Vodou Love Magic

A working guide on how to find love and sexual fulfillment by working with the lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou • The first book on wanga (love magic) by an actual Vodou initiate • Provides spells and spirit work for many different ...

Vodou Love Magic

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9781594772481

Page: 200

View: 904

A working guide on how to find love and sexual fulfillment by working with the lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou • The first book on wanga (love magic) by an actual Vodou initiate • Provides spells and spirit work for many different problems associated with affairs of the heart • Spells included are detailed and easy to follow Haitian Vodou, like other folk traditions, is an eminently practical craft. Vodou practitioners see their relationship with the lwa--the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou--as mutually beneficial rather than one-sided. In return for sincere offerings, the lwa are happy to provide protection and support in dealing with life’s problems--which more often than not concern love. In Vodou Love Magic, Kenaz Filan details the myriad aspects of love and sex governed by the different lwa and explains what services each can provide in attaining fulfilling relationships--and who will likely offer the best wisdom for your needs. If you are having trouble meeting people, Legba’s Opening the Door spell can resolve this difficulty. If you wish more fire in a relationship, then you should work with the warrior spirit Papa Ogou. Filan presents easy-to-follow instructions for numerous love spells and also reveals how the lwa offer counsel for dealing with ending relationships, toxic behavior patterns like codependency, or romantic triangles. Vodou Love Magic does not provide a magic genie who will fulfill every wish, but it does offer access to a team of spirits who can help transform dreams into realities.

Vodou Love Magic

A working guide on how to find love and sexual fulfillment by working with the lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou • The first book on wanga (love magic) by an actual Vodou initiate • Provides spells and spirit work for many different ...

Vodou Love Magic

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777594

Page: 200

View: 766

A working guide on how to find love and sexual fulfillment by working with the lwa, the spirits of Haitian Vodou • The first book on wanga (love magic) by an actual Vodou initiate • Provides spells and spirit work for many different problems associated with affairs of the heart • Spells included are detailed and easy to follow Haitian Vodou, like other folk traditions, is an eminently practical craft. Vodou practitioners see their relationship with the lwa--the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou--as mutually beneficial rather than one-sided. In return for sincere offerings, the lwa are happy to provide protection and support in dealing with life’s problems--which more often than not concern love. In Vodou Love Magic, Kenaz Filan details the myriad aspects of love and sex governed by the different lwa and explains what services each can provide in attaining fulfilling relationships--and who will likely offer the best wisdom for your needs. If you are having trouble meeting people, Legba’s Opening the Door spell can resolve this difficulty. If you wish more fire in a relationship, then you should work with the warrior spirit Papa Ogou. Filan presents easy-to-follow instructions for numerous love spells and also reveals how the lwa offer counsel for dealing with ending relationships, toxic behavior patterns like codependency, or romantic triangles. Vodou Love Magic does not provide a magic genie who will fulfill every wish, but it does offer access to a team of spirits who can help transform dreams into realities.

Vodou Money Magic

Filan is the author of The Haitian Vodou Handbook and Vodou Love Magic and the coauthor of Drawing Down the Spirits. Filan is the former managing editor of newWitch magazine and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Vodou Money Magic

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594773319

Page: 232

View: 467

Vodou Money Magic reveals how to change your financial situation through pleasing the spirits who govern financial matters, explaining what services each can provide in attaining wealth or finding a fulfilling career.

The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, tools, and rituals of this system of worship as well as the many facets of its origins.

The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777985

Page: 320

View: 502

A guide to the practices, tools, and rituals of New Orleans Voodoo as well as the many cultural influences at its origins • Includes recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, and directions to create gris-gris bags and Voodoo dolls to attract love, money, justice, and healing and for retribution • Explores the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, including Marie Laveau and Dr. John • Exposes the diverse ethnic influences at the core of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and Ireland One of America’s great native-born spiritual traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a religion as complex, free-form, and beautiful as the jazz that permeates this steamy city of sin and salvation. From the French Quarter to the Algiers neighborhood, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its infamous Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans cannot escape its rich Voodoo tradition, which draws from a multitude of ethnic sources, including Africa, Latin America, Sicily, Ireland, France, and Native America. In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, tools, and rituals of this system of worship as well as the many facets of its origins. Exploring the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, such as Marie Laveau and Dr. John, as well as Creole cuisine and the wealth of musical inspiration surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand documents and historical records to uncover the truth behind many of the city’s legends and to explore the oft-discussed but little-understood practices of the root doctors, Voodoo queens, and spiritual figures of the Crescent City. Including recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, methods of divination, and even directions to create gris-gris bags, mojo hands, and Voodoo dolls, Filan reveals how to call on the saints and spirits of Voodoo for love, money, retribution, justice, and healing.

