[books pdf] Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)Author Scott Cunningham – Carcier.co

The ways of magic are revealed in nature The secrets are written in meandering streams and drifting clouds, whispered by the roaring ocean and cooling breeze, echoed through caves and rocks and forests When you draw a heart in the sand, call on the four winds for assistance, or ask the rain to wash away a bad habit, you are practicing earth magic By working in harmony with nature, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world This tried and true guide offers than one hundred spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the powerful energy of the earth Scott Cunningham was a greatly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement A practitioner of elemental magic for twenty years, he wrote than fifty books, including the seminal Wicca A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner


10 thoughts on “Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)

  1. Steve Cran Steve Cran says:

    Scott Cunningham is one of the premier voices in Wicca He has written over 50 books on Wicca and Witch craft In this short comprehensive book called Earth Magic the author discusses Earth Magic Earth Magic is based on tapping into the energy off the four elements Earth, Fire, Air and water The rituals are simple and easy to use They are mostly folk magic and the spells have been around for a very long time which means they are tried and true These spells are not Wiccan they are from an Scott Cunningham is one of the premier voices in Wicca He has written over 50 books on Wicca and Witch craft In this short comprehensive book called Earth Magic the author discusses Earth Magic Earth Magic is based on tapping into the energy off the four elements Earth, Fire, Air and water The rituals are simple and easy to use They are mostly folk magic and the spells have been around for a very long time which means they are tried and true These spells are not Wiccan they are from an older form of Witch craft.Here are some remedies that are very earth based For example for aches and pains even sickness In addition to going to the doctor you may want to try these as well Take a potatoe or apple and rub it on the affected area As you rub it visualize you illness being transferred into the plant Another good trick is to lay down on some fertile ground or soil Visualize your illness sinking from your body into the earth After that visualize the energy rising back up into your body To keep evil demons out of the house you can fill up a bottle with soil or sand The demons need to count every grain of soil before they enter the house this frutrates demons very much Dirt has evenuses As your children leave throw some dirt after them to keep away Do it without them knowing To transfer your problem take a handful of earth and focus all of your trouble into it in minutia detail After that throw it over you shoulder and walk away For scrying get a seven inch plate and fill it with dirt stare at it intently and images will come forth.Here are some wind spells These spells normally coincide with a certain wind such ass the north wind, south wind etc It is best to do these spell with that wind blowing To determine which way the wind is blowing it goo to put a piece of material on a pole and watch which way it is blowing The material if it is blowing North directions mean that a Southern wind is blowing The east wind is fresh and energetic this is a good wind for doing renewal spells.North Wind is called the Wind of Death but not a physical death rather it is a wind that kills negative things in your life such as bad habits or negative happen stance Magick should never be used to harm other people because if the practitioner does that he only ends up harming himself.South Wind are hot and fiery and it is a good time for any sort of spell do to the high energy of it.West wind is cool and reinvigorating and is good for healing love and fertility.Fire MagicIf you have a problem or bad habit draw symbols on the Paper and throw the paper into a raging fire That should cure or eradicate the negative habit.To cure a disease light a fire consisting of Oak Wood and when the fire burns down pick up an ember and throw it into a pale of water As it sizzle and pops visualize you sickness going away.Water Magick SpellsGo to a spring take a stone and juice from a nearby plant Draw a picture of your need on it Take it into your power hand or writing hand and walk three times around the spring look at thee spring before casting the stone and say Spring of Clear water ceaseless and true send me the wish that I now ask of you throw the stone into the spring before leaving take a sip of the water.Leave a token of thanks to the spirit.For a lake divination cast a stone into the lake Count the number of rings it makes If the rings are odd than the answer to your question is yes if they are even then the answer is no This is used for a yes or no question.If you are sick go to a stream and submerge your entire body feel the water cleaning you and cleansing you and the sickness leaving your body in the form of little black worms As you are submerged say this chant The sickness is flowing out of me into the river and down into the sea.These are just a sample of the spells I recommend this book strongly


