The Wiccan's Dictionary of Prophecy and Omens

The Wiccan's Dictionary of Prophecy and Omens

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806539669

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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THE WICCAN’S DICTIONARY OF PROPHECY AND OMENS Divination—the art of obtaining knowledge of the future or of secret things—has played an important role in ancient cultures and religions as well as in modern times. It was once a method of sacred communication with the spirit world and a way to determine the will of the gods by means of visions and predictions. In the present age, divination, including astrology, palmistry, and the I Ching, continues to be a popular method of looking into the future or past, as well as revealing that which was once unknown. In fact, a large number of our contemporary customs and superstitions are remnants of the once-powerful divinatory rituals of the ancient pagan religions. The Wiccan's Dictionary of Prophecy and Omens details over two hundred methods of divination, from those used in antiquity to those in use today. It traces the history of these practices and provides examples of nearly every known divinatory art. This is an essential resource for followers of today’s Wiccan lifestyle by modern Wiccan expert Gerina Dunwich.

Your Magickal Cat

Your Magickal Cat

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806539683

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

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The purr-fect reference on the mystery and mysticism of cats through the ages—from demons to deities, harbingers of bad luck to charmed companions. Enter into the mystical world of cats through this unique and comprehensive resource. In Your Magickal Cat, you’ll learn how cats and paganism have been linked together throughout history, and how the cat has acquired the roles of witch’s familiar, deity, omen, healer, shamanic totem, and dream symbol. Also covered are: astrology for cats and their humans, feline divination, hands-on spells, New Age healing techniques, a list of enchanting names for your familiar, dozens of cat-oriented proverbs, sources and resources, and much more. Cat lovers are sure to be charmed by the legends, lore, poetry, and illustrations within this loving, extensively researched book. “The research on the historical end was good . . . Get it if you need a quick reference to feline lore.”—Pagan Book Reviews

Candlelight Spells

Candlelight Spells

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806539508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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CANDLELIGHT SPELLS The Modern Witch’s Book of Spellcasting, Feasting and Natural Healing An essential resource for the Wiccan lifestyle, CANDLELIGHT SPELLS provides recipes, spells, and guides for herbs and candle crafting, as well as a “Lexicon of Witchcraft.” The modern witch will find recipes for the traditional Sabbat feasts of the witch’s year, including Fertility Bread, Sabbat Cakes, and Samhain Cider. For new moon gatherings, there are recipes for Madrake Wine, Nettle Ale, Acorn Cookies, and more. Practitioners of the Old Religion will also find detailed spells, counterspells, ceremonies, and rituals for maintaining every aspect of your Wiccan integrity. This is an indispensable guide for those truly interested nurturing the Craft of the Wise.

Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery

Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery

Author: Gerina Dunwich

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632658319

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Publisher’s Note: A new edition has replaced this book under the title Gemstone and Crystal Magic, ISBN 9781637480076. A witch-friendly guide to working magic with gemstones and crystals. The energy contained within stones is a mysterious and invisible power as old as the earth itself, perhaps even older. It is also an energy that, when properly harnessed, can enable a person to create powerful magick and reconnect with Mother Nature and the earth. Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery is a practical and comprehensive guide to the magickal world of precious and semiprecious stones. Written by a modern Witch with firsthand knowledge of the occult properties of stones, this book is filled with numerous spells and rituals, enchanting Pagan folklore, and useful magickal correspondences. It also explores gemstone curses and cures, and the many ways in which gemstones can be utilized as amulets for magickal workings, as oracles for revealing the future, and as tools for healing one's body, mind, and spirit. With the aid of this book, you will learn how to properly cleanse and charge stones, and also how to make homemade gemstone elixirs. Additionally, you will discover the secrets of using stones to increase your wealth, facilitate clairvoyant abilities, invoke deities, ward off bad luck and evil influences, draw love into your life, and so much more! Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery provides you with everything you need to know for transforming yourself into a sorcerer or sorceress of gemstone magick.

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578592302

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Based on more than 250 occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Well-known religion expert, J. Gordon Melton takes readers on a tour amongst angels, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammad, and Tao Tzu. Melton reports on dreams and near-death experiences; feng shui and labyrinths; statues that bleed, drink milk, weep, and move; snake handling, speaking in tongues, and stigmata; relics, including the spear of Longinus and the Shroud of Turin; and sacred locales such as Easter Island, the Glastonbury Tor, the Great Pyramid, Mecca, and Sedona. Each entry includes a description of the particular phenomenon and the religious claims being made for it as well as a discussion of what a scientist might have to say about it. Transcending the mundane, the entries take no sides and make no arguments: the journey is the experience and the experience is the journey.

The Cat Book of Lists

The Cat Book of Lists

Author: Stephen J. Spignesi

Publisher: Career Press

ISBN: CORNELL:31924102724345

Category: Pets

Page: 264

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Here is the ultimate compendium of cat info, trivia, lore, advice, and more. It is certain to appeal to the owners of the pet that is now America's most popular. Some of the cat lists included within this fun, engaging book are: Celebrity cat lovers and haters. Cat newsgroups on the Internet. Cats in history. Quotations about cats. Movies about cats. Jobs for cat lovers. Books about cats. Songs about cats. Cat "language" and what it means. Legends and superstitions about cats. And much, much more cat information.

A Dictionary of Opera Characters

A Dictionary of Opera Characters

Author: Joyce Bourne Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550395

Category: Music

Page: 354

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A unique reference work containing over 2,500 A-Z entries on operatic characters. Includes synopses for over 200 operas and operettas, as well as feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Plácido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker. It is an essential book for anyone with an interest in opera.