The Voodoo Encyclopedia Magic Ritual and Religion

Equally, musicians picked up on the intersection of Vodou/Voodoo, love magic,
and sexuality. For instance, LaVern Baker's “Voodoo Voodoo,” produced by
Atlantic in 1958 but not released until 1961, revolves around a girl who is
enchanted ...

The Voodoo Encyclopedia  Magic  Ritual  and Religion

Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692098

Page: 438

View: 543

This compelling reference work introduces the religions of Voodoo, a onetime faith of the Mississippi River Valley, and Vodou, a Haitian faith with millions of adherents today. • Addresses both Vodou and Voodoo • Situates the religions both religiously and historically • Examines the African contributions to the faiths on a regional basis • Introduces important gods and ceremonies

Drawing Down the Spirits

Filan is the author of The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Vodou Love Magic, and
Vodou Love Magic and coauthor of Drawing Down the Spirits. A frequent
contributor to PanGaia, Planet Magazine, and Widdershins, Filan is the former
managing ...

Drawing Down the Spirits

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779287

Page: 352

View: 908

An insider’s view of the inner workings and prevalence of spirit possession in our modern world • Provides practical techniques for preparation, safety, aftercare, and aborting harmful possessions • Reveals the forms of ritual possession present throughout the world--including Uganda, Nepal, Korea, Bali, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, and France Drawing Down the Spirits presents an insider’s view of the inner workings, sacred traditions, and prevalence of spirit possession existing in our modern world. Spirit possession is an integral part of shamanism as well as many neo-pagan forms of worship that draw down deities or invite spirit possession. However, spirit possession is not for the unprepared. In Drawing Down the Spirits, Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera, both initiated and experienced in shamanic and Vodou traditions, present the practical guidance needed to participate in ritual possession. Addressing the benefits and the dangers that await the naive, Filan and Kaldera show that there is no such thing as a guaranteed “safe” possession because spirits have their own agenda--and they are much more powerful than we are. The authors provide a variety of techniques to prepare for possession and abort possession and to promote the safety of the possessed as well as the spirits and witnesses present. With a wide-ranging look at the historic forms of ritual possession found throughout the world--including Uganda, Nepal, Korea, Bali, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, and France--the authors also include numerous firsthand accounts collected from witnesses of modern spirit possession.

The Haitian Vodou Handbook

This may offend some of the readers of this book who have learned that it's wrong
to “control the will of another” by casting a love spell. Most Vodouisants would
scoff at this. To them, love spells are no more coercive than wearing a sharp suit
 ...

The Haitian Vodou Handbook

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779953

Page: 304

View: 178

A working guide to the proper methods of interacting with the full Vodou pantheon • Includes the myths, cultural heritage, and ancestral lineage of the lwa and how to honor and serve them • Provides an introduction and guide that is especially useful for the solitary practitioner • Discusses the relationship between Vodou, Haitian culture, and Catholicism In The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Kenaz Filan, an initiate of the Société la Belle Venus, presents a working guide to the proper methods of interacting with the full Vodou pantheon, explaining how to build respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou, and how to transform the fear that often surrounds the Vodou religion. Until recently, the Haitian practice of Vodou was often identified with devil worship, dark curses, and superstition. Some saw the saint images and the Catholic influences and wrote Vodou off as a “Christian aberration.” Others were appalled by the animal sacrifices and the fact that the Houngans and Mambos charge money for their services. Those who sought Vodou because they believed it could harness “evil” forces were disappointed when their efforts to gain fame, fortune, or romance failed and so abandoned their “voodoo fetishes.” Those who managed to get the attention of the lwa, often received cosmic retaliation for treating the spirits as attack dogs or genies, which only further cemented Vodou’s stereotype as “dangerous.” Filan offers extensive background information on the featured lwa, including their mythology and ancestral lineage, as well as specific instructions on how to honor and interact fruitfully with those that make themselves accessible. This advice will be especially useful for the solitary practitioner who doesn’t have the personal guidance of a societé available. Filan emphasizes the importance of having a quickened mind that can read the lwa’s desires intuitively in order to avoid establishing dogma-based relationships. This working guide to successful interaction with the full Vodou pantheon also presents the role of Vodou in Haitian culture and explores the symbiotic relationship Vodou has maintained with Catholicism.

