Doreen Valiente, hailed as the "Mother of Modern Witchcraft", is one of the most Magic is meant to help people and Natural Magic, essentially a practical Natural magic [Doreen. The origin ofthis magical design iS found in the art of ancient Assyria. This version symbolises the Moon in Magic is all around us - in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind and the sunset cloud. All we need is the ability to see it, understand it, and apply it. In , Hale published Valiente's Natural Magic, a discussion of what she believed to be the magical usages and associations of the weather, Natural Magic [Doreen Valiente] Did you knowthat the thickness of the layers in a locally grown onion Natural Magic has ratings and 17 reviews. Steve said: People make magic out to be something that is really is not.
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Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente. Did you know that the thickness of the layers in a locally grown onion will indicate the severity of the coming winter?
Magic is all around us, in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind, and the sunset cloud. All we need is the ability to see it, understand it, and apply it. Magic works because of nature's laws, not in spite of them, and Valiente shows how to practice the a Did you know that the thickness of the layers in a locally grown onion will indicate the severity of the coming winter?
Magic works because of nature's laws, not in spite of them, and Valiente shows how to practice the age-old white magic which has been familiar to the Wise Ones for centuries.
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Feb 12, Steve Cran rated it it was amazing. People make magic out to be something that is really is not. Magic is unnatural, magic is bad , magic is and magic is that. All these supposition are wrong. Magic is natural and it occurs on a regular basis. Magic can be used for both good or bad of course with attendant consequences. Magic is something most of us do every day quite unconsciously.
It is focusing the mind on a desired out come or goal and directing our mental energy towards that goal. Magic is also non denominational and does not People make magic out to be something that is really is not. Magic is also non denominational and does not require fancy tools in order to be performed, well with the exception of your mind. Doreen's book cover almost all areas of magic. Starting with the use of the element, air, fire,water and earth finished off with a topping of the spirit of ether.
She next moves into using the power of herbs and flowers. Herbs and flower have intrinsic properties to help reach certain goals. Patchouli is great for aphrodisiac effects while wearing a poultice of cinquefoil gives one Mercurial qualities of being able to charm people and get what you want. Collecting herbs for the most part should be done on or near a fool moon. Numbers are magical as well. To find your personal number you would need to number value chart contained in her book.
Add your letters together and you usually come up with a double digit number. Add the two digit of that number together and you get your personal number. You can do the same with the number of your birthday it may be your lucky number. Odd numbers are best. Colors also have magical power. Blue is for healing, purple is for psychic power, read can be for martial aggression or more assertiveness maybe even passionate love. Pink is for gentle love while silver the color of the moon is for psychic ability and intuitiveness.
Colors are used rather effectively in candle magic where in the practitioner lights a colored candle corresponding with their desire. Green might be used for money or fertility. Light it say an invocation and focus on your desire.
Talismans and amulets deal mostly with stones and their properties. Talismans bring something positive to us while amulets keep evil away. Bloodstone protected warriors in battle and it was also used to stop bleeding.
Different rocks and stone have different planetary properties. Sexual power is brought in as well. Sexual activity produces a lot of energy and power. It was used by the ancient Greeks and in modern rituals of witches. Alester Crowley used a lot of it as well. Dreams can give us inventions and solutions to our problem and the most unique of ways.
They also warn us sometimes of imminent danger. To better improve your dream recall you should keep a note pad by the side of your bed and write down your dreams. Dreams are interpreted differently for different people based on the dreamers own life experiences. Weather can be controlled by magic or the inherent power in weather can be used to help the practitioner reach their magical goals. Animals like cats are often witches familiars.
Their inherent psychic ability helps the witch traverse the spiritual realms and communicate wit spirit. Animals are sometime messenger or portents. Crows and magpies mean different things based on how many are spotted. Owls have a meaning and of course the big black dog or the "Black Shuck" portends death and in some cases saves from death. The book finishes off with a discussion on using playing cards for divination and traditional spells that deal with banishing warts.
This is the magic of the village wise woman brought up to date for the purpose of good. Everything is ethical and safe. Reference is made extensively to Agrippas works. Be good to follow up with that. Mar 04, Gabriel Vidrine rated it really liked it. Another good book by Doreen Valiente. Lots of lovely little nuggets of folklore, natural magic hence the title , and poems. I've always liked her writing style, and she explains things in a very simple manner.
This book was not heavy into actual spells thank goodness like other magic books. Instead, she introduced areas and put them into a different perspective on how to use them in magic.
There were no long, silly lists of correspondences, just little bits of lore and "Here's something to th Another good book by Doreen Valiente. There were no long, silly lists of correspondences, just little bits of lore and "Here's something to think about View 1 comment.
Dec 17, Alexia Moon rated it it was amazing Shelves: own-in-paper , wicca , witchcraft , magick , read-in This book is just fantastic. Not only is she my favourite author but she was also an amazing Witch. This book is essential to all those who wish to practice Natural Magick.
Of course it has a bit of Wiccan influence but with a careful reading it can be adapted to several types of practices.
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Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente
By Doreen Valiente. Many of the old books called grimoires, secretly handed down through the centuries, tell their readers of most elaborate requirements for the rites of magic. They describe consecrated swords, wands, pentacles and so on, together with rare incenses and other strange formulae. But the greatest adepts in the magical art have also made it clear that all these things are but the outward trappings. The real magic is in the human mind. Cornelius Agrippa, one of the most famous magicians of olden times, says in his writings: Unless a man be born a magician, and God have destined him even from his birth to the work, so that spirits do willingly come of their own accord—which doth happen to few—a man must use only of those things herein set down, or written in our other books of occult philosophy, as means to fix the mind upon the work to be done; for it is in the power of the mind itself that spirits do come and go, and magical works are done, and all things in nature are but as uses to induce the will to rest upon the point desired.