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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 Ghosts and Hauntings

The Ultimate A-Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal
Author: Theresa Cheung
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007299060
Category: Ghosts
Page: 557
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Featuring hundreds of A to Z entries, The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Hauntings is a fascinating compendium of worldwide para activity, with explanations of strange phenomena from both folklore and modern scientific research.Featuring factual information on mediums and near-death experiences, ghosts, levitation, telepathy, astral travel, precognition, evidence for the afterlife, spirit guides, haunted sites, famous historical figures, documented experiments, and much more.Learn about the chilling story of Alcatraz prison and why Native Americans believed evil spirits resided there. Get the real story behind 50 Berkley Square, London's most haunted house in the 19th century. Find out if anyone truly has ESP, how to identify ectoplasm, and why you shouldn't be frightened if you see a 'knocker.'A complete reference of para myth and folklore-and the myths and legends surrounding ghosts and spirits in different cultures throughout the world, from famous ghost stories to various beliefs and superstitions that have taken root in different countries.

Emergency Magic!

150 Spells for Surviving the Worst-Case Scenario
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781931412018
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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Offers spells formulated to provide positive outcomes to 150 situations, including winning a court case, finding a home, fitting into a wedding dress, protecting a child, and turning a breech baby.

Pure Magic

A Complete Course in Spellcasting
Author: Judika Illes
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 160925256X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Pure Magic is a practical crash course for anyone who's ever envied TV witches. Or women who always seem to get the job, apartment, or date they want. Or people who can make their dreams come true. Judika Illes has written a spellcasting primer in down-to-earth language. "I consciously set out to write a book that would be different from any other on the market," Illes writes. "This book is jargon free. It contains information usually handed down from teacher to student. It focuses on the practical aspects of spellcasting in a clear and nonjudgmental way. . . . No specialized metaphysical training is required." What is required is that we become aware of the natural rhythms, energies, powers, and patterns of Earth and her diverse inhabitants. Pure Magic offers a plethora of individual spells, plus concrete advice on how and where to practice magic, to rightly use words of power, and to cleanse, protect, and enhance your magic self. Work your way through it's easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan, and all will become clear. Learn to listen to Mother Earth, focus on your magical allies, gather the simple equipment Illes outlines, and follow the straightforward instructions, and you will soon be constructing your own spells and experiencing magic in your everyday life. Pure Magic is a book that beginners will follow rigorously and advanced spellcasters will refer to again and again for guidance and inspiration. Magic 101: this book is a complete course in real magic--how and why it works. Pure Magic is a perennial, from an author with a great track who knows what she's talking about.

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.

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.

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.

The Trouble with Spells


Author: Lacey Weatherford
Publisher: Moonstruck Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 360
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Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells, #1 bestseller from Lacey Weatherford, #1 bestselling author of Chasing Nikki, A Midsummer Night's Fling, and Crush. 5 out of 5 Stars "Wow! I am so impressed! I was IN from the very start. The characters are beautifully written and the story is fantastic. I was on the edge of my chair, turning pages as fast as I could read them! Couldn't get enough of this book! It has all the elements of a must read. It has non-stop action, daring deeds, good vs. evil, danger and suspense, as well as being an all out love story." Beverly Sharp, The Wormhole Reviews 5 out of 5 Stars "The Trouble with Spells has everything needed for the making of an amazing series and has quickly become my new favourite. Vance and Portia will be giving other YA couples a run for their money!!" Lyndsey Rushby, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Book Reviews. 5 out of 5 Stars "Of Witches And Warlocks: The Trouble With Spells is a definite must read and will have you hooked from the beginning. Lacey Weatherford writes an amazing love story that will leave you addicted and craving for another hit of action, romance and an extra dose of the local bad boy, Vance Mangum." Naomi McKay, Supernatural Bookworm Reviews. 5 out of 5 Stars "I fell completely, head over heels in love with The Trouble With Spells. The charged relationship between Portia and Vance in this electrifying novel leaves a lasting impression." Susan Mann, Susan K Mann Book Reviews. Overview: What does every young girl wish for on her sixteenth birthday? Not to be told she's a witch, that's for sure! But what if it comes with powers, a hot romance, and exciting adventure? Of Witches and Warlocks Series Book One, The Trouble with Spells "As a very long time fan of the television show Charmed I particularly enjoyed the reading of "The Trouble With Spells", ... it was a fun book to sit down and enjoy for the day!" Jackie Burris, Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories "Forget Team Edward, Team Jacob, Team anybody.... it's all Vance Mangum and Of Witches and Warlocks, baby!" Belinda Boring, The Bookish Snob & The Romance Reviews **The Of Witches and Warlocks series:1. The Trouble With Spells 2. The Demon Kiss 3. Blood of the White Witch 4. The Dark Rising 5. Possession of Souls

The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World: The Ultimate A–Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal


Author: Theresa Cheung
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007387172
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 864
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This is the definitive A-Z reference book on all things psychic, mysterious and paranormal – the marvels, secrets and mysteries of the visible and the invisible world. This wonderful guide covers everything you could want to know including ghosts, strange phenomena, people, places, events, and ideas.