The Book of Grimoires

Author: Claude Lecouteux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620551882
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

An extensive study of ancient books of magic and the magical practices preserved in the few surviving grimoires • Includes spells, talisman formulations, and secret magical alphabets reproduced from the author’s private collection of grimoires, with instructions for their use • Explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and the laws of sympathy and contagion • Offers an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition Grimoires began simply as quick-reference “grammar books” for sorcerers, magicians, and priests before evolving into comprehensive guides to magic, complete with spell-casting rituals, magical alphabets, and instructions to create amulets and talismans. With the advent of the printing press, some grimoires were mass produced, but many of the abbreviations were misinterpreted and magical words misspelled, rendering them ineffective. The most powerful grimoires remained not only secret but also heavily encoded, making them accessible only to the highest initiates of the magical traditions. Drawing on his own private collection of grimoires and magical manuscripts as well as his privileged access to the rare book archives of major European universities, Claude Lecouteux offers an extensive study of ancient books of magic and the ways the knowledge within them was kept secret for centuries through symbols, codes, secret alphabets, and Kabbalistic words. Touching on both white and black magical practices, he explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and signatures, mastery of the power of images, and the laws of sympathy and contagion. He gives an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition, emphasizing both lesser-known magicians such as Trithemus and Peter of Apono and famous ones like Albertus Magnus and Hermes Trismegistus. Creating a universal grimoire, Lecouteux provides exact reproductions of secret magical alphabets, symbols, and glyphs with instructions for their use as well as an illustrated collection of annotated spells, rituals, and talismans for numerous applications including amorous magic, healing magic, and protection rites. The author also examines the folk magic that resulted when the high magic of the medieval grimoires melded with the preexisting pagan magic of ancient Europe.

Grimoires

Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199590049
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil.

A Witch s Grimoire

Author: Judy Ann Nock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440518522
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Creating and keeping of a book of shadows is an instrumental step in the study of magick and witchcraft. A Witch's Grimoire helps serious practitioners explore their love of the Craft, deepen their study of magick and walk their personal pathway to the Divine. It is part workbook, part guidebook—an essential reference as well as a personal recording of original spells. The book includes: A brief history of the grimoire Options for the creation of a grimoire Special book blessings Traditional and personal invocations Commonly used gemstones and magickal herbs/herb blends Spells, recipes and rituals for every holiday Writing space for readers to keep their own records A Witch's Grimoire encourages readers to create unique personalized journals that will last for generations to come.

Grimoire for the Green Witch

Author: Aoumiel
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738702870
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The author of the popular Green Witchcraft series presents her personal Book of Shadows, designed for you to use just as she uses it-as a working guide to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, authentic grimoire is based on family tradition and actual magical experience, and is easily adaptable to any tradition of Witchcraft. Grimoire for the Green Witch offers a treasury of magical information- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting techniques, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. Every aspect of Craft practice is addressed, from the purely magical to the personally spiritual. It is a distillation of Green practice, with room for growth and new inspiration. 2004 COVR AWARD 1ST RUNNER-UP

Prophecy of Days Book One

Author: Christy Raedeke
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738725895
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Can one (super smart) girl (who just wants to be discovered) decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD? When her safe-cracker mom and code-breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen-year-old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy. Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity’s secret fantasy of being discovered by a Hollywood agent, talent scout, or even just a pageant coach seems more unlikely than ever. But when Caity stumbles across a hidden room in the castle, its walls covered in strange symbols, her life takes a bizarre turn. She finds herself center stage in an international conspiracy involving warring secret societies, assassins, the suppressed revelations of the Mayan Calendar and the year 2012, plus the fate of humanity. With the help of her friend Justine back home, and Alex, a gorgeous and mysterious Scottish boy, Caity must race to decipher the code and reveal its message to the world before time runs out.

Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires

Author: Aaron Leitch
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 0738703036
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The magickal methods and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe (476 to 1453 C.E.) form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magick. To understand medieval magick, it’s necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowledge - the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times of the magicians who wrote them. Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.

The Grimoire of the Book of Spirits

Author: Kuriakos
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557019939
Release Date: 2008-10-17
Genre:

This book, The Grimoire of the Book of Spirits, is one of the most powerful grimoires ever written. This grimoire has taken every major grimoire ever written about spirits to give you a very effective ritual to summons any spirit quickly and easily as well as each spirit listed with the specific request for what that spirit will give you. This book has taken ancient grimoires and has given the modern day magician or witch everything they will need to quickly summon any spirit anytime and anywhere quickly and effectively. This is a modern day sorcerer's bible.

The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire

Author: Skye Alexander
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440596827
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discover the Power of the Grimoire! A grimoire records your personal journey through the world of magick. It's where you record your favorite spells, chronicle your magical developments, and keep your most treasured secrets. And now, Skye Alexander, spellcraft expert and author of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, teaches you how to create your own. First, you'll learn the importance and history of the witch's grimoire. Then, you'll go step by step through the process of putting together your very own book. From selecting spells to blessing your grimoire, you will be able to personalize your book of shadows and tailor it to your specific powers. With your own grimoire in hand, you'll be ready to continue your journey in learning the craft.

Grimoire of a Kitchen Witch

Author: Rachel Patterson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781780999579
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This book is essentially a Book of Shadows, a Kitchen Witch s Grimoire. It covers what it means to be a Witch, how a Witch works, what a Witch does and how a Witch celebrates the turning of the seasons. It is packed full of information about all sorts of subjects from a breakdown of rituals and magical tools to reading auras and rites of passage, along with meditations, recipes for oils, incenses and spells and a huge amount of crafts to make for each Sabbat. The information herein does not follow any strict tradition; it is a personal interpretation of witchcraft melding together different experiences. Magic and the Craft are fluid and flexible, it is ever changing and we are ever learning.

A Grimoire of Shadows

Author: Ed Fitch
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 1567186599
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

For years it circulated among initiates of Wicca. It was borrowed, adapted, modified, and used. A Grimoire of Shadows by Ed Fitch is truly one of the great underground classics of modern Witchcraft. Now it is available for the first time in its complete original form. Directly or indirectly, this book has helped to start hundreds of Wiccan traditions — maybe more! Now you can read and study it yourself. A Grimoire of Shadows is a thorough introduction to magick, ritual, and Neo-Paganism. Originally created as an alternative cycle of rituals for the Gardnerian Craft, it is a complete, self-contained system of magickal training based on Tibetan, Austrian, and ancient Pagan sources. In A Grimoire of Shadows you will learn about the aura, astral projection, herbalism, Wyvern covens, and Witch-prayers. Magic circles, amulets and charms, invocation and evocation techniques — every aspect of basic Craft practice is outlined and explained clearly and completely. That is why this book is considered one of the most important books in the history of Wicca. The author, Ed Fitch, is one of the major figures in modern Wicca and Neo-Paganism. In A Grimoire of Shadows, he reveals material never before made public, including an essential guide to starting and operating your own coven. If that is your goal, this book is a must. But A Grimoire of Shadows is not just for beginners. It gives you all of the information up to the level of the "Inner Court." This is a must for all Wiccans and Neo-Pagans, as its lore and knowledge will help round out what you already know and give structure to your studies. You will find yourself referring to A Grimoire of Shadows again and again. It has proven its worth through decades of successful use by people all over the world. Get this book and use it.

Lichgates print

Author: S.M. Boyce
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939997062
Release Date: 2011-10-15
Genre: Fantasy fiction

"The writing is flawless. The kingdoms and surrounding landscapes breathtaking. The Grimoire is a piece of imaginative genius that bedazzles from the moment Kara falls into the land of Ourea. -Nikki Jefford, author of the Spellbound Trilogy --------------------------- The final page will leave you breathless. When Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest, she discovers (and trips through) a portal to a hidden world full of terrifying things: Ourea. She just wants to go home, but the natives have other plans for her. She clashes with immortal shapeshifters, is carried off by a dragon, nearly dies on several occasions, and somehow becomes the master of an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire. Every time she thinks she's safe, her new "friends" show their true colors. Kara needs an ally, or she might not survive Ourea's monsters. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn't know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing. For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this stranded girl, there's something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire. Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

The Grand Grimoire

Author: Antonio Del Rabina
Publisher:
ISBN: 152155756X
Release Date: 2017-07-30
Genre:

The diabolical classic is presented here with bonus illustrations from occult antiquity. Also included are "Al-Jilwah" and "The Black Book"

The Witch s Book of Shadows

Author: Jason Mankey
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738751917
Release Date: 2017-02-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s Book of Shadows. From creating, buying, and finding a Book of Shadows to its place in ritual, this guide provides everything you need to use this important and cherished tool in your practice. A great Book of Shadows is a chart that tells the Witch where she’s been and where’s she’s going; it’s a personal guidebook for exploring the magic and mysteries of Witchcraft.

The Book of Oberon

Author: Daniel Harms
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 0738743348
Release Date: 2015-04-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A fascinating addition to the magical literature of the Elizabethan era, this unique grimoire is a must-have for magic aficionados and historians. Dating from the time of Shakespeare (c. 1580), The Book of Oberon is a meticulous transcription and translation of a magic book recently rediscovered by the Folger Shakespearean Library. Unlike the more theoretical magic books of the era, this is a compilation of practical spells, secrets, and summonings. The Book of Oberon includes rituals for summoning spirits and faeries (including Oberon); original drawings; talismans and charms for toothaches, bleeding, the capture of thieves, and other practical matters; one of the oldest known copies of the magical manual The Enchiridion; and much more.