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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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The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses
The Spirit of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses
Their History, Magical Power, and Healing Energies
Carl McColman, Kathryn Hinds, Courtney Weber

Among Pagans, the gods and goddesses of the Celtic lands rank alongside the most influential Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons. Brigid, Cernunnos, Rhiannon, and the Morrigan are honored for their magic, bravery, and deeds. Here readers are taught how to use aspects of these deities in their spiritual practice.
Utterly Wicked
Utterly Wicked
Hexes, Curses, and Other Unsavory Notions
Dorothy Morrison, Amy Blackthorn

Hexes, curses, and other unsavory notions—most magical practitioners won’t even discuss them. Why? Because they’d much rather find a positive solution. Occasionally, though, our problems require a different approach. When it’s time to stand tough and protect what’s yours – and own that action – then Utterly Wicked is for you.
Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens
Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens
The Divine Feminine in the African Religious Traditions
Lilith Dorsey

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens shows readers how to celebrate and cultivate the traits of goddesses like Nana Buluku, Yemaya, Oshun, Mami Wata, and Oya, drawing on their strengths to empower our own lives. Included are magical spells, herbal treatments, recipes, astrological correspondences, sacred offerings, and more to guide readers.
The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook (Weiser Classics Edition)
The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook (Weiser Classics Edition)
A Complete Guide to Magickal Herbs and How to Use Them
Karen Harrison, Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Herbs have been used for medicine and magic for centuries. Here Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations and their medicinal properties. Readers will learn to create incense, oils, and salts for use in their magical practice. Included are over 150 herbs and their energy associations.
The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts (Weiser Classics Edition)
The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts (Weiser Classics Edition)
Baba Ifa Karade

In the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the guiding concepts of the Yoruba tradition took root throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. Here is an accessible overview of this spiritual tradition and its influence in the West. Included are prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the Orisha.
Futhark (Weiser Classics Edition)
Futhark (Weiser Classics Edition)
A Handbook of Rune Magic
Edred Thorsson, Christopher McIntosh

Here Edred Thorsson reinitiates us with a practice that underlies our developing Western culture. His book of rune instruction includes history and lore, its basis in metaphysical thought and mysticism, complete definitions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, and the etymology, phonetic value, and interpretation of each rune.
Existential Kink
Existential Kink
Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power
Carolyn Elliott;PhD

Elliott developed Existential Kink as a meditative practice for dissolving negative patterns by being willing to uncover and celebrate the previously-unconscious pleasure that we actually—paradoxically—derive from these patterns. She offers advice for accepting our shadow side’s “guilty pleasures,” inviting us to make our own “existential kink” the source of our greatest power.
Allow Me to Introduce
Allow Me to Introduce
An Insider's Guide to the Occult
Lon Milo DuQuette

For over 30 years Lon Milo DuQuette has written incisively about tarot, magick, Qabalah, and divination, and provided introductory material for the most renowned authors on these topics, such as Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, and Donald Michael Kraig among many others. Considered as a whole this collection of writings provides an invaluable introduction to many aspects and personalities of the occult and esoteric world, by one of the foremost authorities on such arcane subjects.
The Magic of Marie Laveau
The Magic of Marie Laveau
Embracing the Spiritual Legacy of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
Denise Alvarado

Author Denise Alvarado explores the fascinating history and mystery of Marie Laveau’s life and work. This book gives an overview of New Orleans voodoo, its origins, history, and practices. It contains spells, prayers, rituals, recipes, and instructions for constructing New Orleans voodoo-style altars and crafting a voodoo amulet known as gris-gris.
Third Eye Meditations
Third Eye Meditations
Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition
Susan Shumsky

Meditation has become more popular than ever. Though millions practice it, many are not getting the relaxing, healing, spiritually uplifting experiences or positive effects they desire. Third Eye Meditations is different. This book offers effortless, joyful ways to enjoy profoundly uplifting results without previous training, skill, talent, or practice.
Positive Magic
Positive Magic
A Toolkit for the Modern Witch
Marion Weinstein

Here is a new edition of one of the best loved introductions to magic that is still used in metaphysical classes around the world. Marion Weinstein makes ancient magic techniques accessible, offering them as practical tools for daily life. Featuring a striking new cover and a foreword by Judika Illes.
The Practice of Enochian Magick
The Practice of Enochian Magick
Aleister Crowley

Enochian Magick is a powerful system of ceremonial magic based on the 16th-century writings of John Dee and Edward Kelly, who claimed that their information was presented to them directly from angels. It is named after the biblical prophet Enoch and is perhaps the most powerful and elegant of all magical systems. Dee and Kelley’s work has formed the basis for countless magical systems, such as the Golden Dawn, and has inspired magicians from all generations that followed, including the famed Aleister Crowley.
Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures
Magickal Mermaids and Water Creatures
D.J. Conway, Skye Alexander

Stories of the merfolk, especially mermaids, exist in nearly every culture that ever sailed the oceans or large rivers. Humanlike, except for their iridescent, scaly tails, mermaids and mermen have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Because the largest of these beings exist in the oceans, most people are not aware that smaller versions of the merfolk live in inland rivers, streams, marshes, and waterfalls
The Morrigan
The Morrigan
Celtic Goddess of Magic and Might
Courtney Weber

The Morrigan is Pagan Ireland’s dark goddess. Her name is translated as “phantom queen” or “great queen.” The Morrigan is a goddess of war and sexuality, witchcraft and death, protection and retribution. This goddess of justice is classified among the Sidhe—Ireland’s fairies—but she may have a mermaid incarnation, as well.
Embodying the Yoga Sutra
Embodying the Yoga Sutra
Support, Direction, Space
Ranju Roy, David Charlton

Understanding Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is the key to understanding yoga itself, and yet relatively few of today’s practitioners know how to apply these ancient Sanskrit aphorisms to contemporary life. Ranju Roy and David Charlton focus on 18 of the most important sutras and show how each one illuminates the relationship between the body, the breath, and the mind. Embodying the Yoga Sutras is a practical and deeply philosophical book
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 Alchemical Visions Tarot
The Alchemical Visions Tarot
78 Keys to Unlock Your Subconscious Mind (Book & Cards)
Arthur Taussig

Here, renowned artist Arthur Taussig explores the Hero’s Journey as presented in the major arcana of the tarot. His complex imagery continues this theme throughout the minor arcana and reveals the often-overlooked psychological implications of many of the tarot archetypes. The tarot is represented as powerful even frightening manifestations of aspects of the human psyche as well as fundamental and universal forces. Each card is presented as a key to cultivating self-awareness and self-realization.
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.