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

Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007372035
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 896
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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

The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062372025
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 887
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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.

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

Author: Denise Zimmerman,Denise Zimmermann,Katherine Gleason
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097493
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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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.

Llewellyn's 2016 Sabbats Almanac

Samhain 2015 to Mabon 2016
Author: Llewellyn
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738733989
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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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.

Besom, Stang & Sword

A Guide to Traditional Witchcraft, the Six-Fold Path & the Hidden Landscape
Author: Christopher Orapello,Tara-Love Maguire
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1633410862
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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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 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.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Ellen Dugan tess Whitehurst, 2014

Tess Whitehurst
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Bukupedia
Category: Psychology
Page: 220
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Not only was this magickal book written by two witches, it was written together by two friends. And, as is the case with many friends, while we agree on numerous important things and have some hobbies in common, our lives, magickal viewpoints, and style of doing things tend to be vastly different. That’s what makes it interesting! The first time I met Tess in person was at the International New Age Trade Show in Denver. We had corresponded via email for several months after she had asked me to give her a blurb for her first book, Magical Housekeeping. As I adored the book and always enjoy meeting fellow authors, I was tickled to discover that we would both be attending the same trade show and promoting our new books. We exchanged phone numbers, and I gave her a call and suggested a few practical things for her to bring along, as I had been to the trade show before. Her voice was bubbly as we chatted on the phone, and her laugh was infectious. When I was finally introduced to her at our publishing company’s booth, my first thought was that I felt like a valkyrie standing next to a petite, gorgeous faerie. We looked like polar opposites as we stood there. My voice carries, and hers is soft; I am tall and curvy, she is petite and slender. At the time, I was blond; her hair was dark. It was like night and day! Excited to finally meet face to face, we started chatting and didn’t stop. Later, when we had a break in our schedules, I suggested that we grab lunch. She said that she hoped they had a vegan menu at the trade show because she was a whole food vegan. That tickled my admittedly warped sense of humor so, in jest, I asked her straight-faced if that meant she ate the whole cow. Bless her heart, she never even blinked, nor was she offended. She laughed and explained to me what her diet entailed, and as we walked toward the lunch area I remember thinking that if she passed out from hunger later, I could probably pick her up with one arm. But tiny or not, she held her own. She was clever, creative, and had a fine sense of humor—the very traits that I consider necessary in a good friend, as well as traits I admire in a Witch. Tess and I stayed in touch after the trade show and have become good friends. It is great to have another witchy writer to bounce ideas off of and talk about magickal gardens and flower folklore with, or just to commiserate with. I have come to value her opinion on both magick and energy work. Even though she and I are very different people and lead very different lives, we do share core magickal values. Last year Tess and I were both presenters at a big outdoor author event in Florida, and we were roommates. While we sat inside our cabin talking one rainy night, we hatched the idea of writing a book together. At first we laughed because we kicked around the idea of a sweet Witch/snarky Witch theme. We argued over who would get to be the snarky Witch because honestly it was a toss-up as to who was the most sarcastic. Then we stopped laughing and realized what a unique opportunity this could be. Forget the sweet versus snarky—this was a chance to do something more spiritual and go deeper. We got down to business and started brainstorming about how we could write a book together that would tackle common questions and concerns about the Craft and address the topic of living a magickal life from both our points of view. That conversation on a rainy night planted a seed; a few months later the idea sprouted, and then it began to grow. The information presented here is drawn from our own experiences as witches and from the wisdom gained while walking our individual magickal paths, thereby giving readers two different viewpoints for each topic. This has allowed for healthy debate that we hope will expand your horizons and help you gain both insight and knowledge of the magickal path you have chosen to walk. Introduction—Tess Each tradition (expression)…whether passed down or intuitively performed, is akin to a petal of a flower. No one petal constitutes the whole; all are necessary to the flower’s existence. —Scott Cunningham I first read one of Ellen’s books when I was looking for a publisher for my first book. When you’re writing a book proposal, you’re always supposed to do a section on books that are similar to your book so that you can differentiate and compare. So I tracked down a copy of Cottage Witchery, and—after reading a number of other books on the topic with which I was less than impressed—I was delighted to discover that it was excellent. While similar in topic to my book, it was also quite different in a complementary way. Once Magical Housekeeping found a publisher (which just happened to be the same as Ellen’s), I asked her if she would endorse it. She said yes, and a friendship was born. In a lot of ways, Ellen and I appear to be vastly different. I’m a decidedly New Agey, Californian, solitude-relishing Witch, while Ellen is more of a pragmatic, Midwestern, community-fostering coven high priestess. I’m known for espousing the joy of affirmations, white light, and positive thinking, while Ellen is famous for her feistiness, irreverence, and snarky sense of humor. She prefers the tarot; I prefer the I Ching. I do yoga; she lifts weights. I lean toward minimalism; she is the queen of holiday decorations. (And so on—you get the picture.) Still, as we’ve gotten to know each other, we’ve learned that we’re actually not that different. For example, while I know that Ellen will protest me telling the world about this, she is actually one of the kindest people you will ever meet. (Just a heads-up: she doesn’t realize that her sweetness is actually obvious, so don’t tell her.) On the other hand, as Ellen (and pretty much everyone else who knows me) can heartily attest, I can be quite snarky myself, and in many cases “snarky” would be a kind euphemism. Additionally, while at first glance some of our spiritual and magickal practices seem to be contradictory, we’ve discovered that, at the base of it all, we speak the same language. In other words, from an intuitive and energetic perspective, we generally come from the same place, even if our practice takes different forms and some of our opinions diverge. And it’s the way we’re similar, rather than the way we’re different, that I find so exciting about this book— because when we all recognize that we are drawing on the same invisible magickal and spiritual power that underlies and characterizes all things, we can fully celebrate our diversity while also delving deeper into our craft. After all, just like snowflakes, no two Witches are alike. We find our greatest power when we allow ourselves to be ourselves, and to freely and creatively express our uniqueness through our magickal and spiritual practice. Not only that, but (as my friendship with Ellen demonstrates to me again and again), when we share what makes us unique with each other, we can benefit from the other’s viewpoint. Perhaps it will change the way we do things, perhaps not. But regardless, it will add dimension and depth to our knowledge, wisdom, and experience, while inspiring us with expansive ways of working magick and communing with the Divine. It is our sincere wish that the various perspectives and practices in this book, presented concurrently, will provide insight into what makes you and your spiritual practice unique, and give you the courage to live that distinctive brand of magick every day—not just through your rituals but also through your relationships, your career, your art, and every single thing that you do. Because there is no Witch in the world just like you. It is only by being true to your most personal and authentic vision—while simultaneously celebrating the diversity that characterizes our planet and our human family—that you can heal and bless the world in the way only you can. Yes, it takes a healthy dose of both positivity and chutzpah, but believe us: it’s worth it.

