The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington
SPELLS & RITUALS FOR THE HOME
Recognize and celebrate the magic of life with timeless rites and spells. Create a magical household—a haven of harmony, safety, spirituality, security, and romance. The benefits include a happier existence, protection against thieves, improved health, restful sleep, satisfying spiritual experiences, and a perfect environment for positive magic. This warm and wise guide by much-loved author Scott Cunningham has been helping people create sacred space in their homes and gardens for nearly twenty years.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
Expanded and revised, this comprehensive guide features magical uses of over 400 herbs and plants from all parts of the world. With over 400,000 copies in print, this reference book is a must for all who perform natural magic. It features illustrations for easy identification of every herb, in addition to common names, use, and rulership.
The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life - Hardcover by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener
A guide to conscious living through the moon and her phases, incorporating wellness rituals, spellwork, and witchcraft for the modern seeker.
We all know the moon. We all have a relationship with it. The earliest people obeyed her orbit, timed their months and holidays and celebrations and agriculture to the moon; the echoes of that system are still visible today, though the connection to the moon is often forgotten.
Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is the leader of a movement to remind us of that lineage, guiding our rhythms and our sleep, our energy and our emotions, reminding us of our humanity and our magic. In her self-published Many Moons Workbooks and Lunar Journals, as well as her sold-out classes, she has guided over 50,000 readers to a deeper relationship with the moon, and through it, with themselves.
This evergreen book will be an informative and comprehensive guide to lunar living, incorporating radical, self-empowering, and magical tools and resources for the beginner and experienced lunar-follower alike. Depending on where we are in our lives, depending on what we are feeling or what is happening around us, the moon allows us a space to invite ritual into our daily lives. The Moon Book will provide a framework on how to utilize the entire lunar cycle holistically, while offering ways for the reader to develop a personal relationship with their own cycles―energetic, personal, and emotional―through the lens of the moon’s phases.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful―the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide:
A 16-page, full-color insert, new with this edition
Birthstone and jewelry magic lore
Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions
Your Goddess Year: A Week by Week Guide to Invoking
Your goddess year: A week-by-week guide to invoking the divine feminine. Fifty-two goddesses from across history and around the world, one for every week of the year. Learn about her past, the best time to summon her, her symbols and correspondences, her animal totems and a spell to invite her into your life. Fortuna, Pele, Aphrodite, Spider Woman, Seshat, Kwan Yin, and Kali are just a few of the divine female figures to grace your coming year.
A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Australia. The characters featured include Italy's Witch Bea-Witch, Lilith, Kali, and Twitti Glyn Hec. Alluring women, enchantresses, wise old ladies and bewitching women: they are all here and ready to haunt, entice, possess, transform, challenge - and sometimes even to help.
The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.
The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot’s Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a “nomadic cathedral” whose parts--the 78 cards or “arcana”--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot’s hermetic symbolism.
The authors explore the secret associations behind the hierarchy of the cards and the correspondences between the suits and energies within human beings. Each description of the Major Arcana includes key word summaries, symbolic meanings, traditional interpretations, and a section where the card speaks for itself. Jodorowsky and Costa then take the art of reading the Tarot to a depth never before possible. Using their work with Tarology, a new psychological approach that uses the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a mirror image of the personality, they offer a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.
The Big Book of Less: Finding Joy in Living Lighter by Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hurst
FromFlow, a beautiful, mindful guide to having less stuff. Less stress. Less distraction. Lesseverything.
In less comes the freedom of letting go. This thoughtful and surprising book shows us how to get there, by paring down not just the jumble of things around us, but the clutter in our heads, too. And to help, interact with special paper goodies, including a one-thought-a-day diary, a foldout tiny house to let you imagine the pleasures of living in a small and cozy space, and art posters that depict a beautiful picture of what it means to do less, not more.
Paper goodies fromThe Big Book of Lessinclude:
A dot journal poster
4 art posters
1 foldout tiny house with 20 accessories
And even more hidden treasures
Decluttering your life and mind makes room for more—more listening, more focus, more wisdom, more time. More life.
Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health by Amy Rost
Natural Healing Wisdom & Know-Howis a fascinating and complete home reference for every practice on natural and alternative health and healing.
This book offers instructive and helpfully illustrated guides on numerous alternative medicinal practices, such as herbal healing, naturopathy, homeopathy, Eastern medicine, energy healing, mind-body healing, and so much more.
Included are various methods and techniques for managing and curing hundreds of ailments, as well as for maintaining a healthy lifestyle year-round and long-term. Culled from dozens of the most respected books and authors on the topics of natural and alternative health and healing, this book includes a special index of ailments and symptoms that appear at the front of the book to guide readers towards useful methods and techniques for targeting and managing specific issues.
Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) by Scott Cunningham
"A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners...beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility."―PanGaia
A leaf from an oak tree...a wildflower...water from a sparkling stream...dirt from a cool dark cave―these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life.
