Discover great tips and ideas for improving your Witchcraft every day. Llewellyn’s Witches’ Companion will keep you one step ahead of the latest witchy trends, Craft practices, and Pagan issues. This impressive guide features some of the most innovative Wiccan/Pagan thinkers writing today:
Elizabeth Barrette •⊂ Melanie Marquis •⊂ Michael Furie •⊂ Tess Whitehurst •⊂ Lupa •⊂ Tiffany Lazic •⊂ Diana Rajchel •⊂ and many more
Includes more than two dozen provocative and practical articles
Tips for the Aspiring Psychic
The Witchy Household
Music for Ritual and Magic
How to Celebrate the Sabbats During Challenging Weather
Living Pagan at Work
Personal Healing with the Ancient Ones
Creating Your Own Coven Website
Pagans and Mental Illness
Why You Need Your Muse
Includes a sixteen-month calendar and lunar information for spellwork and rituals
Scientifically, dreams are defined as brain activity while a person is sleeping. The types of dreams that a person has can be traced to what part of the sleep cycle they were in during the dream. Dreams are directly connected to stored memories that are stimulated while we sleep. Scientists have a variety of hypotheses on why we dream.
One of the hypotheses on why we dream is that it gives the cortex a chance to rest. By unplugging the cortex, your brain is no longer processing information. Instead, it dives into your memory banks and replays old memories, often jumbling them together in ways that do not make logical sense. According to this hypothesis, dreams do not have any meaning and our attempts to create some deeper truth out of scrambled memories is a human fallacy.
A second hypothesis has arisen with the discovery that most mammals dream. Proponents of this hypothesis argue that dreams must serve a purpose if they are such a widespread phenomenon. The strongest theory thus far is the "threat simulation theory." The essence of this theory is that dreams are a way for the brain to put itself in different scenarios and then think of a way out. It's essentially your brain's way of training itself to respond to threats. Like the first hypothesis, this one ascribes no deeper, hidden meaning to the actual contents of the dream.
An opposing hypothesis puts forth the idea that dreams are a way to encode memories. The amygdala is the part of our brain that is responsible for the formation of memories, especially very emotional ones. The amygdala is also very active during dreams. Interpreting dreams, under this hypothesis, is a way to analyze the memories that are too painful for us to face while fully awake.
People who support this hypothesis believe dreams to be very helpful in facing past trauma. They have found by using the dream to tease out some event buried within their subconscious, they have been able to face their past and begin the healing process. Those who oppose this hypothesis fear that it may be harmful to those who subscribe to it. Their concern is that people become convinced that there is a traumatic event buried in their past when no such event ever truly occurred.
By learning more about dreams and dream interpretation, you will come to recognize the different types of dreams and be able to understand what is causing them without ascribing the wrong meaning to them.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn to interpret your dreams and use these messages to learn more about your life!
Loads of new spells
New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.
Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.
Bernabo—a seasoned spiritual teacher, medium, and mentor—offers lessons that teach a wide range of modalities that include oracle cards, tea leaf readings, pendulum dowsing, mental Mediumship, spirit communication, channeling, candle wax readings, scrying, and much more. In addition to the lessons that encourage work with a variety of divination tools and Mediumship skills, Karen guides students and teachers through different meditational journeys that instigate the kind of deep relaxed state that invites messages from guides and helps utilize intuitive psychic impressions.
In this comprehensive guidebook, a spiritual healer and medium shares advice, lessons, and meditations intended for anyone interested in learning more about psychic development and Mediumship or how to teach their own classes.
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.
“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
Now she opens her client casebook to share the most shocking, touching and simply amazing readings that will make you laugh and cry – and leave you in no doubt that the spirit lives on.
Jayne is renowned for getting straight to the point, with no preamble – she has seen spirits since the age of five and connects quickly to a person’s loved ones who have passed, bringing important messages and healing. In My Psychic Casebook, Jayne tells the stories exactly as they happened, and explains the techniques she uses to link with her clients. Just like a good novel, you’ll be instantly engrossed – except that all these stories are true.
