Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork—these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas's own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful information suitable for novices and seasoned practitioners alike. Paperback, b&w photographs.
Discover the Orishas of Santeria and Yoruba culture, learning the attributes, paths, and other important association for each Sacred Orisha, including the saintly name under which it might also be known. In order to continue their magical and religious observances safely, the slaves opted for the identification and disguise of the Orishas with some of the Catholic Saints worshipped by the Spaniards. In this manner, they were able to worship their deities under the very noses of the Spaniards without danger of punishment. The book has been divided into sections, each dealing with a specific Orisha, the attributes, paths or aspects, necklaces, initiations, foods, herbs, legends, and other pertinent information about the particular deity. Paperback, 126 pages.
With the Haitian Vodou Handbook Kenaz Filan presents a working guide to the proper method of interacting with the full Vodou pantheon, helping to build respectful relationships with the Iwa, the honored spirits of Haitian Vodou.
Brought to life within this classic book, the beliefs, legends, and Santeria are all painted clearly within the pages of Santeria: African Magic in Latin America; a must read for anyone who has ever wanted to understand the nature and art of Santeria.
Book on Palo by Baba Raul Canizares: Ten years in the making, The Book on Palo will be an invaluable addition to your library of precious books, helping to explain and instruct in Palo, a Cuban tradition similar to Santeria. This is one of the few books ever written in English on this tradition.
Drawing from diloggun, or the sacred divination of Santeria, Teachings of the Santeria Gods taps into the rich stories of Yoruba, African culture to provide parables for living for those in all paths of life.
Originally published in 2003, Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot has proved to be the essential guide to accessing the unique symbolism and meaning of Aleister Crowley's remarkable tarot deck along with the deeply textured artwork of Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley authority Lon Milo DuQuette starts by providing an insightful historical background before delving into descriptions of each card in depth, from a tarot perspective and from an expanded, magickal point of view. He first describes the tarot meaning of each card in detail and then explains all the other attributions Crowley intended. This unique guide has been updated with a new introduction that provides information on the unicursal hexagram cards included with the deck but never explained.
Hoodoo is a bold spiritual tradition that helps enhance your wellbeing and solve everyday problems. This practical, do-it-yourself guide shows you how to use spells, rites, recipes, mojos, and curios to enrich your life and be ready for whatever comes your way. 365 Days of Hoodoo starts by providing the basics of Hoodoo, and then gradually builds your knowledge day after day. You'll discover the essential components for your practice, how to master the parts of your life that seem out of control, and the various ways Hoodoo can improve love, prosperity, protection, and much more. This impressive book also features lore, prayers, potions, altars, baths, and meditations.
One of the reasons that Santeria has become so popular is due to the use of natural remedies and herbal medicines prepared by the Santero Priests. By combining elements of spirituality with that of nature, a Santero Priest can accomplish great success with even the most difficult case. Spiritual herbal baths are widely used in the Santeria religion. Although all of the ingredients are natural, when combined with powerful supernatural magic, these herbal baths can produce incredible results. Spiritual baths have been used for hundreds of years to heal sickness and for supernatural power. The Montenegro Family has been practicing Santeria for over 200 years. This book explores the mysteries and techniques of preparing herbal baths used in traditional Santeria. The book contains lists of herbs, oils, powders, rituals and other magical ingredients used by Santeros for hundreds of years. The book contains formulas for preparing Orisha baths, love baths, money baths, cleansing baths, sweet baths and also baths used in Palo Mayombe and traditional Mexican witchcraft.
Flowing from its early, pre-Christian beginnings through its modern worldview, this book explores the deities, history, rituals, magic, and religion of Asatru from the unique perspective of a Gythja (Godwoman) within that path. The Heathen tradition revealed here describes the structure of Asatru and shows how its ancient themes, ideas, and practices are relevant to modern spiritual seekers. Clear and easy to understand yet thorough and comprehensive, A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru will add depth to the Asatru experience for those who have practiced this faith for years, while remaining accessible to beginners. It reveals Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, creation, spirits, worship, ethics, and hospitality. It shares practical techniques such as meditation, prayer, runes, charms, and life rituals covering birth/naming, entry into adulthood, weddings, divorces, funerals, and more. An in-depth glossary, index, and bibliography help make this the must-read book for everyone interested in Asatru.
Scott Cunningham provides the classic introduction to Magical Herbalism with this book that teaches you to identify, gather, grow, dry and store herbs as well as how to use them for protection, divination, healing and love.
This is the first book written by a practitioner that presents the history, culture, and practical magic of La Santa Muerte to the English-speaking world. As the patron saint of lost causes, the LGBT community, addicts, and anyone who has been marginalized by society, La Santa Muerte has a following of millions—and she’s only becoming more popular. Join author Tomás Prower as he gives step-by-step instructions for spells, magic, and prayers for practical results and long-term goals, including money, love, sex, healing, legal issues, protection, and more. La Santa Muerte also includes detailed information on: Her Names • Tools • Altars • Offerings • Spells • Prayers • Rituals • History • Myths • Symbols • Meditations • Ethics • Colors • Correspondences Praise: "Tomás Prower takes those curious to know more about the spirit of death taking shape as La Santa Muerte on a deep ride through history, tradition, folklore and first hand experience. He deftly balances the aspects of practical folk magick . . . with the deeper mystery tradition of her cult involved in facing the reality of death directly. A wonderful education in a figure that is fairly unknown and misunderstood."—Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft.
The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death. Death welcomes everyone. This is the foundation for the veneration of Santa Muerte, or “Holy Death.” Considered to be the female personification of death, she is associated with protection and safe passage to the afterlife. She is also the patron saint of people who live on the fringes of society and often face violence and death. In recent years her constituency has expanded to include the LGBT community and people who are marginalized or whose jobs put them at significant risk of death such as military and police personnel. Santa Muerte is hailed as their potent and powerful protector, capable of delivering them from harm and even granting miracles. Santa Muerte is a complete ritual guide to working with this famous—and infamous!—Mexican folk saint. It takes us beyond the sensational headlines to reveal the truth about why Santa Muerte is so beloved by so many. Author Tracey Rollin presents simple, straightforward methods for working with Holy Death that may be used alone or easily incorporated into your own magical practice. Paperback by Tracey Rollin.
This second revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis Testitudinis. The original Book of the Law was rescanned for this edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile possible. Edited, annotated, and introduced by Frater Hymenaeus Beta, XI.
In the original ten volumes of the Equinox, Alesiter Crowley succeeded in synthesizing the aim of religion and the method of science. Israel Regardie's selections in Gems of the Equinox make a volume that is invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. It includes material on Crowley's magical order, magical rituals, yoga, invocations, and sex magick, among many other topics. Gems from the Equinox is a unique resource that serves as a veritable textbook for the magickal orders A.A. and O.T.O. Although it is written for the advanced practitioner, beginners will gain much from its many pages of wisdom, including yoga postures and breathing techniques, ceremonial rituals and meditations, an Enochian magick primer, and The Book of the Law. In Gems from the Equinox, Israel Regardie's selections of Aleister Crowley's writings synthesize the aim of religion and the method of science, making it invaluable to readers, students, and adepts. Gems is a must have for every student of Occultism, Mysticism, Thelema, Magick, and comparative religion.
Aleister Crowley's ascension into the pantheon of alternative gurus was cemented by his appearance on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Unfortunately, he was known more for his reputation as "The Beast 666" and "The Wickedest Man in the World." All well and good for publicity, but this infamy eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. Enter Lon Milo DuQuette to decipher and explain Crowley's texts and more important rituals. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, this revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new ritual, "The Rites of Eleusis." This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works rather than the myth of Aleister Crowley are all about. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley's writing in this modern grimoire.