  2. Charity Bedell Charity Bedell says:

    The book Earth Power by Scott Cunningham is a very simple to read and easy to follow book that covers the basics of magic and witchcraft The author provides several easy to follow spells and rituals that enable a new seeker to be able to read the book and start practicing magic right away This tome provides spells and rituals for beginners as well as experienced practitioners of magic.This book is divided into three sections The first section of the book talks about the basics of magic and sp The book Earth Power by Scott Cunningham is a very simple to read and easy to follow book that covers the basics of magic and witchcraft The author provides several easy to follow spells and rituals that enable a new seeker to be able to read the book and start practicing magic right away This tome provides spells and rituals for beginners as well as experienced practitioners of magic.This book is divided into three sections The first section of the book talks about the basics of magic and spell crafting This provides a foundation for being able to use and work with the materials found later on in the book This section is made up of four different chapters each covering an aspect of the basics of magic It is here that the instructional and how to aspects of magic are really discussed.The first chapter in the book starts the basics section This chapter begins with an illustration of natural magic being practiced This example provides the context for this chapter which is the nature of the universe and the real nature of magic.The second chapter in the book focuses on what magic is and how to practice it This chapter covers what is needed to practice magic as well morality in regards to magic Here we learn the forces behind magic and why magic works.The third chapter is all about magical techniques Here the author focuses on the use of symbolism and the use of those associations in magic The author includes a list of common symbols and associations for the beginner to reference as an idea Finally the chapter ends with techniques of energy raising as well as the importance of mental focus and concentration.The last chapter in the first section is really our introduction to the majority of the book Here the author introduces the concept of the four elements and how they work in magic The author includes only bare bones basics about the elements asdetail is given later The idea here was only to introduce the elemental concepts and associations so that the rest of the book makes sense.The second section of this book focuses on the elemental powers and elemental magic The elements in witchcraft and magic are powerful forces and this section deals with calling upon the right element for the right purpose In this section we learn all about the elements and what magical practices they rule over This section is only four chapters long, one for each elemental force Here is where we begin to see the practical applications and uses of natural and elemental magic.The fifth chapter focuses on the element of Earth Within this chapter the author expands on the basics given in the previous chapter about the element of earth There are several different spells and rituals given that focus on and use specifically the element of earth to manifest the desires.The sixth chapter focuses on the element of air Here we learn about the different aspects of the winds based on direction and how we can best use the attributes of air There are spells and rituals here for calling up the winds as well as working with the element of air to the best of our abilities.The seventh chapter in this book focuses on the element of fire Here we are shown ways that the element of fire can be useful outside of candle magic The author includes a few different spells that utilize the unique personality of the fire element.The eighth and last chapter in the second section of the book deals with the element of water Many of the spells and rituals in this chapter deal with cleansing and healing Through the spells and rituals in this chapter the aspects of the element of water in magic are clearly described.Finally the third section of the book covers natural magic This section focuses on magic that is not elemental in basis but uses the forces of nature to work with you to create your goals and desires Here you will see aspects of the elements present in the spells and rituals, but the focus is not on the element but the magical practices in themselves.The ninth chapter in this book focuses on the use of stones in magic Stone and crystal use is very common in magical practices these days This chapter illustrates how to work with basically any stone and not just gems and crystals that have specific associations with them.The tenth chapter in this book focuses on tree magic Here we learn and understand some of the magical aspects and attributes you can find with trees Like before there are spells and rituals provided to give an idea of the types of spells one can create when they work with trees The author also included a list of trees and their associations to maximize ones magical practices.Chapter eleven deals with image magic Here we learn the concepts associated with using pictures or symbols to represent people in spell work The most common image magic is the poppet or voodoo doll, but that is not covered here Other aspects and uses of image based magic can be found in this chapter.Chapter twelve in this book focuses on a very old form of folk magic Here we learn about and begin to understand the concepts of knot magic There is a little bit of history and folklore given here but the meat of the chapter is in the spell examples that are given for knot based magic.Chapter thirteen deals with candle magic There are many texts out there that cover candle magic This chapter focuses on the use of candle magic in natural magic There are not many spells and rituals in this chapter but the information still provides a starting point.Chapter fourteen deals with wax magic This chapter is not about magic per say butfocused on types of divination that can be done using wax Divination and magic have historically gone hand in hand which is why this chapter is in the book.Chapter fifteen is about the use of mirror and magic Like candle magic and image magic there is a lot of folk lore regarding magic mirrors and how they can be used in spells and rituals There are several different spells and rituals using mirrors in this chapter including directions on how to make your own magic mirror.Chapter sixteen deals with magic using storms Here the author explains the power that weather based magic can have There are spells for different occasions and purposes but also spells on how to protect yourself from the elements of the storm as it were.The final chapter in this book chapter seventeen deals with sea magic This is an excellent way to end the book as we go back to the illustration of natural magic given in the first chapter Here we learn why we can work with the tides and why some spells are best done at the seaside As a text book for magical use this book basically covers most aspects of magic Through this text different types of magic are expressed and shown Through the divisions of the book the reader can understand the concepts of magic and how to best use the natural world in spells and rituals for their individual needs As a resource for correspondences for spell work there are better books available, but as a spell book for nature magic this is an excellent guide


  3. Emily Emily says:

    Careful, you might spill your magick Also I just really want to be a cool witch, but I suck at believing in things Maybe one day.


  4. Carrie (The Butterfly Reader) Carrie (The Butterfly Reader) says:

    Loved this The author is so down to earth in his writing and he s so easy to understand There are some really great things that are so simple and cheap to do This is such an amazing book One of my new favorites Can t wait to readby this author whom we lost way too soon.


  5. Julie Decker Julie Decker says:

    Many people who are interested in practicing magic in the context of Wicca will be expecting consecrated tools, wordy rituals, elemental and divine invocations, and extensive use of materials They may be surprised to get a glimpse at the roots of folk magic very simple everyday rituals are described in this book, encouraging practitioners to make magic a consistent and easy form of interacting with day to day life Most magic is simply an extension of a person s desire, and performing the magi Many people who are interested in practicing magic in the context of Wicca will be expecting consecrated tools, wordy rituals, elemental and divine invocations, and extensive use of materials They may be surprised to get a glimpse at the roots of folk magic very simple everyday rituals are described in this book, encouraging practitioners to make magic a consistent and easy form of interacting with day to day life Most magic is simply an extension of a person s desire, and performing the magic is a concrete expression of that desire These simple ideas and the philosophies behind them can keep a magically inclined person mindful of everyday enchantedness through natural materials, and though many of the spells and charms read like simple superstitions, there s nothing wrong with that It s simple to the point of feeling a little hollow sometimes, but it can get the wheels turning


  6. Emma Emma says:

    Lovely little book full of handy information and short, uncomplicated spells that often don t need any extra materials that can t be found outdoors Particularly loved, as a long haired girl, the part where he informs the reader that waking up with knots in your hair often signifies that elves or fairies have been playing with it in the night A fun read for anyone wanting to feel closer to nature, particularly in our modern, urbanized world.


  7. Eris Raven Eris Raven says:

    It just feels like reading magic spells for teens Close to no explanations on why you use what you use in mentioned rituals In one paragraph he tells you to never leave your candles burning unattended and BOOM in the next one you are supposed to leave the room and let the candles burn on their own for at least 15 min And a lot of other contradictory stuff like this I expected


  8. Pageturner Pagan Pageturner Pagan says:

    This book really didn t live up to my expectations.I d asked a few people for their thoughts on Cunningham s works and, after checking out Earth, Air, Fire, Water in his works, I thought this might be a good one to try.I was disappointed, to say the least Earth, Air, Fire, Water was a much better,useful reference in my opinion.


  9. Daniel Daniel says:

    Not that great but I d recommend it over any Silver RavenWolf drivel.


  10. Chloe Chloe says:

    Cunningham has a lot of content out there already I ve read a decent amount of his books and I have to say specifically for elemental magic and rituals spells this is the most specific and focused I ve seen from him Each element gets a chapter and explanation of its associations, meditations relative to it and ways to connect to each element as a practitioner Cunningham writes openly so that beginners can understand but he also includes some spells that involve rocks, seashells, driftwood, et Cunningham has a lot of content out there already I ve read a decent amount of his books and I have to say specifically for elemental magic and rituals spells this is the most specific and focused I ve seen from him Each element gets a chapter and explanation of its associations, meditations relative to it and ways to connect to each element as a practitioner Cunningham writes openly so that beginners can understand but he also includes some spells that involve rocks, seashells, driftwood, etc In the short, it s cheep, cheerful and helpful if you re looking for some new spells to try out and a better understanding of elemental magic The illustrations are gorgeous as well Downside is there s little lore or background for these spells however I d argue this may be the fault of losing lore over time and for the fact that Cunningham was trying to make this book accessible and focus on act not history