Find the Purrfect Spells and Charms for You and Your Feline Friends Deepen the bond between you and your cats as you practice magic together. This wonderful and witchy book is filled with a wide variety of spells, enchantments, and recipes that will improve the life you share with them. From finding and naming a new cat to working with a feline as a familiar, The Little Book of Cat Magic has something for everyone who loves cats and magic. Learn about cats throughout history as well as the myths, folklore, and deities associated with them. Explore spells for living with cats, improving their health, and saying goodbye when their nine lives have run their course. You'll also enjoy crafts and divination techniques involving cats as well as paw-some advice from Deborah Blake's extraordinary familiar, Magic the Cat.
Reclaiming the Feral Feminine (An Untamed History of the Cat Archetype in Myth and Magic)
Author: Kristen J. Sollee
Pubpsher: Weiser Books
Category: Social Science
“No one writes about the subjects of sexuality, desire, the shadow, and diabolism with such relish, and when I read her words I feel both smarter and less afraid of my own ‘tabooed’ feelings and thoughts. Like a cat, Kristen sees in the dark, as she guides us gracefully forward with her vision of unapologetic, feminine power.” —From the Foreword by Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power The cat: A sensual shapeshifter. A hearth keeper, aloof, tail aloft, stalking vermin. A satanic accomplice. A beloved familiar. A social media darling. A euphemism for reproductive parts. An epithet for the weak. A knitted—and contested—hat on millions of marchers, fists in the air, pink pointed ears poking skyward. Cats and cat references are ubiquitous in art, pop culture, politics, and the occult, and throughout history, they have most often been coded female. From the “crazy cat lady” unbowed by patriarchal prescriptions to the coveted sex kitten to the dreadful crone and her yowling compatriot, feminine feline archetypes reveal the ways in which women have been revered and reviled around the world—in Greek and Egyptian mythology, the European witch trials, Japanese folklore, and contemporary film. By combining historical research, pop culture, art analyses, and original interviews, Cat Call explores the cat and its indivisible connection to femininity and teases out how this connection can help us better understand the relationship between myth, history, magic, womanhood in the digital age, and our beloved, clawed companions.
The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives
Author: Harry Oliver
Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover: *Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. *The best day of the week to ask for a favor. *Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.
This collection investigates the origins of our most intriguing old-fashioned superstitions, many of which we still find ourselves abiding by today. Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations in our ancestors' efforts to ward off evil, which they blamed for hardship, illness and injustice in times when life was, as often as not, 'nasty, brutish and short'. Black Cats and Evil Eyes sets these superstitions in their historical and social context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives.In examining many of our common superstitions, this book illuminates the customs, beliefs and practices that link us to an ancient, and often darker, human past.
Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Meanings Behind the Cards
Author: Anthony Louis
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot. Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that makes sense, Louis shows how to use the tarot to give powerful readings that change people’s lives. The “real” tarot exists in the mind of each reader and is interlaced with his or her stories and experiences. The abundance of knowledge presented in Tarot Beyond the Basics is sure to make your readings come alive with meaning and significance.
Displaced Californian Allison O'Neil is busily working through a long list of things she needs to do to make her newly inherited bed and breakfast profitable. The daughter of the B&B's live-in handywoman brings home a bedraggled nine-year-old, Minou. Before the week is up Allison is going to have a couple of unexpected things on her to-do list; find the girls and stay alive.
A mysterious secret from twenty years ago...Tarot cards left on the doorstep...and murder...all add up to new excitement and challenge at Halloween for Cynthia Montrose and her two lovable English bulldogs Roscoe and Kiwi. And Cynthia continues to get crosswise with her ex-high-school-boyfriend, Detective Leonard Vlainich, because shes always in the middle of whatever criminal activity happens to land in the otherwise peaceful neighborhood of West Portal, just west of Twin Peaks in San Francisco.
A Witch's Journal and Grimoire for the modern witch. Measuring 8" x 10" with 100 pages, this paperback notebook includes both blank and lined pages - and 13 special pages at the end of the book, for recording magickal spells and rituals. Perfect for creating a Book of Shadows! This glossy paperback features a cute witch and her black cat, riding her broomstick with the full moon behind her on the front cover. A fun Journal for making notes when studying the Craft, learning about the occult, Wicca and witchcraft. Use it for writing down ideas for magickal workings, spell casting, magical correspondences and substitutes, moon cycles and phases, astrological information and planetary influences. Write down your favourite witchy recipes for aromatherapy, incense, oils and brews. Make notes about crystals and gemstones and their magickal attributes. Use it to record Tarot, Rune and Oracle readings. Or for astrology - astrological observations and horoscopes. Write about any signs, symbols and synchronicities which occur and when 'stuff happens'! Note down information about your animal guides and familiars. Use this glossy notebook for writing about your diety and connections to the Gods and Goddesses. Make plans for celebrating the sabbats and the turning of the wheel. A perfect Halloween planner! List ideas for Halloween crafts, decorations, as well as magickal spells and incantations! Sketch ideas for carving your pumpkins! These are just a few suggestions for using this witch's journal - I'm sure you can think of many more! A great gift idea for your favourite Wiccan, for a birthday, Halloween or Yule.
Two tarot-savvy cats and their tenderhearted human outwit a cruel criminal in this animal-centric whodunit. Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says "Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire" should say "Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent." But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister's New Age shop—and her growing menagerie of enchanted pets—Ruby never worries that she's bitten off more than she can chew...until a customer wants her to divine the truth about a murder. When her own life is threatened with a double dose of danger, Ruby begins to wonder if she's being played for a fool. Luckily, she has Ophelia and Brandon—sibling black cats with a talent for tarot—and a feisty pit bull friend who all lend a paw in collaring the culprit before Ruby finds herself taking her final cat nap. Praise: "[Stuckart] writes throughout with charm and warmth. Anyone with a pet will enjoy."—Kirkus Reviews "Lighthearted and quirky, this will enchant cozy readers and animal lovers."—Publishers Weekly "Diane A.S. Stuckart strikes the perfect balance of quirky and charming with murder and sleuthing hijinks. Ruby handles the human matters with plenty of sass and a quirkiness that pairs well with murder-solving pets. While Ophelia, Brandon, and Zuki handle their own investigation in a realistically animal way, they show their innocent nature and their heartfelt determination."—Seattle Book Review "Fool's Moon is an enjoyable cozy mystery; it's the cat's meow for animal lovers and a purr-fect debut for her new series."—Lansing State Journal