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The Good Spell Book: Love Charms, Magical Cures, and Other Practical…

by Gillian Kemp

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The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques-crystal balls, tarot cards, & palmreading - originated with the Romany, whose belief in magic, spellcasting, & prophecy has endured for nine centuries. Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, the author reveals time-honored secrets of the supreme practitioners of divination & the mystic arts. Drawing on time spent with some of Europe's dwindling Romany groups, the author has compiled a practical collection of their good spells, which are easy to follow & use everyday ingredients such as candles, flowers, ribbons & string. From love charms to spells for money, health & happiness, this fun & attractive spellbook keeps alive the colorful traditions of the Romany people & promises great luck in the future for true believers. Full color.… (more)

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I really enjoyed this book. The spells are all Romany, some dating as far back as the 1600's. Personally, I've always been fascinated by the Gypsies and Gilliam Kemp's series on their spells is just amazing.

I found the spells fairly simple. I don't even the most thrifty of witches having a problem obtaining the small amount of things needed throughout the book. Some of the spells don't require anything other a candle, a campfire, paper, or a bay leaf.

This book has a collection of spells for just about any purpose. From love spells, to spells to get rid of an old lover, even spells to make siblings get along, spells for weather, home protections, and even your pets!

I recommend this book to any witch who interested in simple spell casting. While some spells have to be cast repeated over several days, they are still easy to follow and an asset to any spell book collection.

I give this book 4 of 5 paws ( )
  S.CuAnam_Policar | Aug 25, 2014 |
Instead of turning your ex into a toad or casting misfortune upon your boss, focus on the good in life with this wonderfully illustrated collection of easy-to-follow traditional spells of the Romany people--also known as Gypsies--for good luck, love, health, and wealth.
The world's most popular fortune-telling techniques--crystal ball divination, tarot card reading, and palmistry--originated with the Gypsies, the supreme practitioners of divination and the mystic arts. This bewitching collection of their love charms and other "white magic" takes the form of a well-worn spellbook, filled with ancient Gypsy lore, and illustrated with previous owners' handwritten notes and mysterious keepsakes tucked between the pages. Many of these time-honored spells--to encourage good luck, to bring a lover closer, and there's even one to heal sick pets--have been passed down through generations, and all are easy to follow and use everyday ingredients such as candles, flowers, and ribbons.

A delight to the eye, this lavish collection will both entertain and enlighten, and will bring love and luck to all those who believe. ( )
  woosang | Dec 28, 2007 |
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