Books - Recommended Readings from Your Village Witch

Herbology & Crystal Magic

Crystal Reiki: A Handbook for Healing Mind, Body, and Soul
Crystal Reiki: A Handbook for Healing Mind, Body, and Soul

Krista Mitchell (Change Your Energy) is a master at crystal healing, and with Crystal Reiki, she has created a handbook for practitioners both amateur and professional. This hot new technique combines crystal layouts with energy healing to treat a variety of ailments. Fully illustrated and easy to use, this comprehensive guide teaches the fundamentals of working with crystals and chakras; explains how healers should prepare themselves, their space, and their tools; covers four levels of healing that include auras, body, mind, and spirit; and stresses the importance of self-care for healers themselves.

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Crystal Reiki: A Handbook for Healing Mind, Body, and Soul $16.95 /each

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic

Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful―the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals.

Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape.

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Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic $17.99 /each

Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination
Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination

The art and practice of herbal magick is an ancient tradition, rooted in pagan lore and tradition. In Herbal Magick, Gerina Dunwich—the author of dozens of books on Wicca and witchcraft—shows how to use the roots, flowers, leaves, and bark of common plants for practical magick. It reveals the well-guarded secrets of herbal enchantments and the history of herbal folklore, along with a satisfying easy-to-follow guide to herbal spells for many purposes. Both an herbal and a grimoire, Herbal Magick is an invaluable reference for beginner and advanced students of the magickal arts.

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Herbal Magick: A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination $16.95 /each

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews

One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own appropriately-scented tools?

The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham. This is a greatly expanded and rewritten version of The Magic of Incenses, Oils and Brews. It includes over 100 new formulas, proportions for each element of the recipes (the most requested feature from his previous book), how to substitute ingredients, and much more. Besides the formulas, it also includes the exact methods of making all of these scented tools, including how to extract the essences from the herbs.

Each one of the formulas in this magic book is precise and easy to make. Do you need luck? Take 2 parts vetivert, 2 parts allspice, 1 part nutmeg, and 1 part calamus, grind them together as finely as possible, then sprinkle the powder in a circle around you, beginning and ending in the East and moving clockwise. Sit within this circle and absorb the powder's energies. Also included are other ways to use magical powders that will have you coming up with your own ideas for them, too.

There is a legion of recipes for incenses. There are three for the sun and two for consecrating talismans. There are incenses for each of the astrological signs and ones to help you study better and gain success. You'll also find incenses for each of the planetary influences. There are four for Saturn alone!

This compendium of magical lore is a vital tool for every magical person on any magical path, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

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The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews $17.99 /each

The Complete Crystal Handbook: Your Guide to More than 500 Crystals
The Complete Crystal Handbook: Your Guide to More than 500 Crystals

Comprehensive and stunningly illustrated, this essential reference celebrates the beauty and healing potential of 500 crystals and gems. Step by step instructions cover divination, spiritual development, and personal empowerment-everything from headache relief to finding love and improving family relationships to warding off workplace bullying. A table on each page informs readers of essential facts on each stone, and there's advice on usage, cleaning, and care. Practitioners of holistic medicine who prefer the benefits of a natural, noninvasive healing method will find everything they need to know in this lovely guide.

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The Complete Crystal Handbook: Your Guide to More than 500 Crystals $19.95 /each

The Crystal Witch: The Magickal Way to Calm and Heal the Body, Mind, and Spirit
The Crystal Witch: The Magickal Way to Calm and Heal the Body, Mind, and Spirit

The authors of the bestselling Wiccapedia, and creators of the successful Modern Day Witch series, provide an in depth guide to crystal craft, and the magickal properties behind individual stones. Includes a twelve page four-color insert on 20 essential crystals!

In their follow-up to the popular Wiccapedia and other books in the Modern Witch series, Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway offer readers an authoritative, in depth guide to crystal magick and spells. They explain how crystal craft works; how to choose and collect magickal stones; and how to care for, charge, program, and house your crystals. They provide information on crystal circles, wands, and sabbats, as well as an A to Z list of the most commonly used crystals and their magical properties. Spells cover everything from protection, healing, and mindfulness to blessings and divination. Readers will learn how to incorporate crystals and gemstones into daily rituals and enhance their lives with healing crystal magick.

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The Crystal Witch: The Magickal Way to Calm and Heal the Body, Mind, and Spirit $14.95 /each

The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 magical herbs, plus spells and witchy rituals
The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 magical herbs, plus spells and witchy rituals

Discover a treasure trove of herbal witchery including 52 herbs and their magical properties for spell casting, and learn spells for love, fertility, money, wisdom, and more.

This beautiful, insightful compendium from Wiccan High Priestess Silja is the ultimate guide to herbal magic. The first chapters detail herbal mythology, magical theory, and tools, plus different types of magic (black and white, candle magic, using charm bags, and long-term spells), and ways of working, either alone or as part of a coven.

Next, discover how to grow and store magical herbs, and the importance of the moon phases when planting and harvesting them. Chapter 4, The 52 Major Magical Herbs, lists these herbs and their uses in spells, rituals, alternative medicine, and kitchen witchery; and includes the element they are associated with, what day or time is best for magic with them, and their associated deities, plus a simple spell for each herb. This is followed by Other Foods and their Magical Uses, focusing on a variety of enchanted ingredients such as lemon, poppy seeds, and flowers. The spells section, Chapter 6, presents more than 50 spells arranged by theme, from love and fertility, to prosperity, moving home, finding a job, friendship, health, wisdom, and more. Chapter 7, Magical Herbs Outside Magic: Kitchen Witchery, suggests how to add a subtle, magical dimension to your cooking. Finally, Silja explains how to go about writing your own herbal spells. You will also discover how to keep track of the spells you have performed and how to know if they have worked.

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The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 magical herbs, plus spells and witchy rituals $19.95 /each

The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More

At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.

In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You will discover how to find harmony in Earth's great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.

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The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More $16.99 /each

The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Complete Guide to Magickal Herbs and How to Use Them
The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Complete Guide to Magickal Herbs and How to Use Them

An herbal magick grimoire of philtres, elixirs, essential oils, incense, and formulas with dozens of recipes from a trusted author. Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of herbal alchemy and herbal magick combine the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins, and essential oils) with the cycles of the natural world―the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth’s seasons. In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, lasting health, prosperity, and enhanced psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work.

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The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Complete Guide to Magickal Herbs and How to Use Them $18.95 /each

The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden
The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden

Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft--13 because it's the witching number and reflects the 13 months of the lunar calendar. The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake.

Roth writes simply and clearly on a vast amount of esoteric information that is not easily found elsewhere and will be greeted enthusiastically by those who already have extensive experience and libraries. It is unique in that it combines mysticism with practical instructions for growing each plant, based on Roth's 30 years of gardening expertise. Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating.

Roth writes, "This book is a great choice for intermediate-to-advanced witches who would like to work more closely with the traditional witching herbs, especially the baneful plants with their rather difficult spirits. Working directly with spirits is one of the fundamentals of the Craft."

The Witching Herbs is the essential plant-worker's guide. Roth is not only a successful gardener, but also a magician and scholar of the occult. No other book blends clear, practical gardening techniques with equally lucid and sophisticated plant magic so successfully.

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The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden $18.95 /each
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