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Llewellyn.com - Monthly e-Magazine - February 2009

White Spells on the Go
by Ileana Abrev

Llewellyn.com - February 2009

Sadly, White Spells on the Go is the last of the White Spells series, but the one that has been the most fun to work on. I got together with my family before I started this project and we talked for a few hours about the remedies we have used over the years. We reminisced about the good spells and the not so good spells, and we decided that trial and error has always been our best teacher. Some spells were perfected, while others were tossed and never to be done or recommended again.

As many of my readers already know, my affiliation to Santeria is very strong and has taught me things I never thought possible. I have merged Santeria remedies into my Witchcraft, and this has allowed me to find quick and effective ways to bring love, money, health, and protection to our everyday life by combining natural energies in a simple spell form. Over the years (and through my family’s know-how) I have been blending, mixing, and prescribing spells to those that seek my advice with positive results. That said, White Spells on the Go is just a little bit different.

Ritual has a special place in any type of magical working, and when conducted with precision the manifestation is mind-blowing. However, only those with years of experience can actually manifest with such accuracy, and time is of the essence in our society. This is when I’m asked things like, “I need to find a new job; what can you recommend?”

I immediately know that they are looking for a quick fix  to manifest their special need. So, in the example of finding a job, I tell them to get a red jasper crystal, cleanse it in salt water, hold it in their hand and visualize a new job, and then to carry it with them at all times. A few weeks later, they will come back and say that they got a new job or have found something else they wanted and now love. This is what I call a quick fix, a spell on the go.

White Spells on the Go is full of little quick fixes for our busy lives. I know what it is to be busy: I have my own business and sometimes I just don’t have the time to even make dinner, let alone perform a spell that involves a lengthy ritual. Listening to my customers discuss the need for simplicity in their magical workings (and likewise feeling the pressure of a lack of time in my own life) was a cue to me to create spells that are fast, simple, and that are proven to work using the power of positive visualization and a bit of natural energy (like that from herbs, crystals, candles, and color).

White Spells on the Go has a remedy for just about anything you can think of. Each section is divided into categories. If you prefer to work with crystals, simply refer to the section on crystals. The same goes for herbs, incense, candles, essential oils, and even correspondences for the planets and the days of the week.

I have included a section on the use of buckets for magical purposes, of which I am particularly fond. In the past when I was without a bathtub, I often brought a bucket with me into the shower to use to cleanse myself with the water element. The section focuses on quick-fix spells that use buckets for people who either do not have time for a bath or simply do not have a bathtub. Either way, this is an excellent way to utilize the water element (just remember not to rinse after you have poured the contents of the bucket over your head; if there is something left in your hair simply pull it out. Don’t think of it as a mess, but rather an enhancer to your needs; it is fun and you will never forget doing it).

I have also included some of spells that have been in my family’s book of spells for years. These have proven themselves repeatedly through the years, and I felt strongly about sharing these private spells in the hopes that they can help you as they have helped my family and me. Look ahead, never back, and enjoy a new way of using natural energies for a quick magical fix.

The one thing that stands out about White Spells on the Go is that it is not a threat to any belief system, so any one can use it to easily tap into universal forces. It is as simple as lighting a white candle for peace or placing a pink-colored band around your wrist to let the universe know that you are looking for a new love. These are the types of things I call reminders: they remind us to keep our focus on our intent, so that we may gain courage and strength, protection from those who wish us harm, safety for our loved ones, and prosperity of finances.


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Llewellyn.com - Author Interview - February 2009

An Interview with Ileana Abrev, Author of White Spells on the Go
by Llewellyn

1. You’ve written four books about “white spells:” White Spells, White Spells for Love, White Spells for Protection, and now White Spells on the Go. How exactly would you define a white spell?White Spells on the Go

A white spell is a spell that taps into universal forces using natural energies like crystals or herbs to cause a needed effect but only in a positive way without manipulating karma or the wills of others.

2. Would you say that there is a “black magic” to complement “white magic?”

No, there is not. But you must understand both to know the difference, and it is up to each individual as to how they wish to apply their magic. I apply my magic with love and understanding, and always with positive actions without manipulating another’s will. This makes me a white witch, because I practice positive magic.

3. There seems to be something inherently positive in your white spells. Do you think that is part of why they are effective?

Of course they are, and I would not have them any other way. There is no hidden agenda behind them. When you create something positive within your heart it will not turn sour, and that’s the way I create my spells. I suppose you can say, “I put my heart and soul into them.” I feel and imagine the person in need. I feel the emotions, sadness, and turmoil. This is such a powerful emotion that envelops me in such a spiritual way that I can create a spell for that particular need. I know there could be no failure because my spells come from the heart, and I’ve always said, "If it was meant to be, it will be."

4. Many spellbooks include lengthy spells and rituals, while White Spells on the Go is designed for our busy lives, with spells you can do in just a few minutes and with common household items. What inspired you to do something so different?

White Spells on the Go not only includes the kind of spells that my family and I have been practicing for years but was something I had been wanting to do for a long time. I thought, “Why not share a world of magical generations that have been passed down to me for people that are in need?” We live in a world of quick fixes, and White Spells on the Go is a quick fix for the needs in our busy life schedules. These quick fixes include things like lighting a green candle for money, carrying a tiger-eye crystal for protection, wearing a blue cotton band around your wrist to keep you calm and collected. These are just a few of the things you can do to cause a needed effect with nothing but simplicity.

5. Say I’ve never performed a spell before. Would I be able to perform the spells in the book?

Anyone, and I mean anyone, can do the spells in any of the White Spells series; they are easy to do, with tools (ingredients) that are easily found, and that are above all easy to understand. The supermarket or pantry being your first point of call, you basically need nothing else to get started. Just follow the easy instructions and you can do no wrong, and you will enjoy the rewards of simple spell casting.

6. What is the most important thing to keep in mind when performing a spell?


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Llewellyn.com - Llewellyn Journal - February 2009

Gender and Age in Tarot Cards
Barbara Moore 

Tarot communicates through symbols and through images. By doing so, it creates a bridge between the conscious and subconscious mind. In this way, by manifesting this world between worlds, tarot allows a unique divinatory experience, accessing our subconscious. Often, however, our consciousness plays just a big a role in how we interpret the cards. Acclaimed tarot writer Barbara Moore explains how the representation of gender and age in tarot decks can affect a reading.

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Bavarian Root Doctors and Herbal Lore
by Nancy Arrowsmith
The wide world of herbs can often be confusing. Which herb is best for skin conditions? What proportions are to be used in my tincture? Can herbs be used in place of allopathic drugs? Nancy Arrowsmith, author of A Field Guide to the Little People and Essential Herbal Wisdom, recounts her days working in an herb shop in Munich, gaining knowledge that would become part of Essential Herbal Wisdom.

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Writing Down the Bones: A Writer's Guide to the Death Card
by Corrine Kenner
Most people fear the Death card. They don’t like coming face to face with the Grim Reaper, and they feel nothing but pity for the mortal victims who stand in his path. Writers, however, can recognize a kindred spirit in the card. Corrine Kenner, author of the new Tarot for Writers details just what the Death card means--and why we need not fear it.

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