Our June Titles Are Here!

Our June Titles are now available! Happy Reading!

The Big Book of Practical Spells

Judika Illes

“What a fascinating book! From theory to practice, it’s all here. . . . This book will be a treasured addition to any magickal library.” —Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, author of Grimoire for the Apprentice

“Judika Illes underscores the fact that magic is real and available to everyone. As she says: ‘Magic is your birthright.’ And there is no negative magic included—nothing harmful to you or anyone else. Now you have no excuse not to use it.” —Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft

9781578635979Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face.

With Judika Illes as your guide, you will learn how to enhance your psychic power, cleanse your aura, protect yourself from malevolent powers, and create and use a wide variety of spells. There are spells for marriage, fertility, pregnancy prevention, babies and children, money, healing, and transitioning to the next life. These are spells that will help make life easier, more productive, and stress free.

Previously published as Pure Magic.

(Weiser Books)

Chinese Alchemy

Jean Cooper

9781578635771Here in one slender volume is a basic introduction to Chinese alchemy—a tradition that dates back 5,000 years.

Chinese alchemy, largely associated with Taoism, has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years, but traditionally it goes back even further to nearly 3000 BC and the time of the Yellow Emperor. While Western alchemy was concerned with the search for spiritual and material gold, classic Taoist alchemy was a mystical quest for immortality with its aim being union with the Absolute.

Jean Cooper describes the history and development of Taoist alchemy, compares it to similar traditions in India and Turkistan, and gives it context by contrasting it with the rationale of the Western hermetic tradition. As she writes in her concluding chapter: The whole work of alchemy is summed up in the phrase “To make of the body a spirit and of the spirit a body”. . . . The goal of the Taoist alchemist-mystic was transformation, or perhaps more correctly, transfiguration, of the whole body until it ceases to “be” and is absorbed into and becomes the Tao. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine, and Taoism.

(Weiser Books)

Rumi’s Little Book of the Heart

Edited by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin

9781571747426In this slender volume, Rumi explores the joy of friendship and the agony of loss. These poetic meditations on the most profound of human relationships are like crystals: they sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds within, capturing us with their mystery.

Here are poems that cause us to reflect on our own relationships, to experience again the intensity of friendship, the ache of loss, and the profundity of immersion. This is a book for poetry lovers, Rumi fans, and all gift-giving occasions; a book to treasure and to share.

Previously published in hardcover as Whispers of the Beloved.

(Hampton Roads)

Runes, Plain & Simple

Kim Farnell

9781571747495Runes are alphabet letters or characters that have been used for thousands of years
as a form of communication and divination. This book, written by an authority on divination systems, shows readers how to make their own set of runes and how to interpret them.

Included in this primer are:

  1. A brief overview of the runes, from Etruscan times to the present
  2. A summary of the myths and lore that inform runic wisdom
  3. Definitions of the basic rune symbols
  4. Instructions on how to read the runes and rune spreads
  5. An introduction to runic magic

In the past 25 years using runes as a divination tool has become increasingly popular. This most accessible guide presents each letter of the runic alphabet in detail with its origins and magical uses and helps seekers tap into their energy. From making your own runes (and a bag to protect them) to reading the ancient alphabet, casting the runes, and interpreting the spread, all the basics are laid out in a clear, easy-to-follow, and superbly illustrated fashion, perfect for beginners.

This is a new edition of the author’s Simply Runes that was published by Sterling in 2006.

(Hampton Roads)

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