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Find the secret and hidden elements of magic in the fairy tales of England, France, Russia, and the Baltic. Did you know that Jack and the Beanstalk has themes that relate to the Bible and to the Epic of Gilgamesh? No, really!
Faery Tale Magic examines the relationship between fairy tale archetypes and the practice of magic. Each tale is discussed, and an element of the tale is used to illustrate a magical principle. Explore how fairy tales thinly veil magical propositions like polarity, the world tree, the journey to the underworld, day of the week magic, crosses and magic, and much more. Discover the correspondence between the world’s best folk traditions and all manner of topics—everything from tarot to runes to magic charms to spells and herbalism.
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans from many different paths. Most of us accept that all things are connected: microcosm and macrocosm, inner and outer. We understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. And yet, after the ritual is over and... read this article