Synopses & Reviews
Crone's Book of Magical Words (previously published as The Crone's Book of Words) by Valerie Worth is the book you've been waiting for In its pages are over 125 spells, incantations and charms. If you can think of a purpose for a spell, it's probably in this book. Need a spell to summon a ghost? Or perhaps you want the opposite: a spell to free a house from being haunted. They're both in this book. Do you need something to help you lose weight or have longevity? You'll find them here. Or perhaps you want to pass through a locked door. It's all in this book.
Even if you don't know a thing about magic, you can use this book. The spells are easy, poetic, and evocative. For example, to cure a wart the instructions are: Stamp within a silver cup mullein and houseleek together. Stir them with a sparrow's feather. Let it draw the juices up; Twenty times upon one day, brush them over the excrescence; Under sunlight dry the essence -- Soon the wart must shrink away.
The range in this book is phenomenal. You'll find a simple fertility charm and a way to conjure with smoke. You'll read about how to bring rain and how to stop rain from falling. You'll learn how to tell fortunes with sand or with tea leaves. This is more than just a book about magic, it is a folklorist's bonanza.
If you're ready to win another's love or to sweeten someone's disposition, if you want to turn hair long and golden or discover tree spirits, this is the book you must have. Whether you have been doing magic for a long time or are a beginner, this book is a must.
Here are more than 100 incantations, instructions and spells by a poet and student of the occult. Ms. Worth based her work on certain premises: that words themselves are a means to control exterior phenomena and interior changes; and that all rituals, ancient and new, spring from the same vision of life made meaningful. This is not the magic of complex ceremony. This magic is from the heart!
A poet and student of the occult, Worth based her work on the premise that words themselves are a means to control exterior phenomena and interior changes. This is not the magic of complex ceremonies, this is magic from the heart, the magic incarnated in every woman who knows of the power within.
Here is magic to enjoy and magic to use -- 128 incantations, instructions, and spells. This is magic from the heart. It sings in a woman's voice, and is shaped with a woman's hands; it is the magic incarnate in every woman who knows of the power within.
From curing warts to summoning a ghost, you'll find more than 100 incantations, instructions and spells in this magical book. There are practical spells for protecting your home and garden, as well as rituals for breaking a curse, finding love, quitting smoking, dispeling sorrow, averting temptation, and banishing spirits from a haunted house.