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Presenting 45 new age-defying strategies
It doesnt matter if youre 38, 58 or 88 regardless of your current age, you posses the inherent potential to rejuvenate and recreate yourself. Rejuvenation presents 45 anti-aging strategies, many of which were developed by the author in a research laboratory setting. These age-defying strategies will empower you to increase the length and quality of your life by protecting and fortifying your own innermost energy system. Using the proven methods in this book, you can: Learn strategies for reversing the effects of negative stress Energize biological systems and inuence brain activity through self-hypnosis Follow a seven-day plan designed to initiate an upward growth spiral that counteracts aging and promotes continuous renewal of the mind, body and spirit Rejuvenation also includes a CD-ROM featuring meditations and exercises from the seven-day plan. Activate your internal fountain of youth and look forward to many more years of health and happiness.
Rejuvenation Includes CD-ROM with meditations & exercises Joe H. Slate, Ph.D. 1-56718-633-5 240 pp. $19.95 US $29.95 CAN

A proven program for self-healing


Countless people are aficted with chronic illnesses for which there is no known medical cure. For ten years, Colleen Deatsman struggled with such an illness it sapped her strength, energy and spirit. Determined to reclaim her life, she tested dozens of alternative therapies and discovered a solution to regaining her health and stamina. Inner Power presents Deatsmans proven program for self-healing that led to her remarkable recovery. Written for anyone who wants more energy and vitality, it is especially helpful for those with chronic illnesses, fatigue or bromyalgia. It includes methods for developing selfawareness, reducing tension, clearing energy blockages and replenishing your life force, which helps to protect against viruses, harmful bacteria and allergens. The six powerful techniques in this guide visualization, self-hypnosis, energy movement, meditation, psyche inventory and journeying can help you discover the roots of your illness and ultimately restore lasting physical and spiritual harmony.
Inner Power Colleen Deatsman 0-7387-0667-1 336 pp. $16.95 US $22.95 CAN

A guide to Taoist Yoga & Chi Kung


Better health, good sex and increased longevity can be yours when you follow this 14-week course in Taoist yoga and Chi Kung. Developed in ancient China, these authentic Taoist exercises will help you tone and beautify your face, detoxify your organs and glands, and increase your exibility and stamina. You will also learn how to strengthen your immunity and improve your memory and concentration. Packed with over 200 illustrations, 100 Days to Better Health, Good Sex & Long Life is the perfect guide for both beginners and those knowledgeable in Eastern practices. The curriculum is presented in 14 weekly lessons (100 days) that take about 15 minutes a day. Each week you will learn exercises for the Three Treasures of Taoism: Chi, Jing and Shen, or breath, body and mind. With a focus on breathing, exercise and visualization, this practical program offers a way to make changes in your life that are both lasting and extraordinary.
100 Days to Better Health, Good Sex & Long Life Eric Steven Yudelove 1-56718-833-8 320 pp. $17.95 US $24.50 CAN

Make your dreams come true


Whether you wish upon a star or quietly within yourself, you have dreams waiting to come alive You can fulll your dreams and create true abundance in your life. With simple wisdom and spiritual insight, Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance gives you the practical tools for manifesting your desires. This empowering book helps you to dene your idea of personal success by answering the question, What do I truly desire in life? You will learn how to effectively achieve your dreams through a stepby-step process in which you set goals, develop trust (in yourself and the Universe), cultivate positive beliefs and actions, express gratitude, share with others and visualize success. Youll also discover new ways to overcome hidden blocks to prosperity. With personal stories and sensible advice, self-exploration exercises and afrmations, Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance is your guide to making your dreams come true.
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Magic From Brazil


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Six easy steps for getting anything

Within you lies the secret of your dreams powerful spiritual and intuitive reserves that Secrets of Santera allow you to achieve your goals and transform your life. Learn how you can immediately begin to manifest everything you want need and withLatin this step-by-step guide toover using your In the United or States America, there are 100 million psychic common sense. Hundreds of Dr. Calabreses clients and students have achieved practitioners of Santera. Despite such wide acceptance and practice, outstanding practical results using the methods in this book,shrouded which include interactive Santera remains a mysterious religion in secrecy. workbook sections. Santera: The Religion is an informative and insightful examination of an African religions survival Follow the sure-re six-step method for drawing you want your life in the New World. Blendingwhatever informed study asinto an anthropologist and personal experience as an initiate of theyou religion, author Migene Use any of the 60 afrmations to help manifest your goals Gonzlez-Wippler uncovers Santerias spellbinding elements: the pantheon of gods (orishas), the priests (santeros), the divining shells (diloggun) used Discover your hidden talents and creative abilities, and use them to give your manifesting to consult the gods and the herbal potions prepared as medicinal cures for magic (ewe). work a nal blast of energy Santera: The Religion also explores the controversial ceremonies including animal sacrice that Love, money, cars, homes, even good health discover how to get whatever you desire in six are often misunderstood outside the Santerian community. This book also contains exclusive easy steps with How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted. Santera
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Explore the Essence of AncientDiscover Egyptianlife-altering Spiritualityinsights


The power path. can still be sensed in ruined temples and faded Your life on Earth is your spiritual There is no other. Some of us realize this hieroglyphs great lesson inherent in the sacred rites and rituals of ancient Egypt. Bring these into your modern Pagan early on. Most of us have to learn it the hard way! Either way, we all eventually come to see that the practice. Presenting a compelling overview of ancient Egyptian religious and magical beliefs, Egyptian Paganism for recurring painful lessons in this life are no less than part of a secret Celestial Curriculum a course Beginners specically has a unique focus on specic for gods and goddesses. in higher consciousness designed for each one of us rituals to help usindividual let go and realize the divine life that already dwells within us. Translations of authentic religious texts help bring the gods to life, while insightful commentary relevant Egyptian history,of myth and lore these ancient beliefs in a context useful The path to this perfectedon life, to fullling the promise our True Self,helps mustplace be found and traveled. to modern Pagans. To successfully walk it requires new and higher self-knowledge, out of which if embraced is born new and higher self-awareness. The higher actions that follow without Simple, step-by-step techniques show you this howself-awakening to cast a circle,are make a shrine, consecrate statues, conict and contradiction. Freedom appears within as well as around us. Real life is realized. At Godform last channel oracles, safely evoke entities, invoke deities and assume the a major tenet everything is as we always knew it should be. Egyptian Paganism of ancient Egyptian religion. Written by two authors who belong to the respected Fellowship of
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Energy * Energy * Energy


Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

n the real estate business, and in the retail world, people always say that the three most important factors for success are location, location and location. In healing, health and spiritual work of any kind, the three most important factors are said to be energy, energy and energy. Both statements are correct, but too simplistic. Well skip the discussion about location and focus on energy. Of course, we also have to acknowledge that todays world economy is experiencing an energy crisis, and location has far less meaning than it did 12 months ago when the housing boom began to leak air.
Ancient Wisdom and Quantum Physics Modern quantum theory states that behind matter material reality everything is actually, in essence, comprised of energy that sometimes manifests as particles and other times as waves. The Universe as a whole is one field of energy called by some the zero point. At a more complex level, quantum theory describes many fields of energy, including both electrical and magnetic, which are further characterized by polarity positive and negative. Where fields intersect, as in electro-magnetism, there is an area of interference, also called information. The points of such an intersection create new energy fields that may last a short time or a long time and that may be small or large. Some of those points of intersection have led to the development of all that we perceive and know from immense stars and galaxies down to atoms, quarks and pure information. Ancient wisdom, whether from the East or West (or North or South for that matter), says the same thing in richer metaphoric terms. Essentially, there is energy (prana, chi, the force, etc.) and there is a story (information) about how fields of energy interact to create the universe and to continue to sustain it with a growing complexity of information. The stories are also known as myths, as sacred literature and as allegories. These information packages are read through our consciousness and interpreted by our intelligence.

That doesnt mean we get it right. To put it neatly in a nutshell, we are only human; hence, our ability to read and interpret is limited. Our skill generally improves with training and experience, which is sometimes augmented by intuition or other sources. But most of us have only limited perception of small pieces of material reality and the energy fields behind material manifestations.
The Matrix Another name sometimes used for the basic energy field, or zero point, is The Matrix. A matrix is variously a mold or pattern, or even a womb that governs the formation, possible development and growth of a thing, a plant or a living being. Information packages, as created at the intersection of energy fields, may serve as matrices. Some of these endure for a long time and intersect with others to create new ones. Some are of very short duration, and sort of wink out. A baby is born from a matrix, and its growth and development largely follow the initial pattern established in the information package. Of course that information package results from many other information packages some reaching all the way back to the beginning of it all, while others are closer in succession, like the planetary influences present at the moment of birth. From birth on, the energy field that is the baby intersects with new energy fields from his environment. Some of these are educational, some are nutritional and some affect his health. To a greater or lesser degree, it appears that the initial matrix endures an entire persons life. Some parts of it may even be carried over after physical death as abstractions of life experiences that influence the next birth. The problem is that the life matrix loses its initial charge of energy with age, and parts of the initial information get distorted. The body wears out, gets diseases, functions less efficiently and eventually stops functioning altogether. Is Rejuvenation Possible? Why not? If energy can be restored to the system, and those negative distortions can be cured, it would seem possible at least to whatever age is theoretically part of the initial information package. A French scientist, Alexis Carroll, concluded that age to be 120 years for a human being. The answer for a long and healthy life would seem to lie in systems of energy healing and in new information packages. continued on page 76

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Energy for Life by Colleen Deatsman Witch in the Bedroom by Stacey Demarco  Tarot Talismans by Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero  Book of Doom by John Peel Curse of Arastold by Jo Whittemore  Mapping Your Souls Purpose by Anne Windsor  Houses by Gwyneth Bryan  The Essence of Tantric Sexuality   by Mark A. Michaels & Patricia Johnson Alhazred by Donald Tyson  Homeopathy by Alan V. Schmukler Crystals for Beginners by Corrine Kenner Real Steps to Enlightenment by Amy Elizabeth Garcia Ms all de la Reencarnacin by Joe H. Slate Ph.D. Cristo Csmico by Tau Malachi La magia de las piedras y los cristales   by Migene Gonzlez-Wippler The Case for Ghosts by J. Allan Danelek

An Interview With Colleen Deatsman by Brett Fechheimer, Publicist Energy: The Silver Bullet for Health and Vitality by Colleen Deatsman Proven Sensual Magic by Stacey Demarco Discover the Magical Power of the Tarot by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero Doomed to Die? by John Peel And Then What Happened?: Writing the Sequel by Jo Whittemore A Book With Soul by Anne Windsor In the House by Gwyneth Bryan Mantrascopes p.39 Tantra Comes to America by Mark A. Michaels  In Quest Of Alhazred by Donald Tyson Your Complete Homeopathic Handbook   by Alan V. Schmukler What Can I Do With Crystals? by Corrine Kenner Taking Real Steps to Enlightenment by Amy Elizabeth Garcia A Retrospective Look at the Supernatural by J. Allan Danelek
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Witchcraft, Paganism & Spells by Elysia Gallo Tarot & Divination by Lisa Finander Teens & Tweens  by Andrew Karre Astrology  by Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D. Magick & Shamanism by Donald Michael Kraig Alternative Health & Self-Help by Carrie Obry Libros en Espaol by Eva Palma-Zuniga Paranormal by Jennifer Spees


An Interview With Colleen Deatsman


B r e t t Fe c h h e i m e r, P u b l i c i s t
New Worlds: How do we connect with energy, and how does this connection help us? Colleen Deatsman: This process is so simple, yet so profound. We are, after all, energy converters. We take food into our mouths and the physical body automatically draws it through the digestive system to derive the physical energy we need from it. Our energy system works in a parallel way, once we know how to draw in the subtle and causal energies we need. This process even happens nominally when we sleep. My goal in Energy for Life is to present techniques to aid the reader in drawing these energies into their lives. The techniques start out with building awareness of energy, and quickly move on to the focused and intentional movement of energy throughout our being. Some of the more advanced techniques I cover involve the complete immersion of the reader in the fundamental energies of the universe. Its like a hot tub for the soul. Once you dissolve yourself in the eternal, you are infused with those primal energies. Combined with the other techniques of energy hygiene, such as eliminating energy blockage and leakage, anyone can stay fully charged and healthy no matter what is going on in his or her life. Properly applied, this represents an end to feeling depleted, an end to imbalance, and is the ticket to robust health and wellness. NW: The book comes with a CD. Whats that all about? CD: This is so exciting. Llewellyn approached me about a year ago with their vision for the future. This vision included ways to help their readers not only read about topics, but to help them apply the concepts practically as well. Llewellyns Next Step series does precisely that. The CD offers a way to present meditations and guided visualizations that complement the material in the book. The reader can read about it first and then pop in the CD and do the exercises. Its a perfect blend of instruction and practice. It enables me to present material in the same way I do in my trainings and seminars: instruction followed by application. As with anything in life, doing is the key. The Next Step series makes the doing hassle free, easy and immediate. NW: This is your second book for Llewellyn; are the two books related? CD: Yes. My first book, Inner Power outlines my program to


help anyone regain and maintain vibrant health, but especially sufferers of chronic illness. It instructs readers in the use of self-hypnosis, guided visualization, energy movement, meditation, shamanic journeying and the psyche inventory in order to boost immune system function and ultimately address the bedrock issues that are the seeds of illness. Energy for Life is an extensive expansion on one essential part of that program. It facilitates a deeper understanding of the energetic nature of the universe and how we, as beings who inhabit such a universe, can tap into the undercurrent of energy available to us. I show the reader how to do this through activities such as guided journeys, meditations, energy connection and advanced energy movement exercises. The companion CD is perfect for this process. Doing the exercises and feeling the energy flow are what is most important. NW: As one reads, one cant help but be struck by the bold cosmology you present in Energy for Life. Where did that come from? CD: My understanding of the nature of the universe is the product of study, exploration through the shamanic journey and insight. One need only read the mythologies of the worlds religions to note their similarities. Strip away the cultural elements and allow for differences in vocabulary and you find the same thing every time. Everything springs from a single energetic source. All form, all thought, all souls, every star, every planet, every person all of it is made from the same stuff. Different shapes, densities and complexities, sure, but basically the same stuff. Listen to the wisdom of the great teachers and sages, strip away the mysticism and our preconceptions, and you find a group of people who were striving to get us to understand, revel in and utilize the energies of the universe. Its well past time for us to claim that birthright. NW: Arent you negating the issues of faith and religion with statements like this? CD: Absolutely not. What I am doing here is providing a consensus point around which we can build a culture of tolerance. How individuals flesh out their belief system is up to them. Do what works for you, but realize that the Muslim, the Jew, the Christian, the Wiccan, the Shaman and all the rest

are just decorating the same gateway to awareness in different ways. Underneath our traditions, we find the same transcendent energy. Every. Single. Time. This book is written for anyone, traditional or non-traditional, who wants to fully embrace the potential of his or her faith. That potential is the unlimited energy inherent in the universe. All faiths admonish us to direct our attention to that. Some do this through prayer, others through dance. All utilize ritual in one form or another. These are all sacred operations designed to focus and direct the unseen energies around us. Energy is the fundamental building

ter on the pain awareness scale because everything became relative to the level of severity. The illness was chronic, and always changing, therefore defying diagnosis and treatment. My life crumbled to mere survival and many days I was unable to get out of bed or function at all. This was so unlike me. Before the illness, I had been so full of energy and enthusiasm for life. I was an active outdoors person, an involved and loving mom, a devoted wife and an exemplary employee. But this monster sucked away my active lifestyle and invisibly sucked away my life force. As the symptoms lin-

But this monster sucked away my active lifestyle and invisibly sucked away my life force.
block of the manifest universe. Ritual focus and direction of universal energy is one of the functions of religion. NW: You have personal as well as professional experience utilizing the techniques detailed in Energy for Life. Would you please tell us about your own healing story? CD: Wow, it seems so long ago now, almost like a different person or different lifetime. But it was me, and though it was very painful and agonizing, it was a powerfully life-changing experience. It began in early 1990. My initial symptoms were troublesome, but it seemed like I just had the flu and that any day it would go away. It didnt. It got worse, much worse. For nearly ten years, I struggled daily with a sore throat, swollen lymph glands, sleeplessness, extreme fatigue, a low-grade fever, below-normal body temperatures in the 97-degree range causing me to feel frozen to my core, headaches, mental confusion and fog, muscle weakness and pain, neurological misfires and depression. And those were just the worst symptoms! The little disturbances didnt even regisgered and worsened, my spirit and passion for life evaporated. I lost my power, my energy to live and I lost my self. After several years and countless visits to the doctor, I was finally diagnosed with Epstein-Barr and cytomegalo virus (both purported causes of CFIDS and fibromyalgia) and advised to go home and rest since there was no treatment. I went nuts! On the drive home, alone in the car, I screamed, Are you crazy? I am a mom, a wife and I have a meaningful career. Not only that, I want energy to have fun in my free time! I cant just go home and rest! I refuse to live my life as a victim of this illness! I tried everything in an attempt to heal. I tried every herb and supplement that claimed to boost the immune system. I received massage, acupuncture, chiropractic work, energy bodywork; you name it, I probably tried it. All of these were very helpful for keeping me functioning, but did not cure this beast of an illness for me. Something was missing, something deeper. Several more years went by and the chronic symptoms worsened still further. I

became deeply depressed, suicidal and gravely ill. I was in pain and freezing all the time. I couldnt take it any more. As shocking as it might sound, if it had not been for my beautiful daughter, I would have taken my own life. I was that desperate. But thanks to her, I reached into the deepest core of my being and found something that helped me stay alive and fight back. At this juncture the competitor in me transformed into the healing warrior, which evolved into the energy/spiritual teacher that I am today. I learned everything I could about alternative healing. I paid attention to what happened to my body when I went to a healing practitioner and I read every book I could get my hands on. Slowly, over time, a pattern became evident to me. The techniques that had lasting effects for me blended awareness, focus, personal intent and energy movement. Over time, I distilled the best things I learned down to their most helpful forms. As I applied these techniques to my life and condition, the improvement was miraculous. Now, those nasty viruses are kept in remission and CFIDS and fibromyalgia are things of the past. I began teaching others to do the same thing for themselves and, by working with them, I refined the program even further. The result can be found in my book Inner Power. Energy for Life takes the energy aspect of healing even further in a powerful program that is equally useful as a means to prevent and heal low energy, fatigue and illness. Addressing energetic imbalances before any physical decline takes place can easily circumvent what happened to me. I want to help others head off illness well before they land in bed. NW: What an inspiring story! Most of us are very busy and just dont feel we have the time or energy. How can we become our own healer when we have so little time to dedicate to ourselves? CD: Most of us have far more time available than we think we do. Its just spent stuck in traffic, waiting in line, watching TV or caught in mind chatcontinued on page 76


Tap Into the Source


Feeling vibrant and full of energy is our perfect state of being, although few of us can say that we manifest such energy every day. But we can, if we just know how. Author Colleen Deatsman fought a ten-year battle with chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, fibromyalgia, asthma and environmental illness. She became an expert in learning how to energize and heal herself. She shares that information with you in Energy for Life. Energy for Life opens the doors of understanding and teaches you the practical skills to manifest powerful energy in your everyday life. The book includes a free CD filled with meditations that will guide you towards the source of your energy. The book itself is filled with potent ideas, concepts and exercises you will use for years to come. The techniques in the book include methods of journeying, meditating and utilizing connecting exercises to help you vitalize, link with and use this energy. Its important to know what is meant by energy, and Energy for Life begins by covering all the basics: what energy is, what modern science knows of it, what the ancients knew about it, and how they accessed it for healing, guidance and survival. Included in this section are means of connecting with energy though altered states of consciousness, how to work with guided journeys, a brief course on how to meditate and more. Next youll learn how to connect with personal energy, activate life force energy, release blockages and stop leaks so you can access and work with the energy. Then youll discover how to connect with universal life force energy and divine spiritual energies.
CD companion includes five audio meditations Energy for Life Colleen Deatsman 0-7387-0774-0 216-page book and audio CD of guided meditations $19.95 US $24.50 CAN

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The book concludes with directions on how to create an energizing practice. This takes just 15-20 minutes a day, but if youre willing to do it youll be amazed by the vitality you will feel. If you practice for just 30 days you will reignite your essential life force energy and change your life for the better.

Take in a deep breath and relax for a moment. When you are ready begin making sweeping motions with your hands over the surface of your body, brushing away any unwanted or accumulated energetic debris from your auric field. You can touch your body as you brush or brush just above your body. Brush up and down and all around you. Brush over your hair and skin and clothes. Dont forget the top of your head and the bottom of your feet. If you are feeling stress and tension in your upper body take extra time around your shoulders, neck and head. Try this now for as long as you have time and experiment with how it feels. If you are aware and able to feel your energy, it might feel tingly or like a gentle combing. You may also get a sensation similar to when your hair raises. These are ways that you already sense energy. Sometimes this feels familiar and nurturing, like a cat bathing itself. It may also feel foreign or heavy if there is a lot of energy to move or this is a new experience for you. Even though this appears to be an external energy moving exercise, energy will also be moved deep within your body.

Energy: The Silver Bullet for Health and Vitality


Colleen Deatsman

nergy, energy, I need more energy! In this over-busy, hyper-stressed modern Western culture, the mantra I hear most is the cry for more energy. We think that if only we had more energy we could complete all of our tasks and responsibilities and still have energy left over for leisure activities. We think if only we had more energy we would not be bored, angry, depressed, anxious, tense, or feel so stuck or lost. We think if only we had more energy we would have the patience to be kinder and gentler with our families instead of lashing out from frustration. We think if only we had more energy we would not feel so sick and tired all the time. We think if only we had more energy when we looked in the mirror we would see a younger, more radiant face rather than the world-weary one we currently see. We are absolutely correct, and having more energy is really much easier than we think. I hear it in the grocery store, post office, airport, restaurants, my workshops and my counseling/healing practice: the voice of energy-depleted people resounds in a buzz of discontent, negativity, imbalance and disharmony. In countries where abundance is evidenced by urban sprawl and SUVs parked on paved city streets, a poverty of a different kind plagues its people. We have forgotten how to connect with energy. As a sufferer of chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome and fibromyalgia for ten years, I did too. The key to my recovery is energy connecting with energy every single day, all throughout the day. It is also the key to your recovery from any malady you are experiencing and the means by which we can all reclaim and maintain vibrant health and well-being. Energy is the essence of life. It is the sustenance that feeds us and is the source that creates a balanced, whole, integrated self of body, mind, emotions and soul. To be whole and healthy we must have ample energy flowing throughout our body and energy system. The concept of connecting with energy is not new, but it has become a lost skill in our post-industrial society, where we are not taught the methods or value of connecting with energy. Millions of people know how to plug in a computer, turn it on and operate it while not knowing how to plug their own energy system in to any of its multiple power sources, turn it on or operate it. Along with losing the know-how to connect with energy, we have also lost the understanding of what energy is and the wisdom of using it for personal and global benefit. Unless a person is a quantum physicist or an energy healer, they probably have only a vague understanding

of what energy is and how it works. It is no wonder we are in such disarray. It pains me to see so many people suffering needlessly when all it takes to be energy-filled is a little intention, focus and know-how. I wrote Energy for Life to help remedy this imbalance. Energy for Life accomplishes this through practical application and education. It is an inspirational guidebook that leads readers through multitudes of easy-to-do, empowering exercises that plug them into their power sources. The accompanying CD makes it easy to connect with energy by practicing dynamic energy movement exercises or relaxing into an altered state of consciousness and journeying to ones sacred healing medicine place. At the same time, Energy for Life takes bold steps in defining and explaining energy in its differing aspects and discusses the consciousness of energy as no other book on the market. Do you wonder what the differences are between personal energy, life force energy and source energy? Did you know that energy is conscious and intelligent? Allow this book to enlighten you. Page by page, the doors of understanding will open as you learn practical skills to manifest powerful energy in your everyday life. Through succinct explanation, step-by-step instructions and revitalizing exercises you will learn about energy, activate your own personal life force energy, release blockages, stop energy leakages and power up through direct connection with universal life force, spiritual and source energies. Functional ideas for application and easy integration of the exercises are included to help you manifest vitality simply. Feeling vibrant and full of abundant energy is your natural state of being. The exercises in this book and CD are a sure bet for a healthier, happier, more energy-filled life. Come on, havent you struggled long enough? Plug into the passion of being alive and connect with the world of energy within and around you!

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For a Magical Summer, Have Fun With the Sun


Elysia Gallo, Acquisitions Editor: Witchcraft, Paganism, Magick

lthough technically the days are already growing shorter, July and August are undoubtedly the most summery months of year, when the weather gets really sweltering and people crave cool drinks, barbecue, playful games and sports, and lounging outside watching the stars on balmy nights. As long as the sun is shining, use it! This is the growing season for both plants and many kinds of animals, who use the strong rays of the sun to develop and thrive. Soak it in while its here and you too will find an abundance of positive energy you can apply to any aspect of your life. Its also a great time to socialize and party.

Tap into real sun magic with Dorothy Morrison; shes written a whole book on it! When the sun is in Leo (July 23-Aug. 22), she writes in Everyday Sun Magic, Its time to go out and play, and the Leo Sun begs us to do just that. It doesnt have to twist our arms, though, since we know its time for a break. Weve worked hard, and we deserve a little fun. But Leo beckons us way beyond that. It brings on the urge to entertain to take center stage and to throw one hell of a party. That being the case, we find ourselves turning outward once again, meeting new people, visiting with the neighbors and socializing more. We look up old

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Materials 1 clear quartz crystal Place the stone where it can catch the first rays of Sunrise, then place your hands over it and enchant it by saying something like: Rays of Sun, now add Your power To this stone with every hour Til its saturated with Your light Your energy, and all Your might Leave the stone there until noon, then hold it in both hands and see yourself easily moving through the day without being tired. Enchant the stone further by saying something like: Clearest energizing stone I ask your powers to me loan When energy begins to sway Revitalize me through the day Re-energize as necessary Muscle, bone, flesh and capillary So I may easily adjust To handle all the things I must Exude at once, your energy As I will, so mote it be Carry the stone with you.
Excerpt is from Everyday Sun Magic by Dorothy Morrison

Burn this incense at your Lammas ritual, or at any time that you want to bring about the energies and insights of Lammas. 1/2  handful of oak (wood), either powdered or chips 1/2 handful of powdered sandalwood 2 teaspoons frankincense 1 teaspoon dried oats (such as rolled oats for oatmeal) Vegetable glycerin 5 drops patchouli essential oil 2 drops rosemary oil In a medium-sized bowl, place your powdered sandalwood. Stir in about two tablespoons of the vegetable glycerin. Add the glycerin one tablespoon at a time and then mix with a metal whisk or a fork. You simply want to create a soft, fluffy compound. Do not add the second tablespoon of glycerin if it feels like it would be too much, causing the incense to be too wet. Now add your essential oils and whisk. Add your other dried herbs and mix thoroughly. Wait for at least a day for the compound to settle before you sprinkle it on hot coals.

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Lammas Incense

Excerpt is from Wicca: A Year and A Day by Timothy Roderick

W I T C H C R A F T, PA G A N I S M & S P E L L S

Southwestern Polenta
Corn symbolizes the life of the land and its cycles. Here is a sunny and spicy dish for celebrating the first harvest, perfect for a feast. In celebration of the Grain God, support your local brewers and purchase a fine assortment of ales, lagers and stout. Offer red and white wines in honor of the grape harvest. Add some music and dancing and you may find Dionysus himself among your guests! 4 cups water Sea salt 1 cup stone-ground polenta cornmeal 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 jalapeo peppers, cored, seeded, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 small sweet pepper, cored, seeded, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 cup good jarred marinara sauce 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 4-6 ounces feta or chvre goat cheese, sliced 1/4 teaspoon fennel 2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, drained, rinsed Note: I have discovered a quick-cooking polenta, sold in bulk at my local health food market, that cooks up in 10 minutes and is absolutely delicious. It may be worth your while to investigate your local markets, especially if you adore polenta as much as I do. The cooking time that follows is for the original-style polenta. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Pour the water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add a pinch of sea salt. Measure the cornmeal in a glass measuring cup and begin to pour the polenta into the boiling water, keeping a steady stream and stirring constantly as you pour. (I like to use a whisk to keep the lumps at a minimum.) Turn the heat down to low so as not to burn the polenta and keep stirring, smoothing out any lumps. Gently cook for 20 minutes, stirring regularly, keeping it smooth and creamy. The polenta is done when it begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Pour this cornmeal mush out onto a clean cutting board, mounding it into a long oval shape. Or, if you prefer, pour it into a shallow, oiled baking pan. Set aside to cool. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil and saut the onions. Cook gently until onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the peppers, garlic and chili powder, stir and saut for 5-10 minutes. Add in the chopped tomatoes, marinara sauce and herbs. Stir the ingredients together and remove from heat. Set your oven to broil. Slice the cooled polenta loaf into pieces about 1-inch thick (or if you have cooled the polenta in a pan, you may cut it into triangles). Lay the slices in an oiled baking or broiling pan. Brush lightly with olive oil and gently broil the polenta until it browns at the edges. Remove the pan from the oven. Layer your black beans over the broiled polenta slices. Next layer your tomato mixture. Top with the feta cheese slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until it is hot and bubbly. Serves 4.
Excerpt is from Cooking by the Seasons by Karri Ann Allrich

friends and reestablish those relationships as well. Its all about fun, festivities and impromptu celebration and nothing achieves that better than the golden warmth of the joyful Leo Sun. Obviously, youre going to need a lot of stamina to make the most of this glorious season, and what better source of extra fuel than the sun? Use a spell for physical energy from Morrisons book on the facing page. To create a special mood for any outdoor summer gathering, especially right around Lammas on August 1, try Lammas Incense from Timothy

Rodericks Wicca: A Year and A Day. It can be sprinkled over the coals of whatever is left of your summer bonfire, or in an appropriate censer outdoors. Next on the menu for summer fun is the menu! While we all love outdoor foods like grilled veggies, saucy barbecues and crisp salads on hot days, there are also many recipes out there especially appropriate to Lammas that you might like to try out for a change. These can be found in specialty Pagan or Wiccan cookbooks. For example, Cooking by the Seasons by Karri Ann Allrich offers a wide array of vegetarian fare, each with

the major sabbats and seasonal changes in mind check out her delicious recipe above. Whatever you decide to prepare, remember that Lammas is a time of abundance, and it celebrates the grain and grape harvests. This means that beer and wine are perfectly acceptable libations, and foods can include corn, wheat, grapes, and anything else that says cornucopia to you. So dont skimp on the good stuff be abundant under the sun and make merry!