The 21 Divisions

Filled with detailed insider information and real stories of healing, magic, and mystery, this book will serve as an illuminating guide to the 21 Divisions.

The 21 Divisions

Author: Hector Salva

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633411540

Page: 240

View: 284

One of the first books to explore the unique tradition of Dominican shamanism, the magical practices called the 21 Divisions. Like all forms of Caribbean Voodoo, practitioners of the 21 Divisions believe in one God, a distant God that doesn’t get involved in human affairs. Followers of this Dominican spiritual tradition believe that God created intermediaries to help humans, beings known as Los Misterios. The Misterios are powerful beings with rulership and dominion over universal forces and human conditions. Practitioners of the 21 Divisions have ways of connecting with the Misterios to achieve success in life, improve their careers, resolve love and relationship issues, heal illness, and much more. Filled with detailed insider information and real stories of healing, magic, and mystery, this book will serve as an illuminating guide to the 21 Divisions. Hector Salva—one of the foremost authorities on the practice of the 21 Divisions—offers his insights into: The history and foundations of Dominican Voodoo The major Misterios, or spirits, of the 21 Divisions Ceremonies, rituals, and magical spells How to get started on the path of the 21 Divisions

The Book of Vodou

Traces the history of voodooism in Haiti from its origins in Africa; describes vodoo ceremonies, beliefs, and rituals; and offers information on spirits, charms, and magic lamps to attract good fortune.

The Book of Vodou

Author: Leah Gordon

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764152498

Page: 128

View: 836

Traces the history of voodooism in Haiti from its origins in Africa; describes vodoo ceremonies, beliefs, and rituals; and offers information on spirits, charms, and magic lamps to attract good fortune.

Beatrice Belladonna s Black Magic Web

Tourists love Vodou Dolls, and they find it difficult to resist the urge to buy one.
Therefore, any black magic gift shop located on or near Bourbon Street was
destined to make a fortune. That was a fact. I remember I closed my eyes for a
second ...

Beatrice Belladonna   s Black Magic Web

Author: Mary Burton King

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493181521

Page: 210

View: 828

Meet sixty–one-year-old vodou priestess, convicted black widow serial killer and cop killer, Beatrice Belladonna. She is a death row inmate housed at The Federal Medical Center, Carswell, Texas, and is five months shy of her scheduled execution date. Seeking notoriety after death, Beatrice accepts A&E Network’s request for a televised interview. During this six-hour interview, she reveals her life story which includes being sexually abused as a child by her stepfather and abandoned at the age of sixteen by her mother. Consequently, it is no surprise that Beatrice evolved into a sociopathic black widow serial killer at a very young age, eighteen. On camera, she coldly confesses to murdering all of her subsequent lovers for profi t and states that after their deaths, she felt absolutely no remorse, only sheer elation. Naturally, being a vodou priestess has its advantages when it comes to cold-blooded murder. Find out how Beatrice used her vodou black magic powers to kill her lovers and how she managed to elude arrest by the police for over thirty years! Beatrice Belladonna’s bizarre and macabre life story is truly remarkable and one that will not soon be forgotten.

Spirit Release

ATTACK. In this chapter we will be looking at witchcraft, black magic, Vodou and
curses. ... Evenin “white” magic or witchcraft there arefor example, various love
potions, spells and rituals designed tomake another person fall in love with you.

Spirit Release

Author: Sue Allen

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846946514

Page: 256

View: 174

Spirit Release covers psychic attack, curses, witchcraft, spirit attachment, haunting, soul rescue, deliverance and exorcism. This comprehensive guide has been developed over many years as course material in the College of Psychic Studies in London. It looks at the symptoms of psychic attack and spiritual attachments, what to do and how to prevent them.

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Many a psychotherapist would envy the quick “ regression in the service of the
ego ” that this Vodou priestess managed to ... tying is sometimes a good thing
and can be put to good and productive use in , for example , routine love magic .

