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Weiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, publishes books across the entire spectrum of occult and esoteric subjects. Our mission is to publish quality books that will make a difference in people's lives without advocating any one particular path or field of study. We value the integrity, originality, and depth of knowledge of our authors.

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Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
A Book of Tarot
Rachel Pollack

The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume. Read more...
Book of Lies
Book of Lies
The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult
Richard Metzger, Grant Morrison

First published in 2003, Book of Lies was hailed as a 21st century grimoire and instantly became a cult classic. Now reformatted for the next generation of magicians and all counterculture devotees, it gathers an unprecedented cabal of occultists, esoteric scholars,and forward thinkers, all curated by Disinformation’s former "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger. Read more...
The Book of the Law
The Book of the Law
Centennial Edition
Aleister Crowley

Dictated to Crowley in Cairo between noon and 1:00 p.m. on three successive days in April 1904, The Book of the Law is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in general. The deluxe edition of The Book of the Law features new scans of the original manuscript, with Crowley's notes and annotations found in later drafts of the work. Read more...
Mudras
Mudras
Yoga in Your Hands
Gertrud Hirschi

Mudras - also playfully called the "finger power points" - are yoga positions for your hands and fingers. Hirschi shows you how these techniques can prevent illness, relieve stress, and heal emotional problems. Read more...
The Big Book of Practical Spells
The Big Book of Practical Spells
Everyday Magic That Works
Judika Illes

Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face. These are spells that will help make life easier, more productive, and stress free. Read more...
Chinese Alchemy
Chinese Alchemy
Taoism, the Power of Gold, and the Quest for Immortality
Jean Cooper

Here in one slender volume is a basic introduction to Chinese alchemy—a tradition that dates back 5,000 years. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine, and Taoism. Read more...
Blame Your Planet
Blame Your Planet
A Wicked Astrological Tour Through the Darkside of the Zodiac
Stella Hyde

Stella Hyde presents a hilarious exposé of the not-so-nice parts of astrological destiny with shocking conclusions supported by complete astrological research for all 12 signs. In Blame Your Planet, she exposes the hidden underside of the stars, and how they affect the dark side of everyone. The zodiac definitely has a dark side that influences the nasty in every one under every sign. Read more...
Communing with the Ancestors
Communing with the Ancestors
Your Spirit Guides, Bloodline Allies, and the Cycle of Reincarnation
Raven Grimassi

This book demonstrates how to communicate and make contact with ancestral spirits, including practical methods for seeking their guidance. Raven Grimassi explores the realm of the ancestors and the role of reincarnation in the soul’s relationship to ancestral lineage. He explains the interactions between ancestors, the living, and the dead and examines how communication with the ancestors is strengthened through various techniques and ritual practices. Read more...
Bloody Mary's Guide to Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead
Bloody Mary's Guide to Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead
True Stories from the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
Bloody Mary

Journey through compelling chapters, Bloody Mary shares with readers her experiences with the ghosts and haunted happenings of New Orleans. Among the tales of the supernatural are a visit to a haunted sanitarium, meetings with Jean Lafitte, the Gentleman Pirate, and encounters with the ghosts in New Orleans graveyards. Each chapter ends with “Afterlife Lessons and Warnings” that help readers navigate the seen and the unseen worlds. Read more...
Ancient Egyptian Magic
Ancient Egyptian Magic
Eleanor L Harris, Normandi Ellis

This new edition of Ancient Egyptian Magic takes you step-by step through Egyptian religions, magical philosophy, techniques of divination, and magical formulae thousands of years old. No previous experience with the subject is necessary—Harris explains the “hows” and “whys” of magical tools, amulets, words of power, divination, ceremony, and spells. Everything you need to start practicing ancient Egyptian techniques is here in your hands! Read more...
Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans
Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans
Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work
Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Astrology is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more. Ivo Dominguez, Jr., wrote this book—to provide practitioners of magick with a Pagan perspective on Astrology and the core concepts of Astrology that are most useful to building rituals and creating effective magick. Read more...
How to Use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination
How to Use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination
Answer questions, find lost objects, heal body and mind, and more!
Dr. Ronald L. Bonewitz, Lilian Verner-Bonds

