Friday, January 28

Modern witchcraft: 3 books to know everything about this trend

Rituals, incantations, spells … Modern witchcraft is in vogue, eyeing the side of personal development, feminist positivism and the relationship with nature. More and more people are turning to this more truly occult practice, whether it is to discover a new spiritual path, to connect with oneself, the surrounding world, or simply out of curiosity. Here are 3 books to immerse yourself in this universe.

“Hex, The Magic of Protection”

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On the list of essential guides, figure in particular that of the American Shawn Engel, founder of the brand Witchy Wisdoms and which has nearly 50,000 subscribers on Instagram. Called “Hex, the magic of protection”, this illustrated and accessible manual, with a hard cover, reviews the practice of this type of magic throughout history, its ethical principles, and gives advice for connect to their energy, by presenting several tools such as amulets, potions, or sigils (seal or magic symbol). Shawn Enge also shares several spells and rituals, some based on black salt, or even basil oil, to banish unwanted energies or set an intention of protection. Throughout the book, the author also explains how to choose the right ingredients, analyze the behavior of a candle flame, and details the power of aromatic plants, from rose to sage, by the way. by cinnamon.

“Hex, The Magic of Protection”, Shawn Engel, ed. Trajectory, 20 euros.

“Treatise on the uses and knowledge of the witch”


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Another recently published book to get to know everything about witchcraft: “Treatise on the uses and knowledge of the witch”. This complete book details the different energies (universe, nature, animals, etc.), explains how to make your own tools, purify them, or even set up a ritual and cast spells. We also learn more about the language specific to witches and the places of the practice of magic. In addition to guiding the reader step by step in the exercise of this spiritual practice, this book allows to become familiar with several divinatory arts. Among them, cartomancy, with the Tarot, the Futhark runes, small stones used to predict the future on which a special symbol appears, divinatory dowsing, where the art of mastering the pendulum and the wand, palmistry, process divination based on the inspection of the hand, or crystallomancy, using a crystal or a glass.

“Treatise on the uses and knowledge of the witch”, collective work, Ed. Secret of stars, 39 euros.

“Witch please. Modern Witch’s Grimoire »


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Finally, lovers of esotericism can bet on “Witch please. Grimoire of modern sorcery ”, by Jack Parker, whose real name is Taous Merakchi. Perfectly suited to beginners, it takes up the basics of magic. Not without a touch of humor, this initiation book provides keys, leads and ideas to find the practice that best suits your personality. Which witch are you? What is a spell? What are the Sabbaths, these nocturnal assemblies of witches? How to create a magic circle? These are all questions that this grimoire seeks to answer. Here again, readers will discover several little spells to “make your life more fun, take back power, and act on a whole lot of things”. In addition, this book of more than 200 pages is illustrated with talent by the Lyonnaise Maureen Wingrove, alias Diglee.

“Witch please. Grimoire of the Modern Witch ”, Jack Parker (Taous Merakchi), ed. Pygmalion, 24 euros.

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