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A Victorian Grimoire: Romance - Enchantment - Magic

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Secrets to a Romantic Way of Life

Like a special opportunity to rummage through your grandmother's attic. A Victorian Grimoire offers you a personal invitation to discover a storehouse of magical treasures. Enhance every aspect of your daily life as you begin to reclaim the romance, simplicity and "know-how" of the Victorian era--that exceptional period of American history
Paperback, Third Printing, 362 pages
Published 1994 by Llewellyn Publications (first published January 8th 1992)
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i REALLY expected to like this book. combining Victoriana and a Grimoire. sounded awesome..
by page 7 (yes SEVEN) i was TOTALLY turned off by gross inaccuaracies on something incredibly simple.

Seriously, if you cant get something basic and simple correct WHY would anyone in their right mind expect anything Else in the book to have any use. All things spoken of were then suspect. (ok the recipes for cookies might be allright)but thats NOT what i bought the book for.

and in case you are wonde
Apparently written for people who actually want to try curing warts/casting love spells they way their magical gran-cestors did.
Dayanara Ryelle
Out of all the Pagan/metaphysical books I've owned over the last sixteen years, Victorian Grimoire was my first and remains my favorite. Trish doesn't give you the same tired retreads, but a new glimpse into magick and a different outlook on life, one that faded long before the turn of the current century.

My only criticism is a tiny one, and certainly one that can be overlooked, given the nature of the material inside the book. I recently noticed that the back cover has a quote/review from the F
I don't buy many books pertaining to paganism. I will occasionally pick up a book if it's on a specific topic and isn't just watered-down Wicca. But I picked up this book at a friend's house and knew after reading three pages I needed to own it. It's an absolute jewel. Little charms, little spells, all woven into a beautiful tapestry of Victorian history and tradition. Is it romanticized? Perhaps a little, but not to the point of inaccuracy.
All sorts of awesome little "house witch" ideas in here- Love it. ;) I accidentally forgot to return the copy I borrowed from the library when i was like 17 or so, and it's still on my bookshelf getting all sorts of regular use. ;)
Araminta Matthews
This book is better at demonstrating Victorian pass-times and crafts than anything else. Some of the Victorian recipes, like traditional plum pudding, are yum.
Jul 15, 2011 Gwnhwyfer marked it as looks-interesting
From the bibliographies of Ellen Dugan's Garden Witchery (2003) and Green Witch's Herbal (2009).
Love this book. I read it all the time.
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Patricia "Trish" Telesco is a professional author with more than 50 metaphysical titles on the market.

Trish considers herself a kitchen witch whose love of folkore (and a bit of Strega) flavor every spell and ritual. Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being the magic!

Trish travels minimally twice per mont
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