Designed for the experienced eclectic practitioner, this guidebook offers advanced spellcasting techniques and practical hands-on exercises for personalized magickal development. You'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to custom-design your own spells and advance your mystical development. Breathe fresh life into your practice and take your magickal skills further than ever with The Witch's Bag of Tricks.
"Full of useful information, thoughtful questions to ponder, and clever suggestions for how to put the zip back in your magickal life. Belongs on the shelf of every practicing Witch.—Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook
Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie's books include The Witch's Bag of Tricks, A Witch's World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her online at www.MelanieMarquis.com.
Join Melanie Marquis as she explores an amazing assortment of magickal techniques gathered from the annals of world folk magick. Discover traditional practices from Zulu herbal medicine to the enchanted ovens of Polynesia; from Germanic fertility dances to the love potions of Papua New Guinea; from Greco-Roman bloodletting ceremonies to Malay word charms...and many more!
Providing instructions on how to unite classic beliefs with modern practice, A Witch's World of Magick uncovers the universal principles that underlie decoy magick, curse breaking, potion making, number magick, and an abundance of other techniques. With these new perspectives on the common threads that weave throughout our magickal world, you will achieve higher levels of insight and success.
"An invaluable resource for gleaning the many modes of magic that will be useful to the new and experienced witch alike."—Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment
Both beginning spellcasters and experienced Witches who want to boost the success rate of their magickal workings will benefit from this engaging, step by step book. You'll learn how to:Raise, direct, and release energy Clearly define the intent of your spell Choose trigger words that act as magickal shortcuts Empower spells by connecting to many forms of energy Create and use thought constructs Work with elementals
Once you've learned how to direct your own magickal power, you can cast effective spells anytime and anywhere—no spellbook required!
Refreshingly positive and practical, this magic book features over 150 easy-to-perform spells and rituals that address specific problems we all commonly face. Organized by major areas of concern, you'll find customizable spells related to personal habits and emotions, family and children, relationships, pets, health, house and home, career, finances, legal disputes, world events, death, and handling grief.
Compatible with all spiritual paths and levels of spellwork experience, these simple yet potent spells will help you find peace, let go of stress, and survive every bump in the road.Reconnect with an estranged relative Banish an unwanted crush Speed recovery from a serious illness Move on after divorce or infidelity Heal from the loss of a loved one or a pet Manage the pressure of being overextended at work
From layoffs and foreclosures to child bullying and identity theft, this book combines magical and mundane solutions to help you navigate life's hurdles and hardships with grace, serenity, and hope.
Folklore expert Judika Illes introduces readers to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. She takes readers on an enchanting tour through witchcraft’s history, mythology, and folklore, where they will discover a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more.
To the countless people he inspired, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke will forever be known as the Father of the New Age. This vivid and entertaining book tells Carl's story, from a childhood influenced by his Spiritualist grandfather to his early days as a member and president of the Minnesota NAACP. Discover the fascinating account of how he transformed Llewellyn Publications from a small publisher of astrology pamphlets into the largest and most important publisher of body, mind, and spirit literature. Read about Carl's relationships with the most influential thinkers and teachers of the counterculture, and his public Wiccan handfasting and enduring relationship with his wife, Sandra. Written by longtime friend Melanie Marquis—and including photos and contributions from authors, artists, family, friends, and collaborators—this is a book that looks back at the kindling of a movement while empowering fellow travelers on their journey forward.
Praise for Carl Llewellyn Weschcke:
"Weschcke's large American life and counterculture passions make for fascinating reading."—ForeWord Reviews
"With this book, another major piece goes into place in the jigsaw of the history of modern American Paganism and witchcraft. It is an excellent biography—lucid, fast-paced and comprehensive—of one of the most important and best regarded personalities in the formation of those traditions. Most important, it embodies precisely those qualities, of efficiency mixed with love, which summed up the person whom it portrays."—Ronald Hutton, historian and author of The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
"Melanie Marquis has done a wonderful job bringing Carl to life in this in-depth biography. Even though I knew him for 45 years, I discovered so much about this amazing man of which I'd had no idea. As publisher of most of the books that have informed and inspired the emerging Wiccan/Pagan community, Carl was one of the most influential figures of the modern Pagan renaissance. Every Pagan should read this bio!"—Oberon Zell, author, elder, and founder of the Church of All Worlds, Green Egg magazine, and the Grey School of Wizardry
"Author Melanie Marquis has done a masterful job of presenting Carl Llewellyn Weschcke as the gentle, insightful, spiritual innovator that he was. Reading this book illuminated those early years of Carl's life that we were not privy to, and made us long for a time machine that would let us experience the adventure of a 1970s Gnosticon Festival, the uniqueness of the purple Gnostica Bookstore, or a ghostly thrill at the old haunted Griggs Mansion. These are just a few of the gems that ornamented the life of a man who was truly instrumental in spreading all manner of spiritual knowledge and magical know-how."—Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, coauthors and coeditors of The Tree of Life and Gold: Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy
"Melanie Marquis's biography Carl Llewellyn Weschcke not only documents the tremendous impact Weschcke had on magick (and the publishing world too!), it's also immensely entertaining and well researched. This is hands-down one of the best books of 2018 and a must for anyone interested in occult history. Carl Weschcke may be gone, but Marquis's book will help preserve his incredible legacy for future generations. Highly recommended!"—Jason Mankey, author of The Witch's Book of Shadows and The Witch's Athame