Making Witches

Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773533605

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 1550

There is a little-known tradition of witch lore in Newfoundland culture. Those believed to have the power to influence the fortunes of others are not mythological characters but neighbours, relations, or even friends.
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Making Witches

Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577939

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6873

Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.
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Making Witches

Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077357493X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 6802

Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.
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Making Magick

What it is and how it Works

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567186703

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 712

Through exercises designed to develop basic skills, "Making Magick" lays a firm foundation of elemental magickal wisdom. The first chapters begin with an introduction to magick and how it works. The last half of the book will take readers into the advanced magickal arts, which rely on highly honed skills of meditation, astral projection, visualization, and sustaining of creative energy. A complete course in natural magick.
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Witch Crafting

A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic

Author: Phyllis Curott

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767908457

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 1176

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.
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Everyday Witchcraft

Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738743771

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 1974

Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small acts can add meaning and depth to your life. This remarkable book is filled with creative ideas and a variety of quick yet significant ways to connect with the rhythms of nature each day, not just on sabbats or the full moon. Make your home into a magickal place, work with the God and Goddess on a regular basis, and discover the magickal power of animals. From five-minute rituals and “hibernation vacations” to mini daily divinations, you can easily make the wisdom and practice of Witchcraft an enriching part of everyday life. Praise: “This is a book that deserves a place on all shelves for it is pertinent not only to the Pagan-inclined but to all who look to better their lives.”—Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft “A must-have for any Witch looking to evolve their practice from a mere study of the Craft into a fully fledged lifestyle.”—Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick and The Witch's Bag of Tricks
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Traditional Witches' Formulary and Potion-Making Guide

Recipes for Magical Oils, Powders and Other Potions

Author: Sophia diGregorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615727486

Category:

Page: 234

View: 3900

Increase the power of your spells and rituals with these powerful potions from a variety of Western Traditions, including hard-to-find classic formulas with references to their origins provided wherever possible. This book is more than just a collection of over 300 formulas, but a guide to using beneficial astrological timing, incantations and other methods to super-charge your potions. It is an excellent reference for augmenting potions, making substitutions for ingredients or creating your own formulas for a wide variety of purposes. All of the formulas given here employ natural ingredients with the exception of old traditional potions from past centuries and those that call for food dyes as colorants. The author has, also, tried to choose ingredients or suggest substitutions in such cases that are safer and may be readily obtained. Why make your own potions when you can buy them off the shelf ready-made? When you purchase a ready-made potion, you have no way of knowing what's in it or under what conditions it was. On the other hand, you have a distinct advantage when you make your own formulas because you can ensure that they are made properly and you can customize them to your or your client's specific needs. Furthermore, many of the powerful formulas in this book cannot be found anywhere else. A long list of herbs and their attributes is provided so you can ensure that your potion has the most suitable ingredients for your particular purpose.
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Witchcraft on a Shoestring

Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738727199

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7606

Practicing Witchcraft doesn't have to cost an arm, a leg, and a broomstick! From homemade tools to frugal feasts to thrifty home decoration, Deborah Blake offers economical tips and suggestions for stretching your dollar while enriching your practice. She gives clear, simple instructions for making your own magickal oils, runes, tarot cards, candles, jewelry, charms, and wands, all using inexpensive materials. Choose from over fifty ways to practice Witchcraft that cost little or no money, and try more than forty recipes for tasty sabbat dishes that cost ten dollars or less. With a sprinkling of imagination and a touch of magick, you can add to your inner wealth of spirituality. After all, the best parts of being a Witch are always free.
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Everyday Witch Book of Rituals

All You Need for a Magickal Year

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738733938

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 8548

Magickal Rituals for Everyday Use and Beyond! Amplify your wishes and manifest positive changes all year long with Deborah Blake’s inspiring collection of simple rituals. Whether practicing alone or with a group, these empowering ceremonies—designed for new moons, full moons, sabbats, and other special occasions—will help you find love, build courage, boost creativity, achieve balance, and deepen your faith. No matter what your skill level, Everyday Witch Book of Rituals shows you how to fill the year with meaningful magickal practice. Through lighthearted, down-to-earth methods, this guide provides basic ritual elements and ingredients, timing for success, and the importance of each ritual step. Using the perfect blend of reverence and mirth, practicality and spirituality, and a sprinkling of wisdom from Magic the Cat, this guide provides nearly every ritual you need for a magickal year. Praise: “With her wonderful new book . . . Deborah Blake escorts us around the Wheel of the Year, providing inspiration and guidance for novice and adept alike.”—Judika Illes, author of The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells “I highly recommend Everyday Witch Book of Rituals for anyone who wants to enrich their Craft through more dynamic, satisfying, and effective rituals.”—Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch’s Bag of Tricks “Bored with formal ritual? Deborah Blake’s fresh approach in Everyday Witch Book of Rituals will forever change your mind.”—Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft and Utterly Wicked
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The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9169

