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The Way of Four Spellbook
The Way of Four Spellbook
Working Magic with the Elements

By: Deborah Lipp
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738708584
English  |  288 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: April 2006
Price: $16.95 US,  $22.95 CAN
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Contents

List of Figures  . . .  xiii
List of Spells  . . .  xv
Acknowledgments  . . .  xvii
Introduction: Why a Spellbook?  . . .  1


Chapter One: What Are the Elements?  . . . 7


The Qualities of the Elements  . . .  8
Air . . . 8

Fire
. . . 10

Water
. . . 11

Earth
. . . 13

Air-Fire-Water-Earth
. . . 14

Is There a Fifth Element?  . . .  14
Elementals  . . .  16
Sylphs . . . 17

Salamanders
. . . 17

Undines
. . . 18

Gnomes
. . . 18

Elemental Overload  . . .  19

Chapter Two: What Is Spellcasting?  . . . 23


What Is Magic?  . . .  23
How Does Magic Work?  . . .  24
The Web of Interconnection . . . 25

The Illusion of Time and Space
. . . 27

Power and Intention
. . . 28

Should You Do Magic?  . . .  38
The Magical and the Mundane . . . 38

Ethical Considerations
. . . 40

Knowledge Is Power
. . . 42

The Health of the Magician
. . . 43


What Is a Spell?  . . .  44
The Components of a Spell . . . 44

Local and Specific Spells
. . . 49

Group Working: The Battery Method
. . . 52

The Rest of Ritual
. . . 54

Following Up
. . . 55

The Way of Four Spellbook  . . .  57
Spell Structure . . . 58



Chapter Three: Setting Up a Spell . . .  61

Preparing Your Space  . . .  61
The Room . . . 62

Preparing Yourself  . . .  63
Preparing Your Body . . . 63

Grounding and Centering
. . . 64

Preparing a Group
. . . 66

Preparing Your Tools and Ingredients  . . .  66
The Altar . . . 66

Basic Tools
. . . 67

Special Tools
. . . 67

The Magic Box
. . . 70

Preparation Checklist
. . . 70

Consecrating Elements and Tools
. . . 71


Chapter Four: Spells for Bringing the Elements to You  . . . 81


Balancing Spells  . . .  81
Spells to Bring Individual Elements  . . .  89
Chapter Five: Using Elements in a Spell  . . . 105

Using All Four Elements in a Spell  . . .  105
Mixed Elemental Purpose . . . 105

Unclear Elemental Nature
. . . 106


Not Connecting to the Elements
. . . 106

Consecrating by the Elements
. . . 106

Invoking the Elements
. . . 108

Using a Particular Element in a Spell  . . .  110
Use Air in a Spell . . . 112

Use Fire in a Spell
. . . 112

Use Water in a Spell
. . . 112

Use Earth in a Spell
. . . 113



Chapter Six: Using Air in Spells  . . . 115


Using Air  . . .  116
To Use Air Directly . . . 116

To Use Air Tools
. . . 116

To Use Symbolic Qualities of Air
. . . 116

Aromatherapy and Scent  . . .  116
Magical Writing and Speaking  . . .  121
Writing Magic . . . 122

The Language of Magic (Affirmations)
. . . 123


Chapter Seven: Using Fire in Spells  . . . 137


Using Fire  . . .  138
To Use Fire Directly . . . 138

To Use Fire Tools
. . . 138

To Use Symbolic Qualities of Fire
. . . 138

Candle Magic  . . .  138
Candle Color . . . 139

Candle Decoration
. . . 141

Candle Dressing
. . . 142

Candle Movement
. . . 143

Marking Candles
. . . 143

Spells That Burn Things  . . .  152
Burning as a Sacrifice or an Offering . . . 153

Burning as Letting Go or Releasing
. . . 154

Burning as Destruction or Transformation
. . . 154


Spells of Destruction  . . .  161
Sex Magic  . . .  164
Method 1: Raising and Sending Power Alone . . . 166

Method 2: Raising and Sending Power Together
. . . 167

Method 3: Raising and Sending in Waves
. . . 167

Method 4: Sex Magic Battery
. . . 168

A Note about Safer Sex
. . . 170



Chapter Eight: Using Water in Spells  . . . 179


Using Water  . . .  180
To Use Water Directly . . . 180

To Use Water Tools
. . . 180

To Use Symbolic Qualities of Water
. . . 180

Washing, Soaking, Sprinkling  . . .  180
Painting with Water  . . .  186
Drinking and the Cup  . . .  191

Magical Brews . . . 192


Dream Magic  . . .  197
Increasing Your Dream Awareness . . . 198

The Psychological Power of Dreams
. . . 199

Uses of Dream Magic
. . . 201

Divination Magic  . . .  206

Chapter Nine: Using Earth in Spells  . . . 211


Using Earth  . . .  212
To Use Earth Directly . . . 212

To Use Earth Tools
. . . 212

To Use Symbolic Qualities of Earth
. . . 212

Food Magic  . . .  212
Burial and Planting Magic  . . .  220
Stone and Gem Magic  . . .  228
Magic in Clay and Sculpture  . . .  232

Appendix A: The Spells  . . . 239


Appendix B: Going Shopping  . . . 241


Candles  . . .  241
Craft Store  . . .  242
Grocery Store/Supermarket  . . .  242
Hardware/Garden Store  . . .  243
Herbs and Incenses  . . .  243
Housewares Store  . . .  245
Oils  . . .  246
Recipes  . . .  246
Specialty Stores  . . .  247
Stationery Store  . . .  248

Appendix C: Gods and Goddesses  . . . 249


Celtic  . . .  249
Egyptian  . . .  249
Greek  . . .  249
Hindu  . . .  250
Norse  . . .  250
Other  . . .  250
Roman  . . .  250
Yoruban  . . .  250
Appendix D: Invoking and Banishing Pentagrams  . . . 251


Appendix E: Correspondence Charts  . . . 255


Elemental Herbs, Flowers, and Other Plants  . . .  255
Herbs of Air . . . 255

Herbs of Fire
. . . 256

Herbs of Water
. . . 256

Herbs of Earth
. . . 256

Elemental Gems and Stones  . . .  257
Stones of Air . . . 257

Stones of Fire
. . . 257

Stones of Water
. . . 258

Stones of Earth
. . . 258

Bibliography  . . .  259

Index  . . .  263





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