7 Days to a Magickal New You

7 Days to a Magickal New You
by Fiona Horne
Thorsons

 

I kept thinking as I read this book: witches must have finally arrived in the mainstream. We have self-help books written specifically for us that promise it only takes seven days “… to enhance [our] magickal self …” To be fair, Ms. Horne has useful tips, if not new ideas) — like keeping a dream diary. Her simple spells and information are accurate and straightforward. I have a problem, though, with any course that promises such fast results.

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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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Move into Your Houses

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Move into Your Houses
by Tasha Halpert 

When you look at your astrology chart, you will notice that it is drawn as a circle, with the 360 degrees of the zodiac, representing the heavens from the standpoint of Earth when you were born. The planets are placed inside the twelve pie shaped sections or houses. One of the 12 signs of the zodiac is placed on each edge or “cusp” of these sections. The time of your birth determines the signs and number of degrees of each house. Each section, or “house” refers to a compartment of your life. Each has a keyword that clues you in as to how it functions for you. Your time of birth also tells you your Ascendant, an important part of your astrological makeup. This is the sign on the cusp of your first house.

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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


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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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astroWitch: Sun Signs 101


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Sun Signs 101
by Tasha Halpert 

One way to discover more about yourself and your friends is to read Sun Sign astrology books.

However, while they will give you some idea of what your sun sign is about, they are often pretty general. Your astrological portrait is a combination of ten planets, not just the sign the Sun was in the day you were born. When you either buy or download a free chart with interpretations, you will learn more. However, these interpretations are limited, and often prejudiced by the astrologer’s opinions. Better still, you can learn to figure out charts for yourself. You can buy them from online services (do a search for “astrological charts”) or you can get a free chart from www.astro.com.

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