Ooooh I received my advance copies of Practical Protection Magick today! The Fed-ex guy seemed a bit startled when I suddenly appeared on the porch and grabbed the package with a triumphant “Whoo Hoo!”
The book is so purple, gothic and pretty! I love the old beat up purple velvet and silver accented look for the cover art, and the spot gloss…. I was hoping for an old fashioned-hand made-grimoire looking book. Can you tell that I’m really thrilled about this twelfth Llewellyn title of mine? She says while she pets the cover and grins like a lunatic…
Okay cooing over.
Anyway, I am very excited about this particular book for a number of reasons. First off I have noticed that there are very few practical books on the subject of protection magick in general and even fewer that were written by women. This tends to be a “written about by the guys” topic.
Also you will be happy -or maybe surprised- to know that I do not buy into the whole white light and hot tub mentality. (You know… when someone trots out the whole, Witches never use magick to harm… routine.)
We need to be honest about this topic and learn how to ethically deal with these situations. Yes indeed, curses are real, hexes do happen, and anybody, even practical, down-to-earth practitioners, may have to deal with baneful magicks, or a haunting, emotionally manipulative magick or even a psychic attack. You bet your broomstick that emotional vampires and psychic vampires are among us. Nope they are not skulking about in black taffeta capes… instead check your troublemaking co-worker, clingy friend, drama-magnet coven member, or your next family reunion.
As Witches and magickal practitioners, we attract a lot of attention on the astral plane. We do draw other lights and we also attract shadows. Each one of us will eventually have to deal with these types of problems in some way, shape or form. The trick is to study these “hot button” topics and to gain knowledge and to become aware. Awareness is important because when you become informed and aware on how to handle these situations, you actually remove fear.
When I did a lecture entitled, “Psychic Vampire Survival Guide” in Montreal this past December- which was a preview of one of the chapters of the book. The audience went crazy over it. They laughed, they learned, and they really got into it. I was thrilled.
So in a couple of weeks Practical Protection Magick will ship out and be in your hot little hands. You guys are going to love this one. Get ready to add to your repertoire of witchery, to learn how to work defensive magick from a place of neutrality, to be empowered and to embrace the warrior-witch within!
Blessed be, Ellen