Offers inspired, easy-to-do spells to be cast when your world is descending into chaos and darkness, or to help prevent it.
Light Magic for Dark Times offers inspired, easy-to-do spells to be cast when your world is descending into chaos and darkness, or to help prevent it. Having a hard time finding that light? Need to manifest strength or conviction in the face of trauma and division? Want to send healing vibes to a friend or a group of people who need it? Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired spells to be cast during a crisis or to help prevent one.
Spells and practices in this book include: A binding spell to combat social burnout; A seashell spell to protect a loved one or a group; A lunar light ritual to welcome new beginnings; A bathing ritual to heal from grief; A three-candle spell to find strength in the face of trauma.
Accompanying the spells are informative sidebars about the cultural and historical background of witchcraft and spellcraft.
About the Author
Lisa Marie Basile is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine (an online magazine & community dedicated to the occult, arts, and women) and the author of a few books of poetry. Her book Nympholepsy will be published by Inside the Castle in November 2018, and she is working on her first novella, to be released by Clash Books in 2019. Her work as a writer and editor has been profiled in Buzzfeed, The New York Daily News and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. She has been profiled in Elle Australia's Season of the Witch feature.
Light Magic for Dark Times is magic itself. Lisa Marie Basile's eloquent and compassionate spellbook could benefit anyone who feels his or her inner power emerging. Simply beautiful. -- Vanessa Cuccia, founder of Chakrubs and author of Crystal Healing and Sacred Pleasure
Lisa Marie Basile's Light Magic for Dark Times is a treasure. She takes self-care and injects it with magic, with thought, and with the complexities-light and dark-that make us human. Beautifully illustrated and laced with poetics, this is a guidebook for a new spirituality, one that infuses ancient wisdoms and ritual with a modern sensibility. It's the book I want to buy for all my friends. -- Erin Khar, Ask Erin advice columnist and managing editor at Ravishly
A poet's foray into nonfiction, Light Magic for Dark Times is revelatory-a richly-brewed infusion of everyday magic exactly when many of us need it most. -- Sonya Vatomsky, author of Salt Is for Curing and writer at Haute Macabre
This book is perfect for the beginner who has yet to see themselves reflected in the practices of nature-based faiths. With rituals that combat burnout, foster productivity, and heal internal strife, Lisa Marie Basile's Light Magic For Dark Times shows readers how seemingly esoteric spellcraft actually applies to their everyday lives. * Refinery29 *
Basile's voice is soothing, and she remains the perfect amount of Scorpio mysterious-she never tires the reader with long personal stories, but instead slips in little details of her interesting life, just as much as context allows. This makes her feel like a warm, curious guide who you'd want to get to know over blue lotus tea, probably served in antique Italian bone china owned by someone's Strega Nona. ... What I like most about Light Magic For Dark Times, aside from its beautiful illustrations and narration, is that I feel like I did a good amount of healing work just doing the exercises in the books before I even tried any of the spells. * BUST *
Foreword by TBD
Chapter 1: Notes for the Beginner Witch A Basic Primer on Witchcraft, Why Witchcraft Is For Everyone & What It Means to Be A Witch. Also a materials list to include easy-to-find, inexpensive, and household items, not sprigs of rue or expensive crystals, etc).
Chapter 2: Tapping Into The Light When Everything Goes Dark Why Magic Can Be A Tool for Good During Bad Times
Chapter 3: Love Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Outward, Inward, & Community Love
Chapter 4: Grief Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Moving Through Grief & Loss
Chapter 5: Trauma Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Nightmares, Memories, & Lasting Pain
Chapter 6: Negativity Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Dispelling Pain, Anger, Resentment, & Self-Esteem Issues
Chapter 7: Regeneration Spells, Rituals, and Practices for The Exhausted Spirit
Chapter 8: Positivity Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Encouragement, Comfort, Relief, & Hope
Chapter 9: Body Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Body Positivity, Healing, & Acceptance
Chapter 10: Earthing Spells, Rituals, and Practices for Grounding, Rooting, & Connecting With Nature & Self
Chapter 11: Shadow Work Why We Peer Into The Dark, & How to Do It Constructively
Chapter 12: Page Magic Journaling & Creating Through Darkness & Light
Chapter 13: Last Minute Light Emergency Spells, Rituals & Practices for Immediate Support in a Pinch
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 29th August 2018
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.39