The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies, and Magic

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1978 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 376 pages
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This book is far more than a historical survey of magical techniques throughout the world. It is the most complete book of spells, ceremonies, and magic ever assembled. It is the spiritual record of humanity.

Topics in this book include magical spells and rituals from virtually every continent and every people. The spells described are for love, wealth, success, protection, and health. Also examined are the theories and history of magic, including its evolution, the gods, the elements, the Kabbalah, the astral plane, ceremonial magic, famous books of magic, and famous magicians. You will learn about talismanic magic, exorcisms, how to use the I Ching, how to interpret dreams, how to construct and interpret a horoscope, how to read Tarot cards, how to read palms, how to do numerology, and much more. Included are explicit instructions for love spells and talismans; spells for riches and money; weight-loss spells; magic for health and healing; psychic self-defense; spells for luck in gambling; and much more.

No magical library is complete without this classic text of magical history, theory, and practical technique. The author is known for her excellent books on magic. Many consider this her best. Includes over 150 rare photos and illustrations.

 

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Review: The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies and Magic

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As a general overview of magick, this book is not bad, however, the author does not always have her facts correct. Among other things, she says that after Osiris' body was cut up and scattered by Set ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies and Magic

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Far better than the title implies. There are hundreds of 'Spells' books out there but this is not one of them. This is a concise study of all aspects of occultism put in a very straight forward manner by someone who very obviously knows her subject very well. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE THEORY
5
What Is Magic?
8
The Evolution of Magic
13
The Gods
29
The Elements of Magic
35
Initiation and Adepthood
46
White versus Black
56
Weather Control
262
Pagans Witches Satanists
265
The Rites of the Persians and Babylonians
276
The Rites of the Egyptians
281
The Rites of the Jews
287
The Rites of the Arabs
290
The Rites of the Greeks and Romans
292
The Rites of India
297

Techniques of Magic
66
The Four Elements
79
The Kabbalah and Its Magical Correspondences
84
The Astral Plane
98
Ceremonial Magic
106
The Sacred and the Profane Books of Magic
117
Talismanic Magic
153
The Spirit of Sacrifice
159
Possession and Exorcism
164
Prophets and Magicians
169
Witchcraft and Demonology
179
Divination
191
Rituals and Spells
256
Fertility Rituals
259
The Rites of China and Japan
302
The Rites of Africa
307
The Rites of Australia
309
The Rites of Europe
311
The Rites of Haiti and Latin America
318
The Rites of Mexico and North America
326
Spells for Love
332
Spells for Wealth and Success
343
Spells to Overcome Enemies
347
Spells for Health and Protection
354
Conclusion
361
Bibliography
364
Index
369
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Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and from Colombia University. She has worked as a science editor for the Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived for many years. She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures frequently at universities and other educational institutions.

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