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Book Review – 1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose by Cassandra Eason

Book Review

1001 Spells

The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose

by Cassandra Eason

544 Pages

 

 

Love and money – the two things everyone wants. Those are the topics of the first and second chapters of the book “1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose” by Cassandra Eason. There are 50 spells in each of those chapters: spells to attract love and increase romantic commitment, to overcome debt and attract money during urgent financial situations, and much more.

Other chapters cover such categories as angel magic, protection spells, fertility magic, justice and peace spells, animal magic, magic for all seasons and celebrations, and spells for all stages of life.

The book is the result of Cassandra Eason’s 40 years of research and spell casting. Some are her “old tried-and-tested spells … cannot be changed without losing their essence.” But the vast majority are either new or rewritten from earlier spells with new formats making them more effective.

Spells are numbered – Yes, there really are 1,001. – and organized two to a page. Each spell lists the primarily simple, common items you will need to carry it out; the best time to cast the spell; detailed instructions; and what action, if any, is needed afterwards.

This is a list of some of both the common and the unusual spells in the book:
A morning ritual to lose weight

  • A traditional Mother Earth ritual when you know a child or teenager has a difficult day ahead or is going on a trip without you

  • A three-day spell to get a job
  •  A Slavic love wish ritual to bring the right love if you have been alone for a while
  •  To call a lost animal home
  • A rainbow faery ritual for getting back on the right path after someone or something has wrecked your dreams

  • An all-purpose four elements ritual to call whatever you most need in your life

  • A Zadkiel, Archangel of alternative healing, ritual for finding relief when conventional medicine has no answers

  • To protect yourself from the effects of nasty or threatening neighbors

  • A traditional conception ritual from India

  • A protective circle ritual whenever you feel afraid or anxious

Each spell follows sound magical practices, harms no one,” she states. Readers are encouraged to use the spells as templates, changing words or making substitutions as guided. “We all possess the innate powers to work magick. If in doubt, white will substitute for any color, clear quartz for any crystal, and lavender for any fragrance,” Eason writes.

As I was reviewing the book, my cat was having a difficult time with guests coming on the bus. I know it has to do with fear and trust. Upon consulting the book, I found three in the Animal Magic chapter that might be helpful. “A Hariel, Angel of Pets Blessing on Small Animals or Any Creatures That Are Timid and Anxious” would have me partially fill a small container with food and use it as a rattle, moving around the space while chanting, then feeding the kibble to my cat. “For Soothing a Timid, Frightened, or Nervous Pet” I would light four green candles in a certain matter, pass a grooming brush over them, repeating a spell, and then brushing my cat gently while continuing to repeat the spell. The third was to stop antisocial behavior (such as his hissing and swiping). It was meant to be done on a waning moon and then again when it was waxing. The spell calls for adding flower essences to a spray bottle of water and misting all rooms and thresholds the pet uses while repeating spell words, and then carrying the animal around to all the same places, and sending out the front door all the behaviors I wish to be rid of before spraying until the bottle was empty.

All of them needed to be modified in some way or other, because my cat’s food is wet, he would never allow me to brush him, and the even the thought of picking him up leaves me scratched and bleeding. However, using them as a guide, I chose to begin with the last one. I added the flower essences I had that were appropriate to a spray bottle using the number of drops I chose, and sprayed the skoolie in which my cat and I live, while repeating the words in the spell. Rather than using it all up as called for, I will continue to spray and chant every day or so until a the dark moon has come and gone.

I ended up spraying my space three more times over the next two weeks, the last two times using my own words. Pyewachet has seemed more comfortable with people on the bus. However, there have been few guests, and when they were on the bus, I let them sit in my chair while I sat on a stool or the bench, and that change might have had something to do with his attitude. I will continue to use the spray until it’s gone.

 

About Cassandra Eason

 

 

In the middle of writing this book, Cassandra Eason became seriously ill and required major surgery. She spent her recovery “creating beautiful spells filled with hope and promise.” An expert on the paranormal, folklore, crystals and the magickal realms, she has authored more than 100 books, offers a host of online courses, does readings by email and gives workshops around the globe. Her next book, “Healing Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Over 150 Crystals and Gemstones” is due out April 20. For more information, visit http://www.cassandraeason.com/ .

 

 

 

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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

thewitchonwheels.com

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at thewitchonwheels.com, Facebook and Instagram.