Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells

Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells

A comprehensive handbook of more than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets • Explains the origins, derivatives, and practical usage of each word, phrase, and spell as well as how they can be combined for custom ...

Author: Claude Lecouteux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620553756

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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A comprehensive handbook of more than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets • Explains the origins, derivatives, and practical usage of each word, phrase, and spell as well as how they can be combined for custom spells • Based on the magical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and recently discovered one-of-a-kind grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany • Includes an in-depth exploration of secret magical alphabets, including those based on Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological signs, and runes From Abracadabra to the now famous spells of the Harry Potter series, magic words are no longer confined to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. They have become part of the popular imagination of the Western world. Passed down from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, these words and the rituals surrounding them have survived through the millennia because they work. And as scholar Claude Lecouteux reveals, often the more impenetrable they seem, the more effective they are. Analyzing more than 7,000 spells from the magical traditions of Europe as well as the magical papyri of the Greeks and recently discovered one-of-a-kind grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a comprehensive dictionary of ancient magic words, phrases, and spells along with an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of secret magical alphabets, including those based on Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological signs, and runes. Drawing upon thousands of medieval accounts and famous manuscripts such as the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the author examines the origins of each word or spell, offering detailed instructions on their successful use, whether for protection, love, wealth, or healing. He charts their evolution and derivations through the centuries, showing, for example, how spells that were once intended to put out fires evolved to protect people from witchcraft. He reveals the inherent versatility of magic words and how each sorcerer or witch had a set of stock phrases they would combine to build a custom spell for the magical need at hand. Presenting a wealth of material on magical words, signs, and charms, both common and obscure, Lecouteux also explores the magical words and spells of ancient Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain before the Reconquista, the traditions passed down from ancient Egypt, and those that have stayed in use until the present day.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dictionary of Magic

Dictionary of Magic

This authoritative reference text by linguist and occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations.

Author: Harry E. Wedeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060257

Category: Reference

Page: 207

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A comprehensive reference guide to all things occult, covering a broad range of magic tradition from Babylonian times to the present day. This authoritative reference text by linguist and occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. With in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, Dictionary of Magic also covers many of the most notable wizards and demonographers. Perhaps the most famous word in all of magic, Abracadabra is in fact a magic formula used in incantations against sickness or ill luck. Black Mass is a mass held in honor of the Devil. Geloscopy is the practice of divination through observing someone’s laughter. From A-to-Z, Wedeck covers magical names and terms from around the world and down through the ages.
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Magic Words

Magic Words

Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike.

Author: Craig Conley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609250508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than sevenhundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Watkins Dictionary of Magic

The Watkins Dictionary of Magic

Over 3000 authoritative, cross-referenced entries, covering magical traditions from all around the world.

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780283623

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Over 3000 authoritative, cross-referenced entries, covering magical traditions from all around the world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Watkins Dictionary of Magic

The Watkins Dictionary of Magic

This second volume in the popular Watkins Dictionary series is filled with fascinating explanations for all things magical, from spells and secret rituals to mythical creatures.

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

ISBN: 1842931520

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 328

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This second volume in the popular Watkins Dictionary series is filled with fascinating explanations for all things magical, from spells and secret rituals to mythical creatures. More than just handy reference, the many definitions and articles here—including pieces on Kabbalah, Tarot, and Gnosticism—provide a great introduction for neophyte occultists interested in expanding their understanding. But even seasoned readers will benefit from access to quick facts and interesting information, and enjoy dipping into the many biographies of occult figures (both well-known and obscure) as well as myths and folklore from around the world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spells Dictionary

Spells Dictionary

The practical guide gives the background, history, and traditions of spell-related ingredients and tools, and also provides useful advice on casting spells and using magic in a positive and safe way.

Author: Antonia Beattie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1571459979

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 605

Spells Dictionary provides comprehensive explanations of spellcraft, from magical powders and portions to talismans and charms. Even unfamiliar users of magic will find a gold mine of information and useful tips. The practical guide gives the background, history, and traditions of spell-related ingredients and tools, and also provides useful advice on casting spells and using magic in a positive and safe way.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Magic Dictionary

The Magic Dictionary

A boy describes his wonderful birthday presents, but the best of all is the dictionary that belonged to his father--when he looks up "dinosaur" he is surrounded by prehistoric reptiles and when he looks up "forest" he sees men shooting bows ...

Author: Bruce Whatley

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: 0207183724

Category: Birthdays

Page: 32

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A boy describes his wonderful birthday presents, but the best of all is the dictionary that belonged to his father--when he looks up "dinosaur" he is surrounded by prehistoric reptiles and when he looks up "forest" he sees men shooting bows and arrows.
Categories: Birthdays

Dictionary of Magic

Dictionary of Magic

Author: Scientists of New Atlantis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1571792317

Category:

Page: 106

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Dictionary of Gypsy Mythology

Dictionary of Gypsy Mythology

Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their forgotten ...

Author: Claude Lecouteux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620556689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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A comprehensive A-to-Z reconstruction of the oral tradition of the Rom--gypsies--based on sources never before available in English • Presents the origin myths and magical traditions of the gypsies, including their legendary ties to Egypt, animal ancestors, and tree spirits • Examines the three major settings of gypsy folktales--the forest, the waters, and the mountain--and shows how their world is full of spirits • Shows how the religious concepts of the Rom testify to a profound syncretism of the pagan traditions and Christianity Although their own myths and their common name point to Egyptian origins for the gypsies, the Rom, as they call themselves, originated in India, as evidenced by studies of their language. They arrived in Europe in the ninth century and spread across the continent from East to West, reaching England in the 15th century and Scandinavia by the end of the 16th century. A nomadic people, these wanderers were reviled by local populaces wherever they went and regarded as misfits, intruders, foreigners, and thieves. Drawing on a number of sources never before available outside of Eastern Europe, Claude Lecouteux reconstructs the gypsy oral tradition to provide a comprehensive A-to-Z look at gypsy mythology, including their folktales, rites, songs, nursery rhymes, jokes, and magical traditions. His main source is material collected by Heinrich Adalbert von Wlislocki (1856-1907), an ethnologist who lived with gypsies in Romania, Transylvania, and Hungary in the latter half of the 19th century. He presents the origin myths of the gypsies, legends which form the ancestral memory of the gypsy tribes and often closely touch on their daily life. Lecouteux explores the full range of supernatural beings that inhabit the gypsy world, including fairies, undines, ogres, giants, dog-people, and demons, and he examines the three major settings of gypsy folktales--the forest, the waters, and the mountain, which they worshiped as a sacred being in its own right. He also reveals how coexisting with peoples of different religions led the gypsies to adapt or borrow stories and figures from these groups, and he shows how the religious concepts and sacred stories of the Rom testify to a profound syncretism of pagan traditions and Christianity. Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their forgotten gypsy heritage.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dictionary of Witchcraft

Dictionary of Witchcraft

The first reference work to seriously document manifestations, magic, and superstitions, this historical dictionary details beings, characters, books, deeds, and causes that pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell, ...

Author: Collin de Plancy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060172

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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The original and authoritative A-to-Z reference guide to witchcraft, paganism, and magic, compiled by the famed nineteenth-century French occultist. Following its original publication in 1818, Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal became a landmark study of witchcraft, pagan religions, and the occult. The first reference work to seriously document manifestations, magic, and superstitions, this historical dictionary details beings, characters, books, deeds, and causes that pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell, as well as divinations, occult sciences, grimoires, marvels, errors, prejudices, traditions, folktales, the various superstitions, and all manner of marvelous, surprising, mysterious, and supernatural beliefs. A significant influence on the Romantic literary movement and notably consulted by author Victor Hugo, it remains an essential text for any student of the dark arts or demonology.
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The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

The Dictionary of Magic and Mystery

Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research.

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846944628

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 370

View: 188

Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Macmillan Very First Dictionary

Macmillan Very First Dictionary

An alphabetical list of nearly 1500 common words with meanings, explanatory sentences, and illustrations for those words considered conceptual. Includes sections on language and the earth.

Author: Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0027617300

Category: English language

Page: 264

View: 701

An alphabetical list of nearly 1500 common words with meanings, explanatory sentences, and illustrations for those words considered conceptual. Includes sections on language and the earth.
Categories: English language

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations.

Author: Frank Gaynor

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060424

Category: Social Science

Page: 785

View: 503

Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.
Categories: Social Science

Milon Le mat ilim

Milon Le mat   ilim

Author: Edythe Scharfstein

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:79089407

Category: English language

Page: 66

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Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing

Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing

Revealing the vitality of these practices in the remoter areas of Eastern Europe, Lecouteux shows how the influence of this pagan worldview is still detectable in the work of modern folk healers in France and Scandinavia.

Author: Claude Lecouteux

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1620556219

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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An in-depth collection of ancient spells and magic practices drawn from rare and newly discovered texts • Presents more than 600 magical prescriptions for healing and protection from both pagan and Christian sources • Examines the practice of diagnosing illness through magic and explores ancient beliefs about curses and other evil spells and about devils, demons, and ghosts • Includes spells from the heavily guarded gypsy tradition of magic and healing, drawn from newly discovered materials Since the beginning of history, people have sought remedies for the many ills that have beset them, from illnesses afflicting the body to threats posed by evil and hostile individuals. In many folk healing and pagan traditions, it was believed that one must gain the assistance of the guardian spirit of a healing plant or substance through prayers or offerings before its chemical properties would be effective. The Church decried these spells and practices as pagan superstition but did not seek to exterminate these beliefs, instead transferring the responsibility for their healing powers to the apostles and saints. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of ancient texts, Claude Lecouteux presents more than 600 magical prescriptions from both pagan and Christian sources from the last 2,000 years, covering everything from abscesses and shingles to curses and healing animals. He examines the practice of diagnosing illness through magic and looks at the origins of disease according to the evolving beliefs of magic practitioners over the centuries. He explores ancient beliefs about curses and about devils, demons, and ghosts and provides an in-depth look at protection magic, including protection of health, animals, and cultivated land, protection against curses, witchcraft, bad weather, and beasts, protection of a home, and protection while traveling. He includes spells from the heavily guarded gypsy tradition of magic and healing, drawn from newly discovered materials collected by two Romanian ethnologists who lived and traveled with gypsies in Transylvania in the mid-19th century. The author also reproduces rare texts on magic healing from the 14th and 15th centuries. Revealing the vitality of these practices in the remoter areas of Eastern Europe, Lecouteux shows how the influence of this pagan worldview is still detectable in the work of modern folk healers in France and Scandinavia. He also shows how the condemnation of unorthodox methods of healing has not vanished from the contemporary world: the medieval legislation against healing by wizards and bonesetters is echoed in modern health codes that challenge the authority of naturopaths and faith healers.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Magic English Plus

Magic English Plus

Author: Editorial Planeta-De Agostini

Publisher:

ISBN: 8467469994

Category:

Page: 83

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A Dictionary of the English and German Languages with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho pists

A Dictionary of the English and German Languages  with a Synopsis of English Words Differently Pronounced by Different Ortho  pists

Zauberleuchte , st . magic lantern . Rappler , m . ( -8 , pl . - ) + sprawler , Zaspel , f . ( pl . -11 ) skein or skain Zaubert auch , m . ( Bot . ) Indian leek , Bounderer . ( of thread ) , bank , tie , reel . moly , Homer's garlic .

Author: Christoph Friedrich Grieb

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858000070940

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language