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

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Weaving together lore, legend, and belief, Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic revives the 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 enchanting volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Learn the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread.

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Overview

Weaving together lore, legend, and belief, Buckland's Book of Gypsy Magic revives the 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 enchanting volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Learn the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread.

Join 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. Includes a glossary of Romani terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609251659
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 256,003
  • File size: 5 MB

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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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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

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

Bibliography 185

Index 191

Index of Gypsy Spells and Layouts 199

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  • Posted July 3, 2010

    Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Review

    "Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide."

    ~Ben Okri

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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