The Spellcaster's Reference: Magickal Timing for the Wheel of the Year
By Eileen Holland
Paperback. 259 pages.
Is there an auspicious time for blessing a newborn babe? Wondering what color candles to use for a winter handfasting? Are there times when it can be dangerous to work magick? What herbs are best to use when the Moon is in Cancer? Magick is intent, but any witch will tell you that intent requires forethought and preparation. And even the most seasoned ritualist needs a reference to determine the best timing and most powerful ingredients for their magical work. From Saturday to Scorpio to September, from Vervain to Mandrake to Amber, using the right magickal correspondences strengthens any spell, ceremony, or ritual. Here Eileen Holland has gathered together a wealth of magickal knowledge, complete with everything from hours, days, weeks, and astrological alignment to proper corresponding plants, animals, oils, herbs, and deities, and compiled them into the ultimate reference book for anyone seeking guidance in creating and timing their own enchantments. Includes a glossary of less familiar terms and deities, as well as a glossary of ingredients.
Eileen Holland is a solitary eclectic witch, a Wiccan priestess who calls her path Goddess Wicca. She is the author of several books about magick and witchcraft, including "Spells for the Solitary Witch" and the best-selling "The Wicca Handbook". Eileen is the webmaster of www.open-sesame.com, a popular long-running Wiccan web-site. She lives in upstate New York.