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

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

by Gillian Kemp

Hardcover(1st U.S. Edition)

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The essential handbook of everyday spells for the modern witch.

The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques — crystal balls, tarot cards, and palm reading — originated with the Romany, whose belief in magic, spell-casting, and prophecy has endured for nine centuries.

Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, Gillian Kemp reveals time-honored secrets of the supreme practitioners of divination and the mystic arts. She has compiled a practical collection of good spells, drawn from time spent with some of Europe's dwindling Romany groups, which are easy to follow and use everyday ingredients such as candles, flowers, ribbons and string.

From love charms to spells for money, health and happiness, this fun and attractive spell book keeps alive the colorful traditions of the Romany people and promises great luck in the future for true believers. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316488396
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 221,501
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Gillian Kemp is a best-selling author, clairvoyant and astrologer. As a journalist she met Olive Cox, the last Romany girl in Britain to be born, marry, and bear her own children in a horse-drawn caravan.

Gillian’s horoscopes regularly appear in national and local newspapers, and she was previously a resident astrologer for many British magazines.
As a clairvoyant she has contributed live card and crystal ball readings to many BBC and local radio stations and has been interviewed on television about her books. Numerous national and local newspapers and radio stations have interviewed Gillian about her books.
Since the first publication of The Good Spell Book, a bestseller, Gillian has worked full time as an author, with a total of eleven books published wordwide. She continues to entertain as a clairvoyant medium at parties in top hotels and restaurants. She also gives one-to-one readings to individual clients.
She lives in England with her beloved Yorkshire terrier, Lily, from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Gillian’s website is

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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


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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