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Crone's Book of Charms & Spells (Paperback) (Valerie Worth)
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This charming little magic book holds the carefully guarded secrets that a wise woman of bygone days could have penned in her grimoire by candlelight. Herbal elixirs, powerful charms, amulets, balms for all folk who come to her seeking their heart's desire: enhanced health and healing, protection, love, marriage, fertility, wealth, youthfulness, beauty.
Quaint and mystic, this treasury of lore also describes twelve rituals to guide you through the mysteries of a full year of seasons. Begin with an ice-sparkling ceremony for the first day of the year and celebrate the winter solstice in a glorious burst of red and gold fire. Each ceremony grows out of the unchanging truths of the cycle of seasons and of the universe itself.
In these pages you'll find how to make talismans and amulets for over 60 purposes. There are talismans for wisdom and against evil, for safety in travel, and to inspire passion. You'll learn how to make a talisman to win love, for improved health, and to be safe from all harm. You'll find dozens more, too.
Also included are the magical powers for over 60 common herbs. The sunflower can bestow great strength upon you. Thistle can be used to treat bleeding wounds. The buttercup confers harmony on a household. How to use these herbs is fully explained in this book, along with instructions for using many more.
Next come "thrice a dozen charms." These 36 charms include one to break a troublesome habit, and another to assuage anger and ill-feeling. Others include a charm to win honor and favor in the eyes of others, and another to procure your heart's desire. Again, you'll find the methods easy to do, but also very effective. You could be doing them tonight!
The last section of this book reveals ceremonies for the year, a set of 12 rituals to be performed on New Year, at mid-February, the equinoxes and solstices, and more. These are ideal if you are a solitary Wiccan, but can also be adapted for group work.
No matter your magical skill level, from beginner to advanced, you can use this book. It will enhance your magical repertoire to include ideas you may not have considered. This book is an excellent addition to any collection of magical books.