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Wicca Practical Magic: Getting Started with Magical Herbs, Oils, and Crystals

Althea Press
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"Patti Wigington has given us a rare sort of book. Wicca Practical Magic is a treasure trove for the new practitioner while at the same time being a lovely refresher course for old-timers. This book is an important addition to your Pagan library."―Byron Ballard, author of Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks' Hoodoo

Whether you are new to the practice of Wicca or a seasoned Wicca practitioner, you probably know that there is nothing magical about perfecting Wicca as a craft. Like most things worth knowing, Wicca takes time, practice, and dedication. That’s why learning how to best incorporate Wicca rituals into your daily routine is so important to your growth and development as a Wiccan. No one understands this better than author and longtime Wicca-follower Patti Wigington, who shares her experience and devotion in Wicca Practical Magic for you to learn from.

The Wicca Practical Magic reference guide includes:

  • An Extensive Overview of everything you need to know about the history, deities, elements, and astronomy behind Wicca
  • A Toolkit explaining the tools you’ll need for practicing Wicca, including herbs and plants, candles, crystals and stones, and essential oils
  • 30 Classic Wicca Spells for casting banishment, protection, love charms, and so much more

“The book has renewed my feeling that anyone can bring elements of magic as a skill set into their lives.”―Delondra Williams, Wicca practitioner

The powerful, magical tools you’ll find in Wicca Practical Magic will leave you spellbound!

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Grimorium Verum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Grimorium Verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic -- one of the few that deals openly with spirits of darkness. People have long sought the aid of non-physical beings; the biblical king Solomon in particular had a reputation since ancient times for commanding demons. There are many texts purporting to reveal Solomon's methods, but most are extremely complicated and difficult. Grimorium Verum is one of the easier texts, but also one of the most sinister. It includes a catalog of specific demons and how to draw on their powers. This new critical edition includes a fresh translation based on all the major sources, complete French and Italian texts, and 5 other appendices.
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Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body

Sounds True
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Researchers have shown that survivors of accidents, disaster, and childhood trauma often en endure lifelong symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain, fatigue, illness, and harmful "acting out" behaviors.
Today, professionals and clients in both the bodywork and the psychotherapeutic fields nationwide are turning to Peter A. Levine's breakthrough Somatic Experiencing® methods to actively overcome these challenges. In Healing Trauma, Dr. Levine gives you the personal how-to guide for using the theory he first introduced in his highly acclaimed work Waking the Tiger. Join him to discover: how to develop body awareness to "renegotiate" and heal traumas by "revisiting" them rather than reliving them; emergency "first-aid" measures for times of distress; and nature's lessons for uncovering the physiological roots of your emotions."

Trauma is a fact of life," teaches Peter Levine, "but it doesn't have to be a life sentence." Now, with one fully integrated self-healing tool, he shares his essential methods to address unexplained symptoms of trauma at their source—the body—to return us to the natural state in which we are meant to live in.
 
Contents
 
Introduction:  A Tiger Shows the Way
Chapter One:  What is Trauma?
Chapter Two:  The Causes and Symptoms of Trauma
Chapter Three:  How Trauma Affects the Body
Chapter Four: Twelve-Phase Healing Trauma Program:  A Guide to the Audio Exercises
Chapter Five:  Sexual Trauma:  Sexual Trauma:  Healing the Sacred Wound
Chapter Six:  Spirituality and Trauma:  Pathway to Awakening
Helpful Tips and Techniques for Preventing Trauma
Additional Resources
About the Author
About Sounds True
 
 
Excerpt
 
Trauma is the most avoided, ignored, denied, misunderstood,
and untreated cause of human suffering. When I use the word
trauma, I am talking here about the often debilitating symptoms that many
people suffer from in the aftermath of perceived life-threatening or overwhelming
experiences. Recently, trauma has been used as a buzzword to
replace everyday stress, as in, “I had a traumatic day at work.” However,
this use is completely misleading. While it is true that all traumatic events
are stressful, all stressful events are not traumatic.
 
Unique to Each Individual
 
When it comes to trauma, no two people are exactly alike. What proves
harmful over the long term to one person may be exhilarating to another.
There are many factors involved in the wide range of response to threat.
These responses depend upon genetic make-up, an individual’s history of
trauma, even his or her family dynamics. It is vital that we appreciate these
differences. Simply knowing that certain kinds of early childhood experiences
can severely diminish our ability to cope and be present in the world
may elicit compassion and support rather than harsh judgment, both for
ourselves and for others.
 
Perhaps the most important thing I have learned about trauma is that
people, especially children, can be overwhelmed by what we usually
think of as common everyday events. Until recently, our understanding of
trauma was limited to “shell-shocked” soldiers who have been devastated
by war, victims of severe abuse or violence, and those who have suffered
catastrophic accidents and injuries. This narrow view could not be further
from the truth.
 
