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Before You Cast a Spell

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Alas, many of the books on magic that are currently available seem to fall into the "give-a-fish" variety. They contain spells -- lots of them. They might also include some general pointers on how to write your own spells. But so many of these books do not teach the spiritual principles of magic. Even if you manage to pull off a successful spell by following the instructions, you're left without the deep understanding that is necessary to take your magical work further. By contrast, Before You Cast a Spell aims ...
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Overview

Alas, many of the books on magic that are currently available seem to fall into the "give-a-fish" variety. They contain spells -- lots of them. They might also include some general pointers on how to write your own spells. But so many of these books do not teach the spiritual principles of magic. Even if you manage to pull off a successful spell by following the instructions, you're left without the deep understanding that is necessary to take your magical work further. By contrast, Before You Cast a Spell aims for more of the "teach-how-to-fish" approach. By explaining the universal laws and principles that form the foundation of magical practice, this book can help you find the confidence and skill essential not only to writing and casting your own spells, but to applying magic to every area of your life, from now on.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564147165
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Publication date: 9/16/2003
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 1,313,635
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note 9
Chapter 1 Before You Cast a Spell 11
Chapter 2 Thirteen Myths of Magic 41
Chapter 3 Thirteen Laws of Magic 59
Chapter 4 The Ethics of Magic 75
Chapter 5 The Goddess and the God: The Heart of Real Magic 97
Chapter 6 Beyond Love and Money 117
Chapter 7 Power and Happiness 127
Conclusion 143
Appendix A Hints for Further Study 145
Appendix B A Magical Glossary 163
Index 183
About the Author 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    Must have for beginners!

    Well written and simplistic, this is the best book for someone wanting to understand Magick, what should & shouldn't be done. It explains the reason Magick works, and the helpful and hurtful ways it can be invoked. Carl clearly expresses why we should be careful and refrain from casting every time something doesn't go our way. I keep two copies so I can loan one to folks that are searching for their path.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    SpellCasting via Yet Another Book

    There are more books on the shelves these days on how to cast spells. Some of them I have found to be quality - then there are others. This book is good because it does lend a little more than the norm to spirituality; however, there are better books out there.

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