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Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without

Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without [Kindle Edition]

Judika Illes
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Many spells and charms can take days or even weeks to complete. In Magic When You Need It, Judika Illes offers a collection of super-powered magic to help you right now. Is your career in a slump? Are you being visited by ghosts? Short on cash?

Magic When You Need It can help with these problems and more. Divided into four sections: Money and Career; Love, Sex, Marriage, and Children; Home; and Trouble, Magic When You Need It offers 150 spells to help you ? nd a job, meet your soul mate, protect your home, and many more common (and not so common) predicaments. Using simple instructions and ingredients that can be found in your pantry, combined with easy to ? nd magical oils and botanicals, Illes blends Old World and modern magic to provide the reader with safe, effective magical remedies for many of life’s troubles. Carry this book in your purse, your car, or keep it on your kitchen counter for accessible magic year round.


This is a worst-case scenario survival handbook for witches! Many spells and charms take time - days and weeks. One of America's favorite witches, Judika Illes, offers a kind of super-powered magic when you need help right now! There's a logical solution for every problem, except when there's not. That's where Judika Illes' "Emergency Magic" comes in. So if your business is slumping, your house is in danger of a natural disaster, or you're being visited by ghosts, breathe easy and turn to Earth's oldest enduring system of crisis management - magic - with this useful book of spells. Bestselling author Judika Illes offers 150 spells for 75 disastrous situations in this lean, easy-to-read book.Divided into four sections: Money and Career; Love, Sex, Marriage and Children; Home; and Trouble, "Emergency Magic" can help you find a job, meet your soul mate, or get cash fast. Using simple and easily accessible magical materials such as oils, botanicals, and items found around the home, Illes mixes old and new magical techniques for a blend of magic that is both easy and effective.

The book contains a thorough introduction explaining the mechanics of magic, a formulary, and a list of botanical classifications.Here's a sampling from the book: Special Home Protection Charm - this talisman produces a protective aura that reinforces any more conventional techniques that you use to protect yourself and your home. Combine dried five-finger grass and gardenia petals. Sprinkle the herbs with five drops of essential oil of sandalwood. Allow the essential oil to dry completely before placing the herbs inside a small red-flannel drawstring pouch. Add an angelica root and a pinch of salt, and place the charm discreetly inside a cabinet near your front door, preferably facing it.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1578634199
  • Publisher: Weiser Books (1 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070YFQLM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #400,942 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 19 Oct 2013
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a lot to learn very good book many chapetrs every thing from start to finnish just the book i need
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Sabrina Williams for Breeni Books 7 Nov 2008
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Under the guise of a calming garden, a crisis handbook exists. In the introduction to Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without, Judith Illes points out that the perfect time for performing spells is when the outcomes have become our most urgent needs. The same desperation that fuels our frustration can be channeled into spell work for intensified results. According to Illes, "No spell is as effective as an emergency spell; no magic is as likely to work." Magic When You Need It is a collection of 150 spells, targeting the key areas we tend to stress over as a society.

Because Illes assumes the reader has picked up the book in a harried rush, Magic When You Need It is short on introduction and philosophy. It dives almost immediately into the collection of spells, beginning with a most common concern: cash. The first money spell is simple, with little more requirements than paper, a candle and a few oils.

Other sections include spells for love, home, and trouble. These spells are very specific, targeting needs like fitting into a wedding dress or avoiding parking tickets. These are not general health and well-being types of energy focus. Pick any distinct need and there is likely to be a corresponding spell within Magic When You Need It. For most scenarios, two spells are provided, allowing the reader to use complementary magick for extra impact.

Each themed segment opens with a page of general principles. Colors, stones, numbers, and spirits that oversee each plane of need are listed as a starting point. The motions for the spells are very simple, most without mantra. The practitioner personalizes each spell with relevant incantations. Illes lets the reader know when a particular spirit or deity would be a helpful entity to call on.

As Magic When You Need It does not focus on any particular religion and draws on many resources, it can be used by anyone open to the gifts of metaphysics. An ample selection of oils and herbs is a necessity, however. Illes provides a Shopper's Guide with a listing of websites where ingredients can be obtained, as well as a Latin Botanical Classification guide for ensuring the correct plants are purchased. She has created a thorough emergency handbook for the dedicated practitioner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The same book as Emergency Magic 29 Nov 2009
By Angela Taylor - Published on
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This is a handy little spellbook, absent the sticky sweetness of other writers of witchcraft. But, as other reviewers have said, this is a repeat of other Illes' work. It is virtually the exact same book as Emergency Magic. If you have that, there is no need to buy Magic When You Need it. I wish I hadn't.
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2.0 out of 5 stars magic when you need it 14 Oct 2008
By veezhalo - Published on
Yes, this is a useful book but if you own some of her previous work you'll find many of the spells are repeated. I always love her work but don't get this is you have any of her other work.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic When You Need It 4 Nov 2011
By Sheri Newton - Published on
Magic When You Need It by Judika Illes is a quick reference book for emergency spells involving money and your career, love, sex marriage, and children, home, and various other troubles. When you need a little help or a lot of help, these spells will help you!

Magic When You Need It is a spell book for beginners or for people who have been practicing magic for years. The author collects ancient spells and new spells, so there is a good mixture included in the book to help you with just about every situation you'd need to use a spell for. Judika Illes writes in a very easy to read and understand way, so even if you don't use any of the spells, it is still a fun read.

Most of the spells require certain ingredients to have it be effective. If you don't happen to live near a magical shop that carries those ingredients, the author lists places online that you can shop at to ensure that you have access to the ingredients.

Some of my favorite spells included in the book:
* Banish Ghosts (I am a paranormal investigator, so this will come in handy)
* Get Cash Fast
* Home Protection Spells
* Protect Your Computer
* Banish Bad Dreams

If you are interested in magic at all, this is a great book to have to quickly access the spell you need in a hurry. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Magic When You Need It, Weiser Books, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Review 3 Feb 2010
By Suzie Housley - Published on
When life presents you with a challenge and you need a quick solution, then reach for a copy of Judika Illes's Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without.

This one book provides 150 spells that are easy to understand and use with effective results. All of the ingredients needed to cast each spell can be found in your local health food store or supermarket.

Some of my favorite spells I found included:

-Up the Ladder: Get a Raise or Promotion

-Heal Your Broken Heart

-Fit into your Wedding Dress

What I found this spell book offered that it completion lacked was that it provided spells that the common individual could use. With its convenient size you can keep it close at hand and use whenever the needed.

Judika Illes has proven that she is a master in the occult. Magic When You Need It: 150 Spells You Can't Live Without is geared towards the novice and the experienced. I would highly recommend her work to anyone who is looking to incorporate magic into their world.
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