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Author: University of California Los Angeles

Publisher: University of California Museum of

ISBN:

Page: 443

View: 969

This abundantly illustrated anthology brings together sixteen essays by artists, scholars and ritual experts who examine the sacred arts of Haitian Vodou from multiple perspectives. Among the many topics covered are the ten major Vodou divinities: Vodou's roots in the Fon and Kongo kingdoms of Africa and its transformation in the experiences of slavery, and the encounter with European spiritual systems; Vodou praxis, including its bodily and communal disciplines, the cult of St. James Major (Ogou), and the cult of twins.In the final section, essays by Elizabeth McAlister, Patrick Polk, Tina Girouard, and Randall Morris look at Vodou arts and artists, Oleyant, and the legacy of ironworker Georges Liautaud.The Envoi, by Donald J.Cosentino, is devoted to the Gedes, spirits of death and regeneration.

Puerto Rican Vodou

In this book I will teach you the history of Puerto Rican spiritism and Vodou as it relates to the other islands. Also we will set up your Boveda so that you can contact your beloved and elevated ancestors.

Puerto Rican Vodou

Author: Philip Ryan Deal

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 212

View: 742

Vodou, Vudon, Vudu, and Voodoo has captivated the imaginations of Americans for centuries. Everyone is familiar with New Orleans Voodoo with images of black candles, chicken feet, and skulls invoke fear and awe to outsiders. Voodoo as practiced in the United States has become an amalgam of witchcraft, necromancy, rootwork, conjure, and a catch all word for any type of magic that seems ominous, dark, and scary. In the Caribbean however Voodoo is spelled Vodou and is practiced as a Traditional African Religion. The Africans that were brought to the New World were able to preserve their religion alive by concealing their practices behind the veil of Catholicism. They syncretized the worship of their gods and goddesses with Catholic saints and their feast days. They also preserved alive the memory of the Arawak Taino Indian spirits that were on the island when they arrived. The Vodou that is practiced in Haiti and the Dominican Republic is a powerful form of spiritism that has been in continuous practice since the first Africans landed on the island. But did you know there is another tradition of Vodou hardly anyone knows about in the United States? It's called Sanse and it's the Vodou Puerto Ricans do. If you are an english speaking Puerto Rican American who would like to get in touch with their roots this book is for you. This book will train you to become a medium and give you the tools to work toward initiation into the tradition if you feel it's call. In this book I will teach you the history of Puerto Rican spiritism and Vodou as it relates to the other islands. Also we will set up your Boveda so that you can contact your beloved and elevated ancestors. The hierarchy of spirits in Sanse will be covered as well as herbal preparations for traditional healing. This is not a book of get rich quick spells or love drawing magic. It is a serious study of spiritism with a protocol to help you heal wounds in your soul that you did not know existed. I hope you decide to come along on this journey.

Va Va Voodoo

In a magical guide to love, a relationship counselor and Voodoo initiate offers a unique blend of practical magic and inspirational advice, helping readers learn how to attract a lover, keep a relationship steamy, recover from heartbreak, ...

Va Va Voodoo

Author: Kathleen Charlotte

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738709948

Page: 188

View: 119

In a magical guide to love, a relationship counselor and Voodoo initiate offers a unique blend of practical magic and inspirational advice, helping readers learn how to attract a lover, keep a relationship steamy, recover from heartbreak, and find "the one." Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Power of the Poppy

Covering techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption along with methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean,” this book offers a sensible approach to the poppy that recognizes the plant not as a crop to be ...

The Power of the Poppy

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779384

Page: 320

View: 781

A comprehensive look at the inspiring, healing, and addictive powers of the Opium Poppy and its derivatives throughout history • Covers the history, risks, and benefits of opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl • Provides techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption as well as methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean” • Profiles 11 famous users, including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw Few plant allies have a history as long and well-documented as Papaver somniferum, the celebrated and infamous opium poppy. For thousands of years people around the world have been unable to resist the poppy’s siren song of intoxicating pleasure, pain relief, and visionary states--so much so that this potent plant has literally adapted itself to human civilization: in increasing its intoxicating properties, it came to rely solely on humankind for its propagation. From 6,000-year-old poppy seeds found in archaeological digs in Europe to the black tar heroin factories of South America and the modern “War on Drugs,” Kenaz Filan explores the history of this enduring plant and its many derivatives--including opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl--as well as its symbiotic relationship with humans as medicine, food, intoxicant, and visionary tool. Profiling 11 famous users including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw, Filan examines how opium and other poppy derivatives inspired them as well as the high price it exacted for its inspiration. Covering techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption along with methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean,” this book offers a sensible approach to the poppy that recognizes the plant not as a crop to be harvested or eradicated but as a living, sentient ally that can offer healing or harm and must be approached with respect and caution.

