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May 23rd, 2006

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11:49 am - Book Recommendation....
Hello everyone. My name is Kiltar & I have just joined here (I'm very excited to find an Australia-based Pagan community which has actual information!) I'm 23, married & a mother. I live in Western Sydney, NSW.

I am what I like to call an "Organic" Witch. I worship the Earth Mother Goddess as my main diety but also call on other Gods/Goddesses for different rituals/spells/meditations. I use elements from many different traditions/cultures/religions (Wicca, Druidism, Ancient Egyption etc). I am a solitary practitioner but have high hopes of meeting some local like-minded people in the near future.

I love to learn as much about all different aspects of paganism as I possibly can. With this in mind I recently bought a book which I would very much like to recommend to anyone who enjoys learning about paganism (the roots & history of it as well as it's modern incarnation).

Title: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Author: Judika Illes
Publishing Date: 2004
Basic Summary: This book is very long (more than 1100 pages) with literally more than 5000 spells from all over the world & from the past 5000 years. It has fasicinating in-depth descriptions of various aspects of magic & spells, cultures & religions all over the world & is exceptionally well written. This is not a "fluffy" magazing-style "Good Witch" type of book, this is the real McCoy! There are spells that probably should never be used if you beileve in the "Witch's Creed" (Do what thou will, but harm none) & the concept of whatever you send out you will get returned threefold. This is the ultimate reference book of spells both "good" & ones with evil intent(hexes, necromancy & similar).
Availibillity: I found this gem in my local Borders Bookstore. I assume other stores carry it also & failing that, there are numerous online store which sell it.
Price: I bought it for $49.95 (full price) & have seen it online for much the same price (plus postage of course).

If anyone else has read this book please let me know what you thought of it.

Also if this post is inappropriate, my apologies & please feel free to remove it.



Ps. Sorry I haven't got the faintest idea how to "do" Tags...Help?
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Date:May 23rd, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
Hello and Welcome Kiltar. I added a book tag to your entry. I didn't have one to start with but book recommendations is a brilliant idea (thanks)

Feel free to do a post about Earth Mother Goddess. I'm highly interested :)
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Date:May 23rd, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely welcome. I will surely do a post about the Earth Mother...I will even put a "Goddess" Tag if you think that is suitable?

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Date:May 24th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC)
your welcome, was nice to see people had joined, renewed my interest in keeping this community going. Just will have to wait until after I move house before I post any major info again.
Tags are good, but I've been putting tags to your entries for the time being :)

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