Demand is high for THE GOODLY SPELLBOOK: OLDE SPELLS FOR MODERN PROBLEMS (Sterling, NY, September 2005): A pre-publication announcement on Witchvox.com received almost 62,000 hits in a single week. The book's mystique is that it reveals never-before-published material about The Secret Language of Witches, Barbarous Words of Power, Musical Ciphers, and the magical methods politicians and advertisers employ to manipulate the masses.
"We've revealed long-suppressed information," explains Lady Passion. "Witches and God/desses are real, and everyone can learn how to practice magic daily to help themselves thrive. In fact, most people already do whenever they knock on wood or hang a charm on their car mirror." (From Aug. 2005 press release.)
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"The Goodly Spellbook is a well-written, beautifully presented collection of old and new magic, utilizing time-tested spells of all kinds. The authors have accumulated a wonderful and useful assemblage with everything needed for magical success. As is stated in the Introduction, 'This book does more than merely reproduce recipes . . .' Indeed it does! It gives the background to spellwork; it details such tools as magical writing, music, chant, dance and song; and it even speaks of the importance of ethics in magic and spellcraft. This is a worthwhile book for every Witch, magician, and sorcerer's apprentice."
-- Raymond Buckland (Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, The Witch Book)
"Offering a wide variety of enchanting spells complete with origins and magical theory, The Goodly Spellbook is an impressive, comprehensive work that is surely destined to become a classic. As an occultist and long-time priestess of the Old Religion, I strongly recommend this fine volume to all magical practitioners and anyone interested in the Witches' craft."
-- Gerina Dunwich (Wicca Craft, Dunwich's Guide to Gemstone Sorcery)
"The Goodly Spellbook is a delightful and refreshing blend of sound practical advice coupled with traditional folk magic practices. Every magical library should contain a copy of this book, which preserves ancient tradition while making it pertinent to modern times."
-- Raven Grimassi (Italian Witchcraft, The Wiccan Mysteries)
"The Goodly Spellbook powerfully expresses the beauty, joy and potency of spellcraft. Lady Passion and *Diuvei have lovingly crafted an elegant, eclectic and wide-ranging collection of traditional and modern spells. With information for novice and adept alike, The Goodly Spellbook is a valuable addition to any magical library."
-- Judika Illes (The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Emergency Magic!)
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Youre not alonethe majority of the worlds people believe that its neither men nor money that rules the world but magic. Millions continue the age-old tradition of casting goodly spells to achieve health, wealth, peace, strength, and joy in their lives.
Folks who do such spellwork are justifiably proud. Blessed with both common sense and conscience, they need never waver in the certainty of what is and always has been. Many still wish on stars, plant by the Moon, and bid the rain to "go awaycome again some other day." They still glory in the innate power of their wind-swept hair and become enchanted when a balefire meshes with the shadows like well-woven cloth. Some of us, ecstatic few, delight that by our own rites, we make the seasons turn and the corn grow tall. We take away colic and lullaby the world to sleep with whispered songs we remember fondly from childhood. Sparkling, ecstatic eyes that mirror moonlight are our most common feature. Like innumerable midwives, Gypsies, and granny doctors who preceded us, spellworkers still thrive, devotedly working hand in hand with the powers of Nature.
Some things change: Cars replace horses, villages succumb to suburbs, and quills acquiesce to computers. But some things are eternalsuch as our yen for freedom and fulfillment, our urge to succor the sick, and our ferocious need to protect our young. For thousands of years, while the rich and the mighty have sought to fulfill these needs through money and armies, the common folk have relied on their own wits and spells.
Magic worksit always has and always will. Olde spells "work like a charm" in modern times because theyre based on universal patterns and principles that transcend any particular time or place. Our ancestors phrased these principles in simple, straightforward terms that everyone can understand and use, such as:
This perennial wisdom is a source of great powernot for the greedy and the arrogant, but for sensitive, caring people who yearn for a means to truly help themselves, nurture their loved ones, and aid the ecological recovery of their besieged planet.
Spellcraft remains an unbroken, ancestral line of rites celebrating individuals peaceful, creative means to thrive. Practicing magic is thrilling beyond compare the siren lure to sacred power and the pleasure spelling evokes in the human heart are as irresistibly magnetic as the attraction kids have to mud puddles! Proving to yourself that your spells can cut through walls and prison bars; suspend time, space, and the conventional laws of physics; and change your life for the better is extremely empowering. After all, who needs a prince, pope, or preacher when you can privately manifest your utmost desires through spellwork?
Spellcraft is applied spiritualitya soul-stirring mental and physical art that inspires its practitioners to operate by no less than their very highest ideals. Two thousand years of propaganda denying the efficacy of spells have failed to obliterate the peoples innate desire for, and reliance on, magical fixes for lifes daily dilemmas. Spellworkers knownot through blind faith, but by their own, direct magical experiencethat the Gfew spells succeed without Their aid, insight, or favor.
The magical techniques in this book are presented not as entertainment nor solely for educational purposes. Magic is an authentic spiritual practice best usedin tandem with medical, legal, and other reasonable measures.
Our ancestors were practical folk. They demanded demonstrable results from their spellworkas should you. Thousands of their tried-and-true spells still exist, fairly glittering beneath the scholarly library dust of disuse. These antique treasures are just waiting for you to discover, activate, and use to further your best interests! Many are simple, requiring only one or a handful of easily obtainable ingredients, such as pebbles, eggs, string, fruit peels, and similar items routinely found close at hand. The truth is, you dont need to spend a small fortune on magicmost of the time, you can find or make everything youll need.
There is, however, one secret ingredient in the recipe of every spell. Without it, you cannot unlock the spells power. That ingredient is knowledgemagical knowledge. Where can you find such knowledge? Unfortunatelyas most seekers soon discoverbookstore shelves are littered with flashy titles that purport to teach magical techniques, but actually provide little within save a smattering of New Age clichés and a jumble of spell recipes requiring obscure or unexplained ingredients. Such books are replete with lists and tables, but void of insight and experience.
As experienced practitioners and teachers of spellcraft, we think such books dilute magic from a state of firewater to the status of stale ale. Were appalled that such tomes do little but relegate beginners to an unnecessarily superficial knowledge level.
Thats why weve filled The Goodly Spellbook with authentic spells and practical anecdotes from our own magical experiences. This book does more than merely reproduce recipesit clearly and vividly teaches you how to create your own spells so that you can tailor your magic to your own individual needs and circumstances. From thought to word to hand to deed, The Goodly Spellbook shows you how to cast effective spells anywhere, anytime. Weve compiled tried-and-true spell recipes, both ancient and modern, from our many years of experience and our extensive magical library.
The Goodly Spellbook provides the best kind of spells -- ancient charms based on traditional folk magic, oldies-but-goodies full of spirit-lifting lyrics and thrilling Barbarous Words of Power, simple spells all people can learn to instantly help themselves, their loved ones, and the planet. The spells apply to life today because they address perpetual human desires for love, luck, health, family, friends, prosperity, protection, harmony, fulfillment, intimacy, insight, courage, strength, peace, and joy.
As human needs are many, so spells are very diverse in nature. Most of the spells we offer can be worked by anyone, either alone or with others, regardless of age or sexual orientation; some, however, are traditionally gender specific. We present them all as they have come down to us through time.
Delightfully simple to do, these spells grant you the satisfaction that comes from getting goodly, reliable results from your magical efforts. By actively practicing the spell variations in The Goodly Spellbook, youll learn to use multiple forms of magic to rectify modern-day problems and wont be confined to one magical method.
Weve arranged The Goodly Spellbook into three easy-to-use parts. If need be, you can turn directly to the Spells section, where weve provided hundreds of authentic olde formulas and new ones weve designed and used based on olde ways. Theyre organized according to persistent, prevalent human needs:
These recipes redress timeless difficulties, such as how to become fertile, how to mute a riotous party, how to ensure that your computer never crashes, how to keep your phone from being tapped, and how to prevent your car from going kaput at the least opportune moment.
To ensure maximum success in your spellwork, however, we recommend that you provide yourself with a solid foundation in how and why magic works by reading the first two parts of the book. Scope relates the history of spellcraft, the secrets of how spells work, and the ethical application of them in daily life. Skills teaches traditionalspellwork basics and ways to create your own spells to remedy modern conundrums. It also explains such things as the secret language of Witches, ancient alphabets, ways to make magical music, and ways to convert your desires from words into powerful picture glyphs.
We list our sources at the end of the book so that you may delve deeper into your magical researches. There youll also find a helpful Appendix listing the Magical and Medicinal Herbs required in the Spells section, and Glossary of Common Craft Terms and Ancient Witch Words. Shouldyou read an unfamiliar word, simply consult the appropriate Glossary.
Liberally spiced throughout with Coven Oldenwildes magical experiences, The Goodly Spellbook confers a penetrating comprehension of how modern spellcrafters continue to work with the immutable powers of Nature to effect our celebrated feats.
Spellworkers should approach practicing magic with the patience theyd display while learning any other intricate skill, such as gardening, beading, or loom weaving. Consistent, replicable magical ability requires daily practice. Core principles can be taught, but individual flair must be sought. Your magical intention and urgent desire to master the Craft are more crucial to your success than possessing certain Craft tools or expensive spell supplies.
Reject any initial urge to memorize the spell ingredient lists, recipes, or arcane Craft words we provide. Instead, absorb the ways spells are caressed into being from intangible thought forms into physical reality through a mental/physical alchemy that has been practiced successfully since the dawn of time.
Once youve learned how simple and easy magic is to do, youll be amazed at the wondrous world that opens for you. (You may also feel more than a bit chagrined that you dallied so long in claiming your magical birthright.) The Goodly Spellbook helps you master core spellwork basics and expand your magical potential in limitless ways without becoming overwhelmed or getting bogged down in superfluous trivia. Soon, youll swiftly work spells that you once considered complicated ever perfecting your ability to effect a desired change in your circumstances as the need arises.
Ultimately, The Goodly Spellbook imparts not only magical lore and spell skills, but also the enchanting, lyrical mysticism so rare in spellbooks these days. Immersed in the very real world of magic, youll learn to understand spellcraft intuitively, rather than remaining frustratedly curious or at the mercy of acharlatan.
The spellworkers of the world are many, and each person is electric with potential, promise, and wisdom. Our task is, as always, to perpetuate the Olde Waysproven means by which you can nurture yourself, others, and the planet.
Lady Passion, High Priestess
*Diuvei, High Priest
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