As the only department store medium in the world, in this short story, Jayne offers a unique insight into the work of a top clairvoyant, as well as shining a light on the remarkable truths behind the questions that concern us all.
The Witch's Journey
Venture further on your journey into the magical life of a Witch. The twelve lessons of the Witch School's Second Degree, designed to be completed in the traditional "year and a day" format, build on the skills and knowledge you gained in the First Degree training program. Each lesson has four sections: an in-depth lesson, magical exercises, a spell, and a glossary. You'll round out your magical education and be ready choose your specialty within the Wiccan arts when you master the following advanced tools and techniques:
Tarot •⊂ Physiognomy •⊂ Astrology •⊂ Magical Alphabets
Numerology •⊂ Death, Spirits, and Spirit Guides •⊂ Sex Magic
Magical Calendars •⊂ Advanced Chakra and Energy Work
Ley Lines •⊂ The Ba Gua •⊂ Group Dynamics
Completion of the twelve lessons in this book makes you eligible for initiation into the Second Degree of Correllian Nativist Wicca.
The White Magic Book is like the Internet. There's information out there to be had, and this wonderful little book helps us to access it. Although the questions and answers are written in the language of the early 20th century, like a lovely piece of china from another era, they are as meaningful today as they were then. We may now hear good news from far away not by post but by e-mail. There is nothing dated about the advice to pay attention, have a sense of humor, and find a suitable career.
The White Magic Book is simple to use: pick a question, let your finger fall to a symbol on the Table of Jupiter, and find the corresponding answer.
This comprehensive reference provides a fascinating look at why correspondences are more than just lists of objects to focus intent on—they are fundamental to how we think. When we use correspondences, we weave together our ideas, beliefs, and energy, creating deeper meaning in our rituals and spellwork as we unite our individuality with a larger purpose.
The use of correspondences embodies both physical and symbolic energy and provides the means for uniting the seen and unseen worlds. Packed with content yet easy to use, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences covers traditional corre-spondences and also provides instruction for forging new ones that hold special meaning for you.
Plants •⊂ Minerals •⊂ Animals •⊂ Deities •⊂ Zodiac •⊂ Moon Phases •⊂ Days and Times Ogham •⊂ Runes •⊂ Tarot •⊂ Elements •⊂ Numbers •⊂ Chakras •⊂ Colors •⊂ And More
Enjoy learning everything there is to know about tarot in this in-depth course.
Yes, the poker cards are tarot cards and can be used to do tarot readings. Tarot explains the secrets within our lives and has been doing exactly that for hundreds of years. In My First Tarot Course, a Master in Metaphysics not only leads both novice and experienced tarot card readers through the meanings behind each of the seventy-eight cards, but also teaches the most fundamental and basic ideas around the use of any tarot deck.
My First Tarot Course will help tarot card students at all levels, and those who wish to become tarot practitioners, to understand the different tarot card interpretations, read cards accurately, and utilize the wisdom of tarot to appreciate the complexities of life.
Christopher Penczak answers these questions and more in his groundbreaking examination of Reiki from a magickal perspective. The history, mythos, variations, and three degrees of Reiki are discussed in depth. Penczak also suggests way to integrate Reiki and magickal practice, such as using Reiki energy for psychic development and with candle magick, crystals, herbs, charms, and talismans.
2005 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Winner for Best Alternative Health Book!
There is an exact spiritual parallel for this incident or parable of the screw-pencil in innumerable ideas, at which well-nigh everybody in the hurrying stream of life has glanced, yet no one has ever examined, until someone with a poetic spirit of curiosity, or inspired by quaint superstition, pauses, picks one up, looks into it, and finds that It has ingenious use, and is far more than it appeared to be. Thus, if I declare that by special attention to a subject, earnestly turning it over and thinking deeply into it, very remarkable results may be produced, as regards result in knowledge, every human being will assent to it as the veriest truism ever uttered; in the fullest belief that he or she assuredly knows all that.
