A Secret History of Witches: A Novel
A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters -- witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift. Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history. "I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic.... Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time." -- Laure Eve, author of The Graces
The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages (Perigee)
The Classic Study of the Occult Reintroduced in a 50th Anniversary Edition The Black Arts is a fascinating and wonderfully readable exploration of the practice, theory, and underlying rationale of magick and occultism in all its branches, including witchcraft, spells, numerology, astrology, alchemy, kabbalah, tarot, charms, and summoning and control of spirits. This edition features a 50th anniversary introduction by historian of alternative spirituality Mitch Horowitz, who frames the book for a new generation of readers.
Halloween: The History of America's Darkest Holiday
Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." — Booklist."Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." — Boston Globe."Fans of cultural history will devour each chapter … like a toothsome treat." — Christian Science Monitor.Acclaimed cultural critic David J. Skal explores one of America's most perplexingly popular holidays in this original mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis. Skal traces Halloween's evolution from its dark Celtic history and quaint, small-scale celebrations to its emergence as mammoth seasonal marketing event.Skal takes readers on a cross-country survey that covers remarkably divergent perspectives, from the merchants who welcome a money-making opportunity that's second only to Christmas to fundamentalists who decry Halloween a form of blasphemy and practicing witches who embrace it as a holy day. He also profiles individuals who revel in this once-a-year occasion to participate in elaborate fantasies. Their narratives, combined with the author's cultural analysis, offer a revealing look at an intriguing aspect of our national psyche.
Shadow of Night: A Novel
The number one New York Times best-selling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy - "as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor" (Miami Herald) Look for the hit series A Discovery of Witches streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder and coming to television this April on AMC and BBC America. J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice - only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times best-selling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew's past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.
Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions (Magic Series)
Tap into the magic all around you with Witchcraft, an illustrated guide to ancient potions, spells, chants, rituals, and incantations from around the world. Learn how to form a spirit circle with coven members, what instruments you need for your craft, special conjurations for each day of the week, and hundreds of crafty spells and potions that will allow you to: Banish headachesKeep your home safeEnvision your future spouseWin richesCommunicate with animalsConceive a childSummon the deadMake it snowSeparate loversKnow your futureAnd more!Spells are conveniently organized by purpose: safekeeping spells, healing spells and potions, spells against enemies, counter-spells, luck and fortune spells, love and matchmaking spells, weather and earth spells, spells to cast on animals, power spells, and communing with the dead. With stunning linoleum-cut illustrations by artist Melissa West that bring the magic of the past to life, this comprehensive compendium is also a delightful page-turner that's full of unexpected treasures. Place it in a sacred place in your home—and make sure no enemies find it to access its inestimable powers!
Night Magic - Gothic and Halloween Coloring Book (Fantasy Coloring by Selina)
Explore your dark side with this Halloween inspired adult coloring book by bestselling coloring designer, Selina Fenech. Night Magic by Selina Fenech is filled with sweet, sexy, and magical designs of witches, vampires, dark angels, goblins, masquerades, gothic ladies, dark fantasy creatures, and Halloween spirit ready to be brought to life with color!Selina Fenech's coloring titles have 1500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews and sold over 100,000 copies. A favorite among the adult coloring community, discover the elegant design, inspiring scenes, and sense of magic that makes Selina Fenech's books so popular.Be calm, be content, and awaken your inner magic. Coloring has become famous for its calming power and benefits for mental and emotional health, in adults and children. Relieve anxiety while you release your inner artist, and amaze yourself with the masterpieces you can create adding color to these magical designs.25 unique artworks x 2 copies of every artwork. This book includes an extra copy of each of the 25 images, for a total of 50 pages to color in, so you can try different colors or mediums, share with a friend, or have a back-up in case of an oops, so you can have a stress-free experience. Page size is a large 8.5 x 11 inches, 'Letter' size, approx. 22 x 28 cm. Images on on...
Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
A magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish crystal to banishing terrible Tinder datesWant to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to rev up your stamina. DIY projects, rituals, and spells—along with fun historical sidebars—summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost.Selected Table of Contents:CHAPTER 1 - Self-Initiation: An Induction into Basic WitcheryWhat We Mean by “Witchcraft”Our Favorite Pop Culture WitchesCHAPTER 2 - Glamours: The Power to Change How You LookHow to Clothe Yourself in Literal DarknessThe Dark Magic of Unfeminine HaircutsA Spell for Self-CareCHAPTER 3 - Healing: The Power to Care for YourselfA Spell to Make Peace with Your BodyMagical ExerciseA Ritual for a Relaxing Netflix BingeCHAPTER 4 - Summoning: The Power to Care for Others (and Have Them Care for You)The Transforma...
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
History comes alive in this textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal.The 1920s are famous as the golden age of jazz and glamour, but it was also an era of fevered yearning for communion with the spirit world, after the loss of tens of millions in the First World War and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A desperate search for reunion with dead loved ones precipitated a tidal wave of self-proclaimed psychics—and, as reputable media sought stories on occult phenomena, mediums became celebrities. Against this backdrop, in 1924, the pretty wife of a distinguished Boston surgeon came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism, a movement devoted to communication with the dead. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street, but she was known to her followers simply as Margery. Her most vocal advocate was none other than Sherlock Holmes' creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so thoroughly in Margery's powers that he urged her to enter a controversial contest, sponsored by Scientific American and offering a large cash prize to the first medium declared authentic by its impressive five-man investigative committee. Adm...
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