Author: Nikki Van De Car
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Practical Magic is a charmed introduction to the wonders of modern magic and mysticism, from crystals and astrology to chakras, dream interpretation, and, of course, a few spells! Focusing on three primary areas -- healing, magic, and fortunetelling -- this books provides the perfect primer for sophisticated dabblers, with inviting text and spell-binding illustrations. Clear introductions on trending topics, like herbal tonics and astrological charts, are paired with home remedies, hands-on instructions, and suggested rituals in a chic, stylish format that will capture the imaginations of good witches of all ages.
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-10-10
An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic. Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Alice Hoffman delivers “fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle” (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible…the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).
These essays, now revised and brought together, represent the fruit of a lifetime's study and experience of occult techniques. The emphasis throughout is on practical methods of releasing the vast inner potential on which magic depends, with the aim of finding 'the jewel of a new life' - a life full of creative possibilities based on a radical renewal of consciousness.
Author: Brandy Williams
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Anyone can practice magic to improve their everyday lives. Practical Magic for Beginners is a straightforward introduction to magical practice for Christians, Pagans, Jews, atheists, and people of all religious traditions. This comprehensive training course presents the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic through short, simple exercises. Readers explore their energy and senses, and then move on to developing skills in extrasensory perception, divination, and introspection. Magical timing, magical processes, ritual space and tools, journaling, and dreamwork are explained and discussed in depth. This nondenominational guidebook also includes twenty rituals related to friendship, love, prosperity, health, and other common concerns.
Author: Kim Christfort
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
A guide to putting cognitive diversity to work Ever wonder what it is that makes two people click or clash? Or why some groups excel while others fumble? Or how you, as a leader, can make or break team potential? Business Chemistry holds the answers. Based on extensive research and analytics, plus years of proven success in the field, the Business Chemistry framework provides a simple yet powerful way to identify meaningful differences between people’s working styles. Who seeks possibilities and who seeks stability? Who values challenge and who values connection? Business Chemistry will help you grasp where others are coming from, appreciate the value they bring, and determine what they need in order to excel. It offers practical ways to be more effective as an individual and as a leader. Imagine you had a more in-depth understanding of yourself and why you thrive in some work environments and flounder in others. Suppose you had a clearer view on what to do about it so that you could always perform at your best. Imagine you had more insight into what makes people tick and what ticks them off, how some interactions unlock potential while others shut people down. Suppose you could gain people’s trust, influence them, motivate them, and get the very most out of your work relationships. Imagine you knew how to create a work environment where all types of people excel, even if they have conflicting perspectives, preferences and needs. Suppose you could activate the potential benefits of diversity on your teams and in your organizations, improving collaboration to achieve the group’s collective potential. Business Chemistry offers all of this--you don’t have to leave it up to chance, and you shouldn’t. Let this book guide you in creating great chemistry!
Author: John E. Roueche
Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col
Release Date: 2003
What constitutes excellent teaching? To answer this question, these noted experts went straight to the thousands of teachers who have been recognized for excellence-recipients of teaching excellence awards-and asked them. Their answers, which the authors have put into context with history and research, make for a book that is as inspiring as it is informative, shedding new light on both the definable and the simply magical components of good teaching. ... Publisher description.
A complete introduction to modern magic and witchcraft with spells and incantations for love, happiness, and success. The Practical Witch's Spell Book is an enchanting handbook for anyone with a penchant for the magical and who wants to add joy to their daily life. To practice witchcraft is to be purposeful whether it's to help heal, bring about prosperity, imbue your home with positivity, or even to fall in love. To be a practical witch is to tap into an inner place of intention, energy, and magic to bring about positive change in your life and those of your loved ones. With life's increasingly frenetic pace, a magical approach to living is more important now than ever. In this must-have guide for spell-casters of all levels you will find hundreds of spells, blessings, and incantations for love and romance, contentment and happiness, success and prosperity, health and healing, work and vocation, and money and wealth, all to enrich your mind and spirit, and to improve your life and the world around you. Also included are ritual resources, magical correspondences, lucky colors and numbers, moon spells, and all the essential tools you need for making magic.
"Patti Wigington has given us a rare sort of book. Wicca Practical Magic is a treasure trove for the new practitioner while at the same time being a lovely refresher course for old-timers. This book is an important addition to your Pagan library."-Byron Ballard, author of Staubs and Ditchwater: a Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks' Hoodoo Whether you are new to the practice of Wicca or a seasoned Wicca practitioner, you probably know that there is nothing magical about perfecting Wicca as a craft. Like most things worth knowing, Wicca takes time, practice, and dedication. That's why learning how to best incorporate Wicca rituals into your daily routine is so important to your growth and development as a Wiccan. No one understands this better than author and longtime Wicca-follower Patti Wigington, who shares her experience and devotion in Wicca Practical Magic for you to learn from. The Wicca Practical Magic reference guide includes: An Extensive Overview of everything you need to know about the history, deities, elements, and astronomy behind Wicca A Toolkit explaining the tools you'll need for practicing Wicca, including herbs and plants, candles, crystals and stones, and essential oils 30 Classic Wicca Spells for casting banishment, protection, love charms, and so much more "The book has renewed my feeling that anyone can bring elements of magic as a skill set into their lives."-Delondra Williams, Wicca practitioner The powerful, magical tools you'll find in Wicca Practical Magic will leave you spellbound
Discover unique perspectives on the magic of life’s journey with Llewellyn’s 2018 Magical Almanac. Inspiring all levels of magical practitioners for more than twenty-five years, this almanac features nearly three dozen compelling articles, exploring a variety of topics, such as creating a well-stocked magical cupboard, dealing with invasive spirits, evolving a ritual circle, and using keys and handkerchiefs as magical objects. Also included is a helpful calendar section—shaded for easy “flip to” reference—featuring world festivals, holidays, and the 2018 sabbats. Filled with practical spells, rituals, astrological information, and incense and color correspondences, this almanac will empower your magical work all year long. Explore the history and lore of garden creatures? • ?Use dowsing in your daily practice to divine helpful information and find items •? Fuel your inner fire by working with the Goddess of the Eternal Flame? • ?Connect with nature and transform spiritually through a ritual for inner healing
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Alice Hoffman is at her magical best in a new novel about loss and healing. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-yr-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks ravens into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters -- with a ghostly white dog and a mute boy -- that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story.