A Wiccan Bible

Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft From Birth to Summerland
Author: A.J. Drew
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601639287
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 432
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“A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.” —The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition For thousands of years, we have been told that God was a man. Then someone reminded us of when God was a woman. Now we have a reference for the sensible folk who have always felt that it takes two. If you have ever thought there was more to religion than ancient rituals performed for reasons unknown, this book will show you exactly what you have been looking for. If you have already come to the realization that Wicca is the religion for you, this book will help fill those many blanks that have been left by other books. Author A.J. Drew makes no attempt to dictate religious dogma or routine. He is quick to point out that the title does not start with the word the. He illustrates the many issues a person’s religion should address and shows how he has been able to find answers to those issues through the practice of a modern religion that was based on some of the oldest principles of the ancient world. A Wiccan Bible takes you through the journey of life in three stages: Maiden and Master: Creation, Wiccaning, and Self-dedication. Mother and Father: Initiation, Handfasting/Handparting, and the Wheel of the Year. Crone and Sage: Community, the world, and death. Mythology and science converge as the author details a life’s journey into a religion with both old world ritual and new world science, fusing both into a creation myth which satisfies not only mind, but soul as well. A Wiccan Bible not only shows a religious path filled with joy, but one that offers the ability to accept and manage sorrow. It is filled with ritual and with the reasons why ritual is fulfilling, rewarding, and a necessary part of everyday life. As A.J. addresses each issue, he demonstrates not only how he found the solutions in Wicca, and the many ways in which science and magick have helped him to do so. A Wiccan Bible also contains select recipes that the author has collected, including mixtures for incense, oils, and baths.

Spells for the Solitary Witch


Author: Eileen Holland
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609255749
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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Written by the best-selling author of The Wiccan Handbook, Spells for the Solitary Witch is clear and easy to follow. Spells for the Solitary Witch explains how to prepare and cast spells 87 spells in all together with the materials needed for each spell and the incantations to say that will ensure the best results. Tailored to the needs of solitary witches, Holland suggests alternatives to hard-to-find ingredients, as well as directions about where to find specific ingredients crucial to a spells success. "Solitary Witches," writes Holland, "are those who practice the Craft without a coven or other group. Some Witches are solitary because of circumstances, but the rest of us are solitary by choice...we feel no need to join a formal group. We like our independence and prefer the freedom to do things our own way..."

Wicca for Beginners

A Guide to Wiccan Beliefs, Rituals, Magic, and Witchcraft
Author: Lisa Chamberlain
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503008229
Category: Religion
Page: 116
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Everything You Need to Know About the Wicca Religion It is estimated that there are over 1 million practicing Wiccans around the world today. But what is it that has made these people turn their back on the formal, structured religions that encompass the majority of the Western world? In our modern, high-pressured world, many of us fail to take notice the sheer beauty of the natural world surrounding us. In many ways, this is a travesty: the world we live in today seems so completely distant from the one our ancestors lived in, a world where humans and nature were at one, their existence intertwined in the natural cycles of life. Wicca is a new way of life, a religion that takes you back to a more simple time, before the invention of the high-tech gadgetry we see all around us. You will learn to live and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you, celebrating the intricate changes in the seasons and everything they bring - from the bounties of the Summer harvest, to the cold and darkness of the Winter months, as Mother Nature rests in preparation for the next explosive cycle of life that Spring brings. Wicca is a re-incarnation of the very earliest religions, long pre-dating Christianity. Wiccans celebrate and share many of the same beliefs that these early people held, and try to embrace their way of life, all while remaining fully-functional in today's modern world. Foundations for Becoming a Practicing Wiccan Wicca differs from the highly structured religions that most people in the Western world are familiar with. There is no sacred text to follow, teaching you about the religion, and how to live your life to the fullest. Wiccans must take it upon themselves to piece together the many different aspects of this exciting, enchanting religion, and this can seem highly intimidating at first. "Wicca for Beginners" was created with these people in mind, acting as an entry point for anyone seeking information about the Wicca religion -- whether you're just looking to learn more about the fascinating Wiccan way of life, or you want to start practicing Wicca yourself. You will learn all about the history of the religion, the many different beliefs held by Wiccans, and the significant dates and celebrations of the Wiccan calendar. You'll be introduced to the Wiccan deities, discover the Wiccan tools and altar, and learn the difference between a coven and a solitary practitioner. Finally, you will be introduced to the concepts of witchcraft and magic, learn the basics of rituals and spellwork, and will even be shown an example ritual, perfect for beginners. In other words, "Wicca for Beginners" will teach you everything you need to know to start practicing Wicca, today! Blessed Be.