Proven Sensual Magic


Jennieann Jones

Stacey Demarco

ts a strange experience for a writer to be peeking into other peoples bedrooms. Not literally, of course, but through the case studies I choose to include in my books. Tackling the topics of love, lust, relationships and fertility this time around meant that I needed to cajole those brave souls who were willing to be my magical guinea pigs. Asking a couple to trust you to improve their sex life, or to trust you at the worrisome time prior to undergoing IVF, is a big request. Thankfully, I was able to convince a number of wonderful people across three continents to do just that. When I first decided to write about the Witchs Way as it applies to these areas, it was important to me to ensure that at its heart it had integrity, truth

and a distinctly modern take. It is a recurring theme in my work to take the ancient wisdom of Witches and apply it to modern problems. Witches have always been good in the bedroom! We are able to assist when it comes to building a solid personal foundation, attracting the right partner, keeping the lust alive, and even when it comes to cleanly breaking the bonds when a relationship goes sour. We know, through our vast herbal and nature-based wisdom, which plant to use to balance hormones and which ones get the juices flowing. Our whole spiritual practice is based around creation and pleasure (which is in contrast to many other mainstream religions), and so Witches, I believe, are in a prime position to influence matters of the heart and body in significant ways.

I didnt want Witch in the Bedroom to be just another spell book. My intention wasnt to instruct anyone on how to turn their boyfriend into a frog or show how to curse that nasty ex. Rather, I wanted it to demonstrate how through the Witchs Way the reader can attract and keep an ideal partner, build a greater connection with their partner, ramp up their sensual pleasure and even conceive more easily, if thats their desire. I purposely delve into the nitty-gritty issues, such as co-dependence and sexual disassociation, because they are such common complaints in todays world. I am often asked by budding writers how to construct a book of this complexity. I always advise them to set a firm skeleton and then to write about whatever excites them. With both Witch

Angels love to work magick with humans. Thats the whole purpose of this book to teach you how to work magick successfully with angels. Silver RavenWolf

Of Sparks, Flames & Moonbeams

eepen your connection to the Divine and infuse your spellwork with radiant new power when you invite angels into your life. Angels are universal guides, helpers and friends just waiting for you to call on them for assistance, regardless of which spiritual or magickal path you follow. Angels is a treasury of practical wisdom, magickal techniques and fascinating angel lore, all presented with Silvers trademark down-to-earth warmth and straightforwardness. Youll find out how to work with angels to create happiness, healing and abundance; discover your true purpose for this lifetime; and make the world a better place using blessings for peace, prosperity and protection. From making angelic rosaries and angel egg charms to combating chaos with celestial magick, this unique guidebook offers a rich variety of ways to work with these wondrous beings. Youll learn the essentials of angel magick, including:
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The Queen of Angels and angelic hierarchy angels and the elements angel days the zodiac and planets invocations talismans, sigils and charm bags divination and ritual guardian angels making an altar meditation magickal correspondences tarot guardian angel junk jar angel journals the angelic cauldron guardian angel basket living with angels

Have Faith in Sexuality


Divine energy retains balance through the embodiment of the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine. Their spiritual union upholds harmony in the heavenly and earthly realms. History has ruptured that union, leaving us in an unstable situation with a repressed feminine divine. In Witch in the Bedroom, Stacey Demarco takes a more sensual approach to goddess spirituality. She dispels the myths that shroud witchcraft and then outlines the importance of positive self-esteem to explain how pleasure is everyones birthright. Understanding partner needs is an essential part of any relationships growth, and will help any magical intentions that are incorporated into sexual rituals. Demarco rst outlines the foundations that must be established before one can hope to achieve success with the Craft. After grounding in the principles of the ve ancient lores, the anatomy of a spell,
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circle casting and enhancing self-esteem, the reader is then led into the power within erotic witchcraft. The sexuality of spirituality is fertile ground for instituting change, success, growth and legacy. This modern approach to Pagan tradition covers all the basics to Craft knowledge and offers 25 meditations and rituals. Youll nd specic techniques for invoking deities, nding balance in relationships, attracting your ideal partner, improving vitality and health, enhancing sensuality, resolving body image issues, conquering fear and letting go of old loves. Sensuous rituals for each season, sexy rites of passage, connections to lunar cycles, rituals and spells to increase conception with In Vitro Fertilization are all included in the text. With a fresh, pleasurable approach, Witch in the Bedroom heralds the blissful approach to passing on love through tradition.

in the Bedroom and Witch in the Boardroom, it was difficult to write in an orderly, timely fashion, as each case study really matured within its own timeframe. So, in a way, putting a book together is almost like constructing a jigsaw puzzle piece by piece, it forms a whole that is (hopefully) pretty much what you have planned and envisaged. The writing process for me is both practical and deeply spiritual. When I am writing the various rituals and

spells in particular, I definitely lose track of time and enter a state of deep flow. It is at these times that I am very much aware of being connected to the Goddess, and that it is certainly a co-creative process. After the ritual is recorded, I will then normally take a break, take a walk or do something a little different to ground myself, and will then be able to take a second look with a more practical perspective. This book has certainly been a per-

sonal journey, and an inspiring one. Through the people I have worked with, and through the Goddesss guidance, I have learnt much. I hope to pass this information on to those who may find value in it. I know that my relationship with my Self, and certainly with my partner, has been elevated to another level through the process of writing this book.

Self Knowledge
What are my strengths? What are my vulnerabilities? What do I fear? What am I attracted to? What do I value? Why am I here?

nowing yourself well enough is integral to your purpose. Self knowledge begins by answering and asking the easy and hard questions. Take a look at this list below for starters. Can you answer these questions clearly or do they need further investigation and consideration? How many can you answer clearly without mentioning your traditional roles or using labels such as wife, mother, sister, husband, job title, profession ?
Who do I believe myself to be? What do I really love? Do I experience what makes my heart sing?

Answering these questions carefully and truthfully may lead to further ones keep delving as you evolve and progress. Participation and movement are the rewards of superior self knowledge.
Excerpt is from Witch in the Bedroom by Stacey Demarco

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he very words celtic and magic seem to fit together. Tales of mischievous fairies, brave warriors, powerful deities and dangerous trips to the Otherworld abound in the bits of Celtic legend and folklore that survived successive waves of invasion and conquest. The heritage of the Celts lives on in the blood, but remains even stronger in the imagination. Many people feel drawn to explore the rich mythology and mystery of this deep-rooted culture. As with all magical systems, it is what is in your heart and soul not your genetic heritage that will gently lead your magical explorations. The path of the Celts is open to anyone who feels drawn to its ancient power. The Celts once settled expanses from Turkey to the British Isles, and produced lavish traditions seen through fine craftsmanship and refined art. Their ways are steeped with undercurrents of legend and faith, visible in the practices of their priest class, the Druids and Druidesses. Religion was fundamental to their lifestyle, and the complex mythology that perme-

ates Celtic lore can be found in books like Celtic Magic by D.J. Conway and Celtic Myth & Magick by Edain McCoy. Magicallyinfused spirituality and day-to-day life work in tandem within this heritage, and these books detail indivisible threads that weave the cultural tapestry of the Celts. Goddess worship is at the center of Celtic belief, and feminine energy is infused in all existing branches of Celtic spirituality. From the cycles of the day, the moon and the seasons to the reproductive cycle of women, the fertile power of Brigit, Maeve, Guinevere and others can be wrought. The sacred union of the Goddess and the God is at the heart of many nature-based rituals of Celtic magical work. Both cauldron and athame are symbols of this powerful interaction. For a detailed description of underlying principles of feminine divinity within Celtic history, reference Celtic Womens Spirituality by Edain McCoy. In regions across Europe and Asia, different lineages practiced differing crafts, as can be seen in Raymond Bucklands Scottish Witchcraft & Magick. The Scottish Highlands were once

The following spells are excerpted from Celtic Magic by D. J. Conway. If you do not own a cauldron, use a large dark-colored bowl.

To Gain Money
Fill the cauldron half-full of water and drop a silver coin into it. Position the cauldron so that the light from the Moon shines into the water. Gently sweep your hands just above the surface, symbolically gathering the Moons silver. While doing this, say: Lovely Lady of the Moon, bring to me your wealth right soon. Fill my hands with silver and gold. All you give, my purse can hold. Repeat three times. When finished, pour the water upon the Earth. This is best done at the Full Moon.

To Rid Yourself of Negatives


Set an empty cauldron or goblet on your altar between two lit white candles. Burn a good protection or blessings incense such as frankincense, cypress or rosemary. Robe yourself, preferably in white. Breathe slowly and evenly until you are calm and centered. Take the cauldron or goblet in both hands; hold high over the altar in salute to the gods. Lower to chest level and slowly breathe into the cauldron, silently naming each habit, person or experience you wish removed from your life. When finished, turn the cauldron or goblet upside down on the altar, saying: The contents of this vessel I give to thee, Great Ones. Exchange these experiences for better. Place an offering of herbs and milk outside. Or at least burn the herbs in your censer. This is best done during the waning Moon.

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inhabited by a people known as the Picts. In fact, the area was called Pictland and did not become known as Scotland until the eleventh century! Scottish Celts have uniquely identifiable characteristics that distinguish them from the Celts of Ireland and ancient Gaul. PectiWita, or Pictish Witchcraft, can be classified as its own set of beliefs, and is understood within this text from descendants of the Carnonacae tribe of Picts. It includes descriptions of power raising and of the magically potent forms of song and dance. The Celtic Otherworld is where inhuman entities, spirits, gods and goddesses reside, and a personal relationship with these places and beings is essential to understanding Celtic culture and magic. Magic of the Celtic Otherworld describes spiritual attachments to our physical world, and highlights how the lore and rituals of the Celts bridge the gap. Elemental forces, tribes of spiritual guides and energies of nature chronicle the consciousness of Celtic ways. Druid Power by Amber Wolfe is a shining example of how looking beneath the surface of Celtic heritage will reveal deepseeded patterns of spirit, regenerative magical intent and living ancient lore. As you read of languages like the Ogham that developed from natures own communicative strategies, and of underlying spiritual currents found within the natural develoments of our modern world, you will unmask the true identity of the Celts. Once discovered, the power of this influence will reveal itself in every aspect of life. Its potential should not be ignored.

Shadows on the Stones:

An Imagery Exercise for Self-Empowerment


Imagine yourself on a dark, starry night, dancing around a roaring fire amidst a circle of standing stones. The air is cool against the stones, but warm near the flames. You dance to the rhythms of a distant, inner drum. You dance in circles out from the fire, and weave your steps in and out around the standing stones. You bask in the warm sensation of your own strength. You celebrate the life forces that created you, the essential, independent dancer. You dance your own dance, free and unbound by any restrictions. You find your own rhythm. Dancing closer to the flames, you feel the power of its heat. You feel the power of your inner courage. The light from the flames casts your shoulders onto the faces of the great standing stones. As you dance, you create shadows of your Self, empowered only by the energy and shape of your movements. Imagine, now, a shadow that is frightening, a shape projected on the stones in your own image. See it lurking there, unable to define itself alone. It is at the mercy of your movement, controlled by the direction of your dance. Shift quickly to the stance of a great warrior. Show your strengths. Show yourself the shape, the feel, the sensation of your power. This, too, can be a shadow. Its form is determined at your own discretion. Choose the shape of your Self. Choose the projection of your power. Dance for a time in this place of inner vision. Dance around these sacred flames. Dance in the light of your inner fire. Feel the rhythm, the heat of your power. Shift the shapes of your shadows projected on the stone faces surrounding you. Shift the shape of your shadows as easily as you shift the steps, the movements and the rhythm of your dance. Define the shape of your strength. Find faith in your Self. Dance and celebrate your unique Self.
Excerpt is from Druid Power by Amber Wolfe.

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Celebrate Your Power


Utterly honest and captivating, this revolutionary guide banishes the misconceptions and shame often associated with female sexuality and helps women acknowledge their beauty, strength and inherent sexiness. Employing a unique blend of feminism and magick, this refreshing guide to female self-empowerment helps women acknowledge the radiant vivacity within themselves. Utterly honest and captivating, LaSara FireFox banishes the damaging misconceptions and shame often associated with female sexuality and sheds light on what it truly means to be a Sexy Witch. Each of the seven lessons covering issues of body image, menstruation, genital exploration, self-acceptance, mentors and gender include fun facts, illuminating quotes and exercises for nurturing the body and spirit. The second half of the book is devoted to rituals, to be practiced alone or with others, which celebrate ones power as a woman, a sexual being and a Witch. LaSara Firefox is a genius! You couldnt ask for a better guide to take you on this emboldening adventure. Accessible and engaging whether or not you consider yourself a witch, Sexy Witch is a fabulous book full of serious fun. Ariel Gore, author of The Hip Mama Survival Guide

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Keeper of the Doorway Between the Worlds


Find peace and happiness in the spiritual teachings of the Craft. What is in the spirit of the Witch? What empowers Witches in their daily and spiritual lives? How does a person become a Witch? A seeker of balance, the Witch moves with ease between the realms of commonplace day and mystical night. Kin to fairy and steward of nature, the Witch possesses the power to bless and consecrate, to call forth spirits and to understand the voice of the wind. In this one-of-a-kind guidebook, award-winning Wiccan author and scholar Raven Grimassi presents an insightful portrait of the spirit of the Witch. He explores the spiritual element of the rituals, practices and beliefs of Witchcraft, and how these elements apply not only to the seasons of nature, but also to the mystical seasons of the soul. The first book devoted entirely to spirituality in Witchcraft, it offers a foundation that can be built upon as one discovers the best path for practice. Literate and positive, Spirit of the Witch examines the oral tradition of Witches, as well as the cultural, literary, anthropological and historical roots of Witchcraft. Revealed within these pages is the fascinating secret life of the Witch guardian of the sacred mysteries, channel of magical forces and keeper of the doorway between worlds.

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A Groundbreaking Exploration of The Magickal Side of Reiki


The more I studied [Reiki], the more I realized it all took me back to the heart of my spiritual truth magick, responsibility and service. To me, there is no difference between the truth of the witch or mage and that of the Reiki Master. Christopher Penczak In this one-of-a-kind guide, popular Wiccan author and Reiki Master Christopher Penczak presents a groundbreaking exploration of the complementary practices of Reiki and magick. Insightful and positive, Magick of Reiki describes both magick and Reiki, including an in-depth discussion of the history, mythos, variations and degrees of Reiki. This book offers ideas for integrating Reiki and magickal practice, such as using Reiki energy for psychic development, and to empower herbs, crystals and talismans. More than 70 new Reiki symbols are revealed and fully illustrated, with diverse purposes ranging from aligning with nature spirits to healing your car or computer. Instructions for performing various Reiki attunements are included. Also in this innovative guide are exercises to help you develop your own unique style of Reiki magick, as well as a look at the future of Reiki. 2005 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Winner for Best Alternative Health Book!

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The Triple Goddess?

The Triple Goddess?


In Praise of the Crone is Dorothy Morrisons upbeat handbook to menopause from a natural and Pagan point of view. She shows you how to laugh, dance and mingle in the Crones party until you discover your Spirit Self. She will show you how to learn from the changes in your life:
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The Triple Goddess?

Frameworks for

Goddess Imagery

here are several theoretical frameworks that have been used to analyze [the Goddess]. One of the most familiar is the triple goddess, who usually appears as Maiden and Mother and Crone. Such goddesses are found in ancient art: the Celtic Brigid and the pre-Greek Hera, for instance, were seen as tri-form goddesses. Three is a sacred number in such cultures and the triplicity of goddesses reinforces, and is reinforced by, that sacredness. There is much to commend the use of the triple goddess as a framework for goddess study. But as Cybill Shepard complained in one memorable episode of her television series, Cybill, Maiden, Mother, Crone leaves something out. The comedian found her own name for the missing aspect, invoking the goddess as, Maiden, Mother, Cheerleader, Crone. In doing so, she put her finger on what is left out in the conventional triple goddess series: the vision of the goddess as sexually active. (No reference to the activities of current, former or potential cheerleaders is intended.) Using a four-part framework, we will therefore refer to the goddess as: Mother, Daughter, Lover and Crone, and will examine images of the goddess in those forms as well as their relevance to womens life cycles. It should be noted that these energies are available to women throughout their lives.
Excerpt is from The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan

Deepen your store of wisdom Make the most of your natural beauty Renew your spirit Tap a fresh reservoir of happiness and energy

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The Triple Goddess is with every one of us each day of our lives. In our inner journeys toward spiritual evolution, each woman and man goes through the stages of Maiden (infant to puberty), Mother (adult and parent) and Crone (wise elder). Maiden, Mother, Crone is a guide to the myths and interpretations of the Great Goddess archetype and her three faces, so that we may better understand and more peacefully accept the cycle of birth and death.
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The Goddess Path can be your guide to speed you on your spiritual quest, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flame and, in that fire, you are transformed.

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Using the Tarot to Heal


Lisa Finander, Acquisitions Editor: Astrology, Tarot, Divination & Shamanism

he Llewellyn Tarot is making its debut in this issue of New Worlds. Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, developed this stunning deck especially for Llewellyn to honor the Welsh heritage of Llewellyn George, who founded the company in 1901. Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, developed this stunning deck especially for Llewellyn. It honors the Welsh heritage of both Llewellyn George, and Llewellyn Worldwide, the company George founded in 1901. In this signature 78-card deck, Ferguson weaves stories into the Major Arcana from the Mabinogion, a collection of medieval Welsh myths. Painted in watercolor, each card has distinct art that brings these Welsh tales to life while remaining true to the traditional divinatory meanings of the tarot. Once you hold these beautiful cards and see them up close, youll find yourself magically transported into a mystical land with romantic characters who entice you to learn the stories of their dreams, desires and disappointments all in a time before Camelot. The Llewellyn Tarot, designed for both beauty and practicality, comes with a gold-beaded bag you can use to store the cards and a book that includes both time-honored interpretations of the tarot cards plus enchanting Welsh stories that further ornament the traditional meanings. Additionally, two new spreads are included with The Llewellyn Tarot: Llews Spread, used for

bringing illumination to a situation, and the Red Dragon Spread, used for overcoming obstacles. Each spread is printed on its own card, making it easy to follow and interpret, without having to prop open a book. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced tarot reader, The Llewellyn Tarot will inspire your imagination, expand your insights and enliven your readings. Some of my favorite cards in The Llewellyn Tarot are The Lovers, alternately titled The Dream of Macsen; The Hanged Man, named Enchantment of Dyfed; and The Moon, called Lake of Maidens. The Llewellyn Tarot will be available in September and will be fea-

good place to start in your healing journey is The Star card. It is the archetype for healing in the standard tarot deck. In fact, you might want to choose a deck that has a Star card you are particularly drawn to. Meditating on the image in the card may be all you need to experience the healing you desire. Here are a few interpretations of The Star card from some of our tarot experts: In her book Seeker, Rachel Pollack offers her description of The Star card. It symbolizes hope and optimism, an openness to life and other people. It also
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shows us someone unashamed, someone comfortable with her body. The Star card is a kind of antidote to shame. Teresa Michelson, author of The Complete Tarot Reader, assigns specific meaning to The Star card. Here she gives herself up into the hands of a higher power: her religion, a twelve-step program, her doctor, and/or friends and family who want to help. At this point, she may feel stripped bare, relatively helpless and naked, but with hope for a better future. Steven Walter Sterling in Tarot Awareness explains the various meanings of the Star card in a reading:

A conscious step closer to the warmth of the Inner


Self

A peaceful, healthy attitude toward oneself and in


fellowship

Comfort with current circumstances

In the book Tarot Shadow Work, Christine Jette describes the shadow of The Star card this way: The Stars Shadow:
Denying the reality of a situation or issue  F  ailing to recognize your talents and abilities Feelings of despair Loss of hope Loss of self-esteem Getting lost in wishful thinking, fantasy, or idealism Pessimism and lacking faith Seeing life as pointless Failure to open to both inner and outer truths Failing to align with higher consciousness Lack of self-confidence

An increase in enlightening experiences; a raise in


consciousness

Faith in oneself and the goodness of the world


tering the soul

Looking forward; excited by the future Spirit shines brighter through the persona; encoun-

Tarot & Divination

tured in the next issue of New Worlds. The myths and stories conveyed in decks like The Llewellyn Tarot are meant to help us understand the joys and struggles of being human. Because this issue of New Worlds focuses on healing and rejuvenation, it is only fitting to explore the ways that tarot cards can facilitate this process. When working on sensitive issues either for yourself or others, make sure to select the right deck for the healing youd like to bring about. Some people prefer subtle images in subdued colors to convey the message while others seek vivid images in bold hues to rejuvenate them. Although it is always a good idea to clear your deck regularly, it is especially important to do so before and after using a deck for healings. The methods for cleansing your cards are as varied and numerous as the decks out there. Some people smudge their decks with incense or sage bundles, others wrap them with special crystals or stones and place them in the light of the Full Moon, while others use chimes or a special tuning bowl to remove any energetic residue left behind from the reading. Whatever method you choose, incorporate it into your healing process by symbolically purifying yourself before and after the reading. Purify before the reading to open yourself up to possible ways the healing may come about, and purify after the reading to release any memories or beliefs that no longer serve you. Two great books to get you started on your healing journey are Tarot Shadow Work by Christine Jette and Tarot Spells by Janina Rene. Jettes book shows both how to release past hurts and how to accomplish the soul work involved in embracing the shadow and finding the light within. In Tarot Spells, there are a variety of meditations and spreads especially created for healing matters. May all your readings be good ones!

nother way to utilize tarot cards for healing and rejuvenation is to use special spreads specifically designed for that purpose. The card positions in these spreads will focus on healing from many different angles. As you lay out the cards, pay close attention to see if any patterns arise. Cups reflect emotional matters, Wands relate to our spirit and will, Swords depict the state of our thoughts and the messages we receive, and Pentacles portray the physical world including our bodies, finances and the tangible support we receive from others. Whenever a Major Arcana card shows up in a spread, its position shows the place where the spiritual aspects of our healing are addressed. The Heart of Healing Spread helps you find your own unique path to healing.

1 The Heart of Healing 2.  Awareness 3.  Blocks 4.  Strengths and Lessons Learned

Creating a Change Spread is from the Shapeshifter Tarot and is useful when you are having trouble finding your way out of a difficult situation or old patterns. 1 Present situation that needs change
2.  Foundation personal reason for the change 3.  Physical action 4.  Attitude adjustment 5.  Foundation what cannot be changed 6. Situation after the change

You can also design your own spreads. If this process appeals to you, start by spending some time free writing about your situation. Carefully read through what you wrote, circling phrases or words that express what type of healing this issue indicates for you. Then let your creativity take over to design the spread. What shape will the layout of the cards form? A circle, line, row, triangle ? How many cards will you include? Are you focusing on healing your emotions, thoughts, body, spirit or all of the above in this reading? Make sure you designate at least one card in your spread for unseen factors or forces that are related to your healing. Remember that if you knew everything already, you wouldnt be consulting the cards! Take your time interpreting the cards and record the reading in some way. You could take a picture of it, write it down or use an audio device to record it. Dont expect to understand the full meaning of the reading right away. It could take days, weeks, months or longer to truly see all the facets of your reading unfold. The word healing, like spirituality, is often thought of as a state of perfection. Dont limit yourself to unobtainable standards or beliefs. Our desire to heal includes accepting any perceived or real flaws.
Excerpt is from Tarot for the Healing Heart by Christine Jette

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Discover the Magical Power of the Tarot


Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

ike most people who first begin to take up studies in magic and suddenly find themselves attracted to the cards of the tarot, we originally thought that the primary use of tarot cards was for divination to see into future events and try to determine what fate had in store for us. Like others before us, we learned early in our esoteric studies that a tarot reading was not just a snapshot of some unalterable destiny; a tarot reading simply provides the reader with tools to help analyze a specific situation or problem and offers a possible solution. Because human beings have free will, we are in charge of our own destiny. The tarot simply offers us another perspective, usually a higher perspective. We can choose to follow the

road map that a tarot reading provides us, or we can choose to not follow it. It wasnt long before we discovered that the cards have many other uses besides divination. Ceremonial magicians have long utilized the cards for skrying, astral projection, pathworking and ritual magic. The most wide-spread use of tarot cards in the Western mystery schools is as symbols for meditation and gateways into higher states of consciousness. The cards of the tarot provide powerful focal points for spiritual growth. However, every card of the tarot is also attributed to a specific magical force that the magician can invoke to accomplish his or her goals. Magic has been described as the science and art of causing change to

occur in conformity with will. One of the practices that ceremonial magicians often engage in is the creation of talismans. A talisman can be defined as any physical object that has been consecrated with magical energies toward the achievement of a given purpose. It is considered a lifeless object before the magician magically breathes life into it by charging it with specific energies that are often astrological or qabalistic in nature. A charged talisman stores and radiates a magical energy to create change, and it is usually consecrated to attract something of a positive or beneficial nature such as monetary gain, protection, friendship, spiritual growth, knowledge, healing or a needed skill. Any object can be used and conse-

Unleash the Inner Power of the Tarot


The Tarot is much more than a divination tool. The universe depicted in its 78 cards is a vibrant ecosystem of interconnected energies and entities. In Tarot Talismans, Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero use their knowledge and experience as Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to explore how Tarot cards can be magically transformed into talismans and amulets. Tarot Talismans is divided into two major sections. The first section employs five different Tarot decks to illustrate: The exact nature of talismans and amulets How magic really works The role of the Divine in magic Magical ethics Tarot correspondences A ritual to consecrate a Tarot deck Spreads to charge the cards as talismans

The second part of this book is a groundbreaking exploration of the angels and archangels associated with the cards of the Tarot. The authors examine, in detail, the nature and function of each of these divine beings, and reveal the secrets to invoking their energies through the Golden Dawn method of telesmatic magic. Tarot Talismans presents new ways to expand your knowledge and practical use of the Tarot with step-by-step instructions on using Tarot magic to get a promotion, develop psychic talent, promote healing, mend a broken friendship, enhance magic skills and more. It elevates the cards to powerful and effective magical tools that can help you to make positive changes in your life and in the lives of family and friends.
Tarot Talismans Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero 0-7387-0871-2 312 pp $19.95 US $24.50 CAN

Tarot & Divination

crated as a magical talisman: gemstones, jewelry, tools, wands, etc. Magicians often create their own talismans out of paper or parchment inscribing the talisman with the names and sigils of the particular force desired. And yet most magicians already own 78 readymade talismans that are associated with virtually every spiritual force imaginable the cards of the tarot. A complete deck of tarot cards embodies a wondrous realm of divine powers and astrological energies that can be invoked through ritual, consecrated as talismans and charged for any desired purpose. One of the hallmarks of ceremonial magic is the practice of working with spiritual entities what the ancient Platonists called gods and intelligences, and what modern magicians call archangels and angels. Angels are spiritual beings that are considered to be specific aspects of God, each with a par-

ticular purpose and jurisdiction. The word angel comes from the Greek angelos, which is itself a translation of the Hebrew word melakh, meaning messenger. They have been described as messengers of the soul. The names of many angels end in the suffixes -el or -yah which are god-names. Since they are recognized as being in the service of God, it is only natural that working with these divine beings plays a major role in the transformative work of high magic. The magician always invokes the highest divine names first, and then proceeds to invoke the corresponding archangels and angels, right down the chain of command. Since each card of the tarot is associated with specific divine powers, including archangels and angels, these spiritual beings are called upon to consecrate the cards, transforming them from mere divinatory tools into potent magical talismans

designed to attract the powers that they represent. Many of the tarot angels are known to us only through their astrological attributes and functions, as described in medieval grimoires and more recent magical texts. Other than the most well-known archangels of the elements (Raphael, Gabriel, Michael and Uriel), few other angels and archangels have been described in graphic detail. This has made it difficult for magicians to visualize what images of these angels might look like. Since visualization plays such an important role in the practice of magic, this has always been a problem. To remedy this, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn developed a practice called telesmatic magic. This system of magic gets its name from the Greek word telesmata, which means continued on page 76

A New Twist on an Ancient Tradition


For more than 3,000 years, the enigmatic I Ching has offered guidance to emperors, generals and philosophers. Amazingly accurate, this ancient oracle anticipates change and recommends timely action but 21st century readers can find its poetic insights difficult to understand and apply. As a student, teacher and practitioner of several forms of divination, author Mark McElroys unique approach makes it fast and easy to consult this venerable Chinese classic with confidence. No need for yarrow sticks or Chinese coins youll learn how to generate the hexagrams for your readings using pocket change or a simple deck or cards. Instead of a strict translation of the original text, this easy-to-use guide provides summaries for each of the I Chings 64 passages. Youll also find helpful keywords and suggestions for applying its messages to relationships, love, work and more!
I Ching for Beginners Mark McElroy 0-7387-0744-9 312 pp $12.95 US $17.50 CAN

Seeing Beyond the Surface The empowered person appreciates those qualities which appeal to the eye, but places greater value on those qualities that appeal to the spirit.
Excerpt is from I Ching for Beginners by Mark McElroy

Transforming Yourself The empowered person observes how animals adapt to their environment and learns a lesson about thriving in the midst of constant change.

