“A treasure trove of practical magic for both novices and more experienced practitioners . . . beautifully crafted spells that invoke the alchemy of possibility.”—PanGaia A leaf from an oak tree . . . a wildflower . . . water from a sparkling stream . . . dirt from a cool dark cave—these are the age-old tools of natural magic. Born of the earth, possessing inherent power, they await only our touch and intention to bring their magical qualities to life. The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world. Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement. A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote more than fifty books, including the seminal Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
Identifies the four basic elements as humanity's first ways of knowing Spirit, reminds us of their value as keys to self-healing and re-connection, and offers a fascinating look at element-based symbols, traditions, and ceremonies.
Carefully crafted in both free and formal configurations, the poems in this book take the reader on an artful journey through concentric circles, starting with the poet's personal encounters with the world around her (including a terrifying bout with cancer)-and gradually widening into those "other realms" that reach beyond our senses, provoking both wonder and humility. These may be small poems, but they leave an impression on the reader that is both large and lasting.