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The Book of Spells

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  189 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Do you believe in magic? For those who do--but also for those who just want to have fun--here are 42 enticing, exotic, and sometimes slightly erotic magic spells to help readers prosper at work, play, or in love. This "recipe-style" book presents spells from many different times and cultures. They include ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Mayan, North American Indian, ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Barron's Educational Series
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May 27, 2010 Dianne rated it really liked it
A little gem of a book. I love it. Even if you never try any of the recipe spells, it is fun to read. Has other info on magic numbers, colors, trees , plants etc.Magic signs and symbols . A fun book.
Cheryl Alsippi
Feb 23, 2017 Cheryl Alsippi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Vintage look is great. Full of spells and other useful information and very easy to follow. It also came in very handy for some research I am doing.
Jun 08, 2015 Hanna rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Simple and interesting book. I read the Finnish translation "Taikojen ja loitsujen kirja" (WSOY 2002). Some of the spells were nice and easy enough to try someday. The layout was a little childish but it gave me an inspiration to make my own book of spells just for fun, following this books layout. Maybe someday :D They were at least trying to make the book look as self-made. Maybe it would have been even more interesting with little accessories. But then, it would have been even more childish : ...more
Mar 16, 2014 Natalie rated it really liked it
Read this for the Dewey Project's 100s.

Holding off on giving it a rating until I can try out one or two spells.

Later... did the Shoon Lore spell which is for money. I did end up finding a twenty on the ground a few days later so I am declaring it a small success.
Dec 13, 2011 Em rated it liked it
I don't know if I will ever use any of these spells, but I still really enjoy owning this book. It is a beautiful hardcover with wonderful photographs inside it. I got it off Amazon for a penny, plus the shipping. It was a steal.
Dec 19, 2010 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myth-and-magic
This is a good book for beginners, it covers the three most common forms of magic, elemental planetery and zodiac, and is easy to follow. The ingredients are all readily available and will be familiar to most people. A inspirational starting point.
Huma Rashid
A fun read, I guess, even though I don't believe this stuff.
Jul 26, 2013 Dena rated it it was ok
Does any of this actually work? The gemstones for the months were all wrong?
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