Taking Things Slowly The empowered person observes the slow transformation of an acorn into a mighty oak, and learns a lesson about the value of gradual progress over time.

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he Arthurian legend is one of Western civilizations oldest and most enduring myths, speaking to us on a deep archetypal level. Award-winning artist and writer Anna-Marie Ferguson has drawn upon this rich well of symbolism and storytelling to create the beautiful Legend Tarot. The 78 exquisitely rendered watercolor paintings of the Legend Tarot illustrate characters, places and tales from the legends, which blend traditional Tarot symbolism with the equally significant spiritual aspects of these myths. Accompanying this gorgeous deck is a full-color Celtic Cross layout sheet to further inspire and guide your readings, and the companion book A Keeper of Words, which explains the divinatory meanings of the cards, their symbolism and the legend associated with each card.
Legend: The Arthurian Tarot Anna-Marie Ferguson Boxed kit includes 78 full-color cards, 276 pp companion book, and layout sheet 1-56718-267-4 $34.95 US $53.95 CAN

hat does the Tarot have to do with the Qabalah? What do either of them have to do with Witchcraft? How can you possibly combine all three into a workable system? The Witches Tarot explores the paths and spheres of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the experiences they represent and what they mean to Craft people and other Pagans. The 320-page companion guide to The Witches Tarot included with this kit contains complete divinatory meanings for the cards, and an indispensable list of correspondences for each of the Qabalistic Paths with associated Tarot card, Hebrew letter, colors, astrological attribution, animal, gem and suggested meditation.
The Witches Tarot Kit Created by Ellen Cannon Reed Illustrated by Martin Cannon Boxed kit includes: 78 full-color cards and 51 4 x 8, 320 pp book 1-56718-558-4 $29.95 US $39.95 CAN

he Gilded Tarot invites you to explore an enchanted world where ageless symbols and archetypal themes come to life as fair maidens, bold knights and sage mystics. Using the popular symbolism and structure of the Rider-Waite Tarot as his muse, award-winning artist Ciro Marchetti has created this vibrant 21st century reimagining of one of the most well-known and widely studied Tarot decks. The guidebook included in this kit teaches you how to read the cards. Youll learn everything you need to give accurate and insightful readings, from asking the right question to adding your own personal levels of meaning to the cards. Let the enchanting cards of The Gilded Tarot transport you to a timeless world of magic and wonder.
The Gilded Tarot Art by Ciro Marchetti Book by Barbara Moore 0-7387-0520-9 Boxed kit includes 78 full-color cards, 168 page book and black organza Tarot bag $24.95 US $33.95 CAN

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Tarot & Divination

ncient Sumeria, or Babylonia, was a land that lived and breathed magic, where celestial gods and capricious spirits watched over every human activity. According to Golden Dawn Adept and Tarot artist Sandra Tabatha Cicero, the powerful deities and mysterious incantations of the Land Between the Rivers can be seen as the very root of the Western magical tradition. The Babylonian Tarot is beautifully original in concept and design, yet faithful to Tarot tradition. The only Tarot deck based upon the Babylonian mythos, it includes five extra cards one Trump and four court cards yet retains the traditional zodiacal, elemental and planetary associations of modern decks. The accompanying guidebook includes detailed descriptions of each card, as well as instructions for using the deck in magick and divination.
Babylonian Tarot Sandra Tabatha Cicero 0-7387-0716-3 Boxed kit includes 83 full-color cards and 216 pp book $29.95 US $39.95 CAN

nter the powerful dreamscape of The Sacred Circle Tarot and walk the spiral path of wisdom. 78 haunting images draw your spirit into Britain and Irelands most sacred places, linking you with the spiritual legacy of the Pagan Celts their reverence for the great web of being, the cycles of life, the divine energy of the Goddess and God and the ancient magic of the land. These evocative images merge photographs, illustrations and electronic images with symbols that unlock the deepest levels of Pagan wisdom. The accompanying guidebook explains the imagery of the cards and how to use them to enrich your own life. The sacred circle refers to the progress of the initiate from undirected energy, through dawning consciousness, to the death of the old self and the emergence of the new. May these cards guide you along your own sacred journey.
The Sacred Circle Tarot Anna Franklin Illustrated by Paul Mason Boxed kit includes 78 full-color cards and 336 pp companion book 1-56718-457-X $29.95 US $39.95 CAN

arot just got a makeover! The Quest Tarot retains the insightful framework of traditional Tarot decks, with a few innovative twists. The addition of the Multiverse card links the Major Arcana to a myriad of dimensions, while the court cards have been renamed and reordered: Mother (Queen), Father (King), Daughter (Page) and Son (Knight). And new timeline indicators help you go beyond a standard reading by pinpointing when a desired change may be anticipated. This revolutionary deck also incorporates astrological, kabbalistic, runic, I Ching and gemstone correspondences. The Quest Tarot kit includes The Compass, a full-sized book that explains the multiple uses for this unique deck. Youve got questions now begin your quest for answers.
Quest Tarot Joseph Ernest Martin 0-7387-0195-5 Boxed kit includes 79-card deck and 312 pp guidebook $34.95 US $53.95 CAN

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Weave a Web of Tarot Magic


Tarot for All Seasons shows you how to work with the magic of the tarot as you celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Part spellbook, part ritual guide, this book includes 12 unique tarot layouts for the waxing, full and waning moons, and the eight solar festivals of the Wheel of the Year. A list of correspondences is included to help you design a personal tarot ritual. The 78 cards of the tarot form a unique system for divination, self-discovery and magic. From the growing darkness of Samhain to the fertility and flowers of Beltane, weave a web of tarot magic as you celebrate the ever-changing world around and within you.

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Tarot for All Seasons Christine Jette 0-7387-0105-X 144 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

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arot meditation and study illuminates certain tendencies and potentials inherent in the seekers character. If the seeker applies the power of concentration to the imagery in the card or cards at issue, hidden influences will reveal themselves, allowing the Inner Self to communicate more clearly to the seekers consciousness. From birth our consciousness, our personality, our entire energy field is affected by various karmic, celestial and sensual influences. Fortunately, human consciousness was given basic free will to focus or not to focus and, as a result, we remain free at our core. Thats why Tarot likes to offer choices. Do I heed or reject the warning? Is all the effort really worth it? Has the time come for me to change this obnoxious behavior? We can keep the glass polished and sparkling, or we can splatter it with mud. Spirit provides us with the choice. As we experience Life, if we are in alignment with Spirit, our choices will reflect the harmony of that relationship. If not, we approach the question with typical human near-sightedness. And thats where our study and meditation can be of great benefit because Tarot raises a lantern aloft and casts a light on the various angles of the question. Examining consciousness with Tarot as our guide, along with faith and good works, we continue along the Golden Path which is another way of saying that only through awareness and application do we advance toward the goal. Tarot, a profound tool for observing ourselves, helps clear the way for ultimate realization of the compassionate power of the Inner Self, Spirits love unfolding.
Excerpt is from Tarot Awareness by Stephen Walter Sterling

A New Approach to Tarot


Tarot cards can suggest courses of action for resolving problems, making positive changes and even encouraging good luck! Tarot: Your Everyday Guide is a book that shows you how to consult the tarot regarding dozens of everyday matters. Youll learn the secrets of getting advice from the tarot about any question or life situation. Whether youre an experienced tarot reader or have never even shuffled the cards before, this down-to-earth method of reading the tarot can help provide practical advice.

Tarot: Your Everyday Guide Janina Renee 1-56718-565-7 288 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

Tarot: Gateway to Expanded Consciousness


Tarot Awareness presents esoteric wisdom in an engaging and accessible format designed to promote contemplation and a deeper understanding of this complex system. What does it mean to have more than one ace in a reading? When is a card exalted or in detriment? What is each cards primary challenge? In addition to the answers to these questions, Tarot Awareness contains visualizations and guided meditations designed to draw your focus inward into the deepest and most ineffable aspects of the Tarot.

Tarot Awareness Stephen Walter Sterling 1-56718-676-9 408 pp $17.95 US $27.50 CAN

Watercolor paintings on papyrus from the Nile, these images contain the mysteries of Egyptian magic. If the legends are true and tarot was born in ancient Egypt, then this deck bears symbols and imagery that go back thousands of years.
Egyptian Tarot Grand Trumps Artwork by Silvana Alasia 0-7387-0941-7 $12.95 US $15.95 CAN Boxed deck includes 22 full-color cards (size 3 x 5.7 in.) and instruction booklet

The images of this resplendent deck produced in large format with gold foil impressions emphasize the original vision of these extraordinary renaissance cards.
Golden Tarot of Visconti Grand Trumps Milan 1450 ca, Restored by Atanas A. Atanassov 0-7387-0953-0 $12.95 US $15.95 CAN Boxed deck includes 22 full-color cards (size 3 x 5.7 in.) and instruction booklet

Here are the major arcana of the most intuitive and symbolic modern cartomancy deck. Perfect for classical readings!
Universal Tarot Grand Trumps Artwork by Roberto De Angelis 0-7387-0938-7 $12.95 US $15.95 CAN Boxed deck includes 22 full-color cards (size 3 x 5.7 in.) and instruction booklet

Whether blooming or fading, every flower represents a way to love. As we walk through the garden of life, Flowers of Love can help one examine sensitive situations, understand complex relationships and see what surprises the future holds. A special gift of affection for anyone in love.
Flowers of Love Laura Tuan, Artwork by Severino Baraldi 0-7387-0963-8 $14.95 US $18.50 CAN Boxed kit (size 6.6 x 4.5 x .7 in.) includes 36 full-color cards and 48-pp instruction booklet

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From the mists of a not-so-distant past, the figure of the warrior Samurai still stands as a powerful symbol of personal quests and self-realization. This deck can help you forge your own path of the Samurai, a spiritual journey through the secrets of the soul.
Samurai Tarot Massimiliano Filadoro, Artwork by Giancarlo Caracuzzo 0-7387-0948-4 $19.95 US $24.50 CAN Boxed deck includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet

This unique tarot is dedicated to the last Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. The images within this stunning deck represent the Egyptian divinities and the astral spirits of the Zodiac of Denderah figures who, according to the Egyptians, had the power to alter human destiny. This deluxe edition includes a 78-card deck, an embroidered satin bag and an instruction booklet all encased inside a box, sized to fit snugly on a book shelf.
Tarot of Cleopatra Deluxe Etta Stoico, Artwork by Silvana Alasia 0-7387-0940-9 $24.95 US $29.95 CAN Deluxe book-sized kit (size 6.7 x 4.5 x 1.2 in.) includes 78 full-color cards, a satin bag, and instruction booklet

The Universal Marseille Tarot takes us directly to the origin of tarot. The highly sought-after deck by Claude Burdel (1727-1799), originally rich with divinatory suggestion, has been beautifully restored giving new energy to the ancient images and amplifying their symbolic meaning.
Universal Marseille Tarot Claude Burdel, Instructions by Lee Bursten 0-7387-0950-6 $19.95 US $24.50 CAN Boxed deck includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet

The Renaissance was filled with creativity, energy and spirit. Reminiscent of this vital period, Trevisans dreamlike drawings capture the art style of the Renaissance and lure us into a timeless world. Now available in a mini-sized deck!
Tarot of the Renaissance Mini Artwork by Giorgio Trevisan 0-7387-0942-5 $9.95 US $11.95 CAN Boxed deck includes 78 miniature cards (1.7 x 3.1 in.) and instruction booklet

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Lo Scarabeo Tarot decks are renowned both for their beautiful artwork and their ability to give insightful readings. Whether youre looking for a new twist on the familiar or an artistic deck with its own unique theme, Lo Scarabeo is your source for exquisite museumquality Tarot decks. Llewellyn is proud to be the exclusive North American distributor for Lo Scarabeo.

Y our source for tarot tradition and innovation

Based on the genius of the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci, this delightful deck is now available in a collectable miniature size! Sophisticated in line, color, composition and symbolism, the intriguing imagery remains true to the master himself.
Da Vinci Tarot Mini Artwork by Iassen Iuselev and Atanas A. Atanassov 0-7387-0943-3 $9.95 US $11.95 CAN Boxed deck includes 78 miniature cards (1.7 x 3.1 in.) and instruction booklet

There are moments when we become aware of a guiding force that defies logic. These invisible presences ghosts, angels, demons and other entities can lead us toward sacred, dark or poetric realms that lie beyond the boundaries of reason and emotions, where our universal subconscious comes to life.
Tarot of the Spirit World Bepi Vigna, Artwork by Roberto De Angelis 0-7387-0962-X $19.95 US $24.50 CAN Boxed deck includes 78 full-color cards and instruction booklet

New Tarot Bags From Lo Scarabeo


These handsome bags from Lo Scarabeo available in velvet or satin provide an attractive way to safely store and protect your valuable decks. Each bag is big enough to hold two standard size (2.6 x 4.7 inches) decks.
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Flux Now
Andrew Karre, Acquisitions Editor: Young Adult/Middle Grade

old on Didnt I just get here? It wasnt too long ago that I introduced myself in this column. Now, its goodbye for me and for the column. Its not a bad sort of goodbye, though more like a prelude to an exciting hello. Llewellyn is heading in a new and exciting direction with its young adult publishing program. Beginning this fall, Llewellyn will present the majority of its juvenile offerings under a new teen fiction imprint, Flux. The teen books Llewellyn has published in the past five years have allowed the company to carve out a place in this exciting and fastgrowing sector of the book industry. The success of all of Llewellyns young-adult authors has made it clear that the time is right for the next step, and that step is Flux. Flux will publish 20 new titles a year, all aimed at the young adult audience (12 to 18 years old). Unlike Llewellyns previous teen offerings, which tended to focus on all things spooky, witchy and weird, Flux will cast a broader net. Dont worry. Well still publish the great spooky, paranormal titles like Laurie Faria Stolarzs Blue Is for Nightmares and Claudia Jones Riding Out the Storm, but well also bring out books in other genres. Fluxs first offering includes great realistic literary fiction, chick lit, dark fantasy, sci-fi and plenty more. Youll see some familiar faces in Flux as well as some exciting new voices in teen fiction. Fluxs mission will be to publish teen fiction that takes risks and explores all aspects of teen experiences from around the world. No punches will be pulled. No prisoners taken. Teen readers know what they want and they arent afraid to take risks in their reading habits. Young adult isnt a reading level, after all, its a point of view. If you havent checked out the teen section in your local bookstore, you might want to. Its an exciting place to be. Flux has its very own Web site, and in light of this progressive development, Im following suit with my editorial. Which means that my column wont be a regular part of New Worlds anymore, but I encourage you to check out Fluxs own Web site at www.fluxnow.com. Not only will you find out about the fabulous authors and great books in Fluxs first catalog, but youll find me (I told you it wasnt goodbye). The site will feature a blog, written and moderated by myself. Ill do my best to post entries regularly with the inside scoop about Flux books, teen publishing and anything else that might tickle my fancy. And, lest you all get tired of me too soon, I will regularly turn the blog over to authors, my fellow editors, cover designers and, naturally, readers. Well cover all the books and keep you up to date on interesting developments (and, when nobody is looking, Ill try to pull back the curtain on the sometimes esoteric process of book publishing). While Flux will be the home of all future teen fiction for Llewellyn Worldwide, Llewellyn Publications will continue to bring out excellent non-fiction Mind-Body-Spirit titles for the teen market from time to time. Thus, the addition of Flux to Llewellyn represents an exciting new direction and hopefully a strong addition to the company.
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Fluxs first catalog will feature seven new titles and an exciting collection from an old favorite.
How Its Done, the YA debut of childrens book author Christine Kole MacLean, is a beautifully written and keenly observed coming-of-age story about what happens when all the rules get broken. Bonnie Dobkins first novel is Dream Spinner, a darkly imaginative vision of the thin border between wakefulness and dreams, reality and fantasy. The Shalamar Code is the sixth novel of Mary Louise Clifford. Clifford offers a fast-paced thriller set in modern-day Pakistan involving drugs and international intrigue. Mystery author Nina Wrights initial foray into YA is Homefree, the story of a clever girl in an awkward situation. Shes got it under control, except for one thing she has the irritating habit of astral projecting into the private lives of her friends. Fantasy fans will want to check out the first book in Terie Garrisons DragonSpawn Cycle, AutumnQuest. Garrison brings an intricate and complicated world with compelling characters to this new fantasy series. Derailed is the latest book from experienced novelist Jon Ripslinger. Ripslinger exercises his pen with a young man on the cusp of the rest of his life, when just a few decisions can mean so much, including life and death. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation is chick lit like youve never seen it. Simone Elkeles takes the best of chick lit the clothes, the romance and the attitude and sets them in the one place youve never imagined them. Blue Is for Nightmares: The Collection brings all four of Laurie Faria Stolarzs wildly popular novels together in one boxed set.

[Shanara] and Oracle knew that they could never take the chance that the Three might return. If they did, the Diadem would be plunged back into abject slavery and misery. So they had prepared a trap, just in case a trap that even the great powers of Pixel, Score and Helaine couldnt defeat. Shanara had felt as if she was betraying the youngsters even by planning the trap, and she had prayed desperately that it would never need to be used. But now Oracle was saying that they had no other option. They had to spring the trap that was meant to kill the three young magicians Do we have to? Shanara asked, so softly her voice was almost lost. To save the worlds we have no choice You must give the magics voice. Prepare the trap, all set to fall Or else its ruin for us all.
Book of Doom, the latest entry in John Peels Diadem: Worlds of Magic series, nds Score, Helaine, Pixel and Jenna in their most dangerous situation ever! Nantor Pixels ancient evil self has taken over Pixel except for a small part of his mind. If Score and Helaine are taken over by their wicked alter egos, it would mean the devastating return of the Three Who Rule. To prevent this, their friends Oracle and Shanara set up a deadly trap for the good of everyone despite how hard it is for them to actually follow through with the plan. But already, the magic that holds the Diadem together is failing. When the Overmind, ruler of Calomir, realizes that magic rules the Diadem, he plants a chip in Helaines head. This way, he can
Book of Doom John Peel 0-7387-0842-9 168 pp $4.99 US $6.50 CAN

try and gain access to her powers and to portals leading to other worlds. Meanwhile, Score has been magically transported to a planet where the deadly plants kill and eat everything that lives. Lasting longer than a half hour would be a miracle. Will they be able to work together and x the magical imbalances of the Diadem, or will corruption take hold and destroy everything Pixel, Helaine, Score and Jenna have worked for? With their magic fading fast, they must unite and use every ounce of wit if there is to be any hope of salvation. The end is one you will never forget.

Dont Miss Any Exciting Tale in the Diadem: Worlds of Magic Series by John Peel
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Doomed to Die?
John Peel

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ll fiction writers owe a great debt to the fiction writers who they in turn have read. As authors, great stories weve read have inspired us to create the worlds we invent perhaps not directly, but at the very least because the imaginations of older writers have sparked our own creativity. I was a voracious reader as a child growing up in England (and I still am sometimes nothing ever changes), and I loved books by the likes of C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and H. Rider Haggard stories filled with magic and adventure and far-off, exotic lands. Its hardly surprising, then, that I love my own invented worlds of the Diadem filled with magic, adventure and very far-off lands. Ive been busily creating new versions of the sort of stories I always loved to read. Ive never taken anything directly from any of these authors, of course, with one exception. In Book of Doom, the tenth volume of the Diadem series, I deliberately created a world as a tribute to one man, Terry Nation. I owe him a great deal, because he helped me to launch my writing career, initially quite indirectly, but later, when I met him, very directly. As a child in England, I grew up watching a science fiction TV series called Doctor Who. Its about a group of travelers who can go anywhere in time and space, and they got into all sorts of wild adventures on the way. Terry wrote their very second story, introducing a race of aliens called the Daleks. The Daleks were hideous mutations who lived inside machines that basically made them into mobile tanks. The Daleks became wildly popular the Harry Potter phenomenon of their day and I was one of the people who fell under the spell. As a youngster, some of the very first stories I ever wrote were new adventures of the Daleks. Terrys monsters had helped to spark my creativity.
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Over 20 years later, my first published book was about the Daleks, and I got to meet and work with Terry. He was an amazingly generous and helpful man who encouraged my writing career and offered me very good advice. (My favorite was: If an editor asks you if you can write anything, always say yes, no matter what it is. Then go away and panic. And then write it. He followed that advice himself, and Ive had some fascinating experiences in taking the advice to heart.) If you check out my Web site, www.john-peel.com, youll see that Ive written several novels based on the Daleks, thanks to Terry. I grew up and wrote as an adult what I had written as a child. So I owed Terry a great deal, and it seemed to me that it would be fun to include an homage to him in one of the Diadem novels. One thing that Terry seemed to enjoy tremendously was the idea of a living jungle, where the plants act like animals. They can move about, sometimes quickly, and be quite aggressive and lethal. The idea turned up time and time again in his stories. If you think about it, it is quite scary everyone expects animals to be fast and filled with teeth and so on, but to have plants that can do that? We have Venus Flytraps, which eat insects, but the idea of ones big enough to attack and eat people is frightening. More than one horror story has featured such plants. It seemed to me, then, that having a planet where the plants are the hunters would be a nice tribute to Terry. Therefore, in Book of Doom, poor Score finds himself betrayed by the people he trusted, stranded on a jungle world where everything eats everything else, and he becomes the menu for all of the local plants. And its all thanks to Terry Nation! Im sure Score will be really grateful to my mentor for that! The only sad part about the story is

Appetite

On this planet, any insects or birds wouldnt be pollinating theyd be eaten. So there was no need for flowers. Score found himself wishing for just a splash of color to relieve the unending shades of green. Green Plants were green because they contained chlorophyll. And that made food for the plant from sunlight. So the plants here still made their own food Yet they also ate anything that came within reach. Then he understood why because chlorophyll made energy slowly. And these plants all seemed to move pretty fast so they needed a quicker source of energy, which generally meant eating other living things. It sounded like a circular sort of reasoning the plants here were fast because they need to catch food and the food they caught enabled them to move fast. It was a hellish world. And one hed been deliberately sent to by people hed always believed were his friends.

that it is the final volume of the Diadem series. Ive tried to tie up some of the ongoing storylines in this book, but theres still a lot left to explore. But thats for another time, and who knows? Maybe Diadem will inspire some younger readers out there to sit down and write their own adventures of Score, Helaine, Pixel and Jenna. And perhaps, when they grow up, Ill be their influence! It would be rather appropriate, wouldnt it?

Teens & Tweens

And Then What Happened?: Writing the Sequel


Jo Whittemore

m glad I broke into writing with a trilogy. Ive learned some of the most difficult rules of writing this way, and I actually look to future projects with relief, knowing Ive experienced one of the most complex types of storytelling. When I wrote my first fantasy novel, Escape from Arylon, I knew full well that I would be unable to chronicle the complete adventures of the two teen protagonists, Ainsley and Megan, in one book. I knew there would be questions left unanswered, relationships left in limbo and enemies still undefeated. What I didnt know was how much effort would actually have to go into writing the sequel. Im not referring to the plot here. I knew what the follow-up novel, Curse of Arastold, was going to be about, but there were all sorts of nuances that had to be taken into consideration. For example, because I have lived and breathed these characters for the last five years, I know who they are, where they come from and all their sordid little secrets. I know the events that have befallen them throughout the previous book, but I forget that my audience may not. In the midst of grocery lists and summer vacations, my readers might not remember why Megan is skilled with a sword or how Ainsley came to carry healing salve that smells like wet dog. There can also be the reader who happens across the second story without having experienced the first one. I dont do this with books, but I have done it with movies, and it makes the story much more enjoyable if you have some idea of what has happened in the past. So began the difficult process of reintroducing the characters and earlier plot points without having it all read like Cliffs Notes. I decided to throw in brief summaries here and there, but since I couldnt very well rewrite the whole book, a few insignificant items remain unexplained as inside jokes for those who will understand.

Once the recollection of the story returned to them, however, I knew the audience would expect me to stay loyal to the personalities theyd become familiar with. This meant I couldnt deviate from the typical behavior of my characters without a logical explanation, despite how much more interesting it would be if a particular character suddenly turned cold-hearted. So, I had to make sure the characters stayed true to their origins yet maintained an appeal by revealing further tidbits that would make the audience feel more intimate with them. Another item I took into consideration was world development. In the first novel, Id revealed a fraction of Sunil a teaser of the differences between that enchanted world and ours. Where a story is concerned, nobody likes to read about the same people in the same place for too long, so I needed to unfurl a little bit more of the map. This meant introducing new creatures, new cultures and new scenery that could complement what already existed but still be intriguing in their own right. It also meant re-reading portions of the previous book where I had briefly mentioned a foreign place but might have forgotten how I described it. For example, in my first draft of Curse of Arastold, I reference the hylark flower as having yellow pollen. In the previous story, the pollen had been green. Would most people have even noticed? Probably not, but for the few that would, I didnt want to create any disparity that might destroy their vision of this fantasy world. Finally, as the story grows, so must its characters on their own and in their relationships with others. I couldnt write Ainsley and Megan as the same teenagers from the previous book because in the story, as in real life, their experiences had changed them and brought them a bit of wisdom. Their interaction with one another in the second book differs profoundly from the continued on page 76

A Plague Borne in Blood


It was Ainsleys greed that infected him before the Illness did. Years ago, Lodir Novator a renown hero in Arylon got greedy in his thirst for magic. His obsession led him on a quest to vanquish Arastold, a dragon whose powers were legendary. Lodir succeeded in his goal, and might have become the most powerful magician in history if Arastold hadnt cursed him before she died. Instead, Lodir morphed into the very creature he sought to best: a fearsome dragon with a fierce attitude. Lodir had contact with many others with an uncontrollable desire for magic and the accursed ailment spread by infecting them with his blood. Humankind misunderstood dragonfolk and reacted to the Illness first with disgust, and later by imprisoning and slaughtering anyone contagious. Unaware of the grave danger and susceptible to the lure of magic, Ainsley touches infected dragons blood and contracts the dreaded illness. And his dire fate is sealed or is it? Megan discovers that perhaps, deep in the frozen wilderness of the Icyllian Mountains, Arastold still lives but is being held captive. Is there any truth to this, and can the plagues creator provide the cure? Ainsleys only hope is a perilous quest to find Arastold in time and to convince her to reverse the curse.

The Curse oF the Dragon


The Illness hasnt turned you yet. But when it does, Ill die! No, no. If things get too dire, well hide you someplace where no one can find you. But I thought, Ainsley looked up at him and sniffled, when the Illness reaches a certain point, I just die. Frieden shook his head. The Illness wont kill you, but the people who fear it will.
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After battling to save Arylon from destruction, Megan and Ainsley are more than ready to journey back to Earth. But their trip is postponed when Ainsley is stricken with a serious disease, one that slowly transforms its victims into horrible monsters! His friends take him to see Lady Maudred in Raklund, as she has experience with the magical disease. But her potion fails to cure him and time is running out for Ainsley. As he slowly descends into madness, his body is undergoing a hideous metamorphosis. The only hope for a cure lies with Arastold, an ancient and powerful dragon, who is imprisoned in a mountain cave. For it was Arastold who originated the foul infection. Can Megan convince Arastold to lift the treacherous curse that is transforming Ainsley into a deadly dragon? And will they ever find their way home to Earth? Find out what happens when you read Curse of Arastold.

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Nightmares. Dark Secrets. Premonitions of Death.


