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The Element Encyclopedia of 1000 Spells (Element Encyclopedia)

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"The Element Encyclopedia of 1000 Spells is an authoritative treasure to the trove of spells and rituals rooted in magical and spiritual traditions from all over the world. Featuring centuries-old magic as well as modern rituals to help you improve the quality of everyday life, it includes essential spealls for love, luck, success, enhanced psychic wealth, spiritual peach ...more
Paperback, 566 pages
Published November 28th 2004 by Harper Element (first published 2004)
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sharon baston
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Bought this book a while ago never got round to reading it til now as I also bought lots of other witchcraft books wish I'd have read this one first it's very comprehensive all you need to know in one book really interesting book and I can't put it down brilliant value for money
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I do think that it's not necessarily the best book for a complete beginner, and some of the spells are quite ridiculous and impractical (e.g. putting fish in your vagina and feeding it to your lover- really?!). Someone who does not know how magick works, will take a look at this book and think it's complete nonsense. The key is to ask "why?". Why do I use this herb, and not that? Why does it call for this color? Why during this moon phase? Why do I throw it in a river? ...more
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2016
this series is a good starter pack. it contains brief information on a lot of different things, and is a good place to do beginner reference and expand further from there. i'm also a sucker for the format and style of the books - they just look good, and i can't help but think of how good they'd look together on my bookshelf. as a bibliophile, i really like this series.

obviously, don't consult these for in-depth research. but, again, they're a good place to start broad, wide-ranging consultation
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
Loads of spells to read and add to you collections. Some are a bit naff but others such as the candle spells could really be used to build some energy when wishing. The extra information in the book is interesting giving you a bit of background on where the spell originated from and what it was used for. A good book to have in your collection, if your into this sort of thing that is.
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a very detailed guide to spells that has actual spells in it. Now I myself don't believe, but I find it fun to pretend. The detail with which this book has been written really allows the magic to come alive.
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Clear away the neo-pagan fluff and there's a halfway decent formulary and traditional Hoodoo. Not 100% authentic nor complete (which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars), but a good basic reference book in a pinch.
Connie Easlick
Apr 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I will be referencing this book for years to come! Spells, how to make them, things to use and in different ways. This has it all!
The only set back is there are no pictures of things such as herbs.
Roberta Maizer
Great book

I have this one in hard copy which is too big to travel with so having this in Kindle works
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Another brilliant book in this series!
Very interesting.
Great for reasearch.
Dupsie Oriyomi
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My reference book for all thingsw magical. A must have in every practioners library.
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