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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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Cat Call
Cat Call
Reclaiming the Feral Feminine (An Untamed History of the Cat Archetype in Myth and Magic)
Kristen J. Sollée

By combining historical research, pop culture, art analyses, and original interviews, Cat Call explores the cat and its indivisible connection to femininity and teases out how this connection can help us better understand the relationship between myth, history, magic, womanhood in the digital age, and our beloved, clawed companions.
True Magic
True Magic
Spells That Really Work
Draja Mickaharic, Judika Illes

This book provides an introduction to natural magic as well as a practical reference for simple, everyday spells that really work. Included is an eclectic collection of over 100 spells, including water spells, spoken spells, spells passed down over generations, and spells developed by the author himself.
Tarot For Your Self
Tarot For Your Self
A Workbook for the Inward Journey (35th Anniversary Edition)
Mary K. Greer

This tarot classic by Mary K. Greer was the first book to promote reading the cards for your own insight, revolutionizing tarot through a combined emphasis on self-teaching techniques and personal growth. Tarot for Your Self uses meditations, rituals, spreads, mandalas, visualizations, dialogues, charts, affirmations, and other activities to help you establish your own relationship with the cards.
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness (A New Edition of the Tarot Classic)
Rachel Pollack

When it was first published nearly 40-years-ago, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom was an instant classic and inspired generations of tarot students. Often referred to as the “bible of tarot books” it has now helped to launch the “tarot renaissance” we’re seeing today.
What We Knew in the Night
What We Knew in the Night
Reawakening the Heart of Witchcraft
Raven Grimassi

Raven Grimassi is among the pioneering authors of the modern witchcraft renaissance. In What We Knew in the Night, he presents a cohesive and complete system of witchcraft based on traditional sources. The author’s premise is that, beginning in the 1980s, with the rise of modern metaphysical publishing, authors began presenting very personal witchcraft practices.
Queering the Tarot
Queering the Tarot
Cassandra Snow, Beth Maiden

Humanity is diverse—culturally, spiritually, sexually. Tarot has the power to serve a greater population, with the right keys to unlock the tarot’s deeper meanings. In Queering the Tarot, Cassandra Snow deconstructs the meanings of the 78 cards explaining the ways in which each card might be interpreted against the norm.
Backwoods Witchcraft
Backwoods Witchcraft
Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia
Jake Richards, Starr Casas

The materials and tools used in Appalachia witchcraft are readily available from the land. This “grounded approach” will be of keen interest to witches and conjure folk regardless of where they live. Readers will be guided in how to build relationships with the spirits and other beings that dwell around them and how to use the materials and tools that are readily available on the land where one lives.
Tarot for Troubled Times
Tarot for Troubled Times
Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self & Transform the World
Shaheen Miro, Theresa Reed

Each of us has a shadow that darkens our inner and outer lives. In Tarot for Troubled Times, Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed show us how working with the shadow—facing it directly, leaning into it rather than away—releases power that can free ourselves from negative mental habits and destructive emotions to find healing ourselves and others.
Herbal Magick
Herbal Magick
A Guide to Herbal Enchantments, Folklore, and Divination
Gerina Dunwich

The art and practice of herbal magick is an ancient tradition, rooted in pagan lore and tradition. In Herbal Magick, Gerina Dunwich—the author of dozens of books on Wicca and witchcraft—shows how to use the roots, flowers, leaves, and bark of common plants for practical magick.
Wild Witch
Wild Witch
A Guide to Earth Magic
Marian Green

A “wild witch” is someone who has discovered the true source of magic. She finds her magic in the elements of the earth, the ways of healing herbs and scented flowers, the ocean’s tides, the cycle of the moon, and the energies of the planets. By becoming intimate with nature, a wild witch comes to see the living spirits in all things—everything is alive.
Sacred Smoke
Sacred Smoke
Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit
Amy Blackthorn

This clear and contemporary guide explores the ritual use of smoke and scents to cleanse the energies of mind, body, and home. Here, aromatherapist and long-time herbalist Amy Blackthorn offers the essential tools for creating sacred space—a safe space free of negative energies—using herbs, incense, smoke, and other practices.
Astrology for Real Life
Astrology for Real Life
A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious)
Theresa Reed

Astrology books are typically either overly simplistic sun-sign books or overly complicated chart calculations filled with astro jargon. Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy.
The Big Book of Numerology
The Big Book of Numerology
The Hidden Meaning of Numbers and Letters
Shirley Blackwell Lawrence

This is unlike any other book on numerology, because it reveals the science behind this ancient mystical art and explains why it works. It is also the first book to present a thorough explanation of the numbers and letters, starting with their origins—the how and why of their design—and exploring their nature in names and language.
Lost Teachings of the Runes
Lost Teachings of the Runes
Northern Mysteries and the Wheel of Life
Ingrid Kincaid

Lost Teachings of the Runes invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exist hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations, and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life.
Becoming Dangerous
Becoming Dangerous
Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels on Summoning the Power to Resist
Katie West, Jasmine Elliott, Kristen J. Sollée

Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they’ve created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless.
The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing
The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing
How to Unlock Your Seven Energy Centers for Healing, Happiness, and Transformation
Susan Shumsky

Although they are often misunderstood, the chakras are important facets of health and spirituality and when properly attuned can lead to happier and healthier lives. In The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing, Dr. Susan Shumsky delves into the ancient Tantric and Vedic literature to uncover the veiled mysteries of the ages.
Beyond the North Wind
Beyond the North Wind
The Fall and Rise of the Mystic North
Christopher McIntosh, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson

“The North” is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads readers, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations.
Divination Conjure Style
Divination Conjure Style
Reading Cards, Throwing Bones, and Other Forms of Household Fortune-Telling
Starr Casas

In Divination Conjure Style Starr Casas shares the secrets of conjure-style divination that she learned at home and that, until very recently, were family secrets that were only transmitted orally. Traditional conjure is the domain of the poor and disenfranchised, living in regions that were (and remain) unfriendly to esotericism and the occult.
The Big Book of Tarot
The Big Book of Tarot
How to Interpret the Cards and Work with Tarot Spreads for Personal Growth
Joan Bunning

Joan Bunning’s The Big Book of Tarot offers a complete course on how to use the tarot cards for personal guidance. The author communicates the basic depth and beauty of each card and shows how the cards trigger psychological projection, enhance intuition, and improve communication with the Inner Guide.