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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 ...
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!
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.
Part 1 A History of Thieves
Chapter 1 Travelers on the Move 3
Chapter 2 Witches in the Hedges 1
Part II Gypsy Spells
Chapter 3 Love Magic 13
Chapter 4 Family Magic and the Traveling Home 33
Part III Gypsy Healing
Chapter 5 Hands-on Healing 45
Chapter 6 Head and Neck Ailments 49
Chapter 7 Chest and Stomach Ailments 57
Chapter 8 Miscellaneous Ailments 61
Part IV divinatory Arts
Chapter 9 Dukkering 67
Chapter 10 Reading Cards 71
Chapter 11 Reading Hands 89
Chapter 12 Reading Tea Leaves 103
Chapter 15 Other Reading Methods 119
Part V Hopes, Fears, and Superstitions
Chapter 14 Magical Tools to Ward and Protect 135
Chapter 15 Birth, Death, and the Devil 143
Chapter 16 Amulets, Talismans, and Charms 151
Afterword: Breaking Camp 177
Glossary of Romani Terms 179
Index of Gypsy Spells and Layouts 199
Posted July 3, 2010
"Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide."
The Romani people are famous for their gypsy magic. For centuries, their carefree lifestyle has allowed them to travel the world spreading their gypsy magic. In today's society their spells and potions are still used worldwide.
In Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers' Stories, Spells & Healings you feel as though you are sitting at a campfire in the Romani country listening to a gypsy relate their magic spells. You gain am immediate appreciation for all the healing wisdom and magic that is woven in the Romani culture.
The knowledge in Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers' Stories, Spells & Healings is priceless. In this one book you will discover spells that will enable you to help become pregnant, attract a mate, and bring peace and harmony to your family life.
To say that I was impressed with Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers' Stories, Spells & Healings is an understatement. I found it to be filled with rich Romani history, it overflowed with gypsy magic, and healing wisdom of times past. This is one book that you definitely want to add to your occult collection.
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Posted July 30, 2011
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