Welcome to Staceys world

t begins with the dreams. It always begins with the dreams. White lilies, the death flower. Being chased through the woods, knowing she cannot outrun her pursuer forever. Visits from the spirit of a girl who was murdered. Threats and taunts from an unseen assailant. But thats only the start. When the dreams start to spill over into Staceys waking life, thats when the nightmare really begins.

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Strange Encounters
Cassie Strange is the only normal person in her family Her dad is a celebrity who debunks the paranormal on his own TV show. Her naturalist mom once wore a grass dress, complete with worms. Her genius brother is an aspiring (and annoying) actor, and her little sister Amber has a secret way of talking to animals. As if that werent bad enough, Cassies family cant seem to go anyplace without having some sort of strange encounter
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t that moment I knew the truth: Amber wasnt Amber anymore. Shed changed into a USO.

Horrors! I hopped some rocks, heading toward camp. There was only one thing I could do: tell Mom and Dad. I had to convince them that the banana ship had been real and this Amber was not real. My parents were smart theyd know what to do. But would they believe me? Not in a zillion years. I stopped under a pine tree. Dry pine needles crunched under my feet as I sank wearily to the ground. Mom and Dad already complained that my imagination was out of control. Even loony Lucas thought Id dreamed the banana spaceship. And I wasnt even sure what to believe. The fake Amber had fooled everyone well, almost everyone. Two of us were in on her deceitful alien game. Me and Dribble. How could an almost-sixth grader and a duck battle alien forces?
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If Amber had really been zapped into an alien, how could I rescue her? Where was the real Amber? Was she asleep in her own body while an alien masqueraded as her? Or was she being held captive in a spaceship suffering horrible tortures? I imagined Amber trapped in a large glass test tube and ogled by creatures with eyes for ears and lips for eyebrows. Their creepy twenty-fingered hands would touch Ambers white-blonde hair. They would wonder if all Earthlings had pale hair and violetblue eyes. I sure hoped those aliens werent into sharp needles or dissection.

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Ways to Manage Your Life With Astrology


Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D.

became interested in astrology about 35 years ago when a coworker began taking a class. She loved the astrology, but hated the calculations! I said I would help her I didnt so much mind the calculations, as they use some very basic math. It only took a couple of weeks for me to fall in love with astrology as a model of the universe, of life and of my psyche! I quickly graduated into a love for the forecasting capabilities of this ancient science. The ability to see into the future has always seemed like a natural outgrowth of intelligence. When the first personal computer came along, I had to have one. It had a tape drive and you had to load your programs every time you wanted to do anything. Still, with astrology it was a lot faster than calculating charts by hand, and was presumably accurate, if you put in the right information. I went through a series of computers rather quickly, wanting to update as soon as a faster, better system came on the market. I was happy to see that there were astrologers who could do the programming, as that was not so interesting to me. Today I use my state-of-the-art astrology program almost daily. The breadth of applications it offers is huge. I sometimes wonder how I ever got along without a computer! I certainly couldnt do actual maps (astro-cartog-

raphy), midpoints (cosmobiology) and a wealth of other calculations for each client I dont have that kind of time. With a program, I can do it all in a matter of moments. So why am I telling you, dear reader, about astrology programs? Llewellyn has developed a series of nine books with CD-ROM programs for astrology. These books are designed for beginners, but they are useful to anyone who wants some astrological information and doesnt want to actually consult an astrologer. You can print out very accurate birth charts and interpretive reports based on the contents of the book. Then you can go back to the book to give the printed report even more detail. I recently heard from a reader who purchased Mapping Your Romantic Relationships and Mapping Your Sex Life. Its not too hard to figure out what was on her mind, though she was savvy enough to realize that there are at least two separate matters to consider where committed relationships are concerned. With these two books, she felt confident that she could discern some of the major issues and themes in her relationships, and she could focus on the fundamental human factors that contribute to her personal sexual satisfaction. She is miles ahead of the person who just hopes for the best whenever he or she goes on a date, gets serious and even marries.

Mapping Your Romantic Relationships lets you compare your own chart to anyone elses chart, giving you a look at how the two of you will interact. Mapping Your Sex Life is about your own chart, and about the issues you face concerning sexuality. Of course, you can do a chart for your lover too

Other Astrological Destinations Where else can you go with Llewellyns Astrology Made Easy Series? Pretty much wherever you want! Mapping Your Travels & Relocation offers you the ability to input your birth information, and then fantasize about what it would be like to live anywhere on the planet. The program prompts you to change the location, and then it recalculates the chart and creates a new interpretation for you. You can get a sense of what it would be like to visit or live in any major city around the world. Mapping Your Birthchart and Mapping Your Future give you two of the fundamental pieces of the astrological

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puzzle. The titles pretty much tell you what these two are about. Mapping Your Birthchart gives you ten times the information you get from your Sun sign alone, and Mapping Your Future tracks the movement of the planets as they relate to your birth chart, forecasting events and conditions for virtually every day of your life. Family relationships, money and health are three topics we all wonder about from time to time. Three books in the series relate to each of these topics,

delivering charts and interpretations that address critical issues of living in the 21st century.
Excerpted quotations From Mapping Your Romantic Relationships: Johns Venus square Janes Pluto: Karmic patterns of manipulating each other in love, either through guilt or intimidation, must be dealt with in your relationship. Strong passion can exist between the two of you, but intimacy will elude you until you are both

able to let go of control and surrender to the relationship. From Mapping Your Future: Oct 14, 2005 Jupiter Square Ascendant Invite new people into your life, and be generous with your time and talents. Others return your generosity twice over. Travel and growth are positive, as are close relationships and marriage.

Your Souls Purpose

ith all the trouble in the world right now, many of us are seeking ways to discover meaning in our lives. The newest book in the series, Mapping Your Souls Purpose, gives you the karmic map you have been seeking. It covers all the astrological factors that relate to your mission in life your souls purpose. When you prepare charts and interpretations for yourself and other family members, you discover the essential similarities and differences between you. You learn why one person is virtually destined to connect to an established religion, while another person takes a totally different spiritual path. The power of this book to create meaningful change in your life is tremendous. Aries Rising On a soul level, you decided that this lifetime was about fighting your own battles, rather than spilling your blood on behalf of others. Your karmic lessons lead you back to the crucial truth that you cant wrestle with anyones dragons but your own. Capricorn Sun Your soul purpose is to take yourself seriously and to honor your own wisdom. You have a disciplined drive and ambition and easily take on additional responsibilities. Your innate efficiency can be a great boon to any project or organization, but it is just as important to ensure that your hard work pays off in your own life. Organize your efforts so that you benefit as much as the next guy, and create a solid plan for success. Vertex in Gemini You are emerging from lifetimes of swimming in the deep end of the intellectual ocean. Rather than trying to figure out the meaning of life, this lifetime is about paying attention to the bits and pieces of information that make a difference, like your spouses birthday, for instance. Seriously, though, your soul is search-

ing to reclaim the wild abandon and innocence of a young child chasing a butterfly through the garden. You are no longer searching for absolute answers. You simply want to take delight in the myriad experiences along the way. Part of Karma in Aquarius In past lives, you shied away from standing out in a crowd or showing off your genius. Now, your soul is on a mission to express as much independence, individuality, intelligence and innovation as it possibly can this time around.
Where Have You Been? The Part of Karma a measurement based on the positions of the Sun, Saturn and the Ascendant in your chart will reveal an image of your past, and its impact on the present. Where Are You Headed? Anne Windsor, author of Mapping Your Souls Purpose, says, If you dont know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else. The Vertex not included in most astrology charts helps you figure out this essential bit of information. The Vertex may steer you pretty much in the direction you are already taking, or it may signal a readjustment of your lifes compass and a whole new path.

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RIDING ON THE SOUL TRAIN


Folks have been looking for a sign ever since the rst falling star arced across a midnight sky. In our world of microwave meals and sitcom sarcasm its easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life. We race around and ll our space with the stuff of a supposedly successful life. It is only when we come to one of lifes inevitable but confusing crossroads that our souls long for understanding and inspiration. As we move from lifetime to lifetime on a soul train, we are still left with common questions: Why am I here? What am I meant to do in this lifetime? Where am I heading? People read thousands of books, take hundreds of workshops and align themselves with gurus, but the real key to unlocking the mysteries of your life may be in the stars. In Mapping Your Souls Purpose, Anne Windsor shows how astrology can help you discover just what path you should be traveling. There are six astrological signposts that will help you answer the questions above: Prenatal Solar Eclipse: What you are here to teach to others Prenatal Lunar Eclipse: What you are here to learn from others Ascendant: Your starting point Descendant: Whom you want to partner with Nadir: Who you are deep down in your soul Zenith: What you want to accomplish

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How do you nd out about eclipses before you were born? An appendix has a full listing running from 1920 to 2010. To determine information on the four points of your horoscope, you need a basic natal chart. Included with the book is a free CD-ROM with software that will let you create a horoscope. With this book and CD you have everything you need to learn about your ideal spiritual path in this lifetime. Another important part of your chart that will help you determine your karma and destiny is a set of six different aspects. Again, you can get this information from your

birthchart or from the easy-to-use software that is included. Understanding these aspects will help you identify the cosmic commentary that is taking place deep in your soul. Also included is the impact of the Sun and Moon, Jupiter, Part of Fortune and the Nodes. One of the most unique aspects of this book is the Vertex, which will reveal indications of your souls nal destination. Discover your true destiny fast and easy.

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Astrology

A Book With Soul


Anne Windsor

strological birth charts have long been likened to everything from a blueprint for living to a celestial compass. With such promising allusions its no wonder that countless seekers turn to astrology for guidance and insight. During the last 15 years of teaching astrology I have observed that nearly every student is driven by her desire to understand not just the meaning of life, but the meaning of her own life. The questions are universal; Why am I here? Where am I headed? How can I overcome my challenges and make the most of my talents? Mapping Your Souls Purpose grew out of my own observation that countless individuals who could benefit from astrologys cosmic clues were turning away in frustration, simply because the system of astrology is not exactly userfriendly. After all, when you are standing at one of lifes important crossroads do you really want to stop and master a new language just to figure out which direction to go? Why should you be required to delve into the intricacies of interpretation just to understand your own personal game plan when our modern world lets you operate a microwave and read your email without a degree in computer programming? Life is a journey and this book helps you hone in on your souls intentions without a lot of fuss or frustration. It provides plenty of information to help you sidestep the speed traps and enjoy the sights along the way. For starters, the first section lays out Rules for the Road, and identifies what, exactly, you are here to learn and teach to others. If you approach this information with an open heart and mind, youll gain instant insight into the patterns of your relationships and how to get back on course.

The Traveling Companions section of the book explores the importance of the Sun and Moon and how this dynamic duo lights the path ahead of you. Here youll come to grips with the fact that your friends and lovers either support or undermine your spiritual evolution. Once you find the balance between the Suns energy and the Moons gentle illumination, you can take steps to create the life you crave. Whats more, it quickly pinpoints major layovers from past lives that could be creating all sorts of delays and dilemmas, in and out of relationships. Ive assembled the most effective tools to identify and clarify your personal programming so that by the time you reach the third section of the book, several life themes will emerge. Maybe your souls purpose is to be authentic in relationships. Perhaps you are here to have faith in your intuition. Or maybe you really are supposed to write the great American novel. Of course, conflicting information is bound to pop up, but youll still be able to grasp the big picture. Every voyage has smooth sailing and your life path is no different. The Ticket to Paradise chapters outline your prime potentials and blessings from on high. This section helps you identify and make the most out of your birthright, including Jupiter and the Part of Fortune. Here youll discover the options and opportunities that are laid out before you and where you need to be cautious of overstepping your bounds. After flying high through the pages of part three youll get grounded, at least temporarily, by the sobering realities contained in the chapters outlining how to Get Derailed. Saturns serious lessons must be acknowledged and integrated before you can truly move on. Part four contains the simple truth

about how to take responsibility, overcome obstacles and stand tall during difficult times. However, this section is not limited to searching for the light at the end of the tunnel and actually outlines how, when you make peace with Saturn, you can move forward with confidence and wisdom. The book concludes with your Final Destination, and how the vulnerabilities of the Vertex help you understand what your soul is actively evolving towards. It is in this final section that you will begin to recognize your own souls purpose, especially if you take advantage of the helpful worksheets contained at the end of each section. The book also contains a CD-ROM, which calculates your personal chart and offers a detailed five-page report based on your individual chart. Mapping Your Souls Purpose offers an invitation for anyone with no previous astrological knowledge whatsoever to peer into the cosmos and glimpse their spiritual path. But even if you already know a thing or two about astrology, youre bound to gain insight and inspiration from this passport to cosmic understanding.

Anne Windsor holds professional certification from the American Federation of Astrologers and bases her practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. To find out more, please visit www.annewindsor.com.

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In the House
Gwyneth Bryan

o borrow a line from a certain much-aired credit card commercial (whats in your wallet?), I pose the question, whats in your house? Or, rather, your

houses? Im talking about the 12 houses that comprise a persons astrological natal chart. Astrologers, of course, are familiar with the houses and how they resonate with the individual, but the average person, who might know their Sun and maybe their Moon sign, is often unaware of how much of a role the houses play in shaping your lifes blueprint. Thats why, when the opportunity came to put together a book on an intermediate to advanced topic in astrology, I suggested a contemporary look at house-based astrology, simply titled Houses. Houses are the 12 sections of the chart that resonate with some important aspects of life love and family, material possessions, friendship, work, spirituality, sex, death and even karma. All around the wheel of the chart we find pieces of the personality puzzle that, I believe, have as much weight as the planets and their signs. Through reading and studying and looking at dozens of charts the importance of the houses in shaping ones personality became clearly evident to me. I became better able to scan charts and get clues about certain traits and talents right away. A woman writer and bookseller I know turned out to have a number of planets in the Third House. Of course, books, writing and communications would be her passion. A friend who seems to have the luck of the Irish, a cheerful nature and a magical way with children has several planets in the Fifth House, including Jupiter. My husband, who both worships and grumbles about his work, has four planets in the Sixth House, the place of work, health and mundane tasks. In fact, its the mundane tasks at the workplace he grumbles about the most. But you wont find a person with a stronger work ethic. I was also fascinated to look at the charts of celebrities and current political leaders. I was writing for a time during the 2004 presidential election, and studying the charts of John Kerry and George W. Bush was illuminating. Saturn in the First House, the house of first impressions, casts Kerry with a serious nature and a certain discomfort in his skin, an awkwardness that is subtle, but came across through the scrutiny of the television cameras. Remember the time after one of the debates that he loped over to Bush and looked like he was going to tackle him? By contrast, Bush has more beneficent planets in the First House and a good many folks are taken with his good ol boy
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swagger. But he has several planets in the Twelfth House, too, so theres a certain mystery and a lot of secrets surrounding his political career, and indeed his life story. And then theres Bill Clinton with Jupiter and Venus in the First House. Pow! He has the charisma of a rock star. Thats why Ive given the book the subtitle A Contemporary Guide, because Ive woven current events and news-worthy people into the pages, in contrast to some of the older books on houses that focus more on historical figures. The language and sensibility is more in step with the present too. For quite some time, Id been frustrated to find antiquated material in older books. Because some of the tomes were printed before mainstream psychology was accepted, as well as the New Age and self-help movements, I also wanted to create something that would draw upon these sources to help elucidate the deeper psychological material in an understandable (and applicable) way. With Houses, I use humor, metaphor and symbolic, archetypal analysis in contrast to some of the very literal interpretations of older, more staid astrologers. For example, how many times do people with packed Twelfth Houses have to be warned about secret enemies? The more you worry about hidden foes the more you draw them to you. There are other, more symbolic and positive ways to interpret planetary placements in the Twelfth House. The same is true with the placement of Saturn in the Fifth House. It used to be that this was a warning for women that children would be denied or delayed, no questions asked. In my book, I take a softer view that diverges from this thinking. The bottom line is, you should never look at a chart especially your own and feel destined to unhappiness. Yes, I believe we are put here on Earth to learn lessons and awareness, but also to be happy. Understanding the metaphors, symbolism and archetypes in our charts our own personal mythology is a way to understand and forgive ourselves, as well as our loved ones and enemies (secret and not-so-secret). When we can get past our hang-ups, we can work toward cultivating higher consciousness, which not only benefits ourselves but humankind and the planet.

Foundation of the House


If I read another astrology text that tells me to beware of secret enemies, that author might find herself with a surprise foe of her own. Im from New Jersey I dont need secret enemies. You get on the Turnpike here and theres always some guy in a BMW, speeding, talking on his cell phone, running you off the road while flipping the bird Your enemies are easy to spot.
Most of the classic books on astrology were written before psychology, psychoanalysis and the concept of self-help were widely accepted, and they often deliver dated and overly literal astrological interpretations. In Houses, Gwyneth Bryan brings the study of house-based astrology into the 21st century. Blending astrology, psychology and archetypal analysis, this insightful guide helps readers grasp the dynamics of each of the 12 astrological houses. Incorporating witty personal anecdotes on an entertaining jaunt through the stars, the author brings astrological concepts such as the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven and the Nadir to life. The astrological birth charts of Bill Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, George W. Bush and other significant cultural icons are used as colorful examples to demonstrate how the planets within each house can influence childhood, physical appearance, personality, career, relationships, spiritual growth and other aspects of life. Humorous and insightful, Gwyneth Bryans Houses incorporates modern terminology and sciences, breathing new life into the understanding of astrological houses.

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Since Chirons discovery 40 years ago, astrologers have posed countless theories on the irrefutable impact of the dark horse planet. Going a step further, Martin Lass presents a groundbreaking new interpretation of the Chiron paradigm, demonstrating the comets healing influence on present and past-life wounds. Highlighting its essential role in the horoscope, the author details Chirons planetary characteristics and its influence in each of the signs, houses and aspects. Chiron provides all the tools necessary to embark on a healing journey toward well-being and evolutionary consciousness.
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Nationally known astrologer Celeste Teal draws on nearly 30 years of experience to explain and illustrate how eclipses can transform your life and relationships, how they can alter the fate of nations, and how you can master their influences. While eclipses may be mentioned in monthly horoscopes, no other book has ever attempted to demonstrate how these heavenly events are observably connected to both world events and personal affairs.
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Choosing the right vocation means having the ability to support oneself financially as well as gaining a sense of purpose and success. Now, for the first time ever, master astrologer Noel Tyl presents the Midheaven Extension Process, a highly innovative approach to vocational astrology that is elegant in its simplicity and relevance to the modern job culture. Vocations is a much-needed guide that will change forever the process for vocational consulting.
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Astrology and Counseling Combined

New Vistas in Counseling Using Astrology

ne of the great difficulties of counseling is determining the actual cause or causes that affect a person. Often the initial impetus is not the true cause, but merely a manifestation of the real problem. Many hours of counseling may be spent trying to discover the root problem. An analysis of the natal horoscope and other astrological charts can help a trained astrologer pinpoint the source of problems quickly and effectively. Many astrologers, as a result of their training and life experience, are able to provide therapeutic insight based on individual chart indicators that can help a person through his or her problems. The famous psychologist Carl Jung used astrology throughout his career. He understood that astrology can be used to shed light on a persons character, thereby aiding the counseling process. As more research is done examining the scientific structure of astrology, some psychologists have adopted this tool as a means to obtain information they might otherwise need weeks or months to uncover. The result can be faster, deeper and more effective counseling.

Dr. Mitchell E. Gibson, M.D., is a highly respected psychiatrist in Arizona. Based on the authors study of more than 400 birth charts and the use of statistical research models, Signs of Mental Illness reveals astrological techniques for predicting mental illness. For example, he discovered that the average persons birth chart contains about three marker aspects of depression. However, the birth chart of someone with major depression contains an average of ten such markers. All of the patient examples covered in the text were diagnosed according to the DSM-IV, the standard of psychiatric diagnostic criteria. The diagnostic groups represented include major depression, anxiety, addictive disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A coupon for a free birth chart is included with the book.

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Keys to Effective Counseling Technique


Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology by Noel Tyl is neither simple nor complicated. It presents the keystone measurements that trigger our awareness of life patterns of conditioning. These singular measurements then reach out for others in a process known as synthesis. Patterns start to emerge from the chart familiar patterns of life that define personal reality. The many parts become synthesized as a whole. Your duty as an astrologer is to act as a midpoint between a horoscope and a person. You must learn to make creative connections, know what and when to say it, determine how to discuss problems and help your client deal with lifes most pressing issues. This book fully explains these techniques.

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Between Mothers and Daughters


Your mothers profound influence on your life is evident in the way you view yourself, make choices, relate to others, express love and seek safety. The better you understand your relationship with her, the easier it will be for you to create your own healthy identity and life path. Astrology, with its unique perspective into the human psyche, is an excellent tool for unearthing emotional roots. Written by a mother-daughter team of astrologers, this book offers a wealth of insights and techniques to help you heal old hurts, conquer fears, strengthen family ties and move into more fulfilling patterns of behavior. Use this knowledge for healing and personal growth.

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MANTRASCOPES
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Whats a Mantrascope?
To reveal your mantra, read through your horoscope and look for the bold words. Read them in order to gain insightful wisdom that will help you achieve clarity in the coming months.

n ricor Misunderstandings are possible. Sharpen your listening skills and make sure you are clear about what others are
saying be receptive. Business opportunities arise at social gatherings, but you dont always have to work the room. Go out and have some fun. Do atypical things. Reprioritize the things you want to accomplish and test new skills to broaden your mind. Go to a new international restaurant, or hike in the country instead of visiting the fitness center. Responding to your bodys needs will require only mild and preventive remedies.

Your goals are nearly fulfilled; now the rewards of your efforts can accrue. Get your financial house in order: pay your bills, balance your accounts and follow up on lost payments. Start over with situations involving partnerships. Sit down with your partner to negotiate where things are headed individually and together in both the short and long term. Pursue new sources of revenue. The rhythm of your routine could be preventive, so incorporate things such as acupuncture, massage therapy or even an aromatherapy bath. Relationship issues will move onto the back burner, and youll feel lighter at heart. Despite issues at home coming to the forefront again, youll feel blessed by good fortune. Youll feel the wind at your back, so make the most of this time of high energy, optimism and focus. Youre reforming your character and presentation. Tweaking your plans will lay the groundwork for a big leap forward. Maintain a regular practice of centering exercises and meditations. Meet all situations with peace and inner balance to keep the magic with you. Plan a leaner, meaner workload so that you are working smarter, not harder. You feel like playing, and so you should: sports, dates, even a vacation! Early August nurtures your creativity and draws your focus to ways in which you can make your life happier and more meaningful. Get in touch with submerged factors in your own character. Communication snafus come out of nowhere, and lots of social activities put pressure on your finances just something to plan for since these are part of a long-term development process. Likewise, gambling, including speculation in the markets, is not likely to go well.

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Your home and family life is a beehive of activity. Though your neighborhood or siblings may inconvenience you, let activities at home take you away from work. Get your house in order, both metaphorically and literally. Make room for more activities, even if its working in the garden or hiking in the hills; taking a friend or two will only increase the pleasure. Set your intention carefully, because youre on the cusp of new possibilities. Adjust your career reality by delegating more to others or providing constructive input in a workload-adjustment process. Encountering an obstacle doesnt mean you need to alter course. But if you do need to change, this is a good time to do so. Youre dealing with stress in every important area of your life. Wait before you respond to events and youll be less likely to over-dramatize the situation to yourself. Only attempt to do one thing at a time. Be aware of how you feel about whats happening at work and be clear about your priorities. Get busy on a goal that will take you in a new direction your charm is high. Your ability to communicate may be a bit off a sign of your inner uncertainty. Chances are, you want to go to someplace completely new, and this is good. Finances are steady, as Jupiter assists you with innovative insights into your activities, but adjust your budget and pay off debts. Incorporate creativity, as input from others sparks new ideas. You are capable of coming up with truly unique innovations now, ones that will bring value to you and others. Plan some downtime into your schedule time away from other people, which includes staying away from the phone or email. Locate the place of peace in yourself and celebrate life: throw a party or just raise a glass with those you love. You will count this as the most active period of the year for you. Set your resolve and articulate your goals but balance fulfilling your plans against meeting your obligations. And do something fun and make sure your weekends are time away. This is a good retreat time when you can replenish your energy supplies. Dont let your need to do what your friends are doing goad you into spending what you really cant afford.

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Outreach efforts are fruitful now, but work becomes more difficult. Clean up the paperwork in order to focus on your main objective: turn the page and start a new chapter of your life. Youll be more direct, and it can be a refreshing feeling to approach your needs in a straightforward manner, but others will be surprised by your atypical daring. Mars in your sign gives you energy to burn. Yoga, an exercise routine you can do at home, meditation or a solo walk through your neighborhood are great ways to meet your needs now. Disorganization results in communication problems. Take a vacation, or at least a few days off. This is your time to draw back, whether to complete some home projects, take a spiritual retreat or visit faraway lands. Think about how you can work within groups to further your own plans, as well as to serve them in return. Youve made many sacrifices for others, and now its time to bring some balance back. Youve been trying to squeeze more out of your budget, and the squeezing is almost over your work efforts result in extra rewards. Youll experience a change in direction of your fortunes. Expect the unexpected with your attitude more relaxed. Fuel the fires of happiness; socializing is a good way to relax. Your relationships move ahead this month, and your love life also opens up. Challenges arise at work, and could become more strident if you ignore them. Maintain your balance in the work versus home dilemma. Your creative side expresses itself if you give it free reign. See which of your ideas are the most fertile and develop them accordingly. Inspiration feeds enterprise feeds success.

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yourself breaking free and have more energy and optimism. However, dont rush things, but continue to dream and plan. Go to places where there are people rather than rural or solitary spots. You may especially enjoy spots where there are remnants of ancient civilizations. Relationship hiccups occur; give them attention now. Youre also more accident-prone, so do one thing at a time and stay focused.

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The Masters Among Us


Donald Michael Kraig

few years ago, I took part in the opening day of a relocating bookstore. As part of the day, several people were giving brief talks. Speaking just before me was Ed Fitch, and when he was finished, after some nice applause, people started talking amongst themselves. Now, before I continue, do you know Ed Fitch? I mean, do you know more about him than that hes published a couple of books? If not, read on. By the time I came up to give my talk, I had completely changed what I intended to say. Instead, I found myself talking about the masters among us. This column is based on what I said that day. Theres hardly a day that goes by when I dont hear from someone who says, I wish Id had a chance to talk with (someone), where the someone is historically famous. It might be Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, MacGregor Mathers, Alex Sanders, Gerald Gardner, A.E. Waite, Evangeline Adams, Dion Fortune, Scott Cunningham or one of many others. To these people I say, Pay attention to the masters among us! Lets start with Ed Fitch. Although many people are known for helping trigger the modern interest in Witchcraft and Paganism, nobody is more important than Ed. In the earliest days of the movement, Ed was responsible for manuscripts that trained people in the Pagan way. Those papers trained people, who trained others, who have become the leaders of todays movement. In the days before the Internet, he published a newsletter (that eventually became a magazine) called The Crystal Well. Thousands of people have practiced or modified those rituals and taught them to others. You can get the best of the writings from that journal in Magical Rites from the Crystal Well. Its
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filled with practical information and rites you can use, but also serves well as living history. And when it comes to importance in the development of the Craft, another living master is Raymond Buckland. He trained with Gerald Gardner and introduced Gardnerian Wicca to the U.S. If you want to know the history of modern Wicca, Raymond is the person you should go to. His living history of the Craft is revealed in his book Witchcraft from the Inside. And when it comes to a non-sectarian training manual for learning to be a Witch, nothing is better than Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft. When it comes to the Tarot, masters such as Eden Gray, A.E. Waite and Paul Foster Case are no longer with us. But we are lucky to have two people with us today who are widely acknowledged as masters of the Tarot and extend our knowledge of the cards. One is Rachel Pollack, author of such books as Seeker, The Forest of Souls and The Kabbalah Tree. The other is Mary K. Greer, who wrote The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals and Understanding the Tarot Court. When it comes to The Golden Dawn, two modern masters are Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero. They were friends of Israel Regardie, and their notes and additions to Regardies classic books, The Tree of Life and The Middle Pillar, are important contributions to that system. The Essential Golden Dawn and Self-Initiation Into the Golden Dawn Tradition have helped develop untold thousands of magicians. Noel Tyl is one of the foremost astrologers in the world today. His books are not only brilliant explanations of astrological subjects, but books such as Solar Arcs, Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology and Vocations have expanded on previous astrological theory. I am proud to say that in my book

Modern Sex Magick, there is an article by Lola Babalon. She was responsible for introducing chaos magick to the U.S. This is not meant to slight any other authors or teachers. The people I named above are simply a few of the many I would contend are masters in their respective areas of expertise. Perhaps, as you read this, you are thinking of other people who are masters. In fact, in another month or year, perhaps new masters will arrive, to explain things in better ways and expand upon our current levels of information. No, you cant talk with Crowley, Cunningham, Regardie, Adams or any of a wide range of masters of the past. But you can read the books of the many masters living today. Many teach classes and workshops you can attend. You can also write to any Llewellyn author by sending your letters in care of Llewellyn. Although we cant guarantee that theyll respond, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a reply. Years from now, you may be wishing you could have talked with one of the masters who is alive right now. Dont pass on your opportunities.
Betty Friedan and Growing Up Tribes and Craft On February 4, 2006, Betty Friedan died. Many of you reading this might be asking, Betty who? because she was definitely old school. But Friedan wrote a book back in 1963 that literally changed my life. It was probably responsible for changing your life, too, even though you might not know it. The book was The Feminine Mystique. It pointed out that discrimination against women was both cultural and legal. At that time, just 40 years ago, the cultural conception of the inferiority of women was common. The ideas of equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity in

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the workforce and the right of pregnant women to keep their jobs were unheard of. It was this single book that triggered the modern feminist movement and has helped inch civilization toward a more egalitarian culture. But thats not what I wanted to talk about. I was in elementary school when I read that book. It literally forced me to reevaluate the entire way I had related to girls. The book, however, was not simply a political diatribe. Rather, the thing that really caught my attention was its presentation that something was very wrong, and as a result of this something, women were unhappy. By this time, my father had been dead for half of my short life, and I idealized my mother. I talked to her about the book (which she had already read), and I realized that she didnt understand it. Women dont need to control their own money, she said. They

just take the money that husbands give them and use it. She also said, I dont understand why Friedan claims women are dissatisfied. I dont have time to be unhappy. Theres always another wall to wash or load of laundry to do. Of course, I have a great deal of respect for my mother. She was one of the smartest people I have ever known. But even at my young age I realized that her experience prevented her from understanding what Freidan was writing. It was literally at that moment that I realized how different I was from her. I was growing up. One thing I have learned is that humans are social animals. They need to have groups. That group can be family, school, religion, etc., what is sociologically called a tribe. As I matured, I found that the tribe with my mother, while important, was no longer the most vital tribe for my personal growth.