Symbols of Love

EDWARDS , Walter . Modern Japan Through Its Weddings . Stanford University
Press , 1989 . FARAONE , Christopher A . Ancient Greek Love Magic . President
and Fellows of Harvard College , 1999 . GALEMBO , Phyllis . Vodou : Visions and
 ...

Symbols of Love

Author: Denny O. Lee

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782843232442

Page: 82

View: 839

How would you describe love? A feeling that escapes words, love is expressed eloquently through the visual language of symbols. Colorful and engaging, Symbols of Love strikes at the core of this elusive emotion and captures its essence by focusing on its most significant icons and symbols. Tackling everything from the traditional white wedding dress to the language of flowers, Symbols of Love documents signs and rituals in the United States and around the world. How do husbands in India rekindle passion with their wives? Why is the modern Japanese wedding cake made of rubber? Fun and whimsical, Symbols of Love can be personalized. Place a picture of the one you love or a symbol of your choice in the gilded "frame" on the last page of the book and you have a perfect gift.

Tracing the Spirit

By means of Vodou trance - possession , the lwa emerge as distinct and
memorable personality types . obs Fig . 7 Love Magic in the Cemetery ( Carrefour
, March 1987 ) . The Constructive and the Destructive Murat Brièrre ' s Christ sur
La ...

Tracing the Spirit

Author: McCarthy

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN:

Page: 112

View: 870

This catalog is published in conjunction with a touring exhibition titled "Masterworks in Haitian Art from the Collection of the Davenport Museum of Art," February 1995-March 1997. Beginning with a donation of 19 paintings 28 years ago, The Davenport Museum has developed one of the most comprehensive collections of Haitian art in the US. The catalog comprises several essays, interview with contemporary Haitian artists and artist-survivors of the 1991 coup d'Etat, full discussion and color reproductions of highlights from the collection, and brief description of works in the exhibition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Anse Vodou

In the aftermath of the brutal Duvalier dictatorships, a woman raised in North America encounters ancestral spirits while visiting her father in Haiti.

Anse    Vodou

Author: Mary Antonine Gaetjens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780985753221

Page: 394

View: 408

In the aftermath of the brutal Duvalier dictatorships, a woman raised in North America encounters ancestral spirits while visiting her father in Haiti. Soon after, her father is murdered. Grief is the catalyst for her spiritual journey to infinite human potential and compassion. 70 original photographs. Proceeds support Haitian visionary leaders.

Cultural Anthropology

A VODOU DOLL IS AN EXAMPLE OF BOTH IMITATIVE AND CONTAGIOUS
MAGIC . quest is understood as resulting ... will use love magic , which in a
particularly powerful form will make him appear in front of her with the face of
another man ...

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Page: 450

View: 212

Build your own awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the issues of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this anthropology text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Take advantage of ThomsonNOW, which saves you time and enhances your performance in the course through Pre-Tests, Personalized Study Plans and Post-Test materials.

Slavic Witchcraft

Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery ...

Slavic Witchcraft

Author: Natasha Helvin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620558432

Page: 224

View: 579

A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells • Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained new life as Eastern Orthodox saints, and shares folktales of magical beings, including sorceresses shapeshifting into animals and household objects Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small. Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the “Old Believers” previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites, offering a rich compendium of more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, and practical rituals for love, relationships, career success, protection, healing, divination, averting the evil eye, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and a host of other life challenges and daily situations, with complete step-by-step instructions to ensure your magical goals are realized. She explains how this tradition has only a thin Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acquired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She details how the magical energy for these spells and rituals is drawn from the forces of nature, revealing specific places of power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. She explores the creation of amulets and talismans, the importance of icons, and the proper recital of magical language and actions during spells, as well as how one becomes a witch or sorceress. Offering a close examination of these two-thousand-year-old occult practices, Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice, adapted for the modern era. Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress, and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life, she shows that each of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.