About twice a year, I clear out my bookshelves -- not because I *want* to, but because my bookshelves have limited space, so I've long-since resigned to the fact that I can only keep my absolute favorites.
One day I shall have my own giant personal library, with bookshelves lining the walls, but until that day, I can only keep the ones I use the most.
Most are in excellent condition, but there are a few with the odd dog-eared page here and there. Some have slight creases in the spine (meaning I actually took the time to read them from cover to cover).
The following are available:
1. A Century of Spells (paperback) - Draja Mickaharic
"Written as an introduction to natural magic, this text serves as a practical reference for the practicing magician. It includes an eclectic collection of spells, including water spells, spoken spells, those passed down over generations, and those developed by the author himself."
2. Charms, Spells, & Formulas - Ray T. Malbrough
"How would you like to increase the power of your magick? Now you can, with the help of real Louisiana Hoodoo. In Charms, Spells & Formulas, you'll find rituals and recipes for incenses, oils, powders and washes that you can use to make changes in your life."
3. Hoodoo Bible Magic - Miss Michaele and Professor Charles Porterfield
"Practical, honest, and straightforward, this book teaches the history and unlocks the mystery of Christian Conjuration with the Holy Scriptures. Learn ancient traditional spells of Psalmic Magic from forgotten books of Jewish wisdom preserved by African American elders, open the Bible's treasure-house of Secret Charms and Sacred Amulets, and prepare yourself for revelations and wonders. The Bible is a magic book! THIS book tells you just how to use it."
4. The Art of Aromatherapy - Robert B. Tisserand
"This complete, practical guide shows how to use the essential oils of flowers and herbs as a gentle yet effective method of natural healing. Beginning with the history and use of essential oils in cosmetics and perfumes from ancient Egyptian times to the present day, the author details 29 essences, with their properties and applications in more than 100 conditions, ranging from emotional stress to skin disorders.
Includes easy-to-prepare recipes for massage and medicinal oils, facial masks, ointments, and aromatic baths.
Explains the importance of essential oils in Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage.
Provides tables of evaporation rates, odor intensity, therapeutic index, and glossary of medical terms."
5. The Complete Book of Tarot: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reading the Cards - Juliet Sharman-Burke
"Tarot cards are like mirrors that reflect unsuspected knowledge buried deep in the unconscious mind. This teach-yourself guide to reading the cards is designed to help activate and stimulate your innate sensitivity as a first step in developing intuition-the hallmark of the serious Tarot reader.
Written by an expert Tarot teacher and trained therapist, The Complete Book of Tarot takes you through the cards, uncovering clues to the historical, mystical, and psychological spirit of this ancient system of revealing past, present, and future. Juliet Sharman-Burke teaches you how to read them and interpret their divinatory significance.
Whether you want to interpret the cards for others, or use them to help gain a much deeper understanding of yourself, you will find The Complete Book of Tarot both instructive and inspiring."
6. Power Tarot: More Than 100 Spreads That Give Specific Answers to Your Most Important Questions - Trish Macgregor, Phyllis Vega
"With more than 100 spreads to choose from, Power Tarot offers experienced and novice readers alike innovative and accurate ways to get answers to their most pressing questions on romance, work, finances, health, and spiritual growth. From the single card "Yes/No" draw, to the comprehensive twenty-four card spread of the Double Horoscope, from the traditional Celtic Cross to the Past-Life Spread, you will find spreads to answer particular questions, while others describe more general situations. Writing in plain English, authors Trish MacGregor and Phyllis Vega give you information an the meaning of each card in the tarot deck (no matter which deck you use), both in general and as the card relates to specific issues. There are tips on how to determine the time frame of an event, exciting insights into traditional interpretations, and easy-to-follow diagrams for the position and meaning of the cards in each spread."
7. The Satanic Witch - Anton Szandor LaVey
"Undiluted Gypsy lore regarding the forbidden knowledge of seduction and manipulation."
8. The Devil's Notebook - Anton Szandor LaVey
"Wisdom, humor, and dark observations by the founder of the Church of Satan. LaVey ponders such topics as nonconformity, occult faddism, erotic politics, the "Goodguy badge," demoralization and the construction of artificial human companions."
