Gypsy Witchcraft and Magic

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The myths and mysteries of the Gypsies have been with us for centuries. You may be familiar with the romantic stereotypes--traveling the countryside in painted wagons, cooking over campfires, living by their wits. But what of this is true?

Nobody is better able to share the realities of gypsy life than Raymond Buckland, a half-blood Romany and respected authority on Witchcraft. In Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic he reveals the folkways, beliefs, ...

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Overview

The myths and mysteries of the Gypsies have been with us for centuries. You may be familiar with the romantic stereotypes--traveling the countryside in painted wagons, cooking over campfires, living by their wits. But what of this is true?

Nobody is better able to share the realities of gypsy life than Raymond Buckland, a half-blood Romany and respected authority on Witchcraft. In Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic he reveals the folkways, beliefs, and magical practices of this vanishing culture.

In this award-winning book you will get a glimpse of traditional life in the vardo (Gypsy wagon) and find out how Gypsy ways live on today. Here you will learn to work real magic as practiced by the shuvanis (Gypsy Witches):

- Cast binding spells to prevent harm to yourself or others.
- Perform love spells to bring your true love into your arms.
- Have a reference for traditional herbal cures.
- Learn the secrets of performing hands-on healing.
- Learn to make traditional Gypsy charms for protection and exorcism.
- Discover how to tell fortunes with cards, stones, coins, and omens.
- Uncover the secret ways Gypsies used sex to enhance their magic.
- Learn about the peg-knife, or choori.
- Discover how to make a large bender tent that can be set up quickly and used to practice shuvani magic.
- Make a breadboard to use in divination.
- Find out about Gypsy Shamanism, the inner mysteries of the Gypsies.

Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic shares Gypsy life, lore, and magic. It is written in a personal style that is fun to read as you learn the truth about these charismatic people. This book shares techniques which you could not have found elsewhere. To learn the truth about the Gypsies and their system of Witchcraft, get Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

Winner of the 1999 Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for best non-fiction book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567180978
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/8/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysics and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it for nearly thirty.

He is the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candleburning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray has lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and has appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos.

Ray comes from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and presently resides, with his wife Tara, on a small farm in central Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion is homebuilt airplanes.

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The traditional Gypsy uses herbal lore, magic, and divination for practical matters. Their awareness of omens, prophecies, and the world of magic is famous. Now, Raymond Buckland reveals the Gypsy secrets in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

Knowledge of herbs is essential for Gypsy-style healing. You can tap that knowledge just by reading this book. Gypsy spells and charms can favorably influence events. Instructions for such spells and charms are in this book. Using "the Sight" leads to making better choices and clearer decisions. Again, all of this is detailed in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

Not all Gypsies follow all of the magical ways. However, all of these practices are used by the shuvani, the Gypsy Witch or shaman. The shuvani is the keeper of a tribe's magic, rites, and superstitions. Shuvanis can bless, curse, or heal as they see fit. Their powers, like those of the old Pagan peoples, are rooted in a belief in the spirits of the earth, water, air, forest, and fields. Even the inner secrets of Gypsy shamanism are exposed in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

You can use this book as a reference source. That is, you can look into one idea here or one spell there. Or you can study the details of using knot magic, hair charms, herbal cures, or other old-world magical techniques.

Invite the magic of the gypsy shuvanis into your life. Get this book right away.

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The traditional Gypsy uses herbal lore, magic, and divination for practical matters. Their awareness of omens, prophecies, and the world of magic is famous. Now, Raymond Buckland reveals the Gypsy secrets in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

Knowledge of herbs is essential for Gypsy-style healing. You can tap that knowledge just by reading this book. Gypsy spells and charms can favorably influence events. Instructions for such spells and charms are in this book. Using "the Sight" leads to making better choices and clearer decisions. Again, all of this is detailed in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

Not all Gypsies follow all of the magical ways. However, all of these practices are used by the shuvani, the Gypsy Witch or shaman. The shuvani is the keeper of a tribe's magic, rites, and superstitions. Shuvanis can bless, curse, or heal as they see fit. Their powers, like those of the old Pagan peoples, are rooted in a belief in the spirits of the earth, water, air, forest, and fields. Even the inner secrets of Gypsy shamanism are exposed in Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic.

You can use this book as a reference source. That is, you can look into one idea here or one spell there. Or you can study the details of using knot magic, hair charms, herbal cures, or other old-world magical techniques.

Invite the magic of the gypsy shuvanis into your life. Get this book right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2000

    Some of Buckland's Best Work

    I have never read another book on gypsy wichtcraft so descriptive and informational as this one. I loved the pictures and illustrations, they really helped out on understanding what Raymond was trying to describe or show us. I would definately recomend it to anyone, including those who do not believe in witchcraft or magic, it will give them a whole new perspective. It also helps clear that awful stereotype that all witchcraft and magic equals the Devil. I just love this book.

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