An Enchanted Life: An Adept’s Guide To Masterful Magick

An Enchanted Life:  
An Adept’s Guide To Masterful Magick  
by Patricia Telesco
New Page Books

 

The market seems to be flooded with Wicca 101 books but in a drought of well-written books that go beyond this level. So I am very happy to say that here is a book for those of us who are ready for something that has meat to it.

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Witchcrafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic

Witchcrafting:  
A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic
by Phyllis Currott
Broadway Books

 

Having recently attended Phyllis Curott’s workshops at the Starwood festival, I looked forward to the release of her second book, Witchcrafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic with anticipation, and I was not disappointed. Written in the same engaging, conversational style as her first work, Book of Shadows, her second effort is a book about “Witchcraft without rules,” an interesting concept that might help Pagans think more and spout dogma less.

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Create Your Own Luck


©2012 Holly Golightly

 

 


 

Create Your Own Luck
by Rev. Galina Krasskova


In my last column, I wrote about the necessity of clearing negative influences out of one’s dwelling. The next step is to fill that empty space will something positive. It isn’t enough simply to banish unwanted energy; it’s equally important to consciously manifest the energies that we desire.

After banishing spells and love spells (which we’ll save for another time), the most commonly requested spells are those that draw luck and money, spells to re-weave one’s luck. In the Norse tradition, one’s personal luck is called Hamingja.1.

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How to Enchant a Man: Spells to Bewitch, Bedazzle and Beguile

How to Enchant a Man:  
Spells to Bewitch, Bedazzle
and Beguile  

by Ellen Dugan
Llewellyn, 2008
(See below for ratings)

 

Editor’s Note: We got both of these reviews more or less simultaneously. We’ll let you decide whether this book is a bomb — or a blast.

All women must be in love, asserts Ms. Dugan on the first page of Enchant. “Think about it… every woman is either in love, working to keep the flames burning, looking for love, denying that she needs love, recovering from a relationship… or bemoaning the lack of a good man in her life.” My partner Dami read this passage aloud to her 17-year-old daughter, to which both responded: “blink blink blink, No.” Dugan might claim they’re in denial.

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Magick on the Edge: An Anthology of Experimental Occultism

Magick on the Edge: 
An Anthology of
Experimental Occultism  

Edited by Taylor Ellwood
Immanion Press, UK, 2007

 

Noted occult author and editor Taylor Ellwood’s latest project is a compilation of cutting edge magickal practice and theory, written by some of today’s most provocative Pagan voices. Magick on the Edge: An Anthology of Experimental Occultism delivers exactly what its title advertises — perspectives on magick that are fresh, creative, audacious, at times a bit scary — all pushing the envelope on more traditional forms of magickal practice.

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Kink Magic: Sex Magic Beyond Vanilla

Kink Magic:
Sex Magic Beyond Vanilla  
by Taylor Ellwood & Lupa
Immanion Press, 2007

 

Taylor Ellwood and Lupa have attracted attention for their smart, sophisticated writing in books like Lupa’s Field Guide to Otherkin and Ellwood’s Pop Culture Magick. Here they combine forces for Kink Magic: Sex Magic Beyond Vanilla, a frank, mature, cutting-edge discussion of sexuality, magic, and their various intersections which should prove useful and entertaining whatever your pleasure or perversion.

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