Witch Crafting

A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic
Author: Phyllis Curott
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767908457
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
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A Wiccan high priestess and author of Book of Shadows offers a practical compendium of the rituals, practices, and philosophies of Wiccan tradition and offers helpful guidelines for creating potions, working with Nature, finding the Divine within, and incorporating Wicca into one's daily life. Reprint.

A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans

Practical Guidance for Sharing Your Path
Author: Thea Sabin
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738730017
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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As the Pagan and Wiccan communities grow, so does the need for teachers, mentors, and role models. For those who want to share their knowledge, teaching can be a very empowering and spiritual experience. But practicing the Craft and teaching it are two very different things. In this timely guide, popular Wiccan author and teacher Thea Sabin presents clear techniques for creating a curriculum, including sample syllabi. She also provides instruction and guidance on crucial aspects of becoming an effective and inspiring teacher of Wicca and Paganism. Develop teaching methods for adult learners Manage group dynamics Give great presentations Find and screen students Set up online classes Cultivate patience and humility You will also find interviews and advice from several respected Pagan teachers, such as Patrick McCollum, Holli Emore of Cherry Hill Seminary, Christopher Penczak, and T. Thorn Coyle.

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach


Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.

How to Become a Witch


Author: Dayanara Ble Star
Publisher: Dayanara Blue Star
ISBN: 1507830718
Category: Religion
Page: 24
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No witch is just born into being. Becoming a witch is much more than just the initial interest one has due to a movie or book that has been watched or read. Being a witch involves much learning, much reading and a strong desire. There is no how to guide that will lead you down the path to being a witch of any sort. There are many historical references to the power of witchcraft, ways of doing divinations and spells. There is no right or wrong way, a witch will learn as they walk the path. Being a witch is not a lifestyle that allows one to project themselves as a witch when they choose; it is a daily way of life. One must truly question the reasons they have as to the desire to become a witch. Take advantage of this great opportunity and find out all you ever needed to know about becoming a witch.

The Book of Crystal Spells

Magical Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals ... and Even Sand
Author: Ember Grant
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738730300
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 250
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Raise Your Crystal Spellwork to the Next Level Discover dozens of spells that you can use for health, love, home and garden, problem solving, dreams, astral travel, and much more. With hands-on spells, rituals, grids, and other magical methods, The Book of Crystal Spellsis a practical and in-depth guide to using stones in creative ways. • Find tips on cleansing and charging your stones • Learn to craft magical jewelry, amulets, and talismans • Incorporate numerology, meditations, elixirs, and crystal grids in your spellwork • Expand your magic practice by using glass, sand, metals, quartz crystal points, and more Increase your knowledge of crystal spells with accessible exercises and extensive appendices and correspondences. Whether a beginner or an expert, take your magic to a higher level with the magic of stones, which gives you access to the energetic connection between you and the universe.

Magic, Spells and Potions


Author: Silvia Hartmann
Publisher: DragonRising Publishing
ISBN: 1873483791
Category: Clairvoyance
Page: 376
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Contains numerous magic spells. This book also teaches you how to make your very own custom power spells, potions and much more. It tells how to: create charms and potions that work; and create spells and curses, or work with the numerous samples provided for beginners.

