Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

Author: Ivo Dominguez Jr.
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578635756
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more. This is a practical handbook for any practitioner of magic to use in building individual rituals and creating the most effective magic. Concise, focused, and expertly presented, this book teaches the core concepts of astrology so that wiccans and pagans can truly apply it to their practices.

Magic for the Resistance

Author: Michael M. Hughes
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738759996
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Inspires socially conscious magical practitioners to harness the power of our imaginations and collective will, reminding us where true power really resides: in the hands of the people."—Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles Use Magic to Make the World a Better Place Today From the creator of the Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him The resistance is growing, and it needs your help. This book provides spells and rituals designed to help you put your magical will to work to create a more just and equitable world. These magical workings can be used by activists of any spiritual or religious background. With ideas for altars, meditations, community organizing, self-care, and more, Magic for the Resistance offers a toolkit for magical people or first-time spellcasters who want to manifest social justice, equality, and peace. If you've ever felt disillusioned or burned out because of the slow progress of social change, this magical work can nurture and support you, sharpening your focus and resolve for more sustained, long-term activism. In addition to influencing the outside world, these rituals bring you in closer alignment with your higher spiritual consciousness—because transforming your society begins with transforming yourself. Includes spells for: Racial justice • Women's rights • LGBTQ+ rights • Antifascism • Environmentalism • Immigration • Refugee support • Nonviolence Praise for Magic for the Resistance: "Magic for the Resistance is a rabble-rousing battle cry for magical thinkers everywhere. As both a practical guide and historical record, Hughes's book does the vital work of inspiring socially conscious magical practitioners to harness the power of our imaginations and collective will, reminding us where true power really resides: in the hands of the people. An ethical, exuberant honoring of magical resistance movements then and now, this book will go down in history as the magical, refreshingly feminist, anti–white supremacist, LGBTQ-friendly equivalent of Saul D. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals."—Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles "Magic to the people! This wonderfully engaging guide—one part history, one part grimoire—demonstrates how and why to combine spell work and activism to heal our society and get rid of our heel."—Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award–winning author of Occult America and The Miracle Club "This is rare combination of a how-to book that also gives a solid historical and cultural perspective on the uses of magic to resist political oppression. Sound and well-grounded both factually and magically, it's also well written and well informed."—Sabina Magliocco, Professor of Anthropology, University of British Columbia "Vote. Organize. March. Protest. Boycott. Resist. Be an activist for your beliefs. Then . . . put your magic where your mouth is! You might want to start by reading Magic for the Resistance."—Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Homemade Magick and Low Magick "Magic for the Resistance is a fascinating look at how the occult arts can be used to promote progressive politics and social change. While it has long been associated - often erroneously - solely with the right side of the political divide, magic has more than once come to the aid of ideas and movements rooted firmly in the left. From Victoria Woodhull, the mesmerist, feminist, and free-love advocate who was the first woman to run for president, to the attempt by Allen Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman to levitate the Pentagon in 1966, Magic for the Resistance shows that throughout history, spells have been cast to help the light contain the darkness."—Gary Lachman, author of Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump "In Magic for the Resistance, Michael Hughes has written an eminently necessary guidebook for the magic-workers of our time. He has armed readers with the tools needed to speak out and fight back, both at the altar and away from it. In a world that thirsts for magic and justice alike, this book weaves both together in the most practical ways."—David Salisbury, civil rights activist, magic-worker, and author of A Mystic Guide to Cleansing & Clearing "This book empowers the reader to liberate stagnancy and facilitate positive change, to feel/be heard, and to learn from obstacles and challenges that are encountered. On the surface, mass-market, glitzy media publicity can look worthwhile and even meaningful—but real lasting change/evolution is more than a knee jerk reaction or a fad. It starts at a grassroots level and is perpetual, and this is what Hughes expounds and educates on in this well-written and entertaining book."—Fiona Horne, author of Witch: A Magickal Journey and The Naked Witch "Michael Hughes has drawn on his erudition as well as his quarter-century of experience as a practicing magician to offer a complete manual of 'Warrior Magic' in the service of justice. He answers the questions about whether magic is effective and ethical, stokes our motivation to engage, and gives detailed guidance for binding the negative, healing the wounded, and empowering the good."—Leonard George, PhD, Chair of the School of Social Sciences, Capilano University, and author of Crimes of Perception "Besides shedding light on certain little-known aspects of our cultural history (the second chapter is a particular revelation), this book provides an excellent and accessible glimpse into the mechanics, philosophy, and, yes, ethics of magical practice. Whether or not you have any intention of utilizing the practical techniques he describes, you'll benefit from learning about those practices that countless individuals throughout history have employed and that continue to be a vital force in the lives of millions around the world."—Ray Grasse, author of The Waking Dream, Under a Sacred Sky, and An Infinity of Gods

