Synopses & Reviews
From January to December, this book serves as a guide to magical living. Perform January quilt magic, see fairies in May, make a shaman's rattle in September, or consecrate a December fir tree. Includes charms, spells, and other magical tidbits for reveling in the subtle daily changes of the earth.
"Wheel of the Year is a delightful addition to the literature on Nature ways. Pauline Campanelli shares her wisdom with a devoted, friendly touch. This book reflects a reverent, heartfelt appreciation for Nature. Experiencing this book is like having a lovely visit with a Wise Woman. Campanelli's book is pleasant, positive, and informative." Amber Wolfe, author of In the Shadow of the Shaman
Discusses traditions and rituals of "magick" for the different seasons and days of the year, and describes a wide range of spells and charms.
Discover the ancient lore, household techniques, and spiritual wisdom that will help turn every day into a time of magic, respect for all, and love of the Goddess, when you get Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli.
Wheel of the Year takes you on a month-by-month journey of discovery through seasonal aspects of Paganism practiced both in recent and ancient times. Just look at a few of the things shared in this gentle, loving book:
For December: The Magic of Mistletoe; The Ritual Burning of the Yule Log; Magical Uses of Ashes from the Yule Fire; A Ritual for Cutting Sacred Fir; The Pagan Symbolism of Santa Claus.
For March: Nine Magical Woods for the Beltane Fire; Psychic Skills for Working Magic; Making and Using the Magic (Black) Mirror; Telepathy; The Ouija Board; A Ritual for Opening the Heart Chakra.
For May: Seeing Faeries; A May Wine Ritual; Symbolism of the Maypole; Sacred Marriages; Hawthorn Protection Amulet.
For August: Celebration of the Grain Harvest; Ritual for Baking Sacred Bread; Making an Onion Charm; Magical Symbolism of Garlic; Natural Dyes and Inks.
For October: Apple Traditions; A Hazelnut Charm; The Man in Black; Ritual Costuming and Mask Making; Divination for Samhain.
This is only a small amount of the lore and a few of the many activities you will learn for each of these five months, in Wheel of the Year. The other seven months of the year are covered in depth, too, and each chapter has beautiful illustrations by Dan Campanelli.
Whether you live in a city, suburb, or farm and whether you live by yourself, with a partner, or with a family, Wheel of the Year will reintroduce you to the magic that is all around you. For Wiccans, Pagans, Witches, and people interested in using the past to enhance today and the future, Wheel of the Year is a must.
About the Author
The Campanellis have been practicing Wiccans since 1968. Because of their deep religious beliefs they have evolved a lifestyle based on natural magick. In their 18th century home in western New Jersey, magick is a part of their everyday life. Pauline and Dan have written and illustrated several books and many articles on Witchcraft.