"The key to magic is not talking or reading about it, but actually putting it into practice. In Practical Magic for Beginners, Brandy Williams presents the techniques and methods to do rituals and spells without focusing on any particular magical tradition, philosophy, or spiritual path. This makes Williams's book an ideal introduction to all of the basic concepts used in magic, including energy work, divination, and psychic development. "
-Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick
This straightforward training course in magical processes and skills is not just for beginners (although it's a wonderful introduction for those new to magic). These are the techniques magicians use day- to- day: grounding, centering, shielding, and performing rites for friendship and love and prosperity.
These are fundamental skills not because we learn them and forget about them, or learn them and go on to bigger and better things, but because they are the skills that we use over and over, every day of our magical lives. This book includes twenty rites that focus on immediately practical results in areas from finding a job to improving health to attracting a lover.
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. It gets its name from the pre-Christian Celtic Bealtaine, which... read this article