Cunningham's Magical Sampler: Collected Writings from the Renowned Wiccan Author

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Find the knowledge and inspiration you desire with this collection of Scott Cunningham?s spells, essays, and rituals?collected for the first time from his best contributions to Llewellyn?s Magical Almanacs. Delight in Cunningham?s timeless wisdom on popular topics such as the Sabbats, protection magic, moon spells, and herbal remedies.

New and longtime fans will marvel at Cunningham?s ability to breathe magical life into such unique topics as tattooing, the divine history of ...

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Overview

Find the knowledge and inspiration you desire with this collection of Scott Cunningham’s spells, essays, and rituals—collected for the first time from his best contributions to Llewellyn’s Magical Almanacs. Delight in Cunningham’s timeless wisdom on popular topics such as the Sabbats, protection magic, moon spells, and herbal remedies.

New and longtime fans will marvel at Cunningham’s ability to breathe magical life into such unique topics as tattooing, the divine history of sneezing, dressing with power, Greek oracles, birds of the deities, and more. Well known for perfecting his spells and rituals through experimentation before publishing them, Cunningham wrote with unmatched simplicity and grace. His words in this collection are sure to inspire you on your path to an enchanted life.

About the author:
Scott Cunningham was a much-loved writer whose classic book, Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, introduced generations of young witches to the Craft. The continued popularity of Cunningham’s books on Wicca and natural magic is a testament to the power and truth of his writings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738733890
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 623,269
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.

A student of the sacred sciences since childhood, deTraci Regula explores the mystical through writing, dreams, and art. She has been a Priestess of Isis with the Fellowship of Isis since 1983. With David Harrington, she is the co-author of the upcoming biography of their friend Scott Cunningham, Whispers of the Moon. In addition to work in the animation industry on such secular epics as the animated version of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, she also produced and directed the video programs Herb Magic with Scott Cunningham and Witchcraft: Yesterday and Today with Raymond Buckland. She has traveled to sacred sites in Turkey, China, Japan, and Britain, as well as the United States.

When not writing, deTraci Regula practices Taoist painting and exploring the family geneaology. Named for her ancestor William deTraci, deTraci Regula comes from a long line of pagans and freethinkers. One of her ancestors was chastised by the local bishop for "consorting magically with the horses," though what that means exactly has been mysteriously excised from the family histories. Another ancestor, a Protestant during the reign of the Catholic Queen, "Bloody" Mary, was dug up and burned as a heretic after his death because of certain comments he made in his last will and testament.

David Harrington lives in Chula Vista, California and has a long-term interest in the mysteries of household magic.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Raymond Buckland xi

Personal Power and Growth

Dressing with Power 3

Magical Secrecy 11

The Sorceress: A Fable by Aesop 15

The Lore of Money 17

Protective Magics 20

Magical Names 23

Tattooing 26

Magical Household Hints 30

Magic and Technology 33

Science and Magic 37

Instruction and Applied Magic

The Magical Teacher 43

Magical Words: A Short Glossary 47

Magical Rites 53

Remedies of the Wise Women 57

Lunar Things 61

Hourglass Spells 65

Some "Witch" Terms 68

The Yule Tree 72

Treasured Sources 76

The Splendor of Spellcraft 80

Herbs and Food

The Magical Pantry 85

Ritual Herbal Teas 92

A Magical Healing Soup 95

Kitchen Witches 97

Foods of the Sabbats 100

Ancient Herbal Spells 105

Shakespeare's Herbal Code 108

Magical Container Gardening 111

Gathering Magical Plants 114

Nature and Earth Power

A Primer in Natural Magic Spells and Rituals 121

Trees as Tools of Psychic Awareness 128

Weather Omens 130

Bird Charms 134

A Snow Spell 136

The Magic of May Dew 139

The Magic of Shells 141

Spells 145

Maneki-Neko, the "Good Luck" Cat of Japan 152

Ancient Cultures and Lore

Magic in Hawaii 157

Ancient Greek Oracles 166

Zeus Help Us 170

Hecate 172

Birds of the Deities 175

Iris: Goddess of the Rainbow 178

Ancient Egyptian Incense 181

Ancient Egyptian Spell to Cure a Dog Bite 183

An Old Divination 185

The Man in the Moon 188

Mexican Magic 192

Four-Leaf Clover 195

The Magic of String 197

Magic Wells 200

The Magic of Scott Cunningham Donald Michael Kraig 207

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