Magickal Inspiration from the World’s Great Traditions
Join Melanie Marquis as she explores an amazing assortment of magickal techniques gathered from the annals of world folk magick. Discover traditional practices from Zulu herbal medicine to the enchanted ovens of Polynesia; from Germanic fertility dances to the love potions of Papua New Guinea; from Greco-Roman bloodletting ceremonies to Malay word charms . . . and many more!
Providing instructions on how to unite classic beliefs with modern practice, A Witch’s World of Magick uncovers the universal principles that underlie decoy magick, curse breaking, potion making, number magick, and an abundance of other techniques. With these new perspectives on the common threads that weave throughout our magickal world, you will achieve higher levels of insight and success.
Praise: “An invaluable resource for gleaning the many modes of magic that will be useful to the new and experienced witch alike.”—Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment
With its focus on fun and frivolity, it's no wonder Beltane is one of the most festive Sabbats of the year for many modern Pagans. Held each year on or around May 1st, Beltane is a celebration of vitality, fertility, strength, and growth reflecting a blending of many traditions. Here, Beltane author Melanie Marquis provides ideas for May Trees and other ways to celebrate this sacred day.
When we do the same sorts of magickal spells again and again, it's easy to fall into a comfortable groove and stay there, no longer progressing, no longer moving forward along the magickal path. Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick, discusses why understanding and incorporating folk magic from around the world can have a profound effect on your spellcasting.
In Irish tradition, there is a wonderful story of bile, the ancient tree. It grows by the side of a sacred well, and acorns, nuts, and apples spring from its branches.
How wonderful it would be to live in the world of folk-tradition: a magical place where the world is joined-up, the sacred is apparent in the everyday world, and every living thing... read this article