A Time for Magick

Author: Maria Kay Simms
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567186222
Format: PDF
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Astrology is the Queen of Timing! One of the great benefits you can gain through astrological knowledge is the ability to choose the appropriate time for your purposes. A Time for Magick shows you how to work toward your magickal, spiritual, or mundane goals in harmony with the movements of the planets. Here you will learn easy techniques for planning ahead with astrology. You'll gain a new understanding of the themes of the Sun, Moon, and all eight planets of basic astrology: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. More significantly, you'll learn to conjure planetary energies within yourself, and to use those energies creatively and advantageously in your life. In this book, you'll discover: • Rituals with spellworkings for the Sun, Moon, and each of the planets • Guided meditations for each of the planets • Perpetual planetary hour tables and how to use them • Interpretations for your planetary hour of birth • How to read and use an astrological calendar Don't wait and wonder what the planets may mean to your fate. Take charge of your destiny by directing planetary energies to your best advantage! "Maria Kay Simms has a rare gift for taking a complicated topic and distilling the most essential data for the reader. Whether you are a professional astrologer, a practicing Wiccan, or someone who wants to improve your timing in life, A Time for Magick has valuable information for you. Whatever you want---love, health, wealth, happiness---is more likely to be achieved if you make the right moves at the right times. A Time for Magick shows you how to do that---quickly and easily." Maritha Pottenger author of Complete Horoscope Interpretation and Planets on the Move

Advancing the Witches Craft

Author: Lord Foxglove
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564148117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Advancing the Witches? Craft combines the elements of mystery, adventure, and advanced teachings in Witchcraft, all presented in an intimate and challenging fashion. It is a unique teaching tool that takes readers into uncharted territory in an intense, yet fun and exciting way.

Spirit Speak

Author: Ivo Domínguez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601630025
Format: PDF
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If you do magick, pray, or venerate your ancestors, you are working with Spirits. If you seek information or guidance through channeling, through mediumship, or through the words and visions of mystics, you are also working with the beings of the subtle realms. Spirit Speak presents a unified system for understanding the broad range of nonphysical beings that we call Spirits. This comprehensive book can be understood and appreciated by readers from all different faiths, backgrounds, and levels of experience. It explores concepts such as: spiritual lineage, the Assumption of God-Forms, the different levels of Spirit relationships, connecting to and separating yourself from Spirits, divine embodiment. A hidden classic in many spiritual communities for years, Spirit Speak is now available with new material and fresh insights. Book jacket.

Keys to Perception

Author: Ivo Dominguez, Jr.
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1578636205
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many different systems and traditions of magic, divination, spirituality, and esoteric religion exist, but at their core, they share the need for practitioners to safely and successfully experience the reality that lies beyond the physical senses. Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development is a collection of proven and tested methods, rituals, and systems that will help you deepen and clarify your capacity to sense and understand the rich worlds beyond the veils of the ordinary. The material in this book derives from decades of work by the author and his students. Dominguez offers the reader practical techniques for increasing psychic aptitude and ability. Methods featured include chanting and working with crystals, chakras, oils, herbs, and potions, as well as a variation on the Middle-Pillar Ritual. "Buy all of Ivo Dominguez's books. Study them. Do the work. Ponder. Then return and study them some more." --T. Thorn Coyle, author of Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World. "Keys to Perception is another masterful work by Ivo Dominguez, artfully blending deep metaphysical insight into the nature of psychic perception with clear and direct instructions and examples. Only someone with a long history of direct experience and an educated understanding of the phenomenon could write this book to both convey useful skills to beginners and provide new perspectives for seasoned psychics. Grounded and practical as well as flexible in approach. I look forward to recommending this to students, friends, and peers alike." - Christopher Penczak, award winning author and co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft

Moon Magick

Author: D. J. Conway
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 1567181678
Format: PDF, ePub
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Each month your energy levels wax and wane just as the Moon does, sometimes urging you to start new projects and other times easing you towards quiet and contemplation. Whether the Moon is making you feel adventurous and productive or dreamy and lethargic, you can use its energy to work for you instead of against you. In this enduring classic, bestselling author D.J. Conway explains how each of the 13 lunar months is directly connected to a different type of seasonal energy flow. With 79 modern Pagan rituals for tapping the Moon's energy and celebrating its phases, you'll improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being when you align yourself with the natural strength of the Moon. Moon Magick features a treasury of practical lunar magick and lore: —Seasonal recipes, decorations, and crafts —Lunar meditations, spells, and lore —Moon mythology, correspondences, and symbols —Goddesses & Gods and ancient holidays Praise: "A great book. Moon Magick is a wonderful resource . . . a varied and rich collection of lore, recipes, and activities." —NEW AGE RETAILER “A wealth of magical material which can easily be incorporated into everyday life.” —CIRCLE NETWORK NEWS “An excellent resource for all practitioners.” —MAGICAL BLEND

Practical Magic for Beginners

Author: Brandy Williams
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738725447
Format: PDF, Docs
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Anyone can practice magic to improve their everyday lives. Practical Magic for Beginners is a straightforward introduction to magical practice for Christians, Pagans, Jews, atheists, and people of all religious traditions. This comprehensive training course presents the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic through short, simple exercises. Readers explore their energy and senses, and then move on to developing skills in extrasensory perception, divination, and introspection. Magical timing, magical processes, ritual space and tools, journaling, and dreamwork are explained and discussed in depth. This nondenominational guidebook also includes twenty rituals related to friendship, love, prosperity, health, and other common concerns.

Everyday Sun Magic

Author: Dorothy Morrison
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738724254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Sun impacts our lives like no other force in the universe. In addition to sustaining life on Earth, the potent energy of this mighty star can lend a powerful spark to daily magic. Taking readers on a magical exploration of the Sun, Dorothy Morrison teaches how the Sun can be used as a viable magical tool. She gives in-depth information on the Sun's cultural and religious history, its phases and energies (rainbows, solar eclipses, Sun storms, and so on) as they apply to magic, and astrological implications. Everyday Sun Magic is also packed with over 140 spells, chants, affirmations, and rituals spanning 89 categories, such as health, employment, friendship, romance, weather, gardening, prosperity, marriage, legal matters, travel, addiction, and dieting.

Casting Sacred Space

Author: Ivo Dominguez
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609256227
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The use of casting as a means of establishing sacred space is a common practice in Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. In fact it is widely considered the most important step in spiritual and magickal work. And yet few really know how to do it or do it well. In Casting Sacred Space, Neopagan practitioner Ivo Dominguez, Jr., offers a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and rituals of casting, including:How to become grounded and centered before one beginsThe proper timing for casting and ritual workHow to open up one’s psychic senses to work with subtle energiesHow to set the stage for magickal work both internally and externallyProtection, symbols, and meditations for maintaining sacred spaceThe Circle, the Quarters, and other modes of casting sacred spaceQuartering, energy work, and many cross-practice connections including Qabala and chakras. This is a practical, accessible handbook for the beginner with cross appeal to seasoned practitioners of ritual magick.