Yet it was not until within a very few years that I discovered that this idea, which seemed so commonplace, had within it mysteries and meanings which were stupendously original or remarkable. I found that there was a certain intensity or power of attention, far surpassing ordinary observation, which we may, if we will, summon up and force on ourselves, just as we can by special effort see or hear far better at times than usually. The Romans show by such a phrase as animum adjicere, and numerous proverbs and synonyms, that they had learned to bend their attention energetically. They were good listeners, therefore keen observers.
Learning to control or strengthen the Will is closely allied to developing Attention and Interest, and for reasons which will soon be apparent, I will first consider the latter, since they constitute a preparation or basis for the former. And as preliminary, I will consider the popular or common error to the effect that everyone has alloted to him or to her just so much of the faculty of attention or interest as it has pleased Nature to give—the same being true as regards Memory, Will, the Constructive or Artistic abilities, and so on—when in very truth and on the warrant of Experience all may be increased ad infinitum.Therefore, we find ignorant men complacently explaining their indifference to art and literature or culture on the ground that they take no interest in such subjects, as if interest were a special heaven-sent gift. Who has not heard the remark, "He or she takes such an interest in so many things—I wish that I could." Or, as I heard it very recently expressed, "It must be delightful to be able to interest one's self in something at any time." Which was much the same as the expression of the Pennsylvania German girl, "Ach Gott! I wisht I hat genius und could make a pudden!"
It will be readily understood that a race holding such opinions would undertake no voyage of discovery, and attempt no conquests. Not a single instance occurs daring the entire four thousand years of the history of Eastern Asia, of an individual who had travelled in foreign lands for the purpose of adding to his own information or that of others. The journey of Lao-tse--the founder of the religion of the Taosse-- to the West appears to be a tale deliberately invented for the purpose of connecting his doctrine of the Primitive and Infinite 'Wisdom with that of "The Western Mountain of the Gods," or with Buddhism. The campaigns beyond those limits which Nature has assigned to the Chinese Empire, were undertaken merely through the impulse of self-preservation. Men were compelled, in Central as in Eastern Asia, in Thibet as well as on the banks of the Irawaddy, to anticipate the dangers and invasions which, at a later period, threatened the freedom of the Central Empire, and were frequently obliged to send ambassadors or spies into different Asiatic or European countries to obtain information relating to their situation and nature, as well as the condition of their inhabitants, which could guide them in their subsequent warlike or diplomatic relations with the enemies of the Empire.
This land, so blessed by Nature, attracted not only the barbarian desirous of plunder, but also the merchant, since certain productions, such as silk, tea, and true rhubarb, were found only there. The Chinese Government as well as people, influenced by the precepts of their wise men, received strangers graciously so long as they implicitly obeyed, or in any manner evinced fear and submission, and returned the presents which were offered according to Oriental custom with others of still greater value. All the discoveries and experiences, all the knowledge and information which they thus obtained in their peaceful or warlike relations with foreign nations, were generally recorded in the last division of the "Year-Books" of their own chronicles, forming, in an historical point of view, an inestimable treasure.
Featuring over 800 A-to-Z entries, this Psychic Encyclopedia is a fascinating compendium of worldwide paranormal activity. With explanations of strange phenomena from both folklore and modern scientific research.
Factual information on and explanations of: mediums and spiritualists to near-death experience, ghosts, levitation, telepathy, astral travel, precognition, all forms of divination (tarot, runes, crystal balls, tea leaves, etc.), evidence for the afterlife, contacting spirit guides, haunted sites, famous historical figures, haunted places and documented experiments, and much more.
A complete reference of paranormal 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.
Unlock and strengthen your innate psychic potential with 365 fast, effective ways to develop your abilities. Beginning with simple observation skills and moving forward to trance and divination techniques, this book’s step-by-step practices guide you to psychic mastery.
Formatted to fit your personal pace and learning style, 365 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Ability shows you how to build your psychic muscles day by day. Learn meditation, trance techniques, divination, and how to perform readings. Discover extensive exercises on scrying, clairvoyance, intuition, empathy, and more. Using quick and accessible methods that build upon one another, this comprehensive book helps you become a proficient psychic.