Most people simply find themselves in a tribe, but some people choose their tribe. Have you chosen yours? A growing number of people have found their tribe within the Craft community. If youre thinking of becoming part of this tribe, there are a couple of books Id like to recommend to you. First, there is The Witchs Coven by Edain McCoy. This explains what the basic tribal aspect of Witchcraft, the coven, is all about. You might add to this her Spellworking for Covens, which has rituals and techniques for use in a coven. Another book on this subject that is even more expansive is Amber Ks Coven Craft. If you want to be part of a ceremonial magick tribe, beside the books by the Ciceros you might also look at Inside a Magical Lodge and Circles of Power by John Michael Greer.

Wicca is for today. There is a growing realization in high tech areas, such as computer hardware and software, that many of the wild cards the brilliant young movers and shakers in the industry are techno-Pagans who have their feet in a tradition older than the human race but with their heads and hands in the present and the future. The U.S. space program was perhaps one of the first professional areas where Witches and Pagans started to find their niches. They have spread from there. And where is the Craft of the Wise going in the future? It is likely that Wicca will, before too many years, become widespread enough that its adherents will be in enough positions to affect not just the arts and sciences but the courses of governments and multinational corporations as well. The result would be a calming effect of increased tolerance and understanding over human affairs, and an ever-increasing effect of honoring the Earth as more and more effective public policy. The existing religious structures, which until now have only made occasional grumbles about the return of an antagonist which outclasses them in every way, will have to be persuaded or compelled to accept that freedom of religion is here to stay. But by that time enough Wiccans and Pagans should have gravitated to suitably high positions in industry and politics to assure that this does indeed happen.
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Tantra Comes to America


Mark A. Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati)

n 1976, Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) delivered a series of very important and influential lectures at Gnosticon 5, an extended conference sponsored by Llewellyn Publications that brought together experts from a variety of occult backgrounds and disciplines. A taped set of these lectures was available from Llewellyn for a number of years. Today, copies are virtually impossible to find, and Dr. Mumford was content to let the information languish because he had doubts about whether some of the more explicit material should ever appear in print. In 2004, my wife and teaching partner Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand) suggested that we approach Dr. Mumford about the possibility of writing a book

based on his Gnosticon lectures. She felt the material was too valuable to be allowed to lapse into obscurity and that it was important to ensure that his contribution to the development of contemporary Tantra receives the recognition it deserves. Much to our surprise, he agreed to support us in this undertaking. Dr. Mumford has a rare gift for placing authentic Hindu Tantra, including its sexual aspects, within a conceptual framework that makes it accessible for Westerners. He manages to do this without overemphasizing sexuality, watering down the teachings or using clich New Age techniques, however appealing such modifications might be to Western seekers. We became his students because we were seeking something deeper and

more authentic than what popular American Tantra had to offer, and that is exactly what we found. The lectures on which this book is based were perhaps the first public discussion of sexual Tantra delivered to an American audience by a Western teacher with authentic Indian training in a lineage-based system. Some of the material that Dr. Mumford presented at Gnosticon was almost entirely unknown outside of India at the time, and his teachings have inspired succeeding generations of Tantra teachers, whether they realize it or not. The Gnosticon lectures are of great historical importance in the development of Tantra in the West, and they helped shape what is known today as

The Inner Mysteries of Tantra


In 1976, Dr. Jonn Mumford gave a series of groundbreaking lectures on sexual Tantra at the annual Gnosticon conference. After 30 years, his teachings still resonate. Based on Dr. Mumfords pioneering work, The Essence of Tantric Sexuality introduces Tantric theory and practice revealing powerful techniques that, until now, have been kept secret. With the guidance and blessing of Dr. Mumford, Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson have expanded upon those lectures opening up the inner mysteries of Tantra to a new generation of seekers. Much more than an erotic sex manual, this book also carefully explains the Tantric philosophy and the principles of this Indian tradition and covers material you will not nd in other books. Some of the Traditionalist Tantra books that are difcult to nd in the West overlook sexual aspects while those that are more popular barely look at Tantric metaphysics. This comprehensive guide has it all. Here are just a few of the topics covered in this book: Yantras Kriya Yoga Tantric Sexuality Sex Magic Tantric Perfume Magic Tantric Erogenic Zones Tantric Massage

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Effectively demystifying Tantra and making it accessible to beginners, The Essence of Tantric Sexuality explores the real depths of sexual Tantra with elegance and honesty.
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Devil

Undone

I wrapped my arms around his ankles and begged for my life. He tried to pull away, and then kicked me in the face with his sandal when I would not release him. Leaning down, he grasped the ivory hilt of his dagger and pulled the blade half out of its sheath. His meaning was clear. If I followed the caravan, I would be killed and the vultures would get their feast. I sat naked upon the road, my arms and legs spread loosely, salt blood dripping from my cut lip where I had been kicked Then I was alone. The tale of Alhazred, the rst ctional life account of the famed author of the Necronomicon, starts in tragedy and progresses into darkness. Tortured and left to die, Alhazred welcomes beings with sinister powers just to stay alive. From deaths grip, he nds new life in black necromancy. Despite a veritable attachment to humanity, he becomes loyal to the evil godform Nylarhotep, practices cannibalism and joins a clan of ghouls in a quest for knowledge and power across the Arab desert expanse known as the Empty Space. Alhazred undertakes a macabre struggle to regain what he lost in his youth an impossible task that can only end in horric destruction. Swear allegiance to me, and all other gates will swing wide. He lifted his arm, all except the ngers of his hand concealed within his long sleeve, and I shrank away in fear, but some power compelled me to walk toward his throne on stiffened knees His ngernails were black and elongated, like the talons of a hawk. Using the tip of his rst nger, he scratched the skin of my forehead so that my blood ran down on either side of the hole that had been my nose.

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Neo-Tantra a term coined in the early 20th century but used by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) to describe his approach, and now applied more generally to Westernized systems of practice that emphasize sexuality. While some traditionalists take a dim view of Neo-Tantra, it can, at its best, lead practitioners to approach sexuality with deeper awareness and a greater sense of reverence. The information that Dr. Mumford shared in 1976, in the aftermath of the sexual revolution, is perhaps even more valuable today than it was then, given the current climate of sexual repression in the United States. Beyond any historical value or cultural and political significance, the content of the lectures is profound and the techniques are extraordinary. Although Dr. Mumford was reluctant to authorize the re-release of this information and its adaptation into book form, we felt it was important to undertake this project. Over the years, his important work has been misrepre-

sented, misunderstood and appropriated without acknowledgement; we wanted to set the record straight and honor him as one of the most important figures in modern Tantra. We are deeply grateful that he encouraged us to use his material and allowed us the freedom to take liberties with it. We are also grateful for his willingness to provide additional information and elaboration whenever it was needed. Working on this book afforded us an opportunity to absorb the teachings very deeply, and serious readers will have a similar experience, if they study the material carefully. Those who are familiar with NeoTantra may be surprised to discover that certain practices emphasized by many contemporary schools receive little or no attention in our book. In 1976, Dr. Mumford was largely unconcerned with male multiple orgasm or female ejaculation, and these topics are only mentioned in passing. Both female ejaculation and male multiple orgasms are wonderful experiences and enjoyable

but not essential parts of the sexual repertoire; however, they are not a core concern in traditional Tantric sexuality, nor does developing the capacity to experience them make one a Tantrika. From the classical perspective, the GSpot is a trigger point for Swadisthana Chakra, nothing more. It is certainly not the key to sexual healing, nor is it anything new. It is discussed both in Indian erotic literature such as the Koka Shastra and in the erotic novels of 18th Century Europe. While we have taken some liberties with the original tapes and have included our own perspective at times, we all feel that we are conveying the essential teachings Dr. Mumford presented in 1976. The content remains as relevant today as it was 30 years ago; the techniques are powerful, pleasurable and effective. Practicing them should yield interesting results and bring you much delight.

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In Quest Of Alhazred
Donald Tyson

bdul Alhazred is attributed as the mysterious author of the Necronomicon. Like the dark book he is reputed to have written, he was the creation of the fertile mind of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), who invented both Alhazred and the Necronomicon as background details for his terrifying stories of cosmic horror. Lovecraft wrote that Alhazred was a mad poet of Yemen who in his youth explored the great Arabian desert known as the Empty Space. He traveled widely across the ancient world in search of arcane wisdom, and in his old age wrote a book documenting what he had gleaned in secret places beneath the earth of strange necromancies, lost cities and god-like races of extraterrestrials so alien they were not even composed of flesh. Alhazred worshipped these gods, and in the year 738, while living out his old age in Damascus, he paid the ultimate price for his hubris. He was caught up into the air in the city marketplace in full view of the throng and devoured piece by piece by an invisible monster. Alhazred plays no active role in Lovecrafts stories, but is merely said to be the author of the Necronomicon, which is the focus of the readers attention. When I put together Necronomicon (Llewellyn, 2004), I felt Alhazreds presence constantly at my shoulder, filling my mind with his wanderings and his curious adventures. He does not appear in my version of Necronomicon, save for a brief mention at the very end of the book, but his unseen presence haunts each page. The Necronomicon was based on the knowledge he acquired while wandering the Empty Space and traveling through Egypt, Persia and other lands. It was written in his old age, as he gazed back over the years into his past. When I finished Necronomicon, I knew there was another story to tell
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the story of Alhazred in his youth, the wonders and terrors he experienced while roaming distant lands acquiring forbidden wisdom, the passion that drove him to venture into the dark caverns at the roots of the world and confront the abominations of nature that dwell there, the circumstances of his life that resulted in his madness on the burning sands of the Empty Space. Whereas the Necronomicon is a gathering of wisdom by the poet in his old age, stripped of human emotion and personal details, the novel Alhazred presents the actual life of the young poet as it is being lived. Because of youthful indiscretions with the kings daughter, Alhazred, who had been court poet of Yemen and a favorite of the king, was exiled into the Empty Space. Before his expulsion into the desert, he was punished in ways too horrifying to mention in this essay, ways that robbed him of his love, his humanity, even his very reason. His wanderings detail his efforts to recover what had been so cruelly stripped away from him, and to transform himself from a naked and penniless vagabond into a necromancer. As he travels through lost cities and occult portals unknown to those who walk upright, he learns of the early history of this planet, of the races from the stars who were its masters long before the evolution of mankind, of their terrible wars and the consequences of their inevitable return. Alhazred does not wander in solitude but moves through the rich world of the Middle East at the close of the Seventh Century, not many decades after the armies of Mohammed swept through Arabia, Syria, Egypt, Persia and other lands to create the Muslim Empire. He is outwardly a member of the Muslim ruling class, but in his tortured soul he gives no allegiance to the

teachings of Mohammed. Alhazreds gods are the Great Old Ones who came in eons past from beyond the stars, and who continue to maintain a foothold in our world, biding their time until the heavens realign themselves and cease to cast down rays poisonous to their kind. Against his will, Alhazred is forced to become a spy for the Old One known as Nyarlathotep, who seeks to use him to probe the plots of his enemies. In the Seventh Century, many nameless cults still flourished alongside Christianity and Islam. Much of the world remained unexplored and unknown. Strange worshippers of alien gods conducted dark rituals beneath the moon, and gave sacrifices of human blood. Yet in addition to those who remained loyal to the Old Ones, there were sworn foes that fought them with potent arts. Alhazred meets these and other wonders in his wanderings, but perhaps the greatest of them all is love. In spite of the horrors committed against him and his madness, which together transform him into something other than human, he is not without companionship and affection, though they take forms that would earn him a sentence of death were they to become known, for his lover is even less human than Alhazred.

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Magick & Shamanism

An Inside View of Hoodoo


An initiated Houngan (priest), Ray Malbrough is one of the few hereditary folk magicians raised in Louisiana. In Hoodoo Mysteries youll learn many of the once-secretive magical techniques that are still used in Hoodoo today, including:

Secrets of the Mediums Necklace Invocation of the Gd (spirits of ancestors)


Hoodoo matured within America. Practicing Hoodoo will allow you to tap into the magical currents that flow through the U.S. and empower your magical workings. Increased power, ancient spiritual traditions, a unique system that can be legitimately traced through hundreds of years and a respected Hoodoo worker allow you to have it all.

Hoodoo Mysteries Ray Malbrough 0-7387-0350-8 216 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

Spiritual and magical baths Shell and card divination Spells for health, money, love and more Herb magic with root doctors Proper use of the Pot de Tte (Head Pot)

How to Really Get Your Mojo Working


A mojo is a small bag of charms that serves as an amulet for a wide range of purposes. It plays an important role in the eclectic path of magic known as Hoodoo. Stephanie Rose Bird grew up within this tradition, which is rooted in African beliefs, and has written a comprehensive guide to practicing Hoodoo-based magic, Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones.
Work with the invisible magical force of the uni verse Ashe Make mojo bags using common items for luck,  money and more Create and use Spirit washes, magical soaps and  powders

Use Hoodoo techniques for peace, love and prosperity Discover secrets of the language of flowers Interpret prophetic dreams
Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones acknowledges modern influences and those from other traditions. It conveys the inherent universal linkages between spiritual systems around the world.

Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones Stephanie Rose Bird 0-7387-0275-7 288 pp $14.95 US $19.95 CAN

The Power of Mojo


Four Seasons of Mojo uses ancient rituals and folklore from around the world to draw on each seasons inherent energies supplementing body, mind and soul. The book begins with a comprehensive description of the tools you will need, many of which youll find in your very own kitchen. Employing herbalism, folklore and ethnobotany, the author then shares, season by season, a variety of holistic remedies, crafts, recipes and rituals. Designed to further spiritual practices by learning from neighboring cultures, this book provides readers with useful ideas unrestricted by geographic borders, ethnicity, religion or magical path. Included are Caribbean recipes and rituals, African-American soul food, Buddhist Meditation practices, sacred Hindu rites, Old European traditions, Australian Aboriginal dreaming lessons and Native American wisdom.

Four Seasons of Mojo Stephanie Rose Bird 0-7387-0628-0 240 pp $16.95 US $25.95 CAN

Hoodoo originated as a highly developed spiritual system incorporating herbal wisdom, known by most people in the area of Africa known as the Guinea Coast. It especially concerned the development of a connection with the Spirits (known as Vodou) using carved representations of them and the human soul. When people with this knowledge were brought by force to the Caribbean and U.S., they blended their systems with those of Native Americans and Latinos. The term Hoodoo was used mockingly as one of several pejorative labels created by whites to refer to the ancestral spiritual and ethnobotanical magical systems. Sometimes having a decidedly Christian veneer, the term Hoodoo is most often used today to refer to magico-spiritual systems with an African background that feature the use of magic, healing and hexing using herbs, roots, bones, etc.

Historical Hoodoo

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Dancing with Dragons D. J. Conway 1-56718-165-1 320 pp $17.95 US $27.95 CAN

Magical Use of Thought Forms Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and J. H. Brennan 1-56718-084-1 272 pp $14.95 US $22.95 CAN

Foundations of Magic J. F. ONeill 0-7387-0743-0 264 pp $16.95 US $22.95 CAN

The Reality of Dragons


Dragons are far more than myths and fairy tales! They are as real as we are, but they exist on the astral plane. The mystique of their secrets will unfold before you in Dancing with Dragons. Dragons have a more steadfast control of deep elemental energies than humans. But once befriended through techniques described in this book, dragons make excellent protectors and fellow magicians. You will discover the many types of dragons that are available for assistance, and will be able to call on the right one for any given purpose. Meet the dragons of the seas; fire and volcanoes; mountains and forest; desert regions; chaos and destruction; and of the planets and zodiac. Discover the language of dragons and use it in ritual and spell-casting with herbs, oils, stones and candles. Build your own stone power vortex to channel the lines of dragons breath (energy lines that run through the Earth). Then work cooperatively with them as you follow the numerous dragon rituals included in the book: for initiation, for blessing your tools, for calling your chosen dragon and more. Youll also learn the appropriate music, dance, herbs and tools to use with your rituals.

Secret Instructions for Powerful Magic


In this comprehensive reference manual, two of the worlds leading occult researchers present step-by-step instructions for creating thought forms through astral manipulation. Some of their techniques for this essential skill have never been published before. Magical Use of Thought Forms includes sections on the structure of reality and on new visualization techniques to build astral images for highly potent magical work, from creating a Familiar to building a Memory Palace. Read about the three-point location of occult power in the physical brain and about the creation of advanced astral structures. The writing style of the book makes the approach to this topic especially smooth, with practical examples given in the form of stories, and with exercises designed to build understanding, allowing the reader to grasp material through comprehensive methods. Instruction is given for a legendary alchemical experiment that can change the way you practice magic: the creation of the homunculus, an animated form that can last up to several hours.

Techniques and Spells that Work


There are six basic stages in casting an effective spell. They are: Designing a Well-Formed Intention, Rehearsal, Self Preparation, Physical Preparations, Ritual and Follow up. By showing you how these simple steps are united with the conscious and unconscious, and tapping both ancient magical traditions and modern technologies such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, J. F. ONeills Foundations of Magic shows you how to use spellcraft to change your world. Find love, alleviate chronic or acute pain, attract money and increase self-confidence. This book includes over 30 powerful spells. You do not have to follow any particular magical or spiritual path to use them. With the knowledge in this book you will easily be able to create your own spells. Youll also learn how to make a talisman using the magic squares as well as how to use self-hypnosis in magic. The clarity in this book is its most valued asset. When ideas are presented thoroughly, you do not need long explanations to understand the concepts.

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Aquarian Shamanism
Take one part shamanism and one part modern spiritual traditions. Present it in a cookbook format filled with recipes, rituals and methods you can use. The result is Aquarian Shamanism, and its revealed in Amber Wolfes In the Shadow of the Shaman. This book is based on the premise that you can use any of its techniques to find your inner teacher, who can direct you on your personal path. The book is divided into four sections related to the four directions. In the south you learn how to transform items you find into sacred objects or totems. In the west youll discover ways to contact the sacred energies that fill our universe. In the north youll be led to discover the mysteries of shamanic circles and how they can be used in ceremonies. In the east you will discover the secrets of shamanic divination, including the stone oracle, the Tarot and the Seneca cycles of truth.

The Modern Shaman and the Vision Quest


When thinking of the vision quest, perhaps the most unique aspect of shamanism, many people today mistake the external for the internal. Externally, a shaman-in-training would go into the wilderness and use a technique such as fasting to allow him or her to travel to one of the otherworlds. There they would meet guides and helpers, usually in the form of an animal, who would give important information. But the truth is that there is no need to go to the desert for weeks at a time on a vision quest. The physical separation is only a physical representation of the spiritual separation needed for a successful vision quest. Today, anyone who wishes to can go on a vision quest without even leaving home. Frequently, the use of steady drumming is used as a catalyst for separation from the physical world, which allows the vision quest to occur. Since it is difficult to find someone who can drum simply and steadily for long periods of time, some people will make or purchase recordings of such drumming. They then listen to it and allow themselves to drift through a knot in a tree or a hole in the ground a door to an otherworld. There, they walk around until they meet and communicate with a spirit or animal helper. Here, too, they can learn to perform other techniques including healing, soul extraction and more.

In the Shadow of the Shaman Amber Wolfe 0-87542-888-6 384 pp $14.95 US $22.95 CAN

Ecology-Based Shamanism
In Ecoshamanism, James Endredy gives an explicit description of the ecological problems we are facing due to our own greed and foolishness. But instead of merely complaining, he offers more than 50 practices we can each do to make changes in our lives that will help to save us all. These practices are part of ecoshamanism. Ecoshamanism is the natural evolution of traditional and neo-shamanism in the West. The practices range from simple things such as being aware of what you are buying and its impact on the earth to rituals such as making and working in your own ecoshamanic temple. Along the way youll learn ceremonies, rituals, dances and chanting practices. As you work with an increasing number of the practices youll discover that living with increasing spirituality in harmony with the earth comes naturally.

Ecoshamanism James Endredy 0-7387-0742-2 336 pp $19.95 US $26.95 CAN

Celtic Shamanism
By Oak, Ash, & Thorn combines ancient shamanism, the spiritual system of the Celts and modern forms of shamanism into a practical spiritual tradition. First, youll learn about ancient and modern forms of shamanism including traveling in the three shamanic worlds and how to communicate and deal with the entities youll meet there. The worlds are specifically Celtic in nature. The 50 entities you meet are defined as members of the Faery Folk and their kin, from the Bean Sidhe (banshee) to the Will o the Wisp (a faery who appears at night in lonely places carrying a lantern to confuse travelers). Other topics include shamanic healing, soul retrieval, shapeshifting, invisibility, divination with stones, the omen stick and the Ogam alphabet, pathworking through the three shamanic worlds, herbalism and different forms of Celtic magic.

By Oak, Ash, & Thorn D. J. Conway 1-56718-166-X 320 pp $14.95 US $23.95 CAN

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Seven Magics From Seven Authors


Written by magical practitioners well versed in their individual traditions and approaches, Spellcaster explores how magical energies operate and manifest, with an emphasis on the responsibilities and ethical issues that are part of the magical life. The wisdom within these pages is meant to inspire and empower those new to the magical path, while offering thought-provoking and compelling commentary to experienced magicians.
Spellcaster Elen Hawke & Martin White 0-7387-0634-5 288 pp $14.95 US $19.95 CAN

The Eightfold Ways of Magic by Anna Franklin Wild Enchantments by Poppy Palin Seeking Magickal Advice by Morgana SidheRaven 
Spellcaster doesnt just present different approaches to magic, it provides information by leading theorists that will allow you to perform innovative approaches to effective magic, magic that will make changes in your life.

Song of the Star by Leah Whitehorse Nature and Magic by Elen Hawke What Is Magick? by Martin White Occult Philosophy and Magic by Martin Duffy

Magic Seven Days a Week


Because of planetary correspondences, deity associations, magical energies and applications, every day has its own unique energy, vitality and magical tradition. Learn to make use of each days magical power with the help of 7 Days of Magic by Ellen Dugan. For each of the seven days of the week there are seven areas of focus:

Tarot Card Associations Custom-Made Daily Magics


7 Days of Magic is a truly original contribution to magic. It lends daily focus to your magic while providing new information, concepts and ideas for experienced practice. If you are looking for a great introduction to magic, new spells, charms and techniques, or a compact compendium of wisdom for designing your own rituals, you need 7 Days of Magic.

At-a-Glance Correspondences Daily Magical Applications Deities Magical Plants & Flowers Colors, Candles & Crystals

7 Days of Magic Ellen Dugan 0-7387-0589-6 240 pp $12.95 US $17.95 CAN

Magic for Everyone


Practical Magic for Beginners by Brandy Williams is a straightforward introduction to practical magic. According to the author it is short on theory and long on practice. It covers the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic using short, simple exercises that anyone can use for positive change. First, the book uses six short and simple exercises to teach you to move energy. Then you learn how to expand your senses to higher levels. Next you will learn to work with the magical elements, the planets and magical timing. Finally, youll learn to design your own powerful rituals. Included in Practical Magic for Beginners are 20 sample rituals for improving your life, such as ways to find a home, get a job, protect yourself, promote healing, find love and more, in ways that can be incorporated into the practices of any magical system.

Practical Magic for Beginners Brandy Williams 0-7387-0661-2 288 pp $12.95 US $17.50 CAN

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The Macrocosm and the Microcosm


For many years, The Magical Philosophy series by Denning and Phillips was unavailable, making individual used volumes worth hundreds of dollars. Now, Llewellyn has combined Books III and IV in The Sword & the Serpent, making the knowledge therein available and affordThe Sword & the able to occultists around the world. Serpent This highly regarded text is a cornerDenning & Phillips 0-7387-0810-0 544 pp stone among ceremonial magicians and $24.95 US $33.95 CAN occultists worldwide. It expounds upon the principles of ceremonial magic and its relationship to the teachings of Qabalah. It presents both the external Qabalistic universe and the internal Qabalistic universe. The essential structures of outer and inner worlds are conceived in parallel terms, seen through one common comprehensive framework, and their integration is thus revealed as comprehensible and progressive gnosis. For the magician, this is the key to learning to use the psyche, or inner world, to control and direct the forces of the outer worlds of being. Thus can we fulfill our destiny and become the masters of our fate.

The Qabalah for Today


Enter into the mystery of the Qabalah through a direct inner journey, discovering for yourself the Divine realms of Being and Becoming. Magic of Qabalah presents the Tree of Life in a way that resonates with the modern seeker not as a static, arcane system that is only to be studied and pondered, but as a living structure that allows experience of and Magic of Qabalah Kala Trobe interaction with the primal forces of 0-7387-0002-9 312 pp Creation. Sphere by Sphere and Path by $14.95 US $22.95 CAN Path, you will climb the branches and taste the fruit of the Tree of Life. Myths and symbols, energies and entities are revealed as living beings. These form the body of the universe of which you are a part and in which you can partake as you remake your world in the image of your will.
 Specific guidance for connecting with the Tree of Life  The qualities, symbols and purposes of each Sphere and Path  Guided visualizations for internalizing Qabalistic energies

A must-read for people seeking a clear, modern understanding of Qabalah.

Popular Qabalah
Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Guy Ritchie, Sandra Bernhard, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe, Winona Ryder, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Newman, Jeff Goldblum, Barbra Streisand and Dan Akroyd. All these people have all been associated with Qabalah, though Madonna is its most well-known proponent. It would seem like Qabalah (or Kabalah or Cabala or any of several other spellings) is the latest fad of the stars. Regardless of Hollywoods devotion, Qabalistic tenets are true and deep. And the more important question surrounding this subject is how the popular interest in Qabalah is going to affect the average person. Fans of these celebrities will certainly be drawn to investigating the subject, which means the number of people interested in the subject will grow. Ultimately, this will mean more people will be researching, teaching and writing about it. The end result will be a widespread, penetrating look into the multifaceted esoteric layers within Qabalistic teachings. The popularization of this spiritual system indicates a change in civilized consciousness. Directing your subconscious towards materialization in the physical world, this shift offers the potential towards human development. Personal responsibility can undermine ignorant dogmatic followers by spurring global enlightenment on both personal and collective spiritual systems. Dont let this message be lost.

