fuckyeahpaganism

Simple Self Confidence and Attraction Spell

saltwater-phoenix:

Materials Needed:

  • Rosewater
  • Sea Water
  • Clam shell (optional)

1. Mix Rosewater in a clam shell or a bowl.

"Sweet like roses shall I be
to all whom see and speak to me.
Only positive attention shall I attract
negativity and pain shall this attraction lack.”

2. Throw in some sea water.

"Beautiful and fierce (or whatever sort of things you associate with the sea)
as the ocean shall I be
and no matter what I will always love me for me.”

3. Rinse your face with this mixture. I would leave it on for like 10 or 15 minutes. Dance around, sing, do whatever feels right to you. And then wash it off with warm water.

natural-magics

Anonymous asked:

What type of books/reading material do you suggest for beginners or those who are new to all of this?

natural-magics answered:

This ended up turning into a reading list for my FAQ and has been updated over time and will be added to in the future. All of the PDFs and other on-line resources below are free. If you encounter any broken links, please let me know.

I AM NO LONGER UPDATING THIS LIST. CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT LIST.

Last updated: 6/6/2014

Paganism:

  • A Pagan Primer — For Those New to Paganism
  • Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transformation by River and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler
  • Connecting to the Power of Nature by Joe H. Slate
  • Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders (a collection of articles, essays and general commentary from various pagan authors)
  • ChristoPaganism: An Inclusive Path by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson

Wicca:

  • Wicca for the Rest of Us
  • Wicca Resources
  • Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin
  • Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner (the founder of Wicca)
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner
  • The Spiral Dance by Starhawk (most recent edition only, old editions have inaccurate info that has since been updated)

Witchcraft (non-Wiccan):

  • The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes
  • Crone’s Book of Charms & Spells by Valerie Worth
  • Witchcraft: a History by P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
  • Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery by Kris Bradley
  • Candle Magic for Beginners by Richard Webster
  • Master Book of Candle Burning by Henry Gamache
  • A Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk by Peter Paddon
  • Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary and Jane Cox
  • Non-Wiccan Witchcraft Reading List

Witchcraft by Type:

Chaos Magic:

World Mythology:

  • www.sacred-texts.com (free archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore, and the esoteric)
  • Mythology: Myths, Legends and Fantasies by Alice Mills
  • Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology: Heroes, Heroines, Gods, and Goddesses from Around the World by Philip Wilkinson
  • The Oxford Companion to World Mythology by David Leeming
  • World Mythology: The Illustrated Guide by Roy Willis

Hellenic Polytheism and Greek Mythology:

Magic in Ancient Greece:

  • Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins
  • Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden
  • Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Georg Luck
  • The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation (PDF)
  • Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
  • Greek Folk Religion by Martin P Nilsson 
  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World by John G. Gager
  • Magic in the Ancient World by Fritz Graf
  • Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World by Matthew W. Dickie

Roman Polytheism

Celtic Recon and Myth:

Druidry/Druidism:

Asatru, Heathenism and Norse Mythology:

Crystals and Stones:

  • The Encyclopedia of Crystals by Judy Hall
  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
  • Crystal Healing by Judy Hall
  • Rocks & Minerals by Chris Pellant  (identification handbook)
  • Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
  • Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work by Hibiscus Moon
  • The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant

Herbal (Magical, Medicinal):

  • The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl
  • Compendium of Herbal Magic by Paul Beyerl  
  • The Green Mantle: An Investigation Into Our Lost Knowledge of Plants by Michael Jordan
  • The Book of Magical Herbs: Herbal History, Mystery, & Folklore by Margaret Picton
  • A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
  • Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham (good for quick reference, but not in depth information)
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham 

Notes: please take care before using herbs for medicinal and/or supplemental purposes. Many herbs are toxic (some authors fail to mention this) and/or have harmful side-effects. Always do research and consult a professional before use. 

Fae and Faerie Faith:

Runes:

  • Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic by Edred Thorsson
  • Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology by Edred Thorsson
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Runes by Nigel Pennick

Authors to avoid (due to misinformation, historical inaccuracies, poor research, and/or failure to cite sources):

  • Silver Ravenwolf
  • DJ Conway
  • Edain McCoy
  • Ann Moura 
  • Ralph Blum (on runes)
  • approach Llewellyn-published books with caution — there are some great ones, but many aren’t well researched and may contain misinformation.
  • if all else fails, Google the author and ask around to see what people have to say about them - many bad authors have entire pages or discussions dedicated on why to avoid them!
  • always fact check information that involves ingesting anything or putting anything on the skin — just because an ingredient is natural does not mean it isn’t harmful/toxic.
  • How do I know what to believe? Critical Thinking and Pagan Books