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Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcastingby Judika Illes
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Pure Magic is a practical crash course for anyone who's ever envied TV witches. Or women who always seem to get the job, apartment, or date they want. Or people who can make their dreams come true. Judika Illes has written a spellcasting primer in down-to-earth language. "I consciously set out to write a book that would be different from any other on the market," Illes writes. "This book is jargon free. It contains information usually handed down from teacher to student. It focuses on the practical aspects of spellcasting in a clear and nonjudgmental way. . . . No specialized metaphysical training is required." What is required is that we become aware of the natural rhythms, energies, powers, and patterns of Earth and her diverse inhabitants. Pure Magic offers a plethora of individual spells, plus concrete advice on how and where to practice magic, to rightly use words of power, and to cleanse, protect, and enhance your magic self. Work your way through it's easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan, and all will become clear. Learn to listen to Mother Earth, focus on your magical allies, gather the simple equipment Illes outlines, and follow the straightforward instructions, and you will soon be constructing your own spells and experiencing magic in your everyday life. Pure Magic is a book that beginners will follow rigorously and advanced spellcasters will refer to again and again for guidance and inspiration.
* Magic 101: this book is a complete course in real magic--how and why it works.
* Pure Magic is a perennial, from an author with a great track who knows what she's talking about.
"'While millions have been drawn into the magical worlds of Harry Potter, Charmed, and Sabrina, how many have realized that the art of spellcasting should not be considered out of reach? Enter Illes (The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells) who provides an elegantly written introduction to the magical arts. In recent years there have been scores of Wicca and witchcraft books published for 'beginners,' but Illes distinguishes hers by summoning a broad spectrum of traditions rather than restricting it to one culture, such as Celtic, or one instrument, as in candle magic. Illes sees magic as the birthright of every daughter and son of Earth. She writes, 'Magic in its purest form consists of a dialogue between Earth and yourself... whereby you are able to express your desires, receive and recognize a response and are then able to make your wishes and desires come true.' The first half of the book imparts an overview of the magical arts, with a particular focus on how animals, spirits, dreams and the four elements are harnessed. The second half offers dozens of spells, many quite simple, to help achieve various practical goals. Many will find this new book to be a fine place to start their magical journey.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This latest book from the author of "The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells" contains a plethora of individual spells, plus concrete advice on how and where to practice magic; how to use words of power; and how to cleanse, protect, and enhance the magical self.
About the Author
Judika Illes fell in love with the magical arts during childhood. The author of four other books, including the best-selling The Element Book of 5000 Spells, she is a fortune teller, spell collector, aromatherapist, and independent scholar. She lives in New Jersey.
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