Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers' Stories, Spells & Healings

Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers' Stories, Spells & Healings

by Raymond Buckland
     
 

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Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic revives the beliefs spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healings to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets

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Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic revives the beliefs spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healings to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and case the Gypsy Seven tarot spread.

Learn how to:

Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage

Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future

Bring your lover to you across land and sea

Maintain harmony in your home

Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms

Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets

Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution, and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire. Become part of a tradition that lives on!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578634675
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
493,341
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Pay Down the Devil

Romanian Gypsies have a tradition of paying off the devil at a wedding, so that he will not put the evil eve on the marriage. This is accomplished by the bride placing a silver coin under her left arm and holding it there, with her arm tight against her body, for the duration of the ceremony. Then, as she and her new husband leave the wedding site, she will allow the coin to fall inconspicuously to the ground. Anyone who later finds the coin will enjoy seven years of good fortune, they say.

Meet the Author

Raymond Buckland's grandfather was the first of the Buckland Gypsies to give up traveling the roads in wagons and to settle into a permanent house. From his earliest years, Ray remembers listening to his father's and grandfather's tales of Romani life, and watching his grandmother read cards and tell fortunes. Ray is the author of more than fifty books on occult, magic, witchcraft, and paranormal subjects and is popularly known as "The Father of American Wicca." He lives in Ohio. Visit him on the web at: www.raybuckland.com.

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