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The Spells Bible: The Definitive Guide to Charms and Enchantments Paperback – 1 Sep 2003


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Godsfield Press Ltd (1 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841811939
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841811932
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.8 x 16.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Well-researched guide to spells Features detailed spell "recipes" Includes a step-by-step explanation for casting a spell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ann-Marie Gallagher is a witch, Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, political activist, historian, and author of several books on magic, witchcraft, and spirituality. She offers free workshops on magic and spirituality at festivals, organizes community events, hosts singing circles, and is a keen gardener. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Before attempting any spell work, it is Important that you first grasp certain principles regarding the use of magic and your attitude toward It. Read the first page
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Althaea Medea on 23 Feb. 2008
Format: Paperback
Compared to many `Spell books' on the market, this one isn't that bad. If you're looking for value for money you're more likely to get it from this one as there are a lot of spells. I really don't see why anyone would pay for this though, as one can find millions of free spells online.

Most serious magical practitioners should look elsewhere though, there's no information here that you can't find presented in greater detail elsewhere. If you're just curious it isn't a bad book, but again there are better.

For dabblers it's not a bad book, although I still maintain that if you cant write your own spells you shouldn't be casting any. Bear in mind though that you'll have to be good at improvisation as not all the items required for the spells are going to be readily available.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Nov. 2005
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This book is set out really well, different chapters for different sets of spells, love, wealth, banishing, binding etc. Also - information on starting out and explanations for everything. It would be wonderful but where on earth are you supposed to find some of those ingredients??? Its just not practical. Be prepared to have to go on a search. Where can I get a book that has decent spells in it that inculde ingredients I dont have to do a spell to get?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Cassim on 19 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
I absolutely agree with the person who said that ingredients are difficult to get. Where can we find a simple spell book with simple ingredients that don't just grow in northern India??
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Lilyfae on 7 Nov. 2004
Format: Paperback
In an ideal world, it would be nice to live near a private beach, a big hill to watch the sunrise over and have a fully dedicated herbal collection.
However, this isn't reality to most of us, and indeed many of these spells would be impractical also.
There are some lovely ideas in here such as things to do on a secluded beach at sunset to celebrate festivals of the year, but unfortunately its unlikely we'd get the privacy to chant inside a big triangle drawn in the sand surrounded by candles.
There are also some nice ideas for crafted talismans to protect a baby or a new relationship, but of course the recipients would have to be of similar mind.
Also some of the herbs required for the spells aren't the type you simply have in your cupboard or can get hold of easily without having to travel to a dedicated esoteric or medicinal herbalist.
I also worry about the ethics of the binding and banishing spells chapter, although some are quite happy to restrict the actions of another who may be annoying or troublesome, many wiccans who practice magic will see it as a direct violation of the wiccan rede and others as a karmic dilemma.
The value of this book is totally dependant on what the reader wants, if you would like to read nice spells to maybe attempt one day if time and apparatus are abundant or if you can take ideas and form your own through this guidance then you may find a lot within its pages.
However it seems to be a new agey 'white witch'idealistic book rather than that of witchcraft.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Topping on 8 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
Having owned and very highly rated 'The Wiccan Bible' from this series i thought 'The Spells Bible' would be equally as good and i wasn't disappointed, there are some rather good spells in this book.
The book is colourful and laid out well, making this book easy to read.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By laura perry on 1 Nov. 2003
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This book is ideal for anyone who is interested in the craft, whether you are just staring out or have been practicing for a number of years. With 150 spells for any situation, this book is worth its weight in gold. Each spell is accompanied with a brief history of the gods or goddesses concerned, and the background as to when the spell should be preformed. An execellent book from an execellent writer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By naru_hime on 12 July 2010
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Well laid out and good background information on ingredients and informative opening chapters. But yes, as previous reviews have said some of the spells are rather impractical. However I'd say it gives good ideas and structures for creating your own spells.
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