With more than 500 entries, this work serves as a reference to the history of the Western magical and alchemical traditions, sorting history from myth and folklore and examining mystical beliefs through the ages. It covers such topics as history, lore, famous people, philosophies, procedures, materials, rituals, and relationships to science.
Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful―the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide: A 16-page, full-color insert, new with this edition Birthstone and jewelry magic lore Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions
Expanded and revised, this comprehensive guide features magical uses of over 400 herbs and plants from all parts of the world. With over 400,000 copies in print, this reference book is a must for all who perform natural magic. It features illustrations for easy identification of every herb, in additoin to common names, use, and rulership.
Quiere atraer al amor? Lleve consigo una bolsa de pétalos de Rosa o raíces de Iris Florentina. ¿Necesita dinero extra? Queme Clavo en forma de incienso. ¿Quiere conocer el futuro? Prepare té con capullos de Rosa, tómelo antes de ir a dormir y luego recuerde sus sueños. Esta es la clase de magia que encontrará en estas páginas-fácil, descomplicada y sin rituales. English Description Do you want to attract love? Carry a bag of rose petals. Need extra money? Burn a certain kind of incense. Want to know the future? Prepare tea with rosebuds, take it before going to sleep, and then remember your dreams. This is the kind of magic you will find in these pages: easy and free of complicated rituals.
Explore the occult from ancient times to the modern day with one of its most respected scholars and practitioners. Take an enlightening journey through occult history, exploring 100 dramatic incidents, arcane knowledge, and key historical figures from around the world. John Michael Greer delves into two millennia of tradition, from the earliest alchemists to pagan rituals; from the Philosopher’s Stone to Cabala, the first tarot, and the Knights Templar; and from the first horoscopes to fortune-telling trials and the birth of modern witchcraft, or Wicca. Each entry features a stunning image or intriguing item of ephemera.
Natural magic is the ancient and powerful art of using material substances―herbs, stones, incenses, oils, and much more―to tap into the hidden magical powers of nature, transforming your surroundings and yourself. Not just a cookbook of spells, the Encyclopedia of Natural Magic provides an introduction to the philosophy and ways of thought underlying this system. It also gives detailed information on 176 different herbs, trees, stones, metals, oils, incenses, and other substances, and offers countless ways to put them to magical use. With this book and a visit to your local herb store, rock shop, or your backyard garden, you're ready to enter the world of natural magic.
From antiquity to the Enlightenment, astrology, magic, and alchemy were considered important tools to unravel the mysteries of nature and human destiny. As a result of the West’s exposure during the Middle Ages to the astrological beliefs of Arab philosophers and the mystical writings of late antiquity, these occult traditions became rich sources of inspiration for Western artists. In this volume from the popular Guide to Imagery series, the author presents a careful analysis of occult iconography in many of the great masterpieces of Western art, calling out key features in the illustrations for discussion and interpretation. Astrological symbols decorated medieval churches and illuminated manuscripts as well as fifteenth-century Italian town halls and palaces. The transformational symbology of magic and alchemy that enlivened the work of a wide range of Renaissance artists, including Bosch, Brueghel, Dürer, and Caravaggio, found renewed expression in the visionary works of nineteenth-century artists, such as Fuseli and Blake, as well as in the creative output of the twentieth century’s Surrealists.
This is no ordinary reprint of common magic squares found in Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy. Not even close! This Occult Encyclopedia contains hundreds of new magical squares based on secret esoteric techniques developed by master sages of the ancient Near East. Did you know that there are four forms of each magic square corresponding with each of the Elements? Did you know that from each square you can extract up to 8 Angels and 8 Genies that are specific to THAT square? Did you know there is a secret mathematical code embedded in all magic squares? There is much more to the art of magic squares than even the most seasoned modern-day ceremonial magician is aware of. The Occult Encyclopedia of Magical Squares contains information that will make a difference in how you approach talismanic magic. It also contains hundreds of ready and finished squares for: Archangels and Angels of the Zodiac Archangels and Angels of the Planets Planetary Intelligences and Spirits Olympic Spirits Lords of Zodiacal Triplicities by Day and Night Angels Ruling the 12 Houses Angels of Astrological Decanates and Quinances You will get hundreds of magic squares to facilitate the evocation and aid of over 200 spiritual beings. This book is a must-have for serious seekers, no matter which magica...
A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy—"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.
One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own appropriately-scented tools? The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham. This is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews. It includes over 100 new formulas, proportions for each element of the recipes (the most requested feature from his previous book), how to substitute ingredients, and much more. Besides the formulas, it also includes the exact methods of making all of these scented tools, including how to extract the essences from the herbs. Each one of the formulas in this magic book is precise and easy to make. Do you need luck? Take 2 parts vetivert, 2 parts allspice, 1 part nutmeg, and 1 part calamus, grind them together as finely as possible, then sprinkle the powder in a circle around you, b...