Keep Calm at Christmas


Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448116317
Category:
Page: 160
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Everyone knows 'tis the season to be jolly; when you can roast chestnuts on an open fire, treetops glisten and sleigh bells ring alongside the sound of small children's laughter. However, if you don't think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year then reach for Keep Calm at Christmas and let its soothing advice reassure you that Christmas comes but once a year. Keep Calm at Christmas follows Keep Calm for Ladies and Keep Calm for Chaps and offers many merry pearls of wisdom to help you get through the festive season; on everything from relatives to office parties, and gluttony to new year resolutions. An insighftul pocket gift for Christmas. 'What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day' Phyllis Diller 'About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red' Anon 'Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice' Anon 'Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit' Kin Hubbard 'New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual' Mark Twain

The Sabbats

A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways
Author: Edain McCoy
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567186635
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 355
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First and foremost, Witchcraft or Wicca is a religion. In The Sabbats, Edain McCoy reveals the eight major holidays of this faith and the many ways in which they are celebrated. There are two basic types of holidays. The first come at the Solstices and Equinoxes. The others divide the time between those dates in two, resulting in eight major holidays or Sabbats with approximately the same amount of days between them. The balance, here, gives the appearance of spokes in a wheel, so this cycle is commonly called the Wheel of the Year. The holidays represent two things. First, the harvest cycle. Each holiday represents a time in the growth of crops. From planting to growth, from harvesting to letting the lands lie fallow in the cold winter, the festivals follow the agricultural cycles of ancient times. However, they also represent the eternal love of the God and Goddess, following the God's birth from the Goddess and his death before she gives birth to him again. This also follows the pattern of the Sun which moves from warm and high in the sky to cold and low in the sky. The book is filled with ways you can follow the Wheel of the Year, whether you work with a coven, with your family, or by yourself. You will learn the secrets of ritual construction and handicrafts appropriate to each of the festivals. You will also learn recipes for traditional foods for each holiday and even songs appropriate to the Sabbats. This is a wonderful, joyous book filled with color, information, and wisdom. If you are involved with Paganism in any way, this book is a must for your studies and practices. This book functions as both a resource and as a practical manual for the celebration of the holidays. Get your copy today.

Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms


Author: Rachel Patterson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785357697
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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There are a lot of things in the universe that we don’t understand. When something is meant to happen, it will whether you cast a spell or not. But you can help it on its way by guiding and encouraging it and maybe even tweaking events a little too. A spell can be worked in many ways, from a simple pointing of the finger to a complicated ritual involving lots of herbs and crystals and, of course, any variation in between. What will happen for sure is the boost of confidence and happy buzz you will receive as you cast the spell, as well as the positive vibe you get from putting something into action. Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms is a the first in a series of books which delves into the world of the Kitchen Witch. Each book breaks down the whys and wherefores of the subject and includes practical guides and exercises. Other titles include Garden Magic, Altars & Rituals and The Elements.

Learn to Spell


Author: Walter D. Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780720209303
Category: English language
Page: 64
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Llewellyn's 2013 Magical Almanac

Practical Magic for Everyday Living
Author: Llewellyn,Chandra Alexandre,Barbara Ardinger,Blake Octavian Blair,Deborah Blake,Boudica
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738715158
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 360
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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 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.

Solitary Witch

The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation
Author: Silver RavenWolf
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738717622
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 608
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The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation This book has everything a teen Witch could want and need between two covers: a magickal cookbook, encyclopedia, dictionary, and grimoire. It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past. Information is arranged alphabetically and divided into five distinct categories: (1) Shadows of Religion and Mystery, (2) Shadows of Objects, (3) Shadows of Expertise and Proficiency, (4) Shadows of Magick and Enchantment, and (5) Shadows of Daily Life. It is organized so readers can skip over the parts they already know, or read each section in alphabetical order. Features By the author of the best-selling Teen Witch and mother of four teen Witches A jam-packed learning and resource guide for serious young Witches All categories are discussed in modern terms and their associated historical roots Includes endnotes and footnotes that cite sources or add clarification A training companion to Teen Witch and To Ride a Silver Broomstick

Journey to the Dark Goddess

How to Return to Your Soul
Author: Jane Meredith
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780992238
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 241
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Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.