There was a time when choosing to invoke an incantation as a means to an end would get one burnt at the stake. In today's world, taboos seem to be falling like leaves in autumn. So one need not be fearful any longer when choosing to resort to witchcraft in a time of need.
If the thought of dabbling in witchcraft has piqued your curiosity, you are in luck. There is a new handbook you should find very useful. It is titled Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic, Spells and Potions. This beautifully bound book includes wonderful illustrations.
You'll also find the basics of using witchcraft and a list of equipment that will be necessary before moving on to a myriad of helpful spells and potions.
The spells come from various sources. Some of them are from what the book calls "American Magicians," while others are more exotic, such as Hindu or even Macedonian. There are healing spells and potions, love spells or even spells that will help you manage your enemies.
Recently, it has been reported that hundreds have pledged to use witchcraft to curse convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner. This book can provide those who wish to participate with several options.
Among the love spells are those that will allegedly help you get over a broken heart or an infatuation, or help those infatuated with you move on.
There are counter-spells, should you need to combat the spells of others - this may be useful for a certain someone mentioned earlier. And for those of you with even darker interests, there is a section on communing with the dead.
However, do not fear. Like any tool, magic can be used with intentions of good or evil. Perhaps you will choose to use a charm for prosperity, and forgo communing with the dead, while others may choose to make a Donald Trump voodoo doll. It is all up to the individual witch or warlock.
However, according to the cover, one must not take the book too lightly. It recommends you "place it in a sacred place in your home - and make sure no enemies find it to access its inestimable powers!"
For the skeptics who scoff at the idea of witchcraft, according to the author, some of these older incantations were published right next to home cures that have since been proven by science. So perhaps -- just perhaps -- there exists magic that does indeed affect our physical realm in the ways intended by the conjuror, but using mechanisms science has yet to explain.
As a mere mortal with an interest in all things paranormal, I was giddy when I received this beautiful and delightfully illustrated book. I am sure those of you with a similar interest will feel the same, including - if not especially -- those who will attempt to put the witchcraft to use.
I have yet to try any of the spells. Although the book does not call for it, I feel the need to purchase a wizard's hat and cloak before attempting to do so. I figure if I am to call upon the elements to do my bidding, I had better look the part.