Book of Shadows: The Unofficial Charmed Companion [NOOK Book]

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The ultimate guide to the hit program Charmed, this is both a book of spells and a key to the mysteries of the show. The Book of Shadows celebrates the best of Charmed, from its roots in the ancient tradition of Wicca to insider information on the show's stars.  N.E. Genge not only provides fascinating background details for the show's Wiccan elements, but also guides readers in performing their own magic. Fans with a witchy bent will learn about the tools of magic and divination and the casting of ...
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Overview

The ultimate guide to the hit program Charmed, this is both a book of spells and a key to the mysteries of the show. The Book of Shadows celebrates the best of Charmed, from its roots in the ancient tradition of Wicca to insider information on the show's stars.  N.E. Genge not only provides fascinating background details for the show's Wiccan elements, but also guides readers in performing their own magic. Fans with a witchy bent will learn about the tools of magic and divination and the casting of spells. Recipes and rituals -- from those that beckon love or bless a new business venture to those that bequeath strength or bestow fortune -- are all included.  The Book of Shadows is a sassy celebration of witches, sisterhood, and magic.

This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, endorsed, or in any way authorized by any entity that created or produced Charmed.


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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The author of The Buffy Chronicles (Three Rivers Press, 1998) and The Unofficial X-Files Companion (Crown, 1995) has produced another unauthorized tie-in to a popular television show. Amid cries of Satanism and fears that an Aaron Spelling treatment of witchcraft would stir up anti-Wiccan feelings, Charmed premiered in 1998 and has been going strong ever since, with opposition gradually fading. True, there are belly buttons and biceps, supernatural powers, demons and ghosts, and shape-shifters. There also is a core of basic Wiccan beliefs, including an altar, the celebration of sabbat, an athame for directing energy, The Book of Shadows (a general title for a Wiccan's magical workbook), triple powers that have special properties, and the Wiccan Rede, "An it harm none, do what ye will." The second half of this book explores the magical significance and Wiccan traditions of each episode during the first two years of the show, followed by bloopers and a filmography of the actresses and actors. Also explored are the basic foundations of witchcraft; the special powers of plants, crystals, and candles; how to set up a place in which to practice magic; the tools of the trade; and finally how to practice various spells and divination techniques. As a how-to book, workbook pages of Personal Growth Exercises are included. Because witchcraft is a perennial favorite, not only fans of the show but also those interested in exploring the basic tenets of witchcraft are in for a treat. Illus. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2000, Three Rivers Press, 176p, Ages 13 to 18.Reviewer: Bonnie Kunzel SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307421876
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 343,401
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

N.E. Genge is the author of numerous books, including Beyond Blair Witch, Urban Legends, The Buffy Chronicles, and The Unofficial X-Files Companion.  She lives in Labrador City, Newfoundland.


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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Great for any Charmed lover

    I've watched the show Charmed for as long as I can remember. When I found out they had books about the series, I've been collecting every one of them. I've been seeing the Book of Shadows for about 2 years now at the store. Every time I'm there, I pick it up and look at it and somehow decided that I didn't need it. I recently received a gift card to Barnes and Noble and decided I wasn't going to wait any longer. As soon as I got the book, I fell in love with it. Its perfect for any Charmed fan. It sticks right with the show and lets you in on things that you might not have known from the show. Its the perfect gift for any lover of the show. A must buy for sure.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2005

    This book is misleading

    I found this book to be a waste of money. The book claims to be the ultimate guide to the show, how ever that is highly misleading. The book starts off on a sour note about everything that the show does wrong in witch craft. The theme through out this book is 'don't believe what you see on t.v.' The author does talk about witch craft, actually dedicates 3 chapters on it, however the author misses several key points and elements that are important. If you are a collector of books on witch craft then maybe this book will interest you, just read chapters 3-4. If you are looking for a nice glossy of the show Charmed with loads of pictures of the set, and the sisters then you had better wait until an official version is released. There are no pictures from the show in this book. And for true die hard charmed fans, skip chapter 5!! The author takes the time to outline each and every one of the first seasons episodes, and then exsplains how none of it makes sense. Chapter 6 is dedicated to the actors, but it's just the filmography and you can read that for free online. I think this book appeals to the younger adult crowd because it says, 'charmed' on he cover. If you are really interested in witch craft the I have listed books that would be better for you to buy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Dont bother...waste of mone,,,,

    I cannot make up my mind if the auther knows that charmed is a TV SHOW OR A DOCUMENTARY...it really has nothing in it that the charmed BOS HAS???NOTHING????WASTE OF MONEY!!

    DO NOT BUY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Okay dont understand

    Do you really think that the incation to recieve the powers worked? Do you really have to have three sisters in order to do this? I wacth the show called charmed. I love that show

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    book of shadows

    i love the book of shadows it is so amazing and full of cool stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2007

    the book of shadows is important to me.

    the book of shadows is important to me because, I want to learn the realistic truth about the book, but I want to buy it, but I cant, because I don't know the real price of it. When I buy it from the store...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    A reviewer

    Charmed is the best show in tv, I recommende it to any body that likes action and drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    cool

    i have only been a charmed fan for a few months it might be a year alreday but getting this book really helped me understand the show. oh and i like piper and pheobe the best. keep up the great series girls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2006

    the best

    I think it was the best show i've ever seen. But when I first saw it I thaugt it was a little wierd. When I got into it i thaught it was cool. The two powers I want the most are moving things with my mind and orbing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2006

    wow

    this book was ok not like the original on the tv series. however did have some of the spells and information about the cast members except paige. i can tell you just about everything about a series that has been on tv of charm. know them by heart and have all the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Obsessed with charmed

    The Book of shadows is the Greatest book ever! Its just like the show Charmed. You should read it and watch it cuz its a kick a** show! Ive been watchin it since it came out! Once you read the book you'll love it! Oh and one more thing Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) is the greatest actress there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    greatest charmed freak

    it is so great. it helped me understand thing in charmed which i watch everyday at least 4 times a day.It gave some spells to try which were really cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2003

    THIS IS AMAZING!

    This book is JUST like the one I see on Charmed twice a day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Awesome Book!!!!!

    The Book of Shadows was awesome! It helped me understand more of what was going on when I watched Charmed two sometimes three times a day. Plus it gave me great spells to try! I definatly recommend you buy it if you are a Charmed freak like me who has everything charmed! (I even have an eye shadow called Charmed which I wear everyday.) Also, Congrats to Holly Marie on her latest news! Who knows, maybe the baby will be magic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2003

    Book of WOWS

    This book is a wonderful book. I picked because I have been watching charmed since it began. I am glad that now when I watch the show I can follow with my book and read what is in there. Therefor I give this book a ***** rating. So... please BUY IT. It's one of the best books I have EVER bought!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2003

    Love the show! And the books!

    Charmed is so cool!Alyssa Milano shines with in this wonderful series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2003

    GREAT BOOK

    Do you like spells? Do you like Rituals and Chants of all kinds? Well if you do I would Strongly recomend you buy this book, it gives you (in great detail) almost any spell you can think of!!! AND it is a real good value price!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    the book of shadows - a trill

    i love Charmed and i'd been into wichtcraft for a while now i expect good spells from this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    I LOVE IT

    I have loved "Charmed since the beggining, and it never gotten old. I think this just gives the show a little x-tra spunk-to let us see what we can't phisically on the show-and helps me understand it more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    Awsome!

    this book taught me so much about magic and when your practicing it or playing around you feel so powerfull and just like the charmed halliwell sisters, its awsome and a definite must have.

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