Das Buch der Vampire

von Dracula, Untoten und anderen Fürsten der Finsternis ; ein Lexikon
Author: Matthew Bunson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453188396
Category: Vampires
Page: 314
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die Wiederentdeckung einer verbotenen Heilkunst - schamanische Traditionen in Europa
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling,Christian Rätsch,Wolf-Dieter Storl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783855026012
Category: Europa - Heilpflanzen - Hexerei - Geschichte
Page: 272
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Das Zauberbuch der freien Hexe

Geschichte & Werkzeug / aus dem Amerikan. übertr. von Thomas Görden. ...
Author: Silver RavenWolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548741390
Page: 408
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Everflame - Feuerprobe

Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 3862720098
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 928
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Liebe schmerzt. Welten kollidieren. Feuer tötet. Feuerrote Locken, unglücklich verliebt und so ziemlich gegen alles allergisch, was es gibt: Lily Proctor ist 17 und die Außenseiterin an der Highschool von Salem. Lily wünscht sich nichts mehr, als von hier zu verschwinden - und findet sich in einem furchterregenden anderen Salem wieder, in dem mächtige Frauen herrschen. Die stärkste und grausamste dieser "Crucible" ist Lillian - und Lily wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten. Sind Lilys Allergien und Fieberschübe tatsächlich magische Kräfte und ist sie selbst eine Hexe? In einem Strudel aus gefährlichen Machtkämpfen und innerer Zerrissenheit, begegnet Lily sich selbst - und einer unerwarteten Liebe. Ein mitreißender Pageturner mit starken Gefühlen: schicksalhafte Entscheidungen, Magie, Spannung und Liebe mit einer Heldin zwischen zwei Männern, zwei Welten und zwei Identitäten. Der dritte Band "Everflame - Verräterliebe" und damit das spannende Finale der Reihe erscheint im Herbst 2016!


Einführung in die Spiritualität und Praxis der Neuen Hexenkunst
Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548742502
Page: 239
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Was nützen jahrtausendealte Hexenrituale, wenn sie uns fremd und seltsam erseheinen? Der wellweit führende Wicca-Experte Scott Cunningham zeigt, dass es heute viele individuelle Wege gibt, sich mit magischen Kräften zu verbinden. In diesem klassischen Ein


Author: Debora Geary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453312708
Page: 399
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Moderne Hexen sind klug, sexy und geheimnisvoll Die hübsche Lauren ist achtundzwanzig, lebt in Chicago und ist Immobilienmaklerin - und zwar die beste der ganzen Stadt. Auf geradezu magische Weise scheint sie zu erahnen, was ihre Kunden wollen. Doch mit Übersinnlichem hat sie eigentlich nichts am Hut - bis sie beim Surfen im Internet in einen merkwürdigen Chatroom gerät, dessen Mitglieder behaupten, Hexen zu sein. Doch damit nicht genug: Sie sind der Meinung, Lauren sei eine von ihnen! Die ist zunächst skeptisch, doch die Online-Hexen sind sich ihrer Sache sicher und schicken den mehr als gut aussehenden Hexer Jamie nach Chicago, um Lauren zu überzeugen.