9. L'Aromathérapie (French) Paperback – Nelly Grosjean
"Qu'est-ce que l'aromathérapie ? Cette médecine naturelle curative et préventive soigne par les essences ou huiles essentielles de plantes aromatiques. 42 huiles essentielles aux propriétés antiseptiques, respiratoires, amincissantes, revitalisantes : le basilic contre le stress, le bois de rose pour les soins de la peau, la cannelle comme aphrodisiaque, le sassafras comme antitabac... De la médecine aux soins de beauté, du confort de la maison à la cuisine, l'aromathérapie offre une infinité d'applications qui en font un véritable art du bien-vivre au quotidien. Héritière d'une longue tradition familiale de médecine naturelle (il y a trente ans ses parents fondaient l'un des premiers centres de remise en forme à la frontière suisse), docteur en naturopathie et aromathérapeute réputée, Nelly Grosjean a créé un musée des arômes et du parfum en Provence et pratique l'aromathérapie avec succès depuis plus de quinze ans. Dans ce livre précis et clair, conçu pour répondre à tous les besoins de la famille et des thérapeutes, elle a réuni les principes et les effets de cette science restée longtemps secrète, explique les propriétés de chaque huile essentielle et indique les posologies exactes, les modes d'emploi et leurs précautions. Un livre essentiel, destiné à tous ceux qui veulent construire chaque jour leur santé et leur bien-être, simplement, en harmonie avec eux-mêmes et avec les lois de la nature."
10. Grimorium Verum - Joseph H. Peterson
"Grimorium Verum is one of the most notorious handbooks of black magic -- one of the few that deals openly with spirits of darkness. People have long sought the aid of non-physical beings; the biblical king Solomon in particular had a reputation since ancient times for commanding demons. There are many texts purporting to reveal Solomon's methods, but most are extremely complicated and difficult. Grimorium Verum is one of the easier texts, but also one of the most sinister. It includes a catalog of specific demons and how to draw on their powers. This new critical edition includes a fresh translation based on all the major sources, complete French and Italian texts, and 5 other appendices."
11. Aromatherapy Anointing Oils, Revised & Expanded: Spiritual Blessings, Ceremonies, and Affirmations (20160 - Joni Keim, Ruah Bull
"Summary: Aromatherapy Anointing Oils explores the historical, contemporary, and sacred art of anointing using nature’s own essential oils as a way to enrich our lives, especially our spiritual lives. Aromatherapy anointing bestows healing, honor, devotion, and blessings. It is not the source of what is bestowed—it is merely a tool to help strengthen and manifest the intention of it. More than 80 different essential oils are profiled. The information includes their spiritual teachings, their affect on subtle anatomy (energy centers and subtle bodies), the occasions for their use, blessings, and affirmations. Directions are given for creating sacred space, enhancing sacred space, making aromatherapy anointing oils, and performing anointing ceremonies. Eleven different anointing ceremonies categories are explained in detail, including Rite of Passage, Healing, Honoring, Gratitude, Love and Devotion, and Holidays. In this 2nd edition, there are: 30 additional, new essential oils profiled, more examples of how people use anointing today, more and updated resources, and more recipes for anointing oils and anointing oil blends. There is also more information on the energy centers, essential oils for the seasons, essential oils used for sacred space; and essential oils that coordinate with the solstices, equinoxes, and moon stages. There are 4 new appendixes: the essential oils that relate to fruits of the spirit, attributes of the essential oils, primary characteristics of the essential oils, and how the essential oils relate to different archangels."
12. French Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Recipes & Usage Guide (2016) - Jen O'Sullivan
"The most comprehensive recipe and usage guides that utilizes the French Aromatherapy method. French Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils that encompasses all methods of use: aromatic, topical, and internal. You will learn proper safety precautions and how to implement essential oils into your entire lifestyle. This book gives over 300 recipes to help you better understand and use your essential oils."
13. Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends - Sandra Kynes
"Choose the best essential oils for your creative and magical mixing with this straightforward, hands-on guide. Through step-by-step instruction on how to measure, mix, and assess blends, you’ll move beyond following others’ recipes and into creating your own oil combinations.
Mixing Essential Oils for Magic offers everything you need to understand not only how to blend but also why specific blends work together. Learn how to mix oils by botanical family, scent group, and perfume note. Discover an encyclopedic listing of essential and carrier oil profiles, as well as thorough cross-references for the oils and their magical associations. With guidance on the historical and present-day uses of essential oils, you’ll make personal blending an integral part of your spiritual and magical practices."
14. (not pictured) The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned - Michelle Belanger
"The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it.
Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages."