The Good Spell Book: Love Charms, Magical Cures, and Other Practical Sorcery

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The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques-crystal balls, tarot cards, & palmreading - originated with the Romany, whose belief in magic, spellcasting, & prophecy has endured for nine centuries. Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, the author reveals time-honored secrets of the supreme practitioners of divination & the mystic arts. Drawing on time spent with some of Europe's dwindling Romany groups, the author has compiled a practical collection of their good spells, which are easy to ...

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Overview

The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques-crystal balls, tarot cards, & palmreading - originated with the Romany, whose belief in magic, spellcasting, & prophecy has endured for nine centuries. Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, the author reveals time-honored secrets of the supreme practitioners of divination & the mystic arts. Drawing on time spent with some of Europe's dwindling Romany groups, the author has compiled a practical collection of their good spells, which are easy to follow & use everyday ingredients such as candles, flowers, ribbons & string. From love charms to spells for money, health & happiness, this fun & attractive spellbook keeps alive the colorful traditions of the Romany people & promises great luck in the future for true believers. Full color.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316488396
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 208,984
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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The Good Spell Book


By Gillian Kemp

Little, Brown

Copyright © 1999 Gillian Kemp
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-316-48839-9


Chapter One

YOUR HEART'S DESIRE

You have met someone you desire. According to the Romanies this spell will ensure that he or she responds.

First, gather a fresh rose and two red candles, and find out the time of sunrise the next morning. Just before you go to sleep, place a red candle on each side of the rose.

The next morning at sunrise, take the rose outside or sit by an open window facing east, keeping the rose in front of you. Inhale the perfume and say aloud:

This red rose is for true love.

Now go back indoors and put the rose in its original position. Light the candles, and imagine love burning in the heart of the one you long for. Keep the candles lit day and night until the rose fades. (If they are extinguished, the incantation will be broken.) When the rose is dead, pinch out the candles, and bury the rose.

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Excerpted from The Good Spell Book by Gillian Kemp Copyright © 1999 by Gillian Kemp . Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2008

    Amazing!

    Oh My Gosh, I did one of the spells in the book to get my boyfriend to call me after our long distance call ended badly and it worked so well it frightened me. You see, he move to a different state for a promotion and we decided to continue our relationship and see each other when we could. I performed a spell from the book and out of the blue he was knocking on my door the next night. He made a five and a half hour drive no luggage nothing. When I asked him what made him come home he said he just felt compelled. After that, I put the book down for a whole year. I was in shock. This is a great book and lot's of fun and easy to use.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    Worked better than expected.

    I bought this book as more of a guide than anything else. I tried out one of the spells and I was amazed that it worked. Some of the things are not easy to find but when you do you can do amazing things. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone that is a beginner or advanced person in magic!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    This modern spellbook is full of awesome spells that really do work! I bought this as my first spell book and tryed out a few spells with a close friend of mine and saw imediate results! I've introduced this book to two of my younger cousins and they also have started practicing a few spells and fell in love with this book. It has shown me that there really is a little bit of unknown magic in everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2005

    Wonderfull!!!!!!!

    This book is awesome. The spell used to bring a lover back....ladies,...it WORKS....so simple, it cant be done wrong....it really worked....I'm so blissfull now.....I'm also a begginer I Recommend this book to anyone...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    looking for a good book

    wow, I have been looking everywere for a good magick book, and now I've found one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2004

    This Book Worked for Me it can Work 4 u 2!!!

    I performed 2 Love Spells, 1 Money Spells, and 3 Health Spells and they all worked 4 Me... I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone... and I already have recommended it to 3 of my friends that have come to Me asking 4 help on Good Spells and ones that actually work and well They Worked 4 Me, and They Can Work 4 You To all you have to do is Believe... Blessed Be, Cat

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    Fabulous Book!

    Hello all! :o) I just purchased this little book on New Years Day. For starters I love the cover and the old feel and look it has to it. I also love the simplicity of Gillian Kemp spell writing. I have been dabbling and reading spell books since I was 16 (24 now) and this has got to be one of the best. I must admit when I first got interested in using spells I was ignorant to how they work so the books I brought and spells I used never worked because I didn't understand what I was doing. Not that it is a hard thing to do. The most significant thing in doing spell work is to stay focused on what u want from the spell at the time your doing it, put all your energy into and most importantly believe that it WILL work! I tried my first spell 'To get a Lover to Call' on January 2nd. About 30 mins after I did the spell he called! I was so shocked! LOL And the spell is so so simple. I was going to type it on here but I think its only fair if you go and purchase the book. Worst case scenario it doesn't work and you can return the book. I seriously doubt that you will though! PS Feel free to email me regarding any information that you may have on spell work and any questions that you have about the book or spell work in general. I also learned the best way to master doing spells is from communicating with others who are also very interested. Take Care!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    The Best Little Spell Book On The Shelf!!!

    Anyone who is a beginner or experienced, this book is for you. If you dont buy this book you are crazzzy!! This book helped me through alot of difficult times with pets, sickness, and healing pains. Im very grateful for this book!! Its a GOTTA HAVE!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    SPELLS AND HISTORY

    Even though this is a spell book, Kemp also gives alot of information of Romany history. Which I love and also believe. This has many, many spells, and have worked successfully for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2011

    Cute but...

    ..Useless. This was the first book I ever bought years and years ago on spells or anything having to do with wicca. I skimmed the book at the store and at the time I thought it would be a decent read, but basically it focuses on the witchcraft of the gypsies. Upon reading the book and doing some of the "Magic", I found everything to be lacking. The information can be missing for some things, but more detailed for others. Its a good book to have on the shelf just because, particularly for teenagers as it does not deal with anything too serious such as real spells or the spiritual realm.

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

    Great Book.

    Very nice spells! They range from simple spells to a more 'mature' level. This book is amazing and should be in any pagan or wiccan library. Breaks down the spells, and explains every color, even number for the spell. Amazing book, I highly suggest it.

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  • Posted August 6, 2009

    SUCKSSSSSSSSSSS

    THIS BOOK IS NOT WROTH IT CAUSE NOTHING IN IT WORKS WASTE OF MONEY BOOOOOOOOO

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    I do NOT recommend it

    It doesn't even have charms it in it!, Just a few looooong spells that require un-tangible ingredients

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    wow!!

    this book looks so awsome and after I read the other reviews that said it worked I want to buy it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    I want this book and to learn this stuff

    This book looks great for people who do not understand about magic. I recomened this book, because im looking forward to buying it. All the reviews ive read seem to be makeing me belive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2004

    WOW

    the book was pretty cool and just worked if i was really into it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    way cool!!!

    this book helped me so much that it changed my life around.before i hated life so much,now i just want to really live it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Amazing

    This book was great! It was very easy to understand, and as a beginner it really helped. If you¿re experienced or a beginner it¿s a really good book to have around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2003

    It Rocks seriously........

    Its a cool book the pages look like their really old to give it a sort of old age look if your a beginner i wouldnt recomend it you would have to have a book to study more about the craft than starting to do spells that can effect your learning experience i recommend this book for a mor expirienced witch that has study wicca for at least 2 years, well i ordered the book and it has some really good spells. Thats all im gonna say you have to buy the book and find out for yourself how raw it is buy and love to all...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2003

    this book is amazing!!!

    I read this book twice the first day i bought it! This is a great book for beginners or experts...The spells are easy to do and they helped me through some tough times i've had. This is DEFINATLY a must- have for every witch or spell-caster

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