The fact is that, over time, a series of seemingly minor mishaps can
have a damaging effect on a person. Trauma does not have to stem from a
major catastrophe. Some common triggering events include:
 
• Automobile accidents (even fender benders)
• Routine invasive medical procedures
• Loss of loved ones
• Natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes
 
Even falling off a bicycle can be overwhelming to a child under certain
circumstances. We will discuss those circumstances later. For now, I will
simply say that almost all of us have experienced some form of trauma,
either directly or indirectly.
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Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic

Red Temple Press
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I cover the world that was and set it aside.
I create the world that is that I may inhabit it fully.
I build a bridge into the Otherworld,
a place between Awake and Dreaming,
a place between Matter and Spirit,
a place between what was, what is, and what is to come.

Six Ways is a handbook of magic and sorcery, rooted in witchcraft, folk magic, chaos magic, and animist spirit work. Subjects covered include sigils, servitors, meditation, trance, spiritual cleansing, warding, dream sorcery, candle magic, talismanic magic, and tending to the spirit ecologies we live with and in. 

Six Ways looks at how and why to build relationships in all of the worlds, manifest and unmanifest (what Wachter calls the Field) that allow us to perform effective magic. Effective magic is magic that changes us at the mind, soul, and spirit levels while improving our real-world circumstances.
 
The focus is on finding pathways to the Otherworlds and building symbiotic relationships with the Others (the spirits and allies) that dwell there. Sorcery then becomes the practice of working within those relationships to effect the changes we seek in our lives.

Aidan Wachter is a talismanic jeweler. He has been involved in magical practice since 1982 when some punks in his hometown turned him on to Force The Hand of Chance by the band Psychic TV. He can be found at www.aidanwachter.com

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1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose

Sterling Ethos
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What do you hope for? There's a spell for everything in this comprehensive reference from a well-known authority on magic in the New Age world.

For love, for money, for career, for home: this comprehensive compendium contains a creative array of 1,001 spells. They cover every conceivable desire, both big (health and healing) and more specific (like selling a house). Twenty different sections, ranging from fertility and travel to protection and justice, contain 50 spells each—culminating in an ultimate “spell to end all spells.” Along with the spells, there’s information on the colors, fragrances, crystals, angels, times of day, and phases of the moon that strengthen each type of magick.

 
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The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Reader's Edition)

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A classic since 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of ancient mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the ages is available for the first time in a compact "reader's edition."

Like no other book of the twentieth century, Manly P. Hall's legendary The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the ancient occult and esoteric traditions of the world. Students of hidden wisdom, ancient symbols, and arcane practices treasure Hall's magnum opus above all other works.

While many thousands of copies have sold since its initial publication in 1928, The Secret Teachings of All Ages has previously been available only in oversized, expensive editions. For the first time, Hall's celebrated classic is now published in an affordable trade paperback volume. Literally hundreds of entries shine a rare light on some of the most fascinating and closely held aspects of myth, religion, and philosophy from throughout the centuries.

More than one hundred line drawings and a sixteen-page color insert reproduce some of the finest illustrations of the original book, while reset and reformatted text makes this edition of The Secret Teachings of All Ages newly accessible to readers everywhere.
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Tarot for Beginners: A Holistic Guide to Using the Tarot for Personal Growth and Self Development

Althea Press
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Tarot for Beginners is a modern reference for using tarot to guide your own personal growth and self-development.

The practice of ancient tarot in modern life requires a fresh perspective and new skills. In Tarot for Beginners, you’ll learn how to apply the history and symbolism of tarot to everyday events for your own personal growth and development.

Tarot for Beginners introduces a new perspective to tarot, and explains each card as it relates to your life today. From fortune-telling device to spiritual tool, this up-to-date beginner’s guide provides you with exercises and a clear method for connecting the themes of or your life with your day-to-day experience.

Explore the day-to-day events in your life through a new lens with Tarot for Beginners, which includes:

  • An Essential Overview that explains the history and symbolism of tarot, plus a guide on how to choose and use your tarot deck
  • In-Depth Tarot Card Profiles that provide clear meanings, along with example questions and guided interpretations
  • Easily Identifiable Illustrations that feature 10 sample spreads and images of each card in the Rider-Waite-Smith system

Find Inspiration, overcome obstacles, and discover what tarot means for you today with Tarot for Beginners.

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Chariots of the Gods

Berkley Books
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THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.

Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• A giant spaceport discovered in the Andes

Includes remarkable photos that document mankind's first contact with aliens at the dawn of civilization.
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The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

Del Rey
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A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “They Made a Tonic,” “Passed Notes,” and “Unboxed,” as well as rare material.

They live in shadows—deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They’re spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives’ tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. 

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating  journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism—some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert.

In a world of “emotional vampires” and “zombie malls,” the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore.
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