Easy Introduction to the Qabala


Within each of us is the potential to manifest greater fulfillment, love and light into every area of our lives. Through the magic and mysticism of the Qabala, you can gain a greater understanding of your spiritual nature and unique talents, and use them more posiSimplified Qabala Magic tively and creatively in your life. Ted Andrews This popular introducto0-7387-0394-X 192 pp $9.95 US $15.50 CAN ry guidebook to the Qabala is straightforward, simple and encouraging. It explains the fundamentals of the Qabala and the Tree of Life without intimidating detail and complexities. Simplified Qabala Magic presents easy-to-follow techniques for utilizing the transformative energies of the Qabala, all at your own pace and comfort level. Included are meditative techniques, the basics of Pathworking, and both Qabalistic Cross and Middle Pillar exercises for strength and protection. Learn to apply the energies of each level to your daily life in order to improve and utilize greater clairvoyance or to achieve greater balance in life situations. The book also describes the nature of pathworking and how it can be used to initiate yourself into higher mysteries.
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Take a Mind-Body Walk


else? Covering nearly all corners of my neighborhood, Ive learned that walking with a certain amount of mindful intention elevates an average walk into an extraordinary event. Just when I thought I was on to something unique, it turns out that there is already a name for this mindful walking or a mind-body walk. The magazine body + soul defines mindful walking as a technique that uses awareness of the mind/body connection to improve the quality of your walking experience on all levels. Youre working to get fit, and to improve your life as a whole. Also, a recent article at www.beliefnet.com claims, Walking just happens to provide one of the greatest vehicles for melding mind with body. This all sounds good, you say, but how exactly do I take a mindful walk? However you want to. Mindful walking is a highly personal physical activity adaptable to your situation or mood. You can be fun and instinctual or disciplined and meditative as you walk, as long as you engage your mind to positively influence your mental health.
Inspire Yourself One of my favorite passages from a novel, the opening scene of Virginia Woolfs Mrs. Dalloway, describes what Ill call the undisciplined approach to mindful walking. As the book opens, Clarissa Dalloway, the main character, is walking through busy London streets to buy flowers for a party she is throwing that night. With her first few steps into the city, she declares, What a lark! What a plunge! and for the next 30 pages, we get to follow her wildly spiritual walk through the streets of London as she talks to people, sifts through her life and interacts with the citys charms. While waiting to cross a busy street, she achieves a moment of clarity: Such fools we are, she thought, crossing Victoria Street. For Heaven only knows why one loves it so. In peoples eyes, in the swing, tramp and trudge; in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging in the triumph and the jingle and strange high singing of some aeroplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment in June. Walking mindfully connects Mrs. Dalloway to herself, her moment in time and her surroundings. In the midst of the busy streets, she remembers and forgets herself at the same time. I used to think that Mrs. Dalloway was comparing her own plunge into the city to the flight of a lark, but lark also refers to a merry adventure or a frolic. If you have ever felt spiritually energized by a citys surroundings as you walk, then you know what it is like to be a flneur. Essentially, a flneur (a French term from the end of the 19th century) is a mindful pedestrian who walks with appreciation for the diversity around him, a friendly and curious connoisseur of the urban fabric. At www.

Carrie Obry, Acquisitions Editor: Self-Help and Alternative Health

alking to my apartment after work one day, I saw an older man in front of me on the sidewalk acting a bit like a tourist, stopping to look at the old homes and apartment buildings, many from the turn of the century. We said hello and he added, What a beautiful neighborhood. Since he seemed to be wandering (and chatty), I suggested he walk to a nearby stretch of inspiring Victorian homes. He thanked me and said, I like these walks. They make me feel better. Then he said, I just lost my wife. This fascinating glimpse into his sad situation resonated with me on many levels his decision to walk through an attractive neighborhood to boost his spirit speaks to the inherent value of architecture and history; the importance of maintaining lively, walkable neighborhoods in the city and beyond; and the psychological impact of the built environment that architects, designers and city planners need to keep in mind as they create the surroundings where we spend our time. Since then Ive also thought a lot about how walking always seems to calm my mind. But is it the repetitious motion of walking that has this meditative effect, or is it something

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flaneur.org, a webzine dedicated to the sanctification of the stroll, a flneur is described as one of those fin-desicle dandies who ambled through the crowds of European cities in search of bustle, gossip and beauty. The Flneur by Edmund White describes it best: A flneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through a city without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the place in search of adventure. The flneur visits bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, providing gossip and background to each site, looking through the blank walls past the proud edifices to glimpse the inner human drama. While we dont always have monuments and palaces gracing our American neighborhoods, adopting the outgoing mindset of a flneur will quicken your pace and turn down your mental chatter leading to a healthy feeling of integrating your mind and body with your place. Whether you are walking in a city or on a quiet residential street, consider the following:
Walk wherever your whims take you  Dont confine yourself to paths and sidewalks Seek out hills, stairs and uneven terrain Window shop Read historic markers Take pictures Enjoy architecture Greet people  Read about the history of the place before you walk there

 Wonder the best thoughts come while walking Listen to lively music Find your favorite house (again)

Find Your Roots Another way to walk mindfully is to make an effort to understand the ecological landscape in which you live. We identify so strongly with the built environment that it is easy to forget about the land that existed long before any of us were here. Rediscovering your natural environment can renew your sense of identity as you walk and make you feel connected to the place where you live. In Ecoshamanism, James Endredy reminds us that we have conquered and trivialized the earth, leading to a profound disconnect from the natural world that sustains us. Claiming this preposterous situation is one of the underlying causes of the ecological crises of our times, he goes on to say: The key to reclaiming an organic, primal sense of place is to experience the soil, landscape and ecosystems of the places where we live and work at a level of reality much deeper than that imposed on us by political boundaries, zip codes and school districts. To help us achieve this deep level of identification, Endredy encourages us to make the distinction between cognitive maps and organic maps. While both of these maps are products of our own experience with a place, cognitive maps are based on our understanding of the manmade environment and organic maps
Window shopping is a great way to experience mindful walking

are based on a deeper appreciation of the natural landscape. After reading Ecoshamanism, Ive shifted my own map to include more organic thinking. St. Paul has the longest stretch of river bluff of any community along the Mississippi River, and my neighborhood is perched on the bluffs, a couple miles away from where the river takes a steep turn to the southwest. When I walk, I have a better understanding of how the footpaths, city buildings, railroad tracks and cafes fit like puzzle pieces into the original, impressive structure of the mythic river and stone bluffs. Once you have made this distinction in your own neighborhood, Endredy suggests an exploratory walk to better understand your organic map. Walk around your neighborhood and begin to create a new map based on the organic reality of where you are. Notice and register all of the natural features of the landscape, such as hills, valleys, individual trees, shrubs, flowers, birds, puddles, insects, rocks and so on. Now look up and realize that you are standing in the center of your local home circle a circle inside many other larger ecological circles. What you find inside your immediate home circle will tell you a lot about yourself.
Move Your Mind-Body I havent forgotten about the most basic physiological elements of mindful walking motion and breath. This is the disciplined side of mind-body walking I referred to earlier. When you calm your mind, breathe deeply and focus on the movement of your body, walking turns into a form of meditation. Conscientiously mix these ideas with an urban and ecological sense of adventure, and you are on your way to a healthy and fully integrated mind-body workout. As stated in body + soul, Treat walking as a practice, and it will become not only something you do with your legs but also a way to bring your mind, body and spirit in balance.
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Your Complete Homeopathic Handbook


Alan Schmukler

illions of people are suffering needlessly because they dont know about homeopathy, dont believe in it or it isnt covered by their health insurance. This book is an effort to remedy that. Homeopathy is the most comprehensive book on this subject ever written for the budding amateur. It takes the reader from basic theory and practice to using remedies for both common and life-threatening acute health problems. With brevity and clarity, it explains homeopathy, legitimizes it and tells how to use it. The book covers acute conditions that are either life threatening or painful, or could become so if not treated. It describes about 180 medical problems

in plain terms, each description distilled into a single paragraph of the most useful information. The reader can look up an ailment and match the symptoms with a remedy. I found that the average person who uses this method can consistently select the correct remedy for ailments ranging from measles to meningitis. The remedial profiles are carefully worded, to easily distinguish one from another. Since the reader is not trained in diagnosis, the book also explains how to find a remedy when you dont know the name of the ailment. Conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, one finds such diverse topics as food poisoning; heart attack; stroke; cancer pain; mercury, lead and arsenic poisoning; rabies; staphylococcus and

streptococcus infections; gangrene and ailments from vaccination. Included are all the epidemic diseases, such as Anthrax, Cholera, Bubonic Plague and virulent influenza; childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, chickenpox, scarlet fever and diphtheria are also covered. For each condition, the book offers remedies for both prevention and treatment, with a note that homeopathic remedies work even for antibiotic-resistant infections. A chapter on pregnancy and birth covers topics from morning sickness to difficult labor, post-partum hemorrhage to newborn asphyxia. The reader may be surprised to learn that there are remedies for breach presentation, which can induce the baby to turn around. Emotional states are given their due

Natures Remedies
Effective, safe, affordable and free of chemical side effects the benets of homeopathy are endless! Already established in the national health care systems of England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, homeopathic treatments are used by over 500 million people worldwide. Alan Schmuklers Homeopathy discusses the history and science of this alternative medicine and provides a comprehensive list of proven remedies safe for people and animals. According to the author, Homeopathy is a medical science which uses natural substances to mimic illness and stimulate healing. It is based on the idea of like cures like. Any substance which can produce symptoms in a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in a sick person. In England, the royal family has used homeopathy since the 1830s. Packed with homeopathic treatments for arthritis, colds, food poisoning, insomnia, Lyme disease and morning sickness, this handy reference guide also includes information on homeopathic immunization and rst aid. Schmukler gives helpful instructions for matching remedies with specic symptoms. For example, almost everyone comes down with the common cold from time to time. Homeopathy describes nine different sets of cold symptoms and provides remedies for each of those groups of symptoms. Six different remedies are included to treat various sets of symptoms associated with sunburn. The symptoms are fully described so you can choose the exact remedy that can help you. Remedies are also included for wounds and injuries. Hundreds of treatments for various ailments and injuries treatments proven effective through 200 years of study are shared, with instructions on ingesting them correctly, making remedies at home and stretching your supply.

Homeopathy Alan V. Schmukler 0-7387-0873-9 360 pp $16.95 US $20.95 CAN

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with remedies for grief, rage, depression and a wide range of fears. Even acute psychoses are covered. In a crisis, such remedies are invaluable. They work quickly and without the drugging effects associated with pharmaceuticals. The pain of various ailments is addressed throughout the book. For example, there are remedies for the pain of dental problems, gallbladder issues, stomach ulcers, neuralgia and post-surgical pain. There is also a separate section devoted to different kinds of pain, including radiating, throbbing, wandering and unbearable pain. Whether your occupation is nursing, baking, tailoring, carpentry, farming or firefighting, youll find remedies for yourself. About 40 occupations and activities are listed with remedies for the relevant occupational hazards. The chapter Preventing Illness with Homeopathy offers remedies to prevent

27 diseases including Tetanus, Lyme, smallpox, Yellow Fever, Diptheria and Malaria. This information will be especially useful when vaccines are in short supply, or for people who dont tolerate vaccines or prefer not to use them. When an acute health problem is clearly associated with the liver, kidneys, heart or lungs, the reader can consult the section called Organ Remedies. Running low on remedies? The book also details how to make them last forever or make them from scratch. Aside from its everyday usefulness, this book will be a valuable asset when conventional medical care is either not available or not effective. In the next decade, the medical system could be temporarily overwhelmed by epidemics of antibiotic-resistant infections, natural disasters, outbreaks of exotic diseases, virulent flus, terrorist attacks, power failures or mass illness arising from genetically-engineered food (now that the

species barrier has been violated). This book will empower the average person to help him or herself in such a crisis. In addition, individuals with acute health problems who cant tolerate conventional medications and those who simply cant afford acute care will find this work extremely helpful. To inspire the reader, the book details some of homeopathys historical successes. During the epidemics of the 19th century, when death rates from typhus, plague or smallpox ranged from 30 to 60%, homeopaths routinely cured between 85 and 97% of their patients. The book also records homeopathys achievements in preventing illness. In the 1974 meningitis epidemic in Brazil, 18,640 children were given a homeopathic remedy to prevent the disease. It was almost 100% effective. In a smallpox epidemic in Iowa in 1902, the homeopathic preventive remedy was 97% effective.

A Crystal Clear Guide


Revered for their beauty, unique electrical qualities and metaphysical attributes, crystals and gems have been precious to mankind for thousands of years. In Crystals for Beginners, Corrine Kenner approaches the mystical beauty and power of crystals and gems from a modern perspective, outlining advanced technological uses in contemporary society as well as the more mystical benefits for body, mind and spirit. Beginning with descriptive historical attributes, the text carries long-associated properties of the stones and crystals into the present, examining how specific traits have developed through time. From there, Kenner describes how to assign appropriate uses to specific types of rocks and crystals. Once you master this knowledge, and develop the necessary understanding on how to protect and care for these precious stones, you can begin to incorporate their innate traits into your daily routine. Learn to use crystals, rocks and stones in meditation, psychic development, divination, scrying, channeling, dream work, astral travel, spells, charms and healing. At the end of the book youll find a listing of more than 175 crystals and stones, offering a quick reference guide to physical descriptions and mystical uses. It even includes color, zodiac and chakra designations, among others. Theres nothing like plugging into a crystal for a few minutes to help you recharge your spiritual batteries. The question, of course, is which crystal or gem to use. From blue lace agate to zoisite, Crystals for Beginners is the perfect tool to show you.
Crystals for Beginners Corrine Kenner 0-7387-0755-4 264 pp $12.95 us $15.95 can

What Can I Do With Crystals?


Katherine Kenner

Corrine Kenner

Agates come in a wide variety of colors and appearance but their distinctive bands of color hint at the layers and hidden depths inside us all. Amethysts are widely used by psychics and can help those who struggle with compulsive behaviors and addictions of all kinds. Aventurine is thought to be a particularly holistic, all-purpose healer, on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level. Bloodstone has been associated with health and well-being for centuries to treat diseases and to speed healing after surgery, ease menstrual cramps and prevent miscarriage.

Carnelian has come to symbolize faithful companions and the souls passage into the next world. Carnelian is also associated with eloquence and selfconfidence. Citrine is associated with the radiance and optimism of the sun, and is associated with wealth and financial success. Flourite is often associated with advanced civilization and high technology, and can be good if you do a lot of work with computers, or if you need to program yourself to think in more logical terms. Hematite is one of the bestknown grounding stones. It can absorb and disburse negative thoughts and emotions. Its reflective sheen makes it an ideal material for scrying.

Howlite may be one youd like to use if you are trying to reach those who have crossed to the Other Side. Jasper comes in a rainbow of colors and designs. It has been popular for centuries, and might be the original touchstone. Lapis lazuli, the ancient alchemists stone of heaven, does seem to reflect the skies above us. And for centuries, painters have revered the blue pigment of crushed lapis lazuli. Malachite can reportedly help buyers get bargains and it can help a salesperson close a deal. During the Middle Ages, some used it as protection against black magic.

The Simple Way to Wealth and Happiness

Attract Love and Lasting Friendships

Invite Success and Blessings Into Your Home

he basic techniques in Feng Shui for Beginners are very simple, and you can put them into place immediately in your home and work environments. This easy and practical guide will help you attain everything you desire: get that promotion, create a more harmonious family life, sleep soundly at night and have more energy.
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or thousands of years, the Chinese have used feng shui to attract positive energy into their lives, including a life rich in love and friendship. Now you can use this ancient wisdom to attract the right partner to you; if youre currently in a relationship, you can strengthen the bond between you and your beloved.
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ake your home a haven for good fortune using the ancient art of feng shui. By making changes as simple as displaying a bouquet of flowers, playing beautiful music or brightening a room with warm lighting, you can increase chi the magnetic universal energy into the following areas of your life: love, family, career, health and spirituality.
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Moonstone embodies all of the magic and mystery we associate with the Moon. Some believe moonstones will grow brighter or dimmer along with the phases of the Moon. Obsidian is like a tinted window into the soul. Many people believe obsidian is the most grounding stone available. Today, obsidian is commonly used for scrying. Peridot has been valued for centuries to protect from enchantments and to gain foresight and divine inspiration. Petrified Wood is a tangible reminder of ancient ways, as well as a physical connection to the ongoing world of nature. It can also teach about preservation and survival or as a tool for past-life regression. Quartz can store, send and receive energy, both physically and metaphysically. Use clear quartz for any metaphysical purpose, including meditation, divination, dream work and healing. Rhodonite is a stone of contrasts: it is both hot pink, which represents passion, as well as a grounded, deep rich black. It is often associated with the throat chakra. Sodalite can help you focus, concentrate, remember, learn and organize your knowledge. Keep sodalite near computers and television sets to absorb electromagnetic emissions. Tigers eye reveals a narrow band of white light that looks like the eye of a tiger. Ancient Romans carried tigers eye into battle, believing that it would speed up their reaction time.
Hot Stone Massage Popular in spas and holistic healing centers, hot stone sessions melt away tension and complement crystal healing and other forms of spiritual therapy, such as Reiki. Hot stone massage kits contain almost everything you need to get started detailed instructions and precautions, an assortment of smooth, rounded stones, and a warmer, which is typically a roaster-style oven that you can fill with hot water and stones. If you dont have a hot stone massage kit, you can experiment with any large, smooth, rounded stones you have on hand. Black basalt rocks are best, because they retain heat the longest and wont split or crack over time. Wash your stones with soap and water every time you use them. Warm your stones in hot water, but be sure to monitor the temperature with a thermometer: stones hotter than 130 Fahrenheit can leave serious burns. If you plan to simply lay the stones, dont put them directly on the skin; use a thin towel or flannel sheet to absorb some of the heat. You can put inch-long cosies between your toes, and arrange other small stones in a daisy-petal pattern on your face. You can put palm-size stones on each of the chakras on the front of your body, or run two columns of stones down your back, on either side of your spinal column. (Do not put any hot stones directly on the spinal column or on any protruding bones.) If you plan to use the stones as massage tools, oil both the stones and the skin with massage oil first.

Sometimes we get so busy with day-to-day existence that we forget there is a more spiritual side to life. Then, when we do seek a spiritual path, we are often confronted with so many teachings and doctrines that nding a path to enlightenment becomes overwhelming. Shouldnt it be easier? Author Amy Elizabeth Garcia thinks so, and in Real Steps to Enlightenment she presents a way for you to go within and nd your own path to the divine.

She simplies the journey to enlightenment into 33 spiritual goals such as following joy, developing trust in the universe, relinquishing the need to control and fostering peace. You dont have to follow them one after another. Rather, you can deal with each issue as it arises in your life. Focusing on a specic spiritual lesson, each chapter begins with a divine message from Jahallah, the authors spiritual guide throughout the writing of this book, with stories from Jahallahs human incarnations. Garcia goes a step further in bringing these concepts to life by sharing her own life experiences and spiritual growth. Every chapter includes a prayer inspired by the angels as a reminder to connect to the spiritual realms for support. At the conclusion of each chapter Garcia challenges you to think of three ways to bring these qualities of Spirit into your own daily life, with suggestions to help you get started. Connecting with the Divine is crucial for spiritual advancement, and Real Steps to Enlightenment is the ideal guide for those ready to begin.
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Taking Real Steps to Enlightenment


Amy Elizabeth Garcia

n the morning of September 11, 2001, I received a wake up call. The consciousness of separation was creating chaos around the world. A loud voice in my head said, Its time to get to work. To me, that meant, Get to work on healing, on loving, on figuring out your own salvation. I vowed to break free of my complacency and do something to help ease the pain. I immersed myself in metaphysical writing and healing practices. I began to take steps to know myself, to heal my life and to teach what I learned to others. When I decided to write the book, Real Steps to Enlightenment, I knew that I would have assistance from the spiritual realms. I had an interactive relationship with my God, my angels and my guides. I wanted to let others know about these unseen, and often untapped, resources. My angels gave me guidance and my healing masters helped me to remove unwanted energies. My personal guides supported me on various projects. Each day, I sat down at my computer and asked for inspiration. A wise and gentle causal plane entity named Jahallah came through. We communicated by a process called conscious channeling. Jahallah had a message to share about unity and about reconnecting the earth with the heavenly realms. The Jah in his name signified the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Allah is the name of God in the Koran. Jahallah told me that he presented this name as a reminder that the God of Israel and the God of Islam are One. He understood that the most important step toward enlightenment was to end separation from the Divine and from each other. During one incarnation, Jahallah had been a holy man in Turkey. He related stories from his agrarian community that reminded me of biblical
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parables. Maybe he understood, as Jesus did, that people easily remembered stories and the lessons they taught. This prompted me to share my own modern-day experiences in the second part of each chapter. They illustrated how average people mastered lifes challenges. These people were able to access their innate abilities such as healing and clairvoyance. When they became clear about their goals and took spirit-guided action, miracles happened. Some contemplatives may have reached an enlightened state by meditative seclusion. Others may have pored over sacred texts, hoping to find redemption by following the doctrines and disciplines of ancient theologians. However, in our fast-paced society, the old ways may not work for everyone. I have found that most of us can advance spiritually just by living out our day-today existence in a more refined state of awareness. I believe that we are entering a new era where individuals are going within to figure out their own unique paths to God. Real Steps to Enlightenment is a guide to help people achieve that connection. The format of this book is unique. It provides readers with four steps that combine to help people to quickly become spirit-centered and create change. The first two are 1) information (spiritual principles) and 2) inspiration (stories that illustrate these principles in action). The chapters cover a broad spectrum of subjects peace, trust, joy, prosperity, synergy, etc. The readers then take the final steps in order to bring these energies into their own lives. They set their personal 3) intention (through prayer affirmations) in order to take 4) action (unique to the individual). Many people read self-help books and later store them away on a bookshelf to gather dust. Real Steps to Enlightenment

is designed to be a touchstone for daily living. I started a practice of opening the book at random to use it as an oracle for my day. I usually received the perfect lesson that helped me to live more consciously and solve problems easily. Each morning, you can set an intention with the system to create a quality in your life such as harmony, clarity or release. The Universe will speedily provide you with opportunities to master those energies. Some lessons will be easy and pleasurable. Some will hit you like a brick to get your attention. In any case, you will be moving forward! Our planet is currently undergoing a profound transformation. Tuning in to our spiritual guidance may be essential for our survival. I believe that an awakening is happening across the globe. However, this new creation is coming with birth pains wars, natural disasters and other catastrophic events. The good new is that we have choices we can be destroyed by these things, we can anesthetize ourselves into inactivity or we can take concrete action to manifest positive change. Its time to get to work.

Amy Elizabeth Garcia can be contacted through her Web sites at www.Amy Garcia.org and www. SpiritualAwarenessNetwork.org. Amy offers private energy healings and spiritual counseling sessions. She is also starting a service organization to provide families in crisis with life skills, parenting techniques and personal growth tools. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please write to Amy at AWaterlily444@ aol.com.

Alternative Health & Self-Help

Simple Techniques for Making Dreams Come True


Each of us has the ability to visualize success and make our hopes and dreams come true. Creative visualization is a natural capacity of the human mind. All high achievers, in every field of life, use it to achieve their goals. You can use creative visualization to make powerful, lasting changes in your own life. Popular author Richard Webster presents an effective system for making your dreams come true, including what to do if you encounter difficulties along the way. With the simple exercises and easy-to-follow techniques in this book, you can nurture and restore your soul and improve all areas of your life including health, relationships, career, learning and creativity, and finances. If youve been looking for an easy way to change your life for the better, look no further. You wont need any complex magical tools or prior experience. Creative visualization can be done anywhere, at any time, without anyone ever knowing what youre doing. Creative Visualization for Beginners can be your guide to life-altering success. Just picture it a life youve always wanted, bursting with success and happiness. Now live it!

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An Original Approach to Dreamwork


Three words describe this book: fresh, innovative and exciting! Robert Gongloff has developed an effective approach to dreamwork that goes beyond the benefits of daily life to the fulfillment of ones life purpose. Dream Exploration is more than a book its a journey! Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Ph.D., author of The Dreamers Way

Dream Exploration goes to the very core of the dreaming process and how it relates to the dreamers daily life. Readers will receive an intimate tour of the dream landscape and how relevant it is to the rest of their lives. Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., co-author of Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them While most dream books focus on symbolism, Dream Exploration helps you go deeper by exploring the themes presented in your dreams and their relationship to your waking life. Written as a how-to guide, this first-of-its-kind book includes a 12-step program that helps you identify the core themes in your life. Also included is a Theme Matrix that offers practical steps you can take to incorporate your personal dream wisdom into your everyday life.
Dream Exploration Robert P. Gongloff 0-7387-0818-6 192 pp $12.95 US $17.50 CAN

Sacred Sex A Celebratory Spiritual Path


Revitalize your love life, stimulate your spiritual self, synchronize relationship developments and refine your skills as a lover. Mabel Iams Sex and the Erotic Lover delves deep into sensitive topics such as love rituals, the magical senses of sex, the body and energy, magical Kamasutra positions, magical self-help and more. With equal doses of responsibility and freedom for pleasure, Sex & the Erotic Lover offers all practical and theoretical keys to real sexual freedom, covering sex, color, religion, status and place of residence. This book helps maintain the balance and coherence between the inner world and the external universe, enjoying each and every experience as if it were a game of flowing energies. The book works on the following principles: *Creating a magical sacred place *Preparing erotic space in a magical and harmonic way *Mastering the secrets of erotic zones *Developing magnetism and sexual creativity *Learning to free and harmonize energy centers or chakras through meditation *Increasing the pleasure of body and mind through illustrations of magical positions *Exercising different positions and techniques to deepen pleasure *Profiting from unconscious erotic energy through the knowledge of the symbology of dreams *Ordering and balancing thoughts and emotions to solve sex blockages *Learning erotic magical rituals
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The Chakras: A Powerful Tool for Growth


At the inner core of each one of us spin seven wheel-like energy centers called chakras. Swirling intersections of vital life forces, each chakra reflects an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives. Together the seven chakras form a profound formula for wholeness that integrates mind, body and spirit. As a complete system, the chakras provide a powerful tool for both personal and planetary growth. Chakras are the organizing centers for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. Our chakras, as core centers, form the coordinating network of our complicated mind/body system. From instinctive behavior to consciously planned strategies, from emotions to artistic creations, the chakras are the master programs that govern our lives, loves, learning and illumination. As seven vibratory modalities, the chakras form a mythical Rainbow Bridge, a connecting channel linking Heaven and Earth, mind and body, spirit and matter, past and future. As we spin through the tumultuous times of our present era, the chakras act as gears turning the spiral of evolution, drawing us ever onward toward the still untapped frontiers of consciousness and its infinite potential. The body is a vehicle of consciousness. This book is a map for the journey of consciousness. You can think of it as a users guide to the Chakra System. This map, like any other, will not tell you where to go, but will help you navigate the journey you wish to take. Its focus is on integrating the seven archetypal levels that impact our lives.
Excerpt is from Wheels of Life

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any people may not know exactly what chakras are or what their purpose is, but most of us understand that having positive, balanced energy is essential for spiritual and physical wellbeing. The chakras are a fundamental part of our human energy system; energetic points (rather than physical ones) that connect our energy body to our physical body. The seven primary chakras run along the spine, starting with the root chakra at the base of the spine and continuing up to the crown chakra at the top of the head. Each chakra has a number of physical and spiritual correspondences, but their primary purpose is to receive, assimilate and distribute universal energy throughout the human body. David Pond, in his book Chakras for Beginners, presents a succinct introduction to each of the seven primary chakras and their purpose. He helps readers understand each chakras energy focus, and then goes on to explore both the balanced and unbalanced expression of that energy:

Z First or root chakra survival Z Second or sacral chakra sexuality Z Third or solar plexus chakra power Z Fourth or heart chakra love Z Fifth or throat chakra creativity Z Sixth or third eye chakra intuition Z Seventh or crown chakra spirituality
It is possible to integrate the full force of your energy body into your everyday life by working with your chakra system. Understanding the purpose and potential of your chakras is the

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Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness Keith Sherwood 0-7387-0354-0 312 pp $14.95 US $19.95 CAN

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New Chakra Healing Cyndi Dale 1-56718-200-3 304 pp $17.95 US $28.50 CAN

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first step. From there, you can use meditation, physical and spiritual exercises, guided visualizations and other techniques to balance, strengthen and clear blockages from your chakra system. When your chakra system is in balance, youll enjoy more energy and better health, increased happiness and creativity, and a stronger awareness of your lifes true purpose. Both Chakras for Beginners and Chakra Therapy include simple, yet effective, techniques for those just starting to work with energy healing. For those who are already familiar with the basics of energy healing, Cyndi Dales New Chakra Healing offers an in-depth exploration of the chakra system that includes groundbreaking information on working with the energy of the back of the chakras. Other excellent books for those who wish to further their knowledge of chakras include Kundalini and the Chakras and Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness. Eastern cultures have long understood and worked with chakras, meridians and other aspects of the human energy system using healing techniques such as acupuncture, but here in the West, this holistic approach to wellbeing was virtually unknown for most people until the last quarter of the 20th century. One of the first Western books to explore the chakras and their role in our health was Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith. First published in 1987 and in print continuously since then, this classic guide is now considered one of the seminal books on chakras. Completely updated and expanded, Wheels of Life now has updated material on relationships, evolution and healing, and an entirely new section on raising children with healthy chakras.

their role in your physical and spiritual wellbeing


The Chakras and Communication
Because chakras dictate or assist with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual processes, they function like revolving doors between these four dimensions of our humanness. Your emotions can affect your physical health; your self-judgments can alter your relationship with the Divine Source; your physical well-being can have an effect on your effectiveness in the world. Therefore, the chakras also serve a communication function. Basically, each chakra can communicate with our internal and external worlds, which means that each chakra has separate physical, psychic and intuitive means of expressing its needs and desires, and the needs and desires of our whole being. Physical communication is the process of soliciting, processing or sending (measurable) energies through the physical body to express needs regarding the physical or emotional processes. It is also the process of receiving assistance through the physical/sensory body to meet our needs. Psychic communication is the process of receiving, processing, encoding and sending invisible (currently immeasurable) energy to meet our needs, usually in regard to mental understandings and processes. Intuitive communication is the process of receiving, processing, encoding and sending psychic data in a managed way in order to meet our needs or receive direction regarding important matters, usually in regard to spiritual or soul-based understanding and processes. In short, we use:
 Physical communication to meet our physical or emotional needs  Psychic communication to meet our mental needs  Intuitive communication to meet our spiritual needs
Excerpt is from New Chakra Healing by Cyndi Dale

