"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.
Mabon, of all the Sabbats, does not directly correlate to any known Celtic or Anglo-Saxon holiday. Instead, the harvest that it celebrates honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Mabon's predecessor, Michaelmas, came about as a recognized holy day during harvest season as a means of subverting the Pagan harvest traditions by... read this article