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The Witch's Guide to Life
The Witch's Guide to Life

By: Kala Trobe
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738702001
English  |  480 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: June 2003
Price: $29.95 US,  $0.00 CAN
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List of Spells and Meditations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . xv
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
PART I—PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS
1 What Makes a Witch? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
When Is a Witch Not a Witch? 7
The Wiccan Rede,Verse and Proverb 9
The Witch’s Rune 21
Does Being a Witch Make Life Easy? 22
God, and Other Religions 26
2
The Witch and Morality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The Eco-Witch (and the Neo-Pagan) 32
What Can the Witch Do in Times of Global Crisis? 40
How Can the Witch Respond to Personal Crisis? 46
3
The Witch and Love and Sex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
The Witch and Sex 53
The Witch and Same-sex Sex 57
The Witch and Marriage and Monogamy 59
4
Meaning and Magick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Covens, Gurus, and Teachers 68
5
Karma Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
6 The Witch and Mental Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Mood Swings 79
The Witch and Eating Disorders 82
The Witch and Suicide 84
Coping When the Wheel of Fortune Takes a Downward Dip 88
7
The Witch and Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
The Witch and Alcohol and Tobacco 94
8
The Ages of the Witch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
The Witch and Death 102
PART II—FACTUAL WITCHCRAFT
9 The Wheel of Death and Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Samhain (October 31st) 110
Winter Solstice/Yule (December 21st) 111
Imbolc (February 2nd) 111
Spring Equinox/Oestara (March 21st) 112
Beltane (May 1st) 113
Summer Solstice/Litha (June 21st) 113
Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st) 114
Autumn Equinox/Mabon/Madron (September 21st) 115
Folk Customs and Folk Magick
by Paul Davenport 116
The Esbats 127
10
Myth and Symbolism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Gods and Goddesses 140
Symbols Ancient and Modern 152
11
The Chakra System and Auras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Chakras 165
Auras 171
12
The Witch and Qabalah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Use of the Sephiroth in Magick 189
13
The Witch and Divination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
The Witch and Tarot 191
An Overview of the Tarot 192
The Major Arcana 199
The Minor Arcana 221
Tarot Magick 244
The Witch and Runes 245
14
A Brief History of Witchcraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
15 Who Influenced the Witching World? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Moses de Leon 267
Cornelius Agrippa 268
John Dee 268
Robert Fludd 271
Jacob Boehme 272
William Blake 273
Eliphas Levi 274
Helena Blavatsky 277
Annie Besant 282
Wynn Westcott 284
Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers 287
W. B.Yeats 288
Moina Bergson Mathers 289
Aleister Crowley 291
Alice A. Bailey 297
W. E. Butler 303
Florence Farr 304
Austin Osman Spare 305
Dion Fortune 307
Gerald Brousseau Gardner 315
Maud Gonne 316
Annie Horniman 317
Israel Regardie 318
Alex Sanders 320
Doreen Valiente 321
Gareth Knight 322
16
The Witch in the Arts and Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
The Media Witch 329
The Cyberwitch 332
PART III—PRACTICAL WITCHCRAFT
17 A Witch’s Working Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Tools 335
The Witch’s Working Week 345
General Correspondences 346
18
Magickal Techniques and Spell-casting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Astral Magick 350
Binding 351
Candle Magick 353
Casting the Circle 355
Cone of Power 357
Conjurations 358
Creative Visualisation 360
Enochia 363
Evocation 365
Familiars 366
Fetches 368
Ingenuity 368
Invocation 370
Music in Magick 371
Poetry and Spellcraft 372
Practical Magick, with Props 379
Psychic Self-Protection 379
Skrying 384
Shamanism 384
Sigilisation 386
Sympathetic Magick 387
Technology in Magick 388
Thoughtforms and Telepathy 389
Transference of Energies 391
A Summary of Aspects of Spell-casting 391
19
Menstrual and Menopausal Magick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Some Menstrual Spells 400
20
The Witch and Physical Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
The Witch and Running by Dr. Radcliffe Morris 410
21
The Witch and Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
The Witch’s Cauldron:The Alchemy of Food by Syd Moore 420
22
The Witch and Wealth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
The Witch and Employment 439
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Bibliography and Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451




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