Anyone can learn to use a pendulum. This powerful tool brings together the left and right sides of the brain and acts as an antenna, helping you tune into your intuition and pick up on energies and vibrations emitted by people, objects, and places. Crammed with practical exercises, dowsing charts, and maps, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, this pack includes everything you need to get started. Read more...
You Don't Have to Die to Go to Heaven
You Don't Have to Die to Go to Heaven
How to Find Guidance and Healing in the Spirit Realms
Susan Allison, PhD

Dr. Susan Allison shows us how in this breakthrough book. She teaches how to go into shamanic trance and spirit travel to other realms to meet animal helpers, spirit allies, and gurus, divine teachers and loved ones. No one needs to wait to have a near-death experience before visiting a level of heaven; everyone can go now, meet with spirit allies, guides, and teachers and transform their lives. Read more...
The Book of Practical Candle Magic
The Book of Practical Candle Magic
Includes Complete Instructions on Candle-Making, Anointing, Incense, and Color Symbolism, as well as a Selection of Candle Rituals
Leo Vinci

Candle magic is a simple but effective magical technique, involving a minimum of equipment and experience. The Book of Practical Candle Magic offers expert guidance on a fascinating aspect of magical theory and includes a historical survey of the candle in religion and folklore as well as essential information on color symbolism, angelic signatures,and more. Read more...
H. P. Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition
H. P. Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition
The Master of Horror's Influence on Modern Occultism
John L. Steadman

Weaving the life story of Lovecraft in and out of an analysis of various modern magickal systems, scholar John L. Steadman has found direct and concrete examples that demonstrate that Lovecraft’s works are a legitimate basis for a working magickal system. Whether you believe Lovecraft had supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft’s profound influence on many modern black arts and the darker currents of western occultism. Read more...
Levitation
Levitation
What It Is, How It Works, How to Do It
Steve Richards

Levitation—is it possible? Can human beings really leave the ground through the power of the mind alone? How can this extraordinary defiance of gravitational force be induced at will? These are some of the questions answered in this startling book that lays bare the occult meditational techniques by which the mind can lift the body off the ground. This book gives you the facts, the history, the controversies, the theories, and, above all, the centuries old secrets of levitation that have remained in the hands of a few adepts—until now. Read more...
The Complete Book of Aquarian Magic
The Complete Book of Aquarian Magic
A Practical Guide to the Magical Arts
Marian Green, Judika Illes

Here in one volume are two classic practical guides for modern witches: Magic for the Aquarian Age and Experiments in Aquarian Magic.Magic for the Aquarian Age is a contemporary manual that unwraps the secret of the inner you, the submerged part of yourself that has the power to completely transform your life. Filled with techniques for getting ready to practice the magical art, it is a textbook that is adapted to contemporary needs. Read more...
The Witch's Guide to Wands
The Witch's Guide to Wands
A Complete Botanical, Magical, and Elemental Guide to Making, Choosing, and Using the Right Wand
Gypsey Elaine Teague, Orion Foxwood

Based on her deep knowledge of plant science and ethnobotany and years of magical practice, the author examines the uses and benefits of each wand component (primarily woods, shrubs, grasses, vines, and some metals). She also explores their associations to various gods and goddesses, relationships to specific types of magic, and the results a practitioner can expect to achieve. This is the ultimate guide for witches and pagans everywhere. Read more...
Alchemy—The Great Work
Alchemy—The Great Work
A History and Evaluation of the Western Hermetic Tradition
Cherry Gilchrist

Alchemy is the art of transformation. At its simplest, the alchemist turns base metals into gold. However, this is only one dimension of alchemy—at a more sophisticated level the alchemist's "base metal" is symbolic of himself that needs to be worked upon and the "gold" produced is the alchemist himself in his or her quest to perfect his own nature. In short, true alchemy is a discipline involving physical, psychological and spiritual work aimed at producing wholeness and enlightenment. Read more...
Brigid
Brigid
History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess
Courtney Weber

Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa. Read more...