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T tienes manos mgicas


Eva Palma-Zuniga, Editora de Adquisiciones en Espaol/Spanish Acquisitions Editor

ace tal vez unos diez aos, el ttulo de este artculo fue lo que un hombre desconocido le dijo a mi hermano mientras estbamos de vacaciones en un pequeo pueblo en el norte de Chile, ubicado en una zona montaosa popular por su belleza y energa csmica, que segn algunos, es similar a la que se da en el Tbet. Al escuchar las palabras de este simptico seor, mi familia y yo, incrdulos, no pudimos evitar dejar salir una risa discreta. El hombre continu: Cada vez que usted sienta un dolor le deca a mi abuela- pdale a su nieto que le ponga las manos en la zona donde le duela, y va a ver cmo se alivia. Es cierto, mi hermano puede hacer cosas maravillosas con sus manos, artsticamente hablando, de hecho desde pequeo demostr un gran talento para el dibujo y las artes, pero que sus manos tengan poderes curativos... lo dud totalmente. Un par de aos ms tarde, le un artculo sobre sistemas de curacin holsticos donde se hablaba del yoga universal, la imposicin de manos y el reiki, una pala bra totalmente desconocida para m, pero que atrajo mi atencin inmediatamente. Fue entonces cuando me enter de este sistema de sanacin que utiliza la energa del universo. Rei significa universal y Ki energa vital y es precisamente esta energa la que puede lograr grandes beneficios en nuestra salud mental y fsica. Me entusiasm an ms con este sistema cuando le que esta energa es generalmente transmitida a travs de las manos y que mientras uno tenga fe y crea en sus beneficios, cualquier persona es capaz de aplicarla satisfactoriamente. Record la experiencia vivida aquella vez con ese hombre desconocido y lo mucho que dud de los poderes curativos que segn l, posea mi hermano. Yo no lo crea, y en ese estado de
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escepticismo era lgico que no estaba preparada para ningn sistema de curacin holstico. Sin embargo, la lectura de aquella tarde me llev a seguir investigando y mi entusiasmo fue tal, que me certifiqu en una tcnica similar al Reiki. He estado canalizando esta energa a travs de mis manos, aplicndola a mis seres queridos y a m misma, viendo a veces resultados conmovedores e instantneos. El reiki no es el nico sistema de este tipo, hay algunos con diferentes nombres, diferentes tcnicas y diferentes maestros, pero la energa es la misma para todos y si aprendemos a usarla, podemos beneficiar nuestras vidas y las de otros slo basta con creer en el arte de curar! Anmese a descubrir esa energa, dispngase a recibirla y transmitirla. Le recomiendo especialmente que lea Reiki para principiantes, escrito por David F. Vennells, cuyas palabras lo guiarn por un nuevo camino de crecimiento personal y le harn ver que usted tambin tiene manos mgicas. Cralo!
You have magical hands This articles title is about what a man told my brother ten years ago, while we were on vacation in a small town in the mountains of northern Chile, well known for its beauty and cosmic energy. People say that in this place is possible to find the same energy as the one founded in the Tbet. After hearing what this nice man just said, my family and I could not help giggling with skepticism. He continued: Whenever you feel sore he addressed my grandma ask your grandson to put his hands on the specific place where you feel the pain, and you will feel relieved. Ok, it is true that my brother can make wonderful artistic things with his hands; in fact, since a very young age he

proved to have a talent for drawing and art in general. But that he had special healing powers I totally doubted it. A couple of years later I read an article about holistic healing systems that covered yoga, universal energy and Reiki, a totally unknown word for me but which caught my attention right away. It was then, when I learned about this healing system, which uses the energy from the universe. In Japenese, Rei means universal and Ki means vital energy. This energy is exactly what benefits our mental and physical health. I got even more excited when I read that this energy is usually transmitted through touch and, as long as you strongly believe in it, anybody can do it. The experience with my brother came to my mind again. At that time, I didnt believe it, and in that skeptical state, of course, I was not ready to get into any holistic healing system. However, that article encouraged me to keep researching, and I got so enthusiastic about this field, that I ended up getting a certification in a healing technique similar to Reiki. I have been practicing the application of energy through my hands on others and myself for nine years, often getting instant results. Reiki is not the only healing system out there. You can find other healing techniques with different names and numerous teachers, but the energy is always the same for everybody. If we learn how to use it, we can use its benefits for ourselves and others. We just need to believe in the art of healing. I encourage you to discover this type of energy, and I suggest reading Reiki para principiantes (Reiki for Beginners) by David F. Vennells, whose words will guide you through a new system of personal growth and will make you discover that you also have magical hands. Believe it!

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Todos nos hemos preguntado qu pasa cuando la gente muere. Es nuestra vida una lnea recta con un principio definido desde que nacemos hasta nuestro fin, o acaso habr habido algo antes, y probablemente seguir algo despus? Durante mucho tiempo la reencarnacin ha sido un tema bastante controversial, algunas personas creen en ella, a otras no les interesa, pero a muchas ms les intriga. Cmo saber quin fui, o si en efecto se trataba de m? Cuntas veces he reencarnado? Todas estas preguntas confusas parecen tener respuesta mediante mtodos como la hipnosis con la cual es posible recuperar cierta informacin importante de nuestras vidas pasadas. Tal vez usted vivi en tierras exticas y lejanas hace mucho tiempo, o quiz fue una princesa en la poca medieval. Y qu tal si algunos de estos recuerdos estn ocultos dentro de nuestro subconsciente, hacindonos actuar de cierta manera, sin que nos demos cuenta de ello. Expertos afirman que no slo se trata de una vida pasada, sino de muchas, y que stas seguirn como una espiral sin fin. El libro Ms All de la Reencarnacin, de Joe H. Slate, es la gua ideal para que usted mismo explore la dimensin completa de sus vidas pasadas, y hasta pueda echar un breve vistazo al futuro, porque descubrir los secretos de lo que vivi con anterioridad tambin puede ayudarle a ser ms comprensivo, ms abierto, y a entender por qu acta de cierta manera. Tiene algn miedo inexplicable, como por ejemplo a navegar? Pues quiz ste miedo no tiene ninguna razn si piensa en su vida actual, pero podra tener relacin con su vida pasada, quiz en alguna de sus vidas anteriores usted muri en el hundimiento de un barco. Segn Joe Slate, estos recuerdos permanecen con nosotros por siempre y el revivirlos nos ayuda a resolver conflictos, vencer miedos, salir adelante en situaciones difciles, mejorar las relaciones sociales, y entender porqu nos comportamos de una manera u otra. Con las estrategias que presenta Ms All de la Reencarnacin y con la ayuda de la autohipnosis, podr finalmente experimentar la totalidad de su existencia y recordar las experiencias relevantes para usted. Este libro se enfoca en la eternidad de la vida observando sus cuatro dimensiones: La pre-existencia (vida antes de su vida actual), su existencia en cada vida pasada, su existencia entre vidas pasadas, y su post-existencia (la vida que le seguir despus de su ltima vida). Todas estas estrategias estn basadas en estudios conducidos por el autor, y auspiciados por la Universidad Athens State y The Parapsychology Research Foundations. Ms All de la Reencarnacin es una obra fascinante que lo llevar a descubrir sucesos que nunca imagin y que le ayudarn a mejorar muchos aspectos de su vida.
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Llegando a Cristo por el sendero gnstico


Cbala es una palabra que ltimamente es muy mencionada, pero Qu significa en realidad? Cbala proviene de la raz hebrea Kibel, que significa recibir y es definida como la doctrina esotrica de los judos que permite conocer ms a Dios y nuestra relacin con l. Este sistema mstico ha sobrevivido durante muchos aos y ahora est creciendo en popularidad, as como tambin el concepto Gnosis que significa conocimiento. De esta manera, utilizando la Cbala, Cristo Csmico revela conocimientos sobre las enseanzas secretas del Cristianismo Gnstico, que previamente solo haban sido conocidas mediante tradiciones orales. Esta obra sigue el mismo patrn del libro Los Evangelios Gnsticos de Santo Toms, escrita previamente por Tau Malachi y publicada por la editorial Llewellyn en el ao 2004 El famoso libro El Cdigo Da Vinci del autor Dan Brown, sugiere que el Cristianismo Gnstico ha sobrevivido en sociedades secretas con conocimientos especiales acerca de Santa Mara Magdalena. Malachi no solamente prueba que esto es verdadero, tambin nos muestra que rdenes Gnsticas como su propia hermandad Sofa han usado la Cbala como un medio para experimentar la divinidad de Dios, usando directamente el misticismo. Cristo Csmico es la primera introduccin moderna al Cristianismo Gnstico, donde la fe es la sagrada bsqueda de la sabidura, el entendimiento y la conciencia. Desde los principios bsicos de la Cbala, hasta las sagradas esferas del rbol de la Vida, sta es la primera obra contempornea enfocada hacia Cristo Csmico Tau Malachi la introduccin al cristianis0-7387-0909-3 432 pg mo gnstico de la Cbala. $19.95 US $24.50 CAN Descubra los secretos de las rdenes de Melchizedek y Rosacruz, aprenda las enseanzas y los mitos de la Sagrada Madre, San Lzaro, Santa Mara Magdalena y Jesucristo, as como la muerte y la vida en el ms all, desde un punto de vista gnstico.

colores brillantes slo por el hecho de que se ve hermoso? Desde tiempos muy antiguos hasta nuestros das, hemos encontrado belleza, poder y misterio en las piedras. Pese a que son materia inerte, poseen mucha energa y pueden ser mucho ms que simples objetos decorativos. Desde las telecomunicaciones hasta los relojes, utilizan piedras y cristales, pero adems de su uso cientfico se ha llegado a la conclusin de que son generadores de energa psquica, la cual puede ayudar a la curacin de diversos males. Por su parte, los astrlogos establecieron un cristal para cada signo del zodiaco, cuyo uso, en forma de amuleto o joya, entrega grandes beneficios a la persona nacida bajo determinado mes, y fortalece los aspectos positivos de ella. Migene Gonzlez-Wippler regresa con una nueva versin revisada y actualizada de la popular obra La magia de las piedras y los cristales (la cual ha vendido ms de 30,000 copias de su primera

y salud usando las piedras y lo a g r e s cri a en g sta n te le s A quin no le gusta lucir edicin). Este texto es una b O un collar o un lindo anillo con piedras de gua moderna hacia el reino mineral, que le

ensear valiosos conocimientos para utilizar apropiadamente sus piedras y as mejorar su salud al energizar sus chakras. Descubra sus usos en la astrologa, las virtudes escondidas del cuarzo blanco, la magia de la luna y del sol y todas las propiedades medicinales del tercer reino natural. En la actualidad, las personas han olvidado la magia de las piedras, descbrala usted mismo mediante esta fascinante obra. Todo esto y mucho ms es lo que Migene GonzlezWippler nos revela en su interesante libro La magia de las piedras y los cristales.
La Magia de las piedras y los cristales Migene Gonzlez-Wippler 0-7387-0901-8 192 pg $10.95 US $13.50 CAN

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Comunquese con los espritus y fantasmas


Ha sentido miedo, o cree que alguien o algo lo est mirando? Ha escuchado sonidos extraos que no puede explicar? En lugar de taparse con las cobijas, preprese a investigarlo por s mismo con esta obra que ofrece invaluable ayuda para aquellos que se inician en el mundo de la investigacin paranormal, un campo donde los fenmenos paranormales se han incrementado considerablemente en la ltima dcada. El 36% de los norteamericanos creen en fantasmas, y el 42% creen en casas embrujadas, este renovado inters ha desencadenado una ola de exploracin del mundo paranormal. Espritus y Fantasmas es indispensable para aquel que quiera hacer una investigacin seria y profunda. Los mtodos sugeridos por el autor son fciles de seguir sin incurrir en gastos innecesarios. Este libro incluye pasos prcticos, tcnicas efectivas y pautas precisas para acumular evidencia confiable durante cada investigacin. Tambin presenta claras diferencias entre los tipos de fenmenos a investigar, tales como fantasmas, duendes, apariciones, o espritus.

Espritus y fantasmas Richard Southall 0-7387-0382-6 168 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

Reciba mensajes de alivio


Existe la vida despus de la muerte? Hay alguna manera de comunicarnos con nuestros seres queridos despus de que el espritu abandona el cuerpo? En esta conmovedora obra, Louis LeGrand, uno de los pioneros en la comunicacin despus de la muerte (CDM) investiga y explora las razones por las que ocurre ste fenmeno y cmo poder ayudar a quienes han sufrido la prdida de un ser querido. Basado en su experiencia y en entrevistas hechas con numerosas personas que han tenido contacto con seres queridos ya fallecidos, en este libro, Le Grand presenta un gran apoyo para los dolientes. Aprenda a distinguir si estas experiencias de contacto espiritual son solamente resultado del estrs por la separacin o si en efecto se est dando una autntica comunicacin. Mensajes de Alivio tambin le ensear cmo establecer una nueva relacin con el ser ya fallecido y de qu manera hablarles a nios que reportan haber vivido la experiencia. Podr leer sobre casos reales de comunicacin despus de la muerte que nunca han sido publicados. Esta fascinante obra le ayudar a explorar el campo de la vida despus de la muerte.

Mensajes de alivio Louis E. LaGrand, Ph.D. 1-56718-415-4 360 pp $14.95 US $22.95 CAN

Senderos de luz
La bsqueda espiritual es un terreno propicio para todo aquel que se ha embarcado en el viaje de conocerse a s mismo. Al comenzar nuestra aventura por los senderos hacia la armona, abrazamos las enseanzas bsicas de las filosofas orientales como el Budismo, Hinduismo, Taosmo y Tantra para llegar a aceptar que un equilibrio entre ellas son los componentes de la felicidad. Senderos de Luz nos ensea que ninguna tradicin mstica es mejor que otra. No es necesario descartar sus propias creencias y tampoco tiene que adoptar una religin en su totalidad para disfrutar de los beneficios de una vida mejor. Esta maravillosa obra le ofrece meditaciones y tcnicas especficas de un modo comprensible y ameno que llegarn a ser su primordial fuente de alimento espiritual, tan necesarias y escasas en la vida moderna. Aprenda a encontrar la serenidad, accediendo a la inspiracin que surge al seguir el espritu y al escuchar las necesidades del alma. En Senderos de Luz usted conocer las bases y prcticas de las principales filosofas orientales junto con meditaciones y ejercicios dirigidos a la cultura occidental, para ser incorporados por quienes desean explorar el camino espiritual y el concepto objetivo sobre la diversidad de religiones en el mundo.

Senderos de Luz David Pond 0-7387-0509-8 360 pp $14.95 US $22.95 CAN

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Descubra lo que sus manos le pueden revelar


La quiromancia es una antigua forma de adivinacin, y una de las tcnicas ms fciles y accesibles, pues no requiere del uso de ninguna herramienta mgica, ni tampoco de un don especial. Cualquier persona puede leer la mano, slo se necesita el conocimiento necesario para saber descifrar la informacin que se encuentra en cada palma, informacin que le puede revelar datos sorprendentes acerca de su personalidad, la salud, la riqueza, el amor y la felicidad, entre muchas otras cosas. Si est interesado en conocer estos secretos, el libro Quiromancia para principiantes es lo que usted est buscando. Con esta obra podr aprender de una manera clara y sencilla el significado de cada una de las lneas de sus manos, cmo las diferentes formas de los dedos tienen que ver con su personalidad, los cuatro tipos de manos que existen y muchas cosas ms. El libro contiene ilustraciones y esquemas de todos los conceptos manejados, los cuales fcilmente podr comparar con sus propias manos. En muy poco tiempo usted podra convertirse en un experto en quiromancia.

Quiromancia para principiantes Richard Webster 0-7387-0396-6 240 pg $12.95 US $15.95 CAN

Utilice la magia para ser bella


La belleza es el punto dbil de todas las mujeres y muchas estaran dispuestas a pagar un precio muy alto por conseguirlo. Sin embargo, existen caminos seguros y amigables que se han practicado durante mucho tiempo, como es la magia y algunos rituales de belleza para lucir ms atractivas. Millones de mujeres en el mundo entero han practicado alguna forma de magia a travs de rituales de belleza, para lucir ms atractivas, atraer el amor a sus vidas, obtener proteccin o simplemente para purificar el espritu. En el Libro Magia y belleza usted encontrar una original gua de aplicaciones mgicas utilizando perfumes, shampoos, cepillos, espejos, lociones, mascarillas y maquillajes, con propsitos especficos. Adquiera ms de 200 recetas para preparar baos mgicos curativos y energticos: baos con sales y aceites que atraen el romance, la amistad y la prosperidad, masajes para la fidelidad as como rituales con el maquillaje para la seduccin y la seguridad en s misma.
Magia y belleza Edain McCoy 0-7387-0210-2 240 pp $14.95 US $23.95 CAN

Conozca los secretos de la magia


Se ha preguntado alguna vez qu es la magia y cmo se utiliza? No estamos hablando del tipo de magia de escenario, con pauelos, ilusiones y trucos de colores. nos referimos a la magia ancestral practicada en todo el mundo y cuyo fin primordial es buscar el bienestar de la humanidad. Usted podr resolver esta duda y muchas ms en el libro Prembulo a la magia, en donde la autora Amber K, una alta sacerdotisa de la religin Wicca , nos revela sus conocimientos sobre la historia y evolucin de la magia, las diferentes variaciones y prcticas, as como la aplicacin benfica sobre su ser y los dems. La magia, la verdadera magia puede cambiar su vida. Con su ayuda puede, entre otras cosas, tener salud vibrante, una nueva carrera y prosperidad. En esta obra usted aprender cmo prepararse para la magia, cmo encontrar o crear sus propios utensilios mgicos, o cmo construir un templo en su lugar de residencia entre otras cosas. Logre todo lo anterior de una manera tica y segura, pues con la magia se puede llegar a lo profundo de uno mismo para encontrar aquello que haba perdido la esperanza de tener algn da.

Prembulo a la magia Amber K 1-56718-019-1 216 pp $7.95 US $11.50 CAN

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Su felicidad depende de su estado mental


Ninguno de mis sueos se ha vuelto realidad Es tan difcil alcanzar lo que quiero. stas son frases comunes que nuestro inconciente nos repite diariamente, pero estas afirmaciones no tienen por qu ser verdad, sin embargo, si seguimos repitindolas podran ser perjudiciales. Alguien dijo una vez: La mente es muy tonta, todo se lo cree. Si en vez de alimentarla con pensamientos auto destructivos, la reforzamos con tcnicas mentales para convertir en realidad todos nuestros sueos, lograremos el xito y la felicidad tan deseada, obteniendo el maravilloso resultado de vivir libres y felices. Felicidad al alcance de todos no es un simple libro de autoayuda, es una verdadera gua hacia la felicidad, un texto que le ayudar a comprender los orgenes de esos obstculos mentales que no nos permiten avanzar. A travs de ejercicios de auto motivacin, visualizacin y afirmaciones, usted comenzar a construir una nueva vida. Las ideas de este libro han sido comprobadas a travs de todos los tiempos, funcionan, son reales, haga la prueba, no tiene nada que perder, pero s mucho que ganar: su felicidad y su xito.

Felicidad al alcance de todos Pedro Carranza 1-56718-114-7 312 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

El xito est en sus manos


El xito no es cuestin de suerte, ni radica en factores externos incontrolables. Segn Estela Rozo, autora del libro xito sin lmites, lo que piensas, es lo que determina cmo te sientes. Lo que t haces y sientes hoy, es lo que determina tu maana. A travs de las pginas de este libro usted podr tener la informacin y los conocimientos necesarios para realizar los cambios internos que desea obtener: Confianza en s mismo, mayor control y direccin en su vida, y ms armona en sus relaciones personales. Este maravilloso libro le ensear cmo el poder de sus pensamientos puede llegar a influir y trasformar su vida para siempre. Descubra qu son los Decretos y cmo aplicarlos para atraer a su vida mayor armona, seguridad, amor, dinero y mucho ms. Adems aprender cmo derribar obstculos para lograr sus metas, a tomar decisiones, fortalecer sus relaciones personales y armonizar su vida con la energa divina. No cabe duda que somos lo que pensamos. Usted no puede dejar pasar esta oportunidad para tomar control de su vida y dirigirse as, hacia el xito sin lmites!
Exito sin lmites Luz Stella Rozo 1-56718-590-8 240 pp $8.95 US $13.50 CAN

Su espritu puede curar su cuerpo


Todos tenemos la capacidad para curarnos a nosotros mismos o convertirnos en un canal de curacin para los dems. La energa de curacin est disponible para todo aquel que sea receptivo a ella, le tenga fe y espere cambiar la enfermedad por buena salud. La energa curativa fluye a travs del cuerpo humano y usted puede aprender a reconocerla y a utilizarla para su propio bienestar. Con este libro, aprender a identificar sus tres auras, y curar sus malestares antes de que stos se manifiesten como una enfermedad. Descubra las tcnicas de la polarizacin y utilcelas para transmitir su energa hacia otras personas. Aprenda tambin a enfocar su energa para curar a distancia, a utilizar la auto-curacin a travs del color y a conservar la vitalidad, la memoria y el bienestar general a travs de la respiracin. Curacin espiritual es el nico libro que necesitar para el total cuidado de la salud, para sanarse en niveles superiores y sanar a las personas que lo rodean, todo esto mediante el mtodo natural y espiritual que se describe en la obra, sin tener que tomar ninguna clase de frmaco o qumico, pues usted puede tener el don divino de la curacin.

Curacin espiritual Keith Sherwood 1-56718-627-0 240 pp $9.95 US $14.95 CAN

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Do You See the Signs?


Jennifer Spees, Paranormal Editor

o you believe in guardian angels? Have you ever felt the presence of yours? Maybe a near-miss on the highway, where a split second made the difference between continuing your journey as planned and taking a detour to intensive care? Or maybe it was something that put you just the right place at just the right time to hear or receive the exact thing that you most needed at that moment anything from a job offer to a kind word from a stranger. Maybe your actions have saved someone elses life. In that case, perhaps their guardian angel was working through you! What about signs? Have you ever had an experience where things just seemed like too much of a coincidence? How many times have you heard someone exclaim, its a sign! about something that might not seem like a big deal to you, but seems to have incredible significance for them? Call it serendipity synchronicity good luck providence intuition your guardian angel or even a sign often these become some of the most memorable moments of our lives. In the 21st century, we have come to understand much more about how the world works. Instead of Demeter and Persephone, science has explained why the seasons change and even how ice ages come and go. We no longer fear the end of the world when the sun darkens in the middle of the day. Instead, we can watch the dark path of the eclipse move across the earth via satellite images transmitted from outer space! We can literally glimpse other worlds from the microscopic to the cosmic. But our belief

in a force greater than ourselves God, Goddess, Buddha, Spirit, the Universe or other names used throughout the ages seems as strong as ever.

Synchronicity is not random. Neither is the Universe. And believe it or not, neither are the events of your life.
Guardian angels and divine signs are the link between the one and the One. They are messengers, comforters, protectors; and the moments when we feel their presence are often when we feel most alive, most connected to the divine. The three wise men are said to have journeyed for many nights to see the newborn Jesus Christ, following a sign in the heavensthe Star of Bethlehemthat they knew was a sign of the Saviors birth. The current Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of millions of Tibetan Buddhists, is believed to be the fourteenth reincarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion. As a child he was found to display an extraordinary familiarity with the previous Dalai Lamas possessions, a sign of both his past and his destiny. On November 30, 1835, the mother of newborn Samuel Clemens predicted great things for him because Halleys Comet blazed across the sky at the moment of his birth. After a long life of fame and shifting fortunes the same man, now known to millions as Mark Twain, saw the comets return as a sign: I came in with Halleys comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I dont go out with Halleys comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now, here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. Mark Twain died on April 20, 1910 76 years and one day after the famous comet reappeared in the sky.
Whats Your Sign? No matter where your spiritual path may lead in this life, you can cultivate a relationship with the divine. And according to Adrian Calabrese, author of Sacred Signs, one of the best ways to do this is by asking for a sign. Signs may come directly from the Universe, or through people who have passed on, spirit guides or angels. They will most often appear in your material world as a physical manifestation. Sometimes signs will come to you through folks living here on Earth with us. Sacred signs are perfect examples of what has become known to many as synchronicity. Originally coined by noted psychologist Carl Jung, synchronicities are those remarkable instances where an event seems too coincidental to be completely random, yet is not something that you could have consciously engineered. For example, about a year ago I moved and was randomly assigned a new home telephone number. Id been

Share your story with the author of Sacred Signs!


Signs from the Universe often come in the strangest ways and that means that the experience usually makes a great story, too! Adrian Calabrese, author of Sacred Signs, is our guest judge for this special story contest and will personally pick three winners. Send us your best sign story for a chance to win of a autographed copy of Sacred Signs. Your submission may also be published in an upcoming issue of New Worlds. Send your story to signstories@llewellyn.com, or mail a copy to:
Sign Stories New Worlds Editor c/o Llewellyn Publications 2143 Wooddale Drive Woodbury, MN 55125

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thinking about a friend I hadnt seen in over a year, but she only had a cell phone, and that number was no longer in service. My friend is a musician and had been planning to move to another state, so I assumed that she was hundreds of miles away. But just weeks after I moved in, she left me a message at my new number inviting me to a New Years Eve party or so I thought. I called her back and soon discovered that I had inherited the old telephone number of a mutual friend and one of her former bandmates! In the middle of a major metropolitan area, moving to a new neighborhood with a different three-digit prefix, what are the chances that Id receive that particular phone number? I actually didnt spend that much time to wonder, because I chose to see it as yet another example of synchronicity, a sign that my friend and I were meant to reconnect. Since that wrong number, we have become even closer and I now count her as one of my best friends. Synchronicities are more than just coincidences, says Adrian Calabrese. Synchronicity is not random. Neither is the Universe. And believe it or not, neither are the events of your life. Synchronicity is an integral part of the process when you ask for sacred signs. It is the method the Universe uses to get the answer to you. Sacred Signs was written to help anyone learn the language of signs. Most people first notice the signs that are so strange that you will never forget them. But with practice, you can begin to ask for signs as a form of guidance, and interpret the answers you receive from the Universe on a regular basis. Anyone can ask for and receive a sign. In Sacred Signs youll learn about the three keys to this process in detail, but in short they are: ask, accept and trust. Ask for a sign regarding a question or choice you may be facing. Accept that the answer will come, often in a form that you never would have expected. And trust that the answer you receive is for your highest good, even if it may not seem that way at the time. It is important to be sincere in your request, as your sincerity and trust is precisely what connects you with the Source and assures that the guidance you receive will truly be in your best interest. There are several longer relaxation meditations in Sacred Signs designed to help you reach the calm, relaxed and focused state that is best for requesting your sign, but for our purposes you may use any meditation or relaxation method that you are comfortable with. Suggested techniques include focusing on your breath, relaxing all the muscles of your body from head to toe, or even focusing your eyes on a candle flame. Do whatever feels most appropriate and helps you achieve this calm, focused state. Once you have relaxed your body and your mind, recite the following affirmation. You are sending your energy out to the Universe and opening yourself up to receive sacred signs.
Prepare to Tap into the Power: Affirmation Thank you, God/Goddess/Spirit, for calming my mind and heart, and opening my spiritual channels to receive your messages. I am willing to release any blocks and outmoded or fearful thoughts about communicating with you, and ask that you guide me to my highest good. And so it is!
Excerpt is from Sacred Signs by Adrian Calabrese

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Write a Letter to Your Guardian Angel


A particularly powerful way of making contact with your guardian angel is to write a letter. Start, Dear Guardian Angel, and then simply write down everything you wish to say. You might write something simple along these lines: Dear Guardian Angel, I am aware that you are around me, protecting and guiding me, every day of my life, but now I wish to get to know you better. Please make contact so that we can become closer. Thank you. Love from (your name) Some people I know write regular letters to their guardian angels and these can be several pages long. You can make your letters to your guardian angel as personal as you like, as no one will see it, except for you and your angel. Once the letter is written, place it in an envelope, address it To My Guardian Angel, seal it and then burn it. Make a ceremony of it. Believe that you are burning it to send it directly to your angel. Collect the ashes and scatter them out of doors. I prefer to do the whole process outside. I have a personal oracle tree, and sit beneath it to write letters to my guardian angel. I then burn the paper under the tree and let the ashes be blown away by a breeze. As with the other methods, remain confident that your angel will receive the letter and make contact with you.
Excerpt is from Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians by Richard Webster
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Ghosts do not exist. Ghosts are real, detectable entities. The juxtaposition of these two statements is much more complex than you would imagine. Everyone, from paranormalists to religionists, from astronomers to skeptics to zoologists, seems to have an opinion. And since fraud has accompanied some paranormal research, the eld is all the more difcult to examine. The Case for Ghosts by J. Allan Danelek works to dispel the controversy behind this eld by taking an objective approach to the subject, without trying to prove any perspective over another. Well-researched study and the presentation of theories along all points on the spectrum, from the unquestioning believer to the most adamant skeptic, makes for an engaging and fascinating read.