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
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A Discovery of Witches

A Novel

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475690

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3000

Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People) Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141345178

Category: Grandmothers

Page: 192

View: 9129

The witches have a motto- One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
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A Witch's Grimoire

Create Your Own Book of Shadows

Author: Judy Ann Nock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440518521

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 3989

Creating and keeping of a book of shadows is an instrumental step in the study of magick and witchcraft. A Witch's Grimoire helps serious practitioners explore their love of the Craft, deepen their study of magick and walk their personal pathway to the Divine. It is part workbook, part guidebook—an essential reference as well as a personal recording of original spells. The book includes: A brief history of the grimoire Options for the creation of a grimoire Special book blessings Traditional and personal invocations Commonly used gemstones and magickal herbs/herb blends Spells, recipes and rituals for every holiday Writing space for readers to keep their own records A Witch's Grimoire encourages readers to create unique personalized journals that will last for generations to come.
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Netty's Tale

(The Making of a Witch)

Author: Mark Pettifer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523855551

Category:

Page: 508

View: 7442

Full of witches, magic and a very large dragon, Netty's Tale is the story of The Travellers' Rest's favourite barmaid as she leaves behind her familiar surroundings to study witchcraft at Screewort City College. The sprawling metropolis of Screewort City is very different from what she's used to, holding many secrets and threats to Netty's safety. With the backdrop of the impending Travellers' Rest court case, this is a tale of the blossoming of Netty's witchcraft skills, inherited from a long line of Daisyberry witches, most notably her Grandmother. Old foes of Grandmother and Dragon are determined to get Netty for reasons long forgotten but there is also another more sinister villain after Netty. This takes the shape of Tooth Fairy, a brutish thug with his own special brand of magic. Editor County Recorder Screewort
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Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters

Author: J. Goodare

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355948

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 1575

This book brings together twelve studies that collectively provide an overview of the main issues of live interest in Scottish witchcraft. As well as fresh studies of the well-established topic of witch-hunting, the book also launches an exploration of some of the more esoteric aspects of magical belief and practice.
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The Witch's Broom

The Craft, Lore & Magick of Broomsticks

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073873974X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1022

Take a magickal flight into the history, tradition, and modern uses of broomsticks. Whether sweeping the floors or helping with spells, rituals, and crafts, the broom is a more versatile tool than you ever imagined. Join Deborah Blake on a journey through the ages, exploring why broomsticks and witches have always been an inseparable pair. Enjoy broom lore, insights from well-known witchy authors, and instructions for buying or making your own for special occasions. From besoms to broomcorn, The Witch’s Broom is the perfect guide for adding a new facet to your magickal practice. Have a nice flight! Praise: “[A] clear, lucid, and ethical guide to the art of the broom.”—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
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Reclaim the Power of the Witch

Making Magic Make Sense

Author: Monte Plaisance

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631957

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 211

View: 1722

In an effort to bring witchcraft back to its roots, Monte Plaisance presents a straightforward look into the world of the witch. Plaisance tackles one of the most often misinterpreted aspects of witchcraft: the elements of magic. This is not a book of magical recipes or spells, but rather a serious look at what goes into making magic work: will and intent. Writing from years of experience, he demystifies the growing religion of Wicca and dispels popular myths created by TV and movies. This book offers a sweeping survey of the sources and influences of witchcraft from many cultures, showing that much of modern magick has its roots in Greek and Roman Mythology. Including chapters on divination, ritual, dreams and dreamwork, practical magical tools, and more, this book invites each reader to reclaim the power of the witch.
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Planning an Appropriate Curriculum in the Early Years

A guide for early years practitioners and leaders, students and parents

Author: Rosemary Rodger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443888

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 5239

Now its fourth edition, Planning an Appropriate Curriculum in the Early Years offers a comprehensive guide for early years practitioners and students on how to plan and implement a suitable curriculum for the children in an Early Years setting. It examines the key roles and responsibilities of practitioners working in Early Years settings and those with responsibility for leading and managing provision for EYFS in primary schools. Completely revised and updated in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, latest research evidence and OFSTED requirements, this book covers the following aspects of the Early Years including: what we mean by planning an appropriate curriculum in the early years; transition from nursery to school and into Year 1; defining quality learning and play in the early years assessment procedures and examples; integration of two-year-olds into school; the role played by parents and carers in children’s learning and development; the ways in which vulnerable children are provided for; examples of planning material developed by practitioners. With case studies of good practice and questions for reflective practice and group work, this timely fourth edition will be welcomed by students and practitioners looking to provide high quality and effective learning experiences for the under-fives.
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The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

View: 725

"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.
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