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2004 Library:
Llewellyn's 2005 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Official Ghostvillage.com review 

777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley
Edited by Israel Regardie

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Lammas
by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Exploring Wicca
by Lady Sabrina

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Haunted Encounters Series
by Atriad Press

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

The Healer's Manual
by Ted Andrews

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Tarot and Individuation
by Dr. Irene Gad

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Masters of the Living Energy
by Joan Parisi Wilcox

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Moksha
by Aldous Huxley edited
by Michael Horowitz and Cynthia Palmer

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Learning Ritual Magic
by John Michael Greer, Clare Vaughn, and Early King, Jr.

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Llewellyn's 2005 Sun Sign Book AND Llewellyn's 2005 Moon Sign Book
Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

The Way of the Cat Dana Kramer-Rolls
Official Ghostvillage.com review 

The Way of Four
by Deborah Lipp

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

The Illustrated Beast
by Sandy Robertson

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Your Guardian Angel and You
by Denny Sargent

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Ghosthunting Ohio
by John B. Kachuba

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Templars in America
by Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Beltane to Mabon
by Ashleen O'Gaea

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Power Animal Meditations
by Nicki Scully

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition
by Raven Grimassi

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Campfire Ghost Stories, Volume 2
by A. S. Mott AND Werewolves and Shapeshifters
by Darren Zenko

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

The New Hermetics
by Jason Augustus Newcomb

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Charm Spells
by Ileana Abrev

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Gaia Eros
by Jesse Wolf Hardin

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Twilight Language of the Nagual
by Merilyn Tunneshende

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Tarot of the Dead
by Monica Knighton

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Tree of Sapphires
by David Goddard

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If You Want to Be a Witch
by Edain McCoy

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The Montauk Project
by Preston B. Nichols with Peter Moon

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Your Magickal Name
by Phyllis Vega and Debra Vega

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Llewellyn's 2005 Starview Almanac
by Llewellyn Publications

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Don't Call Them Ghosts
by Kathleen McConnell

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The World's Most Haunted Places
by Jeff Belanger

Ghostvillage.com author interview  Published within the last six months.

The House of the Hidden Places and the Book of the Master
by W. Marsham Adams

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A Voice in the Forest
by Jimahl diFiosa

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The Psychic Vampire Codex
by Michelle Belanger

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Llewellyn's 2005 Herbal Almanac
by Llewellyn Publications

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Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara
by Ashleen O'Gaea

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Druid Power
by Amber Wolfe

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Essence of the Tarot
by Megan Skinner

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Shamanic Experience
by Kenneth Meadows

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Egyptian Paganism for Beginners
by Jocelyn Almond & Keith Seddon

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The Witch's Shield
by Christopher Penczak

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Kitchen Witch's Guide to Divination
by Patricia Telesco

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The Paradoxes of the Highest Science
by Eliphas Levi

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Ghost Stories of Pets and Animals
by Darren Zenko

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Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas
by Tau Malachi

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The Magick of Aleister Crowley
by Lon Milo DuQuette

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The Tree of Life and A Garden of Pomegranates
by Israel Regardie

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Secrets of a Medium
by Larry Dreller

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Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones
by Stephanie Rose Bird

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The Kabbalah Tree
by Rachel Pollack

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The Golden Dawn
by Israel Regardie

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Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places
by Brad Steiger

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The Essential Golden Dawn AND Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition
by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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The Death and Afterlife Book
by James R. Lewis

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Life Between Lives
by Michael Newton, Ph.D.

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Yoga for Men
by Thomas Claire

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The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot
by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicerco

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The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries
by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

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Grimoire For The Apprentice Wizard
by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Soul Sex: Tantra for Two
by Pala Copeland & Al Link

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

The Psychic in You
by Jeffrey A. Wands

Ghostvillage.com author interview  Published within the last six months.

Progressive Witchcraft
by Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

T'Ai Chi for Seniors
by Sifu Philip Bonifonte

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Circle of Isis
by Ellen Cannon Reed

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Ghost Hunting
by Loyd Auerbach

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Secrets of the Ancient Incas
by Michael Peter Langevin

Official Ghostvillage.com review 

Before You Cast A Spell
by Carl McColman

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Exploring Shamanism
by Hillary S. Webb

Official Ghostvillage.com review  Published within the last six months.

Destiny of Souls
by Michael Newton

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Western Seeker, Eastern Paths
by David Pond

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January 26, 2004

Before You Cast A Spell: Understanding the Power of MagicBefore You Cast A Spell: Understanding the Power of Magic
By Carl McColman
Publisher: New Page Books (October 2003)
Pages: 190 - Price: $13.99

Review by Lee Prosser - leep@ghostvillage.com
Ghostvillage.com review

Congratulations to New Page Books for having the courage and insight to publish this fine nonfiction work, for by so doing, they have done a great service to those who wish to understand what casting spells is really all about. This book should be read by those interested in the supernatural, Witchcraft, and the art of casting spells.

Carl McColman is the author of many books, and this is one of his finest. Honest, straight-forward, this book will delight, inform, and entertain.

What this book will do for you is explain the universal laws and principles which form the actual foundation of magical practice. You will understand what magic (also spelled magick by other authors) is, where it comes from, and most importantly, what it can and cannot do.

The author has a keen sense of humor that comes across often, and further stimulates the point he is making. Magic is not easy. Magic without understanding is not fulfilled magic although the spell may function and work properly. In addition to the author's introductory note, there are seven chapters, a thoughtful conclusion, a section covering hints for further study, a section covering glossary and the index.

Chapter 1 concerns what is done and why and how before you cast a spell followed by chapter 2 which covers the thirteen myths of magic. An example of such a myth: "Myth: Magic is a shortcut to fulfillment. Reality-check: In magic, as in life, you get what you pay for." The spiritual approach to spell casting should never be overlooked.

Chapter 3 details the thirteen laws of magic. Chapter 4 covers the ethics of Magic. Chapter 4 is an important chapter for those who would cast spells, and it covers consequences. Chapter 5 covers the goddess and god, and what the heart of real magic actually is. Chapters 6 and 7 deal with what is beyond money and love, and what is power and happiness.

Reading this fine book will dispel a lot of false notions and help the readers to find an approach to what they actually are seeking when it comes to spell casting. Highly recommended.

This book would be an ideal gift for a friend, and a perfect nonfiction reference for your local librarian to have placed in the Public Library. The honesty of the author's approach is memorable, and this book is well worth the time to read, and learn from. Excellent.

Click here to buy this book now.



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