The Mysterious Magickal Cat: Mythology, Folklore, Spirits, and Spells

The Mysterious Magickal Cat: Mythology, Folklore, Spirits, and Spells

by D.J. Conway

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Overview

If a black cat crosses your path, you will have good luck. —England

If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck. —America

The Magick of Claw and Whisker

Very few animals have evoked such extremes in emotions—from admiration to fear—as the feline family. Cats are mysterious, mystical creatures who can do anything from predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to reacting to haunted buildings and following the movement of things you can't see. We are fascinated by cats and their behavior, their regal bearing, and their intelligence, yet we are unnerved by their inscrutable stare and savage natural instincts.

In The Mysterious, Magickal Cat you will discover:

  • The origins of cats, big and small
  • Little-known details about cat anatomy and behavior
  • How to read a cat's verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The cat in ancient history and superstition
  • Feline deities from around the world
  • Sacred breeds and temple lore
  • Felines in folklore, literature, and art
  • Cat spells for healing animals or humans, finding a true love, attracting prosperity, seeking protection, building courage, and more

Gain a complete look at this beguiling creature: from what it means when a cat flicks its tail to how you can use discarded whiskers for magickal spells. Explore the lore of cats big and small, and discover how other cultures have honored cats throughout the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738757407
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 10/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 588,985
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, D.J. Conway (1939 - 2019) studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge covered Paganism, Wicca, New Age, and Eastern philosophies as well as history, the magical arts, mythology, and folklore. Conway wrote more than 20 nonfiction books, including Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Mysterious, Magickal Cat xiii

SECTION I: THE MAGICKAL CAT
1: Magick of Claw and Whisker 3
2: Cat Tales 19

SECTION II: THE HISTORICAL CAT
3: The Cat in Ancient History and Superstition 33
4: Feline Deities 45
5: Sacred Breeds and Temple Lore 57
6: The Persecution of Cats 63
7: Felines in Folklore, Literature, and Art 71
8: Cat-Vampires and Demon Cats 81

SECTION III: THE EVERYDAY CAT
9: The Uncommon Common Cat 91
10: Cat Talk 107
11: Other Members of the Cat Family 115

Afterword 129

Appendix of Cat Breeds 131

Bibliography 149

Illustration Acknowledgments 157

Index 159

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