Witch Crafting

A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic
Author: Phyllis Curott
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767910974
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 352
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Phyllis Curott’s first book, Book of Shadows, was an inspirational, spiritual memoir that chronicled her journey from Ivy League-educated, New York City attorney to Wiccan High Priestess. By inviting readers of all faiths to share in her own personal transformation, Phyllis debunked many of the myths surrounding Wicca and revealed it for what it really is: a spiritual movement whose tenets of Goddess worship and reverence for Nature were a great deal more accessible and familiar than she’d ever expected. In Witch Crafting, Phyllis digs deep into the practices and principles of Witchcraft to provide a comprehensive guidebook that anyone "novices and seasoned practitioners alike" can use to incorporate the beauty and power of Wicca into their own daily lives. Far from being just another mechanical spell book, Witch Crafting is the first book to offer readers not only the how-to of Witchcraft, but also the why-to, explaining the profound spiritual tenets behind Wiccan techniques. Filled with both traditional and innovative shamanic practices, Phyllis also provides an empowering new definition of magic and reexamines the ethics under which Witchcraft is practiced, offering a groundbreaking alternative to the Threefold Law. With enchanting stories from Curott’s own experiences, Witch Crafting will also teach you how to: • Master the secret arts of effective spellcasting • Create sacred space and personal rituals • Perform divinations for spiritual insight and earthly success • Tap into the power of altered states, such as dreaming, meditation, prayer, and trance • Keep a magical journal and create your own Book of Shadows ·Keep a magical Rich with detailed advice for making magic, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, as well as thought-provoking evaluations of this remarkable spirituality, Witch Crafting is the special volume that you’ve been searching for. Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing Witchcraft for years, whether you worship in a coven or on your own, Witch Crafting is the ideal handbook for you, or anyone seeking to unlock the divine power that makes real magic happen and experience the ecstasy, energy, and gifts of the Universe more fully.

A Witch's Craft Volume 1: Dictionary for a Witch's Grimoire


Author: Viktorija Briggs
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 110573448X
Category:
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A Witch's Craft Volume 2: A Witch's Book of Correspondences


Author: Viktorija Briggs
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105734854
Category:
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Crafting the Witch

Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England
Author: Heidi Breuer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135868239
Category: History
Page: 202
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This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic becomes a primarily feminine activity, one that marks its user as wicked and heretical. This project explores both the literary and the social motivations for this transformation, seeking an answer to the question, 'why did the witch become wicked?' Heidi Breuer traverses both the medieval and early modern periods and considers the way in which the representation of literary witches interacted with the culture at large, ultimately arguing that a series of economic crises in the fourteenth century created a labour shortage met by women. As women moved into the previously male-dominated economy, literary backlash came in the form of the witch, and social backlash followed soon after in the form of Renaissance witch-hunting. The witch figure serves a similar function in modern American culture because late-industrial capitalism challenges gender conventions in similar ways as the economic crises of the medieval period.

Witch Craft

Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!
Author: Alicia Kachmar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1594744866
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 94
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Open this wicked little volume for a spellbinding collection of dark arts and crafts! It's full of color photos and simple illustrated instructions for crafting everyday items into wonderfully witchy treats: • A truly wicked charm bracelet made from a handful of old trinkets • Spooky little skulls made out of marshmallows • A bewitching midnight black tutu that can be stitched up in minutes • A wicked poison apple fashioned from an everyday plushie • Witches, monsters, spiders, and ghosts to top your cupcakes • And much, much more! Each step-by-step project is as easy as the wave of a wand—no previous crafting experience required!

Ecstatic Witchcraft

Magick, Philosophy & Trance in the Shamanic Craft
Author: Gede Parma
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738733776
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
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Journey down a shamanic path that embraces the ecstatic, the wild, the gnostic, the transformative, and the visionary. Expanding on principles touched on in his book By Land, Sky & Sea: Three Realms of Shamanic Witchcraft, Gede Parma walks you through an apprenticeship designed to ground and orient you on the path of the Shamanic Craft. Discover the meaning of ecstasy. Encounter the three realms. Learn sha- manic techniques and rituals that will give you a more primal, authentic experience of Witchcraft, including: —Drawing Down the Gods —Working with Spirit Allies Trance and Moving Between the Worlds —Ecstatic Spellcraft Healing and Soul Retrieval —Seership and Divination Praise: “Smart, thought-provoking and useful . . . A worthy contribution to the continuing growth and evolution of shamanic Wicca by a passionate and poetic member of the next generation.”—Phyllis W. Curott, author of Witch Crafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic

The magical circle School Newsletter: November 2009


Author: Colleen Criswell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055719184X
Category:
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Sigil Witchery

A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
Author: Laura Tempest Zakroff
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738755850
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
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Discover the Power of Line and Symbol Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Tracing through history, art, and culture, this illustrated book offers an innovative and fresh approach to sigil magick that is accessible and intuitive. You don't need a degree in art or magick to make effective sigils! Learn how to manifest your will through your very own designs. Explore traditional and modern meanings of shapes, symbols, numbers, letters, and colors, while receiving guid- ance on how to add personal meaning to your marks. Sigil Witchery includes methods of application, tips for choosing materials, and important considerations for both temporary and permanent sigils. This book helps you improve your drawing techniques, use sample exercises to challenge yourself, and gain deeper metaphysical insight and inspiration—all to guide you to develop your own powerful sigil magick. Praise: "To the best of my own knowledge, Tempest has invented an entirely new approach to making and using sigils here, and I think it is an extremely powerful one . . . I recommend this book in the highest possible terms."—Robert Mathiesen, Professor Emeritus, Brown University, and co-author of The Rede of the Wiccae "This wonderful book takes the concept of sigil well beyond the simplistic, basic notions of the [Austin Osman] Spare method, and opens the door on the deeper art and potential of sigils as it applies across the spectrum of spellcraft. Any student of the occult with an interest in sigils and sigil crafting: this is a book you need."—Arjil, teacher of Just Effing Magick and creator of the Ellis Sigil

The Kingdom of the Occult


Author: Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418589837
Category: Religion
Page: 752
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The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

The Witch's Wand

The Craft, Lore, and Magick of Wands & Staffs
Author: Alferian Gwydion MacLir
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738746835
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 264
View: 2099
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With a wave and a flick, you’ll discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the wand. From a variety of spells and rituals to methods for making your own wand, master wandmaker Alferian Gwydion MacLir presents a wealth of knowledge that witches of all levels can use. Filled with valuable information on crafting wands with specific stones or crystals, incorporating the magical qualities of trees, and using wands and staves in ceremonies and seasonal festivals, The Witch’s Wand is a fun, easy-to-use guide to these powerful tools. It also features nuggets of wisdom written by well-known witches that show how the wand is a constant companion and source of inspiration in the magical life.

The Witch's Altar

The Craft, Lore & Magick of Sacred Space
Author: Jason Mankey,Laura Tempest Zakroff
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738758337
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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From prehistoric times to the modern day, the altar has been a pivotal tool for ritual and magick. The Witch's Altar is an in-depth exploration of altars for covens and solo practitioners. From building and maintaining your altar to exploring the use of mobile and hidden altars, this book offers advice, techniques, and fun for Witches of all ages and skill levels. Learn about the altar's role in history and mythology. Personalize your altar with candles, crystals, sacred tools, magickal objects, statues, pentacles, and symbols. Explore how different altar locations may affect your practice, and discover new ideas for elemental, seasonal, and outdoor altars, as well as altars for the dead. The Witch's Altar also includes fascinating contributions from leading writers, including Jenya T. Beachy, Lilith Dorsey, Lon Milo DuQuette, Angus McMahan, Louis Martinié, Lupa, Gwion Raven, Natalie Zaman, Andrieh Vitimus, and many more. Filled with spells, recipes, and tips, this book provides everything you need to help you create the altar of your magickal dreams.