The Thermal Imaging Camera


A fairly new tool to come on the market is the thermal imaging camera, a device that perceives images according to their heat signature rather than their ability to reect light, thus giving a person the ability to detect objects that might otherwise remain invisible to the naked eye. In doing so, this gives the investigator a new and never before realized advantage: the ability to visibly detect heat anomalies within a given space. Which, since ghosts are frequently believed to generate cold spots during manifestation, cannot be underestimated. (The only drawback would seem to be that it can also capture naturally occurring vents and drafts, thus making it difcult to determine which are natural phenomena and which are possible ghostly activity.) They can also lm in complete darkness, eliminating common photo anomalies such as lens are and ash reections off dust and camera straps. Though somewhat pricey, their value in detecting paranormal activity could potentially bring tremendous strides to paranormal research.

The book begins by establishing a thorough understanding of the issues underlying these arguments. Looking at the role of science, including its shortcomings, will provide insight into how paranormal phenomena is evaluated and criticized crucial concepts to grasp. This includes descriptions of types of hauntings and ways that hauntings are rationalized. The next section of The Case for Ghosts focuses on how you can become a ghosthunter. It begins with a description of different types of cameras you might use pointing out not only common photographer errors yielding images mistaken for ghosts, but also revealing how photos can be faked. The book also highlights prociency frameworks for Electronic Voice Phenomenon recorders, electromagnetic eld meters, motion detectors, night vision goggles and ion detectors. Danelek then looks at the validity behind issues of satanic demons, malevolent entities and ghostly parasites, using reported experiences that lead up to a surprising conclusion. Finally, youll learn about spirit guides what they are and what theyre not and how to communicate with them, as well as methods of talking with the dead. If you are interested in ghosts and spirit communication, this book will give you a thoroughly objective, modern overview of a fascinating and controversial subject.

The Case for Ghosts J. Allan Danelek 0-7387-0865-8 264 pp. $12.95 US $15.95 CAN

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A Retrospective Look at the Supernatural


J. Allan Danelek

etting out to write a book about ghosts is not so much a labor of love as it is a voyage of self discovery, for the subject can hardly be broached without asking some very difficult and important questions having to do with immortality, God and what really happens to us when we die. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that it is frequently difficult to find a book on the subject that attempts to touch upon each of these areas in any depth, which was the reason I felt compelled to write The Case for Ghosts. Unlike most books on the subject, I wanted to do more than merely pen another collection of anecdotal stories and case studies. I hoped, instead, to demonstrate that ghosts are not something to be afraid of, though they need to be respected and taken seriously, but that they are something quite natural, important and integral to our world. I also hope to impress upon the reader that they are not figments of our imagination; ghosts are as real as the flesh-and-blood people we deal with everyday, and every bit as human. Which is why, in studying them, we can recognize that we are not dealing with something alien and spooky, but are simply interacting with people who no longer possess a physical nature, yet still require our understanding, our patience and our compassion if they are ever to find their way home. In other words, in dealing with ghosts we are simply dealing with people in another context, and that, I think, is the key to understanding these extra-worldly visitors. The best way to get this point across, I believed, was to create a book for the layman that asks the kinds of questions most people usually ask about ghosts. Thats exactly what The Case for Ghosts does. For example, how does one become a ghost and, by extension, is it something everyone becomes when they die or only some people? Is there really such a thing as a demon? How does an EM-Meter work? Can we or should we attempt to communicate with a ghost, and might we be inviting something unexpected and unwelcome into our lives if we do? It asks the sorts of questions I used to ask and answers them in a way that leaves the reader to decide for themselves what to believe and, more importantly, what not to believe. Further, it provides the reader with a good, basic understanding of how ghost hunting works on a practical level, along with some theories about what ghosts may be, how they manifest and what they mean to our lives. Running the gamut from spirit photography and EVPs to the power of the mind and the possibility of malevolent entities and demon possession, it is my effort to provide the curious mind with a well-rounded, objective and hopefully thought-provoking look at the entire range of paranormal activity, all told in a straightforward,

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non-academic style. I even invite the reader to participate in this world by providing a safe and beneficial way of interacting and communicating with the realm of pure spirit through the use of a spirit guide another topic that rarely makes it into the traditional ghost hunting books where I explain what a guide is, how it operates and how it benefits us in our quest towards greater spiritual growth. It is designed specifically for those individuals who have always longed for the wisdom and advice of a higher power, but found that power difficult to access through traditional religious avenues. It should prove beneficial to anyone truly interested in developing their spiritual nature and understanding themselves better. Of course, this work is neither perfect nor the final word on the subject. It has its flaws and shortcomings, just as any book that tries to examine the unknown does. But it is an honest attempt to bring into the open a subject that has too long remained on the periphery of serious discussion, thereby benefiting anyone who refuses to believe the world of the five senses to be sufficient to answer every question. It is a book for seekers of truth, not purveyors of it, that might even be capable of giving the most hardened skeptic at least something to think about. Hopefully, that is its greatest strength, purpose and value, for its the underlying rationale in my writing it.

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Ever Wonder How to Summon a Spirit?


Intrigued by the idea of magic and the possibility of evoking spirits? Youve seen it in the movies or read about it in novels. A magician conjures up a spirit often with disastrous results. But is it real, or just more movie magic? Its not likely to resemble a Hollywood horror film, but it is possible to evoke spirits. The main purpose of evocation is to gather information not otherwise available. You dont need any elaborate ceremonial paraphernalia this book gives you everything you need to know in order to evoke non-physical entities. Youll also learn the secrets of the ancient grimoires, including how to use incense smoke to attune to the world of the spirits. Author Donald Michael Kraig researched this topic with several occult groups, and spent ten years practicing before sharing this information. Learn of the differences between evocation and invocation, the right tools to use for evocation, potential dangers involved, preparation procedures, cleansing rites and more. Performing magical rituals does more than simply change our external world, it also changes our internal make-up. Give yourself the power of change.

The Truth About the Evocation of Spirits Donald Michael Kraig 1-56718-393-X 64 pp $1.99 US $2.75 CAN

Stranger Than Fiction


When ordinary people experience absolutely extraordinary things, it changes them forever. Strange But True reveals the incredible true stories of these people and the strange events that altered the way they look at the world. Youll get every vivid, uncanny detail from actual witnesses about their eerie encounters with strange phenomena, including: each compelling true story was submitted by an eyewitness, making Strange But True a unique window on our weird world. Whether youre a true believer or a downright skeptic, these stories have the power to change your world, too. With over 125 stories included, youll be sure to feel as though any of these could happen to you. Are you interested to see if your off-putting experience can trump someone elses, or are you more in tune with reading about the strange truths experienced by others? Either way, this book wont disappoint.

Psychic warnings Strange creatures Ghosts and spirits UFO contacts Miraculous healings Time travel Precognitive dreams Guardian angels
Originally published in FATE, the popular magazine that explores the strange and unknown,

Strange But True Corrine Kenner & Craig Miller, editors 1-56718-298-4 264 pp $9.95 US $14.95 CAN

A New Explanation for an Enduring Enigma


The mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle have held people captive for centuries. Tales of strange sightings, disappearing vessels and dampening, disorienting fog have long reeled people in with bizarre reports. Roughly mapped between Florida, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, this zone has unconventional peculiarities compared to typical topographical features. What can we learn from intrepid adventurers like Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh and Bruce Gernon the co-author of this book who survived frightening encounters in the Bermuda Triangle and lived to tell the tale? The Fog presents pilot Bruce Gernons groundbreaking new theory of the Bermuda Triangle, based upon his own firsthand experiences, eyewitness reports from other close-call Triangle survivors and leading scientific research. Gernon believes that a rare natural phenomenon may be behind many of the seemingly paranormal happenings in the Triangle, causing time distortions, pilot disorientation and equipment malfunctions. But the notorious Bermuda Triangle hasnt given up all its secrets. The Fog also explores the Triangles connection to UFOs, a secret navy base and a possible link to a vanished ancient civilization.

The Fog Rob MacGregor & Bruce Gernon 0-7387-0757-0 240 pp $12.95 US $17.50

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Psychic Development for Beginners William W. Hewitt 1-56718-360-3 216 pp $9.95 US $15.95 CAN

You are Psychic Debra Lynne Katz 0-0737-0592-6 336 pp $14.95 US $19.95 CAN

Practical Guide to Psychic Powers Denning & Phillips 0-87542-190-3 288 pp $9.95 US $14.95 CAN

Take the First Step


The 44 practical exercises in this book will quickly enable you to realize a variety of spiritual and material benefits, from learning how to contact your spirit guide to alerting yourself to imminent danger with psychic warnings. These exercises are simple, take little time and can be learned at your own pace. This guide also presents 28 case studies that illustrate the incredible capabilities at your command once you develop your psychic skills.

See What You Can Do


The only book of its kind that focuses solely on clairvoyance, You Are Psychic will provide you with invaluable tools you can use in your everyday life for guidance, healing, protection, manifestation and creativity. Katz shares her own time-proven methods, firsthand accounts of clairvoyant readings and techniques from the best psychic development schools.

Practically Psychic Reading


Who hasnt dreamed of possessing the power to move objects without physically touching them, to see into the future or to know what someone else is thinking? This practical guide offers complete step-by-step instructions on developing your innate psychic skills in divination, dowsing, clairvoyance, psychometry and spirit communication. Safely enhance your mental and psychic abilities for positive change.

Startmakingsense
Information contained in the human energy field
Your aura contains your own energy and energy from other people and the environment. Everything about you everything you have ever been, ever thought, dreamed, experienced, felt, desired, as well as every relationship youve ever had is recorded, stored and transmitted through the aura. For the purpose of doing a clairvoyant reading, it is often helpful to distinguish between the levels of the aura, imagining that each layer is separate and unique from the others. This makes it easier to navigate your way through the complex system of information contained in your readees energetic field. In my experience, the first layer (the first auric body) often contains information about the physical body since it is closest to the body. The second layer corresponds to emotions and sexual energies. The third layer often has information in it about power, control and self-esteem. The fourth layer seems to contain information about matters of the heart and relationships. The fifth concerns communication. The sixth layer contains information about how a person perceives himself or herself. Finally, the seventh layer, farthest from the body but closest to the outside world, often holds information about other peoples perceptions as well as foreign energies that are entering and leaving the aura.
Excerpt is from You are Psychic by Debra Lynne Katz

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Crystal Balls & Crystal Bowls Ted Andrews 1-56718-026-4 246 pp $14.95 US $19.95

Time Travel J. H. Brennan 1-56718-085-X 224 pp $12.95 US $19.95 CAN

Mastering Astral Projection Robert Bruce & Brian Mercer 0-7387-0467-9 504 pp plus CD-ROM for PC format with Windows 95/98/ME/XP $21.95 US $29.95 CAN

An Ancient Source of Wisdom and Power


This definitive book on crystal gazing, written by bestselling author Ted Andrews, presents everything you need to know to get started using this beautiful method of divination, including:
Instructions on developing clairvoyance  with the crystal ball angels and devas Techniques to attune to spirit guides,  A variety of methods for crystal gazing  Methods of healing with the crystal ball  Ways to divine with water  Uses and effects of different types of  crystal balls Explorations of the past, present and  future with the crystal ball

Back to the Future?


Scattered throughout the world are artifacts that could not possibly belong to the time period in which they were found: metal spheres, tubes and even a decorated vase. Scientists have discovered artifacts and skeletal remains of men and women dating millions of years before humanity evolved on the planet. Where did they come from? How did they get there? Are these anomalies the litter left by time travelers from our future? There is nothing in Newtonian physics, relativity theory or the laws of quantum mechanics to deny the possibility of time travel. In fact, the very latest findings of physicists show that time travel, at the subatomic level, is already taking place. The frontiers of modern physics all point toward a deep involvement of the human mind in the universe around us including an involvement in the process of time itself. Now, for the first time, a specially-created program based on that involvement allows you and your friends to engage in an actual experiment in time travel an experiment that will change your world view forever.

Successful Astral Projection in Just 90 Days!


Mastering Astral Projection is a hands-on training program based upon Robert Bruces extensive knowledge of metaphysics and firsthand projection experience, Brian Mercers 90-day program and the valuable feedback from volunteers who have tested the program. Presented in an easy-to-follow workbook format, this comprehensive system is goal-oriented and progressive, with daily measurable results. Youll get the inside track on what to expect at every stage of the astral projection experience. Each weeks chapter offers case histories, affirmations, tips, journal space for notes and exercises for relaxation, meditation, breathwork and energy body stimulation. The accompanying CD-ROM* includes 25 custom-designed trance meditation sound programs to help you achieve an out-of-body experience.
(*CD-ROM is PC-compatible and works on Windows 95 or above.)

Crystals allow you to access, amplify and project energies not normally available. Their use in healing, activating creativity, foretelling the future and balancing the human energy system is timeless. Crystal balls and crystal bowls are two of the most powerful tools for opening to higher states of consciousness. This book provides definitive information on the hows and whys of crystal balls and bowls and shows how their magic can enhance your life.

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Dont Be Scared
To show us your paranormal photos!

Photo Contest!

ometimes seeing is believing and we want to see your photos of strange phenomena. Snap a shot of an unidentified flying object?

Well pick the best photos and share them in a future issue of New Worlds and online at www.llewellyn.com. Anyone is eligible, although we would like to remind you that its bad karma to lie, so please submit genuinely mysterious photographs. If you are sending a digital photograph, it must be at least 4 x 6 and 300 dpi. E-mail your strange shot to paraphotos@llewellyn.com. You may also submit photographs by mail. Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want us to return it to you. Mail your paranormal photos to: New Worlds Editor,  c/o Llewellyn Publications, 2143 Wooddale Dr. Woodbury, MN 55125-2989 Good luck! We cant wait to see what youve seen.

Capture Casper with your camera? Send us your paranormal photo

and enter to win a trio of intriguing paranormal books: House of Spirits & Whispers, Night Siege and Bucklands Book of Spirit Communication. Paranormal is a broad classification, so here are some examples of what were looking for:  Ghost images (including partial images or faces in mirrors or windows) Unexplained orbs or energy patterns UFOs Crop circles
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In 1994, Annie Wilder and her children moved into a 100-year-old house in a historic Mississippi River town. Beautiful but spooky, the house had been on the market for six months with no offers. It felt like and proved to be a very haunted house. Covering a decades worth of ghostly activity and supernatural events from whispering radiators to visits and appearances from all manner of spirits and entities this unusual story is the true account of what its like to live in a haunted house.
House of Spirits & Whispers Annie Wilder 0-7387-0777-5 192 pp $12.95 US $17.50 CAN

To this day, the military, the media and scientists have remained silent about the Hudson Valley phenomenon massive, eerily silent objects witnessed by people from all walks of life. So what are they hiding? In Night Siege, expert UFO investigators uncover the real story. Now Night Siege has been updated to cover the latest sightings and close encounters 7,000 reported between 1982 and 1995. Are spaceships flying over New York? 7,000 eyewitnesses seem to think so
Night Siege Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, Bob Pratt 1-56718-362-X 288 pp $9.95 US $13.95 CAN

This revised and expanded edition of Bucklands popular Doors to Other Worlds has over 100 new pages, including a completely new chapter on electronic spirit contact. Learn techniques for clairvoyance, psychometry, table tipping, levitation, talking boards, automatic writing, spirit photography, distant healing, channeling and more. Youll also learn how to spot fakes and avoid spiritual fraud. Whether you want to try to contact the spirit world or are simply curious about how its done, Bucklands Book of Spirit Communication is a valuable key to the world beyond.
Bucklands Book of Spirit Communication Raymond Buckland 0-7387-0399-0 272 pp $17.95 US $27.95 CAN 73

Llewellyn Authors Update


Note: This event information was current when New Worlds went to press, but is subject to change without notice. An up-to-date schedule of author events can be found on our Web site at llewellyn.com/events/.

Adrian Calabrese (Sacred Signs)


July 14, 7-8:30 p.m.:  Book signing and discussion at Borders Books and Music, 1260 Old Country Rd., Westbury, NY. For more information, call 516-683-8700.

August 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Psychic Fair and book signing at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association, 2975 Washington Circle, Escondido, CA. For more information, call 760-7459176. August 18, 6-9 p.m.:  Book signing at Soulscape Gift and Bookstore, 765 South Coast Hwy. 101, #106, Encinitas, CA. For more information, call 760-753-2345. August 26, Noon-4 p.m.:  Psychic/Healing Fair and book signing at Heart and Soul Healing Arts Center, 1167 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA. For more information, call 626798-8337.

Douglas De Long (Ancient Teachings for Beginners)


July 15-16 and August 12-13, Times TBA: Ancient Healing Techniques - Level One Course. Locations vary; for more information, call 866-342-0346.

Stacey Demarco (Witch in the Bedroom)


August 26, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.:  Workshop:  Discovering Witchcraft in New South Wales, Australia. Cost:  $100, preregistration required. For more information, call 02-99995895 or visit www.themodernwitch.com.

Mary K. Greer
(Mary K. Greers 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card)
July 22, 1-5 p.m.:  Workshop. East West Books, 2216 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA. For more information, call 916-920-3837or visit www.eastwestbooks.com. July 28-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.:  Mary K. Greer will be a featured speaker at The Tarot Association of the British Isles Conference. Campanile Hotel, Chester Street, Aston Lock, Birmingham, England. For more information, email confer ence@tabi.org.uk. August 3, Noon: Book signing at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, UK WC1A 1. For more information, call 020-7405-2120 or visit www.theatlantisbook shop.com. August 5-6, Noon: Golden Dawn Conference at The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London, UK WC1A 1. For more information, call 020-7405-2120 or visit www.the atlantisbookshop.com.

Ellen Dugan (Herb Magic for Beginners)


July 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.:  Lecture: Herb Magick for Summer, tarot and psychic readings at Pathways, 11419 Concord Village Ave., St. Louis, MO. For more information, call 314842-0047 or visit www.pathwaysstl.com.

James Endredy (Ecoshamanism)


July 10-26, Times TBA: Ecoshamanic Instructor Training at Earth Spirit Foundation, 51 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ. For more information, call 928-636-4125 or visit www. jamesendredy.com.

Anna Franklin (The Sacred Circle Tarot)


July 28-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.:  Anna Franklin will be a featured speaker at The Tarot Association of the British Isles Conference. Campanile Hotel, Chester Street, Aston Lock, Birmingham, England. For more information, email confer ence@tabi.org.uk.

Jill Henry (Energy SourceBook)


July 1 and August 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.:  Energy SourceBook Workshops at Mountain Valley Center, 10248 Georgia Rd., Otto, NC. For more information, visit www.mountainval leycenter.com.

Amy Elizabeth Garcia


(Real Steps to Enlightenment)
July 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:  Psychic Fair and book signing at Sacred Pathway Bookstore, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. #103, Carlsbad, CA. For more information, call 760-729-2434. July 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.:  Street Fair and book signing at The Herb Peddlers, 142 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore, CA. For more information, call 951-674-7415. July 29, 1-4 p.m.:  Workshop: Taking Real Steps to Create Peace at Messages From Heaven Awareness Center, 400 S. Ramona, Ste. 118, Corona, CA. Cost:  $33. Call 951-3714449 to register.
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Joyce and River Higginbotham


(Pagan Spirituality)
August 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Joyce and River Higginbotham will be featured presenters at the Kansas City Pagan Pride Festival. Macken Park, North Kansas City, MO. For more information, visit www.kcpaganpride.com.

Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels


(The Essence of Tantric Sexuality)
July 26, 7:30-9 p.m.:  Book signing and discussion. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA. For more information, call 310-659-1733 or visit www. bodhitree.com. July 28, 7-8:30 p.m.:  Book signing and discussion. YogaFuzion, 5632 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA. For more information, call 858-459-9642 or visit www.yogafuzion.com. July 29, 7-8:30 p.m.: Class:  Vama Marga Tantra at YogaFuzion, 5632 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA. For more information, call 858-459-9642 or visit www.yogafuzion.com.

July 20, Time TBA: Book signing and workshops at Belles Treasure Chest, Plaza One Mall, Derry, NH. For more information, call 603-537-1700 or visit www.bellestreasure chest. freeservers.com. July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:  Book signing and workshops at SoulJourney, 9 Main St., Butler, NJ. For more information, call 973-838-6564 or visit www.souljourney.com. August 5, Time TBA:  Book signing and workshops at Spark of Spirit, 9937 Rhode Island Ave., College Park, MD. For more information, call 301-345-1486 or visit www.spar kofspirit.com.

Christopher Penczak (Instant Magick)


July 4-6, Noon:  Lammas Ritual. Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, Mt. Horeb, WI. Visit www.circlesanctuary.org for more information. August 19, 2-4 p.m.:  Book signing, readings and lecture. Pyramid Books, 214 Derby St., Salem, MA. Visit www. salemctr.com/pyramid or call 978-745-7171 for more information.

Debra Lynne Katz (You Are Psychic)


August 23-27, Times TBA:  Workshop:  Intensive Clairvoyant Training. Sedona, AZ. For more information, e-mail debrakatz@yahoo.com.

Corrine Kenner (Tarot Journaling)


July 16 and August 20, 3-4:30 p.m.:  Twin Cities Tarot Meetup in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, email corrine@corrinekenner.com.

Rose Vanden Eynden


(So You Want to Be a Medium?)
July 13, 7-10 p.m.:  Candle Prayer Workshop at Lily Dale Assembly, 5 Melrose Park, Lily Dale, NY. Call 716-595-8721 for more information.

Deborah Lipp (The Way of Four Spellbook)


July 18-23, Times TBA:  Deborah will present at The Starwood Festival, Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman, NY. For more information, call 216-404-7827 or visit www. rosencomet.com/starwood.

Anne Windsor (Mapping Your Souls Purpose)


July 29, 1-3 p.m.:  Book signing and discussion at The Bookshelf, 2432 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT. Call 801621-4752 for more information. August 12, 1-3 p.m.:  Book signing at Barnes and Noble, 340 South 500 West, West Bountiful, UT. Call 801-2998255 for more information.

Kristin Madden (Dancing the Goddess Incarnate)


August 26-27, Times TBA:  Workshop:  Spirit Vision: Shamanism 201 (Shamanism Divination) at Ardantane, Jemez Springs, NM. For more information, call 505-469-7777 or visit www.ardantane.org.

Joseph Martin (The Quest Tarot)


July 9, August 6, 13, 26, 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Lectures and personal readings at the Holistic Living Expo. Locations vary; for more information, call 800-722-7330 or visit www. holisticlivingexpo.com.

Iris Yankelevich (Padres de Hoy)


July 29, 2:30-4 p.m.: Book signing and discussion at Barnes and Noble, Eastridge Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop Space 1420, San Jose, CA. Call 408-270-9470 for more information.

Dorothy Morrison (Dancing the Goddess Incarnate)


July 14, 6 p.m.: Readings and classes at Mystical Horizons, Rte. 27, Old Mystic, CT. For further information, call 860572-9191 or visit www.mysticalhorizons.com. July 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Dorothy will visit Selenes Universal Healing Center, 13 River St., Sanford, ME. For further information, call 207-324-0266 or visit www.selenes.biz. July 19, 6-9 p.m.: An evening with Dorothy at The Magick Closet, 276 Woodford St., Portland, ME. For more information, call 207-772-1441 or visit www.themagickcloset.com.

July 6th-9th The American Federation of Astrologers 2006 Conference


Stephanie Clement, Diane Cramer, Martin Lass, Maria Simms and Anne Windsor will be featured speakers at the AFA 2006 Conference. Visit www.astrologers. com for a complete schedule of events.

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Carl Llewellyn Weschcke article continued from page 2 In that sense, all healing is really rejuvenation the process of restoring and re-charging the dominant matrix. But information packages can also be perceived as programs. We use programs all the time many of them have been imposed on us through education, advertising, experience and our intersection with other people. We also have the ability to choose our own programming through choices in areas of self-improvement, healing and spirituality. In recent years we have come to term this ability of self-programming empowerment, because that is exactly what it can do it gives us the power to change our present destiny for one of better health, longer life, joy, abundance and above all, self-freedom and spiritual growth. With such choice, life is both a journey and an adventure. This issue of New Worlds introduces Colleen Deatsman, a pioneer in energizing techniques and self-programming. Bon Voyage, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Publisher

NW: Whats next for you? CD: Energy for Life is the second in a trio of books that describe my methods for helping people regain and maintain their personal power and health. Im still in the process of writing the third book about using the shamanic journey as a healing and energetic tool of wisdom. We live in an age where we are slowly being stripped of our self-determination. We have become cogs in a vast socioeconomic machine that shows no sign of freeing us. We must be our own emancipators. Awareness is the key to our empowerment. As we build our awareness of our health, of our energy, of our world we reclaim our potential. Within that potential lie the seeds for making this a better world. For as long as I am able, I plan to dedicate my time and my energy to the service of building awareness and to the empowerment of the individual. I feel that, for me, there is no greater calling.

deck of tarot cards from choosing the right card for the right purpose, to creating ritual card spreads aimed at actively manifesting the desired energies, to invoking and working with the tarot angels who rule over the cards. Using this book as a guide, we encourage readers to design their own rituals for creating magical talismans from the cards of the tarot.

Jo Whittemore interview continued from page 29 first because of the situations in which theyre placed. It doesnt allow for so much adolescent bickering, and because of their emotional growth, they are as much aware of this fact as the audience. I used to read the second or third or even eighth book in another authors series without a thought to how much work goes into keeping each new story original, yet consistent with what already exists. Now that Ive gone through something similar, it makes me truly appreciate the phrase to be continued.

Cicero article continued from page 19 talismans. A telesmatic image is an image of a deity, archangel or angel that is consciously constructed by the magician. Each Hebrew letter is associated with a set of images including concepts such as winged or fierce. The physical image of an angel is built from head to foot based on those associations linked to the specific letters of the angels name. Then the complete image of the angel is drawn, painted or simply visualized in the imagination using those esoteric associations. The creation of a telesmatic image of an archangel or angel that can be visualized makes it possible for the magician to create a personal link or contact point with the angel. Telesmatic images of the tarot angels invoked in ritual will naturally make tarot talismans more potent. Tarot Talismans was designed to provide readers with a complete system for creating talismans from any favorite

Colleen Deatsman interview continued from page 5 ter. The exercises I teach in Energy for Life are designed to be done anywhere at any time. Once theyre learned, you can put them to use during all those infuriating delay times and be the better for it. Then, when you do have an extra 10 or 15 minutes, you can pop in the CD and experience an energy intensive. Maybe you can do so while youre waiting to pick up the kids, or during part of your lunch hour. Maintaining energy and health is a matter of focus and intent, not of long hours of time-dedicated work. A little bit of focus and remembering to take advantage of those down times is all you need to revitalize and re-energize yourself. Then, maybe youll have some of the extra energy you need to live life more fully.

Jennifer Spees article continued from page 67 Guardian angels bestow both blessings and protection, says Richard Webster, author of Spirit Guides and Angel Guardians. Our angels most often make themselves known at those critical moments in our lives when we are most in need, especially when facing grave danger or crushing despair. But you can also contact your guardian angel whenever you feel you need guidance, protection, or even reassurance. In many ways, reaching out to your guardian angel is similar to asking the Universe for a sign.

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A time for gathering and thanksgiving

harvest season holidays

Mabon, the second harvest and festival of the vine


Mabon, the autumn equinox, is a magickal time of balance and plenty. Its a time to celebrate the earths bounty and to be thankful for the harvest that will sustain us through the coming winter. Autumn Equinox will help you deepen your understanding of Mabon and discover new ideas for honoring this ancient fall holiday. This delightful guidebook is overowing with rituals, spells, recipes, crafts and customs to celebrate the most colorful and bewitching season of the year.
Harvest myths and stories: John Barleycorn and the Lord of the Harvest; Herne the Stag King; Pomona, Roman Goddess of Apples; The Myth of Demeter and Persephone Recast Persephones Story Fall magick and divination: Apple Magick; Autumn Faery Meditation; Protection Magick; Calling on Blackbirds for Skill and Cunning Seasonal crafts: Grape Wreaths and Lighted Fall Garlands; Herbal Soaps; Leafy Luminaries; Baby Boo and Ghost Pumpkin Centerpieces Harvest goodies and treats: Harvest Apple Upside Down Cake; Shoepeg Corn Casserole; Rosemary Garlic Potatoes; Doras Grape Jelly Mabon rituals and traditions: Equinox Candle Ritual for Balance; Harvest Moon Rite; Ritual to Dionysus, God of the Vine
Autumn Equinox
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Energy Sourcebook Dr. Jill Henry, Ed.D. 0-7387-0529-2 $16.95 US $22.95 CAN

Spiritual Fitness Nancy Mramor, Ph.D. 0-7387-0640-X $14.95 US $19.95 CAN

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