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.

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft

The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007192932
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 887
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This is the definitive celebration and exploration of all facets of witchcraft, serving as a complete reference book but also as a source of entertainment and general interest. Contents: * Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. Wicca will be discussed, but the focus will not to limited to Wicca. As with Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, this book's focus will be cross-cultural and will span the centuries right up to the present day and popular culture. * Meet mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. * Includes a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more. * This is a reference book that appeals to both insiders and outsiders; that is of appeal to those who adhere to the tenets of some form of witchcraft, as well as those general interest readers interested in folklore, mythology and history.

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.

Encyclopedia of Spirits

The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062046098
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 1072
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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.

Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages

A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else!
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062098543
Category: Self-Help
Page: 736
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World-class spell collector, fortune teller, psychicpractitioner, spirit worker as well as independent scholar, writer, and teacher,Judika Illes offers acomprehensive encyclopedia of the sacred, helpful mystics, saints, andsages from a large variety of religious traditions who can, whenvenerated, produce miracles for the reader. Illes,author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells and The Encyclopedia ofSpirits, surpasses herself in this peerlessly expansive guide for allinterested in folklore, mythology, and history, as well as those looking forguidance about accessing the power of saints. Illes’sThe Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, & Sages is the mostcomprehensive, accessible, and effective guide available anywhere.

The Element Encyclopedia of 1000 Spells

A Concise Reference Book for the Magical Arts
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007299052
Category: Charms
Page: 566
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Today there are many books of spells for specific needs and occasions for the practising Wiccan/witch, but no comprehensive and inclusive magic reference book exists.THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 1000 SPELLS is the magical equivalent of a prize and inspirational cookbook: nothing is too basic to be explained and yet sophisticated tastes as well as emergency situations are catered for.This book goes beyond merely the Wiccan tradition to include a multitude of eastern and western magical traditions whilst fulfilling the archetypal fantasy of the grand grimoire (master spell book). This book is that fantasy made real.

The Big Book of Practical Spells

Everyday Magic That Works
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1633410285
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face. With Judika Illes as your guide, you will learn how to enhance your psychic power, cleanse your aura, protect yourself from malevolent powers, and create and use a wide variety of spells. There are spells for marriage, fertility, pregnancy prevention, babies and children, money, healing, and transitioning to the next life. These are spells that will help make life easier, more productive, and stress free. *Previously published at Pure Magic

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft


Author: Raven Grimassi
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567182576
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 470
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This indispensable reference work provides both a historical and cultural foundation for modern Wicca and Witchcraft, and it is the first to be written by an actual practitioner of the Craft. Features include modern Wicca expressions, sayings, and terminology. Illustrations.

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells


Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062047264
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 1120
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft


Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816038480
Category: Religion
Page: 417
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Identifies famous witches, explains terms dealing with witchcraft, and describes related churches and organizations

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches

From Hexes to Hermoine Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609252991
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 272
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Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach! A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches explores who and what is a witch. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau and Elizabeth Bathory to the popular literary and cinematic figures Harry Potter and The Wicked Witch of the West, Illes offers a complete range of the history of witches. Included also are the sacred—Isis, Hekate, Aradia—and the profane—the Salem Witch trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for readers of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac


Author: Adele Nozedar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007283962
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 704
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Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols with the latest in the hugely popular series of 'Element Encyclopedias'. This is the biggest A-Z reference book on symbolic objects you'll ever find.

Earth Mother Magic


Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781931412650
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 220
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This is a fun, simple guide to magic spells for love, wealth, fertility, happiness, and more. Based on ancient rituals from all over the world, these spells include fascinating folklore and simple substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients. Working in harmony with natural rhythms and cycles, readers will learn how to harness the mysterious power of the natural world to achieve the life they want. Easy enough for teenagers and powerful enough for long-time practitioners, Earth Mother Magic promises to be a classic in its field.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic

A Visual Guide to the History and Practice of Magic Through the Ages - Its Origins, Ancient Traditions, Lanugage, Learning, Ways and Rituals, and Grea
Author: Susan Greenwood,Raje Airey
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781780194301
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 512
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A historical and anthropological study and practical guide to contemporary white magic, with 950 illustrations.

The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten

Tales of the Supernatural, Strange, and Bizarre
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1633410390
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten features classic stories by masters of occult fiction including Dion Fortune, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Marie Corelli, R. W. Chambers, and more—the very authors and tales that inspired modern masters like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Nic Pizzolatto. Edited and introduced by leading occult author and scholar Judika Illes, this selection of timeless tales will thrill and chill readers down to their bones. Illes writes, “These collected stories are each powerfully evocative; forgotten in the manner of long-buried treasure. I hope to remedy this situation, transforming the status of these tales from forgotten to favorite. I confess: there is not a single story in this collection that I do not enjoy, even after repeated readings. While wonderful if read silently, the tales reveal their nuances, humor, and suspense with even more potency, if read aloud. During the dark, eerie hours, when the wind is blowing and the ghosts are roaming outside, the night can be filled with pleasant terror.” While not all of the stories are forgotten, they are all fantastic. They make us think. They introduce and explore possibilities: things that perhaps could happen. They encourage our minds to venture beyond the mundane into the realm of the fantastic, to question and redefine reality. Above all, they entertain.

Herb Magic for Beginners


Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738716995
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 216
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Stir up passion with violet or nab a new job with honeysuckle. From parsley to periwinkle, people enjoy herbs for their aroma, taste, and healing abilities, but few are aware of the enchanting powers harnessed within these multipurpose plants. Breathing new life into herbal folklore and wisdom, Ellen Dugan introduces the magical side of these natural treasures. The author of Cottage Witchery describes the magical traits of flowers, roots, trees, spices, and other commonly found herbs. Under her guidance, readers learn the basics of magic and spellworking so they may safely explore herbal magic on their own for health, luck, prosperity, romance, protection, and more!

The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts


Author: Rodney Castleden
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007519435
Category: History
Page: 576
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The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples.

Half Bad


Author: Sally Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698143760
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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“An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition.”— Time magazine “A bewitching new thriller.” — The Wall Street Journal In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.