The Witch's Book of Shadows

The Craft, Lore & Magick of the Witch's Grimoire
Author: Jason Mankey
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 073875191X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the Book of Shadows. This fun and easy-to-use guide provides essential information on creating and consecrating a Book of Shadows, as well as how to make it a part of your practice. Learn about the various types of Books of Shadows, their roles throughout history, and how they differ from regular spellbooks. Enjoy advice and excerpts from the grimoires of well-known modern and historical Witches. Explore a wide variety of ideas for what to include in your own Book of Shadows. Like a magical chart showing where you've been and where you're going, this wonderful tool is your personal guide to Witchcraft. Praise: "This is the complete guide to the Book of Shadows...Mankey has given Wiccans a great gift."—John Beckett, blogger at "Under the Ancient Oaks" and author of The Path of Paganism "This engaging, personal, and well-researched book explores a little-considered subject, the Book of Shadows, from every angle."—Yvonne Aburrow, author of All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca (Avalonia, 2014) "If Books of Shadows are your bag, then look no further. Jason Mankey once again shows off his skill as a well-practiced Witch with this collection of stories, tips, and tricks about that most personal of magical tools: the Book of Shadows. A great addition to every Wiccan's shelf."—Jenna T. Beachy, author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magick of Your Endless Inner World "As always, Mankey brings insight and delight to the magickal process. The Witch's Book of Shadows is an in-depth, yet approachable guidebook to all the elements of crafting your own Books of Shadows. Dive in and enjoy!"—Lasara Firefox Allen, bestselling author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality

The Power of Us


Author: Norma Casas
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468901974
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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The Witch's Cauldron

The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels
Author: Laura Tempest Zakroff
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738752525
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Explore the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch's cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual and divination to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this easy-to-use book provides essential information for Witches of all ages and skill levels. The Witch's Cauldron shows you the ins and outs of one of the most iconic tools in Witchcraft. Learn about the cauldron's role in lore and mythology, its development through the ages, and old-world witchery. Discover how to choose, personalize, and care for your cauldron, and find unconventional ones already in your home. This entertaining book also features advice and spells from well-known writers, helping you delve into the endless possibilities for using a cauldron in your practice.

In the Circle

Crafting the Witches' Path
Author: Elen Hawke
Publisher: Llewellyn Espanol
ISBN: 9781567184440
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 175
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Daffodils dance in a chilly spring breeze . . . a butterfly alights on a sunny marigold . . . sleepy autumn energy moves through an apple tree . . . in a winter garden, a redstart greedily strips berries from holly. And so the seasons rise and fall, the wheel of the year turns, and the sacred circle of birth, death, and regeneration goes on. This simple and beautiful guide combines author Elen Hawke's personal accounts of sabbats and moon rites with clear, common sense instruction that makes witchcraft accessible to anyone who wishes to enter the circle. Journey through the Moon's phases and the eight seasonal festivals; gain an understanding of Goddess and God; learn how to build a shrine, perform ritual, and collect or make magical tools. Evocative and poetic, In the Circle will take you deeper into your inner core, the place where you can connect to the spirit of Nature and to your own innate knowledge. Tree and bird, stone and star The spirituality of witchcraft is experienced through the world around us, through Nature and through the bodies in which we live. The sense of the divine is not remote from the world, but is part of one's own being. To be a witch means living in harmony with the ebb and flow of the seasonal tides and the cycles of Sun, Moon, and weather; to have a love of everything that lives, a respect for and sympathy with tree and bird, stone and star, as well as our fellow humans. This is expressed through aligning oneself with the unfolding patterns of the ritual year, and the monthly waxing and waning of the moon. Witches believe that working in harmony with these cycles will nourish the spirit of the land while aligning their own spiritual development with the soul of Nature. -Elen Hawke

Outpost

Magazine of the British South Africa Police
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Police
Page: N.A
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The Gray Witch's Grimoire


Author: Amythyst Raine
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780992742
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 184
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What makes this book unique? The world of the gray witch has been largely avoided, misrepresented, or glossed over with various books geared gingerly towards ‘protection magic’. These books, though informative and well written as they may be, have totally missed the spirit of the gray witch – who she really is, how she relates to the world of shadow and light, and exactly what she’s willing to do to stand her ground. In our society ‘dark’ is automatically viewed as ‘evil’; and ‘light’ is automatically viewed as ‘good’. We’re expected to live completely within one realm and to totally avoid the other. This creates imbalance and is a great injustice to the true spirit of the ancient wise woman. This book puts matters to right and gives the public a view of just what the gray witch is – and what she isn’t. The gray witch does not live in a world of chaos or unbridled black magic. She has a code of honor, a sense of propriety, and a relevance in today’s society.

Minecraft For Dummies


Author: Jesse Stay,Thomas Stay,Jacob Cordeiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118968247
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Don't be a Minecraft tourist – get expert tips and advice in this full-color primer Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playing within the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from a team of Minecraft experts, you'll develop programming and engineering skills as you build amazing creations using in-game blocks and mechanical devices. Whether you prefer the PC, console, or portable platform, this helpful guide will walk you through the process of setting up and beginning gameplay, and engage with other users from all around the globe. With this trusty guidebook in hand, you'll navigate the infinite world of Minecraft with confidence, skills, and a storehouse of expert advice. Minecraft is the sandbox construction game that has become a mainstream phenomenon with over a hundred million players. A virtually infinite world and versatile style of play offer endless possibilities for both the hardcore gamer and the total noob, and Minecraft For Dummies shows you everything you need to know before you break your first block. Choose your platform, download the game, and play in all three modes Gather resources, place and break blocks, and use circuits and logic gates Defend your creations against spiders, skeletons, zombies, and the Creeper Travel across the biomes and defeat the enderdragon to win the game Whether you play to win or just like to explore, there is a style of Minecraft that will spark your imagination. Create or destroy, make war or peace, attack or defend – the game is whatever you want it to be. If you're ready to leave your mark on this digital universe, Minecraft For Dummies is the primer you need to get up to speed.

Der Hexenhammer


Author: Jakob Sprenger
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849611426
Category:
Page: 583
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Geschichte der Hexe und der Hexenverfolgung. Der Hexenhammer (lat. Malleus Maleficarum) ist ein Werk zur Legitimation der Hexenverfolgung, das der Dominikaner Heinrich Kramer (lat. Henricus Institoris) nach heutigem Forschungsstand im Jahre 1486 in Speyer veröffentlichte und das bis ins 17. Jahrhundert hinein in 29 Auflagen erschien. Der Hexenhammer muss in engem Zusammenhang mit der sogenannten Hexenbulle des Papstes Innozenz VIII. vom 5. Dezember 1484 gesehen werden. Die päpstliche Bulle Summis desiderantes affectibus markierte zwar nicht den Beginn der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa, jedoch erreichte sie nun mit offizieller Beglaubigung durch das Oberhaupt der römisch-katholischen Kirche eine völlig neue Dimension. Kramer sammelt mit seinem Gehilfe Dr. theol. Johannes Gremper in seinem Buch weit verbreitete Ansichten über die Hexen und Zauberer. Im Hexenhammer werden die bestehenden Vorurteile übersichtlich präsentiert und mit einer vermeintlich wissenschaftlichen Argumentation begründet. Durch klare Regeln wird eine systematische Verfolgung und Vernichtung der vermeintlichen Hexen gefordert.Der Hexenhammer ist als scholastische Abhandlung verfasst und in drei Teile gegliedert. Im ersten Teil definiert Kramer, was unter einer Hexe zu verstehen sei. Gelegentlich spricht er zwar von männlichen Zauberern, bezieht sich aber hauptsächlich auf das weibliche Geschlecht. Seiner Meinung nach sind Frauen für die schwarze Magie anfälliger als Männer. Sie seien schon bei der Schöpfung benachteiligt gewesen, weil Gott Eva aus Adams Rippe schuf. Außerdem warf er den Frauen, die er als „Feind der Freundschaft, eine unausweichliche Strafe, ein notwendiges Übel, eine natürliche Versuchung, eine begehrenswerte Katastrophe, eine häusliche Gefahr, einen erfreulichen Schaden, ein Übel der Natur“ bezeichnet, Defizite im Glauben vor. Dies begründete er mit einer eigenwilligen Etymologie des lateinischen Wortes femina, das er aus lat. fides „Glauben“ und minus „weniger“ ableitete. Er unterstellte den Frauen sexuelle Unersättlichkeit. Deshalb hätten sie auch intimen Kontakt mit speziellen Dämonen (Incubi). Der Teufelspakt bilde zusammen mit der schlechten Veranlagung der Frauen und der göttlichen Zulassung die Grundlage für das gefürchtete Phänomen der Hexe. Die Männer fielen dem Zauber der Frauen zum Opfer. (aus wikipedia.de)

Celebrate


Author: Creative Publishing International
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9780865731844
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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This reference features 75 holiday crafts projects that can be used to help celebrate holidays throughout the year. Ideas include painted resolution tiles for New Year's Eve and a turkey day apron for Thanksgiving.