Author: Patricia Telesco
Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
Publication date: May 1996
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I found this book while browsing through the local New Age book
store. I almost passed it by. The last thing I needed was
another 'cook book' of spells and rituals.
Still...I like Patricia Telesco's books. . . .
So I carried the book over to a handy chair and started to read.
Fifteen minutes later, my husband finally got my attention. I
had gone into the store to buy a new tarot deck, but put it back
so that I could buy this book.
What is so wonderful about this book? Instead of giving us lists
of spells to perform, she teaches us how to create our own
spells. As a teacher of Pagan subjects, I have often moaned the
matter that there were no good books on the subject. Many books
'touch' on the subject, but none have given it the in depth
attention Ms. Telesco does.
The first part of the book deals with magic and spellcraft and
how to create it. The second part is a list of spells by topic
-- such as blessing or anger. The spells are there, but more
importantly it set you up to be able to create your own spells.
Each listing has general uses, timing, props, secondary listings,
then sample spells. There are three appendixes dealing with
symbols, deities, and making magical items.
I suggest that this is a wonderful addition to any magickal or
coven library. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Reviewed by Elspeth
Additional Books by Patricia Telesco
- 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess
- Advanced Wicca: Exploring Deeper Levels of Spiritual Skills and Masterful Magick
- Cat Magic: Mews, Myths, and Mystery
- A Charmed Life
- Dog Spirit: Hounds, Howlings, and Hocus Pocus
- Ghosts, Spirits and Hauntings
- Goddess in My Pocket: Simple Spells, Charms, Potions, and Chants to Get You Everything You Want
- Healer's Handbook: A Holistic Guide to Wellness in the New Age
- The Herbal Arts: A Handbook of Gardening, Recipes, Healing, Crafts, and Spirituality
- A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook
- The Language of Dreams
- Little Book of Love Magic
- Magick Made Easy: Charms, Spells, Potions, and Power
- The Magick of Folk Wisdom
- Magickal Places: A Wiccan's Guide to Sacred Sites and Spiritual Centers
- Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of the Sacred Self
- Seasons of the Sun: Celebrations from the World's Spiritual Traditions
- Shaman in A 9 to 5 World
- Spinning Spells, Weaving Wonders: Modern Magic for Everyday Life
- Victorian Grimoire: Romance, Enchantment, Magic
- Wicca 2000: Invocations, Prayers, and Rituals for the Magickal Millennium
- The Wiccan Book of Ceremonies and Rituals
- Wishing Well: Empowering Your Hopes and Dreams
- A Witch's Beverages and Brews