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Crone's book of charms and spells by Valerie Worth

By Valerie Worth

This captivating little magic booklet holds the rigorously guarded secrets and techniques clever girl of bygone days may have penned in her grimoire through candlelight. natural elixirs, strong charms, amulets, balms for all folks who come to her looking their heart's hope: stronger health and wellbeing and therapeutic, security, love, marriage, fertility, wealth, youthfulness, beauty.

Quaint and mystic, this treasury of lore additionally describes twelve rituals to steer you thru the mysteries of an entire yr of seasons. start with an ice-sparkling rite for the 1st day of the yr and have fun the iciness solstice in a wonderful burst of pink and gold fireplace. every one rite grows out of the unchanging truths of the cycle of seasons and of the universe itself. 

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Winter'll soon be over:· was the picture of life and death to a tropical imagination. " at times imperious: The monotonous toil and exposure is painted in many words. , wants some thing that's new, ~ that's new Over the inner thoughts of the slaves and their relations one with another the shadow of fear ever hung, so that we get but glimpses here and there, and also with them, eloquent omissions and silences. Mother and child are sung, but seldom father; tl1gitive and weary wanderer call for pity and affection, but there is little of wooing and wedding; the rocks and the mountains are well known, but home is unknown.

0, horrible idea, indeed! to possess noble souls aspiring after high and honorable acquirements, yet confined by the chains of ignorance and poverty to lives of continual drudgery and toil. Neither do I know of any who have enriched themselves by spending their lives as house-domestics, washing windows, shaking carpets, brushing boots, or tending upon gentlemen's tables. I can but die for expressing my sentiments; and I am as willing to die by the sword as the pestilence; for I am a true born American; your blood flovvs in my veins, and your spirit fires my breast.

Let our girls possess \vhat ami,1ble qualities of soul thev may: let their charc1cters be L1ir and spotless ,\s innocence itself let their natural taste and ingenuit\· be \\·hat thcv may: it is impossible t()J' scncc an indi\·idual of them to rise above the condition of serunts. lse Cod has m,1dc our complexion to \·,nv; If it be. 0 1 to soft. relenting hununitY' "Tell it not m Gath 1 publish it not in the streets of Askelon " Yet. attcr all. methink-; \\ere the: American ti·ec people of color to turn thc:ir ,\ttention more: assiduously to moral \vorth ,11\d intclkctual impro\'ClllL'nt, this \nmld be the result: Maria W.

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