The Little Book of Cat Magic: Spells, Charms & Tales

The Little Book of Cat Magic: Spells, Charms & Tales

by Deborah Blake

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738753232
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 214,039
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah Blake is the award-winning author of The Goddess is in the Details, Everyday Witchcraft,and numerous other books from Llewellyn, along with herEveryday Witch tarot deck. She has published articles in Llewellyn annuals, and her ongoing column, “Everyday Witchcraft,” is featured inWitches & Pagans.

When not writing, Deborah runs the Artisans’ Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 130-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with various cats who supervise all her activities, magickal and mundane.She can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, andwww.deborahblakeauthor.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Magical Cat 1

1: Cats Through History 7
Cats in Egypt 9
Cats in India 9
Cats in Persia 10
Cats in Japan and China 10
Cats in Rome and Greece 11
Cats in Europe 11
Poem: The Duel by Eugene Field 14

2: Cat Myths, Folklore, and Tales 17
Fascinating Facts 18
Mythology, Lore, and Legends 21
Cat Tales 23
How Cats Got Their Purrs 23
How Persian Cats Were Created 23
Chinese Cat Creation Myth 25
How Pussy Willows Came to Be 25
Poem: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear 26

3: Cat Deities 29
Ai Apaec 30
Bast 31
Freya 32
Hecate 33
Ovinnik 33
Ra 34
Sekhmet 34
Spell for Finding Your Own Deity 36
Spell for Asking a Deity for Help 37
A Cat Deity Meditation 38
Poem: Cats by Charles Baudelaire (trans. Cyril Scott) 39

4: Cat Naming & Finding a New Cat 41
Naming a Cat 43
Spell for Discovering Your Cat’s Name 44
Female Cat Names 45
Male Cat Names 48
Getting a New Cat 51
Spell for Finding a New Cat 53
Poem: The Kitten and the Falling Leaves by William Wordsworth 56

5: Living with Cats 59
Behavior and Misbehavior 60
Spell for a Tranquil Household 61
Spell to Integrate a New Cat 62
Spell for Good Behavior 66
Cats and Training 67
Spell to Ease Training 69
A Cat in Motion 71
Spell to Find a Lost Cat 71
Spell to Find a Perfect Cat Sitter 72
Spell for Safe and Easy Cat Travel 74
Spell to Ease the Stress of a Move 77
In or Out 79
Spell for the Protection of Cats Who Go Outside 80
Crazy Cat Person Cure 81
Spell to Not Become a Crazy Cat Person (aka volunteering without adopting) 82
Poem: St. Jerome’s Cat Traditional English Nursery Rhyme 83

6: Cat Health 85
Spell for Cat Health 88
Spell for Cat Healing 89
Spell for a Vet Visit to Go Well 92
Spell for Protection from Pests 93
Natural Medicine for Cats 95
Poem: To Mrs. Reynold’s Cat by John Keats 99

7: Love and Loss 101
Spell to Ease a Cat’s Passing 104
A Ritual to Let a Cat Go 106
Spell to Communicate with a Cat Spirit 107
A Meditation for Letting Go of Grief 111
Poem: My Black Cat by Deborah Blake 113

8: Connecting with Your Cat 115
Spell to Connect with a New Cat 120
Living with Scaredy-Cats 122
Spell to Calm a Fearful Cat 125
Spell of Healing for a Cat Who Has Had a Tough Time 128
Spell for Mutual Love and Understanding 128
Spell to Deal with a Difficult Cat 130
A Cat Connection Meditation 133
Poem: An Old Russian Prayer by Anonymous 135

9: The Cat as Familiar 137
Spell for Finding Your Familiar 140
A Simple Cat Blessing 142
A Familiar Ritual to Increase Power 142
What a Cat Sees: Auras, Spirits, and More 144
Mixing Cats & Magic: A Few Cautions 145
Spell to Keep Your Cat Safe During Magical Work 147
Items That Might Be Dangerous for Your Familiar 148
Poem: The Cat and the Moon by William Butler Yeats 150

10: Power Animals 153
Bobcat 157
Cheetah 157
Domestic Cat 158
Leopard 158
Lion 159
Lynx 159
Mountain Lion 160
Panther 160
Tiger 161
Spell for Discovering Your Power Animal 162
Spell for Connecting with Your Power Animal Attributes 164
A Blessing for a Power Talisman Using Tiger’s-Eye 166
A Power Animal Meditation 168
Poem: The Tyger by William Blake 170

11: Cat Divination 173
Cat Tarot Decks 174
From Tales of the Mystical Cats by Lunaea Weatherstone 176
Divination with Your Cat 177
A Spell for Divination 179
Poem: For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry by Christopher Smart

12: Crafts & Recipes for You & Your Cat 187
Crafts & Crafty Spells 188
Cat Charm for Protection 188
Lucky Cat Blessings 190
Candle to Ward Off Evil 191
Cat Charm for Strength and Flexibility 192
Cat Home Blessing Charm Bag 194
Tarot Card for Strength and a Lion’s Courage 195
Memento Box 196
Cat Footprint for Remembrance 197
Herbal Charm Bag for Your Cat 198
Charmed Bell for Your Cat’s Protection 199
Bespelled Statue for Your Cat’s Protection and Health 200
Recipes 203
Fish Straws 203
Catnip and Cheese Balls 204
Beef Snack Bites 204
Grain-Free Dehydrated Treats 204

13: Channeling Your Inner Cat 207
Cat Naps 208
Independence 209
Remembering to Play 210
Poem: She sights a Bird—she chuckles by Emily Dickinson 211

In Summary 213

Recommended Reading 217

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