Folkways: Reclaiming the Magic & Wisdom (Llewellyn's World Religion and Magic)

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9780875427874: Folkways: Reclaiming the Magic & Wisdom (Llewellyn's World Religion and Magic)
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This text is an encyclopaedia of folk beliefs. The book features a history of superstitions and customs concerning folk medicine, nature and magic. It also includes definitions, origins of belief and suggested magical usages for over 650 folkways, grouped alphabetically by subject. Within each subject category of this book are practical suggestions for applying these folkways in magical workings. If the reader is looking for an idea for creating an effective spell, he or she will find hundreds of ideas for personalizing and enriching their practice. This text contains lost wisdoms which can be dismissed as old wives' tales or village customs, and blends this knowledge with a modern sensibility. The 30 catagories are: amulets and talismans; animals and insects; birds; celestial objects; colours; crystals, gems and metals; dance; dreams; elements; faeries; gardens and farming; health and medicine; holidays; kitchen and household lore; knots; luck; magic and the supernatural; mannerisms; mirrors; miscellaneous; numbers; personal care; plants; pregnancy, childbirth and children; relationships; the sea; sacred sites; sounds; trees, bushes and woods; and weather.

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Trish Telesco is a professional author with more than 50 metaphysical titles on the market.

Trish considers herself a kitchen witch whose love of folkore (and a bit of Strega) flavor every spell and ritual. Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being the magic!

Trish travels minimally twice per month to give lectures and workshops around the country. She has appeared on several television segments and maintains a strong, visible presence in the public through journals like Circle Network News, and on the internet through popular sites like Witchvox.com, her home page, and her Yahoo! Clu
Club.

Her current pet projects include supporting pagan land funds and coordinating spiritually oriented tours to Europe.

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Folk wisdom and beliefs are revealed in a title which traces the history of superstitions and magic surrounding folk medicine, nature and beliefs. Look up the definition and suggested magical uses of over 600 folk believes in categories ranging from knots and luck to plants and sacred sites. -- Midwest Book Review

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