make this a comprehensive and valuable guide to the practice of magical herbalism.
In this book, is to be found a remarkable concise explanation of the ancient uses, rituals and true aims of Magic. The author sweeps away the confusion caused by many misconceptions and surveys the history of Magic from the `old religion` of pre-Christian era, then through to the discoveries of modern psychology. and it is, he says with the modern school of psychology, particularly Jungian, that the magician finds his closest link with modern thought.
First published in 1929 (under the title, Sane Occultism ) this volume is as useful and pertinent now as it was then. This edition, with a comprehensive context-setting introduction by Gareth Knight, places aoccultism its proper place as a philosophy that employs the rational methodology to explain the meaning of life.
There was the Old Ways, part of a legacy of magick passed down through family lines and kept alive for centuries. The secret ways of Italian witches live on today and serve as an excellent model for any of magick that seeks to impart its wisdom to future generations. In this well-crafted book, respected author Raven Grimassi tells the story of his family traditions, from ritual spellwork to the Italian tooth fairy. Engaging thought provoking Hereditary Witchcraft inspires us all to preserve the sacredness of our mysteries and magick by giving them away as gifts to our children.
Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches is a book composed by the-the American folklorist Charles Leland, it was published in 1899. It contains what he believed was the occult text of a group of Pagan witches in Tuscany, Italy, that documented their beliefs and rituals.This book is very influential in the development of the contemporary Pagan religion of Wicca.
With the rise of Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca, to name two twentieth century, variants, Traditional Witchcraft, as it has become known, was in danger of extinction. In writing this book, Bill Love has shared his intimate knowledge of Witchcraft in its purest form, preserves the ancient practices and beliefs of modern covens and individuals to follow.
Sadly Bill Love died before completion of this book, it is written with help and contribution from acclaimed author, Jak. P. Mallman Showell.
Magic is all around us-in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind and the sunset cloud. All we need is the ability to see it, understand it, and apply it. Written by one of the founders of modern witchcraft and in print for over thirty years, `Natural Magic` explains how to practice the age-old white magic that village wise woman has used for centuries. It deals with the magic of herbs and flowers, of all four elements, of numbers and colours, as well as amulets and talisman, how to read cards, how to interpret dreams and much more. There are chapters on the secrets of sex magic, and on the use of traditional spells. A delightful and informative book for use in daily life for newcomers to the practice of magic, as well as those with more experience.
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.
Elen of the Ways is about the ancient shamanism of Britain. Elen Sentier grew up in a long family lineage of following the Deer Trods; in this book she tells of the old, forgotten ways of our ancestors. Through her own experience, stories, practical exercises and journeys with the deer, Elen takes you into the realm of the Boreal Forest, of which Britain is a part, to show how the Deer Goddess is the spirit of this land.