Anyone seeking to mend a broken heart, turn enemies into friends, or find a guardian angel will find encouragement in this uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining book. Author Karol Jackowski introduces, explains, and explores the nature of spells, prayers, and blessings and offers practical suggestions for their use. Readers will learn how to cast spells, create altar space, and most crucially how to live their best spiritual and magical lives.
Karol draws from a variety of spiritual and folk magic traditions with a focus on the power of positive thought. The first half of the book provides magical and spiritual instruction, while the second half consists of Sister Karol's personal book of spells and rituals, derived mainly from Catholic folk magic, but also from Buddhist, Jewish, Native American, and Wiccan influences.
"Here are spiritual recipes, complete with instructions to conjure the best in any situation life throws at you, whether you need the magic of belief, the antidote for snark, or blessings for abundance, Sister Karol has the cure. Witty and wise, this is magic for all folks, great and small, and anyone knows a Godwink when they see one." --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Tony's Wife--Adriana Trigiani
"Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic is a wonderful little book that looks at prayer, belief and miracles through a new lens. Sister Karol, a Roman Catholic nun embraces all religions and spiritualities, without judgment, by giving us the tools to find the "magic" in our lives through prayer and ritual. In this way, she takes down the boundaries between us and she makes it fun! As she interchanges words to reach all people, we are meant to see the similarities between belief systems. She implores us to be positive and believe in the magic that comes from knowing that "wishes" really do come true. Sister Karol shows us that prayer is not just articulation of words but also includes living and following with creating rituals and alters that bring God into our lives constantly. Our life is a prayer. Abracadabra ...Amen." --Anna Raimondi, author of Conversations with Mary: Messages of Healing, Hope, and Unity for Everyone--Anna Raimondi
"Whether you are a novice or, like me, have been a life-long practitioner of folk magic, Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic by Karol Jackowski will feed your heart and soul in a way and in places you didn't even know were starving. It is the book I have been craving and searching for forever and I am so grateful that she wrote it. In the first part of her divine, inspired book, you will feel Sister Karol's spirit with you as she gently calls you back to the God within us all. In our busy mundane lives, it is so easy to place our spirituality on the back burner. Novices will be gently introduced to straightforward practical ways on how to approach and create their own spirituality, and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. As a more experienced practitioner, the first part of Sister Karol's book helped me to call back all the scattered pieces of myself and refocus my spiritual practice. The real gift her book gave me however is confirmation that there are other people like me, a sense of belonging to a solitary practitioner. The second part of her book contains beautiful spells, blessings, prayers and folk magic from numerous religious traditions. Many I already know and felt like coming home, but so many were new and exciting to me and felt like a new adventure! This is a beautiful, sacred, and important book that I look forward to sharing with everyone I know." --Mary-Grace Fahrun, author of Italian Folk Magic: Rue's Kitchen Witchery --Mary-Grace Fahrun
"If you are a witch who calls on the saints like I do, you will fall in love with Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings, and Folk Magic. It is a book of magic, yes, but written by a woman steeped in the ritual and lore of Catholicism. Sister Karol shows us what a life of prayer can look like, gives the reader practical magical advice, and reminds us that spirits want to visit us, too. It's not just us reaching out to them, but them reaching in. You can read the book straight through or read it as needed, like many spell books. She's giving us more than mere instruction though. Sister Karol writes from a mystical heart. It's a grimoire of love. After finishing it, I couldn't wait to get home to my altar." --Aliza Einhorn, author of The Little Book of Saturn--Aliza Einhorn
"For those who believe that a Catholic nun would have no idea or concept regarding the intricacies of magical spellwork, think again! From setting up magical altars to dressing candles, working with incense, and reciting magical prayers, Sister Karol has captured and presented what I believe to be the Catholic version of Hoodoo. Based on religious beliefs, many people avoid practicing magic because they fear spiritual consequences, convinced that it is "sinful" to to do so. Well, fear no more! Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings, and Folk Magic provides numerous spells including those for gambling; money drawing; love drawing; ancestor work, and even binding your enemies--all in a context that is not only untainted from iniquities, but also teaches us to work them alongside God and the Holy Deities. Prayers are basically magical incantations, and Sister Karol teaches us how to implement these incantations, provided to us in the Holy Bible, alongside our altar work. I'm so excited and can't wait to incorporate many of Sister's Karol's spells into my own practice! This book is phenomenal!" --Miss Aida, author, psychic, Hoodoo practitioner, and Catholic Spiritualist. www.MissAida.com--Miss Aida
"Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic is a luminous source of wisdom and inspiration. There is something for everyone and every occasion: from baby blessings to wedding ceremonies, spells for real estate, true love, and safe travel as well as timeless prayers. Keep it close by; for like a beloved companion, you will return to it often." --Virginia Bell, astrologer and author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life--Virgina Bell