Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. First published in the 's, Marie Trevelyan's first-hand account of the craft and traditions of the Welsh witch remains the most reliable and authoritative ever written.
Marie collected literally dozens of stories from friends and contemporaries which demonstrates that witchcraft was a long established and living tradition in her native country.
Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , 36 pages. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They are often nonsense phrases used in fantasy fiction or by stage prestidigitators. Frequently such words are presented as being part of a divine , adamic , or other secret or empowered language. Certain comic book heroes use magic words to activate their powers. Craig Conley, a scholar of magic, writes that the magic words used by conjurers may originate from "pseudo-Latin phrases, nonsense syllables, or esoteric terms from religious antiquity," but that what they have in common is "language as an instrument of creation.
In Babylonian, incantations can be used in rituals to burn images of one's own enemies. An example would be found in the series of Mesopotamian incantations of Surpu and Maqlu. A person using an incantation would entice the snake out of its hiding place in order to get rid of them.
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In Jewish rites reciting a bible verse, a person has to follow strict Jewish rules. The performer of an incantation has to prepare three days ahead of time with fasting, praying and studying. The Jewish law requires that incantations only be recited during the new or full moon, before sunset, and during the Sabbath. The Jewish commentary, the Talmud mentions that incantations are to be in the name of the mother. An incantation of a bible quotation attached to a charm or object is often recited backward and frontwards.
Incantations are often seen in demonic activity where the devil uses words to bring misfortune or sickness to someone. Some illnesses include mental illness or anxiety. The aspect of the devil in incantations is feared by many. The demons can create horrible events such as divorce, loss of property, or other catastrophes. In traditional fairy tales sometimes magical formulas are attached to an object and when spoken can help transform the object into the imaginable from the unimaginable.
In these stories, often incantations are attached to a magic wand used by wizards, witches and fairy-god mothers. A widely known example is the spell that Cinderella's Fairy Godmother used to turn a pumpkin into a coach. Incantations often nonsense or whimsical rhymes are performed.
The performance of magic almost always involves the use of language. Whether spoken out loud or unspoken, words are frequently used to access or guide magical power. Tambiah argues that the connection between language and magic is due to a belief in the inherent ability of words to influence the universe. Not all speech is considered magical. Only certain words and phrases or words spoken in a specific context are considered to have magical power.
Welsh Witchcraft Charms And Spells by Marie Trevelyan
So if you want to go the whole way and cast a circle, then do that. If you wish to cast a circle, do it right at the beginning. Sit down quietly and start to imagine a pinpoint of light above your home. If you have vehicles outside, include those too. Then keep going. The light goes into the solid ground all around until it forms a perfect bubble.
It shimmers and wavers, but you know it is absolutely impenetrable by negative energy of any kind. Family within and family away, Bring us safely together at the end of the day. We give our thanks for love so deep, And as I say it, so must it be.
Feel the feelings of perfect family love and protection. Let them radiate from you and merge with the shimmering sphere. Then visualize the bubble gradually disappear but know that the protection remains. Sometimes, we cannot know what the best outcome of any situation might be. For example, when a pet is old and ill, maybe the best thing for it is to pass on quickly. That by trying to keep the pet alive, is not really a good thing. So, when in doubt as to when to act or when to let go, simply ask the Universe to deliver the best outcome.
Speak these words,. I trust that the Universe will deliver the best outcome. As I speak it, so must it be. And remember, you can change the words up however you prefer. My suggestions are never prescriptive. The feeling behind the words is much more important than the words themselves. If it helps to light a candle or focus on a crystal, then do it. The most powerful magick is when you devise it yourself. You can write them into your Book of Shadows and each time you use them, you can change them a little bit. This is a very simple spell that relies on the Switchwords , 'Together Reach' to achieve the desired result.
You might have lost an object or you might be trying to find the right word or forgotten name. This little chant will free up the stuck energy to help you remember. You can feel your inner beauty radiating outward, lighting up your face, making your skin glow, and creating that irrepressible twinkle in your eyes. I praise myself because I am lovely, I love myself because I am worthy. The aim is for you to be confident. The spell is working. Well, because you can.
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Once you have mastered the trick of tapping into your emotions and desire at will to raise the energy, then you might as well make the most of it and live an enhanced, enchanted, always surprising, lovely witchy life. We all have to. No-one can sail through unscathed or untouched by negativity. The contrast of the not-so-nice times helps you appreciate the great times. I just have to mention once more, that any spell will not be effective unless you put the effort of energetic emotion into it. So before you start, make sure you know what emotion is necessary.
Think about what you want to achieve and feel it into reality. Hold that feeling and work your magick. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
How do I know if the spells are real and I don't just waste my time? Do you usually use these spells, if so, do they always work for you? Can anyone use these easy witch spells to better their daily life, or do you have to be a practicing witch? These spells are designed so that anyone can use them without causing harm to themselves or others. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.