The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world.
Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote more than fifty books, including the seminalWicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History by Gail Collins - USED
"You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad -- for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it -- and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not.
In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.
Revolutionize your beauty regimen with this guide to homemade remedies, natural make-up looks, and at-home therapies that enhance your natural beauty. Some shop bought miracle treatments cost a fortune, Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Book shows you how to prepare natural remedies in your own home that are guaranteed to make your whole body look and feel gorgeous. It identifies natural ingredients for healthy skin, guides you through before-and-after makeovers, and shows you techniques to pamper every skin type. Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Book comes with over 100 organic beauty recipes, such as anti-ageing eye creams and exfoliating masks, plus step-by-step guides to simple pampering techniques, including feet and hand massage, helping you to look after your body and improve your wellbeing. It also features daily regimens for glowing skin, a younger-looking complexion, stronger hair, and many other beauty aspirations.Reveal your natural radiance and leave the commercial products behind with Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Book.
The Menopause Book: The Complete Guide: Hormones, Hot Flashes, Health, Moods, Sleep, Sex by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz - USED
"Very readable, comprehensive, up-to-date... an excellent guide."- Isaac Schiff, MD, Harvard Medical School
Deeply optimistic, reassuring, and essential, the book the North American Menopause Society called “required reading” is now revised and updated, with over 20 percent new material that incorporates the latest medical findings, cutting-edge research, and best-practices advice. Expertly separating fact from fiction in the latest “breakthrough” medical studies, it shows you what to pay attention to, and what you can ignore. Learn about the role of hormones and the latest advances in hormone therapy. The truth about hot flashes and how to deal with getting one at work. The impact of menopause on sexuality and how to manage an up-and-down libido. There are chapters on heart health (how to protect it), moods (how to ride them out), and exercise (how to stretch without strain). And finally, why this period of life can be a natural springboard to staying healthy, feeling great, and looking beautiful for the next act of your life.
Your Questions, Your Answers:
Is it possible that I could get another period after more than a year without one?
Losing weight at midlife feels like an uphill battle—what’s the healthiest approach?
How do I perform a breast self-exam?
Is hormone therapy necessary—and if so, which one is right for me?
How effective are Kegel exercises, and how do I do them?
The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans by Aileen Lord - USED
Fascinating facts about the 7 billion people that inhabit our planet. What would the world look like if the 7 billion people on this planet were presented as 100 individuals? This beautifully illustrated and informative infographics book reexamines the world’s population with fascinating and often sobering results. Covering diverse subjects such as demography, education, technology, and health, The World as 100 People reveals that 61 people are Asian, 15 are African, 10 come from Europe, and 14 are from the Americas. Fifty-one people live in cities, yet 36 lack basic access to sanitation. Twenty-one people are overweight, 15 are undernourished, and 1 is starving. Fourty individuals are regular Internet users, and 21 have a Facebook page. Perhaps most shockingly of all, 48 people currently live on less than $2 per day while 1 person owns 48 percent of all the world’s wealth. With bold infographics from designer, illustrator and artist Aileen Lord, The World as 100 Peoplehighlights the reality of the world we live in. It is enlightening and thought-provoking and will ensure that you’ll never look at the world’s population in the same way again.
Come as You Are (The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life) by Emily Nagoski, PhD - USED
An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all.
The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others’ experiences. Because women vary, and that’s normal.
Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman’s arousal, desire, and orgasm.
Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.
The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig & Evevlin Burger - USED
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck.The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarotdetails the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic:
Prognosis or tendency
Love and relationship meaning
Success and happiness meaning
Writing in a convenient format designed for quick reference, European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger also provide tips, hints, facts, and lore to improve your reading right away. Within these pages, you will find the top ten most important:
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker - USED
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.
Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition by Mambo Chita Tann
Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. ln Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition, including discussions of:
Customs, beliefs, sacred spaces, and ritual objects
Characteristics and behaviors of the Lwa, the spirits served by Vodou practitioners
Common misconceptions such as "voodoo dolls" and the zombie phenomenon
Questions and answers for attending ceremonies and getting involved in a sosyete (Vodou house)
Correspondence tables, Kreyol glossary, supplemental prayer texts, and an extensive list of reference books and online resources
Well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging, Haitian Vodou will be a welcome addition for people new to Haitian spirituality as well as for students, practitioners, and academics.
Mambo Chita Tann (Tamara L. Siuda) (Portland, OR) is a mambo asogwe of Haitian Vodou. She has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, author, and lecturer on African religions. Outside of Vodou, she is a professional Egyptologist/Coptologist and appeared in a History Channel documentary about Egypt. Tamara is also involved in charitable and other efforts to benefit the people of Haiti and Egypt, and her own